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.

Decanter Awards 2022

We were thrilled to receive five of Decanter’s coveted retailer awards this year, with our online services particularly singled out by the expert panel of judges, as well as a trio of regional specialist awards.

Decanter Award winners

It is an honour to have welcomed more than 12,000 members to virtual events in 2022, and to have won this new award (introduced last year) for the second time in a row.

Decanter awards 2022

Decanter 2022 Regional Specialist awards

Our Austria, Portugal and southern and regional France ranges were praised for their 'great producers, indigenous grapes and outstanding own-label ranges '.

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Wine Club of the Year

‘The Wine Society stick to a proven model which continues delivering for its members. No huge artificial discount or fancy promise but plentiful and qualitative information.'

Buying Team of the Year

‘Highly skilled buying team with many years of service (does anyone ever leave The Wine Society?) buying from a colossal range of suppliers. Exceptional levels of expertise – very innovative.’

2022 International Wine Challenge

IWC 2022 Specialist Merchant Awards

We were also delighted to be named Specialist Merchant of the Year for 2022 by the International Wine Challenge for our Regional French, Portuguese and Austrian ranges.

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Award-winning wines

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 Austria, Portugal and Regional France Specialists of the Year with the IWC, and Decanter’s Best specialist retailer for Austria, Southern & Regional France and Portugal.

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Albert Hall

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.

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Freddy Bulmer and Joanna Locke MW

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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Vintage Cellar Plan

Wine Subscriptions

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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Learn and Discover

Discover all there is to know about wine

Expertise, advice, recipes and hot topics; we have everything you need and ever wanted to know about wine, and then more!

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