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Ideal Wine Company

Buyers & Sellers of Luxury Wines

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Ideal Wine Company offer a wide range of your finest wine, cognac and champagne for all occasions. We offer a home delivery service as well as a bonded warehouse delivery option. We provide luxury drinks from around the world.

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09/26/2016
How to start a Wine Collection - Ideal Wine Company

Establishing a wine collection can prove very rewarding. Wine is truly unique, with numerous styles and vintages available, making it a natural fit for collecting, as there's always something new to acquire. In order to help you get started, Ideal Wine Company explains how to start a wine collection.

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10/05/2016
Burgundy Prepares For Smaller 2016 Harvest

New reports confirm that wine-makers in Burgundy are currently bracing themselves for a smaller grape harvest this year, following adverse weather conditions. Ideal Wine Company investigates what may become short in supply. Legendary wine Burgundy, based in Eastern France, is one of the world's most celebrated wine-making regions.

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09/28/2016
When Are Wine Grapes Harvested?

You might want to schedule your holidays to coincide with wine grape harvesting time. During this period, you get to learn more about the wine-production process, deepening your knowledge of fine wines. To help you plan your next holiday, Ideal Wine Company asks: when are wine grapes harvested?

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Ideal Wine Company: UK Wine Sales Reach New Heights in August

August was a ridiculously hot month, with the UK experiencing several heatwaves. Combined with the Rio 2016 Olympics between 5 th to 21 st August, these blistering temperatures sparked a serious rise in British wine sales, according to new figures. Industry publication Decanter writes that this data was released by Nielsen, an information measurement firm, along with several wine retailers.

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08/31/2016
What dictates the price of a Champagne? - Ideal Wine Company

Champagne is typically on the higher end of the alcohol pricing structure. But there are various factors which determine Champagne prices. Ideal Wine Company looks into the prices of Champagne. One of the major differences between Champagne and Prosecco is the production method behind each drink.

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09/01/2016
Caring For Your Teeth As A Wine Lover

Red wine is perfect for winding down in the evening after a stressful day, or cracking open a bottle to share with friends or family. But it also has a tendency to stain your teeth, as well as the carpet. Removing red wine stains, especially from your teeth, can be an absolute nightmare.

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08/22/2016
Global Consumers Are Flocking to Premium Drinks - Ideal Wine Company

Consumers worldwide are flocking to purchase niche premium drinks, according to the results of a new study. The Ideal Wine Company investigates. London-based market research organisation IWSR has recently released its latest Global Trends Report. Compiled every year, this paper utilises drinks sectors research from over 118 nations, in order to provide key insights on both emerging and continuing industry trends across the planet.

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08/24/2016
What Does Chateau Mean in Wine?

To become a wine connoisseur, it is key that you learn about the industry. Over the years, winemakers have developed their own language, so you need to familiarise yourself with the key terms of viticulture. French connection 'Chateau' is commonly associated with French winemaking. If you browse Ideal Wine company's Bordeaux wine list, for example,...

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Ideal Wine Company: What's The Difference Between Sparkling Wine And Champagne?

Is Champagne a sparkling wine? What's the difference between the two? Ideal Wine Company investigates. The term 'sparkling wine' refers to all products which are made via secondary fermentation - the process by which wines are carbonised. But wine-makers worldwide have developed various methods for producing sparkling wine, with some regions becoming famous for these signature products.

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08/09/2016
Drinking port this summer - Five tips - Ideal Wine Company Blog

Some people think that drinking Port is just for Christmas. They couldn't be more wrong. This incredibly delicious signature Portuguese product is extremely versatile, so if you get creative you can drink it every month of the year. Ideal Wine Company reveals five ways to drink Port Wine this summer.

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Ideal Wine Company: How to make a Coq Au Vin

You can create a tonne of amazing dishes with wine. If you want to impress guests at your next dinner party, try whipping up Coq Au Vin. This famous French chicken-based dish is absolutely delightful when done right. Ideal Wine Company explains how.

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08/03/2016
What is the Difference Between Champagne and Prosecco?

Italian Prosecco is fast-becoming French Champagne's main rival in the global luxury sparkling wine market. So which should you buy the next time you celebrate a special occasion? Ideal Wine Company considers the difference between Champagne and Prosecco. Grapes varietals Champagnes and Proseccos are created from different grapes.

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08/17/2016
Is Wine the Key to a Happy Marriage?

Over the years, various studies have indicated that wine holds a range of health benefits. New research has suggested that it could also hold the key to a happy marriage. Surely this is too good to be true? The Ideal Wine Company investigates. Study methodology The long-term health survey, which was recently published in the Journals of...

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08/10/2016
How to Hold Your Wine Glass Properly

Drinking wine is an art form. Even the simplest of things, such as the way you cradle your wine glass in your hands, can have a dramatic impact on the way the product tastes. Drawing on recent expert commentary, Ideal Wine Company explains how to hold your wine glass properly.

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07/27/2016
5 Faux Pas YOU could be making with Champagne - Ideal Wine Company

Champagne is synonymous with luxury, making it the perfect celebratory drink. But you need to follow certain rules when consuming Champagne, to make the most of this decadent product. Ideal Wine Company reveals five faux pas' to avoid when serving and drinking Champagne at your next celebration.

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07/27/2016
5 Faux Pas YOU could be making with Champagne - Ideal Wine Company

Champagne is synonymous with luxury, making it the perfect celebratory drink. But you need to follow certain rules when consuming Champagne, to make the most of this decadent product. Ideal Wine Company reveals five faux pas' to avoid when serving and drinking Champagne at your next celebration.

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07/25/2016
Explore Bordeaux's Chateau Beausejour

Bordeaux's Chateau Beausejour winery is known for producing fantastic red wines. The Ideal Wine Company introduces you to the Chateau Beausejour wine-making estate. Welcome to Bordeaux Based in South-West France, Bordeaux is one of the most prestigious wine-producing areas on earth. Wine Searcher notes that Bordeaux is known for its "dry, medium bodied" "legendary reds," made from...

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07/20/2016
What Are The World's Biggest Champagne Markets?

New figures have shed light on global Champagne figures throughout 2015. Exploring these statistics, Ideal Wine Company uncovers the world's biggest Champagne markets. UK market Champagne is a signature sparkling wine produced in the French region of Champagne. This ultimate luxury tipple has traditionally proven popular with British consumers, with the UK often ranking as...

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07/18/2016
Remy Martin Launches Limited Edition Cognac - Ideal Wine Company

Ideal Wine Company has learned that luxury brandy company Remy Martin recently released its latest limited edition Fine Champagne Cognac. Founded by a French wine-maker of the same name in 1724, Remy Martin is an incredibly reputable, high class Cognac brand.

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06/27/2016
Pairing Wine With Cheese - Useful Infographic - Ideal Wine Company

Pairing wine with cheese. It's a classic combination which we all know and love...when it's done right! Ideal Wine Company have recently found some really helpful infographics on Buzzfeed which tells you the best pairings. The visual breaks down which cheeses work well with various types of white, red, sparkling and dessert wines.

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06/15/2016
Expert Says You Should Chill Red Wine Before Serving

Defying conventional wisdom, a wine industry expert has recently argued that you should chill red wines before you serve them. Traditional wisdom Wine is an incredibly complex drink, boasting a delicate balance of unique flavours. The way you serve your wine can drastically alter how the vintage tastes.

