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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Pauletts Polish Hill River Riesling 2017

NEW A mouthwatering, zesty and bone-dry white from Australia’s foremost riesling region, the Clare Valley. Lemon and lime leap out of the glass while the palate’s poised and zingy citrus flavours leave you refreshed and More >

£10.95
Bottle

£131
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
AU21041
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (2) >

The Society's Exhibition Victoria Shiraz 2017

World-class shiraz at a world-beating price. Made for us at Mount Langi, from small parcels of estate-grown grapes, this vibrant shiraz is a silk-clad delight of black fruits, spiced with black pepper and wonderfully More >

£14.95
Bottle

£89.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU21781A
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (14) >

Langhe Nebbiolo, Rizzi 2017

A perfumed ‘baby Barolo’ from one of Italy’s great names, with fine cherry fruit and spice-laden sophistication. It was on retasting at the end of the 2020 Wine Champions tasting session that this wine really showed us More >

£14.95
Bottle

£179
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
IT28371
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Nebbiolo
Reviews (2) >

Ignacio Recabarren Casablanca Pinot Noir 2019

Wonderfully intense and perfumed Chilean pinot with exquisite silky palate. Made from a mature vineyard in one of the coolest parts of the Casablanca valley by master winemaker Ignacio Recabarren. More >

£15
Bottle

£180
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CE11011
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (9) >

Fitou, Domaine Jones 2017

Full-bodied, ripe, plummy, figgy and rich-tasting southern French red from from the Languedoc-Roussillon. A heart-warming pairing with a comforting beef stew or spicy chilli con carne. More >

£15.50
Bottle

£93
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC37641
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Carignan Grenache

Limoux Blanc, Domaine de Mouscaillo 2017

From a remarkable vineyard, high up in the hills above Limoux, which is windswept and barren but where chardonnay grows well, producing a wine with Burgundian finesse. This is very fine, steely even, with the depth and More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC37671
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

Pinot Noir, Haute Vallée de l'Aude, Domaine de Mouscaillo 2017

A delicate and fragrant southern French pinot noir from a desolate spot, high above the Aude Valley, swept by Pyrenean breezes. Delicious cherry flavours and a touch of spice lead into a well-rounded and satisfying More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC37681
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Domaine du Tariquet, Dernières Grives, Côtes de Gascogne 2016

Sweet, late-harvested wine from the petit manseng grape. This is golden, honeyed with a touch of tropical-fruit flavours and delightfully fresh. Perfect with fruity salads and tarts, or even a crème brûlée perhaps. More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC35931
Product Type
White Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Manseng

Coteaux du Languedoc Clos des Lièvres, Mas Gabriel 2016

Lovely syrah-based red from near Pézenas where there is volcanic soil nearby, always good for growing grapes. Syrah and grenache create here a ripe-tasting, fruity southern French red with plenty of charaecter and More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC36851
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah

Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Lieser 2018

Just as in 2017, Thomas Haag is a stand-out producer here. This fine German riesling is all peach and yellow plums with a touch of sweetness and cleansing acidity. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE12931
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
8.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (8) >

The Society's Exhibition Pouilly-Fumé 2017

Bottled for us towards the end of last year by Sophie Landrat-Guyollot, who gives her wines longer ageing on the fine lees for freshness, finesse and complexity. An exquisite example of Loire sauvignon blanc. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
LO14741
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Reviews (4) >

The Society's Exhibition New Zealand Chardonnay 2018

A single-vineyard wine made exclusively for us from Kiwi chardonnay maestros Kumeu River. A delicious wine showing a touch of struck match and vanilla on the nose, with green apple and citrus peel coming through on the More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
NZ11131
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Clay, Elgin 2018

The cooler clay soils in this cool southerly South African region make for long, slow maturation and architecture which benefits from a little time in bottle. Gentle pinot colour, with subtle strawberry fruit and still More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA15851
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (17) >

The Society's Exhibition Rioja Reserva 2013

Winner of a Silver medal at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, this is a smooth, savoury and stylish reserva from La Rioja Alta. Graceful, mature and made from 100% tempranillo, it was aged traditionally in American More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
SP14931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
Reviews (1) >

