Wine Society buyers' favourites


Every year for the last 14 years, the buyers of The Wine Society have got together to blind taste each other's selections. The Wine Society is one of Britain's most admired wine merchants, and a historic wine-buying co-operative not driven by maximising profits (see this article about it in your online Oxford Companion). It should be noted that, unlike the UK's supermarkets, only a few of their wines are bottled specially for them, so their wares should be of interest to Purple Pagers wherever they are based.  

From this annual tasting exercise, various 'wine champions' apparently emerge. This year for the...