Vegetarian Wines

Meat-avoiders, rejoice! Our suppliers have confirmed that the below wines are vegetarian (as per The Vegetarian Society's definition. For more information, take a look at our FAQ). Please note however that some may use egg whites and/or milk proteins in the clarifying (aka 'fining') process and are therefore not suitable for vegans. For wines suitable for vegans, click here.

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Dominus Napa Valley 2014

A Napa cabernet with a French heritage: this world-class wine has been crafted by Bordeaux grandee Christian Moueix since 1981, and the 2014 vintage really shows the elegance of this formidable pedigree. A blend of 86% More >

£193
Bottle

£1,158
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-US7631
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Hochheimer Hölle, Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Künstler 2015

This is a wonderfully concentrated and complex dessert riesling with flavours of pineapple, crystallised citrus peel and angelica. Outstanding. More >

£125
Half Bottle
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£1,500
Case of 12
Save £408
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-GE11222
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
6.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
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
QVT-CH3924
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay 2017

This legendary Australian chardonnay was hand harvested from biodynamic vineyards, whole-bunch pressed and fermented with wild yeast in barriques, amphorae and ceramic egg. There are flint, green apple and lemon notes More >

£78
Bottle

£468
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-AU22061
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (25) >

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
QVT-CH2871
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (18) >

5-Litre Box of Côtes-du-Rhône, Famille Jaume

Bag yourself the chance to enjoy Côtes-du-Rhône on tap! This box contains five lovely litres of round and fruity red from Domaine Jaume, who have been supplying The Wine Society with Côtes-du-Rhône since 1981. With a More >

£45
Box
Due in 15-Jul Order Now
Product Code
QVT-RH49945
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah
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
QVT-CH1891
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
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
QVT-CH4151
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Quinta dos Carvalhais Branco Especial, Dão (Bottled 2017)

A blend of '05, '06, and '09 vintages, kept in barrel on average 10 years, this extraordinary Portuguese white wine is just the third modern-day release of its kind. Rich and spicy, still displaying some creamy oak More >

£40
Bottle

£120
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-PW7611
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Reviews (5) >

Champagne Lilbert Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Perlé NV

Champagne is, of course, a sparkling wine, and those all-important bubbles are all to do with the amount of sugar added to the juice – the more the sugar the bigger the bubbles. The tradition in Cramant is to make less More >

£39.50
Bottle

£237
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-CH2951
Product Type
Champagne
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

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
QVT-CH3941
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

El Sacramento, Rioja 2014

A stunning, single-vineyard Rioja which comes from a new property shaking up the scene in Spain. The vineyard is ancient, first planted in the 17th century, but the winemaking is modern thanks to the talent of Jesus More >

£39
Bottle

£234
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-SP13481
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
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
QVT-CH3581
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

LTU La Consulta Malbec 2013

Fine, finessed, floral-scented Argentine malbec from an excellent cool year. Made by Cristobal Undurraga of Koyle, it was matured for 28 months in barrel, of which 30% were new. This is a superb wine with many years More >

£36
Bottle

£216
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-AR3791
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.8%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot
Reviews (19) >

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

£175
Case of 6
Save £35
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-CH461
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (6) >

Graticciaia, Vallone 2013

One of Italy's great red wines and a true vino da meditazione for savouring slowly with good friends. Made from the best fruit of Vallone's old bush-vine negroamaro, partially dried on grattici (straw mats) in the More >

£35
Bottle

£210
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-IT25771
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Negroamaro

Saint-Joseph Blanc Les Granilites, Chapoutier 2017

Full-flavoured marsanne showing complex flavours of white peach with a hint of nuttiness so typical of the whites from this northern Rhône appellation. A delicious partner for a full-on fish or turkey pie. More >

£32
Bottle

£192
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-RH54641
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne
Reviews (24) >

Nyetimber Brut Classic Cuvée NV

A superb English sparkling wine more than a decade in the planning, Nyetimber’s multi-vintage wine is a full-flavoured, savoury standard-bearer. Predominantly chardonnay alongside pinots noir and meunier, the blend is More >

£31
Bottle

£186
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-SG2131
Product Type
Sparkling Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
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
QVT-CH3841
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Cuvée Léo, Domaine Frédéric Mochel 2015

Alsace riesling produces exceptional dessert wines with a particular affinity for baked custards like crème brûlée or lemon tart. Mochel’s delightful late-harvest riesling is marked out by its purity and finesse, with More >

£29.50
Bottle

£354
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-AL13811
Product Type
White Wine
Style
6 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Te Mata Bullnose Hawke's Bay Syrah 2015

Treading an admirable line between power and poise, this is a dense, rich and black-fruited syrah. For all its considerable presence on the palate, the wine never feels heavy thanks to fresh acidity and perfectly More >

