UCC ACE Short courses

Wine Studies: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Wine COURSE FULL

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Wine Studies: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Wine COURSE FULL

  • Code


  • College

    Adult Continuing Education

  • Duration

    Eight weeks, Wednesdays 7-9pm, from 7 October to 25 November 2020

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Qualifications

    Cert of Attendance

  • Fees

    €200 (plus wine) See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Friday 25 September 2020

  • Course Delivery Method


  • Start Date

    Wednesday 7 October 2020

Course Outline

Want to improve your wine knowledge from home? This online wine courses is for you! This virtual wine course and wine tasting experience will be delivered online each week. The eight-week course is a practical introduction to the world of wine. The course will focus on the ‘old world' wine regions - principally France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal and Austria. We will also taste three wines each evening from the classic wine regions of Europe.  The course is designed specifically for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it. You do not need any previous experience.

How will it work? Each online class will be delivered live over a two-hour period, with a tutored tasting included. During the online class and tasting we will explore in detail the wines, the terroir and areas they are from. It will be a fun, social, and interactive experience. In order for you to engage fully with this course we suggest you purchase a selected list of 24 wines. We will advise where these may be purchased and delivery can be arranged for a small additional cost.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Lectures, tutored online tastings.

Course Practicalities


Short courses are non-assessed

Who teaches this course

Tom McKernan has decades of experience and association with the wine industry will hosts the event. Tom is a level four WSET wine educated professional. 


Students must be eighteen years old by course commencement.

Fees and Costs

The fee for this course is €200 (plus wine).



How Do I Apply

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