We are delighted to introduce 3 new spirits to our range.
The Lakes Distillery is nestled in the heart of the stunning Lake District National Park, where the majestic River Derwent provides an ideal water supply for distilling outstanding spirits.
The Lakes Gin £31.99
The taste of the Lakes comes through in this delicious gin, with a full bodied juniper taste. The Lakes Gin, lovingly hand crafted in small copper pot still, is truly born of The Lake District. Tasting Notes: Big, clear fresh citrus, fruity and ﬂoral. Complex and vibrant.
The Lakes Vodka £31.99
The Lakes Vodka is produced in the traditional way. Lovingly crafted in small handmade copper pot still, which maintains its delicate aromatics and flavours, it is triple distilled producing a vodka of outstanding character and complexity. Tasting Notes: Rich aroma with a hint of wheat, ultra-smooth and silky, full of character.
The ONE Whisky £31.99
The ONE is a unique blend of exceptional whiskies from the British Isles. Each has its own distinctive characteristics, resulting in a whisky of intriguing complexity. Tasting Notes: Slightly smoky, sweet and fruity, nutty, with hints of spice.
The aim of this six day course is to provide detailed analysis of the principal wines and spirits of the world. Students will also benefit from in-depth tastings where they will learn to identify product style and quality.
This qualification is open to students who hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. It is recommended that students complete the Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits before progressing to the Level 3 Award.
It is a prerequisite for candidates planning to study for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits qualification.
Unit 1 – Wines and Spirits of the World
•Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation and bottling, labelling regulations)
•France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America
•Fortified (Liqueur) Wines
•Spirits and Liqueurs
•Information and Advice for Customers and Staff
This unit is evaluated by a multiple choice paper of 50 questions and a question paper requiring short written answers One hour 45 minutes
Unit 2 – Tasting and Evaluating Wines of the World
WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting – how to taste wines and evaluate the quality, style and price
This unit is assessed by a blind tasting paper of two wine 30 minutes The Qualification is awarded to students who attain a minimum mark of 55% in both units.
The Wine Academy offers a range of Wine & Spirit Education Trust® Qualifications through our education partner Peter Morris Wilson who is a WSET® Approved Programme Provider & Certified Educator. These are open to all our retail and trade customers.
The next dates for WSET® Level 3 – Wine & Spirits are:
Monday 28th September – Monday 2nd November The course will take place over 6 Mondays, with the exam on Monday 2nd November
9.45am registration, Course 10am – 6pm
Courses must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance to allow time for registration & exam papers to arrive.
£595 per person
Price includes WSET study pack, examination fees, wines for tasting and tuition fees. NB There is a £100 non-refundable deposit for cancellations within 2 weeks of the course
Join us as we launch the first in a series of wine masterclasses.
Each session will be limited to a maximum of 16 people. This small group session will provide a great opportunity to ask the wine questions you have always wanted to ask.
These classes will be suitable for all levels of wine knowledge and a fun way try 6 different wines.
The first 3 classes will be taken by Wine Educator Alastair Bell A.I.W.S. Alastair is a wine lecturer at Queens University Belfast, Institute of Lifelong Learning and the winner of the NI Wine Taster of the year in 2000 and has worked in the wine trade over a number of years.
Two time winners of the IWSC Chilean Wine Producer trophy (2013,2014).
Casas del Bosque was founded in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari and was one of the first wineries in the Casablanca Valley, today it is still family owned and managed.
The Casas del Bosque philosophy is based on the constant search for excellence, quality instead of quantity is at the heart of their viticultural practices, as they strive to produce only the best wines possible.
This will be Chief Winemaker New Zealander Grant Phelps first visit to Belfast. Join us as he introduces his award winning wines & explains what goes into producing them is this unique part of the wine world.
Gascony, Saint Mont, Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh appellations offer a treasure trove of amazing dry whites, full bodied reds and mouth-watering dessert wines.
Plaimont Producteurs is a wonderful supplier from south west France, producing wines made from indigenous varieties.
While their philosophy of respect for age-old traditions is key to them, Plaimont’s winemakers have not hesitated in investing in Research and Development in order to produce some of France’s hidden treasures.
Join Export Manager Xavier Didelon as he introduces us to these fantastic French wines.