Our 1000th newsletter

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iDealwine was founded in 2000 when Cyrille Jomand, Lionel Cuenca and Angélique de Lencquesaing left the Paris Stock exchange to follow their passion – wine. One of their main goals was to make the world of wine easier to enter, whilst sharing their passion and discoveries along the way. This is why they started the iDealwine blog.

Each week, we send out our newsletter with the articles we published during the week. And this Saturday, 17 June 2023, you will receive our 1000th newsletter! To celebrate this occasion, we are taking a look at the 10 most-read articles since we started our blog.

Please note that some of these articles contain data that was correct at the time they were publish and some of this data may now be outdated.

1. Methuselahs, nebuchadnezzars … what’s in a (bottle) name?

Did you know that every bottle size has a different name? In this article, we take you through the names of large-format bottles.

2. LA-LA-LA: the legendary Guigal trio

Guigal’s three special single vineyard cuvées – La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque – are known affectionately as the LA-LA-LA trio and this post take you on a tour of all three.

3. Is Petrus worth the price?

Bottles of Petrus go for thousands of euros, an imperial from 2015 was even the highest-priced bottle at iDealwine’s auctions last year, so we ask the question: is it worth it?

4. What are the (true) vintages of the century?

People talk about excellent vintages and even vintages of the century. So which years should you be keeping an eye out for?

5. Why is it Château in Bordeaux and Domaine in Burgundy?

You have probably already noticed if you have spent any time scanning the shelves from wines that producers in Bordeaux tend to be called Château so-and-so while those in Burgundy has Domaine in their name.

6. What conditions are needed to produce a great wine?

There are good years and bad years for growing grapes to make wine but elements help vines produce the perfect grapes.

7. How much does a hectare of vineyard cost?

Just like the price of land for building houses or for farming changes depending on the are so does the price of land for grape growing. This article takes you around France’s wine growing regions looking at how much it would set you back if you wanted to branch out into viticulture.

8. What is a long finish for a wine?

Labels, wine critics, even your friends will say that a particular wine has a nice long finish. This is, of course, a good thing but what does it actually mean?

9. How to master wine and cheese pairings

Wine and cheese – the ultimate pairing! This article is full of ideas for your next dinner party and it’s not all powerful red wines and port like you might think.

10. Vitamin Sea | The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine & Seafood

A perfect post seen as most of Europe is experiencing beautiful sunny weather right now which has most of us turning to lighter meals. Yes, white wines are generally the way to go but we pick out different regions that pair best with different types of fish and seafood.

Thank you so much to you, our readers, for following us through the years, reading our articles and sending us your thoughts, comments and questions. It means so much to all of us who work on these articles and we shall keep them coming for you for many years to come.