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?
What do you get if you cross a dyslexic, an insomniac and an agnostic? Someone who wakes up at 4…
‘The Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.’ Is there a more charming passage in…
Foolish me. I could have been writing this by the shore of Lake Trasimene, with only one problem: how to…
My host twinkled sardonically. ‘We’re bound to be discussing Boris. So what’s the right wine?’ I suggested a bunker-busting Australian…
England. On a glorious summer afternoon in the Sussex countryside, I had been invited to watch polo at Cowdray Park,…
We were in a club, discussing Norman Stone, recently departed, over a meal that he would have enjoyed. Norman divided…
Jonathan Ray reviews our recent Spectator Winemaker’s lunch with James Simpson MW of Champagne Pol Roger As readers well know,…
Jonathan Ray reviews our recent Spectator Winemaker’s lunch with Amandine Bernard of Ch. Beauchêne Our most recent Winemaker Lunch was…
We had quite a coup the other day when Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling at Glenmorangie (and also, incidentally,…
You will have read, I’m sure, our Low Life correspondent’s account of the recent Spectator claret and clay pigeon shoot…
Forget the Brexit scaremongering: wages are on the rise
Ross Clark19 September 2019
Five exquisite tulips to plant this Autumn
Non Morris, The Art of the Garden19 September 2019
Why Grenache makes great wine
Henry Jeffreys19 September 2019
Is a stand up desk better for your back?
Rosie Cardale18 September 2019
Six of the Best Netflix Documentaries
Katie Miskin18 September 2019
A weekend break in English wine country
Marie-Claire Chappet29 May 2019
Why cider is the new fine wine
Henry Jeffreys24 May 2019
Mount Etna: Italy’s most exciting new wine region
Bruce Palling13 March 2019
London’s best underground bars and restaurants
Marie-Claire Chappet7 February 2019
Dry January is over: here’s what to drink
Henry Jeffreys30 January 2019