Subtitled “Mastering Wine with Joie de Vivre,” Oldman’s third book is a refreshing guide to approaching wine with the carefree attitude of the super wealthy. But instead of basing your drinking pleasure on having a bottomless wallet, Oldman wants you to have the knowledge that removes fear and intimidation from encounters with wines both famous and obscure.
In more than 100 (mostly) one-page information-packed essays, Oldman tackles everything from basic tasting tips and food pairing ideas to restaurant etiquette and service and storage tips. He urges readers not to ignore wines that get lower scores from major reviewers, suggests some white wines that can pair very well with beef, and generally pitches wine as something fun rather than sacred.
Color photographs throughout. Hardcover.