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T: 0131 5540 177
F: 0131 5540 177
E: ltw@majestic.co.uk
Opening Hours
Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Bank Hol 10am - 5pm
Store Address
200 Leith Walk
United Kingdom

Store facilities

  • Fine wine available
  • Free chiller bin loan
  • Free Wine Courses
  • Free local delivery
  • Free glass loan
  • Free parking
  • Free tasting every day
Store News(642)

Spotlight week on USA!!Date published: 03/07/15

To celebrate the yanks leaving us on the 4th of July 1776, here at Majestic Leith walk we are having a week long spotlight on wines from the USA.

We have recently received a few parcels of brand new Californian wines which are currently taking pride of place on the tasting counter.

The White Knight Viognier was a particular favourite as well as the funky named Chronic Cellar Zinfandel.

We will have loads of different American wines open this weekend so if that is for you come into store and give them a try.

End of current offersDate published: 28/06/15

We have a load of great offers ending this Monday so if you don't want to miss out on some amazing deals then come into store or look online.

A few headline deals:

Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2014 Côteaux du Languedoc - currently only £5.99 

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2013 - currently only £7.99

Côtes-du-Rhône 2013 Léon Perdigal - currently only £6.66

Rioja Reserva 2010 Marqués de Riscal - currently only £9.99

Soffio No.3 Prosecco NV - currently only £6.66

Torres Viña Sol 2014 Catalunya - currently only £4.99

As Caixas Godello 2014 Martín Codax - currently only £6.66

Canard Duchene Brut NV - currently only £16.66

And many more...

Wine of the Week - The RoseDate published: 25/06/15

Chateau La Sauvageonne Rose, Languedoc, France

La Sauvageonne translates into English as wild woman! the land is key to the wine. The volcanic influence along with the chalky soils create fantastic growing conditions for the wines to produce very good quality grapes.

La Sauvageonne is the most recent acquisition of Gerard Bertrand, former French rugby player and accomplished winemaker. 

Since taking over the Chateau in 2011 Gerard and his team have worked hard and were awarded biodynamic status for the wine in 2013.

La Sauvageonne is made with the utmost care. Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault are fermented seperately and some of the wine is allowed to spend time resting on the lees before a final wine is bled.

It is a wine of exceptional quality. 


Wine of the Week - The WhiteDate published: 25/06/15

Lopez de Haro Blanco, Rioja Spain

Rioja in Northern Spain is famous for red wines. Renowned for their red fruit and vanilla flavours, red wines from Rioja dominate the Spanish region in wine shops.

There are however some great white wines with Rioja that are made. The styles have varied over time from heavily oaked to very light. The Lopez de Haro Blanco is a great example of a good quality white Rioja. 

Bodega Classico is a modern winery built into the side of a mountain, which helps maintain cool temperatures within the winery all year around. 

the wine is made from the Viura grape, which is local to the region. It is then fermented in barrels for three months. The result is a wine with soft fruit flavours of citrus and pear, with spicy toasty and buttery flavour.

This is a great alternative to an oaked Chardonnay. Fantastic value at £7.49! Open to taste in-store!

Sparkling Saturday - Codorniu RoseDate published: 20/06/15

Codorniu are one of the oldest wine producers in Spain and also one of the pioneers of Cava. 

This Rose Cava style is light with tasty red fruit flavours. Perfect for summer lunches and drinks parties.

This wine won gold medal at this year's Imbibe Sommelier Wine Awards.

Come and see for yourself. Open to taste in-store today. 

Only £6.66

Wine of the weekDate published: 20/06/15

El Viajero Sauvignon Blanc, Leyda Valley, Chile

The Leyda Valley is approximately half way down the country of Chile, to the south and West of Santiago.

This style of Sauvignon Blanc is different to the New Zealand and Loire Valley Sauvignon Blancs. The Loire Valley wines tend to be restrained, with subtle flavours of citrus, with peachy and apricot flavours.

New Zealand wines tend to be bigger and bolder with citrus flavours and gooseberry being prominent.

This cool climate Chilean wine falls somewhere between the two. The flavours are more obvious than the Loire wines, yet not as powerful as some from New Zealand.

A great buy at only £6.66

Super Savings on RiojaDate published: 17/06/15

This weekend, and for this weekend only, all Rioja with have 33% off! What better way to celebrate the weekend?

Starting tomorrow, until Monday evening, we will have these fabulous Spanish wines on offer. 

Pop in-store to taste some before you buy and we can recommend some to suit your tastes.

Looking to start your own wine collection?Date published: 15/06/15

Join the Cellar Circle

Are you thinking of starting your very own wine collection? Majestic together with the fabulous folk at Lay and Wheeler have launched Cellar circle; Cellar Circle gives access to the finest wines, expert advice, unrivalled service and exciting benefits – everything needed to build your dream cellar.

Membership of Cellar Circle starts from £100 a month, all of which will go towards your wines. You may wish to make a lump-sum payment to give your collection a push, and the more you put in, the faster you’ll see your cellar grow. You can amend your subscription at any time.

You can choose your own wines, seek advice, or have a varied selection hand picked for you by our resident wine aficionados! What's more, there are many benefits to be had when you join - 10% discount at Majestic Wine, for all your everyday needs. A year’s free professional wine storage for new customers to Lay & Wheeler, at our bonded warehouse, Vinothèque. Free case delivery to any Majestic store for ease of collection, and A case of wine, individually chosen for you by the Cellar Circle team, on the first anniversary of your membership.

For more information you can ask in store, visit the website www.laywheeler.com/cellarcircle or pick up a leaflet from your nearest Majestic.

Super Savings on Sauvignon Blanc this weekend!Date published: 13/06/15

Super Savings on Sauvignon Blanc this weekend!

We've got some great deals on New Zealand Sauvignons until Monday evening so be sure to stock up while the prices are so reasonable. Here are a few of the deals to wet your appetite:

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc £6.99

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc £7.10

Blind River Sauvignon Blanc £8.66

Mud House Woolshed Sauvignon Blanc £10.66

Cloudy Bay Te Koko £24.99

Give us a call today on 0131 5540177 and we can deliver a selection of your choice straight to your door!

#wineoftheweek - The RedDate published: 12/06/15

#wineoftheweek - The Red

Ben Marco Malbec 2013 Dominio del Plata, Mendoza

Tell me about this wine...?

This wine is from Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. The grapes are handpicked from vineyards in the foothills of the Andes. It’s a real expression of dedication to viticulture and winemaking, with a real focus on freshness.

What does it taste like…?

It’s full bodied and concentrated with aromas of vanilla, ripe red fruits and roasted coffee beans. Smooth and well balanced.

What’s it great with…?

Barbequed/grilled/roasted red meats, strong cheeses and meat-based pasta dishes.


Our own customers gave this wine 4/5 as part of our online reviews! Read the reviews at www.majestic.co.uk and search ‘Ben Marco’.

Scottish Price £11.98

#wineoftheweek - The WhiteDate published: 12/06/15

#wineoftheweek - The White

Cortese 2014 Araldica, Piedmont

Tell me about this wine...?

Araldica Castelvero is a cooperative cellar in the village of Castel Boglione, in Asti, Piedmont. The Cortese grapes are grown in Gavi and from vineyards in the surrounding Alto Monferrato region.

If you like Gavi, you’ll love this, it’s the same grape variety - basically Gavi’s baby brother!

What does it taste like…?

It’s a classic Italian white; light, fresh and crisp. A perfect easy drinking summer wine – best enjoyed in the sunshine!

Zesty citrus flavours with subtle hints of apple and pear.

What’s it great with…?

It’s great on its own or with food such as fish, appetizers or lighter pasta dishes.

Why should you buy this wine…?

It’s simple - its as good as Gavi without the price tag.

Scottish Pricing £5.99

#WorldGinDayDate published: 10/06/15

Did you know there was a day specifically dedicated to Gin? What a great excuse to try some new gins! Here at Majestic Wine we will be celebrating World Gin Day which is on Saturday 13 June.

Come and visit us in-store where we will have lots of gins open to taste. What better way to compare, contrast and pick a new favourite! A selection of the gins we will have open are: The Lakes Gin, Bathtub Gin, Durham Gin, and a couple more! (It doesn't have to be Gordon's)

We look forward to seeing you then!

New Arrival - La Croix St VincentDate published: 07/06/15

New Arrival - La Croix St Vincent

Most people automatically think of red when considering wine from Bordeaux, but did you know they produce white wine too?

Introducing La Croix Saint Vincent Sauvignon Blanc!

From Entre-Deux-Mers which literally means between two seas but is in fact a tract of land between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers forming a sub-region of Bordeaux, or between the left bank and the right bank.The grapes are selected from parcels within the region. Skin contact is used to maximise the fruit aromas.

An attractive pale straw colour this wine has aromas and flavours of citrus, green apple and gooseberry. Well balanced with a refreshing acidity and a clean finish.

Enjoyable with all types of seafood, this wine will work especially well with spicy or Thai inspired dishes.

Currently on a great deal at £6.66 a bottle (usually £9.99)

Why not try something new today?

#sparklingsaturday Codorníu Selección Raventós NV, Spain CavaDate published: 06/06/15

#Sparklingsaturday Codorníu Selección Raventós NV, Spain Cava

Cava is a sparkling wine from Spain. The rules for the 
production of Cava are very similar to those of Champagne. 
The major difference between the two (apart from their 
country of origin) is that Cava can be made from local 
Spanish grapes, as well as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and 
Pinot Meunier (the three major grapes of Champagne).
In comparison to Prosecco, Cava generally has longer 
lasting bubbles and is richer in style due to the use of 
Champagne production methods.

This is a modern example, from the Catalan region of Spain. 
The Codorníu family have been pioneers in the region since 
first producing Cava in 1872.

With a lovely smooth mousse (the bubbles) this wine has 
fresh citrus, peach and lemon aromas, vibrant fruit flavours 
and a certain creaminess to the finish. It’s full bodied as far 
A staff favourite due to its excellent quality and value; great 
if you want some budget bubbles without going down the 
Prosecco route!

Give it a try in­store today!

 = £7.99

New beer of the week - Vedett Extra BlondDate published: 04/06/15

Extra Blond Vedett ­ A Belgian beer brand with a somewhat different attitude.


The Duvel Moorgat Brewery was founded in 1871 by the Duvel Moorgat family. Vedett was created in 1945 by Albert Moorgat. It’s a pilsner style beer. There are now a range of Vedett beers from the Brewery, so the original Vedett was renamed Extra Blond Vedett. The range also boasts Extra Ordinary IPA and Extra White.

Current day

Even though the beer is 70 years old, it has a contemporary vibe. Visit www.vedett.com to upload a photo and the image may appear on a label. This label could be produced at any time and sold anywhere in the world, so who knows, if you do upload your photograph, you may be on holiday in the future, order a Vedett and be presented with a bottle with your face on it!

Why buy this beer?

This is a really well balanced and interesting beer. It is smooth and malty, with a hint of hoppiness. The beer is fruity in flavour with a hint of vanilla and has a crisp finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste, leaving the drinker refreshed.

Scotland Price - £9.99

New white of the week - A real sardinian treatDate published: 04/06/15

Nord Est Vermentino 2014 Cantina del Vermentino,  Sardinia, Italy

Available to taste!

A bit of background info...

The Vermentino grape variety was probably introduced to Sardinia by the Spanish. Vermentino has thrived in the North East of the island and the wine is named after its geographical location. The region has been awarded D.O.C.G status, which is the top status for a wine growing region in Italy. The wine is made by a cooperative, Cantina Del Vermentino, which was founded in 1956. The cooperative 
has allowed for investment and development within the region, helping growers and winemakers concentrate on producing the best possible wines.

What is the wine like...?

A light, refreshing, dry wine with flavours of lemon and a hint  of almond. It‘s an excellent match with grilled fish and lighter meats, such as chicken and pork.

Why should I buy it...?

2014 was an outstanding vintage in Sardinia. The wine is light and fresh, making it great at this time of year. A grape not known to all, but deserving of wider recognition. At £7.49, it’s great value for money.

Majestic Scotland price £7.49

New red of the week- 'the Barolo of the south...Date published: 04/06/15

Aglianico del Vulture 2012 Cantina di Venosa

Available to taste!

An Unsung Gem...

Nestling in central south Italy, roughly halfway between Naples and Bari, is the town of Venosa. The rich volcanic soils that surround it provide the perfect growing conditions for the grape Aglianico. Aglianico may not be the most well­known of Italian grapes, but perhaps it should be. There is a long history of grape growing in the region dating back to at least Roman times. Aglianico wines have been referred to as “the Barolo of the south” which is very high praise indeed.

What is the wine like...?

The wine is an intense ruby red colour, with flavours and aromas of blackcurrants, violets and spice. The wine is rich and powerful and is great to drink now, but has plenty of structure to allow it to age for several years.

Why should I buy it...?
This is a quality wine. The relative lack of awareness of Aglianico means that this wine is a real bargain. Pair it with hearty meaty meals and enjoy telling your friends about this little wine you have recently discovered!

Majestic Scotland price £7.49

What is myMajestic App?Date published: 30/05/15

What is myMajestic App?

Our myMajestic app helps you get the most out of your wine experience wherever you are.

Browse past purchases - Whether you're an online or in-store shopper, you can check out your past purchases to rediscover old favourites.

Personal favourites list - Your Favourites list is an easy way to keep track of the wines you love, with the help of Personal Notes and Ratings.

Food & Wine Matching - Bring food and wine together with our handy pairing tips - they show you which flavours work best together.

View latest store news/events - Direct from your local Majestic store, plus great content delivered specifically for app customers.

Wine Scanner - Access our expert knowledge in the comfort of your own home. Scan a bottle barcode to discover our tasting notes, videos, food matches and learn more about its origins.

Available for from iTunes and android  

End of Current OffersDate published: 30/05/15

This is the last weekend of our current offers so make sure you do not miss out! all our offers change on Tuesday morning to our Summer deals.

A selection of offers which will be changing are:

Gavi Toledana £7.99

Vinalba Reserva £8.66

Vina Pomal Cranza £7.33

Veuve Clicquot £29.32

and many more...

New wines of the week - The RedDate published: 28/05/15

Vacqueyras “Les Hauts De La Ponche” Domaine Font Sarade Rhône Valley ­ Available to taste!

Vacqueyras is an appellation in the Southern Rhône Valley. It is well­ renowned for producing big, powerful, robust wines which can both be drunk young or can be cellared for several years.

Domaine Font Sarade

“All my efforts are focused on a single aim: to make ever better wine by continuing to use the traditional techniques that draw on what I have learned from my predecessors”. Bernard Burles, Owner and Winemaker ­ Domaine Font Sarade The vineyard lies just to the north of Vacqueyras on the plateau De La Ponche. The 18 hectare site produces wine with a strong tannic structure, making the wine ideal for ageing.

Recommended By Our Fine Wine Manager
“I really like this wine ­ Vacqueyras has always been my favourite region in the Southern Rhône. Less 'hot' flavours than Gigondas, and more aromatic and vibrant than Châteauneuf-du­Pape. This is due to a higher concentration of Syrah in the blend that gives the wine great power; a solid backbone of tannin and fruit but still retains freshness and elegance. Very perfumed, with loads of black plums, hints of blueberries, roasted herbs, and a luxurious mouth­feel tempered by fantastic acidity. The finish is long and full, a great one to have with your Sunday 
Hansi Baumann, Fine Wine Manager.

Scotland Price = £14.99

New wines of the week - the RoséDate published: 28/05/15

New wines of the week

Haut Vol Rosé ­ Pays D’Oc

With June just around the corner our thoughts turn to summer holidays, barbecues and rosé wine. Rosé has started to become more popular throughout the year, but summer is when there is a big rise in demand.

It is rosé from the South of France where there has been a big growth in popularity. These typically pale pink wines offer great quality and value. Provence is probably the best known region for rosé, but other areas, such as the Pays D’Oc produce wines in a similar style.

The wine is made predominantly from the Grenache grape, which gives the wine its delicate, light pinkish hue. The other grape variety in the blend is Carignan, which adds body and further flavours to the wine.

Why should I buy it...?

Light and delicate with flavours of strawberries and raspberries. The wine makes a fantastic aperitif and looks great at any al fresco dining occasion.  

Scotland Price = £6.66

#InternationalChardonnayDayDate published: 26/05/15

It's all about Chardonnay today!

Today sees us celebrating the fabulous grape Chardonnay. You may be an ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) person but this grape is very surprising in how variable this particular grape is. 

From one of the principal grapes in Champagne to a very toasty oak style wine, or mineral style Chablis; Chardonnay is portrayed in varying styles. 

Pop in-store to try some today or we can help you put together a case.

Happy #InternationalChardonnayDay!

#wineoftheweek Ferrandiere RieslingDate published: 22/05/15

Wine of the Week - Ferrandiere Riesling

Riesling - ­ A favourite amongst wine enthusiasts

Riesling is not a grape variety that you’ll find on all restaurant 
menus, but amongst wine enthusiast, including many Majestic 
staff, Riesling is a favourite.

Riesling can be happily consumed as both a young fresh wine 
or once it has spent a few years in bottle. As a young wine 
Riesling tends to have aromas and flavours of citrus and 
apricot. As a Riesling ages in bottle the fresh fruit softens and 
can be replaced by honeyed flavours.
In style, Rieslings can range from dry and crisp to sweet and 
luscious, which is maybe helps explain why wine lovers are 
fascinated by it.

Domaine De La Ferrandière

The Domaine was established in 1922 and is located in the 
heart of the Pays D’Oc. The vineyards are situated on the site 
of a maritime lagoon. In order to reduce the salt content of the 
soil, which would be poisonous to the vines, the area is 
deliberately flooded once a year. 

Why should I buy it...?

This a great wine. Fresh with aromas and flavours of lemon and lime, the wine is crisp 
and refreshing. It also has that lovely hint of minerality associated with quality Riesling. 
Fantastic with grilled sardines! 

Only  £6.74 a bottle!

#beeroftheweek Coopers Pale Ale £15.99Date published: 22/05/15

#beeroftheweek Coopers Pale Ale £15.99

Coopers Pale Ale

Where it all began

The history of Coopers is not what you might expect. Thomas Cooper had worked as a 
cobbler, a stonemason and a dairyman. In 1862 he made his first batch of beer as a 
tonic for his ailing wife Ann. 

He subsequently wrote to his brother in 1864 stating:
“...we use only malt and hops, consequently, ours (beer) being pure, 
the doctors recommend it to all their patients” 

Whilst we are not recommending the Pale Ale as any sort of health 
tonic, we do think it is rather tasty!

Thomas Cooper then went on to establish his own brewery. 

Coopers Pale Ale

The Pale Ale is not the original beer brewed by Thomas Cooper. It is 
fruity and floral and is finding a niche with a new generation of ale 

Coopers only use the finest raw ingredients and traditional brewing 
techniques. The result of which is a clean, pure beer.

Why buy this beer

There are many Australian beers available within the UK market, but few have the 
history and quality of Coopers. It is a fresh, fruity beer, which is light in style, making it 
ideal for the summer.
So, how much does it cost...?

£15.99 for a case

Are we mad?! 33% off all of our Champagne under £100Date published: 21/05/15

Thats right we have some amazing deals in store this weekend!

Some highlights are;

Nicolas Feuillatte NV - £14.99 £22.50

Taittinger NV - £26.65 £40.00

Veuve Clicquot NV - £29.32 £44.00

Bollinger NV - £29.98 £45.00

Taittinger 2004 vintage - £33.31 £50.00

Louis Roederer 2003 vintage - £49.97 £75.00

Laurent Perrier Rose NV - 39.98 £60.00

Veuve Clicquot NV Magnum - £63.29 £95.00

If your planing a big party of need to get some a special present for someone then this is your perfect opportunity to get something really special for a great price. 

Don't miss as we will sell out of some of the more special bottles and the promotion ends on Monday!

Big summer tasting tomorrow!!Date published: 20/05/15

Don't forget its our big free summer tasting tomorrow. The wines have been chosen and the cheese has arrived. We have some real treats for you that you probably haven't had before.

It starts at 6.30 and runs till 8 and is a great chance to try loads of wine that you may not have had before so feel free to give us a call on 0131 5540 177 or pop into store to let us know you are coming. 

See you there!

Montrachet - What is it?Date published: 19/05/15

Montrachet is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) and Grand Cru vineyard for white wine from Chardonnay in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy. It is situated across the border between the two communes of Chassagne-Montrachetand Puligny-Montrachet and produces what many consider to be the greatest dry white wine in the world. It is surrounded by four other Grand Cru vineyards all having "Montrachet" as part of their names. Montrachet itself is generally considered superior to its four Grand Cru neighbours, as reflected in its higher price.

Montrachet is located in the south of the Côte de Beaune, which is the southern half of the Côte d'Or, which in turn is the most important of the several wine producing subregions of Burgundy.

The Montrachet vineyard is almost equally divided between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Both of these appellations have, as is customary, appended the name of their most famous vineyard (in this case a shared one) to the name of their main village. The wine from the Chassagne side is usually known as Le Montrachet while the wine from the Puligny side is known as Montrachet.

A little history

In 92 AD the Roman emperor Domitian forbade the planting of new grapevines outside of Italy. Indeed, some of the vines of Burgundy were ripped out to lessen competition. The vines that remained sufficed for local needs. The edict was annulled in 280AD. The Montrachet vineyard was first planted in the Middle Ages. Although the date of its establishment is unknown, Pierre and Arnolet de Puligny gifted wines in "Mont Rachaz" to the Abbey of Maizières in 1252.

During the 19th century Montrachet along with Burgundy as a whole was ravaged by a succession of vineyard diseases. In the mid-nineteenth century oidium struck. At the end of the nineteenth century phylloxera struck, eventually overcome by the grafting of European vines on American stock.

The Appelation Controlée system was introduced in Burgundy in 1935. Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet (see below) were both recognised as AOC Grands Crus in 1937.

Montrachet wines are the most expensive dry white wines in the world: prices can range from £30 to £2500+ per 75 cl bottle. The price depends on the reputation of the producer (in Burgundy, vineyards are divided among multiple growers, and there can be substantial variation in quality) and the vintage.

Currently we have 3 different Montrachets in store if you are keen to try one of kings of dry white wine.

Sparkling Saturday Prosecco ZoninDate published: 16/05/15

The sun is shining (in between the rain showers) and so what better opportunity to crack open some fizz!

This week our sparkling for the weekend is Prosecco Zonin. Established in 1821, Zonin has become Italy's largest privately-owned winery, and are owners of Italy's largest Prosecco vineyards. 

Deliberately light and refreshing in style, with a palate of fresh pear and dessert apple fruit. Very floral and almond aromas. 

A great light fizz for celebrations or lunch time drinking.

only £7.99 a bottle

A little history on Veuve ClicquotDate published: 15/05/15

In 1772, Philippe Clicquot-Muiron established the original enterprise which eventually became the house of Veuve Clicquot. In 1775, it was credited to be the first Champagne house to produce rosé Champagne, using the method of addingred wine during production.

Philippe's son, François Clicquot, married Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin in 1798 and died in 1805, leaving his widow (veuve in French) in control of a company variously involved in banking, wool trading, and Champagne production. She became the firstwoman to take over a Champagne house. Under Madame Clicquot's guidance, the firm focused entirely on the last, to great success.

During the Napoleonic Wars, Madame Clicquot made strides in establishing her wine in royal courts throughout Europe, notably that of Imperial Russia, thus becoming the first Champagne house to ship Champagne through the blockade to Russia in 1811. During this time, she also gave Champagne to the Prussian guards enforcing the blockade and the soldiers opened the champagne with their swords, so started the technique of sabring Champagne. By the time she died in 1866 Veuve Clicquot had become both a substantial Champagne house and a respectedbrand. Easily recognised by its distinctive bright yellow labels, the wine holds a royal warrant from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Made using both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes as well as ageing the Champagne for almost twice the required time, the resulting Champagne is a superb marriage of freshness and power, with rich fruit and a mouth-filling mousse.

Now what does a bottle cost I here you ask? £29.32 a bottle down from £44.00. A real bargain and our lowest price in years!!

Wine of the week - Viña Mayu Dry Pedro XimenezDate published: 14/05/15

Pedro Ximenez (aka PX) is Spanish grape variety. It’s mainly famous for producing Spain's rich dessert sherries, but also in Chile as the basis of pisco, the local brandy. 

It’s a diverse grape which is also capable of being crafted into an intriguingly aromatic and crisp dry white, as this example shows. The wine is really refreshing and zingy. It has citrusy flavours, particularly lemon and lime, and a crisp fruity aroma. 

Mayu means Milky Way ­ a reference to the very starry skies in the remote valley of Elqui; which is represented on the bottle’s label.

How is it made: Grapes have been hand-picked into small bins and immediately pressed. The juice has been clarified by natural sedimentations and fermented in stainless steel tanks at 14­-16oC with selected yeasts. At the end of the fermentation, the wine has been racked and aged in stainless steel tanks at low temperature. On the fine lees for at least 4 months, No malolactic fermentation. Cold tartaric stabilisation at 4oC before bottling.

If you want to find out a little more information on where Mayu is grown here is a short article from the daily Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/wine/10651368/Elqui-a-desert-vineyard-in-the-driest-place-on-earth.html

Now you know all anout it, how does it taste?

Pale straw yellow color, brilliant, a very attractive nose with floral and aromatic notes, nice medium body with balance of acidity, minerality and fruity character.

“Pedro Ximenez is a grape you would normally expect to come across in very sticky sherry but this wine is neither sweet nor fortified. It’s a dry white, refreshing and slightly rippled, like wind blowing across a field of long grass. Slightly anonymous but think of it as a substitute for picpoul or pinot grigio.” 
Victoria Moore, The Telegraph.

If you don't trust me or the Telegraph then come in store and try for yourself!

The best thing about it is that its only £6.99 a bottle!!

33% off all Malbecs - this weekend only!Date published: 14/05/15

Starting today, until Monday 18th of May, we have a whopping 33% off ALL ARGINTIAN MALBECS.

There are some amazing deals. However when they are gone they are gone! So don't miss out!

You can order on-line at www.majestic.co.uk, over the phone on 0131 5540 177, or pop in and see us in-store.

Minimum purchase 6 bottles, any mix

Real Madrid vs Juventus (the wine off)Date published: 13/05/15

To celebrate the big game tonight we are having a wine off.

Representing the team from the Bernabéu is the Rioja Reserva Imperial 2009 CVNE (£17.00)

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, CVNE, was founded in 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Named Imperial because it was originally exported to the UK in imperial pint sized bottles, this is one of the best Rioja Reservas around. Fine garnet colour with terracotta tinge. Vanilla notes on the nose, with sloes, mulberries and spice. Stewed currant fruit on the palate, dry and elegant with great richness and a fine long finish.

Taking on the Imperial and represtening the old lady is an Italian classic the Barolo 2009 Ciabot Berton (£23.00)

Ciabot Berton is situated in La Morra, in the heart of the Barolo production zone. This small estate cultivates about 12 ha around the Roggeri vineyard. After a traditionally long period of maceration, their Barolo is then aged for two years in Slavonian oak barrels. Showing a splendid ruby red colour this wine is characteristic of Barolo with its high acidity and fleshy tannins. With classic aromas of rose petals and tar and high levels of plummy fruit.

Who do you think will win??

Finca Carelio back in stock!Date published: 13/05/15

One of our best selling wines over the past few months, the Finca Carelio Tempranillo, is now back in stock. We had waiting lists as long as my arm for this wine when it first came in, and demand is still high, so make sure you take advantage whilst you can.

For £6.66 the depth and complexity of this wine are immense with rich fruit and leathery, dark secondary flavours normally associated with aged Riberas or Riojas well over £10 per bottle.

Investigate the full details here http://www.majestic.co.uk/Finca-Carelio-Tempranillo-zid14553?tracking=|searchterm:carelio

#ProvenceRose Spotlight Tasting WeekDate published: 10/05/15

#ProvenceRose Spotlight Tasting Week

We're starting to get excited about our Provence Rose Spotlight Tasting week, that begins on Friday. For a whole week we will have a range of delicious pale pinks from the south of France open for you to enjoy. With summer just round the corner...hopefully...these wines are the perfect accompaniment to any picnic or garden bbq!


Brand new wines of the week!Date published: 07/05/15

This week we have not one but two wines of the week!

Bienbebido Pulpo y Bienbebido Queso form Spain

Available to taste!

What is Bienbebido…

Bienbebido are a range of wines produced by our friends at Vintae. Bienbebido loosely translates as good drinking. The wines in this range are all about food and wine matching. The phrase on the bottle is “Come ------ y bebe vino” - “Eat ------ and drink wine”. Vintae have come up with a range of wines to match specific foods. Majestic is stocking pulpo (octopus) and queso (cheese).  

The inspiration...

Wine and food matching is something we love doing at Majestic. Customers regularly ask for advice for a wine to go with a particular dish. Vintae have taken this a step further. Their wish was to create a wine to match a specific food. Inspired by the Spanish Tapas culture, Vintae brought together oenologists, sommeliers, chefs and wine enthuiasts to define tastes and flavours of dishes. Armed with these findings Vintae experimented with different grapes, different regions and differing ways of ageing the wine to find the perfect match. The Bienbebido wines are the result!

Join in the fun...

These wines are all about enjoying wine and food. The fun and funky labels reflect the window displays often used on tapas bar windows throughout Spain.

Do you have a favourite? Tweet @majesticwine using #comepulpo or #comequeso. We’d also love to see photos of you enjoying the wine and sampling the food. We’ll award a case of the wine to the winner for our favourite tweet using one of these hashtags over the weekend,

Majestic Scotland Price = £6.66

Prosecco!! #Proseccoweekend #DealsDate published: 07/05/15

Starting today and running all weekend we have a massive 33% off all of our Proseccos. 

Meaning favourites like Salatin, Sofffio, La Marca Conegliano, La Marco Cuvee etc are all on great deals!

If you cant make it into store where we will have at least one open then you can order over the phone or online.

BBQ or Roast dinner- Let the weather decide!Date published: 06/05/15

If this sunshine lasts many people may be optimistically dusting off their BBQ this weekend and enjoying the garden. Alternatively, a downpour can be offset with a hearty beef joint on a rainy Sunday afternoon

Here are our recommendations of what to drink with your burgers, sausages and corn-on-the-cob (or most likely a roast dinner) this weekend.

Beefsteak Club Malbec

£6.99 a bottle

Deep and vibrant Malbec with an intense nose of plum, damson and dark chocolate aromas. Lush and layered on the palate, with well-integrated oak and plenty of fine tannins.

Rioja Reserva Viña Ardanza (A real treat!)

£19.00 a bottle

Real intensity on the palate, with layers of concentrated blackberry, toasted herbs, smoke and vanilla. Full-bodied and a long length, the remarkably integrated, ripe tannins give a firm structure.

Anakena El Viajero Sauvignon Blanc (Just arrived this week)

£6.66 a bottle

A well balanced Sauvignon offering inviting and harmonious aromas of citrus fruits, guava, papaya and green grass. Ripe and zesty fruit flavours culminate in a long, clean finish.

Or the perfect accompaniment to any BBQ on a warm day is:

Peroni Nastro Azzurro

£1 per bottle in packs of 24

Only ever made and bottled in Italy at our breweries in Rome, Bari and Padova, Peroni Nastro Azzurro is brewed using the creativity and flair of Italians; blending the finest hops with two-row spring planted barley and a quarter of Italian maize which produces its uniquely crisp and refreshing taste

Brooklyn Summer Ale (brand new this week)

£9.99 per 6 pack

A modern rendition of the "Light Dinner Ales" brewed in England throughout the 1800's right up until the 1940's: refreshing and flavourful without being too heavy. We brew our Brooklyn Summer Ale from premium English barley malt, which gives this light-bodied golden beer a fresh bready flavour. German and American hops lend a light crisp bitterness and a citrus/floral aroma, resulting in a beer with a very sunny disposition.

Whatever the weather majestic will have you sorted!

Spirit of the week - Durham GinDate published: 05/05/15

Durham Distillery is a small-batch craft distillery based on the outskirts of historic and beautiful Durham City. Their aim is to create spirits of genuine integrity; produced by hand, using traditional methods, the highest quality ingredients and a true passion for their work.

Everything is made in house. They don’t buy in Gin or Vodka from other companies and stick fancy labels on. The spirits are made in small batches of a few hundred bottles at a time. It is made slowly, and each batch takes days, sometimes weeks to make. The botanicals are hand selected, using the best ingredients. The gin is then finally  labelled by hand, to make sure that when it gets to you, the drinker, it tastes really special.

We all come from the North East, and we love the region, in particular the City of Durham. We love really great Gin, whether it is in a G&T or a cocktail. Sometimes we even drink it without a mixer, just like whiskey. We also love a really smooth Vodka, and we like to drink our’s neat over ice, or in a classic cocktail.

They are the first, and only distillery in County Durham, since the reign of Henry VIII, and are extremely proud of their uniqueness and links to the City. Rex Habit Extra, Quicquid Episcopus Habit Intra, as they used to say in the old days. They are the only distillery in the North East who produce everything with an old fashioned pot still. As well as employing a full time distiller, that distiller is the youngest female distiller in the country.

Like the sound of that? Well lucky for you we have a bottle open to try on our tasting counter!

Unlike some of the newer gins on the market the price isn't extortionate at only £25.00   

New In! Innis & Gunn Lager BeerDate published: 25/04/15

You may have seen the adverts on billboards or indeed the Edinburgh taxis advertising this new beer. We now have it in stock direct from Innis & Gunn. 

Pop in-store to try this small batch Scottish beer brewed with golden oats.

#sparklingsaturday Seaview Chardonnay Pinot NoirDate published: 25/04/15


Seaview Chardonnay Pinot Noir


Seaview were among the earliest Australian wineries to begin making sparkling wines in the mould of Champagne using the classic grape varieties and blending with reserve wines, with the fruit sourced from vineyards in McLaren Vale and neighbouring regions.


Soft and elegant, with persistent and creamy bubbles. Subtle fruit characters include white apple and peach, with a clean lemony finish.


Goes really well with smoked salmon.

Perfect for any celebration or just because you fancy some fizz!

Taste it in-store today!

Majestic Scotland Price = £7.99

#wineoftheweek Allegrini Bardolino RossoDate published: 23/04/15


Allegrini Bardolino Rosso - Italy

Available to taste!

Explore Italy…

Italy is not only a beautiful country, but one that is steeped in great wines and winemaking history. When it comes to choosing wine, Italy is one of those countries where many might understandably feel less comfortable as the wines are defined by the region they come from rather than the grape variety used to make the wine.

All Majestic staff are very knowledgeable about wine and are here to help. So if you have any questions please just ask.

Bardolino: the area and the wine...

Bardolino is a small town located on the Eastern shore of Lake Garda in the region of Veneto. It is a beautiful walled city which is now a popular tourist destination.

The wine is a blend of three indigenous grapes: Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara.

Why buy this wine...

Our Buyer Suzie said: “This is a perfect summer wine. It has vibrant red fruit characteristics and could be lightly chilled.”

This wine is a great introduction to the fascinating wines that Italy has to offer and would be great with pizza or pasta.

Majestic Scotland Price = £7.49

Hurry! The Ned Sauvignon Blanc offer ends Monday...Date published: 22/04/15

Hurry! The Ned Sauvignon Blanc offer ends Monday...

Don't miss out on taking advantage of our star deal of the moment. The Ned Sauvignon Blanc is currently just £6.99 a bottle. With the sun shining and summer just round the corner it is the perfect time to stock up on everyone's favourite Marlborough Sauvignon. From Tuesday morning the offer will be over and every bottle will cost you £10.99. Make sure you get your orders in before then to avoid disappointment! Either pop into store or give us a call on 0131 5540177 and we can deliver for free.

Wedding Wine Fair at Majestic Wine Leith Walk 24th - 26th AprilDate published: 18/04/15

Wedding Wine Fair at Majestic Wine Leith Walk 24th - 26th April

Are you, or do you know anyone getting married in the next few months? If you are using a venue where you take your own wines then don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to taste a whole range of whites, reds and sparkling wines for free.

We still have slots available next Friday, Saturday and Sunday if you would like to book a private consultation with one of the team so we can help you choose the wines for your special day. Give us a call on 0131 5540177 or email at ltw@majestic.co.uk and we can discuss what times are still free.

#beeroftheweek TrooperDate published: 13/04/15


Created by Iron Maiden, brewed by Robinson’s

Introducing Trooper

The beer is named after an Iron Maiden song called “The Trooper”, which was inspired by the poem “The Charge of The Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden, played a major role in developing the unique flavour of this beer.

The Brewery

Robinson’s have been brewing for six generations, since 1838.

The brewery is still family run and is well-known in its home county of Cheshire.

How did the beer come about?

When Robinson’s approached Bruce Dickinson about making a beer. Bruce said: “I'm a lifelong fan of traditional English ale; I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when we were asked to create our own beer. I have to say that I was very nervous: Robinson's are the only people I have had to audition for in 30 years. Their magic has been to create the alchemical wedding of flavour and texture that is TROOPER. I love it."

So, how much does it cost?

£21 per case

#SparklingSaturday Processo Salatin pop in and try today!Date published: 11/04/15

#SparklingSaturday Processo Salatin pop in and try today!

One of our favourite Prosecco's here at Majestic Leith Walk, so we thought we'd celebrate it being a lovely sunny day by opening it up for all our customers to try! Pop in and see us before 7pm this evening and we'll pour you a sample to enjoy while browsing for your weekend wines.

Only £8.66 a bottle #bargain

Easter Opening HoursDate published: 04/04/15

Below are our Easter opening times:

Easter Sunday - closed

Easter Monday - 10am - 5pm

Sparkling Saturday!Date published: 04/04/15

Since it's Easter, we thought we'd treat you this weekend to two Sparkling wines. We have the Chandon Brut and Chandon Rose open to taste today. 

Moet & Chandon, the well renowned Champagne producers, scoured Mendoza's Uco Valley for a vineyard location and planting began in 1959. They have gone on to use their abundance of Champagne expertise to create these traditional-method sparkling wines.

 Chandon Brut £16.57 - a fresh and elegant style of sparkling wine, with a nose centring on citrus, pineapple and white peach, with subtle brioche hints.

Chandon Rose £12.99 - Rose pink in colour with aromas predominantly of citrus and stone fruit, accented by hints of cherry. Great flavours of strawberries and cream with a light mousse on the palate.

Both these wines are a great alternative to Champagne for any occasion. Taste them in-store today.

Bordeaux Tasting WeekDate published: 27/03/15

Our Bordeaux Tasting starts today in-store. If you'd like to get to know the region more or find some Bordeaux wines which you like, pop in-store and we can go through some with you.

Take a look at our on-line tasting counter to see what's available to taste today. 

The #EasterDeals are here! Pop over to the Leith Walk Facebook page to see my short-list!Date published: 17/03/15

The Easter deals are here! Find out what Edward’s top picks are!

So you think that Christmas doesn’t come twice a year? Well you’re right, but this is close! We have some great Easter offers to brighten up your 2015 and help you to say goodbye to the winter blues and say hello to Spring!

If you like Champagne, Prosecco, New World Fizz, French wine, New World wine, Old World wine, Beer, Cider, Rosé, Soft Drinks, or anything else then we have something for you in the offers! I think I covered everything there? Basically we have something for everyone in our new offers!!

Edward’s top Leith picks:

So like with any party let’s start with the fizz:

My top Champagne deal coming in this easter is a tough one between Canard-Duchêne, down from its’ full price of £28.00 to its’ new price of £16.66, and Heidsieck & Co, Monopole 2007, Gold Top which is now £19.99 down from £30.00. For a quality vintage Champagne this is a top price. However my top deal has to be:

Canard-Duchêne Brut NV £16.66

I haven't seen this at this price in quite a while and so this is the winner for me! This is a good quality champagne with a fresh, fruity style and a clean zip to it. Fresh and easy-drinking with a touch of brioche and freshly-baked bread that give lovely complexity.

Of the ‘New World’ and co. favourites there are some great deals on our old favourites Nyetimber, La Marca Prosecco, Bouvet Cremant de Loire etc.. However, my top ‘New World’ fizz deal is:

Chapel Down Brut NV for £15.99 down from £23.99.

This for me is such a great value alternative to champagne and it was my choice for the family christmas celebrations. It is such a good choice to surprise any stubborn Champagne lovers as it really does stand up to some of the best Non-vintage champagnes. This is a fresh zesty English fizz with a lovely mouth coating mousse.

Top Fizz Deals: Canard-Duchêne down to £16.66, Nyetimber Classic Cuvvée 2009 down to £23.98, Chapel Down Brut NV down to £15.99, Soffio No.3 Prosecco down to £6.66

Onto the still wines, here is a brief and certainly not all-encompassing list of my top picks of the deals. You’ll have to pop in store to check the rest out!


Leon Perdigal Côtes-du-Rhône 2013/14 was £9.99 now £6.66

This is a Southern Rhone blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Carignan produced by top Rhone producer Ogier, founded in 1859. It is named after the first cellar master at Ogier, Leon Perdigal.

This is a delicious medium bodied Red with ripe red fruits, hints of black pepper spice and a pleasing long finish. The spiciness in this wine would complement gently spiced food or bbq style meats. A bargain for only £6.66

Luis Felipe Edwards Signature Series Syrah Reserva 2013, Central Valley now £6.66

The Central Valley in Chile has a great reputation for producing top quality and great value Syrah. This is no exception. From LFE one of Chile’s most succesful producers this is an intense spicy Syrah. Bold blackcurrant flavours, supported by black pepper and spice.

This is a really complex wine for the price. Not to be missed!

The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Jim Barry, Clare Valley; Was £14.99 now £9.99

Jim Barry is seen as the father of Australian wine. He was one of the first prestigious names to produce wines that made the world sit up and take note of what Australia had to offer. This is a brilliant Fragrant Aussie Cabernet which as with my other choices belies it’s price-point.

Aged in French and American Oak this displays intense cassis and cedar notes on the nose. It has a generous palate with firm tannic structure and dark blackcurrant fruit, liqourice and dark cherry flavours.


The Ned Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough Now £7.33

‘The Ned’ is produced by The Marisco family who are perhaps my favourite producer from New Zealand at the moment. They produce wines of great finesse and quality. This is a favourite of many and if you haven’t tried it and Sauvignon is your thing you must try one!

Intense grass and gooseberry flavours on the nose. ‘The Ned’ has an equally intense palate with a smoky complexity. The terroir is evident with a lovely minerality that adds depth and complexity to this top value wine.

Gavi 2014, Araldica; Now £5.99!

This zippy, fresh Gavi is a steal at £5.99. Always a top deal when it is at this price it really is not to be missed. If dry whites are your thing you’ll love this easy going white!

Vasse Felix Chardonnay Was £15.99 now only £11.99!

This is a premium New-World chardonnay that really showcases the best of what is to offer outside of Burgundy. Located in Margaret River in the South-Western corner of Australia Vasse Felix have built a name for themselves with some top quality products.

A toasty, nutty nose, with peach and tropical fruits on the palate, complemented by nutty hints and a touch of vanilla toast, a full flavoured wine, yet reserved and well integrated. Well worth the extra few pounds to get what I consider to be close to fine wine!

Rosé: .. Summer is a coming!

M de Minuty Rosé 2014, Côtes-du-Provence; Was £14.99 now £9.99!

Ok so one thing to say about this wine is it has a very cool bottle! I mean I know that shouldn’t be important… but it helps! I love something a little bit different and whilst the bottle is intriguing, the wine inside is of great quality and shows why we are so highly renowned for our Provence Rose selection!

Pale honeysuckle pink, and offering a clean nose of citrus fruit, offset by subtle floral and candied notes. Fresh acidity makes for an incisive and lively palate, with a rounded feel. This is a perfect Spring/Summer tipple and would go perfectly with any delicate shellfish or summery salads.

I hope you like my selection, feel free to pop in to ask me anything about them. Or if you would like a few more suggestions I certainly have plenty more I can recommend!!!

#Mothersdaygiftidea #winegift Treat your mum to 'Le Bel Ange' this mothers day!Date published: 13/03/15

Mothers Day, Last minute gift idea!

Ok, so who forgot or has left it to the last minute? Yeah, me too! Here is a wine that you could give to your mum this mothers day.

What better way to appreciate your mother than showering her in gifts and compliments on mother’s day? ‘Le Bel Ange’ our Southern French Chardonnay would surely be an appropriate option. This is so named as the owners, the Kinglakes, of British origin were unable to conceive a child that they so desperately wanted. They moved from their busy lifestyle in the city to the South of France and bought the Domaine Begude estate. Very soon after Mrs. Kinglake, joint owner of Domaine Begude became pregnant with her ‘Bel Ange’ and so paid homage to this miracle by naming their first release ‘Le Bel Ange’ - Beautiful Angel.

So why don’t all you little angels treat your mother to a bottle of ‘Le Bel Ange’ this Sunday. It’s a cute story to go with a deliciously crisp unoaked chardonnay. Honeyed peach, pear and a zingy citrus lift to this beautiful and great value chardonnay.

Domaine Begude 'Le Bel Ange' Chardonnay 2013/2014 PGI Pays d’Oc - £8.49

New Beer of the week from @OakhamAles open to taste! We love it! #refreshingDate published: 05/03/15

We have a new Beer of the Week and it is a new arrival. Pop in to try it, we think it is great!

Citra, Oakham ales, Peterborough, 4.6% £22.20 for 12x500ml

This is a new arrival from Oakham Ales. Using 100% American grown Citra Hops. Oakham are an innovative Brewery who are highly renowned for their ales.

This is a particularly refreshing style showing gooseberries and grapefruit aromas on the nose and equally refreshing and smooth on the palate.

The Citra won Champion Golden Ale in 2014 at the Great British Beer Festival in 2014. This really is a very high quality British Ale that we are excited to showcase!

Sparkling Saturday....Soffio RoseDate published: 28/02/15

Sparkling Saturday....Soffio Rose

Pop in and see us today and try this brand new addition to our sparkling wine range. This rose is made from the Raboso variety which is known as the "sister" grape to Prosecco. Lovely and bright in colour, and packed with fresh strawberry and cherry fruits this rose is full of fun! It's perfect for parties or for cracking open during the rugby this afternoon. It's also at the bargain price of £6.66 a bottle, and will be available to taste here in the Leith Walk store this weekend.


Beer of the MonthDate published: 26/02/15

Beer of the Month

Alhambra 1925 Reserva 6*330ml Bottles, 6.4%

The Alhambra brewery was founded in Granada, Andalusia, in 1925 and is named after the city's magnificent Alhambra Palace. Regarded as the leading craft brewery in Spain, despite the arrival of modern equipment little has changed in the overall brewing process since 1925. All Alhambra beers are made with no additives and the water used is still drawn from the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The traditional method employed by Alhambra for this beer involves slow, natural fermentation over a period of 35 days. This strong lager has a deep golden colour, and distinctive hop and caramel aromas. The unique bottle is a nod to the bottles used originally in 1925 when the brewery was founded - a Spanish icon, it has no label with all the branding and legal information embossed on the bottle.

"Pours a good fluffy head. Golden amber with lightly toasted aromas. Full-bodied, with a constant, well-rounded and very pleasing taste. Perfect balance of bitter and sweet flavours, with notes ranging from bitter orange to a slightly caramel finish"

In the words of Alex de Cata, Majestic BDM whose mum hails from Granada, this is an "Epic" beer!

Sparkling SaturdayDate published: 21/02/15

Graham Beck Brut £9.99

To go along hand-in-hand with our South African Tasting Week, we have a sparkling South African wine open to taste today. The Graham Beck Brut is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with 30% of the wine being barrel fermented. 

The wine undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle and is left on its lees, giving the yeasty, biscuit flavours to the wine. A great wine for an aperitif or can be paired with butternut and gorgonzola bruschetta.

Pop in-store today to give it a try!

Two new fantastic short term deals at Majestic!Date published: 17/02/15

Two new fantastic short term deals at Majestic!

This morning we've lowered the price of 2 of our favourite wines and we want as many of you to hear about these fantastic short term deals as possible. They are both wines from classic wine growing regions and whether you've got a party, wedding or just a family lunch coming up either of these 2 red wines are sure to impress your guests!

Lagunilla Gran Reserva 2007 The Family Collection was £15.99 now only £7.99 a bottle

E.Guigal Cotes du Rhone 2011 was £11.99 now also just £7.99 a bottle

If you'd like to snap up either of these wines at these unbeatable prices then pop in to see us here at the Leith Walk store. Alternatively call on 0131 5540177 and we can process your order over the phone or go onto the Majestic website and order online.

I have opened the Lagunilla on our Tasting Counter this morning so come and see if you agree with me!

#cricketworldcupwines What're you kicking off the #cwc15 with? Check out my article!Date published: 12/02/15

Cricket world cup, what will you be sipping?


So the Aussies amongst you may think you are going to smash the poms out of the park. I wouldn't agree… However, we have the perfect tipple for you to celebrate every slog for 6 off Broad’s bowling, that will no doubt be celebrated vociferously by the MCG crowd, thanks to Broad’s pre-match jibes.

So my Aussie suggestion and my Wine of The World Cup is the Jim Barry Cover Drive. This wine is grown by the prestigious Jim Barry and is so named because the Penola Cricket Ground stood where Jim now grows this top quality Cabernet. An intense, fragrant nose of cassis, vanilla and spice. It offers a generous palate of blackcurrants, liquourice and cherry flavours. A real winner with a block of cheese or some red meat.

Jim Barry Cover Drive - £14.99


As a slightly biased Englishman I think we’ll be lifting the trophy come the 29th March. So what better selection than England’s very own:

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009. This has beaten some of the top champagnes in blind tastings. So what better way to celebrate?! A classic champagne blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, this displays Citrus fruit, brioche and shortbread on the nose. This is an elegant fizz with a delicate mouth-filling mousse.

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009 - £30.58

South Africa:

Ok, so the one thing to consider for us UK-based cricket fans is that these matches will be on rather late at night. So, if you’re lucky enough not to have work the day after perhaps it’d be wise to drink something that won’t put you to sleep!

My South African choice is the Raats Granite Blocks Chenin Blanc 2013. I had a lovely South African lady come in asking about Raats wines, her pronunciation of Raats was quite special and so I couldn’t pick anything else to be South Africa’s tipple for the World Cup. Pop in and grab Yourself a Rrraaatz!

Raats Granite Blocks 2013, Chenin Blanc - £8.61

New Zealand:

New Zealand have some big-hitters in their ranks both in cricket terms and in the wine world. I’ve chosen Waimea Estate’s Grüner Veltliner, new-in to Majestic, as their tipple of choice for the world cup. This is deliberately made in an off-dry style. Originally an Austrian grape variety this is an interesting, top notch wine. New Zealand producers, much like top one day batsmen, are not scared to experiment with different varieties. They have been extremely successful with this and they definitely show they are not just solely about Sauvignon blanc!

On a great deal right now, down from £14.99 to £9.99 this Grüner Veltliner is a fresh and crisp wine with a little more mouthfeel than your average Sauvignon. Stoned fruit mingle with the white pepper and minerality which gives this a crisp finish.

Waimea Estate Grüner Veltliner - £9.99

To finish off I will leave you with some incredibly tenuous links to the other nations playing in the tournament so as to not leave anyone out!

For the West Indies I’ve chosen our Red Leg Rum which has all the West Indies flair and spice in it. A top rum for the same price as Captain Morgans (£19.99). Much more interesting in my humble opinion.

For Pakistan some Majestic stores have some top quality alcohol free beers which aren’t to be sniffed at as the night drags on!

Ireland - Jameson’s whisky? Sorry guys, if anyone knows of any Irish producers of beers or ciders that we should stock that we don’t, let me know!

India - Some majestic stores stock the Indian Runner Golden Ale, 4.7%. Brewed in the UK but with food matching in mind, this is an interesting beer with a great depth of flavour that can stand up to spicy food.

Bangladesh - No luck for me here. Comment with suggestions! Tenuous links can only go so far!!

Scotland - As a native of Edinburgh I love going to different bars and tasting all the different local craft beers that are cropping up all over the place. Barney’s was one particular favourite from a small craft brewery in the meadows. Maybe that would be a good choice, or you could go with our Deuchars IPA which is on a great price: £16 for 8x500ml!

Zimbabwe - Another struggle. I knew we stocked the Caracal from South Africa, which is a great Bordeaux style wine from South Africa. So I used the old google to check if the Caracal (feline version) is native to Zimbabwe.. and it is!! Marvellous.

UAE and Afghanistan - Sorry no luck.. suggestions, preferably humorous ones, below please!!

Our new #WOTW is Natale Verga's Primitivo 2013. #Southernitalianwine #topdropDate published: 12/02/15

Wine of The Week: Primitivo 2013, Natale Verga, Puglia Only £5.99


Southern Italian wines have a growing reputation in the wine world and this is a great value wine. Primitivo is native to Southern italy, fairly recently discovered to be the same grape as Zinfandel. This particular example is from Brindisi and Taranto in the south-eastern part of Puglia in the heel of Italy’s boot.


