Upcoming Events

November 5, 2014

Virginia: Women Wellness Wine Wednesday

Fairfax_Women.Wellness.Wine.WednesdayJoin Fairfax Radiological Consultants for a night of laughter, libations and learning.

Featuring Master of Ceremonies, radio personality, and Stand-Up Sommelier Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach.

Learn the art of food and wine pairing with a swirl of comedy.

Enjoy five small plates & wine tastings including a perfect pair dessert.

Learn how to take care of yourselves and your perfect pair with on-site doctors.

Bring your breast friends and celebrate with proceeds going to a great cause.

$25 with 100% of the proceeds going toward the Tigerlily Foundation.


Start: November 5, 2014 5:30 pm
End: November 5, 2014 7:30 pm

November 7, 2014

Crush 2014 – A Perfect Pairing

Food & Wine:
A Perfect Pairing
Crush 2014
Friday, November 7
$85 person
Price Includes Valet Parking, and
Tax & Gratuity on Food & Beverage

At The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
Home of The Engineers Club
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201

Featuring “The Wine Coach” Laurie Forster host of “The Sipping Point” on WBAL
leading ‘Pairing – Weird Science’
at 6:45pm & 8pm
Space is Limited
Register when you order your tickets
A Benefit for the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund

Come enjoy wines paired with upscale twists on familiar dishes, including:
• Butter Nut Squash Soup
• Seafood Salad of Shrimp, Crab, and Lobster
• Chef Stationed Made-to-Order Mac & Cheese Bar
• Jerk Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Broccoli Slaw
• Tenderloin Hoagie with Sauteed Onion, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, & Blue Cheese Dressing.

Guests also have the opportunity to enjoy a special mini-class, ‘Pairing – Weird Science’ led by Laurie Forster, “The Wine Coach” at no additional charge.



Start: November 7, 2014 6:45 pm
End: November 7, 2014 10:30 pm
Venue: Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
Phone: 410-539-6914
11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD, 21201, United States
Cost: $85

November 8, 2014

York, PA: Benefit of Hope

WebBanner_Benefit_of_Hope-ACSCountry Club of York
1400 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403

Join us at the American Cancer Society 10th Annual Benefit of Hope as we celebrate “Stars of Hope, The Diamond Anniversary”! This gala affair will include a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and a gourmet dining experience.

Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® is returning as this year’s special guest. She is a wine educator, dynamic speaker, and author of the award winning book The Sipping Point. We will begin the evening with an exclusive VIP sponsor reception and private session with Ms. Forster.

We invite you to join us and become a part of this exciting and rewarding evening by committing to the Benefit of Hope as a corporate sponsor and/or attending with your family and friends.

Buy Tickets Here


Start: November 8, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 8, 2014 9:00 pm

November 9, 2014

Live Stream Wine Tasting!

On November 19th at 7pm ET, go to the following link and join me on a Live Stream Wine Tasting!


If you don’t yet have a Ustream account (which is free), click on that link now to create one, then click on “remind me” so you won’t miss this FREE event!


Start: November 9, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 9, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Online at USTREAM
Cost: FREE

November 19, 2014

WEBINAR: Holiday Entertaining Uncorked


The holidays are on their way!

Parties, dinners, celebrations and all sorts of fun – but are YOU ready for entertaining?

Do you know the perfect wine to bring to your business party? Or to your neighbor’s get together?

Do you want to host a party yourself but think it would be just Too. Much. Trouble….?

Attend Laurie’s webinar – Holiday Entertaining Uncorked – and entertain (or be a guest) with ease this year!

In this webinar, Laurie will provide you with everything you need to know to simplify your holiday gatherings.

  1. Impress your clients or friends with a wine and cheese party that will “seem” like you took weeks to plan when it only took minutes.
  2. The perfect wines to have on hand for those last minute visitors
  3. A line-up of wine & cheese combinations that will make your gathering a breeze.
  4. How to estimate how much wine to purchase.
  5. And so much more!

If all this seems too overwhelming, The Wine Coach has the answers!

computerFrom the comfort of your home, Laurie will talk with you about the ins and outs of holiday entertaining, including what to bring when you’re the guest, AND address YOUR questions at the end of the webinar!

Attend this live event and come prepared with questions!

This event is being hosted by Laurie’s Alma Mater, SMEAL College of Business, and is open to everyone!

REGISTER NOW by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions for attending the webinar.

Start: November 19, 2014 12:00 pm
End: November 19, 2014 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE

November 21, 2014 – November 22, 2014

Michigan: Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

GRW-3001Laurie will be a headliner at this year’s Grand Rapids Wine, Beer and Food Festival with 2 seminars on Saturday!!

Details: http://showspan.com/GRW/seminar-stage-headliners/

A celebration of culinary crafts! The largest wine and beer tasting event in the Midwest comes together in November!

Measured by 1,200+ wines and 200+ beers, plus ciders and spirits!

Now in its 7th year, this festival has established itself as Michigan’s premier event for the celebration and tasting of the finest foods, wines, beers, ciders and spirits. From the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world of food and spirits, the International Wine, Beer & Food Festival will deliver a grand experience that is sure to please every palette.

Start: November 21, 2014
End: November 22, 2014

January 17, 2015

Maryland: Comedic Wine Tasting & Dinner at Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery

January 17, 2015 at 6:00PM at Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery

Laurie Forster, aka The StandUp Sommelier™ brings her comedic Wine Tasting to Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery!

Tickets include several varietals of wine, dinner buffet and unlimited laughs!

Call 410.677.3334 for tickets!


Start: January 17, 2015 6:00 pm
End: January 17, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery
Phone: (410) 677-3334
3155 Noble Farm Rd,, Eden, MD, 21822, United States
Cost: $55

The Wine Coach®
PO Box 763
Easton, MD 21601

Phone: 410-820-4212

Fax: 1-866-385-5095

Email: laurie@thewinecoach.com