It is said that if beer is made by men, wine is made by God, and undoubtedly one of the leading disciples of the grape is Oz Clarke. Oz has won all the major UK and US wine writing awards, including the Glenfiddich (three times), Wine Guild (three times) and Lanson (five times). He is generally regarded as the New World champion who led Britain's wine revolution in the 1990s and 2000s.
Oz's formidable reputation is based on a combination of extensive wine knowledge and possessing one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today. He brings a refreshingly unorthodox wit and directness to the subject, as seen in his many TV appearances, most notably on BBC's Food and Drink, which have been broadcast around the world to critical acclaim.
In addition to the Food and Drink show, TV appearances as a wine expert have included Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure, Oz and James Drink to Britain (both with James May) and Oz and Hugh Drink to Christmas (with Hugh Dennis). On radio, he has hosted A Question of Taste and The Wine Programme, both for BBC Radio 4.
To book Oz for After-dinner Speaking or Wine Tasting Events, contact Prime Performers via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222.
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