GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON

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 […]

WINE COURSES: WSET LEVEL 1-2 AWARD IN WINES

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) provides high-quality education in wines and spirits to more than 100,000 people every year around the globe making it the biggest and most respected wine education and certification organization in the world. The WSET programmes are designed for anyone looking to develop their knowledge in wines – from […]

WINE NEWS: Stay In, Drink Wise

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GIFT IDEAS ​: OFFERING WINE COURSES

Looking for an unforgettable gift for your friend or partner? Certified wine courses might be a great option. Our academy offers WSET courses for both the wine professionals and the community of wine lovers and enthusiasts. We explore the wine from its roots to its taste by providing wine tasting. The WSET Level 1 Award […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

WINE COURSES: WSET LEVEL 1-2 ONLINE

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) provides high-quality education in wines and spirits to more than 100,000 people every year around the globe making it the biggest and most respected wine education and certification organization in the world. Established in London in 1969 and currently offering its prestigious wine courses in over 70 countries […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON Torrontes, Argentina

Torrontes is a white grape variety grown almost exclusively in Argentina, where it is used to create fresh, aromatic wines with moderate acidity and a very smooth texture. In terms of drinkability, Torrontes wines are most similar to those made from Muscat grapes. There are three types of Torrontés: a highly aromatic Torrontés Riojano, Torrontés […]