The Sipping Point Radio: Wine and Food https://www.thewinecoach.com Join Laurie Forster, award-winning author for show that is sure to be a breath of fresh air in the sometimes stuffy world of wine. Get practical info on wine, beer spirits and more. Listen as Laurie chats with winemakers, chefs, brewers & more. For the entire show tune in Saturdays, 12:00 PM ET at wbal.com. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:55:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Join Laurie Forster, award-winning author for show that is sure to be a breath of fresh air in the sometimes stuffy world of wine. Get practical info on beer, wine, spirits and more. For the entire show tune in Saturdays, 12:00 PM ET at wbal.com. Laurie Forster clean Laurie Forster laurie@thewinecoach.com laurie@thewinecoach.com (Laurie Forster) Copyright © 2004-2016 The Wine Coach, All Rights Reserved Join Laurie Forster, award-winning author for show that is sure to be a breath of fresh air in the sometimes stuffy world of wine. Get practical info on beer, wine, spirits & more. The Sipping Point Radio: Wine and Food https://www.thewinecoach.com/wp-content/uploads/itunes-1400-art.jpg https://www.thewinecoach.com Chloe Wines – Georgetta Dane https://www.thewinecoach.com/chloe-wines-georgetta-dane/ Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:34:52 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=8957 https://www.thewinecoach.com/chloe-wines-georgetta-dane/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/chloe-wines-georgetta-dane/feed/ 0 Chloe Wine Collection creates affordable wines that are classic, balanced and all wrapped up in a bow. The winemaker behind Chloe Wines in none other than Georgetta Dane. Georgetta's path to Chloe Wines started in her home country of Romania and involved her husband's night out at the pub with his buddies. Listen to her [...] Chloe Wine Cgeorgettadaneollection creates affordable wines that are classic, balanced and all wrapped up in a bow. The winemaker behind Chloe Wines in none other than Georgetta Dane. Georgetta’s path to Chloe Wines started in her home country of Romania and involved her husband’s night out at the pub with his buddies. Listen to her journey to the US and now as Lead Winemaker at Chloe Wine Collection. Her story is inspirational for us all!

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Chloe Wine Collection creates affordable wines that are classic, balanced […] Chloe Wine Collection creates affordable wines that are classic, balanced and all wrapped up in a bow. The winemaker behind Chloe Wines in none other than Georgetta Dane. Georgetta’s path to Chloe Wines started in her home country of Romania and involved her husband’s night out at the pub with his buddies. Listen to her journey to the US and now as Lead Winemaker at Chloe Wine Collection. Her story is inspirational for us all!
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Interview: Rosé for Summer – Wines of Provence https://www.thewinecoach.com/interview-rose-summer-wines-provence/ Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:18:13 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=8912 https://www.thewinecoach.com/interview-rose-summer-wines-provence/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/interview-rose-summer-wines-provence/feed/ 0 The 6 colors for Provence Rosé Wines. photo credit: WinesofProvence.com Summer is officially here on Monday, so break out the Rosé!Great Rosé wines are wonderful any time of year but especially in the warmer months. If there is a mecca for pink wines than it would be in Provence, France. No other wine region [...] The 6 colors for Provence Rose Wines. photo credit: WinesofProvence.com

The 6 colors for Provence Rosé Wines. photo credit: WinesofProvence.com

Summer is officially here on Monday, so break out the Rosé!

Great Rosé wines are wonderful any time of year but especially in the warmer months. If there is a mecca for pink wines than it would be in Provence, France. No other wine region is so tied to the wonderful soft pink hues Rosé lovers have come to love. In fact the Rosé Research Center along with the Provence Wine Council has created spectrum of color for Rosé from around the world. They have found that 6 of these colors best represent the beautiful wines made in the Provence wine region of France. In today’s show, Laurie talks to David Keck MS, sommelier at Camerata at Paulie’s Wine Bar in Houston, TX about the wines of Provence and they taste 4 great examples of what is produced in the region.

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Summer is officially here on Monday, so break out the […] Great Rosé wines are wonderful any time of year but especially in the warmer months. If there is a mecca for pink wines than it would be in Provence, France. No other wine region is so tied to the wonderful soft pink hues Rosé lovers have come to love. In fact the Rosé Research Center along with the Provence Wine Council has created spectrum of color for Rosé from around the world. They have found that 6 of these colors best represent the beautiful wines made in the Provence wine region of France. In today’s show, Laurie talks to David Keck MS, sommelier at Camerata at Paulie’s Wine Bar in Houston, TX about the wines of Provence and they taste 4 great examples of what is produced in the region.
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Interview: Jean Trimbach of Maison F.E. Trimbach in Alsace https://www.thewinecoach.com/interview-jean-trimbach-maison-fe-trimbach-alsace/ Sat, 11 Jun 2016 14:13:33 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=8895 https://www.thewinecoach.com/interview-jean-trimbach-maison-fe-trimbach-alsace/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/interview-jean-trimbach-maison-fe-trimbach-alsace/feed/ 0 I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jean Trimbach of Maison F.E. Trimbach in Alsace, France at Bistrot Lepic in Washington, DC. During our interview (audio below) we talked about the history of this famed wine estate, the style of his wines and why he believes these wine should be on your dinner table.Jean is [...] I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jean Trimbach of Maison F.E. Trimbach in Alsace, France at Bistrot Lepic in Washington, DC. During our IMG_3802interview (audio below) we talked about the history of this famed wine estate, the style of his wines and why he believes these wine should be on your dinner table.

Jean is part of the 12th generation of Trimbachs to make wine from these classified vineyards since 1626. Pierre Trimbach (Jean’s brother) is the winemaker who focuses his effort on making wine in the tradition that was handed down to him from generation to generation. Following our interview I got taste through the line of wines which focus heavily on Riesling (40% or production) but also includes Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir.

Two outstanding wines are made that regularly garner praise from critics and wine collectors alike. The first is the Clos Ste. Hune which some call the DRC of Alsace and the Cuvee Frederic Emile which is made from Grand Cru vineyards. Blessed with ideal wine growing climate Alsace is drier than Burgundy or Champagne with only 550mm of rain per year.

Jean commented at lunch that he sees lots of growth potential for his brand in the US as well as Asia. Jean Said, “Asian food and Trimbach is Rock & Roll!” Well if Trimbach is Rock & Roll I say turn up the volume and enjoy these world class wines!

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jean Trimbach of […] Maison F.E. Trimbach in Alsace, France at Bistrot Lepic in Washington, DC. During our interview (audio below) we talked about the history of this famed wine estate, the style of his wines and why he believes these wine should be on your dinner table.
Jean is part of the 12th generation of Trimbachs to make wine from these classified vineyards since 1626. Pierre Trimbach (Jean’s brother) is the winemaker who focuses his effort on making wine in the tradition that was handed down to him from generation to generation. Following our interview I got taste through the line of wines which focus heavily on Riesling (40% or production) but also includes Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir.
Two outstanding wines are made that regularly garner praise from critics and wine collectors alike. The first is the Clos Ste. Hune which some call the DRC of Alsace and the Cuvee Frederic Emile which is made from Grand Cru vineyards. Blessed with ideal wine growing climate Alsace is drier than Burgundy or Champagne with only 550mm of rain per year.
Jean commented at lunch that he sees lots of growth potential for his brand in the US as well as Asia. Jean Said, “Asian food and Trimbach is Rock & Roll!” Well if Trimbach is Rock & Roll I say turn up the volume and enjoy these world class wines!
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Don’t Miss Out on The Sipping Point Podcast! https://www.thewinecoach.com/sipping-point-podcast/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:31:03 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=8893 https://www.thewinecoach.com/sipping-point-podcast/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/sipping-point-podcast/feed/ 0 We are switching platforms for The Sipping Point and in order to continue listening you'll need to do ONE thing...right now!Go to the iTunes store and find The Sipping Point podcast...click Subscribe. That's right even if you are already subscribed you'll need to do it again so you don't miss any of our great upcoming [...] We are switching platforms for The Sipping Point and in order to itunes-1400-artcontinue listening you’ll need to do ONE thing…right now!

Go to the iTunes store and find The Sipping Point podcast…click Subscribe. That’s right even if you are already subscribed you’ll need to do it again so you don’t miss any of our great upcoming interviews with Jean Trimbach, David Keck of Camerata Wine Bar in Houston and more!!

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Interview: Jordan Winery – Lisa Mattson https://www.thewinecoach.com/jordan-winery-lisa-mattson/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:57:28 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=8880 https://www.thewinecoach.com/jordan-winery-lisa-mattson/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/jordan-winery-lisa-mattson/feed/ 0 Lisa Mattson is the marketing brains behind Jordan Winery's award winning BLOG, spirited wine videos and their popular club newsletter. These are just a few of the things she does to keep their winery top of mind when you are shopping for a great Cabernet or Chardonnay.In her spare time Lisa has written a dating [...] The-Exes-in-My-Glass-dating-memoir-book-cover-1-663x1024Lisa Mattson is the marketing brains behind Jordan Winery’s award winning BLOG, spirited wine videos and their popular club newsletter. These are just a few of the things she does to keep their winery top of mind when you are shopping for a great Cabernet or Chardonnay.

In her spare time Lisa has written a dating memoir for all of you that love to curl up with a glass of wine and a book. Entitled The Exes in My Glass: How I Refined My Taste in Men & Alcohol this book chronicles Lisa’s journey from Midwestern girl to a power player in the wine marketing industry. Laurie talks to Lisa about Jordan Winery, her journey in writing the book and of course they taste Jordan Cab and Chardonnay along the way!

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Lisa Mattson is the marketing brains behind Jordan Winery’s award […] Lisa Mattson is the marketing brains behind Jordan Winery’s award winning BLOG, spirited wine videos and their popular club newsletter. These are just a few of the things she does to keep their winery top of mind when you are shopping for a great Cabernet or Chardonnay.
In her spare time Lisa has written a dating memoir for all of you that love to curl up with a glass of wine and a book. Entitled The Exes in My Glass: How I Refined My Taste in Men & Alcohol this book chronicles Lisa’s journey from Midwestern girl to a power player in the wine marketing industry. Laurie talks to Lisa about Jordan Winery, her journey in writing the book and of course they taste Jordan Cab and Chardonnay along the way!
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Mimi Nye from Chateau Ste Michelle https://www.thewinecoach.com/mimi-nye-chateau-ste-michelle/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:28:12 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=8800 https://www.thewinecoach.com/mimi-nye-chateau-ste-michelle/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/mimi-nye-chateau-ste-michelle/feed/ 0 Ste. Michelle's Canoe Ridge Vineyard manager Mimi Nye, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington Mimi Nye has been growing grapes at Chateau Ste Michelle's Canoe Ridge Vineyard located in the Horse Heaven Hills wine region in Washington state.Originally a city girl, Mimi's path to viticulture was a winding one but now she is known as one [...] Ste. Michelle's Canoe Ridge Vineyard manager Mimi Nye, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Vineyard manager Mimi Nye, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Mimi Nye has been growing grapes at Chateau Ste Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Vineyard located in the Horse Heaven Hills wine region in Washington state.

Originally a city girl, Mimi’s path to viticulture was a winding one but now she is known as one if its top viticulturists. For over 30 years Mimi has been farming grapes in Horse Heaven Hills and she shares with Laurie what makes this region so well suited for wine!

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Mimi Nye has been growing grapes at Chateau Ste Michelle’s […] Originally a city girl, Mimi’s path to viticulture was a winding one but now she is known as one if its top viticulturists. For over 30 years Mimi has been farming grapes in Horse Heaven Hills and she shares with Laurie what makes this region so well suited for wine!
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Head High Wines with Sam Spencer https://www.thewinecoach.com/head-high-wines-sam-spencer/ Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:06:45 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=8784 https://www.thewinecoach.com/head-high-wines-sam-spencer/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/head-high-wines-sam-spencer/feed/ 0 Subscribe to Laurie's Podcast on iTunesLaurie tastes and talks with Sam Spencer, one of the partners that created Head High Winery in the Sonoma Coast appellation of California. Sam Spencer comes to Head High Wines with a long and distinguished career as a winegrower, wine-industry consultant, and vineyard developer for the past two decades on [...] color-SamSpencerSubscribe to Laurie’s Podcast on iTunes

Laurie tastes and talks with Sam Spencer, one of the partners that created Head High Winery in the Sonoma Coast appellation of California. Sam Spencer comes to Head High Wines with a long and distinguished career as a winegrower, wine-industry consultant, and vineyard developer for the past two decades on California’s North Coast. After studying viticulture at the University of California at Davis, Sam got his start as wine director of a bustling wine bar in San Francisco. He went on to build multiple wine brands from the soil up. Sam, a father of two, is a lifelong sailor and surfer and an avid cyclist and skier.

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Head High Red Blend 2013

Head High Pinot Noir 2013

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Laurie tastes and talks with Sam Spencer, one of the partners that created Head High Winery in the Sonoma Coast appellation of California. Sam Spencer comes to Head High Wines with a long and distinguished career as a winegrower, wine-industry consultant, and vineyard developer for the past two decades on California’s North Coast. After studying viticulture at the University of California at Davis, Sam got his start as wine director of a bustling wine bar in San Francisco. He went on to build multiple wine brands from the soil up. Sam, a father of two, is a lifelong sailor and surfer and an avid cyclist and skier.
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Tullamore D.E.W. for St. Partrick’s Day https://www.thewinecoach.com/tullamore-dew-st-partricks-day/ Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:52:44 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7774 https://www.thewinecoach.com/tullamore-dew-st-partricks-day/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/tullamore-dew-st-partricks-day/feed/ 0 Tim Herlihy, US Brand Ambassador at Tullamore D.E.W., joined Laurie for a tasting of 3 of their Irish Whiskeys along with reports from his 50 city Irish Pub Tour of the USA! Learn what makes Tullamore DEW so special, the effects of barrel aging, whiskey tasting tips, how St Patty's is celebrated in Ireland and [...] Tim Herlihy, US Brand Ambassador at Tullamore D.E.W., joined Laurie for a tasting of 3 of their Irish Whiskeys along with reports from his 50 city Irish Pub Tour of the USA! Learn what makes Tullamore DEW so special, the effects of barrel aging, whiskey tasting tips, how St Patty’s is celebrated in Ireland and more!Follow Tim’s journey by connecting with him on Instagram and Twitter @TullamoreTim

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4/8/2016  Wine Dine & Punchlines on the Spirit of Baltimore. Join Laurie for her comedic wine tasting show that also will include a buffet dinner following the show along with a tasting of 5 wines!

4/23/2016 Wine & Laughter Dinner at Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australian and New Zealand. Join her for a delicious 4 course dinner crafted by Chef Salter paired with wines Laurie hand selected!


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You can also listen or download the interview in iTunes or by downloading Laurie’s free App The Wine Coach!
Upcoming Events
4/8/2016  Wine Dine & Punchlines on the Spirit of Baltimore. Join Laurie for her comedic wine tasting show that also will include a buffet dinner following the show along with a tasting of 5 wines!
4/23/2016 Wine & Laughter Dinner at Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australian and New Zealand. Join her for a delicious 4 course dinner crafted by Chef Salter paired with wines Laurie hand selected!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
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Inspired Valentine’s Day Wine & Chocolate Pairings https://www.thewinecoach.com/inspired-valentines-day-wine-chocolate-pairings/ Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:55:55 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7711 https://www.thewinecoach.com/inspired-valentines-day-wine-chocolate-pairings/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/inspired-valentines-day-wine-chocolate-pairings/feed/ 0 Laurie sips and chats with Susannah Siger owner of Ma Petite Shoe in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. Her shop features fashion forward European shoes and gourmet chocolates from all over the world. Laurie and Susannah talk about some interesting chocolates from all over the world along with a few wines to pair for [...] Laurie sips and chats with Susannah Siger owner of Ma Petite Shoe in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. Her shop features fashion forward European shoes and gourmet chocolates from all over the world. Laurie and Susannah talk about some interesting chocolates from all over the world along with a few wines to pair for your Valentine’s Day celebrations.

You can also listen or download the interview in iTunes or by downloading Laurie’s free App The Wine Coach!

Upcoming Events

4/8/2015 Wine Dine & Punchlines on the Spirit of Baltimore. Join Laurie for her comedic wine tasting show that also will include a buffet dinner following the show along with a tasting of 5 wines!


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

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Laurie sips and chats with Susannah Siger owner of Ma […] Ma Petite Shoe in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. Her shop features fashion forward European shoes and gourmet chocolates from all over the world. Laurie and Susannah talk about some interesting chocolates from all over the world along with a few wines to pair for your Valentine’s Day celebrations.

You can also listen or download the interview in iTunes or by downloading Laurie’s free App The Wine Coach!
Upcoming Events
4/8/2015 Wine Dine & Punchlines on the Spirit of Baltimore. Join Laurie for her comedic wine tasting show that also will include a buffet dinner following the show along with a tasting of 5 wines!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
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Paris Cocktails with Doni Belau https://www.thewinecoach.com/paris-cocktails-doni-belau/ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:43:05 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7697 https://www.thewinecoach.com/paris-cocktails-doni-belau/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/paris-cocktails-doni-belau/feed/ 0 This week on The Sipping Point Laurie sips a French 75 Squared with Doni Belau. Ms Belau is the author of Paris Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of Over 100 Recipes Inspired by the City of Light and founder of GirlsGuidetoParis.com Doni shares what she learned about the exciting Paris cocktail scene, how she "researched" the [...] ParisCocktailsLarge-641x900This week on The Sipping Point Laurie sips a French 75 Squared with Doni Belau. Ms Belau is the author of Paris Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of Over 100 Recipes Inspired by the City of Light and founder of GirlsGuidetoParis.com Doni shares what she learned about the exciting Paris cocktail scene, how she “researched” the book with 2 sips of each drink and so much more!!

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This week on The Sipping Point Laurie sips a French […] This week on The Sipping Point Laurie sips a French 75 Squared with Doni Belau. Ms Belau is the author of Paris Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of Over 100 Recipes Inspired by the City of Light and founder of GirlsGuidetoParis.com Doni shares what she learned about the exciting Paris cocktail scene, how she “researched” the book with 2 sips of each drink and so much more!!
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Chef Brian Duffy https://www.thewinecoach.com/chef-brian-duffy/ Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:06:02 +0000 http://176b051d-f8a8-6fa7-8e17-74ec8a8db2ef https://www.thewinecoach.com/chef-brian-duffy/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/chef-brian-duffy/feed/ 0 Laurie talks to Chef Brian Duffy about his days on Bar Rescue, his new podcast Road Rash and what they'll be up to at the Mohegan Sun WineFest January 29-31 in CT. For more visit www.sunwinefest.com Laurie talks to Chef Brian Duffy about his days on Bar Rescue, his new podcast Road Rash and what they’ll be up to at the Mohegan Sun WineFest January 29-31 in CT. For more visit www.sunwinefest.com

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Mohegan Sun WineFest Laurie talks to Chef Brian Duffy about his days on Bar Rescue, his new podcast Road Rash and what they'll be up to at the Mohegan Sun WineFest January 29-31 in CT. For more visit www.sunwinefest.com Laurie Forster clean 21:06
Cal Ripken Jr. 2131 Cabernet Sauvignon https://www.thewinecoach.com/cal-ripken-jr-2131-cabernet-sauvignon/ Sat, 05 Dec 2015 16:42:41 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7646 https://www.thewinecoach.com/cal-ripken-jr-2131-cabernet-sauvignon/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/cal-ripken-jr-2131-cabernet-sauvignon/feed/ 2 Featured InterviewThis week Laurie sits down with Gus Kalaris of Kalaris Family Vineyards to talk about the 2131 Cabernet Sauvignon he has crafted to commemorate the 2oth anniversary of Cal Ripkin's consecutive game record set in 1995. We taste and talk to Gus Kalaris owner of the winery and then Cal Ripken checks in to talk [...] Featured InterviewAxios2131

This week Laurie sits down with Gus Kalaris of Kalaris Family Vineyards to talk about the 2131 Cabernet Sauvignon he has crafted to commemorate the 2oth anniversary of Cal Ripkin’s consecutive game record set in 1995. We taste and talk to Gus Kalaris owner of the winery and then Cal Ripken checks in to talk about the Cal Ripken Sr Foundation that is benefited by the proceeds of the wine.

2131 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa Valley)

Tasting Notes: 100% Napa Cabernet  honoring Cal Ripken Jr’s 2131st consecutive game played, breaking the record in September 1995. There will be only 2,131 bottles that are numbered and individually packed in a wood and glass case ($300). 1/3 of the proceeds will be donated to The Cal Ripken Sr foundation, which now reaches over one million under served children. Pre-Orders are being accepted now and will be first come, first served.  Release date is Dec 1st 2015. Wines will be shipping the second week of December and all purchases will be copied on tracking via email.

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12/12/2015 Laurie will appear at the Wine World Open House from 1-4PM!! Come talk, taste and have Laurie sign a copy of her award winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine

4/8/2015 Wine Dine & Punchlines on the Spirit of Baltimore. Join Laurie for her comedic wine tasting show that also will include a buffet dinner following the show along with a tasting of 5 wines!


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This week Laurie sits down with Gus Kalaris of Kalaris Family Vineyards to talk about the 2131 Cabernet Sauvignon he has crafted to commemorate the 2oth anniversary of Cal Ripkin’s consecutive game record set in 1995. We taste and talk to Gus Kalaris owner of the winery and then Cal Ripken checks in to talk about the Cal Ripken Sr Foundation that is benefited by the proceeds of the wine.
2131 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa Valley)
Tasting Notes: 100% Napa Cabernet  honoring Cal Ripken Jr’s 2131st consecutive game played, breaking the record in September 1995. There will be only 2,131 bottles that are numbered and individually packed in a wood and glass case ($300). 1/3 of the proceeds will be donated to The Cal Ripken Sr foundation, which now reaches over one million under served children. Pre-Orders are being accepted now and will be first come, first served.  Release date is Dec 1st 2015. Wines will be shipping the second week of December and all purchases will be copied on tracking via email.
Listen Here:

 
Stay in touch with Laurie and her interviews!!
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

Upcoming Events
12/12/2015 Laurie will appear at the Wine World Open House from 1-4PM!! Come talk, taste and have Laurie sign a copy of her award winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine

4/8/2015 Wine Dine & Punchlines on the Spirit of Baltimore. Join Laurie for her comedic wine tasting show that also will include a buffet dinner following the show along with a tasting of 5 wines!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Thanksgiving Made Easy https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-easy/ Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:01:44 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7627 https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-easy/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-easy/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekTim Riley, Beverage Director at Fleet Street Kitchen, joined us to talk about three of his wine picks that need to be on your Thanksgiving table! Baltimore native, Tim brings an intense passion for beverage service and an extensive knowledge of wine, beer, and spirits to his position at Fleet Street Kitchen. [...] Sips of the Week

Tim Riley, Beverage Director at Fleet Street Kitchen, joined us to talk about three of his wine picks that need to be on your Thanksgiving table! Baltimore native, Tim brings an intense passion for beverage service and an extensive knowledge of wine, beer, and spirits to his position at Fleet Street Kitchen. An honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Tim has worked all over the East Coast.

Sparkling – Andre et Mireille Tissot Cremant du Jura, France $24.99 Winemakers Notes: Biodynamic viticulture – think organic on steroids…Made with 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 10% from a combination of Poulsard and Trousseau; two local red varieties. This “Extra Brut” is a seriously good Crémant du Jura with excellent juicy fruitiness and length of flavour.

White – Red Newt Cellars Semi-Dry Riesling 2011, Finger Lakes, NY $14.99 Winery Notes: Riesling is the flagship wine grape variety of the Finger Lakes, and truly shines when balanced with a touch of sweetness. Crisp and aromatic in the glass, Red Newt Semi-Dry is the ultimate expression of the Finger Lakes style. Bursting with layers of ripe pineapple, starfruit, kiwi, and mango, the palate is an expression of the perfect climate for Riesling. Subtle sweetness up front is delicately balanced for a clean, fresh finish, and is ideal for flavorful, spicy cuisine.

Red – Potel-Aivron Julienas ’10 $19.99 Winemakers Notes: Once again, Stephan Aviron is sourcing his Julienas from two well established growers in the appellation of Julienas. In both plots vines average over 50 years. Soils are also consistent and are made up primarily of granite stones, sand and chalk.  Grapes are vinified separately until time for the final blending and bottling. The must is macerated in temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 12-15 days and then aged for 12-14 months in a combination of new and used oak casks.

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Chef Michael Forster joined us to answer your Turkey cooking questions! Laurie’s better half Chef Michael studied at The Culinary Institute of America and apprenticed at Le Cirque, in New York City where he learned traditional French cooking from basic sauces to intricate plate presentation. Over the last decade, Chef Forster has held positions in some of the country’s top restaurants including Osteria del Circo in New York City, Hampton’s at Baltimore’s Harbor Court Hotel and, now, as full time private chef. Check out Chef Forster’s Stuffing Muffin Recipe and his video on How to Carve a Turkey.

Laurie also talked to Peggy Woodward, food editor at Taste of Home magazine to get some great tips below on reducing your work in the kitchen and adding a little more spice to this year’s Thanksgiving feast.

Crank up the Cranberry: Make whole berry cranberry sauce according to the directions on the bag of fresh cranberries—it’s just berries, sugar and water. Whomp up the flavor when you take it off heat by stirring in a little orange marmalade or jalapeño jelly.

Make the Fluffiest Potatoes: The key to super-fluffy mashed potatoes is to make sure they’re dry before mashing. Once the potatoes are cooked and drained, put them back in the pot, cover it up, and let them dry for 1 to 2 minutes. The drier the potato, the fluffier the mash.

Spice it Up: Make a homemade spice bag with cloves, cinnamon sticks and citrus peel for mulling cider or wine. Wrap double thickness of cheesecloth around your spices; bring up the edges and tie with kitchen string. A loose leaf tea filter, or even a coffee filter, works in a pinch. You can also try recipes for Hot Mulled Wine and Warm Pomegranate Punch (which is slow-cooker friendly too!).

Put your Slow Cooker to Work: As soon as sides like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or stuffing are hot, plunk them in a slow cooker on the lowest setting while you finish up the rest of the meal. This frees up space galore! You can even put gravy in a smaller, 2-quart slow cooker. It holds beautifully for up to an hour on the warm setting.

No Shame in Shortcuts:  Who says Thanksgiving dessert has to be totally from scratch? There’s plenty of modern twists on traditional family recipes, take this Caramel Apple Strudel as an example – puff pastry can replace getting dough all over the kitchen counters!

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Sips of the Week Tim Riley, Beverage Director at Fleet […] Tim Riley, Beverage Director at Fleet Street Kitchen, joined us to talk about three of his wine picks that need to be on your Thanksgiving table! Baltimore native, Tim brings an intense passion for beverage service and an extensive knowledge of wine, beer, and spirits to his position at Fleet Street Kitchen. An honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Tim has worked all over the East Coast.
Sparkling – Andre et Mireille Tissot Cremant du Jura, France $24.99 Winemakers Notes: Biodynamic viticulture – think organic on steroids…Made with 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 10% from a combination of Poulsard and Trousseau; two local red varieties. This “Extra Brut” is a seriously good Crémant du Jura with excellent juicy fruitiness and length of flavour.
White – Red Newt Cellars Semi-Dry Riesling 2011, Finger Lakes, NY $14.99 Winery Notes: Riesling is the flagship wine grape variety of the Finger Lakes, and truly shines when balanced with a touch of sweetness. Crisp and aromatic in the glass, Red Newt Semi-Dry is the ultimate expression of the Finger Lakes style. Bursting with layers of ripe pineapple, starfruit, kiwi, and mango, the palate is an expression of the perfect climate for Riesling. Subtle sweetness up front is delicately balanced for a clean, fresh finish, and is ideal for flavorful, spicy cuisine.
Red – Potel-Aivron Julienas ’10 $19.99 Winemakers Notes: Once again, Stephan Aviron is sourcing his Julienas from two well established growers in the appellation of Julienas. In both plots vines average over 50 years. Soils are also consistent and are made up primarily of granite stones, sand and chalk.  Grapes are vinified separately until time for the final blending and bottling. The must is macerated in temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 12-15 days and then aged for 12-14 months in a combination of new and used oak casks.
Listen to the Show:

Wine Sandwich
Chef Michael Forster joined us to answer your Turkey cooking questions! Laurie’s better half Chef Michael studied at The Culinary Institute of America and apprenticed at Le Cirque, in New York City where he learned traditional French cooking from basic sauces to intricate plate presentation. Over the last decade, Chef Forster has held positions in some of the country’s top restaurants including Osteria del Circo in New York City, Hampton’s at Baltimore’s Harbor Court Hotel and, now, as full time private chef. Check out Chef Forster’s Stuffing Muffin Recipe and his video on How to Carve a Turkey.
Laurie also talked to Peggy Woodward, food editor at Taste of Home magazine to get some great tips below on reducing your work in the kitchen and adding a little more spice to this year’s Thanksgiving feast.
Crank up the Cranberry: Make whole berry cranberry sauce according to the directions on the bag of fresh cranberries—it’s just berries, sugar and water. Whomp up the flavor when you take it off heat by stirring in a little orange marmalade or jalapeño jelly.
Make the Fluffiest Potatoes: The key to super-fluffy mashed potatoes is to make sure they’re dry before mashing. Once the potatoes are cooked and drained, put them back in the pot, cover it up, and let them dry for 1 to 2 minutes. The drier the potato, the fluffier the mash.
Spice it Up: Make a homemade spice bag with cloves, cinnamon sticks and citrus peel for mulling cider or wine. Wrap double thickness of cheesecloth around your spices; bring up the edges and tie with kitchen string. A loose leaf tea filter, or even a coffee filter, works in a pinch. You can also try recipes for https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7585 https://www.thewinecoach.com/beaujolais-nouveau-celebrate-harvest-2015/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/beaujolais-nouveau-celebrate-harvest-2015/feed/ 5 There is an exciting feeling we get from something NEW. Whether it be a new piece of clothing, a new car or maybe a new house, the feeling is exhilarating. Same goes for NEW wine! One special wine is available just weeks after it is harvested—Beaujolais Nouveau. This Nouveau will be released on November 19, [...] There is an exciting feeling we get from something NEW. Whether it be a new piece of clothing, a new car or maybe a new house, the feeling is GD_Nouveau_FY16_BS_MainLabel_FINALexhilarating. Same goes for NEW wine! One special wine is available just weeks after it is harvested—Beaujolais Nouveau. This Nouveau will be released on November 19, 2015.

These wines travel from Beaujolais, in the southernmost part of Burgundy, to destinations around the world for their “official” release on the third Thursday of November. Beaujolais is a region that makes mostly red wines from the Gamay grape known for its fruitiness, soft tannins and food friendly acidity.

About half of the wines made in Beaujolais are bottled early for the Nouveau release and the other half spend time aging in oak barrels until being released in the spring. Nouveau wines are seen by some as a way to celebrate the harvest and gauge the quality of the more “serious” wines to be released in the spring.

Winemaker Georges Duboeuf is credited with developing the idea of Nouveau to help find a unique way to create demand for Beaujolais. He felt that these wines could be released within weeks of harvest to increase cash flow for wineries that typically would not sell their wines until later in the year. By the 1970’s, Nouveau was a tradition in Paris and eventually all over the world. On the day of the release at midnight the wines would be transported to Paris and other destinations where eager wine drinkers would gladly purchase these affordable wines. Through marketing and other means this became a day of celebration when parties and events drove consumption and purchase of Nouveau.

Most producers in Beaujolais use a unique process called carbonic maceration to create these fruity wines. Unlike traditional fermentation the grapes are not crushed and in fact the fermentation happens inside the grape itself. This process creates fruity wines with soft tannins that are reminiscent of fruit salad. In general, Beaujolais Nouveau is made for early consumption and can be served slightly chilled at 60-65 degrees to taste their full beauty.

Wine snobs and critics sometimes don’t view Nouveau as a “serious wine” but they miss the point. Nouveau is about celebrating the harvest and all the hard work that went into that year. These wines are not produced seeking critical acclaim. Instead, they are meant to be fun wines that appeal to a wide variety of wine drinkers.

Not all the wines from Beaujolais are the light, fun and fruity like Nouveau. Wine drinkers looking to see the best of this region should consider trying Beaujolais from one of the ten best villages. These 10 form the Cru appellations which include St-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Brouilly, and Côte de Brouilly. Moulin-à-Vent, for instance produces full bodied and structured reds that have the ability to age for up to twenty years.

The fact that Beaujolais is a great pairing to an American Thanksgiving feast is reason enough to enjoy these wines or introduce them to your guests. So grab a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau or a Cru Beaujolais and celebrate the harvest of 2015!

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These wines travel from Beaujolais, in the southernmost part of Burgundy, to destinations around the world for their “official” release on the third Thursday of November. Beaujolais is a region that makes mostly red wines from the Gamay grape known for its fruitiness, soft tannins and food friendly acidity.
About half of the wines made in Beaujolais are bottled early for the Nouveau release and the other half spend time aging in oak barrels until being released in the spring. Nouveau wines are seen by some as a way to celebrate the harvest and gauge the quality of the more “serious” wines to be released in the spring.
Winemaker Georges Duboeuf is credited with developing the idea of Nouveau to help find a unique way to create demand for Beaujolais. He felt that these wines could be released within weeks of harvest to increase cash flow for wineries that typically would not sell their wines until later in the year. By the 1970’s, Nouveau was a tradition in Paris and eventually all over the world. On the day of the release at midnight the wines would be transported to Paris and other destinations where eager wine drinkers would gladly purchase these affordable wines. Through marketing and other means this became a day of celebration when parties and events drove consumption and purchase of Nouveau.
Most producers in Beaujolais use a unique process called carbonic maceration to create these fruity wines. Unlike traditional fermentation the grapes are not crushed and in fact the fermentation happens inside the grape itself. This process creates fruity wines with soft tannins that are reminiscent of fruit salad. In general, Beaujolais Nouveau is made for early consumption and can be served slightly chilled at 60-65 degrees to taste their full beauty.
Wine snobs and critics sometimes don’t view Nouveau as a “serious wine” but they miss the point. Nouveau is about celebrating the harvest and all the hard work that went into that year. These wines are not produced seeking critical acclaim. Instead, they are meant to be fun wines that appeal to a wide variety of wine drinkers.
Not all the wines from Beaujolais are the light, fun and fruity like Nouveau. Wine drinkers looking to see the best of this region should consider trying Beaujolais from one of the ten best villages. These 10 form the Cru appellations which include St-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Brouilly, and Côte de Brouilly. Moulin-à-Vent, for instance produces full bodied and structured reds that have the ability to age for up to twenty years.
The fact that Beaujolais is a great pairing to an American Thanksgiving feast is reason enough to enjoy these wines or introduce them to your guests. So grab a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau or a Cru Beaujolais and celebrate the harvest of 2015!
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Chef Anthony Bourdain & Balvenie Scotch Whisky https://www.thewinecoach.com/chef-anthony-bourdain-balvenie-scotch-whisky/ Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14:59:06 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7562 https://www.thewinecoach.com/chef-anthony-bourdain-balvenie-scotch-whisky/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/chef-anthony-bourdain-balvenie-scotch-whisky/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewsThis week Laurie sits down with Chef Anthony Bourdain, celebrated Chef & host of CNN's Parts Unknown, to talk about his collaboration with Balvenie Scotch Whisky as well as the amazing craftsmen his highlights during the Rare Craft Collection tour. Laurie also gets a Scotch 101 lesson from brand ambassador & whiskey expert Jonathan [...] Featured InterviewsIMG_8132

This week Laurie sits down with Chef Anthony Bourdain, celebrated Chef & host of CNN’s Parts Unknown, to talk about his collaboration with Balvenie Scotch Whisky as well as the amazing craftsmen his highlights during the Rare Craft Collection tour. Laurie also gets a Scotch 101 lesson from brand ambassador & whiskey expert Jonathan Wingo. 

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Whiskies we tasted:

Balvenie PortWood 21 yo Scotch, Scotland

Tasting Notes: To create The Balvenie PortWood Aged 21 Years, a marriage of rare Balvenie is transferred to port casks, or pipes, which have held fine port wines. Here it is sampled regularly by The Balvenie Malt Master to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt whilst preserving its original characteristics. In duty free The Balvenie PortWood Aged 21 Years is non chill-filtered and bottled at a higher strength of 47.6% abv.

Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 yo Scotch, Scotland

Tasting Notes: Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then ‘finished’ in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. To create the ideal finish, Malt Master David Stewart filled American oak casks with his own blend of select West Indian rums. When he judged the casks to be ready, the rum was replaced with the 14 year old spirit and the wood was put to work adding the final touches. The result is an exceptional single malt whisky with the traditional smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie, married with notes of toffee and a hint of fruit, with a warm, lingering finish.

Balvenie Double Wood 17 yo Scotch, Scotland

Tasting Notes: 

o craft DoubleWood 17 Year Old, David Stewart, who celebrates his 50th year at The Balvenie in 2012, returned to one of his most celebrated achievements – consecutive maturation in two different types of cask, a process often referred to as ‘cask finishing.’ This technique is at the heart of The Balvenie DoubleWood – it sees the whisky matured first in American oak barrels, which impart soft sweet vanilla notes, before being transferred to European oak sherry casks, where the second cask aging adds rich spicy flavors, depth and fullness of flavor. An elder sibling to the popular DoubleWood 12 Year Old, this new aged version shares the same DNA and the honeyed, spicy characteristics as the 12 Year Old, but it is distinctly different, with deeper vanilla notes, hints of green apple, creamy toffee and a striking richness and complexity.

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Featured Interviews This week Laurie sits down with Chef Anthony […]
This week Laurie sits down with Chef Anthony Bourdain, celebrated Chef & host of CNN’s Parts Unknown, to talk about his collaboration with Balvenie Scotch Whisky as well as the amazing craftsmen his highlights during the Rare Craft Collection tour. Laurie also gets a Scotch 101 lesson from brand ambassador & whiskey expert Jonathan Wingo. 
Listen Here:

Whiskies we tasted:
Balvenie PortWood 21 yo Scotch, Scotland

Tasting Notes: To create The Balvenie PortWood Aged 21 Years, a marriage of rare Balvenie is transferred to port casks, or pipes, which have held fine port wines. Here it is sampled regularly by The Balvenie Malt Master to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt whilst preserving its original characteristics. In duty free The Balvenie PortWood Aged 21 Years is non chill-filtered and bottled at a higher strength of 47.6% abv.
Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 yo Scotch, Scotland
Tasting Notes: Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then ‘finished’ in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. To create the ideal finish, Malt Master David Stewart filled American oak casks with his own blend of select West Indian rums. When he judged the casks to be ready, the rum was replaced with the 14 year old spirit and the wood was put to work adding the final touches. The result is an exceptional single malt whisky with the traditional smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie, married with notes of toffee and a hint of fruit, with a warm, lingering finish.
Balvenie Double Wood 17 yo Scotch, Scotland
Tasting Notes: 
o craft DoubleWood 17 Year Old, David Stewart, who celebrates his 50th year at The Balvenie in 2012, returned to one of his most celebrated achievements – consecutive maturation in two different types of cask, a process often referred to as ‘cask finishing.’ This technique is at the heart of The Balvenie DoubleWood – it sees the whisky matured first in American oak barrels, which impart soft sweet vanilla notes, before being transferred to European oak sherry casks, where the second cask aging adds rich spicy flavors, depth and fullness of flavor. An elder sibling to the popular DoubleWood 12 Year Old, this new aged version shares the same DNA and the honeyed, spicy characteristics as the 12 Year Old, but it is distinctly different, with deeper vanilla notes, hints of green apple, creamy toffee and a striking richness and complexity.

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Tasting in the Dark with Coppola Wines & Chesapeake Bay Cooking https://www.thewinecoach.com/tasting-dark-coppola-wines-chesapeake-bay-cooking/ Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:56:37 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7526 https://www.thewinecoach.com/tasting-dark-coppola-wines-chesapeake-bay-cooking/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/tasting-dark-coppola-wines-chesapeake-bay-cooking/feed/ 0 Featured Interviews Hoby Wedler has Laurie try one of his tasting exercises! This week's Laurie sits down with Hoby Wedler to talk about Tasting in the Dark, a series of events he leads in cooperation with Francis Ford Coppola wines. Henry “Hoby” Wedler, a blind graduate student at the University of California, Davis, and host [...] Featured Interviews
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Hoby Wedler has Laurie try one of his tasting exercises!

This week’s Laurie sits down with Hoby Wedler to talk about Tasting in the Dark, a series of events he leads in cooperation with Francis Ford Coppola wines. Henry “Hoby” Wedler, a blind graduate student at the University of California, Davis, and host of Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Tasting in the Dark experience has been honored at the White House as Champions of Change for leading the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for people with disabilities. He blindfolds Laurie and puts her to the test!

Wines we tasted:

Francis Ford Coppola 2013 Black Label Claret, California

Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, California

Francis Ford Coppola Vendetta Cabernet-Malbec 2013, California

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Laurie and Chef John Shields try 2 of the cocktails (Black Eyed Susan & Dirty Gertie) in the Libations section of his updated Chesapeake Bay Cooking cookbook.

Then Laurie talks raises a glass with Chef John Shield in celebration of the 25th anniversary edition of his cookbook Chesapeake Bay Cooking. John is often called the “Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay” and he has written three popular cookbooks on the cuisine of the region. He is the Chef owner of Gertrude’s Restaurant that for 17years has been delighting people who love Maryland cuisine. Recipes for the Black Eyed Susan and Dirty Gertie Click Here!

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Featured Interviews This week’s Laurie sits down with Hoby Wedler […] This week’s Laurie sits down with Hoby Wedler to talk about Tasting in the Dark, a series of events he leads in cooperation with Francis Ford Coppola wines. Henry “Hoby” Wedler, a blind graduate student at the University of California, Davis, and host of Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Tasting in the Dark experience has been honored at the White House as Champions of Change for leading the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for people with disabilities. He blindfolds Laurie and puts her to the test!
Wines we tasted:
Francis Ford Coppola 2013 Black Label Claret, California
Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, California
Francis Ford Coppola Vendetta Cabernet-Malbec 2013, California

Then Laurie talks raises a glass with Chef John Shield in celebration of the 25th anniversary edition of his cookbook Chesapeake Bay Cooking. John is often called the “Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay” and he has written three popular cookbooks on the cuisine of the region. He is the Chef owner of Gertrude’s Restaurant that for 17years has been delighting people who love Maryland cuisine. Recipes for the Black Eyed Susan and Dirty Gertie Click Here!
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Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wines https://www.thewinecoach.com/oregon/ Sat, 10 Oct 2015 15:56:42 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7516 https://www.thewinecoach.com/oregon/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/oregon/feed/ 0 Featured Interviews Laurie with the winemaking team at Stoller Family Estate. This week's show is a tale of two wineries in Oregon's Willamette Valley. First Laurie talks with Melissa Burr, winemaker at Stoller Family Estate Vineyards in the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley. This boutique winery may be small in production but their wines [...] Featured Interviews
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Laurie with the winemaking team at Stoller Family Estate.

This week’s show is a tale of two wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. First Laurie talks with Melissa Burr, winemaker at Stoller Family Estate Vineyards in the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley. This boutique winery may be small in production but their wines are big in taste. Find out how Melissa changed course from x to winemakaing and all about what mkaes wines from this area so special.

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Laurie with Jim Bernau of Willamette Valley Vineyards in Salem, OR.

Then Laurie talks to Jim Bernau, owner of Willamette Valley Vineyards one the region’s largest and best known wineries. Jim has been crafting delicious wines since the late eighties with a focus on being a great steward of the land. Now a publicly held company (Nasdaq: WVVI)  that is owned in part by wine lovers all over the country Jim is now expanding. Learn more about his 2 new wineries to come and how YOU can be a part owner!

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Featured Interviews This week’s show is a tale of two […] This week’s show is a tale of two wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. First Laurie talks with Melissa Burr, winemaker at Stoller Family Estate Vineyards in the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley. This boutique winery may be small in production but their wines are big in taste. Find out how Melissa changed course from x to winemakaing and all about what mkaes wines from this area so special.
Then Laurie talks to Jim Bernau, owner of Willamette Valley Vineyards one the region’s largest and best known wineries. Jim has been crafting delicious wines since the late eighties with a focus on being a great steward of the land. Now a publicly held company (Nasdaq: WVVI)  that is owned in part by wine lovers all over the country Jim is now expanding. Learn more about his 2 new wineries to come and how YOU can be a part owner!
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10/21 Wine, Women & BBQ – Tailgate Edition (Co-ED) at Famous Dave’s in Bel Air, MD
 

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a Tavola con il Nobile: A Food & Wine Competition https://www.thewinecoach.com/tavola-con-il-nobile-food-wine-competition/ Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:00:25 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7492 https://www.thewinecoach.com/tavola-con-il-nobile-food-wine-competition/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/tavola-con-il-nobile-food-wine-competition/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewsThis week's show is the second installment in my 2 part series that features interviews from my trip to Montepulciano in Tuscany, Italy. First Laurie Talks with Renzo Cotarella CEO of winemaking at Antinori Estates about their La Braccesca Winery in Montepulciano. Laurie & Renzo Cotarella at La Braccesca Bruno Gambacorta joins me to [...] Featured Interviews

This week’s show is the second installment in my 2 part series that features interviews from my trip to Montepulciano in Tuscany, Italy. First Laurie Talks with Renzo Cotarella CEO of winemaking at Antinori Estates about their La Braccesca Winery in Montepulciano.

Laurie & Renzo Cotarella at La Braccesca

Laurie & Renzo Cotarella at La Braccesca

Bruno Gambacorta joins me to talk about the a Tavola con il Nobile competition every August in Montepulciano where neighborhoods compete to create the best food pairing for the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. I had the honor of being a judge this year and was totally impressed but the food as well as the wine! For more about the wines of Montepulciano Click Here

To round things out I included an interview with Italo Jofre of Marques de Casa Concha in Chile at the Hershey Food & Wine Festival.

