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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
27 Aug 2014

Laithwaite's is the biggest family-owned wine retailer in the world with a turnover in the most recent financial year of £318 million. It was famously started by Tony Laithwaite in 1969 when he drove a van back to a railway arch in Windsor loaded with wine produced by the family he had stayed with in Côtes de Castillon in Bordeaux when he was…