A Class of Wine
Would you LOVE to know more about wine?
Maybe you’d like to be more adventurous rather than sticking to the same 2 or 3 favourites?
Maybe you would love to be able to discuss wine, confidently at dinner parties?
Or maybe you would just love to learn more about this fascinating topic, from how wine is made, to the difference between different grapes and growing regions, how to pair wine with food, and even just being able to read and understand a wine bottle label?
Of course, I’d love to take you on a wine appreciation trip around the world to fully experience the magic of wine, but let’s start with something less time-consuming and a little easier on the pocket. That way, when you DO go on your world trip, you’ll have a head start.
If wine feels like a big wide (exciting but also slightly scary) world with so much to discover I have exactly what you need. It’s called Back to Basics and it’s perfect for you if you want a stepping stone into this complex, but magical subject.
I’ve spent over 12 years in the wine trade, learning everything I possibly could (and making mistakes along the way). This is your chance to learn from me in your own home, in your own time, and at your own speed without having to buy an expensive professional wine course.
I’ll share what you need to know, so you can quickly learn how to confidently buy and order a wine you’ll love. Your taste buds will thank you for it and before you know it, you’ll feel like a wine connoisseur. It could be the beginning of a beautiful journey where you learn more about wine with every bottle you try.
Even better, I’ve put together the perfect collection of wines to compliment your learning which you can buy as an optional extra.
What do you get:
Your Back to Basics wine course includes 12+ easy to follow bite-size video tutorials, useful and informative infographics cheat sheets, and 3 E-books covering food & wine pairing, serving and storing wine, and more. As a bonus you get lifetime access, you can join our friendly and supportive Facebook community group. You can also subscribe to receive membership to our regular live virtual wine tastings and Q & A calls until December 2021. This little stepping stone could be the beginning of a wonderful journey into the world of wine and I can’t wait to help you take the first step.
BYOB Virtual Wine Tasting Experience Friday 18th June
Do you enjoy a glass of wine or two :-)?
Are you stuck in a wine rut or confused about what to buy?
Are you up for a social, entertaining virtual wine tasting experience from the comfort of your home?
I have the perfect evening planned for you. Join me on Friday 18th June at 8 pm for a BYOB (Bring your own bottle) live interactive wine tasting via Zoom.
You do not need to have any previous wine tasting experience or have ever attended a virtual tasting before. You will be welcomed with a friendly smile, and I will guide you through the basics of how to taste wine and learn about the two distinctive wine styles from France. You will have the chance to ask any questions about these wine styles and learn about the regions too.
We will be tasting two wines, ‘Hugel Gentil’ a blend of white grapes from Alsace & Chateau Roc de Levrant Bordeaux Superieur. (You don’t have to have the exact same wine as me to join in)
Together we will explore how to identify these wine styles based on their aromas and flavour profiles. You will discover the best food pairings for these wine styles and debunk common wine myths and much more.
Once you sign up you will be sent an email with a Zoom access link and a follow-up email with details of the list of stockists and some similar alternative options that you can purchase for yourself.
Every month I host a themed virtual wine tasting to help you to continue to learn about wine in a fun way without any snobbery
Sound good? I hope so, what are you waiting for sign up now!
‘Back to Basics’ wine appreciation VBook
‘Back to Basics’ wine appreciation self-study course is ideal for anyone interested in learning about wine in the comfort of their home.
The course includes 15+ easy-to-follow bite-size video tutorials, useful and informative infographics cheat sheets, and E-books covering food & wine pairing, serving and storing wine, and more.
As a bonus, you get lifetime access to the course and you can join our friendly and supportive Facebook community group.
This self-study course will help you understand the differences between the various grape varieties, find out how to taste wine like a pro and you learn how to confidently buy better wine.
I designed this course for wine drinkers that enjoy wine but that would love to understand more about this fascinating topic. This course will help you explore the complex world of wine in an enjoyable way.
What others have said about the course –
“Wow Lynda, I absolutely loved the course! I was amazed at the amount of info included and really enjoyed listening to you talk. The infographics were particularly useful alongside the videos. I am wanting to purchase the next V-Book already”
“Just a quick note to say I’m really enjoying the back-to-basics wine course. It’s straightforward, yet very informative and interesting, making it all very easy to enjoy.”
If you have any questions at all please pop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Avail of Access to Live Virtual Tastings ( 9 virtual events in 2021)
Do you know the best way to learn about wine?
The secret – it is tasting wine with like-minded people.
If you would love to continue learning about wine, the best way is to join our monthly LIVE BYOB virtual wine tasting experiences.
In the comfort of your home you will gain;
- Access to monthly live virtual tastings via Zoom (9 for 2021 – annual subscription)
- Guided through a specific wine theme and tasting
- All your wine-related questions answered
- Peer learning community
- An enjoyable, relaxing, educational evening learning about wine with like-minded people.
