Oriole Wine Education

Oriole Wine Education

Flexible Wine Training for the trade tailored to the needs of individual companies, and for the serious wine enthusiast.


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The WSET pages give details for the Wine Appreciation Courses accredited by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. For details of costs, venue, dates and times of courses, visit the contact page for contact information and enquiry form. read more...

Course Venues

WSET Courses are held mainly at our premises in Saintfield, County Down, Northern Ireland but also at various locations throughout the province, and on individual company premises.

Course Dates and Times

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a one-day training course offered on demand throughout the year for individual companies who wish to train staff, and by arrangement with Oriole Wine Education.  Courses may be held either on company premises or at Oriole Wine Education in Saintfield.

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits is run as a part-time evening course open to the public from September to November each year at Oriole Wine Education. The course may also be run for individual company staff training on demand and by arrangement with Oriole Wine Education throughout the year.

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines & Spirits is run as a part-time evening course open to the public from January to May each year at Oriole Wine Education in Saintfield.

Up-to-date information on Course Programmes, including course fees, may be obtained by contacting Oriole Wine Education via the Contacts Page.


After 30 years as a lecturer in Adult Education, I have taught languages and wine education courses at all levels, from beginner to post-graduate. As a Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certified Educator, I have delivered WSET courses from Level 1 to 3 for many years and have been course tutor for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Northern Ireland since 2003.

Employers in both the wine retail and hospitality sectors who have invested in wine education for their employees benefit from well-trained staff who are confident in advising customers and selling or serving wines.

Oriole also attracts a growing number of people who enjoy wine, but have decided that they would like to be more adventurous. Wine education courses have enabled them to try new grape varieties and styles of wine, allowing them to build a greater knowledge of the ‘world of wine’.