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.
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An authentic Fine Wine Tasting experience directly from Bordeaux to Amsterdam!
Our expert partners Maison Hebrard in Bordeaux are going to guide us through the tasting of 6 Bordeaux wine gems directly from Bordeaux!
Each wine will be accompanied by a food pairing, carefully selected by Marco Boldrini (Food & Wine Advisor) & Chef Matteo Pugliese, renowned names in Amsterdam’s fine dining scene.
Limited Availability: Only 12 seats
The “Inside Bordeaux” book runs to almost 700 pages, with scientific consultancy and new maps from Professor Kees Van Leeuwen. Jane has used her extensive knowledge of Bordeaux to offer the wine community and readers an in-depth publication on the terroirs of Bordeaux, the finest Chateaux and lesser-known gems across all appellations (nearly 800 estates are covered here). The aim is to show how the region is evolving, and to show how it remains relevant and exciting today.
“Flavours from Chili to France were taught with Italian passion. A balanced introduction to wine tasting. “
“Very comprehensive introduction to wines.”
“Very relaxed but serious vibe with good balance.”
“An amazing introduction into a new extraordinary world of taste.”
“Very responsive staff, easy to communicate.”
‘Vittoria is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She really makes the course much fun!’
“Best choice to learn more about wines.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It was fun and interesting.”
“Very well organized and good material.”
Nothing to change, everything is good!
“Thank you for the great course!!!”
“Broaden my wine knowledge and strengthen my appreciation of wine (and its origin).”
” Well structured, very professional, friendly, felt like I learned a lot.”
” Fun, and gives a new perspective on wine.”
“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.”
« Top Class! The course is very interesting and interactive.
I recommend ! »
« The teacher has very good teaching skills. 3 hours learning about wines feel like 10 minutes. »
« I am very satisfied. I took only part to the exam but I find everything likable. I recommend this school ! »
« An extremely interesting and interactive experience done by people who enjoy the art of wine. »
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!”