After half a century of searching ... the 12 showpiece wines that stand above the rest
Imagine giving someone 50 years to search the world for great wines. And then narrowing them down to only the best dozen. For one month, that’s exactly what this showcase offers.
These are the bottles that Tony Laithwaite keeps going back to after half a century. Not only from the best wine regions ... but the tucked-away wineries that supermarkets can’t reach. Where all that matters is quality, quality, quality!
So you’ll find claret from Castillon, next door to Saint-Emilion. Also Gran Reserva Rioja from a bodega we introduced to the UK.
(They’ve now been ranked in the top 50 world wineries ... nine years running!)
Tony brought Kiwi Sauvignon to Britain, in the form of dazzling Hunter’s – still among Marlborough’s elite. He championed Argentinian Malbec too: H.J. Fabre, in this case, won “World Champion of Champions” twice on the trot!
There’s a French Chardonnay that thrashed expensive Burgundy. Plus fine Châteauneuf, Sancerre and Chablis from families we’ve known for decades.
So, the world’s greatest wine styles ... from the best winemakers we know ... in a one-off case ... at a one-off price ... with Gold medals galore. What a celebration!
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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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