Vins Extraordinaires is delighted to be working with Oz Clarke, one of the world’s leading wine experts.

Join Oz and enjoy some of the best fine wines you've ever had.

The format is...

  • Oz will explain what fine wine is and what makes it so special
  • We will try several fine wines, with Oz explaining their history and flavours
  • The event lasts approximately two hours
  • We can accommodate eight seated guests or up to 40 for a standing reception

What’s included?

Our visitors get a great fine wine experience:

  • A famous expert host and speaker
  • Access to a private Mayfair venue
  • Plenty of fine wine, served in beautiful Zalto glassware
  • Delicious cheeses from our friends at Cows and Co
  • Above all, we have a lot of fun by enjoying fine wines, Oz's insights, the venue, and each other’s company

Please contact us for prices and availability.

Who's Oz Clarke?

Oz is one of the world’s leading wine experts, whose formidable reputation is based on his extensive wine knowledge and accessible, no-nonsense approach. In a November 2008 survey by the wine industry consultancy firm Wine Intelligence that polled the views of more than 1,500 regular UK wine drinkers, Oz was the most recognised wine critic in the UK.

His passion for the subject dates from his student days at Oxford University, where he won tasting competitions at a precociously early age. Since then his tasting skills have won him an international reputation and he is acknowledged as having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today. He brings a refreshingly unorthodox wit and directness to the subject and has won all the major wine writing awards both in the UK and the USA.

Oz’s frequent BBC TV and radio appearances are broadcast around the world. Oz’s third BBC TV series with Top Gear co-presenter James May was Oz and James Drink to Britain. For this series and the accompanying book, Oz and James were awarded the International Wine Challenge Personality of the Year Award; the TRIC (Television and Radio Industries Club) TV Arts/Documentary Programme of the Year Award; and the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Wine Literature. In September 2011, Oz was created an Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French government for services to French agriculture.

Before wine took over his life in 1984, Oz was a full-time actor and singer, appearing in West End hit shows such as Evita, Sweeney Todd, and The Mitford Girls, and touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 1982, Oz won the last World Wine Tasting Championship, making him reigning champion as the event has not yet been repeated.