Recorded April 4, 2022

‘Oz Clarke is the nearest thing to genius in the world of wine writing.’

Oz Clarke’s aptitude for wine dates back to his days at Oxford University, where he won tasting competitions at a precociously early age. Today he is recognized as having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine, and has won every major wine writing award in the UK and USA (some multiple times).

But writing isn’t the only way he has shaped the experience of today’s wine consumer. His work as a BBC TV and radio personality in the 80s and 90 helped popularize wine drinking by making it feel accessible.

Oz’s current best-selling books include The History of Wine in 100 Bottles, Bordeaux, Grapes & Wines (with Margaret Rand), World of Wine and Wine by the Glass.

His latest book, “Oz Clarke On Wine” is part memoir/part guide, displaying his trademark wit and encyclopedic knowledge. In it he explores the wine world’s most beautiful landscapes, zaniest characters and most elusive flavors. He also reveals where wine is seeing its best success in our warming world.

In this webinar, NVWA Director of Education Catherine Bugue will host an intimate chat with the wine legend, including a short Q&A from the audience.




Catherine Bugue

Chief Education Officer/Co-Founder – WSET-Certified, dipWSET, IWP

Catherine earned her WSET Diploma in 2010. She sits on the Napa Valley Vintners and St Helena Star Tasting Panel and is a wine columnist for the Napa Valley Register and the St Helena Star. Catherine has taught individual wine classes at Napa Valley College, JV Wine & Spirits, and with Napa Valley Wine Academy. . Catherine co-authored an edition of the Wine Lovers Calendar with Ms. MacNeil whose book, The Wine Bible, is one of the best-selling wine books in the U.S. She previously handled international wine accounts for Balzac Communications & Marketing where she promotes regions such as Navarra, Rueda, Collio, Franciacorta and Chianti Classico.

Catherine also travels each year with the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux U.S. Tour and every other year she visits her in-laws in France, taking that opportunity to discover some of the country’s diverse wine roads.


Oz Clark on Wine

Your Global Wine Companion

Oz Clarke On Wine is a fast-paced, informative and witty romp around the world of wine. Crammed with Oz’s encyclopaedic knowledge and personal tastes, it explores the grape varieties key to the world’s major wine styles and the vineyards and regions where a vast trove of wine treasure lies waiting for discovery. Available for purchase here 

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