In five weekly sessions, you will:
Important: the test group for "The Quick Start to Get Wine Smart" SOLD OUT in only TWO HOURS with 100 people on the WAITLIST! Don't miss out on your chance to join this course!
"The Quick Start to Get Wine Smart" is your five-week online experience to make you the go-to voice on wine choice among your colleagues, friends, and family!
Natalie MacLean was named "The World's Best Drinks Writer" at the World Food Media Awards. She is the only person to have won the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from both the James Beard Foundation and Les Dames d'Escoffier.
Natalie's first book Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass and her second book Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines were both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.
Natalie is the wine expert on CTV's The Social, Canada's largest daytime television show; CTV News; and Global Televion's Morning Show.
Funny, brainy, and unapologetically tipsy, her goal in life is to invite more people to the table to share a great glass of wine (or three)!
With so much information about wine, where do I start?
In Module 1 you will learn:
In Module 2, we explore the first four of the Essential Eight grapes you need to know to get started: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Suvignon, and Merlot.
Our study will explore essential questions, such as:
Your host Natalie MacLean will provide a list of wines for you to buy that's customized to your local liquor store. She can also work with you personally if you'd like to open bottles already in your cellar.
Module 3 focuses on the second four of the Essential Eight grapes you need to know to get started: Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz/Syrah.
We'll talk through important questions, such as:
As with Part I in Module 2, Natalie will provide a list of wines for you to buy that's customized to your local liquor store. If you happen to have a specific wine in your cellar, this is an excellent opportunity to try it with Natalie's expert insight to explain the characteristics of a particular wine.
How can I pair food and wine together without it being hit-and-miss?
Key questions and expert tips in Module 4 include:
Module 5 is all about taking what we learned together and using your newfound knowledge to embrace the world of wine.
Natalie will help you answer everyday questions and concerns about wine, including:
Prior to signing up for Natalie’s wine course, I thought my wine knowledge was good (or good enough to get by). After listening in to a few of Natalie’s Sunday Sipper Club segments, I started realizing that I probably didn’t know what I didn’t know. So when she offered the wine course I decided to sign-up. I realized that
Following the course, I am pleased to say that I have moved up the ladder of knowledge. I may not yet be skilled, but I realize that moving up this ladder is a journey, and this course was instrumental in kick-starting this journey.
And this knowledge and awareness has improved my confidence level in wines, not only within myself, but among friends and when speaking to a wine store customer rep.
Finally, the instructor is instrumental in having the ability to gain knowledge from any course. Natalie is truly gifted in providing a course on the topic of wines.
She is extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter, has developed the course in a logical sequence and format, she is funny and entertaining, extremely articulate, and has a deep desire for people to learn and improve their knowledge of wines.
- J.P. d'Entremont, Edmonton
- Lois Gilbert, Toronto
Before I took this course I felt lost in the wine aisles of the liquor store!
I knew basic pairing rules like fish with white wines and red meats with reds, but that was all.
After the course, I not only expanded my practical buying/pairing knowledge, but I have also found some new favourites!
I now feel much more confident when choosing new wines that suit my taste, and will even be brave enough to order a suitable bottle from the list at a restaurant the next time I go out with friends.
- Naomi Lai, Toronto
Thanks so much for all your efforts, Natalie. A great experience.
I look forward to the next course and especially to the deep diving!
- Karen Fung, Ottawa
This has been a great use of my Wednesday evenings, Natalie! I look forward to the next stages. I will be signing up for version II.
- Alec Hawrysh, Vancouver
This course is NOT for you if ...
I invite you to meet with me personally on live video over five weeks in a series of interactive workshops starting Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Each session will be recorded and posted in a private members' site for those who miss a session or who want to watch the session again.
You will have lifetime access to this course. You will also have access to any updates made going forward based on your feedback and from those who take this course in the future.
I also launched a private Facebook Group for course members only. This is our online community where you can meet others who are keen to improve their wine knowledge. Ask questions, share stories, and exchange tips on great bottles and pairings with your fellow wine lovers.
When I offered this course in October 2017, it sold out in two hours, and there was a wait list of more than 100 people the next day. Don't miss your opportunity to be part of the fun and the learning this time.
Most courses offering the equivalent content, but not in this interactive style, are priced between $600 and $900.
However, I am going to stick with my plan to offer the course at only $497 for this round in order to make it accessible to more (quick-acting and decisive) wine lovers like me!
If you're interested, click the button below to save your spot in our class so you don't miss out on this experience.
I am so excited to see you on in our group!
P.S. Avoid deep wine regret ... it's worse than a hangover. Your chance to get this course for yourself and/or a friend ends in:
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