With 2012 well underway and those unmistakable first signs of spring in the air, thoughts are turning to new beginnings here at Majestic. We just can’t wait for the burst of new life and spirit of freshness waiting for us in the weeks and months ahead. So to celebrate, we’ve put together a special edition of Grape to Glass dedicated to the delights of wine and food matching.
Over the following pages, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy spring in true gourmet style. To get you started our tasting Master Class will guide you through the basic principles for pairing up wine and food. And don’t worry if you’re having a stay-at-home spring – we’ve got lots of matching tips for home-cooked dishes to help you make the most of the seasons best fresh produce.
As ever, reading about it is just the start. Whatever catches your eye here, there’s always more to be discovered at your local Majestic. So be sure to pop in and explore our new spring arrivals with the help of our ever-friendly team.
Where better to start than with a guide to the all-important basics of matching wine and food?
Go gourmet not greedy with these perfect partners for virtuous spring dishes.
Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Tips on fabulous foodie fizzes from Champagne born Majestic Manager Lionel Rosnet.
Succulent meaty dishes with exquisite wines to match from South Africa and Argentina.
Classic French cuisine with classic French wines. Ooh la la!
Cheese & Wine Matching
Forget crusty crackers. Here’s everything you need to enjoy the best British cheeses.
Spain and Portugal provide the inspiration for wines to drink with Sunday lunch.
New this Season
Our food-friendly new arrivals from around the world will make this a spring to savour.
Clayton picks out a trio of fine wines to make a special occasion extra-special.