Profile for Jeremy Oliver
|Member Since:||January 15, 2002|
About Jeremy Oliver:
Jeremy Oliver is an independent Australian wine writer, broadcaster, author and educator, known for his frank opinions and enthusiastic writing style.
One of the country's foremost wine writers and presenters, Jeremy Oliver is a widely read and fully independent Australian wine commentator with a dry sense of humour and an infectious sense of occasion. He began his career by becoming the world's youngest published wine author. Today, eighteen years, eleven books, hundreds of articles and thousands of wines later, he is uniquely placed to share with others his knowledge of Australian wine and his enthusiasm for it.
His books include the best-selling The OnWine Australian Wine Annual (now in its sixth edition) and Evans on Earth (a biography of Len Evans). Jeremy is a regular contributor to The Wine Magazine, ABC Melbourne Radio, The Australian Way plus several other publications including Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, (New York). Since August 1996 he has produced his own wine periodical, which has evolved into the 'Articles and Tasting Notes' section of this site.
Jeremy Oliver is also one of this country's most sought after wine educators, speakers and presenters. He has taken over from Len Evans as the MC of The Maurice O'Shea Award at Wine Australia, the most prestigious occasion in Australian wine. With his wife Jennifer, he staged the inaugural The OnWine Experience, a major national wine event, in 2002.
Jeremy Oliver's style is typically unambiguous and to the point. Because he is not associated with any wine producer or retailer, he believes he can say what he wants toÂ
and does. He is also one of the only wine writers in Australia with a formal tertiary training in winemaking and viticulture. He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne and studied winemaking at Roseworthy College, South Australia. If you're going to write about wine, he believes, the least you can do is to know how to grow and make it
Jeremy Oliver is actively involved in sport, mainly through his association with The Melbourne Cricket Club and the 49ers, a social team largely comprising a group of winemakers and musicians who ought to know better. He plays regularly for the MCC's XXIX Club and during 2001-2002 managed to dismiss former star Test batsman Dean Jones for a duck on the MCG, not that he's making a big thing out of it! Jeremy is also the wine consultant to the MCC.
Jeremy still dreams of playing a golf course (any golf course) the way its architect intended and at the age of 40 his mood swings are still closely linked to the fortunes of the Essendon Football Club and the Australian Test Cricket team. His secret fantasy is to commentate cricket for the BBC. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, Jennifer, son, Benjamin and dog,
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