Prize Draw and Competition Winners


Monthly 'recommend a friend' prize draw

July - New Zealand Fine Wine Champs Case
The winner of the July ‘recommend a friend’ prize draw is Colin Graham.

August - Magnum Bollinger Grande Annee 2005
The winner of the August ‘recommend a friend’ prize draw is John Minter.

Bordeaux buyer’s tour

Winners and their guests of the once in a lifetime trip to Bordeaux in the company of Society buyer Tim Sykes were:

Howard and Suzanne Gough

David and Helen Evans

Martin Scott and Nazan Bayman

Sean Henderson and Gordon Dixon


Trip of a lifetime to Tuscany

Winners and their guests of the behind-the-scenes trip to Tuscany in the company of Society buyer Sebastian Payne MW were:

Oscar & Kate Renton

Peter & Liz Cox

Kate & Simon Fairclough

Dominic & Paul Tooke


Spain Prize Draw

The following members each won a six-bottle case of vintage Rioja selected from Bodegas Palacio's private museum bin.

Mr Malcolm Bentley

Mrs Irene Sturgess

Mr Ben Julian

Mr William Pearson-Gee

Mr Derek Kay

Mr Grant Eldred


Rioja Prize Draw

The winner of a trip to Rioja was Mr Gill of London

Runners up, who each received a bottle of Cosme Palacio 1894, Rioja 2007 were:

Mr Gorden Furness

Lorne Byatt

Mr Jonathan Roberts

Mr Gordon Bulloch

Mr David Emmerson

Mrs Heather French

Dr Arthur R R Cain

Mr C M O'Bryen

Mr Bryan Bell

Mr Godfrey Lodge

Trip of a lifetime to the Douro

Winners and their guests of the behind-the-scenes trip to the Douro Valley in the company of Society buyers Mark Buckenham and Joanna Locke MW were:

David Hindley

Derek Symes

Jeremy & Angela Weller

Lisa Bradshaw

Mark Stuart

Belinda Beeftink

Lorna Gray

Read more about the trip here

Christmas Prize Draw

The winner of the Christmas Prize Draw was Mrs Judith Howick from London.

Trip of a lifetime to Burgundy

Winners of the behind-the-scenes trip to Burgundy in the company of Society buyer Toby Morrhall were:

Peter Wenham

Daniel Emkes

Philip Holford

John Adshead

Direct Debit Prize Draw

Mr Richard Sargent of Uckfield, East Sussex has won a magnum of The Society’s Champagne Brut in the recent direct debit prize draw.

Grand Day Out Prize Draw

The winner of the mixed case of signed bottles by growers at our Grand Day Out tasting in Stevenage was Mr Peter Chandler of Middlesbrough.

Trip to Montreuil Prize Draw

Mr Anthony Baker of St Albans won our prize of a trip to attend one of the special dinners in Montreuil to celebrate 20 years of The Society’s presence in France.

Winner of The Members' Reserves Prize Draw

Mr Richard F Atherton

Winners of The Society’s Côtes de Bordeaux Prize Draw

The Society's Côtes de Bordeaux

All members who ordered 12 bottles of The Society's Côtes de Bordeaux (ref CL91) between 7th January and 17th February, 2013 were entered into a prize draw to win a weekend in Bordeaux at Château de Pitray. Three runners-up won a magnum of Château de Pitray, 2010

We are pleased to announce the following winners (names are given where permission to publish was obtained):

Winner of the weekend at Château de Pitray in Bordeaux

Mr Derek Farrant from Surrey

Three runners-up each won a magnum of Château de Pitray, 2010 worth £19

Congratulations are due to:

Mr J Hurlbatt OBE from Somerset
A member from Surrey
A member from Southampton

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