Category: Travel

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Wineries to visit in South Africa

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) We hear a lot of stories from our customers after they return from holidays abroad – often from a visit to a winemaking country where they’ve done what we love to do: visit a winery and taste something straight from the barrel!  We love hearing them.  The whole magic of wine is where it comes from, and nothing […]

Tuesday 26 January 2016

When Greig went to Australia

Last year, we sent a group of intrepid Majestic Wine Gurus on an adventure of a lifetime – to visit South East Australia with Wines of Australia.  We asked Greig, Store Manager in our Newcastle store, to share his experiences. It started with a short flight. And then a delay. And then a long flight that was very full. And then a really long flight […]

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Wine Travel: Domaine Begude, Limoux, France

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Kirsty from our Stockport team has just returned from a short getaway to the South of France.  The Languedoc is blessed with tremendous scenery, great weather and many fantastic wines to enjoy.  We caught up with her to hear about one of the highlights. My friends and I recently visited the South of France on holiday. We were staying […]

Thursday 9 April 2015

Majestic Vintage – Rustenberg 2015

Working in the wine trade offers many opportunities for our keen and enthusiastic staff. Learning about wine can be hands-on as well as book-smart, which is something we love. It’s good to remember that we work here because we love wine, and occasionally we have the opportunity for some of our teams to visit far-away places and help out with a vintage. Recently, three eager […]

Sunday 15 March 2015

My Secret Margaret River: Virginia Willcock

3 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Virgina Willcock, winemaker at Vasse Felix, gives away her secret must-visit spots in Australia’s Margaret River. To get to Margaret River you have to fly to the world’s most isolated continental capital city, Perth, and then drive three hours south. Some may wonder whether we have moved on from the horse and cart! To the contrary, Margaret River is […]

Monday 17 November 2014

Toast the Golden Coast

5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Suzie Harrison, our California Buyer and Justin Apthorp our Buying Director have just returned from a trip to California to visit existing and potential wine suppliers, taste the new vintage and seek out some exciting new wines. Suzie brings us up to speed on their recent trip to The Golden State. “Six and a half days tasting. 1,200 […]

Thursday 13 November 2014

Throwback Thursday: Sangiovese in Symphony

4.7 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Digging through our old posts, I stumbled on something I wrote two years ago after a visit to Tuscany while I was working in our Aberdeen store. One of the great pleasures of the wine trade is the rare opportunity to visit the people and places where vinous magic happens, so in the honour of #throwbackthursday, I thought […]