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Want to know how the 1% drink?

Join America’s popular wine expert, Mark Oldman, and learn how to taste, swirl and buy wine the same way the billionaires do — without the price tag. 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 scope out the best value bottles to divulging secret tactics for mastering wine in restaurants, shops and at home, Oldman demystifies the wine world and lets us into its inner circles. Enjoy a tasting as you learn to drink wine with the style, shrewdness and unapologetic excitement of the elite.

 

Brief Bio

Mark Oldman is one the country’s leading wine personalities — and, that rarity, a wine expert who is on the side of anyone who wants to enjoy wine more. Bon Appètit described his charismatic style as “winespeak without the geek.” Twice the winner of the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, his books — Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine and Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine — have been called the “perfect book” by the Wall Street Journal and the “perfect primer” by The New Yorker. Oldman’s sold-out appearances at the country's top gastronomic festivals are considered must-see events in the world of food and wine. Aspen magazine, in fact, recently named him the third best speaker on food and wine in a ranking that included Jacques Pépin, Andrew Zimmern and Marcus Samuelsson. He has been the wine expert for Pottery Barn, lead judge in the PBS television series The Winemakers and the wine correspondent for the Food Network. Keenly interested in innovating in the areas of education and consumer advocacy, Oldman also founded and ran the career portal Vault.com for a decade until its successful sale to a private equity firm. A licensed attorney and three-time Stanford graduate, he serves or has served on five major boards of the university, including its Board of Trustees.

 

This event is part of our Kitchen Arts & Letters series. In partnership with the esteemed culinary bookstore, we present talks, demos and tastings with leading cookbook authors, chefs, food historians and farmers. See the complete line-up here.


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Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

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