Mark OldmanVirtual Wine Tastings

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  • “Champions of Chile” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    “Champions of Chile” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    September 30, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark hosts a virtual tasting revealing key wines, wine types, and wine regions of Chile.

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Past Classes

  • “Wine List Saviors” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    “Wine List Saviors” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    September 23, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark hosts a virtual wine class revealing life saving wines and wine types for restaurants.

  • “Hidden California” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    “Hidden California” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    September 16, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark hosts a virtual wine tasting revealing under-the-radar wines and wine regions of California.

  • “Costs $20, Tastes $50” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    “Costs $20, Tastes $50” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    September 9, 2020 9:00 pm ET

    Mark hosts a virtual wine class revealing wines (and wine types) that drink well above their price.

  • Celebrity War of the Sparkling Wines | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    Celebrity War of the Sparkling Wines | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    August 26, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark hosts a FREE virtual wine tasting to determine the best (and worst) celebrity sparkling wines.

  • Celebrity White Wine Showdown | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    Celebrity White Wine Showdown | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    August 18, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark hosts a FREE virtual wine tasting to determine the best (and worst) celebrity white wines.

  • “Mind of a Wine Fraudster” with Peter Hellman (free) | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    “Mind of a Wine Fraudster” with Peter Hellman (free) | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    August 11, 2020 8:00 am ET

    Mark interviews Peter Hellman, journalist and award-winning author of the groundbreaking book, “In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire.”

  • “Sparkling Substitutes” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    “Sparkling Substitutes” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    August 5, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark reveals uplifting, intriguing, and delicious alternatives to Champagne.

  • “Celebrity Rosé Deathmatch” (FREE) | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    “Celebrity Rosé Deathmatch” (FREE) | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    August 4, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark Oldman offers a free, virtual wine tasting to determine the best (and worst) celebrity rosés on the market.

  • “Secrets of Handling, Storing, and Aging Wine” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    “Secrets of Handling, Storing, and Aging Wine” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    July 29, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark reveals everything you need to know about handling, storing, and aging wine.

  • Open Q&A (FREE) | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    Open Q&A (FREE) | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    July 28, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark hosts a free, open Q&A to answer all of questions about wine. Registration is essential.

  • “Quenching Summer Reds” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    “Quenching Summer Reds” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    July 22, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark reveals red wines perfect for summer: chill-worthy, thirst-quenching, and delicious.

  • “Undiscovered Gems” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    “Undiscovered Gems” | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    July 15, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark reveals lesser-known wines that dazzle with their deliciousness.

  • Italy Mi Amore | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    Italy Mi Amore | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    July 8, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark takes you to the wine wonderland that is Italy.

  • Secrets of Wine & Food Pairing | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    Secrets of Wine & Food Pairing | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    July 1, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark covers the key principles of pairing wine with food.

  • California Dreamin’ | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    California Dreamin’ | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    June 24, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark takes you to the Golden State for uncommonly delicious wine.

  • The 11 Myths of Wine | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    The 11 Myths of Wine | Mark Oldman Virtual Wine Tastings
    June 17, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark busts the 11 most compelling myths and misconceptions of wine.

  • Virtual Wine Tastings: French Fantastique
    Virtual Wine Tastings: French Fantastique
    June 10, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark covers insider picks for French wine as well as priceless French wine vocabulary.

  • Virtual Wine Tastings: Hard to Say, Easy to Drink
    Virtual Wine Tastings: Hard to Say, Easy to Drink
    June 3, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark covers fabulous tongue-twisters that, once mastered, will have you drinking like a pro.

  • Mark Visits Wine.com to Drink Like a Billionaire (FREE)
    Mark Visits Wine.com to Drink Like a Billionaire (FREE)
    June 2, 2020 7:00 pm ET

    Mark joins with Wine.com to present four classic wines that allow you to drink richly without paying excessively.

  • Virtual Wine Tastings: Sizzlin’ from Spain
    Virtual Wine Tastings: Sizzlin’ from Spain
    May 27, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark reveals insider picks from across Spain, as well as some uplifting aspects of Spanish drinking culture.

  • Virtual Wine Tastings: Meet Jesse Katz of Aperture Cellars
    Virtual Wine Tastings: Meet Jesse Katz of Aperture Cellars
    May 26, 2020 6:00 pm ET

    Discussion with Jesse Katz, wunderkind founder and winemaker of Aperture Cellars.

  • Virtual Wine Tastings: Outsmart the Wine List
    Virtual Wine Tastings: Outsmart the Wine List
    May 20, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark reveals how to best navigate restaurant wine lists.

  • Virtual Wine Tastings: Summertime Slayers
    Virtual Wine Tastings: Summertime Slayers
    May 13, 2020 8:00 pm ET

    Mark covers the best wines for summertime.

