6 Week Virtual Vineyards Wine Course

Start Date: 14/09/2022

Duration: 6 Week Programme

Location: Virtual Delivery

Full Fee: €300

Network Members Fee: €240

Programme overview

This is a six week online wine learning course encompassing grapes, styles, countries, wine production, wine marketing, branding, labels and how to read them. And finally learning the skill of wine tasting and what foods to pair with them.

6 Week Wine Course including wines, notes and stationary.

As this is a virtual course full bottles will be sent to you at the beginning of the course. Each week a recipe is supplied to match the wine so you can enjoy these wines with your dinner that evening, or at the weekend as they will certainly keep till then.

NOTE: if you book multiple staff from your team the price will decrease to €185 per person (incompany/ onsite virtual training where wine samples can be shared among staff).

Learning Outcomes

-learn how to taste wine
-learn how to evaluate quality
-learn about wine service and all that it entails
-learn about food and wine pairing
-learn about menu design
-learn about grapes, styles, regions, e.g. Aperitifs, Old World, New World, fortified wines etc.

Who is this course for?

For individuals new to wine study, this programme provides an introduction to the world of wine.

Content Covered

* Vineyard to the Winery
* Old World Regions
* New World Regions
* Costings, Marketing, Sales
* Service tips, decanting, serving temperatures, service order
* Food and Wine pairing exercises

Trainer Profile -Brigid O’Hora, Virtual Vineyards

Brigid O’Hora is a WSET (HDIP)-trained sommelier who has worked for many years in the operational and sales side of the wine industry, including front of house in Shanahan’s and L’Ecrivain, and as a sommelier in Dromoland Castle and Locks. During this time, her passion was always for the educational aspect of wine; and she really caught the bug for teaching during a year lecturing on wine at Cathal Brugha St., DIT (now TU Dublin). The small matter of having triplets in 2006 saw Brigid take a career break, during which time she completed her MSC in Hospitality Management in DIT. By 2020, she was ready to re-enter wine education–just in time to embrace the new opportunities for online learning that this strange and challenging year has brought. Brigid launched Brideys Wine Chats in March 2020 to offer free Insta-live wine tastings to followers on Facebook and Instagram, now at 14,000 followers. These tastings are accessible to novice winetasters, who are guided through the basics of wine tasting. In September 2020, Brigid launched virtual vineyards. This is an online wine education and events company, which allows wine lovers to further their wine knowledge from the comfort of their own homes. As well as regular zoom-based, six-week wine appreciation courses, virtual vineyards also offers popular online master class evenings concentrating on French, Italian or Spanish wines. Brigid is also currently working with Irish brands creating online wine events with SuperValu, Bodega695 and O’Briens Wines.