Stock Portuguese Wine Dinner (20th June)

May 17, 2024|

Thursday 20th June  2024, 7.30pm Join us on Thursday 20th June for a fabulous 4 course menu. Each course will be paired with wines showcasing the diverity of Portugal. MENU On Arrival Porta 6 Vinho [...]

May & June Events

April 22, 2024|

We have a great series of events throughout May & June. We you can join us. May Friday 3rd May 4.30pm - Secret Cellar Tasting SOLD OUT Friday 17th May, 4.30pm - Secret Cellar Tasting [...]

Stock Wine Dinner (25th Apr)

March 14, 2024|

Thursday 25th April 2024, 7.30pm Join us on the 25th April for a delicious Spring 4 course menu. Each course will be paired with wines from throughout Europe. This promises to be a wonderful evening. [...]

Spring Events 2024

February 28, 2024|

March Friday 8th March, 4.30pm - Secret Cellar Tasting Thursday 14th March – French Wine Dinner – Fitzwilliam Hotel Friday 22nd March 4.30pm - Secret Cellar Tasting Saturday 23rd March, 12noon - Midday Masterclass – [...]

French Wine Dinner at The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

February 7, 2024|

Thursday 14th March 2024, 7.30pm To many France is the centre of gastronomy, and in the 14th century Guillaume Tirel, court chef published one of the earliest cookery books in medieval France. By the 17th [...]

Stock – Greatest Hits of 23 Wine Dinner (18th Jan)

December 11, 2023|

Thursday 18th January 2024, 7.30pm As we head into 2024, we are reflecting on some of our favourite dishes and wines from the 2023 dinners. Join us on the 18th January for a fabulous [...]

Events Winter 2024

November 21, 2023|

We have lots tastings, course and events coming up in 2024. We hope you can join us. Friday 12th January 4.30pm - SECRET CELLAR TASTING  Sold Out Thursday 18th January 7.30pm - STOCK WINE [...]

Christmas Tasting 2023

September 28, 2023|

Saturday 2nd December 2023, 2.30pm Get the festive season started by joining Neal, Peter & Susan on Saturday 2nd December to taste a selection of their favourite wines. In keeping with tradition, the final wine will be [...]

Stock – Plaimont Wine Dinner

August 3, 2023|

Thursday 21st September 2023, 7.30pm Join us for our next wine dinner when we will be joined by Elvin Douineau from Plaimont in South West France. Plaimont focus on preserving indigenous varieties and reviving forgotten [...]

WSET Courses Autumn 2023

August 1, 2023|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1 - Award in WINES – Monday 11th September (1 day course) [...]

Gnostic French Tasting Menu (31st Aug)

July 17, 2023|

Thursday 31st August, 7.30pm Join us for evening of fine French food & wine in our upstairs restaurant. The 4 course menu has been paired with wines from Direct Wine Shipments. Menu Arrival Les Yeuses [...]

Whiskey Tasting (29th Jul)

July 5, 2023|

Saturday 29th July Curious about Whiskey? Get ready for an adventure with Sam from High Sea Spirits in conjunction with Alchemy Distil, as he take you on a journey tasting some exclusive and unique Irish [...]

Events

July 1, 2023|

We have a series of tastings, course and events coming up. We hope you can join us. Friday 21st July, 4.30pm - SECRET CELLAR TASTING - Sold Out Saturday 29th July, 2.30pm - WHISKEY TASTING [...]

Stock – Creu Celta 20th Anniversary Wine Dinner

May 24, 2023|

Thursday 22nd June 2023, 7.30pm Join us for a fabulous 4 course tasting menu celebrating 20 years of McAlindon Family’s Creu Celta vineyard in Priorat, Spain. The dishes will be accompanied by Catalan wines and [...]

Gnostic Tasting Menu (14th Jun)

May 15, 2023|

Wednesday 14th June, 7.30pm Join us for evening of fine food & wine in our upstairs restaurant. The 4 course menu has been paired with wines from our neighbours Direct Wine Shipments. Tasting Menu Arrival [...]

Events – May & June 2023

April 27, 2023|

We have a series of tastings, course and events coming up. We hope you can join us. MAY Monday 15th & 22nd May, 9.45am - 6pm - WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Friday [...]

Italian Wine Tasting with Michael Palij MW

April 27, 2023|

Thursday 8th June 2023, 7pm for 7.30pm For the 1st time since 2019 we are delighted to welcome back Master of Wine Michael Palij. Michael is always one of our most popular speakers. He is [...]

Stock – French Wine Dinner

March 9, 2023|

Thursday 20th April 2023, 7.30pm Vive la France! Join us for a fabulous 4 course menu paired with an excellent range of French wines to compliment each course. MENU Aperitif The Holy Snail Touraine Rose, [...]

The Secret Cellar Tastings

March 6, 2023|

Welcome to The Secret Cellar A new and exciting addition to Direct Wine Shipments. The Secret Cellar is our new ground floor Tasting and Wine Education Room located in the shop here at 5-7 Corporation [...]

Spring Events 2023

March 1, 2023|

We have a series of tastings, course and events coming up. We hope you can join us. MARCH Saturday 25th March, 12noon - Midday Masterclass Northern Italy - SOLD OUT Friday 31st March, 430pm - [...]

