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Bristol Westbury-on-Trym

Contact Information
T: 0117 962 4467
F: 0117 962 4467
E: wot@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
127 Westbury Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
BS9 3AP
United Kingdom

Store facilities

  • Fine wine available
  • Free chiller bin loan
  • Wine Courses
  • Free local delivery
  • Free glass loan
  • Free parking
  • Free tasting every day
Store News(727)

25% off Prosecco and ALL Italian WineDate published: 11/07/17

Here's a deal for all you Italian lovers - 25% off all of our Prosecco and Italian wine*!

Italy is every wine conoissuers favourite country of origin as they display such a wide range of wines from light and crisp Pinot Grigio to fruity fizzy Prosecco and big, bold reds such as Amarone. There truly is something for everyone!

Open to try we have some of our favourites:

Costarossa Primitivo: Deep, dense ruby in colour, with a nose of warm prunes, dates and figs, with hints of sweet spice. Only £8.99*

Surani Fiano: An inviting mixture of citrus and tropical fruit with floral hints. Crisp acidity and good palate texture make for a refreshing, satisfying feel.. Only £7.49*

La Gioiosa Spumante: This makes the perfect aperitif - this is a delicate wine with fresh apple and floral flavours. Only £7.11*

* Offers apply to a purchase of 6 or more bottles, any mix, until Monday 17th July.

New Arrival- Porta 6 MagnumDate published: 08/07/17

Our best-selling Porta 6 now comes in magnums!

Get double the wine and twice as much fun - perfect for a party or BBQ this summer.

Only £14.99 mix 6 or £16.99 single bottle price!


BIG range of Definition wines open today..new Albarino includedDate published: 24/06/17

We have a BIG range of our Definition wines open today..a new Albarino included.


Our buyers have selected what we think are the best examples or the 'Definition' of many different wine varieities, so that you can buy with confidence.


If you want to try before you buy we currently have a Chablis, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Spanish Albarino, Marlborough Pinot Noir, Claret and Malbec. 


Don't miss out on the perfect opportunity to taste some amazing award-winning wines today.

Summer RoseDate published: 03/06/17

The sun gradually appearing marks the start of Rose Season. So here’s a list of our favourites:


M de Minuty - £10.99 (Mix Six or More)


Quite simply a timeless classic! Our best selling Rose is beautifully balanced with flavours of summer berries and orange peel. Enjoy this with a piece of grilled salmon or a light seafood salad.


Chateau de Berne - £9.99 (Mix Six or More)


The funky square bottle is only the start! Crisp and refreshing, this Rose has tropical fruit flavours bursting onto the pallet the moment you have a sip - perfect for an Aperitif on hot summer’s evening.


Haut Vol - £7.99 (Mix Six or More)


Proof that top quality Rose isn’t just from Provence. This Southern French example has a subtle flavours of summer berries with an alternative floral element. If you want a Provence alternative or you’re saving the pennies, look no further!


Miraval Rose - £17.99 (Mix Six or More)


Produced in a vineyard now owned by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, this Rose has built on the success of its first modern vintage back in 2012. This has marvellous notes of orange and peach, along with notes of berry on the finish. Enjoy it in the garden on its own or with any seafood dish.



Whispering Angel RoseDate published: 03/06/17

One of the best rose wines, Cave D'Esclans carefully source the best grapes from their own vineyards and those of other local growers to make Whispering Angel. Delicate yet with pronounced red fruit flavours this is a truly astonishing rose.


Come and give it a try, currently priced at £21.60 mix six

Buy It Again RatingsDate published: 02/06/17

Observant customers who've been in to our branch recently might have noticed our new 'Buy It Again' tags hung around wine bottles. We've started using these to highlight bottles that our customers like so much that they come back to buy again and again. Some of the best ratings are as follows:

Rose

Miraval Rose 95% - £17.99

Commanderie de Peyrassol 90% - £9.99

White

Piqpoul de Pinet Villemarin 90% - £7.99

Contesa Pecorino 94 % - £8.99

Macon Village Cave de Lugny 96% - £9.89

Red

Muga Rioja Reserva 96% - £16.99

Catena Mendoza Malbec 96% - £10.99

Sparkling

Prosecco Romeo & Juliet 97% - £9.99

Graham Beck Brut 100% - £11.99

All the online Buy It Again ratings were correct as of the 3rd of May.

New Arrival - Definition Provence RoseDate published: 24/05/17

We have a new addition to the Definition range. This time its a finely poised and white peach infused provence rose. £9.99 Mix Six

New Arrival - Maj Loves FizzDate published: 23/05/17

New Arrival Majestic Loves Fizz. Italian sparkling wine, great value at £6.99

Tasty.

New Arrival- Elara AlbarinoDate published: 19/05/17

We have a new exciting parcel of Elara Albarino in store on a 'when it's gone, it's gone' basis. Whether you're a fan of the 'Waimea' range we have in store ( we rate them highly!!) or you love Albarino, or just want to try something different, then we recommend you try this! The cooler climate of New Zealand make it the perfect place to grow Albarino and this wonderful example has intense peach and apricot flavours, perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity.

£9.99 on mix six*, or £12.99 for the single bottle, we think this is great value for money. It's selling quickly, so it's best to buy this before you're too late. There's only a few cases left.

* mix six discount applies when your transaction includes 6 or more bottles of wine or spirits

25% OFF Champagne ends todayDate published: 15/05/17

Be quick to take advantage of this amazing offer ending in store at 7pm today.

If you have any weddings or special occasions coming up, this is the perfect opportunity to stock up on some bubbles.

Bollinger from £44.99 to £33.73

Laurent Perrier La Cuvee from £41.99 to £31.49

Taitinger Brut Reserve £36.99 to £27.73 to name a few


* offers on mix 6 purchase



The New Domain Chatelain Chablis 2015Date published: 11/05/17

From a family owned estate this is a traditionlly styled Chablis with elegant citrus flavours and a lovely minerlity. It is well balenced with a refreshing finish. This Chablis is open on our tasting counter, priced at £16.99 or £14.99 mix six price. 

Another New Majestic Loves... This time a Chilean MerlotDate published: 11/05/17

Our mission was to find the best tasting wines at £5.00. We blind tasted 500 wines and chose the best, irrespective of the grape variety or country. This is soft and smooth and packed with plum flavours.

This Chilean Merlot is £5.99 mix six or £6.99 single bottle price, currently open on our tasting counter. Come and give it a good go!


Brand New Albarino open on the tasting counter!Date published: 11/05/17

Medusa Albarino 2016!

This is the perfect summer white - mouth watering and sophisticated, this packs a peach laden punch followed by a mineral finish. Priced at £8.99 mix six or £9.99 single bottle price, this one is a must ladies and gentlemen. 

25% off Champagne - This week onlyDate published: 10/05/17

We have 25% off our range of Champagnes under £100 this week. Also we will have the Veuve Cliquot NV (offer price £29.99!) open to try this weekend alongside our own Definition Blanc des Blancs NV (offer Price £18.74).

Offer ends Monday 15th May

For a full list of Champagnes visit  www.majestic.co.uk/champagne

Two Fabulous New World Viogniers to TryDate published: 06/05/17

Enjoying a relaxing Saturday? If you've got a bit of time to kill why not pop in to our Westbury branch to try a couple of vibrant and vivacious viogniers (classy alliteration as always).

The Nettie Viognier from sunny California is a delight for a mere £7.99. Viognier is a notoriously fickle grape to grow amongst wine producers because of it's highly inconsistent yields. Consequentially, Viognier wines tend to command a little higher starting price for quality examples. The Nettie however delivers a beautiful wine at an affordable price. Typical stone fruit notes of Apricot and Peach dominate the palate but their is an atypical creamy texture here which makes this wine a real surprise. Try now in store.

We've also got the stupendously zingy Bellingham Bernard Series Vigonier open to try. This wine comes to us from South Africa's Coastal Region (West) and is not one to miss either. Think peachey Sauvignon with this one. There's the same refreshing acidity and light body but with real intensity of fruit flavour. The profile is a little different here though, instead of gooseberry and passionfruit, you're getting a dense peach core layered with ripe nectarine. This viognier is a little dearer, available for £9.99 but we think its worth it.

Sparkling Saturday 29th April Langlois Cremant de LoireDate published: 29/04/17

It's Saturday which can only mean one thing, it's sparkling wine time! Today we're making the case for the now often ignored Cremant. We've got a terrific example from the Loire valley, the Langlois L'Extra Brut which we think is a much better buy than Prosecco. We can understand customers not wanting to pay Champagne prices but if they're still looking for a bubbly with biscuity richness then Cremant is the answer! Unlike Proseccos, Cremants are still made using the Traditional Method (Champinoise Method), which includes an secondary in-bottle fermentation, but they're produced somewhere in France outside the Champagne region.

Wine's made with this method tend to have yeasty charachteristics like brioche or bread. This Langlois Brut has these 'autolytic' charachteristics in abundance. There's a beautiful and dense green apple core but it's delicately accented with a fresh pastry flavour. What differentiates this Cremant from most Champagnes is the presence of the Chenin Blanc in the blend. Chenin is permitted under the Cremant de Loire appelation and in this instance it gives the Langlois a subtle minerality which adds complexity and finesse. 

Come down to store today and sample some cracking cremant! £10.99 Mix Six

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Definition Shiraz, A Must Try!Date published: 25/04/17

The superb Definition Shiraz is the newest addition to our very own wine range. The Definition series aims to find the archetypal example of the region/grape variety which it's representing on the label. These wines are made by some of our top producers who we've known for a very long time but the provenance of this particular one is a secret. What we can tell you is that this cracking Shiraz comes to you from the beautiful Mclaren Vale in southern Australia.

The Aussies are well known for their barbecue penchant and it shows through this wine. The turbo-charged dark fruit provides an intense blast to the palate which would stack up perfectly to barbecue braised red meat. There's also a warming cocoa spice which adds depth and body to the wine. The finish is sapid and lingering.

This is a truly banging Shiraz and it certainly matches up with some of the fine wine examples we sell from Australia. It's currently open to taste and it's available to you for just £10.99 Mix Six

Meet the Producer - Degrees Plato Brewing - Sat 29th AprilDate published: 24/04/17

On Saturday 29th April from midday we will have Martin Salter from Degrees Plato Brewing, a craft brewery in Dorset, showcasing their range of beers which we now stock. Come in and enjoy sampling the range.

We currently stock;

Pilot Pale Ale 6x330ml - £12.90

How Now Brown Cow Ale 6x330ml - £13.20

Agony Aunk DunkelWeiss 6x330ml - £13.20

Salish Sea IPA 6x330ml - 6x330ml - £15.00

New Provence Rose: 'Louison' £8.99Date published: 21/04/17

We're still pining for summer and in that spirit we've brought a new provence rose into our range! The Lourion Coteaux D'Aix en Provence definitely bucks the ever popular super pale trend which dominates Provence Rose winemaking. This wine is still by no means punchy but compared to the ubiquitous salmon tinted stuff, which we love, this is a more distinctive and redder pink.

This riper point of difference continues on to the nose and the palate. The dominant white peach aroma is typical of provence rose but there's definitely more of the red berry fruit that is only alluded to in paler examples. Clearly defined Grenache notes of strawberry and rasberry fizz around the mid-palate and give this wine a nice zippy intensity. The wine feels full and rich in body for a Provence Rose but it still makes for a dry and refreshing beverage. Because this Rose is a tad heavier than most, it's actually slightly better suited than most roses for food pairings with oily fish and other strong tasting foods.

This rose is brand new to but we're already quite taken with it. Come and try it in store now and maybe you will be too. £8.99 Mix Six

April Offers Ending SoonDate published: 20/04/17

Our April offers will be coming to an end on the 24th April with our May offers beginning on the 25th. 

Our pick of the deals finishing include;

Oyster Bay Sauvignon - Mix Six £7.99

Porta 6 - Mix Six £7.49

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee - Mix Six £25.99

For a full list visit www.majestic.co.uk/offers-ending-soon


Offer Ending - Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc £7.99Date published: 20/04/17

This week is the last chance you will get to get your hands on Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc at a mix six price of £7.99. The offer on this wine ends on 24th April.

Come taste the Chateau Coufran 2004Date published: 19/04/17

The red wines of the Haut-Medoc from the Bordeaux Left bank are some of the greatest and most prestigious on the planet. They are unfortunately however some of the most expensive as well. Certainly some of the recognisable names under the '1855 Cru Classe' label command astronomical prices but rest assured because you don't have to take out a finance option to get yourself some quality Haut-Medoc. If you're looking for quality at a bargain price, keep an eye out for the excellent 'Cru Bourgeois' bottles. These wines weren't included in the original, and now largely outdated 1855 list but are still of the highest quality. For a producer to use the Cru Bourgeois term on their label they must submit their wine to quality testing every year. Ergo, whilst they might lack the prestige of Cru Classe bottles, they have the quality in abundance and for a fraction of the price.

Cue the Chateau Coufran 2004 Cru Bourgeois, an excellent and now fully mature claret available to try in store. Now into its' 13th year, this earthy and complex red is displaying all the hallmarks of good age. The wine has an autumnal garnet hue all the way through and the once plummy fruit charachter has given way to a rather more tertiary, tobacco laced profile. The archetypal Bordeaux cigar box and cedar notes are pronounced on both the nose and the palate. There is still the faintest remnant of dark fruit flavour present but notes of mushroom and black pepper dominate the rather savoury aesthetic. The tannins have mellowed beautifully over time to give the Coufran a supple and velvety texture purpose built for the cheeseboard!

Appetised yet? Well this mouthwatering Claret is available to taste for free in store and if you're duly convinced, you can pick up a bottle for £15.99 when you mix six. Or buy a whole wooden box of 6 for £95.94

Plan ahead for the summer sun with some great Provence Rose dealsDate published: 18/04/17

The first intermittent spring sunshine has got us in Rose mood. It might only be April but rest assured we've got some cracking offers on the best sunny slurping stuff from Provence. Why wait to buy some blush until the summer when the weather decides to turn up early?

The 2016 vintages of both Minuty and Peyrassol have just arrived in the Westbury store and you'll be happy to know that you can treat yourself to either of these divine pinks for £10.99 when you mix six.

We have some other fantastic delicate roses you should try for even better value. Take the featherlight Domaine Chautarde, also from Provence, which we currently have at £7.99 (mix six) and it's currently available to taste.

You might also be interested in:

Valle Des Pins Provence £7.99

Haut Vol Rose: £6.99

Aix Provence Rose Magnums: £24

Pinot Grigio Rose Breganze: £6.99

Black Cottage Rose NZ: £10.99

Easter Opening hoursDate published: 15/04/17

We will be closed for Easter on Sunday 16th April and will re-open on Monday 17th April 10am-5pm.


Have a nice Easter!

Majestic Classic 'Gavi La Toledana' Open to TasteDate published: 15/04/17

Splendid News! We've just opened up a longstanding Majestic classic for all our customers to taste. Come in store now to try the fabulously zingy 'La Toledana'. It's a truly wonderful Gavi Di Gavi which has been a hit with out customers for quite a while now.

It's a really versatile number which is everything a great Gavi should be. It's got a beautifully refreshing acidity that makes it a real mouth quencher when drunk by itself. But this Gavi di Gavi is no lightweight unlike some other examples which bear the name. It's dry but it still posseses a rich abundance of citrussy fruit as well as honeysuckle and tropical notes. This wine is noticeably zesty and really fizzes around the palate.

If you've never bought this wine from us before, now is your chance to try it for free in store and join the club! Similarly, if this is one which you've had for years, you'll be glad to know that you can currently pick it up for £9.99 when you mix six.

Our latest revelation....Majestic Loves Pinot Grigio!!Date published: 11/04/17

Roll up, roll up! Come and see our latest revelation.. Majestic Loves Pinot Grigio!!

Introducing the new Majestic Loves range to our stores. This is the result of mass efforts to find some of the best value wines out there for you all to enjoy. Featuring wines that have passed the most scrupulous of tests and blind tastings to fend off well known competition, this really isn't a range to be shunned off lightly.

To find the best Pinot Grigio we looked in all the usual places, however, we found it in Romania! Priced at £6.99 or £5.99 mix six this wine is an absolute winner! Currently open on our tasting for all to try! See you there!



Enjoy 25% of Argentinian Malbec this week only!Date published: 11/04/17

Quite possibly one of my favorite week long offers that we do at Majestic Wine. 25% off the entire range of Argentinian Malbec when you mix & match any six or more bottles of wine, spirits & fizz. 

If, like me me you are a great fan of Malbec, then I urge you that this is the week (11/04/17 - 17/04/17) you'll need to pop in and see us! Whether you like the pocket friendly Parcel Series (£7.49*, this week only) or like to enjoy the decadence of Hey Malbec (down to £9.74*) you are sure to pick up a great Malbec at a brilliant price... I'll certainly be taking advantage! We've even got some of our favorites open to taste this week, so you can try them for yourself.

Click on www.majestic.co.uk for all our fantastic offers & range of wines. 

See you at the Tasting Counter.


Introducing Our 'Majestic Loves...' RangeDate published: 08/04/17

Majestic Loves… having fun with wine


Wine should be delicious, approachable, and most of all, fun. That’s where the new Majestic Loves range comes in.

We chose each wine by tasting over 500 contenders blind – it didn’t matter where they came from as long as they tasted simply fantastic. And we capped the price at £5.99. So we back these wines as the very best you can buy for the money, even though they taste a lot more expensive.

Wrapped beautifully in labels from our favourite illustrator Jean Jullien, the Majestic Loves range not only tastes great but looks the part too. So grab a bottle and enjoy the juice!

This weekend we have our Majestic Loves Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Majestic Loves Spanish Red open to try on our tasting counter.

www.majestic.co.uk/majestic-loves


Definition Chianti Classico open to taste!Date published: 08/04/17

Chianti to us is a wine of vibrant ruby colour, with loads of traditional Italian cherry flavour. The most classic styles go amazingly go with pepperoni pizza. So we have made sure ours does too!

Currently priced at £11.99 single bottle price or £9.99 Mix six this is a wine worth treating yourself to.

£6.99 Ned Sauvignon Deal on until Monday! Date published: 08/04/17

This amazing deal is only on until the end of the day on Monday 10th April so come on in and grab a bottle or six while stocks last.

Vina Valoria Gran Reserva 2001 - Open to taste!Date published: 29/03/17

Brand new into Majestic Wines this week is the amazing 2001 Vintage Vina Valoria Gran Reserva! This excellent red wine has long lasting notes of blackberry and black cherry, plus notes of spice and earl grey come through. This exceptional fine wine is on at the very reasonable price of £19.99 per bottle. Pop in store over the next couple of days to try this marvel, before we run out!

Capaia One 2009 Now Open to TasteDate published: 24/03/17

If you love good claret but hate paying the concomitant price tag, you'll be pleased to hear that we've got a terrific alternative currently open to taste. The estate wine from South African producer Capaia is truly a treat to behold and available for just £11.99. The producer is owned by Count Stephen von Neipperg who also owns properties on the right bank of the Gironde in Bordeaux. The owner's enthusiasm for classic claret is abundantly obvious after just one sip of this luxurious and earthy South African number. The winehouse has used the imported expertise of many well know Bordeaux winemakers and the cultured style of both this estate wine and the entry level red (available for £7.99) is the result. 

