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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 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.

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François Mikulski, Meursault elegance and purity

This week we turn our attention to Meursault and, more specifically, one of our favourite domains of this appellation: François ...

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What conditions are necessary for producing a great wine? | Part 1

How does climate affect a vineyard exactly? Part 1 of our guide lays out the conditions needed to produce a great wine.

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Domaine de la Terrasse d’Elise, a leading light of the Languedoc

Our new Wine of the Week lets you discover one of the finest references of the Languedoc at honest prices. Learn more about this domain and its monovarietal masterpieces.

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How to store an opened bottle

What do you do when the bottle is already open? iDealwine offers you some suggestions for your next partly drunk bottle.

FISH PAIRING

Pairing wine with fish and shellfish

With fish or anything else from the sea or ocean, we open a bottle of white to go with it. We’re agreed on that, but the question is which white ...

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Vegetables: the best food and wine pairings

We won't lie, vegetables tend to make rather awkward companions for wine. Awkward, but not impossible! We’re on hand to guide you through the best pairings.

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The iDealwine vinification glossary | Part 3: Elevage

The last instalment of our vinification glossary explains the terms used during the élevage process, the final vinification stages before bottling.

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Champagne pairings

Champagne. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Instead of serving as an aperitif, why not give it pride of place at your next dinner with these paring suggestions?