Mark Oldman is one the country’s leading wine experts—and, that rarity, a wine expert who is on the side of anyone who wants to enjoy wine more. Author of the new HOW TO DRINK LIKE A BILLIONAIRE: MASTERING WINE WITH JOIE DE VIVRE (Regan Arts/Phaidon), Mark is described by Bon Appètit as specializing in the delivery of “winespeak without the geek.” Twice the winner of the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, his previous books—Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine (Penguin) and Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine (Norton)—have been called the “perfect book” by the Wall Street Journal and the “perfect primer” by The New Yorker. Oldman’s sold-out appearances at the country's top gastronomic festivals are considered must-see events in the world of food and wine. Aspen magazine, in fact, recently named him the third best speaker on food and wine in a ranking that included Jacques Pépin, Andrew Zimmern, and Marcus Samuelsson. He is a three-time graduate of Stanford, a licensed attorney, and a passionate proponent of “drinking richly” without spending extravagantly.