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

Fine Wine Champions

The lion’s share of our September List is devoted to 2019’s winning wines. Over three weeks, our team of buyers put 897 wines through their paces, the labels all hidden from sight, before voting for those that they felt to be at the sweetest of spots for opening and enjoying: a risk-free rundown of wines that have passed the most exacting of tests.

Fine Wine Champions: Champagne & Sparkling

Fine Wine Champions: Champagne & Sparkling

The bubbles our buyers couldn’t resist, whittled down from nearly 60 contenders and spanning (as it turned out) Champagne, Sussex and Cornwall.

Fine Wine Champions Hat-Tricks: Greywacke & Charles Back

Fine Wine Champions Hat-Tricks: Greywacke & Charles Back

New Zealand’s Kevin Judd and South Africa’s Charles Back each performed one of the rarest feats possible in our Championship: a hat-trick of winners. They deserve special mentions, and mixed cases!

Fine Wine Champions: White Wines

Fine Wine Champions: White Wines

From a scintillating riesling round to a magnum of chardonnay that got full marks from everyone who tried it.

Fine Wine Champions: Red Wines

Fine Wine Champions: Red Wines

Spanning regal Rhône syrah, powerful Aussie shiraz, poised pinot and classic claret, not to mention a fair few fascinating wildcards too.

Fine Wine Champions: A Purple Patch For Italian Reds

Fine Wine Champions: A Purple Patch For Italian Reds

The Italian hit rate in our reds tastings was quite extraordinary this year, giving us – and you – a ready-made celebratory six-pack.


A star-studded selection from the south of France, an unearthing of Spanish treasures and a buyer’s personal selection.

Southern French Fine Wine: Ripe For Exploring

Southern French Fine Wine: Ripe For Exploring

Marcel Orford-Williams plunders the Corbières, Bandol, Madiran and more to show why now is the time to get acquainted, or reacquainted, with the beautiful south.

Fine Wine Buyers’ Favourites: Freddy Bulmer

Fine Wine Buyers’ Favourites: Freddy Bulmer

‘I’m a sucker for wines with finesse, elegance and freshness, as well as cut-above quality in places you might not think to look. Here I invite you to walk a mile in my shoes… hopefully one or two of these wines will have you dancing in them!’

Spain Under The Radar

Spain Under The Radar

Over the last few years Spain has come a long way in flexing its fine wine muscle beyond its well-known regions. Think of these eight wines as rising stars, not yet known or with the international cachet that brings super premium prices.

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