Bevinars Tasting by Mark Oldman: Outsmarting Wine 101

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You could pay a fortune to see one of Mark Oldman’s famous, “five-star” (Food & Wine) “wildly popular” (Aspen magazine) live seminars at the nation’s top food festivals or you can take Bevinars virtual wine classes for a fraction of the cost and from the comfort of your own living room. About Outsmarting Wine 101 (The Ultimate Intro Class)Mark Oldman doesn’t just teach you about wine; he cuts through the complication and geekery such that you feel like you outsmart it. Inspired by Mark’s first award-winning book, Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine (Penguin), this class is designed to be the ultimate introductory wine class. Focusing on tasting techniques and basic wine styles, it covers exactly what you need to conquer dinner parties, business dinners, gift selection, handling and storage, and the wine shop. Moreover, if you’ve ever been to one of Mark’s presentations, you know it is brimming with humor and his trademark “nuggets” of useful insider information that you won’t find anywhere else. The cost of the class is $55 per household, and if you want to taste along with Mark, this special kit is available from featured wines are: Sauvignon Blanc from CaliforniaChardonnay from CaliforniaPinot Noir from OregonCabernet Sauvignon from CaliforniaThe specific selection of wine, and vintage, can vary state to state but will always be fitting of the style required to best enjoy the class. All wines have been personally approved by Mark. Please visit to view upcoming class dates and to register. Registration is $55 per household/Zoom link. About Mark OldmanKnown for his singular ability to unravel wine’s complexities with a potent blend of knowledge, entertainment, and imagination, Mark Oldman is one of the country’s top wine personalities and founder and CEO of Bevinars. He is author of several award-winning wine books that are considered the best of their kind, including the IACP-Award-winning How to Drink Like a Billionaire and Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine. Mark’s long-standing invitations to the country’s top food festivals and consistently sold-out appearances there attest to his position as one of food world’s most popular speakers. And when Amazon or Estee Lauder or dozens of other blue-chip companies need a wine expert to enthrall audiences, they turn to Mark. You might say that Mark has perfected the ability to distill complex subjects into enlightening, easily digested insights. Before turning to wine full-time, Mark cofounded and ran the career portal based on exactly this approach of discerning demystification. And as a former trustee and three-time graduate of Stanford University, Mark has long been dedicated to education at its highest level.

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