After half a century of searching ... the 12 showpiece wines that stand above the rest
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. So you’ll find Gold medal claret from Castillon, where Tony bought his first wine, as well as double Gold Gran Reserva Rioja from a bodega we introduced to the UK. 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 four-Gold French Chardonnay that thrashed expensive Burgundy. Plus fine Châteauneuf, Sancerre and Chablis from families we’ve known for decades.
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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