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The Society's Chilean Pinot Noir, Leyda 2018

Bright and juicy pinot with attractive black cherry fruit.10% was fermented and aged in tank for freshness, with the rest matured in barrel for about 10 months, a quarter of which was new oak for a little extra More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
QVG-CE10491
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (2) >

The Society's Chilean Pinot Noir, Leyda 2019

2019 was a ripe year in Chile, producing lovely black-cherry scented pinot noir with a fresh and bright palate. 78% was matured in barrels to soften the tannins and 22% was tank fermented and matured to capture the More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-CE10951
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (2) >

Koyle Los Lingues Single Vineyard Alto Colchagua Reserva Carmenère 2018

Planted in a coolish spot in Chile for carmenère, enhancing its aromatic complexity, and rendering it fresher and more drinkable than the 'fruit bomb' style from warmer spots. Ripe yet fresh and spicy-tasting with hints More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-CE11001
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Carmenere
Reviews (12) >

The Society's English White 2018

Our flagship English white wine is zingy, fresh and dry, with citrus and white-fruit aromas. A perfect aperitif. More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-EN1381
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Reviews (1) >

Three Choirs Rosé 2018

The superb 2018 vintage in England has given Three Choirs everything they needed to produce this juicy, ripe, strawberry-driven pink. A perfectly refreshing, and perfectly delicious, glass of wine for summer and beyond. More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
QVG-EN1421
Product Type
Rose Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
11.0%

Viña Zorzal Graciano, Navarra 2017

An exciting, spicy, black-fruited Spanish gem. Graciano, once much more widely planted in Spain (and one of the supporting grapes in Rioja), is being appreciated anew for its aroma and freshness. The talented Sanz More >

£8.50
Bottle

£51
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-SP15341
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Graciano

Viña Zorzal Graciano, Navarra 2018

The Sanz family has made a brilliant graciano in 2018. This has the spicy, earthy character typical of this Rioja grape but with wonderful gentle, sweet fruit. Graciano, once much more widely planted in Spain (and one More >

£8.50
Bottle

£51
Case of 6
Due in 10-Apr Order Now
Product Code
QVG-SP15561
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Graciano
Reviews (1) >

Navajas Blanco Crianza, Rioja 2016

A broadly flavoured, round and smooth white Rioja, showing off the intense toasty vanilla flavours that come from oak ageing. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-SP15371
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Maccabeu
Reviews (6) >

Black Kalavryta, Tetramythos 2018

Black Kalavryta is an extremely rare grape, only worked with commercially on a small scale by Tetramythos in the Peloponnese region of Greece. This 2018 vintage is elegant and bright, with cherry and strawberry aromas. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-GR1591
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Kalavryta
Reviews (2) >

Frascati, Principe Pallavicini 2018

A delightful introduction to Frascati, gentle on the palate with lovely creamy texture from malvasia puntinata grapes, a Pallavicini speciality. The wine the Romans drink, if they are lucky. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£53.50
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
QVG-IT27381
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Malvasia

Frascati, Principe Pallavicini 2019

A delightful introduction to Frascati, elegant, fresh and crisp, this is made from the malvasia puntinata grape, a Pallavicini speciality, and its citrus skin aroma and linear lemony style is delicious with creamy pasta More >

£8.95
Bottle

£53.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-IT29421
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Reviews (10) >

Ventoux Les Traverses, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2018

This full-flavoured Rhône from the exceptional 2018 vintage is made from mainly grenache with a big splash of syrah. Cool breezes coming off the mountain give this an attractive and juicy fruit flavour. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-RH53941
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha
Reviews (10) >

Côtes-du-Rhône, Château Courac 2015

Generous and rich in the 2015 vintage, this is a full-bodied fruity Rhône red from the village of Laudun. Syrah plays a significant part in the blend, hence the deep colour and dark spicy fruit. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-RH51191
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah

Grignan-les-Adhémar Rouge, Secret de Terroir, Domaine de Montine 2016

Once known as Tricastin and famous for its truffles, this is the sort of deliciously quaffable Rhône red that could accompany a simple dish of sausage and mash - with or without truffle! More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-RH47851
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah
Reviews (2) >

Finca Antigua Unico Crianza, La Mancha 2013

A good old-fashioned Spanish style of wine made by a talented team, this velvety tempranillo-cabernet-merlot blend is mellow, smoky, savoury and wonderfully well integrated after maturation in old oak barrels. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£57
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-SP14681
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore, Tenute Pieralisi 2018

Verdicchio is one of Italy's finest native white grapes. With bright acidity and mouthwatering citrus and mineral notes, this crisp fresh wine is perfect paired with seafood, salads or pasta dishes. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-IT28611
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Verdicchio
Reviews (2) >

Val de Loire Chenin de Jardin, J. Mourat 2018

NEW Jérémie Mourat is one of the most creative young growers we know (as you’ll see from the fun label here!). This is an aromatic, bright and juicy organic chenin showing the warmth of the Vendée. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£57
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-LO15261
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc
Reviews (6) >