Gnostic Tasting Menu (6th Apr) – SOLD OUT

March 1, 2023|

Thursday 6th April, 7.30pm Get the weekend started with an evening of fine food and wine in our neighbour Gnostic's upstairs restaurant. The 4 course menu as been paired with wines from Direct Wine Shipments. [...]

Stock – Delheim Wine Dinner with Nora Sperling-Thiel

December 15, 2022|

Thursday 19th January 2023, 7.30pm Join us for an evening of fine food and South African wine with Nora Sperling-Thiel from Delheim Estate in Stellenbosch. The history of winemaking at Delheim dates back to 1938 [...]

WSET Courses 2023

December 6, 2022|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1 - Award in WINES – Monday 23rd January (1 day course) [...]

Midday Masterclasses 2023

December 2, 2022|

Join us for our next wine midday masterclasses. Each session will be limited to a maximum of 15 people. This small group session will provide a great opportunity to ask the wine questions you have [...]

Midday Masterclasses Autumn 2022

August 17, 2022|

Join us for our next wine midday masterclasses. Each session will be limited to a maximum of 15 people. This small group session will provide a great opportunity to ask the wine questions you have [...]

Stock Bordeaux Wine Dinner

August 11, 2022|

Thursday 29th September 2022, 7.30pm September is Bordeaux month and we’ll be showcasing some of the excellent wines from this region alongside a fabulous 4 course menu. MENU Aperitif Langoustine & Doversole Roulade, Tomato, Basil [...]

Stock Italian Wine Dinner

April 26, 2022|

Thursday 26th May 2022, 7.30pm Celebrate Italy with a fabulous 4 course menu using only the finest ingredients and paired with  Italian wines to compliment each course. MENU Arrival Cecilia B. Spumante Bianco NV, Veneto [...]

WSET Level 1 Courses June 2022

April 5, 2022|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1 - Award in WINES – Monday 20th June 2022 (1 day [...]

Stock Spanish Wine Dinner

February 9, 2022|

Thursday 31st March 2022, 7.30pm Join us for a fabulous 4 course menu using only the finest ingredients and paired with Spanish wines to compliment each course. The dinner will include the first public tasting [...]

Midday Masterclasses 2022

February 9, 2022|

Join us for our next wine masterclasses. Each session will be limited to a maximum of 15 people. This small group session will provide a great opportunity to ask the wine questions you have always [...]

WSET Courses 2022

January 10, 2022|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1 - Award in WINES – Monday 7th March 2022 (1 day [...]

Stock French Wine Dinner

December 15, 2021|

Thursday 27th January 2022, 7.30pm Domaine de Cristia is situated in Courthézon in the Châteauneuf du Pape area of the Rhône Valley. It has been run by the Grangeon family since 1942 and produces the [...]

Virtually Christmas Tasting 2021

October 7, 2021|

Get your family & friends round, your corkscrew and favourite snacks ready, light the fire, turn on the computer & join us from the comfort of your own home! Our Christmas Tasting on Saturday 11th [...]

Stock Italian Wine Dinner – SOLD OUT

October 2, 2021|

Thursday 25th November, 7.30pm Chef Danny Millar has a career spanning across Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany and London, He returned to Belfast in the 1990s, bringing his renowned cooking style to leading restaurants including Shanks, [...]

WSET Level 1 Award in Wine (15th Nov)

September 21, 2021|

Monday 15th November 2021, 9.45am - 6pm The aim of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) accredited one day certificate course is to give an introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the [...]

Midday Masterclasses

September 20, 2021|

Join us for our next wine masterclasses. Each session will be limited to a maximum of 15 people. This small group session will provide a great opportunity to ask the wine questions you have always [...]

WSET Level 2 – Award in Wine (11th & 18th Oct)

August 23, 2021|

The aim of this WSET accredited two day course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, and principle varieties of wines. This is followed by a one hour exam [...]

Virtual French Tasting

February 26, 2021|

Saturday 27th March 2021, 2pm As lockdown continues, we are hosting a Zoom tasting of wines from France. We’ve put together a selection of 6 wines from different regions. Your tasting box will contain: 2 [...]

Virtual Iberian Tasting

January 29, 2021|

Saturday 20th February 2021, 2pm Following the success of our Christmas tasting & as lockdown continues, we are hosting a Zoom tasting of wines from the Iberian Peninsula. We’ve put together a selection of 6 [...]

Virtually Christmas Tasting!

November 10, 2020|

Saturday 5th December 2020, 2pm We miss you, and as our popular Christmas afternoon tastings cannot go ahead this year, we are hosting a Zoom Christmas Tasting, on Saturday 5th December at 2pm. So, get [...]

Midday Masterclass – Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

September 2, 2020|

Join us for a wine masterclass. This small group session will provide a great opportunity to ask the wine questions you have always wanted to ask. Suitable for all levels of wine knowledge and a [...]

Spring Events & Courses 2020 – Postponed

March 20, 2020|

In order to protect our customers and staff at this difficult time, we are postponing all spring events and WSET courses. We have tried to contact everyone who has booked tickets for these events. If [...]

WSET Courses 2020

March 10, 2020|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1 - Award in WINES – Monday 27th April (1 day course) [...]

