WINE STUDENT: INSPIRED BY LA RIOJA

Lisa, an Eleanor Wine Academy student, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines “My name is Lisa and I am passionate about learning more about different wines. I lived in Madrid, Spain for almost four years and in that time, I became interested in different wine regions there, and especially La Rioja. When I lived in […]

WINE FACT: CARBONATION

Carbonation, the cheapest method of sparkling wine production, is widely used around the world. In this method CO2 is injected into a still wine. It is mostly used to produce fruity sparkling wines from grapes with strong varietal flavours, such as Sauvignon Blanc. Willing to learn more about sparkling wine production? Sign up for our […]

WINE STUDENT: TRAVEL AND TASTE

Ranjeeta, an Eleanor Wine Academy student, WSET Level 3 Award in Wines “My first encounter with wine was 10 years ago on a trip to Chianti, Italy while staying on a popular wine estate. With almost no prior experience in wine, it came as a surprise when people complemented me having a good ‘nose’ during […]

WINE FACT: Sparkling wine production

There are 5 main methods to produce a sparkling wine, each resulting in a different carbonation level. The vast majority of sparkling wines in the world are produced using two methods – Traditional Method (used for Champagne) and Tank Method (used for Prosecco). Take a look at Tank Method. This sparkling wine production technique came […]

WINE NEWS: Let’s get back to class!

We are glad to announce the restart of WSET Level 1 and 2 courses Awards in Wine courses in class from September 2020. We will start the courses at Eleanor Wine Academy located by the Amstel canal in the city center of Amsterdam on:– 03 September, WSET L1 Awards in Wine– 15 September, WSET L2 […]

WINE STUDENT: Life is too short to drink bad wines

Oliver, an Eleanor Wine Academy student, WSET Level 3 Award in Wines             “This is Oliver, I am originally from China. I lived in different Asia countries for several years before coming to the Netherlands. I finished my hotel management bachelor course here just a few years ago. Currently, I am working at […]

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 […]

WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING DOURO, PORTUGAL

The Douro is a Portuguese wine region centred on the Douro River and stretches from the Marao Mountains to the frontier with Spain. The vineyard area has a warm continental climate as a result of being shielded from the cooling Atlantic winds by the mountains. Wine production in the Douro is dominated by Port, but […]

WSET L2 AWARD IN SPIRITS ONLINE

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits Online at Eleanor Wine Academy This is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts. In WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits you will learn: – How production methods affect the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs– The characteristics […]

WSET L1 AWARD IN SPIRITS ONLINE

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online at Eleanor Wine Academy This is a beginner level qualification to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits, which offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. In WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits you will learn: – The […]