Did you know that ? Every Formula 1 victory is celebrated with a jeroboam of bubbles.

A tradition that dates back to 1967 in motorsport, F1 drivers celebrated podium finishes by shaking a jeroboam of champagne at the crowd!Historically, several big names in champagne have succeeded each other as sponsors of motorsport (Mumm, Moët & Chandon, Maison Devavry…) but since this year, the traditional victory Champagne has been replaced by the […]

Eleanor Wine Academy opens its doors in Den Haag

By October 2021, we will also be offering all our wine courses in Den Haag:  WSET Level 1, 2 and 3 Award in Wines! Whether you are a wine professional or a wine lover eager to know more about the art of wine, come and deepen your knowledge and taste wines with character! You’ll meet and […]

Wine Legend : Billecart-Salmon Le Clos ST-Hilaire, Brut Nature 2002

For the wine legend of the day, we present you a prestigious champagne: “Le Clos Saint-Hilaire Brut 2002 from the Champagne house Billecart-Salmon.  This exceptional vintage, made of 100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noir) is elaborated from a one hectare plot of old Pinot Noir vines planted in 1964 and located in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, in Champagne […]

WINE STUDENT : Claire, WSET level2 Award

My name is Claire.  In 2019 I started my WSET level 1 wines at Eleanor Wine Academy, pre-Covid-19.  The quality of the course and the knowledge of Vittoria was part of the reason that I instantly signed up for Level 2 having passed the exam.  My other reason was the social aspect of the course, […]

WINE LEGEND : Champagne Bollinger 2012

Champagne Bollinger 2012 is quite dry on the palate with flavours of pear, apple and lots of minerals. Leaves a nice smooth after-taste with pear coming out stronger than other flavours. The 2012 is a generous, full-bodied vintage, supported by a beautiful vivacity. The grapes come from about twenty villages in Champagne, mainly Aÿ and Verzenay […]

WINE PAIRING : Moët Imperial x Carbonara

Today we are going to explore a perfect match between french hennessy and italian speciality. So let’s introduce the topic of the day : Moët Imperial x Carbonara : This champagne has a beautiful golden yellow color with green reflections. The aroma is that of green apple and citrus fruits, fresh nuances of minerals and […]


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 […]

WINE LEGEND: Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1996

“A new signature in the Krug style.” – Sommeliers International, 2016 Krug is one of the most prestigious houses in Champagne, created in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug. Today, Krug makes Champagnes in several styles, including a Grande Cuvee Brut, which is a blend of multiple vintages, a rosé non-vintage and a Krug vintage, which is […]

WINE FACTS: Let’s talk champagne!

Let’s talk today about Riddling (Remuage), one of the steps in Champagne production, which starts after the aging process is completed. For at least 15 months the bottles lie horizontally so that the yeasts are maintained in contact with the wine, having a sufficient area for it. Once the wines have reached perfect maturity, the […]


“If respecting Nature is the key, Man’s work is the mechanism.” The Louis Roederer champagne house Let’s dive in the Champagne world with the outstanding Louis Roederer Cristal 2008! This sparkling wine is the most famous wine from Louis Roederer, it was created in 1876 to satisfy the demanding tastes of Tsar Alexander II, the […]