The 2009 Capaia Estate is now beginning to really reap the benefits of 8 years resting in bottle. There are certainly tertiary notes of cedar and cigar box starting to come through both on the nose and the palate. Punchy bramble and blackcurrant fruit flavour remind you that this is unambiguously a new world wine but there is enough restraint to stop this wine from becoming cumbersome and jammy. All in all this is a superb wine and a great option when you consider it against bottles from Bordeaux at this price point. Come and taste it in store now!

Medalla Real Carmenere open on the Tasting CounterDate published: 23/03/17

The Medalla Real Carmenere has long been considered a stand-out wine for value and versatility by Majestic staff and customers alike. It's brimming with bright and juicy blueberry fruit characther which makes it eminently quaffable unaccompanied by food. Yet this wine also has wonderfully supple tannins and a subtle earthy charachter that also make it a gutsy match for a multitude of main dishes. My suggestion would be to crack this one open alongside your Sunday roast beef.

Sound good? To be sure for yourself, come sample this Chilean cracker on our Tasting Counter. If you're as convinced as we are, you'll be delighted to know that its currently available for a bargain £7.99 when you mix six.

Spring Showcase 31st March...Still SpacesDate published: 23/03/17

Our Spring Showcase event on the 30th March is now fully booked, but we have a second evening running on the 31st March for anyone who cannot make the 30th.

To book your space give us a call on 0117 9624467 or email us at wot@majestic.co.uk

Beer of the Week....King of Hops LagerDate published: 22/03/17

BEER of the WEEK

King of Hops Lager

King of Hops Lager 6x330ml Bottles

£10.98


A Majestic colloboration with our friends at Meantime Brewery.

This lager is the perfect marriage of classic Pilsner malt and German hops, giving bold clean flavours full of citrus fruits and oranges with a crisp finish.

Open to taste in-store this week, 21st - 27th March.

www.majestic.co.uk/King-of-Hops-Lager-zid29346


Three different types of Prosecco open to taste!!Date published: 19/03/17

We have no less than three types of Prosecco open to taste!!

1. Prosecco La Gioiosa Etamarosa NV, DOC Treiso at £8.99 mix six

2. Prosecco Zonin Brut NV, DOC at £8.99 mix six

3. Definition Prosecco Brut, NV at £10.99 mix six

So why not come on down and finish the weekend in style!

Majestic Loves Montepulciano!Date published: 18/03/17

Our mission was to find the best tasting wines at £5.99. So we tasted 1,500 wines and chose the best irrespective of grape variety or country. Soft and stuffed full of red fruit flavours this is a real crowd pleaser.

Open now on our tasting counter this affordable wine is £5.99 mix six. You would be silly to miss this one folks!

Spring is around the corner which means one thing.....ROSE!!Date published: 17/03/17

A deep lush rose, full of red fruit and floral delcacy. On it's own or with food it's a winner. Let me introduce the Rioja Rosado 2015, Muga! Now open on our tasting counter! £10.99 single bottle price or £8.24 Mix Six this is an absolute must!


www.majestic.co.uk/rioja-wine

Further Reductions on Bordeaux WIGIGsDate published: 16/03/17

Great News! We've just knocked a further £2 off both the Cambon La Pelouse Medoc and the St Emilion De Quintus. If you haven't tried either of these yet then you simply must!

The Cambon La Pelouse 2011 has been regularly touted by none other than Robert Parker Jr as one of the best value Medocs around. This bottle displays surprising density of fruit for a 2011 medoc. There is a deep plum charachter beautifully accented by classic claret notes of cigar box and spice. £11.99 Mix Six

The St Emilion De Quintus  at first glance could easily be mistaken for a Californian red as the bottle sports a fairly New World styled label. However whilst this right bank red is certainly lighter than its grand vin cousin, 'Chateau Quintus', this still showcases wonderful cedar notes which make Bordeaux reds some of the best on the planet. £17.24 Mix Six

The Faustino I Gran Reserva is open to sample on our tasting counter!!Date published: 16/03/17

The nose is as classical as it gets, with tertiary aromas of bonfire, paprika, cured meat, leather and spices, highly recognisable as Rioja, clean and balanced.  

Currently with 25% of this wine is priced at £16.49 for the mix six or £21.99 single bottle price, an absolute steal! 

Brand New Beer into Majestic - Yeastie Boys Digital IPA!Date published: 15/03/17

Available to taste this week at Majestic Wines Westbury-on-Trym, we have a fantastic new beer from Yeastie Boys of New Zealand. Digital IPA is fantastic 5.7% IPA with notes of grapefruit and tropical fruit, with a grassy and almost floral undertone coming from the Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops used to make this awesome IPA. Whilst hoppy, it is still very drinkable and not too bitter.

Feel free to pop in store to try this gem of a Kiwi Beer

25% Off All Rioja - This Week Only!Date published: 14/03/17

We have a week long offer on our Riojas, running until 20th March we have 25% off*

Highlights include;

Marquis Caceres Blanco - offer price £6.74

Vina Pomal Crianza - offer price £7.49

Definition Reserva - offer price £9.74

Lay & Wheeler Gran Reserva - offer price £22.49

We have a wide range of Riojas available to taste in-store too!


*25% off Riojas when you mix any 6 or more bottles of wine.

Today on Saturday Kitchen- Domaine de Villargeau 2015 Côteaux du GiennoisDate published: 11/03/17

Domaine de Villargeau 2015 Côteaux du Giennois has been recommended by wine expert Jane Parkinson on todays episode of Saturday Kitchen. We have a bottle open in store today to have a taste for yourself and to see if you like it as well.

 Only £8.99 reduced from £11.99 when you purchase any mix of six or more wines or spirits. We think it's a bargain!

Sparkling Saturday - 11th March - Prosecco RivamonteDate published: 11/03/17

We will have the Prosecco Rivamonte open to taste all day in store.

£7.99 on the mix six price. £9.99 single bottle

A brand new range from Yeastie Boys... GUNNAMATTA Earl Grey IPA!!Date published: 09/03/17

A modern cult classic inspired by the Pale Ales that travelled from England to the East Indies and, perhaps more importantly, by all that precious tea that retured on those same ships.

Gunnamatta utilises judicious amounts of Earl Grey Blue flower tea to generate an intoxicating floral and citrus aroma with the quenching dry finish of an ice tea. A truly unique new world India Pale Ale with a decidedly old world twist. 

This beer is open on our tasting counter so come on down and give it a try before you buy. Currrently priced at £12.00 for 6x330ml this is an essential friday night beverage you can impress your friends with!

Back in Stock..... Greywacke Sauvignon BlancDate published: 09/03/17

It's been a while but the Greywacke Sauvignon from Kevin Judd is back in stock with us.....but hurry, it may not hang around for long.

This iconic wine from the former winemaker of Cloudy Bay is just £17.99 on the mix six price (£19.99 single price)

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Greywacke-Sauvignon-zid37287

Also available online are their Wild Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir.

South Afirca SpotlightDate published: 09/03/17

We are having an in-store showcase of what's hot in the world of South African wines.

We have a great slection of wines ranging from £6.99* to £17.49* open on our tasting counter for you to try, either perfect for parties or some too good to share.   

This is a perfect excuse to experiment with something new and try before you buy. We are pretty confident there is something there to suit everybody.

See our website for more details on what we have open in store today.

* prices valid when you purchase any mix of six or more wines or spirits.

The all new Sicilian Carlino Rosso!!Date published: 08/03/17

This indigenous blend of grapes is ready and waiting to be poured, savoured and simply enjoyed! 

This wine is open to taste so come on down and give it a try, currently at £4.99 mix six price or £5.99 for the single bottle price you would be silly to miss out. Hurry down while stocks last!

Scapegrace NZ Gin - Open to Try In-StoreDate published: 07/03/17

Scapegrace is a New Zealand gin containing 12 botanicals. It's a citrus forward gin, full of texture with a clean finish. Try it for yourself in-store as we have it open to try. Try it neat or with a splash on Fever Tree Tonic.

£36 on the mix six price.


Porta 6 - As Seen on Tv - Open in StoreDate published: 07/03/17

The Porta 6, which has become a customer and staff favourite is currently at £7.49, down from £8.99 *. This offer ends on 28th March. 


An absoulte Majestic favourite, 96% would buy it again.

Open to try from 7-10 March in-store

Flash Deal - Lagunilla Gran Reserva Rioja - £7.99Date published: 22/02/17

For one week only we have the Lagunilla Gran Reserva Rioja on offer at £7.99 a bottle mix six price. This is an amazing price for a gran reserva and not to be missed. Offer ends 27th Feb

https://www.majestic.co.uk/offers-ending-soon

Flash Deal - Giesen Sauvignon Blanc £6.99Date published: 22/02/17

We have a great offer on our Giesen Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. For this week only, the mix six price is down to £6.99.

Offer ends 27th February so hurry!

https://www.majestic.co.uk/offers-ending-soon

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc on offer until the end of tomorrow!Date published: 19/02/17

Oyster Bay is one of Marlboroughs most dynamic wineries boasting pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruit. The cool fermentation in stainless steel vats brings out every last ounce of flavour and concentration in the grapes. 

£7.49 mix six or £9.99 single bottle this is an absolute steal. Currently on our tasting counter, come on down and give it a try before its too late!

New Arrival- Lyrarakis 'voila' Assyrtiko 2016Date published: 17/02/17

This is our first venture into Greek wine in 10 years and we think we have found a corker. Bone dry and extremely fresh, previous vintages have won numerous gold medals.

This is here on a when it's gone it's gone basis, with a limited supply of only 6 cases to sell, we are sure it will be gone soon. Be quick to try before it's all sold.

We even have it open to taste in store at the moment.


Mix six £9.99 or £11.99 single bottle price.

Cotes du Rhone Guigal only £8.99Date published: 15/02/17

A fabulous price for one of our most popular red wines - Cotes du Rhone Guigal is only £8.99 for this week only*!

"full-bodied, offering a robust core of dark fruit, and savoury white pepper notes that make it a superb food wine"

Order online or give us a call on 0117 9624467 to order today

* Price valid on a purchase of 6+ bottles until Monday 20th February (7pm in store or Midnight online)


Champagne 25% Off Extravaganza Ends Today!Date published: 13/02/17

If you haven't capitalised on our superb Champagne offers yet then you better hurry quick! Today is the final day of the 25% offers across our entire Champagne range under £100.

We've still got a bottle of Nicolas Feuillate NV open in store, so head on down for a glass of bubbly to cure those Monday blues.

Valentine's day is just round the corner and its not too late to catch a bargain to treat that special someone.

Nicolas Feuillate NV £18.74 V £20.24

Heidsieck NV £16.49 V £19.49

Lanson Rose £26.23

Pol Roger NV £30.73

Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin 2008 £41.23

Ruinart Blanc de Blanc NV £44.97

Bollinger Grand Annee 2005 £63.71

+ many more great offers available online and in store

Sparkling Saturday Date published: 11/02/17

It's another Sparkling Saturday in store at Majestic this weekend! Today we'll be popping open the Duval Leroy Blanc de Blancs 2005 Champagne! Part of our infamous WIGIG range, this won't been around for forever, so come down to the store & enjoy a taste whilst you browse today! 

Duval-Leroy are one of the most respected Champagne houses in France. This wine, which is rarely seen in the U.K., is elegant with fine flavours of apple and citrus overlaid with notes of toasted brioche.

£39.99, or £29.98 when you mix and match any six or more bottles of wine, spirits & fizz.

Cheers! 


Beer of the Week - Hiver Honey Beer NEWDate published: 10/02/17

We have another brilliant new craft beer in stock and available for you to try.

Born out of an admiration for London's urban beekeepers and a passion for craft beer.

Hiver is a blonde beer that is brewed with honey as an ingredient rather than an additive.

This mean most of the sugar is fermented out leaving only the aroma and flavour of honey.

Available to taste in-store this weekend 10-13th Feb

6 x 330ml Only £12

25% off Champagne - This week onlyDate published: 10/02/17

We have 25% off all Champagnes under £100 this week* (offer ends 13th Feb). Highlights include;

De Telmont NV - offer price £14.99

Heidseick Gold Top Vintage - offer price £19.49

Perrier Jouet Grand Brut - offer price £24.99

Moet & Chandon Rose - offer price £37.48

plus loads more great prices.

for a full selection pop into store or view www.majestic.co.uk/champagne

*25% off when you mix any 6 wines or Champagnes.

Come and Taste - Duval Leroy 2005 Blanc des BlancsDate published: 09/02/17

Duval Leroy are one of the most respected Champagne houses in France. This wine, which is rarely seen in the UK, is elegant with fine flavours of apple and citrus overlaid with notes of toasted brioche.

The team here in Westbury-on-Trym  have given it a taste and were bowled over by it. We reckon it is a bargain at the mix six price of £29.99 (single bottle £39.99). But don't take our word for it, pop in Friday or Saturday and give it a taste for yourself!

Please note that stocks of this Champagne are limited.

Our Champagnes are available at 25% off on the mix six offer until 13th February www.majestic.co.uk/champagne

WIGIG wine Abbots & Delauney MerlotDate published: 04/02/17

This February we'll be promoting some of the brand new WIGIG (limited parcel) wines in store on our tasting counter. This week we have, amongst others, a fantastic Languedoc merlot from Abbots & Delauney.

Created in 1996 by a pair of winemakers from Australia and Burgundy, they aimed to uncover some of the amazing winemaking potential of the Languedoc area.

What results is this very fine Merlot which is jam packed with rich plum fruit flavour and filled out with soft silky tannins. It's currently open on our counter so head on down and give it a try £7.99 Mix Six

La Gioisa Cartizze!Date published: 04/02/17

Cartizze is the pinnacle of Prosecco coming from a small, hilly area with only 106 hectares of vineyards. This is a Prosecco not to miss for fans of the now famous Italian fizz! 

Notes of crisp red apple and honeysuckle, delevered in a rich moussey texture. This is a fabulous wine of great elan and pristine balance, incomparable to any other Processco on the market. 


Best of all, its now open on our tasing counter so come on down and give it a try!  

Beers for the RugbyDate published: 04/02/17

We have a great selection of beers in-store. These two are on extra special deals - perfect for enjoying in from of the rugby this weekend....

Budvar Budweiser 24x330ml £24 - Just £1 a bottle

King of Hops Pale Ale 6x330ml - £6.60 - Just £1.10 a bottle

Plus plenty more beers available, both locally brewed and from around the world.


New Year, New You?Date published: 21/01/17

No, we're not talking about fitness, or (dare we say it) Dry January! We're talking about expanding your horizons when it comes to flavour and style. Do you always say to yourself - I always drink the same thing, I like to stick to my favourites, I know what I like...?

Now is the time to change those thoughts - pop into Majestic Wine Westbury today and come and chat to our team about trying something new. We're great at recommendations, understanding your palate, and knowing what might be a great alternative to your Saturday night favourite!

We always have a selections of wines open to taste, and we offer our No Quibble Guarantee which means we will refund anything you buy which you don't enjoy - that's right, even if you've finished the bottle. 

We'll soon have you switching from Sauvingon Blanc to Viognier; Rioja to Carmenere and Prosecco to Cremant!

...but of course, if all you want in this miserable January weather is to curl up with an old, familiar friend...well, we can provide those too.


No Quibble GuaranteeDate published: 21/01/17

No Quibble' Guarantee

Here at Majestic, we pride ourselves on recommending great wines to our customers to suit all tastes & budgets. Regular customers will know that we always have a great wines open to taste everyday of the week.


If there is a wine that happens not to be open that we recommend, if you buy it, try it & it is not to your taste, then we have our 'No Quibble' guarantee which means you can buy something a little daring and different in complete confidence knowing that we'll refund you if your wine is not delicious, & help you find another wine that we think you'll love.


No Quibble. No Worries.


This week only - Marlborough Ridge at £5.99Date published: 17/01/17

Pop down to Majestic Wines Westbury-On-Trym this week to pick up an absolute bargain, with Marlborough Ridge at £5.99 per bottle. This classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a great apertif, with notes of citrus and gooseberry.


This deal ends on Monday, so hurry on down to make sure you get your hands on this fantastic offer!

What is Carbonic Maceration?Date published: 16/01/17

Carbonic maceration is a winemaking technique, often associated with the French wine region of Beaujolais, in which whole grapes are fermented in a carbon dioxide rich environment prior to crushing. Conventional alcoholic fermentation involves crushing the grapes to free the juice and pulp from the skin with yeast serving to convert sugar into ethanol. Carbonic maceration ferments most of the juice while it is still inside the grape, although grapes at the bottom of the vessel are crushed by gravity and undergo conventional fermentation. The resulting wine is fruity with very low tannins. It is ready to drink quickly but lacks the structure for long-term aging. In the most extreme case, such as with Beaujolais nouveau, the period between picking and bottling can be less than six weeks.

During carbonic maceration, an anaerobic environment is created by pumping carbon dioxide into a sealed container filled with whole grape clusters. The carbon dioxide gas permeates through the grape skins and begins to stimulate fermentation at an intracellular level. The entire process takes place inside each single, intact berry. Ethanol is produced as a by-product of this process but studies have shown that other unique chemical reactions take place that have a distinctive effect on the wine.

Tu Meke Chardonnay. Don't Miss Whilst £4.99!Date published: 16/01/17

Hailing from the remote East Coast region of Gisborne, Tu Meke is New Zealand in a glass – and only £4.99 a bottle!

With its long sunshine hours, Gisborne is Mecca for Chardonnay lovers, producing wines with ripe tropical fruit and rounded textures redolent of the soft hills rolling down to the ocean.

In this dynamic region, a group of independent grape growers grew tired of seeing their hard work disappearing into the blends of massive wine brands. They decided to branch out and produce wine for themselves. 

At £4.99 it’s an absolute steal. 

Gisborne is where the Maori migratory waka Horouta first landed, and where Captain James Cook made his first New Zealand landfall in 1769. The name, Tu Meke, reflects this history, while the wine itself tastes suitably sun-drenched. 

Packed with flavours of soft yellow fruits: peach, nectarine, citrus – it’s a glass of New Zealand summer-time in the depths of our British winter. 

At this price, you'll kick yourself if you miss out!

Tu Meke Chardonnay, Gisborne 2014
£7.49, Mix Six £4.99 

What are Tannins?Date published: 14/01/17

What are Tannins?

Tannin is a naturally occurring polyphenol found in plants, seeds, bark, wood, leaves and fruit skins. As a characteristic of wine, tannin adds both bitterness and astringency as well as complexity. The astringency from the tannins is what causes the dry and puckery feeling in the mouth following the consumption of unripened fruit or red wine. Likewise, the destruction or modification of tannins with time plays an important role in the ripening of fruit and the aging of wine.

