Oz Clarke Joins Singapore Airlines Wine Panel
Oz Clarke, one of the world’s most celebrated and colourful wine authorities, has joined Singapore Airlines’ distinguished panel of wine experts. The Briton’s passion for wine began as a student at Oxford University, where he was captain of the WineTastingTeam. After graduation, Clarke acted with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as playing leading roles in several West End musicals including Sweeney Todd and Evita, before turning to writing to indulge his love for wine. His tasting skills have earned him worldwide recognition as having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today. The Singapore Airlines Wine Panel’s two other members are Michael HillSmith, the first Australian to pass the challenging Master of Wine examinations, and Jeannie Cho Lee, the first Asian to be awarded the Master of Wine title. Together, the panel is responsible for recommending the wines and Champagnes to be served on Singapore Airlines’ flights. Up to 1,000 bottles of wine and Champagne are sampled by the consultants each year in blind tastings, where the bottle labels are concealed.