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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

Finding hope in poetry, politics – and white Burgundy

During the Middle Ages, some of the monastic halls which evolved into Oxbridge colleges allowed their younger inmates to indulge…

27 Apr 2019

Independence for Dorset? I’ll raise a glass to that

There was a shrewd old Tory MP called John Stokes. He was not on the left of the party. Indeed,…

13 Apr 2019

Three Tories gather for a convivial, and consolatory, glass of wine

Three tribal Tories had gathered for a convivial glass, and also a consolatory one. One quoted Huskisson’s verdict after Goderich’s…

30 Mar 2019

Red meat and red wine: the ideal way to spend the first Sunday of Lent

Life is far too important to be taken seriously. At least, that was the conclusion which we meandered towards as…

14 Mar 2019

Twenty years on, the Walbrook is still an enchantment

Early last century, an impoverished youth emerged from the East End. Able and hard-working, he discovered — as many had…

2 Mar 2019

Only the south offers beer lovers a decent pint

We were discussing beer. It is a cheerful subject so I made an appropriate point. In recent years, the quality…

16 Feb 2019
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…