Showroom Services

The tasting area

Enomatic wine-dispensing machine

Our tasting area features two Enomatic wine-dispensing machines, which serve samples of wines at perfect temperature for our visitors to try. The two machines each hold eight bottles – one features anyday selections from our current offers and bin-ends, and the other gives you a chance to sample some of our most expensive fine wines without needing to buy a whole bottle! To taste wines in the fine-wine machine, you can buy a tasting card and pay to charge it with credit – the machine lists the price for each sample of fine wine. If you would like to know the current selection of wines before you visit, please email showroom@thewinesociety.com

Spiral Cellar

If you've visited us before, you'll know our Showroom has its very own spiral cellar, visible through a stylish glass door in the floor next to our Vintage Room. This state-of-the-art cylindrical wine storage unit was installed for us by Spiral Cellars, the leading UK supplier of this type of storage. Three metres deep, and with space for about 1,800 bottles, its insulation and ventilation systems keep wine at optimum levels of temperature and humidity. Access is via the horizontal glass door, operated via a switch on the wall.

If you'd like more information about Spiral Cellars, or would like to see one for yourself, pay us a visit and we'll be happy to show you around. If you like what you see, it could be well worth your while!

Buy a Spiral Cellar and start stocking it right away with a wine credit of £250!

1,800 bottles may sound like a tall order, but as a Society member, you can get the ball rolling right away with a reward of £250 when you purchase your unit. This generous thank-you from Spiral Cellars will take the form of a credit on your Society Share and, of course, we have no shortage of wonderful bottles you'll be able to spend it on!

Please contact Member Services for more information.

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Spiral Cellar

Wedding tastings

The Showroom team has helped hundreds of members organise the wine for their weddings or other large events. We'd be happy to advise on wine selection, budgets, quantities and food-and-wine matching. Book an appointment by emailing your telephone number to showroom@thewinesociety.com and one of the team will give you a call back. Please contact us as early as possible before the big day so we can plan ahead and provide you with the best possible service.

Advice

The Showroom team is well qualified help you with any wine queries, whether you're looking for special bottles for anniversaries or a wine to match a particular dish.

Come in and talk to them in person or send an email.

Glass hire

Members can borrow trays of glasses from the Showroom for parties and large gatherings at no charge. The tulip-shaped ISO tasting glasses are suitable for all styles of wine and are ideal for wine tastings, and; tumblers and Champagne flutes are also available.

Members need to collect the glasses themselves and return them washed to the Showroom.

EXCLUSIVE MONTHLY BIN ENDS

As with all bin ends sold through The Showroom, they cannot be delivered and do not carry a pre-order discount.

[2] Gruber Röschitz Weinviertel Grüner Veltliner 2017

A juicy, upfront and fruit-forward grüner from the Weinviertel region of Austria. The palate is bright and zippy, with delightful zestiness which should put a smile on your face. 12%

Original price £8.50 per bottle
Bin-end special price £7.50
AA2381X

Foundstone Australian Merlot 2017

It's rare to find a 'straight' unblended merlot in Australia, but this is just lovely! With juicy red berry fruit, a touch of sweet vanilla oak on the palate a good fresh finish, it's a great-value versatile red. 14%

Original price £7.50 per bottle
Bin-end special price £6.75
Ref AU21591X


WINE OF THE MONTH

Dourthe No 1 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2018

Dourthe No 1 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2018

ref BW6481, £8.50 per bottle in store, or here

Back in June I cited my fondness for sauvignon blanc as a summer white, though I did say that I was more keen on sauvignon-based blends. This month, however, I have been seduced by a straight sauvignon.

Often it is the tropical passion-fruit character of New Zealand examples of the grape or the mineral gooseberry-laden Loire whites that catch our attention, but I think this Bordeaux reveals what we have been missing!

For me, its appeal is that it is fresh, fruity and fragrant with subtle grapefruit notes. Not too dry and free of oak, it’s neither understated or over-the-top but simply a sunny sipper that is evocative of summer.

Equally fantastic with food, especially salads and fish, I am sure this underrated white will have you re-thinking Bordeaux –-it’s not just for clarets!

Conrad Braganza
Fine Wine and Bin-End Co-ordinator

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