Christmas Treats at Lea & Sandeman

by Patrick Sandeman

CHRISTMAS TREATS at Lea & Sandeman

It鈥檚 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聽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 鈥榣imited to only six bottles per store鈥 or 鈥 three bottles per customer鈥?

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聽and offer prices even聽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 拢100 free of charge to your door!

Here is the first of our seasonal drinking selections.

CHRISTMAS FIZZ

JEAN-LOUIS DENOIS M茅thode Traditionelle Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Brut 拢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鈥 Victoria Moore, The Daily聽Telegraph

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

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

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

CHRISTMAS WHITES

2010 VERMENTINO Domaine les Yeuses 拢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鈥檚 rather romantic take on it!).

2010 CH脗TEAU BEAUMONT BLANC Les Pierri猫res 1er C么tes de Blaye 拢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 M脗CON CHAINTR脡 Pierres Polies Domaine Daniel Barraud 拢12.95 bottle
White Burgundy is never inexpensive, and if it is, it is聽probably not worth drinking. The Barraud鈥檚 are one of the Maconnais鈥 top producers and this Macon gives 鈥serious bang for your buck 鈥 according to the Winegang!

CHRISTMAS REDS

2009 LE CLOS Domaine Sainte Eug茅nie 拢7.75 bottle
Described by Jancis Robinson as 鈥楪ood house wine鈥 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 拢9.25 bottle
Even if you think you don鈥檛 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 拢11.95 bottle
Lea & Sandeman Bordeaux has established a great following, but the seriously good and limited edition of 鈥楧irector鈥檚 Cut鈥 is something of a treat and coming to an end. Last chance to order before we sell out!

SWEET TREAT

2006 CH脗TEAU RAYNE VIGNEAU 1er Cru Class茅 Sauternes 拢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 拢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 Cr猫me 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 鈥 including the champagne offer prices.

Any order over 拢100 placed聽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 拢100* (see our terms and conditions)

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