iDealwine in the Press

iDealwine often gets talked about in newspapers, on the radio, on the TV and in blogs, especially for our analysis of the fine wine market. Here is an archive of our appearances in the press.

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iDealwine forecasts a drop in Champagne hammer prices, great value to be found at auction

iDealwine, global leader in online wine auctions and no.1 wine auctioneer in France, is well known for its fine wine market analyses. Here, iDealwine has taken a deep dive into Champagne prices at auction in 2023. With prices falling, Champagne lovers can rest assured that great deals can be found in Champagne auctions this festive season.

Read article 14/12/2023 |
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Collection of ‘spectacular’ Bordeaux 1995 and 2000 wines to go under hammer

French auction house iDealwine is offering a collection of 699 bottles of Bordeaux from the ‘legendary’ 2000and 1995 vintages, which have been valued at over €600,000 (£523,000).

Read article 16/11/2023 | Arabella Mileham
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Colección privada de iDealwine en subasta de 699 botellas de Burdeos en dos de las mejores cosechas

iDealwine, líder mundial en subastas online de vinos y subastador de vinos número uno en Francia, ha abierto la licitación para una colección privada excepcional. Esta subasta, que finalizará el 23 de noviembre, presenta nombres de primera línea de Burdeos, todos procedentes de una única bodega. Los entusiastas del vino pueden pujar por las cosechas de referencia de 1995 y las legendarias cosechas de 2000 en la subasta, que ya está en marcha.

Read article 15/11/2023 | Editorial team
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iDealwine Auctions Private Collection: 699 Bordeaux Bottles in Two Top Vintages to GoUnder the Hammer

iDealwine, global leader in online wine auctions and no.1 wineauctioneer in France, has opened bidding on an exceptional private collection. Closing on 23rd November, this auction features blue-chip Bordeaux names, all sourced from a single cellar. Wineenthusiasts can bid on the benchmark 1995 and legendary 2000 vintages in the auction, which isnow live.

Read article 15/11/2023 | Editorial Team
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The rise and rise of Champagne Jacquesson

OVER THE past couple of years, Champagne producers have enjoyed record -breaking success, shipping over 320 million bottles in 2022 and crossing the €6 billion revenue mark for the first time ever. By extension, the region has also become increasingly more important in iDealwine auctions, where it placed fourth in terms of value (+122%) and fifth in terms of volume (+55%) in 2022. Embedded in this recent triumph is the overarching success of Grower Champagnes. While many Champagne houses source grapes from dozens of vineyards outside of their own properties, Grower Champagnes are produced using almost exclusively estate-owned grapes (with a small allowance of 5% for non-estate-owned).

Read article 05/08/2023 | DB Editorial Team
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iDealwine begins shipping to Australia

iDealwine, the Paris-based online marketplace for fine wine and spirits has announced it will now deliver to Australia. The company’s platform features auction lots sourced from private collectors across Europe and a fixed-price offering sourced from over 900 partner wineries in France and abroad. In 2022, the website hosted a total of 47 auctions, selling nearly 200,000 bottles (scaled to 750ml) to a global network of buyers stretching from Hong Kong to New York. The company has now extended its reach into the Australian market.

Read article 02/08/2023 | James Bayley
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iDealwine begins shipping to Australia

Paris-based online auction and fixed-price sales firm iDealwine has announced it is now delivering to customers in Australia through its online platform. The company’s platform, iDealwine.com, features auction lots sourced from private collectors all over Europe and a fixed price offering sourced from over 900 partner wineries in France and abroad. In 2022, the website hosted a total of 47 auctions, selling nearly 200,000 bottles (scaled to 750ml) to a global network of buyers stretching from Hong Kong to New York. When asked about the opportunity presented by the Australian market, co-founder Lionel Cuenca responded: “As a well-regarded producer of fine wine themselves, Australia is filled with serious enthusiasts who will quickly fall in love with our selection. At iDealwine, we understand that many of the best and most interesting wines can prove difficult to access for the average consumer, and it is our mission to expand this access around the world.

Read article 01/08/2023 | James Evison
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iDealwine Begins Shipping to Australia Enthusiasts Around the Country Now Have a New Way to Source French Wines

Paris, 31 July 2023: iDealwine, a global leader in online wine auctions and fixed-price sales based in Paris, France, has recently announced that they now deliver to Australia. The company’s platform, iDealwine.com, is a globally recognised online marketplace for fine wine and spirits. The site features auction lots sourced from private collectors all over Europe and a fixed price offering sourced from over 900 partner wineries in France and abroad. In 2022, the website hosted a total of 47 auctions, selling nearly 200,000 bottles (scaled to 750ml) to a global network of buyers stretching from Hong Kong to New York.

