Full Fine Wine Range

The fine wine range includes interesting parcels of rare wines from all over the world, and classics from both the old and new worlds, some for laying down and others ready to uncork and enjoy right now. Every fine wine comes with a recommended drinking window and a tasting note from our buyers.

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Urbina Crianza, Rioja 2011

An elegant Rioja made in the traditional style and at its peak. This is pale brick-red with wonderful aromas of spice and leather and a silky, soft texture. More >

£11.95
Bottle

£143
Case of 12
Out of stock
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Product Code
SP14191
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
Reviews (3) >

Neudorf Tiritiri Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Classic, smart and restrained sauvignon blanc from the great name of the Nelson region of New Zealand. Focused and stylish on the nose, with a ripe, fleshy palate which shows notes of melon, apple and a deliciously More >

£13.95
Bottle

£167
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
NZ12211
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Reviews (2) >

Altamana Méthode Traditionnelle Chardonnay Extra Brut Itata NV

From cool vineyards in Chile's Itata region, this was matured 38 months on its lees. Dry, bright and biscuity. More >

£13.95
Bottle
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£83.50
Case of 6
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In Stock
Product Code
SG2881
Product Type
Sparkling Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (6) >

Tio Pepe Fino 'En Rama' (2020 bottling)

En Rama is sherry in its raw, most delicate state. Made with a high proportion of mature fino from low-yielding vineyards and two of the bodega’s oldest soleras, the result is sensational, with impressive saline, More >

£15.50
Bottle

£93
Case of 6
Out of stock
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Product Code
SH1391
Product Type
Sherry
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
15.0%
Dominant Grape
Palomino
Reviews (3) >

The Society’s Exhibition Victoria Shiraz 2018

We are very proud of this exclusive shiraz from Mt Langi Ghiran’s Dam Block vineyard, which sits against a stunning backdrop of the Great Dividing Range. With its generous nose of lush bramble and blackcurrant fruit, More >

£15.50
Bottle

£93
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU22601
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.8%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (2) >

G de Château Guiraud, Bordeaux Blanc 2019

More famous for its sweet wines, Guiraud’s classy dry white is something of a fine-wine bargain. A blend of equal parts sauvignon and semillon, aged for seven months in Sauternes barrels, it is a beautifully balanced More >

£15.50
Bottle

£93
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW6891
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Wirra Wirra 12th Man Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019

NEW 2019 was a great chardonnay vintage in the Adelaide Hills in south Australia, and this is a lovely apple and lemon-scented example, with a touch of flint, plenty of peach and a little oak on the finish. A generous yet More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
AU23091
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (7) >

The Society's Exhibition Alsace Gewurztraminer 2016

Predominantly from Hugel's grand cru Sporen vineyard, this is a more delicate wine in 2016, after the sunny, concentrated 2015, with pretty yellow fruit, a hint of honey, and gentle silky texture. The Hugel estate is More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL15661
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer
Reviews (6) >

The Society's Exhibition Haut-Médoc 2016

Our members know a good claret when they try one, and Château Beaumont has been a longstanding favourite for years. They are therefore the natural choice for our Exhibition Haut-Médoc, which is ripe, polished and More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM20561
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (14) >

Blackbook Winery, The Mixup 2018

A daring curiosity for adventurous palates, courtesy of an American winemaker in London. Unfined and unfiltered (hence a small and harmless sediment), this 50:50 blend of English bacchus and ortega, partially oak More >

£16
Bottle
Save £2

£192
Case of 12
Save £24
In Stock
Product Code
EN1411
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
10.5%
Dominant Grape
Bacchus

Domaine du Tariquet, Dernières Grives, Côtes de Gascogne 2017

Beguiling late-harvested Gascon sweet white made from the local petit manseng grape variety of the south-west of France. This is honeyed and rich with tropical fruit flavours yet tinglingly fresh. More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC39661
Product Type
White Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Manseng
Reviews (52) >

Cayetano del Pino Palo Cortado Solera

A returning Wine Champion in 2020 and one of the great fine-wine bargains. Pale bronze in colour and pure gold in the tasting room, this exquisite dry sherry from a tiny quality-focused house charmed the palates off us More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
SH671
Product Type
Sherry
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
20.0%
Dominant Grape
Palomino
Reviews (5) >

Sobon Estate Rocky Top Amador Zinfandel 2018

Amador County produces some of California’s most powerful zinfandels and this is a benchmark of the style: a bold, rich wine with plenty of black-cherry, blackberry and chocolate notes, soft tannins, a full-bodied More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Due in 30-Apr Order Now
Product Code
US9291
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Zinfandel
Reviews (1) >

The Great SA Wine Co. 'Grand Blanc', Stellenbosch 2018

NEW A refreshing take on the Cape White Blend from Carl van der Merwe’s new venture with De Morgenzon’s owner Wendy Appelbaum. Comprising 42% old-vine semillon, 41% chenin blanc, 17% sauvignon blanc, this has bright lime More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA15901
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Semillon
Reviews (3) >

