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Guide to the January Sales 2011

by Tom Cannavan

Each January sees a crop of wine sales and as always there will be a mixture of genuine bargains and less tempting propositions, but there's no doubt that with a bit of judicious research and planning, there are some very good buys around. This mini-guide concentrates on those merchants that are also sponsors of wine-pages, because everyone has some sort of sale on in January and I can't possible feature them all! As always, the best bargains will go quickly, and I never receive commission on sales from any company featured.

As more sales are announced by my sponsoring companies I will add them here.

the sales

Berry Bros & Rudd

Pre-VAT rise prices are being held, and with up to 40% off there are bargains here. Minimum order is 100, and UK delivery is free. Sale closes midnight 31st January at www.bbr.com.

Bancroft Wines

Check out the Champagne, Christmas and bin-end offers from www.bancroftwines.com. Some serious Burgundy, Rhône and Italian bargains, as well classy New World wines.

Cadman Fine Wines

Cadman too are holding pre-VAT prices and thier extensive sale is in full swing at www.cadmanfinewines.co.uk with discounts on over 100 fine wines.

The Wine Gift Centre

The lovely people at wine accessories supplier The Wine Gift Centre have a host of genuine reductions on decanters, glassware, corkscrews and more at winegiftcentre.com.

Vintage Roots

Organic specialist Vintage Roots is adding offers throughout January, so worth a look. New customers don't forget: spend £75 and quote 'WPV' to save another £20 at www.vintageroots.co.uk.

Riedel UK

There are fantastic 'value pack' deals at the UK online shop of the top glassware manufacturer Riedel, plus there's free shipping too. Details from www.riedel.co.uk.

Jeroboams

Jeroboams Giant Wine Sale started on January 4th with 20% off wines and Champagnes. Visit the shops in London or call 020 7288 8850 for more information

Corney & Barrow

Look out for the Bin End Sale which kicks off with Fine Wine on offer from January 10th for one week, to be followed by Everyday wines from the 17th - www.corneyandbarrow.com.

Millesima

The deal is a simple one with Millesima: they have a wide selection of fine wines where if you buy two cases, they'll give you a third, absolutely free: www.millesima.co.uk.

Turton Wines

Turton Wines have put together a January bin-end case of 12 wines, red, white and sparkling, that at 89.99 saves a whopping 35.19: www.turtonwines.co.uk.

More January sale offers will be added as they are announced