Cover crops: why do some winemakers let grass grow between the vines?

Ever noticed grass and flowers growing amongst the vines when passing through the beautiful vineyards of France? It’s not just for aesthetics! We explain all…

La Mouline

LA-LA-LA: the legendary Guigal trio

Known affectionately as the LA-LA-LA wines, we take you on a tour of the three special single vineyard cuvées of the famous Guigal: La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque.

auction june three

Auction: 10,000 prime bottles, the vineyard elite

As a new auction kicks off at iDealwine we delve into this latest catalogue to bring you some of the highlights from this impressive auction ending 27th and 28th June.

Clos Canarelli: a beacon in the fine wines of Corsica

Our new Wine of the Week calls the beautiful, rugged Corsican landscape home. A dynamic producer and a true icon of Mediterranean viticulture, it’s Clos Canarelli.

How to choose a good wine (even when you know nothing about wine)

Picking a wine can seem a daunting task, especially to neophytes! We’ve compiled a list of the golden rules to follow so you can choose a bottle with confidence.

The 10 wine tasting terms to know

Impress at your next tasting with these ten sophisticated terms! iDealwine is on hand to guide you through the less evident expressions used in wine tasting world.

chateau

Why is it Château in Bordeaux and Domaine in Burgundy?

Ever wondered why we talk about "châteaux" in Bordeaux and "domaines" in Burgundy? We look at the intriguing history of behind these two terms and what they really mean…

Fixed-price sale: French icons

Taste the exceptional, la crème de la crème! This new fixed-price sale is an exercise in superlatives and brings together the veritable icons of the French vineyard.

Auction: 9,000 exceptional lots | AUCTION CLOSED

Our latest auction features 9,000 vinous treasures, including a separate catalogue devoted to a collection of fine Burgundy from a single private cellar. Unmissable!

France, Europe and Asia: what do we drink differently?

Do buying preferences at auction vary between customers from France, Europe and Asia? We delved into the iDealwine database to find out…