The Society's Exhibition New Zealand Chardonnay 2019

A Gold-medal winner at the 2020 International Wine Challenge, 2019 was a superb vintage for this single-vineyard wine made exclusively for us by chardonnay specialists Kumeu River. With a touch of struck match and More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
NZ11951
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Half bottle of Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos 2012

Very small quantities of this Port were made in 2012, released early for us, but the results are wonderful, as this young wine shows. Its majority touriga nacional is revealed in its deep colour, fresh, fragrant perfume More >

£16.50
Half Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
PT2522
Product Type
Port
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
20.0%
Dominant Grape
Touriga Nacional
Reviews (5) >

The Society's Exhibition Rioja Reserva 2014

A smooth, savoury and stylish Exhibition-label bottling from La Rioja Alta in Spain. This is a graceful, mature reserva made from 100% tempranillo using the traditional method of long ageing in American oak barrels. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
SP16171
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
Reviews (1) >

Fitou, Domaine Jones 2018

Full-bodied, ripe, plummy, figgy and rich-tasting southern French wine. When drunk in January at the estate, it sorts out the hairiest of wild boar stews. Otherwise a beef stew or a chilli con carne would do just as More >

£16.50
Bottle

£99
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC39121
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Carignan Grenache

Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett, von Kesselstatt 2018

Light-as-air aperitif riesling that will nonetheless keep well. This displays abundant charm, an instantly appealing flowery bouquet and a fresh, appetising and balanced palate. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE12661
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
10.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (2) >

Chianti Classico Terre di Cresci, Poggiotondo 2016

Beautifully tended grapes in the old Montefioralle estate have been made into delightfully balanced wine by Alberto Antonini, brightest of those who understands that good wine depends on a fine vineyard, properly More >

£16.50
Bottle

£99
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT28101
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese
Reviews (12) >

Madiran, Domaine Pichard 2009

A sunshine vintage in south-west France which yielded a very ripe, dark and brooding Madiran. Full, well-built and tannic, and the perfect foil for fattier cuts such as pork belly or lamb shoulder. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC29451
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Tannat

Patrimonio Rouge, Clos Alivu 2018

A delicious full-flavoured spicy red wine from Corsica. There's plenty of character here but the tannins are ripe and rounded. Made from 100% nielluccio, known as sangiovese across the sea in Tuscany. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC37171
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese
Reviews (2) >

Château de Beauregard, Saint-Véran Vernay 2018

From the ripe but fresh 2018 vintage this is a bright, yellow peach-scented wine fromFrédéric Burrier’s excellently run Château de Beauregard. Much care is taken in the vineyard, including moderate yields, ploughing of More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU72621
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

Domaine Saint-Denis, Mâcon-Chardonnay 2016

An appealing, bright and fresh wine in 2016, this white Burgundy is unoaked and has a lovely seam of lemony acidity to the flavour. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU69141
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Pinot Noir Réserve, Trimbach 2019

An Alsace pinot noir with bright cherry cake fruit with hints of Christmas spice and smooth, clean palate. More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AL15771
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Domaine Joseph Burrier Chiroubles Saint-Roch 2017

NEW The high-altitude Saint-Roch vineyard, in the Beaujolais cru of Chiroubles, produces its best wines in warm vintages like 2017. In this excellent domaine’s hands, the result is a vibrant and attractive wine with a More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
BJ8221
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (5) >

Mendel Mendoza Malbec 2018

Consistently delicious Argentine red from a superb vintage, with pretty floral aromas and fine flavour. Mendel's wines have a certain European restraint about them that makes them an excellent match for food and they More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AR4271
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot
Reviews (3) >

Maury Solera ‘1928' cask number 837 50cl

The founders of this co-operative laid down the base of this solera in 1928. In the past, these wines from the of Roussillon were used to beef up blends but with the market largely gone, we can help ourselves to these More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC37521
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
17.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha
Reviews (1) >

Château Lanessan, Haut Médoc 2015

After years of underperformance this well-placed property, with vineyards across the border from Beychevelle and Branaire-Ducru in Saint-Julien, has undergone a renaissance. The 2015 has notes of mocha coffee on the More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM19371
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (11) >

Don Zoilo Collection Dry Amontillado 12 Years Old, Williams & Humbert

A beautifully balanced dry Amontillado with notes of orange peel and hazelnuts. Long, mellow and satisfying, this is a benchmark example from an excellent sherry house. More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
Due in 23-Apr Order Now
Product Code
SH1381
Product Type
Sherry
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
19.0%
Dominant Grape
Palomino
Reviews (10) >

The Society's Exhibition Crusted Port, Bottled 2013

This new blend was bottled by Symington Family Estates in 2013 and comprises three earlier vintages. Intense in colour, voluptuous and rich, with the aromas of ripe black fruits - plums, blackberries - given greater More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
PN231
Product Type
Port
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
20.0%
Reviews (7) >

Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Capitel San Rocco, Tedeschi 2017

Ripasso styles can really offer the best of both worlds, retaining freshness and cherry fruit from the corvina grape of Valpolicella, but gaining a little more depth, weight and complexity from the grape skins from the More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
IT30461
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Corvina
Reviews (6) >

