Top Wine Secrets You Wish You Knew
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Top Wine Secrets You Wish You Knew

The Wine Course Designed for People Who Just Want to Pick Out a Good Wine
4.1 (46 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,592 students enrolled
Created by Kalani Tom
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take Back Your Power as a Consumer Through Product Knowledge
  • Pick Out Great Wines With Confidence Every Time
  • Stop Choosing Wines Because of the Cool Label...You Know You've Done This
  • Tell What a Wine Will Taste Like Before You Buy It
  • Identify the Grape Varietal in Wines That Are Labeled According to the Region
  • Speak Intelligently About Wine With Any Wine Professional
  • Avoid Making Expensive Mistakes
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  • No Previous Wine Knowledge is Necessary

What's a Good Wine? That's the Million Dollar Question and There Has Never Been a Straight-Forward Answer...Until Now!

Why Take This Course?

If you've ever tried a great bottle of wine and thought to yourself, "Wow!!!! I wish I knew how to pick out more great wines like this," then this is the class for you!

The average person doesn't want to know how wine is made, or what the soil is in the different wine regions around the world. All they want to know is how to pick out a good wine.

That's why I'm going to teach you HOW to determine what a wine will taste like BEFORE you open the bottle so you can stop wasting money on bad wines and start picking out great wines with confidence!

I've also complied a list of the 626 main wine regions in the world that don't put the name of the grape on the label to help you identify what you're buying. The words: 

  • Crozes-Hermitage, 
  • Romanee-Conti
  • Batard-Montrachet
  • Pouilly Fume

don't tell you anything about what grape is used to make these wines, but the words:

  • Crozes-Hermitage = 100% Syrah
  • Romanee-Conti = 100% Pinot Noir
  • Puligny-Montrachet = 100% Chardonnay
  • Pouilly Fume = 100% Sauvignon Blanc

give you product knowledge and that equals an educated consumer.

So what are you waiting for, sign up for this class today and start buying great wines with confidence, tonight!

Read What They're Saying About the Course Content:

"The great thing about this book (which is supplied free with every class!) is that it will get you through 95% of wine lists out there - even in NYC. Unless you're at a place that employs someone especially for their wine list, this book will get you through it, and you may even know more after taking it than the manager or owner who probably chose those wines - or even worse, the rep who just unloaded what they needed to sell. That being said, this book doesn't de-mystify, it explains, in very good format, the keys to understanding what you're going to get when you order a glass or bottle at your neighborhood restaurant. Wine isn't a mystery, it's a process, and this book walks you through it with ease. This is as clear and concise as can be, yet is super-informative. You want something refreshing and light? Probably not a California wine, my friend. All you need to do is keep this book handy, or better yet, know and understand it, and you'll be able to order and buy with confidence and ease. Too many wine books out there make it difficult - this one doesn't. Do yourself a favor and get it so you don't order the same old stuff and get frustrated with it being wrong for what you want." 

"This is a fantastic book! Whenever I was picking out a wine, I never knew what to look for. I always seemed to wander through the wine aisle at the grocery store picking out a few bottles on sale and hoping that I would end up liking them. This book totally solved my problem because it breaks down WHY a wine tastes the way it does which is exactly what I was looking for. A great book for anyone wanting to navigate their way though wine!"

"Great tips written without any pretense, which I often find to be the most difficult thing when dining out and trying to order wine, I'm always afraid I'm going to say the wrong thing and get a wine I'm too afraid to send back. I can't wait to use the tips I just read to help me on my next date night with the hubby. I hope there is more to come. I would love to delve further into the mysterious world of wine. Thanks for making me understand the wine world in a manner that wasn't too overwhelming."

"Finally I can walk into the wine section and choose a bottle of wine based on an educated guess vs staring at the labels and wondering if it tastes as good as the label looks!! I love that the author (who is a wine sommelier) swallows her pride and puts it in layman's terms so even a wine novice like myself can figure it out! I had no idea grapes had so many different fruit flavors depending on what climate they're grown in - so cool!! This is a must have for anyone trying to figure out what a bottle of wine will taste like before it's open. I can't wait to show up to my next dinner party with a perfect pairing!!"

"Fantastic. I'm a restaurant professional with experience helping diners select wine in some of New York's most prominent restaurants. This dynamic little book was like a light going on for me. It's easy for the wine conversation at a diners' table to veer off in an ultimately unhelpful and time consuming direction, but this approach will help me organize the necessary information in my own mind to quickly and thoroughly help all levels of wine lovers and diners. I like it from a consumer standpoint, but I wanted to emphasize its value as a tool for those of us in the industry, too. It's a wealth of practical information delivered in a lively tempo. Well done."

What Are the Features:

  • My Best Selling Wine Book "7 Wine Secrets You Wish You Knew" is Included FREE (A $14.95 Value) When You Enroll in the Course as it is the Foundation of this Class.
  • All Class Information is Available for Download in PDF Format
  • Certificate of Completion When You Finish the Course
  • You Also Get Lifetime Access to the Class and a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, So What Are You Waiting For? Enroll Today!
  • Who is the target audience?
    • This Course Will Benefit Astute Beginners, Hospitality Professionals and Wine Nerds Around the Globe
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    Curriculum For This Course
    20 Lectures
    Welcome! :):):)
    2 Lectures 06:54

    Who I Am and How I Can Help You
    How To Determine What A Wine Will Taste Like Before You Open The Bottle
    1 Lecture 11:20
    The Seven Factors That Influence The Flavor Profile Of A Wine
    THE WINE CODE-How to Find Out the Grape Used to Make Wines Labeled by the Region
    10 Lectures 32:54
    Why Don´t All Winemakers Put the Name of the Grape on the Label?

    How To Use THE WINE CODE

    How To Use THE WINE CODE Wine App for iPhone

    The White Wines of Burgundy part 2

    The Exceptions in Burgundy

    France: The Red Wines of Burgundy

    France: The Red Wines of Bordeaux

    France: The Wines of the Loire Valley and Rhone Valley
    France, Italy, Spain, Portugal
    1 Lecture 19:24
    A List Of The 626 Wine Regions That Don't Put The Name Of The Grape On The Label
    5 Lectures 30:48
    1. Why Do I Only Taste Wine?

    2. I Don't Know How To Ask For What I Want When Talking To The Sommelier

    3. When Is It Acceptable To Send A Wine Back In A Restaurant?

    The Only Two Wine Pairing Tips You'll Ever Need

    In Closing
    Additional Resources
    1 Lecture 00:37
    Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Aroma and Flavor Charts
    About the Instructor
    Kalani Tom
    4.1 Average rating
    46 Reviews
    1,592 Students
    1 Course
    Author, Wine Educator, Sommelier

    Kalani Tom was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but lives and works in New York City. She is a certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and has a degree in psychology from Arizona State University.

    A dual athlete in college, she is very active in long distance running competeing in ultra marthons and extreme events all over the world. 

    She is the author of two wine books, the creator of The Wine Code wine app, and her work has been published in online magazines such as The Huffington Post and Thought Catalog.