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06/22/2016
Chateau Margaux Releases 'Wine of the 2015 Vintage' - Ideal Wine

At the Ideal Wine Company we like to take note of the latest standout wines. Famous Bordeaux-based wine maker Chateau Margaux has now released its latest vintage, which has been named the region's 'wine of the 2015 vintage' by experts. Experts previously predicted that due to dry growing conditions, the 2015 Bordeaux vintage would be magnificent.

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Ideal Wine Company: Veuve Release Fabulous New 'Cocktail' Champagne

If you're a fan of Veuve Clicquot sparkling wine, you may be excited to learn that the firm has recently released a new Champagne which is designed to serve as a killer summer cocktail mixer! Over the years, Veuve Clicquot Champagne have developed a reputation for excellence.

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06/08/2016
Taste wine like an expert

Wine is a really complex drink, with an array of subtle flavours. If you really want to appreciate a new vintage, it might benefit you to learn how to taste wine like an expert. Over time, the industry has developed a distinctive method for tasting wine which allows people to get the most out of...

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06/03/2016
How to Clean Your Wine Glasses - Ideal Wine Company Blog

To fully appreciate the delicate flavours of each bottle of wine you sample, it is essential that the glass you use is thoroughly clean. Any residue left behind may tamper with the taste of the wine and affect your overall drinking experience.

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05/18/2016
Grapes and greens: How to pair wine with salads

With summer coming up, you may find a refreshing salad on the menu a little more often. The Ideal Wine Company has written plenty of posts on pairing wine with different types of food. This week we enlighten you on which wines to pair with salad for the ultimate dining experience this summer.

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Ideal Wine Company: What Are The Types of Champagne Producer?

Recently, Ideal Wine Company revealed how to read a Champagne label. Within this article, we pointed out that on the label you will see a two letter code, which refers to the type of Champagne producer that made the product.

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06/01/2016
Keep wine fresh for longer with Ideal Wine Company

Once you open a bottle of wine, you can only store it for so long before it becomes undrinkable. However, there is now a new type of Decanter which keeps wine fresh for a longer period of time! Keeping wine fresh Yes, it is true that certain wines get better as they age.

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04/06/2016
What Equipment Do You Need To Host A Wine Tasting

If you're looking to set off your next dinner party, think about throwing a wine tasting. This will allow you to sample some truly great vintages, while hosting an event your guests will certainly remember! The Ideal Wine Company lists what equipment you'll need to host a wine tasting.

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Ideal Wine Company: Which country drinks the most wine?

Have you ever wondered, which countries are the biggest wine drinkers in the world? Who drinks more, wine producers like France, Italy and Spain or New World countries like the US and Argentina? Forbes and Statists have just unlocked the answer for you with this nifty infographic showing the biggest wine drinkers in the world!

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05/20/2016
Wine Can Help Make Up For High Fat Diets

To the delight of wine enthusiasts everywhere, a recent study found that red wine can help offset the effects of a high fat diet. Ideal Wine Company investigates. If you drink red wine in reasonable quantities, it can provide you with a number of key health benefits.

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Wine: The One Stop Cure To Diabetes? - Ideal Wine Company

The wine industry has been entranced this week by reports suggesting that moderate consumption of wine could cure diabetes. Considering the enormity of such a task, we want to ask this week whether wine really could be a one stop cure to diabetes. We've long seen the health benefits of wine here at the Ideal Wine Company.

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11/25/2015
Device Invented to 'Speed Up' Wine Aging

A group of students at Auckland University have invented a fascinating device which is designed to speed up the aging process of red wine, the Ideal Wine Company recently learned. Better with age? According to popular opinion, wine gets better with age. The Ideal Wine Company has previously explained that this isn't always true -...

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Ideal Wine Company: Bordeaux's 'Guggenheim of Wine' to Open in 2016

You might want to think about heading to Bordeaux next summer; the Ideal Wine Company recently learned that the region's new 'Guggenheim of wine' museum, will open in 2016. If France is the wine-making capital of the world, Bordeaux is its crowning jewel.

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11/11/2015
Annual Port Tasting Event Held in Hong Kong

The Ideal Wine Company has learned that The Vintage Port Academy recently held their annual Vintage Port tasting event in the Asian metropolis of Hong Kong. The Academy Port is a fortified wine that's exclusively produced in the Douro Valley of Northern-Portugal. Regarded as one of the best wines in the world by its advocates,...

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Ideal Wine Company: Will Wildfires Damage California's Wine Industry?

It's hard to assess the damage just yet, according to J acque Lynn Johnson, district director of the California Farm Service Agency . She said "w e don't know how many acres have been burned, nor do we know if there has been smoke penetration to the remainin g fruit, affecting its quality."

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07/10/2015
Ideal Wine Company: What Does Smelling Wine Tell You?

To make sure you appreciate your vintage when you buy a fine wine from the Ideal Wine Company, today we thought we'd ask; what does smelling wine tell you? Stereotypical wine drinker Modern society has developed a very clear image of the 'stereotypical wine drinker.'

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Ideal Wine Company: US Wine Consumption to Grow Significantly by 2025

New statistics have made it clear to the Ideal Wine Company team that US wine consumption volumes are set to grow significantly by 2025. The US has become the largest wine consumption market in the world. Figures quoted by The Drinks Business show that American wine enthusiasts drank 339.6 million cases of wine in 2014.

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Ideal Wine Company: Which Wine-Related Terms Most Confuse the Average Consumer?

The results of a new survey have shown the Ideal Wine Company team that consumers find certain wine-related terms extremely confusing. To become a wine enthusiast is to enter another world. Wine has its own language and you need to understand certain terms to figure out which vintages best suit your tastes and preferences.

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06/05/2015
Ideal Wine: How to Make a Classic Champagne Cocktail

If you're about to throw a dinner party for your friends, you'll want to stick around. The Ideal Wine Company is about to tell you how to make a classic Champagne cocktail. The perfect dinner party drink Dinner parties are sophisticated occasions.

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Ideal Wine Company: Buying Wines Online with Ideal Wine Company

The emergence of digital technologies have changed the way we shop. Data from Rabobank suggests that increasingly, we Brits are buying wines online. If you're looking for a cost-effect wine e-retailer, think about coming to the Ideal Wine Company. Ideal Wine Company's online service is incredibly easy to use.

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Ideal Wine Company: Can Drinking Red Wine Help You Lose Weight?

The Ideal Wine Company recently discovered that a debate is currently raging throughout the medical world over the health effects of red wine. Can your favourite tipple help you lose weight? You must be familiar with the drill by now.

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Ideal Wine Company: When Can You Add Ice to Wine?

There's nothing better than an ice-cold drink on a scorching hot day. With summer just around the corner, the Ideal Wine Company felt inspired to ask; when can you add ice to wine? You need to be very careful when you pair something with wine.

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12/16/2015
Bordeaux Launches Competition for UK Wine Lovers

The Ideal Wine Company team has learned that Bordeaux has recently launched a competition which will give six UK wine lovers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Bordeaux wine industry Located in the south-west of France, Bordeaux is a massive wine making region. Its wineries grow a number of iconic grapes including Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet...

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Ideal Wine Company: Scotland's First Wine Branded "Undrinkable"

Scotland has produced its first wine in living memory. The Ideal Wine Company has learned that experts across the world have branded the concoction "undrinkable." England's neighbour to the north is known for many things; haggis, William Wallace, kilts, Holyrood and Ben Nevis among them.

