Wine List and Sommelier Services

Specialist wine list, training, and sommelier services
tailored for hotels, restaurants, and bars in ireland

Email philip at info@vinspireacademy.com or call 0867392286.

What services do we offer?

One day Wine Program Consultancy
  • - This is a one-day, economical assessment and recommendation program on how to transform your wine program in your business. 
  • - You will be advised by award-winning sommelier Philip Dunne on improvements that can be made within your buying prices from suppliers here in Ireland, improvements on costing and GP, recommendations on deals that can support you financially with suppliers, stock control & management, wine glassware, wine list and design advice, and service standards for your staff.
  • - Cost - €495 ex vat
Wine List Design
  • - Expert award-winning wine list development completed by Philip Dunne.
  • - Suitable for new restaurant, hotel or bar set-ups. Also suitable for hospitality businesses who require a re-brand. 
  • - Includes a 1 hour consultation to discuss the nature of the wine list design, ethos of the list, length, and post list design management.
  • - All sizes of wine list available can be designed (from 20 listings up to 1000 listings) 
  • - Maximum profitability on your list guaranteed with excellent GP's, supplier deals etc. 
  • - Your new wine list will be sent to you in both PDF and Word Formats at quick, agreed, turnaround time.
  • - Staff training following list completion included with a minimum of 10 wines from your new list included and sampled with the team at no cost to you.
  • - Contact Philip at philip.dunne@vinspireacademy.com with your requirement for a best-value quote.
Wine List Refresh and Maintenance
  • - Save money as a hospitality business on hiring a full time sommelier. 
  • - A 1-3 day project (size of your list will determine) to provide a quarterly seasonal refresh on your wine list to keep your offering fresh, competitive, on trend and excellent value. 
  • - A refresh will include an investigation into your current pricing with suppliers, and find your best deals and wines to maximise your wine list profitability.
  • - Includes a one hour staff training to compliment the refresh with wine samples at no charge. 
  • - Ongoing wine list management and refreshing available on request.
  • - Email Philip at philip.dunne@vinspireacademy.com for a quote including all details of your requirements. 
Staff Wine and Spirit Training
- 1 hour, 2 hour, or 3 hour bespoke training sessions available on the wines from your wine list.
- Educated by award-winning sommelier Philip Dunne.
- WSET wine and spirit education courses of all levels also available from only €180pp which can take place on site at your own venue. A brochure can be requested for this by emailing Philip at philip.dunne@vinspireacademy.com
Corporate Tastings
  • - Available in person or virtually on Zoom across Ireland
  • - 30 minute / 1 hour wine tastings available delivered by Philip Dunne
  • - Wine and glassware to be used for the tasting can be provided upon request for an additional fee.
  • - Email Philip with your event details at philip.dunne@vinspireacademy.com
Sommelier for Hire
  • - Do you require a sommelier or wine expert for hire in your business or venue for one night only or a week long event? 
  • - Are you short-staffed and need a top quality sommelier to step in to your restaurant or hotel to support temporarily? 
  • - Award-winning sommelier Philip Dunne or an affiliated highly-experienced sommelier provided by Vinspire Wine and Spirit Academy can be arranged upon request.
  • - Email Philip at philip.dunne@vinspireacademy.com to enquire about availability and pricing.

Examples of Some wine lists we've worked on


Email Philip at info@vinspireacademy.com or call 0867392286.