Wine Guru Mark Oldman: Summer Wines With Expensive Tastes (VIDEO)

[ 0 ] July 20, 2015 |

Wine expert and columnist Mark Oldman may have only taught two seminars at the 2013 Aspen Food & Wine Classic, but his audience members were able to learn so much more long after the wine was finished. “I try to make it fun,” says Oldman. “We’re going from bubbly to white to red, doing $15 bottles to $150 bottles.”

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Oldman’s seminars discussed Malbec wines and Greek white wines, both offering something special for summer.  “People often think of Malbecs as soft red wines, but there are also Malbecs with smells of chocolate, espresso and rain on the pavement,” says Oldman. He describes Malbecs as both complex and romantic. Watch wine personality Mark Oldman discuss summer wines with expensive tastes at the 2013 Aspen Food & Wine Classic:

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When discussing white wines for summer, Oldman suggests a Greek white wine, which serves as a great alternative for Pinot Grigio. “Go to your restaurant or store and ask for Greek white – it’s not oaky, but has a great citrus quality to it.”

Mark Oldman

Mark Oldman

But regardless if you’re a red or a white drinker – and despite the price of the bottle – it is the finish of the wine that proves good quality. “Wines under $20 can taste like $60, $80, or even $100 bottles,” Oldman says. “Wine will persist with you for 20 seconds, 40 seconds, even a minute sometimes, and that is the hallmark of a very good wine.”

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About Mark Oldman: Mark Oldman is one of the most recognizable wine personalities in the United States. Oldman’s style is described as "winespeak without the geek" and he’s lauded for being extremely knowledgeable and passionate about wine while [...]
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