Stock Wine Dinner

March 6, 2020|

Thursday 26th March, 7.30pm Chef Danny Millar has a career spanning across Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany and London, He returned to Belfast in the 1990s, bringing his renowned cooking style to leading restaurants including Shanks, [...]

Vegan Night @ Malone Lodge Hotel

February 28, 2020|

Friday 13th March 2020, 7.30pm                 Phone 028 9038 8000 to book or email info@MaloneLodgeHotel.com www.malonelodgehotelbelfast.com

NI Science Festival – TASTE

January 17, 2020|

Thursday 13th February 2020, 7.30pm start Join us as Direct Wine Shipments as we explore "TASTE" as part of the NI Science Festival 2020! Many of us love wine, but are not sure why we [...]

WSET Level 1 Award in SPIRITS

January 13, 2020|

A beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in SPIRITS. For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world [...]

La Rioja Alta Dinner @ James St

January 13, 2020|

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 La Rioja Alta is one of the most resolutely traditional of the region’s bodegas. It was founded in 1890 by a consortium of five families. La Rioja Alta excels in classically [...]

Winter Wine Events

December 6, 2019|

JANUARY Wednesday 22nd January - La Rioja Alta Wine Dinner @ James St Thursday 23rd January - La Rioja Alta Tasting with Francisco Corpas  Monday 27th January - WSET Level 1 Award in WINES Thursday [...]

DWS Wine Course 2020

December 4, 2019|

Tuesday 4th : Tuesday 11th : Tuesday 18th February 2020, 7.30pm Join us for a fun look of today’s wine world at our annual 3 week wine course. We hope you’ll be introduced to a [...]

WSET Courses Winter 2020

November 22, 2019|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1 - Award in WINES – Monday 9th March (1 day course) [...]

La Rioja Alta Tasting with Francisco Corpas

November 22, 2019|

Thursday 23rd January 2019, 7.30 for 8pm start La Rioja Alta is a true cult winery! This is a rare occasion to taste some of the planet’s finest wines. Founded in 1890 La Rioja Alta [...]

International Sherry Week

October 29, 2019|

From the 4th – 10th November Direct Wine Shipments will be celebrating all things Sherry! SHERRY has a wide range of styles to suit all tastes, budgets and styles of food & can be used [...]

Drink Rioja Month – October 2019

October 1, 2019|

Join us this October as we celebrate the wines of Rioja. Throughout the month we will have a series of in store tastings, competitions & offers. RIOJA SHOP TASTINGS Throughout October we will have a [...]

Autumn Events

September 19, 2019|

Join us this Autumn for a variety of wine dinners and tastings OCTOBER Drink Rioja Month Friday 18th October - The Pheasant Gourmet Evening Saturday 19th October - Midday Masterclass - Rioja SOLD OUT Thursday [...]

Bordeaux Wine Month

August 30, 2019|

Join us in store throughout September to celebrate the wines of Bordeaux. We'll have competitions, offers and tastings throughout the month. Buy Bordeaux www.directwineshipments.com/france/bordeaux/ Bordeaux 6 bottle Case £88             [...]

Little Beauty Events

August 12, 2019|

We are delighted that Fleur McCree from Little Beauty in New Zealand is joining us for 2 events is September. Thursday 26th September - Little Beauty Wine Tasting in Direct Wine Shipments Join Fleur as [...]

Events – September

July 11, 2019|

SEPTEMBER Bordeaux Wine Month Monday 2nd September  - WSET Level 1 - Award in Wines Thursday 5th September - Da Vinci's Portuguese Wine Dinner Thursday 12th September - Wine & Cheese Tasting SOLD OUT Friday [...]

WSET Courses 2019

June 17, 2019|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1 - Award in Wines – Monday 2nd September 2019 (1 day course) [...]

Celebrating 65 – Walkabout Wine Tasting!

May 31, 2019|

Friday 14th June, 3pm - 7pm Join us as we celebrate 65 years in business with our Walkabout Tasting 2019! This is an informal walk around tasting, which gives you the chance to meet some [...]

Esporão Wine Tasting with Antonio Nascimento

April 1, 2019|

Thursday 16th May 2019, 7.30 for 8pm start Portugal in the 10 years has gone from nowhere to fast becoming a producer or serious quality wine. Unique grape varieties, diverse climates and soils make Portugal [...]

WSET Courses 2019

March 13, 2019|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1  Award in Wine – Monday 24th June 2019 (1 day course) [...]

South West France – Plaimont Wine Tasting with Céline Dabadie

February 12, 2019|

Thursday 28th February 2019, 7.30 for 8pm start The 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 [...]

DWS Wine Course 2019

December 7, 2018|

Wednesday 6th : Wednesday 13th : Wednesday 20th February 2019, 7.30pm Join us for a fun look of today’s wine world at our annual 3 week wine course. We hope you’ll be introduced to a [...]

WSET Courses Winter 2019

December 7, 2018|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1  Award in WINES – Monday 28th January 2019 (1 day course) [...]

European Wine Tasting with Michael Palij MW

December 7, 2018|

Thursday 31st January 2019 , 7.30 for 8pm We are delighted to welcome back to Direct Wine Shipments, Master of Wine Michael Palij. Michael is always one of our most popular speakers. For this tasting [...]