New to the range. Fantastic Wines for under £6!Date published: 14/01/17

Valle Antigua Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 £5.99 mix six price

The Colchagua Valley is a paradise for growing grapes with a Mediterranean climate and a large difference between daytime and night time temperatures allows the grapes to ripen slowly developing intense flavours and aromas. This is a classic Chilean Cabernet with bold flavours of blackcurrant and damson. It is juicy and well balanced with a delightfully soft finish. This versatile wine will be great with rare roast beef, stewed lamb or hard cheeses.

Valle Antigua Chardonnay 2016 £5.99 mix six price

The Colchagua Valley is a paradise for growing grapes with a Mediterranean climate and a large difference between daytime and night time temperatures allows the grapes to ripen slowly developing intense flavours and aromas. This fine Chardonnay has fresh flavours of ripe apple and citrus enhanced by notes of vanilla from ageing in French oak. Try this with chicken or meaty fish dishes flavoured with wine.


Beer Offers - In Store OnlyDate published: 05/01/17

As the festive season draws to a close, we have a few of our craft beers which are nearing their best before dates and therefore are on really good clearance prices. Offers include;

Meantime Pale Ale - Just £6 a pack

Lagunitas IPA - Just £6 a pack

King of Hops Pale Ale - £6.99 a pack

Sam Adams Rebel IPA - £6 a pack

These offers are limited to just a few cases in-store so be quick to snap them up. 

Sneak Preview of the January SaleDate published: 30/12/16

Head on down to the Westbury store now to grab yourself some post-Christmas bargains. Up to 40% off on selected lines.

Pazos de Ulloa - Vibrant Palomino / Torrentes blend from Spain for just £5.99 per bottle (mix six)

Villa Nueva Malbec - Slightly lighter but ever so juicy Argentinian malbec available for just £4.99 (mix six)

Clos de L'Abeilley Sauternes - Botrytised dessert wine packed full of marmalade and apricot charachter. Now a mere £7.99 (mix six)

Chateau Tour du Hout-Moulin - Earthy and complex Cru Bourgeois Medoc, tailor made for that roast dinner pairing. £9.74 (mix six)

Porta 6- down to £6.99! Date published: 17/11/16

Porta 6- down to £6.99! 

Cast your mind back to July 4 2015. A little known humble Portuguese wine called Porta 6 appeared on BBC's 'Saturday Kitchen' and with the wholehearted endorsement from Chef James Martin, quoted as saying "One of the nicest reds I've tasted in ten years on the show" it very rapidly became a cult wine & in Majestic Wine circles, a household name. 

Since then, it has by far been our best selling Portuguese wine- and with good reason. Robust, juicy and fruit driven, produced with classic Portuguese grape varieties Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional & Castelão. Perfect with lamb chops.

Porta 6 is currently on a short term offer until  at £6.99 when you mix & match any 6 or more bottles of wine, fizz & spirits. If you've not tried it, we of course have it open to taste.

Offer is valid until November 28th, Click on www.majestic.co.uk/latest-wine-offers or call 01179624467 to place your order now!! 


25% off Bordeaux - 8th-14th NovemberDate published: 08/11/16

This week we have an amazing 25% off all our Bordeaux range under £50 when you mix any 6 bottles.

Highlights in the offer include;

Ch Meaume Bordeaux Superior 2012 at just £7.49

Ch Caronne St Gemme Haut Medoc - £11.99

Ch Grand Faurie Larose St Emillion Grand Cru - £14.99

Ch Montviel Pomerol 2005 - £26.24


Plus many many more

www.majestic.co.uk/bordeaux-wine

Jeeper Grand Assemblage Champagne - Open to taste this WeekendDate published: 28/10/16

Hurry! This is one of our WIGIG wines: When it's gone, it's gone...

There are many growers in Champagne named Goutorbe so to stand out Armand Goutorbe renamed his house Champagne Jeeper after a Jeep he acquired at the end of WWII and used to ascend his steep vineyards. An elegant Champagne, fresh tasting,fruity and toasty too. A serious challenger to much more expensive famous names Champagnes.

This fine Champagne is fruity and creamy with lots of tropical flavours and a fine toasty finish. The bubbles are exceptionally fine and the flavours linger on the long finish.

£34.99 Single Bottle

£29.99 Mix Six

When it's gone, it's gone! Australian parcel nearly sold out...Date 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!”

Escarpment Pinot Noir - Open to taste all weekend!Date published: 08/10/16

Escarpment Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand

Grape: Pinot Noir

FlavoursBlackcurrant, Bramble, Spice

OriginLocated 5km east of Martinborough village, Escarpment own 24 hectares of alluvial gravel, terraced land that stretches along the banks of the Huangarua River. Plantings are weighted towards Pinot Noir (70%) but also include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

Taste: A perfumed, delicate Pinot Noir, with elegantly textured tannins and soft and supple fruit. Escarpment's style is one of 'the perfect mix of black, red and green fruit flavours'.

EnjoyIt will cellar gracefully for up to 10 years. An excellent marriage with crispy pork belly.

Open to tast all weekend in store!

£19.80 Mix Six

£22.99 Single Bottle



OKTOBERFEST 2016! 15th & 16th OctoberDate published: 08/10/16

Come and celebrate Oktoberfest at your local Majestic store! 

Over the weekend of the 15th & 16th October, we'll be opening a fantastic range of beers from around the world for you to try. You can even cast your vote for your favourite beer & you could be in with a chance of being invited to Majestic's very own Customer tasting panel! 

Whether you like super hoppy craft IPA or prefer a more classic bitter, there will be many different styles of beer open to taste. If you would like to learn more about beer, we'll be running a beer masterclass on Sunday 23rd at 14:00 hrs. For further information regarding our Oktoberfest celebrations or to learn more about the Beer Masterclass, please contact the store team on 0117 962 4467 or email us on wot@majestic.co.uk

The King's Favour Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New ZealandDate published: 03/10/16

Who makes The King's Favour? It's a super-premium Sauvignon from Brent Marris, maker of customer super-favourite The Ned.

Whats so special about it? It's made from the pick of the vineyard, lovingly harvested and handled all the way to the bottle. This of it as a super-Ned.

The name? Brent's ancestors in the Middle Ages went in and, bloodily, out of favour with successive Kings of England. The Sauvignon's named after the time they were 'in'.

How special is it? Special enough to win a Trophy for 'Best New Zealand Sauvignon over £15' at this years Decanter World Wine Awards. And look at our price!

DWWA Platinum: Best New Zealand Sauvignon over £15

The King's Favour Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough 12.5%

£13.99 Single Bottle

£9.99 Mix Six

Veuve Clicquot 2008 Vintage Champagne - Online ExclusiveDate published: 03/10/16

Veuve Clicquot 2008 Vintage Champagne

Hurry! Limited time only offer... or while stocks last.

Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

FlavoursApple, Citrus, Toast

Origin: Made only in exceptional years this is a classic expression of the Clicquot style. The strength and body, due to two-thirds of black grapes, is balanced by the finesse and elegance of the remaining third of Chardonnay.

Taste: Wonderfully golden in colour with mouth-watering lemon and baked apple flavours. This vintage boasts fine bubbles to give a creamy mouth-feel.

EnjoyAn excellent companion to fish or white meat.

£209.94 for 6x75cl bottles

£34.99 each

Savings of £15 a bottle


Majestic Presents - Parcel Series Stellenbosch ChardonnayDate published: 03/10/16

Parcel Series Stellenbosch Chardonnay


We bought this for you because:

Stellenbosch offers some of the greatest new world Chardonnays. we have picked this up from a top South African producer at a stunning price and bottled under our own label. As such, it is tremendous value!
It is beautifully balanced with rich flavours of peach and apricot and lighter notes of lemon and lime.

Single Bottle £14.99 Mix 6 £9.99

Open to taste in store!


Limited Parcels - Treasury Wine Estates!Date published: 03/10/16

Treasury Wine Estates Limited Parcels


You will now see in store a new section focusing on our parcel from Treasury Wine Estates. They're great wines at great prices. 


"In February, we had great success selling a large parcel of wines from Treasury Wine Estates (the owners of Penfolds, Beringer, Wolf Blass and many more). Well, we've kept on talking since then and now we've managed to secure a further collection of their wines at silly prices. There are some bargain prices on Aussie wines, from Lindeman's, Wolf Blass and Seppelt in particular at mix 6 prices ranging from £4.49 to £9.99. There are some smaller chunks of interesting, more top end offerings from California that will be marketed online, at some very special prices.  These wines are priced way, way below market prices, sometimes more than 50% below!"

Matt Pym

Head of Buying


Paulaner Oktoberfest Beer - In StockDate published: 17/09/16

It's that time of year when Paulaner release their Oktoberfest beer and we have a limited supply in-store.

It comes in packs of 20x500ml for £40 a case.

Web Exclusive -WX Kanonkop Library Pinotage 2006Date published: 14/09/16

Here’s an exclusive tip-off for fans of serious South African wines.

Beautifully matured fine reds from South Africa – indeed anywhere in the New World – are rare finds. Unlike Rioja and Bordeaux, the best wines are bought young and hidden away in the cellars of private buyers and top restaurants. So any chance to buy a 10 year old Pinotage from the mighty Kanonkop estate is one to grab while you can.

The 2006 is another triumph for Kanonkop‘s Abrie Beeslar, named in 2015 by the International Wine and Spirits Competition as International Winemaker of the Year. The vintage was awarded 90 points (‘an outstanding wine of exceptional compexity and character’), thanks to Abrie coaxing masses of long-lived flavour from the estate’s 50-year-old vines.

Great Pinotage is exclusively grown in South Africa. Some say it doesn’t age well, but Abrie turns that flawed opinion on its head!

The 2006 is beautiful now, with rich plum fruit flavours with subtle notes of smoke. It’s perfect for a special occasion meal centred on a rib of beef or rack of lamb, and it’s very at home with spice too (tandoori dishes for example).

Order today – but with less than 100 cases, don’t delay!

Kanonkop Pinotage 2006 Stellenbosch

6x75cl bottles £162.00

Offer closes: 3pm Monday 19 September (or whilst stocks last)

www.majestic.co.uk/Kanonkop-Pinotage-zid20007x6

Short Term Offer..... Macon Lugny £8.99Date published: 14/09/16

News of another short term offer on just this week. One of our customers' firm favourites, the Louis Latour Maco Lugny, is now just £8.99!

This wine represents a superb introduction to Burgundian Chardonnay! Firstly because at this price it doesn't break the bank like a Puligny would but it also possesses superb depth of flavour. A very lightly oaked style of Chardonnay, this Macon Lugny is exceptionally clean and zesty. An excellent wine to refresh throats parched by the remants of Summer in the late September sun.

An intruigingly golden hue invites you in to discover an enchantingly fresh aroma of green apples and lemon curd. This citrussy charachter is ever present on the palate too but this wine is far from one dimensional. Fine and delicate toasted notes allude to the sparingly used oak and further complexity is added by stony minerality.

If you've tried this wine you will know how good a price £8.99 is and you will not want to miss out on this deal which expires 19/09

Cune Rioja Reserva Now £8.99!Date published: 14/09/16

Great News! The excellent Cune Rioja Reserva is now just £8.99! In my personal opinion this Rioja is the best we do for £9.99 but with a further reduction on that, this is a bargain you simply can't afford to miss out on.

Don't just take my word for it, Adam in Woking wrote this 'I cannot express how much I love this exemplary Rioja Reserva. With bags of flaour, this wine has panache! Fantastic with any red meat but equally a pleasure to drink by itself. Definitely not for sharing.'

Indeed the Cune possesses immense complexity and body for a wine of its' price. Smoky, vanilla laced bramble notes are backed up superbly by luxuriously smooth and velvety tannins. On the nose, aromas of leather and tobacco tell you that this is a classicly styled Rioja and very much of the old world. This wine is one of poise, elegantly balanced and with a sublime, evolving finish.

Definitely a wine not to miss then. Be sure to buy before this near criminal offer ends on Monday evening (19/09)

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

We bought this for you because:

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. In addition yields are strictly limited with rigorous selection to remove inferior fruit before vinification.

The result is a classic, fragrant and honeyed Riesling with pungent fruit flavours of peach, apricot and lime. The finish is refreshingly mineral making this a dangerously quaffable wine.

Single Bottle: £10.99

Mix Six: £7.99 (Save £3)

Alamos Wines ONLY £5.99 EACH!Date published: 08/09/16

Our best selling Argentinian Malbec, Alamos, is down to just £5.99 a bottle (Mix Six Price) while stocks last! 

Grape: Malbec

FlavoursBlackberry, Plum, Spice

Origin: Mendoza is by far the biggest and most important region in Argentina. Classically hailing from the Cahors vineyards to the east of Bordeaux, Argentina is now arguably the home of Malbec.

Taste: This Malbec oozes dried raisiny fruit character, lots of blackberries, a full body and ripe sweet tannins.

EnjoySimply perfect with roast meats. Ready to drink now and over the next 2-5 years.

Alamos Malbec will be open to taste all weekend, so pop into store and give it a try!

Single Bottle: £8.99

Mix Six Price: £5.99

The Alamos Cabernet, Chardonnay and Viognier are all just £5.99 when you mix six or more too!


WIGIG wine number 5... SWARTLAND MOURVÈDRE 2012Date published: 04/09/16

The South African wine region on everyone's lips is Swartland, an hour north of Cape Town. It has a Mediterranean climate, tempered by Atlantic sea breezes and, like California's Napa Valley, it's a hotbed of innovation.

In Swartland, winemakers are enjoying new-found success with Rhône varietals from Marsanne to Mourvèdre. There's a fabulous foodie scene too and a buzz of excitement everywhere culminating in the annual Swartland Revolution Festival of Food and Wine which draws crouds from far and wide.

No need for you to travel though - you can sample the cool Swartland vibe here and now with amazing award- winning wines.

Swartland Winery was established in 1948 and has access to some of the region's best grapes. From low-yielding bush vines on granite slopes, this inky dark 2012 Mourvèdre has had time to soften and evolve. It emits dark berry, mocha and chocolate aromas which transform into swathes of flavour leaving a trail of spicy tannins on the finish. 

Serve with lamb shanks, prime ribs or emu steaks.

LIMITED STOCKS

Swartland Mourvèdre 2012, 13.5%

Single bottle £9.99

MIX SIX £8.99


WIGIG wine number 4... SWARTLAND VIOGNIER 2015Date published: 02/09/16

The South African wine region on everyone's lips is Swartland, an hour north of Cape Town. It has a Mediterranean climate, tempered by Atlantic sea breezes and, like California's Napa Valley, it's a hotbed of innovation.

In Swartland, winemakers are enjoying new-found success with Rhône varietals from Marsanne to Mourvèdre. There's a fabulous foodie scene too and a buzz of excitement everywhere culminating in the annual Swartland Revolution Festival of Food and Wine which draws crouds from far and wide.

No need for you to travel though - you can sample the cool Swartland vibe here and now with amazing award- winning wines.

Viognier was one of the last grapes to escape its tiny enclave in the Rhône and venture abroad to great acclaim. Having won a Trophy at the Sommelier Wine Awards, this Viognier is up there on a pedestal. Lavish aromas of apricots, spices and flowers with rich fruit, delicate oak and a tangy, dried apricot finish. 

Goes beautifully with roast port or duck à l'orange.

LIMITED STOCKS

Swartland Viognier 2015, 13.5%

Single bottle £9.99

MIX SIX £8.99


Majestic Presents... Agenda DãoDate published: 01/09/16

This week we have the Agenda Dão, Portugal,  open on the tasting counter. A combination of ripe fruit aromas and flavours of spice-tinged blackcurrents and cherries. Made using a blend of Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheriro and Tinta Roriz. Pop in store to give this red a taste, and find out why it's the Manager's Choice. 

Single bottle price = £9.99

Mix Six Price = £7.99



Web Exclusive - Jackson Estate Somerset Pinot NoirDate published: 01/09/16

Jackson Estate Somerset Pinot Noir 2011 Marlborough 6x75cl Bottles - £135


Jackson Estate's Somerset Vineyard is located on the Waihopai Valley road, and is a planted on a classically Pinot-friendly area of loam, gravel and clay. This small hand-harvested vineyard yielded only 228 cases in 2011. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration.

An intense and concentrated red fruit character forms the backbone, while perfumed aromas of violet and rose petal accompany hints of spice on the nose. Refined and silky on the palate.

Ready to enjoy now, but will develop further complexity over 3-5 more years' careful cellaring.

This wine is only available online www.majestic.co.uk/Jackson-Estate-Somerset-Pinot-Noir-zid37349x6



WIGIG wine number 3... INAMA VAL LIONA 2014Date published: 01/09/16

Bordeaux-inspired Venetian rarity...

Imana Val Liona combines the best of Bordeaux with the mouthwatering, food-friendliness of northern Italy's finest reds.

"Inama is one of Veneto's premier producers" writes fine wine critic Antonio Galloni. "The estate originally attracted attention for their rich, full-bodied whites, but in recent years I have been just as impressed with their red." So much so in fact that Antonio  scored some cuv‎ées as high as 93 points in The Wine Advocate.

Forward-thinking winegrowers planted the great grapes of Bordeaux in the Veneto region well over a century ago. This delicious 2014 is the classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and plenty of ultra-rare Camenère. Aged for a short time in French oak, it's elegant, aromatic and supple with lingering red berry and spice character. Enjoy with charcuterie, creamy risotto or pork dishes.

LIMITED STOCKS

Inama Val Liona 2014, 13%

Single bottle £14.00

MIX SIX £9.99 (Save £5)


WIGIG wine number 2... DUNAVAR GRUNER VELTLINER 2015Date published: 31/08/16

Get to know GV - the food lover's white wine choice...

Grüner Veltliner (GV) is a great Austrian original which, thanks to the history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, strayed over the border into Hungary too.

And that's good news if you want to try Dunavar, because while the quality's a match for Austrian GVs, Hungary doesn't fetch the same high prices.

Dunavar is a simply great, very vesatile food wine. It has a full, fruity flavour with a touch of white pepper that means it goes perfectly with salads, seafood, poultry and pork. A highly recommmended bargain.

LIMITED STOCKS

Dunavar Grüner Veltliner 2015, 13%

Single bottle £7.99

MIX SIX £6.99

WIGIG wine number 1... PARCEL SERIES TEMPRANILLO RESERVA 2008Date published: 30/08/16

Reserva'd for you

Spain is famous for luxuriously oak-aged reds, but few are made with the same lavish care as this 'secret' parcel.

What we can't tell you...

- who made it

- which estate it's from

- because this is the last unashamedly classic wine made here before the new owners changed direction - they don't want us to tell you about this one!

...and what we can

- it's a forgotton parcel of a few thousand bottles from the days when the winery changed hands

- it's been barrel aged for 20 months and 6 years in bottle

- it's a fully mature Tempranillo, with complex, spicy aromas, flavours of leather, dried fruit and a velvety texture

- it was made in a way that costs a fortune; at today's price it's a steal

LIMITED STOCKS

Parcel Series Tempranillo Reserva 2008, D.O. Ucles 15%

Single bottle £14.99

MIX SIX £9.99 (Save £5)

Brand New Limited Quantity Parcels - When its gone its gone!Date published: 30/08/16

Just in! Grab these special purchase wines while you can.

