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 15 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 complement your learning which you can buy as an optional extra.

What do you get:

Your Back to Basics wine course includes 15+ 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. 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.

‘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”
Katharine Miller

“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.”
Lisa Healy

“I found the content in Back to Basics very interesting and helpful as I am new to the world of wine and wine tasting.” Shane Gosling

If you have any questions at all please pop me an email at info@aclassofwine.com

Cheers Lynda

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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!

Only €159.00.

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!

Please order before Thursday 8th February for guaranteed delivery before Valentine’s Day.

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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!


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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?

Please do!

Just pop me an email to info@aclassofwine.com with any message you want and I will look after the rest.

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