An award-winning retailer
We’re not afraid to put ourselves under the close scrutiny of our wine trade peers or the wine-drinking public, and we regularly win awards for the way we run our business and the way we serve our members.
Judges noted the superb buying team, a range that displays not only wonderful diversity but also outstanding value, plus a fierce commitment to ongoing innovation and customer service. ‘Celebrating the joy of wine is something The Wine Society does with aplomb.’
This new category highlights the importance of online wine events in the Covid-19 era. ‘The Wine Society took to this theme like a duck to water,’ said judges, after putting on more than 160 events using platforms from Instagram to Zoom and YouTube.
‘The Wine Society is undoubtedly one of the very best websites for wine in the UK, where you’d happily spend hours browsing, with exceptional customer service, vibrant online events and constant innovation to back it up,’ the judges said.
‘This year the judges unanimously voted for the company that might well be long-established but it took the challenges of last year and turned them to their advantage and has been growing ever since, more customers and more wine sold – amazing.’
A new award recognising the extraordinary events of 2020 and our efforts to adapt to the changing landscape. In the judges' words, 'They didn't miss a trick. In fact, they grabbed the opportunities and then some!'
The judges said that The Wine Society is '…a company that really understands their customers and, far from resting on their laurels, are making great steps to engage with a younger audience. They really have had a phenomenal year'
It's our members' satisfaction that matters more than any award… so to receive one that was voted for by online wine buyers is particularly special! This is the second year in a row that we have won this award.
2021 International Wine Challenge success
We are thrilled to announce that The Wine Society scooped six coveted awards at the 'Oscars of the wine trade', the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards.
Decanter 2021 Best Large Online Retailer of the Year
The Society received six of these coveted awards in 2021, including Outstanding Retailer of the Year, Online Retailer, the new ‘Virtual Wine Experience’ award and a trio of regional specialist awards.
An award-winning wine range
Every year, wines from our range are entered into renowned competitions that focus on quality and value. Whether the medals are gold, silver or bronze, these endorsements of our wines mean a great deal to us, and we hope will help you find something to tempt you.
Wine region awards
We are current Eastern European, Portugal and Regional France Specialists of the Year with the IWC, and Decanter’s Best specialist retailer for Austria, Southern & Regional France and Spain & Portugal.
More about the Wine Society
Our heritage and history
Starting as a way to avoid a diplomatic incident in 1874, The Wine Society is now the world’s oldest wine-selling co-operative.
Meet our buyers and growers
Meet our expert buying team and some of the talented winemakers they’ve uncovered from across the globe.
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By joining one of our wine plans, you'll receive regular selections of delicious wines, to enjoy now or for laying down to age further.
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