Wine courses and training
Wine Academy Ireland. The Quay, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Wine Academy Ireland is now the oldest running school in Ireland specializing in Wine Education. The school is a Wine and Spirit Education Trust approved programme provider for foundation, intermediate and advanced courses.

The principal, Mary Gaynor is a Wine and Spirit Education Trust certified educator.

Mary Gaynor is also a member of the Association of Wine Educators, a small group who are dedicated wine educators who were strictly selected from all over the world. An AWE member has to be assessed on their presenting skills, on their wine knowledge and their ability to present wines objectively.

Wine Academy Ireland are running a wide range of wine appreciation courses, wine training, beginner, intermediate and advanced wine courses.


The Wine Academy is accredited by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (UK)



"The Wine Academy has just celebrated its first anniversary, we had a very successful year. All students who sat the W.S.E.T. Intermediate and Advanced Certificate enjoyed 100% pass rate with 98% passing with Merit and Distinction" - Mary Gaynor

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