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Biography: Oz Clarke

Oz Clarke


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"Oz was very enthusiastic about our event and very easy to deal with. He worked hard to understand our requirements and showed a genuine interest in our event and those that attended."
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"He is a real professional. Extremely knowledgeable and his input prior to the event, in terms of wine selection for the tasting was really spot on. He is very popular with his audience and tailors the content of his tutoring to make it relevant to their interest and experience. It was also really helpful that Oz was willing to support our pre-event publicity in terms of Tweets and promotional material."

Oz Clarke is an internationally renowned wine expert and a best-selling author; due to his extensive wine expertise, he has become a popular after dinner speaker at wine tasting events and is favoured for corporate events.

Oz attended Oxford University and pursued a career as an actor and singer before he became a wine expert. He performed in West End shows including ‘Sweeney Todd’ and ‘The Mitford Girls’ and travelled around with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His experience performing in front of audiences has helped him to become an accomplished after dinner speaker.

Oz became passionate about wine during his time at Oxford University, he was the captain of the wine-tasting team and his wine tasting career has gone from strength to strength. He has appeared on television shows such as ‘The Really Useful Show’, BBC ‘Holiday’ and he also took part in ‘Oz and James’ Big Wine Adventure’ with James May. Oz and James toured France and California and Oz spent time teaching James and the viewers more about the wine in the different regions.

"Oz was Amazing! He was professional, good fun and extremely informative about the Virginia wines. He enchanted my clients and guests alike with his excellent knowledge of not only the wines but Virginia itself. I would be delighted if the opportunity came up to work with Oz again - he's truly a vintage of his own!"

In addition to his television success, Oz is also a best-selling author and has written numerous books about Wine including ‘Oz Clarke’s Wine Guide’, which won the Wine Magazine ‘Book of the Year Award’. Since the success of his first book he has also written ‘The Pocket Wine Guide’ and ‘Oz Clarke’s New Classic Wines’, both of which have won numerous awards. Oz has won other impressive awards including the Lanson Special Millenium Award for his outstanding contribution to wine communication and education and the International Wine & Spirit Competition International Drinks Communicator of the Year Award. Oz and James May were also given the International Wine Personality of the Year Award in 2009.

Oz has spoken at some of the world’s most prestigious food and wine events; he has been the keynote speaker at the Wine Experience in New York and San Francisco and at a Boston Wine Expo and has spoken at various other speaking engagements.

Oz is an adept and professional after dinner speaker who will impress audiences with his knowledge of wine, he is a perfect after dinner speaker for food and wine events and will add value to corporate events.

For further information or to book Oz Clarke, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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