Certifed Wine Sommelier - Elizabeth Schneider | Podcaster
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Meet Elizabeth

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Public speaker on all things wine, certified wine dork, podcaster, author, and normal wine person

What You Can Expect Working With Elizabeth

CREATIVE COLLABORATION ON THE EVENT. Advice on what would work based on years of speaking experience in dozens of venues with dozens of audience types. Extremely attentive customer service to you.


EVENT ORGANIZATION. An event with Wine for Normal People means no stress for you! If needed, Elizabeth:

  • Selects all wine for the event within your budget, crafts a presentation that fits within your time requirements (from 20 minutes to 2 hours)
  • Works with caterers, venues or directly with distributors to get the best wines at any budget
  • Pairs food and wine, whether it be a cheese platter to a 5-course meal
  • Suggests seating and venue layout, tablecloths, glassware, and plans event flow



Live Events: $3,500 per event, plus reasonable travel expenses where applicable

Virtual Wine Events: $2,500 per online event*


Contact us today to get started!


*Given legalities of working with alcohol, cost of wine is a separate expense. Wine For Normal People is an education and media company, not a wine sales company. We are not permitted by law to send wine to your participants, however we do suggest specific wines and stores and work directly with local wine shops wherever your participants live to help them get wines for the event, if needed. All you need to do is approve the selections and call in with payment. 

Corporate Speaking Clients

Background and Certifications

After graduating from Wesleyan University (CT) and starting my career in Boston, I quickly realized that my heart was more in my hobby than in my high-tech job. Trips to the wine shop often yielded awesomely poor (but hilarious) results, so my sister and I finally took a course at the Boston Center for Adult Education to learn how to taste and appreciate wine. And that kicked it all off.


A stint in St. John in the Caribbean to wait tables and just unwind for 8 months (yes, I quit my high-tech corporate job, packed two bags, and hopped on a plane) was followed by a great two years completing my MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where I met M.C. Ice, my podcast partner and husband) and since then my career has been solely about wine.


I am a Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, MBA, blogger, wine educator, and normal wine person. My goal is to bring the love of wine to people who don’t take themselves too seriously but who want great info about wine. I do this through the Wine for Normal People podcast, blog, book, video, speaking events, and anything else that makes wine fun, easy, and normal.

Press Features

Top publications in the wine world and “normal person” world have all recognized Elizabeth for her groundbreaking podcast and book.

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