I am so excited I could eat a bowl of soup. And if you want to be as excited as me you have until 11am tomorrow (1 December). Oh, and you need to be a member of the Sunday Times Wine Club. Oh, and you need to have a wine budget of at least £100. I can’t see the same offer on the Laithwaites main site so maybe they will repeat this down the way.
The deal is that if you spend £100 you get 10% off. Not that special, but if you can find £150 the discount ups to 15%, and if you are in the fortunate position of having £200 or more leaking from your trousers, 20% is your reward!
I’ve just placed an order for 6 bottles of Cheval des Andes 2005, an Argentinean stunner made in a Bordeaux style but with “robust” spinal chord of Malbec. A well regarded wine, which is more than can be said for the abysmal website.
With a 20% discount, even including delivery charges I have just paid £37 per bottle. Compare this to the normal STWC/Laithwaites prices of £45, the Majestic price of £50, and the rip-off Gaucho Wine Boutique price of £64.65, I think that is a bargain.
By the way, if you dine at Gaucho Grills, expect to see this wine on the list at £147.95 per bottle – oucho!