San Francisco Chronicle

“Oldman’s Guide promises, as so many wine books do, to simplify the complex world of vino. Oldman does it well, and with a sense of fun and celebrity…The beauty of “Outsmarting” is in its 108 short (two to three pages each) chapters…What I particularly like about the book is its pronunciation guides for tongue-twister varietals, producers and regions. Too, we learn that singer- songwriter Tori Amos prefers red Bordeaux, chef-restaurateur Mario Batali digs white and red Burgundy and golfer Norman favors Kistler Chardonnay.”