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04/01/2016
Download a Great Wine Review App - Ideal Wine Company

You may want to see what other people think of a bottle of wine before you buy it. Here at the Ideal Wine Company, we've learned that there's a great wine review app you can download that will help you decide whether a particular bottle is right for you!

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08/19/2015
Growers Expect 2015 to be a Standout Year for French Wine

The Ideal Wine Company has recently learned that due to the heatwave that currently holds France within its steely grip, wine growers expect 2015 to be a standout year for French wine. Blazing heatwave France has been heralded as one of the best wine producers in the world for centuries.

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08/21/2015
Reading a Wine Label - Ideal Wine Company

A wine label can tell you everything you need to know about your luxury vintage. With this in mind, this week the Ideal Wine Company explains how to read a wine label. Here at the Ideal Wine Company, we would say that our Hermitage La Chapelle 1985 is a fantastic example of a classic red wine.

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Ideal Wine Company: UK Wine Market Predicted to Grow in 2015

It's become a slight cliché to say that the UK experiences some of the most miserable weather in the world. Proof is evident that the British Isles don't experience a lot of sunlight - at least compared to the likes of France, Spain and Italy. Yet global warming is changing UK weather patterns.

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10/09/2015
Celebrity Chef Risks Angering French Wine Enthusiasts

If there's one thing France are renowned for it's their wine making. That's why the Ideal Wine Company is unsurprised at people's reaction when Gordon Ramsay started stocking British wine. Bordeaux, located on Western coast of our neighbour across the channel, is undoubtedly the French wine production industry's crowning jewel.

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10/27/2015
A New Device Can Tell You When You Opened Wine

The Ideal Wine Company has discovered that a US designer has recently invented a device which can tell you when you opened a bottle of wine. How does it work? Age old problem We've all opened a Dom Perignon 2000, which you can buy from the Ideal Wine Company, without remembering the date we removed...

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10/23/2015
How to Make Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails - Ideal Wine

If you're looking for a few new Halloween-inspired cocktail recipes, you might want to stick around. The Ideal Wine Company explains how to make Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails. You may grow up, but you never grow out of Halloween.

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Ideal Wine Company: Explaining Our Fine Wine Delivery Service

We always strive to ensure you receive outstanding service when you purchase a bottle of luxury wine from the Ideal Wine Company. As part of our commitment to excellence, we have a first-rate fine wine delivery service. Road on for more details.

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10/16/2015
Champagne's Good For You - Ideal Wine Company Explains

If you've ever wondered about the health benefits of France's most iconic wine, you should keep reading. The Ideal Wine Company asks; why is Champagne good for you? We're still a few months away from the Christmas season, but here at the Ideal Wine Company we're already thinking about New Year.

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Ideal Wine Company: Burgundy Launches Wines Club for Sommeliers

The Ideal Wine Company team has learned that the French region of Burgundy has launched a Wines Club for sommeliers based in the UK. Located in the East of France, Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) is one of the most celebrated wine making regions in the world.

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01/20/2016
Vancouver International Wine Festival to Return in 2016

If you're looking for a wine holiday destination in 2016, you might want to consider flying out to Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. The Ideal Wine Company has just learned that the city is due to once again hold its International Wine Festival in 2016. Canadian consumption As a rule of thumb, the art of...

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05/20/2016
Wine Can Help Make Up For High Fat Diets

To the delight of wine enthusiasts everywhere, a recent study found that red wine can help offset the effects of a high fat diet. Ideal Wine Company investigates. If you drink red wine in reasonable quantities, it can provide you with a number of key health benefits.

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03/24/2016
What's the Difference Between Tawny & Vintage Port? - Ideal Wine

Ideal Wine Company always strives to provide you the information you need to become an experienced wine drinker. This week we've decided to tackle a question commonly asked by people who are thinking about buying Port wine. What is the difference between tawny and vintage Port?

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05/27/2016
Celebrated Burgundy Wine Ambassador Passes Away

Throughout his career, Charles Rousseau became one of the world's most significant Burgundy wine ambassadors. Ideal Wine Company would like to take this opportunity to mark the passing of the celebrated burgundy wine ambassador earlier this month. Producing amazing wine France is perhaps the most famous wine making country in the world.

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Ideal Wine Company: What is En Primeur Wine?

As a wine enthusiast, there are certain industry terms you may wish to familiarise yourself with in order to broaden your wine knowledge-base. So what is en primeur wine? On the FAQ's page, we answer: "what is en primeur?"

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04/22/2016
ITV Launches TV Show For Wine Lovers - Ideal Wine Company

Do you have a passion for wine-related media? You may be interested to learn that recently, ITV4 launched a new programme called The Wine Show. Ideal Wine Company investigates. Over the years, wine specialists have used their expertise to create a whole wine media market for you to enjoy.

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Ideal Wine Company: How Much Wine Should You Pour in a Glass?

Do you want to get the most out of all your favourite wines? If so stick around, as the Ideal Wine Company asks: how much wine should you pour in a glass? Wine boasts so much variety; it's produced from a wide range of grapes and each type of wine contains a unique balance of wonderful flavours.

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12/02/2015
Device Created to Decrease Decanting Time

The Ideal Wine Company team has learned that a French-based company has created a device which can reduce the time it takes to decant a fabulous bottle of red wine. Wine technology Every day people across the world are inventing new devices to make life just that little bit easier - the ultimate example, the...

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Ideal Wine Company: The History of Cristal Champagne

If you're looking for a first-rate Champagne, you should buy a bottle of Cristal from the Ideal Wine Company; a sparkling wine brand that's steeped in history, glamour and political intrigue. No birthday, anniversary or graduation is complete without a bottle Champagne.

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Ideal Wine Company: Is There a California Wine Shortage?

Last year, an epic wildfire raged through California. Many people have since asked; will there be a wine shortage in the Golden State? Here at the Ideal Wine Company, we sell a range of luxury California wines. The US' largest wine making state, California boasts a number of famous wine making areas such as Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties.

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03/04/2016
California Wine Exports Hit Record High - Ideal Wine Company

Over the last few decades, the world has developed a taste for California wine. So the Ideal Wine Company wasn't surprised to learn recently that California wine exports hit a record high in 2015. While suggesting wine cities you might want to visit this year, we recommended that you stop by San Francisco, California.

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03/12/2014
Is India the World's New Wine Hot Spot?

The industry has never particularly regarded India as a wine centre of the world. However new findings on the rate of wine consumption in the sub-continental nation suggests that maybe they should start. Is India the world's newest wine hot spot? Up until now the Ideal Wine Company has been in agreement with the rest...

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Ideal Wine Company: 2015 Could be a Standout Year for Port

Producers throughout Northern Portugal have started speculating, the Ideal Wine Company recently learned, that 2015 could be a pretty amazing year for port wine. Port is a fortified wine that's produced in the Douro Valley region of Northern Portugal.

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03/18/2014
Celebrating St Patrick's: The Irish Wine Tradition

St Patricks Day may have come and gone, but it got us thinking here at the Ideal Wine Company blog about the small but complex Irish wine making tradition. It may not be well known, but that certainly doesn't mean you should underestimate it. So what do you need to know about the Irish wine...