Anjou, Domaine Cady 2018

Pristine Loire chenin blanc from a ripe and generous vintage, this is packed with creamy stone-fruit flavours and balanced by a bright yet delicate aroma and refreshing finish. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-LO14911
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc
Reviews (4) >

Coteaux du Giennois, Domaine de Villargeau 2018

Riper and fuller bodied than usual in this warmer vintage, Marc Thibault's blend has nevertheless retained this Loire sauvignon's essential freshness, similar to nearby appellation Pouilly-Fumé but at a more modest More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-LO15051
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Reviews (6) >

The Society’s Chianti Rufina 2016

Fruity and soft with a perfumed smoky bouquet typical of the Rufina region, this is a delicious Chianti designed for easy pleasure and gastronomic versatility. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-IT26301
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese

Tariquet Côté Chardonnay-Sauvignon, Côtes de Gascogne 2018

The two best-known white grape varieties come together to make a refreshing, light and fruity white from Gascony in the south-west of France. Versatile enough to go with multiple dishes or to enjoy on its own. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£57
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-FC37001
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (6) >

Rainer Wess Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal 2018

Made using 100% estate-grown fruit for the first time, this is a ripe, textural and focused Austrian grüner veltliner, with flavours of stone-fruit and spice, from a father/daughter operation in Krems. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£57
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-AA2601
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Gruner Veltliner
Reviews (10) >

Punkt Genau Light Zweigelt, Weinviertel

At just 9.5% alcohol, this is a brilliantly juicy and refreshing Austrian red, made using the zweigelt grape. Crisp, bright and ripe, the bottle is bursting with cherry and blackcurrant fruit. Chill slightly for maximum More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-AA2661
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
9.5%
Dominant Grape
Zweigelt
Reviews (1) >

Faldeos Nevados Malbec 2018

A great any-occasion red. This Argentine malbec’s round body, generous black-cherry flavour and soft ripe tannins will stand up to the heartiest of fare. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-AR4011
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot
Reviews (2) >

The Society’s Vin d’Alsace 2018

A classic blend of Alsace grape varieties from the historic house of Hugel in Riquewihr, making for an adaptable, gently aromatic dry white, that is crisp and fresh. Always a great buy and excellent introduction to More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-AL15311
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Sylvaner
Reviews (3) >

Château de la Grave ‘Caractère', Côtes de Bourg 2016

This excellent Bordeaux property makes one of our members' favourite clarets. The 2016 is ripe and concentrated, with lovely purity of fruit. Another fine vintage from the Bassereau family. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-CB5641
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Reviews (3) >

Glorioso Crianza, Rioja 2016

An elegant and modern Rioja which is velvety and substantial with fragrant red-fruit flavour and a lick of vanilla oak. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-SP15361
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
Reviews (3) >

Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Riesling 2018

Washington riesling is gaining traction and with this intense lime-and-lemon-scented, peachy, full and off-dry example it's easy to see why. A versatile option for food (try it with aromatic Thai or Chinese noodle More >

£9.95
Bottle

£119
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-US8611
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (15) >

The Society's White Burgundy 2018

Our best-loved wine for many years, this Mâcon white continues to rise above the ebb and flow of fashion. Buyer Tim Sykes works with long-term supplier Jean-Marc Darbon to craft a blend that is of consistently good More >

£9.95
Bottle

£119
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-BU72261
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Château Thieuley Blanc, Bordeaux 2018

From his home property in Entre-Deux-Mers, oenology prof Francis Courselle certainly raised the Bordeaux white-wine bar. His daughters are keeping the magic with this aromatic, unoaked blend of semillon, sauvignon blanc More >

£9.95
Bottle

£119
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-BW6641
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Château de Blissa, Côtes de Bourg 2014

Owner and hands-on winemaker Stéphane Destrade has made a fresh, vibrant wine in 2014 with good structure and concentration. Merlot is the main variety, but 20% of malbec adds spice and depth. More >

£9.95
Bottle

£119
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-CB5121
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Reviews (6) >

The Society's Exhibition Côte de Brouilly 2018

A fruity yet elegant Côte de Brouilly that captures both the ripeness of the vintage whilst maintaining the characteristic 'grip' of this Beaujolais cru. Produced for us by Les Vins Aujoux, this showcases dark cherry, More >

£9.95
Bottle

£119
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-BJ7931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (13) >

Pecorino Abruzzo, Contesa 2018

Well-balanced full-flavoured and food-friendly dry white. Rocco Pasetti was one of the very first to champion the excellent Abruzzo white grape pecorino, and his many years of experience growing it help him make it More >

£9.95
Bottle

£59.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-IT26681
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pecorino
Reviews (4) >

The Society's Gavi 2018

Gavi is all the rage and 2018 was an excellent harvest at the fine Battistina vineyard, which is the source of this admirably generous full dry white. We're delighted with how this has turned out and hope you will be More >

£9.95
Bottle

£119
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
QVG-IT27141
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Cortese

The Society's Gavi 2019

Gavi is a great go-to white wine. Fresh crisp and dry with lemon and green apple aromas, and mineral weight on the palate this Italian white is lovely by the glass but it will also pair easily with a range of dishes More >

£9.95
Bottle

£119
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-IT28771
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Cortese

