Wine cocktail : Sherry cobbler

Its origins are not known in detail but The Sherry Cobbler emerged during the 1830s and became one of the most popular mixed drinks in the 19th century in the United States.The original recipe is orange and lemon blended with simple syrup, shaken with ice and sherry in a cocktail shaker, and strained into a […]

Grape Variety : Pinot Gris (Alsace)

Hungarian according to the legend – which earned it the name of Tokaji for a long time -, but undoubtedly Burgundian in origin, Pinot Gris has been planted in Alsace since the 17th century. It likes the soils of the Cleebourg region, but also the limestone and volcanic soils. It is present in the whole […]

WINE STUDENT : Yana, an Eleanor Wine Academy WSET Level 3 in Wines student

“ I am Yana and have been passionate about wine for such a long time. I think it came from helping my dad to harvest the grapes from the small yards we had and the process of making wine.Later I started in the hospitality business, traveling a lot, having more opportunities to try different wines. […]

Grape Variety : Chenin Blanc

Did you know that the International Drink Chenin Blanc Day is in June? So to celebrate, we tell you a little more about this variety Chenin Blanc, also called Pinot de la Loire (pineau), is the flagship grape variety of the Loire Valley 🇫🇷 It would have originated in Anjou where it would have been […]

Hidden Gems : Domaine Naturaliste Chardonnay

Today we fly to Western Australia to discover the Floris Chardonnay of Domaine Naturaliste.  More specifically, we land on the cool southern part of Margaret River where you can discover this sustainably farmed vineyard.  As the domaine says “This style of Floris Chardonnay is a co-evolution of Modern Australian food and wine culture, which has […]

We are looking for a Wine Educator

Eleanor Wine Academy is a Wine School located in the heart of the Amsterdam canals offering WSET courses and wine masterclasses. We are a team of international wine lovers and we are expanding the team!Are you insanely passionate about the world of wine and have a flair for teaching? If you hold (at least) the […]

WINE STUDEN : Ranjeeta, an Eleanor Wine Academy student WSET Level 3 Award in wines

“As a Fragrances specialist I always had a curious nose. Wine as a topic makes for excellent business dinner table conversation as well as clever anecdotes for social exchanges. Learning about wine also makes for fantastic travel itineraries as well as ensures that you’re not ripped off or scammed while buying wine abroad.  Her best […]

Wine cocktail : White Sangria

Good wine for a sangria?!? Seriously?We can already imagine wine lovers going crazy! And why not…you just need the right ingredients 🇪🇸Sangria, was born in Spain at the beginning of the 19th century. It has for origin the Spanish word “sangre” which means “blood”, that’s why it is traditionally made with red wine, water, lemon […]