Spectator Wine Club Spectator Wine Club

Welcome to the Spectator Wine Club.

 

Our seven merchant partners represent the cream of the UK’s independents, boasting an astonishing 950 years’ experience between them.

 

It works like this: Jonathan Ray tastes a range of twenty plus wines, whittles them down to six and then we offer them to our readers every fortnight at a discount.

 

We like to think that there is no better place to buy wine. Why not try it and see you for yourself?

 

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Drink with Bruce Anderson

How violence in France led to the creation of London’s Courtauld Gallery

Darkness, but not the blanket of the dark. This was a sinister darkness, beset by smoke and flames, by the…

10 Nov 2018

Searching for God in the twilight on the Aegean Sea

My friend Jonathan Gaisman recently gave rise to a profound philosophical question concerning wine. Jonathan is formidably clever. He has…

27 Oct 2018

Disloyal toast: this is the worst cabinet vintage ever

Drink and democracy have one important point in common: an ambivalent relationship with discord. They can mitigate it. They can…

13 Oct 2018

Stockbridge, Hampshire: an unexpected gastronomical haven

‘The doors clap to, the pane is blind with showers / Pass me the bottle, old lad, there’s an end of summer.’…

29 Sep 2018

My host’s reciprocity was almost embarrassingly generous

Peace came dropping slow. I have never regarded west Flanders as part of la France profonde, but here we were,…

15 Sep 2018

The great Seven Stars – but not, alas, its furry bar staff – is immune to change

Roy Hattersley once wrote a plangent passage about a painful aspect of the human condition: the short span of animals’…

1 Sep 2018
Jonathan Ray

Alcohol Consumption

Broadcaster Adrian Chiles has got us all clutching our livers in alarm (if we can find them: Chiles thought his…

Hamilton Russell Offer

In the first of a series of very special offers, our drinks editor Jonathan Ray here describes our recent Spectator…

Pimm’s No.6.

Well, that’s Wimbledon done and dusted for another year. All hail King Roger! It’s been a great tournament with much…

Loire Valley

When I was a child growing up in Kent in the Seventies the highlight of any holiday or half term…