Insider’s French Red Wine

You could pay a fortune to see one of Mark Oldman’s famous, “five-star” (Food & Wine) “wildly popular” (Aspen magazine) live seminars at the nation’s top food festivals or you can take a Bevinars virtual wine class for a fraction of the cost and from the comfort of your own living room.


Mark is here with a comprehensive class designed to help to you choose French reds like a pro.

French wine is the world’s template, but what are the best regions, how do you get the most for your money, and what are the styles that match your own personal taste? Mark reveals what you really need to know about marquee regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, and the Loire Valley, as well as hidden treasures from the Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, and Southwest France. We will also decode the French appellation system, explore the concept of terroir, cut through various ranking systems, and learn a host of colorful French wine terms that will get you talking like a vigernon. And we will cover sensory evaluation techniques, decoding the label, and optimal food pairings.

Moreover, if you’ve ever been to one of Mark’s presentations, you know it is brimming with humor and his trademark “nuggets” of useful insider information that you won’t find anywhere else.

The cost of this class is $55 per household, and if you want to taste along with Mark, an optional Bevinars wine kit is now available to purchase at 

You are encouraged — but not required — to taste along with Mark. If you wish to buy the accompanying wine kit, please do so here as soon as possible after you register below. 

The featured wines are:

-Red Bordeaux

-Red Burgundy


-Languedoc-Roussillon red

If you do not purchase the wines online, you are encouraged to ask a trusted local merchant for their recommendations for the wine types listed above.

MISS THE CLASS AT THE LAST MINUTE, NO PROBLEM: Registrants can request a link to the video recording of the class, ideal for who can’t make the streaming virtual class or want to review it.

FOUR-WEEK SERIES: This is part of the four-week Bevinars Insider’s Red Wine Series with Mark Oldman. Register below for the full series (4 classes) and receive a 20% discount on the series. The discounted cost for four classes is $176 per household.

FREE GIFT WITH FULL 4-WEEK SERIES: Purchasers of the full series will be mailed a complimentary, limited-edition Bevinars wine glass polishing cloth. Custom-made for Bevinars, the cloth is extra large and made of plush microfiber, perfect for polishing your stemware to a fine sparkle.

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