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Andrea Immer Robinson

World-Renowned Master Sommelier

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Andrea Robinson, one of the country’s leading wine educators, is one of only twenty-eight women in the world to hold the title of Master Sommelier awarded by the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers. The first woman designated as Best Sommelier in the United States by the Sommelier Society of America, Robinson is also an honors graduate and former Dean of Wine Studies of the International Culinary Center in New York City. She was named Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional by the James Beard Foundation in 2002 and was selected by Bon Appetit Magazine as Wine & Spirits Professional of The Year in 2004.

With four books, three television programs and an online wine course series to her credit, Robinson’s down-to-earth, energetic approach to wine education has helped hundreds of thousands of consumers and beverage professionals worldwide by demystifying the often-intimidating subject. Robinson’s website, www.andreawine.com, features an Andrea LIVE! video edu-tainment series, a video wine course, and her hit stemware line called The ONE. Three years of tasting and testing with dozens of other credentialed palates led to the creation of The ONE shape, which allows wine to be showcased to its fullest extent. The ONE™ for white and The ONE™ for red optimize all wines—so a different glass for every grape is not necessary! The stems are also practical, break-resistant, dishwasher safe and lead-free. They are featured in top winery tasting rooms, luxury resorts, leading restaurants nationwide, fine wine shops and on www.AndreaWine.com.

Robinson’s first book, the best-selling "GREAT WINE MADE SIMPLE: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier" is the ultimate easy, fun wine course and guide book for consumers and those in the trade. Nominated for a James Beard Award, the book has been lauded for its original, real-world approach to wine by numerous publications including The New York Times and Wine Spectator. She is also the author and publisher of "GREAT TASTES MADE SIMPLE: Extraordinary Food and Wine Pairing for Every Palate," and "Everyday Dining with Wine," which won the prestigious International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) cookbook award in 2005.

As a contributor to popular magazines such as Bon Appetit, Real Simple and Robb Report, Robinson shares her wine knowledge with thousands of consumers, hospitality trade professionals and students each month. She also has consulted for a who’s who of hospitality clients such as Brinker International restaurants, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Olive Garden. She speaks regularly to dozens of major corporations, consumer wine groups and top hospitality schools.

As the first Corporate Director of Beverage Programs for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Robinson was responsible for the entire beverage program for its North American hotels, including the Sheraton, Westin and W Hotels and The Luxury Collection. She also launched its award-winning wine education program, praised by USA Today as the most innovative and influential in the industry.

Robinson was named the first woman Cellarmaster for Windows on the World restaurant in 1992. In 1996, she reopened the restaurant in the role of Beverage Director. Robinson defines the most significant years of her career as those in service to the Windows family of employees and guests. In 1996, Robinson was awarded the title of Master Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. In April 1997, she won the title of “Best Sommelier in the United States” by the Sommelier Society. With this title, she represented the United States in the Concours Mondial, the international sommeliers' world championship in Vienna in June 1998.

Robinson has appeared on more than 100 episodes of the Food Network's “Cooking Live Primetime,” “Hot off the Grill” and “Emeril Live” shows. She was featured on Working Mother magazine's cover as a Working Mother of the Year, and has been profiled in People, Glamour, Elle, New Woman, Working Woman, NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morning, The New York Times and Food & Wine magazine among many others. She also hosted many seasons of the internationally-popular television program Simply Wine, and her own cooking show, Pairings with Andrea.

In May 2004, Robinson was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America.” In October 2004, Robinson was honored with the M.F.K. Fisher Award by the Les Dames d’Escoffier International. She was also awarded the Wine Appreciation Guild’s 2005 Wine Literary Award for her works in wine journalism.

Robinson lives with her husband and three children among the vineyards of the Napa Valley.

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Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier

Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier

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Andrea Immer Robinson Biography

Andrea Robinson, one of the country’s leading wine educators, is one of only twenty-eight women in the world to hold the title of Master Sommelier awarded by the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers. The first woman designated as Best Sommelier in the United States by the Sommelier Society of America, Robinson is also an honors graduate and former Dean of Wine Studies of the International Culinary Center in New York City. She was named Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional by the James Beard Foundation in 2002 and was selected by Bon Appetit Magazine as Wine & Spirits Professional of The Year in 2004.