Highlights 2018 – Flamenco, Sherry & Tapas

December 6, 2018|

We have had some great tastings throughout 2018, one of the highlights was the 'Flamenco, Sherry & Tapas' evening which was part of 'International Sherry Week' in October (#sherryweek) The evening was in partnership with [...]

Winter Wine Events 2019

December 3, 2018|

Join us in 2019 as we celebrate 65 years as a family business! JANUARY Monday 28th January - WSET Level 1 - Award in Wines Thursday 31st January - European Wine Tasting with Michael Palij [...]

October – Shop Rioja Month

September 5, 2018|

Join us this October as we celebrate the wines of Rioja. Throughout the month we will have a series of in store tastings, competitions & offers. RIOJA SHOP TASTINGS Throughout October we will have a [...]

Autumn Wine Events

July 31, 2018|

SEPTEMBER Monday 3rd September  - WSET Level 1  - Wine Friday 7th September - Friday Favourites - Exploring Europe Monday 10th September & Monday 15th October - WSET Level 3  - Wine Friday 21st September [...]

WSET Courses Autumn 2018

July 19, 2018|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1  Award in Wines – Monday 3rd September 2018 (1 day course) [...]

Copeland Gin Tasting

June 26, 2018|

Call into the shop on Saturday 30th June between 12 - 2pm to try the new Limited Edition Copeland Summer Strawberry & Basil Gin. Gareth Irvine the Founder of Copelands Gin will be in the [...]

Balmoral Hotel Master*Chef

June 19, 2018|

We’re delighted to be one of the sponsors for the Balmoral Hotel Master*Chef Competition. This is a great opportunity for professional chefs to showcase their skills. If you’re up for an exciting challenge apply now [...]

Bordeaux Wine Month

May 31, 2018|

Join us in store to celebrate the wines of Bordeaux. We'll have competitions, offers and tastings throughout the week. Buy Bordeaux www.directwineshipments.com/france/bordeaux/ Special Offer Taste of Bordeaux 6 bottle Case was £90.94 now £80   [...]

Summer Wine Tasting

May 30, 2018|

Thursday 14th June 2018, 7.30 for 8pm start Join us as we put the sunshine into Belfast with an evening of wine and tapas! We are delighted to welcome back Kate Dowdeswell, who as a [...]

Sauvignon Blanc Day!

May 1, 2018|

Friday 4th May is Sauvignon Blanc Day! Call in to the shop this Bank Holiday weekend to sample the pure joy of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Whatever the weather, the sun will be shining with [...]

Paitin Wine Dinner At James Street South

April 20, 2018|

Thursday 24th May 2018, 7.30pm Paitin is one of the most venerable Barbaresco estates in the Neive area, with a winemaking history going back to the 18th century and Benedetto Elia’s purchase of two hectares [...]

BelFeast – Shortcross Gin Sampling

March 20, 2018|

Friday 23rd March, 3.30pm-6.30pm Rademon Estate Distillery are proud to be Northern Ireland’s First Award Winning Craft Distillery. Their small batch philosophy ensures that every aspect of the gin meets their exacting vision. Everything is [...]

WSET Courses 2018

March 6, 2018|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1  Award in Wines – Monday 16th April 2018 (1 day course) [...]

BelFeast – Launch of Creu Celta 2015

March 6, 2018|

Friday 23rd March & Saturday 24th March Call in to Direct Wine Shipments on Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th March to sample the new Creu Celta 2015 vintage, which is being released as part of [...]

Spring Wine Events

February 23, 2018|

MARCH Friday 9th March – Templeton Hotel Raffles Spring Gourmet Evening Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th March - BelFeast - Launch of Creu Celta 2015 Friday 23rd March - BelFeast - Shortcross Gin Sampling APRIL [...]

WSET Courses Winter 2018

January 3, 2018|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1  Award in Wines – Monday 29th January 2018 (1 day course) [...]

Wine Course 2018

December 5, 2017|

Tuesday 6th : Tuesday 13th : Tuesday 20th February 2018, 7.30pm The intention of the 3 week Course is to have a fun look at and taste of today’s wine world. We hope you’ll be [...]

Ballybosch Wines with Robbie Diack

December 5, 2017|

Calling All Rugby & South African Wine Fans! Call into the shop on Saturday 16th December between 11am & 1pm to meet Ulster No.8, Robbie Diack and try his Ballybosch Wines. This is a perfect [...]

Events Winter 2018

November 21, 2017|

JANUARY Saturday 20th January - Midday Masterclass - Southern France SOLD OUT Monday 29th January - WSET Level 1  - WINE Thursday 25th January - Olivers French Wine Dinner Wednesday 31st January - Edo Wine [...]

Copeland Gin Tasting

November 21, 2017|

Call into the shop on Saturday 25th November between 2pm – 4pm to meet Gareth Irvine the Founder of Copeland Gin. Try the gins, learn about the perfect serve and cocktail options. Cheers!

Sherry Tasting

October 6, 2017|

Get your weekend off to an early start with a tasting of one of the world’s finest wines - Sherry. Join our Wine Development Manager Susan Rees, who recently became a certified Sherry Educator at [...]

Shop Rioja

September 22, 2017|

Join us this October as we celebrate the wines of Rioja. Throughout the month we will have a series of in store tastings, competitions & offers. RIOJA SHOP TASTINGS Throughout October we will have a [...]

