Is there anything that beats a good Dinner Party? Coming together to share delicious food, exciting wines, and lively conversation with friends now seems more essential than ever before – but how to have that experience now? In recent weeks, technology has really stepped up to the plate, changing the way we work, play, and socialise.
It that's time of year again and Champagne is back on the list of essentials. We've added our best possible prices to certain Grandes Marques champagnes as well as on one of our favourite Grower Champagnes: Barnaut Grande Réserve Brut (just £22.95 in a six pack).
Our grower’s champagnes like the ‘Latitude’ from Pierre Larmandier offer so much more quality and interest for the price than the traditional ‘Grandes Marques’. With the grapes grown, picked and vinified in-house, this gives much greater control over the quality of the wines and the ability to shape a natural house style.
Celebrate the Champagne & Sparkling Wine win with us! We were absolutely delighted to win Specialist Merchant of the Year Award for Champagne & Sparkling Wine. As you our customers will know, not only are our 'shelf' prices for Champagne consistently competitive, but also our low 'case prices' on Champagnes can almost always be enjoyed on the odd bottle mixed in with a case of other wines.
Closing the shop on Christmas Eve (we are open until five tomorrow) is always a challenge and I may have to see if I can sneak off a bit early to get to my favourite carol service. The charm is worth it - the tiny thirteenth century St Philip's church of Little Rollright has no electricity, and so the rare services here are entirely candle-lit.
“The NV R & L Legras Blanc de Blancs. It’s our house Champagne here at Sotheby’s and we drink cases of it. We were having a glass of it at our auction on Saturday and I was just reminded how good it is: light, elegant and extraordinarily good value…”
For west Londoners tonight is Barnes Late Night Shopping evening, when the High Street will be buzzing and as usual the best mulled wine will be at Lea & Sandeman - come on down and enjoy the festive atmosphere - it's only going to be raining lightly, which, if this morning is anything to go, by means unnoticeably, especially if you have some of our famous mulled wine inside you.
All of these from our extensive Christmas fizz offer made it into the top choices for the FT from Jancis' recent festive fizz survey: BARNAUT Blanc de Noirs Brut Grand Cru Bouzy "Big and brawny.
“there are four shops – in Chiswick, Notting Hill, Barnes and Chelsea – and a reputation, achieved through a mixture of hard bloody work and elan, for selling distinctive, cleverly sourced wines, in particular from France and Italy. Lea & Sandeman has become a London institution”