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A few of the dishes of a Tavola con il Nobile.


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Featured Interviews This week’s show is the second installment in […] This week’s show is the second installment in my 2 part series that features interviews from my trip to Montepulciano in Tuscany, Italy. First Laurie Talks with Renzo Cotarella CEO of winemaking at Antinori Estates about their La Braccesca Winery in Montepulciano.
Bruno Gambacorta joins me to talk about the a Tavola con il Nobile competition every August in Montepulciano where neighborhoods compete to create the best food pairing for the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. I had the honor of being a judge this year and was totally impressed but the food as well as the wine! For more about the wines of Montepulciano Click Here
To round things out I included an interview with Italo Jofre of Marques de Casa Concha in Chile at the Hershey Food & Wine Festival.
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Upcoming Events
10/9 Something to Wine About Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Baltimore, MD
10/21 Wine, Women & BBQ – Tailgate Edition (Co-ED) at Famous Dave’s in Bel Air, MD

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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano https://www.thewinecoach.com/vino-nobile-di-montepulciano/ Sat, 19 Sep 2015 18:18:14 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7483 https://www.thewinecoach.com/vino-nobile-di-montepulciano/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/vino-nobile-di-montepulciano/feed/ 0 Featured Interviews Laurie & Caterina Dei at Cantine Dei in Montepulciano. This week's show is the first in a 2 part series that features interviews from her trip to Montepulciano in Tuscany, Italy. First Laurie Talks with Caterina Dei from Cantine Dei about her start of the art winery, her wines and her other love--Music.Then [...]

Featured Interviews

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Laurie & Caterina Dei at Cantine Dei in Montepulciano.

This week’s show is the first in a 2 part series that features interviews from her trip to Montepulciano in Tuscany, Italy. First Laurie Talks with Caterina Dei from Cantine Dei about her start of the art winery, her wines and her other love–Music.

Then she visits Andrea Contucci at Cantina Contucci in the city center of Montepulciano to tour his historic venue and taste his Vino Nobile di Montepulcianos.

For more about the wines of Montepulciano Click Here

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The Wines of Contucci!

The Wines of Contucci!

Upcoming Events

10/9 Something to Wine About Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Baltimore, MD

10/21 Wine, Women & BBQ – Tailgate Edition (Co-ED) at Famous Dave’s in Bel Air, MD


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

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Featured Interviews This week’s show is the first in a […] Featured Interviews
This week’s show is the first in a 2 part series that features interviews from her trip to Montepulciano in Tuscany, Italy. First Laurie Talks with Caterina Dei from Cantine Dei about her start of the art winery, her wines and her other love–Music.
Then she visits Andrea Contucci at Cantina Contucci in the city center of Montepulciano to tour his historic venue and taste his Vino Nobile di Montepulcianos.
For more about the wines of Montepulciano Click Here
Listen Here:
 
Looking for the wine near you? Check out: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
10/9 Something to Wine About Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Baltimore, MD
10/21 Wine, Women & BBQ – Tailgate Edition (Co-ED) at Famous Dave’s in Bel Air, MD

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Crow Farm & Vineyard in Kennedyville MD https://www.thewinecoach.com/crow-farm-vineyard-kennedyville-md/ Sat, 05 Sep 2015 14:32:27 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7470 https://www.thewinecoach.com/crow-farm-vineyard-kennedyville-md/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/crow-farm-vineyard-kennedyville-md/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewThis week on The Sipping Point Laurie was joined in studio by Judy Crow & Catrina North to taste 3 of their award winning wines and let us know all about CrowFEST 2015 on 9/13/15.  Join Crow Farm for the First annual Farm and Vineyard Festival. Come out and enjoy music by High & [...] Featured Interview

This week on The Sipping Point Laurie was joined in studio by Judy Crow & Catrina North to taste 3 of their award winning wines and let us know all about CrowFEST 2015 on 9/13/15.  Join CrowIMG_7568 Farm for the First annual Farm and Vineyard Festival. Come out and enjoy music by High & Wide, vendors, food and wine, tours of the farm, vineyard & winery, blacksmith demonstration, grape stomping, hayride and much more!

COST: Advance ticket sales:  $12* per person includes glass of selected Crow Wine, (you keep the glass), Designated Driver & Children between ages 6-12 years of age $10* Children under 5 are free Advance ticket purchase only —>VIP TICKET $15*- Includes private tour of winery with winemaker, and guided tastings

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To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

9/9 Wine, Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Timonium, MD Celebrate the final days of summer with a casual night of wine, BBQ and lots of FUN!

9/11 Wine, Dine & Punchlines at the Hotel Hershey Wine Festival in Hershey PA…Come learn, laugh with some great food and the wines of Marques de Casa Concha

9/19 Laurie is headlining at the Sunriver Uncorked Festival in Bend, Oregon

10/9 Something to Wine About Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Baltimore, MD


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog

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Featured Interview This week on The Sipping Point Laurie was […] This week on The Sipping Point Laurie was joined in studio by Judy Crow & Catrina North to taste 3 of their award winning wines and let us know all about CrowFEST 2015 on 9/13/15.  Join Crow Farm for the First annual Farm and Vineyard Festival. Come out and enjoy music by High & Wide, vendors, food and wine, tours of the farm, vineyard & winery, blacksmith demonstration, grape stomping, hayride and much more!
COST: Advance ticket sales:  $12* per person includes glass of selected Crow Wine, (you keep the glass), Designated Driver & Children between ages 6-12 years of age $10* Children under 5 are free.  Advance ticket purchase only —>VIP TICKET $15*- Includes private tour of winery with winemaker, and guided tastings
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
9/9 Wine, Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Timonium, MD Celebrate the final days of summer with a casual night of wine, BBQ and lots of FUN!
9/11 Wine, Dine & Punchlines at the Hotel Hershey Wine Festival in Hershey PA…Come learn, laugh with some great food and the wines of Marques de Casa Concha
9/19 Laurie is headlining at the Sunriver Uncorked Festival in Bend, Oregon
10/9 Something to Wine About Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Baltimore, MD

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Summer Cocktails with Bookmaker’s Cocktail Club https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-cocktails-bookmakers-cocktail-club/ Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:36:17 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7461 https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-cocktails-bookmakers-cocktail-club/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-cocktails-bookmakers-cocktail-club/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewThis week on The Sipping Point Laurie was joined in studio by Ryan Sparks, Beverage Director at Bookmaker's Cocktail Club, who mixed up some great cocktails to sip on these last days of summer! Samantha Flottemesch from Moveable Feast joins us to tell us all about Dining Out for Life an event where 50 [...] Featured Interview

This week on The Sipping Point Laurie was joined in studio by RIMG_7569yan Sparks, Beverage Director at Bookmaker’s Cocktail Club, who mixed up some great cocktails to sip on these last days of summer! Samantha Flottemesch from Moveable Feast joins us to tell us all about Dining Out for Life an event where 50 restaurants (including Bookmaker’s) will donate a portion of their sales on September 17th to Moveable Feast in the fight against HIV & AIDS.

What we tasted:

Bookmakers Old Fashioned:
2oz Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon 100 proof
.25oz PF Dry Orange Curacao
2 dashes House Barrel-Aged Bitters
1/4 tsp raw sugar
Orange Peel
 
Blind Melon 2.0:
1.5oz St. George Green Chile Vodka
.5oz Ancho Reyes
.5oz Fresh Lime Juice
1.25oz Fresh Watermelon Juice
Thai Basil
Watermelon Radish Garnish
 
The Carozza:
1.5oz Cream Sherry
.75oz Blended Scotch
.5oz Becherovka
.25oz Cinnamon Syrup
2 dashes Havana & Hyde Bitters
Lemon Peel

Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

9/9 Wine, Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Timonium, MD Celebrate the final days of summer with a casual night of wine, BBQ and lots of FUN!

9/11 Wine, Dine & Punchlines at the Hotel Hershey Wine Festival in Hershey PA…Come learn, laugh with some great food and the wines of Marques de Casa Concha

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Featured Interview This week on The Sipping Point Laurie was […] This week on The Sipping Point Laurie was joined in studio by Ryan Sparks, Beverage Director at Bookmaker’s Cocktail Club, who mixed up some great cocktails to sip on these last days of summer! Samantha Flottemesch from Moveable Feast joins us to tell us all about Dining Out for Life an event where 50 restaurants (including Bookmaker’s) will donate a portion of their sales on September 17th to Moveable Feast in the fight against HIV & AIDS.
What we tasted:
Bookmakers Old Fashioned:
2oz Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon 100 proof
.25oz PF Dry Orange Curacao
2 dashes House Barrel-Aged Bitters
1/4 tsp raw sugar
Orange Peel
 
Blind Melon 2.0:
1.5oz St. George Green Chile Vodka
.5oz Ancho Reyes
.5oz Fresh Lime Juice
1.25oz Fresh Watermelon Juice
Thai Basil
Watermelon Radish Garnish
 
The Carozza:
1.5oz Cream Sherry
.75oz Blended Scotch
.5oz Becherovka
.25oz Cinnamon Syrup
2 dashes Havana & Hyde Bitters
Lemon Peel
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
9/9 Wine, Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Timonium, MD Celebrate the final days of summer with a casual night of wine, BBQ and lots of FUN!
9/11 Wine, Dine & Punchlines at the Hotel Hershey Wine Festival in Hershey PA…Come learn, laugh with some great food and the wines of Marques de Casa Concha
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Oysters & Wine with Local Oyster https://www.thewinecoach.com/oysters-wine-local-oyster/ Sat, 08 Aug 2015 16:46:10 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7446 https://www.thewinecoach.com/oysters-wine-local-oyster/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/oysters-wine-local-oyster/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewThis week on The Sipping Point Laurie was joined in studio by Nick Shauman of The Local Oyster to talk about the heavenly paring of Oysters & Wine! Nick brough 4 varieties of oysters and Laurie chose 4 wines to match.What we tasted:Mirabelle Brut SparklingChateau Vignol Entre deux Mers, BordeauxLe Charmel Muscadet, Loire ValleyAlleme [...] Featured Interview

This week on The Sipping Point Laurie was joined in studio by Nick Shauman of The Local Oyster to talk about the heavenly paring of Oysters & IMG_6282Wine! Nick brough 4 varieties of oysters and Laurie chose 4 wines to match.

What we tasted:

Mirabelle Brut Sparkling

Chateau Vignol Entre deux Mers, Bordeaux

Le Charmel Muscadet, Loire Valley

Alleme Txakolina, Spain

Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

8/13 Barflys of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.

8/27 Barflies of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.

9/9 Wine, Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Timonium, MD Celebrate the final days of summer with a casual night of wine, BBQ and lots of FUN!

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Featured Interview This week on The Sipping Point Laurie was […] This week on The Sipping Point Laurie was joined in studio by Nick Shauman of The Local Oyster to talk about the heavenly paring of Oysters & Wine! Nick brough 4 varieties of oysters and Laurie chose 4 wines to match.
What we tasted:
Mirabelle Brut Sparkling
Chateau Vignol Entre deux Mers, Bordeaux
Le Charmel Muscadet, Loire Valley
Alleme Txakolina, Spain
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
8/13 Barflys of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.
8/27 Barflies of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.
9/9 Wine, Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Timonium, MD Celebrate the final days of summer with a casual night of wine, BBQ and lots of FUN!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Summer Cocktails & Ice Cream! https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-cocktails-ice-cream/ Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:58:52 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7436 https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-cocktails-ice-cream/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-cocktails-ice-cream/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewThis week on The Sipping Point Laurie invited Aaron Joseph of Wit & Wisdom to mix up a few Summer Cocktails you are going to love! Then she tastes some innovative flavors of ice cream with David Alima, owner of The Charmery.What we tasted:Hemingway Daiquiri 1.5 oz of light rum (papas pilar 3yr) .75 [...] 11796286_10154070723248852_2331483583208405650_nFeatured Interview

This week on The Sipping Point Laurie invited Aaron Joseph of Wit & Wisdom to mix up a few Summer Cocktails you are going to love! Then she tastes some innovative flavors of ice cream with David Alima, owner of The Charmery.

What we tasted:

Hemingway Daiquiri
1.5 oz of light rum (papas pilar 3yr)
.75 lime juice
.5 grapefruit juice
.25 marschino liqueur
.25 oz simple syrup

Served up in a coupe or martini glass and garnish with a grapefruit peel

Fruits of Labor
1.5 rhum agricole (clemente select barrel)
.5 oz lime
1.5 oz spiced guava syrup

Served in an double old fashion glass over ice and garnished with an orchid and mint sprig.

Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

8/13 Barflys of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.

8/27 Barflies of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Featured Interview This week on The Sipping Point Laurie invited […] Featured Interview
This week on The Sipping Point Laurie invited Aaron Joseph of Wit & Wisdom to mix up a few Summer Cocktails you are going to love! Then she tastes some innovative flavors of ice cream with David Alima, owner of The Charmery.
What we tasted:
Hemingway Daiquiri
1.5 oz of light rum (papas pilar 3yr)
.75 lime juice
.5 grapefruit juice
.25 marschino liqueur
.25 oz simple syrup
Served up in a coupe or martini glass and garnish with a grapefruit peel
Fruits of Labor
1.5 rhum agricole (clemente select barrel)
.5 oz lime
1.5 oz spiced guava syrup
Served in an double old fashion glass over ice and garnished with an orchid and mint sprig.
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
8/13 Barflys of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.
8/27 Barflies of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Roadtrip to Asbury Park Biergarten https://www.thewinecoach.com/7365/ Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:48:44 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7365 https://www.thewinecoach.com/7365/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/7365/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewLaurie took a road trip to Asbury Park, NJ to visit the Asbury Park Festhalle & Biergarten making national headlines. We talked to beer expert Peter Borovivka as he schooled us on some of their popular summer brews. Then Laurie talked beer and food pairing strategies with Chef James Avery who many may know [...] Featured Interview

Laurie took a road trip to Asbury Park, NJ to visit the Asbury Park Festhalle & Biergarten making nationa11252855_10154032981748852_8294815864189901864_nl headlines. We talked to beer expert Peter Borovivka as he schooled us on some of their popular summer brews. Then Laurie talked beer and food pairing strategies with Chef James Avery who many may know from the show Hell’s Kitchen. Managing Owner Jennifer Lampert explained the social benefits of this traditional Biergarten where you can’t use the WiFi even if you ask pretty please–Drink, Chat and Connection is the focus here!

What we tasted:

Pilsner Uruquel, Czech Republic

Blanche de Bruxelles, Belguim

Braufactum Progusta IPA, Germany

Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

7/23 Wine Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Columbia, MD (6-8PM)

8/13 Barflys of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.

8/27 Barflies of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Featured Interview Laurie took a road trip to Asbury Park, […] Laurie took a road trip to Asbury Park, NJ to visit the Asbury Park Festhalle & Biergarten making national headlines. We talked to beer expert Peter Borovivka as he schooled us on some of their popular summer brews. Then Laurie talked beer and food pairing strategies with Chef James Avery who many may know from the show Hell’s Kitchen. Managing Owner Jennifer Lampert explained the social benefits of this traditional Biergarten where you can’t use the WiFi even if you ask pretty please–Drink, Chat and Connection is the focus here!
What we tasted:
Pilsner Uruquel, Czech Republic
Blanche de Bruxelles, Belguim
Braufactum Progusta IPA, Germany
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
7/23 Wine Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Columbia, MD (6-8PM)
8/13 Barflys of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.
8/27 Barflies of Baltimore Cruise on the SeaDog, Baltimore, MD (7 PM) hosted by Laurie Forster you’ll learn about some of Baltimore most illustrious Barflys as you cruise around the Inner Harbor! Tastings included.
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Wine, Women & BBQ https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-women-bbq/ Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:15:07 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7359 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-women-bbq/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-women-bbq/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewThink the best pairing for BBQ is beer? Think again! Laurie talks with Jim Lenchner about BBQ and some wines that pair perfectly! You'll also find out about Laurie's Wine, Women & BBQ event on 7/23 at Famous Dave's where you can learn all the secrets to picking the right wine for your BBQ--wings, [...] Featured Interview

Think the best pairing for BBQ is beer? Think again! Laurie talks with Jim Lenchner about BBQ and some wines that pair perfectly! You’ll also find FD BBQ WINESout about Laurie’s Wine, Women & BBQ event on 7/23 at Famous Dave’s where you can learn all the secrets to picking the right wine for your BBQ–wings, chicken pork or brisket!

What we tasted:

Lone Birch Riesling, Yakima, Washington

Barton & Guestier Passport Vouvray, Loire Valley, France

L’Olivet Pinot Noir Rose, Russian River Valley, California

Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir, Monterey, California

Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

7/23 Wine Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Columbia, MD (6-8PM)

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Featured Interview Think the best pairing for BBQ is beer? […] Think the best pairing for BBQ is beer? Think again! Laurie talks with Jim Lenchner about BBQ and some wines that pair perfectly! You’ll also find out about Laurie’s Wine, Women & BBQ event on 7/23 at Famous Dave’s where you can learn all the secrets to picking the right wine for your BBQ–wings, chicken pork or brisket!
What we tasted:
Lone Birch Riesling, Yakima, Washington
Barton & Guestier Passport Vouvray, Loire Valley, France
L’Olivet Pinot Noir Rose, Russian River Valley, California
Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir, Monterey, California
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
7/23 Wine Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Columbia, MD (6-8PM)
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Red White & Bubbly for 4th of July https://www.thewinecoach.com/red-white-bubbly-4th-july/ Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:30:10 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7346 https://www.thewinecoach.com/red-white-bubbly-4th-july/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/red-white-bubbly-4th-july/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewLaurie introduces you to 3 affordable wines that are perfect for the 4th of July holiday--Red, White & Bubbly! Then her better half Chef Michael Forster of He Cooks She Wines joins her to give you tips on how to barbeque like a pro!Chef Michael's Grilling TipsWhat we tasted:Sonim Cava Metodo Tradicional, Spain $13Indaba [...] Featured Interview

Laurie introduces you to 3 affordable wines that are perfect for the 4th of July holiday–Red, White & Bubbly! Then her better half Chef Michael Forster of He Cooks She Wines joins her to give you tips on how to barbeque like a pro!

Chef Michael’s Grilling Tips

What we tasted:IMG_3744

Sonim Cava Metodo Tradicional, Spain $13

Indaba Chenin Blanc, South Africa $10

Brezza Barbera d’Alba, Piedmont, Italy $18

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To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

7/23 Wine Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Columbia, MD (6-8PM)

 

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Featured Interview Laurie introduces you to 3 affordable wines that […] Laurie introduces you to 3 affordable wines that are perfect for the 4th of July holiday–Red, White & Bubbly! Then her better half Chef Michael Forster of He Cooks She Wines joins her to give you tips on how to barbeque like a pro!
Chef Michael’s Grilling Tips
What we tasted:
Sonim Cava Metodo Tradicional, Spain $13
Indaba Chenin Blanc, South Africa $10
Brezza Barbera d’Alba, Piedmont, Italy $18
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
7/23 Wine Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Columbia, MD (6-8PM)
 

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A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
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Hentley Farm Winery https://www.thewinecoach.com/hentley-farm-winery/ Sat, 20 Jun 2015 13:14:29 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7342 https://www.thewinecoach.com/hentley-farm-winery/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/hentley-farm-winery/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewThis week Laurie talked Auistralian wine with Andrew Quin of Hentley Farm in the Barossa Valley. Mr. Quin has taken a slightly unusual road to winemaking, transitioning from his original field of study – horticulture. For Andrew, winemaking provided an unparalleled opportunity to combine scientific knowledge with his artistic flair, in the pursuit of [...] Featured Interview

This week Laurie talked Auistralian wine with Andrew Quin of Hentley Farm in the Barossa Valley. Mr. Quin has taken a slightly unusual road to IMG_5382winemaking, transitioning from his original field of study – horticulture. For Andrew, winemaking provided an unparalleled opportunity to combine scientific knowledge with his artistic flair, in the pursuit of creating something that others could enjoy….great wine!

In his initial years post-study, Andrew travelled and worked around the Northern hemisphere, starting in California with ultra premium Sonoma producer St Francis winery, then working under renowned Merlot and Zinfandel winemaker Tom Mackey, and finally moving on to the old world in a role with Bordeaux based negociant, Jacques Lurton, managing individual cooperative productions.

Andrew returned to Australia with one question in mind… ‘which region most suits my winemaking style and passion for wine?’ The answer was simple – the mighty Barossa, where big, bold reds are the signature, and complex, textural whites a discovery.

Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

7/23 Wine Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Columbia, MD (6-8PM)

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

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Featured Interview This week Laurie talked Auistralian wine with Andrew […] This week Laurie talked Auistralian wine with Andrew Quin of Hentley Farm in the Barossa Valley. Mr. Quin has taken a slightly unusual road to winemaking, transitioning from his original field of study – horticulture. For Andrew, winemaking provided an unparalleled opportunity to combine scientific knowledge with his artistic flair, in the pursuit of creating something that others could enjoy….great wine!
In his initial years post-study, Andrew travelled and worked around the Northern hemisphere, starting in California with ultra premium Sonoma producer St Francis winery, then working under renowned Merlot and Zinfandel winemaker Tom Mackey, and finally moving on to the old world in a role with Bordeaux based negociant, Jacques Lurton, managing individual cooperative productions.
Andrew returned to Australia with one question in mind… ‘which region most suits my winemaking style and passion for wine?’ The answer was simple – the mighty Barossa, where big, bold reds are the signature, and complex, textural whites a discovery.
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
7/23 Wine Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Columbia, MD (6-8PM)
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
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Bodega Numanthia https://www.thewinecoach.com/bodega-numanthia/ Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:51:22 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7328 https://www.thewinecoach.com/bodega-numanthia/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/bodega-numanthia/feed/ 0 Featured Interview Bodega Numanthia in the Toro region of Northwest Spain This week Laurie talked wine with Manuel Louzada, Estate Director at Bodega Numanthia located in the Toro region of Northwest Spain. After almost 10 years in Argentina, where Manuel Louzada had the opportunity to elaborate high quality sparkling and still wines for Bodegas Chandon, [...] Featured Interview
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Bodega Numanthia in the Toro region of Northwest Spain

This week Laurie talked wine with Manuel Louzada, Estate Director at Bodega Numanthia located in the Toro region of Northwest Spain. After almost 10 years in Argentina, where Manuel Louzada had the opportunity to elaborate high quality sparkling and still wines for Bodegas Chandon, he was offered a new challenge within Estates & Wines: Manuel has been involved in the 2008 harvest at Bodega Numanthia in the heart of the Toro region and he fully took over the management of the winery in May 2009.

What we tasted:

Numanthia $50

Winemaker’s Notes:An intense, robust and vivacious wine with phenomenal structure. Impressive fruit expression together with perfectly ripened tannins lead to a meatymouthfeel. A long and persistent finish of tobacco leaves and balsamic notes highlight the complexity and handcrafted character of this wine.

Termanthia $150

Winemaker’s Notes: On the palate, the wine is elegant and velvety, where firm and silky tannins are perfectly balanced giving a grand structure and weight.  There is a progressive explosion of delicate, concentrated aromas, a profound evolution where everything enjoyed on the nose come forward again.  Red and black berries, cacao and floral notes fill the mouth, leading to a lingering, complex finish with hints of spice, minerals and toasted notes.

Termes $20

Winemaker’s Notes: The mouthfeel is balanced and vibrant with a predominance of fruit flavors. A lively and intense attack is followed by an explosion of black cherry and fresh plums. The finish is long and persistent with notes of cacao and mocha.

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To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

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Featured Interview This week Laurie talked wine with Manuel Louzada, […] This week Laurie talked wine with Manuel Louzada, Estate Director at Bodega Numanthia located in the Toro region of Northwest Spain. After almost 10 years in Argentina, where Manuel Louzada had the opportunity to elaborate high quality sparkling and still wines for Bodegas Chandon, he was offered a new challenge within Estates & Wines: Manuel has been involved in the 2008 harvest at Bodega Numanthia in the heart of the Toro region and he fully took over the management of the winery in May 2009.
What we tasted:
Numanthia $50
Winemaker’s Notes:An intense, robust and vivacious wine with phenomenal structure. Impressive fruit expression together with perfectly ripened tannins lead to a meatymouthfeel. A long and persistent finish of tobacco leaves and balsamic notes highlight the complexity and handcrafted character of this wine.
Termanthia $150
Winemaker’s Notes: On the palate, the wine is elegant and velvety, where firm and silky tannins are perfectly balanced giving a grand structure and weight.  There is a progressive explosion of delicate, concentrated aromas, a profound evolution where everything enjoyed on the nose come forward again.  Red and black berries, cacao and floral notes fill the mouth, leading to a lingering, complex finish with hints of spice, minerals and toasted notes.
Termes $20
Winemaker’s Notes: The mouthfeel is balanced and vibrant with a predominance of fruit flavors. A lively and intense attack is followed by an explosion of black cherry and fresh plums. The finish is long and persistent with notes of cacao and mocha.
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
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Bartholomew Broadbent – Broadbent Wines https://www.thewinecoach.com/bartholomew-broadbent-broadbent-wines/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 13:44:09 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7308 https://www.thewinecoach.com/bartholomew-broadbent-broadbent-wines/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/bartholomew-broadbent-broadbent-wines/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewThis week Laurie talked wine with Bartholomew Broadbent, Owner, Broadbent Selections, Inc & Broadbent Wines.  Raised in the English wine trade in a formal appren­ticeship to his famous father, Michael Broadbent MW (Director of Christie’s and prolific wine author), Bartholomew has also worked in London for Harrod’s (Wine Department), Harvey’s Fine Wine Merchants in [...] Featured Interview

DSC_6339This week Laurie talked wine with Bartholomew Broadbent, Owner, Broadbent Selections, Inc & Broadbent Wines.  Raised in the English wine trade in a formal appren­ticeship to his famous father, Michael Broadbent MW (Director of Christie’s and prolific wine author), Bartholomew has also worked in London for Harrod’s (Wine Department), Harvey’s Fine Wine Merchants in Pall Mall and Christie’s. He worked in Australia for Rothbury Estate and for Yalumba Winery. In France, he worked in Cognac for Hennessy and in Paris for L’Academie du Vin.

Known as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Port and Madeira, Bartholomew is credited with being responsible for the growth of Port consumption in North America during the mid 1980’s and was responsible for the re-introduction of Madeira to America in 1989. In 1996, Broadbent Selections was founded with a focus family-owned wineries-on places with personality and stories, and on wines that come from the heart.

What we tasted:

BBVV_2012_frontBroadbent Vinho Verde, Portugal $9.99

Secateurs Red Blend 2012, Swartland, South Africa $14

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To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

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Featured Interview This week Laurie talked wine with Bartholomew Broadbent, […] This week Laurie talked wine with Bartholomew Broadbent, Owner, Broadbent Selections, Inc & Broadbent Wines.  Raised in the English wine trade in a formal appren­ticeship to his famous father, Michael Broadbent MW (Director of Christie’s and prolific wine author), Bartholomew has also worked in London for Harrod’s (Wine Department), Harvey’s Fine Wine Merchants in Pall Mall and Christie’s. He worked in Australia for Rothbury Estate and for Yalumba Winery. In France, he worked in Cognac for Hennessy and in Paris for L’Academie du Vin.
Known as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Port and Madeira, Bartholomew is credited with being responsible for the growth of Port consumption in North America during the mid 1980’s and was responsible for the re-introduction of Madeira to America in 1989. In 1996, Broadbent Selections was founded with a focus family-owned wineries-on places with personality and stories, and on wines that come from the heart.
What we tasted:
Broadbent Vinho Verde, Portugal $9.99
Secateurs Red Blend 2012, Swartland, South Africa $14
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
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Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate https://www.thewinecoach.com/robert-parker-wine-advocate/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 13:36:12 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7304 https://www.thewinecoach.com/robert-parker-wine-advocate/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/robert-parker-wine-advocate/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewThis week Laurie sat down with one of the world's most renowned wine authorities--Robert M Parker Jr . of The Wine Advocate. The Wine Advocate has over 50,000 subscribers, in every state in the United States, and in over 37 foreign countries. Today, virtually every knowledgeable observer agrees that The Wine Advocate exerts the [...] Featured Interview

IMG_5352This week Laurie sat down with one of the world’s most renowned wine authorities–Robert M Parker Jr . of The Wine Advocate. The Wine Advocate has over 50,000 subscribers, in every state in the United States, and in over 37 foreign countries. Today, virtually every knowledgeable observer agrees that The Wine Advocate exerts the most significant influence on the serious wine consumer’s buying habits and trends not only in America, but in France, England, Switzerland, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, and China.

Mr. Parker answered YOUR questions on wine tasting, Oregon vs. French Pinot, wine books to read and so much more!

Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

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Featured Interview This week Laurie sat down with one of […]
This week Laurie sat down with one of the world’s most renowned wine authorities–Robert M Parker Jr . of The Wine Advocate. The Wine Advocate has over 50,000 subscribers, in every state in the United States, and in over 37 foreign countries. Today, virtually every knowledgeable observer agrees that The Wine Advocate exerts the most significant influence on the serious wine consumer’s buying habits and trends not only in America, but in France, England, Switzerland, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, and China.
Mr. Parker answered YOUR questions on wine tasting, Oregon vs. French Pinot, wine books to read and so much more!
Listen Here:

To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
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Beer and Food Pairing – Baroak & 3 Stars Brewing https://www.thewinecoach.com/7296/ Sat, 23 May 2015 14:11:54 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7296 https://www.thewinecoach.com/7296/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/7296/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekThis week Laurie talks Beer and Food Pairing with Chef Teddy Folkman of Baroak in Annapolis and Dave Coleman of 3 Stars Brewing in DC. They'll taste 3 great brews along with food match to uncover the secrets of beer pairings.What We Tasted:Ghost White IPA paired with Hickory Smoked Chicken WingsPeppercorn Saison [...] Sips of the Week

This week Laurie talks Beer and Food Pairing with Chef Teddy Folkman of Baroak in Annapolis and Dave Coleman of 3 Stars Brewing in DC. They’ll taste 3 great brews along with food match to uncover the secrets of beer pairings.

What We Tasted:

Ghost White IPA paired with Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings

Peppercorn Saison with Indian Candy Salmon

Citra & Lemon Peel Saison with Saint Andre Triple Cream Cheese

Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

6/5 featured  speaker at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA

6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

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Sips of the Week This week Laurie talks Beer and […] This week Laurie talks Beer and Food Pairing with Chef Teddy Folkman of Baroak in Annapolis and Dave Coleman of 3 Stars Brewing in DC. They’ll taste 3 great brews along with food match to uncover the secrets of beer pairings.
What We Tasted:
Ghost White IPA paired with Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings
Peppercorn Saison with Indian Candy Salmon
Citra & Lemon Peel Saison with Saint Andre Triple Cream Cheese
Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
6/5 featured  speaker at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA
6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
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Wines to Drink or Avoid for Allergies, Headaches or Weight Loss https://www.thewinecoach.com/wines-drink-avoid-allergies-headaches-weight-loss/ Fri, 22 May 2015 15:56:12 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7289 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wines-drink-avoid-allergies-headaches-weight-loss/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wines-drink-avoid-allergies-headaches-weight-loss/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekThis week we are addressing your questions on wine and wellness…what wines to drink if you are watching your weight, have migraines or even seasonal allergies. Find out which wines are the best to consume if you suffer allergies, headaches or just want to drop some pounds!Migraine Headaches?Drink: Pinot GrisWhite wines like [...] Sips of the Week

This week we are addressing your questions on wine and wellness…what wines to drink if you are watching your weight, have migraines or even seasonal allergies. Find out which wines are the best to consume if you suffer allergies, headaches or just want to drop some pounds!

Migraine Headaches?

Drink: Pinot Gris

White wines like Pinot Gris or low tannin red wines like Pinot Noir. Tannins, also found in chocolate, are known to cause Migraine headaches but number one reason for wine headaches is dehydration.

Tyramine constricts then dilates blood vessels and Sav Blanc and Chard are lowest in this…

Drink more water!

Avoid: Tannic reds like Cabernet, Petite Sirah and Nebbiolo

Wine: Elk Cove Pinot Gris, Oregon $18,

Watching Your Weight?

Drink: Beaujolais

If you are watching your weight choose lower alcohol, dry wines like Riesling for white or Beaujolais for red as these have the lowest calorie content. Most importantly watch your Portion control…Show what 3 and 6 oz looks like in glass. Wine during the meal will slow down eating…show how to make a wine sandwich. Wine is part of the recipe of your meal.

Avoid:

Avoid dessert wines like ice wine or Sauternes that are high in calories or high alcohol red wines

Calculate Calories for Dry Wines: Ounces of wine x alcohol % x 1.6 = calories

15% Zin: 5x15x1.6=120

12% Beaujolais: 5x12x1.6=96 – Saved 24 calories times 365 days that’s 2.5 pounds!!

Wine: Henry Fessy Beaujolais Villages, Burgundy France $15

Allergies?

Drink: Sauvignon Blanc

If drinking wine gives you symptoms like congestion or headaches it might just be histamines are the culprit. Try drinking dry whites like Sauvignon Blanc or sparkling wines like Cava or Prosecco as they are lower in histamines than red wines.

If you have a sensitivity to sulfites, you may need to avoid all wine as sulfites are naturally created during fermentation. People sensitive to sulfites will get hives and/or asthmatic reactions. Depending on the severity of your reaction you can experiment with organic wines that have no added sulfites.

Avoid:

Red wines which are high in histamines that can cause an allergy/Sinus like headache.

If sulfites are a problem then avoid sweet white wines that tend to have higher sulfite content. Sulfites are more prevalent in dried fruits or lunch meats than they are in wine.

Wine: Brancott Estate Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc 2013, 9% alc $12 – good for weight loss too!

Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

6/5 featured  speaker at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA

6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Sips of the Week This week we are addressing your […] This week we are addressing your questions on wine and wellness…what wines to drink if you are watching your weight, have migraines or even seasonal allergies. Find out which wines are the best to consume if you suffer allergies, headaches or just want to drop some pounds!
Migraine Headaches?
Drink: Pinot Gris
White wines like Pinot Gris or low tannin red wines like Pinot Noir. Tannins, also found in chocolate, are known to cause Migraine headaches but number one reason for wine headaches is dehydration.
Tyramine constricts then dilates blood vessels and Sav Blanc and Chard are lowest in this…
Drink more water!
Avoid: Tannic reds like Cabernet, Petite Sirah and Nebbiolo
Wine: Elk Cove Pinot Gris, Oregon $18,
Watching Your Weight?
Drink: Beaujolais
If you are watching your weight choose lower alcohol, dry wines like Riesling for white or Beaujolais for red as these have the lowest calorie content. Most importantly watch your Portion control…Show what 3 and 6 oz looks like in glass. Wine during the meal will slow down eating…show how to make a wine sandwich. Wine is part of the recipe of your meal.
Avoid:
Avoid dessert wines like ice wine or Sauternes that are high in calories or high alcohol red wines
Calculate Calories for Dry Wines: Ounces of wine x alcohol % x 1.6 = calories
15% Zin: 5x15x1.6=120
12% Beaujolais: 5x12x1.6=96 – Saved 24 calories times 365 days that’s 2.5 pounds!!
Wine: Henry Fessy Beaujolais Villages, Burgundy France $15
Allergies?
Drink: Sauvignon Blanc
If drinking wine gives you symptoms like congestion or headaches it might just be histamines are the culprit. Try drinking dry whites like Sauvignon Blanc or sparkling wines like Cava or Prosecco as they are lower in histamines than red wines.
If you have a sensitivity to sulfites, you may need to avoid all wine as sulfites are naturally created during fermentation. People sensitive to sulfites will get hives and/or asthmatic reactions. Depending on the severity of your reaction you can experiment with organic wines that have no added sulfites.
Avoid:
Red wines which are high in histamines that can cause an allergy/Sinus like headache.
If sulfites are a problem then avoid sweet white wines that tend to have higher sulfite content. Sulfites are more prevalent in dried fruits or lunch meats than they are in wine.
Wine: Brancott Estate Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc 2013, 9% alc $12 – good for weight loss too!
Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
6/5 featured  speaker at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA
6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7257 https://www.thewinecoach.com/oliver-brewing-company/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/oliver-brewing-company/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekLaurie sits down with head brewer of Oliver Breweries,  Stephen Jones to talk about 3 of his amazing brews and expansion at Oliver Ales in Baltimore. Stephen Jones graduated from the University of Warwick, Coventry U.K., with Bachelors of Science (Honors) in Biochemistry. He also has a diploma in Brewing from the [...] Sips of the Week

Laurie sits down with head brewer of Oliver Breweries,  Stephen Jones to talk about 3 of his amazing brews and expansion at Oliver Ales in Baltimore.oliver Stephen Jones graduated from the University of Warwick, Coventry U.K., with Bachelors of Science (Honors) in Biochemistry. He also has a diploma in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, London. Stephen brewed for the Firkin Brewery in Coventry and Loughborough in the U.K. for six years before joining Oliver Breweries in December of 1999.

Beers Tasted:

Dark Horse (Sessionable Dark) 3.8% abv

Iron Man Pale Ale 6.2% abv

Sea of Spears (Red Wheat) 6.8%abv

Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

6/5 featured  speaker at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA

6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

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]]> Sips of the Week Laurie sits down with head brewer […] Laurie sits down with head brewer of Oliver Breweries,  Stephen Jones to talk about 3 of his amazing brews and expansion at Oliver Ales in Baltimore. Stephen Jones graduated from the University of Warwick, Coventry U.K., with Bachelors of Science (Honors) in Biochemistry. He also has a diploma in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, London. Stephen brewed for the Firkin Brewery in Coventry and Loughborough in the U.K. for six years before joining Oliver Breweries in December of 1999.
Beers Tasted:
Dark Horse (Sessionable Dark) 3.8% abv
Iron Man Pale Ale 6.2% abv
Sea of Spears (Red Wheat) 6.8%abv
Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
6/5 featured  speaker at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA
6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
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Wine & Entertainment https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-entertainment/ Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:54:39 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7253 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-entertainment/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-entertainment/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekThis week we talking to Wine Entertainment superstar Rex Pickett author of Sideways—the book, the musical and of course the iconic movie. Then we’ll find out about the City Winery popping up around the country where they create the perfect pairing of food, wine and music! His latest novel is Sideways 3 [...] Sips of the Week

This week we talking to Wine Entertainment superstar Rex Pickett author of Sideways—the book, the musical and of course the iconic movie. Then rex-pickettwe’ll find out about the City Winery popping up around the country where they create the perfect pairing of food, wine and music! His latest novel is Sideways 3 Chile and continues the story of Miles to South America.

About Rex: Most recently, Rex Pickett was contacted by the De Angelis Group, a large TV/Film entity based in Italy, and has been offered to travel there and write an original screenplay that will hopefully build a new Sideways brand. Entertainment One optioned a treatment titled Addicted USA, which is currently in development as a scripted TV show.

Rex Pickett has also written and directed two feature films, written numerous screenplays and TV pilots, and, most recently did a stage adaptation of Sideways, based on his novel, which was the most successful non-musical ever staged at the La Jolla Playhouse by 3-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff. Sideways the play now goes to the world. Pickett’s papers are archived in the Geisel Library’s Special Collections on the campus of his alma mater, UCSD.

About Rachel Driver Speckan:

After nine years immersed in the industry of all things boozy, Rachel is thoroughly dedicated to being the ultimate wine geek. She has traveled extensively, collecting vineyard rocks, eating local specialties, and drinking wine in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece, as well as visits to Long Island in New York, Oregon and California. And, Rachel grew up on a farm in Arkansas, with serious roots to the land and sense of place.

With a special place in her heart for edgy California winemakers, dusty Italian reds, lush and stony Savennieres, and funky American microbrews, Rachel keeps the beverage list dynamic, delicious, and well balanced.   Rachel is incessantly drinking wine, talking about drinking, encouraging others to drink, teaching about drinking, writing about drinking and eating adventures, drinking, tasting, researching, and talking about drinking. Beer and spirits are captivating subjects that Rachel likes to experiment with, but her true love is traditional and yet innovative wines with character.  She is thrilled to work in a functional winery setting , but also teach courses and host wildly exciting, exclusive wine events at City Winery as the Wine Education Director and Beverage Director!

Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

6/5 featured  speaker at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA

6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Sips of the Week This week we talking to Wine […] This week we talking to Wine Entertainment superstar Rex Pickett author of Sideways—the book, the musical and of course the iconic movie. Then we’ll find out about the City Winery popping up around the country where they create the perfect pairing of food, wine and music! His latest novel is Sideways 3 Chile and continues the story of Miles to South America.
About Rex: Most recently, Rex Pickett was contacted by the De Angelis Group, a large TV/Film entity based in Italy, and has been offered to travel there and write an original screenplay that will hopefully build a new Sideways brand. Entertainment One optioned a treatment titled Addicted USA, which is currently in development as a scripted TV show.
Rex Pickett has also written and directed two feature films, written numerous screenplays and TV pilots, and, most recently did a stage adaptation of Sideways, based on his novel, which was the most successful non-musical ever staged at the La Jolla Playhouse by 3-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff. Sideways the play now goes to the world. Pickett’s papers are archived in the Geisel Library’s Special Collections on the campus of his alma mater, UCSD.
About Rachel Driver Speckan:
After nine years immersed in the industry of all things boozy, Rachel is thoroughly dedicated to being the ultimate wine geek. She has traveled extensively, collecting vineyard rocks, eating local specialties, and drinking wine in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece, as well as visits to Long Island in New York, Oregon and California. And, Rachel grew up on a farm in Arkansas, with serious roots to the land and sense of place.
With a special place in her heart for edgy California winemakers, dusty Italian reds, lush and stony Savennieres, and funky American microbrews, Rachel keeps the beverage list dynamic, delicious, and well balanced.   Rachel is incessantly drinking wine, talking about drinking, encouraging others to drink, teaching about drinking, writing about drinking and eating adventures, drinking, tasting, researching, and talking about drinking. Beer and spirits are captivating subjects that Rachel likes to experiment with, but her true love is traditional and yet innovative wines with character.  She is thrilled to work in a functional winery setting , but also teach courses and host wildly exciting, exclusive wine events at City Winery as the Wine Education Director and Beverage Director!
Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
6/5 featured  speaker at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA
6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7248 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wines-of-the-rhone-valley/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wines-of-the-rhone-valley/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekThis week Laurie talked to Al Spoler about some of his favorite wines from the Rhone Valley and a river cruise where you can tour this amazing region with him! Info on Cruise: Click HereWine Tasted with Al Spoler:1. Vignoble d'Azur Rose 2013, Provence, France $182. Domaine La Garrigue 2008 Cotes du [...] Sips of the Week

This week Laurie talked to Al Spoler about some of his favorite wines from the Rhone Valley and a river cruise where you can tour this amazing region with him! Info on Cruise: Click HereSpolerportrait

Wine Tasted with Al Spoler:

1. Vignoble d’Azur Rose 2013, Provence, France $18

2. Domaine La Garrigue 2008 Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France $18

3. Saint Cosme Chateaunuef de Pape, Rhone Valley, France $50

About Al: Al Spoler, well known to WYPR listeners as the wine-loving co-host of “Cellar Notes” has had a long-standing parallel interest in cooking as well. Al has said, the moment he started getting serious about Sunday night dinners was the same moment he started getting serious about wine. Over the years, he has benefited greatly from being a member of the Cork and Fork Society of Baltimore, a gentlemen’s dining club that serves black tie meals cooked by the members themselves who are some of Baltimore’s most accomplished amateur cooks.

Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

6/5 featured  speaker at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA

6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Wine Tasted with Al Spoler:
1. Vignoble d’Azur Rose 2013, Provence, France $18
2. Domaine La Garrigue 2008 Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France $18
3. Saint Cosme Chateaunuef de Pape, Rhone Valley, France $50
About Al: Al Spoler, well known to WYPR listeners as the wine-loving co-host of “Cellar Notes” has had a long-standing parallel interest in cooking as well. Al has said, the moment he started getting serious about Sunday night dinners was the same moment he started getting serious about wine. Over the years, he has benefited greatly from being a member of the Cork and Fork Society of Baltimore, a gentlemen’s dining club that serves black tie meals cooked by the members themselves who are some of Baltimore’s most accomplished amateur cooks.
Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
6/5 featured  speaker at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA
6/19 Wine & Laughter at Crow Vineyards, Kennedyville, MD
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Wine Teambuilding, Spanish Wine & More! https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-teambuilding-spanish-wine-more/ Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:34:32 +0000 http://ff05fe0a-e38d-04d3-e0df-36e010c7b7c8 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-teambuilding-spanish-wine-more/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-teambuilding-spanish-wine-more/feed/ 0 Listen in as Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach talks team building with wine, tastes a few great Spanish wines and breaks down the recent new of arsenic in wine. Listen in as Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach talks team building with wine, tastes a few great Spanish wines and breaks down the recent new of arsenic in wine.

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Protos Rueda & Vina Eguia Rioja Listen in as Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach talks team building with wine, tastes a few great Spanish wines and breaks down the recent new of arsenic in wine. Laurie Forster clean 23:54
Rose for Easter and Beyond! https://www.thewinecoach.com/rose-for-easter-and-beyond/ Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:41:16 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7200 https://www.thewinecoach.com/rose-for-easter-and-beyond/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/rose-for-easter-and-beyond/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekThis week we are featuring two great Roses that are perfect for your Easter Ham! Laurie found these gems on her recent trip to Charleston Wine & Paul Chevalier of Chateau D'Esclans at CHS Wine + Food Festival Food Festival where she met some amazing winemakers that had just the perfect wines [...] Sips of the Week

This week we are featuring two great Roses that are perfect for your Easter Ham! Laurie found these gems on her recent trip to Charleston Wine &

Paul Chevalier of Chateau D'Esclans at CHS Wine + Food Festival

Paul Chevalier of Chateau D’Esclans at CHS Wine + Food Festival

Food Festival where she met some amazing winemakers that had just the perfect wines for the upcoming holiday.

