Fine Champagne

Champagne is always a special wine, and this selection features some of the finest in The Society’s range. From the magnificent Grandes Marques houses to artisanal growers making hand-crafted Champagnes of character and elegance, there is something for every palate and occasion.

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Half bottle of Champagne Boizel Brut Réserve NV

Evelyne Boizel is the fifth generation of her family to run this Champagne house in the heart of Epernay. Her husband Christophe Roque makes the wine. The blend, from as many as 50 different vineyards and including many More >

£16
Half Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CH462
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

Half bottle of The Society's Champagne Brut NV

This comes from Alfred Gratien and is just as Champagne should be. The blend is made up of all three Champagne grape varieties (45% chardonnay, 28% pinot noir and 27% pinot meunier) from excellent sources. More >

£17.50
Half Bottle

£420
Case of 24
In Stock
Product Code
CH332
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (18) >

Champagne Pierre Gimonnet Premier Cru Brut NV

A fragrant, invigorating and racy non-vintage Champagne from vineyards around the premier cru village of Cuis renowned for its delicate, fruity wines underpinned by refreshing acidity. An elegant wine with great More >

£29
Bottle

£174
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3151
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (6) >

Champagne Laherte Frères Ultradition Brut NV

The church of Chavot stands on a ridge surrounded by vineyards and is a clearly visible landmark. The area is of some interest geologically as this is a point of contact between the chalk of the Côte des Blancs and the More >

£29
Bottle

£174
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH2111
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (26) >

Champagne Marc Hébrart Premier Cru Cuvée de Réserve Brut NV

This great Champagne from an ever-conscientious grower has a touch of preserved lemons on the light but complex nose and a long finish. Jean-Paul Hébrart has added to the estate with chardonnay coming in from grand cru More >

£29
Bottle

£145
Case of 6
Save £29
In Stock
Product Code
CH761
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (3) >

Champagne Lilbert Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut NV

A classic grower Champagne that has great character and expression of terroir. This blanc de blancs is a super aperitif-style fizz - beautifully poised on the palate, with green apple, preserved lemon and mineral notes. More >

£31
Bottle

£186
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3841
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (61) >

The Society's Champagne Brut Non Vintage

We remain incredibly proud of this wine’s pedigree and history, so naturally our tasters were overjoyed to see the seal of boutique producer Alfred Gratien peek out from its bottle bag as a Wine Champion in 2020. More >

£34
Bottle

£170
Case of 6
Save £34
In Stock
Product Code
CH331
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (20) >

Champagne Boizel Brut Réserve NV

The perfect celebration Champagne: generous and fruity, while maintaining an effortless lightness of touch, this pinot noir-dominant blend has an irresistible touch of brioche on the palate, rounding out the flavour More >

£35
Bottle

£150
Case of 6
Save £60
In Stock
Product Code
CH461
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (6) >

The Society’s Champagne Demi-Sec NV

Alfred Gratien is a small Champagne house in Epernay, with extremely high standards, that has supplied The Society with excellent Champagne since 1910. The wine is still made in the traditional manner, with fermentation More >

£36
Bottle

£180
Case of 6
Save £36
In Stock
Product Code
CH341
Product Type
Champagne
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (3) >

Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain NV

A chardonnay-predominant classic blend that has had three years' ageing on lees. A charming Champagne with honeysuckle and brioche notes, and a surprisingly long finish. More >

£36
Bottle

£180
Case of 6
Save £36
In Stock
Product Code
CH3581
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (3) >

Champagne Alfred Gratien Blanc de Blancs 2012

A fantastic wine from a fantastic year, this blanc de blancs Champagne shows stunning elegance of youthful green apple, lemon pith and brioche notes now, and will develop a deep flinty richness with time. More >

£39
Bottle

£234
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3941
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (11) >

Champagne Deutz Classic Brut NV

Champagne Deutz is rather less well-known in the UK as most of the production is drunk enthusiastically by the French, though the house has historic ties with the UK. They make fine, pure Champagne in a style that is More >

£39
Bottle

£195
Case of 6
Save £39
In Stock
Product Code
CH2761
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay

Champagne Alfred Gratien Blanc de Blancs 2014

Champagne, like this, that is 100% chardonnay can therefore be referred to as a blanc de blancs. They are elegant and poised and this Alfred Gratien cuvée has notes of green apple, lemon pith and brioche now, and will More >

£39
Bottle

£234
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4141
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

The Society's Champagne Rosé NV

Cellarmaster at Alfred Gratien, Nicolas Jaeger, now sources grapes with specific characteristics for the rosé to create a pink wine fully in the Alfred Gratien house style – rich and fresh with hints of strawberry More >

£39.50
Bottle

£197.50
Case of 6
Save £39.50
In Stock
Product Code
CH3281
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Champagne Henriot Blanc de Blancs Brut NV