How it works –
- An email will be sent out in advance for you to ‘Save the Date’ ( usually the third Friday of the month – the next tasting is on Friday 21st May)
- You will receive a list of wine recommendations for you to purchase for the tasting (optional)
- Join us on the Zoom call and you will have a chance to ask any wine-related questions
If you have any other queries pop me an email at email@example.com
Avail of access to regular BYOB (Bring your own bottle) virtual wine tasting experiences
In the comfort of your home, join our fun, friendly, virtual community and you will gain;
- Access to live monthly virtual tastings via Zoom (May – December inclusive) with the option to renew annually
- Specific wine theme & topic explored & two wines recommended
- All your wine-related questions answered
- Peer learning community
- Insightful, fun, enjoyable and relaxing evening at home with like-minded people
- 8pm start for approx 90 minutes of socialising, engaging and learning about wine
BONUS – Lifetime access to our self-study ‘Back to Basics’wine appreciation video course.
Our next BYOB will be featuring a light white wine Picpoul de Pinet & a Rioja Reserva
Specially selected 6 bottle case of wine & self-study wine appreciation course
Back to Basics’ wine appreciation course is now available with a case of wine included and is available to BUY NOW!
Receive a specially selected case of 6 bottles of classic wine styles to accompany the course material. The selection includes a Sauvignon Blanc, a Chardonnay, a Riesling, a Pinot Noir, a Bordeaux blend and a Cabernet Sauvignon.
Place your order today!
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A bit about me…
Hi, I am Lynda Coogan founder of Wine Tasting Ireland and A Class of Wine. I absolutely love wine. At the moment my favourite wines to drink are an Albarino, a white from Spain & Negroamaro a cheeky little red from Puglia in Southern Italy. I am extremely passionate about helping people learn about wine by sharing my love and knowledge of wine with them.
I have been working in the Irish wine trade for the past 12 years, and hold a WSET (Wine & Spirit Educational Trust) Diploma in wine. I worked very hard and tasted lots of wine to practice and I was honoured to win the prestigious George O’Malley Wine Tasting trophy for receiving the highest marks in the blind tasting exam. I have hosted countless wine tastings, lectured in both an informal and professional environment and I am also on the panel of judges for the National blind tasting competitions.
It has always been my dream to create a series of online wine appreciation courses in order to help wine lovers learn about wine without snobbery, overwhelm, or feeling intimidated. My courses make wine fun and help you to buy better wine.
I hope you enjoy them!
"Wow Lynda, I absolutely loved the course! I was amazed at the amount of info included, and really enjoyed listening to you talk. The infographics were particularly useful alongside the videos. I am wanting to purchase the next V-Book already."
"Just a quick note to say I'm really enjoying the back-to-basics wine course. It's straightforward, yet very informative and interesting, making it all very easy to enjoy."
Who is behind "A Class of Wine"?
I am Lynda Coogan, founder of Wine Tasting Ireland. I turned my interest in wine into a career which I am truly passionate about. I hold a globally recognised WSET (Wine & Spirits Educational Trust) Diploma, and have over 12 years’ experience in the Irish Wine industry. I have worked in award winning independent wine merchants, consulted for many wine stores and hosted countless wine tastings. As part of my studies, I have travelled to wineries and vineyards all over the world. I am enthusiastic and passionate about sharing my love and knowledge of wine.
My courses are fun, engaging and informative. I ensure my audience are entertained and educated by bringing wine back to basics in a fun and interesting manner.
I don’t know anything about wine, will these classes suit me?
Absolutely, they were designed with you in mind. The classes are taught in simple, bite size chunks to ensure learning about wine is accessible without being overwhelming. They are ideal for complete beginners with no previous experience, but if you are a bit of a wine connoisseur you will still find the course interesting. There are very useful info-graphics that you can download and use for easy reference reminders.
I have already attended other wine courses will I learn anything extra?
YES!, there will be lots in the course for you. You should pick up some tips and advice and downloadable cheat sheets, which are great for continued learning.
“I’m really enjoying the back-to-basics wine course. It’s straightforward, yet very informative and interesting, making it all very easy to enjoy. I did a 4 week course in wine tasting years ago. I loved it but I find the infographics and videos from your course easier to remember, and they’ll be great to have for future reference.” Lisa Healy
What can I expect from these classes?
You will learn about wine in a fun, simple, manageable way at your own pace. I would recommend that you start with the first course ‘Back to Basics’ in order to create a solid foundation to build on. However, as each class is stand-alone you can then choose the course that best fits your needs.
How is the course presented?
These courses will be delivered through V-Books. A V-Book is similar to an E-Book with the addition of videos to assist in the learning experience. All you need is a smart phone, a computer or a laptop. Once you purchase a course, a link will be delivered via email. You open the link and a V-Book will appear. Each course is stand-alone so you can pick and choose whichever course appeals to you.
Why are the courses so affordable?
I am passionate about wine! So it seems natural to me to make it easy for you to learn about wine too. My aim was to create a platform to teach people about wine that is accessible for all. You can choose from my stand-alone courses whichever appeals to you.
You do not have to buy a large bundle of courses. You only need to buy the ones that interest you!
Do you sell wine?
A Class of Wine do not currently sell wine. However we have teamed up with WineOnline.ie and we have put together a special six bottle ‘A Class of Wine Tasting Case’ exclusive to anyone who purchases the course. It is €100.00 and available through an affiliate link. (delivery not included)
What’s the next step?
Buy “Back to Basic’s”, grab a glass of wine and enjoy it. Then eagerly await the release of the next course, which will be available to pre-order soon.
Can I buy a course as a Gift?
Just pop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any message you want and I will look after the rest.
If you have any questions or queries, please fill in this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.