Writer, speaker, reviewer, blogger, cognac expert and lover of all fine things!

Michelle is a Gourmand world award-winning writer, speaker and cognac expert who has infinite passion and energy for food, drink and and all things that add a little luxury to life!


She is the author of over twenty-five published titles, including the Gourmand World Cookbook award-winning The World of Cognac, A World of Wine, Cheeses of the World, A World of Spirits and A History of Chocolate. Her writing is always creative and refreshing, reflecting her enthusiasm and passion for the world of food and drink.


Michelle loves nothing more than to eat, drink, write, blog, review and speak about all the subjects that make her bounce out of bed every day!


As Chair of Goring & Streatley Food & Drink Festival Association, thank you to everyone who joined us for a fun, interactive and indulgent weekend for all the family!