About us

Better Value, Better Values

Better value, better values

We believe in honest pricing every day of the year. Find out more about our member-first pricing policy.

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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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Getting more from your membership

When you join The Wine Society you’ll get access to far more than just great wines – our Tastings & Events programme, online guides and inspiration, plus access to our Community will help you get the most out of whatever’s in your glass.

Tastings and Events

Join our tastings and other events

Discover the delights of food and wine matching, take a deep dive into a favourite region and more with our calendar of live and online events.

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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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Our Community

Connect with fellow members on our online Community, where you can swap tips, seek advice and take part in exclusive events.

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Become a member today

Join more than 180,000 members and choose from over 1,400 carefully selected wines from around the world. Our non-profit-maximising mutual status means our wines are always at everyday low prices – and we’ll deliver them to you for free throughout the UK.

Lifetime membership

  • £20 off your first order
  • Fairly priced wines all year round
  • Free UK delivery on all orders, big or small
  • Access to in-person and online tastings and events
£40 /
One-off cost with no further fees or obligation to buy
Join today

Gift membership

Give the gift of great wine with all the benefits of lifetime membership to a wine-loving friend, relative or colleague.

£40 /
Give a friend membership of our award-winning not-for-profit wine co-operative.
Buy membership as a gift

Our services

Want to start a cellar of fine wine, reserve a case of something special for future enjoyment or simply receive regular deliveries of delicious buyer-picked wines? Our services and plans make it easy to get enjoy your wine, your way.

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.

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In-bond wines

Our En Primeur and First Release offers allow you to spread the cost of purchase by deferring payment of duty and VAT until you have the wine delivered.

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Members' Reserves

Storing your wines

More than 20,000 members choose to store their wines in our temperature-controlled storage facility.

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Wine Specialists team

Wine Specialists team

Available to every member, no matter the question, the Wine Specialists team is here to help enhance your joy of wine.

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Wine Society awards

Our awards

While our members’ satisfaction is what matters most, it’s always a great thrill to be recognised by awards panels for the wines and services we offer. It also helps us to spread the word and encourage new members to join us and helps our Society continue to thrive.

About membership

Learn more about how our unique society of wine lovers is run, including more about our Committee and leadership team.

Governance and management

Governance and management

When you join The Society you’re not just a customer – you get a say in how our unique business is run.

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About membership

About membership

The Society Rules, legalities, and more information about holding a share.

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The Wine Society AGM 2024

Society meetings and reporting

Find out about our 2024 AGM, previous Annual Reviews, buyers’ reports & financial statements.

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