Wine Tasted with Cyril Brun Head Winemaker at Veuve Clicquot in Champagne:

Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne, Reims, France $55

Wine Tasted with Paul Chevalier of Chateau D’Esclans in Provence:

Whispering Angel Rose, Provence, France $17

Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

4/10 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy Dinner at The Oregon Grille…Join Laurie for four courses of delicious food, wine and LAUGHTER! This is just the event you need to kick off the spring right. This is a Co-Ed event!!
 
4/25 Something to Wine About: Comedic Wine Tasting at the City Winery in Chicago, IL…Join Laurie for great wine, light fare and unlimited laughs!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Sips of the Week This week we are featuring two […] This week we are featuring two great Roses that are perfect for your Easter Ham! Laurie found these gems on her recent trip to Charleston Wine &
Food Festival where she met some amazing winemakers that had just the perfect wines for the upcoming holiday.
Wine Tasted with Cyril Brun Head Winemaker at Veuve Clicquot in Champagne:
Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne, Reims, France $55
Wine Tasted with Paul Chevalier of Chateau D’Esclans in Provence:
Whispering Angel Rose, Provence, France $17
Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
4/10 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy Dinner at The Oregon Grille…Join Laurie for four courses of delicious food, wine and LAUGHTER! This is just the event you need to kick off the spring right. This is a Co-Ed event!!
 
4/25 Something to Wine About: Comedic Wine Tasting at the City Winery in Chicago, IL…Join Laurie for great wine, light fare and unlimited laughs!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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La Follette Winery https://www.thewinecoach.com/la-follette-winery/ Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:30:36 +0000 http://c5ddbdeb-6e57-0b67-6b65-5811b07c53c8 https://www.thewinecoach.com/la-follette-winery/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/la-follette-winery/feed/ 0 Then Laurie catches up with Sonoma Winemaker Greg La Follette at the 2015 Charleston Food & Wine Festival to find how he makes world class wines that reflect the beauty of the vineyards. Then Laurie catches up with Sonoma Winemaker Greg La Follette at the 2015 Charleston Food & Wine Festival to find how he makes world class wines that reflect the beauty of the vineyards.

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With Greg La Follette at Charleston Food & Wine Festival Then Laurie catches up with Sonoma Winemaker Greg La Follette at the 2015 Charleston Food & Wine Festival to find how he makes world class wines that reflect the beauty of the vineyards. Laurie Forster clean 10:03
Avalon Theatre & Jim Brickman https://www.thewinecoach.com/avalon-theatre-jim-brickman/ Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:00:12 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7189 https://www.thewinecoach.com/avalon-theatre-jim-brickman/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/avalon-theatre-jim-brickman/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekThis week we are on location at The Avalon Theatre in beautiful downtown Easton talking to Marketing Director Tim Weigand…we’ll taste a couple of the delicious wines you can sip while enjoying all types of entertainment from Theatre, Comedy, Concerts and more! Then we’ll catch up with Sonoma Winemaker Greg La Follette [...] Sips of the Week

Brickman-209This week we are on location at The Avalon Theatre in beautiful downtown Easton talking to Marketing Director Tim Weigand…we’ll taste a couple of the delicious wines you can sip while enjoying all types of entertainment from Theatre, Comedy, Concerts and more! Then we’ll catch up with Sonoma Winemaker Greg La Follette of La Follette Winery to find how he makes world class wines that reflect the beauty of the vineyards.

Wines Tasted at The Avalon:

Ponga Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

Angeline Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA

Piano Sensation, Jim Brickman’s Concert at the Avalon is on March 27th at 8PM…Get Tickets Online or call 410-822-7299.

Listen Here for Avaolon Theatre’s Time Weigand & Pianist Jim Brickman:

Wine Tasted with Greg La Follette:

La Follette Sangiacomo Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, $42

Listen Here for La Follette Wines:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

3/27 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
4/10 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy Dinner at The Oregon Grille…Join Laurie for four courses of delicious food, wine and LAUGHTER! This is just the event you need to kick off the spring right. This is a Co-Ed event!!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Sips of the Week This week we are on location […] This week we are on location at The Avalon Theatre in beautiful downtown Easton talking to Marketing Director Tim Weigand…we’ll taste a couple of the delicious wines you can sip while enjoying all types of entertainment from Theatre, Comedy, Concerts and more! Then we’ll catch up with Sonoma Winemaker Greg La Follette of La Follette Winery to find how he makes world class wines that reflect the beauty of the vineyards.
Wines Tasted at The Avalon:
Ponga Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Angeline Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA
Piano Sensation, Jim Brickman’s Concert at the Avalon is on March 27th at 8PM…Get Tickets Online or call 410-822-7299.
Listen Here for Avaolon Theatre’s Time Weigand & Pianist Jim Brickman:

Wine Tasted with Greg La Follette:
La Follette Sangiacomo Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, $42
Listen Here for La Follette Wines:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
3/27 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
4/10 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy Dinner at The Oregon Grille…Join Laurie for four courses of delicious food, wine and LAUGHTER! This is just the event you need to kick off the spring right. This is a Co-Ed event!!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Irish Whisky for St Patrick’s Day https://www.thewinecoach.com/irish-whisky-for-st-patricks-day/ Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:52:49 +0000 https://www.thewinecoach.com/?p=7185 https://www.thewinecoach.com/irish-whisky-for-st-patricks-day/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/irish-whisky-for-st-patricks-day/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekThis week on The Sipping Point Radio we are gearing up for St Patrick’s Day with John Resuing of Bad Decisions. We’ll taste 2 of his favorite Irish Whiskies and he’ll introduce us to a special St Patrick’s Day cocktail he created especially for us on The Sipping Point.Whiskies Tasted:Teeling Whisky 46% [...] Sips of the Week

This week on The Sipping Point Radio we are gearing up for St Patrick’s Day with John Resuing of Bad Decisions. We’ll taste 2 of his favorite Irish Whiskies and he’ll introduce us to a special St Patrick’s Day cocktail he created especially for us on The Sipping Point.

Whiskies Tasted:

Teeling Whisky 46% abv 92 proof

Tullamore Dew 10 Year Single Malt Whisky 40% abv 80 proof

Cocktail – Irish Goodbye:

Mix equal parts Whisky, Lime Juice and Chartreuse. Serve in a high ball glass neat with a lime garnish.

Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

3/27 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
4/10 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy Dinner at The Oregon Grille…Join Laurie for four courses of delicious food, wine and LAUGHTER! This is just the event you need to kick off the spring right. This is a Co-Ed event!!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Sips of the Week This week on The Sipping Point […] This week on The Sipping Point Radio we are gearing up for St Patrick’s Day with John Resuing of Bad Decisions. We’ll taste 2 of his favorite Irish Whiskies and he’ll introduce us to a special St Patrick’s Day cocktail he created especially for us on The Sipping Point.
Whiskies Tasted:
Teeling Whisky 46% abv 92 proof
Tullamore Dew 10 Year Single Malt Whisky 40% abv 80 proof
Cocktail – Irish Goodbye:
Mix equal parts Whisky, Lime Juice and Chartreuse. Serve in a high ball glass neat with a lime garnish.
Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
3/27 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
4/10 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy Dinner at The Oregon Grille…Join Laurie for four courses of delicious food, wine and LAUGHTER! This is just the event you need to kick off the spring right. This is a Co-Ed event!!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Heavy Seas Beer https://www.thewinecoach.com/heavy-seas-beer/ Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:06:19 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=7104 https://www.thewinecoach.com/heavy-seas-beer/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/heavy-seas-beer/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekThis week Laurie's tasting some hometown brews with Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas Beer. We’ll find out about some of the new things happening at Heavy Seas and how you can meet Hugh in person at the Harford Community College’s Wine Expo on Sunday! Beers Tasted: Heavy Seas Cross Bones IPA, 4.5% [...] Sips of the Week

This week Laurie’s tasting some hometown brews with Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas Beer. We’ll find out about some of the new things happening at Heavy Seas and how you can meet Hugh in person at the Harford Community College’s Wine Expo on Sunday!SirenNoire-120x470 Beers Tasted: Heavy Seas Cross Bones IPA, 4.5% ABV Brewery Notes: CrossBones is our first new year-round beer since 2003! We worked long and hard to create the perfect session IPA that would satisfy the hoppiest of hop heads, all while not putting them under the table. This session IPA is bursting with floral and citrus notes and has a strong malt backbone to support all of that hoppy goodness. Upon tasting CrossBones, with it’s big body, smooth finish and lingering citrus flavor, it’s hard to imagine that it’s only 4.5%. How do we get all of the aroma and flavor from a beer like Loose Cannon into CrossBones? Avast! You’ll never find me buried treasure! Heavy Seas Deep 6 Porter, 6.8% ABV Brewery Notes: Rich, malty, and complex with a surprisingly dry finish, this robust English-style porter is never cloying and wonderfully drinkable. A dense tan head portends the chocolate, roasty, brownie batter flavor. Marris otter barley imported from the UK imparts a deep nuttiness accentuated by the unique english yeast strain. The cheeky yeast generates subtle pear, apple and strawberry esters that gently contribute to the depth of flavor. The complex balance comes from imported UK target and fuggle hops, contributing earthy, herbaceous, tea-like notes. The result is a hefty brew that walks the fine line between eminent drinkability and overwhelming flavor impact Uncharted Waters Heavy Seas Siren Noire Chocolate Stout, 9.5%ABV Brewery Notes: Our Siren Noire isn’t your father’s chocolate stout. We’ve used almost 3 pounds of Belgian coco nibs per barrel. We’ve aged it for five weeks in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans added. A mix of dark malts gives Siren Noire a well-rounded body that is decidedly chocolatey—but without being extraordinarily sweet. Brewers Gold hops contribute an earthy spiciness, with notes of black current. Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

2/25 Women’s Wine Tasting Dinner at the Oregon Grille – Sipping Down Under featuring Laurie’s favorite Aussie Wines! Get info and purchase tickets here: www.the winecoach.com/women

3/27 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Sips of the Week This week Laurie’s tasting some hometown […] This week Laurie’s tasting some hometown brews with Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas Beer. We’ll find out about some of the new things happening at Heavy Seas and how you can meet Hugh in person at the Harford Community College’s Wine Expo on Sunday! Beers Tasted: Heavy Seas Cross Bones IPA, 4.5% ABV Brewery Notes: CrossBones is our first new year-round beer since 2003! We worked long and hard to create the perfect session IPA that would satisfy the hoppiest of hop heads, all while not putting them under the table. This session IPA is bursting with floral and citrus notes and has a strong malt backbone to support all of that hoppy goodness. Upon tasting CrossBones, with it’s big body, smooth finish and lingering citrus flavor, it’s hard to imagine that it’s only 4.5%. How do we get all of the aroma and flavor from a beer like Loose Cannon into CrossBones? Avast! You’ll never find me buried treasure! Heavy Seas Deep 6 Porter, 6.8% ABV Brewery Notes: Rich, malty, and complex with a surprisingly dry finish, this robust English-style porter is never cloying and wonderfully drinkable. A dense tan head portends the chocolate, roasty, brownie batter flavor. Marris otter barley imported from the UK imparts a deep nuttiness accentuated by the unique english yeast strain. The cheeky yeast generates subtle pear, apple and strawberry esters that gently contribute to the depth of flavor. The complex balance comes from imported UK target and fuggle hops, contributing earthy, herbaceous, tea-like notes. The result is a hefty brew that walks the fine line between eminent drinkability and overwhelming flavor impact Uncharted Waters Heavy Seas Siren Noire Chocolate Stout, 9.5%ABV Brewery Notes: Our Siren Noire isn’t your father’s chocolate stout. We’ve used almost 3 pounds of Belgian coco nibs per barrel. We’ve aged it for five weeks in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans added. A mix of dark malts gives Siren Noire a well-rounded body that is decidedly chocolatey—but without being extraordinarily sweet. Brewers Gold hops contribute an earthy spiciness, with notes of black current. Listen Here:
To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
2/25 Women’s Wine Tasting Dinner at the Oregon Grille – Sipping Down Under featuring Laurie’s favorite Aussie Wines! Get info and purchase tickets here: www.the winecoach.com/women
3/27 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: https://thewinecoach.com/?p=7097 https://www.thewinecoach.com/drink-more-spanish-wine/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/drink-more-spanish-wine/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Cheers to Palacios Remondo and Spanish Wine! This week Laurie is following through on her New Year’s Resolution to drink more Spanish Wine! She is joined in studio by Alvaro Palacios Muro from Bodegas Palacios Remondo in Rioja Spain. We’ll find out more about the wine region of Rioja, his estate and [...] Sips of the Week
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Cheers to Palacios Remondo and Spanish Wine!

This week Laurie is following through on her New Year’s Resolution to drink more Spanish Wine! She is joined in studio by Alvaro Palacios Muro from Bodegas Palacios Remondo in Rioja Spain. We’ll find out more about the wine region of Rioja, his estate and of course taste his wines! Wines Tasted: 2013 Palacios Remondo La Vendimia $17.00 2011 Palacios Remondo Plácet Valtomelloso $45.00 2011 Palacios Remondo La Montesa $20.00 Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

2/25 Women’s Wine Tasting Dinner at the Oregon Grille – Sipping Down Under featuring Laurie’s favorite Aussie Wines! Get info and purchase tickets here: www.the winecoach.com/women 2/22 Wine Expo at Harford Community College sponsored by Wine World, 3-6PM

3/27 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
2/25 Women’s Wine Tasting Dinner at the Oregon Grille – Sipping Down Under featuring Laurie’s favorite Aussie Wines! Get info and purchase tickets here: www.the winecoach.com/women 2/22 Wine Expo at Harford Community College sponsored by Wine World, 3-6PM
3/27 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Chocolate and Wine for Valentine’s Day https://www.thewinecoach.com/chocolate-and-wine-for-valentines-day/ Sun, 08 Feb 2015 16:29:35 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=7079 https://www.thewinecoach.com/chocolate-and-wine-for-valentines-day/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/chocolate-and-wine-for-valentines-day/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Visit Hair o'The Dog in Easton Friday 2/13 to taste the Dolce Stilnovo along with great baked goods from Bake My Day from 4-6PM! This week Laurie's tasting some delicious chocolates with Susannah Siger, owner of Ma Petite Shoe, a store that focuses on the 2 things women love most—chocolate and [...] Sips of the Week
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Visit Hair o’The Dog in Easton Friday 2/13 to taste the Dolce Stilnovo along with great baked goods from Bake My Day from 4-6PM!

This week Laurie’s tasting some delicious chocolates with Susannah Siger, owner of Ma Petite Shoe, a store that focuses on the 2 things women love most—chocolate and shoes! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll discuss how the type of chocolate will effect which wines will pair best and we’ll taste a few of my wine picks to share with your sweetheart. Then Laurie’s Sweetheart Chef Michael Forster gives you some tips on creating delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Chocolates Tasted:

1. Great Bean, Austin, TX: Love bar, Figs & Cinnamon plus love herbs (Maca Root, Yohimbe and Damiana) $9.99
 
2. Michael Rogak, Flatbush, Brooklyn: Nibbela bar, 68% Dark Chocolate with roasted cacao nibs, $6.49
 
3. Cacao Prieto, Red Hook, Brooklyn: 72% Dominican Republic bar with cashews and cranberry, $11.99
 
All chocolates and more available at Ma Petite Shoe
 
Wines Tasted:
Ayala Rose Champagne, France $49.99
 
Icardi Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont, Italy $14.99

Listen Here:

To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #vinvillage they are only $45!!!
 
2/25 Women’s Wine Tasting Dinner at the Oregon Grille – Sipping Down Under featuring Laurie’s favorite Aussie Wines! Get info and purchase tickets here: www.the winecoach.com/women
 
3/27 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Sips of the Week This week Laurie’s tasting some delicious […] This week Laurie’s tasting some delicious chocolates with Susannah Siger, owner of Ma Petite Shoe, a store that focuses on the 2 things women love most—chocolate and shoes! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll discuss how the type of chocolate will effect which wines will pair best and we’ll taste a few of my wine picks to share with your sweetheart. Then Laurie’s Sweetheart Chef Michael Forster gives you some tips on creating delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Chocolates Tasted:
1. Great Bean, Austin, TX: Love bar, Figs & Cinnamon plus love herbs (Maca Root, Yohimbe and Damiana) $9.99
 
2. Michael Rogak, Flatbush, Brooklyn: Nibbela bar, 68% Dark Chocolate with roasted cacao nibs, $6.49
 
3. Cacao Prieto, Red Hook, Brooklyn: 72% Dominican Republic bar with cashews and cranberry, $11.99
 
All chocolates and more available at Ma Petite Shoe
 
Wines Tasted:
Ayala Rose Champagne, France $49.99
 
Icardi Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont, Italy $14.99
Listen Here:
To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #vinvillage they are only $45!!!
 
2/25 Women’s Wine Tasting Dinner at the Oregon Grille – Sipping Down Under featuring Laurie’s favorite Aussie Wines! Get info and purchase tickets here: www.the winecoach.com/women
 
3/27 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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SuperBowl Party Ideas on WBAL https://www.thewinecoach.com/superbowl/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:00:28 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=7054 https://www.thewinecoach.com/superbowl/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/superbowl/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week This week we are gearing up for tomorrow’s SuperBowl with Baltimore’s best wings from Kisling's Tavern. We've got great wine and beer pairings for you whether you are rooting for the Seahawks, Patriots or just in it for the halftime! We’ll be joined in studio by Brett Hollander host of Sportsline [...] Sips of the Week

IMG_3923 This week we are gearing up for tomorrow’s SuperBowl with Baltimore’s best wings from Kisling’s Tavern. We’ve got great wine and beer pairings for you whether you are rooting for the Seahawks, Patriots or just in it for the halftime! We’ll be joined in studio by Brett Hollander host of Sportsline who will share his predictions for the game. Listen Here:

Battle of the Beers Red Hook KCCO Black Lager, Seattle, WA IMG_3927Brewer’s Notes: KCCO Black Lager is a toasty lager with notes of chocolate and coffee. Unlike a heavy stout or porter, it’s amazingly light, crisp, and sessionable. Debunks the misconception that all dark beers are heavy, filling, and very high in alcohol. VS. Samuel Adams Rebel IPA, Boston MA Brewer’s Notes: http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/rebel-ipa# Great Wines from WA Lone Birch Riesling, Yakima Valley, WA $13.99 Winemaker’s Notes: COLOR:  Light Straw, NOSE:  A delicate perfumed floral bouquet. PALATE:  Light bodied with flavors of white peach and citrus fruit PEAK DRINKING:  Now through 2016. VARIETAL COMPOSITION:  100% Riesling Duck Pond Cabernet, Columbia Valley, WA $13.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes achieved optimum ripeness at a lower sugar level, resulting in a balanced, food friendly wine. The nose opens with oaky vanilla notes; flavors of anise and dark berries complement the soft, velvety tannins. Enjoy the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon on its own or pair with foods such as tomato-based pastas, barbecued meats, and hearty comfort foods.

Upcoming Events

2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #vinvillage they are only $45!!!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Sips of the Week This week we are gearing up […] This week we are gearing up for tomorrow’s SuperBowl with Baltimore’s best wings from Kisling’s Tavern. We’ve got great wine and beer pairings for you whether you are rooting for the Seahawks, Patriots or just in it for the halftime! We’ll be joined in studio by Brett Hollander host of Sportsline who will share his predictions for the game. Listen Here:



Battle of the Beers Red Hook KCCO Black Lager, Seattle, WA Brewer’s Notes: KCCO Black Lager is a toasty lager with notes of chocolate and coffee. Unlike a heavy stout or porter, it’s amazingly light, crisp, and sessionable. Debunks the misconception that all dark beers are heavy, filling, and very high in alcohol. VS. Samuel Adams Rebel IPA, Boston MA Brewer’s Notes: http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/rebel-ipa# Great Wines from WA Lone Birch Riesling, Yakima Valley, WA $13.99 Winemaker’s Notes: COLOR:  Light Straw, NOSE:  A delicate perfumed floral bouquet. PALATE:  Light bodied with flavors of white peach and citrus fruit PEAK DRINKING:  Now through 2016. VARIETAL COMPOSITION:  100% Riesling Duck Pond Cabernet, Columbia Valley, WA $13.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes achieved optimum ripeness at a lower sugar level, resulting in a balanced, food friendly wine. The nose opens with oaky vanilla notes; flavors of anise and dark berries complement the soft, velvety tannins. Enjoy the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon on its own or pair with foods such as tomato-based pastas, barbecued meats, and hearty comfort foods.
Upcoming Events
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #vinvillage they are only $45!!!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Italian Wines for the Winter Doldrums https://www.thewinecoach.com/7045/ Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:51:38 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=7045 https://www.thewinecoach.com/7045/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/7045/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekThis week I was thrilled to have Sommelier Chris Coker from Aggio Baltimore introduce us to some of his favorite Italian wines that are sure to break you out of the winter doldrums. We tasted 4 wines you may not have heard of but need to!Bubbles: Contratto Millesimato Extra Brut 2009 White: Gini [...] Sips of the Week

IMG_3901This week I was thrilled to have Sommelier Chris Coker from Aggio Baltimore introduce us to some of his favorite Italian wines that are sure to break you out of the winter doldrums. We tasted 4 wines you may not have heard of but need to!

Bubbles: Contratto Millesimato Extra Brut 2009

 White: Gini La Frosca Soave Classico 2012

Red: Passppisciaro Etna Rosso

 Dessert: Rinaldi Bricco Rioglio Bracchetto d’Acqui 2013

IMG_3903To find these or similar wines dine at Aggio Baltimore or shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #vinvillage they are only $45!!!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

 

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Sips of the Week This week I was thrilled to […] This week I was thrilled to have Sommelier Chris Coker from Aggio Baltimore introduce us to some of his favorite Italian wines that are sure to break you out of the winter doldrums. We tasted 4 wines you may not have heard of but need to!
Bubbles: Contratto Millesimato Extra Brut 2009
 White: Gini La Frosca Soave Classico 2012
Red: Passppisciaro Etna Rosso
 Dessert: Rinaldi Bricco Rioglio Bracchetto d’Acqui 2013
To find these or similar wines dine at Aggio Baltimore or shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #vinvillage they are only $45!!!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
 
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Priest Ranch Wines – Napa Valley https://www.thewinecoach.com/priest-ranch-wines-napa-valley/ Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:09:34 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=7037 https://www.thewinecoach.com/priest-ranch-wines-napa-valley/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/priest-ranch-wines-napa-valley/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekPriest Ranch Grenache Blanc 2013, Napa Valley $22 Winemaker’s Notes: This wine has bright aromas of melons and honeysuckle. The palate is crisp with good acidity, a touch of tannins, and bright stone fruits. This unique wine from the eastern hills of the Napa Valley showcases the diversity of0 our property. Priest [...] Sips of the Week

Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc 2013, Napa Valley $22PR-LogoFinal-Estate Winemaker’s Notes: This wine has bright aromas of melons and honeysuckle. The palate is crisp with good acidity, a touch of tannins, and bright stone fruits. This unique wine from the eastern hills of the Napa Valley showcases the diversity of0 our property. Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley $48 Winemaker’s Notes:This is the fifth release of Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon from our Somerston Estate. It shows aromas of dark chocolate, Blackberry, spice, and dark cherry. On the palate, the wine is smooth yet full bodied and refined, with ripe dark berries, juicy chocolate, and a touch of spice. Priest Ranch Coach Gun Red Blend, Napa Valley $75 Winemaker’s Notes:  The wine has bright red fruit aromatics of lush dark berries and a hint of spice. It is full bodied, bold in character and focused. The tannins are developing with good acidity. Over the next few years, the wine will evolve and is expected to reach maturity in 2022. 93 points Wine Advocate Issue #204.

 Consider visiting our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Featured Guest

Craig Becker is a founding member of Somerston. He is a seasoned winemaker and has worked with a wide range of varieties planted at some of California’s top hillside vineyards. Driven by his strong interest in plant and soil science Craig attended the University of California at Davis studying plant physiology, hydrologic science, enology, and viticulture. It is Craig’s artisan approach to winemaking and his extensive knowledge in viticulture that enables him to create superb wines from a wide range of varieties and sites. As General Manager of Somerston, Craig oversees all aspects of the business from viticulture, winemaking, sales and marketing, finance and business development.

Upcoming Events

2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #winecomedy they are only $45!!!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

 

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Sips of the Week Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc 2013, Napa […] Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc 2013, Napa Valley $22 Winemaker’s Notes: This wine has bright aromas of melons and honeysuckle. The palate is crisp with good acidity, a touch of tannins, and bright stone fruits. This unique wine from the eastern hills of the Napa Valley showcases the diversity of0 our property. Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley $48 Winemaker’s Notes:This is the fifth release of Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon from our Somerston Estate. It shows aromas of dark chocolate, Blackberry, spice, and dark cherry. On the palate, the wine is smooth yet full bodied and refined, with ripe dark berries, juicy chocolate, and a touch of spice. Priest Ranch Coach Gun Red Blend, Napa Valley $75 Winemaker’s Notes:  ​The wine has bright red fruit aromatics of lush dark berries and a hint of spice. It is full bodied, bold in character and focused. The tannins are developing with good acidity. Over the next few years, the wine will evolve and is expected to reach maturity in 2022. 93 points Wine Advocate Issue #204.
 Consider visiting our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Featured Guest
Craig Becker is a founding member of Somerston. He is a seasoned winemaker and has worked with a wide range of varieties planted at some of California’s top hillside vineyards. Driven by his strong interest in plant and soil science Craig attended the University of California at Davis studying plant physiology, hydrologic science, enology, and viticulture. It is Craig’s artisan approach to winemaking and his extensive knowledge in viticulture that enables him to create superb wines from a wide range of varieties and sites. As General Manager of Somerston, Craig oversees all aspects of the business from viticulture, winemaking, sales and marketing, finance and business development.
Upcoming Events
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #winecomedy they are only $45!!!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
 
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Wines of Moldova – Who Knew? https://www.thewinecoach.com/wines-of-moldova-who-knew/ Sat, 03 Jan 2015 16:52:17 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=7013 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wines-of-moldova-who-knew/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/wines-of-moldova-who-knew/feed/ 1 Sips of the WeekPurcari Alb de Purcari 2012, Moldova $31 Winemaker’s Notes: Aged dry white wine Alb de Purcari - is the perfect light wine; full aroma with hints of honey, sweet fruits, aftertaste is defined by a wonderful aroma of spices. Alb de Purcari will perfectly complement fish and seafood, white meat cooked on grill; [...] Sips of the Week

Purcari Alb de Purcari 2012, Moldova $31IMG_3788 Winemaker’s Notes: Aged dry white wine Alb de Purcari – is the perfect light wine; full aroma with hints of honey, sweet fruits, aftertaste is defined by a wonderful aroma of spices. Alb de Purcari will perfectly complement fish and seafood, white meat cooked on grill; may be served as an aperitif or together with dishes from snails, frogs, mussels and oysters, with black and red caviar; asparagus, cauliflower, artichokes, lettuce, pineapples and apples are greeted; It is recommended to serve Alb de Purcari chilled to a temperature of 8-12°C. Purcari Negru de Purcari 2012, Moldova $39 Winemaker’s Notes: Vintage reserve red dry wine Negru de Purcari with its intense and rather complex nose alludes of sweet fruit reminiscent of ripe plums and figs. With time, the wine’s aroma evolves into whiffs and layers of mixed spice, liquor and saffron. This velvety dry red wine is well structured. Its tannins will surprise you by long ending with a refined bouquet of blueberry and vanilla flavoring.  Negru de Purcari is a wine with a noble and magnificent taste, which fascinates and whose value will increase with each year. These wines are only available at: http://www.meetmoldova.com

 Consider visiting our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Featured Guest

IMG_3813Italian Sommelier and Wine Master, Marco Lori was born to work with wine. Literally. Having first harvested grapes at the tender age of six on his father’s small plot of land near the Castelli Romani, Marco has lived his life connected to the vine. While Marco enjoyed drinking his family’s yearly vintage, he became curious at an early age and wanted to investigate better wines. Hungry for this knowledge, Marco’s first sommelier training in 1992 sparked his passion for wine and set in to motion years of study that recently earned Lori “Italian Executive Wine Master” status recognized by the Worldwide Sommelier Association. Marco Lori currently writes for Bibenda Magazine, Bibenda 7, Eating Italy Food Blog, The American Magazine and consults with a wide range of companies and organizations in Italy and the United States.

Upcoming Events

1/17 Wine & Comedy at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, MD Join Laurie for a night of Wine Dine & Punchlines!
 
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #winecomedy they are only $45!!!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

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Sips of the Week Purcari Alb de Purcari 2012, Moldova […] Purcari Alb de Purcari 2012, Moldova $31 Winemaker’s Notes: Aged dry white wine Alb de Purcari – is the perfect light wine; full aroma with hints of honey, sweet fruits, aftertaste is defined by a wonderful aroma of spices. Alb de Purcari will perfectly complement fish and seafood, white meat cooked on grill; may be served as an aperitif or together with dishes from snails, frogs, mussels and oysters, with black and red caviar; asparagus, cauliflower, artichokes, lettuce, pineapples and apples are greeted; It is recommended to serve Alb de Purcari chilled to a temperature of 8-12°C. Purcari Negru de Purcari 2012, Moldova $39 Winemaker’s Notes: Vintage reserve red dry wine Negru de Purcari with its intense and rather complex nose alludes of sweet fruit reminiscent of ripe plums and figs. With time, the wine’s aroma evolves into whiffs and layers of mixed spice, liquor and saffron. This velvety dry red wine is well structured. Its tannins will surprise you by long ending with a refined bouquet of blueberry and vanilla flavoring.  Negru de Purcari is a wine with a noble and magnificent taste, which fascinates and whose value will increase with each year. These wines are only available at: http://www.meetmoldova.com
 Consider visiting our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Featured Guest
Italian Sommelier and Wine Master, Marco Lori was born to work with wine. Literally. Having first harvested grapes at the tender age of six on his father’s small plot of land near the Castelli Romani, Marco has lived his life connected to the vine. While Marco enjoyed drinking his family’s yearly vintage, he became curious at an early age and wanted to investigate better wines. Hungry for this knowledge, Marco’s first sommelier training in 1992 sparked his passion for wine and set in to motion years of study that recently earned Lori “Italian Executive Wine Master” status recognized by the Worldwide Sommelier Association. Marco Lori currently writes for Bibenda Magazine, Bibenda 7, Eating Italy Food Blog, The American Magazine and consults with a wide range of companies and organizations in Italy and the United States.
Upcoming Events
1/17 Wine & Comedy at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, MD Join Laurie for a night of Wine Dine & Punchlines!
 
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #winecomedy they are only $45!!!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis https://thewinecoach.com/?p=7003 https://www.thewinecoach.com/7003/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/7003/feed/ 1 Sips of the Week1. Mirabelle Brut Non-Vintage, North Coast, California($26.99, Blend: 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir) Winemaker’s Notes: “Generous aromas of vanilla waffle cone and spun sugar are followed by rich apricot compote and ripe citrus. The palate is delicious upon entry, with flavors of bright lemon and tropical mango. In addition to the fruitful [...] Sips of the Week

1. Mirabelle Brut Non-Vintage, North Coast, California($26.99, Blend: 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir) Winemaker’s Notes: “Generous aromas of vanilla waffle cone and spun sugar are followed by rich apricot compote and ripe citrus. The palate is delicious upon entry, with flavors of bright lemon and tropical mango. In addition to the fruitful characters, the palate is layered with essences of honey and toasted almonds. The wine’s viscous and coating nature gives way to refreshing acidity on the finish.” – Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies 2. Schramsberg Brut Rose, North Coast, California ($42.99, Blend: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay) Winemaker’s Notes: “Juicy strawberry jumps out of the glass, followed by raspberry and cherries. The berry bouquet is complimented by mandarin orange and papaya. The palate has exotic flavors of mango and cantaloupe, followed by mouthwatering citrus. A juicy viscosity leads to a long, lingering finish.” – Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies

All Wines or similar are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Featured Guest

Schramsberg Vineyards is now in the hands of Jack and Jamie Davies’ youngest son, Hugh. Born in 1965, the year his parents Jack and Jamie Davies revived the historic Schramsberg Vineyards property in Napa Valley, Hugh was named President and CEO of the 40-year old sparkling wine house in 2005. At Schramsberg, Hugh has led the ongoing effort to fine-tune winemaking and grape growing techniques, building upon the winery’s venerable track record of producing award-winning sparkling wines. Schramsberg’s current stable of vineyards includes more than 90 specially selected sites in the Carneros district of Napa Valley, the Anderson Valley, and along the Sonoma and Marin coasts. For prior hands-on experience in the wine industry before joining Schramsberg, Hugh worked with Möet et Chandon in Epernay; Petaluma Winery in South Australia, and Mumm Napa Valley, among others.

Wine Sandwich of the Week (aka Food Pairing)

Stacey Adams, Cheese Expert and owner of Tastings Gourmet Market in Annapolis joins us to share some cheeses that are perfect for sparkling wine. Pair these with the Sips of the Week and you have an instant party. Stacey suggests these cheeses for your bubblies: Pierre Robert, Delices d’Argental au Truffe, Coulommiers, Parmiggiano Reggiano, and Vintage Gouda. Visit her at the Tastings Gourmet Market at 1410 Forest Drive in Annapolis to taste these or to experience her weekly cheese tastings.. Want to learn more about cheese and Champagne or Sparkling wine? Read her article Luxurious Cheeses Worthy of Champagne on her BLOG.

Upcoming Events

1/17 Wine & Comedy at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, MD Join Laurie for a night of Wine Dine & Punchlines!
 
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
2/13 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, New York Tickets are $50 but with code #winecomedy they are only $45!!!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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All Wines or similar are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Featured Guest
Schramsberg Vineyards is now in the hands of Jack and Jamie Davies’ youngest son, Hugh. Born in 1965, the year his parents Jack and Jamie Davies revived the historic Schramsberg Vineyards property in Napa Valley, Hugh was named President and CEO of the 40-year old sparkling wine house in 2005. At Schramsberg, Hugh has led the ongoing effort to fine-tune winemaking and grape growing techniques, building upon the winery’s venerable track record of producing award-winning sparkling wines. Schramsberg’s current stable of vineyards includes more than 90 specially selected sites in the Carneros district of Napa Valley, the Anderson Valley, and along the Sonoma and Marin coasts. For prior hands-on experience in the wine industry before joining Schramsberg, Hugh worked with Möet et Chandon in Epernay; Petaluma Winery in South Australia, and Mumm Napa Valley, among others.
Wine Sandwich of the Week (aka Food Pairing)
Stacey Adams, Cheese Expert and owner of Tastings Gourmet Market in Annapolis joins us to share some cheeses that are perfect for sparkling wine. Pair these with the Sips of the Week and you have an instant party. Stacey suggests these cheeses for your bubblies: Pierre Robert, Delices d’Argental au Truffe, Coulommiers, Parmiggiano Reggiano, and Vintage Gouda. Visit her at the Tastings Gourmet Market at 1410 Forest Drive in Annapolis to taste these or to experience her weekly cheese tastings.. Want to learn more about cheese and Champagne or Sparkling wine? Read her article Luxurious Cheeses Worthy of Champagne on her BLOG.
Upcoming Events
1/17 Wine & Comedy at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, MD Join Laurie for a night of Wine Dine & Punchlines!
 
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!
 
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Holiday Wine and Spirits with Hair o’The Dog https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-wine-and-spirits-with-hair-othe-dog/ Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:50:43 +0000 http://8d035490-70f1-d46c-e3f6-cd9a44a9c3f5 https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-wine-and-spirits-with-hair-othe-dog/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-wine-and-spirits-with-hair-othe-dog/feed/ 0 Looking for a few great wines for the holidays? Laurie visits Hair o'The Dog in Easton, MD to get the skinny on great wines from The Wine Diva, Leeanne Young. Owner Joe Petro has a few ideas for Spirit lovers too and we taste a Bourbon and a Scotch as well! Looking for a few great wines for the holidays? Laurie visits Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD to get the skinny on great wines from The Wine Diva, Leeanne Young. Owner Joe Petro has a few ideas for Spirit lovers too and we taste a Bourbon and a Scotch as well!

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with Joe Petro and Leeanne Young Looking for a few great wines for the holidays? Laurie visits Hair o'The Dog in Easton, MD to get the skinny on great wines from The Wine Diva, Leeanne Young. Owner Joe Petro has a few ideas for Spirit lovers too and we taste a Bourbon and a Scotch as well! Laurie Forster clean 24:02
Champagne Campaign at Wit & Wisdom https://www.thewinecoach.com/champagne-campaign-at-wit-wisdom/ Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:43:23 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6988 https://www.thewinecoach.com/champagne-campaign-at-wit-wisdom/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/champagne-campaign-at-wit-wisdom/feed/ 1 Sips of the Week Julie Dalton, Lead Sommelier form Wit & Wisdom joined Laurie to talk CHAMPAGNE! She brought 2 of her favorite Champs form the wine list and filled us in on the Champagne Campaign where all Champagne are 50% off from 10PM-12AM at Wit & Wisdom! Listen Here: http://bit.ly/1qkQw2u Pierre Peters Blanc de [...] Sips of the Week

bouteilles-resJulie Dalton, Lead Sommelier form Wit & Wisdom joined Laurie to talk CHAMPAGNE! She brought 2 of her favorite Champs form the wine list and filled us in on the Champagne Campaign where all Champagne are 50% off from 10PM-12AM at Wit & Wisdom! Listen Here: http://bit.ly/1qkQw2u Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France (375ml or half bottle) Winery Tasting Notes: The wine is limpid, pale gold in color with hints of green which are typical of the Chardonnay varietal. The mousse is fine and regular with a pretty ribbon of bubbles. The first approach is both flowery and fruity, next come the notes of almond and fresh bread finishing with touches of citrus and green apple leaving a graceful impression of smoothness and freshness. The first impression is frank, associating both finesse and smoothness, and is dominated by white flower fruits (lemon and pear) and floral notes (acacia). The mid-palate is nervy and taut. The finish is persistent with pure citrus flavors and a twist of salinity which confirms the fact that the majority of the fruit is sourced from the great village of Le Mesnil sur Oger; the balance coming from the equally prestigious Grand Cru villages of Oger, Cramant and Avize. Jean Lallement Brut ‘Reserve’, Champagne, France Winery Tasting Notes:  The Brut ‘Reserve’ from Lallement is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay with 80% of the wine coming from the 2008 vintage, and the remainder from the 2007 vintage. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation before spending 60 months sur latte. The Brut ‘Reserve’ is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the villages of Verzenay and Verzy.

All Wines or similar are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

1/17 Wine & Comedy at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, MD Join Laurie for a night of Wine Dine & Punchlines!
 
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Sips of the Week Julie Dalton, Lead Sommelier form Wit […] Julie Dalton, Lead Sommelier form Wit & Wisdom joined Laurie to talk CHAMPAGNE! She brought 2 of her favorite Champs form the wine list and filled us in on the Champagne Campaign where all Champagne are 50% off from 10PM-12AM at Wit & Wisdom! Listen Here: http://bit.ly/1qkQw2u Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France (375ml or half bottle) Winery Tasting Notes: The wine is limpid, pale gold in color with hints of green which are typical of the Chardonnay varietal. The mousse is fine and regular with a pretty ribbon of bubbles. The first approach is both flowery and fruity, next come the notes of almond and fresh bread finishing with touches of citrus and green apple leaving a graceful impression of smoothness and freshness. The first impression is frank, associating both finesse and smoothness, and is dominated by white flower fruits (lemon and pear) and floral notes (acacia). The mid-palate is nervy and taut. The finish is persistent with pure citrus flavors and a twist of salinity which confirms the fact that the majority of the fruit is sourced from the great village of Le Mesnil sur Oger; the balance coming from the equally prestigious Grand Cru villages of Oger, Cramant and Avize. Jean Lallement Brut ‘Reserve’, Champagne, France Winery Tasting Notes:  The Brut ‘Reserve’ from Lallement is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay with 80% of the wine coming from the 2008 vintage, and the remainder from the 2007 vintage. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation before spending 60 months sur latte. The Brut ‘Reserve’ is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the villages of Verzenay and Verzy.
All Wines or similar are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
1/17 Wine & Comedy at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, MD Join Laurie for a night of Wine Dine & Punchlines!
 
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Holiday Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-gift-ideas-for-wine-lovers/ Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://aded298b-463a-4243-aa11-112a0e9151fa https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-gift-ideas-for-wine-lovers/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-gift-ideas-for-wine-lovers/feed/ 0 Laurie and Chris review 2 great holiday gift ideas for wine lovers--the Napa Wine Chiller and the Coravin wine access system. Laurie and Chris review 2 great holiday gift ideas for wine lovers–the Napa Wine Chiller and the Coravin wine access system.

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Napa WIne Chiller & Coravin Laurie and Chris review 2 great holiday gift ideas for wine lovers--the Napa Wine Chiller and the Coravin wine access system. Laurie Forster clean 7:03
Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines for 2014 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-spectator-top-100-wines-for-2014/ Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:10:12 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6966 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-spectator-top-100-wines-for-2014/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-spectator-top-100-wines-for-2014/feed/ 1 Sips of the Week Every year The Wine Spectator Magazine releases their Top 100 wines of the year…you might think this list is made up entirely of high end selections from the world’s most famous wineries but think again! We’ll taste 2 of the year’s top wines and talk to Bruce Sanderson, Senior Editor from [...] Sips of the Week

Top 100Every year The Wine Spectator Magazine releases their Top 100 wines of the year…you might think this list is made up entirely of high end selections from the world’s most famous wineries but think again! We’ll taste 2 of the year’s top wines and talk to Bruce Sanderson, Senior Editor from the Wine Spectator to find out how these wines are chosen! Bruce is Senior Editor and Tasting Director, New York Tasting Beat that includes Burgundy, Germany and Italy. He joined Wine Spectator in 1993, after working for the previous five years as a wine steward and in retail wine sales. As Tasting Director, he oversees Wine Spectator’s tasting operations in New York, Napa and Europe. Listen to the show here: http://bit.ly/1B22bHk #74 di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso, Molise, Italy $18 ramitello_p Winery Tasting Notes: This cru is made mainly from a selection of the best Montepulciano and Aglianico grapes grown in the Ramitello vineyard of Campomarino. Full, mellow and velvety wine; with a perfect blend of flavours such as plum, undergrowth and hints of leather and liquorice, deep ruby red in colour with violet reflections. Ideal with rich dishes, especially white and red meats, game and ripe cheeses. Serving temperature: 18°C carnival wine#2 Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz, Winery Tasting Notes: For my first vintage at Mollydooker, I was amazed at the colour of the Shiraz grapes, coming from the Gateway vineyards. The depth and intensity of colour in the juice was amazing and I could see why this fruit is used in the Carnival of Love. You will be blown away by the depth and complexity of this wine. It is a big wine yet remains elegant. There are layers of rich cherry and blackberry fruits, creamy vanilla notes, chocolate and even some pepper and spice. It has great intensity and a silkiness that lingers over the palate.

All Wines are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at aa fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

12/6 Laurie will be at Wine World in Abingdon, MD Signing books for Holiday gifts and sharing some great wines!
 
1/17 Wine & Comedy at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, MD Join Laurie for a night of Wine Dine & Punchlines!
 
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis Wine World,  Hair o’The Dog and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Sips of the Week Every year The Wine Spectator Magazine […] Every year The Wine Spectator Magazine releases their Top 100 wines of the year…you might think this list is made up entirely of high end selections from the world’s most famous wineries but think again! We’ll taste 2 of the year’s top wines and talk to Bruce Sanderson, Senior Editor from the Wine Spectator to find out how these wines are chosen! Bruce is Senior Editor and Tasting Director, New York Tasting Beat that includes Burgundy, Germany and Italy. He joined Wine Spectator in 1993, after working for the previous five years as a wine steward and in retail wine sales. As Tasting Director, he oversees Wine Spectator’s tasting operations in New York, Napa and Europe. Listen to the show here: http://bit.ly/1B22bHk #74 di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso, Molise, Italy $18 Winery Tasting Notes: This cru is made mainly from a selection of the best Montepulciano and Aglianico grapes grown in the Ramitello vineyard of Campomarino. Full, mellow and velvety wine; with a perfect blend of flavours such as plum, undergrowth and hints of leather and liquorice, deep ruby red in colour with violet reflections. Ideal with rich dishes, especially white and red meats, game and ripe cheeses. Serving temperature: 18°C #2 Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz, Winery Tasting Notes: For my first vintage at Mollydooker, I was amazed at the colour of the Shiraz grapes, coming from the Gateway vineyards. The depth and intensity of colour in the juice was amazing and I could see why this fruit is used in the Carnival of Love. You will be blown away by the depth and complexity of this wine. It is a big wine yet remains elegant. There are layers of rich cherry and blackberry fruits, creamy vanilla notes, chocolate and even some pepper and spice. It has great intensity and a silkiness that lingers over the palate.
All Wines are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at aa fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
12/6 Laurie will be at Wine World in Abingdon, MD Signing books for Holiday gifts and sharing some great wines!
 
1/17 Wine & Comedy at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, MD Join Laurie for a night of Wine Dine & Punchlines!
 
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to http://9137873b-8562-e28b-4151-e1488c4f008c https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-red-wines/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-red-wines/feed/ 0 This week we continue our discussion about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! My friends Rachel Heron and Michael Cullison from Wine World join me again in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great red wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. This week we continue our discussion about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! My friends Rachel Heron and Michael Cullison from Wine World join me again in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great red wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank.