£29.50
Bottle
Save £3.50

£177
Case of 6
Save £21
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-NZ9851
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Magnum of Nino Franco Brut Prosecco Superiore NV

A magnum of fine fizz looks fantastic, and this one tasted so good that the choice to stock it in this party-perfect format seemed a natural decision. Its enticing blossom and pear notes on the nose follow onto the More >

£29
Magnum

£87
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-SG2804
Product Type
Sparkling Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
11.0%
Reviews (3) >

Pisano-Arretxea Grand Reserve Progreso 2011

The Basques brought the tannat variety and the Italians brought winemaking expertise to Uruguay. How fitting that the third generation of Pisanos united Italian and Basque origins as Don César Pisano married Doña María More >

£29
Bottle

£348
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-UR461
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Tannat

Kumeu River Coddington Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Coddington is a vineyard of clay-based soils and often displays slightly more peach and apricot fruit on the aroma and is perhaps the ripest and most upfront of the three single-vineyard wines Kumeu made in this More >

£28
Bottle

£168
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-NZ11761
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Muscat Cap Corse, Domaine Arena 2015

This is from a tiny appellation, restricted to a few rugged acres in the far north of Corsica. A vin doux naturel, minty, citrusy and a wonderful and original alternative dessert wine. Pair it with a citrus flavoured More >

£27
Bottle

£324
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-FC33841
Product Type
White Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
16.0%
Dominant Grape
Muscat
Reviews (3) >

Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais 2010

Vigorous young single-quinta Port from one of Cockburn's finest vineyards. The high proportion of touriga nacional in the blend brings floral perfume to this dense and satisfying wine, with luscious ripe-berry fruit and More >

£26
Bottle

£156
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-PT1911
Product Type
Port
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
20.0%
Reviews (2) >

Zaha Toko Vineyard Paraje Altamira Malbec 2016

Ripe yet fresh wine with a caressing silky palate. The soils in the cool Altamira region of Argentina, combined with the cool vintage, give an exquisite, fine-grained texture. Co-fermented with cabernet franc and petit More >

£25
Bottle

£150
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-AR4091
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.3%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot

Pinot Blanc "B", Domaine Albert Boxler 2016

The B in the name of this Alsace pinot blanc refers to the grand cru Brand, which supplies the grapes for this wine. A warm site, the wine nevertheless retains a fine core of acidity and a refreshing mineral streak More >

£24
Bottle

£288
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-AL14221
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Blanc

Magnum of Lirac Blanc La Fermade, Domaine Maby 2017

A white Rhône that never ceases to amaze for its freshness and vitality. The 2017 is full-flavoured yet crisp and refreshing with it. The secret here is the use of the picpoul grape, which naturally retains its More >

£24
Magnum

£144
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-RH50114
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Blanc
Reviews (1) >

Greywacke 'Wild' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

A New Zealand sauvignon unlike many others. Fermented in old oak with wild yeasts, this wine has taken on a more complex character, with bold passionfruit and rosemary notes on the nose, creamy medium-bodied palate with More >

£24
Bottle

£288
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-NZ11151
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

Graham's Blend No 5 White Port

A new and different take on white Port, designed with a refreshing 'Portonic' in mind, and dressed in a unique and beautiful designer-illustrated bottle. Have your ice, slice of lemon and fresh mint to hand, and share More >

£23.50
Bottle

£141
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-PN251
Product Type
Port
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
19.0%
Reviews (13) >

Champagne Jules Camuset Brut NV

Benefiting from the expertise of the great Boizel house, this delicious blend of 55% pinot meunier, 30% pinot noir and 15% chardonnay is a perennial hit with members and the perfect fizz for all kinds of celebrations. More >

£23.50
Bottle

£117.50
Case of 6
Save £23.50
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-CH771
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (13) >

The Society's Exhibition English Sparkling Wine NV

Made for us by Ridgeview in Sussex, this has class, finesse and freshness thanks to the classic blend of Champagne grapes: pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier. Perfect for sipping and celebrating. More >

£23
Bottle

£138
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-SG2741
Product Type
Sparkling Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (4) >

East London Liquor Company London Dry Gin

One of the first 'craft gins' we listed and still a firm favourite, this is made to a classic London Dry recipe and has an irresistibly vibrant juniper bouquet leading to lemon-pith, grapefruit and floral notes on the More >

£22.50
Bottle

£135
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-GN221
Alcohol Level
40.0%
Reviews (4) >

Thymiopoulos Rapsani Terra Petra 2017

Apostolos Thymiopoulos is a master of Greece's xinomavro grape. Ripe and naturally sweet in fruit, from the warmer climate in the foothills of Mount Olympus. More >