It's one of the things that made Majestic famous - buying smaller lots of wine to complement our main range, as and when we discover them. Special interest wines, one-off mature parcels, daring new estate ventures or even bin-end bargains that are simply too good, and too keenly priced, to ignore.

This month we kick off with a terrific selection of WIGIG wines including 10-year-old claret from a Chateau recognised for its Cru Class‎é quality. There's a mouthwatering red from the hinterland of Venice, a rich Rhône for Cháteauneuf fans, two thrilling new wines from South Africa's ground-breaking Swartland region and few more surprises. 

The downside? There's very little to go around. When it's gone, it's gone, so be quick and enjoy!

Follow our day by day stories of each of our WIGIG wines...


Majestic Presents... Montes SV ChardonnayDate published: 25/08/16

Pop in store this weekend to try this simply brilliant Chilean Chardonnay! From the ever-brilliant Montes comes this fantastic new Chardonnay, with big citrus and green apple notes, plus a touch of toast and vanilla to finish off. An absolute bargain of a Chardonnay.

Single bottle price = £11.99

Mix Six Price = £8.99

Majestic Presents... Montes SV MerlotDate published: 25/08/16

Pop in store this weekend to try this outstanding Merlot! This surprisingly rich Merlot has big Plum and Cherry notes, with Oak nuances for good measure. This is some of the best Merlot to come from Chile in our eyes, and at £8.99, a complete steal.

Single Bottle Price = £11.99

Mix Six Pirce = £8.99


August Summer Offers ENDING MONDAY!Date published: 23/08/16

There is still chance to take advantage of this month's great offers!

Here are our picks with their offers ending on Monday 29th August (3pm online, 5pm in store).

Rioja Reserva 2011 CVNE £12.99 Single Bottle £9.99 Mix 6

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough  £9.99 Single Bottle £6.99 Mix 6 

Mumm Cordon Rouge NV Champagne £32.99 Single Bottle £19.99 Mix 6

Prosecco La Marca Treviso Extra Dry NV £11.99 Single Bottle £8.49 Mix 6

Pop into store or give us a call if you would like to make the most of these deals!

Last Chance to Buy - Spirits 33% offDate published: 20/08/16

We have a clearance of some of our spirit lines which we are offering 33% off!

Hangar One Californian Vodka Citron - Offer Price  £19.92

Hangar One Californian Vodka Mandarin Blossom - Offer Price £19.92

Ciroc Premium Vodka - Offer Price £19.99

Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey - Offer Price £19.99

Be Quick, once they've gone they won't be back!

www.majestic.co.uk/wine-sale

Summer Sale - Be Quick!Date published: 20/08/16

It's our Summer Sale with some great wines on offer at up to 33% off!

Highlights include;

Etoile de Mer Lubiron Rose - Offer Price £6.74

Pennautier Chardonnay/Viognier - Offer Price £6.66

Villa Maria Pinot Grigio - Offer Price £6.66

Sancerre Pinard - Offer Price £14.99

Ch Haut Plaisance Montagne St Emillion - offer Price £8.24

Tucumen Malbec - Offer Price £7.49

Plus many more - pop in to check them out!

www.majestic.co.uk/wine-sale

Majestic Presents... Leeuwenkuil Shiraz, SwartlandDate published: 11/08/16

We bought this for you because:

Swartland is the best source of great value and exciting wines in South Africa. It has been dubbed 'the new California' because of the influx of energetic young winemakers.

The Dryer family have owned this property since 1851 but it is under the current owners that the wines have flourished and embraced the buzz surrounding Swartland.

Made without the use of oak this Shiraz is full of bright cherry and plum flavours with a peppery finish.

Single Bottle: £8.99

Mix Six: £6.99

Available to taste all weekend!

Majestic Presents... Leeuwenkuil Chenin Blanc, SwartlandDate published: 11/08/16

We bought this for you because:

Swartland is the best source of great value and exciting wines in South Africa. It has been dubbed 'the new California' because of the influx of energetic young winemakers.

Chenin Blanc was introduced to South Africa in the 17th century yet the Dreyer family's take on the wine is thoroughly modern, refreshing and elegant.

This is an extremely attractive summery wine with flavours of apple and tropical fruits balanced with a racy acidity.

Single Bottle: £8.99

Mix Six: £6.99

Available to taste all weekend!

Web Exclusive - Muga Cava - Extremely Limited ParcelDate published: 03/08/16

Game changing Cava from top Rioja producer - available in extremely limited quantities!


Two years ago Jorge Muga uncorked bottles of these two Cavas for a small team of Majestic wine gurus. Served in a sun-washed Haro courtyard, over platters of white asparagus and Iberico ham, our gurus thought it was too good to be true. From this benchmark Rioja producer, they’d uncovered another gem.

The only problem is, these two wines are only made in tiny quantities. In fact, when we first approached Muga to list them they said they didn’t have enough stock! Be quick - when it’s gone, it’s gone!

Usually derided in favour of more fashionable Prosecco, Cava is having a renaissance as more and more boutique producers seek to explore the potential of this Spanish sparkler.

Muga Conde De Haro Brut Cava (23087x6)

6x75cl bottles £89.94

Muga Conde De Haro Rosado Cava (23088x6)

6x75cl bottles £89.94

THIS OFFER IS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY

Offer closes: 3pm Monday 8 August (or whilst stocks last)

www.majestic.co.uk/web-exclusive-wines


Short Term Offer.....£1 PeroniDate published: 03/08/16

We have managed to get Peroni on a special 2 week offer at £1 a bottle (24x33ml packs - £24).

Offer ends on 15th August. 

www.majestic.co.uk/Peroni-Nastro-Azzurro-zid28173

August Top OffersDate published: 03/08/16

Our August flyer has just landed and we have plenty of great offers for you including;

Caixas Albarino Mix Six Price £6.99

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Mix Six Price £7.99

Domaine Chautarde Rose Mix Six Price £7.49

Las Maletas Malbec Mix Six Price £6.99

Cune Reserva Rioja Mix Six Price £9.99

Prosecco La Marca Cuvee  Mix Six Price £9.99

www.majestic.co.uk/latest-wine-offers

Beer of the Week....Meantime London LagerDate published: 30/07/16

Our beer of the week this week is Meantime London Lager

A quintessential English lager that can stand up to stronger flavours such as mature cheeses, hams and smoked meats, or oily fish.

The perfect summertime beer.

Open to taste in-store this week! 

£10.99 6x330ml Bottles

Majestic Presents.....Berceau Piquepoul Chardonnay FrisanteDate published: 30/07/16

The increasingly fashionable Picpoul adds a lovely freshness to this blended (Chardonnay is the other component) frisante wine made by the multi award winning (over 500 awards in the last 5 years) Jean-Claude Mas.

Intensely aromatic with citrus and floral notes, perfectly balanced acidity and fine bubbles.

This makes a great aperitif or matched with a fruit based pudding.

Open to taste this weekend in-store!


£11.99 Mix Six Price £8.99


www.majestic.co.uk/Berceau-Piquepoul-Chardonnay-Frisante-zid23079

Offers Ending Monday 1st August!Date published: 29/07/16

Many customer favourites have been on offer this month, have you stocked up on your favourites?

Here's a reminder of what offers are ending this month:

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2014  £7.99 Mix 6

Russian Jack Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough £7.99 Mix 6

Prosecco La Gioiosa Etamarosa NV DOC Treviso £7.99 Mix 6

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV Champagne £24.99 Mix 6 

We hope to see you in store soon.

AND...Free delivery on any 6 bottles or more


Corona at just £1 a bottle!Date published: 29/07/16

Corona Extra is £1 a bottle. So just £24 for the case! (24x300ml)

This famous Mexican beer is fantastic with a slice of lime on a summer day.

So pop in and grab a case for that summer BBQ... Offer ending on Monday 1st August!

Bollinger Special Offer! Hurry offer ends Monday 1st August!Date published: 29/07/16

Bollinger Special Cuvee NV is on a spectacular offer at only £29.99 when you mix it with 6 or more bottles. Saving £12 a bottle!

Bollinger is made from first-run juice only, and the majority of vineyards used have Premier and Grand Cru status, resulting in a full-bodied Champagne of great class. Delightful pale gold in colour, the mousse is light and persistent.

This offer ends on Monday 1st August. So stock up now while stocks last.

Majestic Presents - Peter Lehman ChardonnayDate published: 29/07/16

This is a fantastic Chardonnay from the famous Barossa Valley made my Peter Lehman in his 33rd Vintage - experience matters in the wine game!

It is a very crisp, fresh and light Chardonnay exhibiting flavours of citrus and peach. Perfect for those summer evenings and especially with some light BBQ food or salads!

Its open all week so do pop in and try some for yourselves!

£7.99 on mix six


Get the Perfect Barbeque with Majestic!Date published: 24/07/16

This summer Majestic Wines in Westbury-on-Trym has teamed up with the fantastic Molesworth butchers of Henleaze, to bring you potentially the best Barbeque service money can buy!

Yuo can get up to 20% off choice cuts of Meat from Molesworth with any purchase from Majestic. Just pick up the flyer in store. So Whether it is a perfect rib-eye joint to go with your Malbec, or succulent Chicken Breasts to go with your Burgundy Chardonnay, we have you covered this summer!



Web Exclusive - Cuvée Male, Domaine de RoquemaleDate published: 19/07/16

Web Exclusive - Cuvée Male, Domaine de Roquemale

We've only got a tiny allocation of this sought after organic gem, available in unsplit 6 packs whilst stocks last. A fantastic Southern French Syrah-Granache blend.


Domaine De Roquemale 2013

6 x 75cl bottles £107.94

Offer closes: 3pm Monday 25th July (or whilst stocks last)


https://www.majestic.co.uk/Cuvee-Male,-Domaine-De-Roquemale-2013-zid09053x6

Sizzling July OffersDate published: 19/07/16

We have a couple of extra special offers to add to our July offering;

Gavi Toledana - Offer price £7.99

Cotes du Rhone Guigal - Offer price £8.99

These two wines are favourites of staff and customers and well worth stocking up on while they are at this special price. The offer on these wines is for one week only so get yours while you can. Offer ends Monday 25th July

https://www.majestic.co.uk/latest-wine-offers

The Ned Sauvignon - £6.99 One Week OnlyDate published: 19/07/16

Our best selling Sauvignon Blanc, The Ned, is available this week on a mix six price of only £6.99!

This is the perfect summertime wine at an amazing price.

Offer ends 25th July.

https://www.majestic.co.uk/The-Ned-Waihopai-River-Sauvignon-Blanc-zid37168

Web Exclusive - Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 ChampagneDate published: 15/07/16

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 Champagne is back with a another great web exclusive at £29.99 a bottle. 

Softer and more complex than its non vintage counterparts, the stand-out quality of this wine has seen it win medals at both The Decanter World Wine Awards and The International Wine Challenge.

This is a market leading price and a fantastic opportunity for anyone to pick up top quality vintage Champagne at a non vintage price.

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 Champagne

6 x 75cl bottles

£179.94 per case (£29.99 per bottle)

Offer closes: 3pm Wednesday 20th July (or whilst stocks last)

www.majestic.co.uk/Moet-Chandon-Grand-Vintage-zid22127x6


IWC Awards - High Street Chain of the YearDate published: 14/07/16

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) Merchant Awards celebrate the most successful businesses, who deliver an outstanding service to wine consumers across the UK.

We're proud to announce that Majestic won High Street Chain of the Year 2016.

www.majestic.co.uk/about/awards

25% Off All Prosecco - This Weekend OnlyDate published: 14/07/16

We have 25% off all Prosecco from 14th -18th July. Highlights include;

Rivamonte - offer price £6.99

Gioisa Treviso - Offer price £7.99

Salatin Treviso - Offer Price £8.99

Gioisa Valdobbiadene - Offer Price £9.99


We have our proseccos available to taste in-store this weekend too.

https://www.majestic.co.uk/prosecco

Gin Mania!Date published: 25/06/16

This weekend we are have a huge range of our Craft Gin's open to taste! With many new ones recently introduced into the range, we thought it was about time we showcased some of them!

Drop by to mix and match gins, mixers and garnishes to find your perfect  combination.

New Summer Tasting Events Added...Date published: 21/06/16

We have booked in some Summer Tasting events, whether it is wine, spirits or beer you are interested in, we have something to please everyone...

Friday 1st July 6pm - Beer Course (£5 charity deposit)

Friday 29th July 6pm - Gin Masterclass (£10 charity deposit but you will recieve a £10 voucher back to spend in store)

Wednesday 3rd August - Wine Course (£5 charity deposit)

Tuesday 16th August - Wine Course (£5 charity deposit)

Look on our events section of our website to find out more about each of our tasting events: https://www.majestic.co.uk/bristol-westbury-on-trym

Give us a call on 0117 962 4467, email wot@majestic.co.uk or come into store to book your place today!



End of June Offers!Date published: 21/06/16

Our current set of offers are due to end on Monday the 27th June. There are some truly cracking deals on this month, so don't miss out, get down to Majestic and pick up a couple of boxes for the summer!

Some Key Highlights have to be;

Ramon Bilbao Single Vineyard Rioja £6.99 (mix six price)

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc £6.99 (mix six price)

Torres Vina Sol £4.99 (mix six price)

Mumm Cordon Rouge NV Champagne £19.99 (mix six price saving £13 a bottle)

Laurent Perrier NV Champagane £24.99 (mix six price saving £15 a bottle)


25% Off All Argentinian Malbecs This WeekendDate published: 16/06/16

This weekend we have a fantastic offer on all of our Argentinian Malbecs this weekend, so whether you are planning an event or just planning on stocking up, we have some Brilliant deals on the modern day red wine of choice.


We have favourites such as Alamos down to £6.74, and Parrilla down to £7.49, both at amazing prices. 

Other outstanding deals include;

Villa Nueva, a brilliant party wine down to £5.24

Vinalba Reserva, an Argentinian Classic, at £8.24

The Striking Hey! Malbec, a modern work of art at £8.99

Ben Marco Malbec, a lap of Malbec Luxury, at £9.99


We have plenty of Malbecs open in store to try, but if you can't make it, fear not, as you can always call us or place the order online to secure some amazing deals this weekend.


Hope to see you soon, from Joe and the rest of the WOT team.

Majestic Presents... Ben Marco MalbecDate published: 16/06/16

There is Malbec and then there is THIS Malbec. One of the best I have tried for a long time and when it comes down to under £10 a bottle I can't not buy it.

This wine is dangerously, silky smooth, while being packed full of rich dark fruit flavours. This wine is the perfect partner for meat dishes, be it a BBQ if the weather holds out, or just a steak and chips in the house. 

I've just talked myself into a bottle of this and a Rib-Eye for dinner...

It is open to taste and 25% off bringing it down to £9.99 a bottle - come and try it if you don't believe me!

Offer lasts till Monday


New Local Gin - 6 O'ClockDate published: 15/06/16

6 O'Clock gin is distilled and bottled in Thornbury, not far North of Bristol. Strikingly smooth, it is a great addition to our range and we would love you to come in and try a sample - we have it open to taste!

Priced at £33.00, down to £29.69 on the mix six offer.

Web Exclusive - Pol Roger 2006 Vintage ChampagneDate published: 15/06/16

This week we have a stunning vintage champagne of rare depth, at non-vintage prices...

Made from the traditional house vintage blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and produced only in limited quantities, the Brut Vintage 2006 has been aged for 9 years, that’s 6 more years than expected. What’s more, the very fine and persistent mousse for which Pol Roger is renowned owes much to the quality of their astounding cellars. No wonder Winston Churchill was Pol Roger's most illustrious devotee and customer.

A case of 6 bottles for £269.94

= £44.99 per bottle


Offer closes: 3pm Monday 20 June (or whilst stocks last)

Web Exclusive - Puligny Montrachet 2014 Domaine JomainDate published: 15/06/16

"Benchmark Puligny for sub £30. Lots of crisp green apple with some slight lemon zest, backed up by a creamy oaked finish."

GrapeChardonnay

FlavoursPear, Hazelnut, Vanilla

OriginFrom a family-run estate that follows in the principles of ‘lutte raisonnée’, ensuring that the use of chemicals in the vineyard is kept to a minimum. Hand-harvested grapes are aged in oak barrels for 15 months.

TasteA lean, smooth wine showing notes of citrus, pear and hazelnut on the nose, and hints of vanilla and spice on the palate. Crisp, elegant and refreshing with a long elegant length.

EnjoyTry this delicious wine with herb marinated Langoustines, crayfish or tuna carpaccio.

Case of 6 = £168.00

(Equivalent to £28 a bottle)

Elvis is in the Building!Date published: 13/06/16

We have a lovely new beer in stock and available for you to taste in-store, Brewdog's Elvis Juice.

This IPA is infused with grapefruit juice giving it a refreshing bite with bags of flavour. We really like this beer at Majestic and we are sure you will to.

£7.99 for a pack of 4x330ml cans.

At Least 25% off all NZ Sauvignon BlancDate published: 11/06/16

We have at least 25% off our entire New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc range. Offer ends 7pm Monday 13th June.

Highlights include;

Villa Maria Private Bin - Offer price £6.99

Oyster Bay - Offer Price £7.49

Invivo - Offer Price £8.24

Fairbourne - Offer Price £12.74

Dog Point - Offer Price £14.99

Cloudy Bay - Offer Price £18.24

We have a great selection of NZ Sauvignons alvailable to taste on our counter too!

End of Offers!Date published: 27/05/16

All of our May deals are ending on Monday 30th! Last chance to buy Oyster Bay Sauvignon at £7.99, Veuve Clicquot at £29.99, Macon Lugny Louis Latour at £8.99 and many, many more!

To make the most of these offers, pop into store today or give us a call on 0117 962 4467!

25% Off All Rioja - This Weekend Only!Date published: 19/05/16

We have a treat for all Rioja fans - All Rioja is 25% off this weekend!
Offer ends 3pm 23 May


Rioja produces Spain's flagship red wines, mainly from Tempranillo and Garnacha. Soft fruit and smooth oak influence make Rioja very popular.

Highlights include;

Lagunilla Reserva - Offer Price £6.74

Definition Reserva - Offer Price £8.99

Muga Reserva - Offer Price £12.74

Vina Alarde Gran Reserva - Offer Price £8.99



Bollinger Special Cuvee NV - Open to TasteDate published: 13/05/16

As part of our 25% off Champagne this weekend we will have the Bollinger Special Cuvee NV open to taste on Saturday 14th May. It is on special offer at £29.99 on the mix six price, a deal not to be missed!

MAJESTIC PRESENTS... A Casetta RoséDate published: 13/05/16

We bought this for you because:

Our first venture into Corsican wine revealed an outstanding red, white and particularly this rosé. We just had to get it to the U.K. for the summer.

We are always looking to find new sources of great value wine and these new wines from Corsica are exactly that.

A delicate pink wine with lovely fresh aromas of white peach and blossom. The flavours are ripe citrus fruits supported by floral notes and a dry yet rich finish.