Autumn Events 2017

August 22, 2017|

SEPTEMBER Monday 4th September - WSET Level 1  - Wine SOLD OUT Monday 11th September & Monday 16th October - WSET Level 3  - Wine Closing date to book a place Thursday 31st Aug. Thursday [...]

Plaimont (South West France) Tasting & Supper

August 17, 2017|

Thursday 14th September 2017, 7.30 for 8pm start The 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 [...]

WSET Courses Autumn 2017

June 29, 2017|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1  Award in Wines – Monday 4th September 2017 (1 day course) [...]

Little Beauty Wine Tasting & Supper with Fleur McCree

June 20, 2017|

Thursday 17th August 2017, 7.30 for 8pm start Little Beauty is a bespoke, multiple award winning independent winery from the unique Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand. It is made with good old Kiwi passion and [...]

Midday – Sherry Tasting

May 19, 2017|

"If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish Sherry can bring the dead back to life." - Sir Alexander Fleming Celebrate the weekend with a tasting of one of the world’s best wines - [...]

WSET Courses 2017

May 18, 2017|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1  Award in Wines – Monday 5th June 2017 (1 day course) [...]

Salt Bistro Rioja Wine Dinner

April 27, 2017|

Wednesday 17th May, 7pm for 7.30pm Join Luis Marculeta from Rioja Vega to learn more about the wines of this fantastic region and company. The wines have been paired with a wonderful 4 course menu [...]

Tedfords Restaurant Navarra Wine Dinner

April 27, 2017|

Tuesday 16th May, 7pm Following a trip to Navarra to visit Principe de Viana last year, Sharon & Alan are delighted to welcome Luis Marculeta to Tedfords Restaurant. Showcasing the fabulous food of Tedfords with [...]

Spring/Summer Events

April 4, 2017|

APRIL Friday 28th April - Templeton Spring Gourmet Evening MAY Thursday 4th May - Jean Loron French Wine Tasting & Supper with Oliver Campos Tuesday 16th May - Tedfords Restaurant Navarra Dinner with Luis Marculeta [...]

Loron – French Wine Tasting & Supper

March 17, 2017|

Thursday 4th May 2017, 7.30 for 8pm In 1821, Jean-Marie Loron, the mayor of Chénas and former manager of the Mâcon church estate created a business exporting Beaujolais and Mâcon wines. Today, the business is [...]

General Merchant No.361 Wine Dinner

March 17, 2017|

Thursday 6th April, 7pm We are delighted to be teaming up with the General Merchant on the Ormeau Road for an evening of fine food accompanied by wines from around the world. MENU Starter Grilled [...]

Estates of Vega Sicilia

February 15, 2017|

Wednesday 8th March 2017, 7.30 for 8pm “Bodegas Vega Sicilia remains a benchmark for the world’s great red wines.” (Jay Miller, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) Vega Sicilia, founded in 1864 and situated in the Ribera [...]

WSET Courses 2017

February 13, 2017|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1  Award in Wines – Monday 13th March 2017 (1 day course) [...]

NI Science Festival – Wine Tastings

January 17, 2017|

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Wednesday 22nd Feb - 7.30pm (1.30 – 2hrs) £20 per person “Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well matched they are as body [...]

Winter Events

January 10, 2017|

JANUARY Thursday 26th January – Italian & Spanish Wine Tasting & Supper with Michael Palij MW SOLD OUT Monday 30th January – WSET Level 1  – Wine FEBRUARY Thursday 2nd, 9th & 16th February – [...]

Shortcross Gin Tasting

December 6, 2016|

Saturday 10th December, 1.30pm-3.30pm Rademon Estate Distillery are proud to be Northern Ireland’s First Award Winning Craft Distillery. Their small batch philosophy ensures that every aspect of the gin meets their exacting vision. Everything is [...]

WSET Courses 2017

December 5, 2016|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1 – Wines – Monday 30th January 2017 (1 day course) WSET [...]

Wine Appreciation Course February 2017

November 30, 2016|

Thursday 2nd, Thursday 9th & Thursday 16th February 2017, 7.30pm Our popular wine course begins with an introduction to wine tasting. Over the 3 weeks we will explore wine styles, classic grape varieties and some [...]

Meet the Maker – Boatyard Gin

November 1, 2016|

Saturday 19th November, 1pm-3pm Call in to the shop and meet Joe McGirr, the man behind the Boatyard Double Gin from Lough Erne. The Boatyard Distillery, Northern Ireland’s newest distillery released it’s hand- crafted Boatyard [...]

Port & Madeira Tasting with João Vasconcelos

October 27, 2016|

Thursday 17th November 2016, 7.30 for 8pm Join us for a tasting of Graham’s Port & Blandy’s Madeira with João Vasconcelos from Symington Family Estates. This is a great opportunity to taste some great wine [...]

A Taste for Bordeaux

October 14, 2016|

14th - 22nd October Join us in store to celebrate the wines of Bordeaux. We'll have competitions, offers and tastings throughout the week. Midday Masterclass - Bordeaux SOLD OUT https://www.directwineshipments.com/product/bordeaux-case-6-bottles/ Buy Bordeaux www.directwineshipments.com/france/bordeaux/ Learn more [...]

