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specialist wine merchants listed & mapped! (May 2017)

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Laithwaite's

FINE WINES DIRECT UK, Cardiff

Independent wine merchant in Wales’ Capital City

logoAt Fine Wines Direct we believe that the name of our company reflects our aims; that is to bring our customers the best wines at all levels from round the world. Between us, over the past fifty years, we have visited wineries in all six wine-producing continents and have made a host of contacts, which we have used in putting together this list. We are helped by the fact that we own our own bonded warehouse here in Cardiff, as this helps us to hold a broader range of stock on the premises. More than nine bottles in ten that we sell we have imported directly.

Most of the wines that we sell are exclusive to us in Wales and for others we have the sole agency for Britain. Some of the wines that we offer are making their first appearance on the British market, whilst others are long-standing favourites in South Wales.

 

The range on offer is extensive but online odering only. The website is reasonable, although there appeared to be some glitches in the search function – i.e you can choose wine category (red/white etc), cost (high/low?) or country but not a combinationof all 3 criteria (e.g French reds under £20) -also some tasting notes are missing, which can be a problem when buying online wines which are unfamiliar. No tasting dates given. Minimum order=12 bottles,

Fine Wines Direct UK, 242 Penarth Road, Cardiff CF11 8TU  t: 02920787500

 

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