By popular demand, Mark Oldman is now offering virtual wine tastings so that you can deepen your wine knowledge from the comfort of your own living room. Virtual wine tastings are a natural extension of Mark’s legendary live wine events. His standing invitations to the country’s top food festivals and consistently sold-out events attest to his position as one of gastronomy’s most captivating speakers.
Among the many A-list festivals he regularly appears at is the preeminent Aspen FOOD & WINE Classic, where he has enthralled audiences in over 60 separate events during the last 15 years. And when world’s top companies, such as Estée Lauder and Amazon Studios, need the rare culinary expert who can wow audiences, they turn to Mark.
Ask any of the tens of thousands of people who have attended Mark’s wine events and you’ll find that there is no one else in the world who makes wine so relatable, fun, and inspiring. Mark has been named “everybody’s favorite wine expert” by festival guru Lee Brian Schrager, a “five-star” experience (Food & Wine), and “wine’s greatest showman” (New York Times). Mark brings an unrivaled blend of knowledge and entertainment to the stuffy world of wine.
One more advantage: Mark has no hidden agenda. He is not on staff of any winery, wine shop, or publication. He is independent, on your side, and free to call it as he sees it.
Virtual Wine Tastings: Champagne Sabering Lesson
May 11, 2020 6:30 pm
Mark will explain the origins of this triumphant ritual and give a detailed lesson how best to execute it with style and grace. Then he will lead the world’s first virtual #GlobalSaberSalute in tribute to the brave health care workers of the pandemic. Join along or just watch.
FREE (while seats remain)
Virtual Wine Tastings: Summertime Slayers
May 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Join me for this highly informative, fun, and unbiased virtual tasting uncovering the best wines for summertime. On May 13th, 8pm ET/5pm PT, U will be covering Mark’s insider picks for starting your summer right. The webinar is one hour and offered at the affordable ‘pandemic price’ of $15. Please follow the “Register” link for more details.
Virtual Wine Tastings: Outsmart the Wine List
May 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Join me as I reveal how to best navigate restaurant wine lists. I will be covering wine service in restaurants and my insider picks for seeking value there. The webinar is one hour and offered at the affordable ‘pandemic price’ of $15. Please follow the register link for more details.Register now
Virtual Wine Tastings: Sizzlin’ from Spain
May 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Join me for this highly informative, fun, and unbiased virtual tasting revealing incredible, affordable wines from Spain. I will be covering insider picks from across Spain, as well as some uplifting aspects of Spanish drinking culture. The webinar is one hour and offered at the affordable ‘pandemic price’ of $15. Please follow the register link for more details.Register now
Virtual Wine Tastings: Hard to Say, Easy to Drink
June 3, 2020 8:00 pm
Join me for this highly informative, fun, and unbiased virtual tasting revealing wines that are hard to utter but uncommonly delicious to drink. On June 3rd, 8pm ET/5pm PT, I will be covering these fabulous tongue-twisters that, once mastered, will have you drinking like a pro. The webinar is one hour and offered at the affordable ‘pandemic price’ of $15. Please follow the “Register” link for more details.Register now
Virtual Wine Tastings: French Fantastique
June 10, 2020 8:00 pm
Join me for this highly informative, fun, and unbiased virtual tasting detailing affordable French wines and regions that will have you exclaiming “ooh la la”. On June 10th, 8pm ET/5pm PT, I will be covering insider picks for French wine as well as priceless French wine vocabulary. The webinar is one hour and offered at the affordable ‘pandemic price’ of $15. Please follow the “Register” link for more details.Register now
Virtual Wine Tastings: Meet Jesse Katz of Aperture Cellars I Oldman’s Wine for Your Bunker
May 26, 2020 6:00 pm
This Tuesday, May, 26 pm 6pm ET/3pm PT join Mark Oldman for a FREE, interactive discussion with Jesse Katz, founder and winemaker of Aperture Cellars. We will discuss his many early successes in wine, what to look for in a great bottle, and what it was like to have the opening of his new Aperture tasting room in Sonoma delayed by the pandemic.
Jesse is the first winemaker to be included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, a Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, and has been named a Wine Spectator “Rising Star.”Register now
Mark Visits Wine.com to Drink Like a Billionaire (FREE)
June 2, 2020 7:00 pm
On June 2nd at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT, I will be joining with Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn to spill insider wine secrets and present four classic wines that allow you to drink richly without paying excessively. There is no charge for the event, but you are encouraged to order the four wines in advance and drink along with us. We will start with Bollinger Special Cuvee, then move on to the famous Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, and then finish with Ornellaia Le Volte and the Guigal Crozes-Hermitage.Register now
VIRTUAL WINE TASTINGS F.A.Q.:
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 WILL 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.
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.