Pecorino Abruzzo, Contesa 2019

Well-balanced full-flavoured and food-friendly dry Italian white. Rocco Pasetti was one of the very first to champion the excellent Abruzzo white grape pecorino, and his wine has deservedly gained a considerable More >

£9.95
Bottle

£59.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-IT29291
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pecorino
Reviews (20) >

Viognier Grès du Trias, Coteaux de l'Ardèche, Vignerons Ardéchois 2018

This is a lovely, deeply expressive viognier grown on sandstone soils in the southern Ardèche. Fragrant and full-bodied, it would be perfect with crayfish or a chicken korma. More >

£9.95
Bottle

£59.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-RH53591
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Viognier
Reviews (6) >

Foresco Umbria, Barberani 2017

Generous warm-flavoured Italian red that makes a great alternative to pricier super-Tuscans. It is a well-judged blend of 80% sangiovese with 10% each merlot and cabernet sauvignon. More >

£10.50
Bottle

£63
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
QVG-IT27951
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese
Reviews (9) >

Foresco Umbria, Barberani 2017

Generous warm-flavoured Italian red that makes a great alternative to pricier super-Tuscans. It is a well-judged blend of 80% sangiovese with 10% each merlot and cabernet sauvignon. More >

£10.50
Bottle

£126
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
QVG-IT27951A
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese
Reviews (2) >

Valpolicella, Coffele 2018

Lovely gentle and fragrant Valpolicella, natural and unadorned, from Coffele's organically cultivated vineyards not far from Lake Garda in northern Italy. 2018 was an abundant harvest, and one of their best. More >

£10.50
Bottle

£126
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-IT28081
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Corvina
Reviews (1) >

The Society's Valpolicella Ripasso 2017

Ripe and supple Italian red with lovely sweet cherry fruit and spicy character which makes it very user-friendly with a remarkable variety of tasty dishes, or on its own. A 'baby Amarone', ripasso is made by passing new More >

£10.50
Bottle

£63
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-IT26781
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Corvina
Reviews (5) >

The Society's Exhibition Fleurie 2018

Attractive floral Fleurie, in keeping with its name, with intensely perfumed aromas and a ripe yet fresh palate. 2018 was an outstanding vintage for Beaujolais with this wine being crowned a Wine Champion in 2019 to More >

£10.50
Bottle

£126
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-BJ7911
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (13) >

Château Thieuley Rouge, Bordeaux 2015

This ripe and generous Bordeaux (70% merlot and 30% cabernet sauvignon) comes from the highly respected Courselle family property in La Sauve. An outstanding wine that is already drinking beautifully. More >

£10.95
Bottle

£131
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-CB5381
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Reviews (1) >

Nuna Mendoza Syrah 2018

We were very much taken with this organically grown syrah from Argentina. Packed with black-fruit flavour, it achieves a lovely balance between invigorating fresh tar and black-pepper notes. More >

£10.95
Bottle

£65.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-AR4141
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (14) >

Weinert Carrascal Corte Clásico Mendoza 2015

Startlingly original Argentine red, adored by claret fans. Bag a prime steak for this rich, velvety blend of high-altitude malbec, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, aged for three years in cask for a discreet hum rather More >

£10.95
Bottle

£131
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-AR4151
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cabernet Sauvignon

Hans Igler Classic Blaufränkisch, Mittelburgenland 2017

Fine bright Austrian blaufränkisch, singing right now and priced for a song. An upfront example of the red-fruited charms that define the grape, along with subtle spicy complexity and an overall elegance that stood out More >

£10.95
Bottle

£65.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-AA2581
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Blaufrankisch
Reviews (1) >

Cabidos Vin Doux, Cuvée Saint Clément, Petit Manseng 2015 50cl

A gorgeous southern French nectar from late-picked petit manseng grapes in a lost world amidst rolling countryside near the Pyrenees. Sweet yet balanced by tingling freshness, and with the added weight of the excellent More >

£10.95
Bottle

£65.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-FC36141
Product Type
White Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Manseng
Reviews (27) >

Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes, Thymiopoulos 2018

Bright, pure and elegant Greek red with a wonderful perfume of red fruits and a twist of fresh mint. Wonderfully friendly yet deceptively complex, reminiscent of a cross between pinot noir and nebbiolo, made by the More >

£10.95
Bottle

£65.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-GR1571
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Xynomavro
Reviews (3) >

Petite Arvine Val d'Aosta, La Crotta di Vegneron 2018

Fragrant spicy white from a fine typically Swiss variety here grown in Italy's Valle d'Aosta in confidential quantities! More >

£10.95
Bottle
Save £2.55

£65.50
Case of 6
Save £15.50
In Stock
Product Code
QVG-IT27391
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Petite Arvine
Reviews (1) >

Orvieto Classico Superiore Castagnolo, Barberani 2018

A delicious Italian favourite. Niccolò Barberani puts heart and soul into this brilliant organic blend, which has deservedly become the most popular of a very high-grade range of wines Barberani makes, with its More >

£10.95
Bottle

£131
Case of 12
Due in 24-Apr Order Now
Product Code
QVG-IT27941
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Grechetto
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  • 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.