2017 GOURMAND BEST IN THE WORLD AWARD FOR DRINKS EDUCATION 2017 IACP COOKBOOK AWARD FOR WINE, BEER & SPIRITS
Want to know the mysteries of how the 1% drink? Mark Oldman, one of America’s most popular wine experts, demystifies the secrets of the wine world, so you can drink, enjoy, and savor wine better—and cheaper.
Mark Oldman distills his vast knowledge of wines into this easy-to-read, humorous guide, complete with in-depth how-tos on everything from tasting, swirling, and buying wine the same way billionaires do—without the price tag.
With his characteristic wit and charm, Oldman spills on how to imbibe like an insider while cutting through the pretension and geekiness that still surrounds wine. From detailing little-known ways to hone in on the best value bottles to the secret maneuvers you can do to master wine in restaurants, shops, and at home, How to Drink Like a Billionaire will have you approaching wine with the shrewdness, style, and unapologetic joy of the 1 percent.
WINNER, GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARD FOR BEST DRINKS EDUCATION BOOK
"This high-class guide is an adventure into the world of wine."
—Vanity Fair's "Books You Should Read Now"
"A guide to wine and Champagne to find the most delicious bottles for the best price."
"Advice on drinking wine with confidence and covers topics such as undiscovered wine regions and surprising wine and food combinations."
—The New York Times
"The ultimate guide to drinking like a billionaire on a normal budget."
"The best wine book of the year, giving people the tools to disarm the pretention of wine. Mark Oldman is the best in the business and the rare expert that can move between billionaires and casual drinkers, and take us all along for the ride."
—Dane Neal, WGN Radio
"Mark Oldman’s How to Drink Like a Billionaire brilliantly demystifies wine like no book has before, teaching us all to drink passionately, drink smart, and drink with utter confidence. With his usual ease and wit, he has written a guide to wine (and life) for our generation. And we will all drink better for it!"
—Gail Simmons, food critic, TV host and author of Talking With My Mouth Full
"Oldman brings a congenial spirit and wry humor to this guide to selecting, drinking, and appreciating wine . . . a useful reference and an enjoyable lark."
"The cheekiest, most fact-packed cheat sheet in all of winedom . . . From Champagne to chardonnay, Mark Oldman helps professionalize your taste in wine."
—Jesse Kornbluth, The Good Man Project
"This unpretentious tome teaches readers how to imbibe like the 1 percent—for a fraction of the cost."
"An engaging guide to just about anything you could want to know about wine . . . It's no wonder Mark Oldman has become one of the most well-known experts on wine in the country."
"How to Drink Like a Billionaire is not just the best guide for drinking wine stylishly, but Mark Oldman offers his readers a comprehensive yet fun approach to one of our favorite topics. It's colorful, charismatic and innovative from beginning to end!”
— Marcus Samuelsson, chef, restaurateur, and author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Yes, Chef.
"Too fun to put down . . . Oldman is one of the leading authors on wine."
"Wit is at the heart of this book, but so is wisdom. With his trademark accessible, personal style, Oldman unfurls all manner of advice, with the ultimate goal of helping us 99 percenters imbibe like the hoity toity do. Packed with informative infographics and incisive insights, Oldman's book is great for not only diving in deeply by a fire but also perusing a few pages at a time."
"This is the must-have guide to drinking wine like the 1 percent."
—Victoria Kelsey, Hampton Sheet
"Oldman lets readers know how to drink wine with confidence and style, in a funny and digestible manner."
"Filled with more than 100 short 'chapters'—many a single page, helping you navigate wine lists, find retail bargains, up your vocab, deal with 'glasshole' sommeliers and buy wine tools cheap—plus lots more of Oldman's irreverent, humorous myth busting. It's designed to make you a better-educated consumer, so you can do what billionaires love to do—live large and save money in the process."
"How to Drink Like a Billionaire lets you you in on the drinking habits of the super wealthy, and, more importantly, how to channel them on a budget."