The Sipping Point Radio launches in November

The Sipping Point Radio launches in November

Nationally Recognized Sommelier Laurie Forster Hosts New Weekend Show on WBAL-AM Radio

Baltimore, MD — Want to learn more about the latest foreign or domestic wines on the market or talk about what foods pair best with a Pinot Noir or local craft beer?  Find out the answer to these questions and much more when WBAL-AM Radio presents “The Sipping Point Radio Program,” featuring Laurie Forster, certified sommelier, award-winning author and national speaker.  The radio show will air Saturdays from 12:30-1:00 p.m. on 1090 AM beginning November 5, 2011.  For more information, log onto

Each week, Mr. Forster will bring her witty sense of humor and no-nonsense approach to food, wine, spirits and travel to the show. She will keep listeners abreast of the latest innovations, news and trends from the food and wine worlds and will also conduct interviews with celebrity winemakers, chefs, brewers and more.  She will also be answering questions from listeners and questions can be sent to

“I’m ready for some wine! And now I have a place to go for some good information before I invite my guests to dinner. WBAL Radio is so thrilled to add Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach, to our line-up on Saturdays,” said Dave Hill, Program Director for WBAL and WIYY Radio Stations.  He added,” Laurie will be able to provide good insights, interesting news angles and practical information for our listeners.”

Laurie Forster, whose mission is to demystify wine one glass at a time, is one of the country’s leading wine experts and creator of The Wine Coach. The queen of wine edu-tainment, she is also the author of the award-winning book, The Sipping Point, and a regular guest on TV and radio shows across the country, including Martha Stewart Radio. She is also a national speaker for top corporate clients and a columnist for the Communities at The Washington Times and has written for, or been profiled in, dozens of publications, including Bon Appétit, The Washington Post, Crave, The Wine Enthusiast, Baltimore Magazine and Washingtonian.  Ms. Forster’s wine career began in Manhattan, where she studied with the American Sommelier Association and has since earned an Advanced Certificate with Merit from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and has trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.

Ms. Forster lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband, a classically trained professional chef and their eight year old daughter Michaela.