Olly
Smith

Food and Drink Broadcaster, Wine Expert, Foodie, Columnist and Author.

Olly Smith is a multi award-winning wine expert, TV personality, author and columnist. 

He is best known for his finely tuned taste buds, boundless knowledge and infectious enthusiasm. He is the weekly wine columnist for The Mail on Sunday, regular wine expert on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, presenter on BBC Radio 2 and host of his own drinks podcast 'A Glass With’ featuring a dazzling array of celebrity guests including pop star P!NK, Sting, actor Sam Neill, Sir Michael Parkinson and Dawn French. A Glass With...continues to bring a fresh mix of conversation, enthusiasm and knowledge to the table.

He has been named International Wine and Spirits Communicator of the Year, Drinks Writer of the Year at the 2016 & 2017 Great British Food Awards and UK ambassador for the Food is Great campaign to China. Olly is listed in Debretts as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK. He is the celebrity Drinks Ambassador for the Ideal Home Show and appears at his own series of Three Wine Men events taking wine tasting on tour. Olly presents Ale Trails for Food Network and Travel Channel and his new drinks series with Warner Bros takes him around the world exploring the history of How Beer Changed the World. His latest book Fizz – a joyful collection of cocktails and mocktails was published in May this year.

With his award-winning Glass House wine bars aboard P&O Cruises featuring Olly’s meticulously curated wine list, author of 5 books, a successful wine app and his own range of glassware, the only thing Olly is more enthusiastic about than a glass of wine, is sharing it.

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Television

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Cactus TV for BBC One
Producer James Winter
Director Dino Charalambous
Starring
  • James Martin
  • Popular cookery show following guest chefs as they cook up a storm.
    Cactus Television for BBC 1
    Starring
  • Jeni Barnett
  • Pacific for Food Network
    Producer Gareth Rees
    Starring
  • Pop-up dining show following Olly Smith as he proves that setting is as important as what is on the menu.
    Boomerang Plus for Channel 4
    Producer Rachel Thompson
    Starring
  • Stefan Gates
  • Jean-Christophe Novelli
  • Merrilees Parker
  • Well received cookery programme. Following chefs and culinary experts as they create new and exciting dishes.
    Prospect Pictures for UKTV Food
    Producer Ally Branley & Ian Fenn
    Director John MacKenzie
    Starring
  • Jeni Barnett
  • Prospect Pictures for UKTV
    Producer Moira Ross
    Director Katharine Townrow
    Starring
  • Beverley Turner
  • Prospect Pictures for Sky One
    Iron Chef
    25 x 60'
    Producer Susie Price
    Director Jonathan Bullen
    Starring
  • Nick Nairn
  • Cult cookery show following top chefs as they compete for the title of Iron Chef.
    IWC Media for Channel 4
    Producer Alan Boyle
    Starring
  • Rachel Allen
  • Matthew Fort
  • Amanda Lamb
  • Tom Parker-Bowles
  • Popular cooking show exploring original recipes with guest chefs and celebrities.
    Optomen Television for UKTV Food

    Olly presented a 13 part documentary series about Chilean wine for Canal 13 which was broadcast throughout South America. 

    Canal 13
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    Waitrose TV for Waitrose TV
    Waitrose TV for Waitrose TV

    Radio

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    Olly Smith presents this two hour special celebrating the life and legacy of Sir Roger Moore, including interviews with Roger and those who loved him.



    Broadcaster BBC Radio 2
    Host 
    Starring
  • Nadiya Hussain
  • Olly Smith

  • Broadcaster BBC Radio 2
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    Starring
  • Olly Smith
  • Levi Roots

  • Broadcaster BBC Radio 2
    Starring
  • Olly Smith presents the popular Sunday morning radio show, sitting in for Clare Balding.

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 2
    Broadcaster 
    Starring
  • Olly Smith

  • Broadcaster BBC Radio 2

    Theatre

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    Director & Presenter & Creator 

    Creator and Presenter 

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    Olly is Wine Editor with his weekly wine column reaching 5.3 million readers each week. 

    Read Olly's most recent articles here. 

    Olly's travel piece on Mexico for the Mail on Sunday.

    Read it here.

    Regular features exploring food and wine for a male readership.
    Weekly column exploring the world of wine.

    Olly wrote for the Evening Standard about his love of cricket. 

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