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Auction Report: marked success for the big names from the Rhône

In the auction closed on 1st June, the jewels of the Rhône valley – the bottle of Hermitage La Chapelle 1961, and others besides – made their mark. In Alsace, the Rieslings from the Trimbach stood out.  As usual, our connoisseurs were on the look-out for the kind of quality bottles they love. And in the auction that closed on 25th May, there were ample bargains to be had from every region. From Bordeaux, several cases of grands crus of the 2008 vintage (Latour, Petrus, Haut Brion, Cheval Blanc, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild) sold…

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Slowdown in price for Burgundy grands crus?

iDealwine's iDealwine indices recorded a token increase of 0.11% in May, taking their performance since the beginning of 2016 to 4.60%. The month of May saw a slight fall in the prices of wines from Burgundy. It may well be a one-off, but in May wines from Burgundy experienced something of a quiet spell in terms of auction prices. Having long been the main driver of growth in the iDealwine wine indices, they fell back slightly during May. The fall may have been tiny (-0.02%), but it contrasts sharply with the trends noted…

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How good is the 2013 vintage?

Our "Vintage Guide" section has been updated to include comments and scores for 2013. Find out more about a year that was marked by precarious climatic conditions. At iDealwine, we are not content just to share our finest wine discoveries with you. We also want to arm you with the information you need to navigate this complex world and to choose well. Every year, we carry out a region by region review of France's winegrowing areas and allocate a score to each vineyard and wine colour. A time lag is to be expected…

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Auction report: Dagueneau grabs headlines

The auctions of 11th May included their share of treasures from all regions… not least in the Loire valley, where Dagueneau was particularly well represented. Let's take a closer look at the world of rare wines. Each of France's main wine regions has its own little hidden gems – a fact well known to eager connoisseurs, prompting a number of lively battles at the online auctions of 11 May. As wine lovers will tell you, the Loire valley is home to two superstars: Clos Rougeard in Saumur-Champigny, and Dagueneau in Pouilly-Fumé. And it was…

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