There is so much information about wine out there and knowing how to differentiate them when picking up a bottle or two for dinner, a family get-together, or a party can be very intimidating. Luckily, there is Laurie Forster, a certified sommelier.
A couple of weeks ago I downloaded a podcasting app and as I was searching through podcasts to start listening to I came across The Sipping Point by Laurie Forster. You can visit her site, The Wine Coach, here. I was very impressed as it felt like you were listening to a friend, albeit a very knowledgeable one, talking about wine.
What I find very inviting is Laurie's style. She is very personable and the podcast has a laid-back feel to it. The rapport that she develops with her guests is also quite enjoyable. In a recent episode she spoke about Rosé wines from Provence with David Keck. He is a recent Master Sommelier and co-owner of Houston's Camerata. They seemed like old pals. The episode was illuminating as you learn about the region and its nuances.
Another episode had Laurie speaking with Jean Trimbach of Maison F.E. Trimbach of Alsace. At the end of the episode Laurie asked him what he likes in America that he cannot get in France. One of his favorites was Oregon Pinot Noir, which is also one of my favorites. I specifically love Willamette Valley Vineyards' Whole Cluster Pinot Noir.
If you are looking for a podcast that is entertaining as well as educational, definitely give The Sipping Point a listen. You'll be glad that you did!