Simon Woods

Drinking Outside The Box is the blog of renowned wine writer Simon Woods.

Since abandoning a career in computer systems design in 1988 to indulge his two hobbies, wine and writing, Simon has been co-coordinator of the annual International Wine Challenge, a columnist for The Financial Times ‘The Business’ magazine, editor of the award-winning annual Which? Wine Guide and a contributor to numerous magazines.

He was voted International Online Wine Columnist of the Year prize at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2010 for his work on this web-site . Launched in June 2009, it offers a unique combination of tasting notes, rants and videos, and attracts a growing worldwide audience. Simon is also an in-demand presenter, able to speak on a wide variety of subjects with authority, passion and humour

His books include ‘I don’t know much about wine but I know what I like’, which received the Gold Label Award for Wine Book of the Year at the Prix du Champagne Lanson, and ‘Vine to Bottle’, which was chosen as the Best Book on Wine in English at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Simon appears on Sunday 27th August

Wine tasting with Ainsley Harriott and Simon Woods*


£25 Adults Only

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