Pisano Family Selection Grand Reserve Tannat 2017

Powerful and balanced tannat from the Pisano estate's best vineyards, matured for 14 months in oak barrels to soften the tannins and it is a lovely example of a Uruguayan tannat. Completely different from arid and More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
UR541
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tannat
Reviews (15) >

The Society's Exhibition Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

We’re thrilled to welcome this classic Californian wine to our range. 2018 was a wonderful vintage but also quite large. This allowed Schug, a producer we have worked with many times in the past and whom we hugely More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Due in 04-Sep Order Now
Product Code
US9001
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (2) >

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

Madiran, Domaine Pichard 2010

Dominated by its huge structure, this is tannic with some austerity, but good to drink now with the right sort of food. Uncork, decant and serve with cassoulet, confit of duck or venison. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC29441
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Tannat
Reviews (1) >

Carignan, Pays d'Aude, Domaine La Tasque 2015

Juliet Bruce-Jones MW bought many lovely wines in her time as buyer for The Wine Society. Now she is making her own down in the Minervois. This 2015 is made from very ripe carignan and is full-bodied and rich - the More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC34401
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
15.0%
Dominant Grape
Carignan
Reviews (5) >

The Society's Exhibition Alsace Gewurztraminer 2015

Predominantly from the grand cru vineyard Sporen and in a rich and powerful vintage, this is a generous, creamy gewurz, lifted by hints of citrus peel on the finish. The Hugel estate is one of the best-known houses in More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL14581
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer
Reviews (1) >

Château de Beauregard, Saint-Véran Vernay 2016

From a cool vineyard, this bright and fresh white Burgundy was tank fermented to capture its crystalline freshness. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU66861
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (3) >

Marqués de Casa Concha Etiqueta Negra Puente Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Exclusive to The Wine Society, this fine and cedary Chilean cabernet sauvignon (60%), cabernet franc (32%) and petit verdot (8%) blend is made from the excellent Mariscal vineyard at 650m in Puente Alto, one of the best More >

£16.50
Bottle

£99
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE10311
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Reviews (1) >

Saint-Péray ‘La Sauvagère', Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2018

A northern Rhône appellation, once best known for fizz, is truly reborn! This opulent, utterly gorgeous marsanne from Saint-Péray is aged partly in oak and partly in egg-shaped concrete vats, resulting in a wine with More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH54671
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne
Reviews (5) >

Pouilly-Fumé Mademoiselle de 'T' du Château de Tracy 2018

NEW An exquisite new wine, made by the prestigious Château de Tracy, classically Loire (even in this warmer, riper vintage) and classically Pouilly-Fumé, with hints of gunflint on the nose and a pristine, long palate. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
LO15321
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

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

Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Kabinett, von Hövel 2018

Max Von Kunow represents a new generation ? and an exhilarating new force in Germany’s Saar region. Expect delicate floral notes with hints of blackcurrant and lovely freshness and with the concentration of this fine More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE12971
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
7.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Maury Solera ‘1928' cask number 837

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

Arbin Vin de Savoie Mondeuse, ‘La Belle Romaine', Château de Mérande 2017

A typical Savoyard red made from the local mondeuse grape. Dark, husky and brimming with forest fruits. Drink cool with charcuterie or a hearty stew. More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
JU1301
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Mondeuse
Reviews (4) >

Pinot Noir, Coteaux du Grésivaudan, Domaine Finot 2017

From a tiny estate near Grenoble in the far east of France, this is a lovely, sappy, herby, cherry-like Jura pinot with both delicacy and charm. Perfect with roast chicken. More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
JU1401
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.3%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (7) >

The Society's Exhibition Gigondas 2013

Produced exclusively for us by Louis Barruol of Château Saint-Cosme, this Gigondas needed some time in our cellars, but has woken up in style! Showing sweet-and-sour cherry and dried redcurrant from the grenache and More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH41211
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah
Reviews (10) >

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 >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
PN111
Product Type
Port
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
20.0%
Reviews (6) >

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%

Lirac Rouge Baron Louis, Château de Montfaucon 2015

This comes from a historic estate that looks over the Rhône opposite Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The wines here are marked by long barrel ageing which gives them a certain patina. Rich spicy fruit and great complexity. More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH54361
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre
Reviews (14) >

