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Online marketplace welcomes Laithwaite’s Wine

16th August 2016: eBay, one of the world’s largest marketplaces, introduces Laithwaite’s Wine, the World’s leading home-delivery wine merchant, to its site. A wide selection of red, white, rose’ and sparkling wines plus mixed cases are now available on the UK site from the leading wine merchant.


The online marketplace is now home to more than 3,500 wine listings[1] in this recently launched category. With the younger generation enthusiastically embracing sparkling wines[2]; it’s perhaps unsurprising that the site’s best-selling wine to date is a Dom Perignon Vintage 2006[3]. Serious collectors will also find bottles priced up to £101,000 and dating back to 1867 available to purchase[4].


Rhian Bartlett, senior director of retail at eBay, said: “Welcoming Laithwaite’s to eBay further expands our wine offering providing more selection and choice for our customers. Whether it’s for summer celebrations or stocking up ahead of the festive season, eBay is becoming a destination for those who know what they like when it comes to wine, as well as enthusiastic amateurs looking to try something new.”


David Thatcher, CEO of Laithwaite’s Wine, said: “We’re excited to be partnering with eBay to reach a new generation of wine drinkers and look forward to introducing eBay’s customers to great-value wines handcrafted in quantities too small for the supermarkets and big retailers.”


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eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2015, eBay enabled $82 billion of gross merchandise volume.


Laithwaite’s Wine

Laithwaite’s Wine was founded in 1969, when Tony Laithwaite drove a van of Bordeaux wine to England to share with family and friends. Laithwaite’s has grown to become the World’s leading home-delivery wine merchant, yet remains family owned and still gives pride of place to smaller producers.

The Laithwaite’s wine team tastes over 40,000 wines a year before selecting the best buys for customers. Laithwaite’s offers 1000 wines from 22 countries, ranging in price from £4.99 up to £1,200 a bottle and all covered by a 100% guarantee of enjoyment.

Laithwaite’s Wine is the only UK wine merchant to win the ServiceMark accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service and offers a complimentary Wine Advisor service to every customer.

[1] Data taken from 12.08.16

[2] Mintel Global Annual Review 2016 (

[3] Data taken from 12.08.16

[4] Data taken from 12.08.16