Tag: wine

Tuesday 5 November 2019

2018 Big News in Burgundy

A reported ‘21% increase in production in 2018 versus last year’ in Burgundy and Beaujolais is being welcomed with open arms by Majestic’s loyal customer base. After half a decade of below-par harvests, supplies and prices have been squeezed across the French region – with signs that many customers have taken the option to look elsewhere for Chardonnay in particular.  However – as Tim Atkin […]

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Exploring New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Look for a definition of a premium New World wine region and New Zealand will be your answer. Viticulture there dates back to 1836, when Scottish-born oenologist (and father of Australian Wine) James Busby started planting vines on his estate in Waitangi, but it was in the early 1970s that Brancott Estate (then Montana) first planted Sauvignon Blanc, and a series of vine-pull schemes in […]

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Animal, Vegetable, or… Minerality?

3 / 5 ( 1 vote ) There is a phrase much bandied about the wine industry at the moment. It crops up in magazines, tasting notes and from the mouths of critics online and in print: Minerality.  It seems to be the flavour du jour, but what exactly do people mean by that? It tends to be used as a positive descriptor in wines, implying […]

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Discover Chandon and win a Chandon experience at the British Grand Prix

1 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Like many wine-growing countries on the American continent, Argentina was introduced to the vine by missionaries needing wine for their rituals – sacramental wine.  Today, Argentina has established itself as a serious wine-making country. Once a land of over-baked table wines, pioneers such as Nicolas Catena and Moët & Chandon saw the potential of high-altitude vineyards.  Temperatures decrease […]

Friday 3 June 2016

Top BBQ Tips for Summer

How to host the perfect BBQ? It’s easier than you think. Hosting a party or a BBQ over summer can seem like a wonderful idea (and it is), but then you have to organise it.  And what if it rains? This is Britain. It’s probably going to rain. Take a breath.  You’ve got this. Know your guests – make sure you check for any dietary […]

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Top 3 Chardonnays for International Chardonnay Day

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) May 26th is International Chardonnay Day for 2016.  But it could also be the 23rd, and we saw someone in Australia saying it’s the 21st – so we’ve decided to make a week of it! Once the victim of fashion, like a pop-song that you’d listened to five hundred times too many, Chardonnay is coming back, and it’s tastier […]

Thursday 12 May 2016

Majestic’s Definition range triumphs at awards

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) With SATs in the news, students knuckling down for exams and even Eurovision, this month is all about tests and competitions.  May is very important for the wine trade – May is the month of results! Yesterday, the results of the International Wine Challenge (www.internationalwinechallenge.com) and Decanter World Wine Awards (www.decanter.com/decanter-awards) were announced.  Each wine competition attracts over […]