About three times a year a chap from Laithwaites phones me up and after a bit of a discussion to hear about any deals he has, I make an order and wine is delivered to the front door two days later. It’s an efficient process, and from the purchase I get air miles as well.
In the past, we’ve ordered Rioja, Pinot Grigio, and various brands from Marlborough in New Zealand. I’ve noticed that some of the reds tend to get left, especially the last batch, Lobo e Falcão from Portugal, which was rather heavy.
This time, largely as a result of going on a Cape winelands tour earlier this year, I ordered some Stumble Pinotage Rosé and some Huguenot Chenin Blanc, both from South Africa. Last night I had a glass of the Huguenot, and it was very pleasant.