Wine events with all fun and learning, none of the snobbery
Elizabeth Schneider is an award-winning podcast host, author of the acclaimed book “Wine for Normal People”, a wine expert, and one of the leading women in wine education in the United States.
Whether the audience is wine novices or enthusiasts or a mix of everything, Elizabeth can create a unique, lively experience for your team that will bring them together, have them laughing and relaxing, and teach them some important things about wine that they can actually use.
What You Can Expect
Advice on what would work based on years of speaking experience in dozens of venues with dozens of audience types. Extremely attentive customer service to you.
An event with Wine for Normal People means no stress for you! If needed, Elizabeth:
- Selects all wine for the event within your budget, crafts a presentation that fits within your time requirements (from 20 minutes to 2 hours)
- Works with caterers, venues or directly with distributors to get the best wines at any budget
- Pairs food and wine, whether it be a cheese platter to a 5-course meal
- Suggests seating and venue layout, tablecloths, glassware, and plans event flow
Live Events: Flat price per event, plus reasonable travel expenses where applicable
Virtual Wine Events: Flat price, contact us for information.
*Given legalities of working with alcohol, cost of wine is a separate expense. Wine For Normal People is an education and media company, not a wine sales company. We are not permitted by law to send wine to your participants, however we do suggest specific wines and stores and work directly with local wine shops wherever your participants live to help them get wines for the event, if needed. All you need to do is approve the selections and call in with payment.
With over a decade in the podcasting world, Elizabeth Schneider has been mentioned in nearly every top wine podcast list produced. She is a Certified Sommelier and a Certified Specialist of Wine, and has years of experience working in the wine industry. Elizabeth has an MBA, is a successful female entrepreneur and has a wealth of corporate speaking experience. She has conducted over 400 successful live wine events, about half of which have been conducted online. Her expertise is in communicating wine to a consumer audience in a plain spoken, fun, entertaining way.
Background and Certifications
After graduating from Wesleyan University (CT) and starting my career in Boston, I quickly realized that my heart was more in my hobby than in my high-tech job. Trips to the wine shop often yielded awesomely poor (but hilarious) results, so my sister and I finally took a course at the Boston Center for Adult Education to learn how to taste and appreciate wine. And that kicked it all off.
A stint in St. John in the Caribbean to wait tables and just unwind for 8 months (yes, I quit my high-tech corporate job, packed two bags, and hopped on a plane) was followed by a great two years completing my MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where I met M.C. Ice, my podcast partner and husband) and since then my career has been solely about wine.
I am a Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, MBA, blogger, wine educator, and normal wine person. My goal is to bring the love of wine to people who don’t take themselves too seriously but who want great info about wine. I do this through the Wine for Normal People podcast, blog, book, video, speaking events, and anything else that makes wine fun, easy, and normal.