Thursday, May 3, 2012

Drink Bravely With Wine Writer Mark Oldman

Photographer: Marc Serges
If you enjoy wine and want to increase your current knowledge and tastes, let wine writer Mark Oldman expand your wine horizons.  Not only does he have an information-packed website, called: Mark Oldman, drink bravely, he teaches a number of “Outsmarting Wine” courses and seminars -- from private tastings to large corporate events.

Mark's books, including Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Winewill teach you a tip or two as well.  It is a best seller, won a host of awards, and collected glowing reviews from publications including, Wine Enthusiast, Businessweek and The New Yorker.  The book points you to “insider wines" at reasonable prices that taste great!

Although Mark is passionate about wine, he writes with a touch of irrelevance and makes learning fun.  He cares very much about taking the mystery and snootiness out of drinking wine.  Enjoying fine wine should be accessible to anyone (and everyone!) who takes the initiative and raises a glass.

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Mark.  He introduced me to 4 delicious wines (red and white) that I will share after he publishes his new finds -- all lesser-known-vintages, and all balanced and favorful gems!  Check back later for the link.  Meanwhile, take a look at his entertaining videos uploaded on his site and YouTube.

Update: May 8, 2012 - The video is up - click South African Wine to watch.

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  1. Sounds like good reading!

  2. Wine critiquing is synonymous with snob-appeal, so anybody who democratizes the whole thing as Mark does- is to be celebrated, and (dare I say) offered a toast....