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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  • Sunday, April 17th will mark the first Malbec World Day designed to honor this tasty wine's success in Argentina. Find out all about the celebration along with some Malbecs to pick up to create your own. Photo: Susana Balbo, Vine Connections

    Celebrate Malbec World Day

    Sunday, April 17th will mark the first Malbec World Day designed to honor this tasty wine's success in Argentina. Find out all about the celebration along with some Malbecs to pick up to create your own. Published 3:15 p.m. April 15, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Talbot Restaurant Week concluded with a food and wine event sponsored by the Eventful Giving Committee entitled

    An Evening with Julie and Julia

    Talbot Restaurant Week concluded with a food and wine event sponsored by the Eventful Giving Committee entitled "An Evening with Julie and Julia." The event featured Julie Powell, author of the best-selling book that later became a hit movie and NY Times Food writer Amanda Hesser. Published 5:00 p.m. April 8, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Not all wines improve with age but Amarone is one that can. Read about Laurie Forster's experience tasting Amarone vintages from 1967 to 2003 from Bertani Vineyards.

    Wine for the times: Amarone

    Not all wines improve with age but Amarone is one that can. Read about Laurie Forster's experience tasting Amarone vintages from 1967 to 2003 from Bertani Vineyards. Published 3:55 p.m. March 29, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Want to get out and do something unique on the weekend? Consider the short drive to York, PA for Uncork York where you can taste wine right from the barrel, attend winemaker dinners and so much more.

    Weekends on the wine trail

    Want to get out and do something unique on the weekend? Consider the short drive to York, PA for Uncork York where you can taste wine right from the barrel, attend winemaker dinners and so much more. Published 3:43 p.m. March 11, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Find out how using the bottle's back label can be a shortcut to picking the perfect wine every time.

    Shortcut to great wine

    Find out how using the bottle's back label can be a shortcut to picking the perfect wine every time. Published 9:46 a.m. March 2, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Find out what our resident sommelier Laurie Forster experienced at this year's sold out D.C. Wine & Food Festival.

    Food, Wine and Fun at the 12th Annual D.C. International Wine & Food Festival

    Find out what our resident sommelier Laurie Forster experienced at this year's sold out D.C. Wine & Food Festival. Published 3:26 p.m. February 17, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Just a few hours drive from DC you can experience world class food, wine and relaxation in the Poconos. The Poconos have grown up and its not just for honeymooners anymore.

    Romantic gourmet getaway

    Just a few hours drive from DC you can experience world class food, wine and relaxation in the Poconos. The Poconos have grown up and its not just for honeymooners anymore. Published 12:53 p.m. February 14, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Laurie Forster shares the perfect wine pairings for the chocolate you are giving (or getting) for Valentine's Day.

    Valentine's Day pairings: Chocolate and wine

    Laurie Forster shares the perfect wine pairings for the chocolate you are giving (or getting) for Valentine's Day. Published 4:42 p.m. February 10, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Whether you are cheering for the Packers, the Steelers or are just in it for the Super Bowl commercials, these game day wine and food pairings are sure to be a hit.

    Super Bowl party pairings

    Whether you are cheering for the Packers, the Steelers or are just in it for the Super Bowl commercials, these game day wine and food pairings are sure to be a hit. Published 3:08 p.m. February 4, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Even wonder about those new wine aerators? Laurie Forster fills you in on why to use them and offers a video review of one model called the Soiree.

    Wine aerators: A video review

    Even wonder about those new wine aerators? Laurie Forster fills you in on why to use them and offers a video review of one model called the Soiree. Published 9:26 a.m. January 25, 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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