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
In Stock
Product Code
AL14502
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris
Reviews (1) >

Half bottle of Riesling, Trimbach 2016

Trimbach's dry rieslings are the flagships of the Alsace region and the first foot on the ladder is this benchmark bottling, here from the ripe 2016 vintage. Mineral and fine this is a wine with a tense freshness and More >

£7.95
Half Bottle

£95
Case of 12
Out of stock
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Product Code
AL14452
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (3) >

Half bottle of Château de Beauregard, Fleurie Poncié 2017

From old vines planted high up in Fleurie, on the typical pink granite soils, this is a fine, floral Beaujolais with the hallmark freshness and softness. Classic Fleurie in other words. More >

£8.50
Half Bottle

£204
Case of 24
Out of stock
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Product Code
BJ7732
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

Half bottle of Château de la Commanderie, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2015

A particularly fragrant, ripe merlot nose gives way to a medium-weight, supple fruit texture. The wine displays soft tannins and the hallmark stone-fruit character that is so typical of the wines from this property. More >

£8.95
Half Bottle

£214
Case of 24
In Stock
Product Code
CS11052
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
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
Save £9.50
In Stock
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 (5) >

Crémant de Savoie Extra Brut André & Michel Quenard

Bone-dry, featherlight sparkler from the French Alps. Made from the local jacquère grape variety with a second fermentation in bottle to produce a crisp, flinty and refreshing fizz. More >

£11.95
Bottle
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£71.50
Case of 6
Save £15.50
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
SG2581
Product Type
Sparkling Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Jacquere

Catherine Marshall Amatra Merlot, Elgin 2014

South African merlot has entered a new era, led by fine cool-climate examples where careful vineyard management ensures fresh but ripe fruit with bright plum and black-fruit flavours. More >

£11.95
Bottle

£71.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA11131
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Merlot

Côtes du Roussillon Blanc Coume Marie, La Préceptorie 2017

A generously flavoured, full-bodied white blend - including ripe grenache gris and grenache blanc grapes - from around the village of Maury in the Roussillon. Its savoury flavour with hints of pear and white peach would More >

£12.50
Bottle
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£75
Case of 6
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In Stock
Product Code
FC34981
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Blanc

Viognier De Butte en Blanc, Pays d'Urfé, Domaine Sérol 2018

As the crow flies, there is little distance from here to Condrieu, the ancestral home of the viognier grape, but the climate is noticeably more continental and as a result the wine tastes fresher. This would be More >

£12.50
Bottle
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£150
Case of 12
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In Stock
Product Code
FC36681
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Viognier
Reviews (2) >

Côtes de Roussillon Villages, Latour de France, Domaine Rancy 2016

This splendidly rich and full-flavoured red from the Roussillon comes from a village that used to mark the border with Spain and enjoys almost cru status. More >

£12.95
Bottle
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£155
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC34431
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Carignan Grenache

Langhe Bianco Vigna Meira, Luigi Einaudi 2017

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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In Stock
Product Code
IT27061
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris
Reviews (5) >

Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine de Riaux 2017

Pep up your palate or add an extra dimension to salads or cheese dishes with this fine Loire sauvignon. Its mouthwatering mineral – almost smoky – touch makes for a very elegant glass. With more than 200 years of family More >

£14.95
Bottle

£179
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
LO14361
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
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

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 >

£15
Bottle
Save £2

£180
Case of 12
Save £24
In Stock
Product Code
GE11741
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Muscat
Reviews (1) >

Mount Koinga Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

The 2015 Central Otago pinots are showing wonderful elegance and purity of fruit. Mount Koinga has a complex redcurrant and rhubarb perfume, fine tannins and a very elegant style. Leather and spice develop on the More >

£15.50
Bottle
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£186
Case of 12
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Alternative Available >
Product Code
NZ9081
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (3) >

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 (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 (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 >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE11901
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
9.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

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 >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE10731
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
9.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
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%
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

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

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 (9) >

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
Reviews (7) >

Muga Reserva, Rioja 2015

This consistently excellent Rioja reserva has hit new heights in the 2015 vintage. Sometimes Mother Nature deals a helping hand at the right time during the ripening stages of the vine – enough water and enough warmth More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
SP14501
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo

Brick Kiln McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015

Malcolm Mackinnon makes full-bodied, unapologetic and delicious shiraz. This sun-drenched McLaren red is opaque purple in colour, rich and concentrated with blackberry, mocha and prune flavours, and a very long youthful More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU20191A
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
15.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Mendel Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A very elegant Argentine cabernet sauvignon, aged in barrique for a year for satisfying body and a rounded finish. The fruit here is grown at high altitude on gravelly soils, adding lots of mouthwatering freshness in More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AR3901
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

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
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) >

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

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 (5) >

Koyle Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 Carmenère 2016

'One of the best carmenères I have tasted,' is the verdict of our Chile buyer, Toby Morrhall. 2016 is an excellent vintage at Koyle. Cerro Basalto is a hillside vineyard of low-fertility soil, hence the natural More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
CE9931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Carmenere
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%

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 (5) >

Fefiñanes Albariño, Rías Baixas 2018

Fefiñanes is Rías Baixas’ most historic albariño producer and the new 2018 is simply delicious. Soft and peachy with a lovely line of lemony freshness to revitalise it. A Spanish knockout to enjoy this year and next. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
SP14631
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Albarino

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
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 >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC34701
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

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
Reviews (1) >

Corbières Blanc Cuvée Prestige, Château Ollieux-Romanis 2016

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
In Stock
Product Code
FC33581
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne Roussanne

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
In Stock
Product Code
FC33101
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Shiraz

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

Domaine Gauby, Les Calcinaires Rouge, Côtes Catalanes 2016

Gérard Gauby's reds have concentration without ever being heavy. The secret is old vines, mostly carignan and grenache, and very low yields on poor soils. There is a sensational sense of fresh red fruit in 2016. Serve More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC35321
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Carignan

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 (1) >

Chianti Classico, Riecine 2016

A beautifully balanced and classy Italian red that combines ripe fruit with finesse. Judicious ageing in large oak barrels has given this Chianti a velvety texture but, crucially, without losing freshness. More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
IT26051
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese

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
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%
Reviews (8) >

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
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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.