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03/25/2014
Mythos 2005: Israel's wine secret

One of the joys of working in the luxury wine business is getting the opportunity to bear witness to the up and comers, the wines catching everyone's eye. That's why this week we want to introduce you to the Mythos 2005: Israel's wine secret. Unfortunately we don't currently feature any Israeli wines on our luxury...

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03/11/2016
Burgundy Wine Estate Wins Major Honour - Ideal Wine Company

The Ideal Wine Company has learned that a celebrated Burgundy wine-making estate in France has topped Sotheby's annual wine rankings for the third consecutive year. Headquartered in New York City, Sotheby's is one of the planet's largest brokers of luxury items such as fine wine.

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Ideal Wine Company: Could Red Wine Help Prevent Bowel Cancer?

Hold on to your hats people, the Ideal Wine Company has discovered yet another study about the health benefits of resveratrol. This time researchers are claiming that the wonder anti-oxidant can help prevent bowel cancer. Resveratrol is an anti-oxidant that's found on the skin of grapes, supposed to have more health benefits than a trip to the hot springs of Reykjavik.

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12/09/2015
What Does Champagne Go Well With?

Are you planning to throw the party to end all parties this New Year? If so, you might want to keep reading, as the Ideal Wine Company asks: what does Champagne go well with? Luxury tipple Expensive, glamourous and steeped in centuries of tradition, Champagne is the ultimate luxury tipple.

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12/18/2015
How to Wrap a Bottle of Wine - Ideal Wine Company Blog

If you're looking for a gift to give wine lovers this Christmas, you should think about buying them a bottle of their favourite tipple. Find out how to wrap a bottle, so you can ensure present your gift with style and flare! Have you ever actually tried to wrap a bottle of wine?

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Ideal Wine Company: Five Gifts to Give Wine Lovers This Christmas

We're getting close to Christmas, so you might want to start thinking about what gifts you're going to buy. Are there any wine lovers in your family? If so, the Ideal Wine Company is on hand to help you out; here are five gifts to get wine lovers this Christmas.

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06/23/2015
The US Population is "Phenomenally Thirsty" for Wine

The Ideal Wine Company has learned that experts have suggested that the US population is "phenomenally thirsty" for wine, and will be for years to come. World wine power Wine is traditionally associated with the countries of Western Europe; France, Spain, Italy and even Germany. Yet increasingly, the US is developing a reputation as a...

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06/23/2015
The US Population is "Phenomenally Thirsty" for Wine

The Ideal Wine Company has learned that experts have suggested that the US population is "phenomenally thirsty" for wine, and will be for years to come. World wine power Wine is traditionally associated with the countries of Western Europe; France, Spain, Italy and even Germany. Yet increasingly, the US is developing a reputation as a...

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03/26/2014
The Mammoth EU & China Wine Dispute: Over at Last

The last month has seen global powerhouses Europe and China embroiled in a fierce dispute over wine exports, amongst other types of exports. Now that the dispute has been resolved, what does this mean for the international wine industry? At Ideal Wine Company we recognise the emerging power of China.

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06/15/2015
Social Media Star Turns His Hand to Making Wine

Online reports have shown the Ideal Wine Company that a social media star has decided to enter the wine making game, by producing a vintage that apparently "goes well with everything." The rise of the social media star "Social media stars" are people who have been made famous by the internet.

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06/19/2015
How to Serve Dessert Wine by the Ideal Wine Company

If you're planning on hosting a dinner party this summer you'll find this week's article particularly helpful, as the Ideal Wine Company explain how to serve dessert wine. What is a dessert wine? There's no singular definition that we can use to explain the term "dessert wine."

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03/23/2016
Krug named the world's Most Admired Champagne Brand

The Ideal Wine Company has learned that in a new poll, top wine experts named Krug the most admired Champagne brand on earth. Popular Champagne Established in 1843, Krug is a truly luxury Champagne brand. The company, which is headquartered in Reims, uses all three Champagne grape varieties - Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay...

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12/22/2015
British Consumers Buying More Champagne - Ideal Wine Co

Figures from the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) latest annual Family Spending Report suggest that British families are starting to buy Champagne again. Champagne, the decadent sparkling wine produced in the French region that bears the same name, is considered by many consumers as a luxury item.

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08/26/2015
Ideal Wine Company Reviews Europe's Top Winemakers: France

The Ideal Wine Company has known for a long time that the French are some of the best wine makers in Europe; that's why we feature a stunning range of Burgundy wines on our product list. However, a new study has now indicated that the French are every bit as good at drinking wine too!...

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Ideal Wine Company: Turning Slag Heaps into Vineyards

The Ideal Wine Company has recently learned about something extraordinary. A wine producer in the north of France has turned one of the region's infamous 'slag heaps' into a vineyard. France has been mining the coal seam that runs along its border with Belgium for roughly 300 years.

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08/14/2015
What's the Difference Between Old and New World Wines?

If you want to cultivate a deep understanding of wine, there are certain terms you need to learn about first. With this in mind, the Ideal Wine Company asks; what's the difference between old and new world wines? Human societies have been making wine for thousands of years.

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07/17/2015
China is Turning Desert into Wine-Making Region

China is planning to capitalise on its growing reputation as a global wine producer, the Ideal Wine Company has heard, by turning the Gobi Desert into a wine-making region. France's new competition When you think of wine-making countries, who do you think of. Typically, you would think of France, Italy and Spain.

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Ideal Wine Company: Our Latest Wine: Antinori Tignanello Toscana 1990

If you're looking for a wine that'll knock your socks off, you should buy the Ideal Wine Company's latest wine; the Antoni Tignenello Toscana 1990. It'll blow you away! Throughout their long and varied history, the Italian's have developed a robust wine making tradition.

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03/30/2016
Wine Making is a Dream Job for Britons

As an online wine retailer, Ideal Wine Company we believe that we work in one of the most exciting industries on earth. A new study suggests that a significant portion of the UK population agree with us, as it found that wine making is a dream job for Britons.

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07/23/2015
History of Tokaji Wine - Ideal Wine Company

When you buy a Tokaji wine from the Ideal Wine Company, you walk away with a vintage that has long been hailed as the "wine of kings." Tokaji is a sweet white wine that's produced in the Tokaj region of Hungary and South-Eastern Slovakia.

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09/10/2015
How to Store Cognac - Ideal Wine Company

A delicate drink with a carefully calibrated balance of luxurious flavours, Cognac must be stored correctly to preserve its unique character. With this in mind, the Ideal Wine Company explains how to store Cognac. Cognac is a protected brandy made in or around the French town of Cognac, from which it takes its name.

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01/08/2016
How to Throw a Blind Wine Tasting - Ideal Wine Company Blog

Looking to throw off the January blues? Why don't you get a little adventurous and hold a blind wine tasting? The Ideal Wine Company has previously suggested that if you want to try a different take on traditional wine tasting, you can always host a vertical tasting.

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Ideal Wine Company: Writer Launches Wine School for Cooks

Answering the prayers of dinner party-throwers everywhere, the Ideal Wine Company has learned that a wine writer has decided to open a new school to teach amateur cooks about wine. We've all been there; you've decided to throw a dinner party and you want to pick the perfect wine to go with your dish.

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Ideal Wine Company: The Health Benefits of Mulled Wine

We're getting closer to Christmas, so you might want to whip up some mulled wine in the next few weeks. If you're looking for a red vintage you can use to make a fabulous mulled concoction, you can always buy the Vega Sicilla 1999 from the Ideal Wine Company!

