Wine cocktail : Kir

Today in our wine cocktail section we present you one of the most popular French cocktails: the kir One day in 1904, in a bar in Dijon (France), a waiter had the idea to improve an ordinary white wine by adding blackcurrant cream. Henri Barabant, mayor of Dijon from 1904 to 1908, was so seduced […]

Did you know that ? The Dalai Lama owns the smallest vineyard in the world.

It is in the heart of Switzerland that the smallest vineyard in the world is located. It is the vineyard of Farinet, which is only 1618 m² (about 4 basketball courts).  Located in Saillon, in the canton of Valais, Switzerland, its 3 vines produce a few deciliters of must (unfermented grape juice), which is blended […]

Grape Variety: Frappato

Typical of Sicily, Frappato has all the right ingredients to make a very versatile convivial wine. Pleasant as an aperitif as it is to accompany cured meats, chicken or even grilled fish (yes, yes, red wine for fish), Frappato is a fruit bomb with refreshing acidity. The wines have a nice ruby color and 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 […]

Hidden Gems : Wiston Rose (sparkling wine from Sussex)

This pale pink, limited edition Rosé English Sparkling wine is a blend of Pinot Noir (68%), Pinot Meunier (22%), and Chardonnay (10%) This Wiston Estate is brimming with ripe morello cherries, cranberries, Seville oranges and has a long, creamy finish. Coming from the fantastic 2014 vintage, which was one of Wiston Estate’s warmest growing seasons […]

Hidden Gem: Son Mayol Grand Vin 2017

Are you a Bordeaux Fine Wine Lover eager to discover new “wine horizons”? Meet the 2017 Grand Vin of Bodega Son Mayol ! A brand new project initiated in partnership with Patrick Léon (previous Technical Director at Chateau Mouton-Rothschild/Opus One/Almaviva and Chateau d’Esclans). This is a wine which remains very Bordeaux connected through the grape varieties Cabernet […]

Grape Variety : Chenin Blanc

Did you know that the International Drink Chenin Blanc Day is in June? So to celebrate, we tell you a little more about this variety Chenin Blanc, also called Pinot de la Loire (pineau), is the flagship grape variety of the Loire Valley 🇫🇷 It would have originated in Anjou where it would have been […]

Hidden Gems : Domaine Naturaliste Chardonnay

Today we fly to Western Australia to discover the Floris Chardonnay of Domaine Naturaliste.  More specifically, we land on the cool southern part of Margaret River where you can discover this sustainably farmed vineyard.  As the domaine says “This style of Floris Chardonnay is a co-evolution of Modern Australian food and wine culture, which has […]

New Dates for WSET 1,2 & 3 ! Coming soon…

Willing to learn more about wine ? Sign up for our new courses (WSET 1,2 & 3) that will start very soon ! WSET 1 : Learn about wine styles, wine storage, service, and unlock the secret to matching the perfect wine with food  WSET 2 : Explore the wines of the world and includes […]