Introduction to Wine

Short Course
Four weeks in-person / One night per week
Validated by
Griffith College
Dublin City Centre
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Course Overview

Learn the ins and outs of wine theory and tasting.

This certificate is suited to those who wish to increase their knowledge for professional development purposes or those who would like to enhance their personal knowledge.


Do you know your Malbec from your Merlot? The old-world wines from the new? And where is it they grow the best chardonnay, again? Whether you're working in hospitality or just want to order confidently from a wine menu, this course will give you the knowledge you need to embark upon your study of wines. 

Why study Wine Tasting with Griffith College?

This course is intended for people who want to learn about a wide range of wines and wine growing regions of the world. You’ll discover all about key wine regions, grape varieties and main types and styles of wine.

It’s ideal for everyone from the newbie who wants to gain a better understanding of wine to the seasoned wine lover who wants to brush up their knowledge. 

You will explore the ‘systematic approach’ to wine tasting and discover the factors that impact style and quality.  By the end of the course you will be more confident when tasting wine, have an added insight when selecting wines and know the key characteristics of the major wine regions.

  • Offered at the City Centre location
  • Taught by a highly skilled and approachable tutor, elevating classroom atmosphere
  • Excellent course notes provided, preparing learners for real-world experience
  • Taught in a small intimate setting, allowing learners to build relationships with peers and faculty

Intake Dates

  • Dublin - City Centre - Part-Time - July 2024
  • Dublin - City Centre - Part-Time - September 2024
  • Dublin - City Centre - Part-Time - February 2025
  • Dublin - City Centre - Part-Time - April 2025

Course Details


  • Introduction to Wine
  • Tasting Training
  • France


  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Greece

  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • North America
  • South America

  • Fortified
  • Sweet
  • Sparkling wines



The next intake will commence on Thursday July 4, and run from 18.30 - 20.30 for four weeks.

How to Apply

You can apply for this course directly using Griffith College City Centre’s online application form.


Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.


Fee: €180 - inclusive of samples of wine



What career paths could I have?

Upon completion, this programme is the perfect foundation for participants who wish to progress in the hospitality and retail sectors.

Ready to take the next step?