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Laurie Forster

Award-Winning Sommelier & Host of The Sipping Point

Award-Winning Sommelier & Host of The Sipping Point

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Laurie Forster Biography

Laurie Forster is one of America’s leading wine experts and author of the award-winning book "The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine." Forster is a Certified Sommelier, National Speaker and TV personality who is not afraid to tell you her first wine came from a box. Her edgy approach to demystifying wine caught the eye of major networks and led her to guest appearances on The Dr Oz Show, FOX Morning News, Martha Stewart Living Today and ABC News at Noon.

Forster regularly speaks across the country where she edutains a client list that includes MetLife, Discovery Channel, Microsoft, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, LG Electronics, National Association of Catering Executives, American Cancer Society and McCormick & Company to name a few. Forster has performed her comedic wine tasting at locations nationwide including Carolines on Broadway, DC IMPROV, Caesars Atlantic City and as a headliner for the HBO Women in Comedy Festival.

Forster is also the host of "The Sipping Point" and her mobile application “The Wine Coach” was listed as one of the Top 8 Wine Apps in Wine Enthusiast. A former software sales executive, Forster’s wine career began in Manhattan where she studied with the American Sommelier Association to obtain her certificate in Viticulture and Vinification. Forster has since earned an Advanced Certificate with Merit from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She has also trained with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.

Laurie Forster Speaking Topics

  • Something to Wine About (Entertainment)

    Looking for a laid back and hilarious take on wine tasting? Try Laurie Forster’s off-beat hilarious show where wine meets punch line. As the StandUp Sommelier,™ Forster peels back the labels of your favorite wines to expose the truth of her life in the wine business. Show includes wine tasting, comedy and audience games!

  • Perfect Pairings (Over Dinner Program)

    Laurie will teach you the keys to food and wine pairings as well as how wine reacts with common food components like salt, acids, and fats. Then over dinner you’ll interactively taste your way to understanding how to create Perfect Pairings every time. You’ll learn, laugh and never look at wine pairings the same way again!

  • Name That Wine! (Teambuilding)

    Laurie will teach your attendees the art of “blind tasting” – tasting a wine without knowing its identity. Teams will also learn the skills needed to identify each wine’s grape varietal and then compete to see who can really Name That Wine. Contests, Prizes and guaranteed connections!

  • You Uncorked (Keynote)

    On her journey from software sales executive to award-winning sommelier, Laurie Forster has learned many Lessons from the Grape. These lessons form the ingredients that are used in Laurie’s recipe for a delicious life. Make this your finest vintage ever…You’ll learn, laugh and get inspired!

Laurie Forster Videos

  • Wine Speaker: Laurie Forster
    Forget DRY video chats or DULL web meetings...Laurie Forster is here to save the day (or night)! She blends her wine expertise with her natural...
  • Wine Speaker: Laurie Forster - Keynote, Team Building & Wine Entertainer
    Laurie Forster is an award-winning sommelier, author, and media personality. Her edgy approach to demystifying wine has caught the eye of major...
  • How to Pick Wine: Avoid Wine Hangovers

Laurie Forster Books

  • The Sipping Point: A Crash Course In Wine
    The Sipping Point: A Crash Course In Wine

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  • What topics does Laurie Forster speak about?

    Laurie Forster is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Chefs, Comedians, Entertainers, Entertainment, Food, Inspirational, Lifestyle, Teamwork and Teambuilding, Virtual Speakers, Women's Health, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Laurie Forster travel from?

    Laurie Forster generally travels from Maryland, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. For more details, please contact an AAE Booking agent.
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Laurie Forster is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Something to Wine About (Entertainment), Perfect Pairings (Over Dinner Program), Name That Wine! (Teambuilding) and You Uncorked (Keynote). The estimated speaking fee range to book Laurie Forster for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Laurie Forster generally travels from MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Carla Hall, Stephanie Izard, Victoria Chow, Dominique Crenn and Aarti Sequeira. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Laurie Forster for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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