WINE LEGEND : CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON MONTE BELLON 1985

“We’re not in the driver’s seat. A wine consistently reflects the character of the vineyard and not the whim of the winemaker.”- Spirit of Ridge Vineyards  California Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello 1985 from Ridge Vineyards is stunning in expressing its terroir. This wine is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot grown on […]

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 NEWS ​: BORDEAUX BREAKS ITS TRADITIONS

Revolutionary news from the most famous wine region of the world, Bordeaux. The change of climate, which is warmer, has affected particularly the Bordeaux grape, Merlot, because of its greater sensitivity to heat. Then, despite its strong attachment to its traditional and indigenous grape varieties, Bordeaux is determined to deal with global warming. Seven new grape […]

WINE LEGENDS ​: 1997 Joseph Drouhin Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Wine legend of today is 1997 Joseph Drouhin Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru! Maison Joseph Drouhin is located in the Côte d’Or, where you can find the best Chardonnays from Burgundy. With close to 90 different appellations, Joseph Drouhin offers a fascinating array of Burgundy terroirs in all their authenticity and subtle variations. Its vision is “to […]

WINE TRAVEL: PINOT NOIR FROM CENTRAL OTAGO

“There is a worldwide thirst for fine New Zealand wine. Sauvignon blanc from Marlborough, Pinot Noir from Central Otago and Syrah from Hawke’s Bay have captured the imagination of wine lovers around the globe.” Winsor Dobbin New Zealand is a two-islands country  in the Pacific Ocean where grapes benefit from the maritime climate and fertile […]

WINE BAR IN AMSTERDAM ​: DE PLANTAGE

Enjoying the summer with a glass of wine in Amsterdam ! Café-Restaurant De Plantage, located in Plantage District in Amsterdam, provides quality food and excellent wines in a glamour environment.  You can enjoy your meal watching flamingos from the Artis zoological garden next door.  At lunchtime, you can order a carpaccio of roasted eggplant with pecorino, […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon Blanc is an aromatic white grape variety characterized by gooseberry, elderflower, green bell pepper and asparagus notes. Oak is rarely used in order to preserve the authentic herbaceous-aromatic character of the grape and its refreshing fruitiness. It grows in cool climate regions such as the Loire Valley. Here, wines have high level of acidity, […]

WINE PAIRING: LOBSTER WILL PERFECTLY MATCH WITH PINOT GRIGIO!

With these beautiful sunny days, our weekly wine pairing will be Pinot Grigio with grilled Lobster drenched in melted butter. The lobster in this mild sauce needs a light, firm and slightly crisp wine to balance out its delicate flavors. As lobster is a premium ingredient, you need a premium wine to pair it with […]

ONLINE WINE COURSES: THE SOLUTION TO COMBINE PASSION AND FLEXIBILITY!

Let’s discover the wine world by learning and tasting through internet! Are you an expat living in Germany or France and fancying to get your WSET Level 1 or Level 2 Award in Wines ?  ->Join the online courses provided by Eleanor Wine Academy! We offer the WSET Level 1 and Level 2 Online Award […]