Julie Arkel is a wine writer who has worked in the wine trade for a number of years – she was Head of Wine at Arthur Guinness, Regional Wine Development Manager for Scottish & Newcastle Breweries and Manager of the Sunday Times Wine Club. She began writing about wine in 1992, and had her own column in the Saturday Express. She has also contributed to The Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Express Magazine, Sainsbury’s Magazine, amongst many others.
Julie is regularly involved in both television and radio work spanning the worlds of drink, food and travel, presenting or guesting on programmes for BBC1, BBC2, Channel 5, GSkyB, Carlton Food Network, BBC World Service Television, BBC News 24, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and local radio. She has written Classic Rum, New World Wines: The Complete Guide, The Wine Drinker’s Handbook, Need to Know? Wine and Collins Gem:Wine and co-wrote Oz and James’ Big Wine Adventure.