NEW ‘Champagne for chardonnay lovers’ was Freddy Bulmer’s summary of this charming blanc de blancs, a speciality of Henriot as he sipped it during our Wine Champions tasting this year. Intense and precise but soft and More >

£39.50
Bottle

£197.50
Case of 6
Save £39.50
In Stock
Product Code
CH3511
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (4) >

Champagne Boizel Rosé Brut NV

Boizel's rosé is special: all delicacy and lightness of touch. The secret to this delicious fizz is the addition of red wine from ripe pinot noir grapes to the final blend. A lovely fizz that will complement anything More >

£42
Bottle

£210
Case of 6
Save £42
In Stock
Product Code
CH1891
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (10) >

Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV

Louis Roederer is undoubtedly one of the great Champagne houses and it remains family-owned. Jean-Claude Rouzaud, a direct descendant of Louis Roederer himself has ensured that this famous house has not only maintained More >

£42
Bottle

£210
Case of 6
Save £42
In Stock
Product Code
CH26431
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

Champagne Alfred Gratien Brut 2007

Drinking wonderfully now, this 2007 had 10 years on the lees developing a rich brioche, ripe lemon and hazelnut depth of flavour that lasts beautifully on the long finish. A serious Champagne offering exceptional value More >

£42
Bottle

£252
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4151
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (23) >

Champagne Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV

Founded in 1849 by Monsieur Pol Roger, today the firm is still family owned and run by Christian de Billy and his son Hubert and their cousin Christian Pol Roger. Pol Roger own some 70 hectares in both the Côte de More >

£43
Bottle

£215
Case of 6
Save £43
In Stock
Product Code
CH11
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Champagne Taittinger Brut 2013

Always among the first Champagne houses to release their vintage wines, Taittinger has now introduced their 2013, and it's a classic from this great house, showing wonderful freshness and precision. More >

£44
Bottle

£264
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4131
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (26) >

Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV

Profound, sophisticated and harmonious, this is one of the most-awarded non-vintage Champagnes in tasting competitions… and deservedly so! Made with painstaking attention to detail, including a high percentage of More >

£45
Bottle

£225
Case of 6
Save £45
In Stock
Product Code
CH2871
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut 2008

Lanson is one of the oldest houses in Champagne, founded in and family owned since 1760. 2008 is now accepted as a truly exquisite vintage and this blend of 53% pinot noir and 47% chardonnay, all sourced from grand cru More >

£45
Bottle

£270
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3801
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (12) >

Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV

A hedonist's dream from one of the great Champagne houses. The grapes – mostly pinot noir – are from grand cru vineyards, which explains the generous, full-bodied Bollinger style. Other factors that come into play More >

£47
Bottle

£235
Case of 6
Save £47
In Stock
Product Code
CH40201
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Champagne Boizel Grand Vintage Brut 2009

Drinking really well now, the 2009s look like a lovely generous vintage that have good concentration and appeal. This has the hallmark elegance and precision that Champagne Boizel always delivers. More >

£48
Bottle

£288
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4161
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (10) >

Champagne Gosset Grand Réserve Brut NV

Gosset have been making wine in Aÿ since 1584. This is their flagship Champagne and a showcase for their elegant house style. A bright and crisp wine with very precise mouthfeel, pin-head bubbles and a fine toasty More >

£49
Bottle

£245
Case of 6
Save £49
In Stock
Product Code
CH3691
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Champagne Laherte Frères Les Vignes d'Autrefois 2013

A rare Champagne made from 100% pinot meunier planted in the 1950's by the current winemaker's grandfather on a small patch of chalk in Chavot. This has an expressive nose of mirabelle plum and salted lemons, a More >

£49
Bottle

£294
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3771
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Reviews (4) >

Champagne Boizel Grand Vintage Brut 2008

The exceptional 2008 vintage has produced some remarkable Champagnes, and this is a stunning wine. Showing complexity and concentration upon release, it marries bright citrus fruit with complex toasty notes, with More >

£50
Bottle

£300
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3601
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (5) >

Champagne Pol Roger Pure Extra-Brut NV

Delicious and refined bone-dry Champagne with zero dosage. Refreshing and wonderful with food. More >

£52
Bottle

£260
Case of 6
Save £52
In Stock
Product Code
CH1741
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Champagne Louis Roederer Vintage Brut 2012

2012 is a terrific Champagne vintage. Louis Roederer use the structure and power of pinot from the Montagne de Reims to form the backbone of this fantastic Champagne with great depth of fruit and plenty of toasty More >

£55
Bottle

£330
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3891
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Magnum of Champagne Boizel Brut Réserve NV

Evelyne Roque-Boizel is the fifth generation of her family to run this Champagne business. The blend, from as many as 50 different crus, is dominated by 55% pinot noir with 30% chardonnay and a little pinot meunier. More >

