50 years of Laithwaite’s Wine in pictures

50 years of Laithwaite’s Wine … and what a journey it’s been.

Tony’s company has come a very long way from the first sales of Monsieur Cassin’s bottles to becoming the world’s biggest wine merchant.

Over the years Laithwaite’s Wine has discovered wines from countries the UK would never have thought of buying from, bought our own wineries and made our own wines and flown winemakers around the world to share their knowledge.

We’ve even planted a vineyard in the Queen’s back garden – well, at Windsor Great Park!

And this year, as well as celebrating our 50th anniversary, we were named Online Retailer of the Year at the International Wine Challenge Awards, Tony wrote a book, AND he was awarded a CBE for services to wine.

Here’s a brief look at the last 50 years in pictures …

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About Laithwaite's Wine

Laithwaite's began in 1969, when Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux... and fell in love with real wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share these delicious wines with friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that boutique wineries were soon queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from... including red, white and rosé, plus Champagne and sparkling, beer and cider.

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