"Now choosing your wine is as easy as choosing a restaurant"
30 years ago Zagat Survey was born out of a wine tasting group — a weekly get-together with good friends. Wines sipped and rated, notes scribbled. Much lively debate. Talk often turned to recent dining experiences — the good, the bad and the ugly. What if we could rate restaurants in the same way as we were rating wines? To share things we liked, things we didn't.
Today thousands of Zagat surveyors worldwide help guide each other to better restaurants. But for many choosing the right wine remains a daunting challenge. Zagat Wine is set to change that ...
Confidence in whatever you choose
While we've been guiding you to better restaurants, wine merchant Tony Laithwaite has spent the last 40 years recommending the best wine buys. He has put small estates and new regions firmly on the wine map, and his customers ahead of the game.
As with the Zagat Guide, these recommendations are based on personal research. Tony and his team spend their lives in the vineyards and amongst the barrels. This direct approach allows you to share the adventure and benefits of an insider's world. Like us, he understands that price is not a true guide to quality. Often a new discovery brings the greatest pleasure.
It's a philosophy that has seen Tony's company named Decanter Magazine's Independent Wine Merchant of the Year — and saw Which? (the U.K.'s independent consumer watchdog) describe Laithwaites Wine as "just what customers are looking for in a wine merchant."
The start of something special ...
As a part of the Zagat Wine community, you can explore hundreds of special small-production wines from around the world. And as this community develops, you'll be able to share your wine experiences, and access reviews and ratings from fellow customers.
The best way to enjoy these is through the
Zagat Wine Club
, with a special introductory offer that saves you $110 on your first case.