TV personality, award-winning sommelier and comedian, Laurie Forster, delivers an edgy, off-beat hilarious show where wine meets punchline. Using her down to earth approach to wine education, Forster peels back the labels of a few of her favorite North Georgia wines while she exposes some the deep secrets of the wine industry and why she thinks its so darn funny! Relax with a glass (or three!) of wine, because with Forster there are no formalities when it comes to drinking. This is a tasting that will forever change how you look at wine. Forster has made national guest appearances on the Dr. Oz Show, FOX Morning News, and Martha Stewart Living Today. Her mobile app “The Wine Coach” was listed as one of the Top 8 Wine Apps in Wine Enthusiast.
Wine, Dine, and Punchlines is an original comedy show & wine tasting that includes on-stage audience participation. During the show, Forster leaves no stone unturned when it comes to talking about wine and why we like it. Maybe you love the full body of a Malbec or the smooth buttery finish of a chardonnay. Who knows? Who cares? But by the end of this show three things are certain. You are confident about what you like, exhausted from laughing and completely relaxed.
Chef Tim Dondero, Executive Chef of Donderos’ Kitchen, a family-run international café and market in Athens, Georgia, will serve as guest chef for this event. A chef, cooking teacher, and food writer, Chef Dondero’s focus is to delight patrons with exciting, authentic international food. He has served as guest chef at the Istanbul Cafe and at Cafe 458 in Atlanta, and has taught international cooking at Evening at Emory in Atlanta and The Rolling Pin in Athens. He has lived as well as cooked in Southeast Asia, Africa, and traveled extensively in his work.