Grenache is a grape that loves the sun. Soft, plump and high-in-alcohol grape, it is the force behind many of southern France's most delicious reds - including Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It's jammy, earthy and spicy with light colouring and few tannins. Known as Garnacha in Spain. So fruity - and, if it were a tourist, the first on the sunbed!
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