  • Virtual Wine Tastings: Champagne Sabering Lesson
    Virtual Wine Tastings: Champagne Sabering Lesson
    May 11, 2020 6:30 pm ET

    Mark will explain the origins of this triumphant ritual and give a detailed lesson how best to execute it with style and grace.

One of the food world’s most sought-after speakers, award-winning author Mark Oldman is called “everybody’s favorite wine expert” by food festival guru Lee Schrager, “renowned in wine circles” (The Guardian), and “wine’s greatest showman” (New York Times).

From the comfort of your own living room, the Oldman experience is now just a few clicks away with the same keen and entertaining perspective that sells out shows from Amazon Studios to the Aspen FOOD & WINE Classic (60+ events for the last 15-straight years).

Unlike some wine experts, Mark has no hidden agenda. He is not an employee of any winery, wine shop, or publication. He is independent, on your side, and free to call it as he sees it.

“I had no idea that a wine class could be so informative AND entertaining.” – Gary B.

“Mark is a unicorn in the wine world.” – Janice R.

“Energetic, informal, friendly, not intimidating and very entertaining. Immediately he puts the audience at ease. Nobody does it better.” – Lee A.

“He could read the phone book & I’d enjoy it” – Beth V.

FAQs

HOW DO THE VIRTUAL WINE TASTINGS WORK?

At the scheduled virtual tasting time and date, you will enter a virtual classroom via the Zoom link provided. Mark will present the topic his trademark style that Bon Appétit calls “winespeak without the geek”. At the end of the session there will be a 15 minute Q&A.

HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?

Each virtual wine tasting is approximately an hour, including 15 minutes of Q&A at the end.

DO I NEED TO BUY THE WINES PRESENTED?

No, you are free to bring your own bottle or just watch. If you’d like to taste along with the exact wines that Mark will be presenting (though this is not a prerequisite), Mark has partnered with Wine.com to make these easily wines available for purchase through the link above. If you choose to spend $150 or over, there is a “OLDMAN30” discount code of $30.

IF I PURCHASE THE WINES, HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE TO ARRIVE?

Wine.com shipping typically takes two days within the continental United States but can be longer for certain destinations. There are date-specific delivery options for your shipment on the final page of check out. If you have any questions about your wine purchase, you can chat live with a Wine.com specialist when you are on that site.

WHAT IF MY WINE DOES NOT ARRIVE IN TIME?

We are doing our best to post about new events at least a week in advance of the virtual tasting. Alerts will be here and in the Mark Oldman newsletter (sign up in the box atop this page) and on Mark’s social media. And Mark has taken pains to choose excellent wines that Wine.com stocks in sufficient quantities and can ship immediately.

There is a small chance that shipping during this pandemic can encounter delays. In the unlikely event that your wine does not arrive in time from Wine.com, you can enjoy the wines in the days after the virtual tasting, brimming as you will be with your newfound knowledge. We assume no liability for the timing of wine shipping.

WHAT TECHNOLOGY IS NEEDED FOR THE VIRTUAL WINE TASTINGS?

You will need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. Your confirmation email will include a a link and details on how to join the Zoom webinar.

HOW DO I ENTER THE VIRTUAL TASTING?

To access your class, you will be sent a Zoom Webinar link to the email address you provided when purchasing your ticket, along with a meeting ID and password. By clicking on the link, you will automatically be prompted to open Zoom and join the class. Everyone is encouraged to join the class a few minutes early to ensure that you have a good connection with Zoom. Please note that upon joining you will be directed to the waiting room until webinar begins.

DO I NEED A ZOOM ACCOUNT TO PARTICIPATE?

No, you will not need to register for a Zoom account to join. Simply click to “Join the webinar” via in the link provided. You will be prompted to download and install the Zoom app. Once downloaded, open the Zoom program you will need to give Zoom access to your computer/phone microphone and camera. When you are ready to join the virtual tasting select “Join with Video” and “Join Audio” buttons in the bottom left corner of the Zoom application.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges.

IS THERE A WAITLIST IF THE VIRTUAL WINE TASTING IS SOLD OUT?

No, sadly Zoom does not provide this capability yet. The last event sold out very quickly so please register ASAP.

IS MARK ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

You bet. Follow him at @MarkOldman on Instagram and Twitter and at @MarkOldmanUSA on Facebook.

HOW TO I STAY ABREAST OF FUTURE MARK OLDMAN EVENTS?

Sign up for the Mark Oldman newsletter in the “Subscribe” box at the top of this page. You can also check this page.

DISCLAIMER

Please drink responsibly. These virtual tastings are open only to those 21-years-of-age and older. By registering for any Mark Oldman event, you agree to assume any risk that is associated with participating in the event and release Wetakem LLC and its representatives from any and all claims of injury, damage, and loss that may be as a result of participation.

  • “One of the wine world’s great showmen”

    The New York Times
  • “Winespeak without the geek”

    Bon Apétit
  • “A leading voice in the wine world”

    WGN Radio
  • “For those looking to expand their palates, Mark leads the way”

    Publisher's Weekly