Charlie Hooson-Sykes

Charlie Hooson-Sykes

Freelance writer

Charlie Hooson-Sykes is a forty-something who loves writing about food and drink, health and fitness, feminism and sex, and even the odd technical foray as she's actually a big geek at heart. 

Her specialist subject is alcohol, and whilst gin is her first love, she's not shy about writing about whisky, tequila, rum or anything else! She's judged cocktail competitions, reviewed products, created cocktails for brands and often can be found running a gin tasting or two. 


Her work has been published in The Guardian, The Times, and Crafty magazine. You can also find her on-screen, having featured on television programs such as Right on the Money (BBC One), Ruth Watson’s Hotel Rescue (Channel 4), Alex Polizi – The Fixer (BBC Two), and BBC Breakfast.