Sent abroad, former editor consumes wine (8)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'sent abroad' is the definition.
'former editor consumes wine' is the wordplay.
'former' becomes 'ex'.
'editor' becomes 'ed'.
'consumes' is an insertion indicator.
'wine' becomes 'port' (port is a kind of wine**).
'exed' enclosing 'port' is 'EXPORTED'.