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.

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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.

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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.