Read article 31/07/2023 | Wine Industry Advisor Editorial Team
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Is organic production becoming a prerequisite for fine wine?

According to French fine wine auctioneer iDealwine’s recent annual Barometer, organic and biodynamic wine has also been “thriving” at auction over the past few years, with the rankings of the most expensive organic and biodynamic wines at auction bearing a “striking resemblance to the overall rankings of the highest-priced wines in 2022”, particularly at the top of the list. It showed that 15 of the top 20 highest-selling wines at auction in the Barometer came from Burgundy, along with two from Bordeaux (Château Palmer and Château Latour), however this the data reflects the growing demand for Burgundy rather than a specific consumer-led demand for organic wines – particularly as the region is by no means the largest or the most advanced in terms of organic production. As iDealwine’s co-founder Angélique de Lencquesaing notes, this trend “does seem to be more producer-driven”, with a raft of high-end producers moving to organic production and many top producers, such as Leroy, Château Latour, and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti becoming certified as organic.

Read article 26/07/2023 | DB Editorial Team
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Collector’s Guide: Rhône

Rhône Valley’s vast size and winemaking prestige make it a fascinating landscape for collectors, with many wines also known for offering relative value on the secondary market. This introductory guide focuses mostly on Rhône reds, from the region’s steep-sloped, northern Syrah strongholds, such as Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage, to the Grenache-led south, home of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It draws on data, expert commentary and exclusive prior reporting for Decanter Premium subscribers to highlight the Rhône’s dynamics on the fine wine market, as well as recent developments.

Read article 25/07/2023 | Chris Mercer
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WIZARD OF AUS

With its fantastically crafted wines and unique origins story, Penfolds is not only one of the oldest partners in iDealwine history, but also one of the most important. WHEN CHRISTOPHER and Mary Penfold arrived in Adelaide in 1844, the city was populated by fewer than 20,000 people, and almost no one outside of Australia had ever heard of South Australian wine. Today, the bustling city counts over one million inhabitants, and the nearby wine-producing regions of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Coonawarra are household names for wine enthusiasts around the world. This well-deserved global recognition is in part thanks to the pioneering winemaking duo who sought a new home for Christopher’s medical practice nearly 180 years ago.

Read article 17/07/2023 | DB Editorial Team
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iDealwine boosts focuses on Italy as demand grows

French fine wine auction site iDealwine is offering an impressive 3,000 bottle -strong collection of some of the most sought-after Italian producers, mostly from Tuscany and Piedmont, in response to rising interest in wines from Italy. The sale, which will see bidding take place from now until 6 July, comes from the cellars of private collectors and industry professionals from across Europe, which have been stored in ideal conditions that have been rigorously evaluated by iDealwine’s experts, it says.

Read article 27/06/2023 | Arabella Mileham
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New iDealwine Auction Offers an Italian Wine Enthusiast’s Dream

Paris, 22 June 2023: iDealwine, a world leader in online fine wine auction sales, will offer an exceptional selection of Italian wines beginning Friday, 23 June. Within this collection, bidders will find cuvées from some of the most sought-after Italian producers. Large formats, ultra-mature vintages, and environmentally conscious production will all be available in what is perhaps the company’s most exciting Italian selection to date! In total, the catalogue will include around 3,000 bottles worth an estimated €250,000. The immense variety of Italian wine has been pulled from the cellars of private collectors and industry professionals from all over Europe. They’ve been stored in ideal conditions and rigorously evaluated by iDealwine’s team of experts.

Read article 22/06/2023 | Wine Industry Advisor Editorial Team
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New iDealwine auction offers an Italian wine enthusiast’s dream

The Italian–focused sale will run on iDelawine.com from 23 June – 6 July iDealwine, a world leader in online fine wine auction sales, will offer an exceptional selection of Italian wines beginning Friday, 23 June. Within this collection, bidders will find cuvées from some of the most sought–after Italian producers. Large formats, ultra–mature vintages, and environmentally conscious production will all be available in what is perhaps the company’s most exciting Italian selection to date! In total, the catalogue will include around 3,000 bottles worth an estimated €250,000. The immense variety of Italian wine has been pulled from the cellars of private collectors and industry professionals from all over Europe. They’ve been stored in ideal conditions and rigorously evaluated by iDealwine’s team of experts.

