Grape Variety : Pinot Gris (Alsace)

Hungarian according to the legend – which earned it the name of Tokaji for a long time -, but undoubtedly Burgundian in origin, Pinot Gris has been planted in Alsace since the 17th century. It likes the soils of the Cleebourg region, but also the limestone and volcanic soils. It is present in the whole […]

WINE STUDENT : Yana, an Eleanor Wine Academy WSET Level 3 in Wines student

“ I am Yana and have been passionate about wine for such a long time. I think it came from helping my dad to harvest the grapes from the small yards we had and the process of making wine.Later I started in the hospitality business, traveling a lot, having more opportunities to try different wines. […]

Grape Variety : Chenin Blanc

Did you know that the International Drink Chenin Blanc Day is in June? So to celebrate, we tell you a little more about this variety Chenin Blanc, also called Pinot de la Loire (pineau), is the flagship grape variety of the Loire Valley 🇫🇷 It would have originated in Anjou where it would have been […]

Hidden Gems : Domaine Naturaliste Chardonnay

Today we fly to Western Australia to discover the Floris Chardonnay of Domaine Naturaliste.  More specifically, we land on the cool southern part of Margaret River where you can discover this sustainably farmed vineyard.  As the domaine says “This style of Floris Chardonnay is a co-evolution of Modern Australian food and wine culture, which has […]

WINE STUDEN : Ranjeeta, an Eleanor Wine Academy student WSET Level 3 Award in wines

“As a Fragrances specialist I always had a curious nose. Wine as a topic makes for excellent business dinner table conversation as well as clever anecdotes for social exchanges. Learning about wine also makes for fantastic travel itineraries as well as ensures that you’re not ripped off or scammed while buying wine abroad.  Her best […]

Wine cocktail : White Sangria

Good wine for a sangria?!? Seriously?We can already imagine wine lovers going crazy! And why not…you just need the right ingredients 🇪🇸Sangria, was born in Spain at the beginning of the 19th century. It has for origin the Spanish word “sangre” which means “blood”, that’s why it is traditionally made with red wine, water, lemon […]

Hidden Gems : Asconi, Sol Negru Feteasca Neagra 2016

This week we introduce a little nugget coming directly from Moldova🇲🇩 Sol Negru Feteasca Neagra 2016 by Asconi Winery. Feteasca Neagra, this Romanian grape variety of Moldovan origin, has been grown for hundreds of years on large plantations in southern Moldova. Feteasca Neagra wines are usually bold and complex – wines that can be compared to […]

Grape Variety : Grenache Blanc

Grenache Blanc is a medieval grape variety originating from Spain. At that time it was called “vino de garnacha” which means wine of Granada. In the 18th century it became the “Spanish plant”. Today it is also vastly planted in the south of France where it is grown alongside its cousin, Grenache noir. Its bunches […]

Wine Legend : Billecart-Salmon Le Clos ST-Hilaire, Brut Nature 2002

For the wine legend of the day, we present you a prestigious champagne: “Le Clos Saint-Hilaire Brut 2002 from the Champagne house Billecart-Salmon.  This exceptional vintage, made of 100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noir) is elaborated from a one hectare plot of old Pinot Noir vines planted in 1964 and located in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, in Champagne […]