Jeroboams' summer bargains

Jeroboams wine cartoon

High quality at a discount – and some off-piste gems – from a smart independent.

Jeroboams, with their posh London shops and private-customer accounts that include more than one footballer and oligarch, are perhaps more readily associated with en primeur bordeaux, burgundy that would empty the wallets of our wildest dreams, and Supertuscans drunk by the super-rich.

There is one footballer, so Im told by a reliable source, who parks his Very Large top-of-the-range Range Rover right outside the shop on a regular basis, pops in to buy two cases of very expensive champagne, a case or...