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with Wine World This week we continue our discussion about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! My friends Rachel Heron and Michael Cullison from Wine World join me again in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great red wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. Laurie Forster clean 15:16
Thanksgiving Wines & Cooking Tips Part 2 https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-wines-cooking-tips-part-2/ Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:36:27 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6949 https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-wines-cooking-tips-part-2/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-wines-cooking-tips-part-2/feed/ 1 Sips of the Week This week we continue our discussion about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! My friends Rachel Heron and Michael Cullison from Wine World join me again in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. [...] Sips of the Week Brazos_Prisma_120213

This week we continue our discussion about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! My friends Rachel Heron and Michael Cullison from Wine World join me again in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. DFJ Vinhos Portada Winemaker’s Selection Red Blend, Portugal Winery Tasting Notes: This deep ruby red, medium-bodied wine has berry fruit flavours and a beautiful balance. It’s fruity, tasty, and very pleasant and elegant. PORTADA means in the Portuguese language the outside or inside doors of the windows. It’s the perfect “happy hour” red wine, a great day by day wine. It’s excellent with food or by itself. Excellent complement of white and red meat dishes, roasts, barbecue, pasta, pizzas, vegetarian, Mexican, India, Thai and Chinese gastronomies, cheese dishes. Prisma Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile Winery Tasting Notes: This hand-harvested, 100% Pinot Noir is blend of three clones produced from a single vineyard located in the Casablanca Valley. The granite soils and cool, coastal climate produce a fresh, vibrant and aromatic wine. It shows bright red fruit notes of strawberry and cherry, with an underlying hint of oak, that leads to a lifted mid-palate and smooth, velvety finish

All Wines are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD or a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Wine Sandwich

Laurie Talked to Peggy Woodward, food editor at Taste of Home magazine to get some great tips below on reducing your work in the kitchen and adding a little more spice to this year’s Thanksgiving feast. Crank up the Cranberry: Make whole berry cranberry sauce according to the directions on the bag of fresh cranberries—it’s just berries, sugar and water. Whomp up the flavor when you take it off heat by stirring in a little orange marmalade or jalapeño jelly. Make the Fluffiest Potatoes: The key to super-fluffy mashed potatoes is to make sure they’re dry before mashing. Once the potatoes are cooked and drained, put them back in the pot, cover it up, and let them dry for 1 to 2 minutes. The drier the potato, the fluffier the mash. Spice it Up: Make a homemade spice bag with cloves, cinnamon sticks and citrus peel for mulling cider or wine. Wrap double thickness of cheesecloth around your spices; bring up the edges and tie with kitchen string. A loose leaf tea filter, or even a coffee filter, works in a pinch. You can also try recipes for Hot Mulled Wine and Warm Pomegranate Punch (which is slow-cooker friendly too!). Put your Slow Cooker to Work: As soon as sides like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or stuffing are hot, plunk them in a slow cooker on the lowest setting while you finish up the rest of the meal. This frees up space galore! You can even put gravy in a smaller, 2-quart slow cooker. It holds beautifully for up to an hour on the warm setting. No Shame in Shortcuts:  Who says Thanksgiving dessert has to be totally from scratch? There’s plenty of modern twists on traditional family recipes, take this Caramel Apple Strudel as an example – puff pastry can replace getting dough all over the kitchen counters!

Upcoming Events

12/6 Laurie will be at Wine World in Abingdon, MD Signing books for Holiday gifts and sharing some great wines!
 
1/17 Wine & Comedy at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, MD Join Laurie for a night of Wine Dine & Punchlines!
 
2/6 Sip, Sip Hooray Wine Pairing Dinner with Laurie at the Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD Join Laurie for an amazing dinner, wine pairings and unlimited laughs. Rooms available at special rates!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

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This week we continue our discussion about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! My friends Rachel Heron and Michael Cullison from Wine World join me again in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. DFJ Vinhos Portada Winemaker’s Selection Red Blend, Portugal Winery Tasting Notes: This deep ruby red, medium-bodied wine has berry fruit flavours and a beautiful balance. It’s fruity, tasty, and very pleasant and elegant. PORTADA means in the Portuguese language the outside or inside doors of the windows. It’s the perfect “happy hour” red wine, a great day by day wine. It’s excellent with food or by itself. Excellent complement of white and red meat dishes, roasts, barbecue, pasta, pizzas, vegetarian, Mexican, India, Thai and Chinese gastronomies, cheese dishes. Prisma Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile Winery Tasting Notes: This hand-harvested, 100% Pinot Noir is blend of three clones produced from a single vineyard located in the Casablanca Valley. The granite soils and cool, coastal climate produce a fresh, vibrant and aromatic wine. It shows bright red fruit notes of strawberry and cherry, with an underlying hint of oak, that leads to a lifted mid-palate and smooth, velvety finish
All Wines are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD or a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
Wine Sandwich
Laurie Talked to Peggy Woodward, food editor at Taste of Home magazine to get some great tips below on reducing your work in the kitchen and adding a little more spice to this year’s Thanksgiving feast. Crank up the Cranberry: Make whole berry cranberry sauce according to the directions on the bag of fresh cranberries—it’s just berries, sugar and water. Whomp up the flavor when you take it off heat by stirring in a little orange marmalade or jalapeño jelly. Make the Fluffiest Potatoes: The key to super-fluffy mashed potatoes is to make sure they’re dry before mashing. Once the potatoes are cooked and drained, put them back in the pot, cover it up, and let them dry for 1 to 2 minutes. The drier the potato, the fluffier the mash. Spice it Up: Make a homemade spice bag with cloves, cinnamon sticks and citrus peel for mulling cider or wine. Wrap double thickness of cheesecloth around your spices; bring up the edges and tie with kitchen string. A loose leaf tea filter, or even a coffee filter, works in a pinch. You can also try recipes for Hot Mulled Wine and Warm Pomegranate Punch (which is slow-cooker friendly too!). Put your Slow Cooker to Work: As soon as sides like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or stuffing are hot, plunk them in a slow cooker on the lowest setting while you finish up the rest of the meal. This frees up space galore! You can even put gravy in a smaller, 2-quart slow cooker. It holds beautifully for up to an hour on the warm setting. No Shame in Shortcuts:  Who says Thanksgiving dessert has to be totally from scratch? There’s plenty of modern twists on traditional family recipes, take this Caramel Apple Strudel as an example – puff pastry can replace getting dough all over the kitchen counters!
Upcoming Events
12/6 Laurie will be at Wine World in Abingdon, MD Signing books for Holiday gifts and sharing some great wines!
 
https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6924 https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-wine-cooking-tips/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-wine-cooking-tips/feed/ 1 Sips of the WeekThis week we begin talking about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! My friends Rachel Heron and Michael Cullison from Wine World join me in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. Infamous Goose 2013 [...] Sips of the Week

This week we begin talking about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! My friends Rachel Heron and Michael Cullison from Wine World join me in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. Infamous Goose 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $12.99 Winery Tasting Notes: Precise aromas of white peach, blackcurrant and fresh green herbs. Concentrated, sweet citrus flavors and lovely vibrant acidity lend a soft and complete mouthfeel to this wine. Elk Run Gewürztraminer, Maryland $21.99 Winery Tasting Notes: Our Gewurztraminer vines are grown on the Cold Friday vineyard established in 1995. Additional acres were planted in 2005. As the only Maryland-grown Gewurztraminer in the state, it continues to shine for us in competitions. A touch of sweetness accentuates this Alsatian-style wine with spicy character and enhances its grapefruit and lychee nut flavors.

All Wines are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD or a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Wine Sandwich

Laurie Talked to Peggy Woodward, food editor at Taste of Home magazine to get some great tips below on reducing your work in the kitchen and adding a little more spice to this year’s Thanksgiving feast. Turkey Tips: It’s never easy to get a turkey done just right, but here’s a tip: if the inside of your turkey is cooked but the outside isn’t brown, stop basting and increase the heat to 450° to get a golden skin without drying out the meat. If you need to refresh a dry bird, cut the meat and bake it with turkey or chicken stock at 350° for 10-15 minutes Gravy Glitches: If your gravy is runny, slowly stir cold turkey or chicken stock into a bit of cornstarch until it’s dissolved. Then gradually whisk it into the simmering gravy. Lumpy gravy can be poured into a blender for 20-30 seconds. You can also whisk in turkey or chicken stock—just a little at a time—until you get the right consistency Give the Kids’ Table VIP Status: Use place cards for each kid. Ask a fun uncle or aunt to eat at the kids’ table, then enjoy as they all giggle through the meal. You’ll wish you’d sat there, too! Revive Soggy Stuffing: Spread it on a cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 10 minutes. If the stuffing is still mushy, then stir and bake it for an additional 5 minutes. Disguise a Cracked Pie: Chocolate! The solution to many of life’s problems. Melt together 1 cup chocolate chips and 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, stirring until smooth. Pour over cooled pie and chill until set. Hint: You really should try this even if your pie doesn’t have cracks.

Upcoming Events

11/19 Holiday Entertaining Uncorked Wine Webinar sponsored by PSU Smeal College of Business – Alumni Career Services
 
12/6 Laurie will be at Wine World in Abingdon, MD Signing books for Holiday gifts and sharing some great wines!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

]]> Sips of the Week This week we begin talking about […] This week we begin talking about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! My friends Rachel Heron and Michael Cullison from Wine World join me in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. Infamous Goose 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $12.99 Winery Tasting Notes: Precise aromas of white peach, blackcurrant and fresh green herbs. Concentrated, sweet citrus flavors and lovely vibrant acidity lend a soft and complete mouthfeel to this wine. Elk Run Gewürztraminer, Maryland $21.99 Winery Tasting Notes: Our Gewurztraminer vines are grown on the Cold Friday vineyard established in 1995. Additional acres were planted in 2005. As the only Maryland-grown Gewurztraminer in the state, it continues to shine for us in competitions. A touch of sweetness accentuates this Alsatian-style wine with spicy character and enhances its grapefruit and lychee nut flavors.
All Wines are available at Wine World in Abingdon, MD or a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com

Wine Sandwich
Laurie Talked to Peggy Woodward, food editor at Taste of Home magazine to get some great tips below on reducing your work in the kitchen and adding a little more spice to this year’s Thanksgiving feast. Turkey Tips: It’s never easy to get a turkey done just right, but here’s a tip: if the inside of your turkey is cooked but the outside isn’t brown, stop basting and increase the heat to 450° to get a golden skin without drying out the meat. If you need to refresh a dry bird, cut the meat and bake it with turkey or chicken stock at 350° for 10-15 minutes Gravy Glitches: If your gravy is runny, slowly stir cold turkey or chicken stock into a bit of cornstarch until it’s dissolved. Then gradually whisk it into the simmering gravy. Lumpy gravy can be poured into a blender for 20-30 seconds. You can also whisk in turkey or chicken stock—just a little at a time—until you get the right consistency Give the Kids’ Table VIP Status: Use place cards for each kid. Ask a fun uncle or aunt to eat at the kids’ table, then enjoy as they all giggle through the meal. You’ll wish you’d sat there, too! Revive Soggy Stuffing: Spread it on a cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 10 minutes. If the stuffing is still mushy, then stir and bake it for an additional 5 minutes. Disguise a Cracked Pie: Chocolate! The solution to many of life’s problems. Melt together 1 cup chocolate chips and 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, stirring until smooth. Pour over cooled pie and chill until set. Hint: You really should try this even if your pie doesn’t have cracks.
Upcoming Events
11/19 Holiday Entertaining Uncorked Wine Webinar sponsored by PSU Smeal College of Business – Alumni Career Services
 
12/6 Laurie will be at Wine World in Abingdon, MD Signing books for Holiday gifts and sharing some great wines!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your http://9b444b3e-5bb8-268f-34f3-4e66f76b9a6b https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-wines-part-1/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-wines-part-1/feed/ 0 This week we begin talking about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! Laurie's friends from Wine World join her in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great WHITE wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. This week we begin talking about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! Laurie’s friends from Wine World join her in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great WHITE wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank.

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White Wines This week we begin talking about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! Laurie's friends from Wine World join her in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great WHITE wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. Laurie Forster clean 15:05 Jailbreak Brewing https://www.thewinecoach.com/jailbreak-brewing/ Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:52:42 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6919 https://www.thewinecoach.com/jailbreak-brewing/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/jailbreak-brewing/feed/ 1 Sips of the Week Laurie and Justin Bonner of Jailbreak Brewing Justin Bonner joined Laurie in studio to taste some of the Jailbreak Brewery culinary inspired portfolio of beers.  A former executive in the government contracting industry, Justin now embraces the fellowship and brotherhood that is the culture in the greater brewing community. As a [...] Sips of the Week
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Laurie and Justin Bonner of Jailbreak Brewing

Justin Bonner joined Laurie in studio to taste some of the Jailbreak Brewery culinary inspired portfolio of beers.  A former executive in the government contracting industry, Justin now embraces the fellowship and brotherhood that is the culture in the greater brewing community. As a decade long enthusiast of wine, Justin looks to achieve similar qualities such as balance and complexity in each beer he assists in creating.   Justin is a husband and father of two young sons and resides outside of Annapolis, MD. Listen here! They tasted in studio: Feed The Monkey (hefeweizen) Kavorka (black cherry porter) Big Punisher (double IPA) Welcome To Scoville (jalapeño IPA)

Wine Sandwich

Chef Christian DeLutis of Troegs Brewery spent some time demystifying beer and food pairings with Laurie at the brewery in Hershey PA. Listen here! Upcoming Events

11/19 Holiday Entertaining Uncorked Wine Webinar sponsored by PSU Smeal College of Business – Alumni Career Services
 
12/6 Laurie will be at Wine World in Abingdon, MD Signing books for Holiday gifts and sharing some great wines!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

]]> Sips of the Week Justin Bonner joined Laurie in studio […] Justin Bonner joined Laurie in studio to taste some of the Jailbreak Brewery culinary inspired portfolio of beers.  A former executive in the government contracting industry, Justin now embraces the fellowship and brotherhood that is the culture in the greater brewing community. As a decade long enthusiast of wine, Justin looks to achieve similar qualities such as balance and complexity in each beer he assists in creating.   Justin is a husband and father of two young sons and resides outside of Annapolis, MD. Listen here! They tasted in studio: Feed The Monkey (hefeweizen) Kavorka (black cherry porter) Big Punisher (double IPA) Welcome To Scoville (jalapeño IPA)
Wine Sandwich
Chef Christian DeLutis of Troegs Brewery spent some time demystifying beer and food pairings with Laurie at the brewery in Hershey PA. Listen here! Upcoming Events
11/19 Holiday Entertaining Uncorked Wine Webinar sponsored by PSU Smeal College of Business – Alumni Career Services
 
12/6 Laurie will be at Wine World in Abingdon, MD Signing books for Holiday gifts and sharing some great wines!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Laurie Forster clean 9:50 Beer & Food Pairing Tips https://www.thewinecoach.com/beer-food-pairing-tips/ Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:47:39 +0000 http://2330dbe5-3a8e-8777-4ab7-ec82560371dc https://www.thewinecoach.com/beer-food-pairing-tips/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/beer-food-pairing-tips/feed/ 0 Chef Christian Delutis at Troegs Brewery in Hershey gives us tips about creating perfect pairings with beer inspired cuisine. Chef Christian Delutis at Troegs Brewery in Hershey gives us tips about creating perfect pairings with beer inspired cuisine.

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Christian Delutis of Troegs Brewing Chef Christian Delutis at Troegs Brewery in Hershey gives us tips about creating perfect pairings with beer inspired cuisine. Laurie Forster clean 14:11
Austrian Wines – KW Selections https://www.thewinecoach.com/austrian-wines-kw-selections/ Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16:11:18 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6909 https://www.thewinecoach.com/austrian-wines-kw-selections/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/austrian-wines-kw-selections/feed/ 1 Sips of the Week Klaus Wittauer of KW Selections joins Laurie to talk about the delicious and food friendly wines coming from Austria. Gruner Veltliner, Zweigelt and Blaufrankish…these are 3 of the grapes grown in Austrian wine country. If you haven’t tried them yet you need to! This week Klaus Wittauer of KW Selections joins [...] Sips of the Week
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Klaus Wittauer of KW Selections joins Laurie to talk about the delicious and food friendly wines coming from Austria.

Gruner Veltliner, Zweigelt and Blaufrankish…these are 3 of the grapes grown in Austrian wine country. If you haven’t tried them yet you need to! This week Klaus Wittauer of KW Selections joins Laurie to talk about the delicious and food friendly wines coming from Austria and why they are such a great value. Wines we tasted on the show: Tegernseerhof T26 Gruner Veltliner 2013, Federspiel, Wachau, Austria $17  Winemaker’s Notes: Sandy and gravel soils form the complex and classic Grüner Veltliner. The reserve substances stored in the old wood are reflected in the subtle minerality of the wine – weather conditions are responsible for fine and elegant fruit flavours. All that merges the FRAUENWEINGARTEN GRÜNER VELTLINER into a complex, delicious and balanced wine. Anton Bauer Zweigelt   2011, Feuersbrunn, Wagram, Austria $14  Winemaker’s Notes: Shining ruby with shimmering crimson; in the nose cherry fruit with berry undertones, fine aroma; on the palate multi-layered – a vegetable touch joins the young berry fruit to add additional fine spice: ripe, with extract sweetness coated tannin; tones of Mon Cheri and chocolate finish the expressive range of flavors. Hillinger Leithaberg Blaufrankisch 2011, Burgenland, Austria $35 Winemaker’s Notes: Blaufränkisch Leithaberg DAC presents a dark Rubin red and a black core. Ripe cherry, blackberry, graphite, licorice and spicy notes. Fresh cherry-fruits on the plate, tight structure. A Wine with elegant tannin, and good acidity. Dark berries and spicy finish. This wine matches more than perfect to grilled steaks /lamb/ and Venison Upcoming Events

11/5 Women, Wellness & Wine Join Laurie for a five course tasting to benefit the Tiger Lily Foundation sponsored by Fairfax Radiological Consultants

11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, Wines and Food and Wine Pairing Tasting with Laurie!

11/8 Benefit of Hope for the American Cancer Society in York, PA

11/9 FREE Wine Webinar with The Wine Coach!! Get your wine questions answered and talk holiday wines at 7PM ET/ 4PM PT by going to this link

11/19 Holiday Entertaining Uncorked Wine Webinar sponsored by PSU Smeal College of Business – Alumni Career Services

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Sips of the Week Gruner Veltliner, Zweigelt and Blaufrankish…these are […] Gruner Veltliner, Zweigelt and Blaufrankish…these are 3 of the grapes grown in Austrian wine country. If you haven’t tried them yet you need to! This week Klaus Wittauer of KW Selections joins Laurie to talk about the delicious and food friendly wines coming from Austria and why they are such a great value. Wines we tasted on the show: Tegernseerhof T26 Gruner Veltliner 2013, Federspiel, Wachau, Austria $17  Winemaker’s Notes: Sandy and gravel soils form the complex and classic Grüner Veltliner. The reserve substances stored in the old wood are reflected in the subtle minerality of the wine – weather conditions are responsible for fine and elegant fruit flavours. All that merges the FRAUENWEINGARTEN GRÜNER VELTLINER into a complex, delicious and balanced wine. Anton Bauer Zweigelt   2011, Feuersbrunn, Wagram, Austria $14  Winemaker’s Notes: Shining ruby with shimmering crimson; in the nose cherry fruit with berry undertones, fine aroma; on the palate multi-layered – a vegetable touch joins the young berry fruit to add additional fine spice: ripe, with extract sweetness coated tannin; tones of Mon Cheri and chocolate finish the expressive range of flavors. Hillinger Leithaberg Blaufrankisch 2011, Burgenland, Austria $35 Winemaker’s Notes: Blaufränkisch Leithaberg DAC presents a dark Rubin red and a black core. Ripe cherry, blackberry, graphite, licorice and spicy notes. Fresh cherry-fruits on the plate, tight structure. A Wine with elegant tannin, and good acidity. Dark berries and spicy finish. This wine matches more than perfect to grilled steaks /lamb/ and Venison Upcoming Events
11/5 Women, Wellness & Wine Join Laurie for a five course tasting to benefit the Tiger Lily Foundation sponsored by Fairfax Radiological Consultants
11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, Wines and Food and Wine Pairing Tasting with Laurie!
11/8 Benefit of Hope for the American Cancer Society in York, PA
11/9 FREE Wine Webinar with The Wine Coach!! Get your wine questions answered and talk holiday wines at 7PM ET/ 4PM PT by going to this link
11/19 Holiday Entertaining Uncorked Wine Webinar sponsored by PSU Smeal College of Business – Alumni Career Services

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Perfect Pairings for the Seasons https://www.thewinecoach.com/perfect-pairings-for-the-seasons/ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:42:38 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6887 https://www.thewinecoach.com/perfect-pairings-for-the-seasons/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/perfect-pairings-for-the-seasons/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekToday’s episode was all about one of my favorite topics—food and wine pairing! J Bitner, Associate Executive Director at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, joined me with 3 delicious food and wine pairings…we talked about some great strategies for you to create perfect pairings and about an opportunity to join us for a [...] Sips of the Week

Today’s episode was all about one of my favorite topics—food and wine pairing! J Bitner, Associate Executive Director at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, joined me with 3 delicious food and wine pairings…we talked about some great strategies for you to create perfect pairings and about an opportunity to join us for a night of just that on November 9th! Pairings we tasted on the show: Seafood Salad of Shrimp, Crab, and Lobster  – Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina 2012 Jerk Pork Tenderloin Sliders – Planeta Santa Cecilia Nero d’Avola 2009 Tenderloin Hoagie with Sauteed Onion, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, & Blue Cheese Dressing – Ravenswood Besieged 2013

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Kerry Dunnington, author of Tasting the Seasons joins us to talk about how you can prepare seasonal dishes that are delicious, eco-friendly and easy to make!  For nearly three decades, Kerry has built a thriving business as a caterer. In 2004, with a vivacious appetite for creating innovative and diverse food combinations for her clients, Kerry published This Book Cooks. The cookbook is a collection (appetizers to desserts) of Kerry’s most loved recipes. The book’s budding popularity and Kerry’s growing reputation as a sought after caterer won her repeated invitations to serve as a food columnist, culinary judge and entertainment consultant.  Food styling and professional recipe testing for chef’s recipes featured in various magazines have also been part of Kerry’s culinary career. We tasted these recipes from her book: Apricots and amaretto cream topped with a teriyaki walnut Cheddar and pecan pate with strawberry sauce Watch-it-disappear horseradish dip

Upcoming Events

11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, Wines and Food and Wine Pairing Tasting with Laurie!


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Sips of the Week Today’s episode was all about one […] Today’s episode was all about one of my favorite topics—food and wine pairing! J Bitner, Associate Executive Director at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, joined me with 3 delicious food and wine pairings…we talked about some great strategies for you to create perfect pairings and about an opportunity to join us for a night of just that on November 9th! Pairings we tasted on the show: Seafood Salad of Shrimp, Crab, and Lobster  – Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina 2012 Jerk Pork Tenderloin Sliders – Planeta Santa Cecilia Nero d’Avola 2009 Tenderloin Hoagie with Sauteed Onion, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, & Blue Cheese Dressing – Ravenswood Besieged 2013
Wine Sandwich
Kerry Dunnington, author of Tasting the Seasons joins us to talk about how you can prepare seasonal dishes that are delicious, eco-friendly and easy to make!  For nearly three decades, Kerry has built a thriving business as a caterer. In 2004, with a vivacious appetite for creating innovative and diverse food combinations for her clients, Kerry published This Book Cooks. The cookbook is a collection (appetizers to desserts) of Kerry’s most loved recipes. The book’s budding popularity and Kerry’s growing reputation as a sought after caterer won her repeated invitations to serve as a food columnist, culinary judge and entertainment consultant.  Food styling and professional recipe testing for chef’s recipes featured in various magazines have also been part of Kerry’s culinary career. We tasted these recipes from her book: Apricots and amaretto cream topped with a teriyaki walnut Cheddar and pecan pate with strawberry sauce Watch-it-disappear horseradish dip
Upcoming Events
11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, Wines and Food and Wine Pairing Tasting with Laurie!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Crush 2014 A Perfect Pairing https://www.thewinecoach.com/crush-2014-a-perfect-pairing/ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:20:57 +0000 http://2b410db2-af2f-c3f9-7975-f678de938e53 https://www.thewinecoach.com/crush-2014-a-perfect-pairing/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/crush-2014-a-perfect-pairing/feed/ 0 Today’s episode is all about one of Laurie's favorite topics—food and wine pairing! J Bitner from the Garrett Jacobs Mansion joins The Sipping Point with 3 delicious food and wine pairings…we’ll talk about some great strategies for you to create perfect pairings and tell you about an opportunity to join us for a night of [...] Today’s episode is all about one of Laurie’s favorite topics—food and wine pairing! J Bitner from the Garrett Jacobs Mansion joins The Sipping Point with 3 delicious food and wine pairings…we’ll talk about some great strategies for you to create perfect pairings and tell you about an opportunity to join us for a night of just that on 11/8!

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Food & Wine Pairing for a Cause Today’s episode is all about one of Laurie's favorite topics—food and wine pairing! J Bitner from the Garrett Jacobs Mansion joins The Sipping Point with 3 delicious food and wine pairings…we’ll talk about some great strategies for you to create perfect pairings and tell you about an opportunity to join us for a night of just that on 11/8! Laurie Forster clean 13:03
Grape American Road Trip – Vino50 https://www.thewinecoach.com/grape-american-road-trip-vino50/ Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:39:22 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6865 https://www.thewinecoach.com/grape-american-road-trip-vino50/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/grape-american-road-trip-vino50/feed/ 1 Sips of the Week Laurie sips some great wines from the other 47 with Andrew Stover of Vino50.com Andrew Stover joins us from Vino 50 to take us on a Grape American Road Trip by glass…when we think great wines we might not think New Mexico, Texas or Michigan but Andrew is out to change [...] Sips of the Week
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Laurie sips some great wines from the other 47 with Andrew Stover of Vino50.com

Andrew Stover joins us from Vino 50 to take us on a Grape American Road Trip by glass…when we think great wines we might not think New Mexico, Texas or Michigan but Andrew is out to change all that! Andrew Stover, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, moved to Washington, DC to attend The George Washington University with a focus in Marketing/Tourism & Hospitality Management. Stover holds a Sommelier Diploma from the International Sommelier Guild and a Certified Specialist of Wine Certification from the Society of Wine Educators.  He also publishes a wine blog, www.chiefwino.com. What we tasted on the show: Chateau Grand Traverse Gamay, Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan  $18.99 McPherson ‘Tre Colore’ Mourvedre/Carignan/Viognier, High Plains, Texas  $18.99 Caduceus Cellars ‘Primer Paso’ Syrah/Petite Sirah/Malvasia Bianca, Cochise County, Arizona  $62.99 Stone Hill Norton, Hermann, Missouri  $21.99

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Sips of the Week Andrew Stover joins us from Vino […] Andrew Stover joins us from Vino 50 to take us on a Grape American Road Trip by glass…when we think great wines we might not think New Mexico, Texas or Michigan but Andrew is out to change all that! Andrew Stover, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, moved to Washington, DC to attend The George Washington University with a focus in Marketing/Tourism & Hospitality Management. Stover holds a Sommelier Diploma from the International Sommelier Guild and a Certified Specialist of Wine Certification from the Society of Wine Educators.  He also publishes a wine blog, www.chiefwino.com. What we tasted on the show: Chateau Grand Traverse Gamay, Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan  $18.99 McPherson ‘Tre Colore’ Mourvedre/Carignan/Viognier, High Plains, Texas  $18.99 Caduceus Cellars ‘Primer Paso’ Syrah/Petite Sirah/Malvasia Bianca, Cochise County, Arizona  $62.99 Stone Hill Norton, Hermann, Missouri  $21.99
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11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, wines and tasting session with Laurie!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
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ReAle Revival Brewing https://www.thewinecoach.com/reale-revival-brewing/ Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://1ae66afd-e16f-0fea-436c-128aeca17eb4 https://www.thewinecoach.com/reale-revival-brewing/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/reale-revival-brewing/feed/ 0 Laurie visits RAR Brewing to find out what they are brewing in Cambridge, MD and taste a few of their beers. Find out how you can check out their tasting room and even a haunted Halloween tour! Laurie visits RAR Brewing to find out what they are brewing in Cambridge, MD and taste a few of their beers. Find out how you can check out their tasting room and even a haunted Halloween tour!

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Things are Brewing in Cambridge, MD Laurie visits RAR Brewing to find out what they are brewing in Cambridge, MD and taste a few of their beers. Find out how you can check out their tasting room and even a haunted Halloween tour! Laurie Forster clean 24:11
Axios Napa Valley https://www.thewinecoach.com/axios-napa-valley/ Sat, 04 Oct 2014 17:00:31 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6838 https://www.thewinecoach.com/axios-napa-valley/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/axios-napa-valley/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Laurie tastes some of the new wines Gus Kalaris is introducing under the Axios wine portfolio. This week Laurie talks with Gus Kalaris, owner of Axios Wines about his newest offerings from the Kalaris Family Vineyards. We’ll find out more about the 2014 harvest California and, of course, we tasted a few [...] Sips of the Week
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Laurie tastes some of the new wines Gus Kalaris is introducing under the Axios wine portfolio.

This week Laurie talks with Gus Kalaris, owner of Axios Wines about his newest offerings from the Kalaris Family Vineyards. We’ll find out more about the 2014 harvest California and, of course, we tasted a few of his new wines. Gus Kalaris is the founder and owner of Constantine Wines, a 28 year old wine distribution and import company that has enjoyed a great reputation for premium offerings. Kalaris also founded Axios, a luxury Napa Valley wine brand in 1999 to much acclaim. The success of Axios has spawned the Worthy, Truth and Kalaris brands. Gus, a Greek American, born in Washington, DC is fluent in the Greek language and dedicated to his heritage. Kalaris has received numerous awards and national recognition for his charitable endeavors and serves on many charitable and philanthropic boards including Cystic Fibrosis and the Cal Ripken Sr Foundation. In 2013 Kalaris purchased a home surrounded by over 10 acres of vineyards in Calistoga. His goal is to produce a world class Pommerol-style red blend from the estate under the Kalaris label. Kalaris Family Sauvignon Blanc Estate 2013, Napa Valley Winemaker’s Notes: This 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is brilliant straw colored. The wine is bursting with melon, lime, passion fruit, lemongrass, lychee, white peach and honeysuckle aromas. The palate expresses focused citrus with hints of lemon curd and stone fruit. It has a rich, creamy mouth feel supported by bright and racy acid. The finish is long and crisp. Worthy Chardonnay KFV 2013, Napa Valley Winemaker’s Notes: A full bodied Chardonnay with a bright underlying acidity. Hints of anise, cardamom and hazelnut. The wine has a creamy mouthfeel, lingering lemon curd and mineral flavors that lead to a lengthy mouthwatering finish. This wine will continue to evolve with time in the bottle. Truth Cuvee de Fume 2013 Santa Ynez (SB, Chenin, Semillon), Central Coast Winemaker’s Notes: The exuberant nature of the 2013 harvest is definitely expressed in this wine. The color is a brilliant lemon with green highlights. Aromas of citrus peel, honeydew melon, lychee and savory herbs – along with a whisper of raw almond. The palate is racy with an integrated mix of lemon-lime, apricot, honeycomb and fig. There is a beautiful balance between acidity and fruit, a hint of lemongrass herbaceousness and a lingering, lively and crisply refreshing finish. Kalaris Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley Winemaker’s Notes: The inky, purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful effort displaying loads of red and black currants, blackberry, plum, spice box, charcoal, graphite and a meaty, chocolate character. The wine is supported by silky, well integrated tannins providing perfect balance. It is fruit-forward and opulent, with a rich, velvety mouth feel and a finish that seductively lingers long after the final sip.

Upcoming Events

11/6 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, wines and tasting session with Laurie!


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

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Sips of the Week This week Laurie talks with Gus Kalaris, […] This week Laurie talks with Gus Kalaris, owner of Axios Wines about his newest offerings from the Kalaris Family Vineyards. We’ll find out more about the 2014 harvest California and, of course, we tasted a few of his new wines. Gus Kalaris is the founder and owner of Constantine Wines, a 28 year old wine distribution and import company that has enjoyed a great reputation for premium offerings. Kalaris also founded Axios, a luxury Napa Valley wine brand in 1999 to much acclaim. The success of Axios has spawned the Worthy, Truth and Kalaris brands. Gus, a Greek American, born in Washington, DC is fluent in the Greek language and dedicated to his heritage. Kalaris has received numerous awards and national recognition for his charitable endeavors and serves on many charitable and philanthropic boards including Cystic Fibrosis and the Cal Ripken Sr Foundation. In 2013 Kalaris purchased a home surrounded by over 10 acres of vineyards in Calistoga. His goal is to produce a world class Pommerol-style red blend from the estate under the Kalaris label. Kalaris Family Sauvignon Blanc Estate 2013, Napa Valley Winemaker’s Notes: This 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is brilliant straw colored. The wine is bursting with melon, lime, passion fruit, lemongrass, lychee, white peach and honeysuckle aromas. The palate expresses focused citrus with hints of lemon curd and stone fruit. It has a rich, creamy mouth feel supported by bright and racy acid. The finish is long and crisp. Worthy Chardonnay KFV 2013, Napa Valley Winemaker’s Notes: A full bodied Chardonnay with a bright underlying acidity. Hints of anise, cardamom and hazelnut. The wine has a creamy mouthfeel, lingering lemon curd and mineral flavors that lead to a lengthy mouthwatering finish. This wine will continue to evolve with time in the bottle. Truth Cuvee de Fume 2013 Santa Ynez (SB, Chenin, Semillon), Central Coast Winemaker’s Notes: The exuberant nature of the 2013 harvest is definitely expressed in this wine. The color is a brilliant lemon with green highlights. Aromas of citrus peel, honeydew melon, lychee and savory herbs – along with a whisper of raw almond. The palate is racy with an integrated mix of lemon-lime, apricot, honeycomb and fig. There is a beautiful balance between acidity and fruit, a hint of lemongrass herbaceousness and a lingering, lively and crisply refreshing finish. Kalaris Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley Winemaker’s Notes: The inky, purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful effort displaying loads of red and black currants, blackberry, plum, spice box, charcoal, graphite and a meaty, chocolate character. The wine is supported by silky, well integrated tannins providing perfect balance. It is fruit-forward and opulent, with a rich, velvety mouth feel and a finish that seductively lingers long after the final sip.
Upcoming Events
11/6 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!
11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, wines and tasting session with Laurie!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6813 https://www.thewinecoach.com/on-location-in-sonoma/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/on-location-in-sonoma/feed/ 0 Interviews  Laurie at Jordan Vineyards with Executive Chef Todd Knoll and his wife Nitsa. This week Laurie interviewed Jordan Vineyards Executive Chef Todd Knoll on location at the winery in Healdsburg, CA to learn more about the culinary program. Born into a military family in 1969, Executive Chef Todd Knoll was raised in Hawaii and [...] Interviews 
Laurie at Jordan Vineyards with Executive Chef Todd Knoll and his wife Nitsa.

Laurie at Jordan Vineyards with Executive Chef Todd Knoll and his wife Nitsa.

This week Laurie interviewed Jordan Vineyards Executive Chef Todd Knoll on location at the winery in Healdsburg, CA to learn more about the culinary program. Born into a military family in 1969, Executive Chef Todd Knoll was raised in Hawaii and draws inspiration from his childhood home, as well as Asia, when creating menus for the Jordan dining room. Jordan’s house style — balanced wines with bright fruit, soft tannins, vibrant acidity and low alcohol — allows Chef Knoll to push the envelope with counter-intuitive ingredient selections. His creative recipes are designed around the seasonal produce harvested from our garden and orchard, located on a hillside behind the Jordan kitchen.

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Laurie with Dry Creek Kitchen’s Wine Director Courtney Humiston.

Laurie also stopped by the critically acclaimed restaurant Dry Creek Kitchen to interview Wine Director Courtney Humiston about her role in creating the wine list and some of the more interesting wines of the Sonoma Valley. Dry Creek Kitchen’s wine program, under the direction of Courtney Humiston, reflects the diversity of Sonoma County — from the legendary Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast to the powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley and the storied Zinfandels of Dry Creek. With more than 500 selections, the list includes both sought-after wines from classic producers as well as lesser-known wines from up-and-coming winemakers, unusual varieties and emerging appellations. Laurie and Courtney tasted the wines below: Wind Gap Trousseau Gris, Russian River Valley Nico  Il Greco, Russian River Valley

Upcoming Events

11/6 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, wines and tasting session with Laurie!


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

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Laurie also stopped by the critically acclaimed restaurant Dry Creek Kitchen to interview Wine Director Courtney Humiston about her role in creating the wine list and some of the more interesting wines of the Sonoma Valley. Dry Creek Kitchen’s wine program, under the direction of Courtney Humiston, reflects the diversity of Sonoma County — from the legendary Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast to the powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley and the storied Zinfandels of Dry Creek. With more than 500 selections, the list includes both sought-after wines from classic producers as well as lesser-known wines from up-and-coming winemakers, unusual varieties and emerging appellations. Laurie and Courtney tasted the wines below: Wind Gap Trousseau Gris, Russian River Valley Nico  Il Greco, Russian River Valley
Upcoming Events
11/6 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!
11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, wines and tasting session with Laurie!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 
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Pio Cesare Winery https://www.thewinecoach.com/pio-cesare-winery/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:23:48 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6811 https://www.thewinecoach.com/pio-cesare-winery/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/pio-cesare-winery/feed/ 1  Sips of the Week Laurie strikes a pose with Cesare Benvenuto of Pio Cesare and Dave Dahme of Pio Imports. This week Laurie interviewed Cesare Benvenuto of Pio Cesare Winery at the 2014 Hershey Food & Wine Festival. They tasted the following wines and talked about what makes the wines of Piedmont, Italy so [...]  Sips of the Week
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Laurie strikes a pose with Cesare Benvenuto of Pio Cesare and Dave Dahme of Pio Imports.

This week Laurie interviewed Cesare Benvenuto of Pio Cesare Winery at the 2014 Hershey Food & Wine Festival. They tasted the following wines and talked about what makes the wines of Piedmont, Italy so special and legendary! Pio Cesare Arneis, Langhe, Italy Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Slightly aromatic, with reach and ripe fruit, round, refreshing and crispy fragrance. Pleasant to drink. To be consumed rather young, 2 to 3 years maximum. Pio Cesare “Piodilei” Chardonnay, Langhe, Italy

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:

Spicy, creamy, intense, persistent. Sweet, warm and ripe fruit, still fresh with a long finish. Long ageing potential.

Pio Cesare Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:

A classic Barolo. Excellent structure and harmony, mild tannins and balanced fruit. It is immediately approachable, but it has a very long ageing potential.

Pio Cesare Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy

 Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:

A very classic Barbaresco, elegant with ripe and spicy fruit, great depth and complexity. The mild and ripe tannins provide this wine with gentleness and finesse, but also strength and opulence. Very long ageing potential..

 Sips of the Week can be found at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or anywhere in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

11/6 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $855 Includes Dinner, wines and tasting session with Laurie!


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

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A classic Barolo. Excellent structure and

harmony, mild tannins and balanced fruit. It is

immediately approachable, but it has a very long

ageing potential.  

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 Sips of the Week This week Laurie interviewed Cesare Benvenuto […] This week Laurie interviewed Cesare Benvenuto of Pio Cesare Winery at the 2014 Hershey Food & Wine Festival. They tasted the following wines and talked about what makes the wines of Piedmont, Italy so special and legendary! Pio Cesare Arneis, Langhe, Italy Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Slightly aromatic, with reach and ripe fruit, round, refreshing and crispy fragrance. Pleasant to drink. To be consumed rather young, 2 to 3 years maximum. Pio Cesare “Piodilei” Chardonnay, Langhe, Italy
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
Spicy, creamy, intense, persistent. Sweet, warm and ripe fruit, still fresh with a long finish. Long ageing potential.
Pio Cesare Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
A classic Barolo. Excellent structure and harmony, mild tannins and balanced fruit. It is immediately approachable, but it has a very long ageing potential.
Pio Cesare Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
 Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
A very classic Barbaresco, elegant with ripe and spicy fruit, great depth and complexity. The mild and ripe tannins provide this wine with gentleness and finesse, but also strength and opulence. Very long ageing potential..
 Sips of the Week can be found at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or anywhere in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
11/6 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!
11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $855 Includes Dinner, wines and tasting session with Laurie!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
 
A classic Barolo. Excellent structure and
harmony, mild tannins and balanced fruit. It is
immediately approachable, but it has a very long
ageing potential.  
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Jordan Vineyards Culinary Program https://www.thewinecoach.com/jordan-vineyards-culinary-program/ Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://72c23ecc-91bf-21a0-703d-f724ac40b400 https://www.thewinecoach.com/jordan-vineyards-culinary-program/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/jordan-vineyards-culinary-program/feed/ 0 Laurie visits Executive Chef Todd Knoll to see first hand how he crafts a unique culinary experience on the grounds of the Jordan Ranch in Healdsburg, CA. Laurie visits Executive Chef Todd Knoll to see first hand how he crafts a unique culinary experience on the grounds of the Jordan Ranch in Healdsburg, CA.

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Executive Chef Todd Knoll Laurie visits Executive Chef Todd Knoll to see first hand how he crafts a unique culinary experience on the grounds of the Jordan Ranch in Healdsburg, CA. Laurie Forster clean 12:20
Fast Food Wine Pairings https://www.thewinecoach.com/fast-food-wine-pairings/ Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:00:50 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6791 https://www.thewinecoach.com/fast-food-wine-pairings/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/fast-food-wine-pairings/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week This week we're going to pair wine with some unlikely choices from some of your favorite fast food chains. If you like to indulge every now and then with a burger and fries or maybe a burrito, we are going to explore the perfect wine to drink with it. So before [...] Sips of the Week

IMG_2776This week we’re going to pair wine with some unlikely choices from some of your favorite fast food chains. If you like to indulge every now and then with a burger and fries or maybe a burrito, we are going to explore the perfect wine to drink with it. So before you hit the drive through, tune into The Sipping Point! Portium Cava Brut NV, Penedes, Spain $11.20 – Royal Farms Fried Chicken Henry Fessy Beaujoais Villages, Burgundy, France $11.69 – Big Mac Nicolis Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy $15.29 – Taco Bell Beef & Potato Burrito & Stuffed Burrito Sips of the Week can be found at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or anywhere in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

9/18 Perfect Pairings Fundraiser for Academy Theatre in Meadville, PA

10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway to St Michaels, MD


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

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Sips of the Week This week we’re going to pair […] This week we’re going to pair wine with some unlikely choices from some of your favorite fast food chains. If you like to indulge every now and then with a burger and fries or maybe a burrito, we are going to explore the perfect wine to drink with it. So before you hit the drive through, tune into The Sipping Point! Portium Cava Brut NV, Penedes, Spain $11.20 – Royal Farms Fried Chicken Henry Fessy Beaujoais Villages, Burgundy, France $11.69 – Big Mac Nicolis Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy $15.29 – Taco Bell Beef & Potato Burrito & Stuffed Burrito Sips of the Week can be found at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or anywhere in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
9/18 Perfect Pairings Fundraiser for Academy Theatre in Meadville, PA
10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!
10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway to St Michaels, MD

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 
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East Coast Winning Wines https://www.thewinecoach.com/east-coast-winning-wines/ Sun, 07 Sep 2014 18:57:41 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6786 https://www.thewinecoach.com/east-coast-winning-wines/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/east-coast-winning-wines/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Laurie & Carl toast to the ever increasing quality of wines from the East Coast! Think the best wines only come from the West Coast? Think again! This week Carl Brandhorst joined us from the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) with some of the 2014 winning wines from all over [...] Sips of the Week
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Laurie & Carl toast to the ever increasing quality of wines from the East Coast!

