Sipping Point

This attitude-free column will offer practical, down to earth and entertaining information on the world of wine and spirits.

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  • Here are the top tips to prevent a hangover and still enjoy the fruit of the vine! Photo: The Wine Coach

    Top tips to prevent a hangover

    Here are the top tips to prevent a hangover and still enjoy the fruit of the vine! Published 3:57 p.m. January 11, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Follow these simple rules and have a hangover-free 2013

    Seven tips for preventing a hangover

    Follow these simple rules and have a hangover-free 2013 Published 11:00 a.m. January 7, 2013 - Comments

     
  • The perfect pairings for your Thanksgiving feast are found right here in the USA. Find out what our wine editor Laurie Forster recommends with your turkey and all the fabulous sides.

    All American wine pairings for Thanksgiving

    The perfect pairings for your Thanksgiving feast are found right here in the USA. Find out what our wine editor Laurie Forster recommends with your turkey and all the fabulous sides. Published 8:21 a.m. November 16, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Greenville’s Euphoria combines Food, Wine, Beer and Music in a three day world class experience that includes a healthy dose of small town charm.

    Euphoria in Greenville: More than a wine festival

    Greenville’s Euphoria combines Food, Wine, Beer and Music in a three day world class experience that includes a healthy dose of small town charm. Published 1:34 p.m. October 18, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Ever wonder about the legs of your wine? Our wine columnist Laurie Forster tells you everything you need to know about how to look at the legs of your wine and what they can tell you.

    Got Legs? Wine legs that is! (video)

    Ever wonder about the legs of your wine? Our wine columnist Laurie Forster tells you everything you need to know about how to look at the legs of your wine and what they can tell you. Published 1:02 a.m. August 9, 2012 - Comments

     
  • If you are looking to impress your friends try opening a bottle of Champagne with a sword or sabre. Our wine columnist Laurie Forster shows you the fine art of sabrage.

    How To: Opening a Champagne bottle with a sabre (video)

    If you are looking to impress your friends try opening a bottle of Champagne with a sword or sabre. Our wine columnist Laurie Forster shows you the fine art of sabrage. Published 3:29 p.m. August 2, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Are dry wines better or more

    Drinking dry or sweet: The debate continues

    Are dry wines better or more "serious" than sweet wines? Our wine columnist explores this issue and tastes a few fun chillable reds for summer. Published 3:04 p.m. May 21, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Enjoyed by Degas, Manet, Wilde, and Hemingway absinthe was once thought to create hallucinations and homicidal behavior; as a result it was outlawed for many years - until now.

    Absinthe: A spark of genius?

    Enjoyed by Degas, Manet, Wilde, and Hemingway absinthe was once thought to create hallucinations and homicidal behavior; as a result it was outlawed for many years - until now. Published 2:31 p.m. March 8, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Looking to try some of the best wines made in the world? Make sure the Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet is on your list.

    Heitz Martha's Vineyard: A Grand Cru wine in Napa Valley

    Looking to try some of the best wines made in the world? Make sure the Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet is on your list. Published 2:20 p.m. February 19, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Looking for something to take away those winter doldrums? Attend the Grand Opening Reception to the third annual Capital Wine Festival or one of the 10 wine dinners all celebrating some of the country’s finest vineyards.

    Capital Wine Festival kicks off January 19th

    Looking for something to take away those winter doldrums? Attend the Grand Opening Reception to the third annual Capital Wine Festival or one of the 10 wine dinners all celebrating some of the country’s finest vineyards. Published 9:30 a.m. January 17, 2012 - Comments

     
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Laurie Forster

Laurie Forster

Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® is a wine educator, dynamic speaker and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie was not born with a silver corkscrew in her mouth. In fact, growing up ...

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Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® is a wine educator, dynamic speaker and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie was not born with a silver corkscrew in her mouth. In fact, growing up Laurie thought wine was pink and came in a box. After several stressful business dinners trying to order off wine lists the size of a phone book, she began educating herself on wine. In 2001 she left the business world to professionally study wine and save others from these awkward moments. Laurie began her wine career in Manhattan where she studied with the American Sommelier Association to earn her certificate in Viticulture and Vinification. She has since earned an Advanced Certificate with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), completed her first step towards certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers and has trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. Laurie’s specialty is creating unique corporate keynotes, team building events and group tasting seminars where she can deliver on her mission to demystify wine one glass at a time. She is also a regular contributor to several magazines; a sought after guest expert on TV and radio stations across the country, including Martha Stewart Radio. For more visit: www.TheWineCoachSecrets.com

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