WINE TRAVEL : Focus on The Maipo Valley, Chile

In Chile, the vineyard areas are divided into 4 principal regions, themselves divided into 13 better-known Sub-regions. One of them is called The Maipo Valley. Located south of the capital, Santiago, The Maipo Valley is home to some of the country’s most prestigious wines. Described as the “Bordeaux of south America”, the rich and fruity […]

WINE LEGEND : Cheval des Andes

Founded in 1996, Terrazas de los Andes, is located in Lujan de Cuyo in the province of Mendoza in Argentina. Its particularity is to associate each of their grape varieties with a specific altitude corresponding to a specific climatic condition for optimal growth and ripeness. In 1999, they joined forces with Château Cheval Blanc to […]

“Whatever you do, pour yourself into it” -Robert Mondavi

 Today is the second anniversary of Eleanor Wine Academy!We take pride in keeping together our wine educational adventure despite the challenging times. Working and engaging with first class and dedicated Wine Educators is a true inspiration. Attracting and engaging with a community of international wine lovers♥️ and enthusiastic students is pure Success! Cheers to all the […]

WINE PAIRING : “Bouillabaisse” and Mediterranean wine

Today we are going to explore Mediterranean specialties in the south of France, where the dishes can be enjoyed in a convivial atmosphere with family or friends by the sea! The specialty of the day is the famous “bouillabaisse”! A Marseilles speciality based on fish soup accompanied by bread croutons rubbed with garlic, pieces of […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON HARSLEVELU

Hárslevelü is a native Hungarian grape variety 🇭🇺, known for producing excellent white wines. It is the second most commonly planted grape variety in Hungary after Furmint, it makes up approximately 18% of the vines in Tokaj. Outside Hungary, Harslevelu is grown in Germany, Slovakia and a little in South Africa. The name Hárslevelű translates […]

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, […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON ARINTO

Arinto is a white grape variety planted primarily in the wine regions surrounding Lisbon, Portugal. It produces vibrant wines with lively, refreshing acidity and gentle flavours of apple, lime and lemon. Traditionally, Arinto-based wines have a slight sparkling sensation that enhances their freshness. They can age well for over 7 or more years developing flavours […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON TANNAT

Tannat is a black grape variety, historically grown in Madiran, France and is now one of the most prominent grapes in Uruguay. About 25% of the vineyards in Uruguay are planted with Tannat. It is also grown in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, the USA, where it is used as a blending grape, adding colour and tannin. […]

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 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 […]