This is an approachable, medium bodied wine. Full of sunny vivacious fruit. Red berries, a subtle hint of prunes and a hint of violet dominate the nose. This wine has smooth drying tannins that mingle nicely with the juicy fruit.

This would pair wonderfully with most tomato based pasta dishes.

Valentine's OffersDate published: 04/02/15

So it's getting to that time of year when we have a whole day dedicated to your loved one! What are your plans...?

As from this weekend, we have a some special deals on Rose Champagne and sparkling wine to help you celebrate. Included in the offers are wonderful wines such as Laurent Perrier Rose, Oeil de Perdrix Rose, Undurraga Rose and L'Anglois Extra Rose.

We will have a selection open to taste so be sure to pop in-store and sample some and see all our offers.

#flyingdog Easy IPA is our new #Beerofthemonth! It is only £9.99 for 6x330ml! #craftbeerDate published: 04/02/15

New Beer Of The Month: The Flying Dog, Easy IPA, 6x330ml,4.7%ABV ...Only £9.99!!

Here at Majestic Wine, Leith Walk we love to champion our great new products. The Easy IPA is on a great deal this month at only £9.99 for 6 bottles. We think it is a great new product and hopefully you will too!


This is an exciting Craft beer from The Flying Dog brewery from Maryland, US. We think it’s is great and we love the funky bottle!  The founders of Flying Dog sound like quite the characters. Whilst trekking the Braldu Gorge (proclaimed the most dangerous Trek in the world) they claimed the only danger they faced was running out of Booze!


Aromas of grapefruit and subtle spice meld into lemon and pine hop notes balanced with crisp cracker malt. Pair this with tailgates, mowing the lawn, and anything else that calls for a light, yet flavorful, beer.

Our new wine of the week is a #newarrival from the #languedoc. The brilliant Domaine de Fabregues 2011. #tasteandexploreDate published: 30/01/15

Our New Wine of the Week is the New arrival Domaine De Fabrègues 2011, AOP. It is available to taste now and we are incredibly excited by it! For £8.99 this s a top quality offering from an historic Domaine from the South of France.

The South of France has never been so exciting (as far as wine is concerned)...

This wine is from the Languedoc, situated in the south of France, not far from the Southern Rhône. It’s not a highly regulated region like a lot of France, leading to exciting innovation and styles of wine more common in New World wine producing areas.

The wine is a blend of four varieties (Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault) which are grown across the Languedoc in vineyards ideal for each grape.

Why should you buy this wine…?

This is a great quality, full bodied wine perfect with heart warming food. Casserole, stew, cottage pie or a roast - If it is a big hearty dish, it deserves to be matched with Domaine De Fabrègues  

What does it taste like…?

Thanks to the robust Languedoc grapes within the blend this is a rich and spicy wine. It has bold blackberry and cherry flavours, is smooth and leaves a long warming pepper and dark chocolate flavour in the mouth. It’s open to taste today, so why not try it for yourself…?

So, how much does it cost...?

Scotland Price = £8.99

We have a new Wine of the Week and A new Craft Beer Arrival! #tryjanuary #newproductsDate published: 23/01/15

New Wine of the Week and A new Craft Beer Arrival! #tryjanuary #newproducts

We have two new products to tell you about here at Majestic Wine Leith Walk. Our buyers have been working hard to find great new products for us and they have come up trumps here. First we have our new Wine Of The Week, the Marlborough Ridge. Made by the Giesen Brothers this is an awesome Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a tropical twist. Then we have the Flying Dog, Easy IPA from Maryland USA. This is a great craft beer by one of the leading producers from the States.

Wine of the Week: Marlborough Ridge, 2014

If you’ve never tried a Marlborough Sauvignon before, you should know that…

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region with an international reputation for producing the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world.

This wine is a blend of grapes grown across vineyards in the Wairau Valley, an area which produces distinctively aromatic wines.

Why should you buy this wine…?

Of all our 2015 new arrivals so far, this new Marlborough Sauvignon has us most excited. Produced by the famous Giesen brothers in Marlborough, our Buyers have personally selected a blend specifically for our customers.

This is a great value, dry style of wine; perfect for everyday drinking or parties. Drink now and over the summer months while the wine is still young and all the zesty flavours are at their best.

What does it taste like…?

Typical of it’s style, this Marlborough Sauvignon has vibrant fruit and heady herby flavours and a fresh, zippy finish. It’s available to taste now so why not give it a try…!

So, how much does it cost…? £6.66!

The Flying Dog, Easy IPA, £10.99 for 6x330ml

This is an exciting Craft beer from The Flying Dog brewery from Maryland, US. We think it’s is great and we love the funky bottle!  The founders of Flying Dog sound like quite the characters. Whilst trekking the Braldu Gorge (proclaimed the most dangerous Trek in the world) they claimed the only danger they faced was running out of Booze!


Aromas of grapefruit and subtle spice meld into lemon and pine hop notes balanced with crisp cracker malt. Pair this with tailgates, mowing the lawn, and anything else that calls for a light, yet flavorful, beer.

Our new Wine Of The Week is a #LoireRed! #TryJanuary Puy De Dome Pinot Noir 2012. JR:16/20 Date published: 17/01/15

Wine Of The Week: Puy de Dôme Pinot Noir 2012 Cave de Saint Verny Now £7.99 down from £11.99!

Here at Majestic Wine, Leith Walk, we love to show you our most interesting products. Whilst the Loire is world famous for white wine this is a great high altitude cool climate Pinot Noir from the Southern Loire. Something unusual for your #TryJanuary.


The wine is named after the landmark volcano crater which is the local landmark. The winery is on granitic soils and is 350-550 above sea level. Jancis Robinson wrote very fondly of this great value pinot, and gave it 16/20, which for a PN under £8 is a great review.



This Pinot Noir is characterised by its superb purity of fruit, exhibiting ripe redcurrant, raspberry and cherry flavours, with a softness and harmony from a year's maturation without oak.

Perfect with cold cuts of meat, this is an interesting light bodied, but characterful wine.

Food & Wine matchingDate published: 14/01/15

Tasting Counter Food & Wine Matching

Are you hosting a dinner party at the weekend?

It can sometimes be tricky to get the wine and food pairing correct when matching a menu to the wine.

Some of these pairings with our wines on the tasting counter may help you when matching wine and food together.

Contesa Pecorino

This wine has 30% oak fermentation giving the wine some complexity. The citrus and blossom characteristics are well textured. This wine would be great with nutty cheeses, such as the wine's namesake Pecorino. Or try with simple fish dishes such as cod.

Chateau de Triniac, Cotes du Roussillon Villages

Made from a blend of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache this is a complex yet approachable wine. The jammy fruit flavours and spicy peppery notes would stand up to powerful and flavoursome cuisines. A perfect match for a rch and spicy goulash.

Lady Sauvignon, Casablanca Valley

This area is reputed for producing crisp white wines and if you'd like to try a Sauvignon Blanc which isn't from Marlborough, then this is a great wine to go for.

The invigorating tropical fruit flavours in this wne make it a perfect apperatif wine. Food-wise, this would be great alongside a fish starter such as seafood, or seafood risotto.

Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon

Made in a particularly fruit-forward style, this offers blackcurrant and plumy flavours.

Ripe and elegant with soft tannins this wine would be perfect with any meat dish but in partucular, a juicy steak. Otherwise a beef casserole with complement the wine perfectly.

Bin-End deals, #leithwalk's #top3 picks! Great prices! Grab them while there are still some left!Date published: 14/01/15

Leith Walk Bin-End Bonanza! 

We have a selection of wines that are on Bin-End. These can be snapped up at great prices! Here are our top 3 wines from these deals and why we think they are great:

Musar Jeune White: Now £6.66 down from £9.99

I am a huge fan of the Lebanese wines that Chateau Musar produces. They are incredibly unique interesting wines of very high quality. The Musar Jeunes we stock, due to our great relation with Musar are already on great prices, however for these to go down to £6.66 is really almost half price compared to our competitors. Not to be missed. 35% chardonnay and 30% of both Vermentino and viognier, this is a very interesting zesty wine.

Septimo Dia Chardonnay, 2012, Uco Valley, Argentina: Now £7.99 down from £11.99

From an interesting part of the Uco Valley with variable soil types, this is a an interesting, quality New-World chardonnay. It has spent a small amount of time in oak barrels. Apple and tropical fruit flavours and delicate vanilla and spice flavours. All of these are supported by fresh youthful acidity which give this wine structure that belies its price-point and certainly it’s new Bin-End price!

Los Boldos Chardonnay, 2013, Chile: Now £6.66 down from £9.99

The Winemaker at Los Boldos is Burgundy-trained oenologist Stephane Geneste and he has attempted, with great success, to apply French winemaking techniques. The result is a delicately elegant New-World chardonnay with Burgundian-esque crispness and finesse. A real top deal for £6.66!

Feeling a bit Sheepish about breaking your NY resolution? Try our new WOTW; Contesa Pecorino 2013! #tasteanexploreDate published: 13/01/15

Wine Of The Week:  Contesa Pecorino 2013, IGT Colline Pescaresi NOW £6.66! 33% off!!

After my rant on our Facebook page in ‘Edward top picks’ about the advantages of indigenous grapes who are at home in their own terroir, I feel it is only fitting for this to be Leith Walk’s wine of the week this week. Pecorino is an interesting grape native to the rolling hills of central Italy, this particular example is approximately 20 km inland of Pescara. #tasteandexplore

Origin: The Pecorino grape bunches are of a triangular shape, reminiscent of a sheeps head apparently leading to the naming of the grape after the Sheep’s cheese. This award winning example is 30% oak fermented which gives it a lovely depth of flavour.

Taste: Pale yellow, with a remarkably intense nose of citrus fruits, hints of hawthorn and orange blossom. Soft, clean, but persistent palate texture, with a pleasing mineral complexity thanks to the interesting terroir of the region.

Enjoy this wine with nutty cheeses, such as it’s namesake Pecorino or with simple fish dishes such as Cod.

#TeamLeith January top picks of the new deals! #tasteandexplore #edinburghwineDate published: 10/01/15

Leith Walk’s Top 3 Picks Of The New Deals!!

It's not all about Edward's top January picks, there are two other members of Team Leith! So here are each of our top picks of the new January deals. Pop in to chat to each of us as to why we love these deals so much. We think they are great and that they represent great value for money for top quality wines!

Kat’s Pick: Blind River Pinot Noir, 2013, Marlborough;

£13.99 down from £21!

Barry Feickert set up Blind River as a retirement proejct, his two daughters now run the winery, which is acknowledged as one of the finest in Marlborough. This is a deep and intense Pinot Noir, with layer upon layer of blackcurrant and loganberry fruit, nuanced with liquorice and spice notes. Plenty of weight, but with silky, elegant tannins. This is on a great deal right now, under £14 for a top Pinot Noir!

Charlotte’s Pick: Septimo Día Chardonnay, 2012 Mendoza;

£7.99 down from £11.99

From an interesting part of the Uco Valley with variable soil types, this is a an interesting, quality New-World chardonnay. It has spent a small amount of time in oak barrels. Apple and tropical fruit flavours and delicate vanilla and spice flavours. All of these are supported by fresh youthful acidity which give this wine structure that belies its price-point.

Edward’s Pick: Bourgogne Chardonnay, 2012, Olivier Leflaive:

£11.98 down from £17.99

A great example of top quality white Burgundy at a reasonable price. Olivier Leflaive is a top producer from the region and creates some great wines. This is a delicate, yet creamy chardonnay. Crisp citrus fruit, yellow apple leading to a good long finish. A top deal, not to be missed if you’re a Burgundy fan!

Edward’s top picks of the January Deals!Date published: 08/01/15

Edward’s top picks of the January Deals!

We have some great deals this January at Majestic. I have picked a few of my favourites out, at varying price points, to let you know which I think are my ‘top deals’ of January 2015! Most I’ve tasted, some I’m excited to taste at their great new prices. #tasteandexplore

The Reds:

Emilio Moro 2011, Ribera Del Duero: £13.32 down from £19.99

This is perhaps my favourite red we sell in-store, price-for-price comparison of course. Straight away when you take a whiff after popping the cork you can tell it’s a special one. Emilio Moro is a top producer, regularly gaining 96 to 100 points from top wine critics and this is no exception. It has a real intensity on the palate with layers of blackberry, toasted herbs, smoke and vanilla and a great length with firm tannins. Very limited availability but grab it while you can. I did!

Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Coonawarra, Australia: £8.65 down from £12.99

This is one I haven’t tasted but one that my manager Kat is a fan of. The Hamilton is on a great deal now and is one I will soon try! Made in a deliberately fruit-forward style, offering inky blackcurrant and plum fruit, accented with hints of cedar and fresh leaves. Ripe and elegant, with long, soft tannins. This is an approachable style, perhaps perfect for a party, where a fruit forward style would suit more people than a big tannic red.

Château de Pennautier, 2013, Cabardès, Southern France: £6.66 down from £9.99

Made by winemaker Bertrand Saube, formerly of Mouton Rothschild, this Southern French red blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec and Grenache is a real stunner for the price. A rustic red with a deep ruby colour and aromas of mullberries, raspberries and spices. The palate is full of dark fruits and spice with a firm tannic backbone. This is a perfect winter warmer with a heart meaty stew.

The Whites:

Cloudy Bay Riesling, 2007, Marlborough, New Zealand: £18.33 down from £27.50

From the prestigious Cloudy Bay, this Riesling with a good amount of age is a steal for just over £18. Whilst famous for their Sauvignon, many have claimed that their Rieslings are perhaps better value and of better quality and this really was stunning. This Riesling resembles an alsatian style yet has the New World, Marlborough punchy citrus fruits to match also. If you’re needing a wine to go out to a BYOB restaurant, maybe Thai or a mild curry, the slight off-dry style of this wine would stand up perfectly to those. Fine wine at restaurants house wine prices, onto a winner surely!

P.s. I recommend Vietnam House on Grove Street, awesome little place!

Bourgogne Chardonnay, 2012, Olivier Leflaive: £11.98 down from £17.99

A great example of top quality white Burgundy at a reasonable price. Olivier Leflaive is a top producer from the region and creates some great wines. This is a delicate, yet creamy chardonnay. Crisp citrus fruit, yellow apple leading to a good long finish. A top deal, not to be missed if you’re a Burgundy fan!

As Caixas Godello, 2013, Martín Codax, Spain: £6.66 down from £9.99

This is a really interesting white wine, made using an indigenous grape of Spain. The worlds’s obsession with the ‘famous’ grape varieties often leads to some poor wines from grapes that do not suit the climates they are being thrown into, just for saleability. I really think it is worth trying many more unusual grape varieties, and I hope when you try this bargain you’ll agree. A delicate yet multi-faceted nose of lemon, crunchy pear, melon and subtle floral notes marries with a palate of remarkable texture and a lengthy, citrus zest finish.

If you like wines like Gavi or Sauvignon Blanc, I think you’ll enjoy this!


Curious Brew Lager, Chapel Down, Kent: £14.99 down from £17.99 (for 12x 330ml)

This was my tipple of choice at New Years, after the fizz of course! It is a great craft Lager from the Chapel Down Winery who make very good Sparkling wines, which we also stock. They use top quality hops and re-ferment the beer with their Champagne yeast to produce a top quality, lightly hopped fresh, citrussy lager. This really is a must try for any lager drinkers.

Our new Beer of the month is the @SamuelAdamsBeer Boston lager. On a great deal £24 for 24x330ml!Date published: 07/01/15

Beer Of The Month: Samuel Adams Boston Lager,

24x 330ml bottles.. Now only £24 down from £31.92!!

Boston Lager was created by Jim Koch in 1984. He discovered a 19th century recipe that included a special hop; Hallertau Mittelfrueh. This hop was nearly extinct, due to its’ fragile nature, it was famously difficult to cultivate.

However, Jim knew it was an extremely important part of this recipe, due to its aroma and flavour. His persistence paid off. Just six weeks after setting up his business his beer won “Best beer in America” at The Great American Beer Festival. Samuel Adams beer, whilst now an established company, this really was one of the first ‘craft beers’ that are now so common.

Cure your #Januaryblues with our Fine Wine of the Month. @shawandsmith Shiraz 2012. #Decantertop50Date published: 07/01/15

Fine Wine Of The Month: @Shaw+Smith Shiraz, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2012

Cure your January Blues with a fine wine or two! I know a lot of people cut back in January, so why not spend a little more on those special occasions when you do have a tipple?! That's my plan anyway! #finewinemonth

The Shaw and Smith Shiraz is a huge favourite at Majestic Wine Leith Walk, and in 2014 it received rave reviews in the press for what The Decanter magazine regarded as ‘possibly the best vintage of this wine to date’.

It placed in the Decanter’s Top 50 wines of 2014, James Halliday (Australian wine writer and critic) gave it 97 points, the list of endorsers really is endless, including myself!


This Shiraz has a decidedly European feel to it with a restrained, polished style. A complex nose of black pepper, smoky grilled meat and blackberrys, lead to a lush palate with well integrated tannins. This Shiraz has an impressive long finish, the purity and balance of the wine showing throughout.

Wine of the WeekDate published: 04/01/15

Beefsteak Club Malbec 2013,

Mendoza, Argentina


This wine is made by Andean Vineyards, under Australian-born winemaker Stephen McEwan. As the name suggests and in true Argentinian tradition, it is intentionally beefy!

The Malbec grapes are harvested late for ultimate ripeness. They are then fermented over twenty days and then aged in oak for six months.

This is a deep and vibrant Malbec with an intense nose of plum, damson and dark chocolate. Spicy, juicy and richly layered on the palate wth fine oaky tannins.

Perfect match with a juicy steak! 

Our new Beer of the week is the Curious Brew by @ChapelDownWines. #craftbeer #premiumbeerDate published: 29/12/14

Beer Of The Week

Curious Brew Lager, Chapel Down, Kent - £14.99 for 12

Origin: Chapel Down are an English premium winemaker who have been very successful at producing very high quality wines. They even made it onto my Christmas table! Recently they have ventured into beer-making and have been as successful, winning Gold in the International Beer Challenge 2012.

Taste: This beer is made using the same champagne yeasts they use to make their sparkling wines. The result is a crisp dry refreshing lager with some hoppy notes. A full-flavoured premium beer.

Why not add some curiosity to your New Year’s party with this premium lager from Kent. It really is a talking point, but the taste is what will get everyone talking.

Our New Year Party CaseDate published: 28/12/14

Our New Year Party Case

Curous Brew Lager, Chapel Down, 12 x 330ml, £14.99

Created by England's leading winemaker, this beer is dry, fresh and aromatic. It is re-fermented with Champagne yeast for a cleaner, drier and more refreshing taste.

A great lager to get the party started!

Salatin Prosecco, Extra Dry £8.66

Wonderfully aromatic and zesty with hints of green apple. Light and refreshing.

Crack this open after the bells to welcome in 2015!

The Hive, 12 Year Old Blended Malt £40

This is a blended malt whisky based on the Speyside style. It is matured in both fresh and refill sherry casks giving it a rich, sweet and spicy taste, with a distinctive honey character.

Give your first-footers a wee dram to start the new year!

Our new #WOTW is the #poggiogaliga Chianti. Why not have some Italian flare in your NY Party?!Date published: 28/12/14

Wine Of The Week

Chianti Poggio Galiga Grati, Tuscany, 2012    £7.49

Origin:The Grati family have been producing wine and olive oil for 6 generations. Their estate is located in the DOCG of Rufina, one of Tuscany’s finest regions. This wine is made from 90% Sangiovese and is blended with two other Tuscan varieties; Canaiolo and Colorino.

Taste:A lively ruby colour, this is a classic Chianti. Offering a nose of cherry-like fruit and subtle floral hints and a dry, harmonious palate combining lipsmacking acidity and fine tannins

Why not add a little Italian flare to your New Years Celebrations with this easygoing wine perfect for sharing with friends. Goes brilliantly with Antipasti or tomato based pasta dishes.

Christmas & New Year opening hoursDate published: 27/12/14

Saturday 27 December: 10am - 7pm

Sunday 28 December: 10am - 5pm

Monday 29 December: 10am - 7pm

Tuesday 30 December: 10am - 7pm

Wednesday 31st December: 10am - 5pm

Thursday 1st January: Closed

Friday 2nd January: 10am - 8pm

Deliveries in time for ChristmasDate published: 21/12/14

Deliveries in time for Christmas

Still looking for a wine delivery in time for Christmas? Don't panic we've still got plenty of delivery slots for deliveries within Edinburgh over the next couple of days. Give us a call on 0131 5540177 and we'll get your order sorted and delivered to you in time for the big day.

Christmas DeliveriesDate published: 19/12/14

We are still guaranteeing delivery before Christmas for all orders on-line and over the phone. Including all local postcodes in and around Edinburgh.

Please contact us if you would like to place an order and we'll arrange delivery for you.

Our new #WOTW is the #ElParador #Crianza 2009 from Navarra. Great wine for £6.66!Date published: 16/12/14

Our new Wine of the weeek is the El Parador Crianza 2009 from Navarra. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha and Tempranillo.


Due to the history of the Rioja region the restrictions on producers to stick to Rioja principles and methods are severe. Recently some of the top Rioja houses have been buying up land in the less prestigious regions, such as Navarra to make interesting but still very high quality wines. This wine has undergone 12 months of oak ageing in line with the guidelines for naming the wine a Crianza.


Bright cherry red with garnet hues. This wine is medium bodied with ripe cherry fruits and well integrated vanilla and spice from the oak ageing. A smooth well rounded wine.

This could be the perfect christmas red, it would partner any roast lamb beautifully!

Now Only £6.66

Our 2 new Spirits of the week! #bathtubgin and #thehive blended whiskey! Pop in to try them!Date published: 12/12/14

We love to show you what new products we have in store to taste. We have two new Spirits of the week out to taste from today! Pop in to taste them soon!

Bathtub Gin - 43.3% ABV

This gin is made in ultra-small batches of only 30-60 bottles at a time, and the length of the compounding period is controlled entirely by periodic sampling. The result is an extraordinary gin, lightly tinted by the botanicals, and with a flavour which is both bold, and perfumed all at once. Sure to be a hit with amateur and professional mixologists alike.

The Hive, 12 year old blended malt - 40% ABV

This is a blended malt whisky based on the Speyside style and is matured in both fresh and refill sherry casks. It tastes rich, sweet and spicy with a distinctive honey character, hence the name!

Our new WOTW is the #CotesduRhone Belleruche by #Chapoutier #RhoneredDate published: 12/12/14

Wine Of The Week: Côtes du Rhône Belleruche, 2013, M. Chapoutier (Grenache, Syrah)

Origin: The Chapoutier family have produced wines in the Rhône Valley since 1808. Michel Chapoutier, currently in charge, has combined tradition with a dynamic, creative approach and makes some of the best wines of the region.

Taste: A superb wine with rich aromas of dark fruit, earthy minerals and spice. Soft and round on the palate with smooth tannins, rich blackberry and cherry fruit, hints of liquorice and a substantial finish.

This could be the perfect christmas red, it has the body and minerality to partner the rich christmas roast!

Now Only £8.24

Our new BOTW is the #deadpony Californian pale ale by @brewdog #sorrynotsorry #craftbeerDate published: 12/12/14

Beer Of The Week: Dead Pony Club, Brew Dog

Origin: The rebellious nature of the fast-growing Brew Dog Co. is what made them a success in the first place and has continued to help them grow. They have gained publicity for headlines such as ‘our beer is so strong it cures binge drinking’ and the ‘#sorrynotsorry’ response to the Portman Group banning their beer. They really are an interesting company to follow, who back up their rebellious nature with exciting, high quality beers.

Taste: This is a Rock n’ Roll Californian pale ale. It packs a huge hoppy punch with fresh mango, citrus, peach and caramel notes.

Now Only £9.99

Christmas Opening Hours Date published: 08/12/14

Christmas Opening Hours 

Majestic Wine Leith Walk will now be open the following hours in the run up to Christmas:

Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm

Saturday 10am - 7pm (8pm on the 20th)

Sunday 10am - 5pm

Christmas Eve 10am - 5pm

Road Closure - Springfield StreetDate published: 08/12/14

Road Closure - Springfield Street

Springfield Street is being resurfaced again today and is therefore closed. There is a diversion in place which takes you down Stead's Place (the road after us if you're driving from the top of the Walk). It's a bit windy but does bring you round to the car park at the rear of the store. Alternatively why not take advantage of our free delivery service. We have free slots this afternoon so give me a call on 0131 5540177 and I can process your order over the phone.

Apologies for the inconvenience, the work men have assured me that the road will be back open tomorrow.

WOTW Chateau Tour du Haut Moulin 2007. As mentioned by @PlanetVictoria in the Telegraph.Date published: 07/12/14

Wine Of The Week:

Chateau Tour du Haut Moulin 2007, Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc as mentioned by Victoria Moore of the Telegraph in her article 'The many virtues of Majestic Wine'. It really is a classic Bordeaux with a lot to offer for the price!


Tour du Haut Moulin is Situated in Cussac Fort, nestled in between Margaux and St-Julien, in the heart of the Medoc. The Poitou family have owned the estate since 1870 and are in their 6th generation of ownership. They have 28 hectares of vines on the Garonne gravel soils.


This is now showing good levels of maturity and for under £10 is a great example of quality Bordeaux at reasonable prices. A deep garnet colour with mellow bramble, cedar and dark spice. Like most Bordeaux’s this would accompany the Christmas meal brilliantly, both the red meat and the cheese board!

Now Only £9.99

WOTW is Mister Shiraz by #LFE Check out our stores Facebook page to see the cool label!!Date published: 03/12/14

Wine Of The Week:

Mister Shiraz 2013,

Colchagua Valley, Chile


This Shiraz is an exclusive bottling by the prestigious Luis Felipe Edwards Winery for Majestic Wine. It represents a deliberate move away from the ultra-modern fruit centric type of shiraz to showcase Chile’s ability to produce a more traditional robust yet still unmistakably New World style of Shiraz.


A deep violet colour, with hints of violet. The nose is complex with a mixture of plums and strawberries, leading onto hints of vanilla and spice. The palate is complex with notes of black fruits and spice and a long finish.

Now Only £6.66!

We are still open!Date published: 27/11/14

There are roadworks outside the store on Leith Walk, but the good news is we are still open!

Springfiled Street which leads to our car park is closed but there is a diversion in place through Stead's Place where our car park can be reached. 

Christmas is coming!Date published: 27/11/14

It looks like Christmas is just around the corner with the selection of wines we have open to taste...

Brown Brothers Orange & Flora Muscat 2013 only £6.74

Manzanilla La Gitana, Hidalgo only £7.99

Come in for a taste and stock up for Christmas now while we have plenty in stock. A great addition to your Christmas table!

Kat's 6 Picks of the best deals: Rioja and New Zealand 33% off until 1st December!Date published: 25/11/14

Flash sale….all Rioja and New Zealand Sauvignon 33% off!

You’re in for a treat this week at Majestic Wine Leith Walk - for one week only ALL Riojas and New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are a third off.

We’ve got some fantastically good deals on Marlborough Sauvignons which are sure to get your eyes watering!

Kat’s top picks:

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc £6.99 I think the Villa Maria is hard to beat at this price. It’s one of our most popular wines and the quality in production shines through. This wine is sure to keep all your guests happy this Christmas and is the perfect party white!

The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc £9.99 This is my current favourite mid range Kiwi Sauvignon. It has the bags of fresh citrussy and green apple aromas that we have come to expect with this style of wine. However on the palate I find it more refined than some and in some ways it reminds me of a good quality French Sauvignon from the Loire Valley.

Saint Clair Reserve Sauvignon £16.62 This medal winning Sauvignon from Saint Clair is on a fantastic deal this week. If you’re looking for that special bottle of Sauvignon for a Friday night treat or to give as a gift I would look no further. I would recommend this wine over the more famous Cloudy Bay, and hope you agree it really is a knockout Sauvignon!

If like me you’re finding these chilly winter evenings the perfect excuse for a glass of red, then our 33% Rioja deal may be perfect for you.

Rioja Crianza Vina Eguia 2009 £5.86 For me this is the perfect introduction to the Rioja style. The wine has spent 12 months aging in American Oak and the vanilla flavours extracted into the wine from this process marry beautifully with the ripe blackberry and raspberry flavours. Planning a party? There’ll be no complaints if you serve this great value Rioja.

Vina Pomal Reserva 2010 £8.65 As a fan of the traditional style of Rioja this is probably my favourite sub £10 example and I would happily pay a lot more for it. It’s 100% Tempranillo and with a lovely balance of bramble fruits and smooth velvety tannins this wine just melts in the mouth.

Muga Rioja Reserva Seleccion Especial 2010 £16.66 If you’re looking for a Rioja with the wow factor then this is the one for you. Don’t miss out on an awesome deal on one of this famous producers flagship wines.

These are just some of the great deals we have on show this week. As always please pop in and pick our brains for further recommendations. We’ll have a range of our top offers open for you to try too!

Our new Wine Of The Week is Viña #Pomal Rioja Crianza! Pop in store to try it!Date published: 25/11/14

Wine Of The Week: Viña Pomal Rioja Crianza, 2011


Viña Pomal comes from the historic estate of Bodegas Bilbaínas, and has been produced for over 100 years. The winery had a bottling plant near Charing Cross in the 1940’s, and it was reputed to be a favourite of Winston Churchill’s.


For me this is what a well executed young rioja is all about. A complex palate of Black fruits, liquorice with hints of cocoa and toast, a result of the 12 months of ageing in American oak barrels. Supple tannins and elegant on the palate. This Pomal really is a bargain!

£7.32 down from £10.99!!

#SparklingSaturday come and try our, new in, #Drappier Premier Cru NV Champagne today! Glass of fizz whilst you browse? Why not!Date published: 22/11/14

Sparkling Saturday Champagne Special!

Today we have popped the cork on the Drappier Premier Cru, Brut NV Champagne. This is new in to Majestic, so we want you our lovely customers to be able to taste our new products that we are so excited about! We think it’s great, and we hope you all fancy a little sip of some fizz with your Saturday shop!

The Drappier Premier Cru is made up of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier. These are only selected from Grand Cru or Premier Cru Vineyards which reflects in the high quality of the end product.

A firm and intense palate, offering notes of pear, hazelnut and subtly toasty spice.

Perfect for any celebration, will accompany light dishes well such as smoked salmon and sushi.

#LeithWalk's top 4 picks for the week! New Spirits in to try along with a #craftcider too! Date published: 21/11/14

Leith Walk’s 4 Weekly Picks

We have some exciting new products that have come in over the last few weeks from exciting new craft beers and ciders to an interesting new range of spirits. Theres only one way for you guys to let us know what you think of them, so each week we will have two new spirits open to tast, one new beer/cider and as always a wine of the week! Pop in and let us know what you think of our new products.

Spirits of the week:

Darnley’s View Spiced Gin 42.7% ABV £32.50

Multi-award winning spiced Gin from the Wemyss family, who are renowned for their hand crafted spirits. The botanicals used to make this gin include juniper, cinnamon and nutmeg giving this gin a warmly spiced palate with a smooth dry finish.

RedLeg Spiced Rum 37.5% ABV £19.99

This rum gets its name from the RedLeg hermit crab as it perfectly captures the laid back spirit of island culture - The crab always feels at home wherever it is! This rumis left in oak barrels creating a smooth tasting gin with hints of spice and vanilla. A perfect winter warmer.

Serve suggestion: Ginger beer and a squeeze of fresh lime really balances the vanilla and ginger of this rum perfectly.

Cider of the week:

Orchard Pig, Reveller,  Medium Sparkling Cider 4.5% ABV £25.20 for 12

Another award winner! We love an award to back up our choices. This craft cider from the home of cider (Somerset) is the real deal. A very refreshing palate with a tangy finish of freshly squeezed lime juice.

Wine of the week:

Domaine de Villargeau, Sauvignon Blanc, Loire, 12.5% ABV £8.99

Originating from the small appellation of Coteaux de Gienoiss with only 91 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc planted. This region is in the shadow of Pouilly-Fume and Sancerre, but this results in some great value wines and really is one to look out for! This Sauvignon shows classic gooseberry aromas leading onto a fresh citrussy palate.

Mendoza Malbec Madness! 33% off selected Malbecs, check out what we recommend:Date published: 21/11/14

Mendoza Malbec Madness!

At Majestic wine we love to treat our customers. This weekend only we have 33% off a wide range of our Argentinian Malbecs, we know you love them as much as we do!

Here are 3 of the best deals myself and the team have picked, they are all open to try throughout the weekend:

Catena Malbec 2012, £8.66 down from £12.99!!

Here at Majestic Leith Walk the Catena Zapata family are huge favourites of ours. They are a multi-award winning producer who consistently produce very impressive wines. This is no different. A beautifully structured wine with black fruits, subtle vanilla and spice. This is backed up with firm tannins and a refreshing acidity on the finish.

Parrilla Malbec, 2013 £7.99

The Parilla Malbec is made by the prestigious Viñalba winery. It is a great example of an Argentinian Malbec. 50% of the wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months. This gives the wine a fruity yet complex flavour profile.

Alamos Malbec, 2013 £6.66

Also from the Catena family, this Alamos really is a bargain at £6.66. Originating from the foothills of the Andes Mountains, the high levels of sunshine and good drainage really makes this the perfect location for Malbec.

Training at Head Office.Date published: 20/11/14

A few of the wines I was able to taste at Head Office whilst I was down for training, including a couple of new arrivals.. Pop in to rack my brains on which were my favourites! Edward

Vedett: Beer of the week!Date published: 20/11/14

Our beer of the week this week is the Vedett Extra Blond Beer from Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium! We love the cool bottle!


Along with the hipster trend of drinking beers in dimpled glasses came the renaissance of the Vedett beer. First produced in 1945, surviving on loyal customers in the Antwerp-Brussells region, this premium beer has recently taken a new approach. It’s retro bottle appealled to the ‘trendy’ bars and has been popping up nationwide in Belgium and it is gaining recognition in the UK with the recent drive for more craft lagers.


The Vedett is a light blond, and well hopped premium beer offering notes of caramel and pale malts. 

£9.99 for 6 bottles

Wine of the WeekDate published: 19/11/14

Domaine de Villargeau 2013,

Coteaux du Giennois


The small appellation of Coteaux de Giennois has only 91 hectares planted with Sauvignon Blanc vines. As this area lives in the shadow of its neighbour, the renowned Pouilly-Fume, it’s wines often slip under the radar. Therefore the wines are in turn excellent value.

This wine is a perfect example of the appellation’s wines. Classic gooseberry fruit on the nose is intense yet restrained, and leads into a palate bursting with flavours of lime and nettle.

Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or with fish, seafood or white meat dishes.

New spirits rangeDate published: 17/11/14

We are all excited by the 'new look' spirits range we now have in-store. Our buyers have done a great job at securing these fabulous spirits, so come have a look (and taste) in-store.

It's all about trying something new so why not discover a new type of Gin or Armagnac? 

Open to taste in-store this week is Broker's Gin £19.99 and Roger Groult Calvados Pays d'Auge 3 Year old £30

Pop in to see which new spirits we have open next week.

Sparkling Saturday.... Mumm Cordon Rouge NV £19.99Date published: 15/11/14

Sparkling Saturday.... Mumm Cordon Rouge NV £19.99

To celebrate our 33% off Non Vintage Champagne deal this weekend we have the famous Mumm Cordon Rouge open for you to sample. It's on a fantastic offer at £19.99 a bottle and is the perfect choice for celebrating a Scottish victory in the football and hopefully in the rugby later today! 

Wine of the week!!Date published: 14/11/14

Wine Of The Week

Luis Felipe Edwards,

Seleccion Especial Malbec,

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Was £9.99 now £6.66!


Although Chile’s neighbour Argentina has gained a lot of Malbec prestige from the press, Chile has also performed well with this grape variety. Due to persistent cooling sea breezes Chilean producers don’t rely on high altitude plots for Malbec growing.


This malbec is a rich violet colour in the glass with a nose of blackberries and plums, with a hint of vanilla and spice. The palate is juicy and smooth with good weight, and a long finish.

Enjoy with most red meat dishes. The spice and weight of this malbec would stand up very well to spiced food such as Mexican or Southern American cuisine.

Spectacular 33% off Prosecco Weekend!Date published: 07/11/14

Majestic's Prosecco Weekend!

Our Choice for you to taste:Prosecco Di Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Extra Dry, NV, DOCG, Italy

£9.99 down from £14.99!


This Prosecco come from the prestigious La Marca winery located in Oderzo, in the Veneto region. This winery is one of the most forward thinking in the Veneto, using advanced technologies to aid the continual improvement of their wines quality.


Fine fizz and showing typical apple and pineapple characters. We thought this was a steal at the price and really is worth celebrating!

What's not to celebrate? 33% off Prosecco ends Monday 10th November. Pop in to taste the Conegliano Prosecco and let us know what you think!

Chilean Spotlight Week.Date published: 07/11/14

Chilean Spotlight Week!

From today 7th of November to Thursday 13th of November we are having a Spotlight tasting wine of Chile. This exciting New World country (in wine term) has a lot to offer and is constantly experimenting and improving, whilst still offering very good value as well as top wines.

We believe this spotlight will showcase the variety and quality on show and we hope you love them as much as we do!

We have a wide array of grape varieties on show including; Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a very interesting Muscat. Pop in store to try them and have a chat with us about which you like and what we think too.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.


New in! Monster Magnum of Picpoul de Pinet!Date published: 07/11/14

Monster Magnum of Picpoul de Pinet!!

What better centre-piece for a dinner party or even an impressive Christmas gift than our new-in magnum of Picpoul de Pinet?

The Ormarine originates from Cave de l'Ormarine which is one of the languedoc's most successful cooperatives.

A very refreshing citrussy Picpoul, with typically fresh aromas of grass and green peppers, with a crisp palate. This refreshing white would be a perfect accompaniment with a wide variety of seafood. Perhaps the smoked salmon starter at Christmas time would be when you could show off this eye-catching bottle!

Wine of the week - Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva ChardonnayDate published: 06/11/14

Wine of the Week

Santa Rita Medalla Real, Chardonnay Reserva 2013, Chile,


The grapes for this Chardonnay are sourced from the Leyda Valley, one of the most highly regarded regions in Chile for winemaking. Despite its close proximity to the equator and relatively low lying mountains the temperature is influenced by the cooling sea breeze and regular morning fogs. These cooler temperatures are also complemented by warmer sunshine in the long growing season.


This wine is bright golden with a faint tint of green. The nose offers ripe citrus aromas, turning to softer apple and stone fruit characteristics. The palate is quite weighty and creamy, having been oak aged in French barrels for 7 months. A good level of minerality balances the creamy texture nicely.

Drink with oily fish such as baked sea bass, or roasted poultry. The weight of this wine would stand up well to full-flavoured food.

Sparkling Saturday...Lindauer Blanc de BlancDate published: 01/11/14

Lindauer Special Reserve Blanc de Blancs

Only £10.66

As it is New Zealand and Australia tasting week we have decided to continue the theme with our Sparkling Saturday. Lindauer Special Reserve Blanc de Blancs is made with 100 percent Chardonnay grapes.  The Special Reserve range is a step up from the standard range and has spent 24 months on its lees rather than the usual 15 months.

On the palate there are elegant citrus fruit flavours and a slight creaminess. This is a fantastic bargain and a slightly lghter alternative to Champagne.

Halloween Wine of the Week - Silver Ghost Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 29/10/14

As it's Halloween on the 31st, what better spooky wine to choose for this week's WOTW - the Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted grape in Chile, and was among the first of the noble varieties to have been brought over from Europe in the mid-1800's. This example is made by one of the Central Valley's major wineries, based in Cachapoal.

A medium-bodied, fruit-driven style of Cabernet that offers rounded, ripe red berry fruit with a plummy and easy-going feel. Hints of green pepper and subtle oak notes on the nose.

A versatile pairing for many foods, from spicy kebabs to roasted veg.

An excellent value wine - £4.99

Open to try now!

Wine of the weekDate published: 23/10/14

Wine of the Week

Nettie Viognier 2013, California


Why the picture of Abraham Lincoln on the bottle? In 1865 Miss Nettie Van Valear planted an acorn in memory of President Lincoln. This grew into the giant oak which this wine got its name from. The Nettie Viognier originates from The McManis Family Vineyards in California's Central Valley. The winery is considered to be one of the smaller wineries in the Valley and so they are able to produce wines of real quality through use of small lots.


This is a Classic Viognier, inviting aromas of peach and apricot. The palate offers more lush stone fruit with a hint of trpoical fruit. Also a good backbone of minerality that gives this wine real structure. This is a fresh, fruity and unoaked Viognier.

An interesting alternative white, and a great food wine too. Much more flexible than some. Could be a good match for anything from pulled pork to seafood.

Only £7.49!! 

Leith Walk's Top 5 Picks! Date published: 22/10/14

We love to share our new favourites with our customers! Following some new arrivals - both staff and wines - we've chosen our Top 5 Wines for the next few weeks! Each wine has it's own story, pop into the store to find out from each of us why we like them so much! 

1. Kat's Choice: Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Domaines Baron de Rothschild, Colchagua. (£9.34)

Rothschild took over the Los Vascos estate in 1988, since which the estate underwent an extensive modernisation and investment program. The estate has more than doubled in size under the Rothschild's.

This is a classic Cabernet, with well-defined notes of cherry, blueberry and plum on the nose, with a hint of spice adding subtle depth. Approachable on the palate, fairly soft yet weighty. 

2. Charlotte P's Choice: Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2012. (Was £10.99 now £8.99)

A Majestic Favourite! This Old Vine Zin, from the capital of Zinfandel, California's Central Valley, is full of power and exuberance. It really fulfills Ravenswood's 'No Wimpy Wines' motto.

3. Edward's Choice: Barbera d'Alba Sucule 2011, Lo Zoccolaio. (Was £11.99 now £7.99)

Hailing from Piedmont, the Northern Italian wine region surrounded by the Alps. Barbera internationally has been slightly in the shadow of the world famous Barolo and Barbaresco. This wine really shows why Barbera should not be forgotten.

Concentrated nose of black cherries, plums and spice. On the palate this offers up fairly high acidity, dark fruits, spice and firm tannins. Like all Italian wines this really is a winner with the right food! pair with a slow cooked ragú and you're onto a winner!

4. Charlotte's Choice: Nettie Viognier 2013, McManis.(£7.49)

2 Hours' drive from San Francisco, the McManis Family Vineyards produce real quality wines through careful vinification and use of small lots. Another great Majestic wine from The Central Valley in California! 

This Viognier offers inviting aromas of Peach and Tropical fruit, leading onto a palate of stone fruit and a touch of minerality on the finish which gives this wine great depth. A real out performer in its price-point.

5. Alistair's Choice: Testimonia 2011, Luigi Bosca. Cabernet Sauvignon(50%), Shiraz (35%) and Tannat (15%). (£9.74)

This wine is intended as the benchmark wine for the Winery which was established in 1901. An interesting blend which produces a wine full of deep dark fruit, surrounded by plush, silky tannins. The weighty palate carries with it hints of spice and vanilla. Really a quality wine. The bottle shows that too, it's a heavy one!

Leith Walk's Top 5 Picks for October!Date published: 17/10/14

We love to share our new favourites with our customers! Following some new arrivals - both staff and wines - we've chosen our Top 5 Wines for the month. Each wine has it's own story (and of course tastes brilliant!), pop into store to find out more...

1. Vox Populi Bobal 2011, Utiel-Requena (Kat's Choice) £8.99

2. El Torrito Merlot 2013, Veldepenas (Charlotte P's Choice) £4.99

3. L'Extra Par Langlois Rosé NV, Cremant de Loire (Charlotte C's Choice) £9.99

4. Vermentino 2013, Poggioargentiera (Edward's Choice) £7.98

5. Silver Ghost Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Central Valley (Alistair's Choice) £4.99

Visit us in store to find out the story, and taste the wine - look out for our choices on the Tasting Counter! 

£4.99 fantastic value wines - now in Majestic Leith Walk!!Date published: 17/10/14

Shopping on a budget? Recently we have had new wines in stock, at the bargain price of £4.99! Quality is certainly not compromised, look out for them being open on the Tasting Counter!

This week we have the El Torito Merlot open to taste - cool fermented for a youthful, fruit driven style, this is a soft and plummy Merlot with supple tannins and a juicy palate full of ripe cherry and berry flavours. £4.99

Other value wines include...

Silver Ghost Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley 

Invitingly fruity, offering a juicy citrus and gooseberry backbone overlaid with notes of lime zest and fresh green apples. Crisp acidity provides maximum refreshment.

Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley

A medium-bodied, fruit-driven style of Cabernet that offers rounded, ripe red berry fruit with a plummy and easy-going feel. Hints of green pepper and subtle oak notes on the nose.

Bricchetto Trebbiano, Rubicone 

Fresh and straightforward, this wine offers plenty of soft citrus, white peach and pear fruit, with subtle white flower aromatics. Dry, soft-edged and clean on the finish.

Bricchetto Sangiovese, Rubicone 

A light and approachable red, with Sangiovese's typical redcurrant and cherry fruit characters in abundance. Lithe tannins and snappy acidity make for an easy-drinking feel.

Wine of the Week - El Torito Merlot Date published: 15/10/14

Wine of the Week

El Torito Merlot 2013 Valdepeñas

The southerly location of Valdepeñas gives it a very warm, arid continental climate, which particularly suits robust red grape varieties that benefit from the abundant sunshine and lengthy ripening season that this affords.

Cool fermented for a youthful, fruit driven style, this is a soft and plummy Merlot with supple tannins and a juicy palate full of ripe cherry and berry flavours.

Enjoy with barbecued ribs or sausage casserole.

An excellent value wine!

Only £4.99

New Autumn ArrivalsDate published: 12/10/14

We have a great selection of new wines arriving in-store this Autumn. Come in-store and have a browse of our wine range. Below are just a few of the great new wines to our range...

Bricchetto SangioveseRubicone 2013

The Bricchetto wines come from a large, quality minded cooperative in the central Italian region of Emilia Romagna. This is a lovely bright variety of Sangiovese. Typically red cherry on the nose and balanced fruit on the palate. £4.99

Silver Ghost Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Central Valley

Grapes for this wine are sourced from Chile's well-known Central Valley which provide ideal climate for viticulture. Uplifting citrus and gooseberry flavours with a delicate balance of lime & green apple. Excellent value for money. £4.99

San Huberto Reservado Malbec 2012

Even although this is a new wine to our range, Bodgeas San Huberto has been producng high qualty wines snce 1905. The vineyards are located 1,450 meters above sea level allowng the grapes excellent ripening conditions. Strong bold flavours of plum, blueberry and bramble and dominant with a smooth finish. £7.99

New Great Value Wines in stockDate published: 11/10/14

We have received stocks in-store of a couple of new  wines. All these wines are incredibly great value and worth trying!

Silver Ghost Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley 2014 £4.99

Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 2013 £4.99

Bricchetto Sangiovese 2103, IGT Rubicone, £4.99

Bricchetto Trebbiano, Rubicone £4.99

We have a selection open to taste, or make yourself a mixed case of great value and great quality wines!

Beer of the MonthDate published: 11/10/14

Beer of the Month - New In!!

St Austell Proper Job Cornish IPA

£24 a case

A 'proper' India Pale, Proper Job is a strong golden ale that's powerfully hopped.

Brewed using natural Cornish spring water and Maris Otter barley blended with three carefully selected varieties of hops.

It is bursting with citrus and grapefuit flavours. Naturally conditioned in the bottle to ensure maximum flavour.

Wine Of The Week...Date published: 08/10/14

Rioja Gran Reserva 2004 Viña Eguía

Grape: Tempranillo

Bodegas Eguía are located in Elciego in the Rioja Alavesa subregion, where they have 50 hectares of estate vineyards as well as several partner growers, with well established vines averaging 40 years of age. This wine receives 30 months in barrel and 3 years in bottle before release.

A well aged Rioja for under £10... Impressive nose of ripe red fruits, spices, and fine leather. A Very smooth palate, with concentrated fruits such as raisin, prune and also caramel. Long velvety finish, this Rioja Gran Reserva really represents great value.

Drinking well now. Perfect wine with the temperature dropping. Pairs well with hearty meat dishes such as roasts or slow cooked dishes.

Originally £13.49 Now Only £8.99

Sparkling Saturday! Soffio No3 ProseccoDate published: 27/09/14

For this week's Sparkling Saturday we have a fantastic new arrival at Majestic Leith Walk - Soffio No3 prosecco! This sparkler is excellent value at only £6.66.

A superb value Prosecco made by the Pizzolo family, one of the north of Italy's archetypal family businesses, run by four brothers from a facility close to Lake Garda. This wine is made using the Charmat method, in which it is rendered sparkling prior to bottling.

Apple and pear flavours predominate, which subtle notes of freshly cut flowers lift the nose. Soft mousse and gently ripe fruit makes for an easy-drinking style.

Enjoy on its own or with anything from seafood to simple chicken dishes.

Open to try today!!

End of current offersDate published: 25/09/14

This is the final weekend of our current offers so be quick to snap up your offer! Here are a few of the deals which are effective until 29th September:

Caixas Godello, Martin Codax £6.66

Matua Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough £6.66

Marques de Riscal Reserva £9.99

Canard Duchene Brut £17.99                                 Plus lots more.....

You can order on-line, over the phone or pop in-store. 

Wine of the WeekDate published: 22/09/14

Parcel Series Shiraz 2012

Clare Valley


The Parcel Series is a special parcel which has been selected by our Buyer. This wine is made by a dynamic collective of young winemakers based in the outskirts of Adelaide.

The rich body of this wine comes from the maturation which is done for ten months in French and American oak.

Vibrant crimson in colour, this emulates the concentrated black fruit flavour on the palate. Gentle layers of spice join the flavours of bramble fruit.

Can be kept for another three years or enjoy now with lamb kebabs.

Saturday SparklingDate published: 20/09/14

Saturday Sparkling

Soffio No.3 Prosecco NV, DOC

only £6.66

A great value Prosecco made by the Pizzolo family. The winery is run by four brothers, with the family business being located in the North of Italy, close to lake Garda.

This wine is made using the Charmat method, in which it is rendered sparkling prior to bottling.

Abundant creamy fizz with notes of apples, pears and a hint of white peach.

Enjoy this Prosecco on it's own or paired with seafood or simple chicken dishes.

Wine of the Week - Trebuchet Chardonnay Date published: 16/09/14

Wine of the Week - Trebuchet Chardonnay 2013 Western Cape 

** NEW ** £6.66

This Chardonnay is may by Journey's End winery, a small vineyard estate renovated, expanded and extensively replanted under the ownership of wine impresario Roger Gabb. In 2013, a 60ft working medieval trebuchet was erected on the estate as a focal point for events.  
A pale lemon yellow with youthfully green flashes, this wine has characteristic aromas of lime and tropical fruits. Gently crisp on the palate, providing plenty of refreshment.

Enjoy chilled on its own, or with white meats.

Sparkling Saturday.....Graham Beck Brut Rosé NVDate published: 13/09/14

It's South African tasting week and what better bubbles to open for this week's Sparkling Saturday! 

The grapes are hand-picked from Graham Beck's own estate vineyards in Robertson, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The wine has been made in the traditional method, with sufficient bottle age to impart a delicate yeast character while maintaining the essential berry fruit.

Pale silvery pink, with aromas of raspberry and cherry, with some subtle mineral hints. Bright acidity and fine mousse balance well with the ripeness of the crushed berry flavours.

Enjoy as a refreshing accompaniment to a summer fruit jelly.


Wine of the Week - Graham Beck Sauvignon BlancDate published: 08/09/14

Graham Beck Sauvignon Blanc - £5.99

This week's WOTW is a new arrival in Majestic Leith Walk and we're very excited to try it, following the popularity of our other Graham Beck wines!

Self-proclaimed Sauvignon fanatic Erika Obermeyer joined Graham Beck's winery in 2005, and went on to become one of South Africa's top female winemakers. This wine is sourced from 8 different vineyards, selected for their naturally cool characteristics.

Full of intense gooseberry and passionfruit flavour, offset by subtle notes of ripe figs, lemongrass and capsicum. Crisp, lively acidity and an enduring, stony finish.

Partner with spicy Asian-style barbecued fish.

Pop in and give it a try! 

Sparkling Saturday...Chandon Rosé NV Argentina Date published: 06/09/14

As it's our Argentina tasting week, what better bottle to open for this week's Sparkling Saturday than the Chandon Rosé NV!

Moët & Chandon have created this complex sparkling rosé by combining the fruit of several vineyards of varying altitude, using a traditional method of blending the juice with a controlled portion of Pinot Noir base wines, and 18 months' lees ageing in bottle.

This Argentinian sparkler is rose pink with a sunny, peachy hue. Aromas a predominantly of citrus and stone fruit, accented by hints of cherry and fresh pie crust. The strawberries-and-cream palate is carried by a voluminous mousse.

A wonderful aperitif-style rosé for any special occasion.


September's Beer of the MonthDate published: 05/09/14

September's Beer of the Month is our latest arrival into Majestic Wine Leith Walk - the BrewDog Dead Pony Club.

