"ENGAGING! ENTERTAINING! EDUCATIONAL! Laurie not only brings impeccable knowledge of wine, but also presents the intricacies of wine and wine-tasting in a casual, fun way. Her attention to detail and genuine love for wine resulted in a great event for my friends and clients. I could not be happier with how Laurie and her team helped me organize and execute a highly personalized event. Although we had to do it virtually, she brought the same "feel" of an in-person event. We worked on a theme, Laurie curated the wine, her team handled the logistics, I got to enjoy the company of my clients and learn about several great varieties!"
"I wanted to take the time to recommend Laurie after our tremendously successful wine tasting under her direction. We came to her after a long day of strategic planning meetings and the event she designed was the perfect way to end our day together. Laurie guided us through the correct way to taste wine in a fun and approachable way for everyone attending. I will also add that she made the planning process super simple. I only had to provide some overarching guidelines and she took care of everything after that. Thanks again Laurie. I am looking forward to planning another event with you in the future."
"Our Women's Initiative event was fantastic! Everyone had such a great time and was so engaged, The feedback I have received has been from "this is the best zoom event I have ever attended" to "this is the best women's event I have ever attended." This is definitely going to be a repeat event for us. Thank you!!"
"We booked Laurie for a wine tasting during an international virtual corporate event with participants from all around the globe. Laurie has been incredibly supportive in planning the event and ordering wine in many different countries. It was a pleasure to work with her and to profit from her great experience. The wine tasting was a great success, mainly due to Laurie’s broad knowledge and her ability to convey it in an entertaining way. I hope I get the opportunity to work with Laurie again."
"We recently hosted a virtual wine tasting with the Stand-Up Sommelier, Laurie Forster, for our Women's Initiative Group. Laurie did a wonderful job keeping everyone entertained and informed during the tasting and we received great feedback from the attendees. During the planning process, she was great to work with and accommodating to our special requests for the presentation. I would highly recommend working with Laurie for any wine tasting events!"
“We recently worked with Laurie to deliver a virtual wine and cheese pairing/tasting for a very important client. The event took place after a productive day of business zoom meetings. The feedback we received was that the wine tasting was “the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae” for the day. It was educational, fun, and a great way to wrap up the day. Laurie was great to work with in preparing for the event. We had about 12 people in attendance and it was as if we all had been friends for years. Kudos to Laurie for a great event and a job well done. We will be sure to engage Laurie again in the future.”
"I had the pleasure of working with Laurie this past September. Laurie was amazing and was always available to handle any of my questions and concerns. This was the first virtual wine tasting event I’d ever planned. Laurie listened to all my ideas and worked with me to create an event that not only entertained all the attendees but satisfied my sponsors as well. Everyone raved about the event afterwards! I would definitely recommend Laurie Forster. She is the best!"
"I highly recommend Laurie Foster (aka Wine Coach) for all wine tasting networking, client appreciation and team building events (both virtual and in-person). In addition to several very successful pre-COVID in-person events, our last two virtual events were a huge success. Laurie’s approach to each event was tailored to meet our guests’ needs and involved a unique blend of wine tasting skills/information, as well as audience participation and networking. We received great feedback from our members, and are looking forward to organizing additional events."
"Laurie’s virtual wine tastings are a great way to get excited about wine and to really learn about what region the wine comes from. The webinar works out well and still allows the audience to interact and ask questions. Laurie has been doing wine tastings for me for 10+ years and the experience has been phenomenal. Even changing to virtual, Laurie has not skipped a beat! "
"Laurie Forster’s online program is a great way to laugh, learn some interesting facts about wine and of course taste it as well! Both the webinar as well as the after party were well organized and engaging for all participants. It truly was the best online experience we’ve been a part of this year!"
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 MetLife, Women in Energy, Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, Ameriprise, and SCG Legal Network – all of whom rave about her fresh (and fun) approach to wine.
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!