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Have you ever enjoyed something so much that you had to share
it with your friends and family, straight away? That's how Tony
Laithwaite felt about the wines he tried in France in the 1960s.
And it's that joy of discovery - and desire to share - that remains
at the heart of everything we do.
Unlike other wine merchants, our buyers are constantly on the
move, finding you wines of real quality and character. We believe
in meeting our producers face to face, to do deals on the strength
of a handshake.
By cultivating existing relationships with producers, we can
bring you their finest wines at the keenest prices. And by
seeking out new producers with a genuine passion for wine, we
continue to bring you exciting new discoveries. Just like Tony
did over 40 years ago.
We don't let convention stand in the way of finding you the
best wines available. Back in the 60s, wine merchants didn’t
go direct to the winemaker. Now? We wouldn’t do it any other
way. We've flown New World winemakers to Europe to share
new techniques and develop new ideas. And we’ve supported
struggling young winemakers, giving them everything they
need to make great wines for you.
And we don't just find new wines; we make our own. Jolly good
they are, too – we've the awards to prove it! But we're not in the
business for trophies and medals (although we're fiercely proud
of every single one of them). We’re simply trying to introduce
great new wines to as many people as we can. You included.