Latest champagne offers

Competition for shoppers sees discounting escalate       

With the Bank Holiday weekend of 22-25 August fast approaching more big price cuts are likely to emerge over the next few days. Waitrose 25% reduction on purchases of three bottles or more ( a new mechanism for the grocer, though used by M&S before) has now ended but one of the other major supermarkets is sure to raise the stakes soon.

Just as I started to think this wasn’t going to happen, Morrisons is first out of the traps today (21 August) with a 25% price cut on all six bottle purchases of wine and champagne, but only running until Sunday (24 August). At least one other supermarket has, for the moment, put off a similar deal until Thursday 4 September.

Meanwhile M&S has a 25% price cut on six bottle purchases that doesn’t finish until 1 September. It’s a great chance to try classy fizz like De Saint Gall Brut Premier Cru or Didier-Ducos Petale de Rosé (both at £21.75 a bottle if you buy six) or Herbert Beaufort Grand Cru Brut NV, down at an affordable £24 a bottle. It may be a last chance to grab supplies of the four fine De Saint Gall wines as we understand they have been de-listed by M&S.

Elsewhere ASDA continues to sell GH Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut at just £20 a bottle through its online shop, but £10 champagne has disappeared for the moment.


 


While I try to list most of the current offers at the leading UK supermarkets, Majestic and other retailers below, I have also highlighted the best value for money deals on wines really worth drinking.

Top offers in UK supermarkets & off-licences

SAINSBURY’S
13 August – 26 August
Sainsbury’s 
Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, down £5 from £22.50 to £17.50 a bottle, £16.63 if you buy six bottles or more.
Lanson Brut Rosé NV, down £9.50 (25%) from £38 to £28.50 a bottle, £27.08 if you buy six bottles or more.

ASDA
Current offers online as at 20 August
Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut NV, down £11.75 from £29.75 to £18 a bottle.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, down 50% from £30 to £15 a bottle.

WAITROSE
13 August – 9 September
Canard Duchêne Authentic Réserve NV, down £6 (20%) from £27.99 to £21.99 a bottle.
Heidsieck Heritage Brut NV, down £6 (20%) from £29.99 to £23.99 a bottle.
Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, down £10 (25%) from £39.99 to £29.99 a bottle.
Besserat de Bellefon Brut Rosé NV, down £10 (25%) from £39.99 to £29.99 a bottle.

TESCO
13 August – 23 September
Tesco Finest Rosé Brut NV, down £5 from £24.99 to £19.99 a bottle.
Tesco Finest Grand Cru Vintage Brut, down £4 from £25.99 to £21.99 a bottle.

MAJESTIC WINE
Offers as at 18 June
Taittinger
Brut Réserve NV, down £17 from £42 to £25 a bottle.
‘R’ de Ruinart Brut NV, down £16.67 from £50 to £33.33 a bottle.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004, down £13.50 from £56 to £42.50 a bottle.

Buy any two bottles, save a third
Bollinger
Special Cuvée Brut NV, £50 a bottle, £33.31 if you buy two.
Pol Roger Réserve Brut NV, £50 a bottle, £33.31 if you buy two.
Oeil de Perdrix Rosé Brut NV, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two.
Laurent-Perrier Brut NV, £43.50 a bottle, £28.98 if you buy two.
Nicolas Feuillatte 2006, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two.
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV, £35 a bottle, £23.32 if you buy two.
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé NV, £45 a bottle, £29.98 if you buy two.
Laurent-Perrier 2004, £50 a bottle, £33.33 if you buy two.

Champagne offers by retailer

13 August – 9 September
G.H.Mumm Cordon Rouge Rosé Brut NV, down £8.40 (20%) from £41.99 to £33.59 a bottle.
Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, down £7.50 (20%) from £36.99 to £29.59 a bottle.
Canard Duchêne Authentic Réserve NV, down £6 (20%) from £27.99 to £21.99 a bottle.
Heidsieck Heritage Brut NV, down £6 (20%) from £29.99 to £23.99 a bottle.
Charles Lecouvey Brut NV, down £9 (33%) from £26.99 to £17.99 a bottle.
Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, down £10 (25%) from £39.99 to £29.99 a bottle.
Besserat de Bellefon Brut Rosé NV, down £10 (25%) from £39.99 to £29.99 a bottle.
Lanson Black Label Brut NV (37.5cl), down £4 (20%) from £18.99 to £14.99 a half bottle.



