“Oldman’s Guide is an edgy and informative book that is perfect Dr. Vino readers: punchy prose, great sidebars, and excellent titles of the 108 “shortcuts” (“You can serve some reds quite chilled: the cross dressers;” “Instead of Merlot, Try Argentine Malbec’s Blackberry Hedonism;” “Six signals that a wine merchant has ‘the love'”). The interspersed lists of wines that various winemakers and celebrities ranging from chef Mario Batali to hip-hop artist Ludacris actually drink make for interesting reading. Whether offering tips on how to appreciate wine, which wine works for various occasions, or how to order wine in restaurants, Oldman has done an excellent job writing a book that a novice or serious wine lover with a sense of humor and curiosity can enjoy.”