For almost 40 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, out of a staff of 15 we have 4 WSET diploma holders, 2 Level 3 Award holders, 4 Level 2 & 4 Level 1 holders. We hold regular Tasting & Supper evenings, an annual course and wine dinners with a number of local restaurants to encourage customer to enjoy and be adventurous with their wine selection.

In 2014, 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 offer 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 – Award in Wines

WSET® Level 1 – Award in Spirits

WSET® Level 2 – Award in Wines

WSET® Level 2 – Awardin Spirits – TBC

WSET® Level 3 – Award in Wines

For more information on any of our classes please contact:

Susan Rees,
General Manager

T: 028 90508000

E: susan@directwine.co.uk