A Californian Pale Ale with a huge hoppy punch. Pouring gold with a white head, Dead Pony Club has a lively full palate with aromas of apricot and grapefruit, as well as tropical fruits including pineapple.


New Wines in StockDate published: 03/09/14

Our autumn prices and offers have begun! 

Getting stuck in a rut with your wine? We have lots of new wines added to our range at the beginning of this month. This is a great chance to try something different. 

We have a selection open to taste on our tasting counter at the moment so why not pop by? We hope to see you soon.

Free Wine Course tomorrow at 6pmDate published: 27/08/14

Free Wine Course tomorrow at 6pm

There's a few places still available for our Introduction to Wine Tasting Course tomorrow evening. This is a free course and is a great way to learn a little bit more about wine. We will be tasting 9 wines over the evening including a champagne and a dessert wine. If you're free tomorrow at 6pm for a couple of hours then give me a call on 0131 5540177 and we'll get you signed up.

If you can't make it tomorrow but are interested in a future course the next one will be on Thursday 25th September also starting at 6pm.

Wine of the Week - Vinalba RoséDate published: 27/08/14

Viñalba Rosé 2013 Mendoza

This blend of 80% Grenache with 20% Syrah is fairly typical of the tried and trusted rosé wines from much of the south of France, albeit with more of the fruit-focused, youthful vibrancy that characterises Viñalba and Mendoza wines in general.

Delicate salmon-pink colour belies a remarkably fruity wine, full of summer fruit aromas and gentle floral notes. Light on the palate, with ripe strawberry flavour culminating in a dry finish.

At its best alongside a barbecue. Try with grilled fish.


Short-term offersDate published: 23/08/14

You haven't got long left to snap up a selection of our current short-term deals. As of Monday these deals will be finishing so get them while you can!

Ramon Bilbao Single Vineyard Rioja £6.66

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc £6.99

Prosecco Corte Alta £6.66 Open to taste today #SparklingSaturday! Come along and stock up now as this wine will not be available to purchase for much longer.

Codorniu Brut £6.66

Macon Lugny Louis Latour £9.99

Short Dated Water and Soft Drinks!Date published: 20/08/14

Short Dated Water and Soft Drinks!

These may not be the most exciting of products but are some great deals none the less!

Badoit 1l Sparkling Water was 90p now just 20p a bottle

Coke and Diet Coke 1.75l was £1.75 now just 50p a bottle

You won't be able to find better prices elsewhere so if you're planning a party in the next few weeks save yourself a few pennies by stocking up on these short dated products!

When they're gone they're gone!

Wine of the Week - La Grille Chenin BlancDate published: 11/08/14

As we are currently in Loire & Beaujolais tasting week, what better wine to have as this week's WOTW - La Grille Chenin Blanc.

La Grille Cool Fermented Chenin Blanc 2013, Anjou

Made from grapes grown on the granite and schist of the Western Loire. Chenin Blanc is probably the worlds most versatile grape varieties and comes in many different styles in the Loire region.

A freshly fruity and slightly off-dry white, bottled with a natural spritz to maintain freshness. Plenty of white flower and peach characters contribute to the balance of this wine.

Pleasant, summery white, delicious served with grilled trout and salmon.


Sparkling Saturday...Bouvet Ladubay Saumur NVDate published: 09/08/14

As it's Loire & Beaujolais tasting week, we have opened this fantastic sparkler from Loire for Sparkling Saturday - Bouvet Ladubay Saumur NV.

The second oldest sparkling wine producer from Saumur in the Loire, Bouvet Ladubay is made by the traditional method, but from Chenin Blanc grapes, it is of excellent quality.

Fruity aromas and florals on the nose. Fine and persistent bubbles. Honeysuckle, acacia and bruised apples on the palate. Very elegant.

A surprisingly good match for fish and chips, this also makes a great apéritif.

Open today Saturday 9th August - pop in and have a try!


New August deals at Majestic!Date published: 06/08/14

New August deals at Majestic!

Our next instalment of Summer Selection deals began yesterday. At Majestic we always have some top offers but I think this month they are particularly strong. Below I have highlighted my favourite deals of the month. If any of these tickle your fancy you can either pop into store, order online or give us a ring on 0131 5540177. Don't forget that you can mix your 6 bottles of wine however you like and we will deliver them out to you for free!

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc £10.65 now £7.99

Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Chardonnay £10.99 £7.33

Argento Malbec £8.99 £6.66

CVNE Rioja Reserva 2009 £14.99 £9.99

Prosecco La Marca Treviso £12.99 £8.66

For all the rest of our spectacular deal be sure to check out our website. It's www.majestic.co.uk or come and pay us a visit at 200 Leith Walk.

Upcoming Wine Course dates for your diary!Date published: 06/08/14

Upcoming Wine Course dates for your diary!

Here at Majestic Wine Leith Walk we run at least one Introduction to Wine Tasting course each month. These courses are free, lasting approximately 2 hours and are great fun. We take you through how to taste wine, exploring some whites, a champagne and reds before looking into the world of food and wine matching.

We have spaces left on both our August and September courses. If you are interested check your diary and see if you are free. The upcoming dates are:

Thursday 28th August at 6pm

Thursday 25th September at 6pm

If you would like to come along to either of these please drop into store or give us a call on 0131 5540177. We just take a £5 deposit per person to reserve your place. This is fully refundable on the night.


Wine of the Week - Wave Series Sauvignon BlancDate published: 05/08/14

Wave Series Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Carmen

An avid surfer since childhood, winemaker Sebastian Labbe grew up in Chile and went on to hone both his winemaking and surfing skills in New Zealand. The Wave Series was inspired both by this passion for the waves, and the Pacific Coast's influence on Chile's terroir.

A clean, crisp Sauvignon typical of Chile, offering intense aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and refreshing lime. Light in weight yet persistent and concentrated in flavour.

Chill well and enjoy with fresh king prawns.


Sparkling Saturday...Chandon Brut NV Argentina!Date published: 02/08/14

Chandon Brut NV Argentina

It's Sparkling Saturday again and today we have the fantastic Chandon Brut open from Argentina. 

Following two years of exploration, Moët & Chandon identified a fine vineyard location in Mendoza's Uco Valley, planting it in 1959. They have gone on to use their abundance of Champagne expertise to create this traditional-method sparkling wine.

A fresh and elegant style of sparkling wine, with a nose centring on citrus, pineapple and white peach aroma with subtle brioche hints, and a palate with great accuracy and length.

Celebrate any occasion with this great quality Champagne alternative, pairing with seafood canapés.

Open today Saturday 2nd in store!! Pop in and give it a try!

£12.99 a bottle.

Wine of the Week - Santa Ana Sauvignon BlancDate published: 29/07/14

Award-winning Sauvignon Blanc from one of Argentina's best-known wineries, located in the high-altitude vineyard area of the Mendoza River. Hand-harvested, the grapes are destemmed and crushed before they are fermented at a cool 15ºC for a pure Sauvignon experience.

Bright lemon yellow with the greenish tint of youth, this is a fresh, crisp and citrus-led wine. Soft-edged tropical notes and herb nuances linger in the background.

Perfect with all light seafood dishes or soft cheeses.


Short Dated Water - Bargain Badoit!Date published: 26/07/14

Short Dated Water - Bargain Badoit!

For those of you who like the finer things in life, we have a bargain for you. We are selling our Badoit sparkling water at just half its normal price at just 45p a bottle. It's the perfect way to keep hydrated this summer so why not pop in and pick up a case or 2. We only have limited stocks at this awesome price so don't miss out!


Wine of the Week - Valleé Des Pins RoséDate published: 24/07/14

Vallée Des Pins Rosé 2013 Côteaux d'Aix en Provence

The vineyards of Vallée des Pins are located just to the north of Aix en Provence. The wine is made by traditional 'assemblage', in which the constituent grape varieties are vinified separately, before being carefully blended to achieve the desired style.

Pale and delicate in appearance, this rosé offers remarkable depth of flavour and aroma. Strawberry, raspberry and white peach fruit combine with more exotic guava-like characters.

Try with gratinated aubergines or other simple Mediterranean cuisine.

Only £6.66

Fantastic New Offers at Majestic!Date published: 16/07/14

Fantastic New Offers at Majestic!

Planning a celebration this Summer? This morning we've reduced 2 of my personal favourite party wines.

Picpoul de Pinet Villemarin now just £5.99 a bottle

Mont Saint Jean Corbieres only £4.99 a bottle

Don't miss out on these fantastic prices. Call on 0131 5540177 to reserve some stock to collect or we can deliver out to you for free!


Wine of the Week - Yalumba Y Series ViognierDate published: 15/07/14

Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2013 South Australia

The Barossa Valley has some of the oldest vines in the world and is home to Yalumba, founded in 1849. Yalumba has had considerable success with the rare and aromatic Viognier grape.

This is a full-bodied dry white, with a gorgeously perfumed floral scent and a ripe, peach and apricot fruit, with a silky palate-feel.

Enjoy with a light pasta flavoured with herbs, seared swordfish or tuna.


Australian Tasting Week! Date published: 12/07/14

Friday 11th - Thursday 17th July - Australian Tasting Week!

Pop into the store anytime this week to sample some of our brilliant wines from Down Under. Currently open on the Tasting Counter we have...


Aspen Merlot £5.94

Wakefield Estate Shiraz £9.74

Peter Lehmann Cabernet Sauvignon £8.92


Arrowfield Show Reserve Semillon £6.97

Vasse Felix Chardonnay £13.59

Oxford Landing Estates Sauvignon Blanc £5.99

Road Closure - Springfield StreetDate published: 09/07/14

Road Closure - Springfield Street

Springfield Street will be closed until Friday. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause you when coming to see us over the next few days. There is a diversion in place which takes you down Stead's Place and into our car park from the back. Alternatively we have plenty of free delivery slots so you can either order online or over the phone on 0131 5540177 and we will bring your wine direct to your door. For free. If you decide to brave the traffic we will reward you with the opportunity to taste some treats on the tasting counter!


Further reduction - Guinness 12 x 440ml Cans now just £5 Date published: 09/07/14

Further reduction - Guinness 12 x 440ml Cans now just £5 

This is a bargain not to be missed. We still have some cases of short dated Guinness cans which we are available to you for just £5 for a case of 12 cans. You will not find it cheaper elsewhere! Pop in and see us to grab a case or 2. If you'd like some set aside call on 0131 5540177. 

We are still open!!Date published: 08/07/14

Please excuse the roadworks outside our store today - we are still open! The car park is accessible from Stead's Place.

Or, if you prefer, give us a call on 0131 554 0177 and we can deliver the wine to you!

Oyster Bay now just £7.99!Date published: 05/07/14

We've got some great wines on our latest offers and the Oyster Bay is certainly one. Its down from £11.99 to £7.99!

Did you know that Majestic Wines were the first UK retailer to import this delicious wine back in the 1980's, now thats a real love affair there.

Wine of the Week - Vina Eguia ReservaDate published: 02/07/14

This weeks WOTW is the fantastic Vina Eguia Reserva, on offer in the new Summer Selection at just £6.99!

Bodegas Eguia is located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa subregion, in the village of Elciego, one of the area's winemaking hotspots.

The traditional reserva style is achieved through 24 months' ageing in French and American oak and 2 years' cellarage before release.

Beautifully deep ruby coloured, with subtle cedar hints to the rim. The bouquet is an intense mix of dark fruit, toasted oak and clove aromas. The palate has weight yet an elegant profile.

Match with a mature steak, lamb or with a board of chorizo and manchego cheese.

Open on our Tasting Counter now - pop in and give it a try!

June deals ending Monday 30th June - Don't miss them!Date published: 28/06/14

June deals ending Monday 30th June - Don't miss them!

The end of the month approaching means only one thing, it's almost time for our new Summer Selection offers. While we're getting excited about all the special offers that we'll have in July, there are also some great not to be missed deals in our June flyer. You have until 7pm on Monday to take advantage of the following offers:

Pouilly Fume 2012, Jean Vincent  £14.99  £9.99

Vinalba Reservado Malbec 2012, Mendoza  £11.99  £7.99

Rioja Reserva, Marques de Riscal £14.99  £9.99

Waves Series Sauvignon Blanc, Chile £9.99  £6.66


New Deals! Date published: 26/06/14

We have some fantastic new offers that have started in store from today until 10th July!

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2013, Monte Schiavo £6.37

Caixas Godello 2013, Martin Codax £6.66

Days of Summer 2013, Miguel Torres £6.49

...and if you're after a brilliant sparkler...

L'Extra pas Langlois Brut NV, Cremant de Lore £8.99

Wine and DineDate published: 23/06/14

Wine and Dine

From sizzling barbecue banquets to laid back picnics, we have a wine to match every moment. So whatever al fresco feast you are cooking up, let us help you find the perfect wine for your palate and pocket.

The Joy of Six - Our six bottle minimum purchase rule allows us to have bottles open to taste and free delivery

Taste and Explore - Try before you buy with our regular tastings and free tasting counter.

Party Planning - We offer free glass loan, ice buckets and sale or return.

Free Delivery - Take it easy with click and collect or take advantage of our free delivery.

Will's PicksDate published: 23/06/14

Will's Picks

June means sunshine, so my recommendations have to be these two refreshingly crisp whites, to sit back and relax with on the warm summer evenings. If you're a fan of Burgundy and Loire, these great quality wines offer fantastic value this month.

Macon-Villages 'Les Roches Blanches' - The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from the superior quality vineyards from around the village of Loche, southwest of Macon in Southern Burgundy. Made in a fresh and fruity style, subtle green apple and pear flavours lead to a pleasant mineral finish. £8.99

Pouilly-Fume Jean Vincent - Father and son team Jean and Vincent Chatelain are the 11th and 12th generations of an illustrious winemaking family, based in the hear of Pouilly-sur-Loire. This intensely aromatic wine has a nose that centres on gooseberry fruit, enhanced by a smoky, flinty character. This mineral theme continues all the way to the long steely finish! £9.99

Give these wines a go next time you are in!

Short Dated beer - Black Isle Red Kite 12 x 330mlDate published: 20/06/14

Short Dated beer - Black Isle Red Kite 12 x 330ml

We have a few cases of the Black Isle Red Kite 12 x 330ml which are short dated until the end of July. We have priced these cases at just £15!

If you would like some putting aside make sure you give us a call on 0131 554 0177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk.

Short Dated beer - Guinness Draught 12x440ml CansDate published: 20/06/14

Short Dated beer - Guinness Draught 12x440ml Cans

We have a few cases of the Guinness Draught 12x440ml Cans which are short dated until the end of June. We have priced these cases at just £7! If you're a fan of Guinness, make sure you give us a call on 0131 554 0177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk and we will pop some aside for you.

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 20/06/14

Will's Wine Of The Week!

Minini Valpolicella Ripasso 2012

This vibrant ruby red wine has a dense core of bright cherry and bramble fruit and lifted violet aromas. Medium-bodied and harmonious yet muscular and well-structured.

Started in 1920 by Francesco Minini, this winery has expanded by involving partner growers across a larger geographical area, and now vinifies in a modern facility in Verolanuova, completed in 2002. This is a ripasso wine, enriched by 10 days on Amarone pressings.

Allow to breathe for an hour or so, then serve with lamb or beef.


Wine Course - Thursday 17th July 6 - 8pmDate published: 19/06/14

Wine Course -  Thursday 17th July 6 -8pm

We've still got some spaces left on our free Introduction to Wine Course on Thursday 17th July. It starts at 6pm and we will look at how to taste wine, compare some whites and reds and even a champagne. We finish up with some food and wine matching, giving you all the techniques to use at home to find the perfect wine for your dish.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to try 9 wines for free! Call on 0131 5540177 to book a place!

Craft beers at Majestic Leith WalkDate published: 16/06/14

Our range of £9.99 craft beers. Try something different whilst watching the football.

We have:

Anchor Steam

Punk IPA

Brooklyn Lager

Einstok White Ale

Sparkling Saturday...Prosecco Salatin Extra Dry NVDate published: 14/06/14

As it's our Italian tasting week, we have chosen to open a lovely Italian prosecco for this week's Sparkling Saturday!

Prosecco Salatin - £9.74

Azienda Vinicola Salatin are based in Cordignano, just 13km north-east of Conegliano. This Prosecco is made from grapes sourced entirely from the DOC vineyards of Treviso, and is made in the typically fruit-focussed, off-dry style.

Wonderfully aromatic and zesty, with a nose bursting with green apple fruit, accented with hints of jasmine. The persistent mousse lifts and refreshes the palate.

An approachable aperitif style, which pairs very well with seafood starters. Incredibly quaffable! 

Pop into store today (14th) to give it a try!

Spotlight on Italy!Date published: 14/06/14

This week is our Italian Tasting Week and we have some fantastic wines open on the Tasting Counter for you to try!

Currently we have...

Custoza 2013 Cantina di Custoza £6.74
A light and easy-going white, with a gentle citrus fruit backbone accompanied by soft flavours of melon and subtle tropical fruit. Delicately aromatic, dry and refreshing.

Falanghina  2013 Terredora £8.99
A brilliant all-rounder, with plenty of citrussy fruit and faint notes of apple and quince, with the merest hint of nutty complexity.

Gavi 2013 La Toledana £8.99
Ripe peach and pears with hints of citrus and a slight honeyed edge held together by steely minerality and a fresh acidity.

Gavi 2013 Araldica £7.49
Zippy, fresh and predominantly citrus-flavoured wine, with a racy lime-zest and nettle aroma. Refreshingly clean on the palate, with enduring, mouthwatering acidity.

Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2010 Frescobaldi £14.23
Deep and vibrant ruby red. The nose is a concentrated mixture of blackcurrant, raspberry, blueberry and black cherry, with intense cinnamon and leather spice. Firm tannins provide texture and grip.

Chianti Poggio Galiga 2012 Grati £7.49
A lively ruby colour, this is a classic Chianti offering a nose of cherry-like fruit and subtle floral hints and a dry, harmonious palate combining lipsmacking acidity and fine tannins.

Sangiovese Bacaro 2013 £5.99
Possessing a refreshing bouquet of red cherry and plum, this soft, supple red has light tannins and a rounded finish.

Le Difese 2011 Tenuta San Guido £16
Dried cherry, blackberry, leather and tobacco enhance the wine’s medium build and silky texture. There is a distant touch of overripe fruit at the very beginning. Le Difese is aged for 12 months in both French and American oak.

Why not pop in and give them a try!

Spotlight on Italy!Date published: 12/06/14

We still have spaces left for our Italian Spotlight tasting on Saturday 14th of June. These fun informal events are free of charge and are a great way of discovering new wines. 

This time we will explore the diverse wine making regions of Italy, reds and whites, north and south, and hopefully find you a new favourite wine. A mixture of staff favourites and new arrivals, we show six wines in 30 minutes starting at 3pm.

Give us call on 0131 554 0177 to reserve your place. Bring a friend and come and explore!

Wine of the weekDate published: 11/06/14

Wine of the Week

Tucumen Malbec 2013 Mendoza

This Malbec has been made in a deliberately youthful style, with only minimal oak contact ensuring a soft texture, yet keeping the fruit character of the grape as the main feature. Winemaker is Juan Manuel Mallea, formerly of several Ribera del Duero wineries.

An approachable wine of medium intensity. delivering its cherry, plum and blackberry fruit in a generous and easy-going manner. Round tannins and well-balanced acidity and fruit sweetness.

Best enjoyed in its youth. Ideal on its own or with a meat-topped pizza.

Only £8.99

Superb Short term deals - Ending Monday 16th June!!Date published: 10/06/14

Superb Short term deals - Ending Monday 16th June!!

Marquis de Belleville 2012, Bordeaux Supérieur - £5.94

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012/13, Grifone - £4.99 

Torres Viña Sol 2013, Catalunya  £5.99 

These offers are not to be missed!

Deals ending Monday 23rd June!!!!Date published: 10/06/14

Deals ending Monday 23rd June!!!!

Pennautier Cabernet Sauvignon 2013  - £5.99 

Cava Calamino NV, Spain - £5.99  

Codorníu Brut NV - £6.66 

Raboso Rosato Corte Alta NV, Italy - £6.66 

Brancott Estate Pinot Noir 2012, Marlborough - £7.99 

Hurry these offers will not be around for long!!

Why not try...Chateau Le VivierDate published: 09/06/14

Why not try...Chateau Le Vivier

Formerly owned by Lafite Rothschild, in 1990 Le Vivier was acquired by the Charloux family, who set about modernising the estate. This included building the Médoc's largest underground cellars, now known locally as 'The Cathedral', such is their volume and grandeur. 

A 50/50 Cabernet/Merlot blend, this wine has great balance between firm tannin, intense bramble fruit and soft plum notes, with the influence of old and new oak adding polish and a liquorice spice.

Enjoy with flavourful cuts of slow-cooked beef, such as skirt or shin.

Absolute bargain at only £7.99 

Offer valid till the 2nd of June 2014.

Brewdog Punk IPA back in Stock!Date published: 08/06/14

Brewdog Punk IPA back in Stock!

Light golden in colour with tropical fruits and light caramel on the nose.

Pick up yours (6x330ml Cans) for just £9.99

Make Dad's DayDate published: 07/06/14

Make Dad's Day

Treat your dad to a bottle or two of these fabulous new arrivals this Father's day, June 15.

Mud House Pinot Noir - This single vineyard wine, from the Bendigo sub region of Central Otago, displays cherry, spice and mocha aromas. Black cherry and bramble flavours are complemented by hints of dried herbs and oak. £9.99

Wave Series Sauvignon Blanc - Made by winemaker Sebastian Labbe, the Wave Series was inspired by both his passion for surfing and the Pacific Coast's influence on Chilie's terroir. Its clean and crisp with intense aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and refreshing lime. £6.66

The King's Legacy Chardonnay - Aged in oak on light lees to build weight and structure, this offers aromas of citrus, fig, melon and toasted almonds. On the rich sand creamy palate, grapefruit and lemon zest are balanced by some riper flavours of nectarine, melon and fig. £9.99

Berlucchi Cuvee Imperiale Franciacorta NV - A blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, this is a traditional Italian sparkling wine to rival those of Champagne. Crisp yet rich, it releases generous apple, pear and citrus characters in a full-bodied style that would be perfect for a summer wedding! £14.99

Remember we do FREE delivery if you would like to send bottles as a gift!

Sparkling Saturday...Lindauer Brut Cuvée NVDate published: 07/06/14

It's Sparkling Saturday! 

This week is our New Zealand tasting week, and we have the lovely Lindauer Brut Cuvée NV open for you to taste! 

Produced and owned by Montana, and released in 1981, Lindauer holds the title of New Zealand's most exported wine. Produced from grapes grown on Hawkes Bay and Gisborne's silt and clay soils, it undergoes primary fermentation in tank and secondary fermentation in bottle.

A fresh and ripe fruity bouquet exhibiting subtle aromas of toast and black fruits. A fresh and vibrant palate with zingy acidity, crisp citrus fruit characters and a mineral finish. This is the perfect apéritif for any summer occasion - drink chilled, in the sunshine!

Open today (7th) - why not pop down and have a try!

New wine just in - Château de Villemajou Grand Vin 2011 Corbières BoutenacDate published: 06/06/14

New wine just in - Château de Villemajou Grand Vin 2011 Corbières Boutenac

Using the grapes Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mouvedre, this is an immensely deep and powerful wine, boasting an explosive bouquet of forest fruit compote, leather, roasted coffee, clove and toast notes. Firmly structured, muscular and richly flavoured.

This is the flagship cuvée of one of the finest estates in the Boutenac sub-region. The blend is dominated by some wonderful old-vine Carignan, and is made with the same care and attention as a fine claret, including up to 12 months' maturation in Bordeaux barriques.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered, therefore decant before serving. Pair with rib of beef.

A great wine for a special occasion!


Brilliant BubblesDate published: 05/06/14

Brilliant Bubbles

Prosecco Zonin £7.99

Canard Duchene Brut £16.66

Bollinger Special Cuvee £33.31

Catch them while they are on offer!

SPECIAL OFFER - Spitfire just £1.33 a bottleDate published: 05/06/14

SPECIAL OFFER - Spitfire just £1.33 a bottle

This Kentish ale was first brewed in 1990 to celebrate the Battle of Britain which was fought in the skies above Kent 50 years earlier. Named after the legendary Spitfire aeroplane, this beautifully balanced, blood orange tinted British bitter boasts hints of marmalade, red grapes and pepper against a backdrop of warm, mellow malts.

The fruity finish signs off with a smidgen of spice and raspberry.

Grab yours for just £1.33 a bottle! (12 x 500ml)

Picnic PicksDate published: 05/06/14

Picnic Picks

The Sun is shining, the picnic hamper's groaning with goodies. Now all that's left to decide is which wines to pop into your cool box. These refreshing whites and roses are the perfect accompaniment for your tasty treats while you relax on the picnic rug in the park, or your deck chair on the beach! Enjoy!

Calima Garnacha Blanco (NEW) - Aromas of fresh citrus fruits, white flowers and tangerines lead to a vibrant and lively palate with bright acidity. A crowd pleasing wins that's perfect with 'chips and dips'.  £5.99 *Currently available to taste on our tasting counter*

La Grille Touraine Sauvignon Blanc - Loire trademarks of gooseberry and blackcurrant leaf characterise the nose. A soft edged acidity, yet a a snappy citrussy zing, make this ideal with a tomato and goats cheese quiche. £6.74

Domaine La Chautarde Rose - Strawberry and red cherry flavours accompany more subtle notes of watermelon and nectarine. Great on its own or try it with onion and anchovy tart! £7.49

Commanderie de Peyrassol Rose - This has spicy white pepper warmth to the strawberry fruit, lifted by refreshing acidity and a peachy edge. Delicious with a spread of charcuterie, olives and soft cheeses. £9.74

SPECIAL OFFER - Pilsner Urquell just £1 a bottle!! Date published: 04/06/14

SPECIAL OFFER - Pilsner Urquell just £1 a bottle!! 

We have the original Pilsner from the Czech Republic at just £1 a bottle!!! (24x330ml Bottles)

Perfect for watching the World Cup this summer!

Grab this fantastic beer whilst its at this unbeatable price!

Special offer - Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV Champagne just £14.99Date published: 04/06/14

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV

Representing Heidsieck's Pinot-dominant, rich yet approachable house style, this cuvée offers a harmonious balance between crisp golden fruit, satisfying brioche notes and an abundant mousse.





Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 04/06/14

Will's Wine Of The Week!

Rioja Reserva 2008 Marqués de Riscal

A classic Rioja Reserva. Full bodied and muscular, yet smoothly polished and embellished with complex aromas of vanilla and toasted oak, combined with summer fruit flavours.

In 1858, Don Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga, the Marqués de Riscal brought groundbreaking winemaking techniques from Bordeaux and transformed the face of Rioja. The Reserva is one of their iconic wines, widely regarded as one of the top examples of traditional Rioja.

I highly recommend having this winewith ham, cheeses, and spicy casseroles. Will age for a further 5+ years.

Was £14.99

Now £9.99!

Badger Mixed Case AlesDate published: 30/05/14

Badger Mixed Case Ales

The mixed case consists of the following; (3 bottles of each)

First Gold - A clean, distinctive ale with hints of orange and spice from the hop. Ideal with roasts or pies!

Tanglefoot - Tanglefoot is a golden ale with hints of melon and pear developed from fermentation. Try with Steak and ale pies

Hopping Hare - A refreshing ale with a unique hoppy aroma and well-balanced bitterness that is bound to satisfy. Great with roast lamb or spicy Thai dishes.

Blandford Flyer - A medium bodied brew with warm ginger notes and a rounded sweetness. Works brilliantly with hot biryani or spicy chilli beef.

Give it a try next time you come and see us.

£21.60 12x500ml Bottles

Short Dated beer - Guinness Draught 12x440ml CansDate published: 30/05/14

Short Dated beer - Guinness Draught 12x440ml Cans

This popular Irish dry stout is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide. A distinctive feature is the burnt flavour that is derived from roasted unmalted barley.

We have a number of Short dated cases available at a discounted price of just £10 per case. (12x440ml Cans).  

These cases normally retail at £16.99, so come in and pick yourself up a bargain!

Hurry! Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc offer ends MondayDate published: 30/05/14

Hurry! Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc offer ends Monday

The very popular Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc is currently on a fantastic offer at just £7.99 a bottle!

This brilliant deal ends on Monday so be quick and order yours now!

Call us on 0131 554 0177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk

Short Dated beer - Adnams Bitter 12 x 500mlDate published: 30/05/14

Short Dated beer - Adnams Bitter 12 x 500ml

A classic from Southwold brewers Adnams - delicious.

We have a few cases of this priced at just £9.60 a case! That's half price!

If your a fan of the beer or fancy a cheap beer for your upcoming BBQ give us a call on 0131 554 0177 and we can put it to one side for you, or pop in and grab it for yourself.

Hurry, they won't be around for long!

Cider of the Month.....Date published: 30/05/14

Cider of the Month.....

Aspall Mixed Case 6x500ml Bottles

The business has been established since the mid-18th century based on apple trees introduced from Jersey initially for the use of the Chevalliers of Aspall Hall, the owners of the estate, who were from that island. It was a founder member of the Soil Association in 1946.

In addition to cyder, Aspall also make an unfermented Apple Juice, Organic Cyder Vinegar and Apple Balsamic Vinegar. The company also imports and markets: Spanish Red Wine Vinegar and White Wine Vinegar, and an Italian Organic Balsamic Vinegar.

Its brewery is located at Aspall Hall in the village of Aspall, Suffolk,England.

A delicious lightly sparkling Suffolk cyder which is a fantasticly refreshing drink to have on a hot summers day whilst manning the BBQ!


Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 30/05/14

Will's Wine Of The Week!

Fetzer White Zinfandel Rosé 2013

Bright coral in colour, with a delicious hint of sweetness, offset by a tangy acidity. The intense cherry and raspberry fruit burst enthusiastically onto the palate, with a fine natural spritz.

Globally recognised as pioneers of environmentally-sound winemaking, Fetzer's winery is powered by renewable energy, including a solar-powered bottling plant and recycling of waste water from vineyard irrigation.

Superb summertime drinking, but a cunning match with creamy curries or spiced fish dishes.

Was £9.99

Now £6.66!

Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 30/05/14

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....

Showing pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, alongside a subtle herbaceousness. Crisp, elegant and refreshing.

Marlborough has been at the heart of a winemaking revolution without modern precedent, and Oyster Bay is one of the region's most dynamic wineries. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats brings out every last ounce of flavour and concentration in the grapes.

Suitable for all occasions, this is anything from classic apéritif wine, to white meat and seafood partner.





New Arrival - Mud House Pinot NoirDate published: 28/05/14

New Arrival - Mud House Pinot Noir

The Mud House Sauvignon Blanc has been flying out the door in recent weeks! Well why wouldn't it? It's a beautifully crisp, dry zingy Marlborough Sauvignon and it's the bargain price of £6.66 a bottle. The great news is the Mud House Pinot Noir has also now arrived at Majestic Leith Walk. This is the perfect red for you to enjoy this summer. It's from Central Otago which is renowned for making fabulous Pinots. It's full of fresh red cherries and cranberries and is lovely and light so ideal for the warm weather (when it arrives). 

The Mud House Pinot is on a great offer at £9.99 a bottle - normal price £14.99. If this takes your fancy then pop in to see us at 200 Leith Walk or call on 0131 5540177 and as always we can deliver for free!

Italy Spotlight Tasting - Sat 14th June @ 3pmDate published: 28/05/14

Italy Spotlight Tasting - Sat 14th June @ 3pm

There's lots of exciting tasting events happening at Majestic Leith Walk during June, but the one I'm most looking forward to is the Italy Spotlight Tasting week. From 13th - 19th June we will have a range of exciting Italian Reds and Whites open to try on the tasting counter. In addition to this we will be holding a Italian themed Spotlight Tasting at 3pm on Sat 14th June. This is the perfect opportunity for you to come along and learn more about the different and innovative wines this beautiful country produces. There's so much more to Italian wines than Pinot Grigio. 

If you fancy joining us (there will be some nibbles too), then call the store on 0131 5540177 to book a spot. As with all our tasting events it's completely free and we've got lots of space so why not bring a few friends!

Come and Explore!

New Arrival - Pipers Crisps!Date published: 22/05/14

We've had an exciting new addition to our snack range at Majestic Leith Walk - Pipers Crisps! 

Currently only £1.99 a bag & we have a variety of flavours...Cider Vinegar & Sea Salt, Cheddar & Onion, and Anglesey Sea Salt.

The perfect addition to any summer barbecue! 

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 20/05/14

Will's Wine Of The Week!

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Pale straw yellow, with heady aromas of fresh grapefruit, guava and hints of nettles. Crisp, concentrated and vibrant on the palate, combining citrus and tropical fruit with green vegetal undertones.

Mud House Wines was started in 1996, and is a producer focused on sustainable viticulture. Just over half the fruit for this wine is sourced from their own Woolshed vineyard in the Upper Wairau Valley, with the remainder sourced from partner growers.

Chill well and enjoy on its own or with light summery rice or pasta dishes.

A great addition to the Majestic range!


Upcoming Wine Course dates!Date published: 19/05/14

Upcoming Wine Course dates!

Interested in learning a bit more about wine? I've just booked in 2 dates for upcoming Wine Courses here at Majestic Leith Walk.

They are:

Friday 13th June 6pm - 8pm

Thursday 17th July 6pm - 8pm

Whether you'd like to come by yourself, with your partner or as a group of friends or colleagues we would be very happy to get you signed up. Spaces are limited to 12 people so don't miss out. As with all tasting events at Majestic the Wine Course is completely free. However we do take a £5 deposit per person which is refundable on the night. This can be paid by card/cash in store or call on 0131 5540177 to pay over the phone.


Mud House Sauvignon Blanc - NEW arrival! Date published: 17/05/14

This is a fantastic new arrival that has just arrived into Majestic Leith Walk - just in time for summer! 

Mud House Wines was started in 1996, and is a producer focused on sustainable viticulture. Just over half the fruit for this wine is sourced from their own Woolshed vineyard in the Upper Wairau Valley, with the remainder sourced from partner growers. 

Try it! Pale straw yellow, with heady aromas of fresh grapefruit, guava and hints of nettles. Crisp, concentrated and vibrant on the palate, combining citrus and tropical fruit with green vegetal undertones.

Only £6.66 a bottle - perfect for summer drinking either on its own, or with light pasta dishes.

Have you tried it yet? Open on our tasting counter now!! 

Sparkling Saturday.....L'Extra par Langlois Brut NV Crémant de LoireDate published: 16/05/14

Sparkling Saturday....

L'Extra par Langlois Brut NV Crémant de Loire

Pale lemon yellow with a fine, shimmering mouse. The nose is an invigorating symphony of golden apple, citrus zest and subtle biscuit aromas. Clean, dry and elegant on the tongue.

This is the Loire equivalent of a 'blanc de blancs' Champagne, having been made from a blend of only the region's white grapes. Made in the traditional method, including 12 months' maturation on lees, this is a fine example of the region's sparkling wines.

Enjoy at any celebration. Will develop for a further 3 years with careful cellaring.


We will have this open to taste tomorrow (17th May). Pop along and have a taste!

Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 16/05/14

Leith Walk Recommends

Primitivo 2013 Natale Verga

An approachable, medium-bodied wine full of sunny red berry flavour and subtle hints of prune and violet on the nose. Smooth, drying tannins mingle with the rounded, juicy fruit.

The southern part of Italy is home to Primitivo, a grape now more commonly known elsewhere as Zinfandel. This example is from vineyards in the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto, in the south-eastern part of Puglia, the 'heel' of Italy's 'boot'.

I highly recommend having this wine with pasta cooked with your favourite tomato-based sauces.

Was £8.99

Now £6.74!

Tonight's Tasting Wines!Date published: 15/05/14

Tonight's Tasting Wines!

For those of you who can't wait for half past 6 to see what wines will be open for you to try this evening, here is a quick preview! I hope you agree it's well worth popping along to try these delights! There's lots of amazing cheese and other snacks if you're worried about missing tea! We look forward to welcoming you shortly! 

Chandon Brut NV, Argentina £19.99

Pizarras de Otero Rose £6.66

Etoile de Mer Rose, Luberon £8.99

Wave Series Sauvignon Blanc, Leyda Valley £6.66

Valancay 'Le Clos du Chateau' Claude Lafond £7.49

Mt Difficulty Pinot Gris, Central Otago £16.99

Primitivo Natale Verga £6.74

P15 Malbec, Patagonia £7.99

Les Hauts de Castelmaure Corbieres £9.99

Savigny-les-Beaune, Albert Morot £19.99

Don't forget it's the morn the merrier so why not bring a friend along and make an evening of it!

Star Quality Rosé!Date published: 14/05/14

A new arrival into Majestic - set to be summer's blockbuster hit! Introducing Miraval Rosé...

Miraval, in the village of Correns, amongst the rugged, scrub-covered hills of the Var department to the west of Draguignan, is the summer home of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. They bought it in 2012 for an estimated $60million and, when they did so, took control of the vineyards.

The Jolie-Pitts' have joined forces with the Perrins of Beaucastel to produce their wine. Under the agreement, the Perrin family, one of the most renowned names in the Rhone Valley, are now responsible for both the winemaking and distribution of the Jolie-PittsChâteau Miraval in Correns.

This wine has more to it's popularity than just Hollywood glitz - a beautifully pale pink colour, with a nose of wild strawberry and stone fruit with delicate floral touches.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz, Cinsault and Rolle, this rose has great palate texture, with soft tangerine and peach notes joining layers of berry fruit.

£17.99 - get yours now!

New Arrival - Calima Garnacha Blanco 2013 CatalunyaDate published: 13/05/14

New Arrival - Calima Garnacha Blanco 2013 Catalunya

This wine is produced by the Marqués de Monistrol winery, who are based at the site of a former Cistercian monastery in Penedés. Although more famous as a white Rhône variety, Garnacha Blanco, or white Grenache originated in Spain and is closely related to red Garnacha.

A light and sunny white, with a melon, pear and grapefruit profile, and a soft-textured feel on the palate. Plenty of fresh acidity makes for a mouthwatering, refreshing finish.

Serve lightly chilled with simple seafood such as calamares.


New Arrival - Calima Garnacha Tinto 2013 CatalunyaDate published: 13/05/14

New Arrival - Calima Garnacha Tinto 2013 Catalunya

Better known in the UK as a producer of Cava, the Marqués de Monistrol winery also produce a wide range of still wines from Catalunya's principal grape varieties, at their ultra-modern winery, located around 40km south-west of Barcelona.

Fresh and ripe in feel, this wine has Garnacha's typically bright, lightly confected berry fruit surrounded by moderate, supple yet involvingly chewy tannins.

This is a great barbecue red. Enjoy cool alongside grilled spicy pork ribs.


New Arrival- Pied Tanqué Rosé 2013, Vin deFranceDate published: 13/05/14

New Arrival- Pied Tanqué Rosé 2013, Vin deFrance

This rosé is made from grapes sourced from the Hérault region of the Languedoc. It is similar in style to many of the light and delicate rosés from the more famous, premium regions across the south of France and as such, represents amazing value. 

A pale and delicate rosé, offering a straight forward nose of ripe red berry aromas and a light, gently off-dry palate that is rounded and soft in texture.

Great with salmon steaks or any barbecued fish.


Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 13/05/14

Will's Wine Of The Week!

Pizarras de Otero Rosé 2013 Bierzo

A vivid, deeply coloured rosé, with an intense raspberry and redcurrant character and leafy undertones. Firmly structured, with well-balanced acidity, good grip and a crisp finish.

Bierzo is a small wine region of northern Spain, nestling between the coastal climate of Galicia to the north, and the hotter, more arid Castile to the south. The Mencía grape is found almost exclusively in Bierzo region, where it is more commonly used for red wines.

Covering the territory between rosés and light reds, this will be perfect with spicy pork or chicken dishes.

Was £9.99

Now £6.66!

Sparkling Saturday...Undurraga Brut Date published: 10/05/14

Sparkling Saturday...Undurraga Brut 

Fancy some fizz this weekend but already feeling like pay day is a long way off? The Undurraga Brut from Chile is your answer. It's made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which are the same grapes to make Champagne however it doesn't carry such a hefty price tag. This month at Majestic Leith Walk it's on a fabulous offer reduced from £9.99 to the fabulous price of £6.66! 

What's more the great thing is today you can try it before you buy as it's open for all our customers to try. Pop in before 7pm and see what you think!

Wine of the Week - Pied Tanqué Rouge Date published: 08/05/14

Why not come into store and try this fantastic NEW wine?

This easy-drinking red comes from vineyards in and around the Hérault Valley departement of the Languedoc, and is typical of the fruity, approachable reds that are so integral to the food culture of southern France.

Light-bodied with a supple tannic structure, this is an eminently drinkable red, delivering ripe blackcurrant and raspberry flavours with subtle herbaceous notes, leading to a clean finish.

Sound good? I'd recommend this as a great lunchtime red - enjoy with ravioli in a fresh tomato sauce.

Only £5.49 a bottle!

Free Seasonal Tasting - Thursday 15th MayDate published: 07/05/14

Free Seasonal Tasting - Thursday 15th May

It's that time of year again where the staff here at Majestic Leith Walk choose 12 of the most exciting new arrivals or staff favourites. Come along from 6.30pm on Thursday 15th May and they will be open for you to try in store, for free! We'll have a range of whites, reds, sparkling wines and possibly even a rose or two, so there's sure to be something you like. If you're interested call 0131 5540177 to find out more and book a place.

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 02/05/14

Will's Wine Of The Week!

Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Merlot 2012 Colchagua Valley

Plush red and black fruit flavours of strawberry, cherry and blackberry form the backbone, overlaid with notes of vanilla and green tobacco leaf. Soft, ripe tannins provide a great sense of volume.

A great example of Chile's most celebrated red varietal, mainly from vineyards in Colchagua Valley, with 15% Casablanca Valley fruit added for extra freshness of flavour. Aged for 12 months in 30% new French and American oak barrels.

I find this wine works really well with a rich lasagne but can also easily be drunk on its own.

Was £10.99

Now £8.24!

Easter Offers Ending Soon!Date published: 27/04/14

Easter Offers Ending Soon!

Our Fantastic Easter offers come to an end on Monday 28th April at 7pm, so this is your last weekend to make the most of some of the fantastic deals on our April Flyer!

Some of our top Picks this month included:

Ned Sauvignon Blanc £6.99!

Lindauer Special Reserve £9.99

Eguia Reserva £6.66

New Arrival- First Class Pinot NoirDate published: 27/04/14

New Arrival- First Class Pinot Noir

Casablanca Pinot tends to be to be distinguished by its outstanding aromatic qualities. Here, fresh raspberry and strawberry join floral hints and peppery spice.

This has already proven to be a popular wine at Majestic Leith Walk, not surprisingly as it is currently on offer at just £5.99!

Get yours now!

Celebrate all Summer longDate published: 27/04/14

Celebrate all Summer long

From intimate informal gatherings to special occasions, summer is all about getting together with family and friends to share good times and great wines.

So whatever sort of party you're planning, just as us about free delivery, glass loan, ice buckets and our sale or return offer. 

Then let the good times role!

The Joy of six!Date published: 27/04/14

The Joy of six!

Our 6 bottle minimum purchase rule gives you friendly staff who know their stuff, bottles open every day to taste and free delivery. 

*OFFER* - Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc £7.99Date published: 25/04/14

*OFFER* - Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc £7.99

For a short time we have secured a super deal of £7.99 for Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc.

Marlborough has been at the heart of a winemaking revolution without modern precedent, and Oyster Bay is one of the region's most dynamic wineries. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats brings out every last ounce of flavour and concentration in the grapes.

Showing pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, alongside a subtle herbaceousness. Crisp, elegant and refreshing.

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 25/04/14

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk! 

Bouvet Rose

The Rose version of the ever popular Loire sparkling.

Salmon pink in the glass, lots of white peach and fresh raspberry character. 

Try as an apertif or with seafood.

Now just £8.99!

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 23/04/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Rioja Reserva 2008 Viña Eguía

Beautifully deep ruby coloured, with subtle cedar hints to the rim. The bouquet is an intense mix of dark fruit, toasted oak and clove aromas. The palate has weight yet an elegant profile.

Bodegas Eguia is located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa subregion, in the village of Elciego, one of the area's winemaking hotspots. The traditional reserva style is achieved through 24 months' ageing in French and American oak and 2 years' cellarage before release.

I highly recommend having this winewith mature steak, lamb or with a board of chorizo and manchego cheese.

Was £9.99

Now £6.66!

*OFFER* - Peroni just £1 a bottle (12x330ml Bottles)Date published: 19/04/14

*OFFER* - Peroni just £1 a bottle (12x330ml Bottles)

For a limited time only we have Peroni at just a £1 a bottle!

Perfect in the Summers Sun!


Sparkling Saturday.....Prosecco ZoninDate published: 19/04/14

Sparkling Saturday....

Prosecco Zonin

Deliberately light and refreshing in style, with a palate of fresh pear and dessert apple fruit, further lifted by subtle floral and almond aromas. Delicately off-dry, with a clean finish.

Established in 1821, Zonin has become Italy's largest privately-owned winery, and are owners of Italy's largest Prosecco vineyards. This example is made from grapes grown only in the DOC region within Veneto and as such, is entitled to use the Prosecco name on the bottle.

Wonderfully versatile. Serve as an aperitif, a partner for fish courses, or even with light fruit desserts.


Pop in today and give it a taste!

Champagne Offer....Oeil De Perdrix Rose NVDate published: 18/04/14

Champagne Offer....Oeil De Perdrix Rose NV

Meaning 'eye of the partridge' this pale salmon pink rose Champagne exhibits enticing complexity, delicate in style, but with a perfect weight of fruit.

A bargain and perfect for a warm summers day!


Food and wine matching- Roast DuckDate published: 18/04/14

Food and wine matching- Roast Duck

Why not try roast duck with the Clos Du Bois Pinot Noir.

A lush, fruit driven Pinot Noir, where strawberry and cherry fruit are accompanied by hints of lavender and forest floor, supported by silky tannins.


OFFER ENDING SOON - The Ned Sauvignon Blanc at £6.99Date published: 18/04/14

OFFER ENDING SOON - The Ned Sauvignon Blanc at £6.99

The ever popular Ned Sauvignon Blanc is now just £6.99.

This is currently part of our Easter Pick n Mix promotion, and we believe this will be the last time it will be at £6.99 this year. 

This deal will end of the 28th April 2014. 

If you would like to take advantage of this great deal, pop into store or reserve yours via 0131 554 0177 or ltw@majestic.co.uk

Food and wine matching - Rich StewsDate published: 18/04/14

Food and wine matching - Rich Stews

We recommend pairing rich stews with the Lodge Hill Shiraz, Jim Barry, Clare Valley

The inky blackcurrant fruit is lfted by violet and menthol notes, with smooth tannins still providing plenty of grip. Alternatively try with moussaka or cassoulet.


Food and wine matching - Seafood startersDate published: 18/04/14

Food and wine matching - Seafood starters

We recommend trying the Select Blocks Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine's single estate source is evident in its purity of fruit, with defned gooseberry and grapefruit flavours delivered with vigour and ripeness!


Food and wine matching - Roast ChickenDate published: 18/04/14

Food and wine matching - Roast Chicken

We recommend trying this with Macon Lugny, Louis Latour

Beguiling aromas of apples, peaches and lemon curd precede a palate of crisp green apple acidity. The buttery texture works well with all the trimmings!


Food and wine matching - Glazed Gammon JointDate published: 18/04/14

Food and wine matching - Glazed Gammon Joint

We recommend trying this with the Fleurie, Georges DuBeoeuf.

With fresh cherry fruits and a fragrant, floral perfume, this attractive wine with a silky texture is the ideal foil for your gammon this Easter!


*OFFER* - Pilsner Urquell just £1 a bottle (24x330ml Bottles)Date published: 18/04/14

 *OFFER* - Pilsner Urquell just £1 a bottle (24x330ml Bottles)

The original Pilsner from the Czech Republic is still the classic expression of the style.

Crisp, clean, and very refreshing! A must for the imminent warm warm weather!

*If you are quick we have a few short dated cases available! We currently have the 12 x 500ml bottles at half price. Was £21.00, now £10.50! 

Hurry we only have a limited number of these short dated cases!*

Food and wine matching - Roast Rib of BeefDate published: 18/04/14

Food and wine matching - Roast Rib of Beef

We recommend trying this with the Cotes Du Rhone, E Guigal.

This full bodied wine offers a robust core of dark fruit, and savoury white pepper notes that will complement your prime rib to perfection!


Eggstraordinary Easter FizzDate published: 16/04/14

Eggstraordinary Easter Fizz

Celebrating with friends and family on the bumper bank holiday weekend?

Say cheers with a bottle of bubbly- all great value in this month's Pick n Mix.

Highlights include:

Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2007 - £19.99

Piper Heidsieck Brut NV - £23.32

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV - £27.99

Bollinger Special Cuvee NV - £33.31

Cracking Value - All under £6!Date published: 16/04/14

Cracking Value - All under £6!

Go on a hunt for your new favourite this Easter with a bottle from this season's selection of great value wines all under £6!

Some include;

Cuvee De Richard Blanc - £5.49

Pasqua Pinot Grigio - £5.99

Cuvee De Richard Rouge - £5.49

Chateau La Gravette - £5.99

Muscadet Jean Sablenay - £5.99

Come and visit us and pick yourself up a bargain!

White DelightsDate published: 16/04/14

White Delights

We've chosen a great selection of white wines from around the world for you to try this season. 

Can't decide which ones to go for? Then why not pop into store where you can try before you buy!

Leith Walk highlights include:

Pouilly-Fume, Jean Vincent - £9.99

Stella Alpina Chardonnay - £9.33

Yali Sauvignon Blanc - £5.99

Errazuriz Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc - £7.99

A Bed of RosesDate published: 16/04/14

A Bed of Roses

From fresh to fruity, still to sparkling, explore our selection of roses and be tickled pink this Easter.

We recommend:

Undurraga Rose - £6.66

Oeil De Perdrix Rose - £16.66

Minuty Rose - £9.99

Domaine La Chautarde Rose - £6.66

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 16/04/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Montagny Vieilles Vignes 2010 Buxy

This Montagny offers ripe lemon aromas, accompanied by subtle hints of white blossom. More refreshing citrus flavours on the palate, and an elegant, steely dry finish.

The Cave des Vignerons de Buxy is the result of collective enterprise and the work of 120 wine-growers and 40 employees. It was founded in 1931 with the collective aim of finding a solution to their problems relating to making, storing and selling wines.

This is ready to drink now and I would highly recommend having this wine with salad or fish.

Was £9.99

Now £7.49!

Back in Stock!Date published: 15/04/14

A Leith favourite -  The Tucamen Malbec is back in stock. It's only £8.99 a bottle and a fantastic example of a Mendoza Malbec! It's probably got the most colourful label in the store too! If Cabernet is more your thing then don't worry we are also now selling the Tucamen Cabernet. Personally I can't wait to fire up the BBQ and give it a try!

Think Pink!Date published: 14/04/14

Each week at Leith Walk we look forward to seeing what new and exciting wines arrive on our delivery. Over the last couple of weeks the colour of these wines has been decidedly pink!! This can mean just one thing  - Summer is on it's way! Keep your eyes on our online tasting counter as we will aim to have a different Rose open for you to try each week! Whether you prefer a dry delicate Provence, or a strawberry packed Rioja rosado, we'll have something to get you ready for those summer picnics!

I can see the Summer DayDate published: 12/04/14

The weather is warmer, Days of Summer is Calling!

Miguel Torres winery founded in 1979 is one of the most reputable and prestigious winery's in Spain. This particular wine is located and sourced in one of Chiles most southern wine regions, Itata Valley.

The Muscat grape variety is renowned for being bright and juicy, and the Days of Summer is exactly that. Expect tastes of succulent white grape, essences of floral and tropical fill the nose, perfectly complimented with a hint of sweetness on the pallet gives it the all round ultimate combination.

All this wine for only £6.99 

Accompany this wine with a Thai Curry or a Wild  Mushroom Risotto with Truffel oil

Easter Selection Tasting Week 18th - 24th AprilDate published: 12/04/14

Come and see us any time from the 18th - 24th April and we will have a selection of our best Easter offers open on the tasting counter. Whether you prefer Red, White or Rose there's sure to be something that takes your fancy!

Easter Opening TimesDate published: 12/04/14

Over the Easter weekend we will be opening at slightly different times than normal:

Good Friday normal hours 10am - 8pm

Easter Saturday normal hours 10am - 7pm

Easter Sunday CLOSED

Easter Monday BANK HOLIDAY HOURS 10am - 5pm

Wine of the weekDate published: 11/04/14

Wojciech's Wine of the Week!

