The most interesting thing I learnt driving round Bordeaux with a busload of Laithwaites staff was about communication.
I have always thought I must be the most self-advertised man in wine. So was surprised to hear of a recent discussion at Windsor Tennis Club where all but one were of the opinion there was no Laithwaites wine shop in Windsor! Only since 1970 has there been a Laithwaites shop in Windsor!
Fair way to go on the advertising front then!
We had a sunny day driving through the great Medoc Chateaux, wining and dining at Lynch Bages before crossing on the ferry to Blaye and wandering by the backroads of Blaye, Bourg, Fronsac, Pomerol to Saint Emilion for drinks and dinner. A lovely bunch of young people (only one was born before I came to Bordeaux in '65!) Nice to have people from the US as well as UK.