The Wine Society – ready for anything

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Julia finds even more reasons to admire Britain's oldest wine-buying members' co-operative.

The Wine Society's press tasting late last month was billed as 'a preview of the Winter/Christmas list'. So I asked their head of buying Pierre Mansour whether there was any sign of people stocking up early for fear of empty shelves over the next few months – a common pattern of behaviour in the UK prompted by Europe-wide shortages of lorry drivers as well as of all types of goods, from Velux windows to game consoles and cuddly toys, and stoked by media reports of panic buying.