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date: 21 September 2020

Smith, Olly free

Born Darlington 18 Sept. 1974; s of John and Mary Clare Smith; m 2002, Sophie; two d

wine columnist and TV presenter; wine expert, Saturday Kitchen, since 2007

Education

Chorister, King’s Coll., Cambridge; Charterhouse (Top Music Schol.); Edinburgh Univ. (MA English Lit.)

Career

Wine columnist, Mail on Sunday, 2009–; Food Hero wine expert, P&O Cruises, 2010–; Celebrity Drinks Ambassador, Ideal Home Show, 2013–; presenter: Secret Supper Club, Channel 4, 2013; Ale Trails (2 series), Travel Channel, 2016–17; A glass with… (podcast), 2017–; How Beer Changed the World, 2018; guest presenter, BBC Radio 2, 2014–17. Patron, Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Mem., BAFTA

Publications

Eat and Drink: good food that’s great to drink with, 2010; Wine: both barrels, 2012; Behind Enemy Wines, 2017; Drinking for Chaps, 2018; Fizz, 2019

Recreations

bee keeping, gardening, music, walking, films, poetry, reading, art, writing

Address

c/o Curtis Brown Ltd, Haymarket House, 28–29 Haymarket SW1Y 4SP

presenters@curtisbrown.co.uk

Clubs

Groucho, 67 Pall Mall