October & November Wine Dinners

September 23, 2016|

Wed 12th Oct Home Spanish Wine Dinner with Luis Marculeta T: 9023 4946 7pm arrival. Join Luis Marculeta in Home Restaurant for a fabulous wine dinner accompanied by wines from Rioja, Navarra, Rueda and Rias [...]

Hunter’s Wine Tasting & Supper with James MacDonald

September 15, 2016|

Wednesday 26th October 2016, 7.30 for 8pm start We are delighted to welcome Hunter’s Winemaker James Macdonald back to DWS. Taking after his father, Peter & his aunt, Jane Hunter, he is committed to the [...]

Rioja v Navarra with Luis Marculeta Wine Tasting & Supper

August 26, 2016|

Thursday 13th October 2016, 7.30 for 8pm Join us in October when Luis Marculeta will be comparing & contrasting the wines from the regions of Rioja & Navarra. Born in Pamplona Luis travels around the [...]

Autumn Tastings, Courses & Events

August 2, 2016|

September Mon 5th Sept WSET Level 1 - Spirits (1 day course) £135 10am - 6pm One day globally recognised ‘Spirits’ course is delivered by Peter Wilson WSET® Certified Educator (Closing date for entry Monday [...]

WSET Courses

July 5, 2016|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are:   WSET Level 1 – Spirits – Monday 5th September 2016 (1 day course) [...]

31 Days of German Riesling

June 27, 2016|

July is German Riesling Month, join us as we celebrate one of the finest white wine grapes in the world. Riesling is usually associated with Germany and is a favourite amongst wine lovers. It can [...]

Walkabout Tasting Pictures

June 15, 2016|

We had a fantastic Walkabout Tasting on Friday 3rd June. A huge thank you to all our customers, producers and suppliers who came along to make it such a special event. [nggallery id=18] Photographs By [...]

Sherry Festival 2016

June 1, 2016|

Not JUST for Christmas... Or the trifle, Or your Granny!!!! (though she is always welcome to enjoy this fabulous wine!) SHERRY has a wide range of styles to suit all tastes, budgets and styles of [...]

WSET Courses

May 9, 2016|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1 – Wine – Monday 13th June 2016 (1 day course) WSET [...]

June Events

May 5, 2016|

Book now for a series of exciting wine tastings and dinners in June Thursday 2nd June – James Street South Rhône Wine Dinner with Simon Chant Enjoy a 4 course dinner paired with wines from Château [...]

Walkabout Wine Tasting

April 11, 2016|

Friday 3rd June, 3pm – 7pm Join us for our annual Walkabout Tasting  – an informal walk around tasting giving you the chance to meet some of our wine suppliers and try some fabulous wines [...]

WSET Courses

March 18, 2016|

If you are interested in studying for the interntionally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, the next courses are: WSET Level 1 – Wine – Monday 13th June 2016 (1 day course) WSET [...]

April Wine Dinners

March 18, 2016|

Wednesday 6th April – Safa Wine Dinner We will be pairing Safa’s excellent cuisine with a range of wines from around the world. Thursday 14th April – 4th Wall Spring Wine Dinner Head Chef Jonny [...]

Spring Wine Sale

March 13, 2016|

SALE STARTS MONDAY 14th MARCH 2016 We have some fantastic offers in our 2016 Sale, including Morador Viura 2013, Navarra, Spain Was £6.99  NOW £4.99 La Zerba Terrarossa Gavi di Tassarolo 2014, Piedmont, Italy Was [...]

Pasqua Wine Tasting & Supper with Cecilia Pasqua

March 9, 2016|

Thursday 19th May 2016, 7.30 for 8pm start Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine has a long, history in the production of Italian and Veneto quality wines. After nearly a century of activity, the company has strengthened [...]

Little Beauty Wine Tasting & Supper with Fleur McCree

December 14, 2015|

Thursday 10th March 2016, 7.30 for 8pm start Little Beauty is a bespoke, multiple award winning independent winery from the unique Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand. It is made with good old Kiwi passion and [...]

WSET Courses 2016

November 25, 2015|

In 2016 Direct Wine Shipments  Wine Academy will offer a range of Wine & Spirit Education Trust® Qualifications through our education partner Peter Morris Wilson who is a WSET® Approved Programme Provider & Certified Educator. [...]

Wine Appreciation Course 2016

November 17, 2015|

Wednesday 3rd, Wednesday 10th & Wednesday 17th February 2016 Our popular wine course begins with an introduction to wine tasting. Over the 3 weeks we will explore wine styles, classic grape varieties and some of [...]

Italian Wine Tasting & Supper with Michael Palij MW

November 17, 2015|

Thursday 28th January 2016, 7.30 for 8pm start We are delighted to welcome back to Belfast, Master of Wine Michael Palij. Michael who is always one of our most popular speakers, will take us on [...]

Midday Masterclasses 2016

November 16, 2015|

Join us for our next 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 [...]

A Taste for Bordeaux

October 2, 2015|

It's all about celebrating the wines of Bordeaux in the shop next week. We'll have white, red and dessert wines open for a free tasting between Wednesday 7th - Saturday 10th October. Call in and [...]

Introduction to Sherry Tasting

September 17, 2015|

Friday 6th November 2015, 6pm "If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life." - Sir Alexander Fleming Get your weekend off to a great start with [...]

