As well as being one of the UK's favourite experts on wine on television, Oz Clarke is fantastic at corporate wine-tasting events where he speaks about wines from around the globe. Oz has spoken at some of the world’s most prestigious food and wine events, including the Wine Experience in New York and San Francisco and at a Boston Wine Expo.
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.
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 Millennium 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 was created an Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French government for services to French agriculture.
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.