Laurie Forster

Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® is a wine educator, writer and author of the award winning book The Sip-ping Point: A Crash Course in Wine.

After a successful career in software sales, Laurie decided she was ready for a life change and began to realize that her biggest passions—wine and people—could be parlayed into a new career.

As The Wine Coach®, Laurie creates unique corporate keynotes, team building events and fundraisers that de-liver on her mission to demystify wine—one glass at a time.

She has provided wine edu-tainment to thousands of corporate clients including Microsoft, MetLife, JP Morgan, Re/Max, Merrill Lynch, McCormick Spice Company and the US Chamber of Commerce to name a few.

She began her wine career in Manhattan where she studied with the American Sommelier Association to obtain her certificate in Viticulture and Vinification. Laurie has since earned an Advanced Certificate with Merit from 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. Her wine travels include France, Italy, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, California, Ore-gon and all over the East Coast.

Laurie is a regular contributor to several magazines; a sought after guest expert on ra-dio and TV stations across the country, including Martha Stewart Radio. Her award winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine, reflects her fresh perspec-tive on wine education and has been featured in many fine publications including the Wine Enthusiast.

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