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Meet Marie-Annick Courtier, a book author, culinary coach & IFWTWA member

Marie-Annick Courtier is a native of Paris, France, a Wellness and Culinary coach, an author and Sommelier. A member of IFWTWA since 2016, Marie shares with us her inspiration for writing books, and her passion for healthy eating and coaching others. She has authored an impressive number of books, 13 to be exact. We are so pleased to have her share her insights with us and hope you enjoy getting to know Marie as much as we have. 

Marie-Annick Courtier, healthy eating and lifestyle coach

Concerned with the sufferance I witnessed in this country due to unhealthy eating habits, in early 2000, I decided to start a business that would promote scientifically sound nutrition and healthy lifestyle. It was a niche for sure and little did I know, how quickly my business would take off. Many of my clients had allergies, serious health issues, or simply wanted to be healthy. After a couple of years of positively changing lives, many of my clients urged me to share my knowledge and recipes.

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The Magic of Chateauneuf-du-Pape

"The wine world has its share of eponymous regions; so famous, that just the mere murmur of their name evokes a sense of wonder.  Chateauneuf-du-Pape is one of those regions. The rich, bold and sensuous red wines that are created from this parcel of land in the south of France have been renowned for hundreds of years. For those of us who love wine Chateauneuf-du-Pape is practically a place of pilgrimage." Hilarie Larson CSW FWS
 Tasting Wine at Roger Sabon

Hilarie Larson is a Certified Specialist of Wine, French Wine Scholar and Wine Educator who loves to share her travel adventures. Fusing a region's heritage with its people, places and local flavors (especially the wines), Hilarie has a penchant for capturing the essence of a destination. Listen in to Hilarie's radio chat about this special region then sample the recommendations in her article, "The Magic of Chateauneuf-du-Pape" published in Big Blend's Radio & TV Magazine

Hilarie LarsonHer work has appeared in a variety of publications including Big Blend Radio & Magazine, FWT Magazine, Wine Geographic and Wine Folly, for whom she acted as a content editor and contributor for the new book, ‘Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide'. Hilarie is available for education and training through engaging, educational and interactive workshops for created specifically to train staff of winery, restaurant, hotel and related businesses "to think like a sommelier." Contact her at Northwinds Wine Consulting.