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TWS Turnover Exceeds £100M for First Time


“With an active membership of over 140,000 people, The Wine Society has achieved a turnover in excess of £100 million for the first time.”

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£714 average each per annum? … jeeps. I suspect I’m over contributing.


I suspect all active members of the community are over represented :rofl::see_no_evil::see_no_evil:


Seems to me that some members are just not pulling their weight! :slightly_smiling_face:


I used this as a good reason for another order tonight, must increase my average spend!


That’ll be me then! I think I’m representing at least 3 members on my last year’s spend! Do I get a badge for this?!? :wink:


I’m about the same, but I am building up a cellar at the moment, and it includes several EPs.


EPs don’t count as wine spend, right?!


Just added mine up…I think I’m nearer 4 members worth…:open_mouth:

In my defence, about a third of it was for club dinners or wine tastings…still leaves a lot…


Does anyone know how TWS define ‘active’ members?


I believe it’s members who have ordered in the last year, if that helps.


Listed in the rules.



  1. 6.1 All Members shall be Active Members, apart from the following, who shall be Non-Active Members and shall remain Non-Active Members for the periods indicated:
  2. 6.1.1 any Member who joins The Society after the registration ofthese Rules, until the end of a period of six months fromthe date on which he became a Member;
  3. 6.1.2 any Member who has not entered into a transaction withThe Society for a continuous period of five years, until the end of a period of twelve months from the date on which he again enters into a transaction with The Society.

So: no orders for 5 years. I wonder how many members have ordered in the last 12 months?


I’m around 1.8 the average spend… Although it doesn’t amount to THAT many bottles - there have been a few pricey ones in there!


Given that ‘active’ members can be relatively inactive, the average spend for the last financial year must be even higher than previously suggested.


I haven’t checked, but I’d be surprised if I’ve spent more than £500 in the last year. Most of the purchases I’ve made are between £8-£12 though and I’m the only drinker of wine in our house.