Seminar - Wine & Punchlines: Discover the Loire with Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach

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Saturday March 7th

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Seminar - Wine & Punchlines: Discover the Loire with Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach

Main Street Station
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1500 E Main St.

Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach, sommelier and nationally recognized wine expert brings her edgy, irreverent and comedic approach to wine education at this very edu-taining seminar about the Loire Valley's incredibly diverse and delicious wines.

Laurie has made guest appearances on Martha Stewart Living Today, Dr. Oz, ABC News, Fox Morning News and more.  She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, Shape Magazine, and many other publications.  She is a natural born comedian with expert knowledge in wine.  Please join her!

The Details

Planning Your Itinerary


  • An all-inclusive seminar 
  • You may arrive anytime after 5:45 pm
  • GRTC Pulse station is right in front of Main Street Station
  • Street parking will be free on Saturday 
  • You'll taste 6 or more great wines from the Loire Valley
  • Bike and scooter racks are available at Main Street Station


  • Laurie Forster is an award-winning sommelier, author, and media personality. Her edgy approach to demystifying wine has caught the eye of major networks, corporate meeting planners and high profile fundraisers around the country. Audiences connect with her down to earth “Jersey Girl” approach and find it a breath of fresh air in the often stuffy world of wine. 

    Forster is the host of The Sipping Point and her mobile application, "The Wine Coach," was listed as one of the Top 8 Wine Apps in Wine Enthusiast magazine. Her award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine has been featured in publications across the country, including the Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast and


  • A list of the wines tasted will be posted in early 2020

The Virginia Wine Expo benefits the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation.

All inclusive.  Price Covers Food & Drink. 21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at historic Main Street Station. 

  • + Combo Package
  • M Main Street Station
  • B Craft Beer
  • E Educational
  • F Food
  • Music
  • N New Event
  • S Seminar
  • W Wine
  • D Distilled Spirits
  • A Auction
  • C Cider

Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets may be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting