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.

653 products found

Refine your search

653 products found
Page 1 of 14
Show per page: 10 20 50
  Go to page:
  Product Name Price Availability Product Details
Reviews (1) >

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
Alternative Available >
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
Alternative Available >
Product Code
BJ7732
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

Half bottle of Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine Seguin 2017

A benchmark Pouilly-Fumé – bright, fresh, mineral, and with that hint of flintiness – from an immaculate cellar where we get to taste every tank, and here in a great Loire vintage. More >

£8.75
Half Bottle

£210
Case of 24
In Stock
Product Code
LO14452
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

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

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

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

Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, Bois des Fées, Domaine Tour Campanets 2018

Classy, full-flavoured Provence rosé from a favoured spot to the north of Aix, and an absolute delight with grilled sea bream. More >

£12.50
Bottle
Save £1.45

£75
Case of 6
Save £8.50
In Stock
Product Code
FC36791
Product Type
Rose Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cinsault
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 >

£12.50
Bottle

£75
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT27461
Product Type
Rose Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Reviews (2) >

Half bottle of Crozes Hermitage, Domaine de Thalabert Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2013

A densely packed, concentrated and dark wine. Lots of black fruit here which is ripe but also with an uplifting freshness. The oak too is well judged and the stock of barrels from Château La Lagune in Bordeaux (which is More >

£13.95
Half Bottle

£167
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH38432
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
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

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

Domaine Jean-Marc Burgaud, Morgon Côte du Py 2017

A wonderful Beaujolais with great ageing potential. The Côte du Py vineyard is on a plateau on top of a hill, where the schist soils produce wines combining controlled power and minerality in an original way. The More >

£15.50
Bottle

£186
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BJ7751
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

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

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
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
In Stock
Product Code
CE9931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Carmenere
Reviews (1) >

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

£162
Case of 12
Save £30
In Stock
Product Code
CH462
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

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 (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
Reviews (1) >

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) >

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 (9) >

Aglianico del Vulture Alvolo, Alovini 2015

A marvellous example of southern Italy's finest red grape from a super vintage. Brimming with ripe fragrant fruit and full rich flavour, this will mature very gracefully, though I can confirm first-hand that it’s More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
IT26351
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Aglianico

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

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) >

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 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 (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 >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC34431
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Carignan Grenache
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 (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) >

Radford Dale 'Nudity' Syrah, Voor Paardeberg 2014

Alex Dale and his talented team have been working on reducing the use of sulphur in their top-notch South African wines for years. This one has no added sulphur at all and offers pure fresh fruit which will blossom More >

£16
Bottle
Save £2

£96
Case of 6
Save £12
In Stock
Product Code
SA11301
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Esporão Reserva Tinto, Alentejo 2016

A rich and complex Portuguese red blend of local and non-indigenous grapes, predominantly trincadeira, aragonez, alicante bouschet and cabernet sauvignon, given 12 months in French and American oak for a deliciously More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
PW7511
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
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
In Stock
Product Code
SP14501
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
Reviews (14) >

The Society's Exhibition Napa Valley Zinfandel 2015

Completely serious but totally delicious with it, this bright-cherry fruited gem is a fine ambassador for John Williams’ elegant and unforced style, keeping zinfandel’s distinctive sweet-and-sour bramble and mocha More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
US7341
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Zinfandel
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
Reviews (1) >

Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah, Simonsberg Stellenbosch 2015

Impressive, ageworthy 100% syrah from a cooler site on this excellent South African estate, its dense and aromatic black fruit aromas embellished with French and American oak and opulent texture. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£99
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA13061
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

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
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%
Reviews (4) >

Zuccardi Poligonos San Pablo Cabernet Franc 2017

One sniff of this wonderful cedary Argentine cabernet franc takes one back to school with its freshly shaved lead-pencil scent! On the palate, it offers lovely bright red fruit with a wonderful intensity of flavour, More >

£16.50
Bottle

£99
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AR3841
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Franc

Rainer Wess Kremstal Alte Reben Gruner Veltliner 2017

- More >

£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

Château Thivin, Côte de Brouilly Les Sept Vignes 2017

A blend of grapes from seven different plots, this fine Beaujolais displays concentrated, brambly fruit character and good balance, with a mineral edge on the finish. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BJ7791
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

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

Zaha Tunuyan Mendoza Chardonnay 2017

This is a superb chardonnay made in an unusually firm and taut style, with a steely backbone. Made from a late-ripening massale selection of grapes planted in Los Arboles back in the 1970s at 1,200m altitude, it was More >

£17
Bottle
Save £2

£102
Case of 6
Save £12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
AR3951
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (12) >

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
In Stock
Product Code
AU10522
Product Type
Other Fortified
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
18.0%
Dominant Grape
Muscat
Reviews (4) >

Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés, Domaines Schlumberger 2016

Gorgeous, gentle, textured Alsace gewurztraminer with rose-petal and spice aromas. Just off-dry, with hints of pepper and rose, and a clean, smooth finish. More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AL14291
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer
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
653 products found
Page 1 of 14
Show per page: 10 20 50
  Go to page:
Society Promise
Members before profit
Awards

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.