Oldman's Brave New World of Wine
Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine's Usual Suspects
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…
— 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