I am not being negative: I am citing my experiences exactly as you have done in saying you have never had a bad bottle. I do not think the folk on this site are interested in my preferences or brands regarding wine and I will not waste their time by listing my choices. I thought it was best to restrict myself to the point of the original post.
Maybe they have changed now since this new law but they were relentless before.
Why would you even want resubscribe to a crate of acid
Tried them, all too sweet. You can have high alcohol and balance, but these wines don't. I think they were produced for the British market essentially! My opinion of course.
Never had a bad bottle from Laithwaites. Suggest you try The Black Stump, Cabalie , el Bombero to name a few or recommend a few of your favourites instead of being negative on a very good deal.