This is a course that will bring you on the journey to find the story behind every major wine region on the planet, with some of the best, the wisest and the wittiest wine and food experts, journalists and writers in Ireland.
The overall aim of the course is to bring you to an increased level of insight, understanding and deepening pleasure about this most ancient and fascinating of human civilisation’s creations. It is a 7000 year old tale that moves from an ancient work of man and nature or the gods, in ancient Iran, to a fast moving, planet crossing, global business worth hundreds of billions of euro a year that wine has become today, by way of every major wine region and nation on earth.
Tom Doorley– Author, television presenter, journalist star of RTE's The Restaurant and Irish Daily Mail Wine Correspondent
John Wilson – The Irish Times Wine Correspondent, has in addition 20 years of practical experience in the Wine Trade under his belt as well as being the author of '101 Great Wines Under €10' and editor of four editions of 'The Wine Guide', Ireland's best-selling wine book.
Mary Dowey - Wine Editor of The Gloss Magazine, editor of Michelin Green Guide to Provence 2012, a former Wine Correspondent of The Irish Times, Mary has authored several books, including two wine books, one food and wine book and one travel book as well as writing for numerous magazines and newspapers around the globe including Decanter.
Tomas Clancy – Sunday Business Post Wine Correspondent. Tomas has also been a judge at VinExpo in Bordeaux, Concours Mondial, NOFFLA and Blas/Bord Bia and co-authored the Wine Republic with Martin Moran MW.
Martin Moran MW – The Sunday Times & Newstalk FM 106 Wine Presenter. Martin is one of only 297 MW (Master Of Wine) on the planet, Winemaker, and co-author with Tomas Clancy of Wine Republic.
Raymond Blake – Wine Editor at Food & Wine Magazine (largest circulation magazine on subject of food or wine in Ireland). Raymond is also editor of blakeonwine.com, leading Burgundy Wine expert and a respected judge including the NOFFLA and the Gold Star Irish Wine Awards.
Ernie Whalley –Wine Writer, journalist, author and columnist in The Sunday Times & editor of Fork ‘n’ Cork – The Largest Irish Foodie Forum on the web.
David Whelehan- Wine Correspondent at Business & Finance magazine and TV3. David has been a judge at VinItaly, IWC (London and Japan) and won the Champagne Academy Trophy for Ireland.
Matt Nugent- Wine Correspondent at the Irish Sun, journalist and wine lecturer.
Jean Smullen- Wine Write and Consultant; Prudence.ie; Newstalk FM 106 and editor of the Irish Wine Diary. Formerly at the Wine Development Board, Jean has also participated on the judging panel at Concours Mondial since 2006 www.concoursmondial.ue. Jean is also a wine judge at Mundus Vini, organised in Germany by the publishers of Meininger's Wine Business International, a holder of the WSET Diploma and a Member of the International Circle of Winewriters.
One evening per week from 6:30pm-8:30pm for 12 weeks.
Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)
12 weeks, one evening per week
Part Time: €495 ( Payment plan options available- Please call 01 672 5058 for details)
*Introduction to The History Of Wine Culture and Trade and the Art, Science and Business of Tasting, Wine Notes. (From the Phoenicians 350 BC to China 2011 AD)
*The Development of a New and Old World Wine Culture from 1800 to Date -Introduction to Appellation Control, The Concept of Classification and Terroir
* The New World Beyond – Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
*Bordeaux - The Great Wines of The World – Whose On First
*Burgundy – Birthplace of Terroir
*Italy – The Origins of Style
*Rhone – The Evolution of varietal Wines
*Spain and Portugal – Europe’s New Wine Playground
* The Americas North and South - Napa, California, Oregon, Chile and Argentina
*Fortified Wines – Sherry, Port and Beyond
*Champagne – A Study in Bubble and Image
*Germany, Austria and Eastern European Wines
Assessment is based on a final essay of 2,000 words.
What We Offer
This is a Course that will bring you on the journey to find the story behind every major wine region on the planet, with some of the best, the wisest and the wittiest wine and food experts, journalists and writers in Ireland.