St. Michaels Winefest & Be Your Best Now

by Laurie on April 14, 2014

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picket fence pinoSips of the Week

Laurie tasted the Sips of the Week with George Wilson & Barbara Svensen Co-Owners of The Old Brick Inn and organizers of the 2014 Winefest at St Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Winefest at St Michaels takes place April 26 & 27th in downtown St. Michaels where Laurie will do her Comedic Wine Tasting Show on April 27th at the Kemp House. Tickets can be purchased here using promo code COACH14 for $10 off!

Villa Alessia Pinot Grigio, Grave – Friuli, Italy

Importer’s Tasting Notes: The fruit for this fresh white wine comes from family owned hillside vineyards in the Grave sub zone of Friuli.  Organic practices are used in every step of production.  The color is a pale straw with an aroma of fresh tropical fruits.  It is crisp and dry with a luxurious feel in the mouth.  The finish is clean and lingers with notes of ripe citrus.  Enjoy this wine cool and young with “Frutti di Mare” or grilled chicken breast.

Picket Fence Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Winemaker’s Notes: This wine has an elegant, pure fruit forward style with the brilliant intensity of rich mouthwatering Bing cherry, blackberry and spice. The luxurious density, beautiful structure and velvety texture on the palate are hallmarks of this vintage and make this wine a superlative example of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android.

Featured Interview

Jeff Brandes of The Heart and Mind of Success has been teaching, motivating, inspiring and making a difference in people’s fitness lifestyles for the last 30 years! For Jeff fitness has been so much more than just logging exercise programs in workout journals, tracking exercises, sets and reps. His Book Be Your Best Now and his programs are about about asking questions and finding answers, about facing fears and challenges, about experiencing the high of highs and the low of lows, about building character, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth!

Join Jeff for the Be Your Best Now Workshop York, PA at the Heritage Hills Resort on Friday May 2, 2014 from 11AM – 5PM and Saturday May 3, 2014 from 9AM – 3PM. Use code MSW14 for 25% OFF!

Upcoming Events

4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65!

5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA www.thewinecoach.com/xfinity

6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Fou-Dre Vodka & Stella Maris Wine Tasting

by Laurie on April 5, 2014

Sips of the Week

Chanel Turner, Founder of Fou-Dre Vodka,  joined us to talk about her sipping vodka with flavor (technically, it’s not a flavored vodka). Laurie found out how she came up with the idea to create a vodka with the Single_Bottleessence of pomegranate, ginger, lychee, kiwi and lime.

Chanel mixed up a great spring cocktail for us called The Quiet Storm:

  • 2 muddled limes,
  • 2 oz. Fou-Dre vodka and
  • top with ginger beer–YUM!

As a burgeoning vodka entrepreneur, Chanel Turner has reached unparalleled heights within the male dominated Spirit industry. In 2009, at the age of 25yrs, Chanel  founded FOU-DRÉ LLC through her own direct investment, an endeavor that would soon lead to many firsts for the up and coming vodka proprietor!

Not only is Chanel  the first woman to own her own spirit but she is the first African American woman, as well as the youngest individual to own and operate a Vodka brand. Awesome!

Fou-Dre Vodka, Charleston, SC $38.99 on sale at Wine World

Distillery Notes: FOU-DRÈ is a vodka with FLAVOR!  This ultra premium, boutique, vodka denotes exclusivity. It is the vodka brand for the bold individual with a penchant for life, the socialite with the discerning palate, and the avant-garde mind of the fashion forward elite, ever pushing the envelope! FOU-DRÈ, French for lightning, unleashes a foray of flavor penetrating your taste buds with an infusion of 100% fruit flavors, an exotic dance of pomegranate and ginger notes! Produced in N. Charleston, South Carolina; the Terressentia Corporation uses the revolutionary and patented TerrePure technology to distill the ultra premium vodka five times.  The all-natural process removes harsh tasting Congeners leaving a smooth, crisp, clean, finish to the spirit.  This distinctive vodka can be enjoyed neat over ice or mixed.

