Laithwaite's has been delivering wine to its customers for more than 50 years, selling dependable, no-nonsense wines at reasonable prices. There are plenty of tempting offers and wine subscription choices, as well as craft beer options, along with exclusive offers and tasting events for members.

An introductory Season’s Favourites offer of 12 bottles of wine (in six pairs of all white, all red or mixed), four Dartington Crystal wine tumblers and free delivery costs only £65, representing a claimed £100+ saving on normal prices. Subsequent orders are £107.88 for 12 bottles plus £7.99 delivery. Our box included a sauvignon blanc from New Zealand’s Marlborough region, bursting with zesty tropical fruit, and a classic oak-aged red rioja by Barón de Barbón. There's strong variety throughout the box, with ours containing bottles from France, Italy, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. Getting pairs of each wine gives you a chance to thoroughly enjoy your favourites, or give away new finds to a friend.

While we tested out the classic Season’s Favourite box, you can also upgrade to the Unlimited option for an annual payment of £24 which gives free delivery on any order, even if it’s just one bottle, or Premiere Membership for £50 which gets you two free bottles of wine whenever you order 12 or more. Ordering can be done online or over the phone and any wines you don’t like will be refunded in full. Membership can be cancelled with 14 days’ notice.

Tasting notes are included in the box, and there are digital tasting cards available on the website that are emailed to you before your case arrives so you can learn more about the wines.

Laithwaite's offers reliable wines from established wineries that will appeal to those most comfortable with familiar regions and styles of wines.

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Kate HawkingsWine Columnist