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, […]

WSET certified wine courses for HORECA

Do you own a restaurant, a wine shop or bar? Looking for ways to increase sales of wine?  The WSET certified wine course is a great opportunity for your staff to broaden their knowledge of wine, wine making processes, and different wine regions.  WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and […]

VIRTUAL WSET L1 COURSE WITH WINE SAMPLES

Last call for the WSET Level 1 Awards in Wines Virtual Course on Zoom. Starting date is 18 June 2020. The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines courses are suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. You will explore wines through its multiple aspects as wine making processes, grape […]

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 […]

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

Together with Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Eleanor Wine Academy would like during this period of confinement for many to provide our students full and unprecedented FREE access for 3 months to RobertParker.com (value U$29.90). No credit card is required, you just need to click here to redeem your free 3 month subscription using the code. […]

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, […]