The bubbly types – Jancis Robinson’s top recommendations

By on 29/11/2011

BUBBLY TREATS for the festive season. Jancis Robinson recommended 25 'bubblys' in the first of her 'Top 100 festive wines' series, in Saturday's FT Weekend Magazine. Many of them were highlighted as stocked by Lea & Sandeman (indeed some are direct imports of ours), and here is that selection together with her tasting notes.

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Christmas Treats at Lea & Sandeman

By on 25/11/2011

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.

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Lea & Sandeman now offer FREE UK mainland delivery.

By on 21/11/2011

WE NOW OFFER FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY! Take advantage of our NEW FREE UK MAINLAND* delivery this Christmas on all orders over £100. *(some exclusions apply).   All orders received up until midnight on Sunday 18th December are guaranteed for delivery before Christmas (unless the country grinds to a standstill with snow and ice).

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NSPCC City Fine Wine Challenge 2011

By on 18/11/2011

Last night Lea & Sandeman hosted the NSPCC City Fine Wine Challenge for the sixth year running. Twenty four tables of ten, from leading city companies including KPMG, Grenpact, Diligenta and IBM, packed the room at RIBA following a Champagne Benedick reception, to take part in the interactive quiz while tasting eight wines, mostly blind.

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Beaujolais ‘Nouveau’!

By on 14/11/2011

Beaujolais 'Nouveau'! 'Mon Dieu!' you might well say, as at Lea & Sandeman we announce that we are offering a BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU for release this coming 'Beaujolais Thursday', 17th November, and we would not be at all surprised to hear you say so, since we really cannot remember the last time we did release one! But this is not just any old (new) Beaujolais.

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HM Jancis Robinson OBE MW proclaims..

By on 11/11/2011

Following our large and very well attended tasting at the Vintners' Hall in mid October, a number of wines have been already been written about by various journalists, and finally Jancis Robinson has published her notes on her website.

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THE SHERRY REVOLUTION – Gunshots in the vineyards

By on 25/10/2011

THE SHERRY REVOLUTION - Gunshots in the vineyards and the release of GONZALEZ BYASS' stunningly great 'PALMAS' rare old Finos. To coincide with the release of Gonzalez Byass' rare old 'Palmas' Finos, Mauricio Gonzalez invited me, together with a small group of other wine merchants, to Jerez to visit both the Bodegas and vineyards, and take part in a small wild partridge shoot in the 'Bonanza' vineyards, midway between Sanlucar and Trebujena.

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The Wine Gang Christmas Fair at Vinopolis

By on 20/10/2011

Lea & Sandeman will take part in The Wine Gang Christmas fair. (It's not actually at Christmas, but in time for you to think about what to stock up with before Christmas) on Saturday 29th October at Vinopolis. Click the logo to see more details and book tickets via TicketSoup   The Wine Gang Christmas Wine Fair 2011 - London Where? Vinopolis, No.

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