Virtual Tastings

Forget DRY video chats or DULL web meetings.

Laurie Forster is here to save the day (or night)!

She blends her wine expertise with her natural comedic skills to create a virtual event that everyone will rave about!

If you’re seeking an entertaining & VIRTUAL way to motivate your staff,  engage your customers, or raise funds for your nonprofit – Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach is your answer!

What Do Laurie’s Virtual Tastings clients have to say?

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.

Interested in booking Laurie? Email  or call 410-820-4212 to set up a call with Laurie to discuss your event needs.

Popular Topics include:

You Uncorked (Virtual Keynote)

On her journey from software sales executive to award-winning sommelier, Laurie Forster has learned many Lessons from the Grape. These lessons form the ingredients that are used in Laurie’s recipe for a delicious life. Make this your finest vintage ever…You’ll learn, laugh and get inspired!

Wine Down with The Wine Coach! (Teambuilding & Tasting)

Laurie will teach you the process that the pros use to taste and evaluate wine. Ever wonder why swirling your wine is essential or how to chew your wine? Laurie will give you the inside scoop. You’ll learn, laugh, and never look at wine tasting the same way again!

Perfect Pairings (Virtual Wine Pairings)

Laurie will teach you the keys to food and wine pairings as well as how wine reacts with common food components like salt, acids, and fats. Then you’ll interactively taste your way to understanding how to create Perfect Pairings every time. You’ll learn, laugh, and never look at wine pairings the same way again! Laurie will curate a selection of wine along with cheese, chocolate, and other delicious pairings that can be shipped to your invited guests.

Something to Wine About (Entertainment & Wine Tasting)

Looking for a laid back and hilarious take on wine tasting? Try Laurie Forster’s off-beat hilarious show where wine meets punch line.  As the StandUp Sommelier,™ Forster peels back the labels of your favorite wines to expose the truth of her life in the wine business. Show includes wine tasting, comedy and audience games!

Who is Laurie Forster?

Laurie Forster is an award-winning sommelier, author, radio personality and comedian. Her edgy approach to demystifying wine has caught the eye of major networks, corporate meeting planners and high profile fundraisers around the country.  Audiences connect with her down to earth “Jersey Girl” approach and find it a breath of fresh air in the often stuffy world of wine.

Forster is the host of The Sipping Point radio show and her mobile application, “The Wine Coach,” was listed as one of the Top 8 Wine Apps in Wine Enthusiast magazine. Her award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine has been featured in publications across the country, including the Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast and

A former software sales executive, Laurie’s wine career began 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). She has also trained with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.

Want to know more?

Email or call 410-820-4212 to set up a call with Laurie to discuss your event needs.