February 19, 2020

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON BRACHETTO FROM PIEDMONT, ITALY

Brachetto is a black-skinned Italian wine grape variety grown predominantly in the Piedmont region, where it has been cultivated since ancient times. The Brachetto grape has regular production but not very steady due to its sensitivity to the virus. Brachetto is not normally blended with other grape varieties, and is responsible for sweet, frothy Brachetto […] Read more....

February 18, 2020

WINE LEGEND: Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 1995

The 1995 vintage was good enough in Piedmont and some great wines were made. The 1995 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo DOCG is a perfect example to introduce today. Barolo is one of Italy’s greatest wine appellations. It is often referred to as “the king of wines, and the wine of kings” because until the mid-19th century […] Read more....

February 17, 2020

WINE TRAVEL: EXCELLENT CHARDONNAY FROM NAVARRA, SPAIN

Navarra is a wine region surrounding the city of Pamplona in northern Spain and well-known for its rose wines. A feature of the Navarra is the extraordinary diversity of its climate and landscape which spread across more than 100 kilometres. The regions proximity of the Bay of Biscay in the north and the temperate influence […] Read more....

February 14, 2020

WINE NEWS: Inside Bordeaux by Jane Anson

Eleanor Wine Academy is organizing the first launch event for the Inside Bordeaux book scheduled for Thursday May 28, 5-7 pm in one of Amsterdam’s oldest and most beautiful bookshops Scheltema, Rokin 9. Jane Anson, the author of Inside Bordeaux, has been working on this book for almost three years. She has lived and worked […] Read more....

February 12, 2020

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON CABERNET FRANC

Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned French wine grape variety grown in most wine producing nations. The variety is most famously known as the third grape of Bordeaux and can be found in many of the world’s top Bordeaux Blend wines. It can also be vinified alone. Outside France, Cabernet Franc is grown in Italy, New […] Read more....

February 11, 2020

WINE LEGEND: Insignia 2002

The summer months of 2002 were consistently warm and promoted remarkably strong colour and flavour vine development in Napa Valley. It helped healthy vineyards withstand the September heat wave and ripen to full maturity. The 2002 Insignia is one of the stars born that year. This is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, […] Read more....