Lea & Sandeman is a distinctively different wine merchant. They are serious about their wines but their approach isn't about wine snobbery it's about selling wines which are a joy to drink. They particularly emphasise drinkability and try to offer wines which do not just impress on first taste, but leave you wanting another glass.
More important than meeting price points, their aim is to be about value for money. They have always sourced their wines direct from growers - not through importers as many other merchants do - so they tend to cut out the middle man. And although many of the domaines and growers on their list today are the same as when they started, their range has developed over the years, reflecting the introduction of both traditional and innovative producers.
See the interview with Gus in our mini-magazine "A Barnes Christmas"