Hunter's MiruMiru Marlborough Brut NV

This is made by members’ favourite Hunter’s in Marlborough, New Zealand. A super fizz from the classic Champagne blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, and made using the traditional method. There is green More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SG1821
Product Type
Sparkling Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (13) >

Half bottle of Romate Amontillado Olvidado

Winner of a Gold medal at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, this is a selection of old amontillado that had been lying for 25 years plus untouched and forgotten in the Sánchez Romate cellars, where their top More >

£17
Half Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
SH952
Product Type
Sherry
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
20.0%
Dominant Grape
Palomino
Reviews (4) >

Undurraga TH Maule Garnacha-Cariñena-Monastrell 2015

Lovely blend of 69% garnacha for richness, 27% cariñena for freshness and 4% monastrell for grip. Matured for a year in 225-litre barrels, then another in foudres, this is a wine of controlled power, ripe yet not heavy. More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE10501
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Garnacha / Carignan / Mourvedre
Reviews (1) >

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
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE10531
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Carmenere
Reviews (2) >

The Society's Exhibition Alto Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Cabernet sauvignon thrives in the Alto Maipo’s warm, alluvial, gravelly soils formed by the Maipo River. The climate is moderated by the high altitude and the cool nightime air that descends from the nearby Andes More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CE10761
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, Château Vignelaure 2012

A richly scented cabernet sauvignon-syrah blend from the south of France. There is blackcurrant and blackberry fruit with a touch of olive sprinkled with Provençal herbs, and the smooth tannins are the result of long More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC33101
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Shiraz

Château Beaumont, Haut-Médoc 2012

A medium-bodied Beaumont with plenty of charm which will start to be ready for drinking relatively early. In the style of 2007 but better, we thought. 53% cabernet sauvignon, 47% merlot. More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM16791
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (4) >

Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés, Domaines Schlumberger 2017

A delicious, consistently excellent Alsace gewurz which is enhanced by the addition of grand cru fruit from Schlumberger's significant vineyard holdings. Gently spicy, creamy textured, refined and charming. More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AL15391
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer
Reviews (3) >

Zaha Marsanne 2018

Lovely aromas of greengages and orange zest abound in this classic Rhône variety, happily transplanted to Chacayes. Ripe and full on the palate, fresh and long on the finish, this is a delicious Argentine white. More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AR4111
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne
Reviews (13) >

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

Voted a Wine Champion in our 2018 blind tastings to find the best of our best for drinking now, this is a gloriously rich, lusciously sweet fortified Australian muscat. Its deep colour and complex flavours are the More >

£17
Half Bottle

£204
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 (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

Fairview 'La Beryl Blanc' Straw Wine, Paarl 2017

An exquisite golden nectar made from chenin and muscat de Frontignan grapes air dried on straw mats. Perfect, dessicated berries were gently pressed and fermented to produce a beautifully fresh and pure South African More >

£17.50
Bottle

£105
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA14471
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
11.0%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc
Reviews (3) >

Mount Koinga Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

The vines in this this small single-vineyard property are treated with the meticulous care of a prized garden, with everything cared for by hand day-in, day-out. The resultant wine - a classic New Zealand pinot noir - More >

£17.50
Bottle
Save £2

£210
Case of 12
Save £24
In Stock
Product Code
NZ9791
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The opulent style of this Kiwi sauvignon, with vivid scents of pink grapefruit, lemon and peach, is hardly typical of Marlborough, but former Cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd’s unique take on the grape is a flagship of More >

£17.50
Bottle

£210
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
NZ11401
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Reviews (1) >

The Society's Exhibition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

This is textbook Central Otago pinot, from one of New Zealand's most respected winemakers, Paul Pujol. This has an expressive nose of cherry and clove and a well-structured palate, with dark cherry and plum flavours. More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
NZ11261
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (10) >

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 (2) >

Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett, von Hövel 2017

With a new generation driving ambition and quality upward at this fine German estate, this wine is more tightly coiled than it used to be, more finely etched; more focused too, clean and precise with wonderful herby More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE11771
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
8.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
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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.