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 […]

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR GROUPS

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 […]

WINE NEWS: PROSECCO OBTAINED UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

Latest news: Prosecco has been awarded the UNESCO World Heritage status, a fantastic award for this wine-growing region.  With its magnificent landscape and long winemaking tradition, Prosecco Superiore said it was “a dream come true,” to be added to the list. The award will boost wine tours and winery visits in this region. Indeed, a […]

WINE TRAVEL:​ IMMERSION IN THE OLD ITALIAN WINE REGION, VALPOLICELLA

Valpolicella, located in the province of Verona, is considered one of the oldest wine-making regions in Italy. It has been dedicating to wine-making since ancient times, as the etymology of its name suggests: “val polis cellae” meaning, in fact, “the valley of many cellars “. This wine region is especially famous for its red wine […]

WINE LEGEND: OPUS ONE 2013

“The essential human element is captured in the wine’s balance between power and finesse, structure and texture”  Opus One was founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, legendary owner of Château Mouton Rothschild, and renowned Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. By combining the great winemaking traditions and innovation of both families, they created an exceptional wine […]

GRAPE VARIETY:​ FOCUS ON CORTESE

Cortese is an Italian white grape variety mainly grown in the wine-growing region of Gavi, south-east of Piedmont. This grape needs a long slow maturation to develop its naturally high acidity and floral character, which is why Cortese is grown in hills influenced by altitude. The wines are labeled as Gavi DOCG or Cortese di […]

WINE TRAVEL: VINEYARDS SURROUNDED​ BY MOUNTAINS IN MAIPO VALLEY

Maipo Valley is a sub-region of Central Valley in Chile that has a reputation for producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Located near Santiago, this land is almost completely surrounded by mountains and exposed to plentiful sunshine regulated by coastal influence. The mountains make the area particularly good for viticulture because they produce a great variation in […]

THE 3 TOP PICKS OF THE WEEKEND : FOCUS ON BUBBLES

Fizz wines are made in a wide range of styles: fresh and fruity / toasty and nutty. The requirements for growing grapes to produce sparkling wines are different than still wines. The winemaker is looking for grape with low sugar content, high acidity, and developed flavors. Once harvested, the grapes are pressed as soon as […]

WINE NEWS: LONG DAI, THE FIRST CHINESE WINE BY DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD

‘The 2017 vintage of Long Dai is the first chapter of a very long story as winemakers in China.’,Baron Eric de Rothschild Domaines Barons de Rothschild has produced its first Chinese wine, named Long Dai. Around 2,500 cases of Long Dai have been made from the 2017 vintage and the first wines will be released […]