In a rare public outing in what passes for the world of wine in London, founder Tony Laithwaite (seen here) was present at the autumn press tasting of his eponymous company's wares at Altitude,...
Justin Howard-Sneyd MW of Waitrose is to be the new Global Wine Director for Direct Wines, the global Laithwaites operation, starting at the end of February.
Attendees at last month's...
I thought you might be interested to read this in conjunction with Richard's tasting notes on Laithwaites current wines, many of them made in the winery described below by temporary intern...
Laithwaites celebrate their fortieth year of trading this year, an era that has seen them grow from a man-and-van operation to a global network of mail-order companies with one million customers....
Considering it's just off the road between Wodonga and Wangaratta, Beechworth ended up with a pretty anodyne name. But then it is a particularly charming place, for visitors and wine lovers alike....
Everyone and his dog has a view on this by now. Mine is still that I find plastic corks unattractive, difficult to re-insert, silly (because they are ersatz in every way) and low-scoring on...
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One of the benefits for British wine drinkers of the increasingly important role played by the UK's biggest wine company in the US is that...
This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. This year Britain’s biggest wine company is 40 years old. It is privately owned and still very much guided by...
After news that British influence on wine commentary in the US is to be strengthened (see Robert Parker's signing of Neal Martin ) comes news of a similar move in wine distribution....
Tony Laithwaite is not just the only person to feature on The Sunday Times Rich List solely by dint of selling wine, he is also one of the convivial British wine trade’s most shadowy, and...
With the markets a-quiver with rumours that Southcorp is to be gobbled up by the British-based multinational Allied Domecq (so soon after BRL Hardy fell to the American Constellation), I bring you...
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