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Riesling for Breakfast, could there be anything better?! Throw in five of the world’s greatest producers and a selection of 30 wines from Australia and Germany and it becomes even more compelling. This special tasting is part of the bi-annual Riesling Downunder Celebration which see some of the greatest producers grace our shores to showcase […]

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WSET Level 3 WEEKLY South Melbourne FEB 5 – APR 23 2018

$1,500.00 per person
6:00 pm Monday

PLEASE NOTE THAT A QUALIFICATION IN WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINE AND SPIRITS IS A STRICT PREREQUISITE TO ENROLLING IN THIS COURSE.MONDAY EVENINGS, 6-8PM FROM THE 5TH OF FEBRUARY TO 23RD OF APRIL (EXAM ON THIS DAY).WITH TWO SATURDAY INTENSIVE LECTURE DATES ON THE 24TH OF FEBRUARY AND 17TH OF MARCH, 9:30AM-5:00PM.There will be no […]

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PWS Introductory Wine Course – February 2018 SOLD OUT

$350.00 per person
6:00 pm Tuesday

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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WEEKLY TUESDAY EVENINGS, 6-8PM FROM THE 6TH OF FEBRUARY TO THE 10TH OF APRIL (EXAM ON THIS DAY).Please note that there is no class on Tuesday the 3rd of April due to the Easter long weekend.The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is intended for those with little previous experience in the field of […]

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We are deighted to have two giants of German Riesling production for this very specail dinner. This dinner feqatures two stars of German Riesling, Rheinhessen superstar Philipp Wittmann and VDP President Steffen Christmann of the Pfalz. Both are part of the certified bio-dynamic grower group (Respekt) and the dinner will feature a line of brilliant […]

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Gift Vouchers – The perfect gift for the wine lover

A Prince Wine Store Gift voucher is the perfect gift for the wine lover who is difficult to buy for. Vouchers can be used at any of the three Prince Wine Stores or Bellota and canbe redeemed for orders placed online for delivery Australia Wide. Vouchers can be used for the purchase of all goods, […]

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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.