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Bettane + Desseauve award iDealwine for its innovation in wine!

On Thursday 7 December, at the lavish party at the Quai d’Orsay to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Grand Tasting, iDealwine was awarded the “Grand Prize for Wine Innovation”. This distinction pays tribute to the fruits of fifteen years of work to develop and continuously enhance the online auction platform, iDealwine price database, indices iDealwineindex, and free mobile app. We are very proud to have earned this recognition! It was a memorable evening at the Quai d’Orsay as the bettane+desseauve team celebrated in lavish style the 10th anniversary of a fair which…

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Botrytis, wine-making gold

With their luscious golden colour, sweet white wines are the perfect accompaniment for festive meals. The best nectars are made from grapes affected by the famous "noble rot", born of a magical encounter between fruit, terroir and humans. Today, iDealwine takes a look at the crown jewel of the wine world. Nectar, magic, alchemy, meditative wines… The words producers and connoisseurs of sweet whites use to describe them show that these wines are in a class of their own.  "I cannot be compared. I am the wine of the wind and the spirit"…

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The history of grape varieties – Episode 1 – Bordeaux (part 1/2)

The first episode of our history of grape varieties looks at those in the Bordeaux region. Each month and over the months to come, we’ll be focussing on these grape types and their family tree so as to gain a better understanding of their background and flavours and how they are grown today. So here is a short history of the Vitis Vinifera. Why should we focus on the grapes? With recent advances in genetic research, we are now able to analyse how grape varieties evolved more accurately. This means that for the…

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November 25th Auction Report: Rousseau, Verset, Château-Grillet, Clos Rougeard and Selosse rising

The latest online iDealwine auction, which closed on 25 November, featured an increase in the number of foreign bidders hailing from over 30 countries. They purchased 50% of the available lots – clear proof of the popularity of our vintages on the export market! These include Domaine Armand Rousseau, in Burgundy, where prices have risen again – and it is not alone. We take a closer look. One auction follows hard on the heels of another on iDealwine, and the end-of-year period is particularly fruitful both in terms of the diversity of wines…

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