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Eddie Osterland America's First Master Sommelier

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Exceptional Speaker I want to share with all of you. Hello to you all, - I wanted to share a speaker discovery who was at our recent Expo in NYC. He has a delightful concept which totally won over the crowds. He was our highest scoring session and delivered content and fun at the same time in perfect balance. He kind of puts on the audience as a snooty Wine expert and then turns the tables as speaker who debunks snobbery of wine knowledge in a very fun way. He then goes on to elaborate on new Power Entertaining strategies in these challenging economic times. He has the distinction of being America's very 1st Master Sommelier. I want to assure that I do not endorse speakers in this manner but I am making an exception because he is that great. Perfect for industry or company events- worry free session that will get you praised. Please see his info below. Eddie Osterland, M.S. 858-229-0202 My best to each of you! RA Richard Aaron President,BizBash Media 21 W 38th ST New York, NY 10018 646.839.6833 fax 212.302.7892

Biz Bash Media

Successful leaders know all about the importance of nurturing their relationships with colleagues and business associates. If you're looking for a new way to entertain clients or develop business,I highly recommend using Eddie Osterland,America's first Master Sommelier.His Power Entertaining dinner is something we have used to attract new clients. His event is highly entertaining as well as offering guests great take-a-way home entertaining strategies. Joseph G. Romano Ill, CRPC Managing Director, Partner HighTower Advisors, LLC.

HighTower Advisors

As you know,providing unique and memorable educational and entertainment experiences to our high and ultra-high net worth clients and prospects is a crucial part of our business development and retention strategy. Over the now twenty-plus years that you and I have conducted activities together, I can honestly say that nothing my team has tried has been more successful in establishing and nurturing relationships than the events we have done together. Our clients and prospects are worldly and can have whatever they desire. The ability to provide them with an experience that is really fun and unforgettable,and have them learn advanced and new things about food and wine (subjects near and dear to.our demographic) is a great opportunity for us,and for whomever may choose to use you at their events. Warmest Regards, Kelly E. Dougherty Senior Vice President Wealth Management Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley

We have engaged America's first Master Sommelier, Eddie Osterland to conduct our annual client appreciation dinner for the last llconsecutive years.This is an enormous event involving nearly 200 people globally from Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia as well as from the New York tri state area. Eddie has consistently entertained and educated our best clients in a fashion that is "World Class" in New York standards. We would highly recommend utilizing his services for any events where you need to impress your clients and friends. This dinner is touted by clients as THE event to attend in New York City. Sincerely, Rich Rauchenberger Executive Vice President General Manager New York Branch

National Australia Bank

You have a great Gig! I hope you continue to like it and appreciate it! We're lucky to have you, willing to travel to obscure places like Green Bay where appreciation for wine also exists! Not just in the places that have tall buildings! I'm sure your Milwaukee group last evening wasn't as fun as the Green Bay one. Everything worked out, primarily because you are so flexible in fitting what you do to entertain and inform into whatever setting you're presented with. (And we had the unexpected bonus of that character, Steve Schneider, wanting to show us the history and legacy mechanics of his old building .. . including operating the elevator!) Thank you very much for traveling at this time of year, especially into our unpredictable weather. Glad it worked out, and trust that the rest of your travels this week are going uneventfully. Hopefully, you're on your way back home ... 7 gigs in 9 days, you said?? Wow! Again, Thank You ... and Best Wishes for a wonderful2015! Regards, Phil Hauck, Chair, TEC III, XIII and XXXII, Green Bay Phone: 920-309-1416 E: Blog: TEC: Chief Executives Working Together Dedicated to Increasing the Effectiveness and Enhancing the Lives of CEOs.


Please accept this letter of recommendation on behalf of Union Bank and Bruce Breslau. Eddie Osterland MS had planned and presented at our client wine tasting event in May of 2012. His experience, knowledge and presentation was exceptional. His attention to detail and ability to seamlessly interact with the Banks best CEO's, CFO's and COO's was remarkable. In fact, Eddie did such a great job for Union Bank not only have we asked him to return again in 2013 but have also enlisted his expertise for this year's Annual Client Event We have worked with other sommeliers in the past but have found Mr. Osterland's ability to be far superior to anyone else we have retained in the past. He is very easy to work with when coordinating important client events and typically exceeds the expectations of our clients and bank personnel. In summary if you want to create a magical event for your highly valued clients I would highly recommend Mr. Osterland and his staff. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have regarding our experience or his qualifications. Best regards, Bruce Breslau Senior Vice President Market Manager

Union Bank

“Eddie Osterland is a dynamic and informative speaker that will entertain audiences with his knowledge and wit about wine. America’s first master sommelier is not only an expert on wine but also shares, from a practical stand point, when to take advantage of a great wine and, often more importantly, when not to. Eddie’s commentary on wine and food pairings is also entertaining and eye opening. Eddie presented to our Young President’s Organization (YPO) group of 70 business leaders and absolutely delivered!” Thank you! Ravi

YPO Santa Monica - Ravi Chatwani