The Drinking Hour podcast: The Wine Society at 150

For episode 142 of The Drinking Hour podcast, host David Kermode talks to Pierre Mansour, head of buying at The Wine Society, about the 150th anniversary of the business in 2024. The pair discuss what has made The Wine Society successful and reveal what to expect from the special, limited-edition wines set to be launched in celebration

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The Wine Society

The Wine Society is officially the world’s oldest wine club and is still run as a co-operative for the benefit of its members today. Founded in 1874, it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2024 and will be launching two limited-edition wine ranges later this month to mark the occasion, as well its biggest ever programme of tastings and events throughout the rest of the year.

For episode 142 of The Drinking Hour, host David Kermode talks to The Wine Society’s Pierre Mansour, head of buying, about the anniversary, including the Society’s history, the qualities that have made it an enduring success and how the co-op model has enabled it to offer members products and services that set it apart from other retailers. The discussion also touches on the trends and issues that The Wine Society is focused on today, including the ways in which it is becoming more sustainable, plus some teasers on what members can expect from the special anniversary wines.

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