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Oldman's Brave New World of Wine

Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine's Usual Suspects

Mark Oldman


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PBS wine guru Mark Oldman quenches the universal thirst for the affordable gems coveted by insiders.

Weary of buying the same old wines again and again? Wine personality Mark Oldman—known to millions of PBS viewers as a main judge on The Winemakers and winner of the Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award—is here to rescue your taste buds with a groundbreaking guide to irresistible wines of moderate cost and maximum appeal. In his signature style that Bon Appétit calls "wine speak without the geek," Oldman uses insightful prose, hilarious anecdotes, and ingenious graphics to reveal the secret wines that everyone wishes they were drinking. Not only does he provide the inside scoop on each wine type's taste, cost, pronunciation, and food affinities, but he details the exclusive picks of more than 130 wine-passionate "Bravehearts," including Tom Colicchio, Guy Fieri, and Jodie Foster. Entertaining like no other, this is a guide for everyone who wants to drink like an insider without breaking the bank.

Praise For Oldman's Brave New World of Wine: Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine's Usual Suspects

A welcome discussion of many little-known wines that have a great deal of pleasure to offer.
— The New York Times

The perfect book for someone who’s just caught the bug, or would like to...breezy, literate prose...Oldman knows his stuff.
— Jay McInerney - The Wall Street Journal

For those looking to expand their vinous palates, Mark leads the way.
— Publishers Weekly

Charismatic and cool…full of snappy insights.
— Library Journal

Carefully curated…witty and accessible, for enthusiasts of all levels.
— Fine Cooking

Amazing, hilarious, fascinating…a must for anyone who likes wine.
— Marie Clare

He’s so vine…an oenophile wizard…whose book is lively and non-snobby.
— Washington Post

A great gift for beginners and especially for anyone in a malbec or chardonnay rut, thanks to Oldman's clear writing, understanding of context, and great palate.
— Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Already my dog-eared restaurant companion, this book [is changing my view of wine] the way the Great Beer Guide changed my appreciation of the noble grain.

— Austin American-Statesman

If you are stuck in a wine rut, reach for this—it's just plain fun.  Packed with suggestions ...easy to explore...unpretentious and informative...a great gift.
— Charlotte Observer

A must-peruse for wine lovers of any level…entertaining enough to easily qualify as bedtime reading material.
— Palm Beach Post

Engaging, humorous…readers will enjoy discovering new wine options.
— Sommelier Journal

I want to highly recommend [the book]...Oldman is one hell of a good writer.
— Steve Heimoff, author of New Classic Winemakers of California

The book will vastly increase your hedonistic happiness...Mark should be your best friend in wine.
— Natalie MacLean, author of Red, White, and Drunk All Over

You will cherish this book...Mark has a clear head, cool eye, and experienced palate.
— Huffington Post

Any level of wine drinker will come away with useful new information.

Oldman nails it again…unique and valuable...warm, down-to-earth and accessible…it lives up to its promise.
— Good Grape: A Wine Blog Manifesto

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393334845, 333pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2010

About the Author

Mark Oldman is the author of Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine, a wine writer for Everyday with Rachael Ray, and a renowned speaker at such venues as the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. He lives in New York City.

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