What makes the perfect Christmas gift? It’s the age-old question to which Piers Marter, Trainee Manager at our Norwich store, comes up with some exquisite answers.
I spend most of my time working in-store, but over Christmas I also get to help with deliveries. It’s a time of year I love: gazing at the Christmas trees and lights as I make my way to people’s houses with a case of something special from a loved one. Delivering a gift into a recipient’s hands, seeing their happy face, I can’t help feeling that in some small way my job adds to the spirit of Christmas.
Back in-store, I’m often asked by customers to help with the tricky problem of finding the right present for the right person. There are two questions I always ask. One, what does the recipient usually drink? Two, how much do you wish to spend? With these two pieces of information I am confident of finding a suitable gift.
Trainee Manager, Majestic Wine Norwich
Champagne is always a joy to receive. Rest assured, our range includes something for all tastes and budgets, from rich, refreshing Piper-Heidsieck Brut, to the perfectly balanced brioche and honey flavours of Pol Roger Reserve, to complex, elegant Louis Roederer Cristal.
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV
£29.99 £27.99 or £20.99 when you buy 2 bottles*
Mumm Cordon Rouge NV
£32.99 £29.99 or £22.49 when you buy 2 bottles*
Moët et Chandon Brut Imperial NV
£37.99 or £28.49 when you buy 2 bottles*
Mumm Cordon Rouge 1999
£39.99 or £26.65 when you buy 2 bottles*
Pol Roger Réserve NV
£39.99 or £29.99 when you buy 2 bottles*
£45.00 or £29.99 when you buy 2 bottles*
Ruinart Rosé NV
£60.00 or £39.99 when you buy 2 bottles*
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV
£60.00 or £39.99 when you buy 2 bottles*
Dom Pérignon 2000
Krug Grande Cuvée NV
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002
Veuve Clicquot NV
£39.99 £37.50 or £30.00 when you buy 2 bottles*
Veuve Clicquot 2002
£56.65 or £33.98 when you buy 2 bottles*
The enduring inability of sherry to capture the imagination of the wider public remains a mystery, not least with wines as wonderful as this rare and beautifully packaged 30 Year Old Palo Cortado on the market. Intense and amazingly concentrated, it’s a million miles from the old cliché of granny’s lunchtime tipple. An interesting and offbeat gift for anyone with a keen palate and an open mind.
As well as these in-store gift ideas, we also offer a dedicated online gift delivery service, Gift Solutions, offering smaller gifts with premium delivery and packaging options.
We’re the specialists in large orders to multiple destinations as well as individual gifts.
For more information visit: majestic.co.uk/gifts
Every oenophile will be delighted by a mixed case. The Modern Classics Case, showcasing a perfect mix of Old World and New World wines, is a personal favourite. It includes two bottles of each of the following wines for just £74.68 (that’s a great saving of £32.20 with all our offers), with an optional gift box costing an extra £4.
The Modern Classics Case contains 2 of each of the following wines:
Mâcon-Villages ‘Les Roches Blanches’ 2008, Louis Jadot, France
£9.99 £8.99 or £6.99 when you buy 2 bottles*
Fresh and clean, this wine displays fantastic purity of fruit with subtle hints of pear and green apple and a crisp minerally finish.
The Ned Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc 2008/09, Marlborough, New Zealand
£9.99 £7.49 or £5.99 when you buy 2 bottles*
A nose of nettles and grass leads to gooseberry flavours and a smoky herbal twist reminiscent of a well-crafted Sancerre.
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay 2008, South Australia
£8.99 or £5.99 when you buy 2 bottles*
A rich, honeyed, vanilla-flavoured Chardonnay, showing smooth, tropical fruit flavours on the creamy palate.
Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche 2007, M.Chapoutier, France
£7.99 £7.49 or £5.99 when you buy 2 bottles*
“Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by aromas of blackberries, cherries, road tar, and earth.” 89 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Rioja Crianza 2006, Berberana, Spain
£7.49 or £5.99 when you buy 2 bottles*
This lively Crianza is packed with ripe, supple red fruit, good acidity and well-balanced vanilla characters from gentle use of oak.
Errazuriz Pinot Noir 2008, Casablanca Valley, Chile
£8.99 £7.99 or £6.39 when you buy 2 bottles*
Fresh and fruity Pinot Noir with ripe blackberry and floral aromas and a smooth, silky mouthfeel.
We have many more mixed cases, varying in price from £50 to £125. We’ll even deliver your gift to its recipient for free. You can find full details here.
*All prices valid until 1st February 2010