Hunter’s – New Zealand Wine Tasting & Supper

August 17, 2015|

Wednesday 4th November 2015, 7.30 for 8pm start We are delighted to welcome Hunter's Winemaker James Macdonald back to DWS. Taking after his Father, Peter & his Aunt, Jane Hunter he is committed to the [...]

Saturday Midday Masterclasses

June 12, 2015|

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 [...]

Casas del Bosque – Chilean Wine Tasting & Supper

June 11, 2015|

Wednesday 16th September 2015, 7.30 for 8pm start 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 [...]

Walkabout Wine Tasting

March 30, 2015|

Friday 5th June 2015, 3pm - 7pm Following on from the success of last year’s Celebrating 60! Walkabout Tasting we have a another great range of producers joining us for our June Tasting. Join us [...]

Southern French Wine Tasting & Supper

March 18, 2015|

Thursday 30th April 2015, 7.30 for 8pm start 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 [...]

WINE SALE

February 19, 2015|

SALE  STARTS SATURDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2015 We have some fantastic offers in our 2015 Sale. Click on the link to find out more WINE SALE 2015     The sale will run from Saturday 21st [...]

Australian Wine Tasting & Supper

January 13, 2015|

Thursday 19th March 2015, 7.30 for 8pm start Join Lee Barrie who champions Australian small, artisan producers from premium regions who produce outstanding wines that reflect the true essence of their region. Lee was with [...]

Movie Night – Filmgoer presents “SIDEWAYS”

January 13, 2015|

Thursday 12th March 2015, 7.30pm start £10 per person Join us in our tasting room, for our first night at the movies in conjunction with Filmgoer, as we join Miles and Jack on their trip [...]

Ballybosch/Brenaissance Wine Dinner @ James Street South

November 12, 2014|

Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 7pm SOLD OUT Join rugby stars Robbie Diack & Ruan Pienaar in James Street South as they introduce their new Ballybosch Wines along with other wines from Brenaissance in their native [...]

Wine Appreciation Course

November 5, 2014|

MONDAY 2ND : MONDAY 9TH : MONDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2015 Our popular wine course begins with an introduction to wine tasting. Over the 3 weeks we will explore wine styles, classic grape varieties and some [...]

Hugel Wine Tasting & Supper

September 4, 2014|

Thursday 6th November 7.30 for 8pm Alsace, a treasure trove of varieties of white wine, produces one of the widest ranges from any wine region in the world. Since 1639 the Hugel family has been [...]

Pasqua – Italian Wine Tasting & Supper

August 27, 2014|

Thursday 9th October 2014, 7.30 for 8pm Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine has a long, history in the production of Italian and Veneto quality wines. After nearly a century of activity, the company has strengthened its [...]

Botalcura – Chilean Wine Tasting & Supper

July 7, 2014|

Thursday 4th September, 7.30 for 8pm £27.50 per person The award winning Botalcura Winery was formed thanks to the passion of two men. Juan Fernando Waidele, Chilean businessman and wine lover, has always felt a [...]

31 Days of German Riesling

July 1, 2014|

July is German Riesling Month, join us as we celebrate one of the finest white wine grapes in the world. Riesling is usually associated with Germany and is a favourite amongst wine lovers. It can [...]

Celebrating 60!

June 13, 2014|

The 6th of June was the day Direct Wine Shipments (DWS) celebrated 60 years in business and there was no better way than to hold a big wine tasting! The ‘Walkabout tasting’ is one of [...]

Billy Andy’s Wine Dinner

May 13, 2014|

Thursday 11th September 2014 £39.99 per person Billy Andy's is a 19th century traditional pub is near the picturesque village of Glenoe, between Larne and Carrickfergus, County Antrim. The restaurant combines the idyllic surroundings of [...]

Billy Andy’s Wine Dinner

April 25, 2014|

EVENT POSTPONED! Thursday 15th May 2014 £39.99 per person Billy Andy's is a 19th century traditional pub is near the picturesque village of Glenoe, between Larne and Carrickfergus, County Antrim. The restaurant combines the idyllic [...]

Herdade do Esporão Wine Tasting & Supper

April 3, 2014|

Monday 23rd June 2014, 7.30 for 8pm £27.50 per person Located in the heart of the Alentejo region, the Herdade do Esporão Estate was established in 1267. Having passed through various families and Counts of [...]

Celebrating 60! Walkabout Wine Tasting

April 2, 2014|

Friday 6th June 2014, between 3pm – 7pm Join us as we celebrate 60 years in the wine business! This year’s walkabout wine tasting is bigger than ever! It is an informal walk around tasting [...]

Little Beauty Wine Dinner @ Fontana

March 28, 2014|

 Wednesday 30th April 2014 7.30pm Recommended in the Michelin Guide, Fontana is a local favourite, serving the best  fresh local ingredients in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Little Beauty is a bespoke, multiple award winning [...]

Templeton Wine Dinner

March 18, 2014|

DWS was delighted to co-host a wonderful Gourmet wine dinner last Friday at Raffles Restaurant in the Templeton Hotel. Chef Ivan O`Neill created some of the most adventurous and flavoursome dishes that Neal McAlindon and [...]