Think the best wines only come from the West Coast? Think again! This week Carl Brandhorst joined us from the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) with some of the 2014 winning wines from all over the East Coast—GA, MD, NY and, yes, even Laurie’s home state of NJ! Then we’ll find out about this year’s Hershey Wine Festival where you can indulge in all things food & wine! Carl Brandhorst is President of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA), a trade group that helps promote the wine industry.  He has served as Chairman of the July 2005-2014 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competitions sponsored by ASWA.  Carl is also a past President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the German Wine Society and currently serves on its Board of Directors.  Carl is a longstanding member of the American Wine Society (AWS) and a graduate of the AWS wine judge program. GOLD MEDAL WINNERS Cape May Winery White 100% Vidal Blanc, Cape May, NJ (4% residual Sugar) Winemaker’s Notes: This is Cape May Winery’s un-oaked Vidal Blanc. The fruit asserts itself in the form of pristine pears & subtle apricot while the vibrant, lifting acidity adds balance & richness. .  Chateau Elan Winery & Resort , 2012, Muscadry  100% Noble, Braselton, GA (2% residual Sugar) Winemaker’s Notes: From the mus­ca­dine vari­ety called CAR­LOS, this wine is entirely made from Geor­gia grapes. The bouquet is exotic, intense, and com­plex; the taste pro­file is vibrant, full, and ele­gant. It is an excel­lent expres­sion of the char­ac­ter of our state’s grape! Made in a style never seen before, it was aged in French bar­rels for 4 months to become an off-​dry white wine that can be sim­ply sipped on the patio as well as paired per­fectly with fish, sushi, and other light style foods. 12% Alco­hol SILVER MEDAL WINNERS Knob Hall Winery, 2012 Chambourcin Reserve, 88% Chambourcin, 12% Merlot,  Clear Spring, MD Winemaker’s Notes: Chambourcin – a fruity yet full-bodied red wine that is ready to drink now or can be put down for several years. Chambourcin has great colour and aromas and goes well with pork, lamb, pizza and pastas!  Thirsty Owl Wine Company, 2013 Traminette, 100% Traminette, Ovid, NY Sips of the Week can be found anywhere in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

9/18 Perfect Pairings Fundraiser for Academy Theatre in Meadville, PA

10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

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Sips of the Week Think the best wines only come […] Think the best wines only come from the West Coast? Think again! This week Carl Brandhorst joined us from the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) with some of the 2014 winning wines from all over the East Coast—GA, MD, NY and, yes, even Laurie’s home state of NJ! Then we’ll find out about this year’s Hershey Wine Festival where you can indulge in all things food & wine! Carl Brandhorst is President of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA), a trade group that helps promote the wine industry.  He has served as Chairman of the July 2005-2014 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competitions sponsored by ASWA.  Carl is also a past President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the German Wine Society and currently serves on its Board of Directors.  Carl is a longstanding member of the American Wine Society (AWS) and a graduate of the AWS wine judge program. GOLD MEDAL WINNERS Cape May Winery White 100% Vidal Blanc, Cape May, NJ (4% residual Sugar) Winemaker’s Notes: This is Cape May Winery’s un-oaked Vidal Blanc. The fruit asserts itself in the form of pristine pears & subtle apricot while the vibrant, lifting acidity adds balance & richness. .  Chateau Elan Winery & Resort , 2012, Muscadry  100% Noble, Braselton, GA (2% residual Sugar) Winemaker’s Notes: From the mus­ca­dine vari­ety called CAR­LOS, this wine is entirely made from Geor­gia grapes. The bouquet is exotic, intense, and com­plex; the taste pro­file is vibrant, full, and ele­gant. It is an excel­lent expres­sion of the char­ac­ter of our state’s grape! Made in a style never seen before, it was aged in French bar­rels for 4 months to become an off-​dry white wine that can be sim­ply sipped on the patio as well as paired per­fectly with fish, sushi, and other light style foods. 12% Alco­hol SILVER MEDAL WINNERS Knob Hall Winery, 2012 Chambourcin Reserve, 88% Chambourcin, 12% Merlot,  Clear Spring, MD Winemaker’s Notes: Chambourcin – a fruity yet full-bodied red wine that is ready to drink now or can be put down for several years. Chambourcin has great colour and aromas and goes well with pork, lamb, pizza and pastas!  Thirsty Owl Wine Company, 2013 Traminette, 100% Traminette, Ovid, NY Sips of the Week can be found anywhere in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
9/18 Perfect Pairings Fundraiser for Academy Theatre in Meadville, PA
10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!
10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD

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Hershey Wine Festival 2014 https://www.thewinecoach.com/hershey-wine-festival-2014/ Sat, 06 Sep 2014 20:00:30 +0000 http://b8e70092-aa63-53c8-06c2-392f3a199cd7 https://www.thewinecoach.com/hershey-wine-festival-2014/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/hershey-wine-festival-2014/feed/ 0 Find out about the 2014 Hershey Food & Wine Festival were you can indulge in all things food & wine with Laurie and Pio Cesare Wines! Find out about the 2014 Hershey Food & Wine Festival were you can indulge in all things food & wine with Laurie and Pio Cesare Wines!

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Wine Questions for The Wine Coach https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-questions-for-the-wine-coach/ Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:00:30 +0000 http://d8bbd160-7c01-cab0-722e-dbd938a2ba3c https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-questions-for-the-wine-coach/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-questions-for-the-wine-coach/feed/ 0 Listeners ask Laurie questions about pairings for Crab Pretzels, Caesar Salad and More! Listeners ask Laurie questions about pairings for Crab Pretzels, Caesar Salad and More!

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Crab Pretzels, Caesar Salad and More! Listeners ask Laurie questions about pairings for Crab Pretzels, Caesar Salad and More! Laurie Forster clean 13:29
The Wines of Alsace & Your Wine Questions https://www.thewinecoach.com/the-wines-of-alsace-your-wine-questions/ Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:30:26 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6739 https://www.thewinecoach.com/the-wines-of-alsace-your-wine-questions/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/the-wines-of-alsace-your-wine-questions/feed/ 1 Sips of the Week 2012 Wilm Pinot Gris, Alsace France $14 Winemaker’s Notes: Pale golden yellow. Elegant nose, peach and apricots notes. Light, round, good structure, good persistence, yellow fruits aromas. PAIRING Smoked fish, game, white meats in sauce, roast pork or veal, artichokes, mushroom--‐based dishes. Serve at 48--‐43 degrees Fahrenheit. Lucien Albrecht Crement d’Alsace [...] Sips of the Week

2012 Wilm Pinot Gris, Alsace France $14Willm Pinot Gris Winemaker’s Notes: Pale golden yellow. Elegant nose, peach and apricots notes. Light, round, good structure, good persistence, yellow fruits aromas. PAIRING Smoked fish, game, white meats in sauce, roast pork or veal, artichokes, mushroom–‐based dishes. Serve at 48–‐43 degrees Fahrenheit. Lucien Albrecht Crement d’Alsace Rose NV, Alsace, France $19.99 Winemaker’s Notes: The flavors display nice strawberry and wild cherry fruit, with a touch of richness on the mid palate. It is balanced with dry, crisp acidity and complimented with a creamy texture and long finish. Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

9/18 Perfect Pairings Fundraiser for Academy Theatre in Meadville, PA

9/25 Red Carpet Women in Cleveland  You – Uncorked Keynote Speech in Cleveland, OH

10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD


 

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Sips of the Week 2012 Wilm Pinot Gris, Alsace France […] 2012 Wilm Pinot Gris, Alsace France $14 Winemaker’s Notes: Pale golden yellow. Elegant nose, peach and apricots notes. Light, round, good structure, good persistence, yellow fruits aromas. PAIRING Smoked fish, game, white meats in sauce, roast pork or veal, artichokes, mushroom–‐based dishes. Serve at 48–‐43 degrees Fahrenheit. Lucien Albrecht Crement d’Alsace Rose NV, Alsace, France $19.99 Winemaker’s Notes: The flavors display nice strawberry and wild cherry fruit, with a touch of richness on the mid palate. It is balanced with dry, crisp acidity and complimented with a creamy texture and long finish. Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events
9/18 Perfect Pairings Fundraiser for Academy Theatre in Meadville, PA
9/25 Red Carpet Women in Cleveland  You – Uncorked Keynote Speech in Cleveland, OH
10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!
10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD

 
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
 
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
 
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Cliff Lede Vineyards: Terroir, Stags Leap District & Drought https://www.thewinecoach.com/cliff-lede-vineyards-terroir-stags-leap-district-drought/ Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:00:36 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6733 https://www.thewinecoach.com/cliff-lede-vineyards-terroir-stags-leap-district-drought/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/cliff-lede-vineyards-terroir-stags-leap-district-drought/feed/ 0 Listen to show podcast by Clicking here: Listen now!Sips of the WeekLaurie talks to Remi Cohen of Cliff Lede Vineyards about the terroir of Stags Leap District, Viticulture and the 2014 drought in CA. With Remi Cohen in the role of Vice President of Operations overseeing winegrowing, production, and national distribution, Cliff Lede has a [...] Cliff Lede Stags_Leap_2011Listen to show podcast by Clicking here: Listen now!

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Laurie talks to Remi Cohen of Cliff Lede Vineyards about the terroir of Stags Leap District, Viticulture and the 2014 drought in CA. With Remi Cohen in the role of Vice President of Operations overseeing winegrowing, production, and national distribution, Cliff Lede has a farmer in charge. And considering Cohen’s background in farming, biology, business and sustainability, the new approach dovetails nicely with Cliff Lede’s emphasis on the quality of estate vineyards and terroir-based wines. Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Napa Valley $25 Winemaker’s Notes: With the cut and color of yellow sapphire, the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc shines brilliantly in the glass and tempts with alluring aromas of lemon verbena, fall persimmon, and fresh white peaches. Gorgeous floral notes of orange blossom, honeysuckle, and night blooming jasmine intertwine with the top notes of the effusive bouquet. This unctuous styled white coats the palate with layers of lemon curd, quince paste, candle wax, and honeyed citrus marmalade. A vibrant spine of minerality supports the rich mouthfeel and lends notes of gunflint, powdery talc, and wet stone to the finish. Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley $70 Winemaker’s Notes: Bing cherry, kirsch, and dark chocolate aromas are complemented by hints of cardamom, star anise, and clove. A note of dried sage builds upon the earthy minerality redolent of crushed rock. Supple, supportive tannins create a velvety texture and lengthy finish for this elegant, mineral-laced wine. Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com  

Upcoming Events

10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Laurie talks to Remi Cohen of Cliff Lede Vineyards about the terroir of Stags Leap District, Viticulture and the 2014 drought in CA. With Remi Cohen in the role of Vice President of Operations overseeing winegrowing, production, and national distribution, Cliff Lede has a farmer in charge. And considering Cohen’s background in farming, biology, business and sustainability, the new approach dovetails nicely with Cliff Lede’s emphasis on the quality of estate vineyards and terroir-based wines. Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Napa Valley $25 Winemaker’s Notes: With the cut and color of yellow sapphire, the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc shines brilliantly in the glass and tempts with alluring aromas of lemon verbena, fall persimmon, and fresh white peaches. Gorgeous floral notes of orange blossom, honeysuckle, and night blooming jasmine intertwine with the top notes of the effusive bouquet. This unctuous styled white coats the palate with layers of lemon curd, quince paste, candle wax, and honeyed citrus marmalade. A vibrant spine of minerality supports the rich mouthfeel and lends notes of gunflint, powdery talc, and wet stone to the finish. Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley $70 Winemaker’s Notes: Bing cherry, kirsch, and dark chocolate aromas are complemented by hints of cardamom, star anise, and clove. A note of dried sage builds upon the earthy minerality redolent of crushed rock. Supple, supportive tannins create a velvety texture and lengthy finish for this elegant, mineral-laced wine. Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com  
Upcoming Events
10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!
10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
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Summer Sippers & Farmstead Grill https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-sippers-farmstead-grill/ Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:09:05 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6714 https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-sippers-farmstead-grill/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-sippers-farmstead-grill/feed/ 0 Listen to show podcast by Clicking here: Listen now!Sips of the Week Loveblock is the new venture of famed NZ winemaker Kim Crawford. Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $25 Winemaker's Notes: Perched right on the hilltops overlooking Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, Loveblock is far removed from the agricultural bustle in the valley below.  Loveblock is [...] Listen to show podcast by Clicking here: Listen now!

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Loveblock is the new venture of famed NZ winemaker Kim Crawford.

Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $25 Winemaker’s Notes: Perched right on the hilltops overlooking Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, Loveblock is far removed from the agricultural bustle in the valley below.  Loveblock is charged with creating the best wine to express this extraordinary place with its unique aspect.  New Zealand’s signature varietal tends to be bold and big.  This wine focuses on texture rather than enhanced aromatics.  In order to take some of the sharp edge off the palate, a small portion of the wine goes through natural and malolactic fermentation. Archangel Riesling 2011, Central Otago, New Zealand $18 Winemaker’s Notes: With a hue of pale straw, this attractive wine has a bouquet of honeydew melon and lime, with hints of apricot and floral notes. On the palate, lovely ripe citrus, nectarines and a touch of ginger. A dry style wine with balanced acidity and a long mineral finish.

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Laurie and Chef Sampson raise a glass to farm-to-table dining!

Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

Featured Interview

Laurie was joined in studio by Executive Chef at Farmstead Grill, Galen Sampson. Chef Sampson is a five-star award-winning chef who has served as culinary director and executive chef of some of Baltimore’s most respected hospitality establishments, including The Dogwood Restaurant and The Harbor Court Hotel. He is widely regarded as a leader in the local field-to-plate movement and for his fresh, light, contemporary American cooking. Returning to Baltimore in 2013, Sampson joined the Farmstead Grill and Farmstead Shack development team with the idea of putting all his knowledge to work in a restaurant that aims to make farm-to-table dining fresh, family-friendly and affordable. The twinned restaurants opened in early summer 2014 in The Shops at Canton Crossing. Sampson serves as the enterprise’s chief operating officer and executive chef. Upcoming Events

10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $25 Winemaker’s Notes: Perched right on the hilltops overlooking Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, Loveblock is far removed from the agricultural bustle in the valley below.  Loveblock is charged with creating the best wine to express this extraordinary place with its unique aspect.  New Zealand’s signature varietal tends to be bold and big.  This wine focuses on texture rather than enhanced aromatics.  In order to take some of the sharp edge off the palate, a small portion of the wine goes through natural and malolactic fermentation. Archangel Riesling 2011, Central Otago, New Zealand $18 Winemaker’s Notes: With a hue of pale straw, this attractive wine has a bouquet of honeydew melon and lime, with hints of apricot and floral notes. On the palate, lovely ripe citrus, nectarines and a touch of ginger. A dry style wine with balanced acidity and a long mineral finish.
Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
Featured Interview
Laurie was joined in studio by Executive Chef at Farmstead Grill, Galen Sampson. Chef Sampson is a five-star award-winning chef who has served as culinary director and executive chef of some of Baltimore’s most respected hospitality establishments, including The Dogwood Restaurant and The Harbor Court Hotel. He is widely regarded as a leader in the local field-to-plate movement and for his fresh, light, contemporary American cooking. Returning to Baltimore in 2013, Sampson joined the Farmstead Grill and Farmstead Shack development team with the idea of putting all his knowledge to work in a restaurant that aims to make farm-to-table dining fresh, family-friendly and affordable. The twinned restaurants opened in early summer 2014 in The Shops at Canton Crossing. Sampson serves as the enterprise’s chief operating officer and executive chef. Upcoming Events
10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!
10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
 
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End of Summer Sippers https://www.thewinecoach.com/end-of-summer-sippers/ Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:59:30 +0000 http://af0e8453-121a-2450-ed56-3f412557bffe https://www.thewinecoach.com/end-of-summer-sippers/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/end-of-summer-sippers/feed/ 0 Laurie and Chris taste 2 great whites to sip during these last days of summer! Laurie and Chris taste 2 great whites to sip during these last days of summer!

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Tales of the Cocktail 2014 https://www.thewinecoach.com/tales-of-the-cocktail-2014/ Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:41:00 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6644 https://www.thewinecoach.com/tales-of-the-cocktail-2014/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/tales-of-the-cocktail-2014/feed/ 1 Featured Interview Laurie sipped this "ideal Cocktail" during her interview with John Reusing of Bad Decisions. Laurie was visited by John Reusing, owner of Bad Decisions, to hear all about the recent Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans. John shared some of his favorite finds, cocktails and stories from the week as they [...] Featured Interview
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Laurie sipped this “ideal Cocktail” during her interview with John Reusing of Bad Decisions.

Laurie was visited by John Reusing, owner of Bad Decisions, to hear all about the recent Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans. John shared some of his favorite finds, cocktails and stories from the week as they sipped and Ideal Cocktail and a traditional daiquiri made with El Dorado 12yr old Rum–not your Mother’s Strawberry daiquiri either! An Ideal Cocktail Dry Gin Sweet Vermouth Dry Vermouth Grapefruit juice 3 dashes of Maraschino cherry liqueur Equal parts Dry Gin, Sweet Vermouth & Dry Vermouth.   One bar spoon of fresh grapefruit juice (from the grapefruit, not a bottle).  Use Maraschino liqueur, not juice. Shaken and strained into a martini glass. Traditional Daiquiri 1.5 oz El Dorado 12yo Rum 3/4 oz lime juice 1/4 oz simple syrup Equal portions of each ingredient.  Use good rum! Shaken and strained into a cocktail glass. Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Upcoming Events 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD, Tickets are $70 each include reception, show with wine tastings and dinner wine pairing stations. Call for tickets before we sell out! 10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Featured Interview Laurie was visited by John Reusing, owner of […] Laurie was visited by John Reusing, owner of Bad Decisions, to hear all about the recent Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans. John shared some of his favorite finds, cocktails and stories from the week as they sipped and Ideal Cocktail and a traditional daiquiri made with El Dorado 12yr old Rum–not your Mother’s Strawberry daiquiri either! An Ideal Cocktail Dry Gin Sweet Vermouth Dry Vermouth Grapefruit juice 3 dashes of Maraschino cherry liqueur Equal parts Dry Gin, Sweet Vermouth & Dry Vermouth.   One bar spoon of fresh grapefruit juice (from the grapefruit, not a bottle).  Use Maraschino liqueur, not juice. Shaken and strained into a martini glass. Traditional Daiquiri 1.5 oz El Dorado 12yo Rum 3/4 oz lime juice 1/4 oz simple syrup Equal portions of each ingredient.  Use good rum! Shaken and strained into a cocktail glass. Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Upcoming Events 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD, Tickets are $70 each include reception, show with wine tastings and dinner wine pairing stations. Call for tickets before we sell out! 10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Soulshine Tour & Grilling Tips https://www.thewinecoach.com/soulshine-tour-grilling-tips/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:30:59 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6633 https://www.thewinecoach.com/soulshine-tour-grilling-tips/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/soulshine-tour-grilling-tips/feed/ 1 Featured InterviewLaurie caught up with two of the founders of Ca' Momi Winery in Napa Valley, Dario De Conti and Valentina, atthe Soulshine concert in NYC. The Soulshine Tour is bringing together Yoga, the music of Michael Franti and Spearhead and the delicious wines of Ca' Momi.  Ca' Momi Do It For The Love White, [...] Featured Interview

Laurie caught up with two of the founders of Ca’ Momi Winery in Napa Valley, Dario De Conti and Valentina, atdo it for the love winesthe Soulshine concert in NYC. The Soulshine Tour is bringing together Yoga, the music of Michael Franti and Spearhead and the delicious wines of Ca’ Momi.  Ca’ Momi Do It For The Love White, California $18 (100% profits benefit Do it for the LOVE foundation) Winemaker’s Notes: Chardonnay,Viognier, Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc make up this fruity and flavorful blend. Aromas of peach, banana, melon, tangerine and apple carry over in its flavor. A creamy texture is the base of a smooth and lasting finish. This is a delicious  and elegantly balanced sipper. Serve well chilled. Ca’ Momi Rosso di Napa, Napa Valley, CA $18 Winemaker’s Notes: Ca’ Momi’s proprietary 100% Napa Valley red blend is ripe with bright strawberry and raspberry flavor,  a velvety texture, and full-mouth feel. Its round, medium-bodied and complex palate is loaded with fruit. Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

Wine Sandwich

Laurie’s better half Chef Michael Forster shared Chef secrets on how to be the Master of your grill. IF you love to cook out in the summer you need to listen to these tips some of which might surprise you! Listen here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sipping-point-radio-wine-food/id483029592?mt=2

Upcoming Events 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD, Tickets are $70 each include reception, show with wine tastings and dinner wine pairing stations. Call for tickets before we sell out!

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Featured Interview Laurie caught up with two of the founders […] Laurie caught up with two of the founders of Ca’ Momi Winery in Napa Valley, Dario De Conti and Valentina, atthe Soulshine concert in NYC. The Soulshine Tour is bringing together Yoga, the music of Michael Franti and Spearhead and the delicious wines of Ca’ Momi.  Ca’ Momi Do It For The Love White, California $18 (100% profits benefit Do it for the LOVE foundation) Winemaker’s Notes: Chardonnay,Viognier, Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc make up this fruity and flavorful blend. Aromas of peach, banana, melon, tangerine and apple carry over in its flavor. A creamy texture is the base of a smooth and lasting finish. This is a delicious  and elegantly balanced sipper. Serve well chilled. Ca’ Momi Rosso di Napa, Napa Valley, CA $18 Winemaker’s Notes: Ca’ Momi’s proprietary 100% Napa Valley red blend is ripe with bright strawberry and raspberry flavor,  a velvety texture, and full-mouth feel. Its round, medium-bodied and complex palate is loaded with fruit. Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
Wine Sandwich
Laurie’s better half Chef Michael Forster shared Chef secrets on how to be the Master of your grill. IF you love to cook out in the summer you need to listen to these tips some of which might surprise you! Listen here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sipping-point-radio-wine-food/id483029592?mt=2
Upcoming Events 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD, Tickets are $70 each include reception, show with wine tastings and dinner wine pairing stations. Call for tickets before we sell out!
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
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He Cooks She Wines – Grilling Tips https://www.thewinecoach.com/he-cooks-she-wines-grilling-tips/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:53:01 +0000 http://402870ea-6f6f-3708-278d-f0f01bb04bb2 https://www.thewinecoach.com/he-cooks-she-wines-grilling-tips/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/he-cooks-she-wines-grilling-tips/feed/ 0 Laurie and her better half discus some of the Chef secrets to being a grill master! Laurie and her better half discus some of the Chef secrets to being a grill master!

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Summer Wines with Wine World https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-wines-with-wine-world/ Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:10:29 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6615 https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-wines-with-wine-world/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/summer-wines-with-wine-world/feed/ 1 Featured InterviewSummer is a great time to find new wines! Michael Cullison and Rachel Heron from Wine World join me to taste a few great new wines for you to try. Then we’ll also talk about an opportunity you have to come join us on August 8th at the Vandiver Inn all about great wine, [...] Featured Interview

Summer is a great time to find new wines! Michael Cullison and Rachel Heron from Wine World join me to taste a few great new wines for you to try. Then we’ll also talk about an opportunity you have to come join us on August 8th at the Vandiver Inn all about great wine, food and most importantly FUN!

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Laurie tasted 3 Great Wines for Summer with Wine World team Michael Cullison and Rachel Heron.

Wines tasted on the show from Wine World will be amongst the 5 wines tasted at Laurie’s event at Vandiver Inn:

Lagler Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Burgberg, Austria $18.99

Le Nez Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon $34.99

Tait Ballbuster Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia $19.99

Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Upcoming Events 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD, Tickets are $70 each include reception, show with wine tastings and dinner wine pairing stations. Call for tickets before we sell out! 8/13 Something to Wine About  Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Featured Interview Summer is a great time to find new […] Summer is a great time to find new wines! Michael Cullison and Rachel Heron from Wine World join me to taste a few great new wines for you to try. Then we’ll also talk about an opportunity you have to come join us on August 8th at the Vandiver Inn all about great wine, food and most importantly FUN!
Wines tasted on the show from Wine World will be amongst the 5 wines tasted at Laurie’s event at Vandiver Inn:
Lagler Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Burgberg, Austria $18.99
Le Nez Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon $34.99
Tait Ballbuster Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia $19.99
Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Upcoming Events 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD, Tickets are $70 each include reception, show with wine tastings and dinner wine pairing stations. Call for tickets before we sell out! 8/13 Something to Wine About  Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
 
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Wine Question – Sweet Wines https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-question-sweet-wines/ Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:30:33 +0000 http://cb1356ef-c0c1-6166-47d7-0ad7a2b8fbe3 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-question-sweet-wines/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-question-sweet-wines/feed/ 0 A listener wants to know how sweet wines become sweet. A listener wants to know how sweet wines become sweet.

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Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America https://www.thewinecoach.com/vodka-how-a-colorless-odorless-flavorless-spirit-conquered-america/ Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:13:17 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6601 https://www.thewinecoach.com/vodka-how-a-colorless-odorless-flavorless-spirit-conquered-america/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/vodka-how-a-colorless-odorless-flavorless-spirit-conquered-america/feed/ 1 Featured InterviewIf you are a vodka lover than today’s show is for you! As America’s most popular spirit it seems there is a new vodka hitting the market every day. How did this odorless colorless spirit conquer the drinking public in the US? Victorino Matus author of Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America, [...] Featured InterviewIMG_2410

If you are a vodka lover than today’s show is for you! As America’s most popular spirit it seems there is a new vodka hitting the market every day. How did this odorless colorless spirit conquer the drinking public in the US? Victorino Matus author of Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America, will join us to tell us the story! Victorino Matus is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard. He has been with the magazine since 1996 and writes on a variety of subjects, including military history, German politics, pop culture, and food and drink. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard and in other publications, including Armed Forces Journal, Policy Review, National Review, The American Spectator, The New York Post, Salon, The Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian magazine, and The Washington Post. He has also provided commentary on CNN, NPR, C-SPAN, and the BBC. Prior to joining The Weekly Standard, he worked for a defense consulting firm and at The White House Writers Group. Laurie & Chris sipped Moscow Mules during the interview–recipe below: Moscow Mule Ginger Beer 4-6 oz Vodka 2 oz Lime Juice .5 oz Mix lime juice and vodka….top with Ginger Beer over ice. Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Upcoming Events 7/12 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, Md, Tickets are only $55 each include wine tastings, show and dinner. Call for reservations: 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD, Tickets are $70 each include reception, show with wine tastings and dinner wine pairing stations. Call for tickets before we sell out! 8/13 Something to Wine About  Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Featured Interview If you are a vodka lover than today’s […] If you are a vodka lover than today’s show is for you! As America’s most popular spirit it seems there is a new vodka hitting the market every day. How did this odorless colorless spirit conquer the drinking public in the US? Victorino Matus author of Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America, will join us to tell us the story! Victorino Matus is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard. He has been with the magazine since 1996 and writes on a variety of subjects, including military history, German politics, pop culture, and food and drink. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard and in other publications, including Armed Forces Journal, Policy Review, National Review, The American Spectator, The New York Post, Salon, The Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian magazine, and The Washington Post. He has also provided commentary on CNN, NPR, C-SPAN, and the BBC. Prior to joining The Weekly Standard, he worked for a defense consulting firm and at The White House Writers Group. Laurie & Chris sipped Moscow Mules during the interview–recipe below: Moscow Mule Ginger Beer 4-6 oz Vodka 2 oz Lime Juice .5 oz Mix lime juice and vodka….top with Ginger Beer over ice. Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Upcoming Events 7/12 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, Md, Tickets are only $55 each include wine tastings, show and dinner. Call for reservations: 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD, Tickets are $70 each include reception, show with wine tastings and dinner wine pairing stations. Call for tickets before we sell out! 8/13 Something to Wine About  Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
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Cellars 33 Winery – Wine in the heart of San Francisco https://www.thewinecoach.com/cellars-33-winery-wine-in-the-heart-of-san-francisco/ Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:58:28 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6591 https://www.thewinecoach.com/cellars-33-winery-wine-in-the-heart-of-san-francisco/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/cellars-33-winery-wine-in-the-heart-of-san-francisco/feed/ 0 Featured Interview John & Katie Fones, founders of Cellars 33 in San Fran Find out how one couple fell in love right here in Baltimore with each other and with wine. John Fones of Cellars 33 met the woman of his dreams (Katie) in Baltimore and to impress her switched from beer to wine. Together [...] Featured Interview
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John & Katie Fones, founders of Cellars 33 in San Fran

Find out how one couple fell in love right here in Baltimore with each other and with wine. John Fones of Cellars 33 met the woman of his dreams (Katie) in Baltimore and to impress her switched from beer to wine. Together they began a love affair with wine that brought them to San Francisco and a winery was born. We’ll taste a few selections from Cellar 33 and talk to founder John Fones about it all! Cellars 33 2012 Keefer Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Winemaker Notes: Keefer Ranch, well known for producing world-class pinot noir, is significantly under-rated for it’s Chardonnay. The vineyard is meticulously farmed and maintained by the dedicated crew led by Craig Strehlow. Cellars 33 2012 Freeman Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County Vineyard Notes:Planted in 2006 to 5 different clones, this 8 acre vineyard (also called “Gloria”) consists of Goldridge sandy loam soil and is planted with 7×4 spacing. With a southeast orientation, this steeply inclined vineyard enjoys the cooling winds coming off the Pacific and is ideally suited for pinot noir. Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Upcoming Events 7/12 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, Md 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD 8/13 Something to Wine About  Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Featured Interview Find out how one couple fell in love […] Find out how one couple fell in love right here in Baltimore with each other and with wine. John Fones of Cellars 33 met the woman of his dreams (Katie) in Baltimore and to impress her switched from beer to wine. Together they began a love affair with wine that brought them to San Francisco and a winery was born. We’ll taste a few selections from Cellar 33 and talk to founder John Fones about it all! Cellars 33 2012 Keefer Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Winemaker Notes: Keefer Ranch, well known for producing world-class pinot noir, is significantly under-rated for it’s Chardonnay. The vineyard is meticulously farmed and maintained by the dedicated crew led by Craig Strehlow. Cellars 33 2012 Freeman Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County Vineyard Notes:Planted in 2006 to 5 different clones, this 8 acre vineyard (also called “Gloria”) consists of Goldridge sandy loam soil and is planted with 7×4 spacing. With a southeast orientation, this steeply inclined vineyard enjoys the cooling winds coming off the Pacific and is ideally suited for pinot noir. Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Upcoming Events 7/12 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, Md 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD 8/13 Something to Wine About  Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
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Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Lyon Distilling in St. Michaels, MD https://www.thewinecoach.com/lyon-distilling-in-st-michaels-md/ Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:55:30 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6582 https://www.thewinecoach.com/lyon-distilling-in-st-michaels-md/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/lyon-distilling-in-st-michaels-md/feed/ 0 Featured InterviewLaurie takes a tasty field trip to Lyon Distilling in St. Michaels, MD where she talks with Ben Lyon about starting a distillery, the moonshine craze and how you can taste his handcrafted rum! Ben Lyon and Jamie Windon created Lyon Distilling to  produce hand-crafted spirits by transforming raw ingredients (molasses, sugar, local grains) [...] Featured InterviewIMG_2350[1]

Laurie takes a tasty field trip to Lyon Distilling in St. Michaels, MD where she talks with Ben Lyon about starting a distillery, the moonshine craze and how you can taste his handcrafted rum! Ben Lyon and Jamie Windon created Lyon Distilling to  produce hand-crafted spirits by transforming raw ingredients (molasses, sugar, local grains) into splendid liquor (rum, corn whiskey, rye whiskey) step by step, in very small batches, using traditional pot stills made in Kentucky. Laurie tasted the Lyon Distilling White Rum (90 proof) , Dark Rum (90 proof) both made from a mix of Molasses and Cane Sugar as well as their Corn Whiskey (100 proof) made with a touch of rye to add depth and flavor.

Upcoming Events

7/12 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, Md 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD 8/13 Something to Wine About  Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Featured Interview Laurie takes a tasty field trip to Lyon […]
Laurie takes a tasty field trip to Lyon Distilling in St. Michaels, MD where she talks with Ben Lyon about starting a distillery, the moonshine craze and how you can taste his handcrafted rum! Ben Lyon and Jamie Windon created Lyon Distilling to  produce hand-crafted spirits by transforming raw ingredients (molasses, sugar, local grains) into splendid liquor (rum, corn whiskey, rye whiskey) step by step, in very small batches, using traditional pot stills made in Kentucky. Laurie tasted the Lyon Distilling White Rum (90 proof) , Dark Rum (90 proof) both made from a mix of Molasses and Cane Sugar as well as their Corn Whiskey (100 proof) made with a touch of rye to add depth and flavor.
Upcoming Events
7/12 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, Md 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD 8/13 Something to Wine About  Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android
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Union Craft Brewing https://www.thewinecoach.com/union-craft-brewing/ Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:00:01 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6567 https://www.thewinecoach.com/union-craft-brewing/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/union-craft-brewing/feed/ 1 Featured InterviewAdam Benesch, co-founder Union Craft Brewery joined Laurie to talk summer brews and how the brewery got started. Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes great beer and great company. With reverence for tradition and place, we brew beers that unite old and [...] Featured Interview

Adam Benesch, co-founder Union Craft Brewery joined Laurie to talk summer brews and how the brewery got started. Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes great beer and great company. With reverence for tradition and place, we brew beers that unite old and new ideas, the science and craft of brewing, and boldness and balance of flavor. Founded in the fall of 2011 by Kevin Blodger, Adam Benesch and Jon Zerivitz, brewing operations officially began in the spring of 2012 with the installation of a 20 barrel brewhouse and the initial launch of Duckpin Pale Ale. Anthem Golden Ale, Baltimore, MD 5%ABV

Laurie and Union Craft Brewing Co-founder Adam Benesch share a few brews!

Laurie and Union Craft Brewing Co-founder Adam Benesch share a few brews!

Brewery Notes: In honor of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of The Star Spangled Banner just outside of Fort McHenry right here in Baltimore, we’ve brewed up this easy drinking, all-American beer. Our take on a classic American style, the Cream Ale, this light golden ale is brewed with American grown barley, wheat, corn, & oats and lightly hopped with Columbus for bittering and a kiss of floral Mosaic. This all-American classic is just the thing to make you sing! Balt Altbier, Baltimore, MD 5.6%ABV Brewery Notes: This German-style Altbier is our nod to an old world, old school ale. The word “Alt” is German for “old”, and refers to the traditional style of brewing before lager yeast was discovered. Balt is a dark, copper colored brew with a creamy head, a gentle bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Prost, Hon! Duckpin Ale, Baltimore, MD 5.5%ABV Brewery Notes: This generously hopped pale ale is a strike in your mouth! Brewed with lots of Pacific Northwest & New Zealand hops this beer is ten frames of big citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavor. A strong malt backbone rounds it out and makes this pale ale a delight for the senses. The pins may be small but the flavor is huge! In our town, we roll Duckpin—a true Baltimore original. Old Pro Gose (Sour) Baltimore, MD 4.2%ABV Brewery Notes: A dash of salt. A touch of tart. That’s what makes this unique German-style wheat beer a seasoned professional at serious summer thirst quenching. With its glowing golden color, peach & citrus nose followed by a prickly mouth feel that leaves a gentle tartness and a dash of salt on the palate, the Old Pro never fails to bring you back for another sip.

Upcoming Events

6/18 The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Vino al Fresco Tasting Event under the stars 7/12 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, Md 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD 8/13 Something to Wine About at Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Featured Interview Adam Benesch, co-founder Union Craft Brewery joined Laurie […] Adam Benesch, co-founder Union Craft Brewery joined Laurie to talk summer brews and how the brewery got started. Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes great beer and great company. With reverence for tradition and place, we brew beers that unite old and new ideas, the science and craft of brewing, and boldness and balance of flavor. Founded in the fall of 2011 by Kevin Blodger, Adam Benesch and Jon Zerivitz, brewing operations officially began in the spring of 2012 with the installation of a 20 barrel brewhouse and the initial launch of Duckpin Pale Ale. Anthem Golden Ale, Baltimore, MD 5%ABV
Brewery Notes: In honor of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of The Star Spangled Banner just outside of Fort McHenry right here in Baltimore, we’ve brewed up this easy drinking, all-American beer. Our take on a classic American style, the Cream Ale, this light golden ale is brewed with American grown barley, wheat, corn, & oats and lightly hopped with Columbus for bittering and a kiss of floral Mosaic. This all-American classic is just the thing to make you sing! Balt Altbier, Baltimore, MD 5.6%ABV Brewery Notes: This German-style Altbier is our nod to an old world, old school ale. The word “Alt” is German for “old”, and refers to the traditional style of brewing before lager yeast was discovered. Balt is a dark, copper colored brew with a creamy head, a gentle bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Prost, Hon! Duckpin Ale, Baltimore, MD 5.5%ABV Brewery Notes: This generously hopped pale ale is a strike in your mouth! Brewed with lots of Pacific Northwest & New Zealand hops this beer is ten frames of big citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavor. A strong malt backbone rounds it out and makes this pale ale a delight for the senses. The pins may be small but the flavor is huge! In our town, we roll Duckpin—a true Baltimore original. Old Pro Gose (Sour) Baltimore, MD 4.2%ABV Brewery Notes: A dash of salt. A touch of tart. That’s what makes this unique German-style wheat beer a seasoned professional at serious summer thirst quenching. With its glowing golden color, peach & citrus nose followed by a prickly mouth feel that leaves a gentle tartness and a dash of salt on the palate, the Old Pro never fails to bring you back for another sip.
Upcoming Events
6/18 The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Vino al Fresco Tasting Event under the stars 7/12 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, Md 8/8 Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy with Laurie Forster at VanDiver Inn in Havre de Grace, MD 8/13 Something to Wine About at Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your http://a93af0bc-2b07-3cae-8354-d0c8ece6a691 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-question-best-wine-ever/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-question-best-wine-ever/feed/ 0 What's your favorite wine? This much asked question gets answered by The WIne Coach and her sidekick Chris...well sort of. What’s your favorite wine? This much asked question gets answered by The WIne Coach and her sidekick Chris…well sort of.

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Winemaker is YOU https://www.thewinecoach.com/winemaker-is-you/ Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:50:56 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6560 https://www.thewinecoach.com/winemaker-is-you/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/winemaker-is-you/feed/ 0 Featured Interview Making wine at Tin Lizze is a team effort! photo: Tin Lizzie Wineworks Want to be a winemaker? Well Dave Zuchero from Tin Lizzie Wineworks joins Laurie to talk about how he helps people just like you make their own wine in Clarksville, MD. We’ll taste some of the great wines made at [...] Featured Interview
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Making wine at Tin Lizze is a team effort! photo: Tin Lizzie Wineworks

Want to be a winemaker? Well Dave Zuchero from Tin Lizzie Wineworks joins Laurie to talk about how he helps people just like you make their own wine in Clarksville, MD. We’ll taste some of the great wines made at Tin Lizzie and find out how you can get started! Dave Zuchero is the head winemaker and instructor at Tin Lizzie Wineworks.  Dave first learned to make wine at his father’s side over 40 years ago and has been improving the process ever since.  “Wine making and enjoying wine has been a central part of our family life for as far back as I can remember,” he says.  The 75-year-old family wine press that Dave, his father John and his grandfather Angelo used to make wine is on display at the Wineworks as a tribute to the Zuchero family’s winemaking history. “Making good wine is the ultimate combination of art and science,” says Dave.  To that end, he earned a Winemaking Certificate from the University of California at Davis, the leading winemaking school in the US, and a BS degree in Microbiology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a member of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. Dave has won numerous awards for his wines.  In 2008 Dave won over a dozen awards for his wines, including a gold medal in an international winemaking competition, both first and second places at the Maryland State Fair and Grand Champion at the Montgomery County Fair. In his day job, Dave is a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry helping companies get FDA approval for new medicines.  To find out more about making wine email Dave.

Upcoming Events

6/18 The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Vino al Fresco Tasting Event under the stars 8/13 Something to Wine About at Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

]]> Featured Interview Want to be a winemaker? Well Dave Zuchero […] Want to be a winemaker? Well Dave Zuchero from Tin Lizzie Wineworks joins Laurie to talk about how he helps people just like you make their own wine in Clarksville, MD. We’ll taste some of the great wines made at Tin Lizzie and find out how you can get started! Dave Zuchero is the head winemaker and instructor at Tin Lizzie Wineworks.  Dave first learned to make wine at his father’s side over 40 years ago and has been improving the process ever since.  “Wine making and enjoying wine has been a central part of our family life for as far back as I can remember,” he says.  The 75-year-old family wine press that Dave, his father John and his grandfather Angelo used to make wine is on display at the Wineworks as a tribute to the Zuchero family’s winemaking history. “Making good wine is the ultimate combination of art and science,” says Dave.  To that end, he earned a Winemaking Certificate from the University of California at Davis, the leading winemaking school in the US, and a BS degree in Microbiology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a member of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. Dave has won numerous awards for his wines.  In 2008 Dave won over a dozen awards for his wines, including a gold medal in an international winemaking competition, both first and second places at the Maryland State Fair and Grand Champion at the Montgomery County Fair. In his day job, Dave is a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry helping companies get FDA approval for new medicines.  To find out more about making wine email Dave.
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6/18 The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Vino al Fresco Tasting Event under the stars 8/13 Something to Wine About at Wine & Comedy at City Winery in New York, NY
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Laurie Forster clean 18:27 Grilling & Wine https://www.thewinecoach.com/grilling-wine/ Fri, 30 May 2014 15:53:24 +0000 http://f4ac45fc-7f6a-f909-522a-3ebc28b20ed4 https://www.thewinecoach.com/grilling-wine/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/grilling-wine/feed/ 0 Laurie and Chris discuss the kickoff to summer with what wines for your favorite backyard cookout menu items! Laurie and Chris discuss the kickoff to summer with what wines for your favorite backyard cookout menu items!

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Summer Kickoff with Wines for the Barbie! Laurie and Chris discuss the kickoff to summer with what wines for your favorite backyard cookout menu items! Laurie Forster clean 19:44
Preakness & Black Eyed Susan https://www.thewinecoach.com/preakness-black-eyed-susan/ Sat, 17 May 2014 15:55:14 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6525 https://www.thewinecoach.com/preakness-black-eyed-susan/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/preakness-black-eyed-susan/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekJohn Reusing of owner of Bad Decisions in Canton joined us to talk about the official cocktail of the Preakness--the Black Eyed Susan. He brought 3 versions of the cocktail to taste as we talked about the sad muddled history of this cocktail. The recipes of all three are below for your [...] Sips of the WeekIMG_2178

John Reusing of owner of Bad Decisions in Canton joined us to talk about the official cocktail of the Preakness–the Black Eyed Susan. He brought 3 versions of the cocktail to taste as we talked about the sad muddled history of this cocktail. The recipes of all three are below for your Preakness celebrations and beyond! The Original IMG_21741973 Black Eyed Susan Mix: 1 oz Vodka, 1 oz Rum, 3/4 oz Triple Sec, 1.5 oz Orange Juice, 1.5 oz Pineapple Juice Garnish: Orange  lime wedge and a maraschino cherry Serve over ice   2014 Black Eyed SusanIMG_2175 Mix: 1.5 oz Vodka, 1/2 oz St Germain  3/4 oz Orange Juice, 2 oz Pineapple Juice, 1/4 oz lime juice Garnish: Orange slice Serve over ice   IMG_21762014 Black Eyed Susan Mix: 1 oz Rye, 1 oz Vodka, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 1.5 oz Pineapple, 1.5 oz Orange Garnish: Lime Slice Serve over ice  

All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android.

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5/3-18 Spring Sensations event in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country taking place at participating wineries. Enjoy fun picnic food samples paired with handcrafted wines, while enjoying decorative spring floral and garden displays at each winery. In addition, each guest will receive a wine tasting, a souvenir glass, and a 10% discount off all wine purchased. 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA 5/28 Something to Wine About at City Winery in New York, NY 6/18 The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Vino al Fresco Tasting Event under the stars

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Sips of the Week John Reusing of owner of Bad […] John Reusing of owner of Bad Decisions in Canton joined us to talk about the official cocktail of the Preakness–the Black Eyed Susan. He brought 3 versions of the cocktail to taste as we talked about the sad muddled history of this cocktail. The recipes of all three are below for your Preakness celebrations and beyond! The Original 1973 Black Eyed Susan Mix: 1 oz Vodka, 1 oz Rum, 3/4 oz Triple Sec, 1.5 oz Orange Juice, 1.5 oz Pineapple Juice Garnish: Orange  lime wedge and a maraschino cherry Serve over ice   2014 Black Eyed Susan Mix: 1.5 oz Vodka, 1/2 oz St Germain  3/4 oz Orange Juice, 2 oz Pineapple Juice, 1/4 oz lime juice Garnish: Orange slice Serve over ice   2014 Black Eyed Susan Mix: 1 oz Rye, 1 oz Vodka, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 1.5 oz Pineapple, 1.5 oz Orange Garnish: Lime Slice Serve over ice  
All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android.
Upcoming Events
5/3-18 Spring Sensations event in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country taking place at participating wineries. Enjoy fun picnic food samples paired with handcrafted wines, while enjoying decorative spring floral and garden displays at each winery. In addition, each guest will receive a wine tasting, a souvenir glass, and a 10% discount off all wine purchased. 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA 5/28 Something to Wine About at City Winery in New York, NY 6/18 The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Vino al Fresco Tasting Event under the stars
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
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Wine Question – How Much Wine… https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-question-how-much-wine/ Mon, 12 May 2014 20:09:16 +0000 http://d233a7fa-4fa9-95b3-cf9f-a9fdcf58d12d https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-question-how-much-wine/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-question-how-much-wine/feed/ 0 A listener wants to know how much wine to order for a party of 4 wine enthusiasts and well it depends. Find out how to do the Wine Calculations and what to consider for your party. A listener wants to know how much wine to order for a party of 4 wine enthusiasts and well it depends. Find out how to do the Wine Calculations and what to consider for your party.

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...for a Party of 4 Wine Geeks? A listener wants to know how much wine to order for a party of 4 wine enthusiasts and well it depends. Find out how to do the Wine Calculations and what to consider for your party. Laurie Forster clean 3:32
Big Cork Vineyards https://www.thewinecoach.com/big-cork-vineyards/ Mon, 12 May 2014 19:38:17 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6505 https://www.thewinecoach.com/big-cork-vineyards/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/big-cork-vineyards/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Laurie tastes the Big Cork Vineyard wines with Randy Thompson and Dave Collins. Randy Thompson President of Big Cork Vineyard and winemaker Dave Collins joined Laurie in studio to talk about their wines, how the company got started and plans for their new tasting room. You can talk to them and [...] Sips of the Week
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Laurie tastes the Big Cork Vineyard wines with Randy Thompson and Dave Collins.

Randy Thompson President of Big Cork Vineyard and winemaker Dave Collins joined Laurie in studio to talk about their wines, how the company got started and plans for their new tasting room. You can talk to them and taste the wines of Big Cork on May 17 & 18th at the Wine in the Woods festival in Columbia, MD. Big Cork Vineyard Chardonnay 2012, Maryland Winemaker’s Notes: Big Cork Chardonnay is a masterful blend using both tank fermented and French oak barrel fermented wines.  In addition to the impression of Anjou apples and fresh vanilla in this wine, a hint of melon is provided by the 6% blend with Viognier.  Big Cork Chardonnay pairs nicely with a many types of dishes including chicken, hearty seafood, and pasta.  Serve slightly to moderately chilled. Big Cork Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Maryland Winemaker’s Notes:Big Cork Cabernet Sauvignon is a muscular wine, and can pair with the heartiest of beef and game. Blended with Cabernet Franc and Malbec, and aged in 100% French oak, this wine is fully structured with strong impressions of dark fruit with hints of cassis. Properly cellared, this wine will age for 25 years. All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android.

