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Download the Summer Edition of Grape to GlassWith the cold days of winter behind us, we have sunnier times to look forward to. And whether or not the predicted heatwave actually arrives this year, we’re doing our bit to make it a summer to remember in this issue of Grape to Glass.

There’s a fantastic competition to win a luxury weekend for two at a Hotel du Vin of your choice on page 27. Also, find out how to get hold of your Majestic favourites with a couple of pounds off per bottle by visiting our stores in France, with a delightful day trip thrown into the bargain. And as you’d expect, we’ve given you the perfect wine matches to make the most of the picnic and barbecue season.

I’d like to thank you again for all the great feedback you’ve given us. We asked for your food matching questions and suggestions, and you didn’t disappoint. The result is a new feature, Everyday Excellence. As the name suggests, the aim is to give you some ideas for wines to go with your everyday cooking. We hope you enjoy it. Don’t forget to keep your wine and food matching dilemmas coming in by emailing grapetoglass@majestic.co.uk and we’ll do what we can to help.

Here’s to a sensational summer.

Majestic Wine Marketing Manager

Download our Summer Edition of Grape to Glass (6.1Mb) or browse some of the articles online here:

Country in the Spotlight: Australia How 12 prestigious winemaking families are changing perceptions of Australian wines.

Country in the Spotlight: Italy We take you on our very own grand tour of Italy’s wines.

Country in the Spotlight: New Zealand Whites Matt Pym picks out some of New Zealand’s top Sauvignons and aromatic whites.

Crossing the Channel: Living the Dream Charles and Philippa Sydney’s adventures as wine brokers in the Loire Valley.

Everyday Excellence: Why wait for a special occasion? We match classic home-cooked meals with great-value wines.

Wine & Food Matching: Picnics & Barbecues The picnic and barbecue season is upon us, with stunning seasonal wines to suit.

In Praise of the Producer: Ruinart

In Praise of the Producer: Taittinger

Voice Behind the Vine: Domaine Cordier Interview with the Burgundian winemaker

Voice Behind the Vine: Vasse Felix Interview with the Australian winemaker

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