See Tony Laithwaite at Henley Literary Festival

For years we’ve supported Henley Literary Festival, but this year we’re doing one better!

Tony Laithwaite will have his own event at the festival, sharing stories from his memoir Direct, released this year in celebration of his 50th anniversary of working in wine.

On Saturday 28th September, Tony will sit down with veteran reporter Jon Ryan to talk about how his passion project that began in a railway arch in Windsor 50 years ago became the worldwide number one home-delivery wine merchant.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Laithwaite event without a glass of wine or two, so ticket holders will also be treated to some of our favourite bottles during the talk at the Town Hall in Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire.

All about Henley Literary Festival

But that’s not all, we’re also very excited to announce that we are one of the sponsors of the Henley Literary Festival this year, which takes place from Saturday 28th September to Sunday 6th October. There are 170 exciting events for adults and children in various venues across Henley-on-Thames. 

This year’s speakers include some of the UK’s best-loved writers alongside exciting new talent, with top names including Theresa May, Mary Berry, Kate Atkinson, Sir Tim Rice, Nadiya Hussain, David Nicholls, Dom Joly, John Craven, Prue Leith, McFly’s Dougie Poynter and Julian Clary.

We’ve supported Henley Literary Festival for many yeas

There’s lots for families and children to do as well, with brilliant story time events and some of the most famous characters in children’s books joining the line up, including Dennis the Menace, Moomins, Elmer, Percy the park-keeper and The Harry Potter show.

Tickets are now on sale via the Box Office on 01491 575 948 or online at

For more information visit the festival’s website and sign up to their newsletter.

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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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