WINE NEWS: Inside Bordeaux by Jane Anson

Eleanor Wine Academy is organizing the first launch event for the Inside Bordeaux book scheduled for Thursday May 28, 5-7 pm in one of Amsterdam’s oldest and most beautiful bookshops Scheltema, Rokin 9. Jane Anson, the author of Inside Bordeaux, has been working on this book for almost three years. She has lived and worked […]

WINE NEWS: WSET LEVEL 2

We are delighted to announce that we will start one extra WSET Level 2 course on April 06th 2020 and would like to introduce our teacher Marie Guyot-Jeannin! Marie is originally from Belfort (France) just in between Alsace, Burgundy, Jura and Savoie. She grew up in her parents restaurant where she developed a passion for […]

Wine course with a special discount for Valentine’s Day

Take a wine course as a couple at Eleanor Wine Academy and get a special discount for Valentine’s Day! We offer certified WSET wine courses in the city center of Amsterdam in a beautiful location by the Amstel canal. We explore the wine from its roots to its taste by providing wine tasting! We invite […]

WINE NEWS: WSET LEVEL 3

The first WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course will start on March 04th 2020 at the Eleanor Wine Academy! The WSET Level 3 course gives a detailed understanding of grape growing, wine making and the key factors influencing style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines. Over 10 weeks, students […]

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 […]

WINE NEWS: High pass rate of Eleanor Wine Academy

We would like to thank all students of our academy for the efforts and enthusiasm that they show doing WSET courses with us. According to the WSET Examiners’ Report for WSET Level 1-2 qualifications for the 2018-19 academic year, the pass rate of Eleanor Wine Academy is significantly higher than the global average! We have […]

GRAPE VARIETY:​ FOCUS ON GEWÜRZTRAMINER

Gewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety with the particularity to have a pink to red skin color, giving a golden color to the white wine.  This variety has high natural sugar, which gives a white wine, usually off-dry, tends to be full-bodied with a rich oily texture, low to medium acidity and high alcohol. […]

WINE TRAVEL: VINEYARDS SURROUNDED​ BY MOUNTAINS IN MAIPO VALLEY

Maipo Valley is a sub-region of Central Valley in Chile that has a reputation for producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Located near Santiago, this land is almost completely surrounded by mountains and exposed to plentiful sunshine regulated by coastal influence. The mountains make the area particularly good for viticulture because they produce a great variation in […]

WINE PAIRING: FOIE GRAS AND AN ELEGANT CHENIN BLANC

Today, we advise you to choose the best wine to pair with Foie Gras. If you plan to serve Foie Gras as an entrée, an off-dry white wine will be the perfect match! The Foie gras has a very smooth and rich texture. It can overwhelm the mouth with a lasting flavor and a slight […]

WINE TRAVEL: THROUGH THE HILLS OF YARRA VALLEY

Australia has been incredibly successful at taking international grape varieties and crafting them into unique, new styles. The Yarra Valley, located in the North East of Melbourne, is one of Australia’s best cool climate wine regions which makes it particularly suited to the production of high-quality grapes. Today, the Yarra Valley has 300 vineyards, and […]