23/09/2020

WINE NEWS: WSET LEVEL 3 ON WEEKENDS

A new session of WSET Level 3 starts on November 7th🍷🍁. Building on the knowledge gained through the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, the Level 3 Award in Wines goes both broader and deeper 📚.  This weekend course is designed to help students to have more flexibility in organizing their study and runs over […] Read more....

17/09/2020

NEWS: NEW LOCATION

🎈17.09.2020🎈 Today is a memorable day for our 🍷Wine Academy as we will have a new location in the beautiful Prinsengracht ✨ 💡What it looked like a dreamy idea born while sipping Pinot Noir with two special friends👭 in the Phillip island🌏🐧 2 years ago, it’s coming to shape as a lively, friendly, international wine […] Read more....

16/09/2020

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON Alicante Bouschet

Alicante Bouschet is a black grape variety widely cultivated since 1866 and planted mostly in Spain, Portugal and France. It is a cross of Petit Bouschet and Grenache. Alicante is a teinturier, a black grape with dark skins and flesh. In contrast, regular black wine grapes have dark skins, but clear flesh. In a blend, […] Read more....

28/08/2020

WINE TRAVEL: PETRA

The last winery of the trip our Wine Educator Vittoria had this August was Petra. Founded in 1997, the Petra estate lies close to the ancient village of Suvereto, Tuscany. Their vineyards are planted on the hills of Val di Corina, therefore Petra has the soul of Tuscan Maremma and the spirit of ancient times. […] Read more....

27/08/2020

WINE TRAVEL: Tenuta Tignanello

The next estate that our teacher visited this August was Tenuta Tignanello. The estate is in the heart of Chianti Classico, in the hillsides between the Greve and Pesa river valleys. The estate’s prized vineyards lie on soils that originated from marine marlston, rich in limestone and schist. The winery produces three red wines, which […] Read more....

26/08/2020

WINE TRAVEL: ORNELLAIA

The second winery that our teacher Vittoria visited in Tuscany was Ornellaia. The estate was founded in 1981 by Marchese Lodovico Antinori, with the first vintage in 1985. Today, it is particularly known for making one of Italy’s most famous and expensive wines, which shares the same name. This Bordeaux-style blend is one of the […] Read more....