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

Front Cover
W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 6, 2010 - Cooking - 333 pages
1 Review

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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Great book about wine, really demystifying a lot of wine terms and pronunciations. I did go out and buy a bottle of several different grapes and and enjoyed comparing the varietals. Love Gruners, Rueda and Vermentino now. I was sort of stuck on NZ Sauv Blancs previously, but this has opened my eyes to different types of wine. 

Contents

Introduction
17
Expanding Vinous Horizons
25
Priming the Palate
36
Other Pours Lighter
74
MediumtoFullBodied Whites
77
Locally Lusty Gastronomy
110
Tasting While Traveling
118
Chilling Wine Even Some Reds
137
The Unslim Slatey
197
Richness and Distinction by the Foot
201
Regally Robust
205
Shock and Awe
211
BUBBLY
215
Adventure Price at a Glance
216
Federal Fizz
217
Farmer Fizz Brewed by the Boss
221

Other Pours Richer
147
SquareJaw and a Mean Streak
151
Pedigree Lost Value Found
156
Medieval on Your Tongue
161
Old Guard New Verve
165
Meaty Spicy Big and Savory
170
Bulletproof Lusciousness
175
Dial M for Minefield
179
Full Monty Half Priced
184
Bringing It
188
The Maternal Cheek Pinch
189
Dark and Intense as a Dominatrixs Boot
193
Lustworthy in Pink
227
Violet Elixir Integrity Intact
232
Italian Agent of Sprezzatura
236
Purple Fizz All in Your Head
240
Libation as Inspiration
244
Adventure Price at a Glance
248
The Lingering Farewell
262
The Bravehearts
287
If You Like This You May Like That
295
Snob Picks Somm Sips and the Inner
301
IDay Independence Day 308 BDay Birthday
308
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

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.

Bibliographic information