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?
Journalists exaggerate, often reaching for superlatives to chronicle mildly interesting events. Even so, there are times when it is necessary…
Christmas: without being grand and Proustian, this is a season when time present inevitably takes one back to time past.…
I wonder how they do things now at Tory headquarters. For the ’79 election, the preparations had been completed weeks…
In the era of vinyl, lost in one of Bruckner’s longueurs, it could be hard to tell what was stuck,…
First, an apology. In my last column, I appeared to be saying that good champagne does not age. This must…
The other night, I dreamt about Brexit. Awakening to the oppression of an urgent task, it took me a few…
The lunch sold out almost the minute it was advertised and it was an expectant and – let’s be frank…
Well, that’s a sight that will live with me for a long time, that of our esteemed business editor, Martin…
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…
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Andy Shaw17 January 2020
Six painting retreats for 2020
Violet Hudson17 January 2020
Whisky syrup sponge pudding recipe
The Vintage Chef, Olivia Potts17 January 2020
Will pension tax relief be reformed this year?
Kate Andrews17 January 2020
Does Jay Z’s Armand de Brignac champagne pass the taste test?
Jonathan Ray16 January 2020
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