Today we’re excited to launch our Winter edition of Grape to Glass. On it’s way to your letterbox right now, the new Grape to Glass magazine is bursting with Christmas food and wine inspiration. We’ve scoured the Old and New Worlds to bring you a scintillating selection of the season’s best wines. Have a browse online through the interactive e-brochure, or take a look at some handpicked articles featured on the Majestic Blog…
In Praise of the Producer: Ruinart and Moet & Chandon
Two of the most famous names in Champagne to help you get the festive celebrations started.
Country in the Spotlight: Chile
Chris Hardy introduces a whole raft of new wines from Chile, and explains why he thought it was time to revamp the range.
Foods of the World: Flavours of Rhone
The ancient Rhône region provides the food-matching inspiration for a smorgasbord of international dishes.
Australia Vs New Zealand
How do some of the world’s best-known grapes change in style as they cross the Tasman Sea?
Around the Regions: France Sud-Ouest
Explore the esoteric grapes and oenological delights of an all-too-often overlooked corner of France.
Our Twelve Christmas Crackers
Our award-winning buying team share their tips for top yuletide tipples.
That Sherry’s for me!
Think the fortified favourites are only good for Granny? Bob Davidson invites you to reconsider…
Say Merry Christmas with a mixed case + Gift Solutions
Looking for a hassle-free solution to the nightmare of gift-buying? Just head to our winter wonder web.
Around the Regions: Bordeaux
Neil Owens shows you the easy way to navigate this most classic of French regions.
French Classics: A world apart
When it comes to winemaking, France is a whole world in itself. Henry Little explains why.
Well, it hardly seems possible, but it’s that time of year again. The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer and if you listen closely, you can hear the distant but distinctly Christmassy sound of sleigh bells in the air!
Here at Majestic, we’ve more than ever to celebrate this year, as the proud winner of two of the UK wine industry’s most prestigious awards. 2011 has seen us named IWC High Street Chain of the Year and Decanter Readers’ Best National Wine Merchant. Neither would have been possible without the continued loyal support of our customers. So we’re looking forward to raising a festive glass to all of you in thanks.
But before the yuletide fun to come, there’s plenty of planning to be done. As ever, we’re here to help. In our special seasonal section, you’ll find tips and hints on all kinds of ways to get the best out of your winter wines – from gift ideas to the perfect partners for Christmas dinner. Better still, you don’t even have to just take our word for it. Those who like to try before they buy will find our latest in-store tasting calendar right here too.
I hope your new issue of Grape to Glass does its bit to spread a little extra knowledge and help in the weeks to come. And from all of us at Majestic, here’s to a magical Christmas and a cracking New Year.