Eddie Osterland

Eddie Osterland

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  • POWER ENTERTAINING with Food & Wine
  • The Grape Escape: Passport to the Wines of the World
  • The Affinity of Food and Wine: How to Harmonize Flavors
  • How to Taste Wine Like the Masters:
  • How to Become a Wine Expert in only 45 minutes!
  • Quest for the Best: Discover the Finest Wines of the World
  • Winning with Wine: Executive Entertaining at Home or on the Road


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Edmund A. Osterland, Master Sommelier is the principal at OSTERLAND ENTERPRISES a La Jolla based speaking business. Eddie lectures to business people at conventions, retreats and cruise ships on all aspects of entertaining with food and wine.

While working on M.A. in psychology, Osterland worked in the restaurant industry and became fascinated with food & wine. He decided to further his education at the Université de Bordeaux, where he spent 4 years receiving the esteemed (D.U.A.D.) Diplôme Universitaire D’Aptitude a la Dégustation des Vins. He went to London in 1972 and became the first of the current 57 U. S. Master Sommeliers. He also worked as head sommelier at Hôtel de la Poste in Beaune, France.

He is the author of Wine & the Bottom Line, written for the National Restaurant Association. He served as wine editor for Restaurant Business Magazine for a decade and was the Director of Trade Education for the International Wine Center in New York City.

Audiences everywhere know him as funny, approachable and non-intimidating. His most popular keynote, “POWER ENTERTAINING with Wine & Food” gives them knowledge and skills they need to enjoy wine, and gives them the confidence to entertain impressively.

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