£22
Bottle

£132
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-GR1601
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Xynomavro
Reviews (9) >

Champagne Jean de Foigny Brut Premier Cru NV

Pocket-friendly premier cru Champagne that swatted aside some more expensive names from the region in our 2020 Wine Champions tasting, winning high marks in a crowded line-up. Expect a classic lemony toasty nose, More >

£22
Bottle

£110
Case of 6
Save £22
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-CH3761
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Rainer Wess Ried Pfaffenberg 1ÖTW Riesling 2016

This Austrian white has hit its stride beautifully. Riesling is a real passion of Rainer Wess’, and while it shows the same peppery hint that typifies the house style, there’s an unmistakably different spectrum of More >

£21.50
Bottle
Save £2.50

£258
Case of 12
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In Stock
Product Code
QVT-AA2741
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (3) >

Pinot Noir Côte de Rouffach, Muré 2016

Luscious Alsace pinot noir from specialists the Muré family, with good colour, a touch of spice, and bright wild-cherry fruit. More >

£21
Bottle

£252
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-AL14151
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (4) >

The Society's Exhibition Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Dark and fruity Châteauneuf, refined and richly textured with a flavour of ripe fruit and gentle spice. There are hints of fig and bay leaf. Perfectly rounded and ready to drink. More >

£21
Bottle

£252
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-RH47681
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
15.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha
Reviews (1) >

Crozes-Hermitage Blanc Les Meysonniers, Chapoutier 2018

Dry, full-flavoured marsanne from the northern Rhône, packed with pear and peach fruit with a slight nuttiness. The perfect match for seafood, especially crayfish! More >

£20
Bottle

£120
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-RH54631
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne
Reviews (2) >

Grauburgunder Sonnenberg, Weingut Jülg 2017

Richly flavoured and spicy, this is a fine pinot gris from a top rated German vineyard that overlooks the Alsace town of Wissembourg. Part-aged in barrel for greater complexity, this has an appetising twist of saltiness More >

£20
Bottle

£240
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-GE11971
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris

Arbin, Le Comte Rouge, Château de Mérande 2015

This is the top red cuvée from this estate in Savoie and named after a particularly warlike Count of Savoy! Old-vine concentration here with complexity and a mellow, spicy and full flavour. More >

£19.50
Bottle

£234
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-JU1321
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Mondeuse

Château de Beauregard, Moulin-à-Vent Clos des Pérelles 2018

A full and concentrated wine with lovely dark fruit character. Produced from vines planted on clay-based soils, this is a great winter Beaujolais that will be excellent with hearty stews, and is particularly impressive More >

£19.50
Bottle

£234
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-BJ8191
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (1) >

Cheverny L'Héritière, Domaine du Salvard 2017

Made from venerable, lovingly tended sauvignon blanc vines, with grapes picked by hand after the main harvest has finished. Low intervention and long, slow fermentation in old oak further explain this wine's richness, More >

£19
Bottle

£114
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-LO15431
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

Primo Franco Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene 2019

A top-end Prosecco from Valdobbiadene, this is a lemon and spiced-pear-scented delight, with a plush, just off-dry, creamy texture. More >

£19
Bottle

£114
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-SG2981
Product Type
Sparkling Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
10.5%

Kumeu River Estate Auckland Chardonnay 2018

Hand-picked and gently whole-bunch pressed to barrel, this New Zealand wine is fermented and aged for 11 months in French oak, giving a rounded full texture. Apple and lemon on the nose are joined by an elegant flint More >

£18.50
Bottle

£222
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-NZ11781
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Saint-Péray Les Tanneurs, Chapoutier 2017

Saint-Péray is a white only appellation in the northern Rhône making both still and sparkling wine. The latter was more popular at one time and was loved by Wagner among others. Today the still wine is the freshest of More >

£18
Bottle

£108
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-RH54651
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne
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
QVT-GE11771
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
8.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (1) >

Renegade Bacchus 2017

This bacchus was vinified in Bethnal Green, London, but grown in Herefordshire. 60% of the grapes are painstakingly foot-trodden and the juice fermented in stainless steel, while the rest was fermented on the skins in a More >

£18
Bottle
Save £2

£108
Case of 6
Save £12
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-EN1371
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Bacchus
Reviews (10) >

Blackbook Winery, The Mixup 2018

A real curiosity, made by an American winemaker in London! This 50:50 blend of bacchus and ortega, partially oak fermented, partially on skins, has aromas bursting with notes of curry spice, herb, lardo and green grass More >

£18
Bottle

£179
Case of 12
Save £37
In Stock
Product Code
QVT-EN1411
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
10.5%
Dominant Grape
Bacchus
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  • 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.