4 Week - Introductory Wine Course (Melbourne)

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The Prince Wine Store Introductory Wine Course has been developed in order to teach interested consumers, amateurs and industry beginners about the various aspects of wine, simply and informally.

While the course covers topics such as basic wine history, wine making, great wine regions of the world and the buying and storing of wine, a 'hands on' approach remains the primary focus of the course syllabus, with significant time spent tasting and discussing wine from all corners of the globe! Tutors: Sebastian Zotti, Roscoe Halligan, Myles Thomson.

Course Structure: Four two-hour sessions: Thursday evenings, 6-8pm at the Prince Wine Store South Melbourne.

  • Week One: Wine in a nutshell
  • Week Two: The Major red Varieties and Australian Wine Regions
  • Week Three: Wine Production - What Happens?
  • Week Four: A Global Perspective

MARCH 9/3, 16/3, 23/3 and 30/3

MAY 10/5, 17/5, 24/5 and 31/5

JULY 4/7, 11/7, 18/7 and 25/7

NOVEMBER 14/11, 21/11, 28/11 and 5/12

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What you will learn
  • Learn all about wine in a nutshell.
  • Get to know the major red varieties and Australian wine regions.
  • Discover the wine production process and the traditional wine regions of Europe
What you will get
  • 4 x 2 hour introductory sessions on wine appreciation
  • Expert tuition from Sebastian Zotti, Roscoe Halligan and Myles Thomson
  • We will taste over $3000 of premium wines from Australia and from around the world.
  • Detailed notes and maps of the wine regions of the world.
  • Customers are provided with guided wine tastings facilitated by our industry leading staff (minimum 8 wines per session) and delicious food items prepared by Bellota and perfectly paired to the chosen wines.

What to bring
  • Your inner sommelier!
  • Note pads and pens
  • We recommend public transport for responsible driving
What to wear


Appropriate for

Anyone with an interest in wine! Please note this course is only available for those over the ages of 18 and legal photo ID must be provided)


Prince Wine Store

Vendor since 2013

Prince Wine Store was established in 1997 and is Australia’s leading Fine Wine Retailer, specialising in fine wine from Europe, America and Australia. We offer an array of courses to suit those who have just commenced their wine education (our PWS Introductory Wine Course is a perfect starting point) and to professionals seeking industry recognition (via the Wine and Spirits Education Trust qualifications).

Partners at the Prince Wine Store – Michael McNamara and Alex Wilcox – have developed, over the past 15 years, wine courses that are inspired by their travels to significant wine regions around the world.

 The Prince Wine Store Courses offered are an Introductory Wine Course, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Wine Courses and an intensive two-week course: Burgundy and a special Barolo Master Class/Dinner. These courses are taught by the owners and members of staff and offer an informal but informative way to learn about wine. Finally, it's important to stress that one of the key aspects to all the Prince Wine Store courses is that we always use bench-mark wine examples in the curriculum.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Prince Wine Store requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Prince Wine Store to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Prince Wine Store or organised by Prince Wine Store must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Prince Wine Store.


I agree to give Prince Wine Store unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Prince Wine Store classes and events or on Prince Wine Store's premises. (For use of Prince Wine Store marketing materials).


Prince Wine Store requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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