Olly Smith is a multi-award-winning wine expert, TV personality, author and columnist. His finely tuned taste buds, boundless knowledge and infectious enthusiasm know no bounds.
In 2015, he was honoured to be listed in Debrett’s 500 – amongst the 500 most influential people in the UK and was appointed the UK’s Drinks Ambassador to China as part of the Food is Great campaign. He visited Beijing and Shanghai in November 2015 promoting British food and drink to the Chinese market as the UK’s official spokesperson.
As well as being a regular wine expert on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen, his second series of Olly Smith’s Ale Trails, focusing all about beer in the USA aired in 2017 for Travel Channel. For Food Network, he presents the wine and travel show Jeni & Olly’s West Coast. He guests presents Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2, and has his own bank holiday show for Radio 2 – Good Food Friday with Michel Roux Jnr, Bank Holiday Barbecue with Levi Roots and Nadia’s Christmas Family Feast.
In 2017, Olly created and hosted the hit Podcast series, A Glass With. The podcast centred around Olly sharing a glass or two with high profile guests around the world, these guests include England cricketer Stuart Broad, Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall, comedian Stephen K Amos, the voice of Come Dine With Me; Dave Lamb, and actor and winemaker Sam Neill.
A talented writer, Olly’s blogs and articles can be seen on his website, in Event Magazine and for Daily Mail. Olly’s infectious presence and expertise make him the first choice for hosting live events, with 2017 seeing him host at The Ideal Home Show, an event collaboration with Hardy’s Wine and England Cricket and front P&O Cruises throughout 2018 as one of their Food Heroes.
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