Our greatest asset is our people. We all work here because we love wine, and it’s a passion we love to share. Every single one of our in-store team members is trained to Level 3 with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and we always have wine open for customers and staff to try and taste in-store. Working with wine every day means our teams know what the best of the offers are, so what better way to find your next favourite than to try a mixed case prepared by one of our store Managers?
My name is Lindsay and I am Senior Manager in the Muswell Hill store, I have been here for a couple of months having previously worked around London and Hertfordshire over my five years with Majestic.
What do you enjoy most about wine?
I love that there is always something new to taste, whether its a wine from somewhere unusual or simply a producer who I haven’t come across. There is nothing I love more than discovering a great bottle of wine and being able to share it with friends and family.
Post-work tipple of choice?
One of our new Gins – Bathtub Gin and fever Tree tonic – the perfect post-work treat.
So, what have you picked in your case?
There is a real mixture in my case, I wanted to create something which I would buy myself so it is full of a few old favourites and some new finds. I really enjoy cooking (and being cooked for..) so my choices tend to be linked to food. I love a Asian inspired stir fry with a little hint of chilli and the Ned Pinot Grigio will be delicious with that. Italian wine and Italian food always go hand in hand so they were an easy choice.
My all time favourite grape is Chardonnay, I love its richness and Grand Ardeche is a beauty. Malbec again is a grape which I have always enjoyed, its filled with chocolate and soft ripe fruit so perfect for the cold evenings.
Any special treats in there?
Of course! I have included a red and a white which really are treats. Valpolicella La Casetta must have been one of the first wines I really fell in love with when I started working for Majestic and its never disappointed yet. Its rich and delicious – make sure you let it breathe a little before enjoying!
The white is a newer addition to my favourites. Pouilly Fume Jon Pabiot from the Loire Valley in France is crisp and dry with a flinty minerality. Really clean tasting and a tasty example of why France are so good at what they do.
What’s your top tip for wine in 2015?
Make sure you always pick up a wine you haven’t tasted before, discovering new wines is all part of the journey with wine.
You can explore Lindsay’s Manager’s Mixed Case online here!