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GrapeToGlassSummer2011We’re excited to launch our fantastic summer promotions today and there really is something for everyone. With promotions on New Zealand, Chile, Australia, Italy and Beaujolais there are some really great savings to be made. Let’s not forget there are hundreds of other offers to be found throughout the Majestic range. The launch of our summer promotions also mean we have a new edition of Grape to Glass.

Here are the articles from Grape to Glass Summer 2011…

New this Season – what dazzling new additions will you find in your local Majestic this summer?

Champagne – we look at the respective merits of three legends of the Champagne region

Champagne & Sparkling Wine – party season upon us, and we’ve got the perfect sparklers for every occasion

Master Class – read all about Vin de France, the new category that’s revolutionising French wine labelling and marketing

Wine & Food Matching: BBQ Special – an in-depth look at the best wines to drink with some of your favourite barbecue recipes

Dessert – our wines aren’t just great for drinking. As these two sorbet recipes show, they make wonderful ingredients too.

Wine & Food Matching: Provence Rosé – the perfect pink partners for half a dozen dishes from top Provençal chef Jacques Chibois

Fine Wine – Clayton brings a touch of glamour to the Great British BBQ with some fine wine pairings

Country in the Spotlight: Chile – what did Mike Edwards discover when he crossed the Andes for a weeklong fact-finding tour?

Country in the Spotlight: Italy – It’s rich in history, beauty and winemaking heritage. So why did it take Christine Mitchell so long to fall for Italy’s abundant charms?

Voice Behind the Vine – A typical day in the life of Oxford Landing Estates’ Vineyard Manager Fred Strachan

Country in the Spotlight: Australia – Matt Pym chose South Australia for his honeymoon last December, slap-bang in the middle of The Ashes…

Country in the Spotlight: New Zealand – Lydia Harrison recalls her three-week tour of the Land of the Long White Cloud

Around the Regions: Languedoc – WSET Vitner’s Bursary awardee Vicky Burt sampled the best of the region on last autumn’s buyer’s trip

Around the Regions: Beaujolais – it’s light, it’s luscious, and there are no other French wines quite like it; welcome to Beaujolais

Vin de France – introducing the consumer friendly wine category that’s freeing French producers to create exciting new blends

Majestic Online – ever fancied yourself as a bit of a wine critic? Here’s how to share your reviews and recommendations with fellow Majestic customers online

Around the Regions: Loire – Dan Briggs tours a French region offering not just sensational quality in its wines, but also incredible value for money

Kim’s introduction

There’s so much to look forward to this summer – and we’re here to help you celebrate the season in style.

Summer Grape to GlassIf you’re anything like us, you’ll be greeting the onset of summer with the dusting-down of garden furniture, peals of laughter, the sizzle of the barbecue and the unmistakable popping of corks. Because from casual picnics to full on summer parties, there’s just no better time of year to enjoy the Great British outdoors. Rest assured, our wine and food matching BBQ special will help you make the most of the al fresco lifestyle.

Then, of course, there are the summer holidays to look forward to. Wherever you’re heading this year, let us get you in the mood with a special travel feature packed with staff tales from the global wine trail.

For now, here’s to a sun-drenched and super celebratory summer.

Cheers!

Kim Smith

Kim Smith, Majestic Wine Marketing Manager

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