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Taking over the vacated Majestic space in Vinopolis Laithwaites new flagship store opens this Friday.

From what I've heard the shop is impressive; including what they claim is the world's longest tasting table - an impressive 14 metres! The branch also stocks over 1,000 wines from 30 different countries. Not sure I could even list 30 wine making countries...

The official opening at 4pm - with the Mayour of Southwick - may well be worth a visit although the Saturday might be more exciting.

"Join staff from Laithwaites and Vinopolis, as well as stallholders from Borough Market, for a celebratory glass of champagne, canapés and wine tasting.

The celebrations continue on Saturday February 20th when Laithwaites is offering customers the unique chance to walk away with a bottle of the finest wine for just £5.

From 10am - 10pm, Laithwaites will offer 500 'mystery' bottles for sale to customers, all for £5 each. Highlights include Lafite, Haut-Brion, Mouton and mixed in amongst the bottles will be other established classics and New World discoveries (see the full list at laithwaites.co.uk/luckydip)"

Opening of the Laithwaites Store - February 19th 4pm - 6pm onwards
Wine Lucky Dip - February 20th 10am - 10pm


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I will be turning up to this new Vinopolis shop and nosing around with interest. I hope they are not only selling their standard level of evil filth but have some actually drinkable wines too.

Vinopolis is a great retail space with all kinds of attractions close by to draw people in. If all Laithwaites can be bothered to do with it is use it as an outlet for their dross branded wines the space will be wasted and they will probably make very little money out of it. Some interesting selections and even some fine wines would make the shop more appealing and so increase customer numbers.

If you follow the link below to the wine conversation blog there is an interesting video (taken by Rob of the Wine Conversation himself I assume) of the store. It does have a fine wine section! Can't tell how much shelf space is given over to the Laithwaites own labled wines, the fine wines or if anything else is included though, so it would be nice to get some feedback if you do go David.

The idea of mystery bottles sounds interesting, I'll be turning up to get one. I'm guessing they'd be a different selections of wines worth different values in that mystery wine selection?

Some interesting selections and even some fine wines would make the shop more appealing and so increase customer numbers.

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