Mark Oldman’s Wine Book Wins ‘World’s Best’ at Gourmand World Awards

Mark Oldman's How to Drink Like a Billionaire

American author Mark Oldman’s latest book has been awarded the World’s Best Wine Book at the prestigious 2017 Gourmand World Awards. Oldman’s third wine book, How to Drink Like a Billionaire (Regan Arts/Simon & Schuster), bested finalists from France, Britain, Canada and Asia to be crowned the winner at the awards held last week in China.

Mark Oldman’s How to Drink Like a Billionaire



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The Gourmand Awards have been compared to the “Oscars” for cookbooks. Founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, the Gourmand Awards honor the best food and wine books from around the world. Books from 205 countries were considered this year.  How to Drink Like a Billionaire notched 1st place and “Best in the World” in the drinks education category.

Recently named a “book you should be reading now” by Vanity Fair and “an essential guide to wine and Champagne to find the most delicious bottles for the best price” by Forbes, How to Drink Like a Billionaire: Mastering Wine with Joie de Vivre makes for a perfect Father’s Day gift or vacation read. The book is humorous, stylish, and useful in a way that one does not often see in wine books, with 120 scintillating chapters on how to drink better without paying more.  More on the book can be found here.

Earlier this year, Billionaire won both the 2017 Gourmand Award for best drinks education book in the U.S. and also the 2017 IACP Cookbook Award for the best book in the wine, beer, and spirits category.

Wine expert Mark Oldman
Wine expert Mark Oldman


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Next week, Oldman is making his 12th straight appearance at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic.  His “Wine for Zillionaires” seminar will be one of the most valuable consumer wine events ever offered, with the equivalent of $10,000 of wine for each of the 200 attendees, including a custom-made 18-liter of wine.

Author of three acclaimed wine books and a renowned speaker, Mark Oldman is one of America’s most popular wine experts and president of Wetakem LLC. Bon Appètit described his charismatic style as “winespeak without the geek.” Oldman’s sold-out appearances at the country’s top food festivals are considered must-see events in the world of food and wine. For more information, visit here.