Christmas Treats at Lea & Sandeman

by Patrick Sandeman

CHRISTMAS TREATS at Lea & Sandeman

It’s going to be carnage again in the supermarkets this Christmas, as they advertise eye-wateringly discounted prices for champagnes, whiskies, wines and just about anything else in an attempt to draw customers in through the door. But can you really be fagged to traipse down the high street, fight the crowds, only to find that you did not read the small print which said ‘limited to only six bottles per store’ or ‘ three bottles per customer’?

At Lea & Sandeman we only offer you what we think is the best quality and value, not simply the cheapest, and you can benefit from our discounted case and offer prices even when you put together your own mixed selection, as long as it is twelve bottles or more.

What’s more we will deliver every order over £100 free of charge to your door!

Here is the first of our seasonal drinking selections.

CHRISTMAS FIZZ

JEAN-LOUIS DENOIS Méthode Traditionelle Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Brut £12.95 bottle
The best alternative to champagne that we have tasted, and better than so many of the cheap supermarket offerings. ‘With its warm bread-and-honey nose this smells so much like champagne I had to double-check the label’ Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph

Champagne BENEDICK Grand Reserve Brut £18.95 bottle
Our incredibly good value own label champagne. Still a great bargain under £20.00

Champagne BARNAUT Grande Réserve Brut Grand Cru Bouzy £22.95 bottle
Marginally less expensive than the cheaper Grandes Marques but much better than many by a good margin. Great value at £22.95!

Champagne OFFERS : We have just added one of our absolute favourite Grande Marque champagnes to our offers,  GOSSET Grande Reserve £37.95 for a real Christmas treat.

CHRISTMAS WHITES

2010 VERMENTINO Domaine les Yeuses £6.50 bottle
Everybody needs a good, inexpensive white for every day glugging and this Italianate Vermentino from vineyards on the French Mediterranean coast is simply fantastic value (follow the link and read Victoria Moore’s rather romantic take on it!).

2010 CHÂTEAU BEAUMONT BLANC Les Pierrières 1er Côtes de Blaye £8.75 bottle
This is a seriously good white Bordeaux which is fabulous all round drinking and gives all the similar New World Sauvignon/Semillon blends a run for their money.

2008 MÂCON CHAINTRÉ Pierres Polies Domaine Daniel Barraud £12.95 bottle
White Burgundy is never inexpensive, and if it is, it is probably not worth drinking. The Barraud’s are one of the Maconnais’ top producers and this Macon gives ‘serious bang for your buck ’ according to the Winegang!

CHRISTMAS REDS

2009 LE CLOS Domaine Sainte Eugénie £7.75 bottle
Described by Jancis Robinson as ‘Good house wine’ this is a remarkably well made wine from the south of France for drinking on cold winter nights by an open fire (or in front of the telly!).

2010 TOURAINE LES MARCOTTES Domaine de Pierre £9.25 bottle
Even if you think you don’t like Gamay or Beaujolais, you will love this bright, crisp, juicy red from the Loire valley which offers a refreshing change, weighing in at only 12.5%.

2008 THE DIRECTORS’ CUT Bordeaux Lea & Sandeman £11.95 bottle
Lea & Sandeman Bordeaux has established a great following, but the seriously good and limited edition of ‘Director’s Cut’ is something of a treat and coming to an end. Last chance to order before we sell out!

SWEET TREAT

2006 CHÂTEAU RAYNE VIGNEAU 1er Cru Classé Sauternes £21.95 bottle
We think that this classy Sauternes is a bit of a steal at this price, even it it is a sweet wine over £20. However, it a is particularly good example of sauternes at its affordable best and drinks beautifully. Ideal with savoury dishes, such as Foie Gras, and sweeter ones such as Tarte Tatin or Crème Brulee.

Make up your own MIXED CASE of 12 bottles of any of the above in any combination you like, and you will get the discounted price on each bottle – including the champagne offer prices.

Any order over £100 placed on-line this week-end (26th/27th November) will also receive a FREE copy of Victoria Moore’s ‘How to Drink at Christmas’ – a great read and a great stocking filler!

We now offer FREE DELIVERY on all orders over £100* (see our terms and conditions)

Last orders for guaranteed nationwide Christmas delivery – Sunday 18th December (although we will do our very best to deliver orders received after this date, especially in the Greater London area).

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