WINE COURSES: WSET LEVEL 1-2 ONLINE

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the world’s leading provider of qualifications in wines. The WSET programmes are designed for anyone looking to develop their knowledge in wines – from beginners to professionals. Eleanor Wine Academy currently offers three qualifications WSET Level 1 to 3 Award in Wines. Classes are taught in English […]

WINE STUDENT: CURIOSITY IN LEARNING

Moringa, an Eleanor Wine Academy student, WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. “The aroma of wines is always enchanting, which shaped me to become a wine lover since I moved to Europe 5 years ago. After exploring some loved bottles, I decided to learn more about it in a systematic way. Just a normal day […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON BONARDA

Bonarda (Charbono) is a black grape variety with a complicated history. Originally from Savoie, eastern France, it is now mostly planted in Napa Valley, California, where it is known as Charbono, and in Argentina, where it goes by the name Bonarda. In the vineyard, Bonarda is usually one of the last varieties to be harvested, […]

WINE NEWS: REMOTE WSET LEVEL 1 AND 2 CLASSES

Eleanor Wine Academy is getting ready to start the remote WSET Level 1 and Level 2 Awards in Wine classes online. The first boxes of wine samples are received!  These boxes have been designed for WSET Level 1 and Level 2 Awards in Wine courses and are based on the Recommended Tasting Samples list of […]

WINE STUDENT: INSPIRED BY ARGENTINA

Claire, an Eleanor Wine Academy student, WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. “My name is Claire and I am originally from the UK. My interest in wine started in 2016 when I travelled around South America and fell in love with Argentina and their wine. Whenever I travel I try to do at least one […]

WINE NEWS: REMOTE WSET LEVEL 1 AND 2 CLASSES

From April 2020 Eleanor Wine Academy offers a new option for online wine education – remote WSET Level 1 and Level 2 Awards in Wine classes with samples. We will start our classes online through the video-conference platform zoom.us For the tastings, students will receive a box of wine samples directly at home. Each sample […]

WINE LEGEND: Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

Far Niente Winery was established in Napa Valley, California, in 1885 by John Benson. Today, the winery focuses on producing only the two varietal wines – Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. They have been growing and making Cabernet Sauvignon for nearly four decades, starting with the first Cabernet vintage in 1982. Their extensive experience has led […]

WINE STUDENT: LEARN, TRAVEL, DRINK

Aiyana, an Eleanor Wine Academy student, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. “Growing up, I never knew what I wanted to do. I have degrees in art, economics, and mathematics. And, as a teacher, I’m now on my second career. I love what I do, but I also really need to have something for myself at […]

WINE FACTS: White Zinfandel

What is White Zinfandel? And why some rose lovers don’t like this wine? Zinfandel is a black grape variety widely cultivated in California, USA. It arrived in the Americas from Europe in the early years of the 19th Century, and was an immediate success in both Napa and Sonoma counties. In the USA Zinfandel has […]

WINE TRAVEL: Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Argentina

Patagonia is Argentina’s wine region well-known for producing elegant red wines from Pinot Noir and Malbec. Vineyards are located between 300 and 500 meters above sea level in the higher lands. The dry classic desert climate of warm days and cold nights extends the growing season in the region, slowing ripening in the grapes and […]