“Oldman’s Guide is the beginner’s wine book that I’ve recommended more than any other wine.  My standard line about Mark’s first book for years has been, ‘this is the one to try first for anyone beginning to get ‘into’ wine; it’s the book I wish I’d had at my side when I was first starting out as a wine buff.’  In other words, I thought it was an instant classic”.  It is still largely unmatched for its combination of verve, intelligence and accessibility.”