In July, the wine world recognised the good taste of our customers as
we bagged the top gongs at the event they call the Oscars of wine'.
The team were literally jumping up and down with excitement at the
announcement because the annual International Wine Challenge in
London is the world's most important wine competition. Bar none.
The judges read like a Who's Who, including Tim Atkin MW, Oz Clarke,
Dr Jamie Goode, the Beeb's Joe Wadsack and Charles Metcalfe.
In addition to judging 1,000s of bottles, the panel also recognise
excellence from wine merchants and supermarkets ... and your
Laithwaite's came top.
Cheers and thank you - we couldn't have done it without you!
The team have worked tirelessly in the
last year to make finding and ordering
wines online a great experience ...
whether on a computer, iPad or phone.
Judges noted the professionalism of the
team and a brilliant personalisation
engine that works behind the scenes to
offer its clients exactly what they are
looking for. Have a browse and let us
know what you think!
The big award of the night - picked up by
Tony and Barbara Laithwaite. Tony was so
excited when the winner was announced
that his fitbit started bleeping.
Judges noted our exceptional customer
service and the use of personalisation
to talk to customers more about wines
they're likely to enjoy and less about the
rest. They also applauded a 23% increase
in fine-wine sales over the last year.
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Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from
including red, white, rosé, Champagne, Prosecco, spirits ... you name it. Tony's still at it - and now really good
at washing bottles. Read more
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