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Oldman's Brave New World of Wine: Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine's Usual Suspects [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Renowned oenologist, author of Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine, and columnist for Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine, Oldman offers a no-fuss, easy-to-follow yet thorough and informative guide to less popular varietals. While he doesn't cover German Riesling, he does include Rieslings from Australia and from Austria as well as only "good" merlot. For many, this will be their first introduction to Spain's Albariño, Southern Italy's Aglianico, and France's Cahors, as well as numerous others. For each, Oldman provides a handy reference guide that includes the wine's price range, suggestions for similar wines, and label information. He also includes a valuable guide to food and flavor pairings. Throughout, Oldman shares commentary from an insider group he calls the Bravehearts, wine enthusiasts such as industry experts like Andrew Adam and Mannie Berk, noted chefs including Ming Tsai and Alain Ducasse, and famous individuals with a penchant for good wine like Jodie Foster and Hilary Swank. In addition to white, pink, red, bubbly, and dessert wines, he also explores big bottle, box, and aged wine. For those looking to expand their vinous palate, Oldman leads the way. (Sept.)
Huffington Post
“You will cherish this book...Mark has a clear head, cool eye, and experienced palate.”
Washington Post
“He’s so vine…an oenophile wizard…whose book is lively and non-snobby.”
TastingTable.com
“Any level of wine drinker will come away with useful new information.”
Sommelier Journal
“Engaging, humorous…readers will enjoy discovering new wine options.”
The New York Times
“A welcome discussion of many little-known wines that have a great deal of pleasure to offer.”
Austin American-Statesman
“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.”
Good Grape: A Wine Blog Manifesto
Oldman nails it again…unique and valuable...warm, down-to-earth and accessible…it lives up to its promise.
Marie Clare
“Amazing, hilarious, fascinating…a must for anyone who likes wine.”
Fine Cooking Editors
“Carefully curated…witty and accessible, for enthusiasts of all levels.”
Palm Beach Post
“A must-peruse for wine lovers of any level…entertaining enough to easily qualify as bedtime reading material.”
Charlotte Observer
“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.”
The Wall Street Journal
The perfect book for someone who’s just caught the bug, or would like to...breezy, literate prose...Oldman knows his stuff.— Jay McInerney
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“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.”
Jay McInerney - The Wall Street Journal
“The perfect book for someone who’s just caught the bug, or would like to...breezy, literate prose...Oldman knows his stuff.”
Good Grape: A Wine Blog Manifesto
“Oldman nails it again…unique and valuable...warm, down-to-earth and accessible…it lives up to its promise.”
Steve Heimoff
“I want to highly recommend [the book]...Oldman is one hell of a good writer.”
Natalie MacLean
“The book will vastly increase your hedonistic happiness...Mark should be your best friend in wine.”
Library Journal
When Oldman (Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine) is riffing on Txakoli, Lambrusco, or guilty pleasures like mixing wine with Coke, his book is at its charismatic and cool best. But too much name-dropping and self-branding can occasionally feel like Emeril's "Bam!" or Rachael Ray's "EVOO." That said, if you're in the mood for a party, there are celebrity voices (144 "Bravehearts" he interviewed and surveyed, from Hilary Swank and Matthew McConaughey to Tom Colicchio and Mario Batali) and repartee on 46 less-familiar wine types, each with a key full of snappy insights (e.g., "Locally Lusty," regional food pairings, and "Spend the Night Together," variant ways of tasting). [12-city tour.]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393339529
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/6/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 333
  • Sales rank: 1,119,902
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet 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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