Mark Oldman

Wine Expert, Author & Speaker

Mark Oldman is of 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. Mark has earned wide acclaim for his latest book, How to Drink Like a Billionaire (Regan Arts), which won the IACP Cookbook Award for Best Wine, Beer, & Spirits book and the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Drinks Education Book in the World. Mark’s previous books – Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine (Penguin) and Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine (Norton) – have been called the “perfect book” by the Wall Street Journal and the “perfect primer” by The New Yorker. Both won the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award.

Mark’s sold-out appearances at the country’s top gastronomic festivals are considered must-see events in the world of food and wine. Deemed “one of wine’s top showmen” by The New York Times, “an oenophile wizard” by The Washington Post, and “everybody’s favorite wine expert” by New York/South Beach Festival founder Lee Schrager, Mark is famous for his ability to deliver “winespeak without the geek, as Bon Appétit put it.

Mark has a lecture schedule that rivals many politicians’, spanning the universe of blue-chip venues such as the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard Business School, and the James Beard House. He is also an in-demand spokesperson, wine judge, and emcee, with partners ranging from Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma to the American Heart Association and the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Recently Mark partnered with Amazon Studios to create “Wine & Prime,” which pairs different wines with Amazon Prime’s award-winning series.

Mark is a three-time graduate of Stanford University and a passionate proponent of “drinking richly” without spending extravagantly. Visit him at: