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 TRAVEL: Exploring Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain

Jerez de la Frontera, the town in Andalusia, Spain, is well known for producing fortified wines, Sherry. Sherry, one of the world’s oldest wines, has a long history. Over the centuries, the drink has been influenced and helped by a number of different civilizations and cultures from the Phoenicians to the British. Sailors always brought […]

WINE FACTS: Oxidative aromas and flavors in wines

Does oxidation have only destructive effects to wine? The right answer is no, oxidation isn’t always bad. In fact, it’s a key part of most winemaking. Obviously, oxygen has a big impact on wine as it ages. Too much during the winemaking process, or after bottling, and the wine can become oxidized. But if the […]

WINE TRAVEL: Chenin Blanc from Elgin, South Africa

Elgin district is part of the Western Cape wine region of South Africa. It’s located in south-east of Cape Town and surrounded on all four sides by mountains. This unusual geography makes it ideally suited to growing high quality wine grapes. It’s the South Africa’s coolest wine region with lower average temperatures over summer and […]

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. […]

WINE LEGEND: ORNELLAIA 1995

« The faithful expression of unique terroir developed in harmony with nature »  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. […]

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

We will explore Côte de Provence, the largest appellation in Provence, by discovering 3 of its wonderful rosés 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 […]

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 […]

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Do you want to boost your expertise on wine with a group of friends? Eleanor Wine Academy offers special prices for groups (min. 5 ppl)! Throughout the lessons, you will understand the impact of each stage of viticulture and winemaking, and you’ll be acquainted with different types, styles and characteristics of wines.  From theory to […]

THE 3 TOP PICKS OF THE WEEKEND:​ OUTSTANDING DRY RIESLING FROM GERMANY

Riesling was born in the Rhine wine region of Germany where the first reference to the wine was made in 1435.  Nowadays, Germany is the country producing the highest concentration of world-class Rieslings. Its cool continental climate determines a slow ripening of grapes and high levels of acidity of the wines. Wines made from Riesling […]