Read article 22/06/2023 | Sobrelias Editorial Team
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VIN DE FRANCE is in with the in crowd

Wines with Vin de France on the label are increasingly popular. iDealwine’s recent annual auction barometer offers interesting data in support of this trend. VIN DE France has historically been considered the lowest level of designation in France’s protected appellations system behind appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC), appellation d’origine protégée (AOP), and indication géographique protégée (IGP). The AOC designation was introduced in the 1930s to provide quality assurance, and to defend against fraud. For producers to use this label, they must adhere to strict regulations regarding important production decisions like varietal composition, vinification methods, and the maximum yield their vineyards can produce. The AOP designation is simply the European-level equivalent of the AOC. The IGP label, on the other hand, is slightly less restrictive, with all steps of the winegrowing and producing process subject to precise geographical criteria. Vin de France, called Vin de Table before 2009, was used for mass-produced wines as the rules are the most open and least restrictive designation of all, allowing winemakers nearly unrestricted control over their production decisions. The main obligation is that all grapes should be grown and vinified in France and respect the diverse EU regulations.

Read article 01/06/2023 | iDealwine / DB Editorial Team
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BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS

THE RESULTS are in. iDealwine has just published another edition of its annual barometer. Featuring engaging recaps of the previous year’s auction activity, the annual barometer also offers the company’s outlook for the future and helpful pieces of advice. Among the subjects covered in this year’s edition was an observation about the large price variations between iconic (or rare) bottles and the rest of the fine wine field. There is a clear concentration of demand for certain cuvées, and it is not restricted to historically renowned labels, as micro-production wines saw similarly disproportionate success in 2022.

Read article 15/05/2023 | iDealwine
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iDealwine Publishes Annual Auction Barometer

iDealwine, a global leader in online fine wine auctions and fixed-price sales, recently published their annual Barometer. This document seeks to analyse the 2022 auction market using data gathered on the company’s platform. It highlights key findings and perspectives to consider for 2023, in addition to regional trends, sales records, auction rankings, and rising stars for 14 distinct viticultural regions. In total, this invaluable resource spans 160 pages of analysis and advice to guide wine enthusiasts in their purchasing and reselling decisions as well as in the management of their personal cellar.

Read article 26/04/2023 | Sobrelias Editorial Team
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iDealwine Publishes Annual Auction Barometer

iDealwine, a global leader in online fine wine auctions and fixed-price sales, recently published their annual Barometer. This document seeks to analyse the 2022 auction market using data gathered on the company’s platform. It highlights key findings and perspectives to consider for 2023, in addition to regional trends, sales records, auction rankings, and rising stars for 14 distinct viticultural regions. In total, this invaluable resource spans 160 pages of analysis and advice to guide wine enthusiasts in their purchasing and reselling decisions as well as in the management of their personal cellar.

Read article 26/04/2023 | Kimberly Badenfort
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iDealwine simplifies costs for UK customers with one-stop shipping process

French wine auctioneer iDealwine has simplified its shipping policy for UK customers in the wake of Brexit, by switching to a delivered-duty-paid policy that means customers don’t have to settle customs-related charges with their shipper when the wines actually arrive in the UK.

Read article 17/04/2023 | Arabella Mileham
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iDealwine update: Organics make their mark at auction

‘BORDEAUX VS Burgundy’ is a debate that tends to hog the limelight in auction analysis. The juxtaposition of the world’s most famous fine wine regions is trotted out so often that the fact that Hong Kong buyers opt for Burgundy above all else, that Singapore and France are bastions of Bordeaux, and that the latter continues to struggle in the US, is not new information to most keen collectors.

Read article 09/03/2023 |
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Unprecedented Auction Directly from the Cellars of Méo-Camuzet Open from 17 February to 1 March

Paris, 14 February 2023: iDealwine, a global leader in fine wine auction sales, will offer a collection of Méo-Camuzet bottles directly from the family’s cellar, a historical first for both iDealwine and Méo-Camuzet. The unprecedented nature of the auction underlines the trusting relationship that iDealwine shares with its partner winemakers. The collection of lots being offered carries an estimated value of over €100,000 and an average estimated bottle price of over €1,000. Coming from a very well-regarded producer in Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits, this estate-owned collection of Méo-Camuzet features valuable Grand Crus Richebourg and Echezeaux, as well as Premier Cru Vosne-Romanée Au Cros-Parantoux and Nuit-Saint-Georges.

Read article 14/02/2023 | Kimberly Badenfort