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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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Half bottle of Pinot Gris Classic, Famille Hugel 2017

Pinot gris is as much about texture as flavour. In this fine Alsace vintage, there are hints of ripe pear and the aromas of white flowers on the nose, supported by weight and length on the palate. More >

£7.50
Half Bottle

£180
Case of 24
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Product Code
AL14502
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris

Prophets Rock Central Otago Riesling 2006

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£9.95
Bottle

£59.50
Case of 6
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
NZ3011
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (2) >

Scassabarile Marsigliana Nera Rosato, Santa Venere 2018

Bewitching and original Italian rosé made from local Calabrian marsigliana nera grapes. The panoramic country road called Serralombardi Scassabarile runs along the edge of the organically cultivated vineyard. With aroma More >

£10.95
Bottle
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£65.50
Case of 6
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Product Code
IT27461
Product Type
Rose Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%

Half bottle of La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Reserva, Rioja 2011

The traditional, trusted and tremendous La Rioja Alta bodega's wines always strike the right note year-in, year-out; as evidenced by their consistently towering performances in our Wine Champions blind tastings. This is More >

£10.95
Half Bottle

£131
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
SP14462
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
Reviews (1) >

Traiser Rotenfels Riesling Kabinett, Crusius 2017

Richly perfumed German riesling, piquant, spicy and full-bodied from an outstanding producer in the Nahe. These wines always take a while to be at their best, but this will be worth the wait! More >

£13.95
Bottle
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£167
Case of 12
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Product Code
GE11901
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
9.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (3) >

Côte Roannaise, Perdizière, Domaine Sérol 2016

This is from a single plot of gamay planted at high density for greater concentration and depth. Full-flavoured, structured and ideally suited to accompany dishes of pork or poultry. More >

£13.95
Bottle
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£167
Case of 12
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Product Code
FC34701
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (1) >

Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Kabinett, von Hövel 2016

Max Von Kunow represents a new generation and an exhilarating new force at this famous German estate. Hütte is the estate’s signature wine, boasting enchanting peach-fruit flavours and piercing intensity. More >

£13.95
Bottle
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£167
Case of 12
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Product Code
GE10731
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
9.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (1) >

Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc Cocalières, Domaine Aupilhac 2017

Cocalières is the name of a vineyard planted at about 1,000 feet above sea level which quite naturally keeps freshness in the wines. Sylvain Fadat makes both reds and whites here but the whites are especially More >

£14.50
Bottle
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£174
Case of 12
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Product Code
FC35631
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne Roussanne

Langhe Bianco Vigna Meira, Luigi Einaudi 2016

This lovely Italian white is a great success. Fragrant scents of citrus, exotic fruit and touches of white peach meets a creamy yet zesty fruit flavour on the palate, thanks to carefully judged barrel fermentation. More >

£14.50
Bottle
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£174
Case of 12
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Product Code
IT27061
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris

Haardt Muskateller, Müller-Catoir 2017

Featherlight, grapy white from the Pfalz region. Bone-dry and lighter than its Alsace equivalent, serve it chilled for a summery refreshing glass or with dim sum. Drink this year and next. More >

£14.95
Bottle
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£179
Case of 12
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In Stock
Product Code
GE11741
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Muscat
Reviews (1) >

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 (1) >

Pinot Gris Réserve, Trimbach 2016

Creamy, textured pinot gris from Alsace, with typical touch of butteriness and clean, gentle finish. A wonderful wine for a wide variety of foods. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL14591
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris
Reviews (1) >

Maison Roche de Bellene, Montagny 2016

From the lovely 2016 vintage, this is a ripe yet fresh white Burgundy with flavours in the apple and melon spectrum. Nicolas Potel has made this wine with his characteristic attention to detail, fermenting and maturing More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU69221
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Trollinger, Fellbacher Alte Reben Aldinger 2016

This late-ripening Tyrolean variety comes from old vines and was aged in barrel for a few months. The result is a pale and plummy German red with a touch of strawberry fruit, oak and spice. More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
GE11611
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%

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
Reviews (1) >

Domaine Richeaume, Rouge Tradition 2016

From a quite remarkable estate outside Aix-en-Provence, this is a ripe, full-bodied red from an eclectic mix of grape varieties that includes cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo. Complex with hints of stone and blueberry More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC35341
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviews (11) >

Madiran, Domaine Pichard 2009

A sunshine vintage 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
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC29451
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Tannat

Domaine La Tasque, Carignan, Pays d'Aude 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 (1) >

Tomáš Čačík Rulandské Bílé 2015

Bright, apple-tinged Czech pinot blanc with a lovely floral bouquet. This was made by the late, great Tomáš Cacík who believed that over-processing can strip flavour, so this wine wasn't filtered prior to bottling (so More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CK111
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Blanc

Half bottle of Château Doisy Védrines, Barsac 2012

Delightful apricot aromas and charming freshness on the palate. Classic Sauternes from rising star Doisy Védrines. More >

£16
Half Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BW4742
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon
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
Reviews (1) >

Pinner Pinot Nero in Bianco, Cavallotto 2018

The Cavallotto family planted pinot noir in Italy's Piedmont region back in 1975 and first made this special wine by vinifying the grapes white, without their skins, in 1989. The splendid dry hot summer of 2017 gives More >

