MP Alok Sharma with David Thatcher and other employees at Direct Wines
Theale, Reading, UK
Reading West MP Alok Sharma was recently invited by Direct Wines chief executive David Thatcher to take a tour of the company’s Theale headquarters.
Direct Wines is an independent wine merchant founded in 1969 and based in Arlington Business Park.
The company owns both Laithwaite’s Wine and Averys.
It operates vineyards and wine-making facilities in the UK, France, USA
The company is also emerging for the first time
Laithwaite’s was given permission in 2011 to plant a vineyard in Windsor Great Park. Henry II was also said to have a vineyard at Windsor Castle in the 1100s.
The location, climate
“I am very proud of this local business with its global outreach.”