What a pleasure it is to partner with Brian Freedman to bring the world of wine to our most esteemed guests! Sommelier, food connoisseur and consultant, Brian is downright masterful in his refreshing approach to celebrating the most exciting wine regions in the world. Decidedly unpretentious, Brian has an unparalleled ability to effortlessly develop wonderful working relationships from the board room to the kitchen to the state store and ultimately to our clientele.
With his vast knowledge of the wine industry and international travel and study, Brian can seamlessly tailor his wine pairings to suit any given audience and/or discerning palate. I have seen Brian orchestrate pairings --elaborating on wines of the southern hemisphere and then just two nights later narrowly shift his focus to concentrate on Napa Valley sparkling wines. With consistent stellar reviews from our clients and executives alike, it is no wonder that many of my markets have requested to go On the Front Vines with Brian Freedman again for another culinary celebration!
It is Brian’s expertise, passion and versatility that make him my sommelier of choice and it is without hesitation that I recommend him to you.
--Patti Anne Kennedy-Lewis, Vice President, Marketing, PNC Wealth Management
If the requisites for a speaker on the subject of wine are a deep, broad and catholic knowlegde of the subject combined with an engaging congeniality and openness to discussion, I can think of no one I'd rather listen to than Brian Freedman.
--John Mariani, Renowned Food, Wine, and Travel Writer
Brian Freedman is the "Wine Guy!!” Brian's passion and knowledge of all things wine is clearly evident after spending 30 seconds with him but I think one of Brian's most endearing qualities is his ability to share, train and communicate audience depending. Brian has been a great partner with us and someone who shares the values that we pride ourselves on in terms of service passion and an uncompromising commitment to excellence. I truly look forward to continuing to partner and work with Brian in the future.
—Philip Clough, Hotel Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
I have known Brian for many years now, and not only is he always the consummate professional, he makes learning about wine feel like it should… not stuffy or pretentious, very approachable and also very exciting. He is animated and interactive when he has worked with my team so that they feel very comfortable asking and learning. His seminars with my team have been not only fun, but informative and most of all effective. You can tell he loves what he does, and he is able to communicate that passion when he writes and teaches.
--Daniel Stern, Award-Winning Chef and Restaurateur
I would like to thank Brian for his excellent presentations here at The Lodge At Woodloch for our Food and Wine Month.
Brian has a charismatic style that is captivating; he is knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. His knowledge and passion was astounding! Never did I ever consider the nuances, details, history and chemistry of wine. Brian possesses a perfect combination of wisdom and humor. Many of our guest commented on what a wonderful time they had attending his classes. He really made learning about wine fun and enhanced our appreciation. I hope he will return to the lodge regularly, he was a true asset to our programing.
—Jody Cunningham, Programs & Events Strategist, The Lodge at Woodloch
Brian approaches his subject whether it be Champagne, haute cuisine, or craft beer with considerable fervor and substantial knowledge. He levels the playing field for learners and presents the material in such a way that eliminates any pretense surrounding the topic, allowing for people to embrace it and own it. He’s one of the first people that comes to mind whenever a speaker about any special gourmet-related topic is needed.
--Paul O'Neill, Director, Special Projects, Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, Drexel University