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A guide to the appellations of the South of Rhône

It’s hard to miss Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the most famous wine appellations in the world. But have you heard of Beaumes-de-Venise, Rasteau or Lirac?  In the second part of our guide to the wines of the Rhône, we take a look at the vineyards in the southern part of the region. Here is an overview of an area that produces some of the finest wines in the world but also boasts an incredible number of great bargains. Continue to follow the river southwards, and between Montélimar and Nîmes you will come to the…

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Bordeaux: Cos d’Estournel buys back Château Pomys in Saint-Estèphe

Château Cos d'Estournel’s owner has just acquired the neighbouring Château Pomys, once owned by Louis Gaspard d'Estournel. The acquisition is part of a vision to recreate the original complex. Businessman Michel Reybier, owner of Château Cos d'Estournel, a number of hotels and spas, and other vineyards in Champagne and Hungary (Tokaji), has just bought a new property- Château Pomys in Saint-Estèphe. The chateau lies a few hundred metres from the Cos d'Estournel estate and its acquisition is part of   "Cos d’Estournel’s heritage plans. The purchase of Château Pomys pays tribute to the…

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Dujac & other Côte de Nuits domains | Auction report

Just over 6,000 bottles were offered for sale at the last online iDealwine auction which closed on 15 March. A third of the bottles were purchased by foreign enthusiasts, with bidding from some thirty countries. This sale put scarce grand crus from the Domaine Dujac under the spotlight. Although Domaine Dujac does not often feature at auction, thus keeping it out of the spotlight, it belongs to an exclusive circle of producers whose wines are sought after by enthusiasts worldwide. Established in 1967 by Jacques Seysses, the domaine is now run by the…

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iDealwine Masterclass at 67 Pall Mall

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday with iDealwine this year, we decided to swap the traditional crepes and cider for a fine wine tasting with forty of our British customers and members of 67 Pall Mall. A format that our guests enjoyed and we’ll repeat it in other cities.   A WINE INSTITUTION   Pall Mall is one of the most prestigious venues in London, ideally located between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. It combines the most prestigious Members Clubs: Royal Automobile Club, Travellers, Athenaeum… very traditional, men only and with a population whose birth years…

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Wine consumption in Hong Kong

Pierre from the iDealwine marketing team shares his views on the Hong Kong market following a visit with Alix, who recently came to the Hong Kong office looking after our growing number of Asian customers.   Hong Kong, the leading market in Asia By applying free-trade principles on wine in 2008, Hong Kong has rapidly become THE platform for trade in Asia. This all started in 2008 under the direction of the finance minister Henri Tang, who decided to cut all importation taxes on wine. The main objective was to become the leading…

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Côte-Rôtie, the pride of the appellation | Auction report

The Côte-Rôtie appellation is a real treasure trove. Its top Syrah wines have captured the imagination of wine lovers, as the auctions on February 22 show. In the Côte-Rôtie appellation area, Maison Guigal’s top three cuvees, the infamous LA-LA-LA (La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque) were the stars of the show for many years. That was until interest from Asia caused the price of Bordeaux wines and then Burgundy grands crus to leap at the auctions. These three cuvees were overshadowed and more or less vanished from the sales. Without a doubt,…

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