Food & Wine Travel Writing: How to Travel the World, Drink Wine, and Get Paid for it

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Who doesn’t want to eat and drink their way through Europe and get paid for it?!

As a sommelier and freelance writer who has worked in Florence3the wine industry for nearly 10 years, I developed a lot of wine contacts around the world. After college I decided to put my two skills to the test and spend a year living eating/drinking my way around Europe as a writer.

People always ask me how I was able to live in Italy, tour the best wineries and restaurants, and get paid for it! Trying to answer this question in a 10 min video proved to be difficult – I was only scratching the surface of the details that come along with the “how-tos”  of travel writing.

In order to effectively help all you aspiring travel/wine Florence winewriters get your foot in the door (and avoid all the mistakes I made along the way), I’ve developed a two week crash course on how to live in Europe, tour the wineries and restaurants, and get paid doing it!

This is a dynamic, face paced, class where you will receive in-depth info and stellar insider tips on:

*How to obtain a press release to major wine events (like Vino 100).

*How to acquire freelance writing gigs with newspapers and magazines. 

*How to write a compelling query letter.

*How to sell your story, properly invoice, and tips on scheduling writing gigs to manage cash-flow.

*Wine 101 basics (how to read wine labels in Europe, basic tasting tips and techniques, and an overview of all major grape varietals/wineries in Western Europe).

*Travel writing basics (top 10 mistakes to avoid, how to be current, edgy, and develop a niche for yourself).

*And many more travel writing details!

*As a special bonus, I will give my personal European wine contact list to the first 5 people who register!

This is a crash course on all things to know about travel writing with a wine emphasis, and I am confident you will leave the class feeling ready to conquer the world of wine and traveling!

All for only $33!

Space is limited. I’ve had a lot of requests for this class but have to cap it at 40 people to make sure everyone gets enough of my time/attention.  Register early to ensure a seat. This may be the only time I offer this!

Dates  May 13th – May 26th 

The entirety of the class will be held in a private Facebook forum. I will post daily info/videos/wine quizzes, etc., as well as be available to answer any questions you may have.

Click here to register.

Amanda Flaker is a freelance writer, teacher/tutor, editor, and creator of Chakra Center. She carries a BA in English Literature & Creative Writing, and heads-up the website’s online writing classes (Writing to Connect with the Elves and Discover your Bliss, Writing to Heal, and Writing to Develop your Intuitive Gifts). She lived and worked in Florence, Italy for a year as a freelance writer and has traveled extensively around Western Europe. In Portland, OR., she worked as a wine sommelier and wine buyer, dabbling in wines from all over the world.

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