Master Sommelier & Host of Check, Please!
 

 
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Alpana Singh’s road to the top of her field was a whirlwind. She achieved her goal of becoming a Master Sommelier (there are only 274 Master Sommeliers worldwide) at the tender age of 26. She conducts a series of discussions about the life of wine, its cultural importance, and how anyone can become an expert. Wine tells the story of persons, places and things ever so easily. Alpana will take you on a journey to connect whatever message you are looking to convey – whether it’s wines made by women, selections that celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship or bottles that highlight global diversity, Alpana will customize a tasting or dinner to really personalize and bring home the theme of your event.

 

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CUSTOM WINE TASTINGS

Alpana Singh’s road to the top of her field was a whirlwind. Born to Indian parents who moved to California from the Fiji Islands, she discovered the art of wine while working as a hostess and found that it combined her varied interests of geography, history, and food. She achieved her goal of becoming a Master Sommelier (there are only 274 Master Sommeliers worldwide) at the tender age of 26. She conducts a series of discussions about the life of wine, its cultural importance, and how anyone can become an expert.


SECRETS OF A MASTER SOMMELIER

Go behind the scenes and learn how to taste wines “blind” like a Master Sommelier. With this entertaining crash course, you’ll learn quick and easy tips to improve your everyday wine enjoyment by learning how to taste and describe wines like pro, purchase wines for your cellar and learn how to pair wines for any feast or occasion. Being a unique member of her industry’s elite group of specialists, she also uses anecdotes and personal stories about becoming the first Indian woman to vault to the status of Master Sommelier. She conducts classes, provides post-event mixers and instructional wine bars for attendees, and creates exceptional experiences that are the ideal pairing of the informative and the entertaining. And everyone walks away with a greater knowledge about not only wine, but about the surprising depth of their personal taste.


THE AMERICAN DREAM

Alpana shares her story of how she overcame her modest and humble beginnings as the daughter of Fijian immigrant parents to becoming a successful restaurateur, Master Sommelier and Television personality. The valuable lessons she learned from the immigrant experience that helped her develop the grit, determination, and tenacity to achieve her high level of success. She shares stories of her childhood, navigating the expectations of her parents to become a doctor with wanting to pursue her passion for wine and why diversity and her role on television today is so important.


CRUSHING THE GLASS CEILING

Alpana shares her motivating and inspiring story of going from the daughter of Fijian immigrants to becoming a successful entrepreneur and the youngest woman to pass the Master Sommelier exam and being just one of 27 women to ever do so. She shares her wit and wisdom of how she overcame adversities and navigated a male dominated profession and also went on to have a successful television career and own three restaurants. She inspires women to show up in the ring and the importance of knowing that we are worthy and that we are enough.


INTERACTIVE TEAM BUILDING EXERCISE

Group tastings are a fun and dynamic team building exercise. Alpana will start the group off with a brief tasting lesson then participants will be divided into groups and then they will put their new skills to the test by tasting wines blind. The team who correctly names the grape and provenance of the most number of wines wins.



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Testimonials

The feedback we are receiving is extremely positive and everyone enjoyed the session. We appreciate your time, talents and sharing of your personal story to create a high quality PLUS Foundation event. Again, thank you for making this a successful Women Leadership Networking event!
— Professional Liability Underwriting Society
She was exceptional and terrific!
— Women in Cable Television
She is a pro! Alpana is spectacular. She has such a presence about her - she was perfect! It was like she belonged to our organization.
— Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Alpana was absolutely amazing. The best speaker ratings of the year so far. She nailed it across the board and the members have been raving about her all day. The entrepreneurial story, brilliant knowledge and worked the storytelling angle throughout. Could not be more pleased with Alpana
— Learning Chair, New York Chapter
 

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