Upcoming Events

September 9, 2015

Wine, Women & BBQ

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WHAT: Casual Night of BBQ, Wine and FUN!

WHERE: Famous Dave’s in Timonium, MD

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9th at 6PM

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Think BBQ is a guy thing?  Well think again!  Grab your BFF and join Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach for a fun evening where you’ll learn the secrets to selecting the right wine to go with BBQ.

Whether it’s Famous Dave’s St Louis Ribs, Pork Brisket or Roast Chicken there is a perfect wine for each. Come taste some perfect “grilled” pairings and get some great ideas for your end of summer barbecues!  

Tickets are $32.99 pp all-inclusive for 4 tasting courses of Famous Dave’s BBQ paired with the perfect end of summer wines and wine edu-tainment from The Wine Coach.  Questions? 410-820-4212


 Famous Dave’s

2235 York Rd

Timonium, MD 21093

Start: September 9, 2015 6:00 pm
End: September 9, 2015 8:00 pm

September 11, 2015 – September 13, 2015

Pennsylvania: The Hotel Hershey Wine & Food Festival

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Raise your glass to fine wine & fresh flavors at the sixth annual Wine & Food Festival presented by The Hotel Hershey.  Enjoy a weekend of spirited events including a comedy show, local winery tour, Bordeaux blending class, the Grand Tasting, and more! 

Laurie Forster, The Stand Up Sommelier, will help to open the festivities on Friday evening, September 11th when she presents the lighter side of wine with “Something To Wine About,” a comedy show, from 8 to 10 pm in the Garden Terrace Ballroom.

Reservations are required – call 717-534-8800

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Start: September 11, 2015 6:30 pm
End: September 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: The Hotel Hershey
Phone: 717-533-2171
100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA, 17033, United States

September 18, 2015 – September 19, 2015

Oregon: UNCORKED Sunriver Style

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September 18th, 3-8pm

September 19th, noon to 6pm

Uncorked Sunriver Style is a two-day wine event featuring Oregon wineries, chocolates, cheeses, comedy show, live music & more!

Laurie Forster, aka The Standup Sommelier, TV personality and comedian, will deliver the edgy, off-beat show “Something to Wine About,” where wine meets punchline.

Using her down-to-earth approach to “wine education,” she peels back the labels of a few of her favorite wines while exposing secrets of the wine industry and why she thinks it’s so darned funny!

Laurie’s comedy show will take place Saturday afternoon.

Laurie will also present an educational wine class based on her popular DVD, “Weird Science: Food & Wine Reactions,” on Saturday.

Are you confused about what wine to pair with what dishes?  Do you wish you had an easy way to create a fun at-home wine tasting event for your friends and family?  Laurie will reveal the secrets of pairing the correct wine and foods. 

CLICK HERE for more information



Start: September 18, 2015 3:00 am
End: September 19, 2015 6:00 pm
Venue: SHARC's Benham Hall & John Gray Amphitheater
Phone: 541-585-5000
57250 Overlook Road, Sunriver, OR, 97707, United States

October 7, 2015

WEBINAR: Reinvention Conversations from the Front Porch

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Wed, October 7th, 8:30pm ET

As a new software sales executive, Laurie had to entertain clients, but embarrassed that she didn’t know how to choose a good wine to go with the meal, she vowed to make a change. She began learning about wine, took wine classes, attended wine dinners and read as much as she could. She eventually began leading her own wine tastings and realized she really enjoyed teaching other people about wine. Laurie took a leap by quitting her job and began to create unique wine events as “The Wine Coach.”

Register Here: http://www.reinventionworks.com/laurie-forster/

Hollis Thomases, Host & Founder, ReinventionWorks

Hollis has reinvented multiple times. She had a varied career working small companies and large corporations, but left it all in 1998 to start her first company, a digital marketing & advertising firm.   After growing that company for 15 years, she felt it was time for her next incarnation, and her pursuit of her own reinvention led her to create ReinventionWorks to help others do likewise.

Start: October 7, 2015 8:30 pm
End: October 7, 2015 8:30 pm