Small wonders (wines for £20 or less)
In a world of spiralling costs, how do our buyers unearth such value? Call it a clever mix of embracing the unusual and not overlooking the obvious.
Burgundy: variety in abundance
Nurturing new stars, celebrating the less modish cuvées of established ones and some off-piste ploughing make Burgundy a destination of choice.
Bordeaux: Clarets with class
Maturing vintages from the cellars of Châteaux Lalande-Borie and Cantemerle, showing their vintage credentials and limbering up nicely for upscale summer grilling.
The Rhône: revisiting the great 2016 vintage
‘An exceptional vintage of wonder, pleasure and joy,’ we said in 2018, en primeur. We stand by every word, and launch a new star from Mont-Redon.
Five-star rated wines from South Africa
The respected Platter’s Guide to South Africa’s finest has duly anointed its five-star wines for 2022 and your Society has secured an impressive number of them.
Spain: reigning supreme
Complementing peerless Rioja and understated treasures from Toro and Ribera, with elegant, clean-cut Galician whites, ready to step up to summer plates.
South America: Chile and Argentina
A testament to terroir on both sides of the Andes, and to the remarkable rewards that come with paying just a little more.
Producer focus: Weingut Bründlmayer, Austria
A cluster of gems, liberated exclusively for members, from the cellars of this great estate, including an unmissable vertical of Heiligenstein Riesling.
USA: value in variety
Forget unaffordable ‘epitaph’ wines and focus on the veritable gold rush of diversity and value on offer on the West Coast.
Six of the best from Southern France
The crème de la crème of France’s viticultural powerhouse, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, selected by buyer Marcel Orford-Williams.
The Loire: the Central Vineyards
The Central Vineyards of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, home of premium sauvignon blanc and delicate pinots, are pitch-perfect for summer’s bounty.