Speaking & Corporate
♦ Are you looking for an innovative way to thank your VIP customers and close more business?
♦ Do you wish you could create a more cohesive team and increase productivity?
♦ Is it difficult to create a truly memorable event for your next convention, trade show or sales meeting? One that REALLY leverages the investment you made to be there.
♦ Are you looking for a new angle to raise money for your non-profit association or worthy cause?
If you’re seeking an entertaining way to motivate your staff, looking to engage your customers or you want to raise funds for your nonprofit – Laurie Forster can help.
Laurie’s events offer wine education in plain English with a sense of humor. She calls it edu-tainment. The audience connects with wine in a way which is fun and approachable, and they connect with each other in the process.
Laurie has delivered results-focused events for clients such as Microsoft, MetLife, American Heart Association, McCormick Spice Company and the US Chamber of Commerce - all of whom rave about her fresh (and fun) approach to wine.
What are some topics that Laurie can speak about?
Perfect Pairings: Learn the key rules of food and wine pairing as well as some of the science to tasting wine. Discover how wine reacts with common food components like salt, acids, and fats. Attendees will interactively taste their way to understanding how to create perfect food and wine pairings every time.
Wine by the Numbers: In this interactive seminar guests learn how wine critics, magazines and judges score wine on the 100 point scale. Everyone then creates scores for a series of wines using this method and compares their scores to the expert’s. Are wine scores the final word on quality? In this seminar—You be the judge!
The Stand Up Sommelier™: Looking for a laid back and hilarious take on wine tasting? Bring TV personality and award-winning sommelier, Laurie Forster, to your event for her off-beat hilarious show where wine meets punchlines. In her one hour show, Forster peels back the labels of your favorite wines to expose the truth of her life in the wine business and as a mom in “suburban hell.” Relax with a glass (or two!) of wine, because with Forster there are no formalities when it comes to drinking. This is a “tasting” you will never forget.
What do Laurie’s clients have to say?
“Thanks again for a fantastic Wine Coach® event! The guests LOVED hearing you speak and learning over lunch. Many have since asked for your contact information so they can do it again! Your wine tasting feature really enhanced the value of our client meeting and boosted potential sales. I have recommended you to other meeting planners and hope we can work together again soon!” ~ Stephanie Olivero, Event Manager, MetLife
“It was truly a teambuilding experience. Laurie promoted a lot of group discussion and created a very light and “at ease” experience. It is clear that Laurie is extremely knowledgeable. She was able to answer all of the group’s questions which was quite impressive. I thought it was also great that she tailored her discussion points and even her demeanor to fit the group. She was able to pick up on it quickly. Truly an entertainer!” ~Amy Schultz, Event Planner, Booz Allen Hamilton
Read more thoughts from Laurie’s clients.
Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® is a radio show host, dynamic speaker and author of the award winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie’s specialty is creating unique corporate keynotes, team- building events and group tasting seminars where she can deliver on her mission to demystify wine one glass at a time.
In 2002, 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.
Laurie is a regular contributor to several publications; a sought after guest expert on radio stations across the country and hosts a weekly radio show where she explores the recipe for a delicious life. Her award winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine reflects her fresh perspective on wine education and has been featured in Wine Enthusiast and other fine publications.
Want to know more?
Set up a free get acquainted call with Laurie to discuss your event needs and how we can help.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-820-4212.