OUR TEAM: Vittoria

Meet Vittoria, Director & WSET Certified Educator of Eleanor Wine Academy It was as a dreamy idea persisting in Vittoria’s mind while sipping Pinot Noir🍷in the Phillip island 🐧2 years ago. Once back to Amsterdam in July 2018, Vittoria discussed her project with Allard & Kristian, who embraced the idea with enthusiasm and trust💡. It […]

OUR TEAM: Allard and Kristian

Meet Allard and Kristian, Managing Partners Eleanor Wine In the summer of 2005, Allard was overlooking the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte at the Terrace of Les Sources de Caudalie. Drinking from a bottle of their white wine, with the sun on his face, Allard had a sudden and striking realization of how great […]


Get ready to meet our team! Over the next few weeks, we will be shining a spotlight on the people behind Eleanor Wine Academy, telling about our team’s background in the wine industry. Here is a little introduction to Eleanor Wine Academy, for those who don’t know much about us. Eleanor Wine Academy is a […]


Crémant is a sparkling wine, which is produced in France 🇫🇷, using the same methods as Champagne and Cava, but from outside the Champagne region. Crémant🥂 can only come from specific regions in France such as: 🔸Crémant de Bourgogne🔸Crémant de Loire🔸Crémant de Limoux🔸Crémant de Jura🔸Crémant d’Alsace🔸Crémant de Bordeaux🔸Crémant de Die 🔸Crémant de Savoie There are a […]


What is Champagne? Where does it come from? What flavours and aromas does Champagne have and why?  Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by using the traditional method. All authentic Champagne wines come from the Champagne region of France and made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier grapes.  A very good-quality Champagne has complex flavours […]


We are delighted to introduce our new teacher for WSET Level 1 and 2 Award in Wines courses Mariana Gerolami – Sommelier & WSET Diploma Student ✨. “Wine is special for me in many ways. I am keen on understanding the flavours and the soil that hosts the vines. I am passionate about the stories […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 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 […]