Five 2022 Decanter Awards!

An 'outstanding range, commitment to education and user-friendly format' singled out by the judges, who awarded The Society Large Online Retailer of the Year and more…

2022 Decanter Awards success!

The Decanter Retailer awards are as prestigious as they are hotly contested; so to receive five awards this year is a real thrill. The judges named The Wine Society

  • Large Online Retailer of the Year
  • Best Virtual Wine Experience
  • Specialist Merchant Awards for Austria, southern and regional France and Portugal

‘These days, online is hot competition. The Wine Society won for a third year in succession for its outstanding range, commitment to education and user-friendly format.’ – the Decanter judges
Our online services were singled out particularly this year, in the form of the Large Online Retailer and Virtual Wine Experience awards (the latter a new category introduced last year and which we’re delighted to have won for a second time).

The Specialist Retailer awards are a fantastic testament to the efforts of our buyers, who had this to say:

"One of my most treasured books is Steven Spurrier's French Country Wines and it, among other things, inspired me to explore every nook and cranny, every back road and byway of France. My colleagues Jo and Tim and I are delighted to receive the award."
Marcel Orford-Williams

"We're thrilled to pick up the Austria award once again. The wines are so good and so ripe for discovery in the UK and I am privileged to play a part in getting them into fridges/wine racks across the country. It's an honour for The Wine Society to be recognised and for me to be able to work with all the amazing wineries I am so fond of."
Freddy Bulmer

Above all, however, such awards are only possible with the support of our membership, so we’d like to raise a glass to you and thank you for your support. This year has seen us continue to improve our new website, reintroduce in-person tastings, introduce free UK delivery on all orders and plenty more besides, all because your satisfaction is what matters most to us. We look forward to continuing to improve our services to you over the next year, while offering you the best of the world’s vineyards at the best possible prices.

Martin Brown

The Society's Managing Editor

Martin Brown

Martin joined our team in 2011 having worked as a professional scribe in various capacities. He is responsible for much of our online and printed communications and is a regular contributor to our Discovery pages.

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 Spain & Portugal.

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