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Wine Club 2 September

2 September 2017 9:00 am

So, that’s it then. Summer, I mean. It pushed off without ever having really arrived. There were some bizarrely scorching…

Wine Club 19 August

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Wine merchants Mr Wheeler are in the midst of a vast sale as they amend their list and move on…

Wine Club 5 August

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Having just finished researching a book on champagne and sparkling wine (out in October since you ask), I’ve been awash…

Wine Club 22 July

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Esme Johnstone at FromVineyardsDirect.com is the past master at digging out little parcels of top quality, fully mature vino from…

Wine Club 15 July

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Marlborough, New Zealand, is one of the wine world’s sweet spots. One of the sweetest spots in fact, famed in…

Wine Club 8 July

8 July 2017 9:00 am

You can never have too much Pol Roger

Wine Club 24 June

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Calling all Beaujolais lovers! Yes, that’s you! I mean, we all love Beaujolais, right? Not the scuzzy, naff Bojolly Noovoo…

Wine Club 10 June

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Heaven help us, it’s barbecue season. You know, that ghastly time of year when testosterone-fuelled hunter-gatherers push the little lady…

Wine Club 27 May

27 May 2017 9:00 am

All six wines this week come from the Languedoc, courtesy of Jason Yapp, that canny wine hound who understands the…

Wine Club 13 May

13 May 2017 9:00 am

I write this from my sick bed. Laid low with a vile lurgy, I feel far from well. And, sad…

Wine Club 29 April

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Sacha Lichine from Château d’Esclans in Provence is recognised as the world’s foremost rosé producer

Wine Club 15 April

15 April 2017 9:00 am

A wonderful offer from Berry Bros & Rudd, this. Wine-loving readers will know that once or twice a month we…

Wine Club 1 April

1 April 2017 9:00 am

We start this week with the ever reliable 2015 Corney & Barrow House White (1), largely because if we didn’t…

Wine Club 25 March

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Spectator readers, being wise wine-lovers, are particularly fond of Château Musar, that extraordinary wine born of the Bekaa Valley in…

Wine Club 18 March

18 March 2017 9:00 am

I’m going to fess up right from the off and say that, yes, you’re right, we’ve offered two of these…

Wine Club 4 March

4 March 2017 9:00 am

I adore the wines of New Zealand. In fact, I would go so far as to say that if I…

Wine Club 18 February

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Tanners have been around since 1842 and certainly know their onions. Both Decanter and the International Wine Challenge named them…

Wine Club 4 February

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Phew, done it! Dry January, that is, and 31 whole days on the wretched water wagon, clinging on by my…

Wine Club 21 January

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I don’t know about you but my cellar took a pounding over Christmas and on New Year’s Eve. Yes, yes,…

Wine Club 10 December

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Tricky time of year this, with the festivities hoving into view. Never easy for anyone, least of all those of…

Wine Club 27 November

26 November 2016 9:00 am

We’ve a really strong selection this week from Tanners of Shrewsbury. In fact, I was so impressed that it took…

Wine Club 19 November

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Six wines from the very top Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux châteaux which are declassified, offering extraordinary value for money at a price we can afford

Wine Club 5 November

5 November 2016 9:00 am

We’re with my alma mater Berry Bros & Rudd this week featuring some of their excellent own selection wines. I…

Wine Club 29 October

29 October 2016 9:00 am

We’re not due a Wine Club offering in the magazine until next week, but so good were the wines that…

Wine Club 22 October

22 October 2016 9:00 am

We have six real treats this week: three from Italy and three from Spain. I would have been happy with…