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François Chidaine: an ode to finesse

We are very happy to present our new allocation of the week, an excellent biodynamic domain! A conversation with this talented winemaker.

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Appellations and terroirs of the Loire Valley

A guide to this dynamic and exciting wine region – one you should get to know!

Auction | 2020 Grand Finale, A Very Special Collection

You didn’t think we would see let the year pass by without ending on a high, did you? Our final auction of the year has launched!

The wine of your dreams for your Christmas dinner

Make your life easier during this vibrant and busy season with our selection of ideal wines to serve with your Christmas dinner

Private collection | Grange des Pères and other treasures from an expert wine taster

A favourite of the team, this is a collection put together with taste, over a series of encounters, by an enthusiast turned master in the art of wine tasting

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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.

Food and wine pairings: the Loire Valley

The Loire offers such a wide range of wines that food pairing options can sometimes seem endless. We give you an overview of the basics.

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Grace Halligan’s (International Development Assistant at iDealwine) pick of the month

Get to know Grace’s tastes and top picks, and some inspiration for those looking for off-the-beaten-track wines!

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2018 vintage: a tour de France of this year’s harvest

As the harvests draw to a close, we divulge what we know about the 2018 vintage so far, region by region.

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What is an AOC?

What is an AOC? And is it different to an AOP, an IGP or a Vin de Pays? Let’s clear up the complicated world of the French labelling system once ...