Wine Down Wednesday w/ Certified Sommelier & TV Personality Laurie Forster
June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
About this Event
We’re partnering with Laurie Forster for our first-ever Wine Down Wednesday!
Together, we are going to network with fellow small business owners, corporate “intrapreneurs”, and entrepreneurial-minded Millennials from around the United States.
Plus, we will get a world-class wine education, purchase Laurie’s affordable & easy to find wine selections so you can taste along during this interactive experience, and develop new life-long friendships that can benefit our careers and lives long-term.
Want to know what it’s like to wine taste with Laurie? Watch the video below!
All attendees will receive a short intake form ahead of Wine Down Wednesday to curate the most engaging virtual wine-tasting and networking experience possible, plus you’ll receive the names and emails of all participants following our time together.
Additionally, Laurie will feature 3 wines (you’ll get her shopping list in advance should you want to buy these wines and follow along) that will be perfect for your transition from spring celebrations to summer cookouts.
You will also receive a list of suggested food pairings for the wines to have on hand the night of the tasting so she can interactively share the secrets to creating great food and wine pairings every time.
During the tasting, she will show 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.
During the last half hour of the event, we will break into smaller groups for more sipping and of course networking!
We hope this is a well-attended event so we can plan to do more Wine Down Wednesday with Laurie.
Either way, you won’t want to miss this unique networking and social extravaganza.
About Laurie Forster:
Laurie Forster is one of America’s leading wine experts and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie is a Certified Sommelier, National Speaker and TV personality who is not afraid to tell you her first wine came from a box. Her edgy approach to demystifying wine caught the eye of major networks and led her to guest appearances on The Dr Oz Show, FOX Morning News, Martha Stewart Living Today and ABC News at Noon.
Laurie regularly speaks across the country where she edutains a client list that includes MetLife, Discovery Channel, Microsoft, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, LG Electronics, National Association of Catering Executives, American Cancer Society and McCormick & Company to name a few. Laurie has performed her comedic wine tasting at locations nationwide including Carolines on Broadway, DC IMPROV, Caesars Atlantic City and recently as a headliner for the 2018 HBO Women in Comedy Festival.
Forster is also the host of The Sipping Point and her mobile application “The Wine Coach” was listed as one of the Top 8 Wine Apps in Wine Enthusiast. 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.
About Network Under/Over 40:
Network Under/Over 40 exists at the intersection of friendship and business. Over 30,000 business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurial-minded individuals have attended our in-person and virtual events over the last 10 years, and tens of thousands of people stay connected with us each week to receive the latest insights, resources, and ideas around professional networking and relationship-building.