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Mark Stanford Oldman (January 5, 1969) is an American entrepreneur, wine expert, and author of several books on wine. He has been described as "one of the wine world's great populizers"[1] and "one of the wine world's great showmen."[2] He regularly appears at food and wine festivals as well as corporations and institutions,[3] and teaches a course on entrepreneurship for Stanford University.[4]

Mark Oldman
Mark Oldman in 2017
Mark Oldman in 2017
BornMark Stanford Oldman
(1969-01-05) January 5, 1969 (age 50)
Manhattan, New York
OccupationWine critic
NationalityAmerican
Alma materStanford Law School (J.D.)
Stanford University (M.A.)
Stanford University (B.A.)
SubjectWine
Website
markoldman.com

Contents

Early lifeEdit

Oldman was born in the Manhattan borough of New York City, the son of a pediatrician and a psychologist.[5][6] He was raised in Martinsville, New Jersey.[7] In high school, he served as president of the National Honor Society and a member of the wrestling team.[8]

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. He founded and served as president of the Stanford Wine Circle,[9] a popular campus club hosting tastings with California winemakers.[10]

Oldman serves or has served on five major boards of Stanford, including its top governing body, the Stanford University Board of Trustees.[11][12]

CareerEdit

Internship ExpertEdit

After graduating from college in 1992, Oldman and friend Samer Hamadeh conceived of and co-authored America's Top 100 Internships, published by the Princeton Review imprint of Random House. The book profiled the internship opportunities at such companies as Intel, Boeing, the Wall Street Journal, Walt Disney Studios, Rolling Stone, and MTV.[13] In 1994, book made the Boston Globe's best-seller list.[14] In 1995, Oldman and Hamadeh wrote The Internship Bible, also published by Random House. The book saw 17 editions published between 1995 and 2005.[15]

Vault.comEdit

In 1997, Oldman and Hamadeh founded Vault.com, a media company that provides career information by industry and by Fortune 1000 company, as well as rankings of companies and firms.[16] He served as president of Vault.com until its sale in 2007 to a private equity firm.[17] Along with Hamadeh, Oldman won Crain's "Top Entrepreneur's" award[18] and was included on the Silicon Alley 100 list of influential tech executives.[19]

Wine and Food MediaEdit

Oldman was lead judge in the PBS television series The Winemakers, filmed in Paso Robles wine country in California.[20][21][22]

He contributes to several lifestyle magazines, including Bloomberg,[23] Departures,[24] Maxim,[25] Travel & Leisure,[26] and Wine Enthusiast.[27]

Oldman wrote a wine column and chose the wine picks for the magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray.[28] He has been the wine expert for Williams Sonoma, and wine columnist for the Food Network.

In 2005, he wrote Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine (Penguin), which is currently in its 11th edition and is published in Japan, Belgium, and in four volumes in France by Editions Solar.[29][30] The book boils the basics of wine down to 108 concise chapters. It won the Duboeuf Best Wine Book Award for 2005 and was named a finalist for Best Wine Book at the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards.[31]

In 2010, Oldman released Oldman's Brave New World of Wine (W.W. Norton), which profiles over 100 lesser-known wine types that are worth exploring. It includes interviews with Hillary Swank, Francis Ford Coppola, Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Ludacris, Geddy Lee, John Lithgow, and other high-profile wine lovers. It won the Duboeuf Best Wine Book Award for 2010 and was named an Apple iTunes “Best of Book of the Year”.[32]

In 2016, he published How to Drink Like a Billionaire (Regan Arts/Simon & Schuster), which details insider methods to obtain the best value bottles and master wine in restaurants, shops, and at home. It won the 2017 IACP Cookbook Award in the Drinks category and the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for World's Best Wine Book.[33][34][35]

Oldman regularly hosts "Wine for Billionaires" tastings at his home in Manhattan.[36][37] Robert Mondavi Winery recently kicked off its 50th Anniversary Celebration with a wine tasting dinner at Oldman's Wine Sanctuary.[38]

BibliographyEdit

  • America's Top 100 Internships. New York: Random House. 1995-2002. ISBN 978-0375751691.
  • The Internship Bible. New York: Random House. 1996-2005. ISBN 978-0375764684.
  • The Job Vault. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1998. ISBN 9780395861714.
  • Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms. New York: Vault. 2002. ISBN 978-1581314885.
  • Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine. New York: Penguin Group. 2004. ISBN 978-0142004920.
  • Oldman's Brave New World of Wine. New York: W.W. Norton. 2010. ISBN 978-0393334845.
  • How to Drink Like a Billionaire. New York: Regan Arts. 2016. ISBN 978-1942872146.

