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Course Dates:Saturday MAY 6 – 9.30 am – 5.00 pmSaturday MAY 13 – 9.30 am – 5.00 pmSaturday MAY 20 – 9.30 am – 3.00 pmThe WSET Level 2 in Wine & Spirits program is intended for those with little previous experience in the field of wine and spirits. This particular Level 2 is targeted at those who may have completed […]
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 […]
CULLEN: One of the pioneers of Margaret River, and has always produced long-lived wines of highly individual style from the mature estate vineyards. Winemaking is in the hands of Vanya Cullen, daughter of the founders; she is possessed of an extraordinarily good palate. It is impossible to single out any particular wine from the top […]
Prince Wine Store Burgundy Course (2 nights)17 MAY 201724 MAY 2017Tutors: Sebastian Zotti & Roscoe Halligan-RoseFinding your way through Burgundy’s maze of labels – sorting village from vineyard from producer – is the first step towards appreciating its glorious products, and drinking them is an experience second-to-none In a nutshell: Burgundy is a small, dynamic, sometimes infuriatingly confusing […]
This course is offered on Monday evenings (6 – 8 pm) and also includes 2 intensive Saturdays (9.30 am – 5.00 pm).Commencing Monday MAY 22 and concluding Monday JULY 31.Saturdays – JUNE 10 and JUNE 24There will not be a class on Monday JUNE 12 due to the Queens Birthday holiday.An advanced level qualification for […]
It’s always good to get back to Vilmart for a visit; helps calibrate the really insightful and vocational producers from the rest. For the record, Vilmart falls into the first category. They are, of course, one of the leaders of the grower producer movement who have revolutionised the way consumers and trade think about the […]Read More >
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.
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.