Author: Majestic Wine Team

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Einstök: Drink. Conquer. Repeat.

Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe, with a population roughly the same size as Leicester. It is known for its breath-taking scenery, sub-zero temperatures and putrescent shark meat delicacies. It is not immediately thought of as a place where the craft beer revolution has managed to get to. However, located 60 miles shy of the Arctic Circle, in the relatively unheard of […]

Monday 16 February 2015

2014 Vintage Round-Up

4.7 / 5 ( 3 votes ) We caught up with Chris Hardy, our wine buyer for France, to get the low-down on how 2014 shaped up for vignerons across the Channel. “Now that 2015 is in full swing, here’s a brief round-up of last year’s vintage in France and what you can expect from the 2014 wines when they start arriving on our shelves. […]

Wednesday 15 October 2014

The Importance Of Vintages

What makes a good vintage, and what’s in a year? Why do those four digits printed on the label provoke such debate between wine enthusiasts, and even determine the value of some wines? Gary Bates, Majestic’s Marketing Manager, tackles these very important questions. As with any fruit, the quality of the grapes used is directly dependant on the conditions in which they are grown, and […]

Thursday 2 October 2014

Have you found your go-to Spanish Wine? Matt Pym shows you how.

4.3 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Majestic Wine Buyer Matt Pym shares his love for Spanish wines and highlights a pair of producers from Rioja, and cult favourite Ribera del Duero… I discovered – and fell in love with – Spanish wine many years ago, so it came as no surprise to me when Spain overtook both France and Italy last year to become […]

Thursday 2 October 2014

A Majestic Mystery Tour: Grape Varieties 101

4.5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Laure Soeters, Majestic Wine Training Manager, helps you to tell your Pinot from your Piquepoul… This month, we’re taking a whistle stop tour through some well-known grape varieties as well as some that are more obscure but becomingly increasingly popular. And don’t forget, there are always wines to try on the tasting counter at every Majestic store, so […]

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Brancott Estate Terroir Series Give Away

4.6 / 5 ( 5 votes ) 14 October 2014 UPDATE: This competition is now closed. Thanks for all your entries! To celebrate the new arrival the Brancott Estate Terroir Series Sauvignon Blanc at Majestic, we’ve got 5 cases to give away! Watch Brancott Chief Winemaker Patrick Materman introducing the new wine over in New Zealand… The Brancott Estate Terroir Series is a special range of wines that […]

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Voice Behind The Vine: Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Patrick Materman is the winemaker behind the new Brancott Terroir Series Sauvignon Blanc. Here he answers our questions about his life in New Zealand and at the winery. Which Kiwi vintage was the most fun for you and why? It’s a bit hard to single out one vintage because Marlborough is actually pretty consistent from one vintage to […]