Jilly Goolden presented television’s top rated food and drink series, Food & Drink, for nearly two decades, becoming nationally famous as the most widely-known wine expert in the country.
She started as a journalist and author, contributing to most of Britain’s national newspapers and glossy magazines. As well as writing about wine, she has written about travel, women’s issues, sex, the occult and a wide range of general features. She also contributed to five volumes of Food & Drink, the special, Entertaining with Food & Drink, The Big Food & Wine Drink Book and co-authored Your Hand (A Guide to Palmistry).
An experienced lifestyle presenter, series include The Great Antiques Hunt, Going, Going, Gone, Holiday and Extreme Health. And in the world of food and wine, Jilly played judge for the contestants of Soapstar Superchef and Britain’s Best Dish, alongside regular appearances on Saturday Cooks! and Daily Cooks!.
Her latest project – Jilly Goolden’s Wine Room – allows participants to share in the knowledge, experience and passion for wine, set in the beauty of Ashdown Forest in East Sussex.