Champagne deals - the good and the bad

31 Dec 2009 by Guest contributor

Written by Giles Fallowfield.

31 Dec - Taittinger at £15 again at Asda, joined by Moet, and another well known name at Tesco - see red.

18 Dec - another £10 deal from Tesco starts today, shown in red below

17 Dec - Some new offers added in red below, mostly at Nicolas.

15 Dec -
A raft of new reductions from Tesco, set to last until British Airways cabin crew are no longer on strike, are listed below in red, but none is really compelling.

11 Dec - See Asda's latest reduction in red below.

As I explained in Champagne prices slashed, many of the supermarkets have taken to running so-called half-price deals on their own brands of champagne. Such champagnes have to appear on the shelf of some stores in the group for a set period at the nominal full price in order that they can legally claim to be selling them at half price later. But in reality the special-offer price is far closer to their true value, and with so many good offers around on genuinely well-made Champagnes, these bogus deals should be avoided.

Below are the offers that the big UK retailers have so far admitted to be making over the next few weeks, although I will be adding more, including quite a number tomorrow, 2 Dec. I have put those that seem attractive in bold, and those that I would suggest avoiding in italics.


WAITROSE

2 Dec to 5 Jan

Veuve Clicquot Brut NV, down £6.60 to £26.39, £25.07 if you buy six bottles or more.

Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV, down £6 to £22.99, £21.84 if you buy six bottles or more.

Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Vintage 2003, down £8 to £31.99, £30.39 if you buy six bottles or more.

GH Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut NV, down £5.40 to £21.59, £20.51 if you buy six bottles or more.

Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV, down £5.20 to £20.79, £19.75 if you buy six bottles or more.

Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down £5.60 to £22.39, £21.27 if you buy six bottles or more.

Lanson Brut Rosé NV, down £7 to £25.99, £24.69 if you buy six bottles or more.


TESCO

23 Nov to 5 Jan

René Florency Brut NV, half price at £15, £14.25 if you buy six bottles or more.


From 14 Dec
to 3 Jan

De Vallois NV, half price


From 14 Dec to 5 Jan


G H Martel Prestige Brut NV, half price, £13.49

G H Martel Prestige Rosé, half price, £14.99

Taittinger Brut Reserve NV, £23.90, save £10

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, £16.98, save £10

Lanson Rosé, £24.96, save £8

Lanson Black Label NV, £19.98, save £7

Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top NV, £18.98, save £6

Moët and Chandon Brut Impérial Brut NV, £23.88, save £5

Veuve Clicquot Brut NV. £26.94, save £5

Moët and Chandon Brut Impérial Vintage 2003, £34.40, save £5


From 18 Dec to 5 Jan


Charles de Cazenove Tradition Brut NV, better than half price, down from £29  to £10 a bottle.

From 31 Dec to 5 Jan

Heidsieck Dry Monopole NV £24.98 to £12.38

SAINSBURY'S
(Their recent special offer of four champagnes reduced to £14 a bottle may still be available on their website for another day or two.)


9 Dec to 1 Jan

Sainsbury's Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, down 98p to £15, £14.25 if you buy six bottles or more.

Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV, down £5 to £23.88, £22.69 if you buy six bottles or more.

Laurent Perrier Brut Rosé NV, down £10 to £43.99, £41.79 if you buy six bottles or more.

Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé NV, down £5 to £34.99, £33.24 if you buy six bottles or more.

Veuve Clicquot Brut Réserve Vintage 2002, down £5 to £37.98, £36.08 if you buy six bottles or more.



MARKS & SPENCER
(NB while many supermarkets give 5% off for purchases of six bottles or more, M&S give a further 10% reduction)

2 Nov to 1 Jan

Perle d'Ayala Brut Vintage 2000, down £15 to £35, £31.50 if you buy six bottles or more.

Cuvée Orpale Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Vintage 1998, down £10 to £40, £36 if you buy six bottles or more.

St Gall Grand Cru Brut Vintage 2002, down £5 to £21.99, £19.79 if you buy six bottles or more.

