With winter on the way, it’s time to take stock of 2010, and what a year it’s been here at Majestic. We’re still celebrating our recent awards success at two of the industry’s top events. At Decanter, we were delighted to win Wine Merchant of the Year and the Readers’ Award for Best Large Merchant. And then we left the biggest night in the UK retail wine calendar – the IWC Merchant Awards – with High Street Chain of the Year and the top accolade, Merchant of the Year.
It’s a testament to the dedication and talent of our people, not to mention the loyalty of our customers, that we received this prestigious honour. So we’d like to raise a toast to you for your support in 2010. Cheers!
Right now, we’re in full festive mode. Our special seasonal feature is packed with tips and ideas to make this a very merry Christmas. Plus there are all our new arrivals, regional features on Rioja, Bordeaux and South Australia, notes from two fabulous tastings and much more.
As ever, we hope you like it. And from all of us, have a wonderful Christmas.
Majestic Wine Marketing Manager
Download our Winter Edition of Grape to Glass (10.2Mb) or browse some additional articles:
New this Season Meet the wonderful winter additions to the Majestic range.
Fine Wine for Christmas Clayton shares his pick of winter wonders from our Fine Wine selection.
Some crackers for Christmas Manager of Majestic Abingdon, Bryony Smith tells us which wines are perfect for each Christmas and Boxing Day course.
Wine & Food Matching Regional Manager Mark Ashmore guides us in matching puddings with Port, Sherry and dessert wine.
Champagne & Sparkling Wine A selection of seasonal sparklers to help your Christmas celebrations go off with a bang.
Buyers’ Case All six members of the best buying team in the business, put together a mixed case of festive favourites.
Country in the Spotlight Camilla Bordewich introduces the hottest new offerings from Chile.
Around the Regions – Bordeaux Nick Dagley tells us how great Bordeaux doesn’t have to break the bank…
Country in the Spotlight – New Zealand Manager of Majestic Mayfair, Simon Milroy tells us what makes the land of the long white cloud such fertile ground for so many sensational wines.
Around the Regions – Rhône Lawrence Bowden, Manager of Majestic Leith Walk guides us with a tour through this classic region with a split personality
Voice Behind the Vine – Chile Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errazuriz gives us his view on the wine world
Voice Behind the Vine – Burgundy Majestic chat to Jacques Lardière, Technical Director of Burgundy powerhouse Louis Jadot
Around the Regions – South Australia Matt Pym guides you through the heartland of the Australian wine industry.
Around the Regions – Rioja From Crianza to Gran Reserva, Stefan Rees, Manager of Majestic Shrewsbury tells y0u all you need to know about the iconic Spanish region
Majestic Classics – The French Collection Russell Dent, Manager of Majestic Winchester recommends a seasonal selection of French classics
Behind the Scenes – Winter Tastings Claire Ferguson, Manager of Majestic Brentford Lock gives notes from two terrific tastings held recently by a brace of brilliant Antipodean winemakers
Majestic Online – Christmas Mixed Case Choose the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life from the comfort of your own home as selected by Online Commercial Manager Rebecca Fisher