Wirra Wirra 2012 Scrubby Rise

Wirra Wirra produces some the most exciting wines. This is a twist on an Australian classic - shiraz and cabernet sauvignon - with a splash of petit verdot. It's well known that Shiraz and Cabernet make great pair adding petit verdot takes this wine to another level, with its vibrant colour and rich fragrance. All three varietals conspire to achieve the balance, elegance and structure of this classic Wirra Wirra red, complemented by 12 months in American and French oak. I could not imagine a rare sirloin steak without this wine!!!

Was £9.99

Now £7.99!

AIX Rosé 2013 Coteaux d'Aix en ProvenceDate published: 06/04/14

AIX Rosé 2013 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence

Using Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz, Cinsault, this is an award-winning wine from one of the region's largest and most prestigious wineries, Domaine de la Grande Séouve, who have established AIX as perhaps the definitive Provence rosé. Boldly brought to you in a party-ready magnum!

Unashamedly vibrant and summery, with a bright pink colour and a delicate balance of crisp acidity and soft, ripe summer fruit.

A superb choice for any event, and the perfect match for canapés or seafood.

Currently we stock two sizes of AIX Rosé 2013 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence for every occasion.

Magnum (1500ml): £19.99

Double Magnum (3000ml): £50.00

Why not try...Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012Date published: 06/04/14

Why not try...Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012

This Cabernet is a typical example of Coonawarra's famous medium-bodied, intensely fruity and fragrant style. It comes from one of Leconfield's three mature vineyard blocks in Coonawarra, first planted in 1974, and has been matured with minimal oak contact.

Made in a deliberately fruit-forward style, offering inky blackcurrant and plum fruit, accented with hints of cedar and fresh leaves. Ripe and elegant, with long, soft tannins.

Enjoy immediately or cellar for 4-6 years to allow greater aromatic maturation.

Try it now for just £8.66!

Champage deals - Easter Pick n MixDate published: 06/04/14

Champage deals - Easter Pick n Mix

Here is a round up of the best Champagne deals:

J de Telmont Grande Réserve NV: £22.50 £14.99

Nicolas Feuillatte NV: £25.00 £16.66

Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2007: £30.00 £19.99

Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV: £35.00 £23.32

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV: £42.00 £27.99

Bollinger Special Cuvée NV: £50.00 £33.31

Canard-Duchêne Brut NV: £30.00£28.50 £18.99

Oeil de Perdrix Rosé NV: £25.00 £16.66

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 06/04/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Rioja Reserva 2008 Marqués de Riscal

A classic Rioja Reserva. Full bodied and muscular, yet smoothly polished and embellished with complex aromas of vanilla and toasted oak, combined with summer fruit flavours.

In 1858, Don Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga, the Marqués de Riscal brought groundbreaking winemaking techniques from Bordeaux and transformed the face of Rioja. The Reserva is one of their iconic wines, widely regarded as one of the top examples of traditional Rioja.

I highly recommend having this winewith ham, cheeses, and spicy casseroles. Will age for a further 5+ years.

Was £14.66

Now £10.99!

Taste & explore at Majestic Leith WalkDate published: 04/04/14

Taste & explore at Majestic Leith Walk

Today sees the start of our Wines of Spain tasting week! We have a great selection of Spanish whites and reds open for you to taste!

Want to learn a bit more about Spanish wines? Then why not come along to our Free Spotlight tasting taking place in store tomorrow (5/4/14) at 3pm.

You'll get to try different wines from the the same region next to each other, and different wines made with the same grape!

If you love Spanish wines this is a great opportunity to learn more and to taste a variety of fantastic wines!

Give us a call on 0131 554 0177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk to reserve your space!

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 01/04/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Yali Wetlands Cabernet Carmenère 2013 Rapel Valley

Red berry flavours from the Cabernet with spicy notes from the Carmenère intermingle with hints of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. A well structured, medium-bodied wine with a soft, pleasant finish.

Viña Ventisquero harvested bunches by hand and then sorted them to select only the best fruit. After a gentle fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel, a proportion is then aged for 10 months in French oak. After bottling it is aged for another six months.

I highly recommend having this wine with mature cheeses, grilled meats or rich foods seasoned with herbs and spices.

Was £8.99

Now £5.99!

Upcoming Tasting EventsDate published: 28/03/14

We have a number of exciting in store free tasting events in the coming weeks. If any of the following take your fancy give us a call on 0131 5540177 to book a place.

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th April  - Wedding Wine Fair - Book a free consultation with one of the team over this weekend and we will guide you through a range wines perfect for your special day. A fantastic opportunity to try a great selection of our favourite party wines. 

Saturday 5th April 3pm - Spanish Spotlight Tasting - Pop down at 3pm next saturday and we will guide you through 6 exciting Spanish wines in just 30 minutes. A great chance to explore beyond Rioja.

Wednesday 23rd April 6pm - 8pm - Introduction to Wine Course - A 2 hour introduction into how to taste wine. We look at whites, champagne and reds, finishing up with a fun food and wine matching session. A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend your Wednesday evening.

If you can't make any of these events don't worry we always have a selection of wines open for you to try on our tasting counter.

Come and Explore!!

Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 26/03/14

Leith Walk recommends....

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2011 Lodi County

Using the Zinfandel grape, this wine is bursting with concentrated sweet blueberry, plums and spice aromas. Bright and fruity with soft, ripe roundness and well balanced acidity, filled with vanilla and toasted spices that linger on the finish.

Lodi, in the Northern part of California's Central Valley, is know as the Zinfandel Capital of the World. Home to mature vine Zinfandel plantings in well-drained sandy soils, produce powerful and extractive wines that underline Ravenswood's 'No Wimpy Wines' motto.

One of my favourite wines, its is a pleasure to drink by itself or with flavourful duck dishes. lamb or a cheese platter. Enjoy over the next four years.

Special Offer!!!!


Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 25/03/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Bordière Nord Marsanne Viognier 2013 PGI Pays d'Oc

An invitingly aromatic wine, with a nose of citrus fruits, honeysuckle and stem ginger. The palate is a mix of yellow apple, apricot and white peach flavours, with a rounded texture.

Another great value wine from LGI's collection, made by Alain Grignon's small winemaking team, from grapes sourced from a number of producers across the south of France. This is a Languedoc interpretation of a classic white Rhône blend.

I highly recommend having this wine with a chicken Caesar salad.

Was £7.99

Now £5.99!

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 18/03/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Santa Rita 120 Chardonnay 2013 Central Valley

A youthfully green-tinged lemon yellow wine, with an inviting nose of yellow apple, tangerine zest and ripe melon. Refreshing and zippy on the palate, with a soft, clean finish.

Santa Rita have extensive vineyards throughout Chile's Central Valley, spanning a wide variety of locations and terrain. This Chardonnay benefits from both the fresh acidity of the coastal vineyard fruit, and the more tropical flavours found in vineyards nearer the Andes.

I highly recommend having this wine with a chicken Caesar salad.

Was £8.99

Now £5.99!

Go on treat yourself!Date published: 16/03/14

Go on treat yourself!

Dom Pérignon Champagne 2004 

A richly tropical nose, dominated by youthful aromas of lime, lemongrass and green herbs. Fruit on the palate leans more toward gooseberry and citrus, with a zesty acidity.

£126 a bottle

If you like the Brancott Sauvignon Blanc, why not try....Date published: 16/03/14

If you like the Brancott Sauvignon Blanc, why not try....

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

A richly tropical nose, dominated by youthful aromas of lime, lemongrass and green herbs. Fruit on the palate leans more toward gooseberry and citrus, with a zesty acidity.

Give it a go next time you are in!


New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 16/03/14

El Cometa del Sur Blanco 2013 Terra Alta

Terra Alta is a small appellation in the south-eastern corner of Catalunya, close to Aragón and Valencia. Garnatxa Blanca, or Grenache Blanc is the principal white grape variety here, having originated in the north of Spain before spreading into France.

A light straw colour with hints of green, this is a youthful and delicate wine, offering white pear and apricot flavours and gentle floral aromas. Soft acidity and remarkable body.


New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 16/03/14

El Cometa del Sur Tinto 2013 Terra Alta

Using the grapes Syrah, Cariñena and Garnatxa, this spicy Spanish red is produced by Bodegas Abanico, who source their grapes from several partner growers in and around the towns of Batea and Corbera. Garnacha, known as Garnatxa in the local Catelan is the principal grape, grown on traditionally trained bush vines.

Intense and fruity, this wine is crammed with black cherry, bramble and plum-like flavours, along with warm spicy aromatics. Supple, ripe tannins and a juicy fruit sweetness fill the palate.

A robust wine for robust meats, such as wild boar or other game.

Get yours for just £6.74

A great alternative to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.Date published: 16/03/14

A great alternative to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Ondine Sauvignon Blanc 2013

The Ondine is a great alternative to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Crisp and highly aromatic, with intense asparagus, grass and guava notes providing a captivating bouquet. The palate is a delicate mix of citrus fruit and mineral texture.

Pair with a seafood paella. 


Did you know....Date published: 16/03/14

Did you know....

Sparkling wines labelled as traditional method are produced in the same way as Champagne.

Did you know....Date published: 16/03/14

Did you know....

Shiraz and Syrah are the same grape. Shiraz traditionally being used in the New World and Syrah in the Old World.

Did you know....Date published: 16/03/14

Did you know....

A muzzle is the wire that holds a sparkling wine cork in its place.

Why not try...Peter Lehmann ShirazDate published: 16/03/14

Peter Lehmann Shiraz, 2012, Barossa Valley

Peter Lehmann, known as the 'Baron of Barossa,' selects this classic Shiraz from some of the best vineyards in the region, some of which remain ungrafted due to an absence of phylloxera. Ageing in French and American oak for 12 months occurs before bottling. Plenty of flesh and spice on the palate, with concentrated blackcurrant and bramble fruit as well as hints of mocha and dark chocolate. Full bodied and rich, a classic Aussie Shiraz.


Why not try...Santa Rita 120 ChardonnayDate published: 16/03/14

Santa Rita 120 Chardonnay, 2013, Central Valley

Santa Rita have extensive vineyards throughout Chile's Central Valley, spanning a wide variety of locations and terrain. This Chardonnay benefits from both the fresh acidity of the coastal vineyard fruit, and the more tropical flavours found in vineyards nearer the Andes. A youthfully green-tinged lemon yellow wine, with an inviting nose of yellow apple, tangerine zest and ripe melon. Refreshing and zippy on the palate, with a soft, clean finish.


Fantastic Fizz!Date published: 16/03/14

Fantastic Fizz!

Lindauer Special Reserve Blanc de Blancs, NV New Zealand 

The Lindauer Special Reserve range is a step up from the standard range, spending 24 months on its lees rather than the usual 15 months. This Blanc de Blancs NV comes from 100% Chardonnay grapes, which also give Champagne their elegance. Elegant citrus fruit, a slight creaminess and fine, soft bubbles make this balanced sparkling wine a real bargain and a fantastic, if slightly lighter alternative, to Champagne.


Vina Eguia wines on offer - Vina Eguia Gran ReservaDate published: 16/03/14

Vina Eguia wines on offer - Vina Eguia Gran Reserva

Rioja Gran Reserva 2004 Viña Eguía

Bodegas Eguía are located in Elciego in the Rioja Alavesa subregion, where they have 50 hectares of estate vineyards as well as several partner growers, with vines averaging 40 years of age. This wine receives 30 months in barrel and 3 years in bottle before release. Ruby red with medium density and a brick-like rim. The fruit is very mature, exhibiting raisin, prune and caramel notes, accompanied by vanilla, clove and leather. Silky mouth-feel and good length. Drink with all slow-cooked lamb dishes, or with nutty-tasting cheeses.


Vina Eguia wines on offer - Vina Eguia ReservaDate published: 16/03/14

Vina Eguia wines on offer - Vina Eguia Reserva

Rioja Reserva 2008 Viña Eguía

Bodegas Eguia is located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa subregion, in the village of Elciego, one of the area's winemaking hotspots. The traditional reserva style is achieved through 24 months' ageing in French and American oak and 2 years' cellarage before release. Beautifully deep ruby coloured, with subtle cedar hints to the rim. The bouquet is an intense mix of dark fruit, toasted oak and clove aromas. The palate has weight yet an elegant profile. Match with a mature steak, lamb or with a board of chorizo and manchego cheese.


Vina Eguia wines on offer - Vina Eguia CrianzaDate published: 16/03/14

Vina Eguia wines on offer - Vina Eguia Crianza

Rioja Crianza 2009 Viña Eguía

From a bodega run by the illustrious Muriel group, this wine comes from vineyards in Rioja's Alta and Alavesa sub-regions. The traditional Crianza maturation sees this wine spending 12 months in American oak barrels and a further 12 months in bottle before release. Vivid cherry red in colour. The aromas show off the wine's oak ageing, with vanilla, coconut and balsamic notes coming to the fore. An elegant palate of ripe fruit framed by soft, polished tannins. The definitive accompaniment to tapas, especially those of red meat, lamb or cured cheeses.


New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 15/03/14

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!

Viñalba Fifty 50 2012 Tupungato, Domaine Vistalba

Bordeaux winemaker Hervé Fabre made his name from Malbec, having been the first to make a single-varietal Malbec in Argentina. This wine is a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina's 'other' great Bordeaux-sourced grape.

Typically intense and vibrant, full of inky violet colour, with a juicy damson and blackcurrant backbone characterising both nose and palate. Toasty oak influence adds a touch of complexity.

Perfect with a juicy roast leg of lamb.

Give it a go for just £8.99 a bottle

Press mentionsDate published: 15/03/14

Press mentions

Saturday Kitchen filmed in our Poole store. 

Peter Richards was filmed recommending Montagny Vieilles Vignes Buxy 2010. This wine was matched to a cod recipe by Paul Rankin.

Get yours for just £8.99 a bottles

Wedding Wine Fair at Majestic Wine Leith WalkDate published: 13/03/14

Wedding Wine Fair at Majestic Wine Leith Walk

4th - 6th April

The Tasting Room, Majestic Wine, 200 Leith Walk, EH6 5EQ

Finding the perfect wine for your big day can be a challenge. The Wedding Wine Fair allows you and your partner to taste a range of wines and tailor a drinks package to your exact requirements, taking into account your menu, budget and above all your personal tastes.

To book a FREE, private consulation at our Wedding Wine Fair please contact Katherine, William and Wojciech on 0131 554 0177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk

The Fine Wine PlanDate published: 13/03/14

The Fine Wine Plan

Ever thought about buying wine Fine Wine En Primeur?  Many fine wines are offered "En Primeur" (before they have been bottled by the producer and are still resting in barrel) and "In Bond" (exclusive of duty and VAT). 

Majestic's partner company Lay & Wheeler offer a fine wine plan which is a simple and effective way to gradually build your own fine wine collection for as little as £50 per month.  Some of the benefits of buying En Primeur with Lay & Wheeler include:

•  Storage at Vinotéque, a specialist wine-dedicated bonded warehouse.

•  Expert advice from knowledgeable and passionate staff.

•  An exciting and ever-evolving range.

•  Bordeaux and Burgundy En Primeur and fine wines from Champagne , Rioja, Tuscany and Piedmont in good vintages.

For more information please visit http://www.layandwheeler.com

Take advantage of our tasting counter!Date published: 13/03/14

Take advantage of our tasting counter!

At Majestic Leith Walk we always have a great selection of wines open for you to taste! 

This gives you the chance to try before you buy!

Check what we are currently tasting on our store specific Majestic Leith Walk webpage.

Bring a friend to Majestic Date published: 11/03/14

Bring a friend to Majestic 

Next time you shop with us, bring a friend along who is new to Majestic and if they also buy 6 bottles, you both get a pair of Dartington wine glasses absolutely FREE!

What are you waiting for!!

Fine wine of the month....Date published: 11/03/14

Fine wine of the month....

Chateau Musar 2005 Gaston Hochar

Using the grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan this wine has concentrated plum and blackberry fruit with hints of fig, prune, distinct liquorice and spice. Firm but fine tannins, good acidity and body, vibrant and fresh with streaks of cedar and cinnamon. Long finish.

Lebanese wine might seem obscure, but viticultural roots in Lebanon go back over 6000 years. Château Musar is a uniquely different wine from in the Bekaa Valley, produced by master winemaker Serge Hochar.

Château Musar will last for decades and can be enjoyed with everything from French-style roast lamb, to North-African cuisine.


Chateau Meaume - Just £6.66!Date published: 11/03/14

Chateau Meaume - Just £6.66!

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

A small British-owned estate close to St-Emilion and Pomerol, Château Méaume has been a Majestic favourite for many years, gaining a reputation for excellent value. 2009 was an exceptional vintage in Bordeaux, and has undoubtedly produced Méaume's best vintage ever.

A nose of fruitcake, spice and ripe, plummy fruit. Soft and rich on the palate, with blackcurrants, plum, and smoky cedarwood.

Ready to drink immediately, yet has the body and structure to cellar well for several more years.

Make sure you take advantage of this price as it will only be on offer for 7 days!

Craft beers at Majestic Leith WalkDate published: 11/03/14

Craft beers at Majestic Leith Walk

The term craft beer describes a beer made in a brewery that produces a limited amount of beer. There are varied definitions of the term, but it is typically associated with breweries that produce beer on a smaller scale than large-scale corporate breweries, are independently owned, and focus more on the flavours of the beers, rather than profit. The microbrewery scene became very popular in the late 1970s and has been growing in the United Kingdom and United States ever since.

Microbrewers tend to lean towards hoppier beers to produce added bitterness and a plethora of different aromas from different hop varieties, there are examples of this in our craft beers here at Majestic.

Why not try.....

Brewdog Punk IPA - A firm favourite here at Majestic Leith Walk. Fantastic IPA filled with citrus and tropical notes, with hoppy aromas.

Brookly Lager - An interesting lager made in the Brooklyn microbrewery, in New York City. Great malty bitterness in this product unlike many large-scale produced lagers, very refreshing with floral hoppy aromas.

Both are £9.99 for 6 bottles

Beer of the month - Einstok White AleDate published: 11/03/14

Beer of the Month

Einstök White Ale

A craft beer from the north of Iceland modelled on the traditional Belgian witbier. Made with pure spring water and infused with coriander and orange peel, it's full textured yet light on the palate, with a refreshing citrus zing.

6x330ml Bottles


Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 11/03/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

La Motte Shiraz

Classic Shiraz aromas of spice, aniseed and clove lead to a palate of blackcurrant fruit and liquorice. A full body with rounded, integrated tannins and a long, clean finish.

La Motte's Shiraz is made from grapes sourced from a number of different regions including Walker Bay, Franschhoek and Darling. The various climates and variety of soil types lead to unique contributions of flavour and structure.

I highly recommend having this wine with game or roast beef.

Was £11.99

Now £9.99!

More great deals...but for a week only!Date published: 11/03/14

More great deals...but for a week only!

Starting today, 9 brilliant new bargains have just been added to the March Pick 'N' Mix including best selling favourites like the Ned Sauvignon Blanc and Chateau Meaume as well as Rioja, Prosecco and Champagne!

These deals aren't to be missed so act quickly as these prices are valid for one week only!

Chateau Meaume £9.99 down to £6.66

Gavi Montiero 8.99 down to £5.99

Vina Eguia Reserva £9.99 down to £6.66

Vina Eguia Gran Reserva £13.49 down to £8.99

Nicolas Feuillatte NV £25.00 down to £16.66

Veuve Clicquot NV £45.00 down to £29.98

Prosecco Corte Alta £9.99 down to £6.66

The Ned Black Label Sauvignon Blanc £10.49 down to £6.99

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc - £12.49 down to £8.33

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 08/03/14

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....

Barista Pinotage, Western Cape

Intense on the nose, with a bouquet of coffee, chocolate and cherry, with meaty, savoury hints. The tannins are ripe, perfectly suiting the round and mouth-filling plum and mulberry fruit.

Drink on its own or with red meat dishes.

This is currently open to taste on our tasting counter so pop along and give it a go.


Aix Rose Magnums...perfect for when the Sun arrivesDate published: 08/03/14

Aix Rose Magnums...perfect for when the Sun arrives

Unashamedly vibrant and summery, with a bright pink colour and a delicate balance of crisp acidity and soft, ripe summer fruit.

A superb choice for any event, and the perfect match for canapés or seafood.

Give it a go for just £19.99!

Press mentionsDate published: 08/03/14

Press mentions

Saturday Kitchen

Olly Smith has selected these wines for the Heaven and Hell dishes: 

Paul Mas Estate Viognier 2013 - £6.66

Leyda Reserva Syrah 2011 - £8.99

Jancis Robinson - Wine of the Week - Published 7th March

Jancis Robinson has written up DB Reserve Chardonnay 2011 as her Wine of the Week on www.jancisrobinson.com. Some snippets from her piece...

Well, here's a surprise! An Australian Chardonnay from one of the worst vintages in living memory that I honestly think is great value. I wasn't very keen on the 2010 but this 2011 blend for De Bortoli's DB Reserve Chardonnay 2011 South Eastern Australia seems hugely much more sophisticated than the average wine carrying the generally lacklustre catch-all appellation South Eastern Australia.

Lots of leesiness and freshness. Much, much better and more interesting than most SE Australian Chardonnay...Doesn't taste as old as a 2011 either…? Good Value...16 points out of 20 and recommend drinking it any time this year. 

Get the DB Chardonnay for just £6.66 while stocks last!

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 07/03/14

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk! 

El Rescadato Albarin 2012

Albarin is native to the valleys of the Picos de Europe in Northern Spain near Leon and is extremely rare – only 100 hectares of vineyards of this grape variety are commercially planted. 20 of those are owned by Pedro Gonzalex Mittelbrun who makes this wine.

I won't lie to you – I've never heard of this grape, but from the flavours I'm guessing it's a genetic cousin of the better known Albarino. This wine is citrus fresh with a gently tropical edge – gooseberries and lime combine with the subtle pineapple flavours hinted at by the initial aromas.

Try something new and enjoy on its own or with light seafood tapas!

Yours for just £9.99!

Update on our Wine coursesDate published: 07/03/14

Update on our Wine courses

Our Wine Courses are very popular here in Majestic Leith Walk and our next course is fully booked. However, we still have spaces available on the following dates:

Wednesday 11th April 6.00 - 8pm 

Wednesday 23rd April 6.00 - 8pm 

Our Wine Courses are FREE to attend and are a great introduction to tasting wine! If you would like to come along, please give us a call on 0131 554 0177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk to book your place.

Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 07/03/14

De Morgenzon DMZ Chardonnay, 2013 Stellenbosch

This fantastic white is made from a mixture of De Morgenzon's estate grown grapes and others sourced from local vineyards. The result is a rich new world style Chardonnay made entirely from free run juice (thats the good stuff)! Partial French Oak ageing followed by 10 months lees ageing allows the wine to develop layers of complexity and its distinctive flavour.

A clean tropical fruit nose is supported on the palate by toasty vanilla, stewed peach fruit and hints of almonds. The spice is subtle but gives the wine fantastic length.

Drink now or let this wine develop over the next 2-3 years for a richer style!

Great value wine at just £8.99!

Prosecco open to taste!!Date published: 07/03/14

Prosecco open to taste!!

Today and tomorrow we will have the Prosecco Treviso Extra Dry NV, Pasqua open to taste!

A bright straw yellow colour, with greenish tinges. The nose is gently floral, with a mixture of peach, pear and tropical fruit notes. Lightly off dry, for a refreshing, easy going flavour!

This is currently on our Pick 'N' Mix offer and on a great price at just £8.99!

This is a favourite with the staff at Majestic Leith Walk, pop along and have a taste for yourself and see if you agree!

Our Bargain BloomsDate published: 06/03/14

Our Bargain Blooms

We have a fantastic range of bottles for under £6. Perfect for a party or just as an evening tipple!

Here are some of our favourites.

Paul Mas Chardonnay £5.99 Full of ripe fruit flavours and subtle hazelnut and toasty oak. 

Esprit Soleil Sauvignon Blanc £5.49Crisp, fruity and refreshing. Great on its own.

La Vieille Capitelle £5.99 a medium bodied red wine, full of soft fruit and subtle spice. 

Montepulciano D'Abruzzo £4.99 full of red cherry and soft tannins. 

Einstok back in stockDate published: 06/03/14

Einstok back in stock

A real favourite of mine, the Einstok white beer is now back in stock!

The finest beer from Iceland is now back with us after amazing sales over the festive period. 

Be sure to come and see us before it all goes again.

Free Delivery on ANY 6 bottles!Date published: 06/03/14

Free Delivery on ANY 6 bottles!

If you prefer to order wine from the comfort of your home, or on the go on a smartphone, we have some great news: we have got rid of the £40 minimum spend to qualify for free delivery! 

All you have to do is choose at least 6 bottles of wine, champagne or spirits (any mix) and we'll deliver them for free with no minimum spend required.

Give us a call on 0131 554 0177 or email at ltw@majestic.co.uk

A great time to buy South African wine!Date published: 04/03/14

A great time to buy South African wine!

As part of our March Pick 'N' Mix we have a special offer on selected South African wines. Here are a few highlights at Causewayside!

Bellingham Mocha Java Merlot - £5.99

Bursting with coffee, chocolate and black cherry. A fantastic wine alongside BBQ meats.

Vergelegen Cabernet, Merlot - £7.32

Simple and easy drinking. Ripe red berries on the nose with nuances of coffee and chocolate. A complex spicy finish.

Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc - £8.65

Very green on the nose with flavours such as asparagus and green pepper. Bursting with ripe fruit on the palate.

Pick 'N' Mix - Sparkling Wines Date published: 04/03/14

Pick 'N' Mix - Sparkling Wines 

We have a great range of sparkling wines to suit everyone's taste - and we have lots of them included in our March Pick 'N' Mix. Here's a few of them..

Prosecco Congeliano £9.99

Undurraga Brut - £6.99

Cloudy Bay Pelorus Vintage - £17.99

Prosecco Pasqua - £8.99

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 04/03/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Errazuriz Estate Series Merlot 2012 Valle de Curicó

Awarded a bronze Decanter award, this wine is youthful in character with a bright crimson colour. A fruit-driven nose, with plenty of soft plum and bramble, and the merest hint of vanilla and spice from the oak, and the blend's 15% Carmenere.

Errazuriz source their wines from a range of vinyard sites in the central part of Chile, where the Mediterranean climate and cold nights encourage good fruit purity. Only 50% of the wine has been aged in French oak for added complexity, while retaining fruit character.

Equally at home with pasta in simple tomato-based sauces, as it is with red meat, grilled chops or sausages.

Was £10.49

Now £6.99!

Part of the Pick 'N' Mix offer!

Bargain of the day - Rachel's Chenin BlancDate published: 04/03/14

Bargain of the day - Rachel's Chenin Blanc

This wine is light in body, with honey suckle, ripe peach and green apple on the palate.

 Lots of mouth watering acidity that makes it great as an aperitif, or why not match it with seafood dishes.

Currently on our Pick n Mix offer at just £5.99!

Grab it while you can!

South African Tasting Week Date published: 04/03/14

South African Tasting Week 

Friday 7th - Thursday 13th March

Join us in store all week when we will have a range of South African wines on the Tasting Counter. 

We we will post more information about the selected wines throughout the week.

Champage deals - March Pick n MixDate published: 04/03/14

Champage deals - March Pick n Mix

Our brand new Pick 'N Mix offers have started today. We have some fantastic deals on champagne such as

Perrier Jouet NV £24.99

Taittinger Brut NV £27.99 

Moet NV £28.98

Make sure you don't miss out!

Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 04/03/14

Leith Walk recommends...

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2011 Lodi County

Using the Zinfandel grape, this wine is bursting with concentrated sweet blueberry, plums and spice aromas. Bright and fruity with soft, ripe roundness and well balanced acidity, filled with vanilla and toasted spices that linger on the finish.

Lodi, in the Northern part of California's Central Valley, is know as the Zinfandel Capital of the World. Home to mature vine Zinfandel plantings in well-drained sandy soils, produce powerful and extractive wines that underline Ravenswood's 'No Wimpy Wines' motto.

One of my favourite wines, its is a pleasure to drink by itself or with flavourful duck dishes. lamb or a cheese platter. Enjoy over the next four years.

*This wine is included in our

'Pick n Mix' offer!*

Now £9.49!

Wojciech’s Wine Of The WeekDate published: 03/03/14

Wojciech’s Wine Of The Week

Testimonio Reserve Blend

Mendoza, Argentina


Ultimate balance and harmony are the first words that come to my mind when describing this wine.

Elegant and attractive is  the result of blending small plots reserved in oak casks to create a balanced, well structured wine.

This is a darkly seductive blend filling the senses with silky round tannins. Juicy fruit and a rich lingering finish.

From a wide and never disappointing range of Luigi Bosca this has to be my favourite.

It is really  hard for my to imagine a better companion to a Sirloin Steak,  a Venison loin or Wood Pigeon breast.

Our Magnum section is growing!!!!Date published: 01/03/14

Chateau Labégorce 2002 Margaux

This 2002 is a suprising vintage. A bland onCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

The wine has an especially full-bodied colour  and the nose, though a bit closed at the begining, reveals pleasing aromas of roasting plum and blackberry.Fabulous earthy, developed, fragrant nose. On the palete, full-bodied and fleshy, confirms  the aromatic structure of the vintage. Has a good amount of grip, in a resolved, rounded way. The finnish is long and president and ufolds the complexity of this wine, which will age serenely.


Marvellous Malbec Deals!!! Date published: 27/02/14

Kat's pick of the latest Malbec offers!

We're spoiling you this week - a whole host of Argentinian Malbecs have been added to the February Pick 'N' Mix. These additional offers will run until the end of Monday, so don't miss out!

My favourites include the following fantastic wines:

Callia Bella Malbec £5.99

Alamos Malbec £6.66

Portillo Malbec £6.66

Catena Malbec £9.33

You can either pop into store to see what else we've got, order online or call us on 0131 5540177. Don't forget it's we delivery for free when you buy ANY 6 bottles!

Reduced to clear - Short dated Coca ColaDate published: 19/02/14

Reduced to clear - Short dated Coca Cola

We currently have a case of Coca Cola (6 x 2ltr bottles) dated the end of February.

was £15, now just £3 - thats just 50p a bottle!

Hurry if you would like this!

Reduced to clear - Short dated beer!Date published: 19/02/14

Reduced to clear - Short dated beer!

We have some March dated Harvest Pale Ale and Innis & Gunn Mixed cases to sell.

Harvest Pale Ale (12 x 50cl) was £22.20 now £15

Innis & Gunn Mixed Ales (12 x 330ml) was £21.00 now £15 

Hurry if you are keen. We have limited cases of each!

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 19/02/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Mont Saint Jean 2012 Corbières

Using the grapes Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, this wine shows notes of damsons and blackberries on the nose, with subtle hints of garrigue herbs, which carry through on the palate. Full and fruity, with rounded tannins adding a supporting structure.

Winemaker Jérôme Regues blends two different terroirs to make this wine; a typical Corbières red blend. Grapes from Ornaisons provide the rich fruit flavours, while grapes from Durban, around 25km further south, are said to add spicier notes.

Perfect with your home-made shepherd's pie or a cheese board.

*Special Offer*


Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 18/02/14

Errazuriz Carmenere 2011

£9.99 £6.66

For many years the grape variety 'Carmenere' was grown with, and treated as Merlot in Chile. Thankfully for us, someone realised that the vines didn't look the same, and ripened 6 weeks apart were in fact different varieties!

The Errazuriz Carmenere is rich and juicy. It is bursting with ripe plums, with layers of chocolate and coffee. The tannins are soft and integrated creating great structure and making a wine that is very flexible.

This would work well with a range of foods from Roast beef to Chocolate puddings!

We offer a glass hire service!Date published: 16/02/14

We offer a glass hire service!

All we ask for is a £1-a-glass deposit, payable in advance, and that the glasses are returned to us clean and ready for re-use. The deposit is fully refundable – all you pay for is breakages. And since you have paid a deposit, there's no time limit in which you have to return them.

When you're done with the glasses, just return them to us. Unfortunately we are not able to offer a collection service for glasses. If paying the deposit by debit or credit card you will need to bring the card with you when returning the glasses.

A deduction of £1 per glass will be made to cover any breakages or losses.

Want to learn more about wine?Date published: 16/02/14

Want to learn more about wine?

At Majestic Leith Walk we love our customers to explore the world of wine, and there is no better way of doing that than through tasting! 

For those after a slightly more informative tasting, we run 'The Wine Course' a 2hr introduction to wine and wine tasting. Run in-store, this is a great way to begin your journey into the world of wine, and to top it off, it's FREE!

Give us a call on 0131 554 0177 to book your place on our next wine course!

What's going on at Majestic Leith WalkDate published: 16/02/14

What's going on at Majestic Leith Walk

You can keep up to date with all our latest news and events by visiting our web page!

Alternatively follow us on twitter @majesticltw

Can you store the wine for us?Date published: 16/02/14

Can you store the wine for us?

It is common for customers to place an order in advance of their event to secure offer prices, or simply when planning ahead for a big party. At Majestic we can usually hold the stock for you and deliver to the venue on the day of your choosing. 

Perfect for when you haven't got space for 20 cases of wine under the stairs!

Why do I have to buy six bottles?Date published: 16/02/14

Why do I have to buy six bottles?

At Majestic we pride ourselves on the fantastic range of services we can offer, free wine tasting, free delivery and over 1000 wines available in each store, along with some of the most knowledgeable and helpful staff in the business.

It is this that really sets us apart from the supermarket experience and it is for this reason that we retail wine and spirits with a minimum in-store purchase of six bottles of wine, spirits or Champagne, mixed by any style or price.

I have a corked bottle, what should I do?Date published: 16/02/14

I have a corked bottle, what should I do?

Unfortunately, cork taint is an inevitable problem when sealing wine under natural cork, however at Majestic it needn't cause you too much hassle.

The easiest thing to do is for us to credit the value of the bottle against your next order. If ordering online, simply put a note in the delivery instructions space to say that you have a bottle you'd like to return due to it being corked; if you shop by telephone just mention it when ordering. We will then arrange this credit and collect the offending bottle when delivering.

If you prefer, we can arrange the replacement or refund sooner; you can either return the bottle to us, or we can arrange an exchange the next time the van is in your area.

We ask that you keep the bottle, and preferably some of the contents so that we can record the nature of the fault, helping us to assist our suppliers in their quality control.

Why not try...Côtes du Rhône 2010 E. GuigalDate published: 16/02/14

Côtes du Rhône 2010 E. Guigal 

From arguably the most famous producer in the Rhône Valley, this great quality wine is currently at an unbeatable price. A full-bodied wine with dark fruit and savoury white pepper notes that make it a superb food wine. 

As part of our Pick 'n' Mix you can get this at £7.99, an opportunity to pick up a quality Rhône wine at an incredible price

Offer will last until 3rd March so be quick!

Don't want to miss the best deals?Date published: 16/02/14

Don't want to miss the best deals?

If you would like to know when your favourite wines are on offer or when our next great tasting event is on, you can! Join our customer file and we will contact you with any details you want to know about. Make sure you don't miss out on the best deals. Email us your areas of interest and we will keep you informed.

Contact us on 0131 554 0177 or email ltw@majestic.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you. 

*Our next wine course will be held on Friday 14th March, 6pm start. Contact us to book your space!*

Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 16/02/14

Yali Wetland Cabernet Carmenere 2011 

Partially aged in oak and aged 6 months before release, this wine has lashings of red fruits from the Cabernet and the spice of Carmenere mingle to produce a wine of real depth. It has a mocha edge and a soft vanilla that makes it perfect for grilled meats and good, mature cheese.

Currently on our PIck n Mix offer at just £5.99

New Beer - Timothy Taylor's LandlordDate published: 16/02/14

New Beer - Timothy Taylor's Landlord

Not that it really needs much of an introduction but seeing as it's new to the Majestic range. We now stock Timothy Taylor's Landlord Ale!!!

A brilliant ale for any occasion.

On offer £22.80.

Press mentionsDate published: 16/02/14

Press mentions

This week, Saturday Kitchen filmed in our Gloucester store. 

Our Leyda Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013 was recommended to drink alongside Peruvian Quinoa Burgers with a parmesan coating. 

A great wine for just £9.99 

Car Park Flood!Date published: 15/02/14

We're open as usual today until 7pm. However our car park has a rather large lake in the middle of it - therefore wellies/boots are recommended! 

Parcel Wines from AustraliaDate published: 13/02/14

Arrowfield Show Reserve Semillon 08/09, Hunter Valley Australia

A great example of Hunter valley semillon at a truly fantastic price of £9.99 £6.99. This wine has a soft textured palate,  with the aromas of lemon & lime being joined by subtle floral hints. For all its finesse, however, it has fantastic ageing potential and will keep up to 5 years if you would like to enjoy the richer honeyed qualities that will emerge over time. 

Arowfield Show Reserve Chardonnay 08/09, Hunter Valley Australia

The Arrowfield Etates low yielding vines combined with the warm but breezy climate has produced a rich and full flavoured Chardonnay. The wine has been wild fermented in oak barriques, and allowed longer on its lees to develop complex flavours of ripe golden fruit and honeyed toast. Mouth filling and utterly delicious. Only £7.99 while stocks last! 

Neither wine is to be missed! Hurry though, limited stock available!!

Wine events with Majestic Leith WalkDate published: 13/02/14

Wine events with Majestic Leith Walk

Yesterday evening myself and Richard from our Causewayside branch held a wine tasting event to Virgin Money customers in their very impressive building on St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

During the event, customers had the opportunity to try the Undurragga Rose and the brilliant Ramon Bilbao, along with a few others. Each wine was accompanied with food that really complimented the wine. Customers were given information on each of the wines and were allowed to make there own judgements after sampling each wine.

If you are interested in setting up an external tasting with us, we can be contacted on 0131 554 0177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk.

Remember we hold FREE wine courses in store too! Our next wine course will be held on Friday 14th March, starting at 6pm Contact us to RSVP!

Wine...the perfect gift!Date published: 12/02/14

Wine...the perfect gift!

With over 700 products to choose from, including wine, spirits, Champagne, Port, Sherry & dessert wines, we can help you create a mixed case to suit most tastes and budgets. We also have gift packaging in one, two, three, four, six and twelve bottle formats, so you can present your gift in style.

Don't know where to start, don't worry, we're always on hand to advise, just ask!

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 12/02/14

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....

Alamos Malbec 2013 

Mendoza is by far the biggest and most important region in Argentina. Classically hailing from the Cahors vineyards to the east of Bordeaux, Argentina is now arguably the home of Malbec.

This Malbec oozes dried raisiny fruit character, lots of blackberries, a full body and ripe sweet tannins.

Simply perfect with roast meats. Ready to drink now and over the next 2-5 years.

A bargain at just £6.66

Back in stock.....Wither Hills Sauvignon BlancDate published: 12/02/14

Back in stock.....Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Marlborough

Established as recently as 1994, Wither Hills has since become one of Marlborough's best-known wineries. Now owning vineyards spread right across the region, this Sauvignon is blended from a range of parcels, to provide a snapshot of the Marlborough region as a whole. 

Alive with the intense aromas of gooseberry, guava and passionfruit. The palate is well balanced with mouth watering acidity and grapefruit flavours leading into a long finish of remarkable intensity.

Superb with goat's cheese, as well as fresh oysters.


Press mentionsDate published: 12/02/14

Press mentions

The Mail on Sunday had Olly Smith writing a feature on The Ned Pinot Grigio (£10.99). Pear drop, blossom and nectarine, more like a Pinot Gris in style this is frankly delicious and would be great with all manner of salads and creamy pastas.

The Sunday Express had Jamie Goode recommend the Windy Peak Chardonnay (£11.99) a lightly oaked Chardonnay from Australia, and Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir (£22.50) from New Zealand. The latter being a deep red, almost blackish coloured Pinot with brooding aromas of black cherry, tar and flowers. Great with lamb, game and wild mushroom dishes, and would also withstand about 7 years worth of cellarage.  

Give us a call on 0131 5540 177 if you are interested in any of the above wines and we can pop them to one side for you!

Free Delivery!Date published: 11/02/14

Free Delivery!

Remember that we do FREE delivery on 6 bottles or more which are over the value of £40!

Give us a call on 0131 5540 177 to place your order now!

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 11/02/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Catena Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2012 Mendoza

Showing notes of mango, banana and apple, with a hint of sweet spice and wet stone minerality. Full yet clean on the palate, with pear and fig fruit flavours rounded off with fresh, crisp acidity.

A blend of grapes from three high altitude vineyard sites, La Pirámide, Domingo and Adrianna, creating a wine of unique character that has balance, concentration and a strong varietal identity.

Try this wine with roast chicken or gammon dishes.

Was £12.99


Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 11/02/14

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Montana is one of New Zealand's most iconic and well-known wineries. They produce wines typical of New Zealand, full of crisp acidity and classic gooseberry. New Zealand in a glass...vibrant and lifted aromas of ripe tropical fruits and gooseberry. 

Bracing acidity is tempered by concentrated green fruits, citrus and hints of grass with a reviving fresh finish. Drinking at its best now as either as an apéritif or with lemon chicken, Thai spices, fresh fish or seafood.

Currently on special offer at just £6.66!

Wines available to taste...Date published: 11/02/14

Wines available to taste...

At Majestic Leith Walk we always have a variety of wines open for you to sample! 

Whether its a crisp Sauvignon blanc, or full bodied Malbec, there's always a wine open to suit all palates.

Currently we are in our Argentinian tasting week so there will be plenty of oaky Chardonnays and Malbecs for you to try!

Pop in and have a taste!

Fizz that's perfect for Valentines day!Date published: 11/02/14

Fizz that's perfect for Valentines day!

We have some great Champagnes and sparklers to make Valentines day extra special! Majestic Leith Walk recommend the following....

Oeil de Perdrix Rosé NVSalmon-pink in colour, with delicate bubbles. Fantastic fruit flavour and an elegant finish. Great match for seafood or light chicken dishes - or even on its own. £22

Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé NV Red fruit on the nose. Elegant in style. Perfect match for slightly sweet desserts or as an aperitif. £19.99

Veuve Cliquot Rosé NVA perfect blend of freshness and fruit flavour. Moussey mouthfeel & persisting bubbles. Great with chocolate flavoured desserts. £50

Lindauer Rosé NVVibrant pink, lively bubbles and fruity aroma. Full of fruit with a hint of spice and citrus. Perfect with lightly spiced foods.£10.99

Undurraga Rosé NV ChileLight in colour but full of fruit flavours and flower petals. A great stream of persistent bubbles. Overall zesty fresh finish. Great with spicy chicken. £6.99

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 07/02/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Finca Las Moras Tannat 2011/2012 San Juan

A full-bodied red wine with enticing notes of chocolate, mint and blackberries which are complemented on the palate by spicy oak and hints of vanilla.

Usually seen as a constituent of various southern-French blends, Tannat is rarely seen outside of France, or as a single-varietal wine. However, it has found a home in Argentina, where it is made in an up-front and fruit-driven style.

I find this wine works really well with typical Argentinian foods - grilled steaks and spicy pasta dishes.

Was £9.99

Now £7.99!

Bargain Bouquets - wines under £6Date published: 06/02/14

Bargain Bouquets - wines under £6

Cuvee Genevieve Blanc £4.99

Mont Saint Jean Corbieres £5.99

San Marco Frascati £5.99

Bacaro Sangiovese £5.99

Muscadet Jean Sablenay £5.99 *NEW*

Plus many many more.......be sure to visit us in store and take a look at our other bargain bouquet wines, all priced under £6!


Be my ValentineDate published: 06/02/14

Be my Valentine

Choosing bubbly for the most romantic day of the year can be tricky. Our suggestions for the day would include:

Bouvet Saumur - £8.99

Lindauer Brut - £8.99

Cloudy Bay Pelorus Rose - £17.99

Piper Heidsieck Brut NV - £23.32

These fizzes are all in our brilliant Pick n Mix offer so they are all at fantastic prices! 

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 06/02/14

Portillo Malbec 2011, Bodegas Salentein

A decanter award winning red wine for 'Best Argentinian red under £10'  which has now also received further recognition by being placed on the prestigious top 100 wines list compiled by none other than Jane MacQuitty herself! 
Don't let the accolades fool you though, this wine is not pretentious, in fact it is excellent value for money at under £7 when you buy two! 

This malbec has an intense red-purple colour which is equalled by its intense nose of plum and bramble. A round and fulsome palate, which delivers a swathe of rich, ripe and black fruit held together by lush tannins. This Portillo would be perfect with lightly spiced Moroccan lamb and apricot tagine or with roast meats. 

This is a firm favourite with us here at Majestic Leith Walk and great value at just £6.99!

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 06/02/14

Rachel's Chenin Blanc 2013, Boschendal

The wine is named after Rachelsfontein, the estates water spring.

The Chenin Blanc grapes used in this wine where picked from 27 year old bush vines which although produce low yields, produce excellent fruit. The moisture stress in these vineyards resulted in tiny berries, allowing for concentrated flavours in the wine.

Grapes are hand picked before fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation is then halted before the wine becomes bone dry. 10% of the wine was fermented in French oak. After fermentation the lees are stirred weekly in a process called “battonage” which allows for greater richness in the wine.

A fruity and well balanced wine with exotic mango and honey aromas. The palate has a core of tropical fruits with hints of nuts and honey.

This wine accompanies any seafood based dishes.

Great value at just £6.99

Will's Pick n Mix PicksDate published: 06/02/14

Will's Pick n Mix Picks

Rioja Reserva 2008 Lagunilla - A classic Reserva wine, striking a balance between meatiness and elegance. 24 months in oak casks has endowed it with an enjoyable smoothness and mellow, spicy aromatics.  £6.66

Undurraga Rosé NV Chile - Delicate watermelon pink, and with subtle aromas of cherries, strawberries and flower petals. Persistent, uniform bubbles and zesty acidity provide an uplifting palate. £6.99

Ondine Sauvignon Blanc -  Highly aromatic, with intense asparagus, grass and guava notes providing a captivating bouquet. The palate is a delicate mix of citrus fruit and mineral texture. £5.99

Get these Pick n Mix bargains before they all run out! Offers end 3rd March!

Wines of Argentina Tasting Week!Date published: 05/02/14

Starts this Friday 7th February - Thursday 13th February, come and join us in sampling some our favourite wines from our Argentinian range! We'll have a range of whites and reds open to try so whether you prefer Viognier or Cabernet Sauvignon there's sure to be something you enjoy!

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 03/02/14

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!

El Rescadato Albarin 2013, Tierra de Leon

The Albarin grape used in this wine is native to the valleys on the Picops de Europe in Northern Spain and is extremely rare: only around 100 hectares of vineyards are planted with this variety. 20 of those hectares are owned by Pedro Gonzalez Mittelbrun, who makes this wine.

This wine is extremely fresh and aromatic, combining gooseberry, citrus fruit and hints of fresh green herbs, with a gently tropical edge. Crisp and refreshing acidity. 

This wine is best enjoyed either on its own or with seafood tapas such as squid, octopus or prawns.


New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 03/02/14

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!

Passimento 2011, Pasqua

 The name of this wine is derived from 'appassimento', the traditional Valpolicella method of partically drying grapes before fermentation. In one month the grapes lose around 30% of their water content, concentrating the juice and intensifying the wine's flavour.

Made with Merlot, Corvina and Croatina grapes this wine is dense and deeply coloured wine. It is full of concentrated black and red cherry flavour, with hints of leather and spice. The palate has a layered texture, with muscular tannins providing a long finish. 

A fine match for slow-cooked red meat dishes.


New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 03/02/14

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!

Malbec Luigi Bosca 2011, Vistalba

Bodega Luigi Bosca was started in 1901, when the original wave of italian winemakers had settled in Argentina, and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership. Viostalba is an important sub region of Lujan de Cuyo, located in 990m above sea level.

Deeply fruity, with a dark and volutumous feel, this is a fine example of Argentina's trademark style. Tightly structured, it brings together subtle vanilla hints, firm tannins and well-judged acidity.

Best served with seared vanison loin!


New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 02/02/14

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!

Gavi 2013, Araldica

Gavi is a small town and winemaking sub-region in the far south-east corner of Piedmont, around 50km inland of the Med, famed for the Cortese grape which is indigenous to the north of Italy, and a popular feature in the restaurants of the Ligurian coast.

Zippy, fresh and predominantly citrus-flavoured wine, with a racy limezestand nettle aroma. Refreshingly clean on the palate, with enduring, mouthwatering acidity.

Great alongside fresh seafood!


New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 02/02/14

New wine arrival at Majestic Leith Walk!

Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Coonawarra is one of the most renowned areas of South Australia when it comes to top quality Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes for this wine from Leconfield have come from three mature vineyards first planted in 1974.

It has the classic intensely fruity style that you expect from a Coonawarra wine with rich aromas of cassis and plum combining with delicate hints of cedar.

These aromas follow through onto the palate in a fruit forward style and the minimal oak ageing provides long and soft tannins.

A smooth and beautifully balanced wine this bottle is drinking well now but would also cellar well over the next few years.


Don't miss a Champagne bargain!Date published: 01/02/14

Don't miss a Champagne bargain!

Our Christmas deals are soon to end on Monday 3rd February and we thought you would like to know which of the best Champagne offers are ending.

Current Offers:

Veuve Clicquot NV - Only £29.99 

Louis Roederer Brut – Only £27.89 

Heidsieck Monopole Goldtop 2007 – Only £19.99 

Oeil De Perdrix – Only £19.99

De Telmont Grande Reserve NV - Only £16.00 

Get them whilst they are on these fantastic offers!

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 01/02/14

Will's Wine Of The Week!

Casa d'Aragona 2010 Salice Salentino

Vibrant cherry red with a garnet tint acquired through ageing. A ripe red fruit character and round texture are accented by dry spice and tobacco notes, and supported by sinewy tannins.

Salice Salentino is a small town in the middle of Puglia, Italy's 'heel', and was recognised as a DOC as recently as 1976, although wine has been made in this region since Greco-Roman times. This wine is a blend of the two principal native local red grapes.

Try this wine with salami, smoked ham or game dishes.

Superb value at just


Press mentionsDate published: 01/02/14

Press mentions

This week, Saturday Kitchen filmed in our Mayfair store

Susie Barrie recommended Brancott Estate Pinot Noir 2012 (£8.48). 

This wine is a great match to Ken Hom's pigeon dish featured on the show.

Planning a Wedding this year?Date published: 31/01/14

Planning a Wedding this year?

Planning a wedding can be stressful! Whether worrying about making sure the right flowers turn up on the day or agonizing over the seating plan, there is lots to be done. Luckily here at Majestic Leith Walk  we can take the stress out of choosing the perfect wines for your special day!

Choosing your wines - 

We understand that this can be a daunting prospect! How many bottles will I need? Will the wine please everyone? Will it match the food we'll be serving? Can we get great wine on a budget? Chances are, you won't have much experience catering for this many people, but don't worry, it's what we do! The most important thing is to choose wines you and your partner both really enjoy and are good value, after all, it is your day! It's often worth considering the corkage option when hiring a venue for a wedding – with Majestic's great range and prices you can often improve on the venue's house wines and save money. For example, if a house wine costs £17 a bottle but corkage would be £10 a bottle, you can spend up to £7 a bottle at Majestic – and almost certainly improve the quality of the wine you offer. With plenty open to taste and lots of experience in helping choose wedding wines, we'll make sure you get exactly what you want.

Organising a tasting - 

While we always have a great range of wines open to taste on our tasting counter, you may wish to buy some sample bottles and try them at home with friends and relatives. This not only gives you a chance to see what others think, but can also give you a chance to shortlist your favourites. We'd recommend trying no more than three different whites, reds and fizzes in one sitting though or you risk being overwhelmed - and use small tasting samples rather than full glasses or you won't be in the best state for decision making by the end!

Glass Hire and Free Delivery - 

Once you've chosen your wines it may be worth thinking about if you will need glasses and chiller bins. We offer FREE glass hire where we simply take a £1 deposit per glass and once you bring them back clean and ready to use, we give you your deposit straight back! We can hire out wine glasses, flutes, half pint tumblers and pint glasses so we have everything you need. We also offer free delivery and can organise to have your order delivered to your venue at a suitable time to give you complete piece of mind!

Sale or Return - 

It's always difficult to know exactly how much to provide for a wedding and you certainly don't want to run out. While we can always offer advice on quantities we also provide a sale-or-return service which means if you order a little too much you can always bring it back for a full refund. All we ask is that you arrange sale-or-return in advance when you are placing your order and that everything comes back in a saleable condition – we cannot refund bottles with labels peeled off by chilling, or beer in opened or incomplete cases.

So why not pop in-store and start planning the wines for your big day!

Stuck for a Valentines gift?Date published: 31/01/14

Stuck for a Valentines gift?

Buy the one you love a Majestic gift voucher!

They make a great gift for wine lovers and present the recipient with a fantastic opportunity to try something new. 

They come in denominations of £10, £20 and £50, and are redeemable in any of our branches across the UK. 

Perfect Valentines Day gift for the one you love!!

New Arrival- Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2012Date published: 31/01/14

New Arrival- Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Coonawarra is one of the most renowned areas of South Australia when it comes to top quality Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes for this wine from Leconfield have come from three mature vineyards first planted in 1974.

