Staff Choices 2021
Wine is something to be shared and enjoyed. The 'Staff Choice' section, which is updated each month, gives a different staff member from The Society's 200-strong team the opportunity to share a wine from our range that they've particularly enjoyed – and why they think Society members would too.
Below you'll find an archive of this year's previous recommendations from Society staff.
Please note that, as some were published some time ago, not all of the wines will be in stock and some of the prices will be out of date.
NEW STAFF CHOICE
It’s a dangerous thing to work for a wine merchant. In the year I’ve been here I’ve watched my wine rack grow and my average bottle price creep up. I’ve dabbled with en primeur and I even have wine in Reserves. Most important of all, I’ve learned to avoid talking to our fine wine manager Shaun near payday.
Looking back over what I’ve bought to make a recommendation meant taking a deep breath. So many delicious wines. (So many guilty purchases.) But amongst the list were a few familiar favourites – the bottles I’ve reached for time after time, and thankfully ones that are as friendly on the wallet as they are on the table.
Baccolo Appassimento Rosso Veneto is one of those wines. I’ve enjoyed many bottles of it. It isn’t a wine that demands much thought – it’s an easy-going red – a cheery cherry nose, with spice and a little dried fruit on the finish. It’s proven to be a perfect accompaniment to a Friday Bolognese, box sets on a Saturday and to Sunday lunches (or the book I bury my head in afterwards while someone else washes up).
Which is all to say, it’s a wine that I’ve enjoyed with many of the things that make me happiest in life. I don’t think there’s a better endorsement.
Head of Marketing
£6.95 - Bottle
£41.50 case of six