Oudinot Brut Rosé NV, down £5 to £17.99, £16.19 if you buy six bottles or more.

Oudinot Brut NV, down £5 to £14.99, £13.49 if you buy six bottles or more.


30 Nov to 1 Jan

Janisson Prestige Brut NV, down £5 to £18.99, £17.09 if you buy six bottles or more.



MORRISONS


30 Nov to 3 Jan

Lanson Brut Rosé NV, down £10 to £22.99 a bottle.

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV, down £7 to £24.91 a bottle.

Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut NV, down £7 to £19.99 a bottle.

Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Rosé NV, down £5 to 31.99 a bottle.

Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Vintage 2003, down £5 to 34.40 a bottle.



CO-OP


11 Nov to 3 Jan


Madame de Maintenon Brut Rosé NV, down £10 to £15 a bottle.

Piper Heidsieck Brut NV, down £9 to £17.99 a bottle.

*Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down £9.39 to £18.66 a bottle.


2 Dec to 3 Jan

*Charles de Cazenove Grand Apparat Brut NV, half price at £15 a bottle.

*Veuve Monier Brut NV, half price at £12 a bottle.


*Also available at SOMERFIELD.



ASDA

Current offers

Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut NV, down £10.98 to £14 a bottle.

Piper Heidsieck Brut NV, down £3.98 to £20 a bottle.

Jacquart Brut Tradition NV, down £7.98 to £16 a bottle.

Francoise de Rozay Brut NV, £12 a bottle.

Taittinger Brut NV £15
a bottle

Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV, £28.98 to £15



MAJESTIC


Buy two save 33.3% until 5 Jan

Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV, down from £35.99 to £23.99 a bottle.


Buy two save 50%, 24 Nov to 1 Feb


Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top Brut Vintage 2004, down from £37.99 to £18.99 a bottle.


Buy two save 40%

Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, down from £39.99 to £23.99 (same as Oddbins single bottle price, Tesco.com price £20.90).

Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down from £29.99 to £17.99 (better than Oddbins single bottle price of £23.99).

Veuve Cliquot Vintage Brut 2002, down from £56.65 to £33.99 a bottle.

Canard-Duchêne Brut Vintage 2002/4, down from £29.99 to £17.99 a bottle.

Canard-Duchêne Grande Cuvée Charles V11 NV, down from £39.99 to £23.99 a bottle.

Jacquart Brut Tradition NV, down from £26.99 to £14.99 a bottle.

Jacquart Brut Tradition Rosé NV, down from £37.49 to £19.99 a bottle.

Veuve Joubert Réserve Spéciale Brut NV, down from £27.99 to £13.99 a bottle.

Charles Leprince Brut Vintage 2002, down from £26.65 to £15.99 a bottle.


Buy two save 33.3%

Jacquart Brut Mosaique Vintage 2002 down from £29.99 to £19.99.

Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, down from £39.99 to £26.65 a bottle (better than Oddbins' single bottle price of £33.99).

Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV, down from £37.50 to £24.99 a bottle.

Louis Roederer Brut NV, down from £37.50 to £24.99 a bottle.

Duval-Leroy NV down from £25.49 to £16.99 a bottle.

Canard-Duchene NV down from £25.49 to £16.99 a bottle.

R de Ruinart down from £45 to £29.99 a bottle

Perrier-Jouët Vintage 1998 down from £44.99 to £29.99 a bottle.

Laurent-Perrier Brut NV down from £37.49 to £24.99 a bottle

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut NV down from £60 to £39.99 a bottle.

Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Vintage 1999 down from £39.99 to £26.65 a bottle.

Ruinart Rose Brut NV down from £60 to £39.99 a bottle.

Taittinger Prélude Grand Cru Brut NV, down from £45 to £29.99 a bottle.

Taittinger Brut Rosé NV, down from £45 to £29.99 a bottle.

De Telmont Grande Reserve Brut NV down from £25.49 to £16.99 a bottle.

De Telmont Brut 2002 Vintage, down from £26.99 to £17.99 a bottle.

Jacquart Brut Brut Tradition Rosé NV, down from £29.99 to £19.99 a bottle.

Veuve Joubert Réserve Spéciale Brut NV, down from £20.99 to £13.99 a bottle.

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, down from £26.99 to £17.99 a bottle.


Buy two save 25%

Oeil de Perdrix Rosé Brut NV, down from £26.65 to £19.99 a bottle.

Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV, down from £27.99 to £20.99 a bottle.

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV, down from £31.99 to £23.99 a bottle.

Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut NV, down from £29.99 to £24.99 a bottle.

Taittinger Brut Vintage 2002/2003, down from £49.99 to £37.49 a bottle.


Buy two save 20%

Laurent-Perrier Rosé Brut NV, down from £56.25 to £44.99 a bottle.

Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1998, down from £137.50 to £109.99 a bottle.

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé 1998, down from £250 to 199.98 a bottle.

Dom Pérignon Oenotheque 1995, down from £250 to £199.98 a bottle.

Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996/1998, down from £300 to £239.97 a bottle.

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV, down from £35 to £28 a bottle.


Other deals:

Bollinger Grande Année Brut Vintage 2000, down £25 to £50 a bottle.

Dom Pérignon 2000, down £25 to £100 a bottle.

Krug Grande Cuvée NV, down £37.50 to £100 a bottle.

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 1998, down £25 to £100 a bottle.

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1998, down £25 to £100 a bottle.

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002, down £75 to £125 a bottle.

Krug Vintage 1998, down £25 to £175 a bottle. (offer not as good as before)

Belle Époque Brut Vintage 2002, down £20 to £75 a bottle.



NICOLAS

9 Dec to 3 Jan

Jacquart Brut Selection NV, down £4 to £19.99 a bottle.

Vicomte de Castellane Brut NV, down £5 to £21.99, a bottle.

Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut NV, down £4 to £22.99 a bottle.

Henriot Brut Souverain NV, down £6 to £23.99 a bottle.

Besserat de Bellefon Grande Tradition Brut Non Vintage, down £5 to £22.99 a bottle.

De Venoge Cordon Bleu Brut NV, down £5 to £24.50 a bottle.

Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut NV, down £5 to £26.99 a bottle.

Deutz Classic Brut NV, down £7 to £27.99 a bottle.

Laurent-Perrier Brut NV, down £5 to £29.99 a bottle.

Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, down £5 to £29.99 a bottle.

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV, down £4 to £32.99 a bottle.

Bollinger Special Cuvée, down £11 to £33.99 a bottle.

Jacquart Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, down £5 to £29.99 a bottle.

Henriot Brut Vintage 2000, down £9 to £26.99 a bottle.

Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut NV, down £10 to £39.99 a bottle.

Laurent Perrier Brut NV Magnum, down £10 to £65.

Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines Brut Rosé NV, down £4 to £27.99 a bottle.

Henriot Brut Rosé Vintage 2002, down £10 to £29.99 a bottle.

Laurent Perrier Rosé Brut NV, down £10 to £59.99 a bottle.


ODDBINS

16 Nov to 3 Jan

Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, down £12 to £23.99 a bottle.

Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, down £7 to £29.99 a bottle.

Laurent-Perrier Brut NV, down £10 to £24.99 a bottle.

Heidsieck & Co Monopole Blue Top Brut NV, down £9 to £19.99 a bottle.

Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésimé 1999, down £12 to £29.99 a bottle.

Pol Roger Brut Vintage 1999, down £16 to £39.99 a bottle.

Philippe Guidon Brut NV, down £5 to £13.99 a bottle.

Philippe Guidon Brut Rosé NV, down £6 to £16.99 a bottle.

Dehu Brut Tradition NV, down £6 to £24.99 a bottle.

De Carnot Brut NV, down £2 to £17.99 a bottle.


See also this site that specialises in discount vouchers for champagne purchases from the big UK retailers.


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