WINE NEWS: WSET LEVEL 3

The first WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course will start on March 04th 2020 at the Eleanor Wine Academy! The WSET Level 3 course gives a detailed understanding of grape growing, wine making and the key factors influencing style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines. Over 10 weeks, students […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON Müller-Thurgau

Müller-Thurgau, a white wine grape variety, is a cross between Riesling and Madeleine Royale created in 1882 by Swiss botanist Hermann Muller (from the canton of Thurgau). The intention was to combine the intensity and complexity of the Riesling grape with the ability to ripen earlier that the Silvaner grape possesses. Although the resulting grape […]

WINE LEGEND: Brunello di Montalcino Il Grappolo 1999

Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy’s most favored wines, traces its roots to the 19th century when local farmers began experimenting  with a native grape “Brunello” (a variety of Sangiovese) cultivated in the surrounding territory. The delectable wine produced from this fruit can be aged for years, richly enhancing its value. The founding father of […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Baden, Germany

Baden is the southernmost and third-largest wine region in Germany. Baden’s climate is warm, with plenty of sunshine, unlike that of any other German wine region, and so the grapes develop differently. Baden is the only German wine region climatically comparable to France’s Loire Valley and Alsace. Baden has many different soil types, ranging from […]

THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY

Hey everyone! It’s the first anniversary of Eleanor Wine Academy and we’re really proud of that! In our first year we truly had the pleasure of meeting all our students who joined our academy and discovered the fascinating world of wine with us. We’ve organized several sessions of WSET Level 1 and 2 courses, masterclasses […]

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Eleanor Wine Academy wishes you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! May this festive season sparkle and shine! Our Christmas holidays start tomorrow and we will be back on January 2nd. All the best in 2020! Amsterdam, December 23rd 2019

A Gift Of Knowledge

Searching for an unusual Christmas gift? Does your bestie like learning new things? EUR 30 discount coupon for a wine course might be an option! Our academy offers certified WSET wine courses in the city center of Amsterdam in a beautiful location by the Amstel canal. We explore wine from its roots 🍇 to its […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON WELSCHRIESLING

Welschriesling is a white wine grape variety grown throughout central and eastern Europe. The variety is relatively easy to grow, although it has a preference for dry climates and warm soils. In warmer climates Welschriesling is productive and has its characteristic high acidity, which mostly results in a light, fairly neutral wine. In the warm, […]

WINE LEGEND: Castello di Ama l’Apparita 1996

“The cult Merlot from Tuscany” The Castello di Ama l’Apparita 1996 is a red wine from Tuscany produced by Castello di Ama with the best Merlot grapes of the vintage. Castello di Ama is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area. It is one of the most highly regarded producers in the region, […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Burgenland, Austria

Burgenland is an Austrian wine-producing region located in the easternmost part of the country and  known for producing some of the richest and most full-bodied red wines in Austria. The primary grape varieties here are Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt.  The geography of Burgenland is noteworthy. It is located on the famous Pannonian Plain in Central Europe. […]