Oz Clarke, judge on the DWWA Languedoc-Roussillon panel in 2010
Oz Clarke began his mammoth wine career by captaining the wine-tasting team for Oxford University. He spent a number of years as an actor and singer, including touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and later became wine correspondent for The Daily Telegraph. His eponymous wine books include his award-winning annual Pocket Guide and 250 Best Wines wine-buying guide, New Classic Wines and Wine Atlas and he has won all the major wine-writing prizes in the UK and USA. His recent BBC TV appearances have included three highly acclaimed series guiding Top Gear co-presenter James May around the vineyards of France, California and the UK.