With four books, three television programs and an online wine course series to her credit, Robinson’s down-to-earth, energetic approach to wine education has helped hundreds of thousands of consumers and beverage professionals worldwide by demystifying the often-intimidating subject. Robinson’s website, www.andreawine.com, features an Andrea LIVE! video edu-tainment series, a video wine course, and her hit stemware line called The ONE. Three years of tasting and testing with dozens of other credentialed palates led to the creation of The ONE shape, which allows wine to be showcased to its fullest extent. The ONE™ for white and The ONE™ for red optimize all wines—so a different glass for every grape is not necessary! The stems are also practical, break-resistant, dishwasher safe and lead-free. They are featured in top winery tasting rooms, luxury resorts, leading restaurants nationwide, fine wine shops and on www.AndreaWine.com.

Robinson’s first book, the best-selling "GREAT WINE MADE SIMPLE: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier" is the ultimate easy, fun wine course and guide book for consumers and those in the trade. Nominated for a James Beard Award, the book has been lauded for its original, real-world approach to wine by numerous publications including The New York Times and Wine Spectator. She is also the author and publisher of "GREAT TASTES MADE SIMPLE: Extraordinary Food and Wine Pairing for Every Palate," and "Everyday Dining with Wine," which won the prestigious International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) cookbook award in 2005.

As a contributor to popular magazines such as Bon Appetit, Real Simple and Robb Report, Robinson shares her wine knowledge with thousands of consumers, hospitality trade professionals and students each month. She also has consulted for a who’s who of hospitality clients such as Brinker International restaurants, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Olive Garden. She speaks regularly to dozens of major corporations, consumer wine groups and top hospitality schools.

As the first Corporate Director of Beverage Programs for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Robinson was responsible for the entire beverage program for its North American hotels, including the Sheraton, Westin and W Hotels and The Luxury Collection. She also launched its award-winning wine education program, praised by USA Today as the most innovative and influential in the industry.

Robinson was named the first woman Cellarmaster for Windows on the World restaurant in 1992. In 1996, she reopened the restaurant in the role of Beverage Director. Robinson defines the most significant years of her career as those in service to the Windows family of employees and guests. In 1996, Robinson was awarded the title of Master Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. In April 1997, she won the title of “Best Sommelier in the United States” by the Sommelier Society. With this title, she represented the United States in the Concours Mondial, the international sommeliers' world championship in Vienna in June 1998.

Robinson has appeared on more than 100 episodes of the Food Network's “Cooking Live Primetime,” “Hot off the Grill” and “Emeril Live” shows. She was featured on Working Mother magazine's cover as a Working Mother of the Year, and has been profiled in People, Glamour, Elle, New Woman, Working Woman, NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morning, The New York Times and Food & Wine magazine among many others. She also hosted many seasons of the internationally-popular television program Simply Wine, and her own cooking show, Pairings with Andrea.

In May 2004, Robinson was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America.” In October 2004, Robinson was honored with the M.F.K. Fisher Award by the Les Dames d’Escoffier International. She was also awarded the Wine Appreciation Guild’s 2005 Wine Literary Award for her works in wine journalism.

Robinson lives with her husband and three children among the vineyards of the Napa Valley.

Andrea Immer Robinson Videos

  • Andrea Immer Robinson on Cab Franc & Walla Walla
    Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier and one of the most recognizable faces in the world of wine, stops by to talk ...
  • Perfect Pairings: How to Host a Wine Tasting with Andrea Immer ...
  • The Le Creuset Wine Series with Andrea Robinson - Pairing 101 ...

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  • How to book Andrea Immer Robinson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Andrea Immer Robinson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Andrea Immer Robinson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Andrea Immer Robinson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Andrea Immer Robinson?

    Booking fees for Andrea Immer Robinson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Andrea Immer Robinson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Andrea Immer Robinson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Andrea Immer Robinson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Andrea Immer Robinson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Andrea Immer Robinson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Andrea Immer Robinson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Andrea Immer Robinson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Andrea Immer Robinson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Andrea Immer Robinson generally travels from Napa, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Stephanie Izard, Nikki Cascone, Art Smith, Gail Simmons and Ingrid Hoffmann. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Andrea Immer Robinson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Andrea Immer Robinson Speaker Videos

  • Andrea Immer Robinson on Cab Franc & Walla Walla
    Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier and one of the most recognizable faces in the world of wine, stops by to talk ...
    Perfect Pairings: How to Host a Wine Tasting with Andrea Immer ...
  • The Le Creuset Wine Series with Andrea Robinson - Pairing 101 ...

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