This is such a useful wine; perfect with a plate of Carbonara or creamy risotto or just sipping on its own outdoors as the sun begins to set.

Single Bottle: £9.99

Mix Six: £8.99 

MAJESTIC PRESENTS... Prosecco Gioiosa DOCGDate published: 13/05/16

We bought this for you because:

Gioiosa has become a favourite producer with Majestic customers and this is their wine from the best area for making Prosecco.

We love Prosecco for its gorgeous fruit flavours and this wine has these in spades but with added floral and honey notes.

This will make a really special aperitif for any event but has enough character to be drunk throughout dinner. Try it with our favourite, grilled white fish in a herby marinade.

Single Bottle: £13.99

Mix Six: £9.99

25 % off ALL Champagne (under £100) THIS WEEKEND ONLY!Date published: 13/05/16

I hope you have been enjoying the summer sun finally showing its face this week and with a great forecast for the weekend there is no better time to make the most of our amazing Champagne deals.

For this weekend only, all Champagne is 25% off when it is part of a Mix Six bottle purchase. This offer ends at close of play on Monday 16th May.

Some of the stand out deals are:

Bollinger at £29.98

Perrier Jouet at £26.23

Laurent Perrier Rosé at £44.97

Oeil de Perdrix at £17.24


If you would be interested in stocking up, or would simply like to come in and peruse our great weekend only offers - feel free to give us a ring or swing by... 

We'll even have a bottle of Bollinger open to taste from Saturday morning while stocks last! 

Amazing Pinot Noir Web ExclusiveDate published: 10/05/16

We have a real treat for Pinot Noir lovers in the form of this web exclusive from Escarpment winery, Martinborough, New Zealand.

There are 3 exclusives available;

Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012 - £107.94 for a case of 6 (£17.99 a bottle)

Escarpment Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2011 - £135.00 for a case of 6 (£22.50 a bottle)

Escarpment Kiwa Pinot Noir 2013 - £140.40 for a case of 6 (£23.40 per bottle)

These cases have limited availability and can only be ordered online. 

Visit www.majestic.co.uk/web-exclusive-wines for more information.

Planning a Party? Majestic's Party Service is for you! 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.



Can't make our Summer Tasting? We have added a new date!Date published: 07/05/16

We are now holding a second Summer Showcase tasting in store on Wednesday 18th May from 5pm - 7pm.

Come and join us for an evening of Vintage Champagne, fine wine, charcuterie and cheeses. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to explore some new wines and try something you have never had before. So invite all your friends and come along for a brilliant evening!

Don’t forget there is an extra 10% off all purchases made on the night!

Get in touch with us on 0117 962 4467 or email us at wot@majestic.co.uk and we'll secure your place for you.


Nyetimber Rose OPEN TO TASTE!Date published: 07/05/16

See the weekend in with style and join us for a glass of the wonderful Nyetimber rosé! Open to taste all weekend in store...

For over 25 years Nyetimber has had a single aim: To make the finest English sparkling wine, one to rival the very best in the World, including Champagne.

A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first to craft English sparkling wines exclusively from the three celebrated grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier. Each bottle of Nyetimber is made from 100% estate-grown grapes and their numerous international awards prove that England can indeed produce wines of Grande Marque Standard.

An Elegant wine with refreshing red fruit flavours and hints of spice.

Nyetimber. British and Original.

Single Bottle Price: £44.99         

Mix Six Price: £29.99

SAVE £15

New Arrival - Sandford OrchardsDate published: 06/05/16

We have a couple of new arrivals from Devon's Sandford Orchard.

Devon Red is an award winning cider inspired by the beautiful Ruby Red cattle of Devon. Light, fruity and with a full bittersweet finish, this is proper cider.

Devon Mist is a dream of a cider. Gently sparkling, light and refreshing yet full bodied with the character of a true Westcountry bittersweet.

Both ciders are available at £23.40 for a pack of 12x500ml bottles.

Both ciders available to taste in-store

Klein Constancia Sauvignon Blanc Open to TasteDate published: 06/05/16

This elegant and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc has a hint of smokiness, and an extra touch of Semillon that gives you goosebumps. The racy acidity makes it crisp and refreshing - the perfect companion to a lazy day.


The Constantia Valley, home to Klein Constantia Estate, is the oldest vineyard region in the Cape, having produced wine since 1689. Klein Constantia is family-owned with a focus on quality rather than quantity.

A light green appearance with ripe tropical aromas of pineapple and passionfruit. The palate is classically Sauvignon with its racy acidity and the finish is clean and refreshing.

Given an extra richness and dimension by the addition of 4% Semillon, it makes an excellent partner to fresh seafood.

£13.99 Mix Six Price £11.99

Open in -store 6-8 May

Limited Wine Parcels - Online OnlyDate published: 05/05/16

This week we have two amazing web exclusives.

Moet & Chandon 2006 Vintage Champagne - £179.94 for a case of six (that's just £29.99 a bottle!)


Matsu El Viajo 2014, Toro - A Majestic favourite, this old vine Tempranillo is only produced in outstanding vintages. £113.40 for a case of six (that's £18.90 a bottle!)

www.majestic.co.uk/web-exclusive-wines

25% off all Chilean Wines! This Weekend Only!Date published: 05/05/16

Come down to Majestic Wines this weekend, to pick up some astounding deals on Chilean Wines this weekend. Every Chilean wine we stock is 25% off! Whether it's a smooth, critically acclaimed Errazuriz Pinot Noir, down to £6.74, a fantastic party red in Panamericana Merlot, a bargain at £5.24, or the luxurious Medalla Real Chardonnay, down to £7.99, there is something for everyone this weekend. If you can't make down to Westbury-On-Trym, be sure to give us a call or order online to secure your favourite Chileans this weekend!

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

With this weekend set to be a rare outing for warm, sunny weather, what better way to celebrate than with a few bottles of rose! Bransd new in store, and available to taste this weekend we have Klein Steenberg Rose. A delicate, dry rose with touches of strawberry and raspberry, this South African beauty isn't far distinguishable from the classic Provence roses, and a perfect way to celebrate some rare glimpses of sunlight! Available for £7.99, this is an absolute steal, and a must try!

Majestic Presents - Louis Latour SantenayDate published: 05/05/16

This weekend, come in store to try a lap of luxury, with the Louis Latour Santenay. A classic Red Burgundy, with beautifully smooth notes of raspberry and bramble, with touches of clove on the finish. A true classic burgundy, and at only £17.99, an absolute steal as well. So make sure you pop in store this weekend to try this incredible wine.

Summer Showcase Evening - Extra Date Added!Date published: 04/05/16

Due to the popularity of our Summer Showcase on the 19th May we have no spaces left for that day. However we are pleased to announce that we have 30 extra spaces for Wednesday 18th May. We are extending the 10% off all items purchased to this evening too. Please note that there are limited spaces for this event.

RSVP by emailing wot@majestic.co.uk or calling 0117 962 4467.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro 24x330ml Bottles £26.88Date published: 04/05/16

Only ever made and bottled in Italy at our breweries in Rome, Bari and Padova, Peroni Nastro Azzurro is brewed using the creativity and flair of Italians; blending the finest hops with two-row spring planted barley and a quarter of Italian maize which produces its uniquely crisp and refreshing taste. This beer, perfect for all occasions, is only £26.88 for the case in store. A brilliant price for the perfect all-round lager.

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 only £29.99!Date published: 04/05/16

Grand Vintage 2006 is the perfect embodiment of the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage spirit. It is superbly structured and refined. Blending 42% Chardonnay with 39% Pinot Noir and 19% Pinot Meunier, the character leans towards elegance, with subtle richness. You can pick up this sensational champagne for the outrageous price of £29.99, when buying six or more bottles. Feel free to order online, give us a call, or pop in store to order yours today!

£50 off if you spend £300 today! Date published: 02/05/16

To use it online, just type in the code QUEEN50 or pop instore for extra discounts on wine today!

This offer expires today, so make the most of all this extra money off!


Free glass of Prosecco from noon today! Date published: 30/04/16

From noon today we'll have a glass of our Salatin Treviso Prosecco open for you to try as you peruse our fine wine wares! 

Feel free to pop in and make the most of even more free tasting stock while it lasts today :)


New Arrival - Definition Chianti ClassicoDate published: 28/04/16

From Chianti's top-quality 'Classico' vineyards, the new Definition Chianti Classico is smooth, full-flavoured and excellent with rich pasta disches and roasts. 

Chosen for our definition range because it's exactly what Chianti should be.

£11.99,  Mix Six £9.99

Pop in and taste for yourself  - open to try 28th April - 2nd May.

April Offers End Today!Date published: 25/04/16

Today sees the end of our fabulous April Offers. It is your last chance to get The Ned Sauvignon Blanc at £7.99, Riscal Reserva Rioja at £9.99 and The Mud House Sauvignon Blanc at its lowest ever price of £6.49!

Not forgetting the Rivamonte Prosecco at £6.99, the perfect party fizz.

So pop by and stock up ready for the warmer weather

Porta 6 - Back in but stock limited!! Date published: 24/04/16

You guessed it, one of our most sought after wines is back in stock at £7.49. 

I have roughly 72 bottles left to sell, so if you'd like them give me a call or drop on by and get them while they're here!!


Happy St George's Day!Date published: 23/04/16

Happy St George's Day!

Saint George's Day is the feast day of Saint George. It is celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saintSaint George's Day is celebrated on 23 April, the traditionally accepted date of Saint George's death in 303 AD.

We currently have the Balfour English Sparkling Rose from the Hush Heath Estate in Kent open to taste all day. So pop by, have a bit of fizz and pick up some beautiful wines to have with dinner... Well if you are having a St George's Day feast, you will need wine to accompany it...

Westbury-on-Trym Summer ShowcaseDate published: 23/04/16

It's Summer Showcase time again! Come along for an evening of Vintage Champagne, fine wines, charcuterie and cheeses. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to explore some new wines and try something you've never had before! So invite all your friends, you'll be in for a brilliant evening.

There will be at least 10 different wines open, White, Red and Rosé.

This event is FREE and we will also offer an extra 10% off ALL orders placed ON THE NIGHT (6 bottles or more)

These events can get rather busy so we have slots at 18:00, 18:30 and 19:00 so if you would like to come along please do give us a call on 0117 9624 467 or email us on wot@majestic.co.uk


Carluccio's Vouchers!Date published: 22/04/16

We have recently partnered with Carluccio's restaurant which means with every purchase at Majestic you will receive a voucher for £10 off a £30 food spend at a Carluccio's restaurant. In return at Carluccio's you will receive a voucher for a free bottle of Prosecco or a £10 voucher to use at Majestic when you buy any six bottles.

The nearest Carluccio's to us is at Cribbs Causeway or Cabot Circus in central Bristol.


Great British Craft... Win a trip to Hush Heath Manor!Date published: 22/04/16

This week our theme in store is The Great British Craft. We will be showcasing the best of British. Craft Gin and Whiskey open to taste as well as our fantastic range of Craft Beers.

In light of our theme we have also teamed up with Balfour to offer you the opportunity to win a luxury stay for two at Hush Heath Manor. All you have to do is buy any two bottles of Balfour 1503 Brut or Rosé to be entered in to the draw. There are also runner-up prizes of mixed cases of Balfour Wines as well.

The competition runs in store from Saturday 23rd April until Saturday 14th May and continues online until Sunday 5th June 2016. Winners will be drawn on Friday 10th June.

Good Luck to all those who are entered into the draw!


MAJESTIC PRESENTS: Diemersdal Gruner VeltlinerDate published: 21/04/16

We bought this for you because:

Like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc before it, we think Gruner Veltliner may be the next grape to leave its native land and conquer the wine world.

The wine is blazing a trail and being under the radar is exceptionally good value.

It is a great food wine and can be enjoyed with all sorts of cuisine. Our favourite would be something fishy with a whack of spice like Singapore Chilli Crab.

Single bottle: £11.99

Mix Six: £9.99

Prosecco Price Plunge!Date published: 21/04/16

Prosecco Rivamonte just £6.99 a bottle (mix six price) until Monday 25th! Come and grab yours while you can..

Flavours

Lemon, Apple

Origin

The immense popularity of Prosecco is due in no small part to the great value it offers, but also to the style of the wine, which is much fruitier, fresher and more floral than many other traditional sparkling wines, making it ideal for parties and informal celebrations.

Taste

Delicate and aromatic with a light body and fine bubbles, this wine carries lots of fresh peach, pear, apricot and apple flavours with a revitalising finish.

Enjoy

Enjoy on its own as an apéritif or as an accompaniment to canapés.


Offer Ending - Maques de Riscal Reserva - £9.99Date published: 21/04/16

Our fantastic offer on Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva ends on Monday 25th April. Get your order in while it's still on at £9.99 mix six price!

www.majestic.co.uk/offers-ending-soon

Web Exclusive: Kangarilla Road Blanche Point Formation Shiraz 2013Date published: 21/04/16

Our Web Exclusive this week is the much anticipated Geology Series from charismatic winemaker Kevin O’Brien at Kangarilla Road.

The Geology Series is part of Kevin’s project to explore the great geological diversity of McLaren Vale. Using a map that has taken over 20 years of geological research to produce, Kevin seeks out some of the most unique spots in the region to make these fascinating wines.

The Blanche Point Formation Shiraz is from a small single vineyard within view of Maslin Beach, which is known for its rich marine fossil and calcareous siltstone dating back 34-56 million years.

It’s deep, dark and rich, with incredible concentration. A truly impressive Aussie Shiraz which has gained a strong following from anyone who has tried it before. This is a much sought after wine that is very hard to come by (we got Kevin’s last 300 cases), so this truly is a one off opportunity.

6 x 75cl bottles for £107.94

Equivalent to £17.99 per bottle

Offer closes: 3pm Monday 25th April (or whilst stocks last)

Prosecco - 2 Old Favourites Back in StockDate published: 19/04/16

Fans of the Prosecco Zonin and Prosecco Gioisa Treviso will be pleased to know that we have both of these back in stock ready for the summer!

In addition to this we have also added the Prosecco Gioisa Valdobiadenne DOCG to our range, a step up from the Treviso DOC.


www.majestic.co.uk/prosecco

Argento Malbec - £5.99 until 7pm tonight!Date published: 18/04/16

Come instore or call - this deal is into its last 2 hours now!


Alamos MalbecDate published: 18/04/16

Anyone who reads my articles often will know, I do have a slight penchant for the bombastic... a Klitscko, a Tyson, a Suarez of sorts in the wine world. But here is a red more akin to the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Steve Redgrave and alike. It has all the style and flavour of other big hitters, but without the fear of your head being taken clean off. 

Beautiful flavours of blackcurrant and plum, interlaced with spicy notes and sweet tannins would have you believe this wine is much bigger than you anticipated, but in truth it carries much less of the power without sacrificing flavour. If you are looking for a wine that can satisfy those who usually stick to Southern French strengths, but would like to introduce them to the New World of flavours, then really look no further than this incredible value, wonderful example of Malbec from Mendoza.

Price: £6.99 on the mix six

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MUD HOUSE RETURNS!!Date published: 17/04/16

It's back in stock!! 


£6.49 - a bargain!!! 

Malbec World Day! Date published: 17/04/16

So today is World Malbec Day! 

If you're not quite sure what that entirely entails... then popping to store is the perfect thing to do! Today we are celebrating all things Malbec... and not just the Argentinian fares either! 

We even have a little malbec rose on to taste which is both excellent value, and very surprising (in a good way). 

Bodega Noemia A LisaDate published: 17/04/16

From the far rarer wine production region of Northern Patagonia, this 2013 blend of 90% Malbec, with 10% Merlot and Petit Verdot is nothing short of magnificence in a bottle. Even the back story behind this wine is one of romance, with the site being discovered as an ancient malbec vineyard, as a joint venture between Danish winemaker Hans Vinding-Diers and Italian Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano. 

Blackberry and plum notes are interlaced with rich liquorice and anise elements, all blended together to create a rich and almost incomprehensibly smooth wine, with power, body and flavour. Without any shadow of a doubt, I would say satisfaction is guaranteed - or your money back! 

Price: £19.80 on the mix six

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Definition MalbecDate published: 16/04/16

In 1883 Don Tiburcio Benegas set about trying to turn Mendoza into a top quality wine producing region of the world, and it has been said that he was one of the pioneers in Pan-American wine production. You only have to look at our Malbec range today to see what an incredible selection of Mendoza wines we have! 

Having once stocked a Benegas Wine by name, you can only imagine the excitement when we heard who would be producing our Definition Malbec - but at half the list price of it's predecessor. 

This wine has everything you could come to expect from a brilliant Malbec, with a rich fruity texture denoted by the forwardness of the plum, but with a smooth texture of smoke and chocolate which give the wine a real depth. This is without a doubt an amazing example of wine that accompanies steak to a T, but also one which can enjoyed alone by those who enjoy something powerful. 

I genuinely believe this wine carries excellent value for money, especially considering the quality of the producer! 

Price: £8.99 on the mix six.

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Hey Malbec! Date published: 16/04/16

One thing is for sure... whether it be from the way it's packaged to the way it drinks - you won't forget this wine. 

30% of the wine is aged in French Oak which helps to give this wine a real complexity on the palate, leaving a wonderfully aromatic, bold and flavoursome wine; with dominant characteristics of blackcurrant, plum and peppery-spice. However, despite it's stature and power, it is a remarkably smooth wine which drinks astonishingly easily alone as it does with classic roasted and grilled meats. 

My only warning would be to drink with caution. Too many times have I sat down for what is always a remarkably pleasant glass at the end of the day, only to awaken to a smile and an empty bottle...

Price: £9.99 on the mix six

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MAJESTIC PRESENTS... Capaia Merlot Cabernet 2011Date published: 15/04/16

We bought this for you because:

It is simply stunning quality - The care and attention that goes into making this wine would put many a £20 plus claret to shame.

This is a wine that is designed to develop with age and is now drinking perfectly.

We love a good Sunday roast and whether it is beef or lamb this South African take on the most traditional Bordeaux style is a total winner.

Open to taste this weekend, so pop by and enjoy!

£7.99 Mix Six

£9.99 Single Bottle

Malbec World - Special 1 Week Offer.Date published: 12/04/16

To coincide with World Malbec Day on Sunday 17th April we have brought the prices down on 4 of our top Argentinian Malbecs;

Argento Malbec - Mix Six Price just £5.99

San Huberto Malbec - Mix Six Price just £6.99

Vinalba Reservado Malbec - Mix Six Price just £7.99

Benmarco Malbec - Mix Six Price just £9.99

This offer runs until Monday 18th April. We will have a selection of Malbecs open throughout this week.

Mud House Sauvignon - Lowest Price Ever!!Date published: 12/04/16

A Majestic favourite with staff and customers alike, the Mud House Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand is on a mix six price of just £6.49! This is the lowest we have ever had this wine at so it's well worth stocking up while you can. 

Hurry though, offer ends Monday 18th April.

www.majestic.co.uk/Mud-House-Sauvignon-Blanc-zid37323

Don Papa Small Batch Rum - BACK IN STOCK!Date published: 09/04/16

Our favourite Rum is back in stock... come by now to grab yours before they all sell out!

