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2024 Sud de France Top 100 tasting to showcase best Occitanie wines

Published:  30 May, 2024

The 2024 Top 100 Sud de France tasting event is set to showcase the finest wines from Languedoc, Roussillon and the South-West on 12 June in London. For the first time, attendees will experience a self-pour tasting format, allowing visitors to explore the Top 100 wines at their own pace.


The Wine Society launches ‘world first Austrian en primeur’ campaign

Published:  15 April, 2024

Following its first in-bond offer of Austrian wine in 2020 consisting of two Schloss Gobelsburg wines, The Wine Society has launched a ‘world first, en primeur campaign’ with five Kamptal and Kremstal producers and 14 wines.


Trade and national press divided on duty

Published:  07 March, 2024

Taking a glass-half-full approach, much of the right-wing press applauded Jeremy Hunt’s extension of the alcohol duty freeze till February 2025, described as a ‘victory for drinkers’ up and down the country by one tabloid. 


The Wine Society marks 150 years with limited-edition fine wine range

Published:  06 March, 2024

More than a decade in the making, The Wine Society has released a limited-edition collection of fine wines from some of the world’s most iconic producers.


The Wine Society appoints Fiona Hayes and Harriet Kininmonth

Published:  27 February, 2024

In the year it celebrates its 150th anniversary, The Wine Society has announced the appointment of two new wine buyers to its team – Fiona Hayes and Harriet Kininmonth.


French champions recognised for UK service

Published:  07 February, 2024

Daniel Lambert Wines, Waitrose and The Wine Society were among some of the big winners at The French Champion Awards organised and hosted by Business France.


Logistics: Distribution all at sea

Published:  05 February, 2024

Last year’s globally scant harvest and (more) trouble around the Suez Canal could spell disruption for shipping globally in 2024, writes Jo Gilbert.


The Wine Society marks 150 years with new ranges

Published:  21 December, 2023

The world’s oldest wine club, The Wine Society, has announced a calendar of celebrations in 2024 to mark its 150th anniversary.


Alcohol Duty: ‘One tax rise in a year is alarming, two is unacceptable’

Published:  17 November, 2023

Ahead of the Autumn Statement on 22 November, senior figures in the wine industry are voicing their concerns amidst fears of a second alcohol duty rise in the space of four months.


Spanish wine has potential in diversity

Published:  23 October, 2023

Spain is seen as exciting and in evolution by those in the know. But the wider industry and consumers still stick to Rioja. How can Spain’s multiplicity infiltrate the UK mainstream? James Bayley reports.


Wine Society outlines bold new sustainable initiatives

Published:  21 September, 2023

The Wine Society is to further its sustainable credentials with both a producer-focused insetting fund and a drive to 100% lighter weight glass across its portfolio.


The Wine Society trials recycled plastic bottles

Published:  14 July, 2023

Following the publication of its Alternative Packaging for Wine report in May, The Wine Society has embarked on the second phase of its packaging trial. This week, four of The Society’s most popular wines, including its top-selling wine, The Society’s White Burgundy, will be released in recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) bottles.


Wine Society summer tasting: “We will swallow inflation and duty rises”

Published:  11 July, 2023

In April 2023, in what was described as an “industry first”, The Wine Society announced it would prevent price increases despite the effects of high inflation and rising duty costs.


Greece: The land of unbroken tradition

Published:  21 June, 2023

Justin Keay picks out the rising gems from Greece’s sprawling archipelago, as the UK market looks to build on its love of Santorini and Assyrtiko.


Jerry Lockspeiser: Can business be a force for good?

Published:  28 April, 2023

I was thrilled to read of a recent initiative by The Wine Society, not just because I am a member, but because it speaks volumes about how they approach their business.


The Wine Society pledges to hold majority of its wine prices

Published:  13 April, 2023

In what has been described as, “an industry first”, online wine retailer The Wine Society has announced it will work with its members to prevent price increases. 


The Wine Society revamps its private label range

Published:  05 April, 2023

The Wine Society's much-loved portfolio of Society wines is being given a makeover, focusing on both aesthetics and the sustainability of the range.


Wine Society targets ambitious carbon reduction pathways

Published:  13 March, 2023

The Wine Society has conducted what is describes as a “root and branch investigation” into its carbon footprint to help better define a roadmap to seriously curtailed Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.


Wine and spirit businesses welcome the Windsor Framework Agreement

Published:  03 March, 2023

The Windsor Framework Agreement, a system designed to facilitate the movement of goods from GB to Ireland post-Brexit has been welcomed by the UK wine and spirit businesses.


Profile: The Wine Society

Published:  22 November, 2022

Having traded for almost 150 years, The Wine Society made short shrift of Covid’s trickier challenges, using them as a springboard to greater growth. Jo Gilbert reports