Wine for The Festive Season: Chateau Musar White 2001🎄

The Chateau Musar white 2001 was produced from a blend of two grapes indigenous to Lebanon 🇱🇧: Obaideh and Merwah grapes (old Lebanese clones of Chardonnay and Sémillon), from ungrafted, low-yielding bush vines planted at high altitude⛰️.⠀ The White 2001 was fermented in French Nevers oak barrels for nine months, blended and bottled at the […]

OUR TEAM: Vittoria

Meet Vittoria, Director & WSET Certified Educator of Eleanor Wine Academy It was as a dreamy idea persisting in Vittoria’s mind while sipping Pinot Noir🍷in the Phillip island 🐧2 years ago. Once back to Amsterdam in July 2018, Vittoria discussed her project with Allard & Kristian, who embraced the idea with enthusiasm and trust💡. It […]

WINE STUDY: Oak Vessels

The vast majority of wooden vessels used in the winery for the fermentation and maturation are made from oak. Oak is used in winemaking to vary the color, flavor, tannin profile and texture of wine🍷. Oak vessels differ widely in their characteristics. There are four important factors to consider: 🔸Species and origin of oak🔸Size🔸Production of […]

WINE FACT: ACIDITY

🕵️‍♀️WHAT IS ACIDITY IN WINE❓ Want to see how acidic a wine is? Hold your mouth open after you sip👄. If you begin salivating 💦, your mouth is reacting to the acid🍋. The more saliva, the more acid.If a wine has a high acid level, it will have a low pH. High acid/low pH wines […]

OUR TEAM: Allard and Kristian

Meet Allard and Kristian, Managing Partners Eleanor Wine In the summer of 2005, Allard was overlooking the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte at the Terrace of Les Sources de Caudalie. Drinking from a bottle of their white wine, with the sun on his face, Allard had a sudden and striking realization of how great […]

MEET THE TEAM!

Get ready to meet our team! Over the next few weeks, we will be shining a spotlight on the people behind Eleanor Wine Academy, telling about our team’s background in the wine industry. Here is a little introduction to Eleanor Wine Academy, for those who don’t know much about us. Eleanor Wine Academy is a […]

WINE STUDY: CREMANT

Crémant is a sparkling wine, which is produced in France 🇫🇷, using the same methods as Champagne and Cava, but from outside the Champagne region. Crémant🥂 can only come from specific regions in France such as: 🔸Crémant de Bourgogne🔸Crémant de Loire🔸Crémant de Limoux🔸Crémant de Jura🔸Crémant d’Alsace🔸Crémant de Bordeaux🔸Crémant de Die 🔸Crémant de Savoie There are a […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON HARSLEVELU

Hárslevelü is a native Hungarian grape variety 🇭🇺, known for producing excellent white wines. It is the second most commonly planted grape variety in Hungary after Furmint, it makes up approximately 18% of the vines in Tokaj. Outside Hungary, Harslevelu is grown in Germany, Slovakia and a little in South Africa. The name Hárslevelű translates […]

WINE STUDY: CHAMPAGNE

What is Champagne? Where does it come from? What flavours and aromas does Champagne have and why?  Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by using the traditional method. All authentic Champagne wines come from the Champagne region of France and made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier grapes.  A very good-quality Champagne has complex flavours […]

WSET LEVEL 3 ON WEEKENDS

Concerts are postponed, sporting events are canceled and tourist hot spots are shut down. And you are looking for some safe outdoor activities during the pandemic?  What about focusing on Wine Education?  A new session of WSET Level 3 starts on November 7th🍷🍁. Building on the knowledge gained through the WSET Level 2 Award in […]