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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

In the midst of Brexit agony, one thing remains certain: disputation needs drink

It is enough to drive a fellow to the bottle. I am not given to agnosticism. My view is that…

15 Dec 2018

Why our soldiers are more impressive than every other kind of leader

One of the pleasures of journalism is the opportunity to meet eminent persons: bankers, businessmen, civil servants, diplomats, politicians, vignerons.…

8 Dec 2018

The paradox of Burgundy

I was trying to remember what I once knew about the theology of the Reformation and especially the various factions’…

24 Nov 2018

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
Jonathan Ray

Glorious Clarets in Large Formats, Ideal for Christmas

You will have read, I’m sure, our Low Life correspondent’s account of the recent Spectator claret and clay pigeon shoot…

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…