For over 30 years wine education has been an important part of our business. In 1983 Kevin McAlindon was amongst the 1st in Northern Ireland to complete the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma. Today, all our sales staff have at least WSET Level 1 and we have 4 WSET diploma holders. We hold regular Tasting & Supper evenings, an annual course and wine dinners with a number of local restaurants to encourage customers to enjoy and be adventurous with their wine selection.
As part of our 60th birthday celebrations and in order to continue to offer the best possible wine education for both trade and retail customers we launched the Direct Wine Shipments Wine Academy. Utilising our tasting rooms we are offering a series of WSET® qualifications and wine appreciation events throughout the year.
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.
WSET® Level 1 – Wines
WSET® Level 1 – Spirits
WSET® Level 2 – Wines
WSET® Level 2 – Spirits
WSET® Level 3 – Wines
For more information on any of our classes please contact:
Wine Development Manager
T: 028 90508000