Wine Tasting

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Wine Tasting

Wine tasting courses

Virtual Wine Tasting

Learn the basics of wine from the comfort of your own home with Ulster University. Join us for an online introductory course delivered over two evenings by our WSET accredited educators via Zoom. £25.00 per household. Limited spaces available. So, come wine with us to discover from the best in the business.

WSET Virtual Wine Tasting

Enhance your knowledge of the world of wines and spirits with one of our WSET accredited courses. Check back early 2021 for details.

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Delve deeper in the world of wine and spirits with our professionally accredited educators.

Our range of courses will give you a thorough understanding of the different types of wines and spirits as well as factors which affect their style, quality and price.

Some of our courses are professionally accredited by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), so they are perfect for professionals and wine enthusiasts.  The WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge.

If you are not a wine connoisseur, don't worry, we have a range of courses, including Virtual Wine Tasting, to suit every level, Whether you are a budding wine enthusiast or working in the industry we have the right course for you.

The Academy Wine Tasting

Virtual Wine Tasting

Learn the basics of wine from the comfort of your own home with Ulster University.

Join us for an online introductory course delivered over two evenings by our WSET accredited educators via Zoom.

£25.00 per household. Limited spaces available.

So, come wine with us to discover from the best in the business.

Upcoming wine tasting courses

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust Course - Level 1

This one-day qualification was initially created for the front-of-house staff within the on-trade sector.

It has grown into a course with global appeal, providing basic product knowledge to first time employees in the wine industry and the interested consumer alike.

Date

TBC

Cost

£120  (10% discount for alumni and students)

Assessment

Multiple-choice paper of 30 questions.

Location

The Academy, Belfast campus

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust Course - Level 2

The two-day course is aimed at those employed in the drinks and hospitality industries as well as wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits.

This qualification teaches about the key grape varieties grown around the world, the different styles of wine produced and the production of spirits and liqueurs. It also incorporates elements of food and wine tasting.

Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 2 Award in wine lapel badge.

Date

TBC

Cost

£230 (10% discount for alumni and students)

Assessment

Multiple-choice paper of 50 questions.

Location

The Academy, Belfast campus

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust Course - Level 3

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine and spirits industry and wine enthusiasts.

This qualification provides detailed understanding of the factors that affect style, quality, and price for individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines and spirits.

Upon completion, you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to make authoritative recommendations.

Date

11 weekly sessions commencing on (Date TBC) running from 1.15pm – 4.15pm.

Please note this course will only run if we have the required student numbers registered.

Cost

£450 (10% discount for alumni and students)

Assessment

Examination involving a tasting paper, multiple choice paper and short answer paper

Location

The Academy, Belfast campus

Further information

For further information, please contact us