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Ideal Wine Company: How to Make a 'Pomme Rose' Cocktail

Are you looking for the perfect Valentine's Day drink? If so you might want to try whipping up a Pomme Rose, a new take on the classic French 75 cocktail. Below, the Ideal Wine Company explains how to make this fabulously romantic drink. Christmas has gone and now we're slowly inching our way through January.

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11/06/2015
Who's the Biggest Wine Producer in the World?

New data has told the Ideal Wine Company team that France has been displaced as the largest wine producer in the world. So who's taken their crown? France is regarded as the most important wine making region in the world.

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11/13/2015
Ideal Wine Company Christmas Wine Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, the Ideal Wine Company explains how to give wine as a gift. The Christmas season has officially begun. We'd advise you to do your holiday shopping early, so you don't get caught up in the crowds on Christmas Eve.

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04/07/2016
Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for "Smart" Wine Bottle

There is an innovative new crowdfunding campaign, aiming to raise enough cash to bankroll the commercial sale of "smart" wine bottles, the Ideal Wine Company has found. It is advisable to learn as much as you can about wine. The more knowledge you amass, the more likely you are to appreciate the subtle complexities of this fine tipple.

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11/20/2015
What Do Merlots Taste Like? - Ideal Wine Company Blog

If you're looking for a fabulous wine to give your friends and family this Christmas, you might want to think about Merlot. We use the term 'Merlot' to refer to red wines that are made with Merlot grapes. It's one of the most popular red wine varietals in the world, and one of the primary grapes used to make Bordeaux wine.

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11/27/2015
Darlington Bar Holds Unique Wine Tasting Session

The Ideal Wine Company team has learned that a wine bar in Darlington recently held the most unique wine tasting event we've ever heard of. The next time you go to a dinner party, you might want to take a bottle of wine.

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02/10/2016
Valentine's Day: Are you ready? - Ideal Wine Company Blog

February is well underway, so the international day of love will soon by upon us. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you can ensure you're ready with the Ideal Wine Company. Discount company MyVoucherCodes has released an infographic which looks into how people around the UK plan to celebrate Valentine's.

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Ideal Wine Company: Cognac Houses Unite to Address Climate Change

The Ideal Wine Company team has learned that several prominent Cognac houses have united to tackle the effects of climate change on French luxury brandy production. Mediterranean countries such as France boast the perfect climates for grape growing, meaning they've developed world-class wine production industries.

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05/06/2016
Why do Britons prefer buying wine online? - Ideal Wine Company

New figures have shown that the practise of buying wine online continued to prove popular among British consumers throughout 2015. Recently, the first ever Millennial 20/20 Summit, an event which explored how companies can market to consumers aged 18-35, was held in London.

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05/20/2016
Wine Can Help Make Up For High Fat Diets

To the delight of wine enthusiasts everywhere, a recent study found that red wine can help offset the effects of a high fat diet. Ideal Wine Company investigates. If you drink red wine in reasonable quantities, it can provide you with a number of key health benefits.

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Ideal Wine Company: How does music improve your wine?

There's nothing better than pouring yourself a nice glass of red in the evening and relaxing after a hard day in the office. If you really want to make the most of this post-work treat, Ideal Wine Company advises you to put on some music so you can enhance your wine drinking experience.

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Ideal Wine Company: Five Tips for Choosing Wine for Your Wedding

A new study from events company Chillisauce shows that Valentine's Day is the second most popular time of the year to propose marriage, after Christmas Eve. If you popped the question to your loved one this Valentine's, you might want to start thinking which wines you'll have on your big day.

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11/04/2015
London to Host Christmas Wine Festival

Get ready to be excited; the Ideal Wine Company team has discovered that London will hold a wine festival that'll get you into the spirit of the Christmas season this November! Best time of the year Now that Halloween's over, we hope you enjoyed those Champagne Pomegranate cocktails by the way, we're starting to get...

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09/23/2015
How to Preserve Wine Bottle Labels

If you're a wine paraphernalia collector you might want to stick around, as the Ideal Wine Company explains how to preserve wine bottle labels, once you've finished drinking your fabulous vintage! Wine labels If you learn how to read a wine label, you can find out everything you need to know about your chosen vintage....

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Ideal Wine Company: The History of Cristal Champagne

If you're looking for a first-rate Champagne, you should buy a bottle of Cristal from the Ideal Wine Company; a sparkling wine brand that's steeped in history, glamour and political intrigue. No birthday, anniversary or graduation is complete without a bottle Champagne.

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08/12/2015
Can Drinking Wine Slow Your Brain's Aging Process?

The results of a miraculous new study have forced the team here at the Ideal Wine Company to ask; can drinking wine slow down your brain's aging process? Health benefits of wine If you're an avid reader of the Ideal Wine Company blog, you probably know by now that various studies have proved that red...

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08/07/2015
Five Foods to Match with Cognac - Ideal Wine Company

If you're about to host a dinner party you might want to stick around. The Ideal Wine Company has revealed five foods that taste fantastic when matched with Cognac. Why buy Cognac? There's one very good reason why you should buy a Delamain Pale & Dry XO Grande Champagne Cognac from the Ideal Wine Company.

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03/09/2016
What are the most popular wine regions in the world?

New international wine export figures have shown which territories are the most popular wine regions on earth. Wine exports New global wine export figures quoted by The Independent newspaper suggest that Spanish wine was the most popular on the planet last year. However, vintages produced in France and Italy were also popular with consumers during...

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Ideal Wine Company: California Wine Region to Receive Major Honour

The Ideal Wine Company has learned that a celebrated wine-making area in California is set to be named the ' Wine Region of the Year ' by Wine Enthusiast. The Wine Star Awards were first launched by the editors of Wine Enthusiast in the year 2000.

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12/22/2015
New Film Offers 360 Degree View of Champagne Vineyards

The Ideal Wine Company team were excited to learn recently that a new 3D film has been launched which offers viewers a 360 degree view of the vineyards of Champagne. World Heritage Site The Champagne region of France is known for making the sparkling wine that bears its name, Champagne.

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04/06/2016
What Equipment Do You Need To Host A Wine Tasting

If you're looking to set off your next dinner party, think about throwing a wine tasting. This will allow you to sample some truly great vintages, while hosting an event your guests will certainly remember! The Ideal Wine Company lists what equipment you'll need to host a wine tasting.

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01/27/2016
Ukraine Ditches Soviet Champagne

The Ideal Wine Company can report that Ukraine has recently introduced a law which has forced a sparkling wine producer called 'Soviet Champagne' to change its name. Protected label Champagne is so luxurious, so prestigious, that its production is protected by law. French industry body Le Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (CIVC) demands that...

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The now former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit headlines again this month, but not as you would expect. His vintage wine collection, which he acquired through his managerial years, has been estimated at around £3m and is set to be auctioned off this May.

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01/22/2016
Why You Should Drink Champagne Out Of A Flute

New research has shown the Ideal Wine Company just why we should all be quaffing our favourite tipple from these iconic narrow glasses. Here are the benefits to drinking champagne out of a flute. Over the years, Champagne has developed a reputation as one of the most delicious, luxurious drinks in the world.

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05/05/2016
What's the Difference Between Brut and Sec Champagne?

