Latest retail offers

Time to look elsewhere than the big names

Following all the deals before and after Easter, the market has quietened down a little prior to the first May bank holiday weekend. There are still some attractive reductions with Sainsbury’s and Waitrose both offering two of their best, most consistence own label champagnes, that have been supplied respectively by the same producer for many years. For Waitrose it is a mellow, rounded Blanc de Noirs that comes from Champagne’s southernmost Côte des Bar region, famous for its Pinot Noir, while Sainsbury’s all Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs made by Duval-Leroy is a complete contrast, fresh, citrussy, but with some biscuity maturity. It you want to experience the authentic Pinot Noir driven flavours of the Côte des Bar the Drappier wines highlighted (Slurp and Majestic) are a great place to look.

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 5 Champagne offers in UK supermarkets & off-licences
WAITROSE 15 April – 12 May
Waitrose Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, down 25% from £21.99 to £16.49 a bottle.

SAINSBURYS 8 April – 28 April
Sainsbury’s Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, down £2 from £20 to £18 a bottle.

SLURP www.slurp.co.uk Drappier Brut Rosé NV, £33.95 a bottle.

MAJESTIC WINE Until April 27 on-line and in-store
33% off if you mix and match two or more bottles
Drappier Premier Cru Brut NV, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two or more.
Bollinger Grande Année Brut Vintage 2004, £100 a bottle, £66.62 if you buy two or more.


 


Champagne offers by retailer

15 April – 12 May
Bredon Cuvée Jean Louis Brut NV, down £10 from £27.99 to £17.99 a bottle.
Waitrose Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, down 25% from £21.99 to £16.49 a bottle.
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV, down 25% from £39.99 to £29.99 a bottle.
Lanson Rosé Brut NV, down 20% fro £37.99 to £29.99 a bottle.
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, half bottle, down £5 from £22.99 to £17.99 a bottle.


8 April – 28 April
Sainsbury’s Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, down £2 from £20 to £18 a bottle.
Henry Dumanois Brut NV, down £2 at £10 a bottle.
Henry Dumanois Brut Rosé NV, down £3 at £10 a bottle.
Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut NV, down £8 at £17 a bottle.
Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down £8 from £30 to £22 a bottle.
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV magnum, down £10 from £68 to £58 a magnum.


 

 

Current offers as at 23 April
Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, down £10 from £36.99 to £26.99 a bottle.
Ruinart Rosé Brut NV, down £10 from £59.99 to £49.99 a bottle (online only).


22 April – 12 May
André Carpentier Brut NV, half price from £26.99 to £13.49 a bottle.
Heidsieck Monopole Brut NV, down £7 from £29.99 to £19.99 a bottle.
Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, down £10 from £36.99 to £26.99 a bottle.
Jacquart Brut Mosaique Brut NV, down 33% from £29.99 to £19.99 a bottle.


 

 

Current deals online and in-store (prices correct as at 23 April)
Pierre Darcys Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, down £8.97 from £25.97 to £17 a bottle.
Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut NV, down £11.75 from £29.75 to £18 a bottle.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, down £14 from £30 to £16 a bottle.
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label gift box, down £8 from £38 to £30 a bottle.


 

Fortnum & Mason

Current offers
Henriot Brut Souverain NV, down £8.38 from £42.50 to £36.12 a bottle.
Henriot Brut Rosé NV, down £8.25 from £55 to £46.75 a bottle.
Henriot Brut Millésimé 2003, down £9.75 from £65 to £55.25 a bottle.
Lanson Extra Age Brut Rosé, £80 a bottle (new line).
Gosset Grand Rosé Brut NV, £53.12 a bottle.

Interesting artisan producer champagnes
René Jolly Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, £32.50 a bottle.
Vilmart Cuvée Rubis Brut Rose NV, £60 a bottle.
Jacques Picard Art de Vigne 2003 Brut Vintage, £61.50 a bottle.


 

 

 

www.bbr.com
Berry Bros & Rudd have a particularly fine collection of what they call ‘Artisan champagnes’ many of which are made by individual growers — récoltant-manipulants — who only produce their champagnes from grapes grown in vineyards they own. Berry’s also works with two of the best co-operatives in Champagne, respectively based in and named after the Grand Crus of Mailly and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. We tend to concentrate on these Artisan champagnes here, simply because they comprise some of the most exciting champagnes made in the whole region.

