The Wine Down with Laithwaites and Sir Vince Cable

Talking about his latest book, The Chinese Conundrum, former leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable appeared at the Henley Literary Festival.

He joined Laithwaites’ Grant Hedley, a former constituent of Sir Vince, for a glass of wine and a chat and the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the election of US president Joe Biden and the relationship between China and the West.

With such a heavy topic we felt a classic wine was the only option, and opted for Tony Laithwaite’s very own Château La Clarière.

You can watch our interview with Iain below and stay tuned for more author videos from The Wine Down with Laithwaites including Elizabeth DayIain MacGregorCandice Brathwaite and John Simpson.

Laithwaites is proud to be sponsoring Henley Literary Festival for a tenth consecutive year.

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