We’ve been sharing them with our customers for 50 years. In our mailings, across the tasting table and online.
Tune in to Laithwaites Recommends, our online video shopping experience. A series of live shows covering the wine world’s hottest topics.
Your host is Grant Hedley – wine nut at many a Laithwaites LIVE tasting. You’ll get to meet some very special guests along the way, including some of our favourite winemakers.
You can have your say too. Each Laithwaites Recommends broadcast has a live chat, so you can join in the conversation.
Best of all, the wines come with fantastic deals. If something takes your fancy, simply add it to your basket, there’s no need to leave the live stream or a moment.
Such an easy way to buy your wine – and heaps of fun too.
‘Wine down’, pour yourself a glass - and settle into Laithwaites Recommends.
Mr and Mrs Chianti – a special tasting with Paolo and Anna Rita Masi
Paolo Masi has been delighting customers with great Chianti for more than two decades. He’s a regular at our London wine festival … and proof that the nicest people make the best wines. Join Laithwaites Recommends host, Grant, as he chats to Paolo and wife Anna Rita live from their estate in Chianti Rufina. Find out what makes this a special place and how it produces such classic Chianti. And, of course, get some cracking deals on the wines.
Christmas starts with Laithwaites. So, join us on the ultimate Laithwaites Recommends as Tony Laithwaite shares his top tips for perfect festive drinking. He’ll be opening some very special bottles with host Grant – fine fizz from Barbara Laithwaite’s Wyfold Vineyard, two great bottles from Tony’s La Clarière estate in Bordeaux, a very special Burgundy and a mature Tawny Port. Get the low-down on each one, enjoy some special low prices and wish the world a merry Christmas on the live chat. Ho-ho-ho!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Of course, that means putting up the decorations and getting into the festive spirits and your next Laithwaites Recommends show provides inspiration on both fronts. Join hosts Grant and Jennie round the tree as they tuck into the ultimate decoration – Pickering’s Festively Flavoured Gin Baubles. Learn how to make some brilliant gin cocktails too. So, put on your best Christmas jumper, have your say on the chat and join in the fun.
It’s the wine that customers come back for more than any other. Our No.1 red from southern France. Made to a style that reputedly invigorated Roman soldiers. Yes, it’s Cabalié! And Laithwaites Recommends is celebrating everything that’s great about this glorious red. Join your host Grant and Cabalié makers Hervé and Laurent, discover how it’s made – and grab yourself a great deal. Plus, if you have our advent calendar, Cabalié is the goodie behind your first window. Christmas starts with Cabalié!
Move over Tom Cruise, our own cocktail king Grant is ready to show you how it’s done. Laithwaites Recommends host Grant will be shooting the breeze with Sipsmith Gin mixologist Bill in a special broadcast from the distillery. Learn how to make a Sipspresso Martini with the new Sipspresso Coffee Gin, PLUS a refreshing Zesty Orange Sprtiz using their Zesty Orange London Dry Gin. Perfect with Christmas parties just around the corner!
Bill will also give you the full Sipsmith story. Tune in and take advantage of 15% OFF Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Lemon Drizzle Gin and Zesty Orange Gin throughout November, and for your chance to win a bottle of the new Sipspresso Coffee Gin.
3rd Thursday in November. It used to be one of the biggest days in a red wine lover’s calendar. Yes, November 18th is Beaujolais Nouveau Day and Laithwaites Recommends is bringing back this great tradition. Join your host Grant and Beaujolais legend Julien Révillon as they raise a glass of his Piron Beaujolais Nouveau. To really get into the swing of things, you can pre-order Julien's Beaujolais, his vision to produce Beaujolais as fine as any Burgundy.
A tasting of Altos Pigeage wines with Jean Marc Sauboua
Direct from his Rioja bodega, up in the clouds, winemaker Jean Marc ‘tastes’ you through two of his amazing Altos Pigeage wines – the Graciano 2018 and the Blanco 2019, that have together clocked up 11 Golds and numerous other awards. There’s an opportunity to purchase these exceptional wines too, at special Vineyard Partner prices.
Yes, our mates over at the Redheads winery – Australia’s ultimate boutique cellar – have finally revealed their latest creation. It’s called Catbird Seat, a classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon from a small grower who’s grapes normally supply some very famous Aussie names. Join Tom Laithwaite as he links up to RedHeads winemaker Alex Trescowthick to uncover the full story … and the reason for the wine’s odd name!
We all love a good drop of bubbly. But we don’t want to pay Champagne prices every time we pop, pour and party. Laithwaites Recommends to the rescue. Your host Grant will present a special edition Prosecco, a French classic from the birthplace of sparkling wine, Italy’s greatest bargain fizz and a collector’s item English bubbly to rival vintage Champagne for quality (and beat it hands down for value). Cheers!