Delegate Profile

Simon J Woolf


Simon J Woolf is an award-winning British wine and drinks writer, currently clinging to mainland Europe in Amsterdam. He is somewhat obsessed with orange wines and is considered to be an expert on the developing natural wine niche. Simon is WSET educated, and began his writing career in 2011 by founding The Morning Claret – an online wine magazine specialising in artisanal, natural, organic and biodynamic wines and related issues.

Simon contributes regularly to Decanter and Meininger Wine Business International. He’s also written for Punch Drink, Jancis Robinson,, Harpers online and amongst others. He is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers.

Simon’s first book “Amber Revolution”, exploring the long history of orange wine and the people who make it, is published in September 2018.


Awards and commendations

  • Shortlisted for Louis Roederer Internation Wine Writing Awards, International Feature Writer of the Year 2017
  • 3rd prize, BORN Digital Wine Awards, Best Editorial Post 2017
  • Winner, BORN Digital Wine Awards, Best Editorial Post 2015
  • Shortlisted for Louis Roederer Internation Wine Writing Awards, Emerging Wine Writer 2013
  • Winner, Etna Consorzio best article 2012




Tel: +31 64 567 9091

Conference Sessions

  • Orange Wine

    03 Jul 2018, 14:15 - 15:00, Wine Sessions

    The fourth wine colour or just a passing fad? Author of Amber Revolution Simon J Woolf invites you to delve deeper into a rising category for the on-trade and t...

    • Language: English

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