How to Drink like a Billionaire: Mastering Wine with Joie de Vivre
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.8 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews
Would you like to know the mysteries of how the 1 percent drink? Mark Oldman, one of America's most popular wine experts, demystifies the secrets of the wine world, so you can drink, enjoy, and savor wine better - and cheaper.
Mark Oldman imparts his vast knowledge of wines into this easy to hear, humorous guide, complete with in-depth how-tos on tasting, swirling, and buying wine the same way billionaires do - without the price tag.
With his characteristic wit and charm, Oldman reveals how
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ean: 9781541456044, isbn: 1541456041,
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