Before you peruse Ideal Wine Company's Champagnes, it's worth finding out more information about this fabulous French sparkling wine. To ensure you can find a great bottle, Ideal Wine Company distinguishes the difference between Brut and Sec Champagne. Sweetness levels If you want to become a true connoisseur of this king of French sparkling wines, we advise you...

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Ideal Wine Company: Sparkling Red Wine Roars Back Into Fashion!

Stop the presses! The Ideal Wine Company has discovered something that's set to change the life of every wine enthusiast in the world. It's OK to drink sparkling red wine again! However, what many people don't know is that you can also buy sparkling reds.

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10/06/2015
How to Give a Toast

If you've been asked lately to make a speech at a special event, you'll want to stick around as this week the Ideal Wine Company reveals how to give a toast. Nightmare situation Picture this. You've got a fantastic glass of wine in your hand, perhaps the Chateau Latour 1989, which you can purchase from...

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Ideal Wine Company: Learning About Wine: Where Can You Start?

Wine is one of the most amazingly complex things you can learn about; there's so much variety that you've never really learned it all. Saying that, where can you start? At the Ideal Wine Company we recognise that if you're in the market for a luxury bottle and you feel somewhat lacking in your knowledge of the drink, it can be intimidating.

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Ideal Wine Company: Wine Sales Surge on Unique Chinese Holiday

Figures suggest that Chinese wines sales reached amazing new heights on 11 th November 2015. Back in 1993, a group of students of Nanjing University, China, created a new holiday. They wanted to celebrate the fact that they were all single, so they deemed 11 th November 'Singles' Day.'

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02/10/2016
New Yorkers Stock Up On Wine For Storm Juno

Imagine this. The snow is falling heavily. The wind is blowing fiercely. The streets are frozen over. You're stuck in a blizzard and you're not going to be able to escape your house for hours. How would you wait it out? If you're anything like the good people of New York City, you'd grab a...

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Ideal Wine Company: Which wines are good for Easter?

Easter's fast approaching. Now would be a good time to think about which wines you want for the occasion. Whether having a meal with loved ones or simply enjoying an Easter egg to yourself, Ideal Wine discuss the perfect wine accompaniment.

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09/04/2015
Celebrate California Wine Month with Ideal Wine Company

Have you ever wondered why people love California wines? If so, you should join the Ideal Wine Company this week, as we take some time to celebrate California Wine Month! The US state of California was first settled by Spanish colonisers hundreds of years ago.

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05/25/2016
London Welcomes 2016 Chelsea Flower Show - Ideal Wine Company

It's that time of year again. London has opened its doors and welcomed the world to its landmark Chelsea Flower Show, which is arguably the most famous gardening event on earth. Established on the eve of World War One in 1913, the Chelsea Flower Show is a famous gardening event hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society.

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02/15/2016
Have you tried drinking wine upside down?

The Ideal Wine Company team has learned that a new product is delighting wine enthusiasts everywhere. The device in question? An upside down wine glass! Upside down glass Drinking wine is considered by many to be an art form and to master it, you need the right glass.

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04/18/2016
How Many Bottles Are There In a Case of Wine?

As a fine wine enthusiast, you may think this is a simple question. However, there are occasions when the answer to the question "how many bottles are there in a case of wine" is not as simple as you'd expect. Broadening specialist knowledge People have been making wine for centuries.

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07/15/2015
How to Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

Today, the Ideal Wine Company has come to the rescue of every wine enthusiast who's ever misplaced their bottle-opening device. We explain how to open wine without a corkscrew. Wine enthusiast's worst nightmare We've all been there. Every wine enthusiast has experienced the crushing blow of disappointment that comes when they reach over for a...

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Ideal Wine Company: Alcohol Doesn't "Necessarily Affect Productivity"

A ground-breaking new study has shown that drinking alcohol doesn't necessarily stop you from being productive at work. Naturally the minute we heard this news, everybody here at the Ideal Wine Company gave a cheer so loud they probably head us down the street. Who's thrown a sickie?

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10/15/2015
The History of Fonseca Port

One of the reasons we feature Fonseca Port on the Ideal Wine Company product list is that throughout the course of its long history, Fonseca has developed a reputation for producing excellent vintages. Port wine Port is a fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley of Northern Portugal.

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08/03/2015
Gadget Created to Remove Sulphites from Wine

A US inventor has created a gadget which allows you to withdraw sulphites from your bottle of luxury wine. But at the Ideal Wine Company we been left wondering; just how useful is this invention? Sulphites A sulphite is a chemical compound which is used as a preservative in food and drink.

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06/02/2015
Australians Ditch Beer for Wine

New figures have shown that Australians are ditching beer for wine in droves. At the Ideal Wine Company we're not surprised; you can find some fantastic vintages in the land down under! The rise of Australian wine making Australia has become one of the world's premier wine-making hotspots.

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Ideal Wine Company: The Benefits to Drinking a Glass of Red Wine a Day

The Ideal Wine Company team recently learned that new research has indicated that drinking a glass of red wine a day could be good for people with type 2 diabetes. If you're a regular reader of the Ideal Wine Company blog, you'll know that various studies have shown that there are a number of health benefits to red wine.

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10/21/2015
Gibraltar War Tunnels to be Transformed into Massive Wine Cellar

In a move that many of us here at the Ideal Wine Company believe is pure genius, a wine storage company has drawn up plans to transform the war tunnels of Gibraltar into a massive wine cellar. Wine storage When you buy the Chateau Pavie 1998 from the Ideal Wine Company, you should make sure...

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07/08/2015
Why Do the Spanish Soak Themselves in Wine?

Last week, we discussed how Spain is now the world's top exporter of wine. This led us to ask, why do the Spanish also soak themselves in it? Tale as old as time Ever since the age of antiquity, people have been making wine. The practise was so popular we know that the ancient Greeks...

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12/04/2015
World War One: Champagne's Darkest Hour - Ideal Wine Company Blog

A new book has shown the Ideal Wine Company that World War One almost destroyed the Champagne industry. We take Champagne for granted. These days you can secure a fabulous Champagne, for instance the Dom Perignon 2000, which you can purchase from the Ideal Wine Company.

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Sparkling Wine: An English Product? | Ideal Wine Company

When you think of sparkling wine, the word 'England' doesn't immediately come to mind. However if you look a little more closely at the sparkling wine trade, you'll soon see that English producers of the drink have boomed within the last decade. What does it say about the English wine industry?

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06/11/2015
Ideal Wine: Five questions to ask when ordering wine

If you want to secure a spectacular vintage the next time you eat out read on, as the Ideal Wine Company clues you into five questions you should always ask your sommelier. What is a sommelier? A sommelier is a wine waiter at a restaurant.

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09/02/2015
What to Expect From a Pinot Noir Wine

One eternal truth has governed the art of wine making since the dawn of vine growing; the grape dictates the flavour of the wine. With this in mind, the Ideal Wine Company explains what to expect from a pinot noir. Pinot noir grapes There's no such thing as a standard grape.

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10/30/2015
How to Make Blood Red Sangria - Ideal Wine Company

Halloween is a magical time of year where parents hang cobwebs from the rafters, adults dress up as vampires, witches and ghouls, and everybody embraces the supernatural, if only for a night. If you want to ring in this fabulous holiday with style, you might want to think about whipping up a few special drinks, like Pomegranate Champagne cocktails!

