Eddie Osterland

Eddie Osterland

San Diego

About Eddie Osterland

Eddie Osterland, America's first Master Sommelier, is an internationally acclaimed expert in the culinary arena of food and wine. Eddie's educational background evolved from a degree in behavioral psychology to graduating from L'Institut d'oenologie at Université de Bordeaux with the D.U.A.D. degree (diplôme d'aptitude a la deégustation des vins). He went on to become the first American to pass the grueling Master Sommelier Diploma in London in 1973. Upon returning to the United States, Eddie worked as Director of Trade Education at the International Wine Center in New York City. He was the wine editor for Restaurant Business magazine for a decade. He conducts networking receptions and dinners, and also does breakout workshops at association meetings. He is the author of Power Entertaining. Find him at eddieosterland.com


  • Degree in Professional Tasting (D.U.A.D-Diplôme Universitaire D'Aptitude A la Dégustation Des Vins)
    Universite de Bordeaux Ecole d’Enologie, France
  • 1st American to receive a Master Sommelier Diploma
    Guild of Sommeliers