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iDealwine user guide: paying for orders and storage

iDealwine is now outsourcing wine storage and sales logistics and so payment terms and conditions will therefore be changing. See below for further details about payment deadlines, storage and grouped orders. It will not have escaped your attention that business is booming at iDealwine: with new cellars coming up for auction, themed fixed-price sales (foreign wines, regional sales, sparkling wines) and mature fixed-price sales (bought from private cellars), volumes are soaring! Buyers from over 50 countries are logging on and bidding against each other daily on the site. Sales increased by more than 20%…

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New ways to manage the sale of your wines

As you know, iDealwine is THE place to sell your wines. As well as helping you throughout this process, we have introduced some tools to make tracking and accessing the results of your sales easier. To find out more about the new features our web team has introduced, read on. To sell your wines as efficiently as possible, and for the best price, iDealwine has already introduced wine listings to help you estimate the value of a bottle, a free estimates service and tools for creating and managing a virtual wine cellar. As…

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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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Buying tips: if I like this type of wine, which appellations should I choose?

This is an easy question for wine connoisseurs, but for beginners, the multitude of French wine regions can seem overwhelming. It's natural for novices to wonder which regions to focus on if, for example, they like fruity reds or slightly acidic whites. Here are a few pointers to help you navigate the country's vineyards. As our aim is to give a general overview of France's major winegrowing regions, this guide is a little simplistic. But although exceptions can be found in every region, there are also some broad themes. We should also point…

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Online Auction closed 14th October

Another exceptional auction has started on iDealwine with about 5,500 bottles with a particularly interesting choice from Burgundy and many mature vintages from prestigious appellations. Bids are opened until Wednesday 14th October. Burgundy is staring in this sale with 1,500 bottles: Emmanuel Rouget in particular with Echézeaux (2006, 2007, 2008), Nuits-Saint-Georges (1996, 2001, 2011, 2012), Vosne-romanée, Cros Parantoux (1995, 1996, 2007, 2008, 2011) and Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru les Beaux-Monts (1995, 2006, 2007, 2008). Wine connoisseurs will note Armand Rousseau, with its Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze. Domaine de la Romanée Conti is…

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Read more about the article Rare Veuve Clicquot cuvées on Auction
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Rare Veuve Clicquot cuvées on Auction

The current Online Auction closing on Wednesday 16th September displays a rare collection of 50 cuvée from Veuve Clicquot going back to 1975 vintage. All the bottles come from the cellar of a very fine wine collector from Champagne, particularly careful with the conditions of conservation of his wines. Although Veuve’s Clicquot generic Yellow Label will never be an auction’s blockbuster, the famous champagne house also produces a few truly exceptional cuvées from its premier and grand crus vineyards. Always dominated by Pinot Noir, the best vintages offer extremely complex and refined wines.…

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When to sell your wine

Knowing when to sell a wine is just as important as knowing which wine to sell. Our criteria guide below offers some tips on when to sell a particular bottle at an iDealwine Online Auction. 1. The “peak” effect An important consideration when selling a wine is the time frame during which it will taste the best. Auction buyers are generally looking for ready-to-drink vintages and buyers are, for example, more interested in 1990 Bordeaux at the moment than 2010. With a few exceptions, a wide range of vintages – eg. 1995 to…

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