August 12, 2019

Extensive and fun wine course in Amsterdam by September 12!

The first WSET Level 2 Award in Wines🍷 course will start on September 12,2019 at the Eleanor Wine Academy! Over 8 weeks, you’ll be exploring the characteristics of the main grape varieties 🍇 as well as the factors influencing quality and price of wines! Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate and a lapel […] Read more....

July 31, 2019

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON MELON DE BOURGOGNE

Melon de Bourgogne is also called Muscadet or Melon Blanc. As its name suggests, this white grape variety is native to Burgundy and was cultivated until its ordered destruction in the early 18th century. It was planted in the Loire in the 17th century following an intense frost and the decimation of most red varieties. […] Read more....

July 30, 2019

WINE LEGEND: ORNELLAIA 1995

« The faithful expression of unique terroir developed in harmony with nature Â»  Ornellaia 1995 is an exceptional wine from Ornellaia winery located in Bolgheri, a wine region known mainly for deeply colored, supple yet age-worthy red wines. The vineyards lie hidden in the foothills, from 50 to 120 meters above sea level facing the Mediterranean coast. […] Read more....

July 29, 2019

WINE TRAVEL:​ THE DIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE HILLS

Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s most diverse wine regions in terms of climate, soil and topography, producing grapes with a complex and refined flavor profile. The first vineyard in southern Australia was planeted in 1836 by John Barton Hack in North Adelaide. The vines are planted in altitude, more than 400 meters from the […] Read more....

July 27, 2019

THE TOP 3 WINES OF THE WEEKEND: ROSÉ FROM CÔTES DE PROVENCE

We will explore CĂ´te de Provence, the largest appellation in Provence, by discovering 3 of its wonderful rosĂ©s from vintage 2018. Here, the vines grow in a varied landscape, with prominent ranges of hills offering protection from the Mistral winds. We choose the vintage 2018 due to its cool, wet spring followed by higher than […] Read more....

July 26, 2019

WINE PAIRING:​ BACALHAU WITH A REFRESHING​ VINHO VERDE

Today, we will discover what to pair with the famous Portuguese dish, bolinhos de bacalhau. These fried marvels are made with mashed potatoes, bacalhau (codfish), eggs, parsley, and onions. Bacalhau has been popular in Portugal since the Age of Discovery when navigators took the unrefrigerated salt-preserved fish on their long voyages, leaving traces of it […] Read more....