In October 2002 he was invited by Jamie Oliver to head up wine at Fifteen and to teach the subject to its students.
After five years in London, Matt returned home to Melbourne in December 2007. He’ll still be spending plenty of time in London and Europe, and will retain his involvement with Jamie as wine editor of jamieoliver.com and with the Fifteen Restaurant Group, overseeing each restaurants wine list.
Matt has a refreshing take on the industry and a knack for making wine simple. His first book Thirsty Work was awarded ‘Best Educational Wine Book UK’ at the 2005 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and to date has been published in sixteen countries and ten languages.
October 2007 saw the publication of the third edition of his award winning annual wine guide The Juice 2008. 2008 will see the publication of two new books – Heard it through the Grapevine and the fourth edition of his annual wine guide The Juice 2009.
Matt also writes a monthly wine column for Waitrose Food Illustrated Magazine and a weekly wine column for Sunday Magazine (Sunday Herald Sun and The Sunday Telegraph).
Matt is really excited to be involved in a new TV project with best mate Tobie Puttock for LifeStyle FOOD. Matt and Tobie share good times, travel, food and wine across Europe in their stunningly photographed series, TOBIE & MATT.
His enthusiasm for wine is only surpassed by his dedication to encouraging people of all ages to feel more comfortable, passionate and enthusiastic about the subject.
Matt lives in Melbourne with his wife Carly and their young daughter Indi.
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