Award Winning Author Laurie Forster teams With French Wine Explorers for exclusive Bordeaux tour

French Wine Explorers | Wednesday, Mar 24th 2010

St. Michaels, Md. (March 23, 2010) – Luxury wine tour company French Wine Explorers has partnered with Laurie Forster, author of the award winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine, to offer a special 6-day wine harvest tour to the Bordeaux region of France this September.

French Wine Explorers’ intimate and award-winning luxury wine vacations to France are renowned for their unique insider perspective into the finest French wineries. Laurie Forster, known nationally as The Wine Coach®, will host this special Bordeaux Wine Harvest tour making the trip a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for wine and travel enthusiasts.

“All of our tours offer the chance to experience French wine and wineries in a special way,” says French Wine Explorers President Pascale Bernasse. “To have Laurie join us for this tour, lending her expert insight and guidance, truly makes the Bordeaux Wine Harvest Tour a not-to-be-missed journey that I can not wait to share with our guests.”

French Wine Explorers’ Bordeaux Wine Harvest Tour is designed to introduce travelers to Bordeaux and how its wines are made—from grapes to glass. Guests will experience the harvest first hand, and attend a blending workshop where they will discover the magic of the blend. The 6-day, 5-night luxury trip includes tastings at the most prestigious estates of the Graves, Medoc, Sauternes and St. Emilion regions. The tour continues to delight the senses and offer the utmost in luxury with accommodations at a stunning vino-therapy spa hotel in the heart of a wine producing estate, and culinary celebrations at exclusive private wine-tasting meals. This special trip is limited to just 16 guests.
All elements of the tour are orchestrated with French Wine Explorers’ award-winning attention to the finest details, and attended to by Forster who has studied with the American Sommelier Association, the Culinary Institute of America, the Court of Mater Sommeliers and is advanced certified with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.

“I’m thrilled to host this French Wine Explorers tour,” says Forster. “My mission as The Wine Coach® has always been to offer wine education that is fun and approachable and 100% attitude free. The old Proverb: ‘Over a bottle of wine, many a friend is made,’ is one of my guiding principles. I’m looking forward to the 16 new friends I’ll make on this French Wine Harvest Sojourn.”

The Bordeaux Wine Harvest Tour, Sept. 27 – Oct. 2, 2010, is priced at $3,950 per person, double occupancy. For more information and to reserve your space, visit or

About French Wine Explorers
French Wine Explorers is the leading boutique travel firm specializing in intimate luxury wine vacations to France. The Maryland-based company is a member of the Bon Appétit Travel Board, has been previously named as a “Top Wine Vacation” by, one of the “World’s Great Wine Tours” by Food & Wine Magazine, and recently received Travel Weekly’s Magellan Gold Award. All French Wine Explorers packages include deluxe air-conditioned motor transportation, luxury hotels, gourmet meals with premium wines, all wine tastings, sightseeing, and the services of a bilingual wine expert guide throughout. For more information call (877) 261-1500 or visit

About The Wine Coach
Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach®, is a certified sommelier, wine educator and author of the award winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie’s specialty is creating unique corporate keynotes, teambuilding events, tours and fundraising events where she can deliver on her mission to demystify wine one glass at a time. In addition to her successful career as a wine educator, Laurie writes for several magazines and is a sought after guest expert on radio stations across the country including most recently Martha Stewart Radio. For more information visit call 410-820-4212 or visit

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