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Welcome to Majestic

Birkdale Southport

Contact Information
T: 01704 567 408
F: 01704 567 408
E: brk@majestic.co.uk
Opening Hours
Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Bank Hol 10am - 5pm
Store Address
38 Weld Road
United Kingdom

Store facilities

  • Fine wine available
  • Free local delivery
  • Free chiller bin loan
  • Wine Courses
  • Free glass loan
  • Free tasting every day
  • Free parking
Store News(303)

Free Wine Tasting - TONIGHTDate published: 15/09/17

Join us for our September Showcase tonight (Friday 15th September). We'll be starting at 4pm and closing at 8pm. Call in anytime to try the range of wines we have open. Some old classics, some brand new wines to suit all tastes and budgets.

There'll even be beers and gins available to sample as well as cheese and some party games.

P.A.R.T. Why? Because it's what we do!Date published: 03/07/17

"A party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other commemoration of a special occasion."

No matter what the conversation, commemoration, or special occasion, we can help you throw a great party.

Wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks, glass hire, Sale or return, free delivery. We have it all. Call 01704 567408 and we can get it soted!

Planning a party for the Open?Date published: 10/06/17

If you are planning a party for the Open we have the perfect package!

At Majestic, we’ve been helping our customers plan successful parties for years.
We offer the ultimate party service:

Free Delivery
Free Glass Hire
Ice and Chiller Bin Hire
Sale and Return on all wine and un-split cases of beer or cider
Whether its a casual drinks bash or a full scale wedding we will make sure your party is one to remember.
Not sure which wine to choose or how much wine to order? Need help with glasses and chiller bins? We can help! These are questions we help answer every day and our expert staff are here to help.

We really enjoying offering our expertise to help take this weight off of your mind, allowing you to get on with having a great time. With our extensive range of drinks including soft drinks and spirits we can save you time with one point of contact, one delivery and one invoice.

We even offer in store tastings so that you can be sure the drinks you choose will be perfect for your occasion.

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Gin Gin GinDate published: 09/06/17

Gin Tasting Open Day. An Informal chance to try different gins from American, English to New Zealand.We will have a variety of different Gins open for tasting along with nibbles and lots of different Tonics. Oh... and it’s World Gin Day on Saturday 10th June, so it’s a good time to get the Gin in! Give us a call or ping me an email if you would like to attend or for some more information

Gin. Gin. Wonderful Gin!Date published: 08/06/17

Hey Folks.  

So the weather isn't quite what it was, and we are all sick of hearing about this election thingy, but this coming Saturday is World Gin Day! The second best day of the year after Christmas.

To help you celebrate we have some wonderful gin instore for you to come and have a taste. This isn't a trick, we love gin as much as you do, so come and have a little taste and explore.

See you soon,

Love, Team Birkdale.

Upcoming TastingsDate published: 21/05/17

Here are our upcoming tastings:

THE TASTING CLUB: MASTERCLASS 26 May Spanish Adventure - a tour of the crackers of Espana! Tickets £10 Friday 26th May, 6:30pm

THE TASTING CLUB: MASTERCLASS Focus on Italy: Veneto - Tickets £10 Sunday 28th May 3pm

Champagne and Sparkling Masterclass: Friday 2nd June 6:30pm Tickets £20

Gin Masterclass Saturday 10th June 3pm, tickets £10

Tickets need to be booked in advance, so we know how much food and wine to provide!
For each 6 bottles purchased on the night, you can redeem the price of 1 ticket

* Apologies we sent out an email listing the Italian tasting on the 26th May - this is actually on the Sunday 28th May at 3pm

World Gin Day... It's coming!Date published: 08/05/17

Hey Folks, Just a little heads up that in June we will be running a Gin Masterclass in honour of World Gin Day!

Date and time to be decided but numbers will be limited so WATCH THIS SPACE!

May ShowcaseDate published: 28/04/17

Our 6:30pm May showcase is now fully booked.

To cope with demand we are running an earlier session 4pm - 6pm. 

Please get in touch to book. Cheers!

Fine Wine EveningDate published: 17/04/17

We are having a Fine Wine Masterclass, indulge yourself in an evening trying wines that are not your everyday!

Making the evening extra special we will be matching up the wines to the perfect cheese

Tickets are £20 which is redeemable on the night against a purchase of 6 bottles per ticket.

When? Friday 28th April 6pm

The NEDDate published: 28/03/17

Sauvignon Blanc £6.99 When you mix any 6

6 bottles £65.94 now £41.94

Ends 10th April

What's the difference between IPA and Session IPA's?Date published: 27/03/17

Even if you are into your craft beer you would be forgiven for not knowing the difference between IPA's and session IPA's. Here is my understanding of what the difference is.

IPAs - even hoppy ones - typically have more malt presence. This makes them thicker, and they tend to have a higher ABV (often in the 5-6% range).

Session IPAs, by contrast, are supposed to run under 5%. This almost always leaves them thin and watery. That's kind of the point, actually: they're supremely drinkable, and just happen to be hopped to high hell.

You can dry hop the bejeesus out of any style, of course. But what I have found is that, for my palate, a hoppy IPA is much more of a beer than a session IPA. Far too often, Session IPAs trend toward hoppy seltzer water. Great for mowing the lawn, great for knocking back a couple without worrying too much about the ABV, but that's about it (for me)


What is craft beer?Date published: 20/03/17

With the increasing popularity of craft beer we often get asked 'what makes it craft beer?' Although this is a very hard thing to define here is my best attempt at putting a definition together.

1) Is Small

Brews less than 500,000 HL annually. 

2) Is Authentic

a) brews all their beers at original gravity

b) does not use rice, corn or any other adjuncts to lessen flavour and reduce costs

3) Is Honest

a) All ingredients are clearly listed on the label of all of their beers.

b) The place where the beer is brewed is clearly listed on all of their beers.

c) All their beer is brewed at craft breweries.

4) Is Independent

Is not more than 20% owned by a brewing company which operates any brewery which is not a craft brewery

Free Spring Showcase Tasting this ThursdayDate published: 19/03/17

This Thursday from 4 - 8pm. Taste a selection of wines we are loving! 

We have a cracking selection ready with South African Bubbles to Alsatian Pinot Gris to full and rich Italian Reds

01704 567 408 or brk@majestic.co.uk

11-year-old Pomerol lookalike – without the price tag! Date published: 16/03/17

11-year-old Pomerol lookalike – without the price tag! 

Pomerol – famous Bordeaux appellation of the Right Bank – is world-renowned as the source of some of Bordeaux’s most highly prized and collectable wines, including Le Pin and Pétrus – both fetching well over an eye-watering £1,000 bottle. 

The smart money goes on Pomerol’s next door neighbour. Lalande de Pomerol is a relatively unknown region bordering the western edge of Pomerol. With the same combination of sandy and clay soils which perfectly suit the Merlot grown there – Robert Parker calls it a ‘bargain hunter’s paradise’

While Lalande enjoys much of the quality of Pomerol, the prices are a fraction of its neighbours superstars

Decanter magazine rated the Pomerol region as ‘the star’ of the 2006 vintage. Robert Parker agrees – he thought that Lalande de Pomerol was ‘excellent across the board’. 

Don’t delay! 

Due to the limited size of this parcel this great deall is limited supply.

From a tiny, lesser-known family run winery, this is a real insider tip for quality aged Bordeaux at a bargain price. 

Château La Mission 2006 Lalande-de Pomerol

£19.99, Mix Six £17.99

25% OFF RiojaDate published: 15/03/17

Rioja is on a roll, with quality on the up and value for money that embarasses the world’s pricier wine producing regions. This week only, ALL our Riojas are even better value than usual with 25% off the entire range. 

But hurry this offer must end Monday 19th March

Introducing the Intergalactic Yeastie Boys!Date published: 11/03/17

The Yeastie Boys are an independent brewery from Wellington, New Zealand. Specialising in using Kiwi Hops such as Motueka, Nelson and Southern Cross. We currently have three of their range on offer.

Bigmouth Session Pale Ale 4.4%: Fresh, fruity and ideally consumed as cold as possible.

Digital IPA 5.7%: Citrus and tropical fruit flavours, packs a punch and doesn't care who knows it.

Gunnamatta IPA 6.5%: Florally and citrus flavours and a deep golden colour make this one a real taste sensation.

Spotlight on South AfricaDate published: 09/03/17

Hey folks.

This weekend we have a focus on the wonderful wines of South Africa!

Forget what you think you know about South African wine, and come and have a little taste, and an explore. 

Free Spring Showcase TastingDate published: 06/03/17

Pop it in the diary and book your place!
23rd March 4pm-6pm and 6pm-8pm

Taste a selection of wines we are loving! Free to attend, please contact the store to book your place

01704 567 408 or brk@majestic.co.uk

New GIN! Northern DryDate published: 28/02/17

Northern Dry Gin
Juniper, Cardamom, Pepper, Citrus
Distillers Notes
Expect a big punch of juniper that is finely balanced with green cardamom for a warm and spicy flavour. With undertones of lemon and eucalyptus, the inclusion of Persian lime intensifies the citrus feel while adding a note of perfume. As for the other botanicals…well, that’s our secret for now.

This cracking new gin is flying off our tasting counter come and try for yourself!

Flash Sale!!Date published: 21/02/17

No, we're not selling camera equipment!  For one week only we have special deals on:

 Langunilla Gran reserva Rioja - £7.99 

Giesen Sauvignon blan - £6.99 

Prosecco Zonin - £7.99

For one week only mind you so don't miss out!

This Week 25% Off Champagne Date published: 08/02/17

This Week 25% Off Champagne 

One week offer

Chateau Musar TastingDate published: 04/02/17

Chateau Musar Masterclass Friday 17th February 6pm

Tickets £20 taste 6 different vintages of Chateau Musar. Tickets must be purchased in advance, each ticket price can be redeemed against a 6 bottle purchase on the night.

Château Musar was established by Gaston Hochar in 1930 and is without doubt Lebanon's top wine estate. Few properties have consistently produced such high quality wines in the face of adversity and war, and it is a testament to the sheer will and determination of the Hochars that wine has been produced every single year, bar 1976 and 1984.

The property is located in Ghazir, 15 miles north of Beirut overlooking the Mediterranean, whereas the vineyards themselves are located a long and sometimes dangerous truck journey over the mountains to the east of Beirut in the Beqaa (aka Bekaa) Valley. The vineyards benefit from an altitude of around 1000 metres and the subsequent cool nights serve to lengthen the crucial ripening process.
The red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault. Serge Hochar, who has been involved with the property since 1959, states that the Cabernet Sauvignon provides "the bones and the skeleton to the wine, the Carignan the flesh and muscle and the Cinsault the silky smooth finesse".

Musar wines are unique in that Hochar blends the varietals only after they have spent three years in barrels and then waits a further four years before releasing the end result. This gives time for each variety to unfold its own character. The wines are extremely long-lived, with the best examples lasting for 20-30 years.

Syrah v Shiraz TastingDate published: 24/01/17

We still have a few places available for our Syrah v Shiraz Tasting this Friday starting at 7pm.

Tickets are £10 and can be redeemed against a case of wine purchased on the night. 

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc @ £5.99Date published: 24/01/17

We have the super Marlborough Ridge Sauvignon Blanc at £5.99 when you mix any 6+

Snap up this cracking deal by the 30th January!

Getting Married?Date published: 16/01/17

Calling all Brides and Groomes!!!

This Friday 20th January we have a tasting aimed at you! There will be some lovely wine for you to taste and explore 

with people on a wedding budget in mind.

It kicks off at 6pm. Just give us a call if you'd like to come along - 01704 567408

Sam Adams Rebel IPA only £5.50!!!Date published: 15/01/17

This what a big IPA should taste like, a blend of Cascade, Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops, this packs one hell of a punch.

The blend of hops gives flavours of grapefruit, citrus, pine, wood and malt, making it booming flavour whilst also staying incredible balanced. It is one of those rare beasts of being a truly refreshing IPA.

So do your best James Dean impression and come in and get this beaut of a beer.

Tasting Club Masterclass: Syrah v ShirazDate published: 10/01/17

Tasting Club Masterclass: Syrah v Shiraz Friday 27th Jan 6pm. Tickets are £10 and can be used against a purchase of 6+ bottles on the night

Saturday Kitchen WinesDate published: 09/01/17

General Tso’s chicken
The Ned Pinot Grigio 2016, New Zealand
£10.99 or mix any 6 £8.99

Beef Wellington
Bodega Volcanes Carmerere 2014, Chile
£10.99 or mix any 6 £7.99   

Celery trout en papillote
Domaine Des Maréchaudes Macon-Villages Chardonnay 2014, France
£9.99 or mix any 6 £8.99

Change of Opening Hours January 22nd- 23rdDate published: 05/01/17

We will be operating reduced hours on Sunday 22nd January and Monday 23rd January.

Sunday 22nd January 10am - 1pm

Monday 23rd January 2pm - 7pm

Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Sale Sale SaleDate published: 05/01/17

That time of year we have our super January Sale.

With prices starting at £4.99!!!!!!!! 

Our favourite Mendel Malbec down to £15.32 https://www.majestic.co.uk/Mendel-Mendoza-Blend-zid40139

Liverpool Gin In StockDate published: 24/12/16

We have Liverpool Original and Orange in Stock

£46.80 Mix Six Price or £52.00 per single bottle


Sparkling RED?!Date published: 17/12/16

We have the Bouvet Rubis open to taste.

Yes you read that correctly! A sparkling red from the Loire Valley.

Mulberry, chocolate and coffee. Weird and intriguing!

Sparkling SundayDate published: 11/12/16

We have the delicious Chaple Down English Sparkling Brut open to taste as you shop.

Christmas shopping done the right way.

Christmas Wine GiftsDate published: 10/12/16

We have a fantastic range of wines and spirits available in store for the perfect Christmas present for loved ones, colleagues and not so loved ones!

We offer free delivery over 6 bottles and have a great range of packaging to add that extra special touch.

If you would like to find out more get in touch on 01704 567 408

Christmas Opening HoursDate published: 10/12/16

For the Christmas period we have extended our store opening hours:

Monday 05/12/2016 - Friday09th 9am-8pm

Monday12th - Saturday 17th 9am-8pm

Sunday18th 10am-5pm
Monday19th - Friday 23rd 9am - 8pm

Saturday*24/12/2016 9am-5pm

Sunday 25th -Monday 26th Closed 

Tuesday27/12/2016 10am-5pm

Wednesday28/12/2016 10am-7pm 

Thursday29th -Friday30th 10am-8pm 

Saturday*31/12/2016 10am-5pm

Sunday01/01/2017 Closed


Tuesday03/01/2017 10am-7pm


Good News: Lirac on the tasting counter!Date published: 09/12/16

Coming from next door to Chateauneauf-du-Pape this wonderful wine shares many cracking characteristics with it's famous neighbour.

A well rounded and balanced bottle that has cracking berry flavours with an added bit of spice to warm you up. A perfect winter wine to try and warm yourselves up with.

Christmas Opening HoursDate published: 07/12/16

Monday 5th - Friday 9th December - 9am - 8pm

Saturday 10th December - 9am - 7pm

Sunday 11th December - 10am - 5pm

Monday 12th - Friday 16th December - 9am - 8pm

Saturday 17th December - 9am - 8pm

Sunday 18th December - 10am - 5pm

Monday 19th - Friday 23rd December - 9am - 8pm

Christmas Eve - 9am - 5pm

Christmas Day - Closed

Boxing Day -  Closed

Tuesday 27th December - 10am - 5pm

Wednesday 28th December - 10am - 7pm

Thursday 29th - Friday 30th - 10am - 8pm

New Years Eve -  10am - 5pm

New Years Day - Closed

Monday 2nd January - 10am - 5pm

Tuesday 3rd January - Normal opening hours.

DirectionsDate published: 28/11/16

We have had a few people ringing up to find out where we are on the right hand side of Birkdale Station as you head west towards the beach.

Our carpark is shared with Laura Ashley

Porta 6; Peroni & ProseccoDate published: 17/11/16

On Deal all weekend!!!! Grab a bargain now!

Beaujolais NouveauDate published: 17/11/16

Beaujolais Nouveau! 

We have sadly sold out of our in-store allocation. But fear not! There may be supplies available through our web store: Order through the following link:

Winter Showcase Date published: 15/11/16

Our Winter Showcase for this coming Wednesday 16th November is now fully booked. Due to fire regulations we are unable to allow more people.

For anyone who has missed out we will be running an overflow tasting on the night of the Victorian Christmas Fayre Thursday 1st December. 

Penfolds Bin 28 - Kalimna Shiraz.Date published: 12/11/16

Hey folks.

This weekend is truely a great weekend with 25% off Bordeaux but also we have the magnificent Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz. These guys don't mess about when it come to great shiraz and this is to die for. Blackberry and bramble fruit. Lovely smooth tannins, and length which goes on and on.

£23.40 Mix six price.

Web Exclusive - Laurent Perrier 2006Date published: 10/11/16

Web Exclusive - Laurent Perrier 2006

WIGIG’s are fantastic wines at superb prices that just don’t stick around for long. This elegantly opulent Laurent Perrier 2006, at just £34.99 (Mix 6), is no different.

Steered towards greatness by the enterprising former French Resistance fighter, Bernard de Nonancourt, Laurent Perrier remains one of the very best Champagne Houses at retaining a distinct and elegant character across all its champagnes.The Brut Millésimé perfectly encapsulates the house style whilst communicating a fantastic vintage.

With every drop of this wine coming from Grand Cru vineyards and an aging process that lasted for over eight years the Brut Vintage 2006 is beguilingly complex. Layers of fruit and almond flavour marry with a lively, refreshing and perfectly balanced finish. It’s an impressive treat now, but you could happily keep back a few bottles (or cases!) to enjoy over the next five, even ten years. Be sure to stock up today.

Orders will be automatically fulfilled through the webstore.

If a customer is unable to order online please contact the customer happiness team on 0345 605 6767.

25% off Bordeaux Date published: 08/11/16

25% Off Bordeaux - stock up on glorious reds and luschious sweet whites!

Bordeaux wines open to taste in store all week!

25% off Champagne Ends TonightDate published: 07/11/16

Our fantastic 25% off Champagne Ends Tonight! This is available online up tp 3pm - post 3pm give us a ring in store and we can make sure you get the best price!

A great time to stock up for Christmas gatherings and special occasions!

CVNE Imperial Reserva on the tasting counterDate published: 27/10/16

CVNE are one of our favourite rioja producers at the best of times, but their Imperial collection takes this favouritism to a whole other level. As it is only made in exceptional vintages so the benchmark for quality is tremendously high so it really is one of the finest examples of a Rioja that you'll come across.

With classic flavours of blackberry, black cherry and pepper, but with more complex leather and orange peel characteristics. All coming together with a soft texture that's highlighted by the fine grained tannins.

Come in and try before you buy today! It's currently £20 as part of the mix six offer.

Brilliant Treasury parcelDate published: 13/10/16

“Earlier this year we secured a parcel of Australian and Californian wines from one of our suppliers.  We sold through this in record time.  Our buyers have worked their magic again and have secured a further collection of their wines at silly prices.

There are some bargain prices on Aussie wines, from Lindeman's, Wolf Blass and Seppelt ranging from £4.49 to £9.99. These wines are priced way, way below market prices, sometimes more than 50% below, once they’re gone, they’re gone!”

End of offersDate published: 23/09/16

Hey Folks.

This weekend sees the end of our current offers. Don't worry, we'll have some more great deals starting on Tuesday 27th September,

but if you want to snag some of the current deals, come in-store for a taste and an explore, or get that mouse clicking!!

Majestic Presents - Dr Loosen Slate Hill RieslingDate published: 08/09/16

The Dr Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years and includes vines in some of the best vineyards in Germany.

The vines are ungrafted and on average, over 60 years old. Yields are strictly limited with rigouous selection to remove any inferior fruit.

The result is a classic, fragrant, and honeyed Riesling, whith peach, apricot and lime. It's off-dry, but still refreshing.

£7.99 Mix six price

Top Offers for SeptemberDate published: 02/09/16

Wow, we have got a plethora of offers for you for September. Thrilling new wines to discover, the launch of our new WIGIG wines and a 'hush, hush' 2008 Reserva Tempranillo.

Firstly we're introducing WIGIG - When It's Gone It's Gone. These are wines which are too good to ignore, buy which are in very small quantities, so we are not able to stock them all year round. But as it says, be quick because.... When They're Gone, They're Gone!!!

Secondly we have a cracking Secret Parcel of 2008 Reserva Tempranillo -  we can't tell you who made it or where it from but we can tell you it is an absoluter belter!! Aged in barrels for 20 months and 6 years in the bottle, it is beautifully mature with complex spicy aromas and lashings of berry fruit. We can also tell you, it is a steal at £9.99 mixed six price, £14.99 single bottle price.

Another great reason to come and visit us in September is the launch of our Tasting Club, which is designed to take you on a journey to discover the joy wine can bring. Our first Tasting Club Event is on the 15th September as is An Introduction to Wine and tickets are £5 each, with all the proceeds going to our Charity of the Year - Headway. Sign up through our Events Calender or give us a call on 01704 567408.

We look forward to seeing you.

September Showcase Tasting - 7th SeptemberDate published: 02/09/16

Join us on the 7th September between the hours of 6pm and 8pm, for an evening of fun and merriment as we showcase our top picks of wines for September.

Come along and try some new additions to the range alongside a few Majestic favourites.

This is an informal open evening, so don't worry about being on time, just try the wines at your leisure and enjoy yourself!!

There will be an extra 10% off ALL purchases made on the night.

Please do let us know if you'd like to attend so we can keep an eye on numbers, either call us on 01704 567408 or email us at brk@majestic.co.uk

So that's Wednesday 7th September - any time form 6-8pm.

See you then!!!

Top Offers for AugustDate published: 05/08/16

The start of a new month is always an exciting time at Majestic, and for August we have got some absolute crackers for you!!

New kids on the block -  

 The Leeuwenkuil Chenin Blanc and Shiraz are new in from South Africa, and rather good at £6.99, mix six price. Also a new addition to our range is Hey Malbec Rose, £9.99 mix six price, we are big fans of the big beefy Hey Malbec! red and this rose is a also a pure delight to drink. 

Majestic Favourites -

We know you all love Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc so we have got two absolute classics on offer for Summer. Brancott Estate have been making Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough for over 40 years and to get this favourite at £6.99, mix six price, is a great price for a great wine. Villa Maria also know a thing or two about making fabulous Sauvignon Blanc, and there Private Bin is down to £7.99, mix six price.

 Don't forget the Beers -

There are sometimes in life when only an ice cold beer will quench your thirst. Sam Adams Boston Lager is a cult classic and is at the quite frankly bonkers price of £1 a bottle, 24 bottle case,for the whole of August. We also have a two week deal on Peroni at £1 a bottle, 24 bottle case, but you need to be quick on this one it's only on offer until 15th August.

25% Off ProseccoDate published: 15/07/16

Hey Folks!

This weekend only, we have a delicious 25% off all our Prosecco!

This means the Rivamonte Prosecco is a cool £6.99 a bottle on the mix six offer.

Offer ends Monday 18th July... So don't miss out.

Majestic Presents - Morande Chardonnay and Pinot NoirDate published: 07/07/16

To beauties from Chile this week - a wonderful Chardonnay and delightful Pinot Noir. 

Morande Chardonnay - Chile has long been a source of exceptionally well made and great value wines such as this wonderful Chardonnay.

The grapes are grown in an area with a strong maritime influence and the wine produced retains a remarkably fresh character with an abundance of fruit flavours.

As Summer hits full swing this is just the wine to enjoy with some barbecued fish.

Single bottle price - £8.99

Mix Six Price - £6.99 

Morande Pinot Noir - Pinot Noir is a tricky grape to grow and as such great value examples are hard to find. That's why when we found this wine we just had to snap it up.

Packed full of fresh red fruit flavours but with an extra depth provided by notes of spice and coffee this is a great example of why Chile is one of, if not the, best source of good value wines today.

While this wine has plenty of depth and flavour it is light and elegant enough to enjoy over a leisurely lunch of chaurcuterie and cheese in the sun.

Single bottle price - £8.99 

Mix Six Price - £6.99

For one week only.....Date published: 05/07/16

These prices aren't here to stay.... hake advantage today!!

Heidseick & Co Monopole Brut NV - A great example of a good quality champagne at a great price. You can't go wrong with this and far far better than most most fizz from other countries.

Mix Six Price £14.99 - £19.99 single bottle price

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2014 -  A superb slurp on a hot Summer's day. Crisp and fresh, with bags of fruit flavour.

Mix Six Price £6.99 - £9.99 single bottle price 

The Lodge Hill Shiraz - One of our favourite reds at Majestic Birkdale, Rich and full of dark fruits, complex and intense, it is the BBq red wine.

Mix Six Price £8.99 - £10.99 single bottle price 

Hurry up though, these offers are only on for one week only, finishing on 11th July.

Majestic Presents - Peter & Ulrich Dry Riesling.Date published: 30/06/16

It has long been our ambition to stock a dry Riesling and when we found this wonderful example we new our search was over.

Made by a small family in the heart of the Mosel Valley, this is great food wine that is versatile enough to match with salads, fish, spicy food and chicken or pork.

All the classic flavours of Mosel Riesling, such as peach and apple are present but the wine is made in a modern bone dry style.

Single bottle £11.99

Mix Six £9.99

Majestic Presents - Fautino 1, 2004.Date published: 30/06/16

2004 was rated Excellent, the highest possible rating by the regulatory board of D.O.C Rioja.

This fabulous wine has been aged to perfection and now is the perfect time to drink it.

Luis Guitierrez of The Wine Advocate wards this 90 points saying... " The nose is as classical as it gets, with tertiary aromas of bonfire, paprika, cured meat, leather and spices, highly recognizable as Rioja, clean and balanced..."

Single bottle £19.99

Mix Six £15.99

Porta 6 - New VintageDate published: 30/06/16

This legendary wine is back with a new vintage, 2013. This is one of our fasting selling wines, and has the honour of being one of only two wines to crash our website, when it featured on Saturday Kitchen and was recommended by James Martin. Don't believe the hype? Come and try it and see what all the fuss is about, it's open to taste.

£7.49 Mix six Price.

25% of New Zealand Sauvignon BlancDate published: 09/06/16

This weekend we have an amazing 25% of all New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. 

Place your orders online, or come in-store and do some free tasting!

Two New Gins - Whittakers and Silent Pool.Date published: 01/06/16

We have just added two new gins to our range. One from up North and the other from down South.

Whittaker's Gin - Hand -crafted with great skill and care in the heart of North Yorkshire, Harrogate to be more precise. This gin is made in the London Dry Gin style, using local botanicals of Bilberry, Big Myrtle, Hawthorne and Thyme, and their own fresh Hartwell House natural spring water, to create an artisan gin of unique stature.

Silent Pool - Nestled in the heart of the Surrey Hills, Silent Pool have created a full-bodied, fresh gin that is both traditional and refreshingly individual. A clean juniper-driven gin with floral layers of lavender and chamomile, notes of citrus and kaffir lime, grounded with the subtle sweetness of local honey.

We have both on taste for to try, so pop in for a cheeky G&T!!

Majestic Presents - Bosman White and Montenovo GodelloDate published: 01/06/16

Two wines to showcase this week in our Majestic Presents range, a South African white and a Spanish Godello to tantalise your tastebuds.

Bosman Adama White - this wine has a plethora of grape varieties in it!! Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Gris and Viognier to name but a few!! It may be unusual to blend so many varieties but the result is a delicious wine with subtle citrus flavours and notes of spice on the long, lively finish.

£9.99 Mix Six Price.

Montenovo Godello - From Galicia in Northern Spain, this region has become known for its quality wines from the little heard of Godello grape. Youthful with clean, grassy herbaceous notes and fruit flavours of pear and pineapple. Perfect with simple fish tapas style dishes, such as sardines or clamari.

£8.99 Mix Six Price.

Majestic Presents - Cotes du Rhone Blanc - Pierre Henri MorelDate published: 19/05/16

This wine is a collaboration between Rhone legend and Majestic favourite, Michel Chapoutier and  Pierre-Henri Morel. 

White wines from the Rhone are still under the radar in the wine world, and normally at the more expensive end of the market, but this example represents amazing value. it is rare to find a wine with this much flavour and complexity at this price.

Packed with plenty of flavour, it would be delicious with a herb-roasted chicken.

Mix six price - £8.99/

Majestic Presents - Cotes Du Rhone Rose.Date published: 19/05/16

We are big fans of the Rhone producer Leon Perdigal. They make an amazing red and delicious white and we are chuffed to bits that they know have a Rose to add to the range.

Packed with redcurrant fruit and floral hints on the nose, the wine has cherry and cranberry in abundance on the palate and a subtle peppery finish.

A great alternative to heavier red wines when matching with grilled meats.

Mix Six Price - £6.99

The Ned - £6.99!!Date published: 19/05/16

For one week only we are offering you this outstandingly popular white wine from Marlborough, New Zealand, at an exclusive price of just £6.99, mix six price. This is one our best loved and best selling wines at Majestic, and we have always been a great fan of The Neds' winemaker, Brent Marris. 

Delightfully crisp, fruity and remarkably refreshing, it's no wonder this is one of our top selling wines in Majestic. 

25% off all Rioja!!Date published: 19/05/16

From Thursday 18th until Monday 23rd May we will have a fantastic 25% off all our Riojas. So whether it's a light, youthful red wine you enjoy or a full bodied oaky Gran reserva we have got a wine to tantalise your taste buds. Want to know a little bit more? Here is a quick guide to the different styles of Rioja. 

Rioja is a wine region in the North-east of Spain, south of Bilbao, and by far the most important  grape of the region is Tempranillo. The region has a continental climate protected by the Cantabrian mountains, which protect the vineyards from the fierce winds that are typical of northern Spain. The region is also home to the Oja river (Rio Oja), believed to have given the region its name.

Rioja red wines are classified into four categories. 

The first, simply labeled Rioja, is the youngest, spending less than a year in an oak ageing barrel.

 A crianza is wine aged for at least two years, at least one of which was in oak.

 Rioja Reserva is aged for at least three years, of which at least one year is in oak. 

Finally, Rioja Gran Reserva wines have been aged at least two years in oak and three years in bottle. 


Craft Beer Craziness!!Date published: 17/05/16

Now that Summer is on it's way, it's the perfect time to think about enjoying a cheeky beer in the garden after a hard day at the office. So we thought we would get a few of our Craft Beers chilled on our Tasting Counter and  invite you to come and enjoying a drop of the old Amber Nectar and let us know what you think. 

So on Saturday 28th May that's exactly what we are going to do. Come and join us for for some Craft Beer Tasting, we cannot guarantee the sun will be shining but we have got our fingers crossed!!

Planning a Party? It's easy at Majestic!!Date published: 10/05/16

At Majestic, we’ve been helping our customers plan successful parties for years.

We offer the ultimate party service:

Free Delivery

Free Glass Hire

Ice and Chiller Bin Hire

Sale and Return on all wine and un-split cases of beer or cider

Free tastings

Whether it’s a casual drinks bash or a full scale wedding we will make sure your party is one to remember.

Not sure which wine to choose or how much wine to order? Need help with glasses and chiller bins? We can help! These are questions we help answer every day and our expert staff are here to help.

We really enjoying offering our expertise to help take this weight off of your mind, allowing you to get on with having a great time. With our extensive range of drinks including soft drinks and spirits we can save you time with one point of contact, one delivery and one invoice.

We even offer in store tastings so that you can be sure the drinks you choose will be perfect for your occasion.

Majestic Presents - Santenay Louis LatourDate published: 05/05/16

From one the most famous names in Burgundy, Louis Latour have been making wines since 1768, and the company has been in family ownership for 11 generations.

Santenay is the most southerly village in the Cote de Beaune and produces both red and white wines. This Santenay from Latour is full and well-structured, with aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and clove. Rich and supple in the mouth, this is a well balanced wine and is a great Friday night wine.

£17.99 Mix six price. 

Majestic Presents - Steenberg RoseDate published: 05/05/16

This wine comes from probably one of the most stunning locations in the world - the foothills of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, and part of the vineyards used to be part of huge farm that stretched all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Today the farm flourishes and as well as vines has extensive planting of native Proteus. a beautiful flowering bush.

This is a dry, pale Provencal style rose that is fresh and floral, showing creamy, sweet, citrus aromas of magnolia, on the palate it is packed with cranberry, strawberry and watermelon, with a zesty, mineral infused finish.

Great with - a Summer picnic, try it with a watermelon and feta salad, or simply on it's own.

£7.99 Mix Six Price

25% Off Chilean wine all weekend.Date published: 05/05/16

Chile has moved on from being simply a great source of well-priced wines. The standards of winemaking keeps getting better and to celebrate the variety and great quality that Chile has to offer we have 25% off Chilean wines all weekend, and have a selection open to taste so you can see what fantastic wines this country has to offer.

Top Offers for May!!Date published: 04/05/16

Spring into Summer with our new May offers - they are perfect for making the most of longer and hopefully warmer days, as well as making the most of two Bank Holidays!!

White wines -

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc - always a favourite here at Majestic Birkdale. Oyster Bay are pioneers of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and this wine delivers plenty of gooseberry and tropical fruit. Enjoy with some Spring sunshine. Mix six price £6.99.

Edna Valley Chardonnay - Edna Valley is one of California's coolest regions and the wines form here show elegant and refined freshness with a great depth of fruit. Mix six price £8.99.

Bellingham Old Vine Chenin Blanc - A truly remarkable Cape white with aromas of vanilla, honeysuckle and tropical fruit. Mix six price £9.99.

Bubbles -

Prosecco La Gioiosa Superiore - From the small village of Valdobbiadene, beautifully refreshing, floral and fruity. Mix six price £9.99.

Red wines -

Cotes du Rhone Fustiers - perfect with a BBQ. Spicy bramble fruit that is great with any BBQ fayre. Mix six price £6.49.

Lagunilla Reserva Rioja - A perfect balance of richness and elegance thanks to great winemaking and patient ageing. A cracking price for a smooth mellow Rioja Reserva. Mix six price £6.99.

Fleurie DuBeouf - From the 'King of Beaujolais', this fragrant, silk-textured Fleurie abounds with fresh cherry flavours. Refined Beaujolais at it's best. Mix six price £8.99. 

Happy St George's DayDate published: 23/04/16

To celebrate St George's Day we have a fabulous selection of great English (and Scottish and Welsh) wines, spirits and beers and even soft drinks, so why not pop on down today and raise a glass to St George!!

Malbec World Day - 17th AprilDate published: 15/04/16

"Malbec was born a star in Argentina. Since its beginning, it has contributed to the exploration of our terroirs and diversity of our soils and altitudes. It continues to cross geographical boundaries, delighting the palates of wine lovers around the globe Malbec World Day has become a truly global celebration!” www.malbecworldday.com

It’s only right that we join in celebrating the wonderful world of Malbec this week. So in preparation for Malbec World Day on  Sunday 17th April, why not join us all this week and try some different Malbecs  from around the world. 

If it's the big and bold flavours of Argentine Malbec that your pallet yearns for, why not try Hey Malbec. It may have a crazy label but what's inside certainly isn't - rich, friuty and velvety smooth.

If you a committed Francophile then Malbec isn't just found in Argentina, it actually originated in France, so why not give L'Instant Truffier a go.

Even the Aussies have got in on the Malbec revolution. The La La Land Malbec comes from the slighter cooler wine growing area of Victoria, not as full bodied as Argentina, but still showing robust and rich flavours.

These three Malbecs are a mere drop in the ocean regarding what the Wine World has to offer in regard to Malbec, so why not pop in and join us tasting some of these absolute beauties.

Bored with Sauvignon Blanc?Date published: 06/04/16

As much as we love our Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, sometimes it good to try something new and different. We have got to cracking white wine deals for you this week...

Picpoul de Pinet, Villemarin - Picpoul de Pinet is a beautiful part of the Languedoc in Southern France, and this wine is made from Picpoul grapes. Wonderfully crisp and refreshing, it has some delightful lime and citrus notes that illustrate that there is life beyond Sauvignon Blanc!!

£6.49 a bottle, mix six price - until Monday 11th April.

Quinta de Azevedo, Vinho Verde, Portugal - This wine is light, crisp and incredibly easy-drinking. A delicate sprintz gives it a refreshing edge and makes it fantastic as an aperitif.

£5.99 a bottle, mix six price - until Monday 11th April.

Porta 6 - £6.49Date published: 06/04/16

This wine is infamous in Majestic!! Last July it was one of the featured wines on Saturday Kitchen, and James Martin said of it... "One of the nicest reds I've tasted in ten years on the show". What happened next is the stuff of legends... It crashed our website, I kid you not! It is now one of our best selling wines at Majestic.

From Northern Portugal, this wine is rich and powerful with beautiful plum and damson fruit with a firm lick of cassis on the finish.

Enjoy with a hearty stew or strong cheese.

On off at £6.49 a bottle, mix six price - until Monday 11th April.

Australia Spotlight Tasting WeekDate published: 01/04/16

All this week, from Friday 1st April to Thursday 7th April, we will have a selection of wines from Australia open for you to try.

Whether you like you wines big and big or refined and delicate we have got some great Aussie wines that will tantalise your tastebuds!!

Majestic Presents - Kumeu River Pinot GrisDate published: 31/03/16

This wine comes from vineyards North of Auckland, a region that should be too hot for successful wine-making, but the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea, create a unique micro-climate that is ideal for ripening grapes. 

This wine is a finely balanced mix of delicate floral and apple fruit flavours emboldened by notes of white pepper and herbs. While slightly off dry this is never cloying.

This is a great food wine and can be paired with pungently spiced dishes as well as with more delicate fish dishes.

Open this weekend - why not pop in and have a sample. It is delicious!!

£9.99, mix six price.

Oyster Bay £7.49!!!Date published: 29/03/16

For one week only we have got Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, on offer at the crazy price of £7.49, mix six price. 


This is an absolute classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and they are one of the pioneer producers from New Zealand who started the Sauvignon Blanc explosion as we know it today. 
Showing pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, alongside a subtle herbaceousness. Crisp, elegant and refreshing. Suitable for all occasions, from classic apéritif wine, to white meat and seafood partner.


As well as Pinot Noir, New Zealand also produce excellent Merlots, and this example from Oyster Bay is an absolute treat. Gorgeoud plummy notes on the nose and  juicy blackberry fruit on the palate, enjoy this either on it's own or with any red meat.

Both on offer until 4th April for £7.49 a bottle, mix six price.

Easter Treats!!Date published: 24/03/16

Easter is a time to get together with family and friends and we have got some cracking wines that are perfect for your Easter celebrations.

Bubbles - Prosecco is always a popular choice to get your celebrations underway and Prosecco Romeo& Juliet NV, by Pasqua, certainly ticks all the boxes. Beautifully aromatic with pear and clementine flavours. £7.99 mix six price.

White Wine - Do you go Classic French Chardonnay or New World Sauvignon Blanc? Classic French Chardonnay - we have the wonderful Montagny 1er Cru from Buxy which is a pure delight to drink at only £9.99, mix six price. Or alternatively Blind River Sauvignon Blanc is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon with great gooseberry and passion fruit flavours. £8.99 mix six price.

Red Wine - Easter Sunday Fayre is normal a meat lovers feast. And 2 reds that stand out are Chateau Tour de Haut Moulin from Bordeaux and Hey Malbec from Argentina, (both £9.99, mix six price) These 2 reds sure do pack a punch and will be great whether your having Beef or Lamb at the centre of your Easter Celebrations.

Why not pop in and see us and we can recommend some other Easter Beauties to go with Easter Celebrations.


Easter Opening HoursDate published: 24/03/16

Our opening hours over the Easter period are as follows - 

Good Friday - 10am - 8pm

Easter Saturday - 9am - 7pm

Easter Sunday - CLOSED

Easter Monday - 10am - 5pm

Supesize you Rose - Aix MagnumsDate published: 22/03/16

We all know that sometimes one bottle is not quite enough when you have a few friends round for drinks. But we have solved that problem, with our amazing Aix Magnums. Two bottles of wine is one stunning Magnum is the perfect start to any Easter Celebration.

At the Eggciting price of only £14.98, mix six price, some times good things do come in large sizes.

The Ned £6.99 - Happy Days - Happy Easter!!Date published: 22/03/16

One of our Best Selling Wines has just got a whole lot cheaper!! 

From Marlborough, New Zealand this is one of our best-loved wines by Staff and customers alike.

Clean, racy acidity with hints of gooseberries and elderflower, this is gorgeous wine at a frankly crazy price of £6.99. 

Hurry up though, it might not be here by the time the Easter Bunny gets here!!

Best Mum Ever - Mothers Day 6th MarchDate published: 03/03/16

This Sunday is a very special day - its Mothers Day. A day when we celebrate the brilliance of Mums everywhere, and what better way to say "Thanks Mum" than treating her to a lovely bottle of wine and a box of Chocolates. Alas we do not sell chocolates but we do have some amazing wines that will WOW Mums everywhere, whether they like red, white or bubbles.

White Wines  -

Perfumed - 

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc - it's one our best selling wines and is a steal at £6.69, mix six price.

Bellingham Viognier - gorgeous stone fruit and slightly off dry, £9.99 mix six price

Bubbles - 

Perrier Jouet NV - gorgeous and elegant and only £24.99 mix six price.

Red Wines -

Chocolatey -

Catena Malbec - classic Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Deep dark fruits with a chocolatey richness. £8.99 mix six price.

Doamine Tranquillte - wonderful French blend with superb richness and full flavoured. £6.99 mix six price.

Buyers Choice - Greco di TufoDate published: 03/03/16

We love this time of the year, as we start to see new arrivals coming for Spring/Summer, and this weeks Buyers Choice is one to really get excited about.

Made from the Greco grape near the town of Tufo, in Southern Italy this wine is simply lovely!!

Showing soft fruit flavours with a hint of acidity and green apple crispness, followed by gorgeous apricot and stone fruit on the palate.

A great wine to enjoy with a creamy cheese or for the daring match it with duck pate on toast.

Simply delicious!!

£8.99 mix six price. £9.99 single bottle price.

Don't just take our word for it  - it's open on our Tasting Counter this weekend, so pop in a have a sip!!


Let's aim for the Stars!!Date published: 25/02/16

Not One but Two Buyers Choice wines this week - You lucky people.

The Astronomer Shiraz and Chardonnay are new in for the Spring and are from De Bortoli in Australia, a winery that is focused on making high quality wines using the most modern up-to-date winemaking techniques.

The Chardonnay is a pale lemon colour, bursting with apricot and peach flavors, whilst the Shiraz is packed with blackberry, cherry and warming spice. And both at the amazing price of £5.99, mix six price.

But don't take our word for it - they are open all weekend for you to taste!!

Champagne Super Nova!!Date published: 25/02/16

Starting today and lasting until 29th February we have got at least 25% off ALL Champagne under £100. Whatever your budget we have got a deal on bubbles for you, here is just a few to whet your appetite...

Heidseick Bronze Top - A real crowd pleaser!! Perfect to get any party started. Only £14.99 - mix six price.

Nicholas Feuillate NV - A Majestic favourite!! £15.99, mix six price.

Canard Duchene NV - An absolute cracker!! £16.65, mix six price.

Mumm NV - Say "I Love You Mum" with this on Mothers Day. £19.99, mix six price.

Heidseick Gold Top Vintage - Brioche and bread heaven!! £19.99 mix six price.

Veuve Clicquot NV - The Classy Elegant One!! £29.98, mix six price.


Buyer's Choice of the WeekDate published: 10/02/16

Valpolicella Ripasso is produced by adding the dried skins of grapes from
another wine to add weight and texture, in the form of deep fruit flavours
and soft tannin.

The blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella is rounded and soft with
medium bodied fruit and more than a hint of spice. A very well balanced
wine with good acidity and integrated oak notes. It is bold and strong
without being overly intense.

This ripasso has a complex palate of blueberry, cherry and plum,
followed by a long finish where white pepper, spice and coffee matches
up with the fruit weight perfectly.

This wine is great value for money, with a lot of depth of flavour. A great
wine to have with dinner, and any meat dish that has the weight to match
it would go down well. A slow cooked beef dish would be perfect. Equally
a mature cheese would be an excellent after dinner treat.

£12.99 or Majestic Mixed 6 Price = £9.99

Fabulous FebruaryDate published: 05/02/16

Congratulations to all of you who took part in Dry January, now February is here you can get your wine glasses out from the back of the cupboard and stock up on some fabulous wines and beers at fantastic prices. Whether its bubbles or beer, we have a store full of gems to tempt you tastebuds!!

Champers - Perrier-Jouet only £24.99!! That's £15 off a bottle, when you mix six bottles,or you could have 6 bottles of Perrier-Jouet if you're a fan of  the fizz!!

White wine - if Sauvignon Blanc is your thing we have the beautiful Sancerre from Vacheron at £16.99, mix six price or if New World is more your cup of tea the best seller from Mudhouse is still great value at £6.69.

Red Wine - Rioja Gran Reserva at £8.99!! No way I hear you cry - Way!! Lagunilla Gran Reserva, £8.99, bargain!!

Beer - Sam Adams only £1 a bottle. Our two new Majestic Exclusive beers, The King of Hops Pale Ale and IPA both £9.99 for 6 bottles.

So why not pop down and see us and have a sample of something on our Tasting Counter whilst you're here.

SPECIAL PARCEL HAS LANDED!!Date published: 02/02/16

Wowzer - Fantastic February is here!! We have got a parcel of New World wines at what are, quite frankly, bonkers prices!! From Australia and California we have got some crazy deals on some cracking wines..

Lindemanns Shiraz/Cabernet & Premium Chadonnay - Half price at £3.99 - YES - £3.99 a bottle (mix six price)

Beringer Pinot Grigio - Half Price at £3.49 a bottle (mix six price)

Baileys Shiraz - Half Price at £5.99 a bottle (mix six price)

Devils Lair Sauvignon/Semillon - Half Price at £5.99 a bottle (mix six price)

Hurry up though, as at these prices they won't be in store for long, and as the saying goes.... Once they are gone they are gone!!

CRAFT BEER ON TASTE Date published: 20/01/16

This weekend we will have on taste two amazing craft ales from Great Britain. 

First up is Camden Hells Lager, a refreshing crisp style of lager that is simply delicious. 

Next, is a Majestic EXCLUSIVE, The King of Hops, made especially for us by those clever chaps at Chapel Down. The is a modern take on a Pale Ale, packed with citrus fruit and an intense hoppy finish.

Come and down and give them a try. There is a cold one with your name on it!!

Bin End BargainsDate published: 15/01/16

Hey folks. If you haven't already heard, we are in the midst of a great Bin End Sale.

There are some really good deals to be had with some products leaving the range

and the last of some vintages.

Come in and have a look.

BIN END SALE - ON NOW!!!Date published: 06/01/16

Happy New Year everyone!! Now the Christmas decorations are safely put away for next year, we are having a good old fashioned BIN END SALE to make way for some exciting new wines for a new year. With up to a MASSIVE 40% off some wines, it's a good opportunity to fill that depleted wine rack with some amazing wines at fantastic prices.

Hurry up though as we don't have large quantities of some wines. Get in quick to bag a bargain!!

Christmas DeliveriesDate published: 18/12/15

Hi folks.

Just to let you know that we are still able to deliver to the following postcodes before Christmas:

Tuesday 22nd December

PR8, PR9, L37, L38 L23, L22, L30, L31, L32, L10

Wednesdsay 23rd December

PR8, PR9, PR4, WN8, WN6, L39, L40.

If you have any queries about delivery to any other postcode, please call us on 01704 567408.

33% off ALL Agentine MalbecDate published: 20/11/15

Hey folks. The headline says it all really.

33% off all of our Argentine Malbec until close of play on Monday 23rd November.

Don't miss out.

Beaujolais Nouveau DayDate published: 19/11/15

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day everyone!

We have some of this delightful red in-store while stocks last. This year's offering comes from Georges Duboeuf,

and at the cracking price of £7.99!

Don't miss out. Once it's gone it's gone.

Oktoberfest - Battle of the beersDate published: 10/10/15

For this weekend, 9-11 October, we have our very own Oktoberfest - Battle of the beers.

11 Craft beers and local ales for you to taste in-store, and vote on the best. It's that simple.

Don't miss out on tasting some amazing things!

This week's Buyer's choiceDate published: 08/10/15

Araldica Barolo - Piedmont, Italy

Barolo is one of Italy’s most famous wines. It comes 
from the region of Piedmont in the North West of the 
Barolo in made from the Nebbiolo grape. 

The wine has to be aged for at least 38 months before release, 
of which 18 months must be in oak barrels.

The result is a deep, intense wine which has rich berry 
flavours and often a savoury quality. It is an excellent 
match for beef and venison.

At only £12.74 this is a great introduction to Barolo.

£16.99 buy 2 save 25% = £12.74

FINE WINE FRIDAY IS BACK!Date published: 18/09/15

Hey folks.

Do not adjust your screens, what you've just read is correct, Fine Wine Friday is back!

Today we have the delicious Gigondas, 2013,  Domaine Carobelle.

The vines have an average age of 50 years, are farmed organically, and the grapes are hand-harvested.

There's bags of dark fruit and brambles, and a wee bit of chocolate on the nose. In the mouth, the tannins 

are smooth, the body isn't too big, and the flavours just keep on going.

£14.99 (when you buy two selected fine wine)

BIn End BonanzaDate published: 21/08/15

We are having a Bin End Sale to make room for some exciting new wines for Christmas, and as a result have some amazing wines at amazing prices. But hurry up, as once they are gone they are gone!!

33% of Bollinger NVDate published: 01/08/15

Hey folks. For this weekend only we have 33% off Bollinger NV. That means we have it on at £29.98 per bottle.

That is a steal! The deal lasts until 7pm, Monday 3rd August.


Loire Tasting WeekDate published: 10/07/15

We have some fabulous wines open from Loire for you all to taste. This week only.. when its gone its gone so grab yours quickly! 

So what do we have open?:

Le Pallet 

Le Pallet has been recognised as one of the three finest areas for Muscadet. Interestingly though, they are not allowed to call the wines ‘sur lie’, as to use this a winery must have the wines ageing on the lees from March until November the year following the harvest, whereas the wines of Le Pallet age for a lot longer than this, often up to 36 months, and with a proportion of the wine aged in oak barrels, which is also not allowed under the sur lie. regulations.

Still vivacious for one with such age, mirrors the pal-ate with grown up tart lemon, roasted almond and 
saffron, possibly due to a little botrytis in the blend. 
Would make sense given the concentration and apparent youth. A wine to sip and savour.

Domaine De La Tourmailne

Made by Domaine Gadais, a pioneering producer, especially in the way they began selling their wine. Not only were they one of the first producers to bottle their own wine, but they also developed a very strong relationship with the USA, their wine being sold all over New York and subsequently the east coast of the USA in the 1950’s.

Tangy, hard edged and viciously vibrant. A salty note too, it’s incredibly moreish and would be good with a piece of plaice or seabass. Flavours of fruit, especially lemon and grapefruit pith, and like the nose there is just a hint of lees, manifesting in a saline, savoury edge. Remarkably good on a hot summer day, there’s a cleansing spritz to it too!


Jonathan Pabiot is a fascinating winemaker. The lat-est in a long line of Pabiot vignerons, Jonathan learnt 
his trade at many estates across the Loire and has become something of a ‘young prodigy’ since starting up on his own in 2005. In fact he has been compared to the late, great, Didier Dagaueneau, the greatest winemaker in the history of the Loire Valley, the man who made spending over £100 on a Sauvignon Blanc a serious as opposed to a laughing matter.

Incredible balance, length, complexity. It’s rich and fresh, acidic and moreish, with a flavour development on the palate that moves from citrus to tropical to mineral and then back again.

Chateau de Targe

Chateau de Targe has been making wine since 1655 when personal secretary to wine lover King Louis 14th, Phelippeaux de Ponchartrain acquired the property and surrounding land and immediately planted vine-yards in order to make wine.

Saumur Champigny reds are made from Cabernet Franc, although some very unusual Chenin Noir can be added to the blend.

Structured and polished on the palate with a gener-ous tannin. However it is floral and open, with rasp-berry and strawberry and cranberry. It undoubtedly needs food, but that is what Loire wines are all about. Would open and evolve dramatically with Sausages, grilled on the bbq.

Puy De Dome Pinot Noir

The Puy de Dome winery is named after a big volca-no in the Auvergne region of The Loire Valley, and is in fact one of France’s youngest volcanoes. As such there are a lot of nutrients in the volcanic soil, which is the reason Auvergne is often referred to as the Green Lung there’s an abundance of forest and green land there.

High acidity, typical Loire minerality and a savoury edge. The flavours are of pepper, cherry, raspberry and redcurrant. It is a wine that is clearly unoaked, and as such the texture hasn’t softened and the acidity remains vibrant. This makes it a phenomenal match for food, specifically cold meats and salami. In fact this wine would even take a slight chilling a little like Beaujolais.

Marques De Vargas 33% Off This Weekend! Date published: 19/06/15

So.. this weekend we have 33% off all our Rioja's! Including our Fine Wine Rioja's! So we thought to treat you all.. and also the staff! We have opened the absolutely beautiful Marques De Vargas and popped it on the tasting counter. 

A little about the wine for you - Although its modern winery and hacienda were built in 1989, this vineyard estate dates back to 1840, when the first vines were planted near Logroño by Felipe de Mata, the eighth Marqués de Vargas. This traditional blend is aged in American, French and Russian oak.

So the taste - A rich, dense and deeply coloured Reserva, combining aromas of bramble and wild strawberries with hints of liquorice and savoury-sweet spice. Velvety, full and well balanced.

At an amazing bargain of £13.32 whether you want to buy the wine to drink now, or lay down to rest for a few more years, at this price you cant go wrong! 

Remember the offer will only last until Monday 7pm in store (3pm online)

El Viajero Sauvignon Blanc - Wine of the WeekDate published: 18/06/15

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.

The vineyards are situated only 10 miles from the coast, meaning 
that the influence of the Pacific Ocean is very important to the 
region. The ocean helps moderate the temperatures, meaning that 
the winters are mild and the summers are warm rather than hot.
This creates a cool climate for grape growing, and one grape that 
can produce fantastic wine in these conditions is Sauvignon Blanc.

Should I compare thee to a Loire or a Kiwi?

The Loire style of Sauvignon tends to be restrained, with subtle 
flavours of citrus, with some peachy or apricot flavours. The soft ripe 
flavours and sharp acidity make them great wines to drink with food.
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 that of a Loire wine, yet not as 
powerful as some from New Zealand.

Why should you buy this wine...?

If this wine were from the Loire it would be twice the price. The last few years have also 
seen a rise in price of New Zealand Sauvignon, so if you are looking for a quality, value 
Sauvignon Blanc, Chile is the place to look ­ and you need look no further ­ you’ve found it!

£9.99 buy 2 save 33% = £6.66

New In - The Lakes GinDate published: 11/06/15

The Lakes Gin is a complex artisan gin with an intriguing and delicious finish, distilled in the Lakes with local Cumbrian juniper infused with other native botanicals such as bilberry, heather and meadowsweet.

Despite only being released in late 2014, the Lakes Gin is already multi-award winning, having won silver medals from the 2015 International Spirits Challenge and the 2014 Hong Kong IWCS Awards.

£30 a bottle

33% OFF NEW ZEALAND SAUVIGNON BLANCDate published: 11/06/15

Hey folks. This weekend only, we have 33% off ALL New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. We have loads to choose from, so don't miss out.

Remember, if you download the Majestic App, you will receive a £10 voucher for you to use in-store or on-line.

We're just giving it away!

Call 01704 567408 if you have any questions or would like to place an order.

Let's Get The Party Started!!Date published: 07/06/15

Now that Summer is here, it's time to dust off the Barbeque and un-cover the Garden Furniture and start making some plans for endless days of sunshine and fun.

We at Majestic are masters at Party Planning. We have been helping our customers plan successful parties for years and here's a guide to help you plan the Perfect Party..

Bubbles - If it's a special occasion or you want to get your Party off with a swing, you can't beat a glass of fizz. A standard bottle of fizz with provide 6 flutes and we would suggest a 2 - 3 glasses per person

Wine - As a general rule allow half a bottle per person, which is approximately 3 glasses. Preferences for red and white are usually evenly split, but you may want to have more white/rose for the Summer

Beer - We have a large selection of Ales, Lagers and Craft Beers.

Soft Drinks - we have some fantastic non-alcoholic options, including the delicious San Pellegrino Fruit Cans.

With all our wines, beers and soft drinks you can use our Sale or Return Policy. Were you bring back what you do not use, provided it is in a saleable condition.

Glasses - At Majestic we have FREE glass loan service that includes Flutes, Wine glasses, Hi Ball glasses and Pints. All we ask for is a £1 per glass deposit, fully refundable when returned clean and unbroken

Ice, Chiller Bins and Buckets - no-one likes warm beer or Fizz, so it's important to plan how you are going to keep your drinks cold. We hire out Chiller Bins,  for a deposit of £15 per bin, fully refundable on return. A Majestic Chiller bin will hold approximately 18 bottles of wine when filled with ice and water. We also sell Ice, which is £2.79 for 2.2kg bag.

Delivery - We offer FREE home delivery, so you can have your order delivered to you at a convenient time.

Sale or Return - as mentioned previously we off a Sale or Return facility to make sure that you do not run out. All we ask is that you arrange sale or Return in advance when you place your order and everything comes back in a saleable condition - we cannot refund bottles with labels peeled off by chilling, or beer in opened  or incomplete cases. We do not collect leftovers or hire glasses so you will be responsible for returning them to your local store.

So there you go a comprehensive guide to the Perfect Summer Party - Let's Go!!

Liverpool Gin - In Stock NowDate published: 07/06/15

Finally, we are proud stockists of Liverpool Organic Gin!! 

The unique blend of botanicals and grain spirit that make Liverpool Gin, have been landed for centuries on Liverpool's bustling quaysides.

Ingredients such as the finest coriander, angelica and citrus, plus hand-picked juniper berries result in a gin with a well-balanced nose, complex flavours and a long finish.

For the ultimate G&T mix mix Liverpool Gin with Fever Tree Tonic and add  a slice of watermelon. Perfect.

£48 a bottle

Wine of the Week - Nord est Vermentino, Sardinia.Date published: 04/06/15

A bit of background...

The Vermentino grape variety was probably introduced to Sardinia by the Spanish.

Verementino has thrived in the North East of the island and the wine is named after its geographical location. The region has been awarded DOCG 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.

£9.99, Buy 2 Save 25% = £7.49 

£10 Off? Download the Majestic App!Date published: 03/06/15

Has everyone downloaded the Majestic app yet? Its available for apple, android etc. 

For the first time ever you are now able to browse your full order history, both online and across all of our stores. You can also scan your bottles to access all the information we have about it online, plus keep personal notes on the wines you have bought and find handy food and wine matching tips. Also, you can pair yourself to your local store and you will receive our updates, events, tastings, vouchers etc via the app.

So its pretty much like our website but on an app with many extra's.. it offers Food & Wine matching, Our products in store and online, Ordering service etc.. But the best thing about it is everyone gets to download a FREE £10 voucher! This can be used in store or online, but only the once! So make sure you use it wisely! 

As you all know we have some brilliant offers on at the minute which are also online and on the app! So don't miss out as these offers don't last forever!

Any issues just give any of our stores a call and we will be happy to help!

Beer of the Week - Hawthorn PilsnerDate published: 30/05/15

Hawthorn Pilsner

What was it that brought the Hawthorn Brewery to the attention of our buyer, Matt Pym? 
Simply that Hawthorn was awarded the prestigious title of “Supreme Champion Brewer” 
at the International Beer Challenge in London. The awards encompass breweries from 
over 30 countries and Hawthorn beat the UK, North American and European 
Champions to be crowned Supreme Champion Brewer.

Hawthorn also collected a gold medal and three silver 
medals at the awards for individual beers. The Hawthorn 
Pilsner was one of their silver medal winners. 
Majestic is the exclusive UK importer of the Hawthorn 
Brewing Company.

Hawthorn’s Ethos

The Flavour Merchants established the Hawthorn 
Brewing Company to provide world class Australian 
Craft Beers that are heavily influenced by the best the world has to offer. As a 
consequence the Hawthorn Pilsner contains German and Czech hops and uses no 
added sugar, chemicals or preservatives (following the German Purity Laws).

Why buy this beer

This is a highly refreshing beer which is light to medium bodied. A great summer tipple 
to enjoy whatever the occasion.

So, how much does it cost...?
£13.99 buy any 2 craft ales = £10.99

Wine Of The Week #2 - Haut Vol RoseDate published: 30/05/15

A Summer of Rosé

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.  

£9.99 buy 2 save 33% = £6.66

Wine of the week #1Date 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”. 

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. 

 “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 Châteauneufdu­Pape. 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  roast!” Hansi Baumann, Fine Wine Manager. 

£19.99 buy 2 save 25% = £14.99

Beer of the Week - Coopers Pale AleDate published: 21/05/15

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 drinkers.

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?

£15.99 for a case of 12 375ml bottles

PERONI - £1 a bottleDate published: 21/05/15

Bank Holiday BBQ? Got a crowd coming around for a few beers over the weekend? We have got Peroni at the amazing price of £1 a bottle. 

24 bottles in a case = BARGAIN!!

Bank Holiday Bubbles Bonanza!!Date published: 21/05/15

All this Bank Holiday Weekend we have got a sensational deal on Champagne. We are offering a massive THIRD off all our Champagnes, under £100. 

That means there are some CRAZY prices across the board.  So if Bollinger is your favourite tipple then why not grab it at the bargain price of £29.98, or if you are looking for a quality fizz for an upcoming event, why not try our De Telmont NV at the bargain price of £15.99.

Hurry up though, the offer finishes at 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

Wine Of the Week - Ferrandiere Riesling.Date published: 21/05/15

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! 

£8.99 buy 2 save 25% = £6.74

33% OFF ARGENTINIAN MALBECDate published: 15/05/15

All this weekend we are offering a stunning third off all our Argentinian Malbecs. 

If you like your reds on the bold and beautiful style we have wines from Vinabla and Catena, but if you prefer a lighter red then why not try the Callia Malbec or Santa Ana, which have a more softer palate.

Whatever you preference is we are sure you will find a winner in our Argentine Malbec Wonderland.

Spotlight Tasting Week - Provence RoseDate published: 15/05/15

Starting today we have a Spotlight Tasting Week focusing on Provence Roses. 

The Provence region of France is infamous for it's production of beautiful, light and elegant roses and all this week we will have a selection open for you to try.

So why not come and join us and get to enjoy a little taste of Summer.

Wine of The Week - Vina Mayu PX, Chile.Date published: 15/05/15

Who’s Pedro Ximenez...?

It’s not a man, it’s a grape variety! 

There are many theories about the origin of the name: 

● A Spanish soldier named Pedro Ximen or a Catholic 
Cardinal named Ximenès who originally transported the 
grapes from the Canary Islands and Madeira to the 
Spanish mainland.

● The village of Jiménez in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where 
the grapes may have derived from. 

● As Ximénez and Jiménez are common surnames in 
Iberia, another theory is that the grape was named after 
a notable vintner who helped propagate the variety in 
the region.

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 

The wine is really refreshing and zingy. It has citrusy flavours, 
particularly lemon and lime, and a crisp fruity aroma. Enjoy with 
mussels cooked in white wine (it wouldn’t work with a cream 

Why should I buy it...?

The perfect tipple for summer garden drinking!
£10.49 buy 2 save 33% = £6.99

My Majestic App Has Launched!Date published: 10/05/15

Has everyone downloaded the Majestic app yet? Its available for apple, android etc. 

For the first time ever you are now able to browse your full order history, both online and across all of our stores. You can also scan your bottles to access all the information we have about it online, plus keep personal notes on the wines you have bought and find handy food and wine matching tips. Also, you can pair yourself to your local store and you will receive our updates, events, tastings, vouchers etc via the app.

So its pretty much like our website but on an app with many extra's.. it offers Food & Wine matching, Our products in store and online, Ordering service etc.. But the best thing about it is everyone gets to download a FREE £10 voucher! This can be used in store or online, but only the once! So make sure you use it wisely! 

As you all know we have some brilliant offers on at the minute which are also online and on the app! So don't miss out as these offers don't last forever!

Any issues just give any of our stores a call and we will be happy to help!

Spring Tasting & a further 10% off!!! Date published: 09/05/15

So.. who is joining us for our Spring tasting event? 10 wines mixture of Red & White.. 6:30 onwards... FREE. 

Oh and did I forget to mention a FURTHER 10% OFF EVERYTHING in store for anyone who attends?!!!!

It's okay you can thank me on the night!

So I will see you Monday 18th May.. yes?

Call the store on 01704 567 408 to book yourself in or email us - brk@majestic.co.uk

You won't be disapointed!

See you soon

Deal Of The Century! Veuve Clicquot 33% Off! Date published: 09/05/15

So.. My personal favourite wine.. Veuve Clicquot! It hasn't been this price since 2011! Grab it whist you can as its flying out!

£29.32.. say no more! 

See you soon!

Minuty Wine at Keira Knightley's WeddingDate published: 08/05/15

So I heard Keira Knightley had our new Minuty Rose Wine at her wedding! Absolutely beautiful wine! Currently on an amazing offer of £9.99 with 33% off! Grab it whilst you can! If its a favourite for the stars it must be good! See you soon guys!

33% Off Prosecco! Date published: 08/05/15

We thought we would keep everyone in the loop.. Its SPARKLING SATURDAY this Saturday 9th May!

So not only do we have a few bottles of our new Prosecco open for you to try, we thought we would treat all our customers to 33% off ALL our Prosecco's ending Monday evening! .. Now who's going to refuse that!

Saturday we will have La Gioiosa Prosecco open for our customers to try at an amazing deal of £7.99! 

Pop in to say hello, and lets hope its a Sunny Sparkling Saturday! 

Double Sparkling SaturdayDate published: 02/05/15

Hey folks, just a quick one to say that today, Saturday 2nd May, is a double sparkling Saturday!

We have both the Chandon Brut AND Rose open for you to taste.

They are on the great price of £12.99, when you buy two or more at 33%

Sparkling Saturday - Chandon Brut NVDate published: 18/04/15

As we are in the middle of an Argentine Tasting Week, we thought we would add some pizazz to our tasting counter, to show you that Argentina is not just about Malbec, they also make some excellent fizz!! And we have chosen Chandon Brut NV, to tickle your taste buds this Saturday. Made by those clever chaps who are responsible for Moet & Chandon Champagne this sparkling truly is the real deal. 

Fresh and elegant, with a nose of citrus and pineapple with a hint of white peach on the palate.

Celebrate any occasion with this great quality Champagne alternative.

 £19.49 or Buy 2 Save 15% = £16.57

Wine Of The Week - Parrilla MalbecDate published: 18/04/15

As it's our Argentine Tasting week it seems only right to have this fantastic Malbec from Vinalba as our Wine of the Week. This wine really highlights the quality of the grapes used to make it. The wine is aged for a relatively short period of time and only 30% off the grapes are aged in oak barrels. The purpose of which is to allow the fruitiness of the wine to shine through. This wine is smooth and soft and crammed full of plum and blackberry flavours.

This wine is made exclusively for Majestic, and designed to allow the drinker to fully appreciate the deep fruity flavour that is Malbec.

£11.99 or Buy 2 Save 33% = £7.99

33% of all MALBEC!!Date published: 16/04/15

Yep, that's right, we have slashed a third off all our Malbecs. Whether you like them big and bold from Argentina or a little but of a softer sweeter style from Chile, we have a Malbec to suit you!! But you better be quick the off is only on for the weekend. 

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc - £6.99!Date published: 16/04/15

Hey folks!

The headline says it all really. For a limited time only, The Ned Sauvignon Blanc will

be at the Majestic Price of £6.99. Come and stock up while it lasts.

FREE Argentina Spotlight Tasting - Thursday 17th AprilDate published: 14/04/15

Hey folks. Don't forget we have a tasting this Thursday night, with a spotlight on Argentina.

We kick off at 6.30pm with 6 wines in 30 minutes. Nice and simple, and it's FREE.

Call 01704 567408 if you're interested.

Fine Wine Friday!Date published: 10/04/15

Today is the start of our Spanish tasting week and we have opened something new, and a bit different for Birkdale...

Organistrum Albario 2012, Martin Codax.

This spectacular Albarino comes from a South-west facing slopes in Rias Baixas. Fermentation begins in stainless steel,

and completed after a brief period in French oak. It's subtle and complex with stone fruit, vegetal characters, and spicey

notes. The oak really rounds it off but is by no means dominating.

It's open to taste, so come and explore.

£20 when you buy 2 or more selected fine wine.

Wine of the Week - Caixas GodelloDate published: 10/04/15

Exclusive to Majestic…

The Caixas (pronounced ky-shash) Godello is only available at Majestic. The wine was created in partnership with the Martin Codax winery. Based in Galicia in the North West of Spain, Martin Codax is one of our key suppliers who give Majestic Staff the opportunity to experience work on the estate during vendange (harvest).

Once the decision was taken to make a wine exclusively for Majestic, we needed a name for it. Caixas are the plastic trays into which grapes are placed once picked and is one of the first words Majestic staff learn when they work at the winery.

The Godello grape and the wine…

Godello is a grape predominantly found in North West Spain and parts of Portugal. Previously it was only used as a constituent part of blends, but has come to be seen as a quality grape variety in its own right.

Our buyer Matt says: “Godello is a grape that I love and I was delighted when Martin Codax told me they would be thrilled to produce one exclusively for us. The wine has flavours of lemon, pear and melon. It feels full and rich in the mouth and finishes with a lovely refreshing citrusiness”

A great match for grilled fish.

Why buy this wine...

Caixas Godello was one of the top three most popular wines bought and enjoyed by friends and family of Majestic staff over Christmas. You don’t get a better recommendation than that!

£9.99 buy 2 save 33% = £6.66

EASTER OPENING TIMESDate published: 04/04/15

Over the Easter period we will be open as follows...

Good Friday 10am - 8pm

Easter Saturday 9am - 7pm

Easter Sunday CLOSED

Easter Monday 10am - 5pm

New Beer - Robinsons Trooper.Date published: 03/04/15

Introducing Trooper

The beer is named after the Iron Maiden song "The Trooper", and Bruce Dickinson, the 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 am a lifelong fan of traditional English ale; I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when they 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...?

£24 Buy 2 or more cases = £21 per case.

Wine of The Week - Casal de Ventozela Vinho VerdeDate published: 03/04/15

Spring is in the air.... 

Spring has sprung!! The daffodils and crocuses are out in force, the lambs are gambolling in the fields and the evenings are getting longer. Sadly it appears no one has told the weather it's Spring, but c'est la vie.

As the seasons change from the cold of winter towards the warmth of summer, our drinking habits tend to turn towards a lighter style of wine. Therefore we'd like to introduce our new  Casal de Ventozela Vinho Verde.

Why buy this wine...?

Vinho Verde is both a style of wine and a region. The range of wines that come from the region can differ considerably.

This example chosen by our Buyer, Holly, is made from one variety rather than a blend of anything up to the 19 varieties permitted in one region.

The wine offers lots of flavour and freshness at fantastic value. The Arinto grape variety gives flavours of peach, apricot and fresh citrus, it has a slight spritz (typical of Vinho Verde) which makes it a refreshing Aperitif, perfect for your summer BBQ's.

£9.99 Buy 2 Save 33% = £6.66 

Wine of the Week - Chateau Moulin de Curat, BordeauxDate published: 27/03/15

Bourdeaux is probably the second most famous wine region in the world after Champagne. Wines from Bordeaux tend to be complex due to a blend of up to 5 grape varieties, ageing in oak barrels, maturation in the bottle and a variable climate, which means vintages can be distinctly different form each other.

2009 Vintage - The weather matters to successfully grow grapes and you cannot make good wine without good grapes. After the rains in April and May, Bordeaux had a warm, dry summer and a dry harvesting period. The weather resulted in ripe, succulent grapes, full of flavour which were lovingly made into wine by the vignerons of Bordeaux. 

Chateau Moulin de Curat... - This wine has aromas of red and black berries. In the mouth the wine is soft, supple and well-rounded. The flavours of berries are clearly there along with hints of earthy mushroom. The 2009 vintage is nice and ripe, so the wine can be drunk by itself, rather than food being a necessity. However if you fancy for dinner tonight, it deserves to be paired with this wine!

A one off parcel from an amazing vintage - snap it up before it is all gone.

Majestic Price - £9.99

Wine of the Week - Finca CarelioDate published: 11/03/15

This wine is made from 100% Tempranillo grapes, that are hand harvested from old bush vines in Castilla y Leon. The wine was aged in French and American oak for 30 months, giving it a smooth texture and spice that is so typical of the area.

A very fruit-driven wine, with plenty of red berry and cassis flavours, and wonderful savoury notes of tobacco and eucalyptus. 

A absolute bargain of a wine, 90% of the fruit that makes us this wine is from Ribera del Duero, so it is a steal at the price.

£9.99 or Buy 2 Save 33% = £6.66

TOP PICKS FOR MOTHERS DAYDate published: 09/03/15

Remember the date - It's Mothers Day on Sunday 15th March. Stuck for some ideas of how to say "Thanks Mum"... We have chosen four wines below that will put a smile on any Mums Day.


Meaning 'eye of the partridge', this pale salmon pink rosé Champagne exhibits enticing complexity. Delicate in style, but with a perfect weight of fruit. A fantastic apéritif.

£16.66 – 2+bottle price


Delicate watermelon pink, and with subtle aromas of cherries, strawberries and flower petals. Persistent, uniform bubbles and zesty acidity provide an uplifting palate.

£6.66 – 2+bottle price


Bottled with a light natural spritz, the wine has a refreshing, summery zing. Strawberry and hints of peach fill the palate, with their flavours brought out by the wine's laid-back, off-dry demeanour.

£6.99 single bottle price


A light, dry and fruity rosé, with strawberry, red cherry flavours accompanying more subtle flavours of watermelon and nectarine.

£7.49 – 2+bottle price

Wines of The Week - Russian JackDate published: 28/02/15

This week we have another two wines that we have chosen to be our Wines of the Week, Russian Jack Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. 

These wines come from top producer Martinborough Vineyards, who make the outstanding Te Tera and Burnt Spur wines.

The Pinot Noir is a wonderful introduction to Martinborough Pinot Noir. The colour is vibrant and deep with aromas of plum and raspberry and spicy cinnamon characteristics.

£15.99, buy 2 Save 25% = £11.99

The Sauvignon Blanc has aromas and flavours of lime and apple, passion fruit and elderflower to produce a clean, zippy and refreshing wine.

£11.99, buy 2 Save 25% = £8.99

Wines of The Week - Rustenberg & Bellingham Date published: 21/02/15

This week in tandem with our South African Tasting Week, we have 2 Wines of The Week for you.

First up is Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc. The Rustenberg winery has history dating back to 1683, and wine has been bottles in the cellar every year since 1892. The winery has been owned by the Barlow family for over 70 years, which is longer than any other family within the Estate's history. Rustenberg take time and care with there wines. Unlike most Sauvignon Blancs, the wine is allowed to rest on its lees, which helps to add flavour and body to the wine.

£13.49, Buy 2 Save 33% = £8.99

Second  Wine of The Week is Bellingham Pinopasso. The grape variety in this wine is Pinotage, a well known South African grape, but what MAkes this wine special, is it has been made using a technique known as Ripasso. This is an Italian technique where the wine is passed back over the grape skins from which the juice was extracted, adding more complexity and intensity to the wine. This wine is big and full-bodied, with flavours of cherry and plum and a hint of chocolate.

£9.99, Buy 2 Save 25% = £7.49

A-Z of wine - C is for Cork TaintDate published: 21/02/15

What is Cork Taint?

Cork Taint is one of wines' greatest enemies. It is the presence of 2,4,6 -Trichloroanisole (TCA) in a wine which in many cases will have been transferred from the cork itself, but can also have been transferred through it. TCA is a natural compound and although it poses no health issues, can affect and ruin a wine regardless of price, quality or age.

Cork taint is commonly mistaken for when a wine contains small floating fragments of the cork itself. This is not true and in actual fact this is a serving fault leading to the wine purely needing to be decanted.

How do you recognise the signs?

Although a cork may not show any signs of being affected the wine will give you all the signals you need to recognise cork taint. There are certain characteristics inherent to a corked wine containing TCA which can be described as musty or mouldy aromas or even a damp basement smell. In virtually all cases, the wine's original aromas and flavours are reduced dramatically and very tainted wines are unpalatable. 

NEW BEER - Alahambra 1925Date published: 21/02/15

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"

£9.99 a pack, when you buy 2 more packs of our Craft Beers, £12.99 single pack price

SOUTH AFRICA TASTING WEEK ~ 20-26 FebruaryDate published: 20/02/15

Want to know more about the wines from South Africa? Then why not come down to Majestic, any day between the 20th and 26th of February and try a fantastic array of wines from this fascinating and diverse country. From Pinotage to Chenin Blanc and everything in between, you will be amazed at what South Africa has to offer.

The A-Z Guide to Wine. B is for..Date published: 07/02/15


Balance in wine should be thought of like a set of scales. Fruit and sugar on one side, and acid and tannins on the other. High sugar and fruit levels can be balanced out by an increase in acid or tannin.

If there isn't enough sugar or fruit then the wine will seem too thin. On the other hand, if there is too much acidity or tannin then the wine will seem unstructured and harsh. So the right balance is needed to make a great tasting wine pleasing to the palate. 

Another spanner in the works is that even if the fruit and acid balance, the acidity can make the wine too harsh or aggressive. So each component needs to be well integrated so that one doesn't completely overpower the wine.

Climate, grape varieties and production methods are some of the factors which can affect the balance of the wine. 

Brand New Wine. Brand New Wine of the Week.Date published: 05/02/15

New! Natale Verga Pinot Grigio from Italy.

What is important to know about Pinot Grigio?

Pinot Grigio is a very well known grape variety, providing light aromatic wines. As a soft approachable wine it is a real crowd pleaser that is often found on restaurant and pub wine lists.

Why buy the Natale Verga Pinot Grigio?

This organic wine comes from a traditional family producer with 4 generations of experience and an emphasis on quality. Majestic has formed a great relationship with Natale Verga and we already stock a great Barolo and Primitivo from the winery. Our Italian wine buyer Suzie Harrison says:

“The Natale Verga Pinot Grigio offers great quality at a great price, as do all their wines.”

What does it taste like?

The wine is very fresh, with citrus aromas. The citrus comes through on the palate with hints of apple and pear providing a light, satisfying wine.

Great as an aperitif or serve with seafood and fish dishes.

£7.99 buy 2 save 25% = £5.99

New Beer!Date published: 03/02/15

28.050 Flying Dog Easy IPA, 6*355ml Bottles, 4.7%

Flying Dog have been brewing in Aspen, Colorado since 1990, and produce some of the best American craft beers with innovative and quirky labels. These are down to the friendship between the comedian Hunter S. Thompson, illustrator Ralph Steadman and brewery founder George Stranahan. 

Easy IPA falls under the 'Session IPA' style, which describes a category of beers marketed for their hop-dominant flavour profiles at "sessionable" levels of alcohol, lower than typical IPAs of around 6.0% and higher. This class of beers arose in 2010 out of the Craft Beer Tradition as a reaction to the trend of increasingly strong beers and greater public appreciation for hoppier profiles around the globe. It is also differentiated from American Pale Ale by typically being lower in alcohol and usually having more hop-dominant profiles. Below is how Flying Dog describe the beer;

"Aromas of grapefruit and subtle spice meld into lemon and pine hop notes balanced with crisp cracker malt. Pair this American IPA with barbecue, Mexican or spicy Asian dishes or just have on hand for mowing the lawn and anything else that calls for a light, yet flavourful, beer."

Wine of The Week - Con AmigosDate published: 03/02/15

Con Amigos Malbec, 2013 Bio Bio Valley

I really enjoy this wine, it's an easy to drink fruity wine which is what the fun label suggests. Produced in one of Chile's premium wine regions this is a real quality wine for a fantastic price.

It's a really well balanced wine and packs a fruity punch. Lots of plum and blackcurrant with a hint of spice in there too, it's a really warming wine which never fails to impress.

This would be great to drink on it's own on a cold night, however, why not try it with a grilled steak or a juicy rotisserie chicken.

£6.66 (mix and match 33%)


£9.99 single bottled price

Domaine de Fabregues - Wine of the WeekDate published: 31/01/15

New! Domaine de Fabrègues 2011, AOP

Available to taste!

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...?

£11.99 Buy 2 Save 25% = £8.99

NEW YEAR - NEW WINE!!Date published: 22/01/15

Of all our new arrivals so far in 2015, 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, or over the Summer months, while the wine is still young and all the zesty flavours are at their best.

So, what does it taste like...?

Typical of its' 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 pop down and give it a try!!!

So, how much does it cost...?

£9.99 Buy 2 Save 33% = £6.66.

Cave de Lugny Chenaudieres Chardonnay, 2013Date published: 17/01/15

Bourgogne Chardonnay 'Les Chenaudieres' 2013 Cave de Lugny

A chance to be pleasantly surprised by this elegant and refined French Chardonnay. Cave de Lugny is situated in the heart of the Mâconnais, which is the biggest producer of the region, giving us quality wine such as the Bourgogne Chardonnay.

It has a lovely crispness to it which is complimented by lots of green apple and citrus flavours. With a lovely streak of minerality at the end, it's a well balanced and fresh wine.

This would be a great wine to go with fresh fish dishes such as salmon. If you're not a fish lover then why not try it with a roast chicken at the weekend!


(when you buy 2 or more from the 33% range)


(single bottle price)

The A - Z guide of Wine Terminology - A is for......Date published: 12/01/15


What is acidity?

Acidity is the fresh, tart or sour taste usually sensed on the palate by a prickling sensation on the side of the tongue. It generally makes your mouth water and leaves you wanting more. It is important to balance the acidic character with the sweet and bitter components of the wine. Too much acidity, due to less than ripe grapes or over acidification can make the wine sharp, tart and sometimes unpleasant. On the other hand, wines lacking in acidity will be flat, flabby and equally unappealing. 

What affects acidity?

One major affect on acidity is the climate; cool climates produce more acidic wines, where as warm climates produces less acidity. It is therefore common practise in warmer regions, particularly in the new world, to add tartaric acid to the grape juice before fermentation to increase the acidity. This is known as acidification and is usually sanctioned by local wine regulations.

Food and wine matching

The acidity in foods must be matched by the acidity in the accompanying wines, for example, tomatoes, which are high in acidity go well with the usually high acidity found in most Italian reds. Wines with a good level of acidity can also be superb with rich oily foods such as pate or fatty meats, such as duck or goose. Pinot Noir, particularly as it ages and takes on more savoury characteristics would complement game really well. The acidity in the wine helps it cut through the fattiness of the food. Dishes dominated by tart acidic flavour (lemon, lime or vinegar) can be difficult to match as they tend to overpower most wines.  

Wine Of The Week - Pizarras de Otero, Beirzo, SpainDate published: 12/01/15

Made from the relatively unknown Mencia grape variety, this red wine is completely different to the more familiar wines of Spain that we all know and love.

A deep cherry red with a hint of violet in colour. Lively on the nose, with wonderful aromas of strawberry, plum and blackberry. The palate is fruit-filled with elegant and restrained tannins.

Perfect as a mid-week accompaniment to a proper Shepherds Pie or Lamb Hot-Pot.

£6.66 Mix 'n' Match Price

40% OFF!!!Date published: 10/01/15

From Tuesday 6th January we are featuring the following AMAZING 40% off deals. I don't imagine these wines will be around for long so pop on down to give them a try! Mix and match ANY 2 wines on the 40% off deal to get this amazing offer.

Rioja Gran Reserva, Berberana = £9.59 (full price £15.99)

Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne = £26.99 (full price £45)
Laurent Premier Brut Champagne = £22.49 (full price £37.50)
Laurent Perrier Vintage Champagne = £29.98 (full price £50)
Canard Duchene, Charles VII = £23.99 (full price £40)
Bollinger Grande Annee = £59.96 (full price £100)

Prosecco Treviso Pasqua = £7.19 (full price £11.99)
Prosecco La Marca di Conegliano = £8.99 (full price £14.99)
Cloudy Bay Pelorus Vintage = £17.09 (full price £28.49)
Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV = £14.99 (full price £24.99)

Biggest 33% Range EVER!Date published: 07/01/15

To help you fend off those January blues, we have what is simply the biggest range of products

in our 33% off range, including many of the great deals still on from our Christmas offers.

These is also a range of sparkling wine, Champagne, and some other special guests, at a HUGE

40% off. 

All the things one needs for a happy new year.

Wine Of The Week - Rioja Gran Reserva, Vina Alarda.Date published: 06/01/15

Rioja Gran Reserva 2007, Vina Alarde.

Founded in 1877 the bodegas in Cenicero in the Rioja Alta is now a modern winery, with cellaring facilities housing over 50000 barrels. This is where Berberana Gran Reserva is matured for a minimum 3 years in American oak cask and a further 3 years in bottle.

Spices and soft, juicy fruits on the nose. There is a great balance of maturity and youth on the palate, with leather, bark, and fresh fruit marrying up nicely.

Food for thought

It's versatile. Try with roasted meats and game.


(Buy 2 save 40%)


(Single bottle price)

33% off New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc AND RiojaDate published: 27/11/14

News just in is that we have two amazing deals on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc AND Rioja.

All of these products are now in the 33% tier of discounting for one week only, and you should not miss out on these deals. Fine wines are 

included also. Perfect if you are looking for something a little bit fancy for Christmas.

Pick of the deals:

Villa Maria Private Bin - £6.99

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc - 6.99

Massey Dacta - £8.66

Cloudy Bay - Sauvinon Blanc - £18.33

Cloudy Bay Te Koko - £23.32

Eguia Reserva - £6.66

Riscal Reserva - ££9.99

Muga Reserva - £13.32

Muga Seleccion Especial - £16.66

(All prices shown are offer prices).

A little bit about... PortDate published: 25/11/14


The trade in port is centred around the twin cities of Porto, and Vila Nova de Gaia, which lie on opposite sides of the mouth of the river Douro.

Grapes - Top 5 black varieties:

Tinta roriz (tempranilo), Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Cao, Tinta Barroca.

Selected white varieties:

Sercial, and Malvasia plus numerous others for White port production.


Ruby Port – Deeply coloured and fruity. These are bottled ready to drink. They do not need decanting.

Reserve Ruby Port – A blend of higher quality wine, from one or more vintages, that are cask matured for up 5 years before bottling. Richer fruit, better integrated alcohol. Do not need decanting.

Late bottled Vintage Port (LBV) – A ruby port from a specific year that has been aged for between 4 and six years before bottling. Modern LBV is the most common, and it is filtered before bottling making it ready to drink. Bottle Matured LBV is less common. It continues to improve in the bottle, and is bottles unfiltered. This will need decanting.

Tawney Ports.

These are paler and browner than ruby ports, showing some complex aromas associated with oxidative ageing.

Reserve Tawney Ports are the result of at least 7 years maturation in wood. They are far more complex.

Tawney Port with and indication of age. The age on the label is the average of wine in the blend. They are the finest of all the Tawney Ports.

Vintage Port – These are intended to be aged in bottle. They are typically a blend of the finest wines from the producer'sbest vineyards. They throw a heavy deposit, and as such should be decanted.

A little bit about... SherryDate published: 22/11/14


Grapes are grown in vineyards all around the Jerez region. The Bodegas, or ageing warehouses, are in the locations of Jerez town, Sanlucar de Barrameda, and Puerto de Santa Maria.


Palomino – Strong aromatic flavours and a natural low acidity, make this ideal for sherry production.

Pedro Ximinez (PX) – Used in sweet sherry production.


Fino – Dry, and pale lemon in colour. Notes of almonds, dough, and a slight salty tang.

Oloroso – Dry, dark brown in colour. Oxidative aromas of toffee, leather and some spice.

Amontillado – Dry, and amber or brown in colour. These combine the yeast derived aromas and oxidative derived aromas.

Palo Cortado – Dry, rare, and are considered the best sherries made. They have the finesse of an Amontillado, and the weight of an Oloroso.

PX – Deep brown and intensely sweet. Aromas of coffee, dried fruit and liquorice.

Muscat – similar to a PX, although they retain a certain dried citrus peel character.

Manzanilla – These are wines which have been matured in the coastal town of Sanlucar de Barrameda. The wines matured here are made in the same was as sherry, but the cooler, more humid conditions of the coast give a more intensely tangy aroma. It's most famous for its Fino style – Manzanilla Fina. The Amontilado style is called Manzanilla Pasada.

WIne of the Week - Aniello MalbecDate published: 22/11/14

Did you know Argentina is the Fifth largest producer of wine in the world? Malbec is the most grown grape variety, and this example comes from way down south in Patagonia, on hillsides overlooking the Rio Negro river.

Patagonia has a significantly cooler climate than other areas of Argentina, and as a result, the wines have a more approachable and delicate flavour, characterised by ripe black cherry fruit, soft tannins and a lovely juicy finish.

Enjoy with steak and chips!!

£8.66 Mix n Match 33% price

New Spirits on Taste - Week 2Date published: 17/11/14


Produced near Birmingham for over 200 years, Broker's has won more top awards over the past 10 years in International competitions than any other Gin. Ten traditional botanicals are used and quadruple distillation in a copper pot still results in a smooth palate. It delivers rich and creamy candied citrus fruit peel aromas and the finish gives the perfect balance of fresh botanicals with spicy juniper and sweet ripe citrus fruits

£19.99 a bottle


This is a premium aged small batch rum from the isle of Negros Occidental - the sugar capital of the Philippines due to the perfect combination of climate and rich volcanic soil. It is first aged for 7 years in oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before it is then blended to perfection. Its name comes from Don Papa Isio, one of the unsung heroes of the Philippine Revolution. This rum has a light and fruity nose with a rich-textured finish of vanilla, honey and candied fruit.

£30.00 a bottle

New Spirits on Taste!!Date published: 14/11/14

50.806 Red Leg Spiced Rum £19.99 


This Caribbean spiced 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! It is left to rest in old oak barrels and delivers a sweet smell of vanilla followed by a warming ginger aroma. The combination of sweetness and spice leaves a smooth, warming mouth feel.

50.803 Blackwoods 5XD Vodka £22.50 

Perhaps more famous for its high-quality gin, Blackwoods five-times distilled botanical vodka is created using a method known as ‘Bonification’ and reflects the quality level expected from this renowned producer.  Lightly infused with hand-picked Shetland botanicals such as Meadow Sweet, Sea Pink, Angelica and Marsh Marigold, the resulting vodka tastes exceptionally smooth and rounded with an earthy undertone.

Beer of The Week - Vedett BlondDate published: 14/11/14

New into Majestic for Christmas comes Vedett Blond. From Belgium, this beer is crisp and light and very refreshing. Why not pop in and have a try, we have got some chilled in our fridge, ready to sample.

£9.99 for 6 bottles, when you buy 2 or more packs from our Craft Ale Selection

Wine of the Week - Montes TwinsDate published: 14/11/14

Do you love big full-bodied wines but also have a soft spot for deliciously fruity reds? If so this wine is right up your street.

Made by the fantastically talented and well-regarded Montes Winery in Chile this wine is a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, hence Montes Twins.

This wine has all the smooth texture and raisin notes of Malbec, coupled with the intense bramble fruit and subtle minty nuances of Cabernet.

Perfect with Roast Lamb!!

£7.99, 2+bottle price.

£11.99 single bottle price

New Champagne now in stock.Date published: 05/11/14

Drappier Premier Cru. 

We are very pleased to be introducing a new and exciting Champagne to our range.

The grapes for this wine are sourced from only Premier and Grand Cru sites, with a split of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and 10% Meunier.

Interestingly, the three generations of Drappier who are making the wines are sulphur allergic, and so very little sulphites or no sulphites are present.

The wine is elegant and fresh on the nose; firm and intense with pear, spice, vanilla and a hint of acacia honey. Toasty bread, long on the palate with a light hazelnut after-taste. It's ideal as an aperitif, or as a perfect accompaniment for seafood, or even soft goat’s cheese.

£19.99 (buy 2 save 33%)

£30 (single bottle price)

Wine of the Week - Waimea Sauvignon Blanc, 2013.Date published: 04/11/14

Even though I am not a huge Sauvignon Blanc drinker, this is one of my favourite under £10 white wines.

It is crisp and refreshing without being too tart, and I love the way the ripe gooseberry and tropical fruits blend with the delicate floral notes and zingy minerality.

It is from Nelson, which is to the west of Marlborough, where they have some of the highest amount of sunny days in New Zealand, and you can really taste the sunshine in the wine.

Perfect with all types of shellfish, but scallops would be my ideal match.

£8.66 Mix 'n' Match Price

£12.99 single bottle price

Great value Spanish MerlotDate published: 22/10/14


My favourite time of year is approaching! Although it may be cold and it's raining a lot of the time, it's the perfect excuse to open up a bottle of smooth red and enjoy a cosy night in.

It has an inviting aroma of berries which is complemented by the burst of black cherry and plum on the palate. It's a soft wine and has a great balance to it. Easy to drink on it's own, you could enjoy a bottle with friends or just treat yourself to a bottle one of these cold nights.

Great wine to pair with a casserole or a roast dinner.

Wine of the Week - Vina Pomal Rioja Reserva, 2009Date published: 14/10/14

As we move into Autumn I find that as well as the season changing, so to is my palate. I now want a soft, smooth and comforting red wine to enjoy whilst catching up with what's happening in Downton Abbey and who is going to get the chop next from Strictly. What I want is this wine!!

Bursting with blackberry and raspberry fruit and subtle, soft velvety tannins, it is joy from start to finish.

£9.74, 2+bottle price

£12.99 single bottle price

Wine of the Week - Mo Monastrell 2012, AlicanteDate published: 11/10/14

If I were to say Alicante, Spain, to you, what would be the first thoughts that came to you? Benidorm and beaches maybe, but wine, possibly not. But that is exactly where this wine come from, and is what a great find it is.

Packed with bramble and cherry fruit, this wine offers a pleasing balance between youthful vigour and polished maturity.

As the weather starts to get a bit chilly, why not try this with a gorgeous Mediterranean stew.

£6.66 Mix 'n' Match Price.

£9.99 single bottle price.

Wine Of The Week - LFE Gran Reserva ChardonnayDate published: 02/10/14

This wine comes from the Casablanca Valley in Chile. It is famous for its warm days and cool ocean breezes, which is the ideal climate for growing grapes and also sounds like the ideal place for me to live!!

As a result of these near perfect conditions, this wine is a cracker of a Chardonnay. Packed with apricot, peach and sweet apple fruit flavours, balanced beautifully with subtle oak and a hint of creamy richness.

Try with Roast Chicken or Smoked Fish.

£8.24 a bottle (2+ bottle price)

£10.99 single bottle price

Wine of the Week, Catena ChardonnayDate published: 26/09/14


Now, don't take one look at this wine and think it's a Chardonnay, I don't like Chardonnay. I've chosen this as my Wine of the Week because it isn't your usual heavily oak flavoured Chardonnay. As you go to have a taste you will be hit by great fruit aromas which are fantastically inviting.

Once you've tasted it you will be pleasantly surprised by it's tropical flavours such as mango, with a hint of banana and apple in there too. There is some minerality in there which gives a great balance to the wine. Easy to drink on it's own or with a meal too. It's totally up to you.

This would be great with a roast chicken when you've got the family round.

£9.74, 2 bottle price

£12.99 single bottle price.

33% OFF ARGENTINA!Date published: 19/09/14

The headline says it all.

For this weekend only we're bringing you a fantastic blanket deal of 33% off across all of our Argentinian range.

There are some great deals from the superb Vinalba Torrontes, to the beefy Catena Malbec.

Don't miss out. You have until close of play Monday 22nd September to fill your trolley.

Wine Of The Week - Montes Malbec, Chile.Date published: 17/09/14

Malbec is the King of grapes in Argentina, but this Malbec from Montes, comes from Argentina's next door neighbours, Chile.

Dark and intense, with gorgeous blackberry and raspberry fruit, and a subtle hint of vanilla and spice.

As soft and smooth as an Andrex puppy!

Great mid-week wine, try with spicy lamb tangine.

£6.66, 2+bottle price

£9.99 single bottle price

Fine Wine of the Month - Angels' Share Shiraz.Date published: 13/09/14

The Australians have always done their utmost to be different - even changing the name of the grape varieties. The distinction between Shiraz and Syrah is not just in name, but in style, as instead of the Northern Rhône's white pepper and rose petals characteristics, the Australian style is typified by black pepper spices with black fruit and berry aromas and flavours, resulting in a more fruity style. This more 'forward and fruity' style of wine was, along with some drastic vine pulling and focus on quality grape varieties in the 1980's, responsible for the rise in popularity of Australian wines. Vines were introduced into the McLaren Vale in 1838, including the original Hardy Winery vineyards, and many of the oldest vines in the world still producing viable crops are in and around this region.

Two Hands was established in 1999, with the intention of producing wine from all the growing regions of Australia, highlighting and exemplifying the characteristics of each region. The first vintage was in 2000, and over the years the winery built up a reputation as producing beautifully crafted, expressive Shiraz. The Angel's Share wine comes from the McLaren Vale, in South Australia, where the influence of the Indian Ocean tempers the climate, producing earthy, spicy wines. Angel's Share relates to the wine 'drunk by angels' during evaporation.

Peppery nose of cassis, plums and hints of leather, leading to a full, rich and concentrated body of ripe black fruits, violets, firm tannins, good acidity and spice. This isn't for the faint hearted!

Food for thought

Steak, obviously. Although a great partner to any red meat, either grilled or in a rich sauce.


(Buy 2 bottles save £10


(Single bottle price)

Wine Of The Week - Barista PinotageDate published: 13/09/14

Pinotage is an indigenous grape of South Africa, and is completely unique in flavour and style.

A cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, it has complex aromas of coffee and chocolate, mixed with ripe cherry fruit.

This Pinotage has been made by the maverick wine maker, Bertus Fourie, who has concentrated on drawing out the coffee like aromas of Pinotage, hence the name “Barista”.

Best enjoyed with red meats, this would be perfect with an Indian Summer Barbeque this weekend.

£7.49 a bottle – 2+bottle price

Wine Of The WeekDate published: 05/09/14

Killka Chardonnay 2012, Bodegas Salentein

Bodegas Salentein owns what is considered to be Argentina's single largest 'cool climate' estate, stretching 22km from east to west, and taking in 5 distinct micro-climates. These micro-climates enable them to produce a variety of styles.

This wine has a lovely balance of toasty oak on the nose, which translates to butter and white pepper on the palate. It is right at the end though where the soft tropical fruit really come to life for a lively finish.

Food for thought

Would go well with creamy pasta dishes, but this one is begging for Momma White's Roast Chicken.


(Buy 2 save 25%)


(Single bottle Price)

Wine Of The Week - First Class Pinot NoirDate published: 23/08/14

First Class Pinot Noir 2013, Casablanca Valley

I'm not saying that I don't like to spend money, or that moths fly out of my wallet every time it is opened, but I love a bargain. This is a bargain with a capital B.

I have always thought that the sign for a good wine is one where the drinker can just sit and enjoy the aroma without even moistening their lips. This is one of those wines.

While there is plenty of red fruit to be getting on with, there is a seductive “black-forest” quality on the nose, with black cherries, chocolate, a bit of smoky and a delicate vanilla.

The red fruits really come to life on the palate, and there is a lovely palate cleansing acidity.

Food for thought

Enjoy with tender pork loin.


(Buy two bottles save 33%)


(Single bottle price)

New Wine of the Week!Date published: 16/08/14

Portillo Malbec, 2013

For my first wine of the week, I wanted to highlight one of Argentina's most popular grapes, Malbec. With plenty of Malbecs in store to choose from, I thought I'd help make that decision an easier one by bringing this superb wine to the tasting counter for you to try.

The Portillo Malbec is from grapes from the Uco Valley and they are grown at a high altitude. This gives a deep coloured and full flavoured wine. With its velvety texture and rich black fruit flavours, this is a brilliant wine to wake your tastebuds up!

A fantastic wine to have with a lightly spiced lamb dish or a delicious stew, or even my favourite dish of a juicy steak if you just fancy a treat.

Buy 2 save 25%



£10.49 for a single bottle

New Wine of the Week!Date published: 10/08/14

Vouvray Domaine des Aubuisières, 2013.

It's Loire tasting week, and I wanted to pick a wine which would show that Loire wine is more than Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé.

Each parcel of this wine is hand-picked and vinified separately, with fermentation taking place partly in oak barrels ans partly in old glass-lined vats.

Orchard fruit and quince are on the nose, with apples and a touch of stone-fruit and minerality on the palate. It is beautifully honeyed, offsetting

the Chenin's characteristic acidity.

Food for thought.

Perfect with a light summer's lunch such as a platter of cold cured meats and cheeses.


(But 2 save £15)


(Single bottle price)    

Fine Wine of the MonthDate published: 01/08/14

You love the fancy stuff as much as we do. Here at Majestic Birkdale, we have made a commitment

that we will try to open at least one bottle of fine wine every month, for you to taste on our tasting counter.

This is where we are starting:

Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011

Domaine Durieu

Domaine Durieu was established in 1976 by Paul Durieu and remains family-owned, now run by Paul's sons, Vincent and Francois. Unusually Durieu de-stem their grapes to aid fruitiness, relying on fruit from low yielding vines to provide firm tannic structure.

With typical Chateuneuf power, the wine delivers a fresh and spicy nose of red cherry, embellished with notes of sage and wild thyme. The palate is equally powerful, with sinuous tannins, and huge length.

Food for thought

Would go perfectly with a Game pie.


(When you buy with another selected Spirit or Fine Wine)


(Single bottle price)

New Wine of the Week!Date published: 14/07/14

Edna Valley Pinot Noir. Central Coast, 2012.

It's Rob coming at you this week and another absolute bargain! (And you know how I love a bargain). It must be good because I've chosen a Pinot Noir, and you'll know that Pinot Noir and I are not the best of friends.

The Edna Valley is one of the few valleys in California to enjoy an east-west orientation. This allows Pacific mists to drift inland and cover the whole length of the valley. These mists help to keep the vineyards cool, thereby creating a longer ripening season ideal for the temperamental Pinot Noir.

This is just a delight to get one's nose into. It's fruity, floral, and a wee bit earthy. On the palate there is plenty of backbone and a great length.

Food for thought

Just begging for some duck.


(Buy 2 save 33%)


(Single bottle price)

New Wine of the Week.Date published: 04/07/14

Chateau Pigoudet 'La Chapelle' Rosé 2013

I'll be the first person to tell you that I am not a Rosé kind of guy. Even though I am the most indecisive person in the world, I like things to be clear cut: Red or White. Shiraz or Torrontes. But Rosés sit right in the middle of all that. Not quite a red, but more than a white, trying to please everyone.

I can tell you now that this Rosé pleases me.

In the glass it is a wonderful pale pink. There are apples, pear drops, and a hint of red cherry on the nose. These flavours translate seamlessly to the palate, but with a body which has some backbone, and a wee bit of peach right at the death.

Food for thought

Enjoy with summer salads and fresh salmon.


(Buy 2 save 15%)


(Single bottle price)

New Wine of the WeekDate published: 29/06/14

Con Amigos Malbec 2013, Bio Bio

Since we displayed this wine at our Spring wine tasting, we have been selling a lot of this wine. Why?..... because it's really really good!

The Bio Bio valley, is making a name for itself as one of Chile's premium wine regions. Due to its higher degree of latitude, it has a cooler climate that the rest of Chile, akin to France's northern wine regions.

It is a lovely purple colour, and the nose is full of dark berries and tree bark. On the palate, there are plums, blueberries, and a wee bit of chocolate.

Food for thought

This one just whispered in my ear: “Please drink me with BBQ ribs”. I'd be happy to oblige.


(Buy 2 save 33%)


(Single bottle price)

Wine Of The Week - King's Favour Sauvignon BlancDate published: 09/06/14

Marisco Vineyards are owned by Marlborough Maverick, Brent Marris, who is the man behind our best selling, and well-loved, New Zealand Sauvignon, The Ned.

When it comes to making wonderfully ripe and elegant Sauvignon Blancs this guy is the McDaddy of them all, and The King's Favour is no exception.

Wonderfully lively and intense, with rich and well-rounded passion fruit and gooseberry notes, this is much loved by us at Majestic Birkdale.

Great with any fresh fish, but if your feeling adventurous, try with oysters or grilled Goats Cheese.

£9.99 2+ bottles

(£14.99 single bottle price)

Amazing Champagne Deal!Date published: 04/06/14

Heidsieck and Co Monopole Brut Champagne has just come on to a great deal!

£14.99!!!!  (When you buy with any other 33% off wine)

Available while stocks last!!

WOW!Date published: 04/06/14

The King's Legacy Chardonnay, 2011, Marlborough.

A welcome addition to the Favour, the Thorn, and the Sticky End, we are now please to be stocking the King's Legacy.

The story goes that the Mariscos descended from a William de Marisco (approximately AD 1100) who was said to be one of the 35 illegitimate children of the King Henry 1st – thereby making William part of the King's Legacy.

The Grapes for this wine are sourced from two vineyards, one a mature plot in the centre of the Wairau Valley, the other a plot of younger vines in Brancott valley. The Grapes have been fermented in large French oak casks using predominantly wild yeasts and allowed 10 months on lees.

A beautiful golden colour, there is subtle peaches and apricots, a delicate creaminess, and a seductive nutty character add up to a wonderfully well-balanced chardonnay.

Food for thought

This one is begging for Momma White's roast chicken 'n' all the trimmin's.


(When you buy two or more as part of a case of 6)


(Single bottle price)

Wine Of The WeekDate published: 30/05/14

2010 Barbera d'Alba Sucule *OPEN TO TASTE*

Wine of the week - Vega de la Reina VerdejoDate published: 27/05/14

This wine truly is one of my favourites. It's versatile, complex, and all-round good fun.

The grape variety is Verdejo, and it comes from Rueda, a small region with Castilla y Leon region.

There is a wonderful golden colour in the glass. On the nose and palate, there is citrus, melon, pineapple, a wee bit of minerality, a touch of stone fruit, and a seductive streak of green apple on the finish.

This wine represents outstanding value for money and should be bought immediately.

Food for thought.

The perfect aperitif, or match with seafood, pasta dishes, salads, and good company.


(With any other wine in the 25% discount tier)


(Single bottle price)

Bank Holiday Opening Times.Date published: 25/05/14

We're sure that you don't need reminding that it is a Bank-holiday weekend this weekend, but here is just a gentle reminder

of our opening hours:

Sunday 25th May - 10 - 5pm

Monday 26th May - 10 - 5pm.

Have a great weekend.

Mud HouseDate published: 21/05/14

Mud House Pinot Noir is now in stock & on the tasting counter! For just £9.99 a bottle it's unbeatable..

New Arrival.Date published: 11/05/14

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc will be hitting our shelves VERY soon. A superb New Zealand Sauvignon for just £6.66 a bottle. Join us on Facebook or Twitter to keep posted. Cheers! @majesticbrk 

Grape Of The Week Award.Date published: 11/05/14

This weeks Grape of choice is Merlot. 

We were all very impressed with the New In 'Panamericana Chilean Merlot'. 

Displaying ample amounts of Blackcurrant, Cherry and Plum flavours along with a smooth, velvety finish this wine displays amazing value for just £6.74 a bottle. (Saving 25% when you buy 2).

SAM ADAMS LAGER!Date published: 11/05/14

Only £1 a bottle. Currently cheaper than anyone else.

Easter Opening TimesDate published: 19/04/14

We will be closed on Easter Sunday, but will re-open on Monday, when we will be open from 10am - 5pm

Happy Easter

Wine Of The Week..Date published: 16/04/14

Alamos Malbec Rose - Open to taste!

Peroni @ £1 a bottle!Date published: 09/04/14

Cheaper than any of the supermarkets..

Wine Of The Week Date published: 09/04/14

Jim Barry's Lodge Hill Shiraz. 

Open to taste today! 

Wine Of The Week - El Rescatado AlabarinDate published: 07/04/14

Albarin is a very rare grape variety grown in the far North of Spain and to be honest with you, even we had never heard of it before. But once we tasted it we were amazed at just how good this wine is!!

A delicious conundrum, this wine seems all at once fresh, rich,fruity and clean, with minerality and zesty tropical fruit, but above all else, supreme balance.

Quite frankly, one of THE most impressive wines we have tried. An absolute peach of a wine!!

£9.99 2+ bottle price

£12.99 single bottle price

Wine of the Week - 2up Shiraz, Mclaren Vale.Date published: 24/03/14

This wine comes from one of our favourite wineries in the Barossa Valley, Kangarilla Road. Sourced from Shiraz grapes grown in the acclaimed McLaren Vale, this wine is everything you could possible want in a sub-£10 Aussie Shiraz.

Bags of spicy blueberry and plum fruit with a subtle hint of chocolate and soft, silky tannins.

Best with rich meat dishes, such as beef goulash or venison casserole, or good old Bangers and Mash.

£8.99, 2+ bottle price

£10.99 single bottle price

Wine of the weekDate published: 17/03/14

El Cometa del Sur Tinto 2013, Terra Alta.

This new arrival 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 here.

It is intense and fruity, and crammed with black cherry, bramble and plummy flavours. There is also some sneaky spice in there too.

Food for thought

Enjoy with a robust meat, like game.


(Buy two bottles save 25%)


(Single bottle price)

Additional Pick 'n' Mix OffersDate published: 13/03/14

For those of you who haven't seen, there have been some great additions to our pick 'n' mix range. These additions are on only until close of play on Monday 17th March, so be quick!

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc - £10.49 down to £6.99

Vina Eguia Reserva - £9.99 down to £6.66 

Vina Eguia Gran Reserva - £13.49 down to £8.99

Gavi Montiero - £8.99 down to £5.99

Chateau Meaume - 9.99 down to £6.66

Nicolas Feuillatte NV £25.00 down to £16.66

Veuve Clicquot NV £45.00 down to £29.98

"WOW" I hear you cry! "There are so many deals here, something must be wrong". This isn't wrong. It's so so right.

Wine of the weekDate published: 05/03/14

Rioja Crianza 2009, Vina Eguia

In a fresh batch of pick 'n' mix we have this old friend, and I thought it deserved a little bit of recognition.

The wine comes from a bodega run by the illustrious Muriel group, after having undergone the traditional crianza maturation process of 12 months in American oak barrels, and a further 12 months in bottle before its release.

The beauty of this wine is the fantastic balance between those lovely vanilla aromas, and delicious fresh cherry.

Food for thought

Amazing with tapas as you might expect.


(When you buy any two pick 'n' mix as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

Wine of the Week - El Patito Feo, 2012, NavarraDate published: 24/02/14

The name of this wine translates as 'the Ugly Duckling' and is a reference to the fact that it comes from the Navarra region, which often gets overlooked by its more famous and celebrated neighbour, Rioja.

Delicate mocha and spice flavours mingle beautifully with bright, fresh fruit notes on the palate, and a refreshing ripeness on the finish.

This is a great mid-week wine, that is the easy drinking equivalent of an episode of Inspector George Gently.

£6.74, 2+bottle price

£8.99 single bottle price

Level crossing closed.Date published: 15/02/14

Good Morning.

Please take note that the level crossing adjacent to Majestic Wine Birkdale will be closed until 4am on Monday 17th February.

Diversions are in place, and we are still open for your wine needs.

Have a lovely weekend, and we hope to see you.

Majestic Birkdale.

New Wine of the Week!Date published: 14/02/14

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc, 2012.

We haven't had this little beauty for a few years now, but it's back in this one-off parcel.

Wither Hills is blended from a range of parcels from across the Marlborough region, giving a great snapshot of the Marlborough region as a whole.

Bags of gooseberry and asparagus on the nose and the palate, this one has a delicious bit of nectarine right at the finish. There is still some of that characteristic mouth-watering acidity, without the harsh cheek-drawing quality one may be expecting. A terrific example of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Food for Thought

Smoked salmon, Goat's cheese salads, or a great aperitif.


(Mix and Match with any of our Pick 'n' Mix deals)


(Single bottle price)

New Wine of the Week!Date published: 02/02/14

Los Boldos Chardonnay 2013, Cachapoal

This wines deserves everyone's attention. It represents outstanding value for money, and might just convert some of you Chardonnay haters out there.

Chateau Los Boldos was set up in 1991, with a clear aim of making quality wines by applying traditional French wine-making techniques to grapes grown in Chile's high-altitude terroirs.

The nose is alive with varietal fruit characters and some white flower. These flavour translate nicely to the palate, where there are accompanied by some attractive peach flavours. There is no oak here, but the body is voluptuous and rounded. A real joy to drink, and outstanding value for money.

Food for thought

Would be awesome with some Welsh Chicken pie.


(When you buy two or more Chilean wine as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

Wine of The Week - Wirra Wirra Scribby RiseDate published: 27/01/14

This wine is a blend of 3 grape varieties, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

Shiraz/Cabernet blends are fairly common in Australia, the spiceness of Shiraz works well with the gorgeous blackcurrant fruit of Cabernet, but the addition of a touch of Petit Verdot gives this wine a hint of raspberry fruit and a delightful lightness.

Enjoy best with a lamb roast.

£7.99 2+ bottle price.

£9.99 single bottle price.

New Wine of the Week.Date published: 23/01/14

Pietrariccia Fiano 2012, Surani

This may be a new grape to some of you. It's found almost exclusively in Southern Italy, and Scilily. The Surani estate is located 6km from the Ionian coast in Apulglia, Italy's 'heel'

The nose is a real cocktail of citrus, subtle tropical fruit, and a seductive honeyed marmalade character.

It's bright and refreshing on the palate where the citrus makes the transition from nose to palate with force, and the stone fruit brings up the rear. The acidity is present but not overpowering.

Food for thought

A wonderful aperitif, but would go well with salads, and would marry up nicely with my trademark stir fry chilli pork. B. E. A. Utiful!


(when you buy 2 bottle as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

New Wine of the Week!Date published: 13/01/14

Yalumba Y-Series Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, South Australia.

Yalumba have produced a distinctive Cabernet from several quality vineyards in South Australia.

The nose bursts with blackcurrants and a little menthol. These flavours make the transition to the palate effortlessly, where that are met by violets, and a very pleasing woody flavour right at the finish.

With some grippy tannins, and some good acidity, this will drink well now, but if you put it on your rack and forget about it for the next 3-5 years, it will not do it any harm.

Food for thought

For a pleasant change from Rioja, this would go hand-in-hand with some minted lamb.


(When you buy any two Australian Wine as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

Bargain Hunt Now On!!Date published: 03/01/14

This January we've got a real bargain hunt going on. And the only reason we've reduced these wines is to make room for next season's selection.

With a delicious 33.3% off when you buy any 2 from the range of selected wines, you're bound to find some unbelievable bargains. The perfect way to perk up your January. But hurry - stocks will sell out quickly!

On the twelfth day of Christmas...Date published: 24/12/13

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Twelve Tasters tasting
Eleven Crisps-a-piping
Ten Stags-a-leaping
Nine Peroni chilling
Eight Neds are nedding
Seven Swan necks distilling 
Six Angels sharing
Five Heidsieck Golds Tops
Four Bolly birds
Three French Pinots
Two Montes Twins
And an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

Have a merry Christmas everybody!

On the eleventh day of Christmas...Date published: 23/12/13

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Eleven Crisps-a-piping
Ten Stags-a-leaping
Nine Peroni chilling
Eight Neds are nedding
Seven Swan necks distilling 
Six Angels sharing
Five Heidsieck Golds Tops
Four Bolly birds
Three French Pinots
Two Montes Twins
And an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas...Date published: 22/12/13

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Ten Stags-a-leaping
Nine Peroni chilling
Eight Neds are nedding
Seven Swan necks distilling 
Six Angels sharing
Five Heidsieck Golds Tops
Four Bolly birds
Three French Pinots
Two Montes Twins
And an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas...Date published: 21/12/13

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Nine Peroni Chilling
Eight Neds are Nedding
Seven Swan Necks distilling 
Six Angels Sharing
Five Heidsieck Golds Tops
Four Bolly Birds
Three French Pinots
Two Montes Twins
And an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas...Date published: 20/12/13

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Eight Neds are nedding
Seven Swan necks distilling 
Six Angels Sharing
Five Heidsieck Golds Tops
Four Bolly birds
Three French Pinots
Two Montes Twins
And an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

Wine of the week - Yalumba bush vine GrenacheDate published: 20/12/13

Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2012, Barossa Valley

Here we are, staring down the barrels of Christmas, and we are going to throw you a cheeky curve-ball for your Christmas dinner wine.

The traditional match for the turkey is Pinot Noir, (a topic of hot debate between the team here at Majestic Birkdale), but this is a great alternative.

Lovely, juicy, red berries on the nose, with a smidge (technical wine term) of Christmas spice.

The body is a little bigger than that of a Pinot Noir, overflowing with fresh red berries again, a pleasing acidity, which is always good to help cut through any fattiness. The length is long and merry.

Food for thought

Roast turkey with all the trimmin's. Simple.


(When you buy two or more Australian)


(Single bottle price)

On the seventh day of Christmas...Date published: 19/12/13

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Seven Swan-necks distilling 
Six Angels Sharing
Five Heidsieck Golds Tops
Four Bolly birds
Three French Pinots
Two Montes Twins
And an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas..Date published: 18/12/13

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Six Angels Sharing
Five Heidsieck Golds Tops
Four Bolly birds
Three French Pinots
Two Montes Twins
And an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas...Date published: 17/12/13

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Five Heidsieck Golds Tops

Four Bolly birds,
Three French Pinots,
Two Montes Twins,
And an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas...Date published: 16/12/13

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me....

Four Bolly Birds

Three French Pinot's

Two Montes' Twins

And an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas...Date published: 15/12/13

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me....

Three French Pinot's

Two Montes' Twins

And an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas...Date published: 14/12/13

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two Montes Twins,

And an Oeil de Perdrix in a Pear tree

A Majestic 12 Days of ChristmasDate published: 13/12/13

Over the next 12 days we will be publishing our version the 12 days of Christmas. We appreciate the next 12 days are not the exact 12 days to which the original song refers, but as you will see, a fair amount of poetic licence is in use here.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin:

One the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, an Oeil de Perdrix in a pear tree.

Christmas Delivery Schedule.Date published: 10/12/13

It is that (most wonderful) time of the year again. Our delivery slots are filling up fast. So to help you, here is where we will be going and on what days.

Monday - Ormskirk, Burscough, Skelmersdale, PR9 , PR8

Tuesday - Liverpool, Bootle, Crosby, Aintree, Maghull, PR8

Wednesday - Formby and PR8

Thursday - Ormskirk, Burscough, Skelmersdale, PR9 , PR8

Friday - Liverpool, Bootle, Crosby, Aintree, Maghull, PR8

Saturday - 

Sunday - No deliveries

If you are unsure if your order will be delivered in-time for Christmas, then please give the store a call on

01704 567 408. We deliver as many as we can.

Please note there will be no delivery slots available on Monday 23rd December and Tuesday 24th December

Deals coming to an end!Date published: 30/11/13

This weekend is the last to take advantage of our great Pick 'n' Mix offers.

It is also the last weekend of Peroni an £1 a bottle. That is a steal, and the perfect Christmas beverage.

Any questions give us a call on 01704 567408

Offers end on Monday. Don't delay.

Wine of the week - Montes TwinsDate published: 20/11/13

Montes Twins, Cabernet/Malbec.

Do you love big full-bodied wines but also have a soft spot for deliciously fruity reds? If so this wine is right up your street.

Made by the fantastically talented and well-regarded Montes Winery in Chile this wine is a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, hence Montes Twins.

This wine has all the smooth texture and raisin notes of Malbec coupled with the intense bramble fruit and subtle minty nuances of Cabernet.

Perfect with Roast Lamb!!

£7.99, 2+bottle price

£11.99 single bottle price

Wine of the Week - Striking French Merlot.Date published: 10/11/13

Striking French Merlot, 2012, Pays d'Oc

This week I have gone for a new arrival, but there should be nothing new to you about the name Jean-claude Mas.

Known for his tongue-in-cheek references to French stereotypes, Jean-claude Mas has been hard at work behind the picket lines, creating another southern French varietal wine.

Distinctively French on the nose, it's quite savoury with a delicious woody character to it. The palate however is subtle and elegant with notes of blackberry, a touch of sweet spice. It's really quite classy.

Food for thought

This one would go well with most no-frills roasted meats.


(when you buy two or more bottles as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

XMAS DRIVER REQUIREDDate published: 05/11/13

Now that the Festive period is nearly upon us, we need to recruit a Part-Time driver for December to help us out delivering Christmas wines to our customers. If you are over 21 and have a clean driving licence then maybe you could be Our Man in the Van. If you are interested give us a call on 01704 567408 or drop us a email on brk@majestic.co.uk.

Winter Spotlight Tastings are back!!Date published: 04/11/13

Spotlight Tastings Are Back!!

Just in-time for the festive period, we will be seeing the return of our Spotlight Tastings.

Saturday 9th November – 12pm & 3pm - New arrivals

We will be show-casing to some of the brand new arrivals we have to our range.

Saturday 23rd November – 12pm & 3pm - Wines of Rhone and Burgundy

We're here to guide you through a couple of regions that can be tricky to navigate.

Saturday 7th December – 12pm & 3pm -Christmas Wines

This one will be special. That is all I'm going to say.

Remember the golden Rules:

6 Wines in 30 Minutes

They're FREE

Speak to a member of staff to book your place

New & Exclusive Sherry Range - Pedro'sDate published: 25/10/13

All of these sherries come from small, boutique, family-owned cellars (called Almacenista's in Jerez) and carry a greater degree of weight and complexity than you will find in more mainstream sherry at similar prices.20% of the fino blend is from an aged fino solera (average age around 15-20 years), which gives it impressive extra depth. It is a different proposition from the clean but lean styles of fino such as Tio Pepe, and that should be explained to customers (though it should still be served cool). They are all authentic and traditional in style.Pedro Dauthieu is a local man who helped us bring the whole concept together. He proved such an invaluable asset we decided to name the range after him.Pedro knows everyone in Jerez. He is a one-man sherry institution with contacts in every bodega, bar and restaurant in the city. Critically, he understood what we were after and knew exactly where to find it. He opened doors on family bodegas that could have easily remained closed.

The labels are a selection of vintage posters from the September Jerez festival, taken from the 50's and 60's; they are as authentic as the wine inside. Their colour and vibrancy have fantastic stand out value. It was not straightforward getting permission to use the labels from the Consejo di Regulador, but as usual our man Pedro knew the right man who was able to make it happen!

The wines and labels are absolutely exclusive to Majestic.

Wine of the week - Cousino-Macul Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 20/10/13

Cousino-Macul Antiguas. Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009.

If there is one thing I love, it's good value for money. It's no coincidence that I have landed on Chilean soil for this week's winner of our coveted Wine of the Week award.

Cousino-Macul was founded in 1856, and is the only Chilean winery from the 19th Century that remains in the hands of the founding family today. The wine comes from vines descended from Chile's earliest plantings of Bordeaux-sourced Cabernet Sauvignon vines.

This is an intense and fruit-focused red, full of black cherry and ripe plum flavours, with ample tannins which a nicely softened by a delicious sweet spice which has been developed by maturation in small French oak barrels.

Food for thought

Enjoy this one with most red meats.


(When you buy at least two bottles as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

Wine of the Week - Tucumen Malbec, 2012.Date published: 14/10/13

Tucumen Malbec 2012, 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.

This is an approachable wine of medium intensity, delivering its cherry, plum, and blackberry fruit in a generous and easy going manner. It has rounded tannins, and well-balanced acidity with some delicious fruit sweetness

Food for thought

This one is best enjoyed young. It's quite versatile, but the pro's recommend a meat-topped pizza.


(Buy 2 bottles save £6)


(Single bottle price)

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine - Angel's ShareDate published: 11/10/13

Two Hands, Angel's Share

The Australians have always done their utmost to be different - even changing the name of the grape varieties. The distinction between Shiraz and Syrah is not just in name, but in style, as instead of the Northern Rhône's white pepper and rose petals characteristics, the

Australian style is typified by black pepper spices with black fruit and berry aromas and flavours, resulting in a more fruity style. This more 'forward and fruity' style of wine was, along with some drastic vine pulling and focus on quality grape varieties in the 1980's, responsible for the rise in popularity of Australian wines. Vines were introduced into the McLaren Vale in 1838, including the original Hardy Winery vineyards, and many of the oldest vines in the world still producing viable crops are in and around this region.

Two Hands was established in 1999, with the intention of producing wine from all the growing regions of Australia, highlighting and exemplifying the characteristics of each region. The first vintage was in 2000, and over the years the winery built up a reputation as producing beautifully crafted, expressive Shiraz. The Angel's Share wine comes from the McLaren Vale, in South Australia, where the influence of the Indian Ocean tempers the climate, producing earthy, spicy wines. All the wines in the Two Hands range have playful names; the Garden series named after the proprietors' children and the Picture series, with names such as Angel's Share, Gnarly Dudes and Fly By Nighters. Angel's Share relates to the wine 'drunk by angels' during evaporation, and Fly By Nighters is a tongue in cheek reference to the criticisms aired when the winery opened.

Peppery nose of cassis, plums and hints of leather, leading to a full, rich and concentrated body of ripe black fruits, soft tannins and spice.

Food for thought.

Steak is an obvious choice, although a great partner to any red meat, either grilled or in a rich sauce.


(Buy two save £10, as part of a mixed case)

£23.00 – Single bottle price 

Wine of the week - LFE Signature Syrah, 2012, ChileDate published: 08/10/13

Not only are the seasons changing as we fall in to Autumn, but so to are our drinking habits. No longer are we craving for a chilled glass of White or Rose, but are dreaming of curling up on the sofa with a silky glass of smooth Red.

This Chilean Syrah from those clever chaps at Luis Felipe Edwards gives us all those gorgeous dark fruit flavours with a subtle hint of spice that is so comforting as the temperature starts to fall and we deliberate whether to put the central heating on!!

£5.99 a bottle

2+ bottle price

£8.99 single bottle price

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine - Saint Clair Pioneers Block.Date published: 27/09/13

Saint Clair Pioneer Block, Sauvignon Blanc, 2012.

Although Kiwi Pinot Noir is making headlines, and Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah based wines are gaining a reputation for quality; Sauvignon Blanc is still the first wine that comes to mind when talking of New Zealand.

Saint Clair began growing grapes in 1978 to supply local wine companies before establishing their own winery in 1994. Over time their understanding of the different vineyard sites led to the Pioneer Block series; wines that represent the individual terrior of the many vineyards owned and managed around Marlborough. Vintner Matt Thomson's aim it to showcase the variety of flavours that each of the carefully selected vineyards exhibit by vinifying the wines in individual stainless steel tanks before bottling them under block numbers, often with historic or descriptive names. Block 18 "Snap Block" is named after the variety of apples grown before the orchard was replanted with grapes and Block 3 "43 Degree" is named after the vineyard's 43 degree North angle of planting.

Incredibly intense and powerful aromas of limes, gooseberries, capsicums and a hint of green herbs. Very vibrant, fresh and invigorating, the citrus flavours are augmented by hints of Tropicana, with a very long, zesty finish.

Food for Thought

The vibrancy of the wine is the perfect match for seafood, especially oysters, or spicy Asian cuisine.


(When you buy two as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

25% off Spanish Wine!Date published: 24/09/13

Following hot the heels of South Africa, we are proud to be taking an extra 5% off Spain. Just for a week mind you.

Some great deals to be had, so don't miss out. You know where we are.

Wine of the week - Arienzo CrianzaDate published: 19/09/13

Marques de Riscal have been making wine since 1858 and are regarded as one of the best Rioja producers around. Made in the traditional style, this Crianza comes from the best vineyards that Riscal own, Elciego and Laguardia. It is aged for 18 months in cask and several more months in bottle before it is released for sale.

Intense yet mellow aromas of ripe raspberry and fig, mingle with subtle vanilla and spice notes. Soft and supple on the palate with plenty of youthful vigour to the fruit.

£8.79 a bottle when you buy 2 or more Spanish wines

£10.99 single bottle price

25% OFF SOUTH AFRICADate published: 18/09/13

Yes, you read that correctly. We have a lovely additional 5% off South African wine for one week only.  Don't miss out on this fantastic deal.

Is there any more to be said?  Not really.

See you soon.

Sensational Spain Date published: 13/09/13

When you think of Spanish wine, you immediately think Rioja. Rioja comes in all different guises from easily gluggable every day reds to amazingly powerful and complex wines that can last for decades. But if we delve a little bit deeper into Spanish wine, we can discover a whole plethora of wines from sparkling Cava, to light and fragrant whites, to deep, luscious reds and even the odd dessert wine, so here is a quick guide to the magic and diversity of Spanish wine.

Sparkling wine - Cava is Spain's traditional-method sparkling wine, with most being  made in or around San Sadurni d'Anoia, just outside Barcelona. Keep an eye out  for Codorniu Cristina Vintage Cava which is made from Pinot Noir, rather than the traditional Spanish grape variety Xarel-lo.

White Wine - White Rioja was pretty much all we used to see in the way of Spanish white wine, but that is no longer the case. Grape varieties such as Albarino and Verdejo offer us wines with amazing complexity and gorgeous stone fruit flavours. A recent addition to Majestic's list is the grape, Godello, with 2 listings now, one from the highly regarded wine producer Martin Codax.

Red Wine - Rioja  will always be the bench mark wine to show off the amazing grape vaiety Tempranillo, but Ribera Del Duero is now giving Rioja a real run for its money. Historically an expensive red wine made from Tempranillo, or Tinto Fino, Ribera del Duero offers a whole range of styles now, from the glamorous and expensive, e.g Vega Sicilia, to the more modest and affordable, Lamatum Crianza is a cracker at only £7.99. Up-and-coming red wine regions such as Toro are also ones to watch out for, made from,Tinta de Toro, again another name for Tempranillo, they are likely to be the next big thing in Spanish wine. The Matsu range with there eye-catching labels offer a range of styles and prices.

So there is our Rough Guide to Spanish wine, Viva Espana!!

Autumn Magic of Fine WineDate published: 13/09/13

Beaune 1er Bru, 2010, Louis Jadot.

Made from a blend of wines from a range of Premier Cru vineyards, this is an excellent quality Pinot Noir, and a great all-round representation of Beaune. Matured in French barriques for 16 months, the wine displays a fine balance between tight structure and softness.

Hints of violets on the nose are followed by delicious savoury, fleshy redcurrant fruit on the palate, held together with remarkably approachable tannins.

£20 a bottle

when you buy 2 selected Fine Wines

Spice up SeptemberDate published: 12/09/13

September is often regarded as the month of change, those warm long nights of Summer are fading, the kids have finally gone back to school, and the shops are stocking Winter Woolies rather than Flip-Flops. But here at Majestic we are determined to keep spirits up and from the 12th until the 23rd of September, we have 6 extra special deals to add a little spice and sparkle to September.

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc £5.99 a bottle(2+bottles) - Fabulous Sauvignon Blanc from those clever Kiwis at Giesen, bags of tropical fruit and just what you need a glass of after you have put the kids to bed and all is calm.

Prosecco Zonin, £6.66 (2+bottles) - Amazing value Prosecco that will liven up any party.

Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, £4.99 (2+bottles) - perfect with Spaghetti Bologonese or Friday night Pizza night.

We also have 3 ridiculously good deals on Champagne. Why? Because we think you're worth it!!

Piper Heidseick NV £19.99 (2+bottles)

Heidseick Gold Top £17.99 (2+bottles)

Nicolas Feuillatte NV £15.99 (2+bottles)

Wine of the week - Wirra Wirra Scrubby RiseDate published: 09/09/13

Wirra Wirra Scubby Rise, 2012, South Australia.

The Wirra Wirra cellars were constructed in the early 20th century by Robert Strangways, who also studied law and architecture, and played cricket for South Australia. Wirra Wirra is an aboriginal expression meaning 'amongst the gums. Scrubby Rise is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot.

A vibrant purple colour, on the nose this wine has elements of Beaujolais, with plenty of youthful raspberry and cherry. This translates nicely to the palate accompanied with some welcoming violet notes, a pleasing length, and a palate cleansing acidity

Food for Thought

Red meat. Simple.


(When you buy two as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

Weekend MadnessDate published: 05/09/13

It's all going off this month at Majestic Wine, and it starts this weekend with the start of our Autumn Magic of Fine wine; On Friday and Saturday will have a bottle of something a little special open for you to taste. Friday also sees the start of our Chardonnay tasting week; all week long we will have a great range of Chardonnay open on the tasting counter for you to compare and contrast. Finally, On Saturday we have two of our FREE Spotlight tastings. This week the spotlight will be focused on Chardonnay. Six wines in thirty minutes. 12pm and 3pm. Even if you think you don't like the Chardonnay grape, come along, and let us see if we can change your mind. Call us on 01704 567408 if your are interested.

Oh, and just incase you didn't realise..... IT'S FREE!

Autumn Magic of Fine WineDate published: 02/09/13

Hello wine lovers!

We love indulging in fine wine just as much as you do. Whether it be for a truly special occassion or simply a well deserved end of the week treat. 

It may be more a tad more expensive than your everyday tipple but with our fine wine at restaurant house wine prices it really is tremendous value. Plus we have an extensive range of fine wines, Old World and New, with a glut of wallet friendly offers.

Here at Majestic we like to make life easier for you. So, to take the guesswork out of choosing your next bottle of fine wine, we will be opening a different fine wine every week this month. These will be opened every Friday or Saturday and details of which day and wine will be communicated via our store page, Facebook and Twitter. 

So do check back and come on in to try a fine wine for free.

Our knowledgable and friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you have and assist you with any other queries/requirements you may have. 

Wine of the Week.Date published: 29/08/13

Chianti Classico, San Leonino,


Chianti is one of the more familiar Italian wines that we know, but often gets slightly over-shadowed by its neighbouring Super Tuscan reds, but if you choose wisely you can find gold in them Tuscany hills.

Chianti Classico is often regarded as the best of the Chianti's as it has to have minimum of 80% Sangiovese, giving the wine that distinctive cherry fruit.

Soft and juicy on the palate this really is a true all-rounder, great on its own or with great Italian classics like Bolognese or Lasagne.

£7.95 when you buy 2 or more Italian wines

£10.61 single bottle price

Wine of the Week - Barbera d'Alba SuculeDate published: 21/08/13

Barbera d'Alba Sucule 2010, Lo Zoccolaio

The gamblers amongst you would have bet against us choosing an Italian as our wine of the week, given that the country is now 25% off!

Barbera is at its best in Piedmont, Northern Italy. Producing wines with high acidity, low tannin, and luscious cherry fruit.

Not as savoury as some, but still distinctively Italian on the nose, the palate brings with it all the things one can hope for. Fresh cherries, a touch of liquorice. A wine that is really quite simple, and effortless to enjoy.


(When you buy any two Italian wines as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

25% OFF ITALIAN WINE.Date published: 20/08/13

For two weeks only, starting Tuesday 20th August, there is an improved deal on Italian wine!

If you like Pinot grigio, or Greco; Sangiovese, or Barbera; It will be 25% off!

We'll also have some lovely Italians open for you to taste for the duration of the offer.

Don't delay and come instore, or fill up your virtual trolleys and take advantage of this amazing deal.

Any questions, please give us a call.

Fine Wine of the Month ~ Luca MalbecDate published: 10/08/13

We haven't done one for a while, but back with a bang is our Fine wine of the Month

This month we have gone for this amazing Malbec. It comes from a classy winery owned by Nicolas Catena's daughter, Laura. This wine is named after her son, Luca. The quality comes after grape growers were persuaded to improve their vineyard management techniques to improve the yields from some old vines.

The result is a superb balance of fresh fruit, and beautiful savoury notes. There is also just a ping of sweetness in there to keep you guessing. The acidity is refreshing without being sharp, and keeps in check a potentially huge body so that it is very accessible on the palate. The tannins are there too, just providing a small amount of grip.

This Month we have chosen wisely.


(When you buy at least 2 bottles as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

Wine of The Week ~ Hunawihr Gewurztraminer.Date published: 09/08/13

They say we eat with our eyes first, and this is also true when it comes to choosing wines based on their bottle shape or label. So when we see a bottle shaped like this Gewurztraminer, what 3 words come to mind first... German, sweet, bland, maybe?

As well as seeing is believing, tasting is everything, and from just one sip of this wine from Alsace we can say it is anything but bland, sweet or German.

Beautifully fresh, with aromas of apricot and lychees and a gentle sweet ginger spice on the finish. It is quite simply Summer in a glass.

Gewurztraminer is THE wine to go with anything spicy or hot, so why not try it with a Thai Green Curry, you we will be amazed!!

£8.99 ~ 2+ bottle price

£9.99 ~ single bottle price

Wine of the Week - Sassaiolo Rosso PicenoDate published: 06/08/13

Sassaiolo’ Rosso Piceno, 2010, Monte Schiavo,


This hearty Italian red hails from the Marche region, just north of Rome. It is a small, mountainous area of incredible beauty. The undulating mountain sides are carpeted with a beguiling jigsaw of vines.

In Rosso Piceno they have blended the supple softness and acidity of Sangiovese with the fruitiness and tannin of Montepulciano. What a winning combination.

You could sip this wine all evening. On its own or with a hunter's feast of homemade pasta, chargrilled vegetables and rabbit ragu. If that sounds a tad decadent, it'll be perfect with your favourite spag bol too!

£6.99 a bottle when you buy any 2 or more Italian wines.

(£8.74 single bottle price)

Tasting Weeks and Saturday TutorialsDate published: 02/08/13

Tasting Weeks and Saturday Tasting Tutorials

Chances are you already know that Majestic do things differently. We love wine and we love hearing what you have to say about it. With this in mind we have a treat in store for you.

Over the coming months we have a series of themed tasting weeks for you to enjoy. During each of these tasting weeks we will be hosting a FREE tasting tutorial every single Saturday at 12am and 3pm.

These are informal, relaxed sessions. We will taste, compare and discuss the wines, answering any questions along the way and hopefully get to know you better too.

Chardonnay– Explore Chardonnay in all its different guises. Discover what makes it one of the greatest white grapes in existence. We’ll also look at the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of how this one grape can make wines of such varying styles.

Tasting Week: 6th- 12th September

Tutorial: Saturday 7th (12pm & 3pm)

Spain– You hear Spain, you think Rioja. Rioja can be a great everyday glugger or a dinner-party show stopper. The rest of Spain, however, is all too often overlooked – especially its wonderful whites which are superb value for money.

Tasting Week: 13th- 19th September

Tutorial: Saturday 14th (12pm & 3pm)

Sauvignon Blanc– Probably the most popular wine in the world, its influence stretches from France to New Zealand. We will pitch some familiar wines against cracking alternatives from all over the wine-growing world.

Tasting Week: 20th- 26th September

Tutorial: Saturday 21st (12pm & 3pm)

Shiraz vs. Syrah– Australia makes Shiraz. The French make Syrah. Confusing wine labelling snobbery? Or, a logical differentiation between the varying styles this wonderful grape can produce? You decide. Either way we love it!

Tasting Week: 27th- 3rd September

Tutorial: Saturday 28th (12pm & 3pm)

To secure your place on one of our FREE Saturday tasting tutorials please contact the store on:

01704 567 408 or email us at brk@majestic.co.uk

New OfferDate published: 01/08/13

Our ever popular Giesen Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand has just gone on offer. It is quite an offer too. It is only £5.99.

At that price it's going to be more popular than ever. So why not come and pick some up today. Whether it's a cheeky glass with lunch, a well deserved bottle at the end of a long working day or a few bottles at the weekend with friends - you deserve it. For £5.99 you can enjoy it anytime!

Wne of The Week - The Ned Sauvignon BlancDate published: 31/07/13

It's back!! New  2013 Vintage but it is still an absolute classic.

Summer SangriaDate published: 26/07/13

Too hot for red wine? Why not try our Summer Sangria recipe, for the red wine anything that is medium bodied would be ideal for this Summertime Treat



3 parts red wine

2 parts Lemonade

1 part orange juice


Fresh mint

Sliced fruit – oranges, nectarines, lemon etc


Mix all the ingredients together in a large jug and add more red wine, orange juice or lemonade according to taste and desired strength.

Pour into glasses, garnish with mint sprigs and fruit.

Sit back, drink and enjoy!!

Wine of the Week - Chenas Trichard, 2011Date published: 26/07/13

Chenas may be the smallest of the Cru-Villages in Beaujolais, but it is one of the fullest in body and flavour. Made entirely from the Gamay grape, it has all those classic Gamay characteristics of raspberries and red cherries with a slight burst of acidity. The beauty of Beaujolais is that it can be drank slightly chilled, making it THE perfect summer red.

Try this with Spicy Barbequed Spare Ribs and if there is any left it would be great with cheese as an after dinner tipple.

£11.99 a bottle or Buy 2 Beaujolais wines save 20%

= £9.59 a bottle

Taste & Explore - The Next Chapter!!Date published: 25/07/13

There is only one way to discover your next favourite wine and that is to taste it, and at Majestic we love to give you the opprtunity to do just that. We now have four different  ways you can enjoy our Tasting Counter Events, they are :-

Free Spotlight Tastings - 6 wines in 30 minutes. Spotlight on Bordeaux... or New Zealand... or Chardonnay - we hold regular focused tastings where we compare and contrast different wines the same area or grape.

Free Wine Course -  A 90 minute introduction to wine. Learn about the basics of wine - how it is made, what it goes with, how to taste it and how to find out what you like.

Free Seasonal Tasting- At least a dozen wines open for you to try. Twice a year, we stay open for large, informal evenings, tasting the most exciting new wines we have in store.

What's on the Tasting Counter - There is always wines open to taste in store. Every day is a potential tasting event with the tasting counter.

If you want to keep up-to date with what's going on at Majestic Birkdale just  check out our Store Page on our Website and pop in to taste and explore!!

See you soon!!


Wine of the Week - Rigal L'Instant Truffier MalbecDate published: 25/07/13

Rigal, L'Instant Truffier Malbec, 2012

Argentina may have made Malbec its own, but this beauty is from Gascogne in the South of France and is a wonderful demonstration that even the oldest of old world wine countries can still throw out some surprises!

Lighter in colour and body than its Argentinian counterparts, this Malbec showcases a lovely blend of cherries and brambles, underscored by lively pepperiness.

Grill up some pork on the barbecue and pair it with this for a mouth-wateringly winning combination!



Buy 2 save £4

= £6.99

Wine of the Week - Le Hauts de Bergelle BlancDate published: 18/07/13

We are all familiar with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, but would you know your Vermentino from your Torrontes or even Ugni Blanc? When we were choosing our Wine Of The Week this week we thought that we would try and find a wine that even challenged our wine knowledge, and boy did we come up with not one unusual grape variety but three. This is a blend of Gros Manseng, Petit Courbu and Arrufiac, the last two we had to look up in The Concise Atlas of The World!! They may not be the most well known triology of white grape varieties but they certainly deliver a harmonious blend of fruit and subtle herbaceous flavours. We just loved the ripe pineapple and peach notes combined with a slight hazelnut finish.

£7.99 a bottle or Buy 2 Save £2 = £6.99 a bottle

Chilean Wine: Doing the Basics Brilliantly.Date published: 12/07/13

I'm going to put my neck on the block a bit straight away and say that if one country underlines the statement that the New World routinely produces wine that matches, for value, anything that the old world can show, it is Chile. Yes, New Zealand set the world alight with its Sauvignon Blanc, yes Australian Shiraz, at its best, stands shoulder to shoulder with any Rhone Syrah, yes from California to Argentina to South Africa the list of New World areas with serious wine clout is considerable, but in this critic's humble opinion it is Chile that may really be considered jack-of-all-trades, and master of more than a few. From Merlots bursting with purple fruit to immaculately balanced Chardonnays, this is a country that does the key grape varietals seriously well.

Chile has, of course, certain considerable advantages when it comes to wine production. Geographically speaking it is immensely lucky; the Andes to the West provide it with ample water supply, whilst also granting limitless sunshine by means of its rain-shadow. To the immediate East is the Pacific, cooling the grapes via the Humboldt Current, and regulating the continentality. It was largely the geography of Chile that saved its vineyards from being decimated along with the rest of the wine-growing world when Phylloxera struck in the Nineteenth Century.

But this is neither a geography nor a history lesson, and what interests us is what all this adds up to. Well, the buzzword for Chilean wine is 'fruit'. Bags and bags of it bursting out of the glass in heady aromas and succulent flavours. Not for Chile the sombre austerity of Bordeaux-style Merlot, nor the layers of minerality that might be found in a Chablis. These are wines to be drunk young (though many of the bigger reds have serious ageing potential), they are wines to be drunk at any time of the year, and to be drunk in any company, from dinner with the most discerning of Wine Masters, to celebrations where easy-drinking crowd-pleasers are the order of the day.

Quite aside from their Merlots, which are frequently phenomenal, Chile has Cabernet Sauvignon from the simple and fruity to full-bodied premium specimens, Syrah that was only planted in the 1990s but which is already a major international player, Carmenere which has only recently been differentiated from Merlot, but which offers its own rich black fruit and touches of spice, and increasingly good Pinot Noir from the cooler regions such as San Antonio.

Not forgetting the whites of course; Chardonnay thrives in Chile; beautiful balances of oak and tropical fruit. And the Sauvignon Blanc – well, thanks to cool vineyard sites, unique soils and a number of fantastic producers such as Errazuriz they have examples that match up to and can surpass their well renowned cousins from New Zealand, whilst varietals such as Viognier, Gewurztraminer and Riesling are on the fast track upwards.

So try Chilean wine. Try it for the range of famous varietals done properly well. Try it for the incredible fresh fruit flavour that characterises every bottle. Try it to remind yourself that wine is so much more than simply the suit-and-tie gravity of confusingly-labelled French terroir in liquid form. Try it, above all, because to snub it would be to snub something truly remarkable. And then, when you have tried it, try it again.

Wine of the Week - Laurent Miquel LanguedocDate published: 08/07/13

We're really impressed by the Laurent Miquel range here at Majestic Birkdale. This, though, is my personal favourite.

It marries the characteristic peppery spice of Syrah with the more playful lighter red fruits of Grenache. A winning combination. The inviting savoury aroma leads onto the palate revealing a weighty silkiness and a long herb-laden finish.

This will drink well with anything from hearty stews, a cheese platter or some lamb skewers fresh off the barbecue.



Buy 2 save £2

= £7.99

Wine of the Week - Dogajolo ToscanoDate published: 03/07/13

Its plethora of indigenous, highly tannic

grapes can make Italian wine an uncompromising prospect, so it's great to

find one mellowed and rounded by our familiar friend Cabernet Sauvignon.

With spices on the nose and bags of black

fruit on the palate, this wine would bring

both freshness and elegance to your next

indulgent Italian meal.

Who says Chianti's the only Tuscan in town?


(When you buy any two or more as part

of any mixed case.)


(Single Bottle Price)

Jane MacQuittys' Best Whites for SummerDate published: 30/06/13

Every year Times wine critic, Jane MacQuitty, hunts out her Top 100 wines for Summer and here are the White Wines amd Roses that Jane recommends that we stock here at Majestic.....


2012 Grand Heron, Cotes de Gascogne, France, £7.99 or Buy 2 save £4 = £5.99 (until July 11th).  A fruity nose with cut grass aromas, ripe grapefruit on the palate and a crisp lively finish. An invigorating aperitif, perfect with canapes,

2012 Domiane des Aubisieres, Cuvee de Peruches, Vouvray, France. £9.99 or Buy 2 save £4 = £7.99 (until July 11th) This wine has pure, well developed nose of fresh pears and quince. the palate is swathe of ripe apple fruit with a honeyed sweetness. Great with a classic Salmon en Croute or cold cures meats.

2012 Pouilly-Fume, les Cascadelles, France. £11.99 or Buy 2 Save £4 = £9.99 (until July 11th) Packed with classic Sauvignon Blanc flavours of gooseberries, orange blossom and citrus fruit, backed by a crisp, elegant mineral character on the finish.


2012 Yali Merlot Rose, Colchagua Valley, Chile. £7.49 or Buy 2 save 20% = £5.99 (until Sept 2nd) A light fruity rose with a soft watermelon backbone, embellished with hints of strawberry and cherry on the palate. A crisp refreshing aperitif.

2012 Muga Rioja Rose, Spain. £10.99 or Buy 2 save £4 = £8.99 (until Sept 2nd) Deep salmon in colour, with intensely fres, strawberry, raspeberry and orange peel aromas. An ideal aperitif, this wine can be enjoyed on its own or pair with sweet chilli prawns fresh off the barbie.

Watch out for Part 2 next week, which will feature Red Wines. Enjoy.

Wine of The Week - La Grille Chenin BlancDate published: 29/06/13

When it comes to food/wine matching one of the hardest pairings is spicy food with wine, the heat and warmth of chillies and spices can be overpowering for most wines. But never fear, we have found a wine that is superb with most spicy Asian or Chilli infused dishes.

La Grille Chenin Blanc comes from Anjou in the Loire and is packed with white flower and peach flavours whilst retaining a fruity slightly off-dry freshness that compliments well with those dominant flavours of heat and spice.

£7.99 a bottle or Buy 2 Save £2

=£6.99 a bottle

Party/wedding planning - Decisions, decisions!!Date published: 28/06/13

Wondering whether to order red or white wine, how much Champagne you will need for a toast, or how many glasses you may need?? Look no further than your local Majestic to help take the stress out planning for your Big Day!!

At Majestic, we've been helping our customers plan the perfect wedding/party for years and by following our simple step-by-step guide you to can become the perfect Wedding/Party Planner.

1. First up - You need to work out how many guests are attending your event and what sort of budget you are working to. Then you should work out what type or food you are going to be serving, whether you are serving nibbles, canapes or a full sit-down dinner, the drinks should always compliment to drinks you are serving.

2. Bubbles - If it's a special occassion or you want to get your party started with a bang, you can't beat a cold glass of fizz, whether that's Champagne or Sparkling wine is your (difficult) choice. A standard bottle (75cl) of Champagne or Sparkling Wine will provide you with 6 flutes, and for a wedding reception or toast you will need 2-3 glasses per person. So for 100 guests you will need 100 x 2 glasses = 200 flutes or approximatley 200 glasses or 34 bottles.

3. Wine - Whether you're having a garden party for friends and neighbours or a wedding for 100 guests, getting the right quantity of wine is crucial. As a general rule, we would allow half a bottle of wine for every adult attending and a standard (75cl) bottle will provide 6 small glasses of wine, so for 100 people you'll need 100 x 3 glasses = 300 glasses or 50 bottles of wine. Preference for red and white are usually evenly split but be aware of seasonal variations, warmer weather = more white than red, and vice versa.

4. Glasses - We have FREE Glass Loan service that includes wine glasses, flutes, hi-ball tumblers and pint glasses, all are avaiable on a £1-per-glass deposit basis - refundable in full on returning the glasses clean and unbroken.

5. Chill out - There is nothing worse than a warm glass of white wine or fizz!! We have chiller bins available to hire and each bin will easily hold 18 bottles of wine when filled with water and ice. Each bin will take 3-4 bags of ice and will keep your drinks chilled for several hours. the bins are available on a £15-a-bin deposit basis - again refundable in full when returned.

6. Delivery - We offer a FREE home delivery service, so we can deliver all your wines and glasses at one time and save you the hassle of unloading it all yourself.

7. Sale-or-Return - It is always difficult to know exactly how much wine you are going to need and you certainly don't want to run out!! We can advise you on approximately how many bottles you are going to need for your event, but to put your mind at ease we also provide a sale-or-return policy. All we ask is that you arrange sale-or-return in advance and that everything comes back in a saleable condition - we cannot refund bottles with labels missing or screwcaps opened. We unfortunately do not collect any wine leftover or hire glasses so you will be responsible for getting them back to us.

And, that's about it, if you would like any more info about how we can help your party be more about enjoying yourself and less about stressing out, pop in and discuss your requirements with us here. We're happy help!!

Wine of The Week - Verdicchio RondiniDate published: 25/06/13

Here at Majestic we always love to experiment and try new things. This lesser known grape has lots to offer. If you like your whites fruity then give this a try. It subdued nose belies its fruit forward style wrapped up with a brilliant streak of zesty mineralic acidity.

Verdicchio's fame may not be widespread but its influence extends to the most unlikely of places. It was so loved by a bunch of young aspiring rockers that they named their band after the region this wine is produced, Matelica.

The Italians have a glut of indigenous grape varieties that are rarely found elsewhere. When they taste as good as this why would anyone try to replicate it? Italian wines love food just as much as the Italians. Pair this with lightly spiced seafood or salads.

£6.99 a bottle when you buy 2 or more Italian wines.

(£8.74 single bottle price)

Wine of the Week - BVS Shiraz, Barossa ValleyDate published: 21/06/13

BVS SHIRAZ, Barossa Valley.

For lovers of Aussie Shiraz there is only one place you would want your wine to come from and that is Barossa Valley. With its warm climate and long sunny days it has gained a reputation for producing superb robust spicy styles of Shiraz.

This wine is bursting with dark red plum and bramble fruit and has generous notes of chocolate and black pepper. It would be absolutely amazing with any barbequed meats.

£12.49 a bottle or Buy 2 Australian wines save 20%

= £9.99 a bottle.

Wine of the Week, Windy Peak ChardonnayDate published: 15/06/13

Over the past few years Chardonnay has definitely fell out of favour with many wine lovers, mainly due to overly oaky, over-powering New World versions, but as Bob Dylan sang, “the times they are a' changing”.

Chardonnay can be grown in most climates, but when cultivated in cooler climates, such as the Yarra Valley in Australia it produces wines with finesse and elegance.

This wine is made by the De Bortoli family who have been making wines in the Yarra Valley for generations and their philosophy has always been to make wines that have a 'sense of place', and this beautiful Chardonnay has classic Yarra Valley nuances of soft citrus fruit and floral flavours, with a subtle oak influence.

When Chardonnay is made like this, we get to enjoy one of THE great grape varieties in all its glory. Simply delicious!!

£8.99 a bottle when you buy 2 or more Australian wines.

(£11.24 single bottle price)


Wine of the week - Parcel Series Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 08/06/13

Parcel Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Maipo Valley.

This wine is brilliant. There, how about that for an opening line? This limited parcel made exclusively for Majestic by one of Maipo Valley's best producers. The grapes are hand-picked from mature vines in the cool Andean foothills, fermented with selected yeasts, then transferred to French oak barrels for 18 months' maturation.

Layers of flavour here with classic cassis and ripe red berries, with vanilla and soft spice. A lovely length with muscular tannins.

Food for thought

This one just begs for red meat.


(When you buy two or more Chilean wines)


(Single bottle price)

Wine of the Week - Callia BellaDate published: 28/05/13

Callia Bella, 2012, Malbec.

Due to this grape's growing popularity we have a glut of Malbecs in store at the moment. I have made it my personal mission to try as many as possible. A tough task but I will stop at nothing to help find the perfect wine for you, hic!

This little gem is one of the most recent to have made the journey from Argentina to Birkdale. The effort was certainly worth it. This wine has brought some of its native San Juan sun to our shores. It is overflowing with juicy berries, hints of warming spice and firm but silky tannins.

If you think this all sounds too good to be true for a sub six pound wine then think again. It won Bronze at the prestigious International Wine Challenge 2013.

This will drink well with anything from rustic meat stews with roasted veg to more indulgent dishes such as veal rib roast with a herb crust.



Buy 2 save £6

= £5.99

Wine of the week - King's Favour Sauvignon Blanc.Date published: 25/05/13

At Majestic we know that the quality of the wines we stock is second to none, so when one of these wines win an award, we simply have to shout it from the rooftop.

Made by those clever chaps who brought us The Ned, the Kings Favour is everything you would want from a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Big, bold tropical fruit, great acidity and a lingering finish, it thoroughly deserves its Gold Medal Award.

£12.49 a bottle or £9.99

when you buy 2 or more New Zealand wines

Italian Tasting TutorialDate published: 17/05/13

There are still spaces available for our Italian tasting tutorial on Saturday 18th May.

A FREE 30 minute tasting session of all things Italian. At your choice of 12pm or 3pm.

Please give the store a call on 01704 567408 if you are interested.

Wine of the Week - SpolverinoDate published: 16/05/13

Spolverino Toscano, Carpineto, 2011

To kick off our Italian Tasting Week in style I have opted for this Tuscan beauty. Rich, juicy red cherries abound, and settle into a tangy finish.

Despite the predominance of Sangiovese this wine is not typically Tuscan. So for those of you who love Chianti but want something different this is a must try.

Whether you have this with an indulgent piece of pork belly or a light summer picnic of salami and cheeses you won't be disappointed.

Viva l'Italia!



Buy any 2 Italian wines

save 20% = £9.99

Wine of the week - Falabella.Date published: 08/05/13

Falabella Bianco 2012, Tenuta Ulisse, Terre di Chieti

With all the new arrivals we have in-store at the minute, I felt it was right to raise a glass to one of them. This week I have chosen the Falabella Bianco, as an acknowledgement to the fact that not all Italian white wines are Pinot Grigio.

In the early 1900s, Antonio Ulisse started a small vineyard close to the town of Crecchio in Abruzzo, but it was not until 2006 when his grandsons transformed it into the commercial winery it is today, making wines from the fruit of three family-owned estates.

An exciting blend of three of Abruzzo's principal white grape varieties: Trebbiano, Cococciola, and Pecorino.

This combines citrus and tropical stone fruit flavours, with a lifted spiciness and a touch of mineral grip.

Food for thought

A very versatile wine. Works very well with most things Italian.


(When you buy two or more as part of a mixed case)


(Single bottle price)

Wine of the Week : Bellero BarberaDate published: 01/05/13

Piedmont is famous for Nebbiolo which makes Barolo, but if you look a little further and you also discover the brilliance of Barbera. This example from Bellero is deliciously smooth with loads of blackberry aromas and delicate cherry fruit. It has soft tannins, moderate alcohol and has a little touch of acidity, making it a perfect partner to barbecued meat.

Food for thought - Italian wine loves Italian food. Try with any rich pasta dish or a rustic Italian Sausage casserole.

All our Italian wines have 20% off at the moment so this little beauty comes down to a rather appealing £6.99 a bottle when you buy 2 Italian wines.

Wine of the Week!Date published: 08/04/13

Rigal l'instant Passion. Sauvignon Blanc.

In the last week, we've had some great new arrivals in-store, and I think this is my pick of the bunch. With honesty, I'm not a massive Sauvignon Blanc kind of guy, but with a name like “l'instant passion”, I had to have a try.

Rigal have vinified grapes from several selected vineyard sites from around the Côtes de Gascogne. The name, just in-case you were wondering, refers to the passion fruit, one of the noted aroma and taste characteristics of the Sauvignon Blanc grape.

This has an inviting nose of grapefruit and subtle grassy aromas, which mix well with softer tropical fruit characters. The palate awash with refreshing citrus.

Food for thought.

Best enjoyed with simple seafood dishes or poultry.

£6.99 (When you buy at least two bottles as past of a mixed case)

£8.99 (Single bottle price)

Fine Wine of the MonthDate published: 05/04/13

Rioja Reserva 2004, Vina Ardanza, La Rioja Alta

There was only one choice for this month's Fine Wine of the Month. With a Spanish tasting week, and 20% off Spanish wine at the minute, it has to be the outstanding Vina Ardanza, 2004. It is one of the best from Rioja, produced from fruit exclusively grown in the bodega's 360 hectare vineyard holdings in the Rioja Alta region.

“It won't be as good as the 2001!” I hear you cry, but this complex wine has layers of earth, spice, and red fruits. Coupled with an elegantly structured medium-weight body of spicy tannins and a delicious length, it is certainly worthy of your attention.

This is ready to drink now, but as much time as ten years will only soften the powerful earth and spice. Enjoy with roast meats.


(when you buy two or more Spanish as part of a mixed case)

£22.50 (Single bottle price)

Wine of the Week.Date published: 28/03/13

Rioja Gran Reserva, 1990,

Conde de Valdemar - SPAIN .


Secured exclusively from the Bodega's own cellars, exclusively for majestic, this is Valdemar's flagship Rioja. Having been stored in perfect conditions it is drinking fantastically well now belying its age. ~ This wine has integrated flavours of tabacco, sweet spice and confit fruit with a dense, smooth structure. A hint of fig on the finish? A showcase of everything that makes aged Rioja great. Banish the cold and treat yourself by drinking this wine with roast lamb. Perfect. ~ £17.49 a bottle or buy 2 or buy any other Spanish wine and SAVE £6.99 =£13.99 a bottle

Wine of the week - Rioja Reserva 2007, BerberanaDate published: 19/03/13

Rioja Reserva 2007, Berberana.

I was sat down planning my summer over the weekend and talk inevitably turned to thoughts of last year's majestic summer (no pun intended), and the great times that were had by all. I was lucky enough to have spent a little time in Spain last summer and to inspire me, I thought I'd have a cheeky glass or two of this.

This particular Rioja is a classic! Leather belts and cedar forests lie in wait here to please the nose, with a brooding smoky aroma and a smudge of vanilla.

These flavours translate deliciously to the palate, along with proud cloves and extremely seductive cooked raspberry and strawberries. Full, well-balanced, long, and elegant.

Food for thought

Pair this one with roasted lamb-shanks for a perfect partnership.

£5.99 (When you buy two or more as part of a mixed case)

£7.49 (Single bottle price)

EASTER OPENING TIMESDate published: 17/03/13

Over the Easter Weekend we will be open :-

Good Friday ~ 10am - 8pm

Easter Saturday ~  9am - 7pm

Easter Sunday ~ CLOSED

Easter Monday ~ 10am - 5pm

Wine of the Week!Date published: 10/03/13

The star of our South American tasting week this intriguing blend of mature-vine Malbec with the traditional Port grape, Touriga Nacional, has a wonderfully honest fruit-driven style. Heady violet and mulberry aromas fill the nose, and the rich black fruit from both Malbec and Touriga Nacional combine on the palate to dominate and leave a rich, long finish overflowing with dark fruits. The dense, full nature of this interesting blend make it open to a large array of dishes. I recommend trying it with a spicy casserole to blow what's left of winter away and welcome in the Spring.

