In 1973, Eddie Osterland became America's first Master Sommelier by passing the prestigious Master Sommelier Diploma Exam. Today, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge and adventurous spirit as part of his mission to change the world one meal at a time.
An enthusiastic and unpretentious entertainer, Eddie utilizes his unique power entertaining methods to educate on the art of entertaining for business or pleasure in a dynamic, humorous and engaging mannerEddie makes learning about wine as fun as drinking it.
See Eddie's 'Power Entertaining' presentation, one his most popular programs.
Discover what Eddie terms "Breathing backwards"
Learn about the three "waves of flavor" of wine
Watch why you should always chill your red wines
Eddie presents his "Passport to the Wines of the World" which encourages people to move around, and leaves them with a branded souvenir of the event to take home with them.
Most corporate dinners are presented in the same model as everyone else's. These are uninspiring, boring and unacceptable. Take a look at Eddie's signature dinner event "Power Entertaining with Food & Wine" to see what top clients are clamoring about.
This is a component tasting session, derived from the Université de Bordeaux School of Enology. It is the only way to truly understand the world of subtlety in fine wines and will change the way you look at wine forever!
Take an exploration into the famous regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italy and California on a horizontal, vertical or comparative tasting adventure with Eddie for an indelible experience of a lifetime
"Wine knowledge is a powerful tool for today's businessperson — providing leverage in all business enteretaining. Eddie Osterland's dynamic but expert approach makes learning about wine just as much fun as drinking it."Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Master of Wine and co-author Wine for Dummies
"Having seen many an outside speaker "present" at our member meetings in both Northern & Southern California, I have to say that the presentation that night was probably the best I have ever heard! "Richard Barrett from ProVisors
"We walked away from the luncheon not only well fed and entertained, but armed with a wealth of ideas. Your lists of Classic Food and Wine Pairings, Food Friendly Whites and Reds, Wine Savvy Restaurant Tips, Foodie Websites, and 7 Power Entertaining Tips will all be put to good use."Abby from Activant
"I know our guests loved your session, rating you 1st out of 20 "highly respected" nationally renowned speakers for the show."Jim Schultze, Conference Manager, FICP
"Your presentation was the perfect mix of warmth, humor and education. You allowed for the attendees to become colleagues and friends by encouraging their conversation."Mary Ellen Saunders, Association for Financial Professionals
"Our guests were absolutely thrilled with your presentation. They particularly enjoyed your energy and enthusiasm and the wealth of knowledge you imparted was priceless... Your personal stories and anecdotes provided wonderful life lessons and also some great humor."Nicole Mader, Manager, Event Planning, General Mills