Featured Interview

Sister M. Karen McNally, RSM, is the Chief Administrative Officer of Stella Maris, Inc., in Timonium, Maryland and Rita Costello, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield joined me to talk about the upcoming Stella Maris Wine Tasting & Auction on April 26th at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley. This great event raises money for Stella Maris, a nonprofit organization, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. In the Spirit of Mercy, the Stella Maris staff provides a comprehensive range of housing and health services for the care of the elderly, the sick, the injured and the dying. Stella Maris was one of the first hospices in Maryland. Find out about the event and how to get your tickets: http://www.stellamarisinc.com/11th-annual-wine-tasting-and-auction/

Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

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4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65!

6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Bouchaine Vineyards & Wine Questions

March 29, 2014

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Affordable Spanish Wines with C4

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Sips of the Week Laurie and C4 tasted 2 great affordable Spanish Reds wines perfect to spice up your wine rack! Clarence M. Mitchell, IV, known to WBAL listeners as “C4,”                brings a lifetime of political experiences and relationships to WBAL Radio and now to The Sipping Point radio! Lagar de Robla 2008, Castilla y […]

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French Wines for Spring & Patisserie Poupon

March 15, 2014

Sips of the Week Laurie and Chris tasted 2 great affordable French wines perfect for Spring sipping. Listen here Eve Viognier/Muscat White Blend 2012, Languedoc, France $11.99 Winemaker’s Notes: A vibrant bouquet of Viognier dominates the wine – peach, apricot, rose petal all follow through on the palate. Pure, refreshing and clean, and with plenty of […]

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5 Reasons Your Wine List Might Suck

March 10, 2014

When I’m handed the wine list there are two ways I look at it—as a wine professional and as a wine drinker. As a wine professional I look at the list with curiosity to assess several things about it such as: how it’s organized, the focus of the selections and the markup. As a wine […]

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Wine Lists That Rock & Guide to Cheap Wine

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Featured Interviews Studies show that a restaurants wine by the glass offerings are one of the top things consumers look for a great dining experience. This week we talked to Maeve Pesquera, National Director of Wine at Fleming’s Steakhouse to find out about their program that includes 100 wines by the glass! As Director of Wine […]

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Tour de Tanks & Spring Dishes

March 1, 2014

Sips of the Week Steve Bahn winemaker at Logan’s View Winery, Glen Rock, PA joined us to talk about this year’s Tour de Tanks events in York County, PA and all along the Mason Dixon Wine Trail. Every Saturday and Sunday in March there are special events and barrel or tank tastings at participating wineries. […]

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Booze for Babes & Cooking with Booze

February 24, 2014

Sips of the Week Kayleigh Kulp, author of Booze for Babes: the Smart Woman’s Guide to Drinking Spirits Right, joined Laurie for a ladies primer on Scotch.  Kayleigh is a Washington, D.C. based freelance journalist, covering business, hospitality, and food and beverage topics for Travel + Leisure, Private Clubs, Wine & Spirits, Capitol File, the Los Angeles […]

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Rye Cocktails

February 16, 2014

Sips of the Week Mixologists Brendan Dorr and Eric Fooy of the B&O Brasserie joined Laurie to talk Rye Whiskey and give away some tickets to their fundraiser Rye’s Up on February 23rd. Brendan mixed up a new cocktail called X that you can try along with 15 others at the event. George Dickel Rye […]

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Fox News – The love of wine inspires comedy show

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Click on the picture above or use this link to watch footage of Laurie on Fox News Wine with Me hosted by Tracy Byrnes. Read the full article here: http://fxn.ws/1gickmU Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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Valentine’s Wines for Single, Dating and Married Wine Lovers

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Sips of the Week Married? Ignite your Valentines with: Duclaw Brewing’s Old Flame Strong Ale, Abingdon, MD $9.99/6-pack Brewmaster’s Notes: From the start, our full-bodied, 7% abv dark amber Old Ale flirts with sweet, malty aroma accented with notes of molasses and dark fruit, and seducing you with a complex flavor profile of rich caramel malt […]

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