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Eddie Osterland

  • Master Sommelier
  • Wine & Food Entertainer
Speaker Fees
Keynote: $20,000
Travel Fees
US: Airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, and related expenses.
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California

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 &...

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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. wine. He decided to further his education at the Universit

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Speaker Programs

Power Entertaining with Food & Wine
A "during dinner" Keynote Address, Eddie's signature "during dinner" event. Eddie will utilize pairs of wines to enhance your dinner, and will work with your chef to custom-design a dinner unlike any others you've seen. ...more
A "during dinner" Keynote Address, Eddie's signature "during dinner" event. Eddie will utilize pairs of wines to enhance your dinner, and will work with your chef to custom-design a dinner unlike any others you've seen. Eddie discusses the concept of "food-wines" and demonstrates why some wines enhance food flavors better than others. This is highly entertaining...with an explosive start-up, followed by humorous anecdotes and true stories. ...less
Learn Something New!
All too often people seem to adhere to a strict set of rules (protocol) when it comes to entertaining with wine and food. What's that all about? It's time to learn how to do it ...more
All too often people seem to adhere to a strict set of rules (protocol) when it comes to entertaining with wine and food. What's that all about? It's time to learn how to do it differently. Listen to the way Master Sommelier Eddie Osterland would like to see you do it. Go way beyond the expectations of your clients/guests: Use the right glasses, use large-format bottles, chill the reds, decant the wines, serve the best foods and wines first, go with pairs of wines that teach your guests about food-wines. Push the envelope and entertain from the position of Power...your guests will be impressed! ...less
Passports to Wines of the World (for receptions/networking events)
Includes a souvenir menu of your event (which looks like an actual passport and is branded with your company logo)

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