Mark Oldman in 2011
|Born||Mark Stanford Oldman
January 5, 1969
Manhattan, New York
|Alma mater||Stanford Law School (J.D.)
Stanford University (M.A.)
Stanford University (B.A.)
Mark Oldman (born Mark Stanford Oldman, January 5, 1969) is an American entrepreneur and wine writer. He is the wine expert for Pottery Barn and wine columnist for the Food Network. Oldman was called the "ideal mix of wine connoisseur, showman, and everyday dude" by Publishers Weekly and his approach was described as "wine speak without the geek" by Bon Appétit. He has twice won the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award.
In 2010, Oldman released Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine, published by W.W. Norton, which focuses on helping readers make the most of the unprecedented diversity of wines now available. It details several dozen wine types of moderate cost and maximum appeal, and includes the exclusive wine picks of oenophiles such as Jodie Foster, Hilary Swank, Antonio Banderas, John Lithgow, and Guy Fieri.
In 2005 Oldman wrote Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine, published by Penguin Books and winner of the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book Award.
Television, radio, and publications
Oldman writes and lectures widely on wine. He delivered the keynote address at the Boston Wine Expo and appears at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, the Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival, and the Aspen Food and Wine Classic, among other festivals. He also writes the wine column for the Food Network, contributes to several lifestyle magazines, and has written a wine column and chooses the wine picks for the magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray. He is a regular on Martha Stewart Radio's "Living Today" program on Sirius Satellite Radio. He is also the wine expert for Pottery Barn stores.
Approach and style
The New York Times Style Magazine reported his victorious visit to New York criminal court to fight an open container summons that he received carrying an empty Bordeaux wine bottle. The New York Times also covered Oldman's annual "Bring Your Own Truffle" ritual, introduced to counter restaurant truffle pricing. His speaking engagements are frequently sold-out and lauded for their information and entertainment.
In 1997 Oldman cofounded Vault.com, a company that provides career information associated with popular media. He served as president of Vault.com until its sale in 2007 to a private equity firm. Along with cofounders H. S. and Samer Hamadeh, Oldman won Crain’s Top Entrepreneur's Award, and the Harvard Business School Club’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
Oldman received his B.A. and M.A. in English from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He also received a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he won the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Prize for excellence in writing. Oldman has served on four major boards of Stanford, including its Board of Trustees.
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