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Vinexpo 2017: Bordeaux, irreplaceable setting for the wine sector

Vinexpo, the long established Bordeaux wine-and-spirit trade fair ended on 21st June on a successful note. iDealwine team represented by Cyrille Jomand, Angélique de Lencquesaing and Raphaël de Fonscolombe, covered the event with a packed schedule full of meetings and interesting exchanges. For the 19th edition, Bordeaux reaffirmed its position as the world capital for fine wines, gathering the main actors of the wine scene for four intense and exciting days. During this event, which takes place every other year in Bordeaux, the city, in all its finery, welcomes visitors from all over…

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Left Bank Bordeaux Cup: EMLyon Business School secures its title

As the excitement began to climb throughout the Bordeaux region in preparation for Vinexpo, the Commanderie du Bontemps organized on 16th June, in the den of Lafite-Rothschild, the final of its prestigious Left Bank Bordeaux Cup. The best tasting clubs from America, Europe and Asia were present. The EMLyon Business School won for the second time in a row, an historical performance!   Since 2002, the Commanderie du Bontemps organizes an important student wine tasting contest around classified growths from the Médoc, Sauternes, Barsac and Graves. Several schools from around the world were…

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First iDealwine Masterclass in Hong Kong

Taking advantage of our presence in Asia for the first edition of ProWine Hong Kong, we organized a series of dinners, tastings and iDealwine first masterclass in the region. In the wake of the success of previous masterclasses in Paris and London, we organized this one in partnership with The Drinks Business, world’s leading wine trade publication and a long term partner of iDealwine. We are already planning more of them towards the end of this year in Brussels and Singapore.   Hong Kong, a sophisticated market and a great opportunity for iDealwine…

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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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The Barton family celebrates 190 years in the Médoc

A few days ago, the Barton family celebrated a remarkable anniversary in their own elegant way: the acquisition, 190 years ago, of 50 hectares of land in the Médoc that now forms the Léoville Barton vineyards. A few days ago – first in Paris and then in London – the Barton-Sartorius family gathered to celebrate 190 years of its founding in the Médoc.  In the region, that sort of continuity is almost unheard of! The Bartons' Médoc association actually goes back a little further than even that, to 1722, when Irish-born Thomas Barton…

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Top wines up for auction in aid of the charity “Restos du Coeur”

French vintners and wine merchants united, for the second year running, in an act of solidarity.  Around a hundred magnificent lots are currently being offered for sale in aid of the charitable organisation “Restos du Coeur” in the iDealwine online auction running until 30 November. This is the result of an initiative by a group of major French producers who have joined forces under the auspices of the “12 de cœur” association. With the season of giving approaching, now is a good time to hail the generosity of the large producers who met…

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An exceptional event! A tasting of 33 Burgundy grands crus

Romanée-Conti, Clos des Lambrays, Clos de Tart, Chambertin, Montrachet, La Tâche – the mere mention of these names is sufficient to set the hearts of Burgundy aficionados fluttering. So just imagine for a moment that you could spend a weekend in the place where they are produced and taste 33 of these legendary wines. This is the premise behind the 33 Grands Crus Wine Experience. Feast your eyes! A single white or red grape variety and 1,463 climats (specific plots). It is this complexity which exerts such a fascination over Burgundy enthusiasts worldwide,…

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Hong Kong, Shanghai: iDealwine continue its development in Asia

A few days ago, iDealwine team took part in the Shanghai Grand Tasting organised by famous duo of French wine journalists Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve. Let’s take a step back and review the presence of iDealwine in Asia and its international development. As you know iDealwine was started to enable wine lovers from all around the world to access fine wines at auction or fixed-price. Already very well represented in the European market, we started reinforcing our presence in Asia since 2010, joining essentially wine fairs as the Hong Kong International Wine…

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A good year for Vinexpo

The 18th edition of Vinexpo took place in Bordeaux last week and is said to have been a great success, with visitor numbers more or less on par with 2013, while exhibitors are commending the quality of these visitors. From Sunday the 14th to Thursday the 18th of June the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre was the hub of this large-scale event. It was the first Vinexpo to be opened by the French president and attracted nearly 48,000 professionals from across the globe. Created in 1981 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bordeaux,…

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Vinexpo: Château Margaux unveils new cellar

To coincide with this year’s Vinexpo and in celebration of its 200th vintage, Château Margaux launched its new facilities, designed by Lord Norman Foster. iDealwine’s deputy managing director, Angélique de Lencquesaing, was among the media and wine trade guests. Château Margaux recently unveiled its new cellar and underground library vault, with the type of reception to which only the greatest Bordeaux producers hold the secret. This project took more than three years under the supervision of the great architect, Norman Foster. Arriving at Château Margaux, one of the first things that strike you…

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