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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  • What’s in the name of a wine? Turns out more than you think. Find out why one winemaker had to change his name in order to avoid the beer police. Photo: Vine Connections

    This Bud's not for you

    What’s in the name of a wine? Turns out more than you think. Find out why one winemaker had to change his name in order to avoid the beer police. Published 5:07 p.m. August 10, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Love the Grape? Then Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica is your place. Find out how One Pico, their signature restaurant, can help you to embrace your inner oenophile.

    Explore wine & food at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica

    Love the Grape? Then Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica is your place. Find out how One Pico, their signature restaurant, can help you to embrace your inner oenophile. Published 2:41 p.m. August 3, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Part Two of wine columnist Laurie Forster's interview with Top Chef Angleo Sosa.

    Interview with Angelo Sosa, passionate chef and pairing master Part 2

    Part Two of wine columnist Laurie Forster's interview with Top Chef Angleo Sosa. Published 4:38 p.m. July 28, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Wine columnist Laurie Forster caught up with Angelo Sosa at this year’s Aspen Food & Wine Classic for an in-depth two part interview where he discussed his passion for cooking, thoughts on his Top Chef experience and his collaboration with Bombay Sapphire.

    Interview with Angelo Sosa, passionate chef and pairing master: Part 1

    Wine columnist Laurie Forster caught up with Angelo Sosa at this year’s Aspen Food & Wine Classic for an in-depth two part interview where he discussed his passion for cooking, thoughts on his Top Chef experience and his collaboration with Bombay Sapphire. Published 2:46 p.m. July 20, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Why you don’t want to miss next year’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Read the top ten reasons you should be lining up your tickets now.

    Top ten reasons not to miss the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

    Why you don’t want to miss next year’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Read the top ten reasons you should be lining up your tickets now. Published 12:03 p.m. June 29, 2011 - Comments

     
  • If you think sake is rice wine that’s served warm then you need to read this piece from our wine columnist, Laurie Forster. Quality sake from Japan can rival the extraordinary experience of a top notch wine.

    Sake: Japan’s gift to good libations

    If you think sake is rice wine that’s served warm then you need to read this piece from our wine columnist, Laurie Forster. Quality sake from Japan can rival the extraordinary experience of a top notch wine. Published 4:13 p.m. June 10, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Summer is officially here and our wine columnist, Laurie Forster shares her favorite sips for the season.

    Great Sips for Summer

    Summer is officially here and our wine columnist, Laurie Forster shares her favorite sips for the season. Published 12:04 p.m. May 31, 2011 - Comments

     
  • If you have not yet discovered the joy of a chilled glass of dry Rose, then this artricle is for you! Laurie Forster explains why wine lovers should rethink pink.

    Rethink Rose: A wine whose time has come

    If you have not yet discovered the joy of a chilled glass of dry Rose, then this artricle is for you! Laurie Forster explains why wine lovers should rethink pink. Published 9:10 a.m. May 17, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Do you know how the term Fume Blanc was created? Laurie Forster fills you in on how Robert Mondavi first used this term.

    Fume Blanc: Great name and delicious wine

    Do you know how the term Fume Blanc was created? Laurie Forster fills you in on how Robert Mondavi first used this term. Published 11:21 a.m. May 2, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Wondering what to drink with all that Easter candy?  Pas de Deux from Biltmore Estate is a great pairing.

    Biltmore Pas de Deux: The Black Swan of Wine

    Wondering what to drink with all that Easter candy? Pas de Deux from Biltmore Estate is a great pairing. Published 10:34 a.m. April 21, 2011 - 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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