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

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 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.


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.


Château Gressier Grand Poujeaux, Moulis 2007

A perfumed, charming 50:50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, and a winning combination of a superb Moulis vineyard and the care lavished upon it by the same family behind Gruaud Larose, Haut-Bages Libéral, Camensac and Chasse-Spleen. Seriously good value for a wine with maturity. 13%

(This wine is exclusive to The Showroom and cannot be delivered and does not carry a pre-order discount)


The Society's White Rioja 2018

The Society's White Rioja 2018
(International Wine Challenge silver medal winner 2019)

ref SP14661, £8.95 per bottle in store, or here

I always feel a bit sorry for November, a sort of filler-in month in the lead-up to the festive season. Apologies to all those with birthdays or celebrations this month, but barring bonfire night, it is hard to find anything else that sets it aside!

Well this month I seek to remedy this. I hereby declare that November is Rioja month, not the more expected Rioja tinto, but Rioja blanco! I have chosen a bottle to celebrate the eleventh month.

This wine, for me, has it all. A full-flavoured dry white delivering a spicy, nutty quality, all wrapped up in a plump body that shows some subtle oaky tones. this is both food friendly but has the weight and palate to be satisfying enough to sit and sip too.

I think you get a considerable amount of flavour for the money, a white winter warmer if you will and perfect as a house white for the season.

As they say in Spain… Feliz Navidad, or is it too early? Sorry, November!

Conrad Braganza
Fine Wine and Bin-End Co-ordinator

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