Upcoming Events

5/3-18 Spring Sensations event in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country taking place at participating wineries. Enjoy fun picnic food samples paired with handcrafted wines, while enjoying decorative spring floral and garden displays at each winery. In addition, each guest will receive a wine tasting, a souvenir glass, and a 10% discount off all wine purchased. 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA 5/28 Something to Wine About at City Winery in New York, NY 6/18 The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Vino al Fresco Tasting Event under the stars

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Sips of the Week Randy Thompson President of Big Cork […] Randy Thompson President of Big Cork Vineyard and winemaker Dave Collins joined Laurie in studio to talk about their wines, how the company got started and plans for their new tasting room. You can talk to them and taste the wines of Big Cork on May 17 & 18th at the Wine in the Woods festival in Columbia, MD. Big Cork Vineyard Chardonnay 2012, Maryland Winemaker’s Notes: Big Cork Chardonnay is a masterful blend using both tank fermented and French oak barrel fermented wines.  In addition to the impression of Anjou apples and fresh vanilla in this wine, a hint of melon is provided by the 6% blend with Viognier.  Big Cork Chardonnay pairs nicely with a many types of dishes including chicken, hearty seafood, and pasta.  Serve slightly to moderately chilled. Big Cork Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Maryland Winemaker’s Notes:Big Cork Cabernet Sauvignon is a muscular wine, and can pair with the heartiest of beef and game. Blended with Cabernet Franc and Malbec, and aged in 100% French oak, this wine is fully structured with strong impressions of dark fruit with hints of cassis. Properly cellared, this wine will age for 25 years. All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android.
Upcoming Events
5/3-18 Spring Sensations event in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country taking place at participating wineries. Enjoy fun picnic food samples paired with handcrafted wines, while enjoying decorative spring floral and garden displays at each winery. In addition, each guest will receive a wine tasting, a souvenir glass, and a 10% discount off all wine purchased. 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA 5/28 Something to Wine About at City Winery in New York, NY 6/18 The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Vino al Fresco Tasting Event under the stars
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
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Paul Cullen – From Bad Company to Good Company https://www.thewinecoach.com/badcompany/ Sat, 03 May 2014 17:00:23 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6447 https://www.thewinecoach.com/badcompany/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/badcompany/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Paul Cullen of Tune Your Palate joined us to talk about his new book From Bad Company to Good Company" which is part memoir, part recipes and includes bonus music tracks. Use this link: https://gum.co/BC2GC/winecoach to get his book for $9.99!! Paul brought these 3 wines to sip with Laurie while they [...] BadCoGoodCoSips of the Week

Paul Cullen of Tune Your Palate joined us to talk about his new book From Bad Company to Good Company” which is part memoir, part recipes and includes bonus music tracks. Use this link: https://gum.co/BC2GC/winecoach to get his book for $9.99!! Paul brought these 3 wines to sip with Laurie while they learned about his book:
Uvaggio Rose 2015, Lodi, CA
Winemaker’s Notes:
Fruity, soft and supple; bright aromas and flavors of  currants, pomegranate and red raspberry; underscored by a warm spice note from  the oak aging, resulting in a subtly nuanced wine.
Uvaggio Primitivo 2010, Lodi, CA
Winemaker’s Notes:  
Aromatic, fresh and  lively; offering an array of flavors including guava and strawberry. 
Cantine Valpane “Rosso Pietro” Barbera de Monferrato 2011, Piedmont, Italy
Winemaker’s Notes:
This Barbera is made from the Barbera grape, with partial carbonic maceration followed by clarification in stainless steel tanks. Its fruity aroma is reminiscent of cherry and blackberry, while its dry, frank and slightly salty taste releases a pleasant undertone of black cherry

All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android. Upcoming Events 5/3-18 Spring Sensations event in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country taking placeat participating wineries. Enjoy fun picnic food samples paired with handcrafted wines, while enjoying decorative spring floral and garden displays at each winery. In addition, each guest will receive a wine tasting, a souvenir glass, and a 10% discount off all wine purchased. 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA 5/28 Something to Wine About at City Winery in New York, NY 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Sips of the Week Paul Cullen of Tune Your Palate […] Sips of the Week

Paul Cullen of Tune Your Palate joined us to talk about his new book From Bad Company to Good Company” which is part memoir, part recipes and includes bonus music tracks. Use this link: https://gum.co/BC2GC/winecoach to get his book for $9.99!! Paul brought these 3 wines to sip with Laurie while they learned about his book:




Uvaggio Rose 2015, Lodi, CA
Winemaker’s Notes:
Fruity, soft and supple; bright aromas and flavors of  currants, pomegranate and red raspberry; underscored by a warm spice note from  the oak aging, resulting in a subtly nuanced wine.


Uvaggio Primitivo 2010, Lodi, CA
Winemaker’s Notes:  
Aromatic, fresh and  lively; offering an array of flavors including guava and strawberry. 


Cantine Valpane “Rosso Pietro” Barbera de Monferrato 2011, Piedmont, Italy
Winemaker’s Notes:
This Barbera is made from the Barbera grape, with partial carbonic maceration followed by clarification in stainless steel tanks. Its fruity aroma is reminiscent of cherry and blackberry, while its dry, frank and slightly salty taste releases a pleasant undertone of black cherry

All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android. Upcoming Events 5/3-18 Spring Sensations event in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country taking placeat participating wineries. Enjoy fun picnic food samples paired with handcrafted wines, while enjoying decorative spring floral and garden displays at each winery. In addition, each guest will receive a wine tasting, a souvenir glass, and a 10% discount off all wine purchased. 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA 5/28 Something to Wine About at City Winery in New York, NY 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
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Wine Questions for The Wine Coach 042614 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-questions-for-the-wine-coach-042614/ Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:00:25 +0000 http://57412aba-6eaa-ddd5-5cf0-23a6917fd978 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-questions-for-the-wine-coach-042614/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-questions-for-the-wine-coach-042614/feed/ 0 A listener wants to know if there are any ill effects to storing wine in a hot car...in one word YES but listen to Laurie's answer WHY. A listener wants to know if there are any ill effects to storing wine in a hot car…in one word YES but listen to Laurie’s answer WHY.

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Wine Stored in Hot Car A listener wants to know if there are any ill effects to storing wine in a hot car...in one word YES but listen to Laurie's answer WHY. Laurie Forster clean 4:51
Spring Sensations in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country https://www.thewinecoach.com/spring-sensations-in-hershey-harrisburg-wine-country/ Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:00:37 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6432 https://www.thewinecoach.com/spring-sensations-in-hershey-harrisburg-wine-country/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/spring-sensations-in-hershey-harrisburg-wine-country/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Laurie and Merlot Mike taste some great wines from the Vineyard at Hershey one of the wineries involved in the Spring Sensations event. Laurie tasted these Sips of the Week from Vineyard at Hershey with Mike Wilson aka Merlot Mike. Mike also talked about the upcoming Spring Sensations event in Hershey [...] Sips of the Week

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Laurie and Merlot Mike taste some great wines from the Vineyard at Hershey one of the wineries involved in the Spring Sensations event.

Laurie tasted these Sips of the Week from Vineyard at Hershey with Mike Wilson aka Merlot Mike. Mike also talked about the upcoming Spring Sensations event in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country talking place 5/3-5/18 at participating wineries. Enjoy fun picnic food samples paired with handcrafted wines, while enjoying decorative spring floral and garden displays at each winery. In addition, each guest will receive a wine tasting, a souvenir glass, and a 10% discount off all wine purchased. During this three-weekend event, guests who travel the Wine Country and visit all of the participating wineries will be entered into a drawing to win the Spring Sensations grand prize: a fully-stocked wine refrigerator filled with wine from all of the participating wineries!  To qualify for the grand prize, simply turn your ticket in at the final winery of your visit and vote for the winery that you feel had the best floral or garden display! Decider Peanut Butter Caramel Cider, Hershey, PA $19.99 Brewer’s Notes: The unquestioned leader when your taste buds are in a moment of indecision and crisis, The DeCider is a peanut butter caramel hard apple cider, made from 100% real peanut butter, caramel, and apples. A layered profile, this cider first begins with apple, then caramel, then peanut butter on the finish. You’ve never had anything like it. Vineyard at Hershey Merlot, Hershey, PA $15.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Smooth and incredibly fruit forward, this Merlot will have you tasting plum and dark fruits. Vineyard at Hershey Cocoa di Vezzetti, Hershey, PA $19.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Another unusual and amazing product, Cocoa di Vezzetti is a chocolate port style wine, made from Merlot aged in with cocoa nibs and fortified with brandy. All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android. Upcoming Events 4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA www.thewinecoach.com/xfinity 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Sips of the Week Laurie tasted these Sips of the […] Laurie tasted these Sips of the Week from Vineyard at Hershey with Mike Wilson aka Merlot Mike. Mike also talked about the upcoming Spring Sensations event in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country talking place 5/3-5/18 at participating wineries. Enjoy fun picnic food samples paired with handcrafted wines, while enjoying decorative spring floral and garden displays at each winery. In addition, each guest will receive a wine tasting, a souvenir glass, and a 10% discount off all wine purchased. During this three-weekend event, guests who travel the Wine Country and visit all of the participating wineries will be entered into a drawing to win the Spring Sensations grand prize: a fully-stocked wine refrigerator filled with wine from all of the participating wineries!  To qualify for the grand prize, simply turn your ticket in at the final winery of your visit and vote for the winery that you feel had the best floral or garden display! Decider Peanut Butter Caramel Cider, Hershey, PA $19.99 Brewer’s Notes: The unquestioned leader when your taste buds are in a moment of indecision and crisis, The DeCider is a peanut butter caramel hard apple cider, made from 100% real peanut butter, caramel, and apples. A layered profile, this cider first begins with apple, then caramel, then peanut butter on the finish. You’ve never had anything like it. Vineyard at Hershey Merlot, Hershey, PA $15.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Smooth and incredibly fruit forward, this Merlot will have you tasting plum and dark fruits. Vineyard at Hershey Cocoa di Vezzetti, Hershey, PA $19.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Another unusual and amazing product, Cocoa di Vezzetti is a chocolate port style wine, made from Merlot aged in with cocoa nibs and fortified with brandy. All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android. Upcoming Events 4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA www.thewinecoach.com/xfinity 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
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Pepper Bridge Winery & Your Wine Questions https://www.thewinecoach.com/pepper-bridge-winery-your-wine-questions/ Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:26:22 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6426 https://www.thewinecoach.com/pepper-bridge-winery-your-wine-questions/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/pepper-bridge-winery-your-wine-questions/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Laurie tasted these Sips of the Week from Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars before talking to winemaker Jean Francois Pellet. Pepper Bridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Walla Walla, WA $60 Winemaker's Notes: Distinctive and refined, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black cherries, blackberries, rose-bush brambles, and crushed gravel with [...] Sips of the Week Laurie tasted these Sips of the Week from Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars before talking to winemaker Jean Francois Pellet. Jean-Francois Pellet Pepper Bridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Walla Walla, WA $60 Winemaker’s Notes: Distinctive and refined, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black cherries, blackberries, rose-bush brambles, and crushed gravel with hints of cedar and pencil lead. Uplifting acidity gives this wine a focused energy with pure flavors that expand on the palate. Layers of mixed berries, black and red cherry, currant, and plum lead to a long, lingering finish. Velvety tannins provide a supple mouthfeel. Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Walla Walla, WA $29 Winemaker’s Notes:  The aromatics of this wine immediately greet you with earthy scents of dusty brambles and dried mint that combine elegantly with notes of bright fruit. This carries over to the palate in a lively combination of black cherries, raspberries, currants, and fig weaved harmoniously with exotic spices. Our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts complex structure and an acute balance between fruit and acid. All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android. Featured Interview Born and raised in Switzerland, Winemaker Jean-François Pellet is a third-generation wine grower. Working alongside his father, who has managed the same vineyard for 30 years, Jean-François always knew what he wanted to do with his life: make world-class wine. His experience and reputation for meticulous winemaking brought him to the attention of Heitz Cellars in the Napa Valley, where he worked for four years. Pepper Bridge Winery then recruited him, so he moved to the Walla Walla Valley to become that winery’s creative force. His success at Pepper Bridge (where he is still the winemaker, as well) allowed him the opportunity to join the Amavi partnership and to apply his winemaking skills to different grape varietals, particularly Syrah and Sémillon. Upcoming Events 4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA www.thewinecoach.com/xfinity 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

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Sips of the Week Laurie tasted these Sips of the […] Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars before talking to winemaker Jean Francois Pellet. Pepper Bridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Walla Walla, WA $60 Winemaker’s Notes: Distinctive and refined, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black cherries, blackberries, rose-bush brambles, and crushed gravel with hints of cedar and pencil lead. Uplifting acidity gives this wine a focused energy with pure flavors that expand on the palate. Layers of mixed berries, black and red cherry, currant, and plum lead to a long, lingering finish. Velvety tannins provide a supple mouthfeel. Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Walla Walla, WA $29 Winemaker’s Notes:  The aromatics of this wine immediately greet you with earthy scents of dusty brambles and dried mint that combine elegantly with notes of bright fruit. This carries over to the palate in a lively combination of black cherries, raspberries, currants, and fig weaved harmoniously with exotic spices. Our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts complex structure and an acute balance between fruit and acid. All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android. Featured Interview Born and raised in Switzerland, Winemaker Jean-François Pellet is a third-generation wine grower. Working alongside his father, who has managed the same vineyard for 30 years, Jean-François always knew what he wanted to do with his life: make world-class wine. His experience and reputation for meticulous winemaking brought him to the attention of Heitz Cellars in the Napa Valley, where he worked for four years. Pepper Bridge Winery then recruited him, so he moved to the Walla Walla Valley to become that winery’s creative force. His success at Pepper Bridge (where he is still the winemaker, as well) allowed him the opportunity to join the Amavi partnership and to apply his winemaking skills to different grape varietals, particularly Syrah and Sémillon. Upcoming Events 4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA www.thewinecoach.com/xfinity 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
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St. Michaels Winefest & Be Your Best Now https://www.thewinecoach.com/st-michaels-winefest-be-your-best-now/ Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:17:47 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6405 https://www.thewinecoach.com/st-michaels-winefest-be-your-best-now/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/st-michaels-winefest-be-your-best-now/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Laurie tasted the Sips of the Week with George Wilson & Barbara Svensen Co-Owners of The Old Brick Inn and organizers of the 2014 Winefest at St Michaels on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Winefest at St Michaels takes place April 26 & 27th in downtown St. Michaels where Laurie will do her Comedic [...]
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picket fence pinoSips of the Week Laurie tasted the Sips of the Week with George Wilson & Barbara Svensen Co-Owners of The Old Brick Inn and organizers of the 2014 Winefest at St Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Winefest at St Michaels takes place April 26 & 27th in downtown St. Michaels where Laurie will do her Comedic Wine Tasting Show on April 27th at the Kemp House. Tickets can be purchased here using promo code COACH14 for $10 off! Villa Alessia Pinot Grigio, Grave – Friuli, Italy Importer’s Tasting Notes: The fruit for this fresh white wine comes from family owned hillside vineyards in the Grave sub zone of Friuli.  Organic practices are used in every step of production.  The color is a pale straw with an aroma of fresh tropical fruits.  It is crisp and dry with a luxurious feel in the mouth.  The finish is clean and lingers with notes of ripe citrus.  Enjoy this wine cool and young with “Frutti di Mare” or grilled chicken breast. Picket Fence Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California Winemaker’s Notes: This wine has an elegant, pure fruit forward style with the brilliant intensity of rich mouthwatering Bing cherry, blackberry and spice. The luxurious density, beautiful structure and velvety texture on the palate are hallmarks of this vintage and make this wine a superlative example of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android. Featured Interview Jeff Brandes of The Heart and Mind of Success has been teaching, motivating, inspiring and making a difference in people’s fitness lifestyles for the last 30 years! For Jeff fitness has been so much more than just logging exercise programs in workout journals, tracking exercises, sets and reps. His Book Be Your Best Now and his programs are about about asking questions and finding answers, about facing fears and challenges, about experiencing the high of highs and the low of lows, about building character, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth! Join Jeff for the Be Your Best Now Workshop York, PA at the Heritage Hills Resort on Friday May 2, 2014 from 11AM – 5PM and Saturday May 3, 2014 from 9AM – 3PM. Use code MSW14 for 25% OFF! Upcoming Events 4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA www.thewinecoach.com/xfinity 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

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Sips of the Week Laurie tasted the Sips of the Week with George Wilson & Barbara Svensen Co-Owners of The Old Brick Inn and organizers of the 2014 Winefest at St Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Winefest at St Michaels takes place April 26 & 27th in downtown St. Michaels where Laurie will do her Comedic Wine Tasting Show on April 27th at the Kemp House. Tickets can be purchased here using promo code COACH14 for $10 off! Villa Alessia Pinot Grigio, Grave – Friuli, Italy Importer’s Tasting Notes: The fruit for this fresh white wine comes from family owned hillside vineyards in the Grave sub zone of Friuli.  Organic practices are used in every step of production.  The color is a pale straw with an aroma of fresh tropical fruits.  It is crisp and dry with a luxurious feel in the mouth.  The finish is clean and lingers with notes of ripe citrus.  Enjoy this wine cool and young with “Frutti di Mare” or grilled chicken breast. Picket Fence Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California Winemaker’s Notes: This wine has an elegant, pure fruit forward style with the brilliant intensity of rich mouthwatering Bing cherry, blackberry and spice. The luxurious density, beautiful structure and velvety texture on the palate are hallmarks of this vintage and make this wine a superlative example of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. All sips of the week can be found or ordered from our advertisers Wine World in Harford County or in Howard County, Highland Wine & Spirits. For more great wines download Laurie’s Free Wine App The Wine Coach for iPhone and Android. Featured Interview Jeff Brandes of The Heart and Mind of Success has been teaching, motivating, inspiring and making a difference in people’s fitness lifestyles for the last 30 years! For Jeff fitness has been so much more than just logging exercise programs in workout journals, tracking exercises, sets and reps. His Book Be Your Best Now and his programs are about about asking questions and finding answers, about facing fears and challenges, about experiencing the high of highs and the low of lows, about building character, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth! Join Jeff for the Be Your Best Now Workshop York, PA at the Heritage Hills Resort on Friday May 2, 2014 from 11AM – 5PM and Saturday May 3, 2014 from 9AM – 3PM. Use code MSW14 for 25% OFF! Upcoming Events 4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! 5/22 Something to Wine About at Xfinity Live! In Philadelphia, PA www.thewinecoach.com/xfinity 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
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Laurie Forster clean 14:21 The Heart & Mind of Success https://www.thewinecoach.com/the-heart-mind-of-success/ Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://84d1cb48-0959-3032-713a-f9a1d7ae2878 https://www.thewinecoach.com/the-heart-mind-of-success/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/the-heart-mind-of-success/feed/ 0 Find out about an upcoming workshop where you can mastermind with coach Jeff Brandes and other high level business professionals where you will focus on ways to Be Your Best Now! Find out about an upcoming workshop where you can mastermind with coach Jeff Brandes and other high level business professionals where you will focus on ways to Be Your Best Now!

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Jeff Brandes Find out about an upcoming workshop where you can mastermind with coach Jeff Brandes and other high level business professionals where you will focus on ways to Be Your Best Now! Laurie Forster clean 8:20
Fou-Dre Vodka & Stella Maris Wine Tasting https://www.thewinecoach.com/fou-dre-vodka-stella-maris-wine-tasting/ Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6355 https://www.thewinecoach.com/fou-dre-vodka-stella-maris-wine-tasting/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/fou-dre-vodka-stella-maris-wine-tasting/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Chanel Turner, Founder of Fou-Dre Vodka,  joined us to talk about her sipping vodka with flavor (technically, it's not a flavored vodka). Laurie found out how she came up with the idea to create a vodka with the essence of pomegranate, ginger, lychee, kiwi and lime. Chanel mixed up a great [...] Sips of the Week Chanel Turner, Founder of Fou-Dre Vodka,  joined us to talk about her sipping vodka with flavor (technically, it’s not a flavored vodka). Laurie found out how she came up with the idea to create a vodka with the Single_Bottleessence of pomegranate, ginger, lychee, kiwi and lime. Chanel mixed up a great spring cocktail for us called The Quiet Storm:

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  • top with ginger beer–YUM!

As a burgeoning vodka entrepreneur, Chanel Turner has reached unparalleled heights within the male dominated Spirit industry. In 2009, at the age of 25yrs, Chanel  founded FOU-DRÉ LLC through her own direct investment, an endeavor that would soon lead to many firsts for the up and coming vodka proprietor! Not only is Chanel  the first woman to own her own spirit but she is the first African American woman, as well as the youngest individual to own and operate a Vodka brand. Awesome! Fou-Dre Vodka, Charleston, SC $38.99 on sale at Wine World Distillery Notes: FOU-DRÈ is a vodka with FLAVOR!  This ultra premium, boutique, vodka denotes exclusivity. It is the vodka brand for the bold individual with a penchant for life, the socialite with the discerning palate, and the avant-garde mind of the fashion forward elite, ever pushing the envelope! FOU-DRÈ, French for lightning, unleashes a foray of flavor penetrating your taste buds with an infusion of 100% fruit flavors, an exotic dance of pomegranate and ginger notes! Produced in N. Charleston, South Carolina; the Terressentia Corporation uses the revolutionary and patented TerrePure technology to distill the ultra premium vodka five times.  The all-natural process removes harsh tasting Congeners leaving a smooth, crisp, clean, finish to the spirit.  This distinctive vodka can be enjoyed neat over ice or mixed. Featured Interview Sister M. Karen McNally, RSM, is the Chief Administrative Officer of Stella Maris, Inc., in Timonium, Maryland and Rita Costello, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield joined me to talk about the upcoming Stella Maris Wine Tasting & Auction on April 26th at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley. This great event raises money for Stella Maris, a nonprofit organization, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. In the Spirit of Mercy, the Stella Maris staff provides a comprehensive range of housing and health services for the care of the elderly, the sick, the injured and the dying. Stella Maris was one of the first hospices in Maryland. Find out about the event and how to get your tickets: http://www.stellamarisinc.com/11th-annual-wine-tasting-and-auction/

Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events9713-Final 4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Sips of the Week Chanel Turner, Founder of Fou-Dre Vodka, […] essence of pomegranate, ginger, lychee, kiwi and lime. Chanel mixed up a great spring cocktail for us called The Quiet Storm:

* 2 muddled limes,
* 2 oz. Fou-Dre vodka and
* top with ginger beer–YUM!

As a burgeoning vodka entrepreneur, Chanel Turner has reached unparalleled heights within the male dominated Spirit industry. In 2009, at the age of 25yrs, Chanel  founded FOU-DRÉ LLC through her own direct investment, an endeavor that would soon lead to many firsts for the up and coming vodka proprietor! Not only is Chanel  the first woman to own her own spirit but she is the first African American woman, as well as the youngest individual to own and operate a Vodka brand. Awesome! Fou-Dre Vodka, Charleston, SC $38.99 on sale at Wine World Distillery Notes: FOU-DRÈ is a vodka with FLAVOR!  This ultra premium, boutique, vodka denotes exclusivity. It is the vodka brand for the bold individual with a penchant for life, the socialite with the discerning palate, and the avant-garde mind of the fashion forward elite, ever pushing the envelope! FOU-DRÈ, French for lightning, unleashes a foray of flavor penetrating your taste buds with an infusion of 100% fruit flavors, an exotic dance of pomegranate and ginger notes! Produced in N. Charleston, South Carolina; the Terressentia Corporation uses the revolutionary and patented TerrePure technology to distill the ultra premium vodka five times.  The all-natural process removes harsh tasting Congeners leaving a smooth, crisp, clean, finish to the spirit.  This distinctive vodka can be enjoyed neat over ice or mixed. Featured Interview Sister M. Karen McNally, RSM, is the Chief Administrative Officer of Stella Maris, Inc., in Timonium, Maryland and Rita Costello, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield joined me to talk about the upcoming Stella Maris Wine Tasting & Auction on April 26th at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley. This great event raises money for Stella Maris, a nonprofit organization, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. In the Spirit of Mercy, the Stella Maris staff provides a comprehensive range of housing and health services for the care of the elderly, the sick, the injured and the dying. Stella Maris was one of the first hospices in Maryland. Find out about the event and how to get your tickets: http://www.stellamarisinc.com/11th-annual-wine-tasting-and-auction/
Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events 4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: http://fff325c2-6857-94f1-7f04-1e37a4722c72 https://www.thewinecoach.com/stella-maris-wine-tasting-event/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/stella-maris-wine-tasting-event/feed/ 0 The 11th Annual Stella Maris Wine Tasting and Auction, will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. Presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, proceeds benefit the long term care program for residents of Stella Maris. www.stellamarisinc.com The 11th Annual Stella Maris Wine Tasting and Auction, will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. Presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, proceeds benefit the long term care program for residents of Stella Maris. www.stellamarisinc.com

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Taste wine for a great cause! The 11th Annual Stella Maris Wine Tasting and Auction, will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. Presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, proceeds benefit the long term care program for residents of Stella Maris. www.stellamarisinc.com Laurie Forster clean 13:26
Bouchaine Vineyards & Wine Questions https://www.thewinecoach.com/bouchaine-vineyards-wine-questions/ Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:00:53 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6349 https://www.thewinecoach.com/bouchaine-vineyards-wine-questions/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/bouchaine-vineyards-wine-questions/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Chief Winemaker at Bouchaine Vineyards, Michael Richmond, joined Laurie to talk about their winemaking philosophy and what's makes his job so challenging. The Wines of Bouchaine will be featured at an upcoming wine dinner at The Robert Morris Inn on 4/5 at 7PM. For more information including the menu for the amazing [...] Sips of the Week Chief Winemaker at Bouchaine Vineyards, Michael Richmond, joined Laurie to talk about their winemaking philosophy and what’s makes his job so challenging. The Wines of Bouchaine will be featured at an upcoming wine dinner at The Robert Morris Inn on 4/5 at 7PM. For more information including the menu for the amazing 6 course meal visit: http://www.robertmorrisinn.com/events/bouchaine-food–wine-pairing-dinner.aspx Bouchaine Las Brisas Vineyard Riesling, Carneros, Napa $23bouchaine riesling Winemaker’s Notes: This wine is a paean to spring. It is redolent of white flower blossoms and a light balance that begets indulgence. The wine shows a faintly grapefruit-like style so prized by true Riesling addicts. It was just awarded “Best Medium Dry Riesling” by the International Riesling Foundation at the 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition. This wine is right at home with any traditional German or Alsatian fare and a proven delight with virtually all Pacific Rim and Asian cuisine. With an alcohol level that is thirty percent less than most wines it is a perfect beverage for warm afternoons. Bouchaine Estate Vineyard Pinot Meunier, Carneros, Napa $39 Winemaker’s Notes:Though the initial impression is of a youthful wine with only modest fruit aromatics, perhaps even a bit olivaceous, it quickly begins to develop a faintly conifer forest aroma that further evolves to cinnamon and allspice, a signature flavor of Carneros Pinot Noir. The dynamics of this wine are fascinating. At another level it shows the brightness of pomegranate or cranberry fruit with overtones of Satsuma plum followed by a faintly smoky oak component. Think of this wine as a Pinot Noir with an alluring story.

Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

9713-FinalUpcoming Events 4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events 4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! 6/18 Mark Your Calendars! The Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club, Summer Sipping in Italy Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
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Laurie Forster clean 8:17 Bouchaine Vineyards Winemaker https://www.thewinecoach.com/bouchaine-vineyards-winemaker/ Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:32 +0000 http://57448601-1a11-5800-92c6-0e347dc2214d https://www.thewinecoach.com/bouchaine-vineyards-winemaker/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/bouchaine-vineyards-winemaker/feed/ 0 Chief Winemaker at Bouchaine Vineyards, Michael Richmond, joined Laurie to talk about their winemaking philosophy and what's makes his job so challenging. The Wines of Bouchaine will be featured at an upcoming wine dinner at The Robert Morris Inn on 4/5 at 7PM. For more information including the menu for the amazing 6 course meal [...] Chief Winemaker at Bouchaine Vineyards, Michael Richmond, joined Laurie to talk about their winemaking philosophy and what’s makes his job so challenging. The Wines of Bouchaine will be featured at an upcoming wine dinner at The Robert Morris Inn on 4/5 at 7PM. For more information including the menu for the amazing 6 course meal visit: http://www.robertmorrisinn.com/

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Michael Richmond Chief Winemaker at Bouchaine Vineyards, Michael Richmond, joined Laurie to talk about their winemaking philosophy and what's makes his job so challenging. The Wines of Bouchaine will be featured at an upcoming wine dinner at The Robert Morris Inn on 4/5 at 7PM. For more information including the menu for the amazing 6 course meal visit: http://www.robertmorrisinn.com/ Laurie Forster clean 9:28
Wine Q& A with The Wine Coach https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-q-a-with-the-wine-coach/ Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 http://a8031dfd-cac3-497d-9847-02f662f70d00 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-q-a-with-the-wine-coach/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-q-a-with-the-wine-coach/feed/ 0 Ever wonder how your red wine can smell like a strawberry or your white wine an apple? Laurie explains how this happens and its not what you might think! Ever wonder how your red wine can smell like a strawberry or your white wine an apple? Laurie explains how this happens and its not what you might think!

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Laurie answers question on fruit aromas in wine. Ever wonder how your red wine can smell like a strawberry or your white wine an apple? Laurie explains how this happens and its not what you might think! Laurie Forster clean 3:03
Affordable Spanish Wines with C4 https://www.thewinecoach.com/affordable-spanish-wines-with-c4/ Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:32:04 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6340 https://www.thewinecoach.com/affordable-spanish-wines-with-c4/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/affordable-spanish-wines-with-c4/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Laurie and C4 tasted 2 great affordable Spanish Reds wines perfect to spice up your wine rack! Clarence M. Mitchell, IV, known to WBAL listeners as "C4,"                brings a lifetime of political experiences and relationships to WBAL Radio and now to The Sipping Point radio! Lagar de Robla 2008, Castilla y [...] Sips of the Week Laurie and C4 tasted 2 great affordable Spanish Reds wines perfect to spice up your wine rack! Clarence M. Mitchell, IV, known to WBAL listeners as “C4,”                brings a lifetime of political experiences and relationships to WBAL Radio and now to The Sipping Point radio! Lagar de Robla 2008, Castilla y Leon, Spain $11.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Bright cherry red color with varietal aromas of red fruits and spices. Elegant and fruity, balanced and well structured mouth.

Bodega Ateca Honoro Vera Garnacha 2010, Calatayud, Spain $12.99HONORO_VERA Winemaker’s Notes: The grapes come from vineyards, 30-40 years old, with yields of 2T/Ha and located high on the hillsides, 700-1000 metres above sea level. The vineyards are planted in mainly decomposed slate and gravely clay soils. The fermentation was carried out in small stainless steel tanks for 15 days at temperetures below 27ºC, and then spent a short period of two months in French oak barels. Matching Food: Rice, pasta (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), white and blue fish, goat cheese, cold meat, vegetables, lentil soup, peas, mushroom, beef, chicken, roast meat, red and white grill meat

Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events 4/3  Chicago, IL – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery  4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

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Sips of the Week Laurie and C4 tasted 2 great […] Clarence M. Mitchell, IV, known to WBAL listeners as “C4,”                brings a lifetime of political experiences and relationships to WBAL Radio and now to The Sipping Point radio! Lagar de Robla 2008, Castilla y Leon, Spain $11.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Bright cherry red color with varietal aromas of red fruits and spices. Elegant and fruity, balanced and well structured mouth.

Bodega Ateca Honoro Vera Garnacha 2010, Calatayud, Spain $12.99 Winemaker’s Notes: The grapes come from vineyards, 30-40 years old, with yields of 2T/Ha and located high on the hillsides, 700-1000 metres above sea level. The vineyards are planted in mainly decomposed slate and gravely clay soils. The fermentation was carried out in small stainless steel tanks for 15 days at temperetures below 27ºC, and then spent a short period of two months in French oak barels. Matching Food: Rice, pasta (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), white and blue fish, goat cheese, cold meat, vegetables, lentil soup, peas, mushroom, beef, chicken, roast meat, red and white grill meat
Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
Upcoming Events 4/3  Chicago, IL – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery  4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off Laurie Wine Comedy show Sunday (tickets only $30 with code) or the Festival PLUS Laurie’s show Sunday for only $65! Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
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French Wines for Spring & Patisserie Poupon https://www.thewinecoach.com/french-wines-for-spring-patisserie-poupon/ Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:54:15 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6315 https://www.thewinecoach.com/french-wines-for-spring-patisserie-poupon/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/french-wines-for-spring-patisserie-poupon/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Laurie and Chris tasted 2 great affordable French wines perfect for Spring sipping. Listen here Eve Viognier/Muscat White Blend 2012, Languedoc, France $11.99 Winemaker's Notes: A vibrant bouquet of Viognier dominates the wine - peach, apricot, rose petal all follow through on the palate. Pure, refreshing and clean, and with plenty of [...] Sips of the Week Laurie and Chris tasted 2 great affordable French wines perfect for Spring sipping. Listen here Eve Viognier/Muscat White Blend 2012, Languedoc, France $11.99 eve wine Winemaker’s Notes: A vibrant bouquet of Viognier dominates the wine – peach, apricot, rose petal all follow through on the palate. Pure, refreshing and clean, and with plenty of acidity. 70% Viognier, 30% Muscat

Charles LaFond Clos Fussay Reuilly, Loire Valley, France, $17.99 Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Wine Sandwich

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Patisserie Poupon joined Laurie to talk authentic French pastries for Spring and the opening of his new restaurant Cafe Poupon on March 15th on Charles Street in Baltimore. Listen here Upcoming Events 3/20 Hunt Valley, MD – Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club – Springtime in Paris wine tasting event 4/3  Chicago, IL – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery  4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off! Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

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Sips of the Week Laurie and Chris tasted 2 great […] Listen here Eve Viognier/Muscat White Blend 2012, Languedoc, France $11.99 Winemaker’s Notes: A vibrant bouquet of Viognier dominates the wine – peach, apricot, rose petal all follow through on the palate. Pure, refreshing and clean, and with plenty of acidity. 70% Viognier, 30% Muscat

Charles LaFond Clos Fussay Reuilly, Loire Valley, France, $17.99 Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Wine Sandwich
Patisserie Poupon joined Laurie to talk authentic French pastries for Spring and the opening of his new restaurant Cafe Poupon on March 15th on Charles Street in Baltimore. Listen here Upcoming Events 3/20 Hunt Valley, MD – Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club – Springtime in Paris wine tasting event 4/3  Chicago, IL – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery  4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off! Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
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French Pastries with Chef Poupon https://www.thewinecoach.com/french-pastries-with-chef-poupon/ Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:22:20 +0000 http://989b2c8c-7d79-0ef8-4737-46701a225ffe https://www.thewinecoach.com/french-pastries-with-chef-poupon/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/french-pastries-with-chef-poupon/feed/ 0 Laurie tastes some great authentic pastries from Chef Poupon that are perfect for your next SPRING dinner party! Laurie tastes some great authentic pastries from Chef Poupon that are perfect for your next SPRING dinner party!

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Chef Joseph Poupon of Patisserie Poupon Laurie tastes some great authentic pastries from Chef Poupon that are perfect for your next SPRING dinner party! Laurie Forster clean 9:37
Wine By The Glass https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-by-the-glass/ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:12:24 +0000 http://db279f14-1ced-8be0-bbad-dc01394b7c04 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-by-the-glass/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-by-the-glass/feed/ 0 Studies show that a restaurants wine by the glass offerings are one of the top things consumers look for a great dining experience. This week Laurie talked to Maeve Pesquera, National Director of Wine at Fleming’s Steakhouse to find out about their program that includes 100 wines by the glass! Studies show that a restaurants wine by the glass offerings are one of the top things consumers look for a great dining experience. This week Laurie talked to Maeve Pesquera, National Director of Wine at Fleming’s Steakhouse to find out about their program that includes 100 wines by the glass!

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Laurie talks to Maeve Pesquera of Fleming's Steakhouse Studies show that a restaurants wine by the glass offerings are one of the top things consumers look for a great dining experience. This week Laurie talked to Maeve Pesquera, National Director of Wine at Fleming’s Steakhouse to find out about their program that includes 100 wines by the glass! Laurie Forster clean 12:57
Wine Lists That Rock & Guide to Cheap Wine https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-lists-the-rock-guide-to-cheap-wine/ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:20:05 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6238 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-lists-the-rock-guide-to-cheap-wine/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-lists-the-rock-guide-to-cheap-wine/feed/ 0 Featured Interviews Maeve Pesquera makes sure there is plenty of choice at Fleming's Steakhouse with 100 wines by the glass! Studies show that a restaurants wine by the glass offerings are one of the top things consumers look for a great dining experience. This week we talked to Maeve Pesquera, National Director of Wine at [...] Featured Interviews

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Maeve Pesquera makes sure there is plenty of choice at Fleming’s Steakhouse with 100 wines by the glass!

Studies show that a restaurants wine by the glass offerings are one of the top things consumers look for a great dining experience. This week we talked to Maeve Pesquera, National Director of Wine at Fleming’s Steakhouse to find out about their program that includes 100 wines by the glass! As Director of Wine , Maeve Pesquera oversees Fleming’s award-winning wine program, highlighted by the Fleming’s 100, their collection of 100 wines served by the glass, all also available by the taste, flight or bottle. Nationally acclaimed as the steakhouse destination for lovers of fine wine, the restaurant’s wine lists are recognized annually with Wine Spectator magazine’s Awards of Excellence and Wine Enthusiast’s Awards of Distinction honors. In her role, she collaborates with Fleming’s operations, marketing, culinary and training leadership, as well as restaurant Partners and Wine Managers throughout the country on the restaurant’s alcohol and wine program. Listen here

Jeff Siegel, The Wine Curmudgeon, author of The Guide to Cheap Wine joined us to talk about drinking more for less. Jeff focuses on the wine most of us drink – cheap wine and has now written the ultimate guide to cheap wine. Jeff is someone who has made cheap wine his life’s work and isn’t embarrassed about the choice. Jef feels the wine industry tries to intimidate consumers instead of educating them. So in his writing  you won’t see winespeak, wine scores and ratings, or hoity-toity writing that implies that he’s better or cooler or neater than you are. Listen here Upcoming Events

3/20 Hunt Valley, MD – Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club – Springtime in Paris wine tasting event 4/3  Chicago, IL – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery  4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off! Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Featured Interviews Studies show that a restaurants wine by the […] Studies show that a restaurants wine by the glass offerings are one of the top things consumers look for a great dining experience. This week we talked to Maeve Pesquera, National Director of Wine at Fleming’s Steakhouse to find out about their program that includes 100 wines by the glass! As Director of Wine , Maeve Pesquera oversees Fleming’s award-winning wine program, highlighted by the Fleming’s 100, their collection of 100 wines served by the glass, all also available by the taste, flight or bottle. Nationally acclaimed as the steakhouse destination for lovers of fine wine, the restaurant’s wine lists are recognized annually with Wine Spectator magazine’s Awards of Excellence and Wine Enthusiast’s Awards of Distinction honors. In her role, she collaborates with Fleming’s operations, marketing, culinary and training leadership, as well as restaurant Partners and Wine Managers throughout the country on the restaurant’s alcohol and wine program. Listen here
Jeff Siegel, The Wine Curmudgeon, author of The Guide to Cheap Wine joined us to talk about drinking more for less. Jeff focuses on the wine most of us drink – cheap wine and has now written the ultimate guide to cheap wine. Jeff is someone who has made cheap wine his life’s work and isn’t embarrassed about the choice. Jef feels the wine industry tries to intimidate consumers instead of educating them. So in his writing  you won’t see winespeak, wine scores and ratings, or hoity-toity writing that implies that he’s better or cooler or neater than you are. Listen here Upcoming Events
3/20 Hunt Valley, MD – Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club – Springtime in Paris wine tasting event 4/3  Chicago, IL – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery  4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off! Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
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Spring Dishes – Yard to Table Salad & Lamb 3 Ways https://www.thewinecoach.com/spring-dishes-yard-to-table-salad-lamb-3-ways/ Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://80f653e8-2bc0-0343-dbf0-55aee2f27256 https://www.thewinecoach.com/spring-dishes-yard-to-table-salad-lamb-3-ways/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/spring-dishes-yard-to-table-salad-lamb-3-ways/feed/ 0 Executive Chef Daniel Wecker from the Elkridge Furnace Inn joined Laurie with a few of his favorite dishes some of which came right from his own garden! We tasted his seasonal salad with items from the Elkridge Furnace Inn greenhouse and a dish called Lamb Three Ways. Both were exquisite and Chef also brought the [...] Executive Chef Daniel Wecker from the Elkridge Furnace Inn joined Laurie with a few of his favorite dishes some of which came right from his own garden! We tasted his seasonal salad with items from the Elkridge Furnace Inn greenhouse and a dish called Lamb Three Ways. Both were exquisite and Chef also brought the Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier Blend from Australia and the Zenato Ripassa from the Valpolicella region in Italy to pair. These were great and price under $50 on his wine list which we LOVE!

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Chef Daniel Wecker - Elkridge Furnace Inn Executive Chef Daniel Wecker from the Elkridge Furnace Inn joined Laurie with a few of his favorite dishes some of which came right from his own garden! We tasted his seasonal salad with items from the Elkridge Furnace Inn greenhouse and a dish called Lamb Three Ways. Both were exquisite and Chef also brought the Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier Blend from Australia and the Zenato Ripassa from the Valpolicella region in Italy to pair. These were great and price under $50 on his wine list which we LOVE! Laurie Forster clean 12:12
Tour de Tanks & Spring Dishes https://www.thewinecoach.com/tour-de-tanks-spring-dishes/ Sat, 01 Mar 2014 17:00:43 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6164 https://www.thewinecoach.com/tour-de-tanks-spring-dishes/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/tour-de-tanks-spring-dishes/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Steve Bahn winemaker at Logan’s View Winery, Glen Rock, PA joined us to talk about this year's Tour de Tanks events in York County, PA and all along the Mason Dixon Wine Trail. Every Saturday and Sunday in March there are special events and barrel or tank tastings at participating wineries. [...] Sips of the Week Naylor Wine Cellars 63Steve Bahn winemaker at Logan’s View Winery, Glen Rock, PA joined us to talk about this year’s Tour de Tanks events in York County, PA and all along the Mason Dixon Wine Trail. Every Saturday and Sunday in March there are special events and barrel or tank tastings at participating wineries. Find out more and buy tickets by clicking here! We also tasted a few of Steve’s wines and let’s just say we were impressed!! Logan’s View Winery Pinot Gris, Pennsylvania, $15 Winemaker’s Notes: This semi-dry and medium bodied wine has a mix of fruity melon, citrus flavors, and mineral aromas. Pair with any white meat lavished with lemon and exotic spices. Goes well with fruit salsas and relishes. Logan’s View Winery Blackberry Nights, Pennsylvania, $16 Winemaker’s Notes: Dangerously delicious blend of Merlot and Blackberry wine will tantalize your taste buds and delight your senses. This wine pairs well with sweet to savory foods.