Wine Sale 2014

February 26, 2014|

Thursday 27th February - Saturday 15th March 2014 Click here to view Sale List WINE SALE 2014

Terredora Wine Tasting & Supper

February 25, 2014|

Thursday 8th May 2014, 7.30 for 8pm £27.50 per person We’re celebrating the Giro d’Italia coming to Belfast with the award winning wines of Terredora from Campania. Founded, and still run today, by the Mastroberardino [...]

Hunter’s Wine Tasting & Supper

December 23, 2013|

Wednesday 19th March 2014, 7.30 for 8pm We are delighted to welcome Hunter's General Mananger Peter McDonald back to DWS. Big in stature, somewhat larger than life and with a huge passion for all that [...]

Rivetto Wine Tasting & Supper

December 4, 2013|

Thursday 13th February 2014 SOLD OUT This February we are delighted to welcome Rita Barbero from Rivetto to Direct Wine Shipments. Situated in Piedmont, the region is famous for its Dolcetto, Barbaresco & Barolo. This [...]

DWS Wine Course 2014

November 5, 2013|

Wednesday 5th, Wednesday 12th, Wednesday 19th and Wednesday 26th February 2014 £120 per person An extremely popular four-week wine course during which we will be looking at classic grape varieties and some of the more [...]

Spanish Wine Tasting & Supper with Joseph Puig

October 24, 2013|

Thursday 30th January 2014 £27.50 per person SOLD OUT Joseph Puig a multi-talented man who lists among his many accomplishments the invention of the two-tiered corkscrew! He is the 4th generation of his family in [...]

Sleepy Hollow Wine Dinner

October 15, 2013|

Tuesday 26th November 2013, 7.30 for 8pm £40 per person SOLD OUT This November join us at one of Northern Ireland’s hidden treasures for an evening of fine food and wine. Sleepy Hollow is a [...]

Horatio Todd’s Gourmet Wine Tasting Dinner

September 12, 2013|

Tuesday 8th October 2013 Drinks reception 7pm, dinner served 7.30pm Want to learn more about food and wine matching? As part of Belfast Restaurant Week enjoy an evening of gourmet food showcasing the best of [...]

Californian Wine Tasting & Supper with Dale Gatcum

September 11, 2013|

Thursday 24th October 2013, 7.30 for 8pm £27.50 per person This October we have a new range of sustainable, organic & biodynamic wines from the Mendocino Wine Company in California arriving including Parducci, Paul Dolan [...]

“Dine with Bordeaux” Wine Dinner @ Ox

September 10, 2013|

Monday 21st October 2013 £55 per person SOLD OUT We are delighted to be teaming up with Belfast’s celebrated new restaurant OX for a fabulous evening of Bordeaux wine paired with a specially selected menu. [...]

Little Beauty Wine Dinner @ Knife & Fork

July 24, 2013|

Wednesday 18th September 2013 £39.95 per person We are delighted to be pairing up with one of Belfast’s newest restaurants - The Knife and Fork at Malone Lodge for a Wine Dinner hosted by Little [...]

Planeta Wine Dinner @ Amici Italian

July 19, 2013|

Tuesday 24th September 2013, 7.30pm £39.95 per person Amici Italian restaurant, in conjunction with Direct Wine Shipments are delighted to announce a joint wine dinner involving the award winning wines of Sicily’s Planeta to announce [...]

Planeta Wine Tasting & Supper with Simon Chant

July 19, 2013|

Wednesday 25th September 2013, 7.30 for 8pm £27.50 per person As the second largest wine producing Italian region, Sicily is now beginning to establish a reputation for fine wines. According to Jamie Goode of the [...]

4th Wall Wine Dinner

July 16, 2013|

Tuesday 3rd September 2013 £39.99 per person Located in the attractive Saint Anne’s Square in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, the 4th Wall is sleek and modern and also welcoming and warm. We have [...]

Teatro Mediterranean Wine Dinner

July 16, 2013|

Wednesday 21st August 2013 Teatro is an intimate cabaret restaurant oozing with style, offering Belfast a truly bohemian dining experience. Delicious Mediterranean food is served in eclectic surroundings coupled with an ever-changing nightly performance of [...]

Heritage Wine Tasting & Supper with Steve Hoff

May 17, 2013|

Tuesday 30th July 2013, 7.30 for 8pm £27.50 per person SOLD OUT Heritage Wines was established in 1984 and is situated in the historic village of Marananga, a region of increasing viticultural acclaim, having produced [...]

Walkabout Wine Tasting

May 17, 2013|

Friday 7th June 2013, 4.30pm - 7pm  £15 per person We are delighted to invite you to one of our most popular tasting events. This is an informal opportunity to taste a wide range of [...]

Spanish Wine Tasting & Supper with Luis Marculeta

May 17, 2013|

Thursday 30th May 2013, 7.30 for 8pm £27.50 per person We are delighted to welcome Luis Marculeta from Principe de Viana back to Direct Wine Shipments. The Principe de Viana group was founded in Navarra [...]

Spanish Wine Dinner @ The Knife & Fork

May 16, 2013|

Wednesday 29th May 2013 £39.95 per person We are delighted to be pairing up with one of Belfast's newest restaurants - The Knife and Fork at Malone Lodge for a Spanish Wine Dinner hosted by [...]