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.

507 products found

Refine your search

507 products found
Page 1 of 11
Show per page: 10 20 50
  Go to page:
  Product Name Price Availability Product Details
Reviews (2) >

Domaine Jean-Marc Burgaud, Morgon Côte du Py 2018

The hallmark intensity and elegance of the Côte du Py vineyard expresses itself perfectly in the 2018. Notes of dark fruit and brambles with beautifully balanced fruit. Will age well. More >

£15.50
Bottle

£186
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BJ8291
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (9) >

Fitou, Domaine Jones 2017

Full-bodied, ripe, plummy, figgy and rich-tasting southern French red from from the Languedoc-Roussillon. A heart-warming pairing with a comforting beef stew or spicy chilli con carne. More >

£15.50
Bottle

£93
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
FC37641
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Carignan Grenache
Reviews (5) >

Nebbiolo d'Alba Drago, Poderi Colla 2016

2016 was a perfect vintage for the Italian region of Piedmont's classiest grape. This nebbiolo grown on a hill site just outside Barbaresco combines a lovely fragrant rose-scented bouquet with beautifully balanced More >

£15.50
Bottle

£186
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
IT26881
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Nebbiolo

The Great SA Wine Co. 'Grand Blanc', Stellenbosch 2018

A refreshing take on the Cape White Blend from Carl van der Merwe’s new venture with De Morgenzon’s owner Wendy Appelbaum. Comprising 42% old-vine semillon, 41% chenin blanc, 17% sauvignon blanc, this has bright lime More >

£15.50
Bottle

£93
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA15901
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Semillon
Reviews (19) >

The Society's Exhibition Rioja Reserva 2013

Winner of a Silver medal at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, this is a smooth, savoury and stylish reserva from La Rioja Alta. Graceful, mature and made from 100% tempranillo, it was aged traditionally in American More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
SP14931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
Reviews (10) >

Muga Reserva, Rioja 2016

The new 2016 of this popular and consistently brilliant reserva is powerful, dense and full-bodied. Just released, this will benefit from some patience or decant an hour or two before serving. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Out of stock
Product Code
SP15611
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
Reviews (1) >

Pisano Family Selection Grand Reserve Tannat 2017

Powerful and balanced tannat from the Pisano estate's best vineyards, matured for 14 months in oak barrels to soften the tannins and it is a lovely example of a Uruguayan tannat. Completely different from arid and More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
UR541
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tannat
Reviews (25) >

The Society's Exhibition Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

We’re thrilled to welcome this classic Californian wine to our range. 2018 was a wonderful vintage but also quite large. This allowed Schug, a producer we have worked with many times in the past and whom we hugely More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
US9001
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Somlói Juhfark, Kolonics 2018

Juhfark is a grape native to Hungary and this example has richness and a generous, full and dry palate whilst maintaining fresh acidity. A charming and pure wine with flavours of apple, straw, apricot and a More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
Due in 11-Dec Order Now
Product Code
HU1481
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Reviews (2) >

Pinot Noir, Haute Vallée de l'Aude, Domaine de Mouscaillo 2017

A delicate and fragrant southern French pinot noir from a desolate spot, high above the Aude Valley, swept by Pyrenean breezes. Delicious cherry flavours and a touch of spice lead into a well-rounded and satisfying More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC37681
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Patrimonio Rosé, Clos Alivu 2019

Gorgeous, round-tasting and smartly presented rosé from the northern end of Corsica. Lovely on its own or with a prawn salad. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC39061
Product Type
Rose Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese
Reviews (11) >

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
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
LO14741
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

Sancerre ‘Les Chailloux', François et Jean-Marie Cherrier 2018

There may be a new label for this Loire sauvignon blanc, but it is in very much in the same flinty fresh style, and this wine is given longer on its fine lees to bring more flavour and complexity. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
LO15481
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Reviews (6) >

Pinot Noir Réserve, Trimbach 2018

Picked in early September to retain its sweet berry fruit and violet aromas, this Alsace red is especially charming in 2018, plump on the palate and refreshing on the finish. More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
AL15531
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (5) >

Domaine Saint-Denis, Mâcon-Chardonnay 2015

NEW Despite its natural concentration, this excellent unoaked white Burgundy from Mâcon is characterised by a fresh and lemony nose and palate. More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
BU64191
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (3) >

Joseph Burrier, Viré-Clessé Quintaine 2017

Rich, gentle white Burgundy with a natural concentration coming from 1.5ha of vines principally planted in the 1930s, 1945, 1947 and a little in the 1980s and now managed by Frédéric Burrier. A third tank and two-thirds More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU69541
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (8) >