£65
Magnum

£195
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
CH464
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Henriot Brut Millésime 2008

This is a house that always delivers and will delight fans of the lighter styles of Champagne. The 2008 is a joy already, offering minerality, precision and poise, but there is no rush! More >

£68
Bottle

£408
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4081
Product Type
Champagne
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (4) >

Magnum of The Society's Champagne Brut NV

Extraordinarily fine, poised Champagne, made from 45% chardonnay and equal parts pinot noir and pinot meunier by experienced boutique producer Alfred Gratien. Longer fermentation in small oak casks and additional bottle More >

£68
Magnum

£408
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH334
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (3) >

Champagne Alfred Gratien Cuvée Paradis Brut 2008

Produced in tiny quantities, Gratien’s prestige cuvée is one of Champagne’s little secrets. This chardonnay-led blend, all from premier cru and some grand cru vineyards, is effortlessly gentle yet satisfyingly round and More >

£70
Bottle

£420
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3421
Product Type
Champagne
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay

Champagne Alfred Gratien Cuvée Paradis Brut 2013

This gastronomic Champagne is Alfred Gratien's prestige cuvée and is poised and concentrated with just the right weight to ensure that it will age well. It's delicious already when paired with rich dishes like crab on More >

£70
Bottle

£420
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4121
Product Type
Champagne
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay

Champagne Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2012

The combination of entirely grand cru chardonnay and the superb 2012 vintage has resulted in a blanc de blancs of remarkable sophistication. More >

£75
Bottle

£450
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4001
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Champagne Pol Roger Vintage Brut 2012

Many feel 2012 is on a par with the superb 2008, but the style is different. 2012 was a warmer year, giving richer wines which are drinking very well on release. Pol’s wine offers a spellbinding case in point with a More >

£75
Bottle

£450
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4011
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Champagne Boizel Joyau de France 2004

In a rich and mature pinot-forward style, Boizel’s top Champagne unfolds with a glorious perfume of toasted brioche, fig rolls and sweet lemons. The palate is intense and complex, with umami notes developing on the More >

£80
Bottle

£480
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4101
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

Magnum of Champagne Pol Roger Brut Reserve, Non-Vintage

Winston Churchill’s favourite grande marque, made from equal parts pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier, is a model of style and finesse. Its floral quality, fine, delicate mousse and intensity of flavour make it More >

£85
Magnum

£255
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
CH14
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Reviews (1) >

Magnum of Alfred Gratien Brut 2005

The 2005 is made from two-thirds chardonnay and approximately 15% each of pinots noir and meunier. An excellent vintage Champagne, from the house behind our own Society's Champagne, with a rich brioche and lemon-curd More >

£86
Magnum

£258
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
CH3924
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2012

A fantastic Champagne vintage, 2012 has great expression and finesse. This 65% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay blend is classic Bollinger, with great weight and character and almond, apricot and hazelnut on the nose. The More >

£95
Bottle

£570
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4181
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Magnum of Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV

Recent disgorgements and Grandes Années notwithstanding, Special Cuvée is the mainstay of Bollinger. Full and rich in style, it has nearly two-thirds pinot noir in the blend, and up to a third of old reserve wines add More >

£99
Magnum

£297
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
CH40204
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésime 2008

Lots of fresh citrus peel on nose with underlying biscuit, toasted hazelnut and light brioche. Bright acidity and a chalky texture balance the concentrated flavours on the palate with a little spice on the rounded More >

£100
Bottle

£600
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4111
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay
Reviews (3) >

Champagne Krug Grande Cuvée NV

Krug has a reputation for producing a very generous and complex Champagne and this amply lives up to that billing, with rich toasted brioche and buttered mushroom notes on the nose and baked apple, honey, lemon and a More >

£135
Bottle

£810
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4071
Product Type
Champagne
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay

Jeroboam of The Society’s Champagne Brut NV

This comes from Alfred Gratien and is just as Champagne should be. The blend is made up of all three Champagne grape varieties (pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay) from excellent sources. Fermentation takes place More >

£136
Jeroboam

£136
Case of 1
In Stock
Product Code
CH1331
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Jeroboam of The Society’s Champagne Brut NV

This comes from Alfred Gratien and is just as Champagne should be. The blend is made up of all three Champagne grape varieties (pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay) from excellent sources. Fermentation takes place More >

£136
Case of 1

£136
Jeroboam
In Stock
Product Code
CH1331
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Champagne Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2009

This, only the 18th Churchill cuvée released since its first vintage in 1975, is made purely from Grand Cru vineyards of pinot noir - the majority grape - and chardonnay. It is a Champagne of immediate appeal, with More >

£140
Bottle

£840
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4201
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (4) >

