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 […]

WINE NEWS: WSET LEVEL 2

We are delighted to announce that we will start one extra WSET Level 2 course on April 06th 2020 and would like to introduce our teacher Marie Guyot-Jeannin! Marie is originally from Belfort (France) just in between Alsace, Burgundy, Jura and Savoie. She grew up in her parents restaurant where she developed a passion for […]

Wine course with a special discount for Valentine’s Day

Take a wine course as a couple at Eleanor Wine Academy and get a special discount for Valentine’s Day! We offer certified WSET wine courses in the city center of Amsterdam in a beautiful location by the Amstel canal. We explore the wine from its roots to its taste by providing wine tasting! We invite […]

WINE NEWS: WSET LEVEL 3

The first WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course will start on March 04th 2020 at the Eleanor Wine Academy! The WSET Level 3 course gives a detailed understanding of grape growing, wine making and the key factors influencing style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines. Over 10 weeks, students […]

THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY

Hey everyone! It’s the first anniversary of Eleanor Wine Academy and we’re really proud of that! In our first year we truly had the pleasure of meeting all our students who joined our academy and discovered the fascinating world of wine with us. We’ve organized several sessions of WSET Level 1 and 2 courses, masterclasses […]

WINE NEWS: High pass rate of Eleanor Wine Academy

We would like to thank all students of our academy for the efforts and enthusiasm that they show doing WSET courses with us. According to the WSET Examiners’ Report for WSET Level 1-2 qualifications for the 2018-19 academic year, the pass rate of Eleanor Wine Academy is significantly higher than the global average! We have […]

WINE TRAVEL: PINOT GRIS FROM TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Tasmania,  cool climate Australian wine region, lies 240km off the coast of Victoria. It’s the coldest wine land in the country, the climate there is temperate with a maritime influence provided by the Tasman Sea, the Bass Straits and the Indian Ocean. As Australia’s most mountainous state, Tasmania has multiple mountain ranges criss-crossing the center […]

WINE PAIRING: Slow cooked beef and Syrah

Days are so rainy this week, we are definitely in the mood for something warm and powerful for dinner tonight. We find that pairing slow cooked beef with red wine is a perfect idea. It’s a natural pair, where slowly cooked, melt in your mouth beef stew goes equally well with a glass of a […]

WINE NEWS: OLD VINES IN LATIN AMERICA

First vineyards were planted in Latin America in the 16th century. The conquistadors planted vines everywhere they went – in Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and finally Argentina. Partly for religious purposes, but more often for medicine, food and pleasure. At that time every ship leaving for the Americas carried wine cuttings or seeds. By […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON TEMPRANILLO

Tempranillo, Spain’s premier grape, is the fourth-most planted variety in the world. It is grown widely throughout the vineyards of northern and central Spain. It is a thick-skinned grape, with medium acidity and smooth tannins. Tempranillo is a hardy, productive, and adaptable vine that likes sandy, chalky, clay or limestone soils. And it needs sufficient […]