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.

NEXT STARTING DATES

18 June 2020 (Virtual Classes with Wine Samples)

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

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

NEXT STARTING DATES

02 June 2020 (Virtual Classes with Wine Samples!)

15 September 2020 TBC (by the canal in Amsterdam 95!)

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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to give a thorough understanding of the factors that account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world.

NEXT STARTING DATES

September 2020 TBA

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Online

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.

NEXT STARTING DATES

29 June 2020

20 July 2020

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Online

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

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

NEXT STARTING DATES

08 June 2020

22 June 2020

06 July 2020

20 July 2020

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Online

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

The WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online is a beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits.

NEXT STARTING DATES

07 September 2020

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Online

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.

NEXT STARTING DATES

29 June 2020

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WSET Level 1

“Flavours from Chili to France were taught with Italian passion. A balanced introduction to wine tasting. “

Jacqueline L.

The Netherlands

WSET Level 1

“Very comprehensive introduction to wines.”

Francisco C.

China

WSET Level 2

“Very relaxed but serious vibe with good balance.”

Yannick B.

The Netherlands

WSET Level 1

“An amazing introduction into a new extraordinary world of taste.”

Polina N.

Ukraine

WSET Level 1 Online

“Very responsive staff, easy to communicate.”

Jinxin L.

China

WSET Level 2

‘Vittoria is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She really makes the course much fun!’

Roelof D.

The Netherlands

WSET Level 2

“Best choice to learn more about wines.”

Arthur K.

France

WSET Level 2

“I really enjoyed Level 2 course. Didn’t expect it to be so detailed and professional, very glad I chose this school for the course.”

Svetlana G.

Russia

WSET Level 1

“Everything has been as good as I expected, I have learned a lot! The teacher, Vittoria is great. I’m looking forward to taking next level 2.”

Maria Paz R.

Chile

WSET Level 2

“It was fun and interesting.”

Alfred O.

Germany

WSET Level 1

“Very well organized and good material.”

Zhuangzhe C.

China

WSET Level 2 Online

Nothing to change, everything is good!

Pieter V.

The Netherlands

WSET Level 1 Online

“Thank you for the great course!!!”

Carla S.

Brazil

WSET Level 1

“All perfect!”

Pawel S.

Poland

WSET Level 1

“Broaden my wine knowledge and strengthen my appreciation of wine (and its origin).”

Anggarda D.P.

Indonesia

WSET Level 2

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

Ivelina.S

Bulgaria

WSET Level 1 Online

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

Jiayi W.

China

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.”

Andrew P.

US

WSET Level 1

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

I recommend ! »

Thomas de V.

France

WSET Level 2

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

 Woojin L.

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 ! »

 Giuseppe C.

Germany

WSET Level 2 Online

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

Hayley P.

South Africa 
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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 Certificates.

 

In November 2019, Vittoria flew to Jerez de la Frontera, in the warm south of Spain, and joined an intensive training with a group of International WSET Educators to foster her knowledge and understanding of Sherry wines. She has become a Certified Sherry Educators and offers classes to Sherry Lovers and Professionals.

Currently, Vittoria is a Diploma WSET Level 4 Award in Wines Student. She is enjoying her wine journey while aiming for the MW programme, the highest qualification in the Wine Industry! 

 

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

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

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