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Rethinking Your Wine Drinking is a short course to help you reshape your relationship with wine. If you want to drink less or not at all, and you’re wrestling with wine habits that no longer meet your needs, this course is your essential guide to reexamining wine’s role in your life.
Step by step, this short course will give you skills, tools and information to understand your drinking habits, focus on challenges you want to solve and create practical plans towards lasting change.
Wrestling with wine? It’s time to rethink your drinking
Rethinking Your Wine Drinking is a short course designed specifically for wine drinkers who want to drink less or not at all. Wine drinking is unlike any other type of alcohol consumption, and when it’s time to change, many people find wine the hardest drink to cut down or quit. So changing your relationship with wine requires a specialist approach. In this short course, you will discover the secrets of rethinking your wine drinking.
Rethinking Your Wine Drinking takes a step-by-step approach. Progress at your own pace to:
- Pay attention to the situations in which you drink more than you want to
- Understand how various patterns of drinking meet different needs
- Get to grips with the thinking that keeps you drinking wine
- Learn to appreciate why traditional methods of moderation are likely to fail
- Discover practical ways to reduce your drinking days, including all the way to zero
- Deconstruct your wine preferences so you can make better alcohol-free wine choices
- Expand your horizons with a wider range of drinks for the wine occasion.
Plus, there’s bonus material, including guides to buying alcohol-free wines, creating food and wine pairings, a podcast interview with leading industry experts, and a real-life inspirational story of how a wine industry professional discovered a world of flavours beyond wine.
As part of your welcome to the course, you’ll get detailed personalised feedback on your current drinking. And every lesson gives you a chance to reflect on your changing habits and track your happiness, so you’ll see real progress in a short time.
Rethinking Your Wine Drinking is designed to complement one of Club Soda’s in-depth courses about drinking, like How to Stop Drinking or How to Drink Mindfully. But it’s a freestanding short course in its own right too. Whether you are taking your first steps towards cutting down, understanding why you’ve struggled to stay alcohol-free or refining your drinking habits for the long-term, Rethinking Your Wine Drinking is your gateway to a world beyond wine.
Rethinking Your Wine Drinking
Sign up for the course today and you’ll get:
- A detailed onboarding process that helps you get the best out of this course, including personalised feedback on your drinking habits
- Seven in-depth lessons exploring different aspects of wine drinking, your beliefs about wine and alcohol-free alternatives
- Daily inspiration and motivation direct to your email inbox every morning to encourage you to keep going
- A bonus podcast episode with wine industry experts on how alcohol-free wine is changing for the better
- Regular check-ins to help you pay attention to your triggers for drinking, make plans that work and keep track of your happiness
- Connection with other members of the Club Soda community through our private Club Soda group on Telegram, a secure private messaging mobile app, so you can keep in touch wherever you are
- Free access to our Wednesday workshops exploring different aspects of changing your drinking, so you can ask questions and get the support you need.
The small(ish) print
Is there any reason I shouldn’t do the course?
Rethinking Your Wine Drinking gives you space to reflect on your relationship with wine, but it does not require you to change your drinking in any particular way. So it is suitable whether you are considering moderation or abstinence.
However, you must not stop drinking suddenly if you think you are physically dependent on alcohol. If you think you might be dependent on alcohol, you should speak to your doctor. The onboarding self-assessment will help you understand these risks.
How does the course work?
All the course materials are hosted on a secure and private part of this website. The course is divided into seven lessons plus bonus material, which you can work through at your own pace. You’ll find your onboarding self-assessment and check-ins in the course materials.
When will my course start?
You can start this course at any time. Once your payment has been processed, you will be automatically enrolled in the course. We’ll email you a receipt and a welcome message, so you’ll know you’re signed up. And if you’re new to Club Soda, you’ll also get an email inviting you to create a password for the website.
If you can’t log in or you don’t receive any emails from us, please check your spam folder first. And if you still can’t find the email, please get in touch and we’ll look into it.
Is there a time limit on finishing the course?
No. The course is yours for as long as you need it, and your access to the course materials doesn’t expire.
Will I get emails?
You’ll receive a daily motivational nudge by email each day, which you can also use as a journaling prompt. To get these emails, you need to be subscribed to our regular email newsletter – we use the same system to send them. You can subscribe when you buy the course or sign up for the email newsletter here. We’ll send you these emails for as long as you want them, and you can update your preferences or unsubscribe at any time.
Occasionally, depending on the time of day you sign up, there can be a small delay in starting your daily nudges. If you haven’t received a nudge within 72 hours, please contact a member of the team.
How do I join the Club Soda group on Telegram?
You’ll find the instructions to join our Telegram group once you’ve logged in and begun the course. You are welcome to be part of our group on Telegram for as long as it’s helpful to you. If you have any difficulties getting started with Telegram, do get in touch.
Who’s behind the course?
The course is written by Dru Jaeger, one of the co-founders of Club Soda and the author of How to Be a Mindful Drinker, a comprehensive guide to cutting down, taking a break and quitting drinking. Dru is a writer, researcher, coach and mindfulness teacher with more than a decade of experience in healthcare policy. The ideas and materials in this course have been developed and tested in collaboration with wine professionals, academics and industry experts, and they represent the very best contemporary thinking on a changing relationship with wine.
Is this course enough to help me change my drinking?
Rethinking Your Wine Drinking is a short course with a very specific focus, helping you reassess your relationship with wine.
While the course is self-contained, there are many aspects of changing your drinking that are not directly covered in the course. So you might want to consider enrolling in Rethinking Your Wine Drinking alongside one of Club Soda’s in-depth courses, like How to Stop Drinking if you are taking a break or going alcohol-free, or How to Drink Mindfully if you are cutting down, moderating or exploring change.
While we make every effort to run our programmes as advertised, we reserve the right to change course content, dates, trainers and moderators if necessary. We also reserve the right to suspend any member who does not keep our Club rules and terms and conditions.