Tips from The Wine Society’s buyers

Qvevri at Spice Route in South Africa

More bargains, with buyer insights this time, from the company for whom passion comes before profit. Look out for a profile of this UK wine-buying co-operative on Saturday. Above, the vessel in which my favourite wine was made, in South Africa.

The Wine Society just managed to sneak a (socially distanced) face-to-face tasting in between lockdowns last autumn, but their spring tasting for the media posed special challenges. In the end they decided to have their eight buyers present six wines each in a day-long online presentation (with a good break for lunch). We were efficiently sent the wines in...