WINE NEWS: WSET LEVEL 3 ON WEEKENDS

A new session of WSET Level 3 starts on November 7th🍷🍁. Building on the knowledge gained through the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, the Level 3 Award in Wines goes both broader and deeper 📚.  This weekend course is designed to help students to have more flexibility in organizing their study and runs over […]

NEWS: NEW LOCATION

🎈17.09.2020🎈 Today is a memorable day for our 🍷Wine Academy as we will have a new location in the beautiful Prinsengracht ✨ 💡What it looked like a dreamy idea born while sipping Pinot Noir with two special friends👭 in the Phillip island🌏🐧 2 years ago, it’s coming to shape as a lively, friendly, international wine […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON Alicante Bouschet

Alicante Bouschet is a black grape variety widely cultivated since 1866 and planted mostly in Spain, Portugal and France. It is a cross of Petit Bouschet and Grenache. Alicante is a teinturier, a black grape with dark skins and flesh. In contrast, regular black wine grapes have dark skins, but clear flesh. In a blend, […]

WINE TRAVEL: PETRA

The last winery of the trip our Wine Educator Vittoria had this August was Petra. Founded in 1997, the Petra estate lies close to the ancient village of Suvereto, Tuscany. Their vineyards are planted on the hills of Val di Corina, therefore Petra has the soul of Tuscan Maremma and the spirit of ancient times. […]

WINE TRAVEL: Tenuta Tignanello

The next estate that our teacher visited this August was Tenuta Tignanello. The estate is in the heart of Chianti Classico, in the hillsides between the Greve and Pesa river valleys. The estate’s prized vineyards lie on soils that originated from marine marlston, rich in limestone and schist. The winery produces three red wines, which […]

WINE TRAVEL: ORNELLAIA

The second winery that our teacher Vittoria visited in Tuscany was Ornellaia. The estate was founded in 1981 by Marchese Lodovico Antinori, with the first vintage in 1985. Today, it is particularly known for making one of Italy’s most famous and expensive wines, which shares the same name. This Bordeaux-style blend is one of the […]

WINE TRAVEL: CAIAROSSA

This August, our Wine Educator Vittoria visited a few Tuscan wineries. The first winery of this wonderful trip was Caiarossa. The estate situated to the southeast of the city of Pisa was founded in 1998, and since then followed the principles of biodynamic agriculture. In 2004 the estate was bought by Eric Albada Jelgersma, a […]

THE LATEST NEWS: FALL WINE COURSES

New sessions of WSET Level 1-3 Awards in Wine are about to start! And only a few places left for our fall wine courses, starting in September/October 2020!  Considering the last measures announced by the Dutch government yesterday, we have decided to crop the number of participants to 7 for all our classroom courses.  🔸03 […]

WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

The Stellenbosch is one of the oldest and most famous wine-making regions in South Africa. And it  has long been the hub of fine wine production in the country.  The district is divided into a number of distinct wards and notable for its 50 unique types of soils. The climate is moderate to warm with […]

WINE NEWS: WSET LEVEL 3

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course starts on September 23th 2020 at the Eleanor Wine Academy🍷📚! This course is the perfect way to advance your wine knowledge. Ideal for the dedicated wine enthusiast and those who need to make informed decisions or recommendations about wine for work. The WSET Level 3 Award in […]