Matt Skinner is an author, writer, consultant, and educator well-known to international audiences for his refreshing take on wine, and knack for making it simple. A strong believer that wine is for everyone, and that enjoying it is your right rather than your privilege, Matt has twice been short-listed for the IWSC International Communicator of the Year Award, is author of the awarded and international bestsellers Thirsty Work (published in 17 countries and 10 languages), Heard It Through The Grapevine, and his annual guide, The Juice - 100 wines you should be drinking. Day to day Matt consults to a small, yet perfectly formed group of clients around the world, makes regular contributions to Sunday Life, BBC Australian Good Food, Gourmet Traveller WINE, and Home Beautiful. In his spare time, Matt likes nothing more than sleeping late, uncrowded surf, sunny days at the snow, and being in charge of the barbeque. Together with his family, he lives, works & plays in Melbourne, Australia.
Matt has published a series of books "Matt Skinner's Wine Annual" which has over 250 wines to choose from, he is the Ambassador for Plumm Glassware and appears at the Good Food and Wine Show in 5 Australian states in the Celebrity Theatre with Chef and best mate Tobie Puttock and as headliner for the Wine theatre where he holds tasting classes for hundreds of people and host more intimate sessions in the decanter bar.