Produced on the isle of Negros Occidental - the sugar capital of the Philippines due to the perfect combination of climate and rich volcanic soil. 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.

£29.70 Mix Six Price

£33.00 Single Bottle Price

MAJESTIC PRESENTS... Pazos De UlloaDate published: 07/04/16

This wine was specially selected and blended by our head buyer Matt Pym on a recent trip to Spain. The White wines from Galicia are deservedly gaining a big reputation while still remaining great value!

The wine is fresh and crisp with aromatic flavours of white peach and apple and a refreshing minerality on the finish. 

"This Palomino/Torrontes blend is soft, bracing and sublime with shellfish."

Single bottle £7.99

Mix Six £6.99

Toast to Spring Sunshine with some RoséDate published: 06/04/16

With all the glorious sunshine, our hotspot this week features some of our best Rosé wines.

Ranging from New Zealand's 'Ned', bursting with summer berries and a creamy texture, to the traditional Provence style of the Domaine La Chautarde. Displaying crisp fresh cherry, watermelon and nectarine flavours.

Both these styles are perfect for large BBQ parties or that quiet glass in the garden after work.

Come by store to sample what we have open and get those taste-buds tingling...

What Ricki's been enjoying this week...Date published: 06/04/16

What happens when you combine my favourite grape varietal with a style of production that almost never fails to disappoint... POW this Baby-Tuscan.. if you please. 

Packed with a super smooth style fronted with bold cherry flavour, this Dogojolo is accompanied with a smooth cassis and beautiful garnish of sweet spice, all of which add to a reputation for being dangerously drinkable. This wine would be a perfect match for so many dishes, simply because of its ease of drinking; but a nice cured meat covered pizza, or a dish based around stewed tomatoes would really suit this fabulously under-priced wine. 

If you love a good, easy drinking but flavoursome red - then i'll bet my house that you'll love this wine! 

Special Offer - 1 Week Only!Date published: 05/04/16

We have two of our favourite light dry white wines on offer this week. Both of these wines will be open to try on our tasting counter.

Picpoul de Pinet Villemarin - Mix Six Price £6.49

We regularly use this in our external wine tastings, as it illustrates that there is life after Sauvignon Blanc!! Youthfully pale lemon yellow, with a nose of lemon and lime fruit, and an intriguing blend of white blossom and green herb notes. Vibrant green apple fruit with a refreshingly dry and acidic finish.

www.majestic.co.uk/Villemarin-Picpoul-de-Pinet-zid10001


Quinta de Azivedo Vinho Verde - Mix Six Price £5.99

"Classic summer party wine, faintly spritzy, dry and limey-melony, and only 10.5% abv." The Telegraph – Susy Atkins – 16th August 2015.

Complex aromas of white and tropical fruits, citrus and white flowers. A lively and stimulating wine, with good acidity and well balanced, hints of spritz and bubble, with a concentrated and fresh finish.

www.majestic.co.uk/Quinta-de-Azevedo-zid15103

Porta 6 - One Week Deal, Offer Price £6.49!Date published: 05/04/16

One of our favourite wines and definitely our most popular Portuguese wine is on a one week offer at just £6.49 on the mix six price.

The Porta 6 from Lisbon not only has funky artwork on the bottle but also delivers in the glass - prompting James Martin on BBC Saturday Kitchen to remark "One of the nicest reds I've tasted in ten years on the show".

This offer ends on Monday 11th April so get your order in quick as it promises to sell very fast.

www.majestic.co.uk/Porta-6-zid15006

Free Delivery, as Standard! Date published: 05/04/16

Never forget that here at Majestic, we always try to go the extra mile to give our customers everthing you could possibly need regarding wine(s!)... We are all about that 5 Star, Gold Standard service.... and just one of the many ways we try to do this is to ensure that no matter where you are in the country, we can deliver out to you for FREE. 

We only ask that you buy your 6 or more bottles to qualify... but once you're there there is no order too large, no village too remote, and no ford too deep that we will not endeavour to get you your wine.

Best of all, you can organise this online, in-store or over the phone. So whether you're at work, at home or on holiday - we'll get your wine to you! 

Planning a Party? Need Glasses? Date published: 04/04/16

We like to think when you're planning a party, we can have all your bases covered! 

Our knowledgeable staff have all organised events before and are happy to help you with numbers when thinking about things like parties, weddings, anniversaries and alike! 

Coupled with this, we also offer glass hire... We have everything you could need to help your event run smoothly on the wine front. 

We have:
Wine Glasses, Pint Glasses, Champagne Flutes, Hi-Ball Glasses, Ice and Ice Buckets to make sure your day goes perfectly! 

We only ask for a £1 per glass deposit, which is completely refundable upon return, and that you are able to give them a quick clean! 

Any issues or queries - do just give us a ring on 0117 962 4467 or email us at: wot@majestic.co.uk

The very best in South Australian Shiraz - Under £10!Date published: 03/04/16

We have a spectacular selection of Australian Wines open to taste at the moment, and two of our most highly rated Aussie Shiraz's are under £10! 

This includes our Kangarilla McLaren Vale Shiraz, a voluptuous, voluminous and voracious red with a velvet-y smooth dark fruit and spiced palate. All this indulgence comes down to just £9.99 on our mix six promotion.

And our Wakefield Shiraz, with a massive medley of medals, this cooler-climate shiraz provides an exceptionally smooth blend of stewed plum flavours with rich blackcurrants and gentle vanilla notes that just keeps your glass begging to be topped up. At £8.99, this really is a remarkable wine. 

If you'd like to hear more, or even try some of the wines, do pop by or give us a ring! 

Peter Lehman RielsingDate published: 03/04/16

 If ever a wine could be described as in vogue, Australian Riesling would fit the bill perfectly. And this Peter Lehman Portrait take on this versatile international grape is nothing short of fantastic. 

Although many of us associate Australia with a climate much removed from our own, the Eden Valley in South Australia can produce some truly outstanding white wines. The crisp and refreshing characteristic of this wine is truly magnificent, with elements of stone fruits interlaced among delightful citrus fruits which dance over classic tones of petrol-esque spice. 

If you love Riesling, but have yet to venture into the delights of a cool climate Australian wine then look no further, and better yet - it's open to taste!

Price: £ 7.99 on the mix six

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Kangarilla Road Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 02/04/16

If you are a fan of delicious, well valued Australian Wines, then this 2013 McLaren Vale Cab Sav is the perfect wine for you. Beautiful blackcurrant and blackberry fruit flavours are well integrated with a smooth, sweet tannin profile to give a well structured, full bodied cabernet. This wine is a perfect accompaniment with rich red meats.

The climate of the McLaren Vale is actually relatively similar to that of Bordeaux, except without the fear of frost, or the worry of too much rain to give the vines too much hardship. What is left, is a fantastic boutique winery that produce top quality wines. 

But don't just take our word for it... It's open to taste on our counter this weekend! 

Price: £9.99 on the mix six

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What Andy's Been Enjoying This WeekDate published: 02/04/16

My friends invited me round for a steak night this week. When you're in a Majestic team you are almost always expected to choose the wine for the evening - luckily I had the Emilio Moro Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero to bring along, and it went down a storm.

It's a big wine with plenty of up-front black fruit flavours balanced beautifully with toasty vanilla and spice. The Tempranillo vines are generally 25 years old which makes the fruit really concentrated.

This wine is £14.99 on the mix six deal and well worth every penny. This wine knocks some of it's more expensive rivals out of the park.

I enjoyed it so much, I've decided to open it on our tasting counter this week for you to try for yourselves.

www.majestic.co.uk/Emilio-Moro-zid14437

Featured on This Weekend's Saturday KitchenDate published: 02/04/16

This weekend BBC's Saturday Kitchen was filmed in our Leatherhead store where Jane Parkinson recommended the Leon Perdigal Cotes du Rhone. Currently on special offer £8.99, mix six price £6.49

This is a classic blend sourced from several sites in the southern Rhône. It has been named in honour of Léon Perdigal, the first cellarmaster at Ogier's now famous cellars, when they were founded in 1859 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The nose has intense aromas of red fruits and spice, with subtle pepper and garrigue notes. The spice-tinged red fruits continue on the palate, which is medium-bodied and has a pleasing length.

Enjoy with all spiced Mediterranean lamb dishes or barbecued meats such as pork.

Come in and taste this weekend as we've opened a bottle on our tasting counter!


www.majestic.co.uk/Cotes-du-Rhone-zid06059

Australian Tasting Week - In-Store NowDate published: 31/03/16

We have a plethora of Australian wines open on our tasting counter this week.

From Dry Rieslings like the Peter Lehmann (mix six price £7.99) to the wonderful rich Wakefield Shiraz (mix six price £8.99) there is something for all palates. 

Don't take our word for it, come in and taste for yourself!

Web Exclusive - Peter Lehmann District Series Shiraz 2012 Mixed CaseDate published: 31/03/16

Web Exclusive

Peter Lehmann District Series Shiraz 2012 Mixed Case

Peter Lehmann is a legend in Australian wine. He championed the Barossa as Australia's leading wine region for over five decades. The Peter Lehmann District Series is a unique range of limited release Barossa premium shiraz. Each wine comes from a special parcel of fruit from a particular single site every year. The Barossa’s landscape is so varied, making it a winemaker’s paradise. In some years there are certain districts that produce small parcels of exceptional quality grapes. They present an insight into the individual terroir of each district. This web exclusive mixed case includes three pairs of these exceptional wines from the 2012 vintage in Eden Valley, Moppa, and Adelaide Hills. (6x75cl bottles)


Peter Lehmann District Series Shiraz 2012 Eden Valley: This is a deep vibrant coloured wine with an abundance of black fruit flavours. The finish has an intense spiciness matched with soft tannins

Peter Lehmann District Series Shiraz 2012 Moppa: This is a dense almost black wine with dark plum and boysenberry aromas. The palate is full bodied with intense dark fruit flavours, firm tannins and a long finish.

Peter Lehmann District Series Shiraz 2012 Adelaide Hills: 2012 was a stunning vintage in Adelaide Hills and has produced a beautiful crimson coloured Shiraz packed with vibrant red fruit flavours.


£79.92

Equivalent to £13.32 per bottle


Offer Ends: 3pm Monday 4th April (or whilst stocks last)
As we expect very high demand for this parcel we can only accept online orders for this

https://www.majestic.co.uk/web-exclusive-wines


Majestic Presents: Kumeu River Pinot Gris 2014Date published: 30/03/16

Founded in 1944 by Croatian immigrants, Kumeu River is still a Brajkovich family operation, producing some of the most exciting white wines in the whole of New Zealand. 

Delicate floral and apple fruit flavours are emboldened by notes of white pepper, fresh apricot and herbs. While slightly off dry this is never cloying. Great with Pad Thai.

Single bottle £11.99 / Mix Six £9.99

The critics love it too!

"If you have never tried these wines, then it is time you see for yourself what New Zealand is capable of." - Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

Oyster Bay Bonanza! Date published: 29/03/16

To welcome in the new week, we have an absolutely amazing offer on Oyster Bay Sauvignon and Merlot, both at £7.49! 

These are truly incredible prices, considering our competition is pricing them at:  £9.75 in Tesco, £10 in Sainsbury and £10.49 in Waitrose!!

Some come and grab yourself a bargain this week! :) 


End of offers! Date published: 28/03/16

Some of our great easter offers are coming to an end today... so it's a great time to restock on some fantastic value wines while they last! 

The Ned is still £6.99 until the end of today, along with Cune Reserva Rioja (£8.99), Macon Lugny (£8.99) and Guigal Cote Du Rhone (£7.99). 

4 hours of online discounts remaining! Date published: 27/03/16

T- 4 hours of savings to be had! 

As a little sorry to say that we are closed today, Easter Sunday, we have hatched an excellent offer of £10 off online orders over £60, and £30 off any orders over £180. Just use the code ESUNDAY2 for £10 off, or ESUNDAY3 for £30 off qualifying orders.

This coupled with our Easter offers on Ned (£6.99), Cune Rioja (£8.99), Macon Lugny (£8.99) and Guigal CDR (£7.99) means that you could save a pretty penny stocking up as we move into April! 

We also have end of offers on De Telmont Champagne (£13.99), and Prosecco La Marca Treviso (£7.99) and La Marca Conegliano (£8.99) for those who would love a bit more sparkle to their tipples of choice! 

Of course your basket could be made up of anything to qualify, whether it be wines, beers or spirits!

Hurry though, this online exclusive offer ends at midnight tonight (27/03/2016).

Happy Clicking

8 hours to go - Egg-cellent online exclusive offers! Date published: 27/03/16

T-8 hours and counting...

As a little sorry to say that we are closed today, Easter Sunday, we have hatched an excellent offer of £10 off online orders over £60, and £30 off any orders over £180. Just use the code ESUNDAY2 for £10 off, or ESUNDAY3 for £30 off qualifying orders.

This coupled with our Easter offers on Ned (£6.99), Cune Rioja (£8.99), Macon Lugny (£8.99) and Guigal CDR (£7.99) means that you could save a pretty penny stocking up as we move into April! 

We also have end of offers on De Telmont Champagne (£13.99), and Prosecco La Marca Treviso (£7.99) and La Marca Conegliano (£8.99) for those who would love a bit more sparkle to their tipples of choice! 

Of course your basket could be made up of anything to qualify, whether it be wines, beers or spirits!

Hurry though, this online exclusive offer ends at midnight tonight (27/03/2016).

Happy Clicking

12 hours to go - save money online!! Date published: 27/03/16

T-12 hours to SAVE SAVE SAVE!!


As a little sorry to say that we are closed today, Easter Sunday, we have hatched an excellent offer of £10 off online orders over £60, and £30 off any orders over £180. Just use the code ESUNDAY2 for £10 off, or ESUNDAY3 for £30 off qualifying orders.

This coupled with our Easter offers on Ned (£6.99), Cune Rioja (£8.99), Macon Lugny (£8.99) and Guigal CDR (£7.99) means that you could save a pretty penny stocking up as we move into April! 

We also have end of offers on De Telmont Champagne (£13.99), and Prosecco La Marca Treviso (£7.99) and La Marca Conegliano (£8.99) for those who would love a bit more sparkle to their tipples of choice! 

Of course your basket could be made up of anything to qualify, whether it be wines, beers or spirits!

Hurry though, this online exclusive offer ends at midnight tonight (27/03/2016).

Happy Clicking

Money Off Online Orders... Easter Sunday Special!!Date published: 27/03/16

As a little sorry to say that we are closed today, Easter Sunday, we have hatched an excellent offer of £10 off online orders over £60, and £30 off any orders over £180. Just use the code ESUNDAY2 for £10 off, or ESUNDAY3 for £30 off qualifying orders.

This coupled with our Easter offers on Ned (£6.99), Cune Rioja (£8.99), Macon Lugny (£8.99) and Guigal CDR (£7.99) means that you could save a pretty penny stocking up as we move into April! 

We also have end of offers on De Telmont Champagne (£13.99), and Prosecco La Marca Treviso (£7.99) and La Marca Conegliano (£8.99) for those who would love a bit more sparkle to their tipples of choice! 

Of course your basket could be made up of anything to qualify, whether it be wines, beers or spirits!

Hurry though, this online exclusive offer ends at midnight tonight (27/03/2016).

Happy Clicking

Sparkling Saturday - Prosecco Salatin TrevisoDate published: 26/03/16

It's Easter Saturday and what better way to enjoy the long weekend than with some fizz? 

This Saturday we have the Prosecco Salatin Treviso open in-store to try - plus a load of other Easter wines! The Prosecco is £11.99 single bottle price or £8.99 on the mix six

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

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

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


Easter Treats Open to Try This WeekendDate published: 25/03/16

We have loads of wines open for you to try this weekend in-store including;

Muga Reserva Rioja

Tour Haut Moulin Haut-Medoc

Definition Pouilly Fume

Macon Lugny Louis Latour

The Ned Rose

St. George Terroir Gin

Plus many more.......pop in to have a sample!

Ned Sauvignon Blanc - £6.99 Deal Ends Monday!!Date published: 25/03/16

Last chance to get Ned Sauvignon Blanc at £6.99 this weekend. We have it open to try on our tasting counter too!

Good Friday - Open Until 8pmDate published: 25/03/16

We are open until 8pm Good Friday, plenty of time to stock up for your Easter weekend.

St. George Terroir Gin - NEW IN STOREDate published: 23/03/16

News for all the Gin lovers out there…. we have a new Californian Gin in stock!

Flavours: Juniper, Pine, Lemon

The St. George Artisan Distillery uses botanicals linked to its homeland.

Forest-driven and earthy, Terroir is a profoundly aromatic gin with a real sense of place. The spirit conveys groves of trees, moist and misty glens, and sun-baked chaparral of Cali’s favourite local parklands.

With Terroir Gin, it takes you there with Douglas fir, California bay laurel, coastal sage, and other evocative botanicals. Sip it and be transported.

Open to try in store today!


Majestic Presents... Our Definition Pouilly-FuméDate published: 23/03/16

This week Majestic presents our very own Pouilly Fumé. 

What is Pouilly Fumé?

Pouilly Fumé translates in a roughshod fashion as 'smoky Sauvignon Blanc' from the town of Pouilly-sur-Loire, so when we set out to find our Definition of Pouilly Fumé that's exactly what we had in mind.

Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

Enjoy with...

A mouthwatering, dry aperitif wine, also ideal with fresh shellfish dishes.


Open to try on our tasting counter and truly delicious!

£12.99 Mix 6 Price





Easter Offers - Last Chance!Date published: 22/03/16

A couple of our Easter offers end on Easter Monday so it's worth picking them up this week;

- Ned Sauvignon Blanc  - Mix Six Price £6.99

- Macon Lugny Louis Latour - Mix Six Price £8.99

- Prosecco Conegliano - Mix Six Price £8.99

- De Telmont NV Champagne  - Mix Six Price £13.99

 

The Majestic Easter Egg HuntDate published: 15/03/16

We have some cracking value wines that are perfect for your Easter celebrations. 

Hunt around our store and find our best bargains....and maybe a little Easter egg treat too!

Top Easter buys include;

The Ned Sauvignon - £10.99, Mix Six £6.99

Guigal Cotes du Rhone - £11.49, Mix Six £7.99

Macon Lugny Latour - £11.99, Mix Six £8.99

Cune Rioja Reserva - £12.99, Mix Six £8.99

Prosecco Conegliano - £12.99, Mix Six £8.99

De Telmont NV Champagne - £19.99, Mix Six £13.99

Offers run until 28th March

Jim Barry Wines - Open to taste this weekendDate published: 12/03/16

The first qualified winemaker to move to the Clare Valley, the late Jim Barry's estate now totals over 200 hectares in this superb wine-growing region. This week we had two of his grandchildren, Olivia and Sam, visit us in-store to go through the wines we stock with us:

The Lodge Hill Wines (Riesling and Shiraz) £13.99 or Mix Six Price £11.99

Purchased by Jim Barry in 1977, The Lodge Hill vineyard is one of the higher sites in the Clare Valley, making it relatively cool and ideal for producing the steely style of Riesling typical of Clare. The site was originally dedicated to Riesling but a small area on the northern facing slope of the hill has a different soil profile and is more suited to growing premium Shiraz (the northern facing slopes get more sunshine in the southern hemisphere). 

The Shiraz's inky blackcurrant and boysenberry fruit is lifted by violet and menthol notes, with smooth tannins still providing plenty of grip. The finish is long and rich.

The Riesling is dry and has firm, zingy natural acidity on the palate, supporting flavours of white peach and mandarin orange.

The Cover Drive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon £13.99 or Mix Six Price £11.99

This wine has been named in commemoration of the Penola cricket ground, which used to lie on the very site where Jim Barry now grows this premium Cabernet, which is blended with small parcels from the family's Clare Valley estate, then aged in French and American oak.

The nose is very fragrant, dominated by intense cassis and cedar, with nuances of fennel and damson. A generous palate with succulent tannins framing blackcurrant, liquorice and cherry flavours.

These wines are open to taste 12-14 March in-store


AIX Rosé Magnums ONLY £14.98Date published: 11/03/16

This week we have a great Provence Rosé on offer!

The AIX Rosé Magnum is only £14.98 for this week, ending Monday 14th March. That's the equivalent of two bottles of provence heaven for under £15.

An award-winning wine from one of the region's largest and most prestigious wineries, Domaine de la Grande Séouve, who have established AIX as perhaps the definitive Provence rosé. Boldly brought to you in a party-ready magnum!

https://www.majestic.co.uk/AIX-Rose-zid08181

New Short Term Offer - Giesen Sauvignon + Beefsteak Club MalbecDate published: 08/03/16

As we know many of you are a fan of a New Zealand Sauvignons and an Argentine Malbecs, we have added a further discount to two of our wines.

For a short time only, we have the Giesen Sauvignon Blanc at £6.99 and the Beefsteak Club Malbec at £5.99

Both represent their regions and styles effortlessly, and are great everyday wines.

Stocks are limited, so take the opportunity to get some great wines at great prices whilst you can.


End of offers! Date published: 07/03/16

Pop in to make the most of some of our offers ending! Below are a few of the wines that are still down at great prices until Monday 14th March.


Lagunilla Reserva - £6.99

Perrier Jouet Grand Brut £24.99

Heidseick Bronze Top £14.99

Codorniu Brut £6.49

Prosecco La marca Cuvee £10.99

Errazuriz Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both at £6.99!

Mothers Day! Treat her to something special...Date published: 06/03/16

Much can be said about the different occasions we find across our calendars in retail, but mothers day is the one that really stands out as one worth celebrating absolutely. I for one know that I can always rely on my own mum no matter what the situation, and will be treating her to a fantastic bottle of merlot today! 

If you fancy a fabulous recommendation to make her feel special today, feel free to pop in and say hello - we'll even have a couple of bottles of fizz open to taste on top of our usual tasting counter stock to help you choose in style. 

Happy mothers day! 

Prosecco Open to Taste ALL WEEKEND! Date published: 05/03/16

To celebrate mothers day being just around the corner, we have 2 different proseccos open all weekend for you to try when you come instore! 

The Prosecco's open to taste are our lightly bubbled Definition Valdobbiadene Prosecco and our fruitier Treviso Romeo and Juliet. We also have a wide range of our usual prosecco's for all your celebratory needs. 


Treat Mum this Mother's Day!Date published: 03/03/16

Only 3 days left 'til Mother's Day. For those who have yet to buy your dear Mums a treat, we are on hand to help you out.

With 6  full-proof wines in store chosen specifically for Mums, you can't go wrong. 

Based on themes that traditional Mother's Day presents, we have such a choice that you're bound to find a bottle she'll love.

Our top picks for Mother's Day are:

Floral

Perrier-Jouët NV Champagne £24.99 Mix 6 price

Fleurie Georges DuBoeuf £8.99 Mix 6 price

Perfumed

Bellingham Bernard Viognier £9.99 Mix 6 price

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc £6.69 Mix 6 price

Chocolatey

Catena Malbec £8.99 Mix 6 price

Domaine Tranquilité Bernard Magrez £6.99 Mix 6 price

Ricki's Pick of the Week!Date published: 02/03/16

For those of you who may have seen me before in Filton, I am introducing my "Pick of the Week" up here in the windy, but very lovely Westbury-on-Trym. Every week I will put up a wine that I have tried recently and give a little review... where possible I will always try to have it open to taste so you can try it too! 

So, for my first post in a new store... Vinalba Malbec Touriga!

This is very attractive looking wine.. straight out of the bottle with hues of deep ruby and violet catching the eye almost immediately. There are of course the recognisable elements of the malbec that the Argentinians do so well; most notable the plum and blackcurrant, but the blend with the Touriga Nacional (a port grape by tradition) has given gentle cassis and peppery notes which really give this wine a smooth drinkability, despite it's 14.5% strength! 

If you are a fan of Malbec or other big steak wines like your Aussie Shiraz's, then I would whole heartedly recommend this wine as an alternative to the usual. Also if you have tried our Porta 6, which also contains the Touriga Nacional, then this is a step in the weightier direction for those who fancy a step to the deeper, darker more dangerous side! 

And of course, the best selling point to this wine is that it is open to taste for you on our tasting counter. 

Name: Vinalba Malbec Touriga.

Price: £8.99 on the mix-six promotion!

Only 2 hours left on our Ned Sauvignon Offer!Date published: 22/02/16

Our fantastic and firm favourite among many - The Ned Sauvignon (New Zealand) is currently at £6.99! 

The offer ends today 22nd February, so anyone yet to grab this deal be quick and then relax and enjoy a great wine at a great price.


Web Exclusive - Beringer Bancroft Ranch MerlotDate published: 18/02/16

Web Exclusive

Beringer Bancroft Ranch Merlot


This week we have two vintages of rare single vineyard Napa Valley Merlot, from Beringer.


The Bancroft Ranch vineyard is one of Beringer’s finest. Located high up on Howell Mountain, one of Napa Valley’s prime sites and home to many of its most famous wines. Only tiny quantities are produced and this wine is often only available to Beringer wine club members, making this a rare find indeed.


Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2004

Soft and complex, with an incredible depth of flavour. This astoundingly impressive wine is a perfect example of how good Napa Merlot can be after the right amount of ageing.


Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2005

An outstanding vintage for Beringer - this is Merlot at its finest. Supple and elegant, with layers of black fruit, you can enjoy this now but could even keep it for a few more years.


These wines represent outstanding value. The the more recent 2012 vintage would cost you $75 from the winery.


Beringer Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2004 Napa Valley

Beringer Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2005 Napa Valley

6x75cl bottles

£107.82

Equivalent to £17.97 per bottle


Offer closes: 3pm Monday 22 February (or whilst stocks last)


As we expect very high demand for this parcel we can only accept online orders for this

https://www.majestic.co.uk/web-exclusive-wines

Ned Sauvignon Blanc - Just £6.99!! This Week Only Date published: 16/02/16

Ned Sauvignon Blanc - Just £6.99!! This Week Only 

Everyone's favourite New Zealand Sauvignon is back at £6.99 (mixed 6 price) for just one week. 

This is a great opportunity to stock up ready for warmer days. 

The offer ends at the close of play Monday 22nd February. If you can't make it into store before then, give us a call, we can take payment over the phone securing the fantastic price and deliver later in the week or why not book it in for the morning of your first summer party.  

Greywacke Sauvignon Back in Stock!Date published: 16/02/16

To all those New Zealand Sauvignon lovers we are excited to announce that we have Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc back in stock.

Origin

Greywacke (pronounced 'grey-wacky') is the name given to the grey sedimentary rock that characterises much of the soil in this estate's vineyard. The winery was founded in 2009, and is the brainchild of Kevin Judd, former winemaker of Cloudy Bay for 25 years.

Taste

Intense aromatics of melon, peach and papaya are accompanied by hints of tomato leaf and capsicum. The palate is crisp but remarkably mouth-filling, a small portion of the wine having been oak fermented.

Currently £16.99 on the mix 6.

Oeil de Perdrix WINNER!Date published: 15/02/16

Thanks to everyone who entered our prize draw over the weekend to win a bottle of Rose Champagne, the winner was drawn out of a hat this morning.

Congratulations to Ben Fortune who won the bottle of Oeil de Perdrix Rose Champagne!

What a 'Fortune-ate' chap!


South African Tasting WeekDate published: 15/02/16

This week we are focusing on the beauty of South African wines.

Starting tomorrow (16th February) we will have a selection of South African wines to taste in store.

Feel free to pop in any time between 16th-25th February and try some fantastic wines on our tasting counter. Our selection will include a variety of grapes and styles: Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc, just to name a few.

Hope to see you all soon!

 

Macon Lugny Louis Latour Back in Stock Date published: 12/02/16

We now have the Macon Lugny from Louis Latour back in stock. £11.99 or £9.99 mix six price.

Valentine's Champagne Open to TasteDate published: 12/02/16

The perfect gift this Valentine's day is Oeil de Perdrix Rose Champagne

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.

Special Offer £25.00 £19.99 Mix Six Price£17.99

We will have this Champagne open to taste all weekend!

Half Price Wines? Yes we do! Date published: 12/02/16

Don't forget about our amazing Treasury Parcel with up to 50% off the single bottle price on our mixed six promotion! They are ideal for stocking up when the cellar is looking a bit depleted, and the perfect accompaniment for a lunch in the winter sun. Even better, we even have them and many other wines open to taste.

But remember - they are a limited supply so grab them while they last! 

Valentines Day in "Majestic-on-TrymDate published: 11/02/16

Whether you're looking for that little extra sparkle to celebrate with that special someone, or whether Sunday is just the perfect day to relax with a glass of something you fancy... we have a huge range of products that can help you celebrate they way you want to! 

So whether it's #Valentines and #Love or #Antivalentines and #Friends, come and have a browse and a taste of something just right! 

And to top it all, we even have a free raffle to win a bottle of Oeil De Perdrix Rosé Champagne...!

Celebrate Valentines Day!Date published: 10/02/16

It's not long to go until Valentine's Day, so to celebrate, we have chosen six of our most eligible Valentine's Day themed wines just for you.

It's now down to you to find your perfect match...

.

 Oeil de Perdrix Rosé NV Champagne
£24.99 £19.99 Mix Six £17.99

Exuding confidence, glamour and full of allure. I am the perfect partner for any form of indulgence or event!


Prosecco Romeo & Juliet NV Treviso, Pasqua
£10.99 £8.99 Mix Six £7.99

A true romantic with the perfect combination - a smooth swagger and added sparkle for any fizzy, fun-loving heroine.


Bouvet Saumur Rosé Brut NV,
£11.99 £9.99 Mix Six £8.99

Opt for elegance! Delicate and refined but with traditional values means everyday with me can be a celebration.


M de Minuty Rosé 2014 Côtes de Provence
£14.99 £11.99 Mix Six £9.99

Flamboyant and fresh from the French Riviera. I’m the contemporary choice - chic, stylish and perfect for a crowd.


Montes Twins 2012/2013 Colchagua Valley
£9.99 £8.99 Mix Six £7.99

Enjoy a date with the finest Twins in town. Cabernet and Malbec seek steak-loving partner for Chile nights and sizzling days.


Dom. Sainte Rose 'Le Marin Blanc' Marsanne Roussanne 2014 PGI Côtes de Thongue,
£8.99 Mix Six £7.99

Charming, bright and versatile, I’m the complete package. You can rely on me to bring a smile to your face on any occasion..



Majestic - not just wines!Date published: 06/02/16

Even we'll agree that it might not quite be Rose weather here in BS9... but whatever the reason to celebrate this weekend - we have a huge selection of beers at great prices for you this weekend! Whether you are looking for a nice craft beer to relax of an evening, or perhaps a crate to share around watching the rugby - we have a great selection ready and waiting! 

Web Exclusive - Penfolds Bin 138Date published: 04/02/16

We have a very limited web exclusive offer for you this week....Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Grenache Mataro.

Bin 138 is perhaps the quintessential Barossa blend, representing the primary red varieties planted by the region's early settlers, and which have gone on to define the Barossa style. Created from the fruit of old vines, aged in American oak hogsheads for 12 months.

Warm and forward on the nose, which offers ripe red fruit aromas accompanied by notes of cinnamon and game. Muscular on the palate with cherry, mocha and pudding spice flavours in abundance.

Drink now or cellar for another 10 years.

Orders can be placed via the website only.

6 bottles for £71.88 , £11.99 a bottle

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Penfolds-Bin-138-Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro-zid19340x6

New Arrival - Sibling GinDate published: 03/02/16

Founded and run by four Siblings, the Sibling Distillery in Cheltenham have crated a trendsetting triple-distilled gin. Not only do they vapour infuse their botanicals to keep the flavours delicate, they actually create their own base spirit from scratch rather than buy in neutral spirit. 

The result is a gin which is rich and smooth with a hint of vanilla, light pepperyness and a touch of creamy berry flavours.

We have this wine open in-store to try and so far it has gone down a storm with staff and customers alike.

£40, or mix six price £35.99

Dry January is Over! Date published: 01/02/16

Dry January is Over! 

Congratulations to all those who managed to go through January without drinking, 

Now is a great time to try new things and not just go back to old habits

Coming up over the next couple of months we've got some fantastic events on; 

18th February - The Wine Course - This is our famous wine course, a really informative and fun evening but hurry we have limited spaces. 

19th - 25th February - South African Spotlight Tasting - there's more to South Africa than just Pinotage, come and see. 

18th -24th March - Spanish Spotlight Week - Spain is our favourite region come and see why

25th - 31st March - Easter Spotlight Week - come and find your Easter wines. 

If you can't make any of these dates then just come in and see us in store, we'll be pleased to help you explore some new wines. 

  

Amazing Oyster Bay Deal - £7.49Date published: 22/01/16

We have managed to secure a fantastic deal on Oyster Bay Sauvignon and  Oyster Bay Merlot at only £7.49 (Mix Six Price). The price will run from Friday 22nd January until Monday 1st February.

These deals don't happen every day - Oyster Bay Merlot has not been this price since 2011 and Oyster Bay Sauvignon has only once been this price or better since 2011.

Taking its name from the local 'Oyster Bay' on the tip of New Zealand's South Island. Oyster Bay in Marlborough's Wairau Valley is one of the most famous wine brands in the world.

The Sauvignon shows pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, alongside a subtle herbaceousness. It is crisp, elegant and refreshing.

The Merlot is plummy, jammy and ripe berry fruits augmented by hints of spice, toasted oak and chocolate aromas are followed by a rich, rounded and fruity palate.

https://www.majestic.co.uk/oyster-bay-wine


Web Exclusive Domaine FL 'La Croix Picot' 2009 SavennièresDate published: 21/01/16

Single vineyard Savennières - your chance to discover Chenin at its best.


We are delighted to bring you a small parcel from Domaine Fournier-Longchamp, one of the best producers in the seldom seen quality enclave of Savennières. The organically grown grapes come from a single vineyard - ‘La Croix Picot’, which is often considered an unofficial premier cru.


Savennières is tiny, making up only one fifth of one percent of the Loire Valley wine producing area. Despite its minute size, it is revered amongst wine aficionados as one of the Loire valley’s most unique and enchanting regions.


Father and son team of Philip and Julien Fournier have used their state of the art the winery to craft a remarkably complex and unique wine, the likes of which are hard to come by.


Intended to improve with the years, the 2009 has been stored in ideal conditions until now - so it is perfectly ready for you to enjoy.


Domaine FL 'La Croix Picot' 2009 Savennières

6x75cl bottles

£75.54

Equivalent to £12.59 per bottle


Offer closes: 3pm Monday 25 January (or whilst stocks last)


As this is a very small parcel we can only accept online orders for this.

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Domaine-FL-La-Croix-Picot--zid97060x6

Special Offer - 1 Week Only!Date published: 19/01/16

We have 2 amazing offers from South America for you. A Mendoza Malbec and a zingy Sauvignon from Chile.

Don Armando Malbec - £9.99 £8.99 - Mix Six Price £5.99

El Viajero Sauvignon Blanc - £9.99 £8.99 - Mix Six Price £5.99

These offers end on January 25th so snap them up while you can!

https://www.majestic.co.uk/flash-wine-offers

What have the Majestic Staff been drinking this weekend...?Date published: 18/01/16

Steph's Tipple:

Balfour 1503 Rosé NV

Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Meunier

Saturday evening, friends round, bubbles flowing...perfect!

A great example of English Sparkling Wine production. Made using the traditional Champagne method, Hush Heath Estate's Balfour 1503 Rosé NV is delicately sparkling, with aromas of strawberry and grapefruit. It slips down almost too easily!

Only £19.99 on the Mix 6






Waimea Pinot Gris On Saturday Kitchen! Date published: 16/01/16

Waimea Pinot Gris On Saturday Kitchen! £9.99 (mixed 6) 14.99 single bottle

The fantastic Waimea Pinot Gris was paired with John Torode's curry this morning on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen. 

If you liked the look of it this this morning then pop in and give it a go in store, we've opened it up on our tasting counter. 

Pinot Gris is the same grape variety as the Italian Pinot Grigio, but offers a very different flavour. This wine from Nealson New Zealand is no exception; It's bursting with aromas of pair, honey, apple and spice. This continues onto the palate with a hint of sweetness, clean acidity and soft texture. 

This wine is a must try and would pair beautifully with curries and other spicy Asian food. 


Pudding Wine Back In!Date published: 15/01/16

Pudding Wine Back In 

Our sweet wine section takes a bit of a hammering over Christmas but I'm pleased to say some of our favourites are back in stock. 

Much like Champagne sweet wines are often overlooked outside of Christmas. Which we feel is a mistake. For the most part sweet wines offer tremendous value; they can be very labour intensive to produce and made in much smaller amounts. 

These are 2 of our favourites:

D'Arenberg, The Noble Wrinled, Riesling, 2011 - This Australian wine is full of flavour, achieved not only with the Botrytis affected fruit but also with bottle age. Just £9.74 a bottle (mixed 6) £12.99 single bottle price. 

Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos 2009, Hungary. - They have combined traditional and modern techniques to produce this superb wine. It's a must try! Just £21.60 a bottle (mixed 6) £24.00 single bottle.  

Beer BargainsDate published: 15/01/16

We still have some fantastic beers at just £1 a bottle! 

Corona Extra 24x330ml - £24

Pilsner Urquell 24x330ml - £24

Bitburger 12x330ml - £11.99

www.majestic.co.uk/beer


Web Exclusive - Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon NOW SOLD OUTDate published: 14/01/16

This is an ultra-refined, ultra-rare Cabernet Parcel, from the best vineyards in the Napa Valley. The care and passion in every bottle is a match for premier cru classé Bordeaux. We have 2 vintages available in packs of 6. The 2009 and 2010.

Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Napa Valley 6x75cl BottlesUSA 

"Etude's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley bursts from the glass with juicy dark berries, grilled herbs, menthol, tar, tobacco and licorice. Firm tannins provide the backbone as this powerful, muscular Cabernet opens up in the glass."

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate

Etude Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Napa Valley 6x75cl BottlesUSA 

"This beauty offers a dense purple color, lots of creme de cassis, licorice and forest floor notes, a youthful personality, and a quasi-Bordeaux-like tannic structure. It will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades."

Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate

These wines are extremely limited and are available exclusively online. Please follow the link below to place an order.

SORRY THESE 2 WINES HAVE NOW SOLD OUT

https://www.majestic.co.uk/web-exclusive-wines

Back in Stock.....Date published: 13/01/16

We are restocking after our bumper Christmas and New Year. Some of your favourite wines have just arrived back in store here in Westbury-on-Trym and are still on their pre-Christmas prices.

Whites

Picpoul Villemarin - Mix 6 price £6.74

Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc - Mix 6 price £6.99

King's Thorn Pinot Gris - Mix 6 Price £9.99


Reds

Ravenswood Zinfandel - Mix 6 price £8.99

Tucumen Malbec - Mix 6 price £7.99

Poggio Civetta Montepulciano - Mix 6 price £6.66


Rose

Ned Rose - Mix 6 price £7.99


Sparkling

Chapel Down Brut - Mix 6 Price £16.65

Prosecco Romeo & Juliet - Mix 6 price £7.99

Lastarria Merlot Date published: 13/01/16

Lastarria Merlot - Colchagua, Chile 

The Merlot Reserva from Lastarria is slightly fuller than most Merlot wines and has grippy tannins. It therefore makes a great food wine. Match it with roasted meats, stews and casseroles.

Merlot generally produces medium-bodied fruity wines that are great to drink by themselves or with food. The grape is often sold as a single varietal wine, as it is here, but did you know that Merlot is widely planted in Bordeaux and is one of the two most important grape varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon.

 £9.99 or mix 6 save 33% = £6.66 

Ripe blackberry, red cherry, raspberry, Plum, oak, grippy tannins

Winter Warmers Date published: 13/01/16

Come in and see our expert staff for a personal recommendation. A specially selected range to ease the icy cold chill of those dark and windy evenings. 

With our Bin End Sale you can chose from a price range to suit all. And with the tasting counter stocked up we are sure to find the right wines for you. 


We Love BordeauxDate published: 10/01/16

Bordeaux is one of the most prestigious and famed wine regions of the world, which means there is often a lot of jargon surrounding it. I'm going to try and simplify it all a bit for you;

There are two key areas which the region is split into. The Left Bank (south of the river) and the Right Bank (north of the river).

The wines from the Left Bank usually have Cabernet Sauvignon as the dominant grape variety in the blend. But they also have some Merlot and their other grape varieties (Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) as well. There some key appellations (sub regions) which you may have heard of which are particularly well known; Margaux, Pauillac and St Julien are the big ones.

The wines of the Right Bank tend to be made from predominantly Merlot and have the rest of the blend made up with the aforementioned grape varieties. The key appellations here are Pomerol and St Emillion.

The Left Bank wines tend to have more tannin, structure and ageing potential whilst the wines from the Right Bank are softer, a bit fruitier and perhaps more accessible for a Bordeaux newbie.

We have a great selection on Bordeaux here at Majestic spanning all styles and price points so pop in for a chat and a few recommendations...


Bin End Bonanza - Steph's ChoiceDate published: 09/01/16

My top pick for our Bin End Sale this month is the Killka Chardonnay 2014 Bodegas Salentein.

Bright greenish yellow, this is a youthful and vibrant wine, displaying a nose of ripe citrus fruit and gentle hints of vanilla and soft tropical notes. 

I'd match this with my creamy Spaghetti Carbonara and a chunk of homemade French baguette. 

"This lightly oaked chardonnay with bright citric fruits, hints of pear skin, with vanilla and cinnamon notes from the oak was popular with tasters…I liked this as it tasted the least confected and most balanced of the whites that we tried."

The Scotsman – Rose Murray Brown – 26th September 2015




Bin End Bonanza - James's ChoiceDate published: 09/01/16

Bin End Bonanza - James's Choice

Selaks Reserve, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon blend, Hawkes Bay New Zealand. £9.99 (mixed 6) £14.99 single bottle price. 

The Selaks Reserve is a soft and subtle wine from a family with over 80 years of wine making experience. 

The fruit for the wine comes for the "corner 50 vineyard" which is one of the warmest micro climates in Hawkes Bay. Producing perfectly ripe Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. 

The wine is a deep ruby colour, with aromas of plum, Blackcurrant and Spice, these flavours continue onto the palate with soft tannins and a long complex finish. 

This wine would pair perfectly with a rich lamb dish such as braised shanks, or on it's own as a winter warmer.   

James's 3 Spirits For WinterDate published: 08/01/16

James's 3 Spirits For Winter

It's finally getting cold and what better way to deal with it then with a glass of something dark and strong. Here are 3 of my favourite winter spirits: 

Tin Cup Whisky £28.79 mixed 6 (£32.00 single bottle) 

Hailing form Colorado, it's a rye based bourbon style whisky, with more power and spice than you would expect from across the pond. The highlight is the long comforting vanilla finish and it comes with a little tin cup, in case of emergencies.    

Firean Peated Scotch £17.99 mixed 6 (£19.99 single bottle) 

A blended Scottish whisky is not something I would usually be drawn to but the Firean (pronounced "Fir-ee-an") is packed full of peaty and smoky aromas. Which is just what you need as the temperature drops. 

Ron Mulata 7 year old Cuban Rum £22.50 mixed 6 (£25.00 single bottle) 

If you're someone that finds most rum far too sweet then this the one for you. It's got a beautiful nose of sweet wood but the palate is only just off dry. It's perfect for pouring over ice and sipping. 

My first eight weeks at Majestic Date published: 06/01/16

I started my majestic journey though the world of wine during the build-up to the busiest month of the year. It was a delightful trial, which has given me a whistle stop tour of the huge range of wines that we do. 

My first and favour wine so far, the La Casetta, Valpolicella. One you MUST try! 

I am looking forward to in 2016. 

Lots more to learn and many more wines to taste. 

Pop in and given me you recommendation for 2016

Bin End Bonanza - Andy's ChoiceDate published: 06/01/16

Vignobles des Aubas Colombard Gros Manseng 2014 PGI Côtes de Gascogne

£6.99 or Bin End Mix Six Price - £4.66

This pale, crisp white wine from Gascogne is an excellent alternative to Sauvignon Blanc and on an unbelievably good bin end price. I've already snapped up a few bottles and I doubt it will be on our shelves for long.


www.majestic.co.uk/Vignobles-des-Aubas-Colombard-Gros-Manseng-zid10360?tracking=|searchterm:aubas

Bin End Bonanza is Back!Date published: 05/01/16

Our new Bin End Sale has started today!

We have added some new lines to our sale so there's plenty of new bargains to be had. White, red, rose and fizz.

Come in and grab a great wine at a great price.

My favourite is the DB Reserve Pinot Noir, only £6.66 on the Mix 6.

Come and explore!


Champagne Isn't Just for Christmas and New Year Date published: 04/01/16

Champagne Isn't Just for Christmas and New Year 

Champagne is often just brought out on special occasions, such as weddings birthdays and Christmas (long may this continue). However outside these events it's often neglected. We're much more likely to pull the cork on a still wine as we sit down for a meal. Champagne is great on its own, this brings pleasure but there is so much untapped potential. 

Champagne is a very versatile and food friendly wine, Its high natural acidity helps to bring out the best in many foods. There are the more obvious parings such as smoked salmon or oysters but why not get a little more adventurous; 

Try a fresh zippy wine such as Taittinger with sushi, it helps to cleanse your mouth between bites. 

Instead of crisps why not give poppadoms and mango chutney a go. 

Eggs also pair very well and not just at brunch, why no give quails eggs a go. 

Next time your having a cheese board don't just go straight for the bottle of red give champagne a go. 

Even red meats work, if your lucky enough to have an aged vintage bottle try it with some roast venison. 

Lets not forget fish and chips, the bubbles help to wash down the greasy batter. 

We have lots of amazing, offers on at the moment, with prices starting at just £13.32 (mixed 6 price) https://www.majestic.co.uk/champagne

Give some these a go or try and find your own pairings (let us know what works) 

Jim Barry JanuaryDate published: 02/01/16

For those of you who like a full bodied Aussie Shiraz, our Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz 2013, Clare Valley will hit the spot.


Origin

The first qualified winemaker to move to the Clare Valley, the late Jim Barry's estate now totals over 200 hectares in this superb wine-growing region. The Lodge Hill site was originally meant for Riesling, but instead was chosen to make this premium, reserved Shiraz.

Taste

The inky blackcurrant and boysenberry fruit is lifted by violet and menthol notes, with smooth tannins still providing plenty of grip. The finish is long and rich.

Enjoy

Drink this wine now, or over the next 5 years to soften the dense fruit, matching it to grilled meats, lasagne and casseroles.


Crikey! Only £9.99 on the mix 6


Offers ending this Monday!Date published: 02/01/16

 We hope you have all had a fun filled Christmas and New Year!

We are here to help your post-Christmas blues in the form of deliciously fermented grape juice...Here are some of the offers ending this Monday 4th January:

Oyster Bay NZ Sauvignon £7.99

Days of Summer, Chilean Sauvignon £6.66

Peroni £1 a bottle








Wine of the Week - Bellingham Pinopasso Pinotage 2014 Coastal RegionDate published: 02/01/16


Bellingham Pinopasso Pinotage 2014 Coastal Region“This Pinotage uses ripasso winemaking techniques taken from northern Italy to produce a rich and deep wine. ”

Where does it come from?


46 miles from cape town at an altitude of 650ft, Bellingham have created this quintessentially South African adaption of the rippaso style using their signature grape.


What does it taste like?


Dark, fleshy and muscular, this wine offers the smoky and sinuous black cherry profile of classic Pinotage, with added richness and sweet spice notes, and a smooth, voluptuous texture


When shall I drink it?


Complementing a  rich mushroom risotto or a veal shank.


Try it for yourself now!


Mix Six Price = £7.49



Happy New Year From Team Westbury on Trym Date published: 02/01/16

Happy New Year From Team Westbury on Trym 

We hope all our customers have had as much fun as we did on New Years Eve and enjoyed lots of great wine and beer. 

We're looking forward to seeing you all in 2016, continuing to help you all explore the fascinating world of wine. 

Having a New Years Eve Party? Date published: 30/12/15

Having a New Years Eve Party? 

Then head to majestic, we still have all of our Christmas offers on Champagne, Prosecco and beer. With fizz starting at just £8.99 and beer at just £1 a bottle (£24 for a case of 24).

If you're short of glasses then why not hire some of ours for free. 

We're open on New Years eve between 1000 and 1700. 


Join us for Festive Friday!Date published: 17/12/15

We are really getting into the spirit of Christmas and this Friday (18th December) we are having some festive fun in-store. We are donning the Christmas jumpers, putting the yuletide hits on the jukebox and we will even have some mince pies to try alongside the port, sherry and dessert wine we have on our tasting counters......plus loads of our favourite wines too!

Pop along, and if you want to wear your festive jumpers, you'll blend right in!

Extra NZ Sauvignon Offers!Date published: 15/12/15

Our excellent New Zealand Sauvignon offers just got even better with two of the most well known coming down in price in time for Christmas!

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc - Mix Six Price £7.99

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc - Mix Six Price £6.99


*** "Christmas In a Case" is here! ***Date published: 15/12/15

"Christmas In a Case" holds 12 specially selected wines to cover ALL your Christmas needs.

‘Christmas in a Case’ includes:  

2 x Drappier Cru

1 x Pouilly fume Cascadelle

1 x Albarino Codax

1 x Stella Alpina Pinot Grigio

1 x Bourgogne Blanc Cordier

1 x Mud House Pinot

1 x Marcelo Pelleritti Malbec

1 x Rioja Gran Reserva

1 x Ch Coufran

1 x Clos L’Abeilley

1 x Croft LBV

and a FREE pack of 'King of Hops' beer

Pop in-store to pick up your case and beat the Christmas rush. 

Christmas Tip of the Week - Eggs Benedict and ChampagneDate published: 09/12/15

As Christmas day descends upon us, we are stocking up on our delicious wines and filling our kitchen full of mouth watering Christmas foods.

Remember how food and wine matches can make or break a dish?

Well here's a match for Christmas morning that'll set you up for the big day.

Two classics work exceptionally well together so on the 25th December morning why not try Eggs Benedict with Champagne?

My favourite Champagnes to match my eggs would be: 

Laurent-Perrier brut NV Champagne 33% off only £24.99

Duval-Leroy NV Champagne 33% off off only £15.99


Give it a try and make this Christmas Majestic!



Craft Spirit RangeDate published: 08/12/15

Come in and see our range of craft spirits, all available to taste!

Staff favourites include Tincup Colorado Bourbon, Grand Domaines VSOP Cognac, Don Papa Rum and The Lakes Gin!

Opening Hours Over ChristmasDate published: 04/12/15

Our opening hours over the Christmas period are:

  • Monday 7 - Friday 11 December: 9am - 8pm
  • Saturday 12 December: 9am - 7pm
  • Sunday 13 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Monday 14 - Friday 18 December: 9am - 8pm
  • Saturday 19 December: 9am - 8pm
  • Sunday 20 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 December: 9am - 8pm
  • Thursday 24 December: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday 25 December: CLOSED
  • Saturday 26 December: CLOSED
  • Sunday 27 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Monday 28 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 29 December: 10am - 7pm
  • Wednesday 30 December: 10am - 7pm
  • Thursday 31 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Friday 1 January 2016: CLOSED

We're open our normal hours from Saturday 2 January onwards.

Fine Wine Friday - Ch Bonalgue 2007 PomerolDate published: 04/12/15

Ch Bonalgue 2007 Pomerol

£30 - Mix Six Price £19.99

Available to taste in-store 4-6 Dec

Located in the heart of Pomerol close to Vieux Chateau Certan and Cheval Blanc, This is estate consistantly makes exceptional wines at a far more reasonable price than its more famous neighbours. The 2007 is charming and soft and now at its peak, Blackberry flavours mingle with chocolate and spicy notes. Cracking stuff.

Chilean Tasting Week - Come and SampleDate published: 04/12/15

Chilean wines are now among the most popular of all the world - and justifiably so, since top quality is available across the price range.

We will be showcasing a range of Chilean wines on our tasting counter from 4-10 December. See our online tasting counter to see which wines we have open to try.

Louis Roederer Brut only £24.99!!!Date published: 03/12/15

As we go into our December offers we have reduced our Louis Roederer Brut NV Champagne even further to give you the best deals possible this Christmas.

Currently £24.99 this elegant Champagne is an absolute steal. You will truly be celebrating Christmas in style with this gem in your wine rack.

From the maker of Cristal, a deliciously rich Champagne, with an overt fruitiness and nutty, yeasty notes. A long, complex and rewarding finish is a hallmark of the house style.

It beginning to look a lot like Christmas...Date published: 01/12/15

Celebrate in style this Christmas

In the run up to the big day, you can now take full advantage of our great Christmas offers!

Starting day we have plenty of 33% off wines, enough to fill your boots (or stockings!).

Here are just some of what you could be treating yourselves and others to this December:

Champagne

Louis Roederer Brut NV - £29.98 Mix 6
Veuve Clicquot Brut NV - £29.98 Mix 6
Nicolas Feuillatte NV - £15.99 Mix 6

Beers
£1 a bottle : Peroni, Corona, Pilsner Urquell (24 pack)

Whites perfect with Turkey:

Macon-Villages 'Les Roches Blanches' 2014 Louis Jadot - £8.99 Mix 6
Macon-Lugny 2013 Louis Latour -  £8.79 Mix 6

Reds perfect with Turkey:

Errazuriz Estate Series Pinot Noir 2013-14 Valle de Aconcagua - £6.99 Mix 6
Beaujolais-Villages 2014 Georges Duboeuf - £7.49 Mix 6


33% off ALL New Zealand Sauvignon and Spanish Rioja!Date published: 26/11/15

33% off ALL New Zealand Sauvignon and Spanish Rioja!


To celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday we have bumper weekend for you, offering 1/3 off ALL New Zealand Sauvignons and ALL Rioja!

This is the ideal time to buy your wines for Christmas and think about presents for your friends.

Remember we offer free delivery on 6 bottles, so it's easy for sending any gifts out in time for Christmas.

We have plenty open to try, here are just a few:

Graham Norton Sauvignon Blanc £13.49, now £8.99 on Mix 6

Jackson Estate Stich Sauvignon Blanc £14.99, now £9.99 on Mix 6

Marques de Riscal Reserva £14.99, now £9.99 on Mix 6

Vina Eguia  Gran Reserva £13.49, now £8.99 on Mix 6


Don't forget all of our old friends will be on offer too:

Ned Sauvignon now £6.99

Villa Maria Sauvignon now £6.99

Brancott Estate Sauvignon now £6.99

Vina Eguia Rioja Reserva was £9.99, now £6.66

Vina Ardanza was £23.50, now £15.66

33% off ALL Argentinian Malbec - Offer ends Monday 23rd NovemberDate published: 19/11/15

The Winter weather is here, and what I enjoy the most this time of year is sitting by the fire with a big glass of red. Full bodied is preferred!

And so this weekend we have 33% all Argentinian Malbec to keep you (and me) going through this winter period.

We currently have the Catena Malbec (£8.66 on Mix Six) and Villa Nueva Malbec (£5.99 on Mix Six) open to try on our tasting counter.

This offer starts today and will run over the weekend until Monday, so remember to stock up on your favourites in time :) 

Come in and explore, try some great Malbec and have a fantastic weekend! 






Our New Look StoreDate published: 17/11/15

Pop in to see our new look store. We have lowered our stacks of wine and opened up a bit of space to make the shopping experience for the customer even better! 

Planing a Party This Christmas? Date published: 16/11/15

Planning a Party This Christmas? 

Then Majestic has everything you need:

- A huge range of wine, beer, spirits and soft drink

- Friendly expert staff on hand to make sure you get the best wines to match your budget

- Free glass hire, don't risk your best glassware, borrow form us   

- Free Ice bucket hire, not enough space in the fridge? hire one of our huge green ice bins. 

- Free delivery, Let us do the hard work for you we'll bring it straight to your door and beyond. 

Pop into your local store and find out more, or give us a call: 0117 962 4467.

Laurent Perrier Rosé N.V. Champagne Under £40! Date published: 15/11/15

Laurent Perrier Rosé N.V. Champagne Under £40! 

One of the best known and loved Rosé Champagnes, is on our 33% off promotion for this weekend only, Making it just £39.98 (MIxed 6 price). If you've tried this fantastic wine before and liked it as much as us then now's great time to pick up a few bottles. 

If you're yet to try it then what are you waiting for, order a mixed case before 7pm on Monday (3pm online) and pop in a bottle of the LP Rosé.  

California Wine Tasting WeekDate published: 13/11/15

California Dreaming

This week brings us our USA tasting. Feel inspired by the styles and varieties of wines spