Sweeney’s run both Wine Appreciation and Professional courses .

Wine Appreciation  – Learn about Wine  There are two courses per year, starting in January and September. Each course runs for nine weeks.

1)   The world of wine, viticulture + vinification

2)   Vinification + Introduction to France

3)   France continued

4)    Italy

5)    Spain, Portugal and Germany

6)    The rest of Europe and America North and South

7)    Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

8)   Sparkling, fortified + dessert wines

9)   Champagne reception Seven course food & wine matching evening in a local restaurant
Courses take place in the tasting room, upstairs in Sweeney’s shop, on Wednesday nights.  Evenings start at 7.30, finishing at 10pm. During the course of each night we taste at least eight wines relevant to that evening’s theme. An optional extra is the final food and wine matching night is held in a local Restaurant. This evening consists of a seven course meal, with all wines provided and commentary on food and wine matching.

The cost for the course is €200, or €280 (including the Champagne reception seven course meal) which covers all wines, tuition and lesson materials. The course is suitable for those new to wine, and also those with more experience. Courses are run by Wine Education Ireland (www.wineeducationireland.com).

The next course commences on Wednesday  24th September 2014.

For further information on any course please contact Lynda on 018309593 or email info@sweeneyswines.ie


WSET Professional Courses

If you find yourself hooked and want to develop your knowledge and skill further, then consider taking a professional course. The international standard in professional courses is the programme offered by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

Sweeney’s run accredited WSET courses through Wine Education Ireland and offer their level 1 (Foundation), level 2 (Intermediate) and level 3 (Advanced) certificates. For details of these courses see the Wine Education Ireland website (http://www.wineeducationireland.com/weicourses/?page_id=31). Each of these courses finishes with an examination; those passing the exam receive a professional qualification