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PWS Introductory Wine Course – FERBRUARY 2017

$350.00 per person
6:00 pm Wednesday

The Prince Wine Store Introductory Wine Course has been developed in order to teach interested consumers, amateurs and industry beginners about the various aspects of wine, simply and informally. While the course covers topics such as basic wine history, wine making, great wine regions of the world and the buying and storing of wine, a […]

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This course is offered on Monday evenings (6 – 8 pm) and also includes 2 intensive Saturdays (9.30 am – 5.00 pm).Commencing Monday February 6 and concluding Monday April 24.Saturdays – February 25 AND March 18.There will not be a class on Monday March 13 due to Labour Day holiday April 17 due to Easter holiday.An advanced […]

WSET Level 2 WEEKLY – 14 Feb – 11 April 2017

$780.00 per person
6:00 pm Tuesday

COURSE DATES (Tuesday evenings between 6 – 8 pm):TUESDAY 14 FebruaryTUESDAY 21 FebruaryTUESDAY 28 FebruaryTUESDAY 7 MarchTUESDAY 14 MarchTUESDAY 21 MarchTUESDAY 28 MarchTUESDAY 4 AprilEXAM DATE: TUESDAY 11 April – 6 pm – 7 pm – 1 hour multiple-choice exam.Intermediate program is intended for those with little previous experience in the field of wine and […]

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PWS Introductory Wine Course – MARCH 2017

$350.00 per person
6:00 pm Wednesday

The Prince Wine Store Introductory Wine Course has been developed in order to teach interested consumers, amateurs and industry beginners about the various aspects of wine, simply and informally. While the course covers topics such as basic wine history, wine making, great wine regions of the world and the buying and storing of wine, a […]

PWS French Wine Course – MARCH 2017

$595.00 per person
6:00 pm Tuesday

This course is a great introduction to the greatest wine country in the world. This course looks at the laws and varieties that have made French wine such an integral part of the French culture and leader in the wine world. Many of Frances native grape varieties have become household names in Australia although the […]

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Querciabella Chianti Classico

We’re very excited by these new wines from Querciabella. Even off the high base they have always occupied in the Tuscan hierarchy they are extending the quality of their range to ever new heights. This upswing in quality has come off the back of owner, Sebatiano Cossa Costiglione, “putting a broom through” operations a few […]

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The partners who curate Prince Wine Store can help you find the perfect wine

Michael McNamara

London’s traditional wine merchants were an inspiration for the early visions Michael had for a business that he would later grow as Prince Wine Store.  After completing degrees in Journalism and Industrial Relations at Deakin and Melbourne Universities respectively, Michael moved to London where he worked with UK independent wine retailer Odd Binns at the height of its popularity. Returning to Australia, he worked across wine retail and importing, moving into the role of Imported Wine Buyer at Philip Murphy Wine & Spirits where he met future business partner Alex Wilcox.  The two bonded over a shared vision in growing the customer base for high-end wines such as Bordeaux and Burgundy beyond the elite.  His time as a partner at Italian wine wholesaler Trembath & Taylor refined his vision, but it was his buy-in of the Prince Wine Store in 2003 that allowed him to explore the potential of a retailer growing beyond its scope. Michael has played a key role in the group’s growth beyond its humble beginnings, and into the bigger picture it projects today. Now with retail stores in Melbourne and Sydney, Michael is passionate about growing the group’s impressive portfolio of producers, and profiling these in their Melbourne wine bar, Bellota and its upcoming Sydney equivalent.

Alex Wilcox

Law school didn’t stand a chance with Alex Wilcox, when a cycling trip through the vineyards of Europe during university sent Alex off in a new direction towards what would become a lifelong career in the world of wine. Whilst completing an Honours Degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Sydney, with a year spent at California’s UC Davis focusing on Wine Trade, Alex worked wine vintages in France, Tuscany and Western Australia. Realising he wasn’t destined to inherit a European vineyard, Alex followed his future wife to Melbourne where he went onto work across all aspects of wine trade, including service, retail and importing. It was during his time working at Phillip Murphy Wine & Spirits in the late 1990s that Alex met future business partner Michael McNamara; a partnership that was formalized when the two bought into the Prince Wine Store a number of years later. Over the last 13 years, Alex has been instrumental in the growth not just of the group and its breadth of offerings, but of lesser-known, quality wine producers he has worked with Michael to source and develop. With stores now in Victoria and NSW, Alex looks forward to expanding the Prince Wine Store’s customer experience to Sydney and beyond.


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