Wine Academy

Welcome to The Eleanor Wine Academy, a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) approved programme provider.

We offer WSET courses for both the wine professionals and the community of wine lovers and enthusiasts based in and around Amsterdam.

WSET qualifications are globally recognised in over 70 countries across the world!


Classes are taught in English as we welcome both locals and expats.

No time to join our classes?

Sign up to our online courses and get the flexibility of studying whenever and wherever you like!

Become a wine expert

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Learn about wine styles, wine storage, service, and unlock the secret to matching the perfect wine with food.


11 September 2019 (in Amstelveen)

02 October 2019 (in Amstelveen)

20 November 2019 (by the canal in Amstel 95!)

11 December 2019 (by the canal in Amstel 95!)


WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Explore the wines of the world and includes a tasting of 6 wines in each class.


12 September 2019 (in Amstelveen)

14 November 2019 ( by the canal in Amstel 95!)



WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a 4 weeks online guided study, which is suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.


09 September 2019

11 November 2019

06 January 2020

24 February 2020

04 May 2020

29 June 2020



WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

A beginner to intermediate level course exploring wines and spirits with the flexibility of online study.


02 September 2019

30 September 2019

21 October 2019

11 November 2019

17 November 2019

06 January 2020


WSET Level 2

” Well structured, very professional, friendly, felt like I learned a lot.”


WSET Level 1 Online

” Fun, and gives a new perspective on wine.”


WSET Level 2 Online

“I applied from Japan, was able to take all coursework online, and when I arrived in Amsterdam was able to go straight into my exam.”


WSET Level 1

« Top Class! The course is very interesting and interactive.

I recommend ! »


WSET Level 2

« The teacher has very good teaching skills. 3 hours learning about wines feel like 10 minutes. »

South Korea

WSET Level 1 Online

« I am very satisfied. I took only part to the exam but I find everything likable. I recommend this school ! »


WSET Level 2 Online

« An extremely interesting and interactive experience done by people who enjoy the art of wine. »

South Africa 
Vittoria Mariani Wine teacher sommelier

Vittoria Mariani,

Certified Wine Educator

“Wine is a way to travel around the world, to gather with family and friends, or to simply share a story. ”

Since the opening of Eleanor Wine Academy in January 2019, Vittoria is our Certified WSET Level 2 & Level 1 Wine Educator.

Born and raised in Naples, in the sunny south of Italy, Vittoria moved to Amsterdam in 2014 to study a Master in Business Administration. In late 2015, Vittoria joins Eleanor Wine, an online Fine Wine platform to combine challenge and passion. Today, Vittoria is in charge of building and managing the relations between Premium Wineries and Eleanor Wine. She also organizes Tasting and Wine Masterclasses with Michelin * Restaurant Sommeliers in and around Amsterdam. 

In 2017 Vittoria chose to study for one year in Australia, a country with a strong wine culture and identity. She obtained the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and the Court of Master Sommelier – Introductory Courses.

As she said: “The topic of wine is so broad that you’ll always feel the need to know more!” 

She will be embarking soon on the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines ! 

Where to find our wine schools

Eleanor Wine Academy in Amsterdam

Eleanor Wine Academy in Amstelveen

Amstel 95, sous,
1018 EL, Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Stroombaan 12, 1st Floor,
1181 VX, Amstelveen
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 20 3080353

[email protected]

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