The Society's Fine Wine List
The Society's Fine Wine List
The Society's Fine Wine List


We always try to put something really special in front of our discerning members in our Christmas Fine Wine List. This year especially we felt that we should leave no bottle unturned in our cellars to make sure we had a selection to bring as much festive cheer as we could possibly muster.

It's our hope that you'll find just that in these lovingly assembled selections. The most traditional of tastes and the most special of occasions are well catered for, as are further-flung corners that revel in one of our Society's founding purposes to find wines 'hitherto unknown', via unusual grapes and under-the-radar regions. Whatever your tastes, we hope that you'll enjoy choosing some wines to help end 2020 on a high.


Champion Small Wonders For £20 Or Less

Some of the most exciting festive bottles in our range can be found here at conspicuously good prices.

Rhône 2015: Five Years On

Revisiting a great year with the benefit of some age, including a special focus on the world-renowned wines of Guigal.

Australian Finesse: Mac Forbes

Mac Forbes' wines are intricate and complex, capturing the terroir of his superb sites in Yarra Valley, near Melbourne.

Australian Finesse: Cullen

An archive selection including three vintages each of two of the Southern Hemisphere's greatest wines: Diana Madeline and Kevin John.

Vieux Télégraphe Blanc

Vieux Télégraphe makes one of the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape whites in a classic style. All three of these vintages are drinking well now.

Magnums and Half Bottles

From heavenly halves to special-occasion sized collections from Nyetimber and Thymiopoulos.

Sweet and Fortified

All you could need for sweetening and fortifying your Christmas celebrations.

Sauternes and Barsac

Six different vintages, four top properties: a mouthwatering showpiece of the great sweet wine of Bordeaux.

Burgundian Brilliance

Sylvain Pataille and Jean-Marc Vincent are both delivering excellent value for money wines from low yields and high-quality viticulture.

Fine Southern French Fancies

Buyer Marcel Orford-Williams gathers six stars of the south, representing some of the delicious diversity in this vast region.

Dönnhoff Estate Riesling

A mixed case to make a riesling drinker's Christmas, courtesy of one of Germany's very best growers.

Single Quinta Vintage Ports

These wines make an excellent introduction to the Vintage Port style; and they can be perfect for those waiting impatiently for their grander cousins to mature. Win, win!

Clarets Ripe for Christmas

Bordeaux buyer Tim Sykes brings to the Christmas table a selection of clarets that have shone in his recent tastings.

Château Fonbadet 1973-1995

A treat for lovers of old-fashioned mature claret, from an ancient property whose vines neighbour grandees such as Latour and Mouton.

Dopff au Moulin

Three vintages of Dopff's majestic gewurztraminer from Alsace's grand cru Brand vineyard.

Christmas Spirits

A warming selection of top-quality spirits to chase away the chills, selected by buyer Sarah Knowles MW.

Vintage Champagne: The best of our bubbles

Toast the season in 2020 via two of the best recent seasons for vintage Champagne, plus aged wines and more.

Sebastian Payne MW's Festive Fine Wine Selection

Our former chief wine buyer, Sebastian Payne MW, picks wines from six producers for your enjoyment.

Christmas Cellar Treasures

We go wild in the aisles to find some of the best bottles in our cellars, from Châteauneuf to California.

Wonders of the Wine World

A showstopping collection featuring some of the most sought-after wines in our keeping stocks.

The Christmas Curiosity Shop

Step this way for unusual grapes, wild blends, forgotten vineyards and overlooked regions.

Sebastian Payne MW's Festive Fine Wine Selection

A style-spanning podium of wines that scooped the maximum rating from the 2020 edition of Cape 'wine Bible', Platter's.

This offer is available until Tuesday 29th December, 2020 while stocks last.

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