About Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach®:

After a successful career in software sales, Laurie decided she was ready for a life change. During a sabbatical in 2001 she worked as a life coach and began to realize that her biggest passions—wine and people—could be parlayed into a new career. Now as The Wine Coach® she combines her extensive knowledge of wine with her experience as a life coach.

Laurie is a certified sommelier, wine educator and author of the award winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. 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.

In addition to her successful career as a national speaker, Laurie writes for several magazines including Baltimore Style Magazine, is a sought after guest on radio shows including most recently Martha Stewart Radio and has her own weekly radio show entitled “Something to Wine About.”  For more info on Laurie’s book and services visit www.thewinecoach.com 

Laurie will lead a lively discussion on how to taste wine, rather than just drink it. The process professionals use to taste wine will be covered along with a number of interactive wine and food pairings to help participants truly understand tasting. Attendees will learn how to describe each wine along with some tips on how to create perfect food and wind pairings. You'll learn, laugh and never look at tasting wine the same way!