You can’t talk about American wines without mentioning California's Napa Valley, home to some of the world’s finest Cabernet Sauvignons and creamiest Chardonnays. But the Golden State’s speciality grape is Zinfandel – famous for making big, black fruited reds and deliciously sweet rosés. You’ll find all this, as well as lime-fresh Riesling from Washington State, silky Pinot Noir from Oregon, and much more below ...
Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world 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, rosé, Champagne, Prosecco, spirits ... you name it. Tony's still at it - and now really good
at washing bottles. Read more