An award-winning author, speaker, wine consultant, and television host, Leslie Sbrocco is known for her educational and entertaining approach to wine. Recently voted as one of the Top 100 most influential people in the American wine business, Sbrocco’s engaging personality and in-depth knowledge is her trademark whether appearing on screen or in person.
Her work has been published in outlets such as People Style Watch magazine, Conde Nast’s Epicurious.com where she was the Tasting Notes columnist for five years, O the Oprah magazine, Coastal Living, Woman’s Day, Health, Good Housekeeping and Glamour among others.
Leslie is host of the PBS/KQED series Check, Please! Bay Area for which she has won a coveted James Beard award, three Taste Awards, and three Emmy awards. Sbrocco is also a featured judge on the PBS national series, The Winemakers, and a regular guest on NBC’s Today Show, where her humor and passion resonates with viewers.
Sbrocco is one of the country’s most sought-after wine speakers. She has appeared at events ranging from O magazine’s “Hi Gorgeous” tour with Oprah Winfrey to the American Dietetic Association national convention. She has been the keynote speaker at many international wine events including the Boston Wine Expo, Pinot Noir New Zealand, Food and Wine Magazine’s Aspen Classic, and the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival.
Leslie has built wine programs for and consulted with companies such as Target, Harry & David, the Kimpton Hotel Group and Virgin America Airlines. Her corporate clients include Liberty Mutual, RedPrairie, Cisco Systems, Ketchum, Southern Wine and Spirits, Jackson-Lewis, AOL, and The Wall Street Journal. She is also a wine educator for Crystal Cruises and Holland America Cruise Lines.