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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Brick Kiln McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

An unapologetically full-on and undoubtedly delicious sundrenched Aussie shiraz. Opaque purple in colour, it’s a heady, rich and concentrated wine with blackberry, mocha and prune flavours, and has a very long finish. More >

£14
Bottle
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£84
Case of 6
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In Stock
Product Code
AU22161
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.9%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (2) >

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Clos des Vignes, Domaine Gardiés 2017

Full-bodied, barrel-aged, fruity grenache-dominant red from vines grown at high altitude. Well balanced and round with flavours of fig, herb and a little spice. More >

£14.50
Bottle
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£174
Case of 12
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In Stock
Product Code
FC37451
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Carignan Grenache
Reviews (13) >

Langhe Nebbiolo, Rizzi 2017

A perfumed ‘baby Barolo’ from one of Italy’s great names, with fine cherry fruit and spice-laden sophistication. It was on retasting at the end of the 2020 Wine Champions tasting session that this wine really showed us More >

£14.95
Bottle

£179
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
IT28371
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Nebbiolo
Reviews (2) >

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

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 >

£15
Bottle

£180
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CE11011
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (8) >

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
In Stock
Product Code
FC37641
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Carignan Grenache

Limoux Blanc, Domaine de Mouscaillo 2017

From a remarkable vineyard, high up in the hills above Limoux, which is windswept and barren but where chardonnay grows well, producing a wine with Burgundian finesse. This is very fine, steely even, with the depth and More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC37671
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

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

Coteaux du Languedoc Clos des Lièvres, Mas Gabriel 2016

Lovely syrah-based red from near Pézenas where there is volcanic soil nearby, always good for growing grapes. Syrah and grenache create here a ripe-tasting, fruity southern French red with plenty of charaecter and More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC36851
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah
Reviews (2) >

Côtes de Provence, Miraval Rosé 2019

Miaraval has been the home for jazz maestro Jacques Loussier and latterly Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and is a beautiful, secluded estate in Provence surrounded by vineyard. The technical side things, More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC38931
Product Type
Rose Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cinsault

Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Lieser 2018

Just as in 2017, Thomas Haag is a stand-out producer here. This fine German riesling is all peach and yellow plums with a touch of sweetness and cleansing acidity. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE12931
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
8.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Madiran, Domaine Pichard 2010

Dominated by its huge structure, this is tannic with some austerity, but good to drink now with the right sort of food. Uncork, decant and serve with cassoulet, confit of duck or venison. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC29441
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Tannat
Reviews (1) >

Carignan, Pays d'Aude, Domaine La Tasque 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

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

Half bottle of Barolo '1961', Ciabot Berton 2015

Compact, rich-flavoured full-bodied Barolo with the immediate appeal of a warm vintage but the power and depth to age well. Made from the grapes of three historical La Morra vineyards - Bricco San Biagio, Roggeri and More >

£16
Half Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
IT26932
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Nebbiolo
Reviews (7) >

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 (4) >

The Society's Exhibition New Zealand Chardonnay 2018

A single-vineyard wine made exclusively for us from Kiwi chardonnay maestros Kumeu River. A delicious wine showing a touch of struck match and vanilla on the nose, with green apple and citrus peel coming through on the More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
NZ11131
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Clay, Elgin 2018

The cooler clay soils in this cool southerly South African region make for long, slow maturation and architecture which benefits from a little time in bottle. Gentle pinot colour, with subtle strawberry fruit and still More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA15851
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (16) >

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 in the very successful 2013 vintage. Graceful, mature and made from 100% tempranillo, it More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
SP14931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo

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 (4) >

Sobon Estate Rocky Top Amador County Zinfandel 2017

Amador County produces some of California's most powerful zinfandels. This bold, rich wine has plenty of black-cherry, blackberry and chocolate notes, with soft tannins, a full-bodied palate and a long finish. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
US8521
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Zinfandel
Reviews (10) >

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
In Stock
Product Code
US9001
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
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

£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 (3) >

Domaine Dominique Piron, Morgon Côte du Py 2017

This is our first purchase from this excellent property in Villié-Morgon, Beaujolais. The wine is smooth and silky, with good depth of flavour, and just a hint of tannin on the finish. Serious wine from Morgon's top More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
BJ8101
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (5) >

The Society's Exhibition Alsace Gewurztraminer 2015

Predominantly from the grand cru vineyard Sporen and in a rich and powerful vintage, this is a generous, creamy gewurz, lifted by hints of citrus peel on the finish. The Hugel estate is one of the best-known houses in More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL14581
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer
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
Reviews (3) >

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%

Saint-Péray ‘La Sauvagère', Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2018

A northern Rhône appellation, once best known for fizz, is truly reborn! This opulent, utterly gorgeous marsanne from Saint-Péray is aged partly in oak and partly in egg-shaped concrete vats, resulting in a wine with More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH54671
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne
Reviews (5) >

Pouilly-Fumé Mademoiselle de 'T' du Château de Tracy 2018

An exquisite new wine, made by the prestigious Château de Tracy, classically Loire (even in this warmer, riper vintage) and classically Pouilly-Fumé, with hints of gunflint on the nose and a pristine, long palate. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
LO15321
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

Kaseler Nies’chen Riesling Kabinett, von Kesselstatt 2018

Bewitchingly gorgeous German riesling from a famous and very steep vineyard that overlooks the diminutive Ruwer river. Racy, peachy citrus fruit with a touch of blackcurrant and with the added weight of the vintage. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
GE12631
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
10.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett, von Kesselstatt 2018

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

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
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
GE12211
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
7.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Maury Solera ‘1928' cask number 837

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
In Stock
Product Code
FC37521
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
17.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha

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
Reviews (4) >

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

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

Chignin-Bergeron Au Pied des Tours, Domaine Jean-François Quénard 2018

Bergeron is the local name for the roussanne grape and is the speciality of the village of Chignin, a few miles south of Chambéry in the far west of France. Full-flavoured and creamy with complex flavours of peach and More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
JU1381
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Roussanne
Reviews (3) >

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
In Stock
Product Code
JU1401
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.3%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

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

Lirac Rouge Baron Louis, Château de Montfaucon 2015

This comes from a historic estate that looks over the Rhône opposite Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The wines here are marked by long barrel ageing which gives them a certain patina. Rich spicy fruit and great complexity. More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH54361
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre
Reviews (7) >

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 (6) >

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 (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 (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
In Stock
Product Code
SG1821
Product Type
Sparkling Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
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 (4) >

Undurraga TH Maule Garnacha-Cariñena-Monastrell 2015

Lovely blend of 69% garnacha for richness, 27% cariñena for freshness and 4% monastrell for grip. Matured for a year in 225-litre barrels, then another in foudres, this is a wine of controlled power, ripe yet not heavy. 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
Reviews (1) >

Koyle Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 Carmenère 2017

From a cool spot for Chilean carmenère, this is a ripe yet fresh and eminently drinkable wine with aspects reminiscent of Saint-Emilion. The hillside site produces low yields so the wine is concentrated but not in a More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE10531
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Carmenere

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 (1) >

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

Gewurztraminer Les Princes Abbés, Domaines Schlumberger 2017

A delicious, consistently excellent Alsace gewurz which is enhanced by the addition of grand cru fruit from Schlumberger's significant vineyard holdings. Gently spicy, creamy textured, refined and charming. More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AL15391
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer
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  • 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.