Georges and Franck Duboeuf name Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year for 2011!
Marc Oldman’s book, Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine, has been named the Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year for a book on the subject of wine written and published in 2010.
On May 24th, Marc Oldman received his award while guests, including myself, enjoyed a preview tasting of the Beaujolais Crus which is sure to be a hit with their fine colors and rich, floral and fruit aromas.
Established in 1998 by Georges Duboeuf and its U.S. importer, W. J. Deutsch & Sons, the Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award recognizes authors whose books help promote and advance wine appreciation and education. “The Georges Duboeuf Wine Book Award reflects the ongoing commitment to recognizing excellence in all aspects of the wine industry, which is shared by Georges Duboeuf and W.J. Deutsch and Sons,” said William (Bill) Deutsch, CEO of W.J. Deutsch & Sons.
“We congratulate Mark on his second win and for writing a book that covers wine so extensively and with such enthusiasm.”
This is Oldman’s second win. In 2004, his first book, Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine (publisher Penguin Group), now in its ninth printing, received the same honor.
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“I am truly honored to receive this award again,” said Oldman. “For me, conveying the joy of wine is serious business, requiring a craftsman’s eye, a psychologist’s empathy and innumerable late nights devising fresh approaches that will resonate. Not only is it exhilarating to be among the illustrious ranks of Duboeuf winners for a second time, but this award also instills hope that I am furthering my ultimate mission with wine: fostering the thrill of discovery, the glow of conviviality and the rewards of drinking bravely.”
“Mark’s wit and passion for wine come through on every page of Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine,” said Georges Duboeuf. “This is a book with a refreshingly bold approach to sharing wine knowledge. The quotes selected from both notable wine personalities and pop culture celebrities who enjoy the pleasures of drinking wine are candid and inspiring. Mark provides handy cheat sheets, useful pronunciations and simple pairing tips. His unique journalistic ‘voice’ makes Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine a book to entice new wine consumers and connect with existing wine drinkers alike.”
Oldman is an energetic and passionate wine journalist whose articles have appeared in Food & Wine, Departures and Travel & Leisure. He chooses all the wine picks for Every Day with Rachael Ray and is the lead judge on the PBS television series, “The Winemakers.” He lectures about wine at many of the nation’s top wine and food festivals, including the Boston Expo, South Beach Wine & Food (or is it Food & Wine) Festival and Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. His previous book, Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine was called “perfect” by Wine Enthusiast. www.markoldman.com
Judges for this year’s competition were: Leslie Sbrocco, wine journalist, TV personality and author of Wine for Women, a 2003 Georges Duboeuf Wine Book Award recipient; Joe Roberts, writer for www.1winedude.com and Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, journalists and authors of The Flavor Bible and What to Drink With What You Eat, a 2006 Georges Duboeuf Wine Book Award recipient.
“Mark offers up wine recommendations that are slightly off the beaten path, explaining wine knowledge beyond the basics and focusing on a topic often totally disregarded in the context of learning wine appreciation: delight,” said Joe Roberts.
“Mark has his own unique voice, and it shines through in this book. Clever and quick witted, it’s a fun read packed with information,” added Leslie Sbrocco.
“Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine is a well-researched guide that provides an approachable introduction to wine for novices and enthusiasts alike and serves as a very useful reference,” said Page and Dornenburg.
Past winners of the Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award include Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology by Randall Grahm, WineWise: Your Complete Guide to Understanding, Selecting and Enjoying Wine by Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith and Michael A. Weiss; Hip Tastes: The Fresh Guide to Wine by Courtney Cochran, What to Drink with What You Eat by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, Keys to the Cellar: Strategies and Secrets of Wine Collecting by Peter Meltzer, Wine Style: Using Your Senses to Explore and Enjoy Wine by Mary Ewing Mulligan and Ed McCarthy, Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine by Mark Oldman, Wine for Women by Leslie Sbrocco, Decantations by Frank Prial, The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil, The Unofficial Guide to Selecting Wine by Felicia Sherbert, Champagne for Dummies by Ed McCarthy, Taste: One Palate’s Journey Through the World’s Greatest Dishes by David Rosengarten, Wine for Dummies by Mary Ewing-Mulligan and Ed McCarthy, The Windows on the World Wine Correspondence Course by Kevin Zraly, The Winemaker’s Year by Michael Buller, A Village in the Vineyards by Tom and Sara Matthews.