Award-winning sommelier, author, radio personality, and comedian Laurie Forster will present “Something to Wine About” at the first-ever York County Women’s Expo on Saturday, May 6, at the York Expo Center.

During her free seminar at noon, Forster will share her journey from the suburbs of New Jersey to software sales executive to award-winning sommelier. She will reveal a few lessons she learned that helped her create a business and a life centered on her passion for food and wine.

Despite her position as one of America’s leading wine experts, Forster is not afraid to admit her first wine came from a box. Her wine career began in Manhattan, where she studied with the American Sommelier Association to obtain her certificate in viticulture and vinification. 

Forster has since earned an advanced certificate with merit from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. She has also trained with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.

Forster is the author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine, and her mobile application “The Wine Coach” was listed as one of the Top Eight Wine Apps in Wine Enthusiast magazine.

During her Women’s Expo appearance, sponsored by the PA Beef Council, Forster will use her down-to-earth approach to “wine education” to demystify some of the secrets of the wine industry and why she thinks it’s so funny.

Guests will leave the discussion more confident about the wines they like and will understand more about pairing food with wine.

Beef and wine samples will be served immediately following Forster’s talk. She will also be signing copies of The Sipping Point.

Forster regularly speaks across the country, with a client list that includes MetLife, Discovery Channel, Microsoft, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, LG Electronics, National Association of Catering Executives, American Cancer Society, and McCormick & Company.

Her edgy approach to demystifying wine led her to guest appearances on Dr. Oz, FOX Morning News, Martha Stewart Living, Today, and ABC News at Noon.

For more on Laurie Forster, visit and

Brought to you by OLP Events, the York County Women’s Expo will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the York Expo Center – Memorial Hall East, 334 Carlisle Ave., York.

Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit, call (717) 285-1350, or email

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