Just wondered what everyone’s favorite Society wine is, they are usually specific blends that only we have from top producers. I know when I started my WSET it was really helpful to try some of the Society wines as they are a good indicator of a certain region or style - with the step up to Exhibition wines a real treat.
I had a bottle of the Society Exhibition 2001 Gran Reserva Rioja at Christmas which went down rather well
For me I really enjoy the Society Rioja, always really enjoyable to drink.
I also have the Sicilian red to also try which is apparently a top seller with members:
I also stumbled upon the Samur brut as well which is an excellent party fizz:
I have tried the Society white Burgundy a few times, its good value for money, but found that if you spend around £3-£4 more a bottle you can get something even better (although that’s a 50% increase in price!)
Tempted to get a bottle of the Exhibition Margaux, as its a 2015 vintage it should have a fair amount of time to drink it!
Completely agreed, @M1tch. The point is exactly one I would make to anyone who had no experience of red burgundy and fancied trying some. By and large, don’t start with a Bourgogne Rouge. Once you know what to look for (which will probably need a much spiffier wine to make plain) then you’ll know what to look for in a lowlier example.