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Olly Smith is a multi award-winning wine expert, TV personality, foodie, broadcaster author and columnist. He is also a talented event host and speaker.
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Olly Smith is well known for his finely tuned taste buds, boundless knowledge and infectious enthusiasm. A weekly columnist for The Mail on Sunday he is also a regular wine expert on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen. Furthermore he is a presenter on BBC Radio 2 and host of his own drinks podcast 'A Glass With’ .
Named International Wine and Spirits Communicator of the Year, he was also the Drinks Writer of the Year at the 2016 & 2017. In addition he is a Great British Food Awards and UK ambassador for the Food is Great campaign to China.
Llisted in Debretts as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK Olly is the celebrity Drinks Ambassador for the Ideal Home Show. He appears at his own series of Three Wine Men events taking wine tasting on tour.
Other TV projects include presenting Ale Trails for Food Network and Travel Channel. Olly’s new drinks series with Warner Bros takes him around the world exploring the history of How Beer Changed the World.
An author of a number of books Olly latest book Fizz – a joyful collection of cocktails and mocktails was published in May 2019.
Finally his award-winning Glass House wine bars aboard P&O Cruises feature Olly’s meticulously curated wine. And he has a successful wine app and his own range of glassware.
As he says himself the only thing he is more enthusiastic about than a glass of wine, is sharing it.