Supermarkets feel the love for annual day of romance

08 February, 2008

Champagne discounts put the sparkle into Valentine's Day celebrations

Supermarkets are slashing prices on a range of Champagnes and sparkling wines ahead of Valentine's Day.

Waitrose leads the annual fizz war with a number of price cuts on major sparkling brands, including

Piper Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage,

down £5 to £22.99, Alexandre Bonnet Brut Rosé,

down £4 to £14.99 and

25 per cent off Taittinger Brut Réserve, down to £21.74 from £28.99.

Tesco has

a promotion running until March 2 that includes £5 off Lanson Rosé , Rene Florency Champagne half price at £12.99 and Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top,

down from £22.98 to £16.98. The Co-op has a third off Gauthier Brut Rosé Champagne at £17.33, Charles De Cazanove Champagne, reduced to £11.99 from £23.99, and half-price Marqués De Monistrol Vintage Reserve Rosé cava



deals include Champagne Louis Dubrince Rose and Marie Henry Rose Champagne

at £15.97. Customers can also buy a bottle of Champagne Charles de Villers Brut with Lily O'Brien's Desserts Collection for £15 .

Marks & Spencer is offering 20 per cent off all its rosé wines, including sparkling and Champagne.

Sainsbury's has fizz and rosé in the spotlight until March 5, including Beringer Sparkling Rosé, down to £5.99 from £7.49 , Campo Viejo Cava Reserva, down to £5.49 from £6.99 , and Jacob's Creek Shiraz Rosé at

£4.49, down from £5.99.

Majestic's Valentine's offer will be £10 off Oeil de Perdrix Rosé Champagne, reduced to £13.99 until March 6, and the Thresher Group is donating £1 to the British Heart Foundation for every bottle of rosé Champagne sold.

Independent wine merchants are

wooing loved-up couples with

promotions on Champagne and fizz. Chesterfield-based Barrels

& Bottles is selling Champagne and chocolate gift boxes

and The Sussex Wine Company

is offering

a Mumm Brut Rose Champagne gift box for £43.90.

Halewood has relaunched its Lambrini Pink Bubbly to coincide with Valentine's Day. TV ads will support the launch.

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