13 August – 26 August
Etienne Dumont Brut NV, down £5 from £20 to £15 a bottle, £14.25 if you buy six bottles or more.
Sainsbury’s Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, down £5 from £22.50 to £17.50 a bottle, £16.63 if you buy six bottles or more.
Taittinger Brut Réserve Brut NV, down £7 from £37 to £30 a bottle, £28.50 if you buy six bottles or more.
Lanson Brut Rosé NV, down £9.50 (25%) from £38 to £28.50 a bottle, £27.08 if you buy six bottles or more.
Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down £8.50 (25%) from £34 to £25.50 a bottle, £24.23 if you buy six bottles or more.


 

 

21 August – 24 August
25% price reduction on all six bottle purchases of wine and champagne 

25 August – 14 September
Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, down £10 from £36.99 to £26.99 a bottle.


 

13 August – 23 September
Tesco Finest Rosé Brut NV, down £5 from £24.99 to £19.99 a bottle.
Tesco Finest Grand Cru Vintage Brut, down £4 from £25.99 to £21.99 a bottle.

3 September – 23 September
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV, down £8 (25%) from £36.99 to £27.75 a bottle.
Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down £10 from £33.99 to £29.99 a bottle.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé NV, down (33%) from £28.49 to £18.99 a bottle.
Andre Carpentier Brut NV, half price down from £26.99 to £13.49 a bottle.


 

 

Current offers in store and online as at 20 August
Pierre Darcys Blanc de Noirs Grande Réserve Brut NV, down £8.97 from £25.97 to £17 a bottle.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, down 50% from £30 to £15 a bottle.
Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut NV, down £11.75 from £29.75 to £18 a bottle.
ASDA Extra Special 2004 Vintage, down £3 from £25 to £22 a bottle.
Benoit Renaud Brut NV, £13 a bottle.

ASDA wine by the case
GH Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut NV, £20 a bottle.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, down 50% from £30 to £15 a bottle.
Taittinger Prelude Brut NV, down £4 from £49 to £45 a bottle.
Taittinger Folies de la Marquetterie Brut NV, down £5 from £55 to £50 a bottle.
Taittinger Brut Vintage 2005, down £3 from £53 to £50 a bottle.
Benoit Renaud Brut NV, £13 a bottle.
Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut NV, down from £29.75 to £18 a bottle.
Louis Bernard Extra Special Vintage Brut 2009, down £3.25 from £25.25 to £22 a bottle.


Fortnum & Mason

Interesting artisan producer champagnes
Paul Déthune Grand Cru Brut, Ambonnay, £35 a bottle.
René Jolly
Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, £32.50 a bottle.


 

 

 

Berry’s have a couple of my ’2013 wines of the year’ in the shape of their Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru from the Le Mesnil co-operative and the 2004 vintage from the same source, also made by my namesake Gilles Marguet. Highlighting their very fine collection of growers’ champagne I put together a tasting of rosé styles, and tried them alongside some other favourites. You can now see this report: ‘Growers’ pinks offer great value‘ on the home page. These below are the wines from Berry Bros & Rudd www.bbr.com in the tasting I would particularly recommend:
R&L Legras Brut Rosé, 94/100, £39.95
Benoît Marguet Berry’s United Kingdom Cuvée Rosé Grand Cru Brut NV, 92/100, £29.95
Pierre Peters Rosé d’Albane, 90/100, £36


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29 July – 1 September (Buy six bottles or more of sparkling wine or champagne save 25%)
Oudinot Brut Rosé NV, down £5 from £27 to £22 a bottle, £16.50 if you buy six bottles or more.
Oudinot Medium Dry Rosé NV, down £5 from £27 to £22 a bottle, £16.50 if you buy six bottles or more.
Oudinot Brut NV, down £5 from £25 to £20 a bottle, £15 if you buy six bottles or more.
Oudinot Medium Dry NV, down £5 from £25 to £20 a bottle, £15 if you buy six bottles or more.

