An award-­winning author, speaker, consultant, and television host, Leslie Sbrocco is known for her entertaining approach to wine and food, as well as inspiring others to live a life of passion. Voted as one of the Top 100 most influential people in the American wine business, Sbrocco’s engaging personality, humor, and ability to connect with the audience – whether on screen or on stage – are her trademarks.

Leslie Sbrocco is one of America’s top wine and culinary experts. An Emmy-winning PBS television host, regular on NBC’s Today show, in-demand national speaker, award-winning author, consultant and wine judge, Leslie brings together the worlds of wine, food & travel in a delicious way.

Her new TASTE program highlights virtual tasting events designed to bring clients, employees, and customers together in fun yet fascinating virtual corporate gatherings. She has worked with companies across the country to put a “2020 spin” on getting together over a glass of wine.

Programs are customizable, but topics have included:

"European Vacation"

Participants receive a four-pack of half-bottles of wine to taste along as Leslie leads a virtual ‘Sip Trip’ through Europe in an hour-long session.

"Paella Cooking Class"

Leslie partners with a noted Chef and participants receive a kit with a paella pan, rice, spice and other dry ingredients to make their own paella. Leslie sends along wine pairings and the paella making begins!

"Cheese & Wine Perfection"

Participants receive a pack of three wines and three cheeses to showcase the beauty of great wine and cheese pairings.

“Leslie is a truly exceptional presenter, guide and host. Her television talent and experience in making guests feel comfortable...even through a computer screen... truly puts her in a league of her own.”
Mary Burnham
Director of Corporate Communications, Delicato Wine Company
“Leslie’s incredible professionalism, attention to detail and excellent reputation sets her apart. When we partner with Leslie, we know we are in for 100% success.”
Rebecca Johnson
Partner, ODonnell-Lane, LLC
"Working with Leslie was a joy from beginning to end. As the host for our virtual wine tasting/ fundraising event, Leslie brought warmth, amazing energy, and incredible expertise in wine. What a fun way to bring our team together.”
Kristin Thomas
Dir. of Corporate Engagement, Citizen Schools

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A 20 year career veteran, I’ve sat through my fair share of inspirational speakers as Vice President of Marketing for brands such as the NFL and Outback Steakhouse - and Leslie's keynote presentation at the Women of the Vine Symposium falls directly in to the category of ‘Rock Star.’ Thank you for standing among strangers and peers and being authentic, honest and candid. Most importantly, thank you for providing tangible, actionable wisdom.
Jayne Portnoy
VP of Marketing & Brand Strategy, Napa Technology
Leslie Sbrocco captures her audience’s attention through the unexpected. Highly animated, her refreshing sense of humor belies the fact that she seriously knows her stuff. First Leslie seduces you, making you her pal. Then, she casually imparts her knowledge in a way that you want to remember because you like her so much. Learning has never been more fun than with Leslie Sbrocco.
Marsha Palanci
President Cornerstone Communications, Ltd.
Leslie is an amazing keynote speaker. Not only were all of her seminars a sell-out, she truly entertained and educated the standing-room only crowds. But that’s not all. With Leslie, we had the perfect speaker because of her command of print, radio and television media and her willingness to totally support her speaking engagements by conducting media interviews on our behalf.
Ed Hurley
Director of Event Marketing, ResourcePlus, producers of the Boston Wine Expo & Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival
Attending a Leslie Sbrocco seminar is like a breath of fresh air! Her contagious spirit and in- depth wine knowledge make her presentations easy to follow, entertaining and informative. Everyone walks away with a smile and a shopping list, be it for a great merlot or a new black dress! Kudos to Leslie for bringing this engaging presentation style to the forefront of wine education.
Jamie Peha
Executive Director, Taste Washington Festivals
Leslie Sbrocco holds the title of the most appreciated and enjoyed speaker at the Women’s Show series we produce. Leslie’s knowledge of wine is impressive. It is, however, her ability to share this knowledge in a fun, interesting and interactive way is what makes Leslie special. She epitomizes the saying, ‘Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.’ Her book, Wine for Women, is a personal favorite, and I recommend it to my friends (both women and men) who are wine connoisseurs as well as those just beginning to explore the world of wine. We’ve had many wonderful speakers and never had a speaker whose topic, delivery and personal sense of style has so enchanted our audiences.
Joan H. Zimmerman
CEO, Southern Shows, Inc.
Learning to select and pair wines can be an intimidating process for many women. But Leslie managed to educate the crowd with ease. Her engaging, conversational tone and sharp sense of humor proved to be tremendous to the overall success of our ‘Hi Gorgeous Tour’ events!
Jill Seelig
Publisher, O, The Oprah Magazine