£11.99 a bottle or Buy 2 Save £6

= just £8.99 a bottle!  

FINE WINE FRIDAYDate published: 01/03/13

This month to coincide with our Classic France Tasting Week we have chosen a Bordeaux as our Fine Wine for March. La Sirene de Giscours is the second wine of Chateau Giscours in Margaux. Sirene is made from fruits of the estate's younger vines, those from 5-15 years of age. A more supple, early-drinking expression of the estate's style, the Sirene offers a fleshy core of fruit accented with notes of smoke and spice. The excellent 2006 vintage is drinking superbly now, and will continue to develop for another 5- 10 years.

Wine of the Week!Date published: 26/02/13

This week on the tasting counter we have a corker for you! The second wine of Chateau Monbousquet, Angelique. This fantastic wine from St-Emillion has lashings of jammy black and red fruits, supported by muscular yet supple tannins, and aromas of cocoa, incense and herbs. It would be the perfect partner for full flavoured dishes. Fancy a hearty beef stew to warm you up? Then pair it with a bottle of Angelique.

Wine of the Week!Date published: 23/02/13

Marquis de la Concordia - Vega de la Reina Rueda Verdejo.

If you usually enjoy a drop or two of Sauvignon Blanc why not try this Verdejo. It has all the similar green fruit and citrus aromas of Sauvignon with some wonderfully delicate sceondary scents of melon and flowers too. ~ Celebrate this crisp and refreshing wine with fragrant fish dishes, white meats or simply as an appertif. When I tried it I went for the authentic Spanish choice - a seafood paella. Simply delicious. ~ £8.99 a bottle or Buy 2 Save £5 =£6.49 a bottle  

The Wine Course is Back at Birkdale!Date published: 21/02/13

A new year brings with it many things. At your local Majestic it means the hugely popular Wine Course is back and it's FREE.

Come into store for an hour and a half of fun. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help to show you how to taste like a professional, identify the quality of a wine, discuss how wine is made and share some handy tips on how to pair wine with food. Any other wine related queries you have will be gratefully met and you'll have a member of our staff all to yourself.

To secure a place pop into store or give us a call (01704 567 408).

The next course is on the evening of 14th March. Book now to avoid missing out. See you soon.

Variety is the spice of life.Date published: 29/01/13

Many of you may have read in the press recently that of the 4,000 grape varieties used to make wine, we only really drink 4 on a regular basis, mainly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. We are all guilty of sticking to our favourite 'default' wine that we enjoy and can rely on time after time, but wine is so wonderfully varied, and we may never know what potential new great wine is out there if we never try new ones. So we thought that we would recommend some different wines to help you discover some of the 3,996 that are out there!!

So if you like.....

Sauvignon Blanc try Gruner Veltliner - Sauvignon Blanc makes really distinctive crisp refreshing wines, from the tropical fruitness of New Zeaalnd Sauvignons to the more mineral style of Sancerre, and Gruner Veltliner also offers remarkably diverse styles of wine, from simple racy everyday wines to those of great complexity and finesse.

Merlot try Carmenere - Merlot is the grape behind the great wines of Pomerol and St Emillion, and offers us wines with great plummy fruit, Carmenere too has lashings of jammy dark fruit flavours but with a liitle more body and complexity.

White Burgundy try Australian Chardonnay - Aussie Chardonnay has changed so much in the last few years and is no longer all oak and butter. They have more of the  finesse and elegance that we associate with great White Burgundies, especially if you chose Chardonnay from cooler climates such as Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula.

Cabenet Sauvignon try Portuguese Reds - Cabernet makes wine of great character, herby and tannic with fantastic blackcurrant fruit, reds from Portugal also have fantastic ripe fruit flavours with full-bodied richness.

So why not give some of these wines a try and keep a keep a look out as to what 's on our Tasting Counter, and try something different, you never know you just might like it!!

Free Themed Tutorials.Date published: 24/01/13

In February and March we will be holding four informal themed tutorials on Saturdays at 11am and 3pm. Focusing on some of the key wine regions of the world these free half hour tutorials are designed to give you the chance to explore different grape varieties and styles of wine. Let us know if want to pop your name down, or go to the 'Events' section of our Store Page and fill out the RSVP eform.

Tutorial dates are as follows:-

February 9th - Italy and Spain

February 16th - New Zealand

March 2nd - Classic France

March 9th - South America.

It would be great to see you.

Bargain Hunt Week 2Date published: 23/01/13

Pick of the week is McHenry Hohnen Cabernet Merlot blend from Western Australia.

They have been making wines at McHenry Hohnen since the 1970's and this is a classic Bordeaux blend of Caberent Sauvignon and Melot but with an Aussie emphasis on the pure fruit flavours that these two grapes provide.

The blend is fruit driven, with Cabernet in the lead and the mid-palate sweetness derived from the Merlot. The tannins are ripe and evolved, giving a delicious and substantial wine.

Only £8.99 a part of our Bargain Hunt special offer

Free bottle voucher for every new customer!!Date published: 17/01/13

Your next bottle is on us!!

Receive a free bottle of wine up to the value of £10 when you buy 6 or more bottles.

*only 1 voucher redeemable per transcation

Bargain Hunt Pick of The WeekDate published: 17/01/13

Te Mata Chardonnay, 2010. Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Te Mata Estate has been established since 1896, and remains one of the few family owned wineries in New Zealand, making wine exclusively in Hawkes Bay on New Zealands North Island.

This Chardonnay has ripe stonefruit and citrus characters subtly enhanced by fermentation in seasoned oak barrels to create a rich and elegant wine.

Only £10.99 a bottle when you buy 2 or more bottles.

WINE OF THE WEEK. Date published: 17/01/13

We love a good bargain here at Majestic Birkdale and this Malbec from Argentina is an absolute stunner.

Made with Malbec grapes form 2 different altitudes this wine has been  crafted to show the the unique varietal expressions of these two different terroirs in Mendoza.

The wine  has ripe developed fruit and a gorgeous subtle finish that would be the perfect partner for a rich Winter Casserole.

And at only £5.99 a bottle is it an absolute bargain!!

The Wine Course is Back for 2013!!Date published: 16/01/13

Want to know more about the fascinating world of wine but don't know where to start? Then look no further than Majestic Wines' very own Wine Course.

This FREE, 2 hour course will help you tell the difference between Chablis and Sancerre  and spot a  Merlot from a Malbec, and how to get that perfect Food/Wine match for your Dinner Party.

All you need to give is give us a call or email to reserve yourself a space. Simples!!

Bargain Hunt - January 8th - February 4thDate published: 08/01/13

With Christmas and New Year over we thought we would keep the party going by offering over 30 wines in our range at discounted rates. But hurry because stocks of these wines are limited and will not be available thereafter.

Come in store and explore.

Cheers Birkdale Team.

Fabulous Fizz DealsDate published: 28/09/12

We love our bubbles here at Majestic Birkdale, and are always on the look-out for a bargain, so we put the two together and came up with two crazy deals on two of our best selling fizzes.

First up from our Antipodean friends Down Under comes Green Point NV a fantastic sparkling wine made in the Champagne style and crammed full of beautiful fruit fizziness and only £9.99 a bottle, yes that's not a typo, £9.99 a bottle. What can you buy for a tenner these days? Normally, not a lot but at this price you can live like a King!!

And we couldn't have a fab deal on Sparkling Wine without including the Real McCoy, Champagne, so to keep the Champenoise happy we have got  a cracking deal on Nicolas Feuillate NV Champagne, at the frankly ridiculous price of £15 a bottle.

Hurry up though they are only on offer until the 15th October!!

Wine & Cheese Matching Today!Date published: 11/08/12

Today we have three lovely cheese's from our local Birkdale Cheese Centre for you to indulge in and sample with some of our range.

Wensleydale (Yorkshire)  - with it's supple, crumbly moist texture great with fruit white, or even off dry Loire

Coverdale (Yorkshire) - Smoother than Wensleydale but with a slightly sharper flavour. For the creamy cheese lovers. Try with one our Argentinian Torrontes.

Ribblesdale Goat Cheese (Preston)  - A waxed goats cheese with a very smooth rubbery texture great with Kiwi Sauvignon or with some Provence Rose

Fine Wine Friday - Promis Gaja 2009Date published: 03/08/12

A superbly rich and silky smooth super tuscan from the world renowned Gaja estate. This wine is made in the Ca'Marcanda vineyards and consists of 55% Merlot with a blend of 35% Syrah and just 10% Sangiovese. Therefore, this is no ordinary Toscano wine as the noble grape varities of Merlot & Syrah are used. This part of the world has proven to be exceptional for these grape varities and the ripeness achieved consistently is there for everyone to see.

The nose and palate consist of dark plum fruits with a cassis finish. The length and balance of this makes it a real gem. Enjoy over the next 4-8 years. Try with some authentic Italian spicy meatballs covered in rich tomato based recipe.

Bon Apetito!

A Consumer Guide to the Wine Buying ProcessDate published: 19/06/12

Choosing good quality wine at a budget to suit can be a difficult and ambiguous task, especially when planning a wedding or special event. In everyday circumstances we consumers often use recognised brands i.e. Sony/TV, Nike/Trainers or Chateauneuf du Pape for wine. Furthermore, if brands are not readily available then we often use the price=quality rule of thumb in order to reduce perceived risk in the buying process.

However if your really keen to try great wines then try not to follow the maxim that "price and brand = quality" because this does not always hold true.

For instance, if a Bordeaux A.C. is £6.99 and a similar unknown red in Vin D' Pays is the same price then I would be tempted by the lesser known Vin d'pays. This theory would also go for choosing perhaps an Italian red from Piemonte for instance. A Barolo DOCG is £30 and a similar piemontese wine under the Vino Tavola classification is priced at a similar price then I would have to choose again the less prestigious Vino D'Tavola. Some of the basic reasons classifications such as DOCG or A.o.C offer less value is because bureaucratic restrictions prevent flexibility for wine makers especially in poor vintages. In addition to this, the prestigiousness of such classifications inevitably brings greater costs in marketing, labour, land amongst others.  

Packaging of wine is an equally important marketing tool that is the first stimuli to catch individuals attention. Faced with a vast choice of products that are invisibly disguised by cleverly packaged bottles can be just as challenging for the consumer. The more conspicuous, and the more eye catching then the more likely you are to spend time glazing at the product. However, if you use the old cliche of looking behind the bottle i.e. producer, grapes, alcohol, synopsis then chances of choosing a wine that suits your preference is greatly improved.

In any case, if you ever feel confused and need some guidance on wines we are always here to help you.

Thanks for reeading.

Birkdale Team.

I'll have Bollinger please.Date published: 19/06/12

I was lucky enough to visit Champagne Bollinger recently to get to grips with the mystique based around this small but exceptional Champagne House. 

Officially established in 1829 by three wise men, this House has been creating some of the finest non-vintage Champagne ever since. The Chateau is situated in a small picturesque village called Ay which is is about 10 miles away from Epernay. 

During my visit, I indulged in some of the great wines that Bollinger has to offer as well as learning a great deal about the unique processes the house uses in order to create the Bollinger house style. Here's a look at the two main wines:

The Bollinger Special Cuvee Non-Vintage

The word cuvee (blend) when seen on a label of Champagne is both ambiguous and unambigious. The term seen on nearly all Champagne bottles tells you it's a mix but nothing else.   Cuvee encompasses grape varieties used E.g. Chardonnay, the plots of land the grapes were selected from E.g. Premier Cru & the years or reserves that go into the blend E.g. 50% 2004. Bollinger's N/V uses predominantly red grape varieties in it's blend. It consists of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier & 15% Chardonnay. In addition to this, the house cultivates approximately 65% of it's own grapes whilst buying in the remainder from small grower affiliates, allowing for greater control. Within Champagne, different vineyard plots come under different classifications. The blend at Bollinger comprises of 85% Grand Cru & Premier Cru. After the blend is assembled and the bottles are left to age, the standard requirement for ageing N/V is 15 months, however Bollinger use at least 36months and sometimes upto 60 months depending on the blend.

With all this attention to detail, Bollinger has created a consistent non-vintage that can challenge any top sparkling wine in the world.

The Result?

Golden in colour (a result of 85% black grapes), with very fine bubbles that last for a good period.Complex aromas of ripe spicy fruits, roasted apple, peach and nuttiness. A rich texture tasting of fresh walnut, brioche, pear & spices. The length is incredible. Enjoy with a plethora of seafood delicacies including prawns, crayfish & grilled lobster. A parmesan salad is particular good too.

Bollinger Grand Annee 2002

A great Champagne that is made in only the best years based around Ay. 2002 was a great year with plenty of warm days and good sunlight creating ripe and swelling grapes. The cuvee here was exclusive 2002 vintage grapes that were selected from 71% grand cru & 29% premier cru sites. The grapes used for the blend are 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay which is noticeably different to the N/V. The development process uses entirely oak barrels for the 1st fermentation process adding depth and complexity. After second fermentation, the wine is then stored on its lees for a minimum of 5 years but usually between 6-8 years. In addition to this, riddling and disgorgement is done by hand.

The Result?

A lovely golden colour with a hint of blush due to maturity, on the nose there's many aromas including rhubabrd, toast & truffles. The palate is delightful and bubbles are extremely fine. Enjoy with foie gras, grilled fish or a variety of cheeses.

A perfect gift for a special occasion whether it be a wedding, dinner party or someones birthday.

Bon Apetit.





Think Pink, Think Provence.Date published: 18/06/12

There is nothing more refreshing than a chilled glass of Rose when the weather starts to hot up, and no other wine region devotes so much of its production to Rose than the beautiful area of France known as The Provence. Historically the  oldest wine-producing region in France, they have been making wine for over 2,600 years and now make over 150 million bottles, which represents a staggering 8% of global Rose production. Rose's from Provence are renown for being elegantly light with crisp summer fruit acidity, and from Friday 21st June for 7 days we will be showcasing the finest Roses' that Provence has to offer. Why not pop down to see us and and enjoy a chilled glass of Provence Rose and dream of high days and holidays.

It's Great to be British!!Date published: 13/06/12

The Diamond Jubilee may be over, but there are still plenty of reasons to wave the Union Jack, our boys are in action at Euro 2012, and who cannot forget we have Wimbledon, then the Olympics, and  the Para Olympics to look forward to. So whether its fizz from those lovely folk at Chapel Down or Nyetimber, a glass of ale from one of our fantastic regional brewers,or  a gin and tonic from those clever chaps at Sipsmith and FeverTree, there is no reason not to keep it Britsh this summer as we cheer our guys and gals on!!

6 is the magic number!!Date published: 13/06/12

Now you can order just 6 bottles and have then delivered to your door for free*. You can pick and mix your own selection from our award-winning range of wine and Champagne, or try our Summer Six Pack, specially put together by the team here at Birkdale. This cheeky 6 pack include 1 bottle of each of the following for only £43.14.

Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc; Majestic Peaks Pinot Noir; Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc; Serena Pinot Grigio Rosato; Chianti Casale di Valle and Indo Merlot.


* £5 delivery charge fro orders under £40 apply.

England (Chapel Down n/v) vs France (Canard Duchene n/v) Date published: 08/06/12

Euro 2012 has creeped upon us rapidly and what a game to get the ball rolling with England playing France on Monday the 11th. Therefore we thought we would pull out two brilliant sparkling wines to go head to head in conjunction with the match. Here are the contenders:

Chapel Down N/V

"New Kid" Chapel Down with its zesty original and refreshing style has emerged from the clay soils of Kent after being in the shadow of Champagne for over three centures. A new wine is born.

Canard Duchene N/V

"Old Duck" Canard-Duchene with it's light apple and brioche aromas has been flooding the merchants of the UK for many a year. Made using traditional Pinot Noir & Chardonnay grapes and with a confident swagger this is proving popular.

Will experience & consistency of the "Old Duck" overcome the ambitious and exciting but inexperienced "New Kid"?........................................Only Monday the 11th has the answer.

Enjoy the Euros!




Ageing and Storing Red Wine.Date published: 08/05/12

In recent years, the idea of collecting wines in order for them to develop complexities in the bottle over a given time either to improve the drinking experience or to gain monetary value has been proliferated by the hysteria that surrounds many top chateaux (especially Bordeaux 1st growths).

However, the vast majority of wines are made and designed to drink when released. Only a very few actually have the potential for longevity. Of all the wines, Bordeaux is the godfather of ageworthy reds and can potentially age for over 50 years. Particularly in the communes of Pauillac and St. Julien.

But what is it that makes these types of wines so ageworthy?  Well first of all a great vintage such as 1982, or the recent 2009 all have one thing in common & that's lots of sunshine. The ripeness achieved in these years allows for greater potential alcohol levels and more tannic wines. In addition to this, the latitude, atlantic sea breaze and well drained gravel soils allows the grapes grown here to achieve unparralleled balance.  Essentially, it is the right balance of acidity and alcohol that defines a great wine.

In addition to this, a red wine needs to display lots of fruit on the nose & palate with signs of other nuances. This is so the fruitiness can slowly disintegrate into secondary characteristics that come into their own after a period of time.

Once you've decided what wine you want to store for a little ageing then its time for the equally important storing process.

Wines that you are planning to store for a serious period i.e. 8 years+ need real care and attention and this can be costly. The following is a list of requirements;

-Store the wine either horizontally or at an angle so all or most of the wine hits the cork and can keep the cork damp reducing the potential for oxygen to get into the bottle. 

-Store in a dark room without any windows if possible as UV light is adversarial to the wine and can rapidly change the appereance.

-Store in a damp humid atmosphere if possible as a proportion of humidity is neccessary for the cork to not dry out.

-Store at a moderate temprature of 12-13 degrees celcius if possible, if not no more than about 18/19 degrees. The reason for this is that the warmer the atmosphere the quicker the bottle will age and long term nuances may be lost in the process. In addition to this, rapid temprature fluctuations are not recommended, rather this needs to be relatively constant.

-Avoid vibrations of movements e.g. under a railway as this can be detrimental to a wine.

& Finally look for recommendations from wine experts either online or in texts on when the wine should be opened.


Viva Espana!!Date published: 13/03/12

Hunting for great wines this Easter? Starting today, March 13th, we are offering 20% off all Spainsh wines under £20 a bottle. From the hugely impressive Rioja Vina Ardanza at £17.59 to the great value Muriel Reserva at £5.99. So why not pop in, or check out our store page to see what we have to tempt you on our tasting counter. Spring starts here!!

Spain Uncorked: Wines and CultureDate published: 10/09/11


 Despite the prevalence and romanticism of Spanish culture, Spain is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world. Far from solely being the land of flamenco and bullfights Spain offers an incredible range of cultures, languages, gastronomy and geography. Their wines are equally diverse and exciting and while some such as Rioja have become, rightfully, internationally famous, there are still many beautiful wines and styles yet to be discovered.

 Lets say we flew into Barcelona and decided to go clockwise around Spain. This would indeed be an interesting trip as historically the people of Spain have lived primarily near the coast, avoiding the dry, unproductive land of the center. The proportion of people living in Spain's peripheries helps to explain the diversity of Spanish culture.

 After touring the gothic church of Sagrada Familia and touring Barcelonas famous La Rambla shopping district it's only a one hour train ride to Penedes a wine region famous for only one drink Cava. Cava is a sparkling wine made in Catalonia using the same method as Champagne but produced from Spanish grape varieties such as Macabeo. Some can be uninspring but many can challenge the best sparkling wines and represent this region perfectly such as Codorniu's Raventos (Buy 2 bottles save £4, £7.99). Suprisingly rich, this delicious cava is bursting with lime, apricots and peaches.

 Nearby Priorat is isolated, mountainous and known for succulent full bodied reds made almost entirly using the Garnacha grape variety. Heredad Solieteras Priorat 2006 (Buy any 2 Spanish wines save 20% £7.19) is a perfect example with silky strawberry, kir, tobacco and spices mingling together in a round supple palate.

 All the way to the southwest of Spain is Andulucia, the heart of Spanish romance, tapas and dance. The often underrated Sherry of this region comes in a vast range of styles and ages. Romate does a perfect Fino (£6.99), which is dry, very light, slightly nutty and tastes of fresh green apples, perfect for traditional sardines and olives. Romate also has a fantastic Amontillado (£7.49) which is slightly more complex and features pleasing hazelnut and cinnamon. I've been told that traditionally the winemakers here sprinkle Amontillado on their sleaves to smell throughout the day!

 Northwards, after travelling along the Iberian Peninsula we finally reach Rias Biaxas home of delightfully refreshing white wines. Santiago del Campostella is the regions scenic capital, home to the shrine of the Apostle James, still today associated with miracles and the destination of over one million pilgrims every year. The grape here is Albarino which is also responsible for the Vihno Verde of Portugal. Albarino here is much softer, richer, fruity and well...interesting! New with Majestic the Pazo Senorans Albarino (Buy any 2 Spanish wines save 20% £13.99 is perfect. Gifted with perfectly balanced stonefruits and a lively nose of blossom and gun powder I can't think of a better introduction to the wines of Rias Biaxas.

 The Duero River flows all the way from the Atlantic Ocean (where its known as the Douro in Portugal) to central Spain where it helps to moderate the climate of one of Spain's most famous wine regions the Ribera Del Duero. Wines of the Duero are often reminiscent of Rioja. Both employ American and French oak barrels, both use the Tempranillo grape and both have warm, continental climates. The similarities end with the winemaking process. Whereas Rioja has been less inclined to technology wines her can be almost new world in style here with voluptous full bodied red wines capable of long term ageing. The magnificent Emilio Moro 2007 (Buy any 2 Spanish wines save 20% £13.59) would be a warm welcome to Ribera. An almost otherworldly array of plum, cassis, toasted bread, herbs, smoke, vanilla, liquorice and mocha. Wow.

 Finally we've reached the charming village of Haro and the ubiquitous, justifiably famous Rioja. Rioja contrary to popular belief comes in a range of styles and features more than a few excellent white wines. The youngest Rioja is known as Joven, although it's rarely seen. More well known is the Crianza wines with their vibrant, youthful red fruit and slight touch of vanilla, Cune Crianza 2008 (Buy any 2 Spanish wines save 20% £7.99) reflects this ideal admirably. Next in the pecking order come the Reserva and Gran Reserva wines which see comparitively more oak ageing and therefore are usually  higher quality wines. Two of my favourite wines in the shop are the Riscal Reserva 2005 (Buy any 2 Spanish wines save 20% £10.99) which is a simply gorgeous combination of toasty coconut and rich blackberry fruit and the Lagunilla Gran Reserva (Buy any 2 Spanish wines save 20% £8.99) with its luscious tobacco, liqourice and fig.

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The Tasting Club: Fine Wine Experience

26 October 2017 (18:00 - 19:30)

Limited places so get in there quick. A look at some of the treats we stock in store. How to spend your money well and some interesting food matches. This tasting comes with a £20 price tag but if you buy anything on the evening we’ll give you £20 off you shop!


The Tasting Club: Masterclass

14 October 2017 (17:30 - 19:00)

Sparkling Tasting Tickets are £10 purchased in advance


Southport U3A Tasting

3 October 2017

Southport U3A Tasting contact Hilary Dalton

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  • Hattie Manager

    A warm hello! I have taken the Majestic Grand Tour begining in Aberdeen, Perth, Dundee, Edinburgh, Preston, & Warrington. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone! I love hosting wine tastings and sharing the joy of wine! Having just planned my wedding I am facing off the wedding blues and love running wedding tastings
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