It has the classic intensely fruity style that you expect from a Coonawarra wine with rich aromas of cassis and plum combining with delicate hints of cedar.

These aromas follow through onto the palate in a fruit forward style and the minimal oak ageing provides long and soft tannins.

A smooth and beautifully balanced wine this bottle is drinking well now but would also cellar well over the next few years.


Looking for a new wine supplier?Date published: 31/01/14

Looking for a new wine supplier?

Here at Majestic we don't just sell to the general public, we also supply wine to a host of commercial businesses.

If you are a local restaurant, golf club, events company or pub perhaps we can help. We have a dedicated commercial team who can arrange a meeting with you to discuss your requirements.

As a company we can supply commercial exclusive wines from around the world and ensure a fast and efficient delivery service.

If this sounds appealing then why not give us a call on 0131 5540 177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk

Will's Weekend WinesDate published: 31/01/14

Will's Weekend Wines

Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2013 - £9.99 

A passion project started by Barry Feickert when he retired is now a thriving winery. This Marlborough Sauvignon has an intense bouquet of tropical fruit with hints of passion fruit and guava. The partial barrel fermentation gives a richness of flavour.

Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay 2011 £8.99 

This is New world Chardonnay at its very best. The grapes were sourced mainly from the Limari valley and were barrel fermented which gives a richness of flavour. The nose offers ripe aromas of citrus fruit. The wine is weighty on the palate and would pair well with oily fish.

Callia Bella Malbec 2013 - £7.99 

For those who love Argentinian Malbec then this wine is a real bargain. Deep purple in colour with wild berry aromas and hints of baking spices. The fruit flavours follow through onto the palate with plush tannins. Why not try with meatballs in a tomato and herb sauce?

Marques De Riscal Rioja Reserva 2008 £9.99 

Riscal have a history of winemaking in Spain going right back to 1858. This is Rioja at its very best. A classic Reserva with a beautiful combination of red fruit flavours and hints of vanilla and toasted oak. A perfect companion to a spicy casserole. 

Not sure about my selection? Pop in and share your favourites!

New Arrivals from Australia and ChileDate published: 31/01/14

New Arrivals from Australia and Chile

Yalumba Y-Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - £7.99 

Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family run vineyards founded way back in 1849 by British migrant Samuel Smith. The word 'Yalumba' is Aboriginal for “all the land around.”

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep crimson red colour and lively aromas of red berries, violets and plum. There is also a toastiness which comes from the oak.

The palate is vibrant with pronounced berry fruit flavours combining with a firm tannin structure. Cabernet is always good with food and this wine would pair nicely with lamb. It is drinking well now but could also be enjoyed over the next few years.

With 20% off Australia this is a great opportunity to try this latest offering from Yalumba.

Vina Mayu Malbec 2012 - £11.19 

This winery was first founded in 2005 and they have made it their goal to produce premium wines from the Elqui Valley. The term 'Mayu' is what the ancient Incas used to call the 'the river of stars in the milky way'.

This Chilean Malbec more than holds its own against its Argentinian neighbours. A sophisticated wine with lush bramble fruit flavours combining elegantly with hints of nutmeg and clove. It is full bodied but with a long silky finish. This red would pair beautifully with a roasted fillet of beef.

With 20% off our Chilean range this is a great opportunity to try this Chilean Malbec.

Majestic Charity of the Year 2014: Dogs for the DisabledDate published: 31/01/14

Majestic Charity of the Year 2014: Dogs for the Disabled

We’ve chosen Dogs for the Disabled as Charity of the Year 2014, following a staff vote in November last year.

Dogs for the Disabled is a life-transforming charity, creating exceptional partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs.

Through practical tasks the dogs offer freedom and independence to children and adults with physical disabilities and children with autism. In addition an assistance dog becomes a reason to go out, giving a new found confidence that opens doors to fresh opportunities including friendships, hobbies, education and even careers. The partnerships the charity creates between people with disabilities and dogs are life-changing.

“I’m delighted to announce that Majestic staff have chosen Dogs for the Disabled as our Charity of the Year for 2014. With collection tins in stores, mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling and staff fundraising activities, we’re looking to continue to build on last year’s fantastic work for charity.”

Steve Lewis, Chief Executive, Majestic Wine

“Dogs for the Disabled is thrilled that Majestic staff have decided to support us in this way. The charity receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations to continue its work. We will train 50 new assistance dogs in 2014 but with over 2000 enquiries each year there are so many more people we could help.”

Peter Gorbing, Chief Executive, Dogs for the Disabled

For more information about Dogs for the Disabled and Majestic Wine, please visit www.dogsforthedisabled.org.

If you would like to make a donation to Dogs for the Disabled, please visit Majestic’s Just Giving page.

Sparkling Saturday.....Undurraga RoseDate published: 31/01/14

Sparkling Saturday.....Undurraga Rose

Delicate watermelon pink, and with subtle aromas of cherries, strawberries and flower petals. Persistent, uniform bubbles and zesty acidity provide an uplifting palate.

Great for parties, as an apéritif, or with lightly spicy chicken skewers.


Pop into store tomorrow (01/02/14) and give it a go!

Arrowfield Wines Web ExclusiveDate published: 31/01/14

Arrowfield Web Exclusive

Our latest web exclusive offers some outstanding whites from the Hunter Valley in Australia, we have a selection of back mature vintages to offer all ready to enjoy to drink on arrival.

The Hunter Valley has many different types of soil making some high quality wines, the best are from a soil made from Volcanic Basalt. Rain falls for most of the year especially in the harvest season and can be up to 750mm a year but this can also give great acidity to the wines they produce with low sugar content.

Arrowfield Show Reserve Semillon Hunter Valley 6x75cl Bottles

Delicate yet well-defined aromas of lime and lemon are joined by subtle floral hints. The palate is soft textured yet lightly crisp, with a long, lemony finish.

Enjoy immediately or cellar carefully for up to 5 years to allow the wine to develop a richer, more honeyed profile.

£41.94 (£6.99 per Bottle)

Arrowfield Show Reserve Chardonnay Hunter Valley 6x75cl Bottles

A bold, lush yet easy-going Chardonnay, full of soft golden apple and pear fruit, and subtle aromas of warm honeyed toast. The texture is mouth-filling and round.

Ideal partner for roast chicken.

£47.94 (£7.99 per Bottle)

Arrowfield Unwooded Chardonnay 2007 Hunter Valley 6x75cl Bottles

A fruit-driven style of Chardonnay, focusing on melon and ripe stone-fruit flavours, with a citrussy acidity maintaining freshness and balance, and Hunter's trademark 'savoury' character.

£35.94 (£5.99 per Bottle)

Please contact the store on 0131 5540 177 to order yours!

Will's weekend choiceDate published: 31/01/14

Will's weekend choice

Mont Saint Jean, Corbières, 2012

Winemaker Jérôme Regues blends two different terroirs to make this wine. Grapes from Ornaisons give the rich fruit flavours, while grapes from Durban, around 25km further south, contribute the spicier notes.

A garnet red wine with a nose of ripe fruits including black and red berries. Subtle herbs and spices are also apparent. 

A typical Corbières red blend of Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz and Carignan grapes giving a fruity and smooth palate. Medium bodied and well rounded without being too tannic. An excellent wine for the price going well with grilled meats, pies and sausages


Last chance...Date published: 31/01/14

Last chance...

With a price change immanent, make sure you snap up these bargains whilst there's time!  

Rioja Gran Reserva 2006, Berberana

Grape - Grenache, Tempranillo

A great example of modern Rioja at unbeatable value. Ruby red in colour with aromas of ripe dark cherries and strawberries. A smooth and full bodied palate with undrlying notes of vanilla, cloves and dried fruits, perfect for the winter nights

Was £14.99 Now £8.99 per bottle while stocks last

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough

Grape - Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand in glass... bursting with ripe tropical fruits and gooseberry, well balanced acidity gives way to a refreshing fresh finish.


Back in stock.....the Lacheteau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, 2013. Date published: 31/01/14

Lacheteau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, 2013. 

Founded in 1987 By Andre Lacheteau in Anjou, this estate comprised mainly Loire vineyards. However, now there are vineyards located across a much wider area of France. This wine is made in a typical Loire style using cool fermentation and and early bottling to achieve the best possible purity.

A pale yellow wine with intense aromas of gooseberry and some floral notes.

The palate uncovers crisp citrus fruits as well as hints of gooseberry, following on from the nose. It has a dry and clean finish with high acidity which makes it perfect to drink with tomato dishes or with chicken.

A bargain at just £5.99 

Did you know....Date published: 31/01/14

Did you know....

Northern Beaujolais and the southern Macon region of Burgundy overlap so that a number of producers can call their white wines Macon-Villages and their red wines Beaujolais-Villages.

New Cider in stock....Burrow Hill Date published: 31/01/14

New Cider in stock....Burrow Hill 

Burrow Hill Cider consistently rates as one of the best (and often the very best) ciders in the UK. It features on the lists of many Michelin starred restaurants, and on the shelves of Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

All the apples are home grown on 160 acres of orchards, and are then pressed and blended in a very traditional, medium/dry style.

In the world of increasingly commercial and flavoured ciders of varying quality and heritage – Burrow Hill Farm stands out for flying the flag of quality led, artisan cider and we are very pleased to offer them to our customers. 

£18 for 8 500ml bottles.

Argentinian Malbec under £6Date published: 31/01/14

Argentinian Malbec under £6...........Santa Ana Malbec - £5.99 

Malbec is known for being a deep dark wine with rich and intense flavours, but if you fancy something slightly lighter then don't despair - we've got the Malbec for you. Santa Ana captures the wonderful bramble and dark fruits associated with Malbec, but gives a much lighter, everyday feel. This will please any wine drinker or make for a memorable party wine!

Get yours now before it all runs out!

The Majestic Customer listDate published: 31/01/14

The Majestic Customer list

Sign up to the Majestic Customer list and find out about our fantastic offers, free wine tastings and much more! 

Also, receive a FREE set of Dartington Crystal Glasses on your second visit.


Champagne offers ending soon....Date published: 31/01/14

Champagne offers ending soon....

The Christmas & New Years offers are coming to a close. If you have a Celebration coming up get in now for these great deals:

Bollinger £30 

Veuve Clicquot £29.99

Taittinger £27.99

Canard Duchene £17.99

Offer ends 3rd Feb!!!

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 27/01/14

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....

Rioja Reserva 2008 Marqués de Riscal 150cl Magnum

A classic Rioja Reserva. Full bodied and muscular, yet smoothly polished and embellished with complex aromas of vanilla and toasted oak, combined with summer fruit flavours.

In 1858, Don Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga, the Marqués de Riscal brought groundbreaking winemaking techniques from Bordeaux and transformed the face of Rioja. The Reserva is one of their iconic wines, widely regarded as one of the top examples of traditional Rioja.

This wine goes well with ham, cheeses, and spicy casseroles. Will age for a further 5+ years.

*Special Offer*



Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 26/01/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2011 Lodi County

Using the Zinfandel grape, this wine is bursting with concentrated sweet blueberry, plums and spice aromas. Bright and fruity with soft, ripe roundness and well balanced acidity, filled with vanilla and toasted spices that linger on the finish.

Lodi, in the Northern part of California's Central Valley, is know as the Zinfandel Capital of the World. Home to mature vine Zinfandel plantings in well-drained sandy soils, produce powerful and extractive wines that underline Ravenswood's 'No Wimpy Wines' motto.

One of my favourite wines, its is a pleasure to drink by itself or with flavourful duck dishes. lamb or a cheese platter. Enjoy over the next four years.

Was £10.99

Now £8.79!

Wojciech's Wine of the Week!Date published: 18/01/14

Wojciech's Wine of the Week!

Indo Anakena Merlot, Cachapoal Valley, Chile

An Excellent gem in our Majestic Bargain Hunt offer. With a deep ruby colour, this Merlot expresses notes of raspberry and blackberry. Velvety tannins on the palate with jammy structure will be a good companion to a Cassoulet or a venison stew. It will bring out the best flavors from a cheese plater. Complex enough to satisfy a wine snob but will cater to a larger audience during a party.

A real find that improved significantly in the bottle since 2010!!!!!

Was £8.74

Now £5.83!!!!!!

Great value Rioja!Date published: 18/01/14

Berberana Gran Reserva 2006 just £8.99!

Searching for the perfect match to your Sunday Roast Lamb tomorrow? Look no further than this amazing value offering from the Berberana winery. It has spent 6 years being aged there -  3 in American oak casks and a further 3 in bottle. All this for under £10, snap yours up today!

A Sauvignon Blanc Bargain!!Date published: 17/01/14

A Sauvignon Blanc Bargain!!

The Brancott Sauvignon Blanc is back in stock and at a bargain price of just £6.99 a bottle!

This is New Zealand in a glass...vibrant and lifted aromas of ripe tropical fruits and gooseberry. Bracing acidity is tempered by concentrated green fruits, citrus and hints of grass with a reviving fresh finish.

A perfect wine for dinner parties!

Addition to our Scottish beer range!Date published: 17/01/14

Belhaven Brewery Robert Burns Ale 8 x 500ml £14.80

What better way to celebrate Burns Night this year then by washing your haggis down with a bottle of this aptly named beer? Follow it up with the perfect nip - Glenmorangie 10 yr old is on a great deal at £26 a bottle!

More Bargains...Date published: 17/01/14

We picked some new additions to the Bargain Hunt from our Dundee store yesterday...

Danie de Wet Sauvignon from South Africa @ £6

Fairleigh Estate Pinot Noir @ £7.33

Macon - Cruzille Le Chanay @ £7.33

Vergelegen Merlot @ £12.66

We've only a few bottles of each so hurry down, when they're gone they're gone!

Marques de Caceres Crianza Magnum - Bargain HuntDate published: 14/01/14

Marques de Caceres Crianza Magnum - Bargain Hunt

We only have a few bottles left of this wine due to it being on a fantastic deal!

It is on our Bargain Hunt promotion so it has been heavily reduced to clear!

Pick up yours now for just  £16.66

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 14/01/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Surani Costarossa 2011 Primitivo di Manduria

Deep, dense ruby in colour, with a nose of warm prunes, dates and figs, with hints of sweet spice. Full and voluptuous, the mouth-feel is soft and plush, with toasty notes that linger on the finish.

Primitivo is a grape indigenous to Italy and the eastern Mediterranean, now more commonly known as Zinfandel. This wine is made by over-ripening the grapes on the vine, then harvesting and fermenting them over a lengthy 20 days, then oak-ageing to create a rich style.

Try this with a nice cut of steak!

Was £9.99

Now £8.99!

Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 12/01/14

Leith Walk Recommends

Villa Sandi offers a great alternative to some of the heavier things we've been drinking over Christmas and Hogmanay. 'Frizzante' means that the wine is only slightly sparkling, making it lighter than a still wine and softer than a sparkling wine or Champagne. 

The wine is made from the Prosecco grape and is pale golden in colour. Soft pear and melon flavours complement the light body and small gentle bubbles. It is very slightly off-dry but still offers a clean and crisp finish. At only 10% ABV, this frizzante is the perfect drop to enjoy during the January detox.

Either appreciate this wine on its own as an aperitif or with light seafood dishes.

On a great deal at the moment at just £6.99!

Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 12/01/14

Chateau Le Vivier 2008 Medoc

A relatively new addition to the Majestic range, this wine is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend from Bordeaux, making it a great every-day drinking claret.

Formerly owned by Lafite Rothschild, in 1990 Le Vivier was acquired by the Charloux family, who set about modernising the estate. This included building the Médoc's largest underground cellars, now known locally as 'The Cathedral', such is their volume and grandeur.

A 50/50 Cabernet/Merlot blend, this wine has great balance between firm tannin, intense bramble fruit and soft plum notes, with the influence of old and new oak adding polish and a liquorice spice.

Perfect to match with cuts of slow cooked beef or why not try as an alternative with your cheeseboard!

Pick yours up for just £7.99 a bottle

More than just a wine shop...Date published: 12/01/14

More than just a wine shop...

Here at Majestic Leith Walk we consider ourselves much more than an outlet selling wine, we like to explore the world of wine. We do this in many ways, not just by ourselves but by sharing the experience and tasting many different styles of wines with you. 

We have a Tasting Counter where we have a selection of whites and reds open on a daily basis to try. 

Also we run the Wine Course monthly which is a 90 minute introduction to the world of wine. This involves tasting a range of wines with varying styles and then partnering them up with food.

Twice a year we host Wine Tasting Evenings in the summer and winter, where you are able to wander around the store tasting a huge selection of different wines, and beers.

Additionally it is not uncommon for us to venture outside the store and put on External Wine Events for customers!

All events are FREE with our next Wine Course being held on January 30th, 6pm start at Majestic Leith Walk.

So what are you waiting for?

Planning a wedding?Date published: 12/01/14

Planning a wedding?

We have been meeting numerous couples this weekend planning their wedding. Now is a great time to stock up on our Cracking Christmas Champagne deals!

All our staff in store are experienced at advising couples on wines to suit their tastes, their menu and their budget. We'd be happy to help point you in the direction of a few different whites, reds and sparkling to choose from.

Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 12/01/14

Vina Eguia Gran Reserva

The Bodegas Eguía is located in the Rioja Alavesa region and consists of 50 hectares along with several partner growers. The vines used average 40 years old and the wine itself is aged for 30 months in barrel and three years before release.  

As a result of the ageing the fruits in the wine are more mature raisin and prune flavours which combine well with the vanilla and leather flavours typical of Rioja wines.  Medium bodied and silky smooth, this is a great value Gran Reserva style.

Goes very well with slow cooked lamb and nutty cheeses

On a great offer currently at just £8.99 a bottle

Champagne offer....Pol Roger Reserve NVDate published: 12/01/14

Champagne offer....Pol Roger Reserve NV

Pol Roger's historic underground cellars are 33m deep and average particularly low temperatures. They thus provide an environment uniquely suited to slow fermentation, and are responsible for this Champagne's famously super-fine mousse.

Founded 1849 Pol Roger is a notable producer of Champagne. The brand is still owned and run by the descendants of Pol Roger. Based around the town of Épernay in the Champagne region, the house annually produces around 110,000 cases of sparkling wine.

Another interesting fact is that it is Winston Churchill's favourite Champagne, he has been quoted saying "In victory, deserve it. In defeat, need it!"

£34 a bottle

Bollinger is back......and just £30Date published: 11/01/14

Bollinger is back......and just £30

One of my favourite champagnes, Bollinger  NV is back in stock after selling out over Christmas.

This is still priced at just £30 a bottle! Get yours now before the price increases!

Wines under £6Date published: 11/01/14

Wines under £6

After a busy and expensive Christmas, i have chosen some great wines that wont break the bank this January!

Pasqua Pinot Grigio 2012 - It's a fruity, light and crisp easy drinking white. £5.99

Esprit Soleil Sauvignon Blanc 2012 - A refreshing white with an abundance of tropical fruit flavours and a zesty acidity. £5.49

Santa Ana Malbec 2013 -  A medium bodied red with cherry and plum aromas and supple tannins. £5.99

Gran Vendema Crianza 2009, Rioja - A light red with strawberry and raspberry notes and delicate hints of vanilla. £5.99

Mont Saint Jean Corbieres 2011 - A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan this wine has aromas of damsons and blackberries on the nose which follow through to the palate. A great easy drinking red. £5.99

Special Offer!!!Date published: 10/01/14

Special Offer!

The Berberana Gran Reserva 2006 is on a special offer-don't miss out!

Founded in 1877 the Bodega in Cenicero in the Rioja Alta is now a modern winery, with cellaring facilities housing over 50,000 barrels, and this is where Berberana Gran Reserva is matured for a minimum 3 years in American oak cask and a further 3 years in bottle. 

Ruby red colour with tawny hues. Subtle aromas of ripe dark cherries and strawberries. Smooth and full-bodied palate, with luscious fruit laced with vanilla, cloves and dried fruits.

Enjoy this Grenache and Tempranillo blend with roast meats, pastas, tomato dishes, barbecues and game.

This brilliant wine is only £8.99! Enjoy!

Food and wine matchingDate published: 10/01/14

Food and wine matching

Enjoying food with wine can affect the way it tastes and vice versa. To ensure you get maximum benefit from both there are some simple steps you can follow.

Food high in sugar – should be paired with wines that have at least as much sugar. This is because the sweetness of the food increases the perception of bitterness and decreases the fruitiness of the wine.

Food high in acidity Can be paired with a high acidic wine as this acidity will balance and enhance the fruitiness of the wine.

Food high in salt - salt increases the perception of body and decreases bitterness. It is therefore great for softening some harder elements of wine.

Bitterness in food – Generally increases the bitterness in wine, as such bitter food work best with white wines or low tannin reds.

Chilli heat in food – should be paired with sweeter more fruitier wines with lower alcohol context as bitterness and alcohol burn can be highlighted, and sweetness reduced.

If your looking for the perfect wine to go with your favourite dish then pop in to Majestic Leith Walk, where we will happily give some recommendations 

Will's Weekend WinesDate published: 10/01/14

Will's Weekend Wines

Here are my choices for the weekend ahead...

Chateau De Pennautier Cabardes - Rustic aromas of raspberries, mullberries and cooking spices permeate from an intensely ruby coloured wine. A firm, tannic palate of spice and dark fruits leads to a layered, dry finish. Great value at £6.99

LFE Gran Reserva Chardonnay - Aromas of peach, apricot, dessert apples and vanilla open the show for a palate with more round, ripe stone fruits and citrus. 3 months in oak barrels has added a touch of creaminess on the finish. A real favourite of mine. Special Offer £7.48

Prosecco Zonin - Deliberately light and refreshing in style, with a palate of fresh pear and dessert apple fruit, further lifted by subtle floral and almond aromas. Delicately off-dry, with a clean finish. Still on a great deal form Christmas at £7.99

Bargain Hunt wines......be quick!!Date published: 10/01/14

Bargain Hunt wines......be quick!!

Our Bargain Hunt promotion has been a huge success with customers taking advantage of the greatly reduced wines!

There are however still some bargains to be had. Make sure you pop into store soon and have a look at the fantastic Bin-End offers we have!

But hurry they wont be around for long!

Wine Course datesDate published: 09/01/14

Wine Course dates

Do you know why a wine tastes like it does, how climate influences wine style and the grape varieties which go into Champagne? If not, we can tell you, along with a host of other interesting facts about the always interesting world of wine through our FREE wine courses.

We have 2 dates coming up, these being:-

Thursday 30th January 6pm start

Thursday 6th February 6pm start

Each course lasts a hour and a half and covers the following topics:-

How to taste wine

Effects Climate and Maturation can have on a wine

Old World Vs New World Comparisons

Champagne, how it's made and a tasting

Food and wine matching

We try 7 wines in total (including a Champagne!). Places do fill up quickly so if you would like to attend please call us on 0131 5540 177, e-mail us at ltw@majestic.co.uk, or RSVP via the link under the 'events' section. Feel free to reserve a place for friends/relatives/neighbours and bring a group down for your own personal tasting!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Bargain Hunt HighlightsDate published: 09/01/14

The Majestic Bargain Hunt is well under way and here are a few of the highlights from the selection:

Anakena Indo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - £5.83 - Bags of ripe blackcurrant fruit and big flavour intensity.

Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2012 - £11.66 - From a prime location in the Stellenbosch region, full of fresh grapefruit and grassy flavours and superbly balanced acidity.

These wont be around for long so dont delay! 

Happy hunting!

Majestic Leith Walk's Beer of the Month.....Date published: 09/01/14

Majestic Leith Walk's Beer of the Month.....

Innis & Gunn Oak Beer

Innis & Gunn is a specialist independent brewing company based here in Edinburgh. Established in 2003, its beer has become the most popular British bottled beer sold in Canada, and second most popular in Sweden.

The beer was originally developed as a way of flavouring the barrels used by distiller William Grant for its ale cask reserve whisky. The original plan was for the beer to be discarded after it had flavoured the barrel, but the brewers noted that the process had an agreeable effect on the beer, and thus aging the beer became an end in itself.

The original is the brewery's flagship beer. It is matured for 77 days from a blend of time in Bourbon Casks and Over Bourbon-infused heartwood in specialty "Oakerators" It is 6.6% alcohol by volume.

A great beer and well worth a try if you are not familiar with it!


(12x 330ml case)

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 09/01/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Rachel's Chenin Blanc 2013 Boschendal, Coastal Region

Fruity, well-balanced and full bodied wine, distinguishable by its exotic mango and honey aromas. The palate has a core of tropical fruit flavours with hints of nuts and honey.

From one of South Africa's original wine farms, this wine is named after Rachelsfontein, the estate's water spring. This wine's fullness of flavour is a result of weekly lees stirring in a process called 'battonage', which produces a wine of greater depth and texture.

Try this wine with fish stew and fresh herbs or other sea food based dishes.

Superb value at just


Kat's Pick of the Bargain Hunt!Date published: 09/01/14

Valdivieso Winemaker Reserva Sauvignon Blanc - £5.33

If you are a fan of Sauvignon Blancs this is an absolute must buy for you this January! This beautifully crisp Chilean wine is packed with flavours of citrus fruits, gooseberrys and granny smith apples. The Valdivieso makes a great party wine or enjoy with smoked salmon or chicken dishes. It's a good value alternative to Marlborough Sauvignons and usually sells for £8. We've only got a limited stock so don't miss out. It's also open on our tasting counter so come down and see if you agree with me...

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 03/01/14

Will's Wine of the Week!

Grand Ardèche Chardonnay 2011 Louis Latour

Yellow-green in colour, with a subtle nose of vanilla. On the palate there are ripe apple and peach fruits with a nutty, buttery creamy texture and notes of vanilla and spice. A powerful and complex wine.

The climate in the Ardèche, to the west of Rhône, certainly suits Chardonnay. Couple this terroir with Louis Latour's Burgundian expertise and the result is in the style of Meursault. It is treated as if it were grown in one of the Grand Cru vineyards of the Côte-d’Or.

A real favourite of mine, this works really well with roast chicken or turkey with dauphinoise potatoes.

Was £10.99

Now £9.99!

Majestic Leith Walk's Bargain Hunt!!Date published: 03/01/14

Majestic Leith Walk's Bargain Hunt!!

Enjoy great offers on selected end of line wines. This January we have got a real bargain hunt going on. And the only reason we have reduced these wines is to make room for next season's selection.

With great offers on a range of selected end of line wines, you're bound to find some unbelievable bargains. The perfect way to perk up your January. 

But hurry, stocks will sell out quickly!!

Sparkling Saturday.....Undurraga BrutDate published: 21/12/13

Sparkling Saturday.....Undurraga Brut

Today we will have the Undurrage Brut open to taste! Come and sample this brilliantly priced Fizz!

A great wine to start your Christmas day!

was £10.49

Now £6.99

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 20/12/13

Will's Wine of the Week!

Black Cottage Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Bright, pale yellow, with lime green tinges. Offers aromas of gooseberries with a hint of lychee and a leafy complexity. Tropical and herbaceous characters continue on the crisply acidic palate.

Winemaker David Clouston spent a number of years working at wineries in the USA, France, Spain and Chile before returning to his native Marlborough, and now lives in a black-painted wooden cottage in the Wairau Valley after which the winery is named.

Drink with mildly pungent cheeses such as feta or chêvre, or with a crayfish salad.

Was £11.99

Now £9.59!

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 19/12/13

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....

Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage 2007

This warming bottle of delight has dark fruits and beetroot notes with spicy undertones, and hints of violets on the nose. It has powerful tannins, firm acidity and rich, concentrated red and black fruits. A long finish of spice and fruit.

The 300 year old Port House of Taylor's, based in Oporto on the Atlantic coast, one of the greatest names of Port. Produced from one vintage, from the same constituent wines as the Vintage, Late Bottled Vintage is aged for 4 - 6 years in cask and released ready to drink.

Port and Cheese is a classic match but we also suggest pairing it with a rich dessert, such as a raspberry and chocolate fondant. Lovely

*Special Offer*


Christmas Champagne deals!Date published: 15/12/13

Christmas Champagne deals!

We have some fantastic Champagne offers on over the Christmas period! So for that perfect toast on Christmas day, why not take advantage of these great deals!

Bollinger Special Cuvee NV - £30

Veuve Clicquot NV - £29.99

Moet NV - £27.99

Canard Duchene NV - £17.99

Heidsieck Gold Top 2007 - £19.99

Lanson Black Label NV - £24.99

These and more are all available at Majestic Leith Walk!

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 15/12/13

Will's Wine of the Week!

Surani Costarossa 2011 Primitivo di Manduria

Deep, dense ruby in colour, with a nose of warm prunes, dates and figs, with hints of sweet spice. Full and voluptuous, the mouth-feel is soft and plush, with toasty notes that linger on the finish.

Primitivo is a grape indigenous to Italy and the eastern Mediterranean, now more commonly known as Zinfandel. This wine is made by over-ripening the grapes on the vine, then harvesting and fermenting them over a lengthy 20 days, then oak-ageing to create a rich style.

Try this with a nice cut of steak! A brilliant wine for the Christmas period!

Was £9.99

Now £8.99!

Sparkling Saturday.....Graham Beck Brut Rosé NVDate published: 14/12/13

Graham Beck Brut Rosé NV

Using Pinot Noir and Chardonnay this wine is a pale silvery pink, with aromas of raspberry and cherry, with some subtle mineral hints. Bright acidity and fine mousse balance well with the ripeness of the crushed berry flavours.


Open to taste in store now!

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 11/12/13

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....

Fonseca Bin 27 NV

This warming bottle of delight uses the Touriga National, Tinta Roriz and the Touriga Francesa grapes. This creates a a deep and youthful ruby colour, with an intense fruity nose crammed with blackberry, cassis, cherry and plum aromas. The palate is full-bodied and round, with a luscious, velvety texture.

Bin 27 is a reserve Port, made using the same approach to making a late-bottled vintage, with extended wood ageing making the wine ready to drink upon its release. This wine, however, is blended from several vintages to achieve a consistent house style.

Port and Cheese is a classic match but we also suggest pairing it with a rich dessert, such as a raspberry and chocolate fondant. Lovely 


Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 09/12/13

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....

Glenmorangie Original Highland 70cl Bottle

In the far north of Scotland lies the Glenmorangie distillery, in the 'Glen of Tranquility', where this fine Malt has been distilled since 1843. Matured in American mountain oak.

This has flavours of honeyed sweetness fused with notes of citrus, vanilla and almonds.This makes it delicate, alluring and very complex.

Perfect for a cold Wintery evening, this can be enjoyed on its own, or we suggest trying it with cheese or even dark chocolate!

*Special Offer - £26*

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 09/12/13

Will's Wine of the Week!

Château Caronne Ste-Gemme 2007/2008 Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc

A wine which we use during our wine course, it has a bright nose of red fruit with a perfumed edge which follows onto the palate with added nuances of smoke, black pepper and subtle oak.

The vineyard of Caronne Ste-Gemme is made up of 45 hectares planted on a mound of gravel with a base of iron-rich sandstone. Plantings consist of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot and the average vine age is 25 years.

A well-rounded finish craves to be drunk now as an excellent accompaniment to roasts or hard cheeses!

*A must for Christmas day!*


Christmas Opening hoursDate published: 07/12/13

Christmas Opening hours

Christmas Eve:10.00 - 17.00

Christmas Day & Boxing Day: Closed

27/12/13: 10.00 - 20.00 

28/12/13: 10.00 - 19.00

29/12/13: 10.00 - 17.00

30/12/13: 10.00 - 19.00

New Years Eve: 10.00 - 17.00

New Years Day: Closed

Moet & Chandon NV open to taste!!Date published: 07/12/13

Moet & Chandon NV open to taste!!

In store today and tomorrow we will have the Moet & Chandon NV open to taste! Currently on a great deal at just £27.99!

You wont find that at any supermarket!

Come and explore!

Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 07/12/13

Leith Walk Recommends.....Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Showing pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, alongside a subtle herbaceousness. Crisp, elegant and refreshing.

Marlborough has been at the heart of a winemaking revolution without modern precedent, and Oyster Bay is one of the region's most dynamic wineries. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats brings out every last ounce of flavour and concentration in the grapes.

Suitable for all occasions, this is anything from classic apéritif wine, to white meat and seafood partner.




Leith Walk's Festive Favourites!Date published: 04/12/13

Leith Walk's Festive Favourites!

Here are three white wines that will be hugely popular during your Christmas dinner!

Breganze Pinot Grigio £6.99

Ned Sauvignon Blanc £6.99

Louis Latour Macon Lugny £8.99

New Flash Deals!Date published: 04/12/13

New Flash Deals!

Christmas is approaching fast and there are only around 2 weeks left to shop for guaranteed delivery before the big day.

Here are some of our money saving deals!

Callia Bella Malbec £5.99

Corte Alta Rosado £6.99

Chateau Meaume £7.99

Villa Maria Cella Selection £8.99

Come and visit us at Majestic Leith Walk!

Remember we do FREE delivery on orders over the value of £40!

Oyster Bay now just £7.99!Date published: 04/12/13

Oyster Bay now just £7.99!

This brilliant New Zealand Sauvignon blanc is now just £7.99 a bottle. 

It has gooseberry on the nose with pronounced tropical fruits and subtle herbaceous notes on the palate.

Stock up now for Christmas!

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 03/12/13

Will's Wine of the Week!

2 Up’ Shiraz 2012 Kangarilla Road, South Australia

A vibrant Shiraz with rich blackberry fruit and hints of plum, dark cherry and spice. The long lingering finish reflects dark berry fruits and fine tannins.

The vineyard of Kangarilla Road offers 30 acres of mature vines, contributing rich fruit characters so typical of McLaren Vale. Sourcing grapes from three regions this wine is then matured in French and American oak for 12 months.

A wine that was a real hit during our recent wine course, this fruity style would be a perfect accompaniment to spare ribs slathered in barbecue sauce!

Was £10.99

Now £8.79!

Chocolate Block now in stock!Date published: 01/12/13

Chocolate Block now in stock!

One of the most iconic wines of Boekenhoutskloof, this wine displays an earthy, rustic nose gives up aromas of leather, and spices over a backdrop of blackcurrant and ripe raspberry fruit. Powerful on the palate, with a cocoa and pepper complexity.

Having tried this for the first time recently, I cannot rate it highly enough. With them only producing around 1700 barrels a year, we tend to see it only once a year and in small quantities. 

We currently have 23 bottles in stock. If you like to reserve some, contact us on 0131 5540 177 or email ltw@majestic.co.uk

A great wine for just £22 a bottle

Ned Sauvignon BlancDate published: 30/11/13

Ned Sauvignon Blanc

The ever popular Ned Sauvignon Blanc is at the bargain price of £6.99

Ready for the Christmas party season, this crowd pleasing wine is refreshingly delicious and fruity with typical New Zealand flavours of Gooseberry and tropical fruits

*Currently Open to try on our Tasting Counter*

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc offer ends soon!!Date published: 30/11/13

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc offer ends soon!!

This very popular wine is on an amazing offer at the moment at just £6.99! However it will not last forever with the offer coming to an end on Tuesday.

It has been selling quickly, so to avoid disappointment pop into store or reserve yours via 0131 5540 177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk

Our Final Spolight Tasting of 2013!Date published: 30/11/13

Our final Spotlight Tasting of the Year will be our Christmas crackers! This will be held in store on the 7th December

We will be focusing on wines that will be perfect for your Christmas day! Make sure you pop down for the tutorials for some last minute inspiration!

Tutorials will start at 12pm and 3pm

Sparkling Saturday! Lindauer Blanc de BlancsDate published: 30/11/13

Sparkling Saturday! Lindauer Blanc de Blancs

Pop into Majestic Leith Walk and taste the brilliant Lindauer Blanc de Blanc.

A rich, creamy and delicious fizz. Taste for yourself!

Just £9.99 a bottle!

The Majestic Christmas collectionDate published: 28/11/13

The Majestic Christmas collection

Find the perfect partner for your festivities! We have some great offers on at the moment. 

Pop in and have a look!

Magical MagnumsDate published: 26/11/13

Magical Magnums

Make a statement this Christmas  and go for a magnum!Majestic Leith Walk believe that double the size equals to double the fun !W e've got a fantastic range of magnums on great deals this festive period:


Matsu El Picaro magnum - £16

Matsu El Recio magnum - £26

Marques de Riscal Rioja magnum - £22

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Clos de l'Oratoire magnum - £48


Laurent-Perrier Brut NV magnum - £60

Nicolas Feuillate NV Magnum - £40

Leith Walk Recommends........Date published: 26/11/13

Leith Walk Recommends........

Marquis de Pennautier Viognier 2012 PGI Pays d'OcThe nose reveals honeysuckle, fresh apricots and even a hint of sherbet. Crisp and fresh, with flavours following aromas of the nose and a well balanced lingering finish.

We recommend this as an excellent apéritif, however also goes well with all manner of salads, quiches, and grilled fish.

This is a real staff favourite and is currently on a great deal at just £6.99! 

Don't delay get yours today!

Wine in the NewsDate published: 25/11/13

Wine in the News

The Wine Advocate - Petalos Bierzo 2011

This wine has received an excellent write-up by Luis Gutiérrez in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

"At the end of the day, if I really have to recommend a wine from this collection, the one I'd buy for my cellar, it will be the 2011 Petalos del Bierzo...The wine is very aromatic and flowery (violets), almost heady, with clear notes of blueberries and licorice. The oak is perfectly integrated, almost imperceptible, save for a touch of spices and a lactic hint denoting a very young wine. It has a medium body, with a thick silky texture, is very tasty, with some acidic strawberry flavors. This is one of my go-to wines at restaurant lists, as it offers very good value for money...This could very well be the best Petalos produced to date. Drink now through 2019. 92 Points."


There's no Riesling not too!!Date published: 25/11/13

There's no Riesling not too!!

Whether your a huge fan of the grape varietal, or trying it for the first time, there is no reason not to give it a go!We have a great selection of 

Rieslings at Majestic Leith Walk,including.....

Villa Maria Riesling £7.99

Peter Lehmann Riesling £8.79

Cloudy Bay Riesling £22

Hunawihr Riesling £8.49

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 25/11/13

Will's Wine of the Week!

Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Nicolas Potel

A restrained nose of berry fruit, principally strawberry and blackcurrant, is followed by a soft-edged palate supple tannins.

From grapes sourced across the Burgundy region, primarily from old Cote d'Or vines. Maison Nicolas Potel is a respected name in Burgundy, the Potel family having previously owned the prestigious Domaine de la Pousse d'Or in Volnay.

This is a must for Christmas dinner! Works wonderfully well with turkey but can also be enjoyed with all charcuterie and cold cuts, pasta dishes and tangy cheeses.

Was £12.99


Beers in the Spotlight: Paulaner Bavarian Wheat Beer.Date published: 25/11/13

Beers in the Spotlight: Paulaner Bavarian Wheat Beer.

Region: Bavaria

Tasting Note: This beer has a striking appearance, it is bright orange andproduces a thick head in the glass. Like most Germanwheat beers there are intense flavours of clove, bubblegumand banana. This is all balanced by a pleasing citrus quality.


Hops: Hallertau

Origin: Paulaner is the largest brewery in Munich and theeighth largest in Germany. Originally founded by monks in1634, the brewery was intended to produce beer for themonks during Lent. Paulaner bottle five different styles ofbeer, with this wheat beer proving one of the most popular

Enjoy: Chilled, with Weiss wurst and pretzel for the perfect Bavarian breakfast.

After visiting the brewery recently this has now become one of my favourite beers!£19.99 (12*500ml)

Beers in the Spotlight: Anchor SteamDate published: 25/11/13

Beers in the Spotlight: Anchor Steam

Region: California

Tasting Notes: A wonderful amber colour in the glass, a rich caramel malt flavour dominates this beer. This is then rounded off by subtle citrus flavours that are the result of careful use of hops.

ABV: 4.8%

Hops: Northern Brewery

Origin: A classic hybrid beer. Lager yeasts are used in a brewing process that is traditionally associated with the production of English bitter. This is a unique style of brewing that originated in the gold rush era of the Westcoast of America

Enjoy: Chilled with Mexican food or it is equally at home with good company.

£9.99 (6*355ml)

Beers in the Spotlight: Brooklyn LagerDate published: 25/11/13

Beers in the Spotlight: Brooklyn Lager

Region: Brooklyn, New York

Tasting Notes: This beer is a great all rounder. Styled as a Vienna lager it has a complex malt edge as well as a refreshing hop bitterness. Flavours of biscuit and caramel on the palateare joined by subtle floral notes on the nose.


5.2%Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Vanguard and Cascade.Origin: Founded in 1987 this brewery is one of the bedrocks of the American craft beer scene. Current brewmaster and world renowned beer author, Garett Oliver, joined in 1994 and is largely responsible for developing this beer into the one we know and love today.

Enjoy: chilled

£9.99 (6*355ml)

Great Offers in RhoneDate published: 25/11/13

Great Offers in Rhone

Chapoutier Cotes-du-Rhone Belleruche, 2012 - £7.99 - A quality-conscious producer and a fantastic price; this has plenty of black cherry and blackberry notes supported by hints of spice and liquorice. Lovely!

Gigondas Bastide St Vincent, 2011 - £15.99 - A massive wine. Big bold fruit flavours with an inky-smooth body and lots of complexity, an excellent alternative to a Chateuneuf-du-Pape. Superb.

Crozes-Hermitage Cave de Taine L'Hermitage, 2010 - £8.99 - A bit different in that it is from the Northern Rhone, where Syrah is often used on its own, as with this wine. Plum-like fruit with a pleasing smoky finish.

Great Value party wines - All under £6!!Date published: 25/11/13

Great Value party wines - All under £6!!

We have some great party wines at Majestic Leith Walk that wont break the bank.
Drive into our free car park, or avoid the rush altogether and take advantage of our free delivery service!
With your next order why not try.....

Panamericana Sauvignon Blanc - £5.99

Ondine Sauvignon Blanc - £5.99

Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Grifone - £5.99

Gran Vendema Crianza - £5.99 *Staff Pick*

Marquis de Belleville - £5.99

Try more new things......for fans of Sauvignon BlancDate published: 25/11/13

Try more new things......for fans of Sauvignon Blanc

The following wines are light bodied and aromatic and often a hit with Sauvignon blanc lovers.
If you like Sauvignon blanc then why not try these.....

Villemarin Picpoul De Pinet - £6.49
Lemon and lime fruit met with white blossom and fresh herb notes. Vibrant green apple fruit with a youthful and refreshingly dry finish, perfect for oysters or grilled sardines!

Rueda Blanco, Marques de Riscal - £6.99
A delicate white wine made from the increasingly popular Verdejo grape.It has flavours of crisp lemon and grapefruit with touches of pear, peach and apricot.

Macon Villages 'Les Pierres Blanches' - £6.99
A hugely popular wine at Majestic Leith Walk, this wine has apple and citrus characters that are shadowed by hints of blossom with elements of butter. A mineral streak runs through this wine and on the finish.  

Food and Wine matching......Christmas puddingDate published: 25/11/13

Food and Wine matching......Christmas pudding

After a big Christmas dinner, what better way to end it with a huge portion of Christmas pudding and a wine to compliment it.
I have chosen a couple of wines which work brilliantly.....

Taylor's 10 year old Tawny Port - £20 *Special offer*

Being a huge fan of Port, this 10 year old Tawny will definitely feature at the table during Christmas day. This offers great value for money with caramel and Chocolate aromas which then give way to walnut, hazelnut and sweet spice.

Amarone Classico, Cantina Negrar - £18

Another favourite of mine, this wine is rich with Port like qualities. The Amarone grapes are dried on straw mats turning them almost into raisins. This gives an almost candied/confected taste! A great value fine wine.

Celebrate Christmas with FizzDate published: 25/11/13

Why not get the Christmas celebrations started with a little fizz? Fill up those glasses while exchanging gifts with family and friends and toast the best day of the year!

Our great Champagne offers include:

J De Telmont Grand Reserve NV - £16

Canard-Duchene Brut NV - £17.99

Heidsieck Gold Top Vintage - £19.99

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV - £27.99

Veuve Clicquot Brut NV £29.99

Pop into Majestic Leith Walk and see what other fantastic offers we have!

#explore200Date published: 22/11/13

Majestic have now opened 200 stores nationwide!

Christmas Reds!Date published: 21/11/13

Lots of people in store are asking us for hearty, warming red wines. When its so chilly out there we can understand why! There's nothing nicer than a hearty wine coupled with hearty fare in front of the fire! 

Here's what we're drinking this weekend - 

Domaine La Galine 2012, Minervois - £6.99

Made from Grenache and Syrah, the palate is full of red fruit, spice and toasty oak. With a great smooth texture and rich body it is a great wine to go with rich casseroles or game meat.

Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Maipo Valley - £8.99

From one of Chile's signature producers. This Cabernet Sauvignon is just what you need when the weather turns. Deep in flavour and colour with notes of blackcurrant, toasty vanilla and rich, ripe tannins. A fantastic match for goose.

Plan de Dieu 'Le Mistral' 2010 Cave de Monterail - £7.99 *Open to try this weekend*

A classic GSM blend from the southern Rhone. Flavours comprise of wild herb, ripe red fruit and smooth tannins. Great with a Shepherd's Pie! 

Rhone & BurgundyDate published: 21/11/13

We've chosen some absolute corkers for our Tasting Counter - join us tomorrow to see what we have picked!

Beaujolais NouveauDate published: 21/11/13

Don't forget today is Beaujolais Nouveau Day! Get yours from Leith Walk today! We're open until 8pm. Make sure you don't miss out!

Food & WineDate published: 20/11/13

Fancy a treat this weekend?? Try tempura king prawns and a bottle of Veuve Cliquot NV - Only £29.99! The ultimate weekend treat!

Wines of Rhone and Burgundy.Date published: 20/11/13

Tomorrow sees the start of our wines from Rhone and Burgundy week. Join us in store all week when we will have a variety of wines from these regions available to taste.


Rhone & Bordeaux SpotlightDate published: 20/11/13

Join us this Saturday at 12pm or 3pm for our Spotlight Tasting. This week the focus will be on classic wines from the Rhone Valley and Bordeaux. 

RSVP to reserve your place. 0131 554 0177/ LTW@majestic.co.uk

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....Date published: 18/11/13

Majestic Leith Walk Recommends.....

This is in a different league to entry-level Italian Pinot Grigio, balancing a rich, pure palate of peach, melon and pear fruit with the crispest of finishes.

Alto Adige is in the far North of Italy, with vineyards lining either side of the valley formed by the River Adige. The reputation for quality, particularly from it's aromatic white wine, is typified by this high end Pinot Grigio from one of the region's better producers.

This wine will marry well with fresh tomato salads and seafood dishes such as grilled sea bass or barbecued king prawns.




Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 18/11/13

Will's Wine of the Week!

Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Merlot 2012 Colchagua Valley

Plush red and black fruit flavours of strawberry, cherry and blackberry form the backbone, overlaid with notes of vanilla and green tobacco leaf. Soft, ripe tannins provide a great sense of volume.

A great example of Chile's most celebrated red varietal, mainly from vineyards in Colchagua Valley, with 15% Casablanca Valley fruit added for extra freshness of flavour. Aged for 12 months in 30% new French and American oak barrels.

I find this wine works really well with a rich lasagne but can also easily be drunk on its own.

Was £9.36

Special Offer £7.48!*

Leith Loves...Date published: 17/11/13

The most popular wines this month so far have been:

1. Villa Maria Sauvignon blanc - £6.99

2. Prosecco Zonin £7.99

3. Vina Eguia Reserva £6.66

4. Mont Saint Jean Corbieres £5.99

5. Cotes Du Rhone Guigal £7.99

These are all on fantastic deals at the moment so its no wonder they have been so popular. Let us know if you have a favourite wine from Majestic Leith Walk via our twitter page. Follow us @majesticltw

Peroni just £1 a bottle!Date published: 17/11/13

Peroni just £1 a bottle!

Get yours while this great deal is on!

Champagne deals...Date published: 17/11/13

Champagne deals...

Bollinger £30

Heidsieck Monopole Brut £16

Nicolas Feuillate Rose £19.99

Taittinger £27.99

Moet Brut NV £27.99

De Telmont £16

Veuve Cliquot £29.99

Dom Perigon 2004 £120

Bollinger Grande Annee £60

Make sure you stock up for Christmas!

Beaujolais NouveauDate published: 17/11/13

Beaujolais Nouveau £8.49

The infamous Beaujolais Nouveau Day is nearly upon us! On the third Thursday of November at 12:01 am the red wine is released for sale.
Beaujolais Nouveau, made from the Gamay grape, is a classic example of vin du primeur, as it is only fermented for a very short period of time before release. The wine does not benefit from long term ageing and is usually drank immediately during Beaujolais Nouveau parties! 

The pink-purple wine is packed full of fruity flavours such as pear drop, strawberry, fig and banana. The production methods used produces very few tannins - giving the wine its typically light body. As with all wines from Beaujolais you can even serve the red slightly chilled as an aperitif or alongside simple salads.

We do not receive a huge allocation of this so reserve yours now via  0131 554 0177 or at ltw@majestic.co.uk

Leith Walk recommends.....Date published: 17/11/13

Taylor's First Estate NV

This was a huge favourite with customers and staff during our recent Winter Wine evening. This is a great value Port, perfect for Christmas day.

Robust, tannic Touriga National and Tinta Barocca are the varieties behind this unique style. The concentrated, structured base wine is fortified to stop fermentation early, leaving a sweet, robust juice with plenty of residual sugar.

It has lashings of dark berries, plums, wintry cloves and vanilla spice. This youthful style is wonderful on its own but equally at home with hard cheeses or my favourite a mince pie. The perfect winter tipple!

Special offer £8.99

New Grape to GlassDate published: 17/11/13

New Grape to Glass

We have the new Christmas edition of the Grape to Glass in store. 

If you don't receive one in the post, pop into store and grab one! 

A NEW delicious beer!Date published: 17/11/13

Einstök Icelandic White Ale  £9.99 

Made from the purest water on earth just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Einstök Icelandic Craft Ales deliver "...a flavorful, easy-to-drink adventure". Now available to you right here. Brewed in the centuries- old Belgian tradition, their White Ale features the complex flavours of a classic wheat beer, including orange peel and coriander.

The whole team here were very impressed with this beer. Get yours before it all disappears.

Hurry....Offers ending!!Date published: 17/11/13

Hurry....Offers ending!!

We've a range of classic products on offer until 7pm on Monday 18 November!

See them all at http://www.majestic.co.uk/two-week-special-offers

Sophie's Super Sunday WinesDate published: 17/11/13

Sophie's Super Sunday Wines

We can find a wine to match anything from your Sunday Roast to a simple salad. Check out these cracking wines to match what you're eating this Sunday.

Ch. Le Vivier 2008, Medoc - £7.99

A 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The balance between soft fruity plum, bramble and firm tannin makes Red a great match for roast beef.

Rioja Gran Reserva 2005/2006 Lagunilla - £9.99

This Gran Reserva is full of classic flavours such as raisin, dried fig and spice making it the great match for lamb. The smooth tannins stand up to rich lamb dishes perfectly.

Caixas Albariño 2012 Martín Códax, Rías Baixas - £6.66

Citrus and stone fruit are perfectly combined to give a light, youthful and zesty wine. Albarino is a great wine to drink with shellfish or other simple dishes.

Serena Pinot Grigio 2012 - £6.66

The warmer Tuscan climate really helps to develop more complex aromas and flavours. Full of pear, melon and even a hint of banana. A great wine for light dishes such as a chicken salad.

Party ServicesDate published: 17/11/13

Party Services

Let Majestic Leith Walk take care of your big event. On top of a range that includes lagers and ales by the case, soft drinks, water and ice, our comprehensive party service features:

FREE delivery

FREE glass loan

FREE chiller bin and ice bucket loan

EXPERT ADVICE on what works with your menu and how much to buy with your budget

SALE OR RETURN on any unopened items

Pop into store for further information, or contact us on 0131 5540 177 or ltw@majestic.co.uk

Remember to follow us on twitter @majesticltw 

Get into the Festive SpiritDate published: 17/11/13

From Scotch sippers to gin Gourmets, cognac connoisseurs to vodka virtuosos, we have everything you need to delight the spirits lover in your life.

Some of our great offers include;

Jack Daniels - £25

Glenmorangie original - £26

Bombay Sapphire Gin - £19

Martell V.S - £23

Leith Walk recommends.....Date published: 17/11/13

Leith Walk recommends.....Breganze Pinot Grigio.

Dry, very fresh, packed full of lemon and green apple with a touch of blossom. This would go perfectly with salmon.

Currently on a very good offer at just  £5.99

Press MentionsDate published: 16/11/13

This week, Saturday Kitchen filmed in our Bristol store. 

Peter Richards was filmed recommending Picpoul de Pinet 2012 Cabrol. 

He suggested matching this wine with roasted hake. 

Get yours for just £7.99 a bottle!

Sparkling Saturday! Lindauer Special ReserveDate published: 16/11/13

Sparkling Saturday! Lindauer Special Reserve

Today we will have the Lindauer Special Reserve open to taste! 

