Category: Feature

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Majestic Add To Board With New CFO

Majestic Wine, the UK’s largest nationwide specialist drinks retailer, has today appointed Alex Jablonowski  to the new position of Chief Financial Officer, as the business builds for its new chapter as an independent company. Jablonowski joins from the Oasis & Warehouse Group, and previously also worked at Hamleys, Tesco and Costa Coffee.  The appointment follows a series of changes to the Retail Board at Majestic, […]

Thursday 6 February 2020

Majestic And Bird In Hand Winery To Raise Funds For Australian Bushfire-Fighters

4 / 5 ( 3 votes ) UK Retailer Majestic Wine and Australian winery, Bird in Hand, are selling parcels of rare library vintages from the Adelaide-based producer, with all profits going to the Australian Country Fire Service. The Australian wildfires have caused severe damage to many wine regions across the country – including the Adelaide Hills, where an estimated third of all vines have […]

Monday 6 January 2020

Roots In Majestic – Lydia Harrison, WSET Educator, Ambassador and Master of Wine

For our first ‘Roots in Majestic’ interview of 2020, we speak to someone who has taken a love of wine one step further – and now uses her passion to educate others both as a WSET School London educator and Bordeaux Ambassador. She’s also the winner of several prestigious awards, a specialist in fortified wines – and one of the UK’s select group of MWs. […]

Sunday 29 December 2019

Majestic To Give Staff Extra Recovery Day For Festive Celebrations

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Every Majestic store will be closed for an extra day on the 2nd January, 2020 – as a special thank you to our hard working teams after a fantastic Christmas period. Majestic Wine are giving all their staff an extra days holiday to kick off 2020, as a thank you for their hard work throughout 2019 – and […]

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Post Majestic Sale Q&A With John Colley

4 / 5 ( 9 votes ) What on earth is going on at Majestic? Your questions answered by our new boss, John Colley. It has been a choppy 2019 at Majestic Wine. At one stage, it looked like the business would be merged with Naked Wines, then that stores were to be closed – and instead today a takeover has been signed and sealed. […]

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Majestic Targets “Ambitious Growth” Following £95m Sale To Fortress

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Majestic Wine today confirmed it would keep all of its nationwide network of over 190 stores open, as it completed its transfer to the ownership of US firm Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”). The company also confirmed that previous boss, John Colley, had rejoined the business. Majestic occupy a unique position as the UK’s only large specialist wine […]

Tuesday 3 December 2019

UK’s Favourite Wine Revealed In Groundbreaking Nationwide Tasting

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Earlier this year, over 25,000 wine drinkers consumed over 220,000 tasting samples across Majestic’s nationwide network of 200 stores – the biggest ever blind tasting on record. The results have now been catalogued and mapped, giving for the first time an overview of the wine styles the UK’s loves the most – with some surprising results.  The overall […]

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Roots In Majestic – Richard Hemming MW, Wine Writer, Judge and Consultant

5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Next in our ‘Roots in Majestic’ series is someone who began his career delivering wine in a van around North Yorkshire. He now shares his thoughts on the pages of some of the world’s most widely read and best regarded wine resources.  Richard Hemming MW is best known for his writing, whether for the online oracle which is […]