Spectator Wine

Wine from the greatest châteaux for a fraction of the price

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Six wines from the very top Grands Crus Classés Bordeaux estates which are declassifed, and so offer extraordinary value for money

October Wine Club II

24 October 2015 9:00 am

A serious wine merchant stands or falls by the quality of its own-label or house wines. When I worked at…

October Wine Vaults

10 October 2015 9:00 am

We have three remarkably fine bottles from the Wine Company this week, each a classic example of its type. First,…

October Wine Club

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Jason Yapp has been even more ebullient than usual, if such a thing was possible, Yapp Brothers having scooped three…

September Wine Club II

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the Rugby World Cup kicks off this Friday with England vs Fiji at HQ.…

September Wine Club

5 September 2015 9:00 am

It’s back to Tanners this month, whose offer in June was such a great hit with readers. We’ve another fine…

August Wine Vaults

22 August 2015 9:00 am

James Franklin of Corney & Barrow presented a very strong selection for this offer, any bottle of which I would…

August Wine Club

8 August 2015 9:00 am

A really strong team of wines from The Wine Company this week, drawn from France, Italy and New Zealand and…

July Wine Club

25 July 2015 9:00 am

We seem unusually focused this week — never an easy task after one of our Wine Club tastings — with all six…

July Wine Vaults

11 July 2015 9:00 am

We are in the middle of a heatwave as I write. Roads are melting, rails are buckling and tempers are…

June Wine Club II

27 June 2015 9:00 am

We’ve a selection of simple summer quaffing wines this week, full of bright flavours, courtesy of our old chums Tanners…

June Wine Club I

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Pol Roger is The Speccie’s favourite fizz and no event here is complete without it. In fact, judging by the…

Domaine de la Jasse Offer

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Quadruple medal winning Cabernet Sauvignon – an irresistible opportunity

May Wine Club II

30 May 2015 9:00 am

We don’t seem to have had a Wine Club offer from Corney & Barrow for a while and, with associate…

May Rosé Offer

16 May 2015 9:00 am

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

May Wine Vaults

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Despite being the old man of St James’s, Berry Bros & Rudd is anything but stuffy. Yes, of course Berrys…

April Wine Club II

18 April 2015 9:00 am

When I was pondering a theme for this week’s offer with Mark Cronshaw, operations director of The Wine Company, he…

April Wine Club

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Private Cellar is the Jack Russell of the wine trade, tiny but tenacious, nipping in and snuffling out first-rate everyday…

March Wine vaults

21 March 2015 9:00 am

We’ve four lovely wines this week that virtually chose themselves, so spot on are they. FromVineyardsDirect are great at this…

March Wine Vaults

7 March 2015 9:00 am

For some inexplicable reason, the Loire remains a woefully underrated area. The longest river in France, its banks are home…

February Wine Club

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Berry Bros & Rudd have done it again and come up with six fascinating wines at very generous prices. A…

February Wine Vaults

7 February 2015 9:00 am

We’re heading south for the winter this week, specifically to South Africa and New Zealand, courtesy of Tanners of Shrewsbury.…

January Wine Club

24 January 2015 9:00 am

The end of the month is nigh and the sorry few still on the January water wagon are no doubt…

January Wine Club

10 January 2015 9:00 am

I’ve so many mates on the wagon this month that there is hardly anyone left to play with. It turns…

Christmas Wine Club II

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Just in case you missed it last week we’re showing again the details of the final Wine Club offer of…