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Passionate about helping wine enthusiasts jostle the jaded, slay the snooty, and drink bravely, Mark Oldman is one of the country’s leading wine personalities.His signature style was summed up as “winespeak without the geek” by Bon Appètit and "the ideal mix of wine connoisseur, showman, and everyday dude” by Publishers Weekly.
Mark’s new book, Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine (W. W. Norton), is the ultimate antidote for those craving new taste sensations, plotting a course to that holy grail of wine lovers: insider wines of moderate cost and maximum appeal.The Wall Street Journal called it "the perfect book for someone who's just caught the bug, or would like to," Publishers Weekly deemed it “charismatic and cool," and the Huffington Post concluded that it is "a book you will cherish."
Mark’s last book, the best-selling Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine (Penguin), was called "perfect" by Wine Enthusiast, "shortcuts to a connoisseur’s confidence" by BusinessWeek, and "the perfect primer—concise, evenhanded, fun, and practical" by The New Yorker.Currently in its ninth printing, it won the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award and is also published in Japan, Belgium, and in four volumes in France.
Mark is lead judge on the PBS television series “The Winemakers” and is currently concluding the show’s second season in France’s Rhone Valley. A renowned speaker, Mark regularly addresses sold-out audiences at the country's top gastronomic festivals, including the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, the Boston Wine Expo, and the Food Network Wine & Food Festivals in New York and South Beach.He is also the wine expert for Pottery Barn and will be appearing in video segments on the Pottery Barn web site.
Visit Mark at www.MarkOldman.com and via Twitter at twitter.com/markoldman.