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SC2026 Wine Studies: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Wine

Ended 24 Mar 2021

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Full course description

Course Overview

Want to improve your wine knowledge from home? This online wine courses is for you! This virtual wine course and wine tasting experience will be delivered online 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 also taste three 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 online class will be delivered live over a two-hour period, with a tutored tasting included. During the online 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. In order for you to engage fully with this course we suggest you purchase a selected list of 24 wines. We will advise where these may be purchased and delivery can be arranged for a small additional cost. You're welcome to invite a friend or partner to share this class.  

Course Schedule 


Classes will be delivered online on Wednesdays 7-9pm for eight weeks from 27 January to 24 March. Please not wine is not included in the course fee.


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.

Closing Date for Application

Monday 18 January

Contact Details for Further Information

Regina Sexton, Phone: 021-4904700, Email: