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…

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A guide to the wines of Burgundy: what on earth is a climat?

Since July 2015, the Climats de Bourgogne has been inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List. But what is a climat and why do they deserve to be protected sites?

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Loire wines: which bottle to choose with your meal?

The Loire winemaking region produces a wide variety of both red and white wines, making it quite the treat for food and wine pairing experts!

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Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido’s iconic wine

Tenuta San Guido is one of the rare examples of a domain whose name is less famous than that of its great wine, Sassicaia.

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Bordeaux: the top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

Here it is: the top 20 most expensive Bordeaux at auction so far in 2018. Unsurprisingly old vintages and the stars of Pomerol lead the way…

Burgundy: the top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

The top dogs, the crème de la crème, here are the 20 most expensive bottles of Burgundy to sell on the iDealwine auction platform so far in 2018.

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Domaine des Héritiers du Comte Lafon, serious Mâcon that doesn’t break the bank

We cast an eye on Domaine des Héritiers du Comte Lafon. Laid out to biodynamics, Dominique Lafon’s Mâconnais operation offers affordable and finely crafted Chardonnays.

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What conditions are necessary for a great wine? | Part 2

Getting all the right climatic conditions to make a great wine is quite a tall order! Part 2 of this guide looks at the importance of timing in the vineyard.

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The South West: the top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

The South West is an Aladdin’s cave of vinous treasures. A look at the 20 most-expensive bottles from this fascinating region.

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The wine enemies: foods that undermine your wine

Oenophiles be wary! Stay vigilant against the food “enemies” that could spoil your wine. A brief overview of what to avoid with your next bottle.