- One of the limited Certified Wine Educators in the US.
- Dubbed “The Wine Diva” by the New York Times.
- Over the 20 years she has been a featured speaker at corporate and non-profit events and a keynote speaker at wine festivals across the country.
Dubbed “The Wine Diva” by the New York Times, Christine is an educator and entertainer who instructs with a healthy dose of theatrics.
Christine Ansbacher is one of a limited number of Certified Wine Educators in the US, and has joined an even more select circle by earning her diploma (DWS) from the London-based Wine & Spirit Education Trust. She has traveled to every major wine region in the world — walking the vineyards and tasting wines with the winemakers.
Christine is the author of the best-selling wine guide called “Secrets from The Wine Diva: Tips on Buying, Ordering and Enjoying Wine.” Over the 20 years she has been a featured speaker at corporate and non-profit events, a wine writer for Chief Executive Magazine, and a keynote speaker at wine festivals across the country.
Since you probably dine at all kinds of international restaurants you will learn about affordable, distinctive foreign wines that will show off your wine savvy instead of falling back on the “usual suspects” like Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. You will find out how to get more pleasure from your glass via proper serving temperature, aeration, and glassware.
Discover how different the same grape can taste when the wine is from California and is very fruity, with strong vanilla aromas— compared to France where the wine is subtly fruity, has complex flavors, and just a dash of vanilla. Taste Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah, and compare them to their French counterparts.
Banish your “pairing-noia.” Discover four simple, practical tips to be able to pair with flair and confidence. You’ll become a pro at pairing in just 60 minutes. For the pop wine quiz, each table forms a team and competes for high tech, wine-oriented prizes.
Humor is the key to winning this competition. Guests seated at a table form a team and compete against all the others. Guests taste three wines, a white, red and a sparkling, and select which wine they want to launch in the US. Each team has 40 minutes to:
Each team will proceed to present their wine name, wine label and act out their TV commercial. The winning team receives wine-oriented prizes from the Wine Diva.
Plug up any gaps in your wine knowledge with The Wine Diva’s 12 tips that will make you feel more confident, authoritative, and adventurous — whether you are the host at a dinner or a guest dining out with food and wine lovers.
We are all looking for good values when it comes to spending our hard-earned dollars. Here are six strategies to help you find delicious wines without emptying out your wallet. All it takes is a willingness to experiment with new grape varieties, emerging wine areas, second labels, and satellite areas.
Discuss the theme of your meeting with Christine so that she can build a wine tasting around it by selecting wines whose attributes mirror your product features or corporate mission.