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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Published 12:43 p.m. January 17, 2013
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Published 3:57 p.m. January 11, 2013
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Published 11:00 a.m. January 7, 2013
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Published 8:21 a.m. November 16, 2012
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Published 1:34 p.m. October 18, 2012
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Published 1:02 a.m. August 9, 2012
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Published 3:29 p.m. August 2, 2012
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Published 3:04 p.m. May 21, 2012
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Published 2:31 p.m. March 8, 2012
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Published 2:20 p.m. February 19, 2012
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Published 9:30 a.m. January 17, 2012
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 3:46 p.m. December 21, 2011
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Published 2:54 p.m. December 15, 2011
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Published 9:23 a.m. December 7, 2011
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Published 5:04 p.m. November 16, 2011
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