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WINE SOCIETY, The

A highly-respected online and mail order independent wine merchant, reputedly the oldest wine club in the World, has a great following amongst both afficionados and amateurs alike.

logoThe Wine Society is owned by its members and exists exclusively for their benefit. Founded in 1874, its aim is to introduce members to the best of the world’s vineyards at a fair price.

As a mutual, membership satisfaction is paramount; maximising profit is not. The Society’s buyers are therefore tasked solely with finding high-quality, interesting and value-for-money wines from around the world at all price levels.

The cost of a lifetime share is £40 with no annual fee or obligation.

Whilst the Society does not have a retail outlet as such, there is the Cellar Showroom at their HQ in Stevenage, where members can arrange to collect orders or just browse – and saving delivery costs.
Another interesting option is to arrange to collect your wines from the Society’s Cellar Showroom in northern France – paying French excise duty and saving even more.

Cellar Showroom in Stevenage. Specialised tastings are on offer across the UK

The Wine Society, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2BT t: 01438 741177

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