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The Willamette valley in Oregon is known the world over for its Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris wines. It also boasts some of America’s best farm-to-table, new-American restaurants. You’ll find stunning state parks where you can chase waterfalls and capture photos of the wildlife that abounds. It’s an ideal place to visit in summer for water sports, hiking and just enjoying an easy stroll in the great outdoors. Don’t lose sight of the exemplary cheeses and world-class breweries which also dot this landscape. The is THE ideal gourmet tour for cooks, wine lovers and people who appreciate food and its connection to nature. The culinary fabric of any place is the fastest way to get to know and understand its culture and values.
Join Girls’ Guide to Paris & Beyond’s founder, Doni Belau, & your own wine coach, Laurie Forster, on a gastronomic romp through Willamette Valley where we’ll have a chance to learn more about wine with – wait for it – not only a wine coach but a stand-up comedian! I’m not sure any other female sommelier in the states can stake such a claim. If you can’t have fun on this trip, you need to check into the fun-hospital.
Laurie Forster is one of America’s leading wine experts and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie is a Certified Sommelier, National Speaker and TV personality who’s not afraid to tell you her first wine came from a box. Her edgy approach to demystifying wine caught the eye of major networks and led her to guest appearances on the Dr Oz Show, FOX Morning News, Martha Stewart Living Today and ABC News at Noon.
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