Grape Variety : Chasselas

An ancient grape variety known throughout the world for the production of table grapes as well as for wine making, it originated in Switzerland (canton of Vaud to be precise).The Chasselas has many mutations, often natural, such as the Cioutat with its marble or palmate leaves.These medium-sized, cylindrical, more or less compact bunches are filled […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hidden Gems : Il Grande Silenzio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

This red wine, coming directly from the Corno Grande mountain in the heart of Italy, is made from 100% Montepulciano grapes.   This grape variety, extremely famous in this region of Abruzzo, has been worked according to an ancient Tuscan method.  This method, called “Governo all’uso Toscano”, has created the powerful character of this wine. When […]

Hidden Gems : Cune Rioja Reserva

Blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha, this awesome Rioja from Spain, by bodega CVNE, shows a medium body with polished ripe tannins. Nose : Ripe raspberries, plum, vanilla, black cherries, and mushroom. Palate: Fig, raisin, dried blackberry, dried rose, parmesan cheese, cocoa and cedar. It’s not a complex wine but we are sure it […]

WINE LEGEND : Château Latour 2010, Grand Cru Classé

Blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, this Grand Cru Classé Château Latour 2010 has a deep, almost black robe with youthful purple tints. The aromas of flowers such as roses, violets and lilacs jump from the glass then turn to dark berries such as blueberries and blackberries. It’s full-bodied, with […]