Other attractive buys we have picked out under the 25% discount offer:
De Saint Gall Brut Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs NV, £29 a bottle, down from £174 to £130.50 a case, equivalent to £21.75 a bottle if you buy six.
Didier-Ducos Petale de Rosé Brut NV, £29 a bottle down from £174 to £130.50 a case, equivalent to £21.75 a bottle if you buy six.
Herbert Beaufort Grand Cru Brut NV, £32 a bottle, down from £192 to £144 a case, equivalent to £24 a bottle if you buy six.


 

 

 

Current offer
Veuve Monsigny Brut NV, £9.99 a bottle.



Current offer
Comte de Brismand Brut NV, £12.99 a bottle.


 

 

Current offers as at 18 June
Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs NV, down £7 from £42 to £35 a bottle.
Besserat de Bellefon Rosé Brut NV, down £6 from £41 to £35 a bottle.
Lanson Rosé Brut NV, down £6 from £40 to £34 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier 2004 vintage, down £10 from £48 to £38 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle, down £20 from £100 to £80 a bottle.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV, down £10 from £41 to £31 a bottle.
Taittinger Rosé Brut NV, down £10 from £49 to £39 a bottle.

 


 

Offers as at 18 June
Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, down £17 from £42 to £25 a bottle.
Ruinart Rosé Brut NV, down £18.34 from £60 to £41.66 a bottle.
‘R’ de Ruinart Brut NV, down £16.67 from £50 to £33.33 a bottle.
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Brut NV, down £18.34 from £60 to £41.66 a bottle.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004, down £13.50 from £56 to £42.50 a bottle.

Buy any two bottles, save a third
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, £50 a bottle, £33.31 if you buy two.
Heidsieck Monopole Brut NV, £22.49 a bottle, £14.98 if you buy two.
Canard-Duchêne Brut NV, £25 a bottle, £16.66 if you buy two.
J de Telmont Grande Réserve NV, £24 a bottle, £15.99 if you buy two.
Oeil de Perdrix Rosé Brut NV, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two.
Pol Roger Réserve Brut NV, £50 a bottle, £33.31 if you buy two.
Laurent-Perrier Brut NV, £43.50 a bottle, £28.98 if you buy two.
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV, £43.50 a bottle, £28.98 if you buy two.
Nicolas Feuillatte 2006, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two.
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV, £35 a bottle, £23.32 if you buy two.
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé NV, £45 a bottle, £29.98 if you buy two.
Laurent-Perrier 2004, £50 a bottle, £33.33 if you buy two.
Canard-Duchêne Charles VII Brut NV, £37.50 a bottle, £26.65 if you buy two.
Buy any two bottles, save 15%
Veuve Cllicquot Brut NV, £45 a bottle, £38.24 if you buy two.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, £25 a bottle, £21.24 if you buy two.
Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2007, £30 a bottle, £25.49 if you buy two.
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV, £40 a bottle, £33.99 if you buy two.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV, £45 a bottle, £38.24 if you buy two.

Buy any two bottles, save 25%
Laurent-Perrier Rosé Brut NV, £75 a bottle, £56.22 if you buy two.

 



 

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Current offers as at 28 June
Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV, down £7 from £38.99 to £31.99 a bottle.
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut  NV, down £7 from £45.99 to £38.99 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut NV, down £3 from £49.99 to £46.99 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Brut NV, down £8 from £37.99 to £29.99 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé NV, down £16.04 from £54.99 to £38.95 a bottle.
Pol Roger Brut Rosé 2004, down £12 from £77.99 to £65.99 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Brut Magnum, down £6 from £75.99 to £69.99 a bottle.
Dom Perignon Brut Vintage 2004, down £15 from £135 to £120 a bottle.
Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Vintage 2006, down £8.73 from £178.72 to £169.99 a bottle.


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