A great party fizz and currently on a great offer at just £9.99

Come and explore

Chile tasting week has startedDate published: 15/11/13

Chile tasting week has started

This week is a great opportunity for you to taste a variety of Chilean wines. We have chosen a fantastic range of grape varieties, so there is something for everyone.

Head down to Majestic Leith Walk for your FREE samples.. 

A Majestic Exclusive!Date published: 15/11/13

A Majestic Exclusive... the New Château Le Vivier 2008 Médoc

A 50/50 Cabernet/Merlot blend, this wine has great balance between firm tannin, intense bramble fruit and soft plum notes, with the influence of old and new oak adding polish and a liquorice spice.

This is part of our Mix n Match offer and is a bit of a bargain at just £7.99! A perfect partner with slow cooked beef.

Still not convinced? Pop into store and have a taste for yourself.

The Ned at £6.99!Date published: 15/11/13

The Ned at £6.99!

This fantastic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is now on a great offer at just £6.99

A firm favourite with the customers of Majestic Leith Walk, I expect this to fly out of the store. Make sure you take advantage of this brilliant deal before it all runs out!

Contact us on 0131 5540 177 or ltw@majestic.co.uk 

Weekend Wines Under £10Date published: 14/11/13

Portillo Malbec £7.99

Bodegas Salentein has one of the largest cool-climate estates in Argentina, with 2000 ha of vines, at up to 1700m above sea level. Their Malbec is grown at around 1050m. This multi-award-winning wine recently won Decanter's 'Best Argentinian Malbec under £10' trophy.An intense red-purple colour, with an equally intense nose of plum and bramble. Round and fulsome on the palate, delivering a swathe of ripe,fresh black fruit held together by lush tannins.Try this with a lightly spicy lamb and date tagine.

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 14/11/13

Will's Wine of the Week!

Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2011/2012 Casablanca Valley

Aromas of banana and pineapple on the nose, with upfront mango and passionfruit on the palate, complemented by a buttery, creamy character to the palate. Hints of toffee on the after taste.

Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray founded Viña Montes to pursue the making of premium wines in Chile. Barrel fermented using a mixture of Burgundian and native yeasts this Chardonnay is matured in French oak for 12 months.

A real favourite of mine, this rich and fruity Chardonnay works quite well with spicy dishes, and are classic partners to poultry in creamy sauces.

Was £12.49

Now £9.99!

New!! Craft BeersDate published: 11/11/13

Our range of craft beers is ever expanding and this week we got to try two of our newest brews!

Einstok White Ale, Akureyri, Iceland £9.99 per 6 

- made using pure Arctic water filtered through lava rock. The white ale is elegant with great citrus flavours.

 Punk IPA, Brewdog, Aberdeen £9.99 per 6

- Intense tropical flavours with a great bitter finish. The Punk IPA is a great beer for food matching.

This week the Spotlight is on New ArrivalsDate published: 10/11/13

Majestic Exclusives

Striking French Viognier £7.99 

- Very fruity on the nose. A creamy texture with great stone fruit and toasty flavours. An all round winner from Jean Claude Mas. Great label too!

Panamericana Sauvignon Blanc £5.99

- Bought for a bargain price from one of our top Chilean producers. This exclusive parcel really packs a citrus punch. Full on lemon and lime flavours and great acidity. The perfect food wine.

Croix Saint Adel Blanc £7.99

- Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Viognier are blended to create this complex and intriguing white. Great body and textures make it the ideal partner to gammon or ham dishes - a great one for Christmas.

Santa Ana Sauvignon Blanc £5.99

- This lively little number is so full of citrus flavours it almost has a slight spritz. A fantastic refreshing white great on its own.

Big on flavour

Duc de Belmont Coteaux Bourguignons £7.99

- Decanter trophy winning Gamay from Burgundy. Full of peppery spice and lively fruit. Great length too.

Montes Reserva Malbec £7.99

- Famous for their Alpha wines, Montes has created this dark and intense Malbec. Lots of meaty flavours with black fruit notes and aromatics which will develop over the next five years.

Spotlight Tastings!Date published: 09/11/13

Our super popular Spotlight Tastings are back -yay! We have just completed our first tasting which showcased some of our fantastic New Arrivals. The star of the show had to be the Croix Sainte Adel Blanc (£7.99). A fabulous blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. The blend creates complexity in the wine - both on the nose and palate. 

If you missed our Spotlight Tasting this week do not dispair - details of the wines tasted will be published at a later date.

We still have spaces remaining for our forthcoming tutorials which are ;

Saturday 23rd November - Wines of the Rhone Valley and Bordeaux

Saturday 7th December - Christmas Wines

If you'd like to reserve a place call us on 0131 554 0177, or drop us an email LTW@majestic.co.uk

Sparkling Saturday! Undurraga Rose, Chile.Date published: 09/11/13

This delicate pink sparkling wine is the perfect partner to your Saturday night! Full of watermelon, strawberry and cherry flavours with a great snappy acidity and fizz. All for the bargain price of £6.99!

Recent Press MentionsDate published: 09/11/13

Saturday Kitchen featured our Puy de Dome range this morning to match their heaven or hell dishes. Puy de Dome Pinot Noir (£8.99) is a full on fruity number and agreat match for beef dishes. The Chardonnay (£7.99) is unoaked and packed full of citrus and stone fruit - great for fish dishes.

Do you run a bar, club or restaurant?Date published: 08/11/13

Do you run a bar, club or restaurant? Have you been let down by your supplier or do you fancy changing your wine list?

We have a dedicated commercial team who can help! Trade only wines, flexible delivery tiimes and all the expertise you need.

Contact us in store on 0131 554 0177

Beer of the Month..Date published: 08/11/13

Beer of the Month

Brooklyn Brewery Lager

Brooklyn Brewery was founded in 1987, by journalist Steve Hindy and banker Tom Potter, and have gone on to make some of the best craft beers and lagers around.

Master brewer Garrett Oliver arrived in 1994, and has helped Brooklyn Brewery to become one of the most sought after beers around today. Compared to some mass produced beers and lagers, theirs have a distinctive taste. He's a big fan of food and beer matching and published the book “The Brewmaster's Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food” in 2003.

Brooklyn lager is amber-gold in colour and uses the British technique of Dry-hopping in a Viennese-style beer, resulting in a smooth lager that's versatile with food. It has a refreshing bitterness that makes you want to take one more sip, rounded of with a pleasant floral aroma


Wine of the Week - Paso Creek CabernetDate published: 08/11/13

Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon


Wine of the Week is the Californian Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. The Paso Creek Ranch is situated just outside of the Paso Robles village. The area is full of vineyards and cattle ranches. The wine processes are carried out on small batches of wine before the final product is blended together and bottled.

The wine is a dark ruby colour with a ton of dark cherry and herbaceous notes on the nose. Some notes of black pepper and vanilla add complexity to the nose. The wine has a dense flavour full of deep tannins and supple fruit.

Drink with a simple roast beef.

Check out our Wines of CaliforniaDate published: 07/11/13

We will have Californian wines open to try all weekend!

Wines of California!Date published: 07/11/13

Wines of California

Starting on Friday 8th November we will have a mixture of Californian wines open to taste.

We have selected something for everyone – from fruity White Zinfandel Rose to big and bold Cabernet Sauvignon, and everything in between.

The following wines will be open to try 08/11-11/11

Clos du Bois Chardonnay - £9.99

- toasy oak, apple blossom and pear.

Beringer Founders Estate Chardonnay - £8.99

- mango, citrus and hints of spice.

Fetzer White Zinfandel Rose - £7.99

- cherry, raspberry and a natural spritz.

Beringer Napa Cabernet Sauvignon - £24

- cassis fruit, spice and cedar wood.

Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - £11.99

- cocoa, black pepper and black cherry.

Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel - £15.98

- ripe fruit, coffee and cocoa.

Mandolin Merlot - £9.99

- sweet cherry, subtle oak and herbs.

Make sure you pop down to see us!

Not many bottles left.....Date published: 06/11/13

Not many bottles left.....

With the Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc being on such a good offer at just £6.99 it s not surprising that it has nearly all gone!

To avoid disappointment contact us on 0131 5540 177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk to reserve yours!

Be quick!

Fantastic Champagne Offer!Date published: 06/11/13

For a limited time only we have the brilliant Heidsieck & Co Monopole Brut NV at just £16.99 a bottle!

Dominated by Pinot Noir, this champagne is full bodied and rich, with citrus and berry fruit notes.

Get yours now while stocks last

Californian Tasting weekDate published: 06/11/13

Starting on Friday 8th November we will have a mixture of Californian wines open to taste. 

We will have a wide selection open to try on the tasting counter, so make sure you pop down to Majestic Leith Walk

New Improved Offers!Date published: 05/11/13

Starting today, we have some improved deals on! These include:

Prosecco Corte Alta - £6.99

Raboso Rosado Corte Alta - £6.99

Pinot Grigio Breganze - £5.99

Cotes Du Rhone, E.Guigal - £9.59

Bourgogne Chardonnay 'Les Chenaudieres' - £6.99

Vieux Remparts, Lussac St Emillion - £6.99

Wine of the WeekDate published: 04/11/13

Will's Wine of the Week!

Côtes du Rhône 2011 Vidal-Fleury

Using Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan, this wine is garnet in colour, with a classic Rhône nose of bramble fruits and heady spice. The medium-bodied palate has fresh and snappy red fruit surrounded by firm and persistent tannins.

Vidal-Fleury is the Rhône Valley's oldest continuously-operating winery, established in 1781. Today, head winemaker is Guy Sarton du Jonchay, whose experience takes in Bordeaux, Australia's Rosemount Estate and Cavas de Weinert of Argentina.

This wine works really well with sausages & mash or hard cheeses.

*This wine is included in our 'Pick n Mix' offers!*

Was £9.99

Now £6.66!

Free Winter Wine tasting event - 14th NovemberDate published: 03/11/13

Spaces are filling up quickly for this event so make sure you RSVP your place now.

Contact us on 0131 5540 177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk

Special Offer - PeroniDate published: 31/10/13

Special Offer - Peroni

We currently have Peroni on a fantastic deal at just £1 a bottle (cases of 12).

Make sure you place your order before this deal ends!

Special offer - Pilsner UrquellDate published: 31/10/13

Special offer - Pilsner Urquell

For a limited time only we have this popular beer priced at just £1 per bottle! (cases of 24 bottles)

Be quick to avoid disappointment!

Bubbles for the weekendDate published: 31/10/13

Undurraga Rosé 

Grape Variety - Pinot Noir

Nose: Tropical fruits, with strawberry and cherry nuances.

Palate: Clean, fresh and crisp, tropical fruits, cherries, strawberries and watermelon.

Food Match: Light and relatively low in alcohol this wine is a perfect aperitif or party wine for warm weather. Its refreshing and crisp character is well matched with white fish with creamy sauces. But it is equally at home with a Chicken Salad!

Price: £6.99 

Bargain BordeauxDate published: 31/10/13

ts is quite rare for the words "bargain" and "Bordeaux" to be lumbered in the same sentence and while there is some truth that you do need to pay more for a good claret, there are some wonderful wines under £10.

One such one is the Chateau Mugron 2010  at just £6.99!

This is a great example of a 'petit chateaux' literally meaning small castles. These properties are modest not in their extent as in their reputation and price. Mugrons hillside vineyards are located in the communes of Prignac and Marcamps, on the edge of Dordogne. Fermented in stainless steel creating a fruit-focused claret, full of succulent berry flavours and a subtle hint of smoke. Try with most red meat dishes, casseroles, pasta and hard cheeses. A superb wine, hailing from Bordeaux not to be missed at under £7!

Tasting notes now availableDate published: 31/10/13

Tasting notes now available

We can now provide the tasting notes for all your wines at the till.

Whether you want to impress your friends, run a tasting or learn a little bit more about each wine, then our concise notes offer a few details about where the wine comes from, and what it should taste like.

Try Something NewDate published: 31/10/13

Caixas Godello £7.99

This is a grape we will be seeing a lot more of over the coming years. Originating in Galicia, north west Spain, this is a grape that has something for everyone. It is refreshing and crisp, yet has a surprisingly full body and a lot of length.

Packed full of lemon zest and green apple on the nose, joined by a hint of stone fruits and some floral characters. The body is substantive yet the wine retains a refreshing and light character. It is a great wine to drink on its own, but it is an ideal match for seafood tapas dishes.

This is a great wine so stock up this weekend. (While Stocks Last!)

Prosecco Bargain Date published: 31/10/13

Prosecco Bargain 

We are currently offering Prosecco Zonin for only £7.99 per bottle.

This light and fruity Prosecco is the perfect treat!

Follow us on Twitter!Date published: 31/10/13

Follow us on Twitter!

Did you know that you can follow Majestic Leith Walk on Twitter?

We regularly Tweet about offers in-store, products that have recently arrived back in stock and also any upcoming events that will be taking place.

Why not follow us today and hear all the up to date Majestic Leith Walk news as soon as it happens....

Find us at @majesticltw

Gift VouchersDate published: 31/10/13

Gift Vouchers

Treat your friends or family to the ultimate gift. At Majestic we do gift vouchers that come in £10, £20 and £50 denominations. They can be redeemed at any Majestic store throughout the UK.

Our minimum purchase of 6 bottles, mixed by any style or price, applies to all purchases using vouchers. Get the perfect gift from your local Majestic store.

Will's grape of the Day... Date published: 31/10/13

Will's grape of the Day... 

...Primitivo is an Italian grape and gives its name to the DOC from which the best examples of this grape's wine comes from; Primitivo do Manduria, in the south of Puglia. The vines grow on iron rich terra rossa soil, these soils and the region's hot mediterranean climate make for flavoursome wine with robust acidity, high alcohol and a jammy fruit flavour.   

Try the Surani Costarossa, which is now just £8.99! One of my favourite wines!

Fancy a Freebie?Date published: 30/10/13

Fancy a Freebie?

We love to go the extra mile for our customers at Majestic. From our free tasting counter, wine events and cheeky banter we want to make sure you have a Majestic experience that can't be picked up in your local supermarket.

But that isn't enough we are now giving away free glasses! Dartington Crystal glasses at that! How you may ask, well here is how you can claim your free glasses:

1.If you are a new customer sign up to our list today and we will give you a voucher so that the next time you make a purchase in-store, you will receive a pair of glasses absolutely FREE


2. If you are already an existing customer and already on the customer list, simply bring a friend to Majestic who has not shopped with us before, and when you each make a minimum purchase of 6 bottles, you will each get a pair of glasses absolutely FREE

Looking for something other than wine?Date published: 30/10/13

Looking for something other than wine? 

We do more than just wine here at Majestic, including an ever expanding range of craft beers and ciders. If you're looking for some beer to enjoy with whatever the Scottish weather has left of the summer for us, why not pop in? 

We've got everything from Curious Brew Lager (made with Champagne yeasts), to German beers, to Scottish ales from the Black Isle Brewery, Innis and Gunn and much more! 

Even better, we've got plenty of special offers on some of our beers at the moment!   Why not come and explore with us and browse our selection for yourself? You may well find something new to try that you almost certainly won't find in the supermarkets!

Share your wine experiences Date published: 30/10/13

Share your wine experiences 

Why not tweet us @majesticltw with your wine experiences. 

Whether it was a fantastic Rioja or a super Sauvignon you had, let us know your thoughts!

Choosing the correct bubbles Date published: 30/10/13

Choosing the correct bubbles  

There's nothing better to celebrate a special occasion than enjoying a lovely glass of fizz amongst friends and family. No matter what your taste there's something for everyone so why not use the following guide to help select the bottle that is perfect for you....


Prosecco is an Italian grape and is extremely popular at the minute. It commonly has flavours of peach, apricot, pear, honey and even floral notes and is a fantastic light, delicate and fruity option for a refreshing drinking. 


Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine combining the three grapes Parallada, Xarel-lo and Macabeo. The common flavours here are a variety of citrus fruits, baked apples and occasional nutty or brioche notes. There are plenty of fantastic high quality Cava's about at the minute so why not ignore the common misperception that Cava is a lower quality sparkling wine and give a bottle a go?


When the budget is allowing a bottle of Champagne is a fantastic way to really celebrate in style. A non vintage Champagne generally tends to be slightly lighter and fruitier with plenty of citrus fruit and acidity where as vintage champagnes tend to be richer in style with more complex flavours of toast and brioche. The style of a Champagne does vary dramatically between different Champagne houses so if you're wanting to spend that extra cash I would always recommend getting advice based on personal taste to make sure you get the right bottle for your palate.

For more information pop into store where we are more than happy to help.

Will's Midweek Wine...try ViognierDate published: 30/10/13

Alamos Viognier 2012

The Alamos vineyards are set in Catena's high altitude landscape and as a result it benefits from warm days and cool evenings. This range in temperature allows a long ripening period and thus preserves the fruit's full range of aromas and flavours.

This unoaked Viognier orffers ripe apricot and delicate blossom notes. LIght and crisp on the palate, with concentrated flavours. The finish is clean and refreshing with excellent natural acidity. 

Lightly chill and enjoy now with baked fish or alternatively with rabbit and spring vegetables.


FREE glass hire! Date published: 30/10/13

FREE glass hire! 

Organising a party, planning a wedding or just preparing for a dinner party, You'll always get through more glasses than you expect! Our Free Glass Loan service includes wine glasses, flutes, hi-ball tumblers and pint glasses. 

All we ask for is a £1-a-glass deposit, payable in advance, and that the glasses are returned to us clean and ready for re-use. The deposit is fully refundable,all you pay for is breakages. And since you have paid a deposit, there's no time limit in which you have to return them. 

In addition to the glass hire we also hire out chiller bins and ice buckets. The chiller bins hold 18-24 bottles of wine or Champagne or 2-3 cases (48-72 bottles) of lager when filled with ice and water. Filled with 3-4 bags of ice, drinks will be well chilled in 30-45 minutes and will be kept cold for several hours especially if kept in the shade. These are available on a £15-a-bin deposit basis, refunded in full on return. 

Alternatively, for a more formal affair try our table-top ice buckets which are available to purchase or hire for £10 – these hold 4-5 bottles of Champagne, wine or water with 1 bag of ice. 

Don't forget that we also sell bags of ice that we can deliver with the rest of your drinks.

Free Delivery Date published: 30/10/13

Free Delivery 

 It's always good fun to pop in-store and have a browse but if you just don't have the time to do so then you can order over the phone or via our website for FREE delivery*. We deliver 7 days a week, morning, afternoon and evenings so we really do deliver when it is best for you.

We turn the vast majority of orders around within 48 hours of ordering which cannot be bad! If you have a party or any other function coming up and you know you will need a delivery then call us and reserve your delivery slot as during the busy summer months our delivery schedules do fill up very quickly.  

*Free delivery is applicable to 6+ bottle orders over £40.

A brilliant Dessert wine!Date published: 30/10/13

A brilliant Dessert wine!

Cloudy Bay Late Harvest Riesling!

Having tried this for the first time the other night, I thought I would share my opinion with you! 

Described as an 8 on our scale of sweetness, this will complete your pudding like few other new-world wines will!

Cloudy Bay make this wine in very small quantities from two vineyardsites late in the growing season, when many of the bunches are botrytised, although some non-botrytised grapes are included for added freshness. 8 months maturation in oak ensures harmony and richness.

Richly aromatic, offering notes of honey, nougat, orange blossom and peach. Indulgently sweet, the palate glows with luscious flavours of ripefig and apricot, all the way through a long finish.

Superb with crème brulée or a Dime bar cheesecake!

Stocks are short for this wine so take advantage while stocks last!


Christmas Tasting Evening - 14th NovemberDate published: 30/10/13

Christmas Tasting Evening - 14th November

With only about 9 weeks until Christmas, it's time again for our annual tasting extravaganza!!

We will have a range of about a dozen wines for you to try, all with a festive feel. So if you don't know what red to have with your goose, white with your turkey, or dessert wine with the Xmas pud, then come down and explore! We also have great ideas for party wines and gifts for all your relatives.

It is an informal evening, so you are free to wander around and try whatever takes your fancy from our selection; all accompanied by a fantastic range of cheeses and other nibbles. 

Book your slot now as spaces are going fast!! Please call  on 0131 5540 177 or email ltw@majestic.co.uk.

Remember, it's FREE!!

Will's Wine of the Week!Date published: 30/10/13

Will's Wine of the Week!

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2011 Lodi County

Using the Zinfandel grape, this wine is bursting with concentrated sweet blueberry, plums and spice aromas. Bright and fruity with soft, ripe roundness and well balanced acidity, filled with vanilla and toasted spices that linger on the finish.

Lodi, in the Northern part of California's Central Valley, is know as the Zinfandel Capital of the World. Home to mature vine Zinfandel plantings in well-drained sandy soils, produce powerful and extractive wines that underline Ravenswood's 'No Wimpy Wines' motto.

One of my favourite wines, its is a pleasure to drink by itself or with flavourful duck dishes. lamb or a cheese platter. Enjoy over the next four years.

*This wine is included in our 'Pick n Mix' offers!*

Was £10.99

Now £7.32!

Pick n Mix - Our Great offers!Date published: 30/10/13

Pop into store and see which wines we have on great offers!

Team Leith favourites include:

Nicloas Feuillatte NV - £16

Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc - £6.66

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc - £6.99

Vina Eguia Reserva - £6.66

Gavi Montiero - £5.99

Veuve Clicquot -£29.99

This is just a snap shot of whats on offer so make sure you visit us and pick up a bargain!

Bargain Beers!Date published: 30/10/13

We have some great offers on beer at the moment with Peroni, Pilsner Urquell and Sam Adams just £1 a bottle!

Get yours now for the weekend!

Wine of the Weekend!Date published: 26/10/13

Real Compania de Vinos Tempranillo


Bodegas Muriel created Real Compania de Vinos in 2007 as a means to produce single-varietal wines. This Tempranillo comes from old vines situated to the east of La Mancha.

Intense red in colour and jam packed with fruit. Lots of strawberry, red cherry and liquorice on the palate. A great wine on its own or with rich tomato dishes.

October Offers - Final Chance..Date published: 25/10/13

Don't miss out on our fantastic offers which will be ending on Monday 28th October.

We have great deals such as the Wakefield Range only £8.99, De Telmont Grand Reserve Brut £15, Prosecco Conegliano £8.99, Vinho Verde £5.99 and many more!!

Come and Explore!

Pedro's Sherry - open to try!Date published: 25/10/13

Come and Explore Our new Sherry Range

When it comes to Sherry, Pedro really knows his stuff. That's why we paired up with him to produce this exclusive range of Sherry. Not only do they taste fantastic but the also look it too! Each bottle features a poster from various festivals held over the years in Jerez. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Pedro's Fino - £8.99 This bone dry Fino is aged under flor which gives intense yeast flavours combined with almond and fresh apple. It would be  excellent served fridge cold alongside olives, smoked almonds and seafood tapas.The label features the poster from the Sherry Vintage Festival of 1967.

Pedro's Amontillado - £9.99 Fantastic aromas of hazelnut and subtle yeast. The Amontillado has a smooth palate and great length. Enjoy with hard cheese. The poster comes from the     1955 Sherry Festival.

Pedro's Oloroso - £11.99 This Oloroso is a more traditional example aged sherry. The palate is well rounded and full of complexity. The palate is packed full of toasted walnut. Oloroso makes a great match for red meat. The label here shows the poster of the1956 Sherry festival.

Pedro's Palo Cortado - £14.99 A rare yet wonderful Sherry. Palo Cortado falls between two styles, Amontillado and Oloroso. The pungent nose and soft flavour make this a great match for Manchego cheese.

Available to taste 25/10 - 28/10

Food and Wine MatchDate published: 24/10/13

Try Baby-Tuscan Dogajolo Carpineto (£8.99) alongside Pizza topped with rich tomato sauce, mozzarella and spicy Italian meats! Its the perfect mid-week wine and food combo!

Magic of Fine WineDate published: 22/10/13

Magic of Fine Wine

(Available to taste on October 25th/26th)

Amarone Classico ‘Vigneti di Roccolo’ 2010 Cantina Negrar

Brooding, deep, intense aromas of Christmas cake, chocolate, cinnamon, sweet fruits and spice. The concentrated palate offers a thick texture and soft velvety tannins, very rich fruit characteristics.

From the Veneto region of northwestern Italy, Amarone della Valpolicella is a blend of the Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grape varieties. Grapes for the wine were dried on straw mats, increasing the sugar concentration, before being fermented and aged in oak barrels.

A wine that can age for up to 5 years or be enjoyed right now, particularly with game, rich pasta, tomato flavoured sauces and cheeses.

Was £22

Now £18!

Wine of the Week!Date published: 22/10/13

Panamericana Merlot 2012 Central Valley


The winery, Viña El Descanso, is based in the Curicó Valley in Chile. During the wine making process the grapes undergo cool fermentation and only a small percentage of the blend comes into contact with oak. These techniques ensure the finished style of the wine is very fruit-focused.

Full of red fruit, good acidity and plummy notes. The small percentage of oak used during wine making gives warming hints of vanilla spice.

Enjoy on its own or with BBQ lamb.

New Arrival....Date published: 21/10/13

New Arrival....

Panamericana Merlot 2012, Chile - £5.99

Made in a style to maintain its fresh fruit profile, aromas of redcurrants and mulberries are detectable. A small proportion of the wine is aged in oak leading to a slightly spicy finish.

A great value wine that will be very popular. Get yours now to avoid disappointment.

New Prosecco Salatin....open to taste today!Date published: 20/10/13

New Prosecco Salatin....open to taste today!

Prosecco Salatin is a new Prosecco to Majestic Leith Walk.

Azienda Viniola Salatin are based in Cordignano, just 13km north east of Conegliano. This Prosecco is made from grapes sourced entirely from the DOC vineyards of Treviso and is made in the typically fruit-focussed, off-dry style.

This Prosecco is wonderfully aromatic and zesty with green apple and hints of jasmine on the nose.  The persistent mousse lifts and refreshes the palate. 

This makes a great aperitif and perfect for parties, but why not try it with seafood too. 

Was £14.99 - Now only £9.99

Pop in and have a FREE taste today.

Beer of the Month..Date published: 18/10/13

Under Dog Atlantic Lager, Flying Dog - £9.99 per 6pk.

Flying Dog began in 1990 as a bar in Aspen, Colorado. They then went on to become one of the most important producers in the craft revolution, and now for producing premium lager in a can. The can makes transportation cheaper, recycling easier and keeps the beers tasting fresher.

The lager has a good flavour mix of hops, citrus and fruity yeast.

Come and Explore.

Something New for the Weekend!Date published: 18/10/13

Try our new Chilean Cousiño-Macul Antiguas Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery dates back to 1856 and is still owned by the same founding family today. 

The wine has intense fruit flavours and soft luscious tannins. Some ageing in French oak gives a great sweet spice to the finish.

A perfect wine for any cold evening! Enjoy with red meat.

Only £7.99

Come and Explore

Wines of the Week - Wakefield Shiraz and Chardonnay!Date published: 16/10/13

October deals on Wakefield Wines!

The Clare Valley is the most northerly vinegrowing district in South Australia and it has a hotter and drier climate than other areas. Many vineyards are not irrigated and the resulting wines tend to be full bodied and intensely flavoured. The wines from Wakefield are no exception. The two we have open are my personal favourites but the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are also both worth a try!

Wakefield Shiraz 2010 Clare Valley


Packed with an array of black stewed fruits, peppery spice and a touch of mocha the nose and palate of this wine are beautifully intense. It has a long finish and is the perfect wine to welcome the start of Winter and warm you up on these chilly evenings! Try with a sausage casserole, a steak and kidney pie or I could happily drink it by itself!

Wakefield Chardonnay 2012 Clare Valley


This Chardonnay is a far cry from those Australian wines that flooded the market in the 1990's. It has a refreshing acidity that balances the lovely tropical and stone fruits on the palate. It has a richness to it which makes it an ideal match to creamy white meat dishes. I would also recommend it to partner your roast chicken this Sunday lunchtime!

Both these wines are part of our improved offers on a range of wines this October. Ask a member of the team to point the rest out to you!

New October Offers!Date published: 15/10/13

We have some new fantastic offers starting today at Majestic Leith Walk!

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2012 - Was £7.49 now ONLY £5.99

Chapoutier Cote du Rhone Belleruche - Was £9.99 Now ONLY £7.99

Wakefield Estate Shiraz - Was £11.99 Now ONLY £8.99

Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Was £11.99 Now ONLY £8.99

Wakefield Estate Merolt - Was £11.99 Now ONLY £8.99

Wakefield Estate Chardonnay - Was £11.99 Now ONLY £8.99

Be sure to take advantage of these fantastic deals!

Magic of Fine WineDate published: 15/10/13

Magic of Fine Wine

(Available to taste on October 18th/19th)

Chateau Senejac, Cru Bourgeois, Haut - Medoc

With a black fruit backbone and hints of graphite and mocha, this wine offers a sense of pedigree and opulence. Polished tannins and good balance make it immediately approachable.

Located on gravely soils in the village of Le Pian, Senejac is a 39 hectare property with vines averaging 35 years of age. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vessels, then aged for 12-15 months in 30% new oak barrels.

This is drinking well now, but should cellar well for up to 10 years!

Was £23

Now £18!

Wine of the WeekDate published: 09/10/13

Barista Pinotage 2012 Western Cape


The Pinotage grape, also known as South Africa's signature variety, is a cross between two varieties – Pinot Noir and Cinsault. The variety produces rustic style wines which often have flavours of coffee and chocolate.

Barista Pinotage is an intense wine full of coffee, dark fruit, chocolate and some savoury complexity. Great round finish.

Great with red meat or for a more unusual but excellent match try with dark chocolate.

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine season continues...Date published: 04/10/13

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine tasting season…this week sees us travel to White Burgundy and to one of the most famous wine regions in the world - Chablis!! 

Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, Seguinot-Bordet

Buy yours today for £19 a bottle!

INTRODUCTION: All over the New World wines have been made and labelled as Chablis, but very few ever come close to the original. The concept of Terrior, or specific attributes of geography, topography soil and climate have a significant impact on the character and style of the wines of Chablis. After Champagne and Alsace, Chablis is the most northerly wine making region in France, the cooler temperatures results in fresher and lighter bodied wines than the regions further south. The cooler climate and Kimmeridge clay soils and chalk sub-soils extend through Chablis and the

Loire Valley to the White Cliffs of Dover results in a unique expression of Chardonnay. The Romans introduced vines to the region in the first century AD, but the fame and desirability of Chablis stems from the 15th and 16th Century; the proximity to Paris and ease of transporting barrels via the

Yonne River led to sales of Chablis flourishing. Amongst the longest lived of White Burgundies, Chablis can age for decades in the case of the Grand Cru wines. The Chablis style of Chardonnay is characterised by vibrant green apple acidity, flinty and mineral aromas with floral undertones.

FACTS: The family Domaine of Seguinot-Bordet can be traced to the 1590's from the Maligny commune on the outskirts of Chablis. The wine making philosophy is exemplified by the work in the vineyard, with a rigorous program of de-budding, pruning, harvesting and selecting the best quality fruit in order to allow the terrior to express itself. The vines are very densely planted, with the vines aged between 45 and 60 years old (in contrast to 'old' vines in New Zealand, where many have not even made it to 30 years old). The wine is fermented and aged in temperature controlled tanks to maintain freshness and vibrancy.

TASTING NOTE: Powerful aromas of white florals, wet river stones, gun flint, and green apple leads to a body of fresh and racy vibrancy, minerality and ripe citrus fruits.

FOOD MATCH: Oysters in the half shell, seared scallops or king prawns in a chili sauce. 

Pop down any time over the weekend to see the quality £19 can buy you!

Wine of the WeekDate published: 03/10/13

Bellingham 'The Bernard Series' Viognier 2013 Western Cape


'The Bernard Series' pays homage to the founder of the Bellingham winery, Bernard Podlashuk.

The grapes used to make the wine are hand picked and then fermented in French Oak to give a spicy undertone.

On the nose you get layers of stone fruit, lychee and spice. The palate combines rich fruit, pepper and cinnamon.

Would be a great match for any creamy pasta dish.

Come and Explore

October Offers!!Date published: 01/10/13

From the 1st until the 14th October we will have the following special offers in store. Whether you're looking for a hearty red for the evening or stocking up on sparkling wine for Christmas don't miss out!

Macon-Villages 'Les Roches Blanches' 2012, Louis Jadot £7.99

Beaujolais-Villages 2011, Georges DuBoeuf £5.99

Serena Pinot Grigio 2012, Banfi £5.99

Louis Roederer Brut Premier £27.99

Moet & Chandon Brut £27.99

Nicolas Feuillatte NV £16.66

Prosecco Corte Alta £6.99

Portillo Malbec £6.99

Come and Save!

Special Offer - SpainDate published: 29/09/13

You only have two days remaining to stock up on Spanish wines with great prices! 

Some favourites have to be Lagunilla Rioja Reserva £6.56, Gran Vendema Crianza £5.62 and Caixas Albarino £7.49.

Catch them while you can!

Syrah vs Shiraz SpotlightDate published: 29/09/13

If you missed out on our Shiraz/Syrah Tasting yesterday then don't despair.. we have all of the wines available to taste in store plus many more. 

Don't forget we still have our Magic of Fine Wine Tasting and this weekend we've got the fantastic St Clair Pioneer Block Sauvignon Blanc open to try. At only £15.99 it is a real treat for the weekend.

Fine Wine Saturday.Date published: 28/09/13

Over the past few weeks we have been treating you to a variety of Fine Wines on our Tasting Counter. This week I am pleased to announce that I will be opening the superb St Clair Pioneer Block Sauvignon Blanc. Currently retailing at £15.99 it is a real bargain.

With intense aromas of lime, gooseberry and a hint of green herbs. The palate is dominated with citrus flavours and a tropical twist. A great zesty finish.

Treat yourself this Saturday night and pair this wine with some oysters dressed with tobasco and lemon.

Come and Explore.

Spotlight Tasting this Saturday - Shiraz vs Syrah!Date published: 27/09/13

Join us this Saturday at 12pm or 3pm when we will be taking a look at Syrah and its influence on international styles. The wines are chosen so all we need is you!

RSVP on 0131 554 0177 or email LTW@majestic.co.uk.

Come and Explore.

Wine of the WeekDate published: 27/09/13

Mister Shiraz 2011, Colchagua Valley


An exclusive bottling for Majestic, this wine represents a deliberate departure from the ultra-modern, fruit-centric Chilean style of Shiraz, and showcases Chile's ability to produce a more traditional, robust, spicy, yet unmistakably New World style.

Deep crimson colour with hints of violet. The nose is a complex mixture of plum and strawberry, with vanilla and cedar scents from French and American oak. A voluminous, muscular palate with great length.

At its best with rare, well-seasoned rib steak.

Sauvignon Blanc offers with free glassesDate published: 20/09/13

We currently have a great deal, buy selected Sauvignon Blanc's and you will receive some free glasses. There is some fantastic deals included such as Boschendal Sauvignon at £6.55 and La Grille Sauvignon at £6.99. Just bring along your current offers flier and buy any 6 bottles of these wines to get your free Dartington glasses!

Spotlight Tasting this Saturday - Sauvignon Blanc + Interesting Alternatives!Date published: 19/09/13

This Saturday sees the 3rd installment of our September Spotlight Tastings. We're going to be looking at our top selling grape variety Sauvignon Blanc and seeing if we can encourage our customers to become slightly more adventurous by comparing them with other, more unusual grape varieties. It will just take up half an hour out of your Saturday afternoon and you have two times to choose from 12pm or 3pm. Anyone is welcome to come along and join in - as with all our tastings at Majestic they are completely free of charge! If this takes your fancy please email us in store at ltw@majestic.co.uk or call Kat or Chris on 0131 5540177 to book a place! 

Great deals in South Africa!Date published: 19/09/13

Don't miss this opportunity to get South African wines at bargain prices. Until Monday they will have an extra 5% discounted from the existing 20% off deal. South Africa offers a great range of wine styles from lovely crisp applely sauvignons, to their creamy tropical nutty chardonnays in the whites. In the reds they offer a great value alternative to France with their Bordeaux blends and their own homemade grape variety - Pinotage! We'll have plenty of our favourite wines open to try over the weekend so why not pop in and see what you think. Alternatively you can order online at www.majestic.co.uk or call us in store on 0131 5540177!

Spain in the Spotlight.Date published: 14/09/13

For those of you who couldn't attend our Spotlight Tasting today do not despair! All of the wines will be able to taste over the weekend so you can try them at your leisure.

Compare Rioja

Wine 1: Rioja Reserva 2008, Lagunilla £6.99

A great Rioja for the money. Full of red fruit, spice and just the right amount of oak flavoring. This is a perfect easy drinking wine.

Wine 2: Rioja Reserva 2008, Muriel £7.99

Lots of deep dark fruit with spice and vanilla coming from the oak ageing. This wine has more body than the first with great acidity too making it a great food wine. Try with some roast lamb.

Ribera del Duero

Wine 1: Lamatum Crianza 2009, Ribera del Duero £7.99

Classic Ribera flavors of sweet vanilla and spice. Lots of juicy black and red fruit giving a plush texture. This wine would stand up to most meaty dishes.

Wine 2: Montecrastillo 2011, Ribera del Duero £7.99

The wine only spends 7 months in oak giving a lighter oak influence to the finished wine. A very deep dense wine with cherries and black berries.

Compare Variety

Wine 1: El Chaparral Old Vine Garnacha 2010, Navarra £7.99

100% Garnacha. The wine has lots of bright red fruits such as cranberry and red cherry. The texture is quite smooth and silky with well integrated tannin.

Wine 2: Matsu El Picaro 2012, Toro £7.99

Made using 100% Tempranillo. Very fruity in style with some sweet cherry flavours. It is a very intense fruit focused wine.

Spaces Available!Date published: 14/09/13

At 12pm and 3pm today we will put Spain in the Spotlight!! Join us at 12pm or 3pm when we will be trying 6 wines in 30 minutes. Our Spotlight Tastings are a great express way to try something new.

Call us on 0131 554 0177 or email LTW@majestic.co.uk to reserve a place.

Come and Explore!

Fine Wine TastingDate published: 13/09/13

As past of our Autumn on Fine Wine we will have Beaune 1er Cru open to try all weekend. This Fine Wine from Burgundy comes from the well known producer Jadot and is made using a blend of grapes from the Premier Cru sites. With flavours of red and black cherry, savoury spice and leather its a great buy. We will also have a more reasonably priced alternative open too so you can compare the two and decide which you prefer.

Come and Explore

Wine of The Week - Special OfferDate published: 13/09/13

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2012, New Zealand


The Giesen brothers produce this wine using a blend of grapes from 32 different vineayrd parcels.

This Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect wine for any occasion. It has a lovely tropical nose of lemongrass, lime and green herbs. The palate is bursting with gooseberry and classic citrus lift.

A great match to seafood risotto.

New Short Term DealsDate published: 12/09/13

Until Monday 23rd September we have some corking deals such as Giesen Sauvignon Blanc at £5.99, Piper-Heidsieck £19.99 and Nicolas Feuillatte NV at £15.99. Why not stock up now for that fast approacting week at the end of December??

Spotlight Tasting- Spanish WinesDate published: 10/09/13

This Saturday sees our second Spotlight Tasting - and its a good one!! We will be looking at Spain; exploring the different regions including Rioja and some of the less known areas which produce excellent wines. 

The FREE Tasting will last around 30 mintues and we will look at around 6 wines.

Super Saturday!!Date published: 07/09/13

Today we will have a fantastic selection of wines available for you to taste. We will be showcasing the versitility of Chardonnay at our Spotlight Tastings at 12pm and 3pm- you don't want to miss out! Plus we have selected our pick of the latest offers in store. And it doesn't stop there! We have the Jermann Pinot Grigio open- a great Italian Fine Wine which you can compare to one of our customers favourites - The Ned Pinot Grigio.

Come and Explore!

Wine of the Week.Date published: 04/09/13

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012, New Zealand


The Montana winery is one of the most well known wineries from New Zealand. They produce wines which are fresh fruity and packed full of flavour.

This Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect example of a New Zealand wine. Full of gooseberry, citrus and grassy notes.

Great on its own or with spicy Thai style dishes.

Spaces available!Date published: 02/09/13

Our first Spotlight Tasting will take place this Saturday 7th September at 12pm and 3 pm. We will be looking at different styles of Chardonnay from around the world and how climate and region can change the characteristics of a grape variety. 

To reserve your place call us on 0131 554 0177 or email us at LTW@majestic.co.uk

September Spotlight Tastings.Date published: 02/09/13

Every Saturday in September we will be hosting a Spotlight Tasting at 12pm and 3pm. Each week we will look at a different theme and will have 6 different wines to try relating to each Tasting. Our Spotlight Tastings are a great way to compare wines from the same region, compare the same variety from different regions and learn more about wine styles.

To reserve a place call us on 0131 554 0177 or email us at LTW@majestic.co.uk.

Fine Wine Tasting.Date published: 02/09/13

On Thursday 5th September we will be opening Jermann Pinot Grigio which is a Fine Wine from Italy and comparing this to a better value New Zealand alternative, The Ned Pinot Grigio. Join us in store throughout the day to try these wines and compare the two price ranges. 

Our Fine Wine Tastings will be held over the next few weeks - so don't miss out!

New Zealand Sauvignon - Offer Ending!Date published: 31/08/13

Our current New Zealand offer will be ending on Monday 2nd September at 7pm. Don't forget to stock up on your favourites such as Ned, Brancott and Oyster Bay- all currently at £7.99.

Italy OfferDate published: 29/08/13

Our special offer on Italian wines will be ending soon so don't forget to pop in over the weekend and grab your favourites!

Come and Explore

Autumn Fine Wine TastingsDate published: 29/08/13

Our Fine Wine at House Prices offer has been so popular we have decided to extend it through the Autumn. Starting in September we will be opening a Fine Wine each week for you to try alongside a cheaper alternative. We will be posting information about each of the wines and when they will be open nearer the time.

To start us off we will be sampling Jermann Pinot Grigio from Italy and comparing this to the Ned Pinot Grigio from New Zealand. Listen out for more details!

Come and Explore Fine Wine

Wine of The Week!Date published: 27/08/13

Morellino di Scansano 2012 Poggioargentiera


Morellino is the Tuscan name for Sangiovese which accounts for a large proportion of this Italian blend. The rest is made us of a local variety called Ciliegiolo. The resulting wine is youthful and approachable.

Full of ripe cherry and strawberry with a fresh palate. A small amount of oak contact makes this wine a good food match or great to drink on its own.

Wine of The Week!Date published: 21/08/13

Stella Alpina Pinot Grigio 2012 Alto Adige


Situated in the North of Italy, the Alto Adige produces highly aromatic wines which are known for their quality. This Pinot Grigio doesn't disappoint.

This Pinot Grigio offers more than simple citrus fruit. The palate is rich with flavours of peach and melon. The wine has an excellent crisp finish.

This wine is a great match for a fresh tomato salad drizzled in olive oil.

Wines of ItalyDate published: 20/08/13

Buon Giorno!

Over the next two weeks we have an improved offer on Italian wines. We have fantastic offers such as Pinot Grigio for under £6 and some brilliant reds under £10. Oh, and our tasting counter will always be stocked with a couple of Italian corkers too.

Come and Explore! Salute!

New Staff Favourite!Date published: 15/08/13

Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Franc - £6.39
Cabernet Franc is usually found in the South of France, namely the Loire Valley or as part of a Bordeaux Blend. It is even rarer to see Cabernet Franc as a single varietal out side of France but this Chilean example really shows us what we're missing out on!

Full of ripe red berries, herbs and rounded tannins. This wine would be a great match for ripe cheese and tomato dishes.

Planning a wedding??Date published: 14/08/13

At Majestic Wine Leith Walk we are experts at helping you plan your big day. Come in and talk to one of us about reds, whites, rosé and sparkling and quantities of each.

We can pick out the best wines for your budget and you can always take advantage of our tasting counter if you're unsure.

And with free delivery, glass hire and chiller bins*, all you'll need to worry about is the weather!

We've delivered to the following destinations in the past year:-

Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Howies at Waterloo Place, St James Church (Leith Links) and many more!

Happy Planning!

Majestic CommercialDate published: 13/08/13

Do you own a business in Edinburgh or East Lothian? We can help! We offer commercial only wines, staff training, free delivery and much more! Give us a call on 0131 554 0177 or email us at ltw@majestic.co.uk if you have any questions.

Wine of the Week!Date published: 13/08/13

Mâcon-Villages 'Les Roches Blanches' 2011/2012 Louis Jadot


Louis Jadot was established in 1859 and has since focussed on producing red and white wines from Burgundy.

This oaky chardonnay is made using grapes which are sourced from superior vineyard sites just outside of Macon.

Jadot has produced a very clean style Chardonnay. Full of delicate pear and green apple flavours which are reflected on the nose.

Great on its own or will match well with fish.

A trip to Perrier-JouetDate published: 12/08/13

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to travel to Champagne to visit Perrier-Jouet and what a trip it was! Perrier-Jouet is in Epernay, a relatively small town to the south of Lille and myself along with 6 other Majestic Wine staff arrived here in the early afternoon, after a trip on the Eurostar (and an early start!).

On arrival in Epernay we lunch in a restaurant called Le Banque which I would definitely recommend. We enjoyed our meal on the outside terrace in the scorching midday sun. Generous servings of steak were eaten with some Perrier-Jouet NV and the Blason Rose. After lunch we traveled the short distance to Perrier-Jouet Maison Belle Epoque a beautiful building which was once a museum dedicated to Art Nouveau but now an invite only hotel still home to works by influential names such as Guimard and Majorelle. These are works collected by Perrier-Jouet which reflect the elegance of the champagne and the floral theme of Perrier-Jouet. The Maison was fantastic and the bedrooms (which four of the group stayed in) were quite something.

We had a tour of the cellars which run for 10km under Epernay and had seemingly endless quantities of champagne bottles aging and waiting to be enjoyed by Majestic customers! Perrier-Jouet produces a relatively small number of bottles each year, just over 2 and a half million bottles and this allows them time to concentrate on excellent quality and being able to go the extra mile for customers willing to spend a bit more ( £50000 for 12 limited edition bottles of Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs seemed like a reasonable deal!).

In the evening we had a fine dining experience in Maison Belle Epoque with each course matched with the Perrier-Jouet range. For the starter we had Scallops matched with the Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs – perfect. To match with Belle-Epoque 2004 we had roast chicken which complimented each other perfectly. For desert summer fruit with Belle Epoque Rose, a great match to end the meal with. After the meal we were introduced to French billiards which its fair to say was pretty hard! The night was rounded off with rare vintage cognac and cigars, a great night.

The next day a quick tour of the vineyards was followed by a tasting with Perrier-Jouets celler master (the 7th in 200 years), which demonstrated the finer points of the range. This was followed by a picnic in the Maison Belle Epoque gardens, more scallops and more Belle Epoque. I can't recommend Perrier-Jouet enough, a great champagne and a great place to visit.

Improving our Knowledge.Date published: 11/08/13

Staff Tasting – LGI

At Majestic we are always looking to improve our knowledge and one way of doing this is by inviting Producers of Majestic to host staff tastings in order to showcase their wines. Our most recent tasting was with LGI. Based in the Carcassonne Languedoc, LGI export wines from the South of France to all around the world. They are responsible for wines such as Cuvee de Richard and Alain Grignon and many more in the Majestic range.

Our host for the evening was Peter Crameri, who is the LGI Sales Manager for the UK. He brought along the whole range of LGI wines for us to try. Below are my top pick of the wines we tried.

Bordière Nord Marsanne Viognier 2012 PGI Pays d'Oc £6.49

The grapes are sourced from a number of producers in the South of France. This traditional blend has notes of honeysuckle, citrus and ginger on the nose. The wine has a rounded texture with flavours of peach and yellow apple. Great with sticky glazed salmon.

Sensas Sauvignon 2012 PGI Côtes de Gascogne £6.99

The wine undergoes fermentation at a cooler temperature which results in fresh fruity flavours. Full of gooseberry fruit and grassy notes. A great summer white.

Cuvée de Richard Rouge 2012 PGI Pays d’Aude £5.49

Fantastic value for money. This well known wine has been around since the start of Majestic and is still going strong today. Full of dense dark flavours and a very round finish.

Alain Grignon Carignan Vieilles Vignes 2012 PGI Pays de l'Hérault £6.99

This wine has a deep ruby colour with flavours to match. Flavours are dominated by dark black cherry with a hint of vanilla. Good tannins provide texture and structure to the wine. Great match to a traditional French stew.

Tasting CounterDate published: 10/08/13

Our Tasting Counter is always fully stocked with a range of white, red and rose wines. We always choose wines we think you will love. Join us at the Tasting Counter when ever you're in store and see if there is something we can tempt you with. Hopefully you will find something new and exciting!

Come and Taste.

Sparkling Saturday!Date published: 10/08/13

Here at Leith Walk we always try to make your shopping experience the best it can be! Every Saturday we open a Sparkling wine for you to try while you're browsing the aisles.

Join us this Saturday for the Prosecco Zonin. Light and refreshing with a great creamy texture. Perfect for a Saturday afternoon. And - it is only £7.99. Bargain!!

Come and Explore

Sophie's Fact of the Day!Date published: 08/08/13

On our tasting counter today we have the Caixas Albariño 2011 Martín Códax, Rías Baixas. 

The wine is named 'Caixas' which translates as crates in English. Each year Majestic staff help out at the vineyard to harvest the Albariño grapes which go into this wine.

A fantastic fresh and youthfull wine with great acidity and citrus flavours. A great alternative to usual white grape varieties.

How To: Store Wine Correctly.Date published: 05/08/13

How To: Store Wine Correctly.


Storing wine correctly will not only increase the longevity of the wine, but will also help to maintain the quality of the wine until it is ready to be drunk.

There are three factors which you need to consider when storing wine; light, temperature and humidity.

Light- If the glass of your wine bottle is lightly coloured then the wine is more susceptible to damage from light. Direct exposure to light can cause faults in the wine to occur. Either store your wine in a wooden crate or out of direct sunlight/spotlights.

Temperature- It is best to store wine between 10-15°C– that goes for red and white! If the temperature is too high the wine will lose fruity flavours and develop a 'muddy' taste. Fluctuating temperatures can also cause problems inside the bottle so keep your wine in an area where temperatures rarely vary.

Humidity- If you are storing wine for a long period of time, you will need to factor in some degree of humidity to keep the cork moist. If the cork begins to dry out (for example if stored in the fridge for a long period of time) the wine can become oxidised as the cork will let in a degree of air. Wine with a screw cap is not affected by humidity as it provides a completely sealed barrier to oxygen.

You also need to consider the length of storage. If a bottle has a cork it should be kept on its side to ensure constant contact between the wine and the cork.

The ideal place to keep your wine is in a cellar – though if your like me you won't have one of those attached to your flat! Choosing a closet (or if you're lucky enough a room) to dedicate to your wine storage is a good enough space for long term storage.

If you follow this tips you'll have wine that lasts longer and tastes great on the day you decide to open it!

Bargain Beer...Date published: 05/08/13

Here at Majestic we are not just experts in wine but also have an extensive beer selection. From the regulars you'll find in the pub to all things local - we've got it all. Here's a quick look at some great beer offers in store today!

Peroni 12pk - £12.00

Bitburger 12pk - £12.99

San Miguel Fresca 12pk- £12.00

Biere de France 18pk - £9.99

Black Isle Blonde 12pk - £22.80

And many more...

Come and Explore!

Wine of the Week!Date published: 05/08/13

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2012 New Zealand £5.99

The winery dates back to the 80's and is owned and ran by three brothers. The winery now owns 13 vineyards in the Wairau Valley, which is famed for producing the classic New Zealand Sauvignon.

The nose is full of tropical fruit flavours and this is also reflected on the zesty palate. Lots of gooseberry and great acidity.

Ideal match for risotto or paella.

Saturday SpecialsDate published: 03/08/13

We have lots of fantastic wines all at the bargain price of £5.99 or less - here are a few of the customer favourites so far today in Leith.

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc-£5.99

Mountain View Carmenere -£5.49

Luis Felipe Edwards Reserve Vigonier -£5.99

Domaine Chautarde Rose -£5.99

Lagunilla Reserva Rioja -£5.99

Come and Explore

If you love New Zealand Sauvignon..Date published: 02/08/13

Then this is for you! Giesen Sauvignon Blanc is on special offer at £5.99. Full of classic gooseberry flavours and a citrus finish. The perfect wine for a summers day! ... and a great price too!

Wine of the Week.Date published: 31/07/13

Fleurie Flower Label 2011 Georges Duboeuf £8.99

The Beaujolais wine region in France is split up into 10 crus, one of them being Fleurie. The wines are typically floral and fruity on the nose with a soft velvety texture. This particular wine is produced by Georges DuBoeuf, one of the main producers responsible for the Beaujolais Nouveau craze in the 80's.

Classic Fleurie flavours of cherry and a fragrant perfume. Slight tannic presence giving the wine some structure and texture.

Enjoy slightly chilled with a summer salad.