Ignacio Recabarren Casablanca Pinot Noir 2019

Wonderfully intense and perfumed Chilean pinot with exquisite silky palate. Made from a mature vineyard in one of the coolest parts of the Casablanca valley by master winemaker Ignacio Recabarren. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
CE11011
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
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

£143
Case of 12
Save £49
Due in 02-Dec Order Now
Product Code
CH462
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (12) >

Madiran, Domaine Pichard 2009

A sunshine vintage in south-west France 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 (1) >

Château de Beauregard, Saint-Véran Vernay 2016

From a cool vineyard, this bright and fresh white Burgundy was tank fermented to capture its crystalline freshness. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU66861
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Pinot Gris Estate, Famille Hugel 2016

A deliciously rich, refined and moreish Alsace pinot gris from the venerable house of Hugel. This has exceptional length of flavour. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL14371
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris
Reviews (2) >

Domaine Joseph Burrier Chiroubles Saint-Roch 2018

The high-altitude Saint-Roch vineyard produces its best wines in warm vintages like 2018. This is vibrant and attractive cru Beaujolais, which has retained a lovely floral aroma and flavour. Lovely pure fruit character. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BJ8161
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (2) >

Joseph Burrier Juliénas Beauvernay 2018

From a small, steeply sloping vineyard with a south-west exposure and a top grower, this is a full, rich Beaujolais with lovely, grainy tannins, and a particular success in 2018. Perfect with coq au vin or raclette. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BJ8171
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

Château de Beauregard, Fleurie Colonies de Rochegrès 2018

With deep colour and intense notes of red fruit on the nose, this has the perfume of Fleurie and the richness and body of Moulin-à-Vent. From a superb vineyard with some very old vines, bordering Moulin-à-Vent. Generous More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BJ8181
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

Pouilly-Fumé Mademoiselle de "T" du Château de Tracy 2019

An exquisite and beautifully presented new wine, made by the prestigious Château de Tracy exclusively from estate-grown fruit, replacing the Princes Ermites cuvée. A lovely expression of Loire sauvignon, ripe and More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
LO16041
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, Domaine Rousset 2016

NEW The village of Larnage in the Rhône Valley is famous for its white clay soils called kaolin, used in the making of porcelain. White grape varieties thrive on kaolin soils, as is very much the case with this marsanne More >

£16.50
Bottle

£99
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH47351
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne

Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett, von Kesselstatt 2018

NEW Light-as-air aperitif riesling that will nonetheless keep well. This displays abundant charm, an instantly appealing flowery bouquet and a fresh, appetising and balanced palate. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE12661
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
10.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (1) >

Chianti Classico Terre di Cresci, Poggiotondo 2016

Beautifully tended grapes in the old Montefioralle estate have been made into delightfully balanced wine by Alberto Antonini, brightest of those who understands that good wine depends on a fine vineyard, properly More >

£16.50
Bottle

£99
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT28101
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese
Reviews (6) >

Furmint, Péter Wetzer 2018

A great example of Hungary’s fine wine offering, this delicious and complex furmint has aromas of citrus, nuts and spice with a twist of honey. Péter Wetzer only makes a few hundred bottles of this from his tiny garage More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
HU1311
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Furmint

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
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
JU1301
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Mondeuse
Reviews (4) >

Pinot Noir, Coteaux du Grésivaudan, Domaine Finot 2017

From a tiny estate near Grenoble in the far east of France, this is a lovely, sappy, herby, cherry-like Jura pinot with both delicacy and charm. Perfect with roast chicken. More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
JU1401
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.3%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Kabinett, von Hövel 2018

Max Von Kunow represents a new generation ? and an exhilarating new force in Germany’s Saar region. Expect delicate floral notes with hints of blackcurrant and lovely freshness and with the concentration of this fine More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE12971
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
7.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Maury Solera ‘1928' cask number 837 50cl

The founders of this co-operative laid down the base of this solera in 1928. In the past, these wines from the of Roussillon were used to beef up blends but with the market largely gone, we can help ourselves to these More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
FC37521
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
17.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha

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
Reviews (1) >

Saint-Joseph Poivre et Sol, Domaine Villard 2013

Lovely fruity syrah from the northern Rhône and from the low-yielding 2013 vintage. There is some concentration here and dark spicy fruit. More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH43281
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (9) >

The Society's Exhibition Gigondas 2013

Produced exclusively for us by Louis Barruol of Château Saint-Cosme, this Gigondas needed some time in our cellars, but has woken up in style! Showing sweet-and-sour cherry and dried redcurrant from the grenache and More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH41211
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah
Reviews (13) >

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 (7) >

The Society's Exhibition Crusted Port, Bottled 2013

This new blend was bottled by Symington Family Estates in 2013 and comprises three earlier vintages. Intense in colour, voluptuous and rich, with the aromas of ripe black fruits - plums, blackberries - given greater More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
PN231
Product Type
Port
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
20.0%
Reviews (2) >

The Society's Exhibition Sancerre 2019

From the excellent Domaine Serge Laloue once again, this is ripe yet focused, with typical hints of lime leaf and white flowers, and fine length on the palate. A great ambassador for this part of the Loire valley. More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
LO15911
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
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 (14) >

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
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
SG1821
Product Type
Sparkling Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Lenton Brae Margaret River Merlot 2018

Single varietal merlot is seldom seen in Australia's Margaret River region, where cabernet reigns supreme. However Ed Tomlinson felt compelled to shine a spotlight on his merlot because of the superb quality and we're More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
AU22971
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Reviews (4) >

Zaha Marsanne 2018

Lovely aromas of greengages and orange zest abound in this classic Rhône variety, happily transplanted to Chacayes. Ripe and full on the palate, fresh and long on the finish, this is a delicious Argentine white. More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AR4111
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne
Reviews (2) >

Susana Balbo Mandala Collection Gualtallary Malbec 2018

NEW A delicious Argentine red courtesy of one of the country’s top winemakers and high-altitude vineyards in Gualtallary. The combination of the cool climate and traces of limestone in the poor, low vigour soils, produces More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AR4251
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot
Reviews (2) >

Mendel Mendoza Malbec 2018

Consistently delicious Argentine red from a superb vintage, with pretty floral aromas and fine flavour. Mendel's wines have a certain European restraint about them that makes them an excellent match for food and they More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AR4271
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot
Reviews (1) >

Mendel Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Fine, cedary cabernet from Perdriel at about 950m altitude matured in barrels for a year. Mendel make quite European-style wines with firm fruit and a fresh finish, designed with food in mind. Decant 20 minutes before More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AR4281
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviews (13) >

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

For the third consecutive year this treacly Aussie treat soared from the glass and into our Championship line-up for 2020. Very sweet but never cloying, rich but finely balanced and full of deep, complex raisin flavours. More >

£17
Half Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AU10522
Product Type
Other Fortified
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
18.0%
Dominant Grape
Muscat
Reviews (3) >

Domaine Cordier, Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes 2016

From a plot of 60-year-old vines situated near the church of Viré, this is a beautifully balanced white Burgundy. Maturation in 350-litre barrels for 12 months has enhanced the texture and added an enticing hint of More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU68821
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (7) >

Château Beaumont, Haut-Médoc 2012

A medium-bodied Beaumont with plenty of charm which will start to be ready for drinking relatively early. In the style of 2007 but better, we thought. 53% cabernet sauvignon, 47% merlot. More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM16791
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (2) >

The Society's Exhibition Alto Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Cabernet sauvignon thrives in the Alto Maipo’s warm, alluvial, gravelly soils formed by the Maipo River. The climate is moderated by the high altitude and the cool nightime air that descends from the nearby Andes More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CE10761
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
507 products found
Page 1 of 11
Show per page: 10 20 50
  Go to page:

Want more inspiration?

Sign up for a carefully-curated selection of recipes, guides, in-depth expertise and much more.

Our website uses cookies with the aim of providing you with a better service. By using this website you consent to The Wine Society using cookies in accordance with our policy.

Close

4.4. Cookie Policy

By using The Wine Society website, you agree to cookies being used in accordance with the policy outlined below. If you do not agree to this, you must alter your browser settings to turn off cookies or block those types which are unacceptable to you or cease using the website.

The Wine Society uses cookies to enable easy navigation and shopping on the website. We take the privacy of all who use our website very seriously and ensure that our use of cookies complies with current EU legislation. The following guide outlines what cookies are, the types of cookies used on The Society's website and how they work.

You may alter your browser settings to turn off cookies or block those types which are unacceptable to you, but this will cause difficulties when accessing and using some areas of the site. Instructions on how to do this can also be found below.

4.4.1. What are 'Cookies'?

  • Most major websites use cookies.
  • A cookie is a very small data file placed on your hard drive by a web page server. It is essentially your access card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
  • Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.
  • The purpose of a basic cookie is to tell the server that you returned to that web page or have items in your basket. Without cookies, websites and their servers have no memory. A cookie, like a key, enables swift passage from one place to the next.
  • 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.