Italy The land of the vines - brings so much to the table (and your wine rack!). It is home to over 3,000 different grape varieties from 20 different regions - with more than enough gastronomic recipes to match. For reds, start with Sangiovese from Tuscany's Chianti country or Barolo from Piedmont. Star whites include Pinot Grigio and Soave Classico. But that's just the tip of the iceberg ...
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