Jean-Baptiste Senat, artisan winemaker in the Minervois

A leading ambassador for the Minervois, Jean-Baptiste Senat is a modest and determined producer whose ambition is to make “wines that stir emotions”.

NEW ADDITIONS | Mature vintages of Burgundy and superlative Champagnes

La Tâche 1986, 2001 (DRC), Château Lafite-Rothschild 1986, Château Angélus 2000, Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 or Dom Pérignon Deuxième Plénitude (p2) 1996… and more.

Private Collection | One-off auction of fine natural wines

The opportunity doesn’t come often: get your hands on the finest natural wines from France and abroad, with many mature vintages and large formats.

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What is an AOC?

Everyone secretly wishes they fully understood this (sometimes complex and headache inducing) system. iDealwine are on hand to give a helpful overview.

Jean-Baptiste Arena | For the love of Corsica, for the love of wine

We interviewed Jean-Baptiste Arena, son of Antoine Arena. Corsican and proud of his origins, he explained his vision of viticulture and his wines.

USA | New taxes on French wines

Last week, the USA announced its decision to impose an additional 25% tariff on French wines, the result of a long-running dispute with the EU over airplane subsidies.

Autumn wines make a comeback

Slowly but surely, Autumn is setting in. And so here we’ve selected the crème de la crème of this season’s must-haves.

Auctions | Time to try a vertical!

These latest October auctions feature fine wines galore on the iDealwine platform. Truly get to know a domain’s wines with a vertical tasting!

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Domain Dominique Piron: the fantastic terroirs of the Beaujolais

Dominique Piron produces magnificent, terroir-driven Gamay wines. A telephone conversation with this celebrated vigneron.