Wine Sandwich Chef weckerExecutive Chef Daniel Wecker from the Elkridge Furnace Inn joined Laurie with a few of his favorite dishes some of which came right from his own garden! We tasted his seasonal salad with items from the Elkridge Furnace Inn greenhouse and a dish called Lamb Three Ways. Both were exquisite and Chef also brought the Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier Blend from Australia and the Zenato Ripassa from the Valpolicella region in Italy to pair. These were great and price under $50 on his wine list which we LOVE! Upcoming Events

3/8 Easton, MD – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at The Greens at Easton Club, Pre Fixe Dinner and Show 3/20 Hunt Valley, MD – Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club – Springtime in Paris wine tasting event 4/3  Chicago, IL – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery  4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off! Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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Sips of the Week Steve Bahn winemaker at Logan’s View […] Steve Bahn winemaker at Logan’s View Winery, Glen Rock, PA joined us to talk about this year’s Tour de Tanks events in York County, PA and all along the Mason Dixon Wine Trail. Every Saturday and Sunday in March there are special events and barrel or tank tastings at participating wineries. Find out more and buy tickets by clicking here! We also tasted a few of Steve’s wines and let’s just say we were impressed!! Logan’s View Winery Pinot Gris, Pennsylvania, $15 Winemaker’s Notes: This semi-dry and medium bodied wine has a mix of fruity melon, citrus flavors, and mineral aromas. Pair with any white meat lavished with lemon and exotic spices. Goes well with fruit salsas and relishes. Logan’s View Winery Blackberry Nights, Pennsylvania, $16 Winemaker’s Notes: Dangerously delicious blend of Merlot and Blackberry wine will tantalize your taste buds and delight your senses. This wine pairs well with sweet to savory foods.
Wine Sandwich Executive Chef Daniel Wecker from the Elkridge Furnace Inn joined Laurie with a few of his favorite dishes some of which came right from his own garden! We tasted his seasonal salad with items from the Elkridge Furnace Inn greenhouse and a dish called Lamb Three Ways. Both were exquisite and Chef also brought the Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier Blend from Australia and the Zenato Ripassa from the Valpolicella region in Italy to pair. These were great and price under $50 on his wine list which we LOVE! Upcoming Events
3/8 Easton, MD – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at The Greens at Easton Club, Pre Fixe Dinner and Show 3/20 Hunt Valley, MD – Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club – Springtime in Paris wine tasting event 4/3  Chicago, IL – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery  4/27 St Michaels WineFest – Wine & Comedy Show…there is a very special code COACH14 just for my listeners that will get you $10 off! Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here
Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6149 https://www.thewinecoach.com/booze-for-babes-cooking-with-booze/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/booze-for-babes-cooking-with-booze/feed/ 0 Sips of the Week Kayleigh Kulp, author of Booze for Babes: the Smart Woman's Guide to Drinking Spirits Right, joined Laurie for a ladies primer on Scotch.  Kayleigh is a Washington, D.C. based freelance journalist, covering business, hospitality, and food and beverage topics for Travel + Leisure, Private Clubs, Wine & Spirits, Capitol File, the Los Angeles [...] Sips of the Week Booze for babes book-330x500Kayleigh Kulp, author of Booze for Babes: the Smart Woman’s Guide to Drinking Spirits Right, joined Laurie for a ladies primer on Scotch.  Kayleigh is a Washington, D.C. based freelance journalist, covering business, hospitality, and food and beverage topics for Travel + Leisure, Private Clubs, Wine & Spirits, Capitol File, the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, The Latin Kitchen, Wine Enthusiast, AARP The Magazine, and more. She’s won numerous awards from the Maryland, Delaware and D.C. Press Association and the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters. Garioch Founder’s Reserve, Highland, Scotland, $39.99 at Wine World Distillery Notes: Nose – Warm amber in appearance, sweet vanilla and subtle spice combine with fruitier green apple and grapefruits on the nose. Palate – Butter cream and vanilla pave the way to fruity green apple skin and citrus cleanliness, leading to an elegant and subtle finish. Auchentoshan 12 year, Lowland, Scotland, $44.99 at Wine World Distillery Notes: Triple distilled then matured for over twelve years. Our Lowland Single Malt Whisky has the tempting aroma of toasted almonds, caramelized toffee and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste. Bowmore 15 Year, Islay, Scotland $70.99 at Wine World, 12 year for $51.99 at Highland Wine & Spirits Distillery Notes: Matured in an inspired combination of both bourbon and sherry casks, it’s the final three years spent in Oloroso sherry casks that gives Bowmore 15 Years Old ‘Darkest’, one of the most beautifully balanced Bowmores, the rich, deep colour reflected in its name, and its warming finish. On the eye treacle dark amber. Breathe in delicious dark chocolate, sun-dried fruits and a tell-tale wisp of Islay smoke. Sip wonderful cedar wood and rich treacle toffee. Savour the robust and complex finish with a hint of sherry tannin.  Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Wine Sandwich Ryan Jennings co-author of Cooking with Booze, joined Laurie to give some tips on using spirits in your favorite recipes. Ryan and Dave teamed up in 2003 to explore how the liquor cabinet could be used as an extension of the spice rack. Driven by their passion for simple food—and their love of fine spirits, wine and beer—their efforts culminated in 2006 with the publication of Cooking with Booze. The critically acclaimed title quickly became a Canadian bestseller and has since been reprinted internationally. In 2007, Ryan and Dave launched www.cookingwithbooze.com—an online resource for all things food and booze related—and set out to write their second book, Entertaining with Booze.

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3/8 Easton, MD – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at The Greens at Easton Club, Pre Fixe Dinner and Show 3/20 Hunt Valley, MD – Oregon Grille Women’s Wine ClubSpringtime in Paris wine tasting event 4/3  Chicago, IL – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City Winery  Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life!

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

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]]> Sips of the Week Kayleigh Kulp, author of Booze for Babes: […] Kayleigh Kulp, author of Booze for Babes: the Smart Woman’s Guide to Drinking Spirits Right, joined Laurie for a ladies primer on Scotch.  Kayleigh is a Washington, D.C. based freelance journalist, covering business, hospitality, and food and beverage topics for Travel + Leisure, Private Clubs, Wine & Spirits, Capitol File, the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, The Latin Kitchen, Wine Enthusiast, AARP The Magazine, and more. She’s won numerous awards from the Maryland, Delaware and D.C. Press Association and the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters. Garioch Founder’s Reserve, Highland, Scotland, $39.99 at Wine World Distillery Notes: Nose – Warm amber in appearance, sweet vanilla and subtle spice combine with fruitier green apple and grapefruits on the nose. Palate – Butter cream and vanilla pave the way to fruity green apple skin and citrus cleanliness, leading to an elegant and subtle finish. Auchentoshan 12 year, Lowland, Scotland, $44.99 at Wine World Distillery Notes: Triple distilled then matured for over twelve years. Our Lowland Single Malt Whisky has the tempting aroma of toasted almonds, caramelized toffee and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste. Bowmore 15 Year, Islay, Scotland $70.99 at Wine World, 12 year for $51.99 at Highland Wine & Spirits Distillery Notes: Matured in an inspired combination of both bourbon and sherry casks, it’s the final three years spent in Oloroso sherry casks that gives Bowmore 15 Years Old ‘Darkest’, one of the most beautifully balanced Bowmores, the rich, deep colour reflected in its name, and its warming finish. On the eye treacle dark amber. Breathe in delicious dark chocolate, sun-dried fruits and a tell-tale wisp of Islay smoke. Sip wonderful cedar wood and rich treacle toffee. Savour the robust and complex finish with a hint of sherry tannin.  Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com Wine Sandwich Ryan Jennings co-author of Cooking with Booze, joined Laurie to give some tips on using spirits in your favorite recipes. Ryan and Dave teamed up in 2003 to explore how the liquor cabinet could be used as an extension of the spice rack. Driven by their passion for simple food—and their love of fine spirits, wine and beer—their efforts culminated in 2006 with the publication of Cooking with Booze. The critically acclaimed title quickly became a Canadian bestseller and has since been reprinted internationally. In 2007, Ryan and Dave launched www.cookingwithbooze.com—an online resource for all things food and booze related—and set out to write their second book, Entertaining with Booze.
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3/8 Easton, MD – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at The Greens at Easton Club, Pre Fixe Dinner and Show 3/20 Hunt Valley, MD – Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club – Springtime in Paris wine tasting event 4/3  Chicago, IL – Something to Wine About: Wine & Comedy at City...]]>
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Wine Events for 02-22-14 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-for-02-22-14/ Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:18:35 +0000 http://ed1253cc-e840-03a0-3a3a-bc3ec4dcc369 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-for-02-22-14/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-for-02-22-14/feed/ 0 Laurie highlights some of the area's wine and food events for the week of 02-22-14. Laurie highlights some of the area’s wine and food events for the week of 02-22-14.

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Cooking with Booze – Ryan Jennings https://www.thewinecoach.com/cooking-with-booze-ryan-jennings/ Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:16:24 +0000 http://6c23fcfb-4831-01ab-8364-69164a70c34b https://www.thewinecoach.com/cooking-with-booze-ryan-jennings/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/cooking-with-booze-ryan-jennings/feed/ 0 Laurie talks to CookingwithBooze.com's Ryan Jennings about how to properly use spirits in the kitchen. Laurie talks to CookingwithBooze.com’s Ryan Jennings about how to properly use spirits in the kitchen.

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Tips on cooking with your favorite Booze Laurie talks to CookingwithBooze.com's Ryan Jennings about how to properly use spirits in the kitchen. Laurie Forster clean 9:32
Rye Cocktails https://www.thewinecoach.com/rye-cocktails/ Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:37:51 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6109 https://www.thewinecoach.com/rye-cocktails/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/rye-cocktails/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekMixologists Brendan Dorr and Eric Fooy of the B&O Brasserie joined Laurie to talk Rye Whiskey and give away some tickets to their fundraiser Rye's Up on February 23rd. Brendan mixed up a new cocktail called X that you can try along with 15 others at the event.George Dickel Rye Whiskey, TennesseeDistillery [...] Sips of the Week

Mixologists Brendan Dorr and Eric Fooy of the B&O Brasserie joined Laurie to talk Rye Whiskey and give away some tickets to their fundraiser Rye’s Up on February 23rd. Brendan mixed up a new cocktail called X that you can try along with 15 others at the event.

george dickelGeorge Dickel Rye Whiskey, Tennessee

Distillery Notes: George Dickel Rye Whisky is the only rye finished in the style that made George famous. We start with the finest rye whisky available, made from 95% rye and 5% malted barley. Then we finish it the Dickel way – chilled, then charcoal mellowed. Spicy and smoky with an exceptionally smooth finish

Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Kentucky

Distillery Notes: High rye content has always been the signature of Tom Bulleit’s distinctive bourbon. It was only a matter of time before he created a rye whiskey. Bulleit Rye is an award-winning, small batch, straight rye whiskey with a character of unparalleled spice and complexity. Released in 2011, it continues to enjoy recognition as one of the highest quality ryes available. Russet in color, with rich oaky aromas. The flavor is notably smooth, with hints of vanilla, honey, and spice. Finishes crisp and clean, with long, lingering flavors.

Ryes featured can be found in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else by searching WineSearcher.com

Wine Sandwich

Who says you can’t have Cinnamon Raisin hummous? Not Blake Wollman, that’s for sure. His line of Wild Pea Hummous made here in Baltimore comes in a variety of flavors, both sweet and savory, from Pizza, Popcorn, Buffalo Wing, and Strawberry Basil to the popular Asian Fire, Mango Curry, and Black Truffle.  With over 300 flavors it’s no wonder Food Network Magazine featured his product. Blake will be appearing along with Laurie at the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show at Turf Valley in Ellicott City, MD on February 22-23. Upcoming Events

February 22-23:Join Laurie at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD for the 2014 Savor Sip Style  luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday!

February 23: 15th Annual Winter Wine Expo sponsored by Wine World takes place at Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD.

February 23: Rye’s Up Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosisat B&O American Brasserie in Baltimore from 6-9PM. To buy Tickets Click here.

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

Next Week

We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life!

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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George Dickel Rye Whiskey, Tennessee
Distillery Notes: George Dickel Rye Whisky is the only rye finished in the style that made George famous. We start with the finest rye whisky available, made from 95% rye and 5% malted barley. Then we finish it the Dickel way – chilled, then charcoal mellowed. Spicy and smoky with an exceptionally smooth finish
Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Kentucky
Distillery Notes: High rye content has always been the signature of Tom Bulleit’s distinctive bourbon. It was only a matter of time before he created a rye whiskey. Bulleit Rye is an award-winning, small batch, straight rye whiskey with a character of unparalleled spice and complexity. Released in 2011, it continues to enjoy recognition as one of the highest quality ryes available. Russet in color, with rich oaky aromas. The flavor is notably smooth, with hints of vanilla, honey, and spice. Finishes crisp and clean, with long, lingering flavors.
Ryes featured can be found in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else by searching WineSearcher.com
Wine Sandwich
Who says you can’t have Cinnamon Raisin hummous? Not Blake Wollman, that’s for sure. His line of Wild Pea Hummous made here in Baltimore comes in a variety of flavors, both sweet and savory, from Pizza, Popcorn, Buffalo Wing, and Strawberry Basil to the popular Asian Fire, Mango Curry, and Black Truffle.  With over 300 flavors it’s no wonder Food Network Magazine featured his product. Blake will be appearing along with Laurie at the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show at Turf Valley in Ellicott City, MD on February 22-23. Upcoming Events
February 22-23:Join Laurie at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD for the 2014 Savor Sip Style  luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday!
February 23: 15th Annual Winter Wine Expo sponsored by Wine World takes place at Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD.
February 23: Rye’s Up Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosisat B&O American Brasserie in Baltimore from 6-9PM. To buy Tickets Click here.
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
Next Week
We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life!
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and http://5e51756e-0434-5a3d-eed4-89281c55cf4b https://www.thewinecoach.com/the-wild-pea-hummous/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/the-wild-pea-hummous/feed/ 0 Laurie talks and tastes some innovative flavors of hummous with Blake Wollman founder of The Wild Pea and self proclaimed Chick (pea) Magnet. Laurie talks and tastes some innovative flavors of hummous with Blake Wollman founder of The Wild Pea and self proclaimed Chick (pea) Magnet.

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Over 300 flavors and counting! Laurie talks and tastes some innovative flavors of hummous with Blake<br /> Wollman founder of The Wild Pea and self proclaimed Chick (pea) Magnet. Laurie Forster clean 9:49 Valentine’s Wines for Single, Dating and Married Wine Lovers https://www.thewinecoach.com/valentines-wines-for-single-dating-and-married-wine-lovers/ Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:39:52 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6067 https://www.thewinecoach.com/valentines-wines-for-single-dating-and-married-wine-lovers/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/valentines-wines-for-single-dating-and-married-wine-lovers/feed/ 0 Sips of the WeekMarried? Ignite your Valentines with: Duclaw Brewing's Old Flame Strong Ale, Abingdon, MD $9.99/6-pack Photo Credit: Banfi Vintners Brewmaster's Notes: From the start, our full-bodied, 7% abv dark amber Old Ale flirts with sweet, malty aroma accented with notes of molasses and dark fruit, and seducing you with a complex flavor profile of [...] Sips of the Week

Married? Ignite your Valentines with: Duclaw Brewing’s Old Flame Strong Ale, Abingdon, MD $9.99/6-pack

Photo Credit: Banfi Vintners

Photo Credit: Banfi Vintners

Brewmaster’s Notes: From the start, our full-bodied, 7% abv dark amber Old Ale flirts with sweet, malty aroma accented with notes of molasses and dark fruit, and seducing you with a complex flavor profile of rich caramel malt flavor and molasses, before surprising you with just enough (hop) bitterness to keep everything from getting too sweet. First brewed in 2002 and released each January, our heart-breakingly delicious Old Flame will leave you yearning to rekindle the spark each year. Just Dating? Woo your object of desire with Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont, Italy $18/bottle Winemaker’s Notes: Rosa Regale is delightfully vivacious, festive and celebratory.  While it is appreciated as one of the few wines in the world that truly marries well with chocolate, its charms extend across a palette of occasions and food pairings.  It embodies all that is festive for any occasion and is perfect for gift giving and toasting.  Its low alcohol content makes it a prudent choice not only for all holidays. Single? Celebrate your independence with Beso de Vino Seleccion (Syrah/Grenache Blend),  Carinena, Spain $10.99/bottle Winemaker’s Notes: 85% Syrah – Garnacha 15%.Black cherry and blueberry aromas lead to a dense, plush, savory wine which finishes with no hard edges. It is shockingly good for the money. Grandes Vinos y Vinedos’ collection is replete with stunning values. Wines featured can be found in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else by searching WineSearcher.com Featured Interview

Laurie caught up with John Gillespie, President of the Wine Market Council on the streets of Manhattan to find the latest statistics on who is drinking wine and what they were drinking and how much was consumed in 2013! Listen to the interview here.

Upcoming Events February 14: Valentine’s Happy Hour from 4-6PM at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD. Join Laurie for Treats, Sexy Wines and lots of ways to support her fundraising efforts to benefit the upcoming Dancing for the Dogs fundraiser in Easton on 3/15. February 22-23: Join Laurie at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday!

February 23: 15th Annual Winter Wine Expo sponsored by Wine World takes place at Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD.
 
February 23: Rye’s Up Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis at B&O American Brasserie in Baltimore from 6-9PM. To buy Tickets Click here.

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille Highland Wine & Spirits and Wine World.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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Brewmaster’s Notes: From the start, our full-bodied, 7% abv dark amber Old Ale flirts with sweet, malty aroma accented with notes of molasses and dark fruit, and seducing you with a complex flavor profile of rich caramel malt flavor and molasses, before surprising you with just enough (hop) bitterness to keep everything from getting too sweet. First brewed in 2002 and released each January, our heart-breakingly delicious Old Flame will leave you yearning to rekindle the spark each year. Just Dating? Woo your object of desire with Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont, Italy $18/bottle Winemaker’s Notes: Rosa Regale is delightfully vivacious, festive and celebratory.  While it is appreciated as one of the few wines in the world that truly marries well with chocolate, its charms extend across a palette of occasions and food pairings.  It embodies all that is festive for any occasion and is perfect for gift giving and toasting.  Its low alcohol content makes it a prudent choice not only for all holidays. Single? Celebrate your independence with Beso de Vino Seleccion (Syrah/Grenache Blend),  Carinena, Spain $10.99/bottle Winemaker’s Notes: 85% Syrah – Garnacha 15%.Black cherry and blueberry aromas lead to a dense, plush, savory wine which finishes with no hard edges. It is shockingly good for the money. Grandes Vinos y Vinedos’ collection is replete with stunning values. Wines featured can be found in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else by searching WineSearcher.com Featured Interview
Laurie caught up with John Gillespie, President of the Wine Market Council on the streets of Manhattan to find the latest statistics on who is drinking wine and what they were drinking and how much was consumed in 2013! Listen to the interview here.
Upcoming Events February 14: Valentine’s Happy Hour from 4-6PM at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD. Join Laurie for Treats, Sexy Wines and lots of ways to support her fundraising efforts to benefit the upcoming Dancing for the Dogs fundraiser in Easton on 3/15. February 22-23: Join Laurie at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday!
February 23: 15th Annual Winter Wine Expo sponsored by Wine World takes place at Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD.
 
February 23: Rye’s Up Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis at B&O American Brasserie in Baltimore from 6-9PM. To buy Tickets Click here.
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life!]]>
Laurie Forster clean 9:07 Dancing for the Dogs 2014 https://www.thewinecoach.com/dancing-for-the-dogs-2014/ Sat, 08 Feb 2014 21:19:21 +0000 http://e49314a0-a80f-196c-bbd9-a5978115fff8 https://www.thewinecoach.com/dancing-for-the-dogs-2014/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/dancing-for-the-dogs-2014/feed/ 0 Laurie announces her fundraising efforts to raise money for Cats and Dogs at the 2014 Dancing for the Dogs Gala on March 15th. Vote for Laurie Forster & Diego at www.DancingForTheDogs.com Laurie announces her fundraising efforts to raise money for Cats and Dogs at the 2014 Dancing for the Dogs Gala on March 15th. Vote for Laurie Forster & Diego at www.DancingForTheDogs.com

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Raising Money for Needy Cats & Dogs Laurie announces her fundraising efforts to raise money for Cats and Dogs at the 2014 Dancing for the Dogs Gala on March 15th. Vote for Laurie Forster & Diego at www.DancingForTheDogs.com Laurie Forster clean 2:47
US Wine Consumption 2013 https://www.thewinecoach.com/us-wine-consumption-2013/ Sat, 08 Feb 2014 21:14:35 +0000 http://f8c960df-3d80-6dc4-7995-d19c3513fda9 https://www.thewinecoach.com/us-wine-consumption-2013/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/us-wine-consumption-2013/feed/ 0 John Gillespie, President of the Wine Market Council, shares the most current stats on wine drinking in the US with Laurie. John Gillespie, President of the Wine Market Council, shares the most current stats on wine drinking in the US with Laurie.

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Findings from the Wine Market Council John Gillespie, President of the Wine Market Council, shares the most current stats on wine drinking in the US with Laurie. Laurie Forster clean 12:09
Wine & Chocolate Pairings for Valentine’s Day https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-chocolate-pairings-for-valentines-day/ Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:27:43 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6037 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-chocolate-pairings-for-valentines-day/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-chocolate-pairings-for-valentines-day/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or AndroidFeatured InterviewLaurie visited Irem Eren at AYZA Wine Bar in NYC for a lesson on the secrets of wine and chocolate pairings. Laurie and Irem Eren at AYZA! Listen to the interview here. Upcoming EventsFebruary 14: Valentine's Happy Hour from 4-6PM at Hair o'The Dog in [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Featured Interview

Laurie visited Irem Eren at AYZA Wine Bar in NYC for a lesson on the secrets of wine and chocolate pairings.
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Laurie and Irem Eren at AYZA!

 

Upcoming Events

February 14: Valentine’s Happy Hour from 4-6PM at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD. Join Laurie for Treats, Sexy Wines and lots of ways to support her fundraising efforts to benefit the upcoming Dancing for the Dogs fundraiser in Easton on 3/14.

February 22-23: join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.

February 23: 15th Annual Winter Wine Expo sponsored by Wine World takes place at Harford Community College

 

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

Next Week

We’ll be back next week to further explore the delicious life!

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wine World.

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Featured Interview
Laurie visited Irem Eren at AYZA Wine Bar in NYC for a lesson on the secrets of wine and chocolate pairings.
Listen to the interview here.
 
Upcoming Events
February 14: Valentine’s Happy Hour from 4-6PM at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD. Join Laurie for Treats, Sexy Wines and lots of ways to support her fundraising efforts to benefit the upcoming Dancing for the Dogs fundraiser in Easton on 3/14.
February 22-23: join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.
February 23: 15th Annual Winter Wine Expo sponsored by Wine World takes place at Harford Community College
 
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com
Next Week
We’ll be back next week to further explore the delicious life!
A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wine World.
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Randall Grahm – Bonny Doon Vineyard https://www.thewinecoach.com/randall-grahm-bonny-doon-vineyard/ Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:27:07 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=6026 https://www.thewinecoach.com/randall-grahm-bonny-doon-vineyard/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/randall-grahm-bonny-doon-vineyard/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or AndroidSips of the WeekBonny Doon Vineyard's founder braved the snow uphill to join Laurie at the WBAL studios in Baltimore for a lively interview and tasting (drinking) session. Randall began his winemaking journey in 1979 with much success. In 1989,Randall was inducted into the [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Bonny Doon Vineyard‘s founder braved the snow uphill to join Laurie at the WBAL studios in photo_2 (2)Baltimore for a lively interview and tasting (drinking) session. Randall began his winemaking journey in 1979 with much success. In 1989,Randall was inducted into the Who’s Who of Cooking in America by Cook’s Magazine, proclaimed Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year by the James Beard Foundation in 1994 and published his award-winning book Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology, in 2009.
 
Bonny Doon Querry Hard Cider, California/Oregon, $16
Winemaker’s Notes: Query: What might a blend of apple, pear, and quince taste like naturally fermented (with indigenous yeast)? Result (not surprisingly): The ethereal suggestion of pineapple quince; the pungent, heady, dusky perfume of pear; and the earthy succulence of apple. I never thought I’d see… a pome as lovely as Querry. Crisp in acidity and bone dry, Querry is the perfect accompaniment to, well, essentially everything. It is composed of virtually everything, but most significantly: 58% pear, 33% apple, and 9% quince. Excellent with charcuterie, Asian food, seafood, and poultry—fare as humble as meat pie or as elegant as lobster. Querry pears with everything. Open very carefully, as contents are under some pressure.
 
Bonny Doon Albarino, Central Coast, $20
Winemaker’s Notes: The resultant wine is crisp, enormously sleek, racy in texture and utterly varietally true. Dominant nose is citrus–Kaffir lime to be most specific, but there’s also a vague undertone of peach. On the palate, there is a concomitant brininess; one is reminded of ground-up oyster shells. You might well intuit that this wine just screams for a heaping portion of coquillage, a giant monstre seafood platter that one demolishes in a slightly depraved ravenous paroxysm: the sheer selfishness of shellfishness. This is definitely the wine you want with you if you are summoned to the Cabinet (or Kabinett) of Dr. Calamari. Some like it tart.
 
Bonny Doon A Proper Claret, California, $16
Winemaker’s Notes: The sentiment at Bonny Doon Vineyard is that if we ever were to drink a cabernet-based blend, this would be one that would serve quite well. It is lean, neither overly alcoholic (weighing in at 13%), nor overly extracted; it is precisely as one would imagine A Proper Claret to be. The wine contains a substantial dollop of petit verdot (22%), which adds a silky note of violets and textural elegance, in precision counterpoint to the lead-in-the-pencil firmness offered by the inclusion of the manly tannat (8%). There is a lovely suggestion of cedar and mint, in the nose. The wine has medium tannins, nice acidity, and finishes cleanly.
 
 

Upcoming Events January 23: for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD! February 7: Drink Your Glass Off Tour Stop in NYC – Wine & Comedy at the City Winery in New York City!

February 22-23: join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.
 
February 23: 15th Annual Winter Wine Expo sponsored by Wine World takes place from at Harford Community College

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week to further explore the delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wine World.

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Sips of the Week
Bonny Doon Vineyard‘s founder braved the snow uphill to join Laurie at the WBAL studios in Baltimore for a lively interview and tasting (drinking) session. Randall began his winemaking journey in 1979 with much success. In 1989,Randall was inducted into the Who’s Who of Cooking in America by Cook’s Magazine, proclaimed Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year by the James Beard Foundation in 1994 and published his award-winning book Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology, in 2009.
 
Bonny Doon Querry Hard Cider, California/Oregon, $16
Winemaker’s Notes: Query: What might a blend of apple, pear, and quince taste like naturally fermented (with indigenous yeast)? Result (not surprisingly): The ethereal suggestion of pineapple quince; the pungent, heady, dusky perfume of pear; and the earthy succulence of apple. I never thought I’d see… a pome as lovely as Querry. Crisp in acidity and bone dry, Querry is the perfect accompaniment to, well, essentially everything. It is composed of virtually everything, but most significantly: 58% pear, 33% apple, and 9% quince. Excellent with charcuterie, Asian food, seafood, and poultry—fare as humble as meat pie or as elegant as lobster. Querry pears with everything. Open very carefully, as contents are under some pressure.
 
Bonny Doon Albarino, Central Coast, $20
Winemaker’s Notes: The resultant wine is crisp, enormously sleek, racy in texture and utterly varietally true. Dominant nose is citrus–Kaffir lime to be most specific, but there’s also a vague undertone of peach. On the palate, there is a concomitant brininess; one is reminded of ground-up oyster shells. You might well intuit that this wine just screams for a heaping portion of coquillage, a giant monstre seafood platter that one demolishes in a slightly depraved ravenous paroxysm: the sheer selfishness of shellfishness. This is definitely the wine you want with you if you are summoned to the Cabinet (or Kabinett) of Dr. Calamari. Some like it tart.
 
Bonny Doon A Proper Claret, California, $16
Winemaker’s Notes: The sentiment at Bonny Doon Vineyard is that if we ever were to drink a cabernet-based blend, this would be one that would serve quite well. It is lean, neither overly alcoholic (weighing in at 13%), nor overly extracted; it is precisely as one would imagine A Proper Claret to be. The wine contains a substantial dollop of petit verdot (22%), which adds a silky note of violets and textural elegance, in precision counterpoint to the lead-in-the-pencil firmness offered by the inclusion of the manly tannat (8%). There is a lovely suggestion of cedar and mint, in the nose. The wine has medium tannins, nice acidity, and finishes cleanly.
 
 
Upcoming Events January 23: for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD! February 7: Drink Your Glass Off Tour Stop in NYC – Wine & Comedy at the City Winery in New York City!
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Wine Events – DC & Baltimore https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-dc-baltimore/ Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:30:53 +0000 http://a1a11024-e00d-6c97-de5a-687f61b65f66 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-dc-baltimore/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-dc-baltimore/feed/ 0 Looking for a place to wine in the DC & Baltimore area? Listen here! Looking for a place to wine in the DC & Baltimore area? Listen here!

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Wine Events Update 1-18-14 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-update-1-18-14/ Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://03f7b2b7-cf11-fd65-9405-0885163e9c4d https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-update-1-18-14/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-update-1-18-14/feed/ 0 wine events with Laurie wine events with Laurie

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Listener Wine Question https://www.thewinecoach.com/listener-wine-question/ Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://ea7818e1-3e98-293b-a405-6b7fdf07daa8 https://www.thewinecoach.com/listener-wine-question/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/listener-wine-question/feed/ 0 Denny from Asbury Park asks Laurie about wine legs and what they mean. Denny from Asbury Park asks Laurie about wine legs and what they mean.

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Wine Legs Denny from Asbury Park asks Laurie about wine legs and what they mean. Laurie Forster clean 4:25
Wine & Painting https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-painting/ Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://80f12540-7fb4-63f5-ddcd-165c170ca590 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-painting/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-painting/feed/ 0 Brooke Snyder co-owner of Painted Palette joins Laurie to talk about how they have combined creating art with wine tasting for a perfect night out! http://www.paintedpalettebaltimore.com/ Brooke Snyder co-owner of Painted Palette joins Laurie to talk about how they have combined creating art with wine tasting for a perfect night out! http://www.paintedpalettebaltimore.com/

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Painted Palette Brooke Snyder co-owner of Painted Palette joins Laurie to talk about how they have combined creating art with wine tasting for a perfect night out! http://www.paintedpalettebaltimore.com/ Laurie Forster clean 8:16
Love the Game Wines https://www.thewinecoach.com/love-the-game-wines/ Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://259011db-b9a6-6b94-fb66-3f1e879fb6d1 https://www.thewinecoach.com/love-the-game-wines/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/love-the-game-wines/feed/ 0 Dana Hoiles joined us to talk about her Love the Game wines made in NY state and the inspiration for the wines! Dana Hoiles joined us to talk about her Love the Game wines made in NY state and the inspiration for the wines!

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Dana Hoiles Dana Hoiles joined us to talk about her Love the Game wines made in NY state and the inspiration for the wines! Laurie Forster clean 9:25
Wine Events Update 1/11/14 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-update-11114/ Sun, 12 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 http://47f4d50a-7e5c-21a8-907f-4dd5552fff7e https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-update-11114/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-events-update-11114/feed/ 0 Wine Events Around Baltimore Wine Events Around Baltimore

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Baltimore County Restaurant Week https://www.thewinecoach.com/baltimore-county-restaurant-week/ Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://7d30911e-db37-051f-efb8-289d8e142379 https://www.thewinecoach.com/baltimore-county-restaurant-week/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/baltimore-county-restaurant-week/feed/ 0 John Liberatore from Liquid Libs in Timonium joined us to talk about Baltimore County Restaurant Week taking place from 1/11-1/26 2014. John Liberatore from Liquid Libs in Timonium joined us to talk about Baltimore County Restaurant Week taking place from 1/11-1/26 2014.

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January 11-26, 2014 John Liberatore from Liquid Libs in Timonium joined us to talk about Baltimore County Restaurant Week taking place from 1/11-1/26 2014. Laurie Forster clean 7:17
South African Wine & Baltimore County Restaurant Week https://www.thewinecoach.com/south-african-wine-baltimore-co-restaurant-week/ Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:18:39 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5943 https://www.thewinecoach.com/south-african-wine-baltimore-co-restaurant-week/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/south-african-wine-baltimore-co-restaurant-week/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android Sips of the Week Katie & Michael Cavanaugh of Cavanaugh Family Imports joined us to taste a few great wines from Over the Mountain Winery in the Overberg region of South Africa. Join the Cavanaugh's at Quarry Wine & Spirits from 2-6 PM to [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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 Sips of the Week Katie & Michael Cavanaugh of Cavanaugh Family Imports joined us to taste a few great wines from Over the cavanaughsMountain Winery in the Overberg region of South Africa. Join the Cavanaugh’s at Quarry Wine & Spirits from 2-6 PM to taste all their wines from Over the Mountain. Over the Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Overberg, South Africa Winemaker’s Notes: Our second Sauvignon Blanc vintage continues in the Seven Springs style. The wine has a delicate perfume, tantalizing ripe fruit on the palate with good lingering minerality. Enjoy ripe apples and peaches with hints of the natural vegetation of the area, fynbos , and fresh herbs. It is a light, refreshing wine. Over the Mountain Chardonnay 2011, Overberg, South Africa Winemaker’s Notes: Dry, crisp and smooth this chardonnay has an abundance of fresh ripe white peach and melon aromas. It has a beautifully balanced palate with concentrated rich tropical fruits, a zesty acidity and a hint of gentle toasted oak. The long finish will leave you wanting more. Drink it chilled with friends and match it with chicken, fish and pork dishes. Over the Mountain Pinot Noir 2012, Overberg, South Africa Winemaker’s Notes: Produced from young vines our Pinot Noir is sophisticated and full of character. It is bright and vibrant in colour with a beautiful balanced red berry flavour, a hint of spice, and an excellent finish. It is a very versatile food wine and will match perfectly with mushroom, duck, beef, lamb or pork dishes. Wine Sandwich John Liberatore of Liquid Libs Wine Bar joined Laurie to preview all the great things going on for the 2014 Baltimore County Restaurant Week taking place from January 11-26, 2014. Upcoming Events January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!

February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week to further explore the delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wells Discount Liquors.

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 Sips of the Week Katie & Michael Cavanaugh of Cavanaugh Family Imports joined us to taste a few great wines from Over the Mountain Winery in the Overberg region of South Africa. Join the Cavanaugh’s at Quarry Wine & Spirits from 2-6 PM to taste all their wines from Over the Mountain. Over the Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Overberg, South Africa Winemaker’s Notes: Our second Sauvignon Blanc vintage continues in the Seven Springs style. The wine has a delicate perfume, tantalizing ripe fruit on the palate with good lingering minerality. Enjoy ripe apples and peaches with hints of the natural vegetation of the area, fynbos , and fresh herbs. It is a light, refreshing wine. Over the Mountain Chardonnay 2011, Overberg, South Africa Winemaker’s Notes: Dry, crisp and smooth this chardonnay has an abundance of fresh ripe white peach and melon aromas. It has a beautifully balanced palate with concentrated rich tropical fruits, a zesty acidity and a hint of gentle toasted oak. The long finish will leave you wanting more. Drink it chilled with friends and match it with chicken, fish and pork dishes. Over the Mountain Pinot Noir 2012, Overberg, South Africa Winemaker’s Notes: Produced from young vines our Pinot Noir is sophisticated and full of character. It is bright and vibrant in colour with a beautiful balanced red berry flavour, a hint of spice, and an excellent finish. It is a very versatile food wine and will match perfectly with mushroom, duck, beef, lamb or pork dishes. Wine Sandwich John Liberatore of Liquid Libs Wine Bar joined Laurie to preview all the great things going on for the 2014 Baltimore County Restaurant Week taking place from January 11-26, 2014. Upcoming Events January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!
February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week to further explore the delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wells Discount Liquors.
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2014 Wine Industry Wish List https://www.thewinecoach.com/2014-wine-industry-wish-list/ Sun, 05 Jan 2014 20:27:52 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5936 https://www.thewinecoach.com/2014-wine-industry-wish-list/#comments https://www.thewinecoach.com/2014-wine-industry-wish-list/feed/ 2 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android Joe Roberts of 1WineDude.com Joe Roberts is the voice behind  1WineDude.com, joined Laurie to talk about their Wish List of changes for the Wine Industry in 2014. Listen to the audio on her iTunes Podcast: Click here Here are Joe's wishes: 1. Wineries [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Joe Roberts is the voice behind  1WineDude.com, joined Laurie to talk about their Wish List of changes for the Wine Industry in 2014. Listen to the audio on her iTunes Podcast: Click here Here are Joe’s wishes: 1. Wineries need to get online 2. Start listing ingredients on labels 3. Stop using numbers to rate wines 4. Pick sides on wine apps 5. Realize there’s room for everyone in the fine wine market (natural, biodynamic, etc.) Here are Laurie’s wishes: 1. Wine World…Lighten up! 2. Stop “educating” start “inspiring” 3. Its not all “serious” wine drinkers 4. Embrace direct shipping 5. Stop ignoring the wine consumer Upcoming Events January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!

February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show about South African Wine and the Painted Palette–a place ot pair wine and painting! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

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Joe Roberts is the voice behind  1WineDude.com, joined Laurie to talk about their Wish List of changes for the Wine Industry in 2014. Listen to the audio on her iTunes Podcast: Click here Here are Joe’s wishes: 1. Wineries need to get online 2. Start listing ingredients on labels 3. Stop using numbers to rate wines 4. Pick sides on wine apps 5. Realize there’s room for everyone in the fine wine market (natural, biodynamic, etc.) Here are Laurie’s wishes: 1. Wine World…Lighten up! 2. Stop “educating” start “inspiring” 3. Its not all “serious” wine drinkers 4. Embrace direct shipping 5. Stop ignoring the wine consumer Upcoming Events January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!
February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show about South African Wine and the Painted Palette–a place ot pair wine and painting! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 
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Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Club https://www.thewinecoach.com/oregon-grille-womens-wine-club/ Sun, 05 Jan 2014 15:30:55 +0000 http://a04061f7-f7e1-5138-6414-3e66946e264c https://www.thewinecoach.com/oregon-grille-womens-wine-club/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/oregon-grille-womens-wine-club/feed/ 0 Find out about the kick off of Laurie's Women's Wine events at the Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD! Find out about the kick off of Laurie’s Women’s Wine events at the Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!

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Kickoff the New Year right! Find out about the kick off of Laurie's Women's Wine events at the Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD! Laurie Forster clean 69
New Year’s Cocktails 2014 https://www.thewinecoach.com/new-years-cocktails-2014/ Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:31:22 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5906 https://www.thewinecoach.com/new-years-cocktails-2014/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/new-years-cocktails-2014/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android Sips of the Week John Reusing of Bad Decisions joined us to shake up some great cocktails for New Year's Eve 2014. Try these delicious cocktails at home or join John at the bar for the big holiday.Ginger Old FashionedMuddle 2 Thumb Sized Chunks [...] What-s-Hot-Top-FiveSubscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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 Sips of the Week John Reusing of Bad Decisions joined us to shake up some great cocktails for New Year’s Eve 2014. Try these delicious cocktails at home or join John at the bar for the big holiday.

Ginger Old Fashioned
Muddle 2 Thumb Sized Chunks of Candied Ginger, an Orange Slice, and 2 dashes of Angostura in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Add in 2 oz of good rye whiskey. Stir. Top with Ice, Fill with sparkling water. Serve.
 
Optional: Add a dash of Domain De Canton to bump up sweetness and ginger flavor.
 
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Chill Martini Glass
In a shaker add:
1oz Old Tom Gin
1oz Lillet Rose
1oz Solerno Blood Orange Liquor
1oz Lemon Juice
 
Shake, Strain into glass. Garnish with fresh blood orange wheel. Serve.

Wine Sandwich Derrick Purcell, President of American Culinary Federation Greater Baltimore Chapter and director of dining services for Coppin University in Baltimore joined us to share the culinary trend forecast for 2014. Check out the trend report by the National Restaurant Association click here. Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!

February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show with cocktails for New Year’s Eve and more! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wells Discount Liquors.  

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 Sips of the Week John Reusing of Bad Decisions joined us to shake up some great cocktails for New Year’s Eve 2014. Try these delicious cocktails at home or join John at the bar for the big holiday.
Ginger Old Fashioned

Muddle 2 Thumb Sized Chunks of Candied Ginger, an Orange Slice, and 2 dashes of Angostura in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Add in 2 oz of good rye whiskey. Stir. Top with Ice, Fill with sparkling water. Serve.

 
Optional: Add a dash of Domain De Canton to bump up sweetness and ginger flavor.
 
Corpse Reviver #37
Chill Martini Glass
In a shaker add:
1oz Old Tom Gin
1oz Lillet Rose
1oz Solerno Blood Orange Liquor
1oz Lemon Juice
 
Shake, Strain into glass. Garnish with fresh blood orange wheel. Serve.
Wine Sandwich Derrick Purcell, President of American Culinary Federation Greater Baltimore Chapter and director of dining services for Coppin University in Baltimore joined us to share the culinary trend forecast for 2014. Check out the trend report by the National Restaurant Association click here. Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!
February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show with cocktails for New Year’s Eve and more! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wells Discount Liquors.  
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New Year’s Events 2014 https://www.thewinecoach.com/new-years-events-2014/ Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:09:34 +0000 http://9212a265-d652-6a3d-3d03-293a2d0bcb61 https://www.thewinecoach.com/new-years-events-2014/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/new-years-events-2014/feed/ 0 Laurie reviews upcoming events in Baltimore and beyond! Laurie reviews upcoming events in Baltimore and beyond!

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Culinary Trends for 2014 https://www.thewinecoach.com/culinary-trends-for-2014/ Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:08:14 +0000 http://3877e219-fb4c-e90e-5255-24179cfad649 https://www.thewinecoach.com/culinary-trends-for-2014/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/culinary-trends-for-2014/feed/ 0 Derrick Purcell from the American Culinary Federation joins us to talk about the Culinary Trends report compiled by the National Restaurant Association. Derrick Purcell from the American Culinary Federation joins us to talk about the Culinary Trends report compiled by the National Restaurant Association.

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Food & Wine for 2014 Derrick Purcell from the American Culinary Federation joins us to talk about the Culinary Trends report compiled by the National Restaurant Association. Laurie Forster clean 10:35
Last Minute Holiday Gifts https://www.thewinecoach.com/last-minute-holiday-gifts/ Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 http://df17d005-6b6a-5127-d968-f9562d23ddd7 https://www.thewinecoach.com/last-minute-holiday-gifts/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/last-minute-holiday-gifts/feed/ 0 Laurie and Michael Cullison feature some great last minute holiday gifts for the wine lover on your list. Laurie and Michael Cullison feature some great last minute holiday gifts for the wine lover on your list.

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For the Wine Lover on Your List Laurie and Michael Cullison feature some great last minute holiday gifts for the wine lover on your list. Laurie Forster clean 10:30
Holiday Events 2013 – Baltimore https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-events-2013-baltimore/ Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 http://be55e86d-e13f-682c-2c51-40f3cb0281db https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-events-2013-baltimore/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-events-2013-baltimore/feed/ 0 Laurie features some great things to do for Christmas Even, New Year;s and beyond! Laurie features some great things to do for Christmas Even, New Year;s and beyond!

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Great events for the holidays and beyond Laurie features some great things to do for Christmas Even, New Year;s and beyond! Laurie Forster clean 4:18
Holiday Sparkling Wines & Last Minute Gift Ideas https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-sparkling-wines-last-minute-gift-ideas/ Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:00:07 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5868 https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-sparkling-wines-last-minute-gift-ideas/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-sparkling-wines-last-minute-gift-ideas/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android Holiday Gift Ideas  "Shh...there's wine in here" Travel Coffee Mug $15 in TWC ShopSigned copy of The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine $16.95 TWC ShopThe Wine Coach Wine Club - 2 wines each month, wine tips from Laurie and Recipes from Michael [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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 Holiday Gift Ideas

  1.  “Shh…there’s wine in here” Travel Coffee Mug $15 in TWC Shoptwc travel mug
  2. Signed copy of The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine $16.95 TWC Shop
  3. The Wine Coach Wine Club – 2 wines each month, wine tips from Laurie and Recipes from Michael $50/month
  4. Weird Science: Food & Wine Reactions DVD $24.99 TWC Shop
  5. Tickets to Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Event on 1/23 $75
  6. Artisanal Cheese Gifts – gourmet cheese sent to your recipient in a wooden box. Use code CHEESE for 10% off all orders!!

Sips of the Week Michael Cullison from Wine World in Harford County joined us to share 3 of his favorite AFFORDABLE sparkling wine for the holidays. Lamarca Prosecco, Veneto, Italy, $15.99 photo 3Winemaker’s Notes: La Marca Prosecco is produced from 100% Glera grapes harvested in early September, and sourced from hundreds of small vineyards throughout the region. The grapes were crushed immediately after harvest before being pressed in gentle membrane presses. The juice was allowed to cold-settle before the initial fermentation occurred in stainless steel at 59-65º F. The still wine underwent aging on the lees prior to a secondary fermentation using the Charmat process at a temperature of 59F. Gruet Blanc De Noirs, New Mexico, USA $16.99 Winemaker’s Notes: The rich and toasty character of our Blanc de Noirs is balanced and superb. Aged for two-year minimum, the palate is developed and shows rich complex flavors. The amazing berries aromas and the creamy texture play a leading role and create a great finesse. Winemaker’s Note: A fine salmon color, aggressive mousse and a lovely fruity wine with plenty of immediate charm and toasty aromas. There is also an explosive juicy flavor of raspberry.                           Jaillance Cremant de Bordeaux Brut Rose, France $19.99 Winemaker’s Notes: The wine is cherry-colored with copper highlights. The bubbles form a fine cordon (ring) at the surface. Aroma of raspberries mingles with a subtle woody vanilla scent. The taste is lively and tonic, full and rounded, then culminates in a finale of ripe fruit. All the Sips of the Week or similar wines are available at Wine World and Wells Discount Liquors Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!

February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show with cocktails for New Year’s Eve and more! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wells Discount Liquors.  

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 Holiday Gift Ideas

*  “Shh…there’s wine in here” Travel Coffee Mug $15 in TWC Shop
* Signed copy of The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine $16.95 TWC Shop
* The Wine Coach Wine Club – 2 wines each month, wine tips from Laurie and Recipes from Michael $50/month
* Weird Science: Food & Wine Reactions DVD $24.99 TWC Shop
* Tickets to Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Event on 1/23 $75
* Artisanal Cheese Gifts – gourmet cheese sent to your recipient in a wooden box. Use code CHEESE for 10% off all orders!!

Sips of the Week Michael Cullison from Wine World in Harford County joined us to share 3 of his favorite AFFORDABLE sparkling wine for the holidays. Lamarca Prosecco, Veneto, Italy, $15.99 Winemaker’s Notes: La Marca Prosecco is produced from 100% Glera grapes harvested in early September, and sourced from hundreds of small vineyards throughout the region. The grapes were crushed immediately after harvest before being pressed in gentle membrane presses. The juice was allowed to cold-settle before the initial fermentation occurred in stainless steel at 59-65º F. The still wine underwent aging on the lees prior to a secondary fermentation using the Charmat process at a temperature of 59F. Gruet Blanc De Noirs, New Mexico, USA $16.99 Winemaker’s Notes: The rich and toasty character of our Blanc de Noirs is balanced and superb. Aged for two-year minimum, the palate is developed and shows rich complex flavors. The amazing berries aromas and the creamy texture play a leading role and create a great finesse. Winemaker’s Note: A fine salmon color, aggressive mousse and a lovely fruity wine with plenty of immediate charm and toasty aromas. There is also an explosive juicy flavor of raspberry.                           Jaillance Cremant de Bordeaux Brut Rose, France $19.99 Winemaker’s Notes: The wine is cherry-colored with copper highlights. The bubbles form a fine cordon (ring) at the surface. Aroma of raspberries mingles with a subtle woody vanilla scent. The taste is lively and tonic, full and rounded, then culminates in a finale of ripe fruit. All the Sips of the Week or similar wines are available at Wine World and Wells Discount Liquors Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!
February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.
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Holiday Wines & Gift Ideas https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-wines-gift-ideas/ Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:55:26 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5848 https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-wines-gift-ideas/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-wines-gift-ideas/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android Holiday Gift Ideas  "Shh...there's wine in here" Travel Coffee Mug $15 in TWC ShopSigned copy of The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine $16.95 TWC ShopThe Wine Coach Wine Club - 2 wines each month, wine tips from Laurie and Recipes from Michael [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

 Holiday Gift Ideas

  1.  “Shh…there’s wine in here” Travel Coffee Mug $15 in TWC Shoptwc travel mug
  2. Signed copy of The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine $16.95 TWC Shop
  3. The Wine Coach Wine Club – 2 wines each month, wine tips from Laurie and Recipes from Michael $50/month
  4. Weird Science: Food & Wine Reactions DVD $24.99 TWC Shop
  5. Tickets to Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Event on 1/23 $75
  6. Artisanal Cheese Gifts – gourmet cheese sent to your recipient in a wooden box. Use code CHEESE for 10% off all orders!!

