WINE NEWS: Inside Bordeaux by Jane Anson

Eleanor Wine Academy is organizing the official launch in the Netherlands of Jane Anson‘s last book “Inside Bordeaux”  on Wednesday, June 10 at 17h30 (CET). Jane Anson, the author of Inside Bordeaux, has been working on this book for almost three years. She has lived and worked in Bordeaux 🇨🇵 since 2003. She is Bordeaux […]

WINE STUDENT: From a beer lover to a wine maniac

Jurjen, an Eleanor Wine Academy student, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines “During my master studies in Paris in 2017, I started to develop an ever-growing interest and taste for wine. Whilst living there I quickly found out that the (craft) beer scene was far from optimal, so I switched to drinking the local quality […]

WINE NEWS: Stay In, Drink Wise

Together with Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Eleanor Wine Academy would like during this period of confinement for many to provide our students full and unprecedented FREE access for 3 months to RobertParker.com (value U$29.90). No credit card is required, you just need to click here to redeem your free 3 month subscription using the code. […]

GIFT IDEAS ​: OFFERING WINE COURSES

Looking for an unforgettable gift for your friend or partner? Certified wine courses might be a great option. Our academy offers WSET courses for both the wine professionals and the community of wine lovers and enthusiasts. We explore the wine from its roots to its taste by providing wine tasting. The WSET Level 1 Award […]

WINE STUDENT: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE QUARANTINE

Sara, an Eleanor Wine Academy student, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. “Hello, my name is Sara and I’m from Portugal, currently living in the Netherlands. Last year, I decided to invest in my passion for wine and I enrolled for the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines at Eleanor Wine Academy. I didn’t know […]

WINE FACTS: WHOLE BUNCH FERMENTATIONS

Have you ever wondered why Beaujolais wine tastes like banana? Some Gamay and Pinot Noir-based wines are made by using carbonic or semi-carbonic maceration. As traditional fermentation, these methods also create alcohol but without any yeast. The grapes are harvested and then, instead of being crushed, the whole bunches with stems are placed in a […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON TANNAT

Tannat is a black grape variety, historically grown in Madiran, France and is now one of the most prominent grapes in Uruguay. About 25% of the vineyards in Uruguay are planted with Tannat. It is also grown in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, the USA, where it is used as a blending grape, adding colour and tannin. […]

WINE STUDENT: PASSION FOR WINE

Daria, an Eleanor Wine Academy student, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. ” I am Daria and I came from Russia. I have always liked wine and a few years ago I also became interested in different types of wine and wine origins. Then my friends organized a wine tour to Bordeaux, which was a […]

WINE FACTS: French Brandy Cognac and Armagnac

One of the most well-known types of French brandy is Cognac. It’s widely distributed and often inexpensive. But Cognac isn’t the only great French spirit out there. If you’re really looking to get into the wonderful world of French brandy you should try Armagnac. Cognac and Armagnac are both made from white wine grapes. Cognac […]

WINE STUDENT: WINE JOURNEY STARTED AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT

Matteo and Alice, Eleanor Wine Academy students, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. “Hello, we are Matteo and Alice. Matteo, being Italian has an inborn interest for wine and food. He is also a chef here in Amsterdam. Alice from Sweden happily eats whatever Matteo cooks and develops an interest for wine thanks to her […]