Olly Smith is a multi award-winning drinks expert and broadcaster. He is the wine columnist for The Mail on Sunday, regular wine expert on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, presenter on BBC Radio 2 and host of his own drinks podcast ‘A Glass With’ featuring a dazzling array of celebrity guests including pop star P!NK, Sting, actor Sam Neill, Sir Michael Parkinson and Dawn French.
He has been named International Wine and Spirits Communicator of the Year, Drinks Writer of the Year at the 2017 & 2016 Great British Food Awards and UK ambassador for the Food is Great campaign to China. He is listed in Debretts as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK. Olly is the celebrity Drinks Ambassador for the Ideal Home Show and appears
at his own series of Three Wine Men events taking wine tasting on tour.
Olly presents Ale Trails for Food Network and Travel Channel and his new drinks series with Warner Bros takes him around the world exploring the history of How Beer Changed the World. With his own award-winning chain of Glass House wine bars aboard P&O Cruises, author of 4 books , extensive knowledge of all things booze, the only thing Olly is more enthusiastic about than a glass of the good stuff, is sharing it.
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