Liquid RUSH: Digging into Alex Lifeson’s Wine Cellar – Episode 70 – Drink Bravely with Mark Oldman

Mere days before we learn if legendary rockers RUSH will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mark provides another exclusive glimpse into the diverse wine cellar of guru guitarist Alex Lifeson. Alex reveals his penchant for Syrah-based reds from Australia and France, Madeira from Portugal, and even Aquavit from Scandinavia.

RUSH wine

Featured wines:
Penfolds Grange (Australia; 1982, 1983, 1995, 1996, 1998)
E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie “La Mouline” (France)
E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie “La Landonne” (France; incl. 1978)
E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie “La Turque” (France)
Clarendon Hills “Astralis” (Australia)
Gammal Norrlands Akvavit (Sweden)
Madeira – The Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana, 1981 (Island of Madeira, Portugal)
Madeira – The Investiture of the Prince of Wales, July, 1969 (Madeira, Portugal)
Song snippets from RUSH at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, October 22, 2012; “The Analog Kid” (from Signals), “2112 – Overture” (2112), “2112 – Grand Finale” (2112).
“Poosh It!”

What Wine in Chateau Marmont Suite 69? – Episode 69 – Drink Bravely with Mark Oldman

With Halloween approaching, Mark visits Hollywood’s magnificently haunted Chateau Marmont to reveal a perfect wine for share with ghosts of Chateau’s suite 69. Opining on wine enclosed in a can, he reminds us that anything that lessens the distance between your mouth and the wine is a good thing.
chateau marmont
Featured wine:
Francis Coppola “Sofia” Blanc de Blancs Mini NV (California $5/can or $20/4-pack)

Wine for Facebook IPO Millionaires – Drink Bravely with Mark Oldman – Episode 61

Facebook IPO millionaires have a host of wine opportunities before them, and Mark discusses two of the best: aged California Cabernet Sauvignon and red Burgundy from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

millionaires wine

Featured wines:
Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 1988 (California, $90)
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1990 (France, priceless)
“Poosh It!”

Rose “Rule of P” and a Spontaneous “Rose Cheer” – Drink Bravely with Mark Oldman – Episode 42

Mark Oldman visits rose’s spiritual homeland, the South of France, to explain why it is essential to drink pink, especially with food that adheres to Mark’s “Rosé Rule of P”. Later that night, he broadcasts from the city of Nice, where he spontaneously leads a café in the first-ever “Rosé Cheer”.  A woman at the next table, who happens to be dressed appropriately enough in pink, joins in and becomes so excited that…oh, you’ll see…

Featured Rosé
-Château Thuerry Côtes de Provence Rosé 2008 (France, $18)

Other Riveting Rosés:
-Bedell Cellars Taste Rose 2010 (Long Island, NY, $18)
-Bodega Melipal Malbec Rosé 2010 (Argentina, $12)
-Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Rosado 2009 (Spain, $10)
-Hey Mambo “Kinky Pink” Rosé 2009 (California, $10)
-Leone de Castris Salento “Five Roses” Rosé 2010 (Italy, $15)
-Massaya Rosé 2010 (Lebanon, $12)

Even More Riveting Rosés:
(Mark’s Selections for his “Pink Without Blushing” Seminar at the Food Network Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, April, 2011)
-Roederer Estate Rosé NV (California, $26, sparkling)
-Champagne Tarlant Brut Rose NV (France, $86, sparkling)
-Bernardus Winery Rosé “Saignée De Marinus” 2009 (California, $25)
-Chateau D’Esclans “Whispering Angel” Côtes de Provence Rose 2009 (France, $18)
-Deep Sea “Sea Flower” Conway Family Wines Rosé 2009 (California, $28)
-Domaine Serene “R” Rose 2009 (Oregon, $38)
-Jean-Luc Colombo 2010 Vin de Pays de Méditerranée Rosé “Cape Bleue” 2010 (France, $12)

Drink Bravely with Mark Oldman – Episode 35: Mark’s Dog(ged) Overview of Wine – Part 1

Dogs and Wine Have Way More in Common Than You Think!

Why is Riesling a Schnauzer?  What makes Chardonnay a Bearded Collie?  How is Pinot Grigio like a Dandy Dinmont Terrier?  Find out as Mark Oldman is unleashed backstage at the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and provides an overview of wine based on the various canines he encounters.

Gourmet dogs with white wine
Featured wines:
Franz Haas “Kris” Pinot Grigio 2009 (Italy, $14)
Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (New Zealand, $16)
Ferrari Carano Chardonnay 2007 (California, $25)
Dr. Loosen Riesling “Blue Slate” Kabinett 2007 (Germany, $20)
Hugel Gewürztraminer Alsace 2008 (France, $22)
Jean-Luc Colombo “Cape Bleue” Rosé 2010 (France, $12)