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ACE2465 Wine Studies: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Wine (on campus only)

Started 7 Feb 2024

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Full course description

Course Overview:

Want to improve your wine knowledge? This wine courses is for you! This wine course and wine tasting experience will be delivered each week. The eight-week course is a practical introduction to the world of wine. The course will focus on the ‘old world' wine regions - principally France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal and Austria. We will taste six wines each evening from the classic wine regions of Europe.  The course is designed specifically for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it. You do not need any previous experience.

How will it work? Each class will be delivered over a two-hour period, with a tutored tasting included. During the class and tasting we will explore in detail the wines, the terroir and areas they are from. It will be a fun, social, and interactive experience. 

Course Practicalities:


Classes will be delivered on Wednesdays 7-9pm for eight weeks, 7th of February to 27th of March 2024.


Location- Western Gateway Building, Room G04, UCC.

Please note wine is included in the course fee.


Closing date for applications: Monday 29th of January 2024.



Course Lecturer:

Tom McKernan has decades of experience and association with the wine industry will hosts the event. Tom is a level four WSET wine educated professional. 


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.


Short courses are not assessed. Students will receive a UCC Certificate of Attendance upon completion.

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Please note our refund policy as follows
100% refund  if student cancels before course commencement
100% refund if student's course is cancelled due to insufficient numbers. 
If the student cancels after the first week of the course - full refund minus €50 processing fee 


If the student cancels after the second week of the course - no refund