Jeremy Oliver (born December 29, 1961) is an Australian wine writer, commentator,
educator and presenter. Self-published with over 25 years experience, Oliver is
the author of the wine guide The Australian Wine Annual (first published 1997).
He is fully independent with no exclusive ties to any media outlet, publishing house
or wine producer. After publishing his first book, Thirst for Knowledge, in 1984,
Oliver became the world’s youngest professional wine writer. In 2005 Oliver was
named the inaugural Wine Writer of the Year by the Australian Wine Selector magazine.
Born in Ballarat, Victoria, Jeremy Oliver was educated at Melbourne Grammar School.
He completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at the University of Melbourne in
1982. Oliver then spent a year in Coonawarra, during which he worked at Lindemans
and Katnook Estate. Following this, in 1984, he completed a Graduate Diploma in
Wine at Roseworthy College. Being one of the few International wine writers with
a formal tertiary education in winemaking and viticulture he has stated that if
you're going to write critically about wine, the least you can do is to learn how
to make it. Oliver is both a presenter and regular MC of corporate and wine-related
events. He has hosted many wine events in Australia including the Maurice O’Shea
Award. In 2006 he toured Australia, hosting wine and cricket dinners (Wine and Wickets)
with the legendary cricket commentator, Henry Blofeld. Oliver is a member of the
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's honorary Board.
Jeremy Oliver is one of Australia's foremost wine writers and presenters.
He is a widely read and fully independent commentator whose words are published
in several countries. In January 2005 he was named the inaugural Wine Writer of
the Year by the widely circulated Australian Wine Selector magazine. Jeremy
began writing about wine in 1984 with the release of his first book, Thirst for Knowledge,
in the process becoming the world's youngest published wine author. He has since
published another fourteen books, plus hundreds of articles all over the world.
He has hosted most of the leading wine events in Australia and also works in an
ambassadorial capacity for Australian wine in export markets.
His books include the best-selling The Australian Wine Annual (now in its
ninth edition), More Thirst for Knowledge and Evans on Earth (a biography
of Len Evans). Jeremy is a regular contributor to Gourmet Traveller's Wine Magazine,
The Australian Way (Qantas inflight), The Straits Times, Wine & Dine(both Singapore), OLN (UK), Drinks (USA) and a number of other
publications. He is also a regular presence on ABC Melbourne Radio.
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