Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine

Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine : 108 Ingenious Shortcuts to Navigate the World of Wine with Confidence and Style

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For the thousands of people who know nothing about wine and want to rectify that swiftly and painlessly, Mark Oldman?the ?Naked Chef? of wine?is here to help with the kind of information readers can use right now:
? Australian Shiraz is the most instantly likable red under $15
? Drink slightly sweet wine with spicy food
? Judge a wine shop by whether it has homemade shelf signs
? Don't store unopened wine in the refrigerator for more than a week Loaded with his personal recommendations?including the top 100 wines less than $15?Oldman's Guide also includes the wine picks of an eclectic mix of collectors, from Le Cirque owner Sirio Maccioni to Morley Safer of 60 Minutes. This is a wine guide like no other and is sure to be savored by anyone who wants their wine without the attitude.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 771.1g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0142004928
  • 9780142004920
  • 870,489

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""Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine" is the perfect primer-concise, evenhanded, fun, and practical"
-"The New Yorker"

"Oldman's Guide is THE benchmark book for a wine introduction and a book I've recommended to friends over and over again"
-Good Grape: A Wine Blog Manifesto
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About Mark Oldman

One of the country's leading wine educators, Mark Oldman is author of the best-selling Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine (Penguin Books), which was called "perfect" by Wine Enthusiast, "winespeak without the geek" by Bon Appetit, and "shortcuts to a connoisseurs confidence" by BusinessWeek. Winner of the Duboeuf "Best Wine Book of the Year" Award. Oldman's Guide was also recently published in Japan and in four volumes in France.

Mark writes about wine for several leading lifestyle publications, and contributes a wine column and chooses the wine picks for the hit magazine Everyday with Rachael Ray. He is also the lead judge in the new PBS television series The Winemakers.

For over seventeen years, Mark has taught his lively Outsmarting Wine(TM) courses and seminars to thousands of wine enthusiasts across the country. He lectures at some of the country's top gastronomic festivals, including the Aspen Food & Wine Classic and the Boston Wine Expo.

Mark began his wine journey in 1990 when as a student he founded Stanford Wine Circle, a popular university club hosting tastings with California wine legends, earning him the nickname "Bacchus on the Campus" in Wine Spectator magazine.

Mark's pro-consumer approach and commitment to education have animated all of his professional endeavors. He is one of the three founding partners of Vault.com, the leading media company for career information. He is also a licensed attorney and co-author of several best-selling career-focused books.

Mark graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A and M.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Stanford University, having served on its Board of Trustees for five years.
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