Etna Bianco, Cottanera 2019

Grown at over 700 metres on the volcano and made without oak, this has real precision and shows great elegance. A bright and mineral wine whose grapefruit flavours last very well on the finish, joined by a slightly More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
IT30521
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Carricante
Reviews (5) >

The Society's Exhibition Sancerre 2019

From the excellent Domaine Serge Laloue at Thauvenay, this is a ripe yet focused example of this Loire classic made from the sauvignon blanc grape. A wine that impresses with its hints of lime leaf and white flowers, More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
LO15911
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Reviews (2) >

Koyle Cerro Basalto Alto Colchagua 2018

Every year this excellent Chilean blend gets better. Mourvèdre provides tobacco and leather characters, garnacha brings a rose-petal like aroma with notes of orange peel, carignan contributes freshness, structure and More >

£17.50
Bottle

£105
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE11201
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%

Koyle Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 Carmenère 2018

Made from a coolish hillside site for this variety in Chile, to emphasize the plum and cedar aspects and avoid jamminess. This is ripe and powerful but also fresh and balanced, and matured for 18 months in barrel to More >

£17.50
Bottle

£105
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE11211
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Carmenere
Reviews (4) >

Koyle Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 Carmenère 2017

From a cool spot for Chilean carmenère, this is a ripe yet fresh and eminently drinkable wine with aspects reminiscent of Saint-Emilion. The hillside site produces low yields so the wine is concentrated but not in a More >

£17.50
Bottle

£105
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
CE10531
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Carmenere
Reviews (6) >

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
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
CH332
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Half bottle of The Society's Champagne Brut NV

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 >

£17.50
Half Bottle

£210
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CH332A2
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (20) >

Half bottle of Stanton and Killeen Rutherglen Muscat, 12 Years Old

For the third consecutive year this treacly Aussie treat soared from the glass and into our Championship line-up for 2020. Very sweet but never cloying, rich but finely balanced and full of deep, complex raisin flavours. More >

£17.50
Half Bottle

£210
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AU10522
Product Type
Other Fortified
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
18.0%
Dominant Grape
Muscat
Reviews (5) >

Riesling Estate, Famille Hugel 2016

Hugel's redesigned Estate Riesling (formerly labelled as ‘Tradition’) is made with grapes mostly from the grand cru Schoenenbourg site in Riquewihr, which has the ability to retain freshness even in warmer vintages. More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
Due in 27-Apr Order Now
Product Code
AL15741
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (4) >

Mérite Wrattonbully Malbec 2016

Impressive single vineyard malbec rom the little-known region of Wrattonbully, near Coonawarra in South Australia. This has a plush and luxurious nose of redcurrant, blackberry and vanilla. The palate is full-bodied, More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AU23131
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot

Domaine Saint-Denis, Mâcon-Lugny Calcaires de Mépilly 2016

NEW The domaine is tiny, the attention to detail meticulous and the yields low. This accounts for the wine’s concentration, while the limestone soils lend this Mâcon an unusual, and delightful, freshness and minerality. More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU69161
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

Pouilly-Fumé Mademoiselle de "T" du Château de Tracy 2019

A beautifully presented wine, made by the prestigious Château de Tracy exclusively from estate-grown fruit, this is a fine expression of Loire sauvignon, ripe and seductively aromatic but fresh and long. More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
LO16041
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

Chignin-Bergeron Au Pied des Tours, Domaine Jean-François Quénard 2019

Bergeron is the local name for the roussanne grape and is the speciality of the village of Chignin a few miles south of Chambéry in the shadow of the French Alps. Full-flavoured, though crispier than a roussanne from More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
JU1571
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Roussanne

Coteaux du Layon Saint-Aubin ‘Les Varennes', Domaine Cady 2017

Sweet Loire chenins are among the greatest dessert whites of the world, characterised by vivid freshness and great keeping potential. This is a concentrated but refreshing older-vine Layon, with complex botrytised notes More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
LO15371
Product Type
White Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc
Reviews (1) >

The Society's Exhibition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

A textbook Central Otago pinot, from one of New Zealand’s most respected winemakers, Paul Pujol. Cool nighttime temperatures here give freshness to the wine, which has an expressive nose of cherry and clove and a More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
NZ11971
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (13) >

The Society's Exhibition Tawny Port, 10 Years Old

Fragrant Tawny Port with a smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances from ageing in small oak barrels, this has lovely sweet nutty flavours on the palate that resonate with the creamy savouriness of Stilton. It is More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
PN111
Product Type
Port
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
20.0%
Reviews (12) >

Pineau des Charentes, Château d'Orignac

A delicious digestif. If you find full-strength brandy a little strong, this is a great alternative. Made from Cognac, but sweetened with red grape juice just after harvest, this is a rich nutty, figgy delight. More >

£18
Bottle

£108
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
LR131
Product Type
Brandy
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
18.0%
Reviews (1) >

Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

This flagship New Zealand producer always comes up with the goods. A great sauvignon with bright lemon-peel and grapefruit aromas, developing a more pronounced gooseberry note on the intense palate. Dry, crisp and More >

£18
Bottle
Save £2

£108
Case of 6
Save £12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
NZ10071
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
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  • 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.