BarJobAlert is a great bar tending training program I recently came across online. I researched 12 bar tending schools, all of which were $400-$600 dollars in the Dallas area.
Being unemployed, I could not fork over that kind of money so I got trained online at BarJobAlert.com. They provide instructional training on their site, have a great book, and now I am an expert in Wines and Martinis.
They were very inexpensive and helpful. I would recommend this company to anyone who wants to change careers and they do not have a bunch of money to go to a bar tending school.