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How to enjoy wine and not get conned by the wine industry

You can learn how to save money and avoid being bamboozled by wine snobs
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Created by TJ Walker
Last updated 5/2016
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New Update as of March 18, 2016

This is the one course the wine industry does NOT want you to take. Don't be fooled by the mixed reviews for this course. Wine industry "experts" hate that I have exposed their con artistry and have retaliated by trashing this course with low reviews. Actual real people who aren't connected to the wine industry are leaving mostly "5" reviews. Please read the individual reviews and judge for yourself.


The world of wine can seem overwhelming to the beginner. "How am I supposed to remember thousands of producers over 50 years?" "Will I look cheap or stupid if I order this wine?"

Unfortunately, the wine industry is a rapidly growing world wide big business. And it is often in the business of fooling and intimidating consumers into thinking "more expensive" equals "better."

In this course, TJ Walker teaches you how to see through the elaborate cons used by the wine industrial complex to part you from your money. Yes, wine can be a great, life-enhancing experience. But you don't need to devote half your free time or disposable income to enjoy drinking wine.

This course is not for the aspiring wine snob, sommelier or someone who wants to show off his/her "good taste" by bragging about a fancy wine collection. This course is for people who are new to wine and want to enjoy wine while spending the least amount of money and time possible learning about all the ins and outs of wine.

The course is filled with simple, practical advice and how to tips on how to get the most enjoyment and value out of every glass and bottle of wine you buy and drink.

Who is the target audience?
  • For new wine drinkers
  • For people who want to save money on wine
  • For people who have a vague notion that "wine experts" are full of BS
  • NOT for wine experts
  • Not for aspiring sommeliers
  • Not for the pretentious
  • Not for those looking to impress others with their wine "knowledge"
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What Will I Learn?
Enjoy wine
Save money buying wine
Avoid being conned by the wine industrial complex
Improve your wine drinking experiences
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  • A willingness to question everything they've ever heard about wine before
  • An interest in enjoying wine and saving time and money
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 57:46
What You Really Need to Know About Wine Before Being Taken to the Cleaners
4 Lectures 18:26

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How to Learn the Art of Enjoying Fine Wines
The Goldilocks Guide to Wine Temperature
4 Lectures 11:01
Don't Serve Red Wine at Room Temperature

Don't Rob Your White Wine of Its Flavor

Attention Hollywood, This is How You Hold a Wine Glass

Do This, If Your Wine is Too Warm
Secrets for Turning "Bad" Wine Into "Good" Wine
2 Lectures 05:37
Breath Life and Air Into Your Wine

Give Your wine a Twirl Out on the Town
You Don't Have a Milk Cellar, So Why Have a Wine Cellar
2 Lectures 06:32
Buy Wine the Way You Buy Milk and Fruit Salad

If People Have an 80 year Lifecycle, Wine Has a 24 Hour Lifecycle
Make Wine a Source of Pleasure, Not Stress
6 Lectures 16:10
Picking the Right Wine On a Date

Pairing The Right Wine with Your Food

Help Your Friends and Family Enjoy Wine More

Only Send a Bottle of Wine Back in a Restaurant If This Happens

This is How You Buy Wine and Save a Fortune

Wine Can And Will Be a Source of Pleasure for You, As Long As You are In Control
About the Instructor
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Public Speaking and Media Training Expert

TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting public speaking training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, US Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament .

Walker has more than 100,000 online course enrollments and more than 16,000 online students.

His book, "Secret to Foolproof Presentations" was a USA Today # 1 Bestseller, as well as a Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller.

Walker is also the author of "Media Training AZ" and "Media Training Success."

Currently, Walker is the host of the #1 rated daily TV/Radio/Podcast show devoted exclusively to public speaking and media training (Syndicated on iTunes, YouTube, Daily Motion, Vimeo, Flickr and Facebook) "Speaking with TJ Walker" is heard and viewed seven days a week around the world.

In 2009, Walker set the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Talk Radio Appearances ever in a 24 hour period.

Walker has also served as a former President of the National Speakers Association, New York City.

Walker was a merit scholar at Duke University where he graduated magna cum laude.

What others say:

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

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