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About Matt Skinner
Matt Skinner has been involved in the wine industry since he was 18. Matt is a wine writer, consultant and educator. In 2002, he left his native Melbourne, Australia to head up wine at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant in London. He now oversees wine operations for the Fifteen Restaurant group worldwide. Gifted with the refreshing knack of making wine simple, he has been teaching and writing about wine with his trademark passion and enthusiasm ever since.
He is the author of the international bestseller Thirsty Work, which was awarded "Best Educational Wine Book UK" at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2005 and has sold in 14 countries and 10 languages, and the annual wine guide The Juice, both published by Mitchell Beazley. He writes for Waitrose Food Illustrated (UK), GQ Australia and jamieoliver.com and has appeared on ITV's Saturday Cooks, Daily Cooks, UKTV Food's Great Food Live, Food Uncut. He can currently be seen on Australia's Lifestyle Network's Tobie & Matt with fellow Fifteener and friend, Tobie Puttock. While much of his time is spent on the road, Matt calls Melbourne, Australia home. He lives, works and plays there along with wife Carly and daughter Indi.
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