WINE LEGEND: Brunello di Montalcino Il Grappolo 1999

Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy’s most favored wines, traces its roots to the 19th century when local farmers began experimenting  with a native grape “Brunello” (a variety of Sangiovese) cultivated in the surrounding territory. The delectable wine produced from this fruit can be aged for years, richly enhancing its value. The founding father of […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Baden, Germany

Baden is the southernmost and third-largest wine region in Germany. Baden’s climate is warm, with plenty of sunshine, unlike that of any other German wine region, and so the grapes develop differently. Baden is the only German wine region climatically comparable to France’s Loire Valley and Alsace. Baden has many different soil types, ranging from […]

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 […]

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Eleanor Wine Academy wishes you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! May this festive season sparkle and shine! Our Christmas holidays start tomorrow and we will be back on January 2nd. All the best in 2020! Amsterdam, December 23rd 2019

A Gift Of Knowledge

Searching for an unusual Christmas gift? Does your bestie like learning new things? EUR 30 discount coupon for a wine course might be an option! Our academy offers certified WSET wine courses in the city center of Amsterdam in a beautiful location by the Amstel canal. We explore wine from its roots 🍇 to its […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON WELSCHRIESLING

Welschriesling is a white wine grape variety grown throughout central and eastern Europe. The variety is relatively easy to grow, although it has a preference for dry climates and warm soils. In warmer climates Welschriesling is productive and has its characteristic high acidity, which mostly results in a light, fairly neutral wine. In the warm, […]

WINE LEGEND: Castello di Ama l’Apparita 1996

“The cult Merlot from Tuscany” The Castello di Ama l’Apparita 1996 is a red wine from Tuscany produced by Castello di Ama with the best Merlot grapes of the vintage. Castello di Ama is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area. It is one of the most highly regarded producers in the region, […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Burgenland, Austria

Burgenland is an Austrian wine-producing region located in the easternmost part of the country and  known for producing some of the richest and most full-bodied red wines in Austria. The primary grape varieties here are Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt.  The geography of Burgenland is noteworthy. It is located on the famous Pannonian Plain in Central Europe. […]

IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Christmas is coming! Here you will find some suggestions which might help choosing a gift for your wine lover friends. A Bottle Of Wine Go classic: Champagne or another ‘traditional-method’ sparkling wine is sure to be greeted with a smile. A Prosecco might also be an option if your friend prefer fruitier wines. Pinot Noir, […]

WINE TASTING: CHRISTMAS 2019 WITH ITALIAN WINES

❄️Christmas Wine Tasting 2019❄️ What a great evening we had yesterday!🎄🎅 So lively and cheerful atmosphere!✨ Thanks to everyone for coming and sharing with us your impressions of wines we tasted🍷. That was a great selection of truly interesting and very different in their characteristics Italian wines 🇮🇹 made by our wonderful teacher Vittoria Mariani! […]