I reckon everyone with even a small interest in wine should do some kind of course - entry level, intermediate, or if they have the experience the judging course I did was awesome but exceedingly tough. There's always more to learn, more to taste...
Frankly I think there's a real niche missing here - this was a great course, but I'm left feeling there's more that can be done for the right market - effectively this course is more tailored toward people who are actually IN the wine industry - whereas I'm simply doing it for personal knowledge and enjoyment.
If there enough wine-buffs and wanna-be's around Adelaide on here I think it'd be good to setup a monthly session where we have a pro teacher, a dozen wines, relaxed atmosphere, and also add in the element of gourmet food matching, or at least tapas to go with it all.
One of the things with this course is they supply only water and wafers with the wine - but we spend half the time talking about what kind of food the wine we're drinking would be great with!
I'd love to attend an evening of trying a bunch of decent international wines, getting loads of info on them, and also munging out on a variety of mini-meals.
If I organised something like that - with a professional wine "teacher" or whatever - would we get enough attendance? Off top of my head without doing real sums, I think for 10 people, the evening might cost $120-150 a head, for that you'd get a dozen "nips" (well, half glasses) of good wine, loads of great nibbles of food, and heaps of good info - not to mention a fun night out.