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07/17/2015
China is Turning Desert into Wine-Making Region

China is planning to capitalise on its growing reputation as a global wine producer, the Ideal Wine Company has heard, by turning the Gobi Desert into a wine-making region. France's new competition When you think of wine-making countries, who do you think of. Typically, you would think of France, Italy and Spain.

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Ideal Wine Company: Would You Like a Burger with Your Wine?

Two businesses in Cheltenham recently challenged an established myth by holding an event to find the best way to pair burgers and wine. Here at the Ideal Wine Company, we thought it was a fabulous idea! The rise of the fancy burger bar You don't often hear the words '"wine" and "burger" in the same sentence.

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02/26/2016
Millennials drink most wine in US - Ideal Wine Company Blog

New figures suggest that millennials have become the biggest wine drinkers in the US, consuming nearly half of America's supply of our favourite vintage last year. Figu res indicate that UK consumers are buying more wine online. For example, data from Rabobank suggested that UK wine sales increased by a staggering 11% in the first quarter of 2015.

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02/25/2016
Which wine is good for Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is fast approaching. At the Ideal Wine Company we think nothing says "Thank you" or "I Love You" more than a bottle of fine wine. But how do you select the right vintage? Keep reading for a few tips on choosing the perfect bottle for Mother's Day.

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07/01/2015
Spain is Now the World's Top Exporter of Wine

A report from the Financial Times has revealed that Spain has now displaced Italy as the world's top exporter of wine by volume. But as the Ideal Wine Company is about to explain, this hasn't affected the quality of the Roman nation's star product. Italian wine making The peoples of Italy have been making wine since...

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09/25/2015
How Does a Finnish Man Make Wine? - Ideal Wine Company

Believe it or not an adventurous man in the Scandinavian country of Finland has started making his own wine. This should be impossible, so why isn't it? The Ideal Wine Company investigates. When you think of wine making countries, what comes to mind?

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07/22/2015
Wine Online: The Future?

A new report has shown the Ideal Wine Company something that doesn't surprise us in the slightest, considering what we do. More people are buying wine online. Times are changing Back in the olden days, also known as the 1990's, you had very limited options if you wanted to buy a high class bottle of...

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01/13/2016
Record-breaking Year for Champagne in 2015

Preliminary figures have suggested to the Ideal Wine Company that Champagne sales may have reached new heights last year. Luxury tipple If someone mentions the word 'luxury,' many people's minds turn to Champagne. The protected French sparkling wine is deliciously decadent, and has been associated with the high life for centuries.

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01/06/2016
Five Things You Should Know About Ruinart Champagne

It may be less famous than Dom Perignon, Krug or Cristal, but Ruinart is one of the most important Champagne houses in history. If you're a wine enthusiast, stick around, as here the Ideal Wine Company team reveals five things you should know about Ruinart Champagne.

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10/02/2015
How Does Wine Taste Like Other Fruits - Ideal Wine Company

Wine comes with its own language, and you need to learn how to speak this tongue if you want to develop a greater understanding of this fascinatingly complex tipple. With this in mind, the Ideal Wine Company asks; how does wine taste like other fruits?

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01/15/2016
Four Interesting Facts About Rhone Wine - Ideal Wine Co

Situated in the Rhone Valley in the South of France, the Rhone wine making region has a reputation for excellence. We sell Hermitage Rhone Wine here at the Ideal Wine Company. To show you why you're destined to love these rich, complex vintages we thought we'd reveal four things you need to know about Rhone wine...

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Ideal Wine Company: What Does a Cabernet Sauvignon Taste Like?

This week we want to take some time to talk about the grape that's featured in many of the wines sold here at the Ideal Wine Company. What does a Cabernet Sauvignon taste like? Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely produced grapes in the wine making world.

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New York Wines: An Underestimated Quantity? | Ideal Wine Company

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition founder Peter Parts has revealed that a number of New York wines have scored major medals in the world renowned expo this year. Have New York wines been an unknown quantity all this time? When we talk about quality luxury wines, we usually talk about Europe; France, Italy, Spain etc.

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The now former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit headlines again this month, but not as you would expect. His vintage wine collection, which he acquired through his managerial years, has been estimated at around £3m and is set to be auctioned off this May.

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Ideal Wine Company: UK Consumers are Buying More Wine on the Internet

A new report has shown the Ideal Wine Company that UK consumers are buying more wine online than ever before, as millennials increasingly come to appreciate our favourite tipple. The World Wide Web has provided people with the tools they need to buy luxury products such as fine wine more easily than ever before.

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09/30/2015
How Much Wine to Take in a Single Sip?

The results of a new study have shown the Ideal Wine Company team that the amount of wine you take within a single sip, can determine the quality of the final drink. Tasting wine No two wines are the same. Each wine you encounter on the Ideal Wine Company product list, for example, has its...

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12/11/2015
What is a Vertical Wine Tasting? - Ideal Wine Company Blog

Are you looking to throw a wine-themed event this holiday season? So if you want to opt for something a little different from the traditional wine tasting, you're in the right place. According to Wine About, a vertical wine tasting is where you "survey a series of wines based on vintages years."

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03/03/2016
Around the world in 80 Harvests

As an industry, wine is far from monolithic. Each wine making country around the world has its own distinct, unique wine culture for you to discover. A journalist has decided to travel the globe across 80 wine harvests, sharing her experiences with readers. Wines across the globe The Ideal Wine Company recently named the five best...

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03/21/2014
French wine: even more expensive

The wine community was left completely unsurprised this week, as once again, French wine prices soared. Considering that this seems to be an on-going trend, what does this say about the trajectory of the world's most valued wine market?French wine has always been expensive, and people have always expected it to be.

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01/29/2016
Explore the History of Remy Martin - Ideal Wine Company Blog

What's so special about Ideal Wine Company's Remy Martin Cognacs? As we explain below, these products are steeped in history and prestige - the perfect luxury tipples! Let's go all the way back to 1724.

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03/19/2014
Miracle machine: it was all a hoax

Yes, folks, it really was a hoax. We should have known that a machine claiming to turn water into wine was too good to be true. Saying that, why was the hoax ever put about? Well, Ideal Wine Company blog readers, it was actually not so much a hoax, as a PR stunt.

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11/18/2015
Australian Wine Proves Popular in China

New figures have shown the Ideal Wine Company team that Australian wines are currently proving to be popular in China. Huge market China is the largest growing economy in the world. The People's Republic has seen its middle class grow phenomenally in the past decade, and many of them are rapidly developing a taste for wine....

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03/11/2016
Burgundy Wine Estate Wins Major Honour - Ideal Wine Company

The Ideal Wine Company has learned that a celebrated Burgundy wine-making estate in France has topped Sotheby's annual wine rankings for the third consecutive year. Headquartered in New York City, Sotheby's is one of the planet's largest brokers of luxury items such as fine wine.

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09/09/2015
How to Make a Red Wine Sangria

If you want to impress guests at your next shindig, you should try your hand at crafting a batch of one of Spain's most celebrated beverages. To help you out, the Ideal Wine Company explains how to make red wine Sangria. Holiday drink The summer's coming to an end and as it does, many Britons...

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02/18/2016
Celebrate National Drink Wine Day - Ideal Wine Company Blog

Here at the Ideal Wine Company, we're celebrating National Drink Wine Day! Every occasion Not that you need a single day dedicated to drinking your favourite tipple, this can be an added bonus to your routine - after all, it's also #ThirstyThursday! Wine is a beautifully complex drink and there are so many varieties; red, ...

