WINE SERVICES

Wine Services

More than just shops – Lea & Sandeman offers a full wine merchant service to make sure that our customers get the most out of the wine buying (and drinking) experience. Please see the information below and if you would like to find out more about any of these services, please get in touch with us at sales@leaandsandeman.co.uk.

Fine Wine Broking

We are always on the lookout for interesting and exciting well-cellared fine wines. Please contact us for a free valuation and to discuss the options available. Broking (subject to a 10% fee of agreed price) or outright purchase.

Cellar Planning and Advice

With an excellent list of wines from around the world at prices that satisfy most budgets we can provide a bespoke service tailored entirely to your personal needs. Whether you are looking at wine as an investment, a gift for a loved one or simply to drink at your leisure we can offer expert and impartial advice to really pin down what best suits you. Contact us at cellarplan@leaandsandeman.co.uk for more information.

Wine Club

The L&S Wine Clubs mission is to provide new and exciting wines to their members at a price to satisfy even the most frugal customer. With three price options, easy payment system and free delivery across the country, the Wine Club is the best way to explore our range of products without lifting a finger. Purchase your subscription on our wine club page.

En Primeur Offers

En Primeur refers to buying wine at the earliest moment it is made available. This can be up to two to three years before the wine is bottled and physically available. Typically L&S will offer Burgundy from the vintage before the most recent at the beginning of each year (usually for delivery within the year), while Bordeaux is offered in the late spring from the previous vintage and delivered around two years later. Other such offers (some termed ‘pre-shipment offers’, which may be only a matter of weeks before the wines can be delivered, are made though the year if the wines or the vintage in a particular area merit it (in the case of Port, or the Rhône, for example). En primeur wines are offered ‘in bond’, which is to say including the cost of transport to the UK and stock being made available in a bonded warehouse. Such wines may be stored on your behalf by Elephant Storage in bond, or transferred to another bonded account, or duty and VAT can be paid upon arrival, and the wines delivered or stored in Elephant Storage duty paid. Where no other instruction has been given, wines bought en primeur will be stored in Elephant in bond on your behalf, and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of Elephant Storage Ltd.

Wine Storage

Elephant Storage is the wine storage facility offered by Lea & Sandeman. All wines are stored under the terms of The Bunch Code of Practice. Your Duty Paid wines are stored in your own area within our Battersea warehouse for rapid access, separate from L&S stock. The duty-paid Elephant Storage facility is proven to maintain the ideal conditions for storing wine and has been our storage facility of choice for over twenty years. Elephant Storage also offers In Bond storage at Octavian Cellars in Wiltshire, the gold standard in fine wine cellaring. If you would like to store your wine with us, then please email storage@leaandsandeman.co.uk and request Terms and Conditions and an account application form.

Personalised Gift Service

Wine is one of the oldest gifts in history, and we at Lea & Sandeman believe it is still one of the best. Whatever your requirements - from something special for a loved one to corporate presents for multiple recipients – L&S will help you create something individual with our personalised gift service. We all enjoy things more when we know a little more about them, which is why wine tasting is a great way to get more out of what you drink – or at least that’s our excuse. Whether you are organising client entertainment, a birthday party, team building or any other event, we can organise a tasting to suit your requirements. Tastings can be hosted in one of our London shops, or alternatively we can bring our wine and expertise to you. Please email privatetastings@leaandsandeman.co.uk to start organising your private tasting.

Events

Selecting the right wines for an event can present challenges – your choices are personal and it is important that they complement your event seamlessly. Our dedicated team of wine experts will guide you through the creation of a wine list that will fit perfectly, whatever the occasion. All of our deliveries are carried out by our own delivery team and we can liaise directly with your venue to ensure that everything finds its way to the right place, at the right time. We also provide glasses at a very reasonable cost saving you the hassle of sourcing and cleaning glassware for your event. If you have an event that you would like to discuss with our team, please email events@leaandsandeman.co.uk.

Wedding and Wedding List Service

Whether you are looking for a fantastic offer for the wines for your reception or for a vinous wedding list for gifts to fill a cellar for your future together, Lea & Sandeman can help. We will help guide you through the selection of the right wines to a budget for the big day, backed up with seamless delivery and sale-or return service. We have extensive experience of wine as a wedding gift and can help select and manage a list so that a balanced cellar which matches your interests can be created. Just email weddings@leaandsandeman.co.uk and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Telephone: 020 7244 0522