Other offers as at 1 April
Berrys’ United Kingdom Cuvée Grand Cru Mailly Brut NV, £26.95 a bottle, save £32.40 if you buy a case of 12, equivalent to £24.25 a bottle.
Marguez Grand Cru Rosé Brut NV magnum (Benoït Marguez), £65 a magnum, save £39 if you buy a case of six magnums, equivalent to £58.50 a magnum.
René Geoffroy Expression Premier Cru Brut, £29.95 a bottle, save £36 if you buy a case, equivalent to £26.95 a bottle.
Gaston Chiquet Tradition Brut Premier Cru NV, £25.95 a bottle save £31.20 if you buy a case, equivalent to £23.35 a bottle.
J.L.Vergnon Conversation Grand Cru Brut NV, £28.95 a bottle save £34.80 if you buy a case, equivalent to £26.05 a bottle.
Laherte Frères Ultradition Brut NV, £28.95 a bottle save £34.80 if you buy a case, equivalent to £26.05 a bottle.


7 April – 27 April online and in-store
Desroches Brut NV, down £10 from £29 to £19 a bottle.
Louis Chaurey Brut NV, half price down from £32 to £16 a bottle.

28 April – 8 June
Oudinot Brut NV, down £5 from £25 to £20 a bottle.
Oudinot Brut Rosé NV, down £5 from £27 to £22 a bottle.
Oudinot Medium Dry NV, down £5 from £25 to £20 a bottle.
Oudinot Medium Dry Rosé NV, down £5 from £27 to £22 a bottle.


 

 

 

Current offer
Veuve Monsigny Brut NV, £11.99 a bottle.



Current offer
Comte de Senneval Brut NV, £9.99 a bottle.
Bissinger Premier Cru Brut NV, £16.99 a bottle.
Comte de Senneval Grand Cru Brut NV, £17.99 a bottle.


 

 

Current offers as at 23 April
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, down £10 from £46 to £36 a bottle.
Besserat de Bellefon Brut NV, down £7 from £37 to £30 a bottle.
Besserat de Bellefon
Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, down £7 from £42 to £35 a bottle.
Besserat de Bellefon Brut Rosé NV, down £6 from £41 to £35 a bottle.
Devaux Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, down £5.25 from £35 to £29.75 a bottle.
Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down £7 from £35 to £28 a bottle.
Laurent Perrier Brut Vintage 2004, down £10 from £48 to £38 a bottle.


 

Until April 27 online and in-store
Mix and match two bottles save 33%
Drappier Premier Cru Brut NV, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two or more.
Bollinger Grande Année Brut Vintage 2004, £100 a bottle, £66.62 if you buy two or more.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier, £45 a bottle, £29.98 if you buy two or more.
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé Brut NV, £45 a bottle, £29.98 if you buy two or more.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, £25 a bottle, £16.66 if you buy two or more.
Laurent-Perrier Brut NV, £37.50 a bottle, £24.98 if you buy two or more.
Heidsieck & Co Monopole Bronze Top Brut NV, £24 a bottle, £15.99 if you buy two or more.
Heidsieck & Co Monopole 2007 Vintage Gold Top Brut, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two or more.
Canard-Duchêne Brut NV, £25 a bottle, £16.66 if you buy two or more.
De Telmont Grande Réserve Brut NV, £25 a bottle, £16.66 if you buy two or more.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé NV, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two or more.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Vintage 2006, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two or more.
Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut NV, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two of more.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Buying Wine Online - Slurp.co.uk

www.slurp.co.uk
Current offers as at 23 April
Drappier Brut Rosé NV, £33.95 a bottle.
Lallier Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, £32.95 a bottle.
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV, £36.05 a bottle.
Drappier Brut Nature Zero Dosage NV, £34.95 a bottle.



 

Current offers as at 23 April
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé NV, down to £39.95 a bottle.
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV, down to £34.95 a bottle.
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV, down to £30.95 a bottle.
Bollinger Brut Rosé NV, down to £39.85 a bottle.
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, down to £34.95 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé NV, down to £39.75 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Brut NV, down to £28.95 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut NV, down to £44.99 a bottle.
Ruinart Brut Réserve, down to £38.50 a bottle.
Pol Roger Brut Réserve, down to £31.99 a bottle.
Pol Roger Brut Rosé 2006, down to £65.99 a bottle.
Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage 2004, down to £105 a bottle.

 

Comments are closed.