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.
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.
Francis Coppola “Sofia” Blanc de Blancs Mini NV (California $5/can or $20/4-pack)
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…
-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)
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.
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)