Wine Confidence - Enjoy Wine Without Being An Expert
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How to Overcome Wine Anxiety... And Finally Enjoy Wine In Business & Social Situations (Without Fear)
4.3 (3 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.
380 students enrolled
Created by David Baer
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Feel more confident and comfortable around wine.
  • Skillfully navigate wine lists and impress friends and co-workers with newfound wine savvy.
  • Understand what matters (and what doesn't) in selecting and enjoying wine
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  • Students can feel comfortable taking this course with no subject knowledge whatsoever.

Are You Overwhelmed By the Subject Of Wine?

Sure, wine can be a confusing and intimidating subject. But if your goal is to simply enjoy wine more, there's no reason you need to become an instant wine genius.

My name is David Baer, and since the late 1990s, I've been pulling back the curtain on the world of wine for clients ranging from soccer moms to service professionals to corporate executives. And, today, I'd like to do the same for you.

But instead of teaching you about grape varieties and growing regions, I think it's better to help you get past your wine fears and discomforts, and set you on a path to exploring and enjoying wine at your own pace.

Over the years, I've worked with:

• A sales professional who failed to win a contract with a wine-loving prospective client at a business dinner, because he awkwardly tried to fake his own wine knowledge.

• A young woman who was embarrassed on a first date by a guy who spent the evening showing her how to hold her glass “correctly,” and how to taste wine “properly.”

• Dozens upon dozens of consumers who admitted to not ordering or buying wines simply because they couldn't pronounce the name… or were not willing to ask questions about a wine that interested them.

Do any of those situations sound familiar?

If so…

I'd like to Introduce You to WINE CONFIDENCE

WINE CONFIDENCE is an online video course designed to demystify wine and help you discover simple techniques for ordering and buying wine even if you don't know much about the subject.

Why Did I Create This Course?

You've already read about some of the stories from my clients above. But those are just a few of the many things people have shared with me about their wine encounters. Other questions have been about things like finding the perfect wine to go with a meal or confusion over what to do when a waiter hands you a cork.

It's become clear to me that wine has caused a lot of people a great deal of anxiety. So I decided to do my part to help clear the air, bring clarity to the world of wine, and increase the wine confidence for those like you who are longing to get past the nonsense and just enjoy wine on your own terms.

So after years of collective personal experience, hundreds of hours hosting consumer and corporate wine events, and countless discussions with wine professionals, I've compiled a simple-to-follow series of videos that will help bring you closer to wine.

When you invest in WINE CONFIDENCE today… not only will learn what got us in this mess in the first place, but you'll also discover exactly how to sit down at a restaurant, be handed one of those hundred-page wine lists, and dazzle your dining companions as you order with confidence and ease…

Plus, you'll also receive a collection of BONUS INTERVIEWS I conducted with wine industry experts, filled with golden gems of wisdom for you to take with you on your next wine outing!

So if you are ready to take control of your wine enjoyment, and confidently engage with your dinner guests, dates, and sommeliers about wine, then you owe it to yourself to invest in this course, and yourself, today.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course if for anyone who feel intimidated, overwhelmed, or just plain ignorant when it comes to wine.
  • This is not a course about wine appreciation, understanding how to taste and drink wine, or about the wine regions of the world.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
Let's Get Into It
10 Lectures 01:17:34
Why This Matters - Understanding wine's place in our world

Wine Confidence Cheat Sheet - Hints to get by (without being an expert)

Wine Confidence Cheat Sheet (Part II)

Wine Confidence Cheat Sheet (Part III)

Wine & Food Pairing - a mini course

Ordering Wine - The how and why (and some insider secrets)

Wine Etiquette - it's not that important

Wine Criticism - Should you listen to wine critics?

Wine Pronunciation - What to say when you can't pronounce it
Start Your New Wine Appreciation
6 Lectures 02:21:37
Taking Ownership - It's your turn now. Have fun!

Interview with Joshua Wiesenfeld - Sommelier

Interview with Alice Feiring - Wine writer

Interview with Neil Thompson - Wine retailer

Interview with Edward Casey - Restaurateur
1 Lecture 00:30
About the Instructor
David Baer
4.0 Average rating
171 Reviews
12,276 Students
8 Courses
Social Marketing Trainer & Wine Geek

With over 20 years of practical experience marketing everything from performing arts events to premium wine, and educating consumers, entrepreneurs, and others, I took my work online in 2011.

Today I mentor students on Facebook Marketing, Sales Funnel Creation, and, yes, wine (a personal passion that I just cannot stop thinking about). It's a true joy to share the things that interest and excite me with others, and I'm delighted to be able to do so here in the Udemy community.

I'm an Amazon Kindle bestselling author as well as a Certified Wine Educator.