AwardsEdit

  • Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, 2005.[39]
  • Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, 2010.[40]
  • Gourmand International Cookbook Award, Best Drinks Education Book in the U.S., 2016.[41]
  • International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Award, Best Book for Wine, Beer, & Spirits, 2017.[42]
  • Gourmand International Cookbook Award, Best Drinks Education Book in the World, 2017.[43]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Salkin, Allen (2017-06-30). "How Much for This Jeroboam? For This Famous Chef? Food Festivals Lure the Wealthy". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  3. ^ Matsumoto, Nancy (2014-05-29). "Wine Expert Mark Oldman's Renovated Manhattan Home". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  4. ^ "Ingenious Entrepreneurship | Stanford in New York | Stanford Undergrad". undergrad.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  5. ^ "Food + Drink Interview: Wine Expert Mark Oldman On Drinking Bravely And Shunning Conventional Wisdom". Austinist. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  6. ^ Moreno, Katarzyna. "Lemonade stands". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
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  9. ^ magazine, STANFORD. "Shelf Life". Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  10. ^ "In Vino Veritas". Observer. 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  11. ^ "Stanford Associates Board of Governors".
  12. ^ "New members elected to university's Board of Trustees for five-year terms".
  13. ^ "Pay May Be Poor, but Some Internships Throw In a Car". Christian Science Monitor. 1994-04-29. ISSN 0882-7729. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  14. ^ "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  15. ^ "OCLC Worldcat Identities". Worldcat.
  16. ^ Dan Reich (16 April 2013). "Founder of Vault.com Discusses Startup Life and His New Healthcare Company Zeel". Forbes.
  17. ^ Ahuja, Maneet (March 17, 2008). "Owned and Operated". Wall Street Journal.
  18. ^ "2005 Winners". Crain Communications.
  19. ^ "LAST CALL For Silicon Alley 100 Submissions: Vote Now". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  20. ^ [1] Archived October 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
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  25. ^ "6 Amazing Italian Wines To Drink Right Now". Maxim. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  26. ^ Oldman, Mark. "Global Wines" (PDF). Travel & Leisure.
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  28. ^ "Under the Hood: Mark Oldman - Man On The Move". manonthemove.com.
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  30. ^ Dialogues, Librairie. Les bons plans vin de Mark Oldman, Mes astuces ... - Mark Oldman - Solar (in French).
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  32. ^ "Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year | W. W. Norton & Company". books.wwnorton.com. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
  33. ^ How to Drink Like a Billionaire. 2016-10-11. ISBN 9781942872160.
  34. ^ Filloon, Whitney (2017-03-06). "Here Are the 2017 IACP Cookbook Award Winners". Eater. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
  35. ^ York, New; NY; 917-994-1949. "Regan Arts Award-Winning Design & Production". Regan Arts. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
  36. ^ "Wine by Design in a New York Apartment". Wall Street Journal. 29 May 2014.
  37. ^ E Connolly (October 2, 2015). Financial Review http://www.afr.com/brand/luxury/wine-tours-for-billionaires-sample-a-2000-wine-20151002-gjzxmo#ixzz3xu3csSoT. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  38. ^ Andrew Dourenberg (October 2, 2015). KarenandAndrew http://www.karenandandrew.com/2015/11/robert-mondavi-winery-50th-anniversary. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  40. ^ "Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year | W. W. Norton & Company". books.wwnorton.com. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  41. ^ "Wine Books Shortlist 2017". www.cookbookfair.com. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  42. ^ "Here Are the 2017 IACP Cookbook Award Winners". Eater. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  43. ^ "Regan Arts Award-Winning Design & Production". Regan Arts. Retrieved 2018-02-26.

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