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 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 […]

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 […]

WINE FACTS: TANNINS

What are wine tannins? And how do they affect our perception of wine? Tannins are naturally occurring compounds that exist inside grape skins, seeds and stems. They are derived from the grapes used to produce the wine and add both bitterness and astringency, as well as complexity to the wine. They are most commonly found […]

WINE FACTS: SHERRY

Sherry, one of the oldest wines in the world, is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain. Sherry is produced in a variety of styles made primarily from the Palomino grape, ranging from light versions similar to white table wines, such […]

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 […]