Author of "Power Entertaining: Secrets to Building Lasting Relationships, Hosting Unforgettable Events, and Closing Big Deals from America's 1st Master Sommelier
Eddie Osterland Bio
Eddie Osterland is a dynamic Speaker, Entertainer and Author. For more than 25-years, Eddie has traveled the world giving highly entertaining keynote dinner talks and delivered workshops to corporate audiences on Power Entertaining with Food and Wine. Eddie shares his strategies on how to Power Entertain clients with ease, class, and confidence, using great wine, food and hospitality to close more big deals, solidify key business relationships and build strong lasting business relationships. Eddie's helped hundreds of executives and CEO's become successful Power Entertainers and speaks to more than 60 organizations per year.
Eddie's educational background evolved from a degree in behavioral psychology to graduating from L'Institut d'oenologie at Universite de Bordeaux with the D.U.A.D. degree (diplome d'aptitude a la deegustation des vins).
Eddie Osterland, MS is the first American to pass the grueling Master Sommelier Diploma. Currently there are only 147 Master Sommeliers in the United States. Eddie Osterland was the first of them ... a pioneer!
Eddie worked as Director of Trade Education at the International Wine Center and was the wine editor for Restaurant Business magazine.
He participated in several major corporate entertaining events at the Beijing Olympics, "Mastering the Fine Art of Professional Entertaining".
French trained-graduated from the University of Bordeaux, France with a degree in Professional Tasting (D.U.A.D-Diplome Universitaire D'Aptitude A la Degustation Des Vins)
Master Sommelier, Guild of Sommeliers, London England
Exclusive Master Sommelier, JetSet Magazine Head Sommelier Hotel de la Poste, Beaune France
Director of Trade Education for the International Wine Center On behalf of companies: American Express, National Restaurant Association, Heublein Inc, Foods & Wines From France, Italian Trade Center
Wine Editor for Restaurant Business Magazine
Esquire Magazine - "Wine Advisor".
On numerous cruise ships around the world, let's meet "Your Personal Wine Coach" - Eddie Osterland!
Degree in Psychology, Instrument-Rated pilot Audiences everywhere know him as funny, approachable and non-intimidating. He gives you knowledge and skills that you need to enjoy wine, and give you confidence to entertain impressively.