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Is India the world's new wine hot spot? - Ideal Wine Company

The industry has never particularly regarded India as a wine centre of the world. However new findings on the rate of wine consumption in the sub-continental nation suggests that maybe they should start. Is India the world's newest wine hot spot?

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04/29/2016
Is French Wine Better Than Italian? - Ideal Wine Company Blog

Over their long and distinguished histories, both France and Italy have cultivated world-famous wine making traditions. Recently, the leaders of both countries reignited a debate that has raged among the international wine enthusiast community for years; is French wine better than Italian? The Italian city of Verona recently held its world famous wine festival.

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Ideal Wine Company: The History of Veuve Clicquot

When you buy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, you receive a vintage of the highest quality and character. To determine why, the Ideal Wine Company explains the fascinating history of this extraordinary Champagne maker. The founding of Veuve Clicquot Veuve Clicquot is a Champagne house that was founded by Philippe Clicquot in 1772.

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Ideal Wine Company: UK Could Become a Centre of Global Wine Tourism

The Ideal Wine Company has learned that a British wine making association recently suggested that the UK has the potential to develop itself into a major centre of global wine tourism. The British aren't exactly known as the best wine makers in the world.

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08/28/2015
Which Wines Need to Breathe? - Ideal Wine Company

If you leave a wine to breathe you could improve its quality, but there are some wines you should drink the minute you open them up. This is why Ideal Wine Company has decided to ask; which wines need to breathe?

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05/29/2015
Everything You Need to Know About Fortified Wine - Ideal Wine Company

If you're thinking of buying the Fonseca Vintage Port from the Ideal Wine Company, you may be interested to learn that it's a fortified wine. If you don't know what this means, keep reading as we've decided to devote a whole blog post to explaining what fortified wine is, how it's made and why it makes a fantastic after dinner tipple.

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Ideal Wine Company: How Does Frost Damage Grapes for Winemaking?

A number of external factors can influence the winemaking process. If a region experiences adverse weather patterns, the quality of the grapes used to create a certain vintage can suffer. So how does frost damage grapes for winemaking? The grape growing season spans the spring months.

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Ideal Wine Company: Is a Glass of Bordeaux the Secret to a Long Life?

The world's oldest twins have recently revealed the secret to their longevity. This startling admission has prompted the Ideal Wine Company to ask; is a glass of Bordeaux the secret to a long life? It's hard to deny that living conditions in the UK have improved in the last century.

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07/23/2015
History of Tokaji Wine - Ideal Wine Company

When you buy a Tokaji wine from the Ideal Wine Company, you walk away with a vintage that has long been hailed as the "wine of kings." Tokaji is a sweet white wine that's produced in the Tokaj region of Hungary and South-Eastern Slovakia.

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Ideal Wine Company: Miracle Machine: An Update

Last week we spoke about the Miracle Machine; the new device that turns water into wine, and what it could mean for wine drinkers across the world. Well we promised you an update and here it is. What more do we know now about the Miracle Machine?

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06/26/2015
Ideal Wine Company explains the word "Appellation"

In the Ideal Wine Company's opinion, every wine enthusiast should know what the word "appellation" means. This seemingly insignificant, industry-specific term is the key to understanding the composition of your favourite tipple.

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07/28/2015
When Should You Drink a Bordeaux?

When Should You Drink a Bordeaux? A new City A.M article has answered a question that has confounded Bordeaux enthusiasts since the dawn of wine making. Bearing this in mind, the Ideal Wine Company asks; when should you drink a Bordeaux? Drink it straight away? Say you've just bought a stunning Bordeaux from the Ideal...

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Ideal Wine Company: Champagne Receives World-Heritage Status

The Ideal Wine Company were pleasantly surprised to learn last week, that various wine-making sites throughout the French region of Champagne have been awarded world-heritage status. There are sites across the world which have a special cultural and/or natural significance to humanity.

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05/22/2014
Ideal Wine Company Release Comprehensive Wine Collectors Guide

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The now former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit headlines again this month, but not as you would expect. His vintage wine collection, which he acquired through his managerial years, has been estimated at around £3m and is set to be auctioned off this May.

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05/22/2014
Ideal Wine Company Release Comprehensive Wine Collectors Guide

LONDON, May 22, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The now former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit headlines again this month, but not as you would expect. His vintage wine collection, which he acquired through his managerial years, has been estimated at around £3m and is set to be auctioned off this May.

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Ideal Wine Company Release Comprehensive Wine Collectors Guide

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The now former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit headlines again this month, but not as you would expect. His vintage wine collection, which he acquired through his managerial years, has been estimated at around £3m and is set to be auctioned off this May.

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05/22/2014
Ideal Wine Company Release Comprehensive Wine Collectors Guide

The now former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit headlines again this month, but not as you would expect. His vintage wine collection, which he acquired through his managerial years, has been estimated at around £3m and is set to be auctioned off this May.

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Ideal Wine Company Release Comprehensive Wine Collectors Guide

2014-05-22 10:14:02 - The now former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit headlines again this month, but not as you would expect. His vintage wine collection, which he acquired through his managerial years, has been estimated at around £3m and is set to be auctioned off this May.

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Ideal Wine Company Release Comprehensive Wine Collectors Guide

The now former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit headlines again this month, but not as you would expect. His vintage wine collection, which he acquired through his managerial years, has been estimated at around £3m and is set to be auctioned off this May.

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Ideal Wine Company Release Comprehensive Wine Collectors Guide

22.05.2014 10:19:01 - - The now former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit headlines again this month, but not as you would expect. His vintage wine collection, which he acquired through his managerial years, has been estimated at around £3m and is set to be auctioned off this May.

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Ideal Wine Company: Miracle machine: it was all a hoax

Yes, folks, it really was a hoax. We should have known that a machine claiming to turn water into wine was too good to be true. Saying that, why was the hoax ever put about? Well, Ideal Wine Company blog readers, it was actually not so much a hoax, as a PR stunt.

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Ideal Wine Company: Wine: The one stop cure to diabetes?

The wine industry has been entranced this week by reports suggesting that moderate consumption of wine could cure diabetes. Considering the enormity of such a task, we want to ask this week whether wine really could be a one stop cure to diabetes. We've long seen the health benefits of wine here at the Ideal Wine Company.

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Monasteries: The Cradle of Modern Viticulture | Ideal Wine Company

Reading about the Vatican's prominence in the world of wine this week reminds us here at the Ideal Wine Company of the role religion has played in the wine trade for centuries. That's why we wanted to explore the role of monasteries in modern viticulture.

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10/30/2011
Chinese government approves wine investment fund

The Chinese government has approved the first-ever Chinese investment fund specialising in wine. Dinghong: will also buy en primeur The Dinghong Fund (Dinghong means 'In Red') plans to invest in €110m on wine over a five-year period starting this year, according to a representative from Bordeaux negociant Vintex & les Vignobles Grégoire, which will manage the fund's wine buying.

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11/29/2011
Chinese basketball star launches Napa wine

Retired Chinese basketball star Yao Ming is returning to his homeland - with a 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon launched under his name. Yao, who at 7ft 6in (2.29m) was the tallest player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) until his retirement earlier this year, established Yao Family Wines and will launch the Cabernet in China immediately, before a launch in the US next year.

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