Jeremy Oliver


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Jeremy Oliver is one of Australia's foremost wine authorities and Australia's leading wine ambassador in Asia Pacific. An acclaimed writer, author, educator and presenter Jeremy is also a polished emcee and event host, whose areas of expertise include the Australian and international wine trade, and cultural awareness in Asia Pacific.

Whether he is hosting an intimate round table of CEO's and their key clients, emceeing an Awards night for the financial services sector, running a bespoke master class for a team building exercise or presenting to the China lunch Club on cultural awareness, Jeremy's presentations are insightful, informed, engaging and entertaining. Jeremy's infectious sense of occasion and astute ability to gauge an audience enable him to seamlessly fuse learning with laughter whilst delivering a corporate message through the medium of wine.

Jeremy is currently on the Advisory Board for Tourism Australia, The Victorian Government's Tourism Advisory Board and is a member of the Board for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

When Jeremy Oliver published his first book Thirst For Knowledge in 1984 at the age of 22, he became the world's youngest professional wine writer. Today he is Australia and Asia's leading wine communicator and one of its most prolific and respected authors, educators and presenters.

Fully independent, Oliver is not afraid to call it as he sees it, and is known for the frankness and integrity of his opinions, his deep knowledge of the Australian and international wine industry, and his comprehensive understanding of Chinese business practices and culture.

Author of 25 books, Oliver was named the inaugural Wine Writer of the Year by the widely circulated Australian Wine Selector magazine, and his best-selling guidebook, The Australian Wine Annual, is now translated into Mandarin Chinese.

Inspired by his father's enthusiasm for wine, Oliver completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at the University of Melbourne. He then spent 12 months in Coonawarra working at Lindemans and Katnook Estate while completing a postgraduate in winemaking at Roseworthy College. His second book, More Thirst for Knowledge was released whilst running his own wine school and contributing to a broad range of prominent publications - he even found time to write the biography of the legendary Len Evans entitled "Evans on Earth".

A series of books called The Australian Wine Handbook followed, rating both current and back vintages of Australia's most important wines. These books formed the foundation for what was to become The Australian Wine Annual (first published in 1997). Since then, The AWA has become one of the most influential and eagerly anticipated guides to Australian wine.

Oliver is deeply committed to the Australian wine industry and works tirelessly to assist its growth in export markets. He also believes that his technical background, the regular opportunities he enjoys to fine-tune his palate with the best in the business, his work ethic (he tastes thousands of wines each year), his hosting of international events, his international journalistic endeavours, and his constantly renewed enthusiasm for wine, position him as one of Australia's most informed and in touch wine professionals.

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