Laithwaites - The UK's leading independent wine merchant
Laithwaites prides itself on wines of quality and above all, character. Our expert wine buyers travel constantly and taste tens of thousands of wines each year to pick you the best. Laithwaites has always had an innovative approach to wine. I began in the sixties introducing Britain to the first bottles to come from Bergerac, Duras, Madiran and other 'lost' regions of SW France.
In the seventies we pioneered Spanish regional wines, and then wines from behind the iron curtain. We also did our first shipments from Australia and California. In the 80's we were the top importer of wines from Chile, and we were the first to bring over star wine makers from the southern hemisphere to introduce New World energy and excitement to Old World regions... we created 'Flying Winemakers'.
Our buyers and I are constantly away, always on the look out for new producers and regions. We love the excitement of the hunt and we do all we can to pass on that feeling to you along with the wines. We also want you to share our delight in the classics from old grower friends ... in many cases we are now working with the grandchildren of the people we began with all those years ago. You'll also see on the site, that we offer a huge range from every day drinking to fine and rare wines - our Fine Wine team is waiting to hear from you if you would like to know more.
Laithwaites is confident you'll love our wines. So much so, we GUARANTEE them. So absolutely nothing to lose, come on in, the wine is great.