£16
Bottle
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£192
Case of 12
Save £36
In Stock
Product Code
IT27771
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (5) >

Château Ksara, Bekaa Valley 2015

The main estate wine from this fantastic Lebanese winery is made from cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot. It is fine and fruity, with lovely perfume and weight, made in a Bordeaux-like style. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
LE1031
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviews (5) >

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 (5) >

The Society's Exhibition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Kiwi Legend Paul Pujol of Prophet’s Rock was the natural choice for our Exhibition bottling. Its deep ruby colour and impressive cherry-and-clove perfume is supported by firm tannins, a hallmark of Central Otago’s cold More >

£16
Bottle
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£192
Case of 12
Save £24
In Stock
Product Code
NZ10621
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (2) >

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%

Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc Cocalières, Domaine Aupilhac 2015

Cocalières is the name of a vineyard planted at about 1,000 feet above sea level which quite naturally keeps freshness in the wines. Sylvain Fadat makes both reds and whites here but the whites are especially More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC31931
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne Roussanne

Rainer Wess Kremstal Alte Reben Gruner Veltliner 2017

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£16.50
Bottle

£99
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AA2331A
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Gruner Veltliner
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
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
AU10522
Product Type
Other Fortified
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
18.0%
Dominant Grape
Muscat

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

Gloriously rich, lusciously sweet fortified Australian muscat – a style that exists nowhere else in the world. Its deep colour and complex flavours are the result of lengthy maturation in barrel. It oozes raisins, More >

£17
Half Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU10522A
Product Type
Other Fortified
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
18.0%
Dominant Grape
Muscat

Château de Beauregard, Fleurie Colonies de Rochegrès 2017

This comes from a superbly sited vineyard, formerly owned by the excellent Château des Jacques, including some old vines planted shortly after World War Two. It borders Moulin-à-Vent, so this wine has its neighbouring More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BJ7711
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (1) >

Wirra Wirra 12th Man Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017

Hailing from the cooler region of Adelaide Hills this is a lovely apple and lemon-scented wine. With a touch of flint, plenty of peach and a little oak on the finish this is a generous yet precise style of modern Aussie More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU21551
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (3) >

Côtes du Roussillon-Villages Tautavel, Clos des Vignes, Domaine Gardiés 2015

Full-bodied, barrel-aged, fruity grenache-dominant red. This is a sunsoaked part of France but the vines here are grown at high altitude, ensuring the wine is in balance. With flavours of figs, herbs and spice, this is More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC34411
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Carignan Grenache

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
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Product Code
FC33101
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Shiraz
Reviews (1) >

Corbières Blanc Cuvée Prestige, Château Ollieux-Romanis 2016

NEW The Corbières hills are better known for red wines yet whites can prosper here too, taking full advantage of cool breezes that dampen the vine's ardour. Rhône varieties such as marsanne and roussanne do well here and More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
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Product Code
FC33581
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne Roussanne

Macabeu Les Perles de Jones, Domaine Jones, Vin de France 2015

British winemaker Katie Jones is becoming something of an expert in the traditional grape varieties of southern France. Macabeu, also known in Spain as viura, is her latest exploit and it's a triumph! Dry, persistent, More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC35391
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Maccabeu

Carignan Gris Les Perles de Jones, Domaine Jones, Vin de France 2017

Carignan gris is extremely rare yet is perfectly adapted to the hot, arid conditions of the Corbières hills. Dry, herby and full of character with length of flavour. Just needs a few shellfish, maybe some mussels or More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC35411
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Carignan
Reviews (3) >

Undurraga TH Maule Garnacha-Cariñena-Monastrell 2015

A lovely blend dominated by rich garnacha, with 27% cariñena for freshness and a splash of monastrell for grip. After maturing for a year in regular 225-litre barrels, it then spends a further 12 months in larger 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 (3) >

Koyle Cerro Basalto Alto Colchagua 2015

The best vintage of this Chilean red so far. Mourvèdre provides spicy, tobacco and leather characters, while 30% garnacha brings a rose petal like aroma with notes of orange peel. A quarter carignan contributes More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE9921
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
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%

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

Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Kabinett, von Hövel 2017

Max von Kunow represents both the new generation at this great German estate and an exhilarating new force in the Saar region. His signature wine comes from the top vineyard in the village of Oberemmel and offers floral More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE12211
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
7.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (13) >

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
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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 (9) >

Fess Parker Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2017

The Pacific-cooled Santa Barbara coastline is the source of this cracking California chardonnay. The fermentation takes place in French oak barrels, which gives the wine body and a touch of spice, but never overpowers More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
US8131
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.1%
Dominant Grape
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

Schloss Neuweier Goldenes Loch 2014

An outstanding fully dry riesling from a top estate in northern Baden. Granite soils produce wines that have both delicacy and power. This would stand up to the best grand cru from Alsace. More >

£17.50
Bottle
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£210
Case of 12
Save £42
In Stock
Product Code
GE9251
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (2) >

Half bottle of The Society's Champagne Brut NV

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

£17.50
Half Bottle

£420
Case of 24
In Stock
Product Code
CH332
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (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
Reviews (2) >

Collioure Rouge, Domaine Augustin 2016

A vibrant grenache from the south of France, bursting with deliciously ripe fruit flavours. More >

£18
Bottle

£108
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC36351
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha
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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.