Use code HOLIDAY in The Wine Coach Shop to get FREE Shipping! Sips of the Week Chris Coker, Sommelier at Jack’s Bistro in Baltimore joined us with 3 of his favorite wines for the holidays. Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc, Rhone Valley, France $10.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Colour: golden yellow with green undertones, bright and clean. Nose: very intense with ripe yellow fruits (apricot and peach) and white flowers bringing freshness. Mouth: round and full, very balanced, mineral finish Schramsberg Brut Rose 2009, North Coast, California $47 Winemaker’s Notes: Schramsberg Brut Rosé is flavorful, complex and dry, making it both versatile with food and delicious by itself as an apéritif. The character of the wine is most strongly influenced by bright, flavorful Pinot Noir grown in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate.Hand picking, careful handling and gentle pressing produce a wine of delicacy, free of skin and seed tannin. Following the fall harvest and base winemaking period, an extensive process of blending trial and refinement is carried out in the spring. The finished blend is aged on the yeast in the bottle for about two years, just enough to achieve refined effervescence and toastiness without diminishing its refreshing, vibrant appeal. Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina $10.99 Winemaker’s Notes: A luminous red-purple hue and expressive red and black fruits on the nose provide a strong first impression of the unique Bonarda Argentina grape. On the palate the wine is fresh and lively, with a silky, smooth mouthfeel and nice volume. This wine receives no oak treatment in order to show the purest expression of the Bonarda grape. Enjoyed best at cellar temperature from 60-64 °F. All the Sips of the Week or similar wines are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!

February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show with cocktails for New Year’s Eve and more! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wells Discount Liquors.

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 Holiday Gift Ideas

*  “Shh…there’s wine in here” Travel Coffee Mug $15 in TWC Shop
* Signed copy of The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine $16.95 TWC Shop
* The Wine Coach Wine Club – 2 wines each month, wine tips from Laurie and Recipes from Michael $50/month
* Weird Science: Food & Wine Reactions DVD $24.99 TWC Shop
* Tickets to Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Event on 1/23 $75
* Artisanal Cheese Gifts – gourmet cheese sent to your recipient in a wooden box. Use code CHEESE for 10% off all orders!!

Use code HOLIDAY in The Wine Coach Shop to get FREE Shipping! Sips of the Week Chris Coker, Sommelier at Jack’s Bistro in Baltimore joined us with 3 of his favorite wines for the holidays. Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc, Rhone Valley, France $10.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Colour: golden yellow with green undertones, bright and clean. Nose: very intense with ripe yellow fruits (apricot and peach) and white flowers bringing freshness. Mouth: round and full, very balanced, mineral finish Schramsberg Brut Rose 2009, North Coast, California $47 Winemaker’s Notes: Schramsberg Brut Rosé is flavorful, complex and dry, making it both versatile with food and delicious by itself as an apéritif. The character of the wine is most strongly influenced by bright, flavorful Pinot Noir grown in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate.Hand picking, careful handling and gentle pressing produce a wine of delicacy, free of skin and seed tannin. Following the fall harvest and base winemaking period, an extensive process of blending trial and refinement is carried out in the spring. The finished blend is aged on the yeast in the bottle for about two years, just enough to achieve refined effervescence and toastiness without diminishing its refreshing, vibrant appeal. Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina $10.99 Winemaker’s Notes: A luminous red-purple hue and expressive red and black fruits on the nose provide a strong first impression of the unique Bonarda Argentina grape. On the palate the wine is fresh and lively, with a silky, smooth mouthfeel and nice volume. This wine receives no oak treatment in order to show the purest expression of the Bonarda grape. Enjoyed best at cellar temperature from 60-64 °F. All the Sips of the Week or similar wines are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, MD!
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Holiday WInes for 2013 https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-wines-for-2013/ Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 http://38dfcdc2-af53-fd83-83a4-f84238b40c79 https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-wines-for-2013/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/holiday-wines-for-2013/feed/ 0 Chris Coker, Sommelier at Jack's Bistro, joins Laurie to share 3 great wines for your holiday celebrations. Chris Coker, Sommelier at Jack’s Bistro, joins Laurie to share 3 great wines for your holiday celebrations.

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3 Great Holiday Picks Chris Coker, Sommelier at Jack's Bistro, joins Laurie to share 3 great wines for your holiday celebrations. Laurie Forster clean 14:53
Chablis for the Holidays https://www.thewinecoach.com/chablis-for-the-holidays/ Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 http://2f26db52-2dc8-aeca-bad9-98d8a3fee1b4 https://www.thewinecoach.com/chablis-for-the-holidays/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/chablis-for-the-holidays/feed/ 0 Laurie talks to the President of the Chablis Commission Jean Francois Bordet about the region and its amazingly food friendly wines. Laurie talks to the President of the Chablis Commission Jean Francois Bordet about the region and its amazingly food friendly wines.

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Jean Francois Bordet of Chablis Commission Laurie talks to the President of the Chablis Commission Jean Francois Bordet about the region and its amazingly food friendly wines. Laurie Forster clean 13:00
Wine & Cheese Pairings for the Holidays https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-cheese-pairings-for-the-holidays/ Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:00:38 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5790 https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-cheese-pairings-for-the-holidays/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/wine-cheese-pairings-for-the-holidays/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or AndroidSips of the Week Laurie and Jean Francois Bordet at Proof Restaurant in DC. Laurie holds a piece of the Kimmeridgian soil that makes Chablis so special! Laurie talked with Jean Francois Bordet, President of the Chablis Commission about the Chablis region in France [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: 
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Laurie and Jean Francois Bordet at Proof Restaurant in DC. Laurie holds a piece of the Kimmeridgian soil that makes Chablis so special!

Laurie talked with Jean Francois Bordet, President of the Chablis Commission about the Chablis region in France and its amazingly food friendly wines. Domaine Seguinot-Bordet Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2010 $35 Winemaker’s Notes: Very pretty pale golden yellow in colour with light greenish glints. Bright, luminous and limpid. The noze is an explosion of fine fresh notes, of elegant white flowers, fresh brioche and leafy tenderness. The taste reveals instantly all its power, richness and elegance-perfect balance of finess, mineral, mellowness and vivacity. It generously offers us a full spectrum of aromas. The finish just goes on and on, never to the forgotten. Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Permier Cru Vallions 2010 $29.99 Winemaker’s Notes: It is an excellent example of the characteristics of a Chablis wine: freshness, acidity, minerality and notes of flowers and fruit. Well-rounded and charming, this wine has a final note of minerality on the palate and is a good compromise between the acidity and fruit. It is generous, has a good length and is very typical of Chablis. Drink with: seafood, grilled fish and white meats All the Sips of the Week or similar wines are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Wine Sandwich artisanal_cheese_clockLaurie talked with Max McCalman, Dean of Ciriculum at Artisinal Artisinal Premium Cheese, about the Artisinal Cheese Clock Collection and how to take the mystery out of wine and cheese pairings! Max McCalman is a highly visible advocate for artisanal cheese production, and is renowned as one of the cheese world’s living legends for his expertise, insight and passion.  Max is a dedicated scholar of cheese, where he acts as consultant to the trade, judges at cheese competitions and is a frequent guest lecturer.  He was America’s first restaurant-based Maître Fromager.   Max’s work takes him  across North America and Europe, speaking at conferences and festivals, and most passionately, to  explore the dairies and farms that contribute to artisanal cheese making.  Max has been conferred the title of Garde et Jure as designated by France’s Guilde des Fromagers.  He is the Dean of  Curriculum, Maître Fromager and Director of Affinage at the Artisanal Premium Cheese (APC) Center in New York City. Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille!

February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show with holiday wines, wine gifts for cork dorks and more! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis ,The Oregon Grille and Wells Discount Liquors.

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Laurie talked with Jean Francois Bordet, President of the Chablis Commission about the Chablis region in France and its amazingly food friendly wines. Domaine Seguinot-Bordet Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2010 $35 Winemaker’s Notes: Very pretty pale golden yellow in colour with light greenish glints. Bright, luminous and limpid. The noze is an explosion of fine fresh notes, of elegant white flowers, fresh brioche and leafy tenderness. The taste reveals instantly all its power, richness and elegance-perfect balance of finess, mineral, mellowness and vivacity. It generously offers us a full spectrum of aromas. The finish just goes on and on, never to the forgotten. Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Permier Cru Vallions 2010 $29.99 Winemaker’s Notes: It is an excellent example of the characteristics of a Chablis wine: freshness, acidity, minerality and notes of flowers and fruit. Well-rounded and charming, this wine has a final note of minerality on the palate and is a good compromise between the acidity and fruit. It is generous, has a good length and is very typical of Chablis. Drink with: seafood, grilled fish and white meats All the Sips of the Week or similar wines are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Wine Sandwich Laurie talked with Max McCalman, Dean of Ciriculum at Artisinal Artisinal Premium Cheese, about the Artisinal Cheese Clock Collection and how to take the mystery out of wine and cheese pairings! Max McCalman is a highly visible advocate for artisanal cheese production, and is renowned as one of the cheese world’s living legends for his expertise, insight and passion.  Max is a dedicated scholar of cheese, where he acts as consultant to the trade, judges at cheese competitions and is a frequent guest lecturer.  He was America’s first restaurant-based Maître Fromager.   Max’s work takes him  across North America and Europe, speaking at conferences and festivals, and most passionately, to  explore the dairies and farms that contribute to artisanal cheese making.  Max has been conferred the title of Garde et Jure as designated by France’s Guilde des Fromagers.  He is the Dean of  Curriculum, Maître Fromager and Director of Affinage at the Artisanal Premium Cheese (APC) Center in New York City. Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille!
February 22-23, 2014 join Laurie at Turf Valley for the 2014 Savor Sip Style luxury home show. She’ll have 2 classes on Saturday and one on Sunday.
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Australian Shiraz for Holidays! Laurie and Chris taste 2 affordable Aussie Shiraz perfect for your holiday parties! Laurie Forster clean 7:38
Listener Wine Questions https://www.thewinecoach.com/listener-wine-questions/ Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 http://8a3a20d7-c9ea-42c9-682e-cb4a00dad33d https://www.thewinecoach.com/listener-wine-questions/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/listener-wine-questions/feed/ 0 Laurie answers your wine questions...if you want to ask Laurie a wine question email radio@thewinecoach.com Laurie answers your wine questions…if you want to ask Laurie a wine question email radio@thewinecoach.com

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Shiraz, Bacon & Wine! https://www.thewinecoach.com/shiraz-bacon-wine/ Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:00:13 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5771 https://www.thewinecoach.com/shiraz-bacon-wine/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/shiraz-bacon-wine/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or AndroidSips of the Week M. Chapoutier Tournon Mathilda Victorian Shiraz, Victoria, Australia, $14.99 Winemaker's Notes: Colour : brilliant, dark ruby colour; Nose : deep with black fruits and pepper aromas;Palate : supple and greedy with silky and elegant tannins Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier Blend, [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Sips of the Week M. Chapoutier Tournon Mathilda Victorian Shiraz, Victoria, Australia, $14.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Colour : brilliant, dark ruby colour; Nose : deep with black fruits and pepper aromas;Palate : supple and greedy with silky and elegant tannins Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier Blend, South Australia, $9.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Mid crimson in colour, the Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2011 opens with alluring aromas of Turkish delight, white pepper and summer puddings – highlighting this exotic blend. The palate is medium bodied and full of juicy summer berries that lead to a supple tannin finish. Try with barbequed American style pork spare ribs or steamed pork buns. All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Wine Sandwich BaconSalt3packLaurie talks to Justin Esch, co-founder of J&D’s Food and creators of Bacon Salt. They talk about Miley Cyrus and all things BACON! Justin and Dave were just two regular guys who won money on America’s Funniest Home Videos® and used it to launch our first product, Bacon Salt®. That’s right, salt that makes everything taste like bacon. They soon realized that the worldwide demand for a bacon-flavored seasoning was more immense than they could have ever imagined. In just 5 days we sold all 6,000 jars of Bacon Salt we had to people in 15 countries and 25 states – from our website, out of a garage – without spending a dime on marketing or advertising. The innovation didn’t stop there. There were more food products they thought could taste like bacon: BaconPOP microwave popcorn, Baconnaise, Bacon Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix and Bacon Croutons. Then came the novelty products – Bacon Lip Balm, bacon-flavored Mmmvelopes, Bacon Shaving Cream, and more. Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille! Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show all about delicious BACON! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.

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Sips of the Week M. Chapoutier Tournon Mathilda Victorian Shiraz, Victoria, Australia, $14.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Colour : brilliant, dark ruby colour; Nose : deep with black fruits and pepper aromas;Palate : supple and greedy with silky and elegant tannins Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier Blend, South Australia, $9.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Mid crimson in colour, the Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2011 opens with alluring aromas of Turkish delight, white pepper and summer puddings – highlighting this exotic blend. The palate is medium bodied and full of juicy summer berries that lead to a supple tannin finish. Try with barbequed American style pork spare ribs or steamed pork buns. All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Wine Sandwich Laurie talks to Justin Esch, co-founder of J&D’s Food and creators of Bacon Salt. They talk about Miley Cyrus and all things BACON! Justin and Dave were just two regular guys who won money on America’s Funniest Home Videos® and used it to launch our first product, Bacon Salt®. That’s right, salt that makes everything taste like bacon. They soon realized that the worldwide demand for a bacon-flavored seasoning was more immense than they could have ever imagined. In just 5 days we sold all 6,000 jars of Bacon Salt we had to people in 15 countries and 25 states – from our website, out of a garage – without spending a dime on marketing or advertising. The innovation didn’t stop there. There were more food products they thought could taste like bacon: BaconPOP microwave popcorn, Baconnaise, Bacon Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix and Bacon Croutons. Then came the novelty products – Bacon Lip Balm, bacon-flavored Mmmvelopes, Bacon Shaving Cream, and more. Upcoming Events Mark Your Calendar for January 23, 2014 for Laurie’s kickoff event for her Women’s Wine Club at The Oregon Grille! Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show all about delicious BACON! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.
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Turkey Cooking Tips https://www.thewinecoach.com/turkey-cooking-tips/ Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:30:00 +0000 http://c844e88a-9e26-a7ec-9902-bed274cef6fe https://www.thewinecoach.com/turkey-cooking-tips/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/turkey-cooking-tips/feed/ 0 Chef Forster joins us to talk about how to make sure your turkey stays juicy and delicious! Chef Forster joins us to talk about how to make sure your turkey stays juicy and delicious!

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Make sure you don't end up with a dried up bird! Chef Forster joins us to talk about how to make sure your turkey stays juicy and delicious! Laurie Forster clean 7:28
Thanksgiving Wines & Turkey Tips https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-wines-turkey-tips/ Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:00:17 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5664 https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-wines-turkey-tips/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/thanksgiving-wines-turkey-tips/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android Sips of the Week Tim Riley, Beverage Director at Fleet Street Kitchen, joined us to talk about three of his wine picks that need to be on your Thanksgiving table! Baltimore native, Tim brings an intense passion for beverage service and an extensive knowledge [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Sips of the Week Tim Riley, Beverage Director at Fleet Street Kitchen, joined us to talk about three of his wine picks that need to be on your Thanksgiving table! Baltimore native, Tim brings an intense passion for beverage service and an extensive knowledge of wine, beer, and spirits to his position at Fleet Street Kitchen. An honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Tim has worked all over the East Coast. Sparkling – Andre et Mireille Tissot Cremant du Jura, France $24.99 Winemakers Notes: Biodynamic viticulture – think organic on steroids…Made with 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 10% from a combination of Poulsard and Trousseau; two local red varieties. This “Extra Brut” is a seriously good Crémant du Jura with excellent juicy fruitiness and length of flavour. White – Red Newt Cellars Semi-Dry Riesling 2011, Finger Lakes, NY $14.99 Winery Notes: Riesling is the flagship wine grape variety of the Finger Lakes, and truly shines when balanced with a touch of sweetness. Crisp and aromatic in the glass, Red Newt Semi-Dry is the ultimate expression of the Finger Lakes style. Bursting with layers of ripe pineapple, starfruit, kiwi, and mango, the palate is an expression of the perfect climate for Riesling. Subtle sweetness up front is delicately balanced for a clean, fresh finish, and is ideal for flavorful, spicy cuisine. Red – Potel-Aivron Julienas ’10 $19.99 Winemakers Notes: Once again, Stephan Aviron is sourcing his Julienas from two well established growers in the appellation of Julienas. In both plots vines average over 50 years. Soils are also consistent and are made up primarily of granite stones, sand and chalk.  Grapes are vinified separately until time for the final blending and bottling. The must is macerated in temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 12-15 days and then aged for 12-14 months in a combination of new and used oak casks. All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Wine Sandwich Chef Michael Forster joined us to answer your Turkey cooking questions! Laurie’s better half Chef Michael studied at The Culinary Institute of America and apprenticed at Le Cirque, in New York City where he learned traditional French cooking from basic sauces to intricate plate presentation. Over the last decade, Chef Forster has held positions in some of the country’s top restaurants including Osteria del Circo in New York City, Hampton’s at Baltimore’s Harbor Court Hotel and, now, as full time private chef. Check out Chef Forster’s Stuffing Muffin Recipe and his video on How to Carve a Turkey. Upcoming Events Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show all about delicious BACON! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.

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Sips of the Week Tim Riley, Beverage Director at Fleet Street Kitchen, joined us to talk about three of his wine picks that need to be on your Thanksgiving table! Baltimore native, Tim brings an intense passion for beverage service and an extensive knowledge of wine, beer, and spirits to his position at Fleet Street Kitchen. An honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Tim has worked all over the East Coast. Sparkling – Andre et Mireille Tissot Cremant du Jura, France $24.99 Winemakers Notes: Biodynamic viticulture – think organic on steroids…Made with 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 10% from a combination of Poulsard and Trousseau; two local red varieties. This “Extra Brut” is a seriously good Crémant du Jura with excellent juicy fruitiness and length of flavour. White – Red Newt Cellars Semi-Dry Riesling 2011, Finger Lakes, NY $14.99 Winery Notes: Riesling is the flagship wine grape variety of the Finger Lakes, and truly shines when balanced with a touch of sweetness. Crisp and aromatic in the glass, Red Newt Semi-Dry is the ultimate expression of the Finger Lakes style. Bursting with layers of ripe pineapple, starfruit, kiwi, and mango, the palate is an expression of the perfect climate for Riesling. Subtle sweetness up front is delicately balanced for a clean, fresh finish, and is ideal for flavorful, spicy cuisine. Red – Potel-Aivron Julienas ’10 $19.99 Winemakers Notes: Once again, Stephan Aviron is sourcing his Julienas from two well established growers in the appellation of Julienas. In both plots vines average over 50 years. Soils are also consistent and are made up primarily of granite stones, sand and chalk.  Grapes are vinified separately until time for the final blending and bottling. The must is macerated in temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 12-15 days and then aged for 12-14 months in a combination of new and used oak casks. All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Wine Sandwich Chef Michael Forster joined us to answer your Turkey cooking questions! Laurie’s better half Chef Michael studied at The Culinary Institute of America and apprenticed at Le Cirque, in New York City where he learned traditional French cooking from basic sauces to intricate plate presentation. Over the last decade, Chef Forster has held positions in some of the country’s top restaurants including Osteria del Circo in New York City, Hampton’s at Baltimore’s Harbor Court Hotel and, now, as full time private chef. Check out Chef Forster’s Stuffing Muffin Recipe and his video on How to Carve a Turkey. Upcoming Events Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week for a show all about delicious BACON! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.
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Jancis Robinson – World Atlas of Wine https://www.thewinecoach.com/jancis-robinson-world-atlas-of-wine/ Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 http://d47183dc-e25d-715b-83ed-f9a598f98ab9 https://www.thewinecoach.com/jancis-robinson-world-atlas-of-wine/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/jancis-robinson-world-atlas-of-wine/feed/ 0 Laurie talked to Jancis Robinson, International Wine Writer and Co-Author of the World Atlas of Wine about the newly released 7th edition of this phenomenal wine book. Laurie talked to Jancis Robinson, International Wine Writer and Co-Author of the World Atlas of Wine about the newly released 7th edition of this phenomenal wine book.

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7th Edition of the World Atlas of Wine Laurie talked to Jancis Robinson, International Wine Writer and Co-Author of the World Atlas of Wine about the newly released 7th edition of this phenomenal wine book. Laurie Forster clean 12:34
Troegs Brewery Visit https://www.thewinecoach.com/troegs-brewery-visit/ Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 http://4c6adeca-8e4b-4890-f6d3-9827496e0b4a https://www.thewinecoach.com/troegs-brewery-visit/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/troegs-brewery-visit/feed/ 0 Laurie visits Troegs Brewing in Hershey PA and talks to Brewery Manager Ed Yashinsky. Laurie visits Troegs Brewing in Hershey PA and talks to Brewery Manager Ed Yashinsky.

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Winter Ales & Jancis Robinson’s World Atlas of Wine https://www.thewinecoach.com/winter-ales-jancis-robinsons-world-atlas-of-wine/ Sat, 16 Nov 2013 15:44:05 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5649 https://www.thewinecoach.com/winter-ales-jancis-robinsons-world-atlas-of-wine/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/winter-ales-jancis-robinsons-world-atlas-of-wine/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android Sips of the Week Laurie & Ed Yashinsky of Troegs Brewing raise a glass to the upcoming holidays! Laurie toured the Troegs Brewery in Hershey, PA and talked to Brewery Manager Ed Yashinsky about their amazing beers. Troegs Brewing Mad Elf, Hershey, PA [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Laurie & Ed Yashinsky of Troegs Brewing raise a glass to the upcoming holidays!

Laurie toured the Troegs Brewery in Hershey, PA and talked to Brewery Manager Ed Yashinsky about their amazing beers. Troegs Brewing Mad Elf, Hershey, PA $15.99 for 6pk Brewery Notes: The Mad Elf is a cheerful creation to warm your heart and enlighten your tongue. The combination of cherries, honey, and chocolate malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast, this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the pleasant character of this intriguing yet delicious Ale. The Mad Elf is a jolly and delicious beer for the holidays. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, California $8.99 for 6pk Brewery Notes: The start of Celebration season is a festive event. We can’t start brewing until the first fresh hops have arrived, but once they have the season is officially under way! First brewed in 1981, Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops—honoring everything we have at Sierra Nevada. All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Featured Guest Laurie talked to Jancis Robinson, International Wine Writer and Co-Author of the World Atlas of Wine about the newly released 7th edition of this phenomenal wine book.  Jancis Robinson is one of only a handful of wine writers with an international reputation. Her multi-award-winning books, including the hugely successful Oxford Companion to Wine (1994, 1999, 2006), and Wine Grapes (2012), are among the most important landmarks in wine literature. She writes daily for www.JancisRobinson.com, which has subscribers in 100 countries and was voted the first-ever Wine Website of the Year in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2010. Upcoming Events Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.

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Laurie toured the Troegs Brewery in Hershey, PA and talked to Brewery Manager Ed Yashinsky about their amazing beers. Troegs Brewing Mad Elf, Hershey, PA $15.99 for 6pk Brewery Notes: The Mad Elf is a cheerful creation to warm your heart and enlighten your tongue. The combination of cherries, honey, and chocolate malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast, this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the pleasant character of this intriguing yet delicious Ale. The Mad Elf is a jolly and delicious beer for the holidays. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, California $8.99 for 6pk Brewery Notes: The start of Celebration season is a festive event. We can’t start brewing until the first fresh hops have arrived, but once they have the season is officially under way! First brewed in 1981, Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops—honoring everything we have at Sierra Nevada. All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Featured Guest Laurie talked to Jancis Robinson, International Wine Writer and Co-Author of the World Atlas of Wine about the newly released 7th edition of this phenomenal wine book.  Jancis Robinson is one of only a handful of wine writers with an international reputation. Her multi-award-winning books, including the hugely successful Oxford Companion to Wine (1994, 1999, 2006), and Wine Grapes (2012), are among the most important landmarks in wine literature. She writes daily for www.JancisRobinson.com, which has subscribers in 100 countries and was voted the first-ever Wine Website of the Year in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2010. Upcoming Events Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.
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Mira Winery and Suga Chef https://www.thewinecoach.com/mira-winery-and-suga-chef/ Sat, 09 Nov 2013 17:11:25 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5631 https://www.thewinecoach.com/mira-winery-and-suga-chef/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/mira-winery-and-suga-chef/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android Sips of the Week Jim "Bear" Dyke, Jr., President of Mira Winery, joined Laurie on The Sipping Point to talk about their experiments with ocean aged wines. A wine enthusiast and entrepreneur, who built a Washington, DC public affairs firm, adds over two decades [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Sips of the Week Jim “Bear” Dyke, Jr., President of Mira Winery, joined Laurie on The Sipping Point to talk about their experiments with ocean aged wines. A wine enthusiast and entrepreneur, who built a Washington, DC public affairs firm, adds over two decades of public relations and marketing experience to the Mira Winery team. Mira Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley $48mira ocean wine Winery Notes: Spice, anise, wild forest fruit nose. Blackberry, mocha and black plum flavors guide the palate to smooth, silky fine-grained tannins that come into focus in the long, lingering finish. 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 100% Napa Valley primarily from the Rutherford AVA. Aged in 100% French oak barrels, 60% new for 18 months. All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Wine Sandwich ​Pastry Chef Padua Player aka Suga Chef is as dedicated as they come and he is serious about his desserts! Coming from humble beginnings and the home of a single parent, Chef Padua learned a lesson very early, in work ethic and tenacity. Chef Padua attributes his love for the culinary world with memories of snapping string beans, creating sweet potato pies alongside his mother in the kitchen. Any opportunity that arose for the budding pastry chef to help his mom in creating a family dish, he was front and center to soak in her culinary teachings.​ Chef Padua’s pastry passion grew into him taking up residency an hour north of DC to attend Baltimore International College and would be the official start of his formal training in Baking and Pastry Arts. Armed with his formal pastry skills, Chef Padua moved back to DC, with his talents landing him a job with Marriott in the Georgetown University system. Chef Padua has been praised for his work by Vice President Biden, featured on Platinum Weddings and was a contestant on Food Network’s Sweet Genius hosted by famed Pastry Chef, Ron Ben Israel. Chef Padua has also provided his sweet delicacies to countless, singers, comedians and actors.​ Check out his Mini Plum Tart recipe: https://www.facebook.com/sugachefdesserts then click VIDEOS Upcoming Events Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.

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Sips of the Week Jim “Bear” Dyke, Jr., President of Mira Winery, joined Laurie on The Sipping Point to talk about their experiments with ocean aged wines. A wine enthusiast and entrepreneur, who built a Washington, DC public affairs firm, adds over two decades of public relations and marketing experience to the Mira Winery team. Mira Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley $48 Winery Notes: Spice, anise, wild forest fruit nose. Blackberry, mocha and black plum flavors guide the palate to smooth, silky fine-grained tannins that come into focus in the long, lingering finish. 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 100% Napa Valley primarily from the Rutherford AVA. Aged in 100% French oak barrels, 60% new for 18 months. All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Wine Sandwich ​Pastry Chef Padua Player aka Suga Chef is as dedicated as they come and he is serious about his desserts! Coming from humble beginnings and the home of a single parent, Chef Padua learned a lesson very early, in work ethic and tenacity. Chef Padua attributes his love for the culinary world with memories of snapping string beans, creating sweet potato pies alongside his mother in the kitchen. Any opportunity that arose for the budding pastry chef to help his mom in creating a family dish, he was front and center to soak in her culinary teachings.​ Chef Padua’s pastry passion grew into him taking up residency an hour north of DC to attend Baltimore International College and would be the official start of his formal training in Baking and Pastry Arts. Armed with his formal pastry skills, Chef Padua moved back to DC, with his talents landing him a job with Marriott in the Georgetown University system. Chef Padua has been praised for his work by Vice President Biden, featured on Platinum Weddings and was a contestant on Food Network’s Sweet Genius hosted by famed Pastry Chef, Ron Ben Israel. Chef Padua has also provided his sweet delicacies to countless, singers, comedians and actors.​ Check out his Mini Plum Tart recipe: https://www.facebook.com/sugachefdesserts then click VIDEOS Upcoming Events Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com Next Week We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.
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Suga Chef https://www.thewinecoach.com/suga-chef/ Sat, 09 Nov 2013 16:49:59 +0000 http://40162079-638e-c6dc-52b2-f35ccd7052d3 https://www.thewinecoach.com/suga-chef/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/suga-chef/feed/ 0 Laurie talks to Chef Padua Player aka the Suga Chef about his sweet creations and a Video Tutorial he has created to show you how to make his Mini Plum Tarts. Laurie talks to Chef Padua Player aka the Suga Chef about his sweet creations and a Video Tutorial he has created to show you how to make his Mini Plum Tarts.

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Mini Plum Tarts and more! Laurie talks to Chef Padua Player aka the Suga Chef about his sweet creations and a Video Tutorial he has created to show you how to make his Mini Plum Tarts. Laurie Forster clean 8:08
Rodney Henry https://www.thewinecoach.com/rodney-henry/ Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:32:25 +0000 http://30acc4a9-20fd-a341-d9d0-0783d7ac556d https://www.thewinecoach.com/rodney-henry/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/rodney-henry/feed/ 0 Laurie talked with Rodney Henry, founder of Dangerously Delicious Pies. Laurie talked with Rodney Henry, founder of Dangerously Delicious Pies.

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Lazlo Lee https://www.thewinecoach.com/lazlo-lee/ Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:31:10 +0000 http://1a39fa25-91c0-34e0-1190-d95c2dbe5d66 https://www.thewinecoach.com/lazlo-lee/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/lazlo-lee/feed/ 0 Lazlo, Head Baker at Dangerously Delicious Pies joined us to talk pies and about his band. Lazlo, Head Baker at Dangerously Delicious Pies joined us to talk pies and about his band.

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Dangerously Delicious Pies & Wine https://www.thewinecoach.com/dangerously-delicious-pies/ Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:00:36 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5593 https://www.thewinecoach.com/dangerously-delicious-pies/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/dangerously-delicious-pies/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android Sips of the Week Lazlo & Laurie Lazlo Lee, Head Baker (3 years) at Dangerously Delicious Pies joined us to talk pies and about his band Lazlo Lee & the Motherless Children. He brought 3 pies that Laurie perfectly paired with wines from [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Lazlo Lee, Head Baker (3 years) at Dangerously Delicious Pies joined us to talk pies and about his band Lazlo Lee & the Motherless Children. He brought 3 pies that Laurie perfectly paired with wines from Wells Discount Liquors: Cowboy Quiche with… Clos de la Roilette Fleurie, Beaujolais, France $19.99, imported by Louis Dressner Winery Notes: The Clos de la Roilette, in the village of Fleurie, covers nine hectares of one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Crus. The clos has an eastern exposure, borders the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, and produces wines that are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age 5-10 years, depending on the vintage. Roasted Steak with Mushrooms, Onion and Gruyere Cheese with… Bottle-Shots-2011-005Klinkerbrick Old Vines Zinfandel, Lodi, California $19.99 Winery Notes: The 2011 vintage produced smaller yields than previous vintages. Our Old Vine Zinfandel comes from vines with an average age of 85 years.  On the nose, aromatics black raspberry, cedar shavings are paired with pepper and spice. On 30030101711_bottle (2)the palate,  the wine is medium-bodied, with berries and dark cherry flavors, balanced with firm structure and a silky texture. As always, this wine has a smooth and lingering finish. Apple Caramel with…  Santa Julia Tardio Late Harvest Torrontes, Argentina, $12.99 Winery Notes: Yellow colour of medium intensity. Intense aromas of over-matured fruits, honey and dried fruits like pears, apricots and peaches, orange skin and roses. Sweet, unctuous in the mouth, silky, with balanced acidity. Complex and long finish. All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Wine Sandwich Rodney Henry, founder of Dangerously Delicious Pies and runner up of the Next Food Network Star called in from his tour with the Glenmount Popes to update us on what he’s doing! Dangerously Delicious Pies was founded over ten years ago by Rodney “The Pie Man” Henry. Many know Rodney as front man to Baltimore’s own “Glenmont Popes.” Rodney grew up spending summers with Grandma Henry in Pike Township, Marion County, Indiana where she schooled him in being a mean baker. While on the road with The Glenmont Popes, Rodney slung slices and hocked pies at his merchandise table, in shows parking lots and even traded pie for lodging so the band could tour, and thus, PIE AND ROCK AND ROLL was born! Upcoming Events 11/8 Join Laurie at Crush 2013 Judgement at the Mansion held at The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Home of The Engineers Club A Blind Tasting of French Wine vs. USA Wine with accompanying Entrée Stations $75 person Includes Valet Parking, and Tax & Gratuity on Food & Beverage Inspired by the 1976 Judgment at Paris tasting where California’s wines beat the French wines and shocked the wine world! Featuring “The Wine Coach” – Laurie Forster, host of “The Sipping Point” on WBAL leading ‘The Art of Blind Tasting’ at 7pm & 8pm. Join us on Friday, November 8 at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion as we host our 6th Annual Crush wine tasting to benefit the endowment. This year’s theme is Judgment at the Mansion – French Wines vs. USA Wines – with accompanying Entree Stations.

  • Come enjoy wines from ten of France’s wine regions tasted side-by-side with their US counterparts!
  • Includes a blind tasting of a Right Bank Bordeaux, a Left Bank Bordeaux, & a White Burgundy against their US counterparts inspired by the historic 1976 Judgment at Paris that you decide.
  • Guests also enjoy entrée stations paired with the wines & have the opportunity to enjoy a special mini-class, ‘The Art of Blind Tasting’ led by Laurie Forster, “The Wine Coach” at no additional charge. (Seating for the classes is limited, so buy your tickets/reserve your seats early.)
  • Vote for your favorites & enter for a chance to win a selected case of Judgment at the Mansion wines.

Next Week We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.

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Sips of the Week
Lazlo Lee, Head Baker (3 years) at Dangerously Delicious Pies joined us to talk pies and about his band Lazlo Lee & the Motherless Children. He brought 3 pies that Laurie perfectly paired with wines from Wells Discount Liquors: Cowboy Quiche with… Clos de la Roilette Fleurie, Beaujolais, France $19.99, imported by Louis Dressner Winery Notes: The Clos de la Roilette, in the village of Fleurie, covers nine hectares of one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Crus. The clos has an eastern exposure, borders the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, and produces wines that are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age 5-10 years, depending on the vintage. Roasted Steak with Mushrooms, Onion and Gruyere Cheese with… Klinkerbrick Old Vines Zinfandel, Lodi, California $19.99 Winery Notes: The 2011 vintage produced smaller yields than previous vintages. Our Old Vine Zinfandel comes from vines with an average age of 85 years.  On the nose, aromatics black raspberry, cedar shavings are paired with pepper and spice. On the palate,  the wine is medium-bodied, with berries and dark cherry flavors, balanced with firm structure and a silky texture. As always, this wine has a smooth and lingering finish. Apple Caramel with…  Santa Julia Tardio Late Harvest Torrontes, Argentina, $12.99 Winery Notes: Yellow colour of medium intensity. Intense aromas of over-matured fruits, honey and dried fruits like pears, apricots and peaches, orange skin and roses. Sweet, unctuous in the mouth, silky, with balanced acidity. Complex and long finish. All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Wine Sandwich Rodney Henry, founder of Dangerously Delicious Pies and runner up of the Next Food Network Star called in from his tour with the Glenmount Popes to update us on what he’s doing! Dangerously Delicious Pies was founded over ten years ago by Rodney “The Pie Man” Henry. Many know Rodney as front man to Baltimore’s own “Glenmont Popes.” Rodney grew up spending summers with Grandma Henry in Pike Township, Marion County, Indiana where she schooled him in being a mean baker. While on the road with The Glenmont Popes, Rodney slung slices and hocked pies at his merchandise table, in shows parking lots and even traded pie for lodging so the band could tour, and thus, PIE AND ROCK AND ROLL was born! Upcoming Events 11/8 Join Laurie at Crush 2013 Judgement at the Mansion held at The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Home of The Engineers Club A Blind Tasting of French Wine vs. USA Wine with accompanying Entrée Stations $75 person Includes Valet Parking, and Tax & Gratuity on Food & Beverage Inspired by the 1976 Judgment at Paris tasting where California’s wines beat the French wines and shocked the wine world! Featuring “The Wine Coach” – Laurie Forster, host of “The Sipping Point” on WBAL leading ‘The Art of Blind Tasting’ at 7pm & 8pm. Join us on Friday, November 8 at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion as we host our 6th Annual Crush wine tasting to benefit the endowment. This year’s theme is Judgment at the Mansion – French ...]]>
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Paris Tasting of 1976: California vs. France https://www.thewinecoach.com/paris-tasting-of-1976-california-vs-france/ Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:25:59 +0000 https://thewinecoach.com/?p=5576 https://www.thewinecoach.com/paris-tasting-of-1976-california-vs-france/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/paris-tasting-of-1976-california-vs-france/feed/ 0 Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click hereDownload Laurie's new APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android Sips of the Week Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France Winery Notes: Beautiful straw color with green edges. Fine mineral fragrance with ginger, caraway seed, under ripe pineapple and flowers. Flavors of white peach, quince and lemon on the palate with a lingering, clean and [...] Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

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Sips of the Week Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France Winery Notes: Beautiful straw color with green edges. Fine mineral fragrance with ginger, caraway seed, under ripe pineapple and flowers. Flavors of white peach, quince and lemon on the palate with a lingering, clean and dry finish. Served best with marinated, grilled, or sauced fish, and sushi. Delicious with traditional Alsace dishes like onion tart, sauerkraut, and pork. btl_eroica_rslEroica Riesling, Columbia Valley, WA Winemaker’s Notes: Eroica is an elegant off-dry Washington Riesling that has blazed a trail for high-end American Riesling. Eroica delivers Riesling a unique combination of mandarin orange aromas characteristic of Washington State Rieslings, melded with the mineral, spiced apple and slate notes with lively, crisp acidity associated with German Riesling. The wine’s zesty acidity, combined with a touch of sweetness, makes it a tremendously versatile and food friendly wine. Try Eroica with Asian cuisine, Indian curries, crab, scallops and sushi or even a fresh salad! All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Featured Guests George Taber, Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine. George M. Taber, author of Judgment of Paris joined us to talk about his book and first-hand account of this legendary tasting. George spent forty years as a reporter and editor, primarily on business affairs, before turning his attention to writing wine books. In 1976 Taber published an account in Time about the famous Paris Tasting, when unknown California wines bested the best French wines in a blind Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon tasting. Nearly 30 years later, he delved into the story again and wrote Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine (Scribner, September 2005), which became a best-selling book. It was selected as the wine book of the year by Decanter, the British wine magazine. Upcoming Events 11/8 Join Laurie at Crush 2013 Judgement at the Mansion held at The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Home of The Engineers Club A Blind Tasting of French Wine vs. USA Wine with accompanying Entrée Stations $75 person Includes Valet Parking, and Tax & Gratuity on Food & Beverage Inspired by the 1976 Judgment at Paris tasting where California’s wines beat the French wines and shocked the wine world! Featuring “The Wine Coach” – Laurie Forster, host of “The Sipping Point” on WBAL leading ‘The Art of Blind Tasting’ at 7pm & 8pm. Join us on Friday, November 8 at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion as we host our 6th Annual Crush wine tasting to benefit the endowment. This year’s theme is Judgment at the Mansion – French Wines vs. USA Wines – with accompanying Entree Stations.

  • Come enjoy wines from ten of France’s wine regions tasted side-by-side with their US counterparts!
  • Includes a blind tasting of a Right Bank Bordeaux, a Left Bank Bordeaux, & a White Burgundy against their US counterparts inspired by the historic 1976 Judgment at Paris that you decide.
  • Guests also enjoy entrée stations paired with the wines & have the opportunity to enjoy a special mini-class, ‘The Art of Blind Tasting’ led by Laurie Forster, “The Wine Coach” at no additional charge. (Seating for the classes is limited, so buy your tickets/reserve your seats early.)
  • Vote for your favorites & enter for a chance to win a selected case of Judgment at the Mansion wines.

Next Week We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life! A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Wells Discount Liquors.

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Sips of the Week Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France Winery Notes: Beautiful straw color with green edges. Fine mineral fragrance with ginger, caraway seed, under ripe pineapple and flowers. Flavors of white peach, quince and lemon on the palate with a lingering, clean and dry finish. Served best with marinated, grilled, or sauced fish, and sushi. Delicious with traditional Alsace dishes like onion tart, sauerkraut, and pork. Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley, WA Winemaker’s Notes: Eroica is an elegant off-dry Washington Riesling that has blazed a trail for high-end American Riesling. Eroica delivers Riesling a unique combination of mandarin orange aromas characteristic of Washington State Rieslings, melded with the mineral, spiced apple and slate notes with lively, crisp acidity associated with German Riesling. The wine’s zesty acidity, combined with a touch of sweetness, makes it a tremendously versatile and food friendly wine. Try Eroica with Asian cuisine, Indian curries, crab, scallops and sushi or even a fresh salad! All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at www.WellsWine.com. Featured Guests George Taber, Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine. George M. Taber, author of Judgment of Paris joined us to talk about his book and first-hand account of this legendary tasting. George spent forty years as a reporter and editor, primarily on business affairs, before turning his attention to writing wine books. In 1976 Taber published an account in Time about the famous Paris Tasting, when unknown California wines bested the best French wines in a blind Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon tasting. Nearly 30 years later, he delved into the story again and wrote Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine (Scribner, September 2005), which became a best-selling book. It was selected as the wine book of the year by Decanter, the British wine magazine. Upcoming Events 11/8 Join Laurie at Crush 2013 Judgement at the Mansion held at The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Home of The Engineers Club A Blind Tasting of French Wine vs. USA Wine with accompanying Entrée Stations $75 person Includes Valet Parking, and Tax & Gratuity on Food & Beverage Inspired by the 1976 Judgment at Paris tasting where California’s wines beat the French wines and shocked the wine world! Featuring “The Wine Coach” – Laurie Forster, host of “The Sipping Point” on WBAL leading ‘The Art of Blind Tasting’ at 7pm & 8pm. Join us on Friday, November 8 at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion as we host our 6th Annual Crush wine tasting to benefit the endowment. This year’s theme is Judgment at the Mansion – French Wines vs. USA Wines – with accompanying Entree Stations.

* Come enjoy wines from ten of France’s wine regions tasted side-by-side with their US counterparts!
* Includes a blind tasting of a Right Bank Bordeaux, a Left Bank Bordeaux, & a White Burgundy against their US counterparts inspired by the historic 1976 Judgment at Paris that you decide.
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Riesling Wines https://www.thewinecoach.com/riesling-wines/ Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:30:54 +0000 http://f27e94a5-28de-6d27-c099-f38fe881589b https://www.thewinecoach.com/riesling-wines/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/riesling-wines/feed/ 0 Laurie tasted some delicious Rieslings from France and the Columbia Valley. Laurie tasted some delicious Rieslings from France and the Columbia Valley.

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More with George Taber https://www.thewinecoach.com/more-with-george-taber/ Sat, 26 Oct 2013 05:32:34 +0000 http://b0940840-3230-999e-50a6-2f46606209d2 https://www.thewinecoach.com/more-with-george-taber/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/more-with-george-taber/feed/ 0 He is the author of Judgment of Paris and shared about his book. He is the author of Judgment of Paris and shared about his book.

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Upcoming Events https://www.thewinecoach.com/upcoming-events/ Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:33:02 +0000 http://72319f84-841d-6daa-ceed-e7f3c6ecbf93 https://www.thewinecoach.com/upcoming-events/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/upcoming-events/feed/ 0 Laurie told us what events to look for on the horizon. Laurie told us what events to look for on the horizon.

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Chef Andrew Evans https://www.thewinecoach.com/chef-andrew-evans/ Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:32:52 +0000 http://d4591b9f-45b3-11d9-7718-3c617c7643f2 https://www.thewinecoach.com/chef-andrew-evans/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/chef-andrew-evans/feed/ 0 Chef Andrew filled us in on his new BBQ joint in Pasadena. Chef Andrew filled us in on his new BBQ joint in Pasadena.

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Chef Andrew Evans Chef Andrew filled us in on his new BBQ joint in Pasadena. Laurie Forster clean 8:25
More with Tiffany Soto https://www.thewinecoach.com/more-with-tiffany-soto/ Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:31:59 +0000 http://fb41fdd5-76be-e3c1-24ab-af1817c42d0a https://www.thewinecoach.com/more-with-tiffany-soto/#respond https://www.thewinecoach.com/more-with-tiffany-soto/feed/ 0 Laurie and Tiffany taste tested different sakes.