Champagne Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2008

This beautiful Champagne is only released in the best vintages and the precise blend is a closely guarded family secret. It is, however, dominated by pinot noir with chardonnay playing a supporting role (reflecting More >

£169
Bottle

£1,014
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3931
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (3) >

Methuselah of The Society’s Champagne Brut NV

This comes from Alfred Gratien and is just as Champagne should be. The blend is made up of all three Champagne grape varieties (pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay) from excellent sources. Fermentation takes place More >

£290
Methuselah

£290
Case of 1
In Stock
Product Code
CH1333
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (3) >

Methuselah of The Society’s Champagne Brut NV

This comes from Alfred Gratien and is just as Champagne should be. The blend is made up of all three Champagne grape varieties (pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay) from excellent sources. Fermentation takes place More >

£290
Case of 1

£290
Methuselah
In Stock
Product Code
CH1333
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Salmanazar of The Society's Champagne Brut NV

This comes from Alfred Gratien and is just as Champagne should be. The blend is made up of all three Champagne grape varieties (pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay) from excellent sources. Fermentation takes place More >

£495
Salmanazar

£495
Case of 1
In Stock
Product Code
CH1334
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
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4.4.1. What are 'Cookies'?

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  • A cookie is a very small data file placed on your hard drive by a web page server. It is essentially your access card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
  • Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.
  • The purpose of a basic cookie is to tell the server that you returned to that web page or have items in your basket. Without cookies, websites and their servers have no memory. A cookie, like a key, enables swift passage from one place to the next.
  • Without a cookie every time you open a new web page the server where that page is stored will treat you like a completely new visitor.
  • More recently, cookies have also been used to collect information about the user which allows a profile of their preferences and interests to be created so that they can be served with interest-based rather than generic information about available goods and services.

4.4.2. How do Cookies help The Wine Society?

Cookies allow our website to function effectively. Cookies also help us to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. We can learn what information is important to our visitors, and what isn't.

4.4.3. How does The Wine Society use cookies?

The Wine Society does not accept advertising from third parties and therefore, as a rule, does not serve third-party cookies. Exceptions to this include performance/analytical cookies (see below), used anonymously to improve the way our website works, the provision of personalised recommendations, and occasions when we may team up with suppliers to offer special discounts on goods or services.

The Society uses technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site.

4.4.4. What type of cookies does The Wine Society use?

We use the following three types of cookies:

4.4.4.1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are required for the operation of our website, enabling you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services like shopping baskets or e-billing cannot be provided. Under this heading, we currently use the following cookies:

  • Authentication Cookie and Anonymous Cookie
    These cookies remember that you are logged in to your account – without them, the website would repeatedly request your login details with each new page you visit during your time on our website. They are removed once your session has ended.
  • Session Cookie
    These cookies are used to remember who you are as you use our site: without them, the website would be unable to tell the difference between you and another Wine Society member and facilities such as your basket and the checkout process would therefore not be able to function. They too are removed once your session has ended.

4.4.4.2. Functionality & Targeting/Tracking Cookies
These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website and to provide enhanced features. This allows us to personalise our content for you. Under this heading, we currently use the following cookies:

  • Unique User Cookie
    This cookie is used to:
    • store your share number in order to identify that you have visited the website before. Without this cookie, we would be unable to tell whether you are a member or not.
    • record your visit to the website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website, the content displayed on it and direct marketing communications we may send to you or contact you about more relevant to your interests.
    • This cookie expires after 13 months.
  • Peerius Cookies
    These third-party cookies are used to provide you with personalised recommendations based on your purchase and browsing history. They expire within 4 hours of your visit.

4.4.4.3. Performance/analytical cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information which identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. Under this heading, we currently use the following cookies:

  • Google Analytics Cookies
    These are third-party cookies to enable Google Analytics to monitor website traffic. All information is recorded anonymously. Using Google Analytics allows The Society to better understand how members use our site and monitor website traffic.

4.4.4.4. Authentication Cookie
In order for us to ensure that your data remains secure it is necessary for us to verify that your session is authentic (i.e. it has not been compromised by a malicious user). We do this by storing an otherwise meaningless unique ID in a cookie for the duration of your visit. No personal information can be gained from this cookie.

4.4.5. How do you turn cookies off?

All modern browsers allow you to modify your cookie settings so that all cookies, or those types which are not acceptable to you, are blocked. However, please note that this may affect the successful functioning of the site, particularly if you block all cookies, including essential cookies. For example, In Internet Explorer, go to the Tools Menu, then go to Internet Options, then go to Privacy. Here you can change the rules your browser uses to accept cookies. You can find out more in the public sources mentioned below.

4.4.6. Learn more about cookies

4.4.7. Changes to our cookie policy

Any changes we may make to our cookie policy in the future will be posted on the website and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates and changes to our cookie policy.