‘Oz Clarke is the nearest thing to genius in the world of wine writing.’ - Harpers
In conversation with Fiona Lindsay Oz will talk about his journey from the chorus of West End Musicals such as Evita and Sweeney Todd to his acknowledged position as one of the world’s leading wine experts, whose formidable reputation is based on his extensive wine knowledge and accessible, no-nonsense approach.
His tasting skills have won him an international reputation and he is acknowledged as having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today. He brings a refreshingly unorthodox wit and directness to the subject and has won all the major wine writing awards both in the UK and the USA many times over.
His frequent TV and radio appearances are broadcast internationally. Oz is well known for presenting the long running BBC series Food and Drink between 1982 and 2002. Between 2006 – 2009 he presented three successful BBC Two series’ with James May, as well as two series with Hugh Dennis. Later this year Oz will be co-presenting Secrets of the National Trust on Channel 5.
Before wine took over his life in 1984, Oz was a full-time actor and singer, appearing in West End hit shows such as ‘Evita’, ‘Sweeney Todd’ and ‘The Mitford Girls’, and touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Oz is also sports mad and supports Gillingham Football Club, near his childhood home in Kent.
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