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Laithwaite’s January Sale – Now On!

Laithwaites is a big name in wine, but still qualifies as an independent wine merchant. Tony Laithwaite was the first to realise the dream of hiring a van and tootling off to France to buy some great, but little known wines for the UK consumer, initially through the Sunday Times Wine Club.  Whilst the “man and van” approach is very dated now,  the approach to finding and buying wines remains much the same.

logoIn the 1970’s we were the first merchants – of any nationality – to prospect and buy wine from the wine regions of southern France … Bergerac, Duras, Cahors, Madiran, Gaillac, Minervois, Saint-Chinian and so on eastwards. Then came other countries; Rioja, Bulgarian Cabernet, even wines from Australia that were first shipped in 1974.Bordeaux Direct was unique for only selling wines bottled by the producers; because they simply had more flavour, extra character, total authenticity and somehow anyone, even a newcomer to wine, coruld always taste that quality and goodness.

Excellent website which is easy to navigate good tasting notes – online ordering – retail shops (in-store tastings) and special offers for new customers.

Tastings offered


Laithwaites Wine New Aquitaine House, Exeter Way, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4PL  t:0845 194 7711

Laithwaites at Vinopolis – 219-221 Stoney Street London SE1 9AA

Laithwaites Beaconsfield – 17-21 Gregories Road Beaconsfield HP9 1HH

Laithwaites Birmingham Melbicks Garden and Leisure Chester Rd, Coleshill Birmingham, B46 3HX

Laithwaites Bracknell – John Nike Way Binfield RG12 8TN

Laithwaite’s Cheddar Cheddar Garden Centre, Draycott Road Somerset, BS27 3RU

Laithwaites Croydon – 417 Brighton Road South Croydon CR2 6EU

Laithwaites  Gloucester -7100 Hurricane Road Gloucester Business Park . Gloucester GL3 4AQ

Laithwaites Hersham –  63-65 Molesey Road Hersham, Surrey KT12 4RS

Laithwaites Hungerford Cobbs Farm shop and Kitchen Bath Rd Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0SP

Laithwaites Huntingdon Banks End, Wyton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2AA

Laithwaites Lechlade Fairford Road Lechlade Gloucestershire, GL7 3DP

Laithwaites Leicester Woodlands Nursery & Garden Centre, Ashby Rd, Stapleton Leicester, LE9 8JE

Laithwaites Orpington – 348 Crofton Road Locksbottom, Orpington Kent BR6 8NN

Laithwaites Reading – New Aquitaine House Exeter Way, Theale RG7 4PL

Laithwaites Solihull – 60-62 Station Road Solihull, West Midlands B91 3RX

Laithwaites Stratford-Upon-Avon Stratford Upon Avon Garden Centre, Black Hill, Warwick Road Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 0QW

Laithwaites Surbiton   78-80 Portsmouth Road Surbiton, Surrey KT6 5PT

Laithwaites Syon Park Syon Park Garden Centre, Syon Park London Rd, Brentford, TW8 8JG

Laithwaites Virginia Water – Unit 1, London Road Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4QE

Laithwaites Winchester The Good Life Farmshop and Cafe, Springvale Road, Headbourne Worthy Winchester SO23 7LD

Laithwaites Windsor 121 Arthur Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1RU

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