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?
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…
Cricket is the most gracious of games. County grounds in the lee of cathedrals, village greens in the perfect setting…
We had all said everything there was to say about Brexit a hundred times over. So the conversation took different…
A book, a bottle, a bower set in an ancient garden: you think that if you walked round the right…
There is no new thing under the sun. Over the weekend, I read a book which was alarmingly relevant to…
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…
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