Wine of the Week.Date published: 26/07/13

Pouilly-Fumé 2010 Jean Vincent £9.99

The winery is based in Pouilly-sur-Loire and is ran by father and son Jean and Vincent. Each plot of land is harvested and vinified separately to highlight the individual character of each site.

Concentrated gooseberry on the nose with a hint of smoky and flinty character. Minerality on the palate with an excellent long finish.

Enjoy on its own or with seafood dishes.

Invivo Sauvignon BlancDate published: 25/07/13

Founded by school friends Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron, Invivo wines is one of the younger producers in New Zealand to stock wines with Majestic. Their Sauvignon is made using grapes from the Awatare Valley which is slightly cooler than the more well known Wairau Valley. The resulting wine has a fresher grassier nose and vibrant palate of citrus fruit. During the winemaking process, the juice is left in contact with the lees (yeast) which gives a fuller bodied wine with a smooth texture.

This great alternative New Zealand Sauvignon is available in store to taste. Only £9.99.

Come and Explore

Wine Wednesday!Date published: 24/07/13

We still have lots of fantastic Fine Wine offers in store and what better way to break up the week than by treating yourself to a Fine Wine at House prices.

Our favourites have to be the Amarone Classico 'Vigneti di Roccolo' 2009, Cantina Negrar £18.00. This classic Amarone shows a fruity bouquet with a rich structured palate. Velvelty tannins make this wine a perfect match for strong cheddar cheese. If you fancy cracking the BBQ out this evening while the sun is around try minty lamb chops with the delicious Rioja Reserva 2004, Vina Ardanze, La Rioja Alta £18.00. If your looking for a complex and spicy Rioja you've come to the right place. Fruit that has been exclusively grown in the Rioja Alta region is used to make this medium weight wine. Full of rich fruit and more complex earthy flavours.

Come and Explore.

Wine of the Week - T.H. Pinot NoirDate published: 16/07/13

Terroir Hunter Pinot Noir 2011Leyda Valley, Undurraga.


Vina Undurraga was founded in the 19C by Don Fransisco Undurraga. The first vineyards were developed near Santiago in Chile using plants that were shipped from France and Germany. Pinot Noir was one of the first varieties cultivated in the vineyard. The Pinot Noir grapes for this wine are grown in the Leyda Valley which has the perfect conditions for the particular variety.

The palate is very fruit focused with flavours of red cherry. Some complexity is added with wild herb and earthy flavours. The wine is medium bodied with good acidity meaning it is well balanced.

Pinot Noir is a lighter style of wine which makes it the perfect partner to meaty fish dishes or poultry. This wine would be a great match to game meats such as duck or venison.

Soave RevivalDate published: 15/07/13

Only a few years ago Soave had become a much maligned region with over production and poor quality wine making resulting in its reputation nose diving during the 1990's. However thanks to recent changes in the law restricting the use of the regions name and the grapes used, Soave is enjoying something of a renaissance. The primary grape of Soave is Garganega, with only Chardonnay and Trebbiano now allowed to supplement it. There are now many good quality wines and Soave is an excellent wine to match with food and well worth a try! With 20% off Italian wines at the moment now is the perfect time to get reacquaint yourself with one of the best from Italy. Here are three Soaves in the Majestic range worth a sample:

Fattori Soave 2012 £6.99
A pleasant entry level Soave relatively new to the Majestic range. On the nose lemon and lime with minerality and a citrus flavour on the palate and a refreshingly clean finish. Perfect on its own in the sun or with shellfish.

Inama 2010 Soave Classico £11.99
One of the top producers of Soave Inama has been around since 1960. With vines planted 30 years ago, hand harvesting and eight months aging before bottling you are certainly getting value for money here. With aromas of honey, almonds and apricots which follow through onto the palate and a excellent length on the finish. Can be kept for a couple of years before drinking its a good match with fish pie.

Pieropan 'La Rocca' Soave 2009 £25.00
Top of the range Soave from the famous Pieropan estate, is sourced from the single vineyard 'La Rocca'. Made from 100% Garganega, producing an elegant wine bursting with flavours of peach, citrus and exotic fruits and secondary flavours which come through on the finish of lime and grapefruit.

Why Choose Chile?Date published: 15/07/13

Why Choose Chile?

Here at Majestic our range of Chilean wines really does include something for everyone. Whether you're looking for an oaky Chardonnay or a rich and spicy Malbec, Chile does not disappoint.

I've created this list of wines to give you an idea of what we have to offer. Don't forget to check out our web page for an extensive stock list!

White Wine

Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2012 Casablanca Valley - £6.99

This big buttery Chardonnay offers great value for money. It is a creamy wine with rich oaky characteristics. Drink this with garlic and cream mussels, the perfect treat on a summer evening.

Anakena Single Vineyard 'Tama' Viognier 2011 Requínoa Valley - £7.99

Soft stone fruit flavours are complemented by a subtle smokiness. A proportion of the blend is aged in new French oak barrels which gives a great texture to the wine. Fantastic match for a mild curry.

Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2012 Leyda - £6.99

A very popular choice in Majestic Leith Walk. The soils in the area are predominantly granite and clay which gives good minerality to the wines. Full of passion fruit and citrus on both the nose and palate. A great alternative to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! Great match to a grapefruit salad.


Santa Rita 120 Carmenère 2012 Rapel Valley - £6.39

This well know winery produces an easy drinking, fruity Carmenère. Very soft on the palate with some flavours of tobacco and spice. Simple pasta dishes will complement this wine well.

Mister Shiraz 2011 Colchagua Valley - £6.99

This wine is exclusively bottled for Majestic and is a real treat! Deep in colour with an even more intense flavour. The palate is full of red fruit flavours with an interesting mix of cedar wood and spice. Perfect match to a rare steak

Casa Lapostolle 'Cuvee Alexandre' Pinot Noir 2011, Casablanca Valley - £15.19

The vines are located on steep slopes with varying aspects which means that the bunches of grapes used in the blend have all matured in a slightly different way. This adds complexity to the wine and results in excellent flavours. Ripe red berries and spices dominate this Pinot Noir. It has a smooth palate with a fine silky finish. Serve with a selection of cured meats.

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A Taste of Chile!Date published: 11/07/13

With our Chilean tasting week starting in store this Friday I've been finding myself thinking back to January when I was lucky enough to visit this beautiful country myself. Myself and 4 other Majestic managers survived the upheaval of a snow hit Heathrow and escaped the freezing UK, finding ourselves 8 or so hours later in Sao Paulo before continuing on to Santiago. Our study trip was hosted by the Santa Rita and Carmen wineries and we spent 5 days touring the width (but not quite length) of Chile, and seeing for ourselves the varied climates, terroirs and grape varieties that make up this modern and exciting wine producing country. From Santiago, to Casablanca, and the Central to Colchagua and Leyda Valleys, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt a lot about what Chile have achieved and what the bright future holds for them! We also of course tasted many fantastic wines and were treated to lots of culinary delights as well as sampling the famous Pisco Sours!

We will have a selection of my favourite Chilean wines open to try between the 12th - 18th July. Pop in and see if you agree....

WOTW - Callia Malbec 2012 San JuanDate published: 10/07/13

Bodegas Callia is located in the Tulum valley in the province of San Juan. It is almost completely surronded by the Andes and enjoys perfect weather conditions for producing excellent wines.

This malbec has aromas of plum, cherry and blackberry which follows through onto the palate along with a slight spicy character with a rewarding length to the finish.

This great value malbec would be a good acompaniament with pasta in a tomato and muschroom sauce.

WOTW Albarino Martin Codax, Rias Baixas Date published: 05/07/13

Albariño Martin Codax 2011 Rias Baixas £9.99

This wine is from Rias Baixas in Northwestern Spain. Martin Codax founded his winery in 1986 and is now a top producer of Spanish white wine. Codax is famed for producing fantastic wines made with the Albariño grape.

A typical Albariño. Fruity and light in style with a hint of sweetness. The nose is full of soft peach with a hint of spice which adds complexity. The palate is crisp and with hints of honey, stone fruit and a floral finish.

This medium bodied white wine is a great acompaniament to lobster or other grilled seafood.

Majestic Commercial.Date published: 05/07/13

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Friday Favourites!Date published: 05/07/13

Friday Favourites

Hurrah! It’s Friday! A glass or two of chilled white or robust red is the perfect way to start the weekend. Are you bored of going for the same simple Pinot Grigio or a standby bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon? Do not despair! Here at Leith Walk, we are more than happy to help you find something new and exciting to try this weekend.

This week’s wine of choice is a medium bodied red from Italy- a perfect choice to match a simple steak supper.

The wine: Morellino di Scansano 2011/2012 Poggioargentiera - £9.59

This wine is from Scansano which is situated in southern Tuscany. It is a blend made from Morellino (Sangiovese) and a local grape variety Ciliegiolo. Only a small proportion of the wine is aged in new oak for around 6-8 months which results in a youthful and fresh tasting red wine.

On the nose this wine is full of ripe cherry and dark red berries. The wine is medium-bodied with a great acidity meaning it is an ideal partner for food. Drink this wine when it is young to keep the flavours fresh and youthful.

Sophie's Guide to Summer Drinking!Date published: 04/07/13

Sophie’s Guide to Summer Drinking

There is nothing nicer than sitting in the sunshine on an afternoon sipping a chilled glass of light white wine; we certainly have plenty of those to choose from! However, there is a wide variety of wine styles out there perfect to match summer salads, BBQ meats and even fruity puds. Here is my basic guide to summer wines and their matching dishes. Enjoy!

Fruity White Wine

Pinot Grigio Pavia 2012 Pasqua - £5.99

Pinot Grigio from Italy, one of the most popular wine varieties today, is light and fruity in style with a crisp citrus finish. This Pinot Grigio from Veneto is one of the top sellers in Majestic and if you give it a try, you’ll see why! It is fresh and fruity with a great citrus finish. Drink on its own or with a simple pasta dish such as Spaghetti alla Pomadoro Crudo.

Château Pigoudet La Chapelle Blanc 2012 Aix en Provence - £8.99

This Vermentino Sauvignon Blanc blend is a great summer wine as it is full of light herbaceous flavours with a citrus finish. This wine is drunk best well chilled and as an accompaniment to a grilled prawn and avocado salad.

Slightly Chilled Reds

Beaujolais 2011 Domaine de la Motte - £6.99

All wines from Beaujolais in France are made with the grape variety Gamay. It produces light red wines with flavours such as fresh red fruit and often has aromas of boiled sweets and bubble gum. This particular wine is a classic example of Beaujolais wine. It has intense cherry and raspberry on the palate with a candied sweetness to the nose. This is an ideal wine for lunch time dining. Enjoy it slightly chilled and served with cured pork or other chilled cold cuts.

Fleurie Flower Label 2011 Georges Duboeuf - £8.99

Coming from one of the largest producers in Beaujolais, Fleurie Flower Label is a great red for the summer. Classic Fleurie has cherry fruit flavours with a fragrant floral aroma. This example from Duboeuf is full of concentrated red fruits and light tannic structure. Ideally served slightly chilled with grilled spicy chicken.

Light Bodied Red

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir 2009/2010 Marlborough - £11.99

This is an award winning wine from the renowned Villa Maria winery. The cool climate here provides ideal growing conditions for this variety. The specially selected grapes are used to make a medium bodied wine with red fruit flavours and subtle oak. Pinot Noir is an ideal match to grilled tuna steak with tomato salsa and boiled new potatoes.

Rosé- Sunshine in a Glass

Luis Felipe Edwards Mountain View Rosé 2012 Central Valley - £5.59

Luis Felipe Edwards is one of the largest wine producers to come from Chile. His rosé is made entirely from Red grapes, namely Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is bright in colour and fresh in style with great citrus acidity and lots of summer fruit. Great partner to poached salmon and griddled asparagus.

Poggioargentiera Rosato 2012 IGT Toscana - £7.99

A Majestic Wine Leith Walk favourite. This wine is from Tuscany and is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. The grapes are processed in the same way as one would for a white wine, meaning that there is little skin contact with the juice. The resultant wine is quite light in colour with a refreshing nose of ripe red berries. The Rosé is light and dry with flavours such as cherry and raspberry with a refreshing finish. Enjoy with simple grilled seafood served with lemon wedges.

Something Sweet to Finish

The Ned Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2010/2011 Marlborough 375ml Half-bottle - £9.99

Grapes affected by Noble Rot are specially selected to produce this wine. It is very sweet but is well balanced by flavours such as citrus and tropical fruit. It is a perfect partner to rich blue cheese and grapes.

Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne - £45.00

This Champagne has a great golden pink colour with intense cherry aromas and along smooth finish. Fresh red berries on the palate make this a great match for red fruits dipped in white chocolate.

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Producer of The Month -LFEDate published: 01/07/13

Leith Walk Producer of the Month-

Luis Felipe Edwards

Luis Felipe Edwards is one of the most renowned and largest wineries from Chile. The winery dates back to the 1970s, when Lewis Felipe Edwards himself bought his first vineyard in the Colchagua Vally. With vineyards now stretching from Leyda to Maule in Chile, this family-run business really does have something for everyone.

The Mountain View Range offers an easy drinking great value selection of wines. My favorite would have to be the Mountain View Carmenere – firm tannin with soft fruit and subtle smoke. Only £5.59.

The Signature Series uses fruit which comes from the Rapel Valley. The Pinot Noir Reserva is a great buy for £6.39. The grapes are grown in areas where temperatures vary greatly during the day and night. This promotes extra characters in the grape which complement the fruit flavours. Full of red fruit, dried herbs and smoke. A fantastic Pinot Noir which would be a great match for duck.

The Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva wines are full and rich in style. A particular favourite is the Gran Reserva Chardonnay. This full bodies Chardonnay, full of fruit flavours, spends three months in oak barrels giving it a rich and creamy texture. A great wine on its own or as an accompaniament to fish dishes. Only £6.99.

A new wine to come from the winery is the Majestic Exclusive Mister Shiraz. At only £6.99 this Shiraz really packs a punch! This fruit focussed Shiraz is a great example of new style Chilean wine. The wine is deep in colour and has very complex aromas. Great fruit flavours with hints of vanilla and cedar. A particular Leith Walk favourite!

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Wine of the week. M de Minuty RoseDate published: 26/06/13

M de Minuty Rosé 2012 Côtes de Provence £9.99

This pale, slamon pink Provence Rose is extremely elegant and typical of the region to which it originates.

The palate offers delicate floral aromas combined with subtle citrus fruit and a candied backdrop. It is very well rounded giving it a full and lingering finish.

The delicate yet complex flavours of this wine make it perfect to accompany equally delicate fish dishes such as grilled prawns or fresh crab claws. The perfect summer tipple!!

Come and Explore..Date published: 17/06/13

Is there a better way to start the summer than exploring our new wine ranges. We have everything from full bodied Bordeaux, light and zesty French Sauvignon to deep and fruity Argentinian Malbec!

My particular favorites have to be;

Verdicchio di Matelica 2012, Poggio alle Rondini, Italy. £6.99
A  fresh wine with great citrus flavours and some delicate honesysuckle.

Callia Bella Malbec, 2012, Argentina. £5.99
Full of spicy red fruit, smooth tannins and a great finish. Absolute bargain at £5.99.

Chateau Mugron 2010, Bordeaux, France. £5.99
This claret is fermented in stainless steel resulting in a very fruit focussed wine. Great berry flavours and a smooth finish.

Ondine Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Darling, Western Cape, South Africa. £5.99.
Very grassy on the nose with an interesting mix of asparagus and tropical fruit. A great alternative to New Zealand Sauvignon.

If you are ever stuck for ideas, don't hesitate to pop in store and join us at our tasting counter. We always have a wide range of wines open to try - we're sure there will be something on there that takes your fancy.

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Sophie's Top Food and Wine Matching TipsDate published: 17/06/13

Sophie's Top Food and Wine Matching Tips


Match the weight of the food with the weight of the wine
Rich, meaty dishes need full-bodied wines
For lighter food like poultry and fish opt for a more delicate wine

A full bodied Australian Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz with roast beef or hearty stews. With roast duck or lighter meat dishes try a Pinot Noir, New Zealand and Chilean are very nice! Try Gavi with delicate poached white fish


All of the best cuisines in the world tend to have a wine that match matches particular dish. For example, in Italy, tomato based dishes are generally served with a red wine that is high in acid and alcohol. The rich tomato is balanced by the flavours and high levels of acid in the red wine.

Another good example of this comes from Germany. Gewurztraminer (Gewurz meaning spice) goes well with spicy dishes.

Try a wine that has been aged in new oak barrels to go with creamy or buttery dishes. Oak tends to impart buttery, vanilla flavours to wine.

For seafood and shellfish, stick to more delicate whites such as Pinot Grigio, Soave and Muscadet as this will compliment the lighter flavours in the food.


When having fatty foods a wine with crisp acidity will cut through the oil in the dish and help clean the palate.

A classic combination is Champagne with salmon. They go perfectly together as the high acidity in the Champagne cuts through the natural oiliness of the fish Try a high acidic Italian red such as Chianti, Valpolicella or Montepulciano to go with those dishes full of tomato. Both have natural high acidity so work well when paired.


Rich meaty dishes need a wine that is high in tannin.

Tannin comes from grape skin and stalks and also from oak ageing. Tannin has a drying effect on your tongue and teeth. Wines that are high in tannin go particularly well with dishes rich in protein as the two combine together giving a "cleansing" sensation.

High tannin varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Tannat as they all have thick skins.

I think..

Rioja Gran Reserva Rioja would go excellently with Lamb dishes.


Try an a full-bodied Argentinian Malbec with a meaty steak.


The main rule is the wine should always be as sweet or sweeter than the food.
Sweetness in the wine also goes well with rich foods.

Sauternes & Barsac are a great match with rich foods like pate or foie gras. Try Port with your stilton as the sweetness balances the salt in the cheese.

If your stuck for ideas please ask one of the team to make some suggestions!

Wine of the Week.Date published: 17/06/13

Amalaya de Colomé Malbec Blend 2011 Salta : £8.99

Coming from one of the oldest producers in Argentina, this wine really does pack a punch. This Malbec blend contains a generous mix of grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tannat and of course, Malbec.

The colour is very dark and intense, which is reflected in the palate. The wine is very smooth with hints of cassis and sweet vanilla spice. It continues with dark jammy fruit, like a classic Malbec.

Perfect with BBQ red meat or a rare steak.

Wine of the WeekDate published: 12/06/13

Portillo Malbec 2011/2012 Bodegas Salentein, Mendoza


Bodega Salentein is an award winning Argentine producer. They have a large amount of vineyards in areas with cooler climates, and in this instance at higher altitudes.

This Malbec is full of jammy complexity with classic black fruit flavours on the palate. This wine has an excellent finish complete with smooth tannins.

Ideal on its own or with a spicy and sweet lamb tagine.

Wine of the WeekDate published: 28/05/13

Valdivieso Winemaker Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012


The Valdivieso winery was founded back in 1879 and is thought to be the first winery in South America to make a Sparkling wine.

This Sauvignon Blanc has bags of citrus fruit, green apples and gooseberries on the nose which follow through beautifully onto the palate. It has a beautifully crisp level of acidity and has a slightly richer mouth feel than some Sauvignons as it has spent 3 months ageing on it's lees.

If you like Marlborough Sauvignons I recommend you give Chile a try as they are producing wines of similar style but often at much better value. This wine can be enjoyed either on it's own, with chicken dishes or a crab salad.

Wine of the Week- Pinot Grigio Rose BreganzeDate published: 21/05/13

Pinot Grigio Rose 2012 Cantina Breganze - £6.99

Pinot Grigio is a white grape which is predominantly used to make white wine. When the berries are fully ripened they develop a slight pink tinge to the skin which is then used to make a very lightly coloured Rose wine.

On the nose, the wine is full of soft apricot and peach fruit. The palate is very soft with a refreshing finish.

This wine is ideal to drink on a hot summers evening or goes perfectly with a fish dish or a summery salad.

Join us at our Tasting CounterDate published: 21/05/13

Join us at our Tasting Counter...

We always have a wide selection of wines available to taste on a daily basis. This week we have been looking at our range of Italian wines.

We've selected a variety of Italian wines including some staff favourites – we're sure theres something for everyone!

Wine of the WeekDate published: 14/05/13

Rioja Reserva 2006 Viña Eguia -  £6.99

Bodega Eguía is situated in the heart of the Rioja region in Spain. The wine is made in the traditional Reserva style. The wine is aged for 24 months in oak and then aged in-bottle for a further two months before release.

Deep ruby in colour with a rich flavour to match. Lots of dark red fruit, toasted oak and subtle spice on the nose. The palate is medium bodied but has intense fruit flavours along side a touch of spice.

This wine is a great match for a rare steak or perfect to drink on its own.

Craft BeerDate published: 05/05/13

Craft Beers
Open to taste in store  3-9th May

With the love of craft beer in the UK really taking off in recent years, we have decided that offering quality craft beer goes hand in hand with stocking quality wine. Having always supported local breweries, we have decided to bring you some fantastic craft beers from further afield.   
Curious Brew – This modern lager made by an award winning English winery is made using Saaz and Cascade hops, then fermented using champagne yeast. This results in a crisp, lightly hopped lager which is a far cry from your usual 'cooking lager'. 12X330ml £17.99

Brooklyn Lager – A favourite at Majestic Leith Walk due to the balance of malt, refreshing bitterness and floral hoppy finish. A great food match when wine just doesn't fit the bill!
6 x 355ml £9.99

Anchor Steam – A deep amber colour with a creamy, malty head. This is highly recommended for the real ale lovers due to its rich texture and full malty finish. 6 x 355ml £9.99

Wine of the WeekDate published: 28/04/13

Berne Grande Recolte, Cotes De Provence Rose 2012

£9.99 £8.49

Chateau de Berne has 110ha of vines, and has been producing wine since 1750. Today it is both a winery specialising mainly in rose, and a rural leisure resort, promoting wine tourism and sustainable viticulture in the Cotes de Provence

This traditional salmon pink rose starts off on the nose with many of the aromas you come to expect with the Provence style, with warm red berry fruit and delicate floral notes. On the palate this wine trully comes alive, initially expressing strawberry and redcurrent fruit, before leading on to a crisp dry finish. The mouth feel of this wine is very delicate and rounded making it a pleasure to drink.

This rose is fantastic value and superb to drink on it's own, or why not give it a try at your next bbq, served with grilled salmon and fresh garden salad.

Wine of the Week - Catena MalbecDate published: 23/04/13

Catena Malbec 2010 Mendoza £9.99

This Argentinian Malbec is intense purple in colour and offers fantastic aromas of lusciously ripened dark fruits. Juicy blackcurrants and bramble fruit continue through to dominate the palate with a backdrop of peppery spices. The careful use of oak to give off a subtle vanilla flavour together with the extremely well integrated alcohol gives this wine a seductively smooth overall mouth feel.

This wine has fantastic ageing potential for the next few years with its firm tannins and racy acidity but can equally be enjoyed now with a large array of rich meat dishes such as a barbequedsteak.

Wine of the week - Bellingham 'The Bernard Series' ViognierDate published: 14/04/13

Bellingham 'The Bernard Series' Viognier 2011 Western Cape £9.59

This fantastic dry white offers a highly concentrated nose of stone fruits with lightly perfumed aromas of sweet spices such as cinnamon and white pepper. The palate offers intense, aromatic flavours of peach, lychees and again sweet spices that follow through from the nose but also adds a generous helping of toasty oak and a buttery smoothness to give a seriously luxurious mouth feel.

Its' full, almost oily texture make it stand up perfectly to a large array of cream based dishes such as chicken a la crème.

Wine of the Week - Salice SalentinoDate published: 09/04/13

Casa d'Aragona 2010 Salice Salentino £6.99

This medium weight Italian red wine has plenty to offer on the nose with vibrant, ripe red fruits jumping immediately out the glass. The palate offers generous helpings of cherries and a large array of other red fruits balanced fantastically with savory undertones and hints of sweet spice.

Its' soft tannins and racy acidity make it the perfect accompaniment to tomato based dishes such as pizza and spaghetti bolognese as well as cured Italian meats.

Wine of the WeekDate published: 02/04/13


Chateau Aigues Vives Corbieres 2007


Chateau Aigues Vives was built in 1817 on the ruins on an old roman thermal baths (agua viva), hence the name. Now owned and run by successful winemaker Gerard Bertrand.

This wine is a traditional Southern French blend of syrah, grenache, mourvedre and carignan with 12 months barrel ageing before bottling. With powerful aromas of plum, black cherry and forest floor, and hints of cedar and pepper coming through. The palate is filled by cassis and blackcurrent fruit with nuances of sweet spice, and a smooth complex finish.

With over 4 years of bottle age, this wine is now drinking fantastically well and a real bargain at £7.99. A great match to roast shoulder of lamb, though more than enjoyable just on its own!  

We are closed on Easter SundayDate published: 28/03/13

Please note that we will be closed on Easter Sunday, 31 March 2013. We are open our normal Friday hours on Good Friday and our bank holiday hours on Easter Monday.

Wine of the Week - Paul Mas Syrah-Viognier £6.99Date published: 26/03/13

Paul Mas Estate 'Nicole Vineyard' Syrah Viognier 2010/2011 PGI Pays d'Oc £6.99

This deep purple wine is the famous Cote Rotie blend of Syrah-Viognier but at a fraction of the price.

It has a powerful nose which immediately leaps out of the glass and draws you in with an intriguing display of both red and dark fruits and hints of sweet spices. On the palate it is fantastically flavoursome with intense blackcurrant fruits oozing out. The 5% Viognier in the blend gives it an aromatic, almost perfume like lift to give it real complexity and depth.

For maximum enjoyment try this wine with traditional home cooked favourites such as cottage pie.

Wine of the WeekDate published: 21/03/13

Select Blocks Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Marlborough

This fantastic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc comes from the well known producer Ara , who's chief winemaker was one of the first wave of producers in the region. He has also been named International Winemaker of the Year twice!  

Pale yellow in colour with perhaps a touch of green, a vibrant nose of citrus, grapefruit and hints of mandarin. The palate is alive with fresh gooseberry and lemon that packs a punch. The finish is clean and dry with plenty of lingering citrus fruit.

This really is a fantastic Kiwi Sauvignon which could rival the biggest brand names in the region. Enjoy on its own or with light fish dishes.

 A bargain at only £8.99

Wine of the Week - Buitenverwachting Sauvignon BlancDate published: 16/03/13

Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Constantia £8.99

This pale golden coloured wine has a fantastic nose of tropical fruits with a generous helping of gooseberries and citrus.  

On the palate these aromas of gooseberry follow through and are met with hints of mandarin, lemon and figs to give it a fantastically tantalizing mouth feel.

The overall style of the wine is refreshing, elegant and delightfully fruity. It is fantastic to drink on its own to to accompany a large selection of Thai inspired fish dishes.

Road Closure 16th - 22nd MarchDate published: 14/03/13

As of this Saturday the council will be closing Springfield Street ( the road to the side of the store) for maintenance work. It should be re-opening on Friday 22nd March but in the meantime there will be a diversion down Stead's Place (the next road down from us on Leith Walk). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you in accessing our car park, but we will be open and here to help you as usual.

Wine of the Week - Penalolen Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 12/03/13

Peñalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Maipo Valley £8.99

This fantastic wine is deep in all of colour, aroma and flavour. It is dark ruby with an almost purple tint and offers a prominent nose of intense blackberry fruit.These rich dark fruits continue through to the palate with added complexity form notes of chocolate and herbs.The combination of firm but well integrated tannins with the clever use of oak to give a subtle vanilla influence make the end finish on this wine extremely smooth. It is the perfect accompaniment to BBQ steaks or rich casserole dishes.

Wine of the week - Leyda Reserva Syrah Date published: 05/03/13

Leyda Reserva Syrah 2011 Leyda Valley £6.99

This wine is deep crimson in colour and offers intense aromas of both red and dark fruits.

On the palate it offers a generous helping of dark fruits in the form of stewed plums and brambles to give both a racy acidity and an intense mouthful of flavour. These deep flavours are backed up by subtle oak influence and a lavish helping of spice to give a well rounded and long lasting finish.

The intensity of the flavours on offer make this wine the perfect accompaniment to equally full flavoured food such as venison steaks or a classic Cumberland sausage.

Fine Wine of the MonthDate published: 05/03/13

Rioja Gran Reserva 2001, Marques de Riscal

From the Rioja Alta region comes a wine made from over 30-year-old vines, by one of the most celebrated producers in Rioja. Only produced in outstanding vintages, of which 2001 is no exception. This wine has been aged in American oak for 36 months, with a further 36 months bottle ageing before release.

The nose boasts classic Rioja notes of fresh red berries, leather, earth and tobacco leaf. The palate is very well rounded with stewed fruits, vanilla and a touch of spice on the long complex finish.

Drinking fantastically just now but but will develop further with another couple of years in bottle. A cracking wine for the money and a perfect match to roast Spring lamb this Easter!

Open to try on Friday 5th April

Was - £30.00 Now £25.00

Wine of the Week - Plan de Dieu 2010 Domaine DurieuDate published: 26/02/13

Plan de Dieu 2010 Domaine Durieu £8.99

This wine is medium in weight, ruby in colour and displays prominent aromas of rich red fruits in the from of cherries, strawberries and raspberries.  

It is a classic Rhone blend although predominantly Grenache which allows jammy red fruits to dominate the palate. The aftermath then shows off subtle hints of sweet spice and a combination of both red and dark fruits to give it a slight lift on the finish.

It has extremely soft and well integrated tannins to give a very smooth mouth feel and will complement perfectly rustic French or British cuisine such as a rich stew with crusty bread.

Wine of the week - Valpolicella La CasettaDate published: 19/02/13

Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2009/2010 Ripasso La Casetta £12.99


This classic Italian wine is intense ruby in colour and offers aromas of ripe dark fruits, stewed plums and vanilla.

It is made in the Ripasso style which means that a portion of fermented, dried Amarone skins have been added to the mix which gives it the bold, powerful punch of body and flavour that can be expected from a high quality Amarone but at a fraction of the price.

The palate therefore demonstrates complex flavours of lusciously juicy bramble fruits, stewed plums, confected cherry and subtle chocolate hints.

The end result of this wine is very well rounded, sophisticated, fantastically well balanced and is the perfect accompaniment to a large range of full flavoured meats and rich tomato based sauces.

Fine Wine of the Month - Cloudy Bay RieslingDate published: 07/02/13

Cloudy Bay Riesling 2007

Open to try on Friday 1st March

Cloudy bay are best known for their Malborough Sauvignon Blanc which they started producing in 1985. This stunning wine from 2 very small parcels of vines takes on a fresh, off dry Alsatian style of Riesling.

The nose is fresh, restrained yet potent with a hint of beeswax coming through. The delicately unctuous palate is filled with citrus and tropical fruit notes with a lovely long finish.

One of our favourites from the Cloudy Bay range that is seriously good value. A brilliant match to smoked salmon salad or mild Thai curries!

£27.50 £22.50

Free Dartington Wine Glass OfferDate published: 06/02/13

Free Dartington Crystal Wine Glasses

An amazing offer for our fantastic customers in Scotland, we are currently offering you 2 free Dartington crystal wine glasses, redeemable using the voucher found in your latest Majestic Flyer. All you have to do is purchase any 6 of our 12 fantastic wines handpicked from the New Zealand range. Here is a list of the 12 wines included in the offer

Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough

Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon 2012, Marlborough

Villa Maria Pinot Grigio 2011, Marlborough

Waimea Estate Pinot Gris 2011, Nelson

Brancott Estate Pinot Noir 2011, Marlborough

Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot Cabernet 2010, Hawkes Bay

Black Cottage Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough

Waimea Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Nelson

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir, Marlborough

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2010, Central Otago

Wine of the WeekDate published: 06/02/13

Vega De La Reina Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Spain

Vega de la Reina, owned by Marques de la Concordia has its own 100 hectare vineyard on the banks of the river Douro within the province of Valladolid. An unusual grape to be found in Spain, however the region of Rueda known for producing fantastic Verdejo is proving equally as rewarding for Sauvignon Blanc.

The nose is trademark Sauvignon with gooseberry and fresh cut grass, however much more restrained than it's Kiwi counterpart. The pallet is full and rounded in texture with a bit more body than one might expect. Fresh citrus fruit notes follow on to a crisp mineral finish, with character more akin to Sauvignon from the Loire valley.

A great match to light seafood dishes such as grilled sardines, or equally enjoyable on its own.

Fantastic Value at £6.49

Wine of the WeekDate published: 24/01/13

Lagunilla Rioja Reserva 2007

£10.99 £5.99

This famous bodega was founded by Don Felipe Lagunilla San Martin in 1885, who rescued Rioja vineyards from the phylloxera epidemic. Through pioneering work using American rootstocks he is now one of the best known producers for great value Rioja.

Mid garnet in colour with red cherry, vanilla and a hint of spice on the nose. The palate is luscious and smooth with plenty of red fruit before giving way to notes of forest floor. 24 months in oak has given real smoothness to this wine, with the vanilla and spice lingering on the finish.

A fantastic value Rioja Reserva which goes perfectly with roast leg of lamb, though equally well matched with a burns supper!  

Wine of the WeekDate published: 17/01/13

Mas de Mas Corbieres 2010, Jean-Claude Mas

A classic Languedoc blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, 25% of which is aged in Oak. This gives the wine some complexity and structure, without over softening the fruit.

Deep purple in colour, and a nose of blackberry, black cherry and spice from the syrah. The palate shows great density of black forest fruits, some garrigue herbs and a long savory finish.

This is a real winter warmer from our Southern French range that just so happens to be in our collection of Bargain Hunt wines. Partner with Toulouse sausage cassoulet or herb crusted lamb chops!

There are limited quantities of this wine leftt and at just £6.66 per bottle it wont hang about so snap it up now!

Not in the Bargain Hunt but a definite BARGAIN!!Date published: 12/01/13


Portillo Malbec 2011

only £6.99

This fantastic Malbec was a new Majestic arrival before Christmas, but sold out within days. After trying it today I think you will see why! Luckily it is now back in stock as it has quickly become a staff and customer favourite alike. It's not only us who think this wine is something worth writing about, the Portillo also won Decanter's 'Best Argentinian Malbec under £10'!

The colour immediately tells me I will enjoy this wine, it is beautifully bright with a lovely tone of purple which changes the colour of the glass as it is swirled around. The anticipated luscious ripe aromas of blackcurrant, plums and bramble burst from the glass and the palate doesn't disappoint! This alongside the full body and juicy smooth tannins make this wine the perfect all rounder. That is before even considering the price – at £6.99 a bottle it really is a steal!

Enjoy this wine with a wholesome steak or a hearty BBQ'd burger, or even just to keep you warm as the temperature continues to drop on these cold January evenings! Make sure you pick up a bottle or 2 today as if the forecast is correct you may need that winter warmer sooner than you think!

Staying in...the new going out.Date published: 11/01/13

I love a good bargain. Especially at this time of the year when moths are flying out my purse and my bank balance has cobwebs. In December a phrase you could regularly hear coming from me was 'I am going out to....' however in January this has changed to 'I am staying in...again'. Having once been the social butterfly in December my social life has now dried up like a prune. Despite the lack of funds, invites and social dates in the calender I remain positive about January. One of the sole reasons for this is that Majestic have launched their 'Bargain Hunt' of wines that are being de-listed from Majestics stock. So now  I can try some fantastic wines at bargain prices in the comfort and heat of my own home. Staying in is the new going out for me. Cooking is the new dining out and with these wines I'm really looking forward to that! Below I have highlighted my 3 top bargain hunt wines in Majestic Leith Walk.

1) Catapla Chardonnay 2010 Atamisque ; Delicate aromas of white apples and pineapple, with the oak ageing exerting a faint honey and vanilla influence. Smooth on the palate, with a fine balance between fresh citrus fruit and woody toast. £8.49

2) Mas de Mas Corbieres 2010 Jean Claude Mas; Aromas of black forest fruits jump from the palate and are matched with notes of mint and herbs. This wine has the potential to age for another 5 or more years in the bottle. A fantastic match with a hearty winter cassarole or a beef dish. £6.66

3) Anakena Indo Sauvignon Blanc 2010; Mainly aromas of citrus fruits, apricots and lime zest. There is a minerality  to this sauvignon blanc not unlike a Loire white. Brilliant when matched with white seafood or a chicken ceasar salad. £5.99

These are just 3 of the wines from our Bargain hunt wines. We have plenty more in store. So come and explore!

FINE WINE OF THE MONTH - FEBURARYDate published: 09/01/13

Every wine has a story to tell. And this one is no exception. In December 2012 this wine was subject to a serious crime. It was reported that vandals broke into the the producers cellar and emptied 80,000 litres' worth of the 2007-2012 vintage on to the floor. Whispers of a 'mafia-style' crime soon spread but undoubtedly this crime has left the Brunello di Montalcino, one of Tuscany's finest and priciest red wines, a lot harder to find now.

A full bodied wine with hints of liquorice and chocolate complements the concentrated, velvety cherry fruits on the palate. Very well integrated tannins and long finish. Enjoy over the next 5 to 10 years.

This style of wine should be enjoyed with a leg of roast lamb or a spaghetti and meatballs in a rich tomato sauce.

£20 Open to try from the 1st of February

Bargain Hunt 2013Date published: 08/01/13

Our Majestic Wine Bargain hunt is upon us once again and boy do we have some treats for you. In Leith Walk we have 22 wines now reduced from FIVE different countries. Can you hunt these gems out? If not then on of the Leith Walk staff will happily help you find our hidden treasures. Once they've gone they've gone so come and explore!

Wine of the Week - McHenry Hohnen Cabernet Merlot 2011, Margaret River Date published: 08/01/13

The Majestic Wine Bargain Hunt is upon us once more and boy do we have some treats for you. Our Wine of the Week, the McHenry Hohnen Cabernet Merlot 2011, is one of the gems of our bargain hunt.

In classic Bordeaux-style blend this wine offers the structure of a French wine but with the concentration and fruit more typical of Australia.

There are dark blackcurrant and black olive notes from the Cabernet with plummy, brambly Merlot flavours softening the blend. The palate is tight and firm with lovely notes of plum, blackcurrant, oak and vanilla.

A powerful wine, perfect for hearty winter cassaroles and smoked meats such as spare ribs and steaks.


Was 10.99, NOW £8.99

First Wine of the Week 2013!Date published: 02/01/13

Happy New Year! 'If ain't broke, don't fix it' is a phrase to best describe one of our favourite New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs; the Fairleigh Estate. The Fairleigh Estate emodies all that we love about a Malbourgh Sauvignon Blanc; clean, crisp, fruity with a delightful finish.

The Fairleigh Estate is also produced exclusively for Majestic Wine, so you wont find this little gem anywhere else.

On the nose aromas of lemon, lime and gooseberry predomiate and lead through to the palate. Crisp, clean with a lovely citrus finish.

A great value for money wine in bleak January!


Christmas Wine of the WeekendDate published: 20/12/12

Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes 2010/2011 Christophe Cordier

Are the Christmas presents wrapped? Has the turkey been bought? Has your list been sent to old St Nick? Most importantly do you have your wines for Christmas Day?

Our Christmas Wine of the Weekend is the Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes 2010/2011 Christophe Cordier . Wines from Burgandy can make a fantastic pairing with that lovely Christmas Turkey. Turkey is sometimes deemed as one of the most dry white meats but the buttery, creamy texture of a Burgandy wine can give it a sometimes much needed lift.

Cordier's Viré-Clessé is made from 40-year-old vines from village of Viré, with grapes bought in from a mixture of winegrowers, some of which practise biodynamic viticulture.On the nose fresh green fruit leap from the glass. On the palate there is a distinct butteryness about this wine. The minerality and toastiness partner together perfectly. Snap your bottle up for £11.99

Merry Christmas!  

Wine of the Week - Fairleigh Estate Pinot Noir, 2011, New ZealandDate published: 13/12/12

With only 12 doors to open on our Advent calenders before the big day our wine of the week has been chosen with Christmas Day dinner in mind.

Without a doubt Christmas Day dinner is my most favourite meal of the year. I always spend it surronded by family, party hats and crackers, all tucking into a roast turkey with all the trimmings prepared lovingly by my mum.

With my Mum taking care of the food it is up to me to take care of the wine. But what wine should you chose to accompany the turkey? Well I have the answer...

A Pinot Noir has always been my default choice to accompany turkey. It is a deliciously smooth wine with ripe silky tannins and juicy red summer fruit. I have opted for a New World New Zealand Pinot Noir this year. The Fairleigh Estate boasts aromas of cherry, warm fruits and spices. Its beautifully silky smooth tannins complement the turkey.

Make this your Christmas Day red for only £8.79  

Bordeaux Tasting Week: 7th December - 13th DecemberDate published: 06/12/12

Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. It is home to the world's main wine fair, Vinexpo,] while the wine economy in the metro area moves 14.5 billion euros each year. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century. From the 7th of December to the 13th December we will be showcasing some of our fantastic wines from Bordeaux in our Bordeaux Tasting week. This is a great opportunity for you to come in and sample some of our wines from this region. So pop in when you can and come and explore Bordeaux with us!

Wine of the Week - Château Teyssier 2007 Puisseguin-St-Emilion Date published: 06/12/12

Bordeaux in 2007 was a difficult vintage, the cost of making wines was high in terms of man power. However Left Bank wines performed much better than Right Bank wines from this vintage.

Château Teyssier is a (St Emilion) located in Vignonet, one of the five St Emilion communes. The property has a long history of wine production, stretching back as far as 1714 when it was little more than a farm.The 15th century Château Teyssier is one of this region's premier producers.

The Ch Teyssier boasts a lovely garnet colour. Notes of black forest fruits jump from the glass along with notes of cedar and wood shavings. The notes of black fruit forests follow onto the palate. However on the palate there is also distictive hints of red fruits; cranberries, cherry and redcurrent. Supple and fresh on the palate, with silky tannins and a round feel.

Snap yours up for £7.99  

Wine of the Week - St Clair Estate Selection Pinot NoirDate published: 02/12/12

Sourced from several vineyards in Marlborough's Southern Valleys, whose clay soils promote the growth of small bunches of small berries, and thus intensely flavoured Pinot Noir. Portions of the wine are aged in French oak barriques before blending with unoaked wine.

This wine boasts a lovely rich garnet core with a purplish rim. On the nose there is distincitve aromas of ripe black cherries and currants, with a lifted raspberry note and a hint of vanilla. These aromas lead nicely through to the palet where you can find fine tannins, medium palate weight, and good fruit concentration.

A fine example of a New Zealand Pinot Noir. This can be enjoyed on its own or would partner perfectly with lamb or beef.

Pick your bottle up for £10.99!

Open to try on the Tasting Counter this week!

Wine of the Week - Yalumba 'Y' Series Viognier 2012 South Australia Date published: 27/11/12

The Yalumba Y Series of varietal wines express the lively personality and colourful 150-year history of the Hill Smith family of Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery. These are fresh and flavoursome fruit-driven wine styles of quality and consistency, highlighting the true regional character of South Australia's most renowned viticultural areas and confirming Yalumba's reputation as Australia's finest independent winemaker.

To the eye this Viognier has a pale straw like colour. On the nose you can distinctly smell aromas of honey and pineapple which lead through onto the palate. There is a richness on the texture and body on this wine which comes from the wild yeast fermentation and ageing on lees. This is a very refreshing viognier; fruity, crisp with a lovely clean finish.

I think this wine would make a fantastic pairing with white seafood, light chicken dishes or alternatively sip away whilst nibbling on goats cheese and crackers.

Snap yours up for £7.99

Wine of the Week Date published: 11/11/12

Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2011 Casablanca Valley

The Casablanca Valley's climate is largely governed by winds that alternate between those from the Pacific and the Andes. Tehse serve to moderate the climate, and promote a sharp drop in night temperatures, aiding the preservation of primary fruit during ripening.

Aromas of peach, apricot, dessert apples and vanilla open the show for a palate with more round, ripe stone fruits and citrus. 3 months in oak barrels has added a touch of creaminess on the finish.

Best served with poached salmon, cod or Dover sole, or mussels in a creamy sauce.

Snaps yours up for £7.99!

Put some 'Fine' into your Christmas wineDate published: 11/11/12

December's Fine Wine of the Month is the Sexy Beast Cabernet 2011 Two Hands, McLaren Vale @ £18

We love when a wine comes in that breaks the mould in terms of bottle design or name. So when this 'Sexy Beast' arrived we all wondered whether or not it would live up to its name.

Two Hands source their Cabernet Sauvignon from a range of sites throughout McLaren Vale to make this voluptuous wine. Vinified in traditional open fermenters, the wine is then matured for 14 months in French oak hogsheads. A superb wine with a deep and lush ruby colour, with an alluring nose of rich fruit, and subtle touches of violet, smoke, and leafy herbs. Fulsome yet elegant, the tannins are smooth and the palate tightly structured.

Enjoy immediately or cellar for up to 10 years

Open to try from Friday the 4th of December!

Fine Wine Friday - Jackson Estate Grey Ghost Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Marlborough Date published: 02/11/12

Marlborough frequently records the highest total of sunshine hours in the country. A long, sunny ripening season extending into April, combined with cool nights helps to preserve acidity. Grey Ghost is partially fermented in French oak and aged for several months on lees.

Pungently aromatic, as befits top Marlborough Sauvignon, but with Jackson's trademark restraint and focus. Nettle and gooseberry characters aligned perfectly with tangy citrus fruit.

Great to drink over the next couple of years as an accompaniment to shellfish or goats cheese.  

Wine of the Week - Peter Lehmann Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 02/11/12

The winter arrivals always get me excited. I love trying the new wines especially on the run up to Christmas. Peter Lehmann is a familiar name in Majestic but now we have their Cabernet – Sauvignon to try.

By sourcing grapes from a large number of growers throughout the Barossa region, Peter Lehmann are able to make a well rounded and consistent Cabernet, benefiting from multiple vineyard characteristics. The wine is harmonised by ageing in oak hogsheads for 12 months.

A weighty, ripe Cabernet that is nonetheless easy-drinking and soft. Dense blackcurrant fruit, tinged with a leafy spiciness, all framed by fine-grained tannins.

Drink immediately or over the next 3 years. Ideal with mature cheddar cheese.

Snap yours up for £7.99  

Argentinean Wine of the Week!Date published: 22/10/12

Wine of the Week

Catena Chardonnay 2011 £9.99

As we're in the middle of our Wines of Argentina Tasting Week at Majestic Wine, I have chosen the Catena Chardonnay as our Wine of the Week.

The Catena family have been growing vines in the foothills of the Andes for over 100 years. They are very interested in discovering what effect different altitudes have on their grapes. Laura Catena, the great-granddaughter of the winery's founder, has selected grapes from high altitude vineyards in La Piramide, Domingo and Adrianna. The result is a lovely rich, buttery Chardonnay, with a complex but well balanced palate. Ripe tropical fruit flavours, blend perfectly with white stone fruits as well as citrus and floral notes. Due to the high altitude there is a refreshing acidity in the wine, which makes it a good food wine, but if you're a Chardonnay fan I'm sure you'll be equally happy to drink it by itself!

I would pair this beautiful Chardonnay with Mussels served in a creamy sauce, or with my Roast Chicken on Sunday!

Impress your friends with this great value Chardonnay, they're sure to think it's more expensive then its very reasonable price tag of £9.99

Make Autumn Red.......againDate published: 13/10/12

This weeks Autumn staff picks.


This week i have chosen the Rustenberg RM Nicholson as my Autumn red. This red as with all Rustenberg wines is of exceptional quality with a price tag most people cannot ignore. The RM Nicholson is a blend of Cab/Sauv, Syrah and Petit Verdot with 7 months ageing in oak barrels. The nose starts with deep blackcurrent and dried herb aromas with a touch of black pepper. Ripe red fruit on the palate with a weighty mouthfeel, yet silky tannins lead to a long elegant finish. Make Autumn red with this South African beauty and try matching with roast beef or lancashire hotpot. Yours for only £8.99


I've chosen the Barista Pinotage as my Autumn Red. Why? Well because I love my reds to be full bodied, pack a punch and flavoursome. And the Barista Pinotage embodies all the things I like. A burst of coffee and chocolate aromas with ripe mulberry, plum and cherry make this my perfect Autumn red. Yours for only £6.99

Fine wine of the Month- NovemberDate published: 10/10/12

Now that we are pacing our way through October it's time we got your excited about our Fine Wine Friday in November. We've chosen the Jackson Estate Grey Ghost Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Marlborough.

Marlborough frequently records the highest total of sunshine hours in the country. A long, sunny ripening season extending into April, combined with cool nights helps to preserve acidity. Grey Ghost is partially fermented in French oak and aged for several months on lees.

Pungently aromatic, as befits top Marlborough Sauvignon, but with Jackson's trademark restraint and focus. Nettle and gooseberry characters aligned perfectly with tangy citrus fruit.

Great to drink over the next couple of years as an accompaniment to shellfish or goats cheese.

Open to try on Leith Walks tasting counter from the 2nd of November!!!

Wine Of The WeekDate published: 08/10/12

Chateau Teyssier, Puisseguin-St-Emilion 2007

£9.99 £7.99

Pesseguin -St-Emilion is a satellite appellation located around 10km from St-Emilion, with near identical soil type and wine style to St-Emilion itself. Chateau Teyssier is one of this regions top producers offering superb value Bordeaux.

A traditional blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc gives this wine a vibrant nose of ripe red fruits with a hint of soft spice. The palate is supple and fresh with more blackcurrant than red fruit coming through, rounding off with a long silky finish.

Make autumn red by pairing this with rare sirloin steak, mustard mash and steamed greens!

Make your autumn red this weekend!Date published: 06/10/12

This weekend it is the turn of the Vinha Do Monte, Portugal, 2010 and the Portillo Malbec, Argentina, 2011to be voted our top red autumn picks:


I chose the Portillo Malbec from Argentina as my top autumn red because it boasts some of my favourite characters in a red wine- rasberries, strawberries and vanilla. It is has a silky smooth finish and is a steal at £6.99. To really get the most from this wine match it with a medium red steak!



The Vinha Do Monte is my top autumn red this weekend as it is a recent addition to our Portuguese range. It is the prefect red to ease you into Autumn. With as blend of indigenous grape varieties this wine has a nose bursting with plum and mulberry fruit, finishing with warm peppery notes.


Both wines are open to try all weekend on our tasting counter. So come and explore!

'Fall' back in love with RedDate published: 06/10/12

Now the summer has waved us goodbye the staff at Majestic Leith Walk are using the colder weather to help you 'Fall' back in love with red wine. Throughout October we will be recommending red wines and will also have them open on the Tasting Counter for you to pop in and have a taste. Keep an eye on our store webpage to see which red wines we have open each week. Where else can you try before you buy!

Our new autumn front counter displayDate published: 03/10/12

This morning I've had fun creating our new front counter display. Here in Majestic Leith Walk we are making your autumn red by selecting a variety of wines for you to enjoy in the autumn months. The BBQs might be packed away, the patio furniture back in the garage and the central heating back on again but it's not all doom and gloom. Autumn is a fantastic season, the countryside is a picture of yellow, orange and red. Halloween is just round the corner and fireworks night will be upon us before we know. So what are you going to drink at these occasions? On our front counter I have chosen 5 wines which will make the darker nights and colder weather more bearable. So make your Autumn red.


Jim Barry Cover Drive, 2010 - A generous, medium bodied palate with lovely succulent tannins which carry the flavours of blackcurrant, sandalwood, liquorice and morello cherries @ £10.99

Bellingham Mocha Java Merlot, 2011 - Pronounced aromas of coffee, cocoa and black cherry characterise the intense nose. Smooth and full-textured on the palate, with harmonious oak, and a long finish @ £6.79

Château Teyssier 2007 Puisseguin-St-Emilion - Supple and fresh on the palate, with silky tannins and a round feel. An easy-drinking claret, at its best over the next 2-3 years @ £7.99

Reales Vinedos Vendimia Seleccionada 2006 - Made from Tempranillo grapes sourced from the Manchuela region to the east of La Mancha, this wine displays an intense aroma of cranberries and raspberries, with hints of vanilla and spice @ £5.59

Buitenverwachting Cabernet Merlot 2009 Constantia - Intense aromas of cassis, plums and school pencils. This wine is full of ripe berry flavours intermingled with hints of mineral and cigar box characters which make the wine complex and structured @ £8.79

Come in and see us in store or order online or over the phone!

Wine of the WeekDate published: 03/10/12

I don't know about you but when it hits the autumn months I like nothing better than a full bodied red. But sometimes I do miss those whites that I sipped in our 'summer' months. A Sauvingon Blanc is my summer wine so if I am looking for a autumn white I turn to a buttery and creamy Chardonnay.

The Croisade Chardonnay Reserve 2011 is using grapes from a number of vineyards in order to obtain a pure expression of the famous variety. The d'Oc region is the most important of the Vin de Pays appellation,producing many of France's most exciting and experimental wines.

On the nose La Croisade shows hints of peach , honey - blossom and vanilla and these follow through on to a medium bodied palate of stone fruits, vanilla, citrus acidity and creamy texture.

Fantastic as an apéritif but with enough depth of flavour to match creamy poultry dishes. Enjoy over the next two years.

Snap yours up for £6.49!

Nicola's Champagne Adventure Date published: 02/10/12

Trains, Trains and more Trains....

This week I was fortunate to go on an educational trip to Champagne where I visited both Ruinart, the oldest champagne house in the world, and Moet and Chandon. The reason I entitled my blog 'Trains, Trains and More Trains' is due to the fact that on my journey down to London the day before my trip to Champagne I was caught up in the floods that halted transport in the East Coast of England for an entire day. After four trains, four train stations and an impromptu stop for an hour on a rail track somewhere outside Darlington I made it to London. We caught the Eurostar at 11.30am, having muttered the words 'I wish to never see another train again', I can confirm that the Eurostar proved an enjoyable way to travel to Paris. A quick 'biere' and 'cafe' in Paris and then we were back on the TGV to Reims. Our first port of call was to Ruinart. We were met by our delightful tour guide who gave us a brief history about the buildings in the Ruinart complex. After that it was down to the cellars, the part I was looking forward to the most. The cellars date back to the Roman period and as we made our descent down into the vaults I prayed that this wouldn't be the day I realised I had claustrophobia! At their deepest the vaults go 48 meters underground. In times past Ruinart dinners were held in the deepest part of the cellar. However now they are thankfully held in a lovely warm dining room 48 meters above. At our dinner we drank Ruinart Blanc de Blanc NV, Ruinart Rose NV and the spectacular Dom Ruinart which was by far my favourite of the evening. The hospitality at Ruinart was second to none. The next day we were the guests of Moet and Chandon. Our host Pierre gave us a interesting history of Mr Moet and Mr Chandon in the 17th century drawing room. It was then on to the cellar tour. Luckily we did not have to walk the full 17 miles of tunnels which make up the cellars. The tour of the cellar led nicely on to the dinner at the Moet and Chandon house. I was in awe on the grandeur of the 'gold room' and the drawing rooms. Needless to say it made my city centre flat seem like a wendy house. The dishes consisted of fish and duck and were accompanied by Moet and Chandon Grande Vinatge 2002 and the new 2004 vintage which matched the duck perfectly. Unfortunately our trip had to end there and it was time to head back to Paris to catch our Eurostar back to London. A fantastic time was had by all and the hospitality we received really was the cherry on top of our champagne cake!

Make Autumn RedDate published: 29/09/12

This weeks "Make Autumn Red" staff picks -


A firm favourite of mine, Chateau Picard St-Estephe 2004, Bordeaux. With bags of spicy blackcurrant fruit and wood smoke on the nose, following on to pencil shavings on the mid palate and a long balanced finish. This autumn i will be enjoying this aged bordeaux with some fine Scottish cheeses. At only £9.99 a bottle i suggest you do the same and make autumn red!



If you prefer something from the New World I strongly recommend you try the Santa Rita Medalla Real Carmenere from Chile. Beautifully deep in colour and packed with luscious black fruits, dark chocolate and spice this wine is enough to warm you up on these chilly autumn nights. At just £8.99 a bottle you get a lot of wine for your money! The perfect partner to a Venison Casserole.


You can pop into see us and try both these wines on the tasting counter this week. Make sure you let us know who's wine you prefer!

Make Autumn Red at Majestic Leith WalkDate published: 29/09/12

Now that evenings are getting darker and there's a distinct chill in the air, it's time to put those lovely refreshing crisp whites and roses to the back of our mind and concentrate on refamiliarising ourselves with the warming world of red.

Whether you love Rioja or Malbec, Pinot Noir or Shiraz, we've got something to suit everyones tastes. Over the next few weeks the Leith Walk team will be showcasing some of their favourite red wines of the moment in an attempt to #makeautumnred

Follow us on twitter (@majesticltw), like us on facebook (Majestic Wine Edinburgh Leith Walk) or just visit the Leith Walk page of the Majestic website (majestic.co.uk/leithwalk, to keep yourself updated of the reds we think you should be drinking this autumn and why!

Fantastic Fine Wine: Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2001Date published: 19/09/12

Fine Wine of the Month @ Majestic Leith Walk
Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial, 2001

The staff here at Majestic Leith Walk have a real hankering for a really fine, mature red Rioja which makes the 2001 Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial from La Rioja Alta one of our favourites!

This rioja is made from 80% Tempranillo, largely sourced from the Viña Ardanza estate in Fuenmayor, in the Rioja Alta district; what doesn't come from here is derived from other Rioja Alta vineyards.

On the palate there is hints of vanilla and chocolate-mint aromas from the oak but it also
reveals plenty of peppery spice too. This is a fine example of how a Rioja should be.

Enjoy over the next decade as the richness and power of the will soften to spice and earth. Or if simply cannot wait then it will pair well with game casseroles and beef dishes.

Snap yours up for only £17.60!!!

Open to try on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October

Exploring Sauvignon Blanc: Kat's Wine of the WeekDate published: 19/09/12

Saint Clair Pioneer Block Sauvignon Blanc 2011

was £17.49 , now only £13.99 a bottle

Saint Clair Estate Wines is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, who have been growing grapes in the Marlborough region since 1978. Saint Clair Estate Wines’ first vintage was made in 1994 and all wines in it were awarded gold medals. In the time since, the name Saint Clair has become synonymous with quality and its award-winning record continues today.

The Pioneer Block wines are made from the finest vineyards from each harvest. All the blocks have quirky names and this 2011 Sauvignon is from the Bell Block. The Bell Block is located east of Blenheim, close to the sea, giving it a cooler climate than most of Marlborough's vineyards.

This is one of my favourite Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, and I believe it competes with the more expensive Sauvignon's we sell. It has a great complexity, balancing fresh green apple, citrus and gooseberry with a lovely minerality one may only expect in a French Sauvignon.

If you're looking to splash out on something a little special this weekend I would definitely recommend this wine. Enjoy with a seafood linguine or lovely just on it's own!

A brand new Tasting Counter for an 'almost' brand new monthDate published: 30/08/12

We've updated our in-store Tasting Counter with some newbies and also some old faithfuls. As always we try and open different styles and grape variaties in order for you to try wines that you maybe would walk past in store. We all can be guilty of sticking to our guns when it comes to what we drink on an everyday basis (for me it's Rioja and Sauvignon Blanc) so the Tasting Counter gives you a chance to discover new wines. So pop in and try something different today...you never know what you might find!

Your new week day wine.....?Date published: 28/08/12

Real Compañía de Vinos Tempranillo, 2011, Vino de la Tierra Castilla

We've chose a new wine as our Wine of the Week. At Leith Walk we know that everyday drinking wine needn't be expensive and this little beauty at £4.99 could be your new staple week day wine.

Real Compañía de Vinos was established in 2007 by Bodegas Muriel, as a project focusing on producing single-varietal wines from both Spanish and international grape varieties. This Tempranillo comes from 30-70-year-old vineyards in Manchuela, to the east of La Mancha.

Intense cherry red, with the purplish tints hints of youth. As this is a youthful wine this is a very fruit-focused wine with aromas of ripe strawberry, blackberry and red cherry, and subtle liquorice spice. Supple and rounded mouth-feel.

Grab yours up for only £4.99

Fine Wine Of The Month - Saintsbury Carneros Pinot Noir,Open to try 7th-8th SeptemberDate published: 07/08/12

Saintsbury Carneros Pinto Noir 2007

The Carneros area located in the Napa Valley is well known for producing superb Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, due to its cooler climate from the breezes of the San Fransisco bay. Saintsbury have been making wine here since 1981 and are now considerred one of the hallmark producers of Carneros.

This Pinot Noir is packed with ripe red fruit aromas with spice, tobacco and a hint of vanilla. The Palate is rich with confected red berry fruit and spice, with a silky yet weighty finish.

Partner with duck, game or barbecued chicken. This Pinot Noir will also cellar well for 3-4 years for a more savory style.


Superb for £19.99

Wine of the Week - Domaine Tranquillité 2008/2009 Bernard MagrezDate published: 06/08/12

An amazing value limited parcel from acclaimed Bordeaux winemaker Bernard Magrez, this combines Bordeaux and Languedoc styles. Part of the blend has seen ageing in French oak barrels for 6 months which, with some bottle age, has softened the once powerful tannins

This is a powerful black fruit and spice- driven red, with layers of leafy, herbaceous complexity.

Snap up this wine while you can and marvel at the unbelievably low price over a rich beef stew.

Snap yours up for an incredible £6.99

Sparkles and BubblesDate published: 25/07/12

John Maynard once stated 'my only regret in life is that I didn't drink enough Champagne'.There is just something special about champagne, it has that certain 'je ne sais quoi'. There is something exciting about hearing the pop of the cork and watching your glass fill with bubbles, knowing that you are in for a treat. Normally champagne is considered a luxury We all have that bottle at home that we are keeping 'for a special occasion'; usually hidden in the back of the drinks cupboard or under the stairs. Champagne also has a very A-list status. For the rich and the famous champagne is the choice drink at parties. For me the pop of a champagne cork symbolizes a special occasion or a memorable event that I will remember forever. This summer Great Britain has many reasons to pop open the champagne and celebrate...namely a massive multi-sports event!

At Majestic Leith Walk we have a fantastic range of champagnes to suit all budgets and occasions. Prices start from £15. However since this is a very special summer our top champagne picks are Laurent Perrier NV @ £25 and the Taittinger NV @£26. For my BBQ nights I'll be drinking Oeil de Perdrix Rose NV @ £18.

It's not only our range of champagne that makes Majestic fantastic. Our sparkling wines should not be overlooked. Our top sparkling picks are the Spanish Cordorniu Seleccion Raventos NV @ £7.49 and the Italian Prosecco La Marca Treviso Extra Dry NV @ £8.99.

So why delay, hurry along to Majestic Leith Walk and let us help you choose your perfect champagne and let the celebrations begin!

Wine of the Week - Fleurie Domaine de Nugues,2010Date published: 25/07/12

Our wine of the week comes courtesy of Beaujolais constructed by the hugely talented Gles Gelin from a couple of hectares of 60 year old vines. Beaujolais is generally conceived to be a 'intended to drink now' wine. However with the aim of producing Beaujolais Crus capable of ageing for 3 years or more, enormous care has gone into producing this top Fleurie.

On the nose are aromas of cherry, violets and red berries: predominantly cranberry. The palate is medium bodied with sturcture and balance. A real purity of fruit is complemented by a slight smoky character. A rush of cherry and red berries surges through makinf this is a perfect summer drink.

The perfect picnic wine to go along nicely with your tuna and cumber sandwiches or salmon sandwiches. Alternatively try with roast pork or chicken!

Well worth the £10.49 price tag.

Fine wine of the MonthDate published: 25/07/12

Purple Angel by Montes, 2009

Montes pioneered the Chilean wine scene by creating super-premium wines, including the Montes Alpha range, and icons such as Montes Alpha M and Montes Folly. Montes also led the way to quality by planting on steep mountain slopes.

The carmenere grape resurfaced in Chile only about 12 years ago after believing it was extinct. Chileans consider it their 'variety' and call it their 'Jurassic Park' grape- returned from extinction.

Purple Angel is a blend of 92% Carmenère and 8% Petit Verdot, from the Valley of Colchagua. Half the Carmenère comes from the vineyards of our Apalta Estate, which gives it elegance and sophistication (the Petit Verdot, too, comes from the same vineyards). The remaining half comes from El Arcángel vineyards, in Marchigüe, whose fruit infuses great strength into the wine. The grapes are harvested by hand, normally at crack of dawn, to ensure low temperatures. The bunches of grapes go through a manual selection of the fruit, and only the best grains are allowed into the tank. During the eighteen months spent in French and American oak barrels, the wine is decanted thrice, allowing thus for improvement in its evolution and ripeness.

Open to try from the 3rd of August

Wine of the WeekDate published: 27/06/12

Sainte Victoire, Famille Negrel, Cotes De Provence Rose 2011

£9.99 £8.99

During our 'Rose from Provence' tasting week we have tried a fair few which express the classic style from this region, however this particular example clearly stands out. This Cotes de Provence is from Sainte Victiore, a sub-region situated on the upper parts of the slopes known for producing very high quality rose. The Negrel Family settled at the domaine Mas de Cadenet in 1813 and is now in its 7th genereation.

This traditional salmon pink rose starts off on the nose with many of the aromas you come to expect with the Provence style, with warm red berry fruit and delicate floral notes. On the palate this wine trully comes alive, initially expressing strawberry and redcurrent fruit, before leading on to a crisp dry finish. The mouth feel of this wine is very delicate and rounded making it a pleasure to drink.

This rose is fantastic value and superb to drink on it's own, or why not give it a try at your next bbq, served with grilled salmon and fresh garden salad.

WINE OF THE WEEK - Peter Lehman EVS ShirazDate published: 20/06/12

As a huge fan of Peter Lehmann's other wines we have in store I was very excited about the arrival of this new Shiraz to Majestic. I'm happy to say that the EVS certainly doesn't disappoint! The Eden Valley may be an eastern neighbour of the somewhat more famous Barossa, but with its cooler climate, the wines produced are beautifully elegant and complex. The region is probably better known for it's floral, dry Rieslings but as this wine shows there is much more to the Eden Calley than just Riesling!

This Shiraz is packed full of ripe black cherry flavours which are lifted by delicate violet and menthol notes. The tannins are smooth and dry but structured enough to mean this wine can be drunk now or anytime over the next 3 – 4 years. For those who find a Barrossa Shiraz slightly too overpowering this could be the perfect alternative!

I'm hoping that Summer is finally going to arrive this weekend, and although I will probably be sipping on Rose during the afternoon, this will definitely be what I drink with my BBQ'd steak. If, as is more likely this is just a dream, and the rain continues to fall for yet another week in Edinburgh, why not pair this beautiul Shiraz with a rich chocolate pudding.

We'll have this wine open to try on our tasting counter for the nest few days. Pop down to Leith Walk and give it a try, and hopefully you'll agree it's fantastic value at just £9.99 a bottle.

Six bottle deliveries Date published: 11/06/12

Yes you read correctly. To make life that little bit easier for you we are now starting to deliver 6 bottles right to your front door. Any mix- red, white, rose, champers and spirits. Order online, in store or over the phone.


Saturday Champers!Date published: 09/06/12

Today we have opened the Heidsieck Gold Top 2005. This has a bright nose of brioche, citrus, and the traditional biscuity aromas found on much more expensive Champagnes. The palate is rich and soft,  with apple and cinamon notes coming through on the finish. At £18 this vintage Champagne is a knockout. This offer only lasts until Monday 11th June so why not snap up a couple of bottles this weekend!

Saturday FizzDate published: 12/05/12

Ok the sun has finally popped out to say hola therefore we can start turning our attentions to more summer-esque wines such as a nice crisp Prosecco. Today we have cracked open a bottle of Prosecco La Marca Treviso. Crammed with fruit flavours such as pear, melon and citrus this shows a little bit of sweetness which balances the crisp acidity anf persistent fizz.


A steal for only £8.99!


Come and Explore


Italy Tasting WeekDate published: 11/05/12

Gondalas in Venice; The Leaning Tower in Pisa; The Collusium in Rome; The famous Balcony in Verona....these historic sites can only be from one country; Italy!

Having visited all of these places our Italy Tasting Week has got me remincising about the fabulous wine I  drank whilst there. This week we are raising our glasses to all the our old favourites like Chianti and Pinot Grigo but also exploring Italys lesser known wines.

Come and explore with us!




Wine of the WeekDate published: 08/05/12

Chateau Saint Roche - les - Vignes Rose, Cotes de Provence 2011

£7.99  £6.99

Now we have reached May, it's time to leave those cosy nights in with a bottle of red until at least September. If you're anything like me then you'll be champing at the bit to get the shorts on, host barbeque's and take the long walk home in the evening.

Whether it's now or when we actually get some warm weather, I urge you to consider swapping the red and white for a glass of rose.

Ch Saint Roches – les – Vignes is located near St. Tropez in Provence, which is known for producing a fresh, herbacious style of rose. This wine is no exception, with a nose of strawberry, cherry fruit and a hint Garrigue herbs. The palate follows on seamlessly with red berry fruit, hints of soft spice and a crisp refreshing finish.

Perfect on its own or highly recommended with smoked salmon salad.

Fine Wine of the MonthDate published: 08/05/12

Lime Rock 'Kota' Pinot Noir £19.99 £15.99

Open to taste in store on 1st-2nd June

small vineyard on the north-facing slopes of Waipawa, Hawkes Bay. The 'Kota' Pinot Noir is grown on limestone slopes which was a seabed some 3 million years ago, containing large oyster shells (Kota) the size of the wine bottle itself.

The soil, climatic conditions, and Sustainable Winegrowing techniques used by Lime Rock contribute to this outstanding wine.

The nose of this wine kicks off with a blast of red cherry before notes of plum, blackberry and wild thyme shine through. The palate continues in a similar vain with intense red berry fruit, eventually giving way to undertones of forest floor and tea leaf. The finish is a fine balance of fruit sweetness, mellow acidity and ripe silky tannins.

Drink now with the finest of fillet steak and porcini mushrooms, or cellar for a further 2 years for a more savoury style.

Fine Wine FridayDate published: 04/05/12

A new month = a new fine wine of the month. Fine Wine Friday is upon us and what a treat we have for you. The chosen wine this month is the Planeta Chardonnay, 2008, Sambuca. Why did we choose this you might wonder? Well this producer is the rebel of its region, Sicily. The Planeta family chose to shun away from the native Sicilian grapes to instead focus on international grape varieties. The result? A fantastic wine: youthful with supple flavours of tropical fruits, apricots and citrus. A perfect wine to be drunk now or if you can wait it could age for another couple of years. 


Open to try TODAY!!!

Bargain Hunt wines 2012Date published: 11/04/12

Good News! We still have a limited selection of Bargain Hunt wines available in store. Listed below are the wines which we have, their price and a brief description of them. Hurry, they won't be around forever!

- Otterbrook Mill Shiraz, 2010: A great example of an Australian Shiraz with a lovely smooth palate. This wine boasts flavours of spicy plum, berries and toasted oak. A Saturday evening wine to match with a juicy rump steak and peppercorn sauce. Delicious. WAS £7.99, NOW £6.49

-Clos d'Yvgne 'Le rouge et Le noir', 2007/08: A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the winemaker, Patricia Atkinson, uses traditional methods to extract maximum fruit flavours, colours and tannins. This wine shows an array of rich, ripe fruit, blackberries and noted of cedar. Drinks well with a mushroom risotto. WAS £9.99, NOW £6.66

-Costero Pinot Noir Rose, 2009: This rose displays red fruit character with fresh acidity and lovely citrus notes. A vibrant and juicy rose perfect with a crisp prawn or crayfish salad or simply enjoy on it's own. WAS £9.49, NOW £6.32

-Tin Roof Chardonnay, 2010: A soft buttery Chardonnay, smooth with a rich fruity finish. Boasts hints of melon, green apple and lemon. A good companion to white meat dishes or can be enjoyed on it's own. WAS £6.49, NOW £4.99


Nicola's Wine of the Week Date published: 10/04/12

Peter Lehmann Shiraz, 2009, £8.49

When picking my wine of the week I took in to account our 'dreich'* Scottish weather. I bypassed a chilled white, which in my opinion is more suited to one of our three days of sunshine, in favor for a rich, fruity and warming red. Australian Shiraz's have always been a personal favourite of mine. On these dreich nights the warmth of a red is just what you need.

I chose the Peter Lehamann Shiraz as my wine of the week as it encompasses everything I love about drinking red wine, especially Australian Shiraz's. I would describe the Peter Lehmann Shiraz as being like one of my best friends: warm and inviting, generous, with a hint of spice. Just like my friends this magnificent wine is easy to love and is something special.

Partner with wine beef, pan fried pork chops or roast duck to bring a bit of sunshine into you dreich April days.


* Dreich = A combination of dull, overcast, drizzly, cold, misty and miserable weather.

Fine Wine FridayDate published: 04/04/12

Get on down to Majestic Leith walk this Easter weekend where we have an absolute treat in store. This Months fine wine of the month is  Cloudy Bay Chardonnay.

Cloudy Bay is arguably the most iconic producer in Marlborough, having put New Zealand wine on the map through their early production of Sauvignon Blanc. The truth is there is much more to Cloudy Bay than meets the eye. The quality of this chardonnay equals if not exceeds that of their Sauvignon, largely down to the cool climate location and long sunny days.

The nose starts off with a blast of butterscotch, before leveling out with lemon and stone fruit aromas. On the palate this wine truly sings, bringing toasted almond, brioche and a long tropical finish.

What sets this Chardonnay apart from many new world competitors is the silky mouth feel and finesse on the mid palate. For me this wine is best savored and enjoyed without food, though matching with your Sunday roast this Easter would be a celebration in itself.

Spanish Tasting WeekDate published: 23/03/12

Get yourself down to Majestic Leith this week to taste a vast range of spanish wines. From Fri 23rd - Fri 30th we will be tasting some old favourites as well as some exciting new ones!

Revealed- New Fine Wine of the MonthDate published: 07/02/12

CVNE, Imperial 1999 Gran Reserva £28

Despite the fact that the weather appears to be getting colder rather than warmer, we are still confident that spring is just around the corner. Snowdrops are already up and out and it won't be too long until its daffodils in abundance and lambs bouncing about fields.
Looking forward to spring lamb has made us think of this intense and rich wine that would be the perfect partner to roast Lamb.

CVNE is renowned for making wines of exceptional quality since the 1920s. The Imperial range includes only Reservas and Gran Reservas; they are therefore only produced in fantastic vintages.

Produced from vines that are at least 20 years old, the Tempranillo and Grenache has fantastic concentration. A long maceration period achieves maximum colour and structure which is necessary for the long aging in French and American Oak. The result is a ruby red wine with an intense nose of dark berries and liquorice with subtle toasty notes. Although the wine is full bodied it has soft, silky tannins and a long lingering finish.

Wine Of the Week- Raats Granite Block Cabernet FrancDate published: 03/02/12

Raats Granite Block Cabernet Franc
Was £9.99 now Only £7.99

A new wine to our range for the Spring promotion and we think it is going to be a big hit. Cabernet Franc is usually found producing soft fruity wines from the Loire Valley; however this Cabernet Franc from South Africa is a little richer and fuller bodied.

A combination of the long lengthening period, old vines and gentle oak maturation creates a smooth, yet robust wine. The time spent in oak has created integrated tannins providing a structure to the fresh red berry fruits and sweet spice flavours.

Try pairing with lamb shanks or venison.

The Majestic Bargain HuntDate published: 31/01/12

Our new spring promotion is the perfect time for a bit of a clear-out to make way for 2012's exciting new wines, so we have just knocked a third off the price of loads of bin ends in the first ever Majestic Bargain Hunt!

The selection is available in-store now - if you can't visit us in person to hunt out your bargain, please call us or email for more details of what's available.

To tempt you to come in and explore what is on offer here are a few of the staff picks.

Saint Roman Laboure Roi £6.66

Bonterra Viognier £7.32

Montes Cabernet/Carmenere £6.66

Kendermanns Riesling £3.99


All stocks are limited so come and pick up a bargain before they are all gone!

Fine Wine of the MonthDate published: 06/01/12

Petaluma Coonawarra 2008 - £20


The Petaluma winery was founded by the master wine maker Brian Croser, in the Coonawarra region of Austrialia. The Coonawarra region is located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia and is of a similar climate to the Bordeaux region.

A decanter silver award winner, this wine is predominantly a Cabernet Sauvignon blend with the addition of 30% Merlot and a final touch of Syrah. This award winning blend results in a wine with a wonderfully rich nose packed with stewed cherry, blackberries and a hint of eucalyptus. This fruit driven aroma is underlined with soft, almost sweet smell of ceder wood.

This wine continues in a similar vein on the palate with punchy fruit seamlessly integrating with supple tannins. Spicy notes follow on the mid-palate which one would come to expect from a big Aussie red. On the back end, the spice melts away into a long, smooth and lingering finish that really reveals this wine's true quality.

This wine would drink beautifully with a huge slice of beef wellington and a side of winter greens.

Wither Hills 2010 Sauvignon BlancDate published: 04/12/11

Wither Hills 2010 Sauvignon Blanc


After a slightly underwhelming performance by the Scottish national rugby team in New Zealand this Autumn, the last thing I want to do is cast my mind back to the Marlborough region without good cause. Nevertheless, with the Wither Hills coming down to £5.99 on the majestic festive promotion, I felt that was cause enough to churn up the disturbing memories.

On the nose, the Wither Hills presents all the youthful elements of a traditional New Zealand sauvignon blanc with prominent notes of gooseberry and lime. However, the wither hills has certain complexity that sets it apart from other Nz Sauvignon's at this price point. The traditional citrus nose is intertwined with savoury vegetal notes of asparagus and green bell pepper. A beautiful nose for a wine at this price point.

The palate continues along the same vein. It's youthful, fresh and vibrant. Much like the Nz rugby team that won the World Cup this Autumn. Lime, a touch of minerality and tropical fruit are perfectly balanced with that interesting vegetal note, making this Nz sauvignon taste far more expensive than the £5.99 price tag would suggest.

If this wine was a rugby player, it would have to be the Kiwi winger Zac Guilford. A zippy, fresh and exciting winger, who is strong in the middle of the field, but equally has a fantastic finish. Overall this wine shows fantastic balance and poise, much like the qualities shown by New Zealand on their outstanding World Cup run.

I would match this wine with light salads, or fresh fish. An ideal compliment to Scottish smoked salmon bilini this Christmas.

Larrivet Haut Brion, Pessac- Leognan 2004Date published: 04/12/11

Larrivet Haut Brion, Pessac- Leognan 2004


The vineyards of Larrivet – Haut Brion lie on the same ridge of gravel as the near neighbours Haut-Bailly and La Louviere. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and around 10 000 cases are produced per annum.

The nose has notes of beautiful sweet ceder and cigar box, which immediately takes me back to the plentiful ceder forests in southern Malawi. This ceder and cigar box is enriched with blackberries and dark licorice, which combine to produce a classic red Bordeaux nose.

On the palate, the Haut-Brion has a wonderful silky smooth texture, which is supported by lip-smacking, dark fruit juiciness. The flavours of blackcurrant and licorice from the nose continue on the palate. This juicyness is underpinned by firm, yet refined tannins which contribute to this classically understated and well balanced Bordeaux.

The finish is long and luxurious with the characterful tannins suggesting a strong and powerful wine. However this is tempered by a smooth elegance that one would expect of a Bordeaux at around double the price.

Overall, whilst this is certainly a 'fine' wine due to its price, at £23 its quality is undeniable. It is drinking very well now, but has the structure to reward up to a further 10 years cellar time.

I would pair this beautiful Bordeaux with a roast lamb or beef, complimenting those characterful tannins perfectly.

Fine Wine Friday - Vina Muriel Rioja Gran Reserva 1989Date published: 04/11/11

As November is traditionally a time to remember, we in Leith Walk have decided to indulge in a little bit of history by opening the Vina Muriel Gran Reserva 1989.. Do you remember what you were doing back in 1989? Iconic moments such as the fall of the Berlin wall and the Exxon Oil disaster provide us with memorable landmarks. Somewhat more important than the collapse of communism however, 1989 stands out as the year of my birth, making the Muriel 1989 Rioja Gran Reserva a very special little bottle of wine.

This wine is no spring chicken and its maturity immediately becomes apparent as the wine is poured into the glass. An intriguing tawny tinge to this wine makes me desperate to get my nose fired in and around this wine.

The Muriel provides a nose that I could quite honestly smell all day. Each time you come back, it just gives you that little bit more. On the first inspection there is an overwhelming smell of brandy soaked raisins, plump and luxurious. This raisiny smell is then overtaken by a slightly more earthy and complex note of dates and dried fig. This dried fruit component is then rounded off by the slightest hint of vanilla and a shaving of nutmeg.

On the palate, the Muriel surprises with a powerful hit of dried cranberry and tart red berries, combined with familiar fig and raisin flavours that were recognised on the nose. This freshness is tempered by smoky finish and secondary characteristics including leather, red brick and a pinch of cinnamon.

This wine has both surprised and impressed me. A beautifully complex nose, combined with an unexpected freshness and structure. This all coming from a wine that has lived through two Gulf Wars and numerous other British operations around the world.

Pop down to Majestic this Friday and try this little bit of history, and remember, this November...

A Corking Californian Chardonnay: Stag's Leap 'KariaDate published: 03/10/11

'Karia', as this wine has been christened means graceful, which could not be more apt for describing this brilliant bottle. 100% Chardonnay in a style which closely resembles those from the prestigious Burgundian region ultimately making this fine wine look fantastic value at £22.00!

A wonderfully complex and fragrant nose with hints of white flower, juicy peach and twist of lemon zest is perfectly balanced with rich toasty notes provided by the new French oak. With such an inviting nose, there is always a chance that the palate will not live up to expectations. No such problem for the 'Karia' as flavours of crisp green apple, slow poached pears and luscious melon combine with a caramel popcorn like nuttiness on the palate. The result: a complex taste sensation with a texture that both coats and caresses whilst continuing to provide a zingy citrus backbone with the slightest hint of a crushed rock minerality.

This complex and graceful Chardonnay is our fine wine of the month and will be open for tasting on Friday 7th of October.

Join the Spanish party!Date published: 14/09/11

This week we have a Spanish Tasting week in store at Majestic Leith Walk. There are plenty of Spanish reds and white available to taste, so please come along and have a try. If Spanish wines aren't your thing we will be starting our South of France festival on friday when we will have lots more interesting wines open to try!

My pick of our tasting counter today is:

Marqués de Cáceres Reserva 2004

The Cáceres Bodega was set up in the 1960's by founder Enrique Forner and professor Emile Peynaud. It is located in Cenicero, which is in the heart of Rioja Alta, an area renowned for producing outstanding wines.

This gorgeous Rioja Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha. Cáceres only release their Reserva wines in vintages when Tempranillo is at it's best and the 2004 is no exception. This wine has been aged for 22 months in French Oak, and then matured in bottle for a further 2 years prior to release.

This wine is deep ruby in colour. A rich bouquet of forest fruits follow through onto the palate along with spicy black fruits, a perfectly balanced level of oak and well integrated tannins.

Match this wine with anything from tuna in a spicy tomato sauce to the traditional Rioja food accompaniment of roast lamb. It will develop over the next 6 years but is drinking superbly now, give it a try and see for yourself!

Smells Like Sauvignon BlancDate published: 17/08/11

Chinon Clos de Danzay 2000, Pierre-Jacques Druet
£11.99 or £9.99 when you buy 2 bottle as part of a mixed case

In the early 1990's, a scruffy 3 piece from Seattle, burst from the underground music scene with an album that became a soundtrack for the following generation. 'Grunge' music, as it was labeled, had all the hallmarks of the 1970's punk movement – raw, rebellious and packed with frustration. In contrast, with the swaggering heavy metal bands that had packed out huge stadiums throughout the 1980's, grunge was modest. Gone were the excess guitar solos and 120 piece drum kits. Songs were often recorded in one take and one take only. During studio time mistakes were often recorded and kept. Gone too were the studded jackets, tight leather pants and permed bouffant. Front men wore old cardigans, dirty converse and tatty jeans. Grunge has a rebellious, back-to-basics approach that came as a breath of fresh air to a generation that has been force-fed a more contrived version of angst from the likes of Guns N' Roses and Mötley Crüe.

Nirvana were the band that brought this fresh air to the music scene, with their most applauded album - 'Nevermind' - celebrating it's twentieth anniversary this year. The now famous front cover featured a naked baby boy, swimming underwater, apparently chasing a dollar on a fishing line. This baby will now be old enough to drink and could well be the front man of a new underground band, ready to send shock waves through youth sub-culture and take his place next to Kurt Cobain, as an icon. For many people across the globe, the pinnacle of this album, and indeed Nirvana's finest hour, is the song 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. But Nirvana went further than merely providing us with one song to accompany our teen angst. 'Bleach' is a great album that still accompanies me regularly when pounding the mean streets of Leith in my running trainers. MTV's 'Unplugged' receives regular airplay at the Leith Walk store.
They introduced us to existing bands such as the Pixies, as well as influencing many contemporary artist, Biffy Clyro and Nine Black Alps to name but two. The trios output wasn't exactly prolific, but after four original studio albums, I bet 9 out of 10 people can only name that one song. It irritates me that the radio only ever play that one song in tribute to the band. I too, can only
play one Nirvana song on the guitar. Can you guess which one?

I wanted to talk about one of my favourite bands. I also wanted to talk about one of my favourite wines. If this blog succeeds in opening up more of Nirvana’s back catalog, or opens the door to one of Frances finest wines, then I hope you'll forgive the tenuous link.

Loire is famed for its whites with Sancerre being the wine on everyones lips. When we think Loire, we automatically think Sauvignon Blanc. As with Nirvana’s back catalog, most wine drinkers will be aware that there is more to Loire than Sauvignon Blanc and Sancerre. But, most would struggle to name another wine or grape variety from the region, let alone recall the last time we drank one. There is more to Nirvana than ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. They were so much more than one song. Likewise, Sancerre may be the regions most famed output, but if you ignore the other appellations and grapes, your missing out on Loire’s full repertoire.

Chinon is a predominantly red wine appellation in the Loire Valley. Think of it as Sancerre's B-side. These reds are made from the Cabernet Franc grape that produces wine in two distinct styles. In its youth, the best are light, full of tart red fruits, have an aroma of lead pencil and are held together by crisp acidity. A weightier Chinon, no more than medium bodied, can have the potential to age. For me, a mature Chinon is Loire at it best. Clos de Danzay 2000 is an appealing tawny red colour throughout. This wine has the aroma of rain landing on hot, baked earth. Lead pencil is joined by leather, earth, red cheery and strawberry. It has a gamey hint,
mimicking pricier red Burgundys. Hints of sweet clove linger on the finish.

There is nothing wrong with sticking to what you like. I enjoy a glass of Sancerre from time-to-time. The fresh lemon zest, cut grass and gooseberry character of Loire Sauvignon Blanc are extremely appealing. Whats not to like? I also took the trouble to learn ‘that’ song on the guitar. Quiet, melodic verses, broken by raucous choruses that sound better the louder you shout, all drowned in distortion. Again, whats not to like? It ticks all the boxes. But I do think it is important to broaden our horizons.

Think of it this way: Nirvana put together a now legendary 2hr headline set at Reading festival in 1992 and knocked out 27 songs! I like ‘Smell like Teen Spirit’ but I wouldn't want to hear it 27 times on the bounce. They had a lot more in their arsenal than that. Loire has more to offer too. Muscadet, Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, dry white, sweet white, sparking, rose etc. Listening to ‘Smells
Like Teen Spirit’ and drinking a glass of Sancerre is probably an enjoyable combination. But in order to get the most out of Nirvana and the Loire region, I’d recommend the last three tracks of the1992 Album, ‘Incesticide’ and a glass of mature Loire Cabernet Franc.

More Free Fine Wine at Majestic Leith Walk!Date published: 08/08/11


£25 or buy any 2+ New Zealand wines save 20%=

Peregrine Falcons are small birds of prey that are very rare in New Zealand today. However small numbers of them have found a home in Central Otago and so the people of Peregrine Wines decided to name their winery after this rare falcon.

Central Otago is the most Southernmost wine region in the world, and unlike most other parts of New Zealand it has a continental rather than maritime climate. This means that summers are dry and sunny but short, which makes it an ideal location for the early ripening Pinot Noir vines. Central Otago is a relatively young wine producing region and the area covered by vines has grown massively over recent years. It now has the reputation for being a hugely important up and coming region that is producing some of the finest Pinot Noir's in the whole world. The Peregrine is definitely no exception!!

The hole in the ozone layer over this area, and the resulting intense sunshine could help to explain the incredible ripe flavours that are found in this wine. Lashings of black cherries, raspberries and strawberries leap from the glass and follow onto the the palate, alongside a beautifully spicy undertone. A fantastically complex Pinot Noir!

Swoop in and visit us in the Leith Walk store on Friday 2nd September to try this exciting new addition to the Majestic range!

Great Value Burgundy!Date published: 08/08/11

Domaines des Terres Gentilles, Mâcon – Lugny 2010
£9.99 or buy 2+ bottles save £4
= £7.99

The village of Lugny is situated in the predominantly white wine producing region of the Mâconnais in Southern Burgundy. The limestone rich soils of the village of Lugny produce rich, buttery but still Burgundian styles of Chardonnay associated with those created in the Mâconnais.

Domaines des Terres Gentilles has been run and owned by the Marillier family since 1921 and they now make a selection of good valued Burgundies from their 50 hectares of vines. Majestic are now stocking 2 wines from this domaine with an equally excellent Mâcon–Villages joining this Mâcon-Lugny in our Burgundy section.

With an offer price of £7.99 I think you would be hard pushed to find a White Burgundy of such outstanding value and complexity. The initial flavours are those of crisp citrus fruits but these are joined by fresh green apples, white flowers and peach. There is a beautifully long lasting finish to this wine which just confirms its quality.

I will be enjoying this wine in my garden on a sunny August afternoon, if it ever stops raining that is. It would work just as well with grilled white fish, poultry or pork.

I'll Have a Primativo Please... Date published: 29/07/11

I Monili Tarantino Primitivo 2010 (£7.99)

This soft Italian red made from the Puglia grown 'Primitivo' grape represents fantastic value this week at our Leith Walk store. The name of this particular grape was conceived by an Italian priest from Gioio del Colle in the late 18th century after realising this particular grape had a tendency to ripen earlier than those from other vines. Hence, the grape was christened 'Primitivo', from the latin 'Primitivus', meaning first to ripen.

This varietal was severely threatened during the 90's, however, its DNA similarity to the better known Californian Zinfandel has ensured that it has not been forgotten. Despite this set-back, Primitivo, in its own right has continued to be a commercial success.

A spicy bouquet laced with violets is tempered by silky, ripe red fruits on the palate with a slight hint of smokiness in the background. This prime example of the Primitivo varietal will drink fantastically with tomato based dishes, but can also handle a bit of spice. I personally, will be drinking this with a Penne al Arrabiatta topped with lashings of Parmesan cheese!

The Primativo is open on our tasting counter this week. Pop in and have a try!

Absolutely Brilliant Burgundy!Date published: 15/07/11

Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Les Perriers – £30

For all its past fame and riches, Burgundy continues to remain simple, rustic and unfussed, in stark contrast to the large elegant country estates that litter the Medoc. Burgundy is highly fragmented with the average holding a mere 15 acres. Many believe that this fragmented nature is a double edged sword. On the one hand these very small estates can be regarded as Burgundys' achillies heel, providing a huge amount of uncertainty and unpredictability even within one village. This 'human factor' simply cannot be predicted. On the flip side however, this fragmentation is what gives Burgundy its' humble personality and character, but most importantly the ability to produce some of the most sought after white wines in the world.

The world renowned 'Le Montrachet' vineyard is spread across the 'Mont Rachaz', loosely translated as the 'scabby hill' into both the villages of Chassagne and Puligny, allowing both villages to take this highly regarded suffix as their own.

The Puligny Montrachet vines are situated with an ideal exposure to the East, however, as this wine is from one of the 17 Premier Cru Vineyards it has superior location. In this case, Les Perrier vineyard is angled ever so slightly to the South, enabling the evening sun to bathe the vines, creating tougher skins and ultimately a more complex wine.

The 2008 vintage has been recognised as combining an intruiging combination of richness and fresh acidity due to this aforementioned late sunshine and cool breeze

This wine has a strong fresh minerality combined with a complex floral component due to its location in the heart of the village. It is starting to open up nicely and can be drunk immediately, however, it will richly rewardcellar time with an increased subtlty and honeyed component coming from the oak. Will drink beautifully on its own or with seafood, light meats and soft cheese

Fancy trying this wine? It will be available to taste in-store on Friday the 5th of August.

A Taste of Chile...Date published: 27/06/11

Maipo Valley

£12.49 0r buy any 2+ Chilean wines save 20%=

In the mid 19th Century the first serious Chilean wine makers imported cuttings to the Maipo Valley directly from the pre-phylloxera ravaged vineyards of Bordeaux. This is why the Central Valley is now renowned for producing some of the best Bordeaux blends outside their homeland in France.

This excited new addition to the Majestic range is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Cabernet Franc and is no exception. This is partly due to the estate being owned by the Valette family, who were the former owners of the prestigious Chateau Pavie.

The wine has been aged in French oak for 14 months, which has added extra complexity of vanilla and toast to this beautifully rich and ripe cabernet blend. A perfect partner to for those summer BBQ's or a Beef Wellington.

Go Go Aglianico!Date published: 20/06/11

Vitis Divina 2008, Donato d'Angelo
£9.99 or buy any 2 save 20% = £7.99

Aglianico is arguably southern Italy's greatest dark-skinned grape, making wines with a powerful, brooding characteristic. Originating from Basilicata, a mountainous region to the south, conditions here are perfect for the late ripening vines. Grapes can be picked as late as November and any attempt to pick them earlier may lead to failure in taming its ferocious tannins.
D'Angelo is one of the region's leading producers and has great reputation for its Aglianico wines in particular.
Vitis Divina, produced from one hundred percent Aglianico, gives a deep coloured wine with aromas of fresh black fruits and spice. On the palate,blackberries and black cherries along with clove and nutmeg are enhanced by hints of dark chocolate and soft tannins. Perfect for drinking now or in a couple of years.

“Not as well-known as it deserves to be, aglianico is southern mainland Italy's best red grape, and this rich, dark cherryish example, with its spicy oak and succulent textured fruit, is a fine example. " Anthony Rose – Saturday Independent

A new Pomerol...Date published: 13/06/11

Chateau La Renaissance Pomerol - £19.99 or buy 2 save £10 = £14.99

Chateau La Renaissance is situated on Bordeaux's right bank in the tiny Pomerol appellation. Pomerol is possibly the most famous appellation in Bordeaux and its wines normally command a high price. Merlot dominates the vineyards on this side of the Gironde and Chateau La Renaissance has 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Its gravel rich soils help in producing high quality wines in the vineyards.
A complex nose of plum, fruit cake and mint are accompanied on the palate by rich texture, great balance and good length.
This is 2001 vintage which was one of the best years in Pomerol. The ideal plateau for maturity would be 3-10 years of the vintage so this wine is perfect for drinking now. Pair this with a traditional Sunday lunch, for example roast lamb.
Join us in-store on the 1st July when this shall be open to taste.

A new Marlborough Sauvignon BlancDate published: 07/06/11

Black Cottage Sauvignon Blanc £9.99 or buy 2 save 20% = £7.99

Winemaker David Clouston has many years of experience working in wineries all over the world but decided to return to his native Marlborough. The winery, Black Cottage, is named after the black painted wooden cottage in the Wairau Valley in which David Clouston now lives. Marlborough is New Zealand's largest wine growing region and has international reputation for producing the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world.
At Black Cottage, wines are made by combining selected parcels of fruit with new and alternative winemaking techniques. This wine is bright, pale yellow in colour with slight green tinges. Aromas of lychee and gooseberry are present with hints of leafy characteristics. Tropical fruit characteristics continue on the palate with a good balance of acidity. Would be a perfect match to seafood and salad or ideal for sipping in the sun.

New Zealand Wine anyone?Date published: 03/06/11

Te Mata Chardonnay - Wine of The Week

Established in 1896, the Te Mata Estate remains family owned and the wines they produce from their Hawkes Bay vineyards are world renowned. Te Mata is New Zealand's oldest winery, having produced an extensive range of red and white wines for over thirty years. One of the main grape varieties of the region is Chardonnay, due to the rich soil types and fertile land, with ideal climatic conditions.
This particular Chardonnay is from Woodthorpe vineyard which is located on expansive, elevated river terraces, angled to the sun.
Its stonefruit and citrus characters are subtly enhanced by the fermentation in oak barrels. The lees contact gives a creamy and rich elegant wine.
The elegant finish promises continued development over the next couple of years and would ideally be paired with lobster or veal in a rich creamy sauce.
Want something other than Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc? Why not explore what New Zealand has to offer?

Wanted: Customers with great wine recommendationsDate published: 27/04/11

I spend most of my working day suggesting and recommending wines for customers to try. People come in with varying remits and I'll try and find a wine to suit. Standard questions include: “What wine will go well with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6?”. Or “I'm having a Frey Bentos pie and oven chips tonight. Any tips on what I should open to accompany it?”. I'll then scratch my head whilst trying to recall recent wines that have impressed, before carefully suggesting a few tipples that might meet approval. As you would expect, our customers soon let us know when our recommendations hit the nail on the head....and more importantly, we appreciate being told when we get it wrong!

With well over 800 wines in stock and a constantly evolving selection, you might not be surprised to find out that the odd gem slips by un-noticed. Luckily for Majestic staff our customers are every bit as keen to share their enjoyment of wine and usual discoveries as we are.

One such wine that slipped by without me noticing was 'Les Cent Boisselees' 2003, Bourgueil. I only credited Cabernet Franc for the minor role it plays in Bordeaux. It's light, raspberry perfumed character is often used to temper the more aggressive and tannic nature of it's son, Cabernet Sauvignon. This Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley really had passed me by and I had failed to give it the respect it deserved as a single varietal. Other wines came and went but the Cabernet Franc stayed on the shelf, just gathering dust, until a customer pointed out the quality that was sat right under my nose.

The 2003 vintage was a warm one and it allow the wines to develop a ripeness of fruit that is showing exceptionally well 8 years later. Fresh raspberry, red current and cherry are all present in this wonderfully coloured brick red wine. The age of the wine has started to reveal notes of wild herb and hung game. Smooth, light bodied but with tight knit tannins, it isn't a far cry from a Grand Cru Red Burgundy, except at a fraction of the price!

Luckily for us, the customer that made the recommendation is also the head sommelier at Hotel Du Vin, Edinburgh.

Sicilian SuccessDate published: 20/04/11

The Planeta winery is very much a family run business which is located in the region of Sicily. Over the past fifteen years, the Planeta family has helped to put Sicily on the wine map. They have taken some flack for focusing on international grape varieties rather than native Sicilian wine styles but it has proven to have been a success. It was seen as being an essential to have to compete against the New World equivalents and the resultant wine expresses the character of the Sicilian Island.
Their wines are hard to fault. Chardonnay, which is made from eighteen to thirty-five year old vines, remains the company's flagship white. On the nose it is discreet and oaky. Even although being from the 2008 vintage, it is youthful on the palate with concentrated yet supple flavours. Slightly spicy with a good amount of acidity and tropical, apricot and citrus flavours.
This wine would be perfect for drinking now or could age for another couple of years.

This wine will be open to taste in-store on 6 and 7 May.

Tweet TweetDate published: 28/03/11

With Spring feeling like it might be here at long last we are all happy to hear the faint Tweet Tweet in the mornings.

This however, doesn't have to be the only time to have your mood improved by tweets.  If you follow us on twitter you will be the first to hear about any exciting news happening instore.  This could be a new wine that we have just tried and think is worth shouting about, a great new offer that has just been released or new dates for tastings to name only a few.


We are @majesticltw - why not join us today?

HOW MUCH!?Date published: 07/03/11

I paid no attention to scaremongering reports of rising oil prices until it costs me over £100 to fill my van up! I've not checked how much I paid for my last litre of milk, but I reckon it was only a few pence less than the last litre of diesel I bought. Cut backs to living costs need to be made, so I've halved my intake of asparagus and reduced the maid's hours. Scurvy is starting to setting in and my flat is a bomb site...cheers Gaddafi, thanks a bunch.

Not all prices are spiralling out of control though. I've also scoured the shelves at Majestic to find some great value wines to help make the cut backs less painful. Luckily for us we have two absolute gems, both priced at £4.99, to see us all through these times of escalating fuel and food costs.

The Starborough Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at £4.99 is a grassy, citrus laden and fresh New Zealand offering. Not as punchy or overpowering as some, this is subtle by Marlborough standards. It's also a parcel wine, so once it has gone it is very unlikely to return...did I mention it was only £4.99 for a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc?!

La Vieille Capitalle 2009, Coteaux du Languedoc is a spicy, medium bodied red from the Gerard Bertrand camp. Reduced from £7.99 down to £4.99 when you buy two or more, this was a real hit at a recent journalist tasting in Leith a few weeks back. I'd recommend you snap it up and beat the rush before it gets recommended in the press. Classic Languedoc blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvedre gives plenty of Blackberry and Mulberry fruit and a hint of garrigue aromas.

If you buy a 6 pack of each that's a saving of £30! Buying wine at Majestic will actually allow you to fuel your car, feed the kids and keep the maid on a part time basis. Whilst you're saving on wine, why don't you save some on fuel too and get Majestic to deliver? If you order 12 bottles I'll bring your wines round free of charge.

To Good To Be True?Date published: 24/02/11

Price really can put me off trying a wine. Certainly, if the price is too high I'll walk away. But more often I'll turn my nose up if it seems too cheap to be any good. Whilst I love discovering good value wines, I expect to pay for quality and some wines are worryingly inexpensive. 3 for £10....forget it. If that is all that's on offer I'd rather have a brew. Milk, no sugar.

Do you remember when Woolworth's did Champagne at £5 per bottle? Did anyone ever imagine in their wildest dreams that it would be any good? No, and anyone who says otherwise never tried it, or has certainly never tried quality Champagne. It's like an 'all you can eat' Chinese buffet; it fills you up with out emptying your wallet but you'll be left felling queasy and wishing you'd spend a little more.

At £9.99 (multi buy, £11.99 single bottle) the Pouilly-Fuissé Vallon d'Or 2009 from Labouré-Roi would seem too good to be true. I will admit that I sneered at it when it first arrived into the store. You just don't expect to get a great white burgundy for a tenner. But not everything that seems too good to be true actually is. Once every blue moon, something of exceptional value falls into our laps. Floral and laced with citrus, honey suckle and a touch of hazelnut. Mouth watering freshness and a creamy texture too! This really is exceptional value for money.

Free Fine Wine... Really?!Date published: 16/02/11

Ok, so lets be clear from the start. We are not giving out cases of Fine Wine free.  What we are doing is giving you the opportunity to try Fine Wine absolutely free.

On the First Friday of every month we open something a little bit special.  A little treat from us to you on what we like to call Fine Wine Friday (but the wine is available to taste all weekend).

The wine that will be open changes every month depending on what we have in stock and most importantly what we have tried and thought was worth shouting about. 

So why don't you take advantage and pop down to visit us on the first weekend of the month and taste whatever treat we have on offer.

More than just wineDate published: 13/02/11

Did you know that we stock great selection of beers and Ales from England and Scotland? Well, we do. Here are a few Scottish ales currently in stock:

Deuchars IPA

Innis & Gunn Original Oaked Beer

Black Isle - Yellow Hammer/Red Kite/Organic Blond

Harviston Brewery - Schiehallion/Bitter&Twisted

Atlas Brewery - Latitude/Nimbus

Store Events(6)

Free Wine Course

31 July 2015 (18:00 - 20:00)

Come along to our relaxed 2 hour introduction to wine that is held in store at our purpose built tasting area! The course covers the key factors that influence the style of wine and finishes with the basics in food and wine matching. The course is completely free but we do take a £5 deposit per person to secure your place, as we do open 8 different bottles to be tasted so we need a guarantee of numbers. Please call 0131 554 0177 and we can take the refundable deposit over the phone.


Spotlight week on Chile

17 July 2015 - 23 July 2015

A week long event on our tasting counter in store with lots of lovely Chilean wine on show

Open to all

Free Spotlight Tasting

16 July 2015 (18:00 - 18:30)

A free spotlight tasting on Chile. An amazingly diverse wine producing country that has really put its self on the map in the last decade with great affordable wines! 6 wines in half an hour can hardly do justice but we will try!


Spotlight on Loire

10 July 2015 - 16 July 2015

A week long spotlight on Loire

Open to all

Free Spotlight Tasting

9 July 2015 (18:00 - 18:30)

Spotlight on Loire - there is plenty more to Loire that Sancerre... Get to try 6 wines in half an hour from this amazing diverse region


Spotlight Week on USA

3 July 2015 - 9 July 2015

A week long Spotlight tasting on the wines from the States. We have had a load of new wines in from California and the East coast so there will be lots of brand new wines to try. It runs all week so pop in any time to try some great wines!

Open to all

Store Tasting(13)

What we're tasting today...

Meet the team...

  • Kat Manager

    The best thing about this job is trying the new wines that come into store, and then introducing customers to something they wouldn't normally consider. It's very rewarding when they come and tell me how much they enjoyed my recommendation!! As my friends will tell you I love all wine, but for me nothing beats a good bottle of Vintage Champagne. Pop in to see us and discover what we've got to entice you!
  • Charlotte Assistant Manager

    I love to try new wines and introduce customers to them too. Champagne is always a winner with me though, bubbles never fail!
  • Edward Trainee Manager

    I'm the newest member of the Leith Walk team, having previously worked as a sommelier. Particularly love a Chateau Musar, come rack my brains on any food and wine matches!

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