Our very own Angus Barcroft was lucky enough to be granted a place on L'Academie du Champagne's summer course. This is no industry jolly. The week includes lectures led by the principals and winemakers of the sixteen member Houses covering all aspects of Champagne from viticulture to marketing.
Everyone likes to indulge in a special bottle or three over Christmas and the L&S team is no different. We've all squirrelled away something to savour and share with (appreciative!) friends and family. L&S Top Brass Charles Lea: I'm rather hoping to get a chance to raid the better end of my brother-in-law's cellar - the 2002 Vieux Château Certan was particularly memorable last time.
[caption id="attachment_28973" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The main house of Gosset in Epernay[/caption] Trip to Gosset Champagne: Monday 6th - Tuesday 7th November 2017 What a treat it was to visit the Gosset estate and vineyards in early November. The trip comprised a diverse range of eager folk all involved in different areas of the wine trade.
We are delighted to offer one of our favourite Grande Marque Champagnes at a very special price until the end of September. Always elegant and fine, Taittinger is the perfect champagne to watch the sun set on summertime. Special Price per single bottle £31.95 - normally £39.
We know Champagne Barnaut well, it’s been on the LEA & SANDEMAN list for many years and is our regular recommendation for quality and value and the brand that, perhaps more than any other, illustrates just what good value ‘Grower’ Champagnes can be.
Louis Roederer is one of the very best of the Grande Marque Champagne producers. Perhaps most famous for its uber cuvée Cristal – the house’s real focus, however, is the Brut Premier. Made by the same team with the same principals in the cellar as its famous stablemate, this is a pure pleasure to drink.
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).
A wonderful way to start the week Recently Moet Hennessy arranged a seamlessly well organised and enjoyable trip to Reims (North East of Paris) to visit two of the large Champagne Houses – of which I will be concentrating on the second – Dom Ruinart.
Rose Murray-Brown of the Scotsman puts the straight chardonnay Legras Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne in the top spot on a recent park bench tasting in Champagne with Christophe Constant of JL Vergnon:
To celebrate ‘International Champagne Day’ which (apparently) falls tomorrow Friday 25th October, we have put together a ‘this weekend only’ offer on a 6 bottle case of our delicious grower champagnes.
In anticipation of the Royal birth we have dropped our price on our Royal warranted champagnes: Pol Roger White Foil Brut, Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut and Louis Roederer Brut Premier, all just £30 a bottle. For ideas on how to top up for the hot weekend, browse our recommendations throughout our blog.