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?
Darkness, but not the blanket of the dark. This was a sinister darkness, beset by smoke and flames, by the…
My friend Jonathan Gaisman recently gave rise to a profound philosophical question concerning wine. Jonathan is formidably clever. He has…
Drink and democracy have one important point in common: an ambivalent relationship with discord. They can mitigate it. They can…
‘The doors clap to, the pane is blind with showers / Pass me the bottle, old lad, there’s an end of summer.’…
Peace came dropping slow. I have never regarded west Flanders as part of la France profonde, but here we were,…
Roy Hattersley once wrote a plangent passage about a painful aspect of the human condition: the short span of animals’…
Broadcaster Adrian Chiles has got us all clutching our livers in alarm (if we can find them: Chiles thought his…
In the first of a series of very special offers, our drinks editor Jonathan Ray here describes our recent Spectator…
Well, that’s Wimbledon done and dusted for another year. All hail King Roger! It’s been a great tournament with much…
When I was a child growing up in Kent in the Seventies the highlight of any holiday or half term…
Can sherry make a comeback?
Henry Jeffreys10 October 2018
Ryder Cup 2018: American vs European beers
Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham27 September 2018
The finest rums to buy
Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham16 August 2018
How vodka is getting back in the mix
Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham1 August 2018
The perfect tea for fusspots
Will Heaven23 July 2018
How blind tastings led to wine’s identity crisis
Bruce Palling19 September 2018
With wines as good as this, George Clooney’s house didn’t get a look in
Bruce Palling25 April 2018
How to bluff as a wine buff
Samantha Rea7 March 2018
The best wines for Christmas 2017
Henry Jeffreys13 December 2017
A woman on a mission to keep the fine wine flowing
Freddy Gray1 December 2017