Mark Oldman: The Wine World’s Greatest Showman Video

What a terrific chat with Mark Oldman author of How to Drink Like a Billionaire!

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Listen to Mark’s stories about adventures in the wine world.

Discover more juicy tips that will make you wine smart.

Cheers,

Natalie

 

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Here’s a sampling of our lively discussion from our tasting…

Paul E Hollander25:20 Well understand about the local wine shop. Ours, Bon Vivant Market in Smithfield, Va is ours. They set up several special tastings for us when we went to Napa and Paso Robles, CA.
Terri Mingo
Terri Mingo1:05:15 Thanks for saying that you but $15-$20 bottles of wine much of the time. It makes me feel a little less frugal and a little bit more like an “educated consumer.”
Tom Dean
Tom Dean35:19 Thanks for remembering about the “bad wine glass” Natalie… and I agree with Mark… it’s a delicate matter at a public establishment.
Douglas Trapasso
Douglas Trapasso4:02 Do you think those beyond comfort zone wines have become more mainstream since that book?
Douglas Trapasso
Douglas Trapasso36:19 Haveyou found some of the more obscure wines you have written about in your earlier books have become more mainstream?
Dave Head
Dave Head48:25 We were in Mendoza a few years ago did a Malbec blending exercise.
Stephen Andrews
Stephen Andrews1:09:10 Wonderful guest Natalie, Mark very down to earth and fun. Thank you for entertaining us this evening.
Lori Kilmartin
Lori Kilmartin57:37 I like old men with expensive wine 🍷 – lol 😀
Paul E Hollander
Paul E Hollander41:37 Some of our restaurants have a corkage fee, you bring a bottle in a pay a slight fee for or. Always invite their wine person to have a glass of yours. Usually, the distributor of you wine is theirs also. That way you benefit both, the restaurant may carry your favorite and the distributor will expand their sales.
Paul E Hollander
Paul E Hollander1:58 Ah, Mark sounds heart. Good evening to you both.
Paul E Hollander
Paul E Hollander9:52 You write about wine, but what got you interested in it?
Stephen Andrews
Stephen Andrews44:34 Mark must be a supertaster according the Tim Hann
Stephen Andrews
Stephen Andrews30:25 Should you ask for a Pinot glass if you order a nice burgundy ?
Terri Mingo
Terri Mingo56:45 Mark Oldman’s voice is so much like Jason Bateman’s.
Lori Kilmartin
Lori Kilmartin53:01 Who is this friend. Can we meet him too??
Stephen Andrews
Stephen Andrews51:05 Ok but your are a wonderful communicator.
Paul E Hollander
Paul E Hollander1:08:18 Love the story.
Tom Dean
Tom Dean19:33 Hi Natalie and Mark… great V-Log. So entertaining and
Lori Kilmartin
Lori Kilmartin1:08:23 Cool story Mark!!!
Tom Dean
Tom Dean20:08 Great information
Stephen Andrews
Stephen Andrews5:04 Looking for the wine!
Douglas Trapasso
Douglas Trapasso3:07 Not a billionaire yet
Dave Head
Dave Head6:16 So paper cups are out
 Douglas Trapasso
Douglas Trapasso1:38 Hi mark! Enjoyed your earlier books!
James Norton
James Norton3:58 Read “Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine”
Roger Caughell
Roger Caughell1:02:12 Thx for that value truth.
Dave Head
Dave Head23:49Opionion on Kermit Lymch or Garagiste Wine
 
 
Malivoire Wine Company Gamay 2016
Niagara, Ontario VQA, Canada

 

 

Mark Oldman

Mark Oldman is a wine expert, author, entrepreneur, speaker, and media personality, and, elementally, someone who delights in helping people simplify complex subjects.

In the world of wine, he is known for his singular ability to unravel wine’s complexities with a potent blend of entertainment, style, and humor. Mark’s enduring, award-winning books are considered by many to be best of their kind.

His standing invitations to the country’s top food festivals and consistently sold-out events attest to his position as one of gastronomy’s most captivating speakers.

Named “everybody’s favorite wine expert” by festival guru Lee Brian Schrager and a “hot ticket” by the New York Post, Mark brings the ruckus to audiences at major fairs, corporations, and institutions around the world.

 

Mark Oldman – Aspen

 

 

Santo Assyrtiko 2015
Santorini PDO, Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alamos The Wines Of Catena Torrontés 2016
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Charles & Charles Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2015
Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Oldman is a wine expert, author, entrepreneur, speaker, and media personality, and, elementally, someone who delights in helping people simplify complex subjects. In the world of wine, he is known for his singular ability to unravel wine’s complexities with a potent blend of entertainment, style, and humor. Mark’s enduring, award-winning books are considered by many to be best of their kind.

His standing invitations to the country’s top food festivals and consistently sold-out events attest to his position as one of gastronomy’s most captivating speakers. Named “everybody’s favorite wine expert” by festival guru Lee Brian Schrager and a “hot ticket” by the New York Post, Mark brings the ruckus to audiences at major fairs, corporations, and institutions around the world.

 

Mark Oldman Button-luggage tag–Not 100% Sober

 

With what Publishers Weekly called “an exceptional voice,” Mark has written three award-winning wine books. Most recently, Mark released How to Drink Like a BillionaireMastering Wine with Joie de Vivre (Regan Arts), which won both the 2017 IACP Cookbook and the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
                                 Mark Oldman Sabering in Smoking Jacket
full-color hardcover brimming with original illustrations and photographs, Billionaire contains 120 snackable chapters that empower readers to approach wine with a billionaire’s unapologetic confidence and discernment. Named a “book you should read now” (Vanity Fair), the “ultimate guide from the best in the business” (WGN Radio), “one of the most approachable and essential wine books to date” (Aspen Times), it was featured in Forbes, the New York TimesMaxim, and on Bloomberg TV.

Mark Oldman Just Won Emmy

 

Before Billionaire, Mark wrote Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine (W.W. Norton), focusing on that holy grail of wine lovers: insider wines of moderate cost and maximum appeal. The Wall Street Journal called Brave New World of Wine “the perfect book for someone who’s just caught the bug, or would like to.” Winner of the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, it was named one of the “Best of Books of the Year” (Apple iTunes), “amazing, hilarious” (Marie Clare), “charismatic and cool” (Publishers Weekly), “wicked funny” (Palm Beach Post), and “a welcome discussion of many little-known wines that have a great deal of pleasure to offer” (New York Times).

Mark Oldman Diggler Fist Pump

Mark’s first book, Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine (Penguin), was called “perfect” (Wine Enthusiast), “shortcuts to a connoisseur’s confidence” (Business Week), and “the perfect primer—concise, evenhanded, fun, and practical” (The New Yorker).  Currently in its tenth printing, it won the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, was a finalist for “Best Wine Book” at the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards, and is published in Japan, Belgium, and in four volumes in France.

Mark Oldman Wine Sanctuary-Mark In Office

Mark was the lead judge in the PBS television series The Winemakers and was a regular on Martha Stewart’s Sirius Satellite Radiochannel. He has written for an array of culinary and lifestyle media outlets, including Travel & LeisureDeparturesEpicurious.comFood & WineMaxim, and Wine Enthusiast.  He was the founding wine columnist for Everyday with Rachael Ray and the wine correspondent for the Food Network.

Mark Oldman Sabring Aspen

 

“One of the top personalities in food and wine”

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APPEARANCES

Mark Oldman

Mark regularly speaks to standing-room-only audiences at the country’s A-list gastronomic festivals, including 12-straight years at the unrivalled Aspen Food & Wine Classic. He is a frequent speaker at the Boston Wine Expo, the Austin Food & Wine Festival, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, the Newport Estates Food & Wine Festival, and the Food Network Wine & Food Festivals in New York City and South Beach. He headlined the Food & Wine Festival in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico together with chefs Michael Symon and Marcus Samuelsson.

Mark Oldman Lecturing

In addition to his frequent festival appearances, Mark has a lecture schedule that rivals many politicians’, spanning the universe of blue-chip venues such as the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard Business School, 92Y, Estée Lauder Corporation, Credit Suisse, American Express, the Junior League, L.A. Live, Soho House, the Bohemian Club, and the James Beard House.  He is also an in-demand spokesperson, wine judge, and emcee, with clients ranging from Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma to industry trade groups such as Wines of Chile and Rias Baixas Wines to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

One of gastronomy’s most exciting speakers, Mark hosts events that have been called “the #1 best moment  of the Aspen Food & Wine Classic” (Curbed), a “smashing success” (USA Today), “the best seminars of the festival” (Aspen Sojourner) and an “amazing performance: animated, informative, hilarious and crowd-pleasing” (Austin Chronicle).

“The ideal mix of wine connoisseur, showman, and everyday dude”

STYLE

Mark Oldman

Mark’s approach is inventively irreverent and forever aimed at creating memorable experiences. Who else, for example, would pioneer the annual ritual of “B.Y.O.T.” (i.e., “Bring Your On Truffle”) to circumvent the exorbitant truffle pricing in restaurants? And did you know that Mark was hauled into criminal court for an open container summons that he received while carrying an empty bottle of prized Bordeaux? He ended up lampooning the non-crime in a video and even christened a room of his apartment “the Felony Room” in commemoration of the court case. Then there’s the time when Mark had to have spinal surgery and therefore smuggled into the hospital a bottle of the nectarous Château d’Yquem and wet his lips with before going under the knife.

Mark Oldman Porron-Jacques Pepin Chugging with Filter

Mark brings his sense of fun to audiences, too. He has offered his seminars a taste of wine from Bernard Madoff’s wine collection (and a card certifying the experience), donned a custom space suit to emphasize wines that were “out of this world,” and served audience members wine from the 1800’s (along with a celebratory pin that said, “I Drink Wine from the 80’s — the 1880’s”.  He also created luggage tags based on Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘s admission that she wasn’t “100% sober” when she fell asleep at a State of the Union meeting.

Mark Oldman in Space Suit

 

Remarking on his singular style, the Aspen Daily News described how in one talk he “managed to incorporate some Biggie Smalls lyrics while discussing a $90 bottle of French champagne; led a little chant and dance on how to taste wine; and shared his method of pouring undrunk rosé into a Gatorade bottle when unable to finish a bottle of the pink stuff in a restaurant…very few looked as though they wanted to leave as the volunteers signaled that his time was up.”

“Transforms the wine experience”

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Mark Oldman

In 1997, Mark and his friend Samer Hamadeh founded Vault.com, a career portal that provides job seekers with insider information on corporate culture at Fortune 1000 companies, as well as rankings of companies and firms. They won Crain’s Top Entrepreneur’s Award, the Harvard Business School Club’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Silicon Alley 100: The Internet’s 100 Most Influential Executives.  He served as president of Vault.com until its sale in 2007 to a private equity firm.

Mark also created and currently teaches an entrepreneurship course, “Ingenious Entrepreneurship,” to Stanford University undergraduates.

“For those looking to expand their vinous palates, Mark leads the way”

BACKGROUND

Mark Oldman

Mark began his wine journey in 1990 when as a student he founded the 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.  The club currently lives on at Stanford Business School.

Mark graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.A. and an M.A., as well as a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Passionate about innovating in the areas of education and entrepreneurship, he has served on five major boards of Stanford, including its top governing body, Stanford’s Board of Trustees. He also served as chairman of the STARS Volunteer Leadership Assembly, the university’s premier volunteer recognition event.

The “wine wall,” a custom, glowing 10’x10’ installation holding dozens of wine bottles in front of a light box that illuminates a digital reproduction of a 1907 painting by Gustav Klimt, in the dining room of the home of wine writer and connoisseur Mark Oldman in New York City on May 14, 2014. CREDIT: Dorothy Hong for The Wall Street Journal
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Mark Oldman
101 West 23rd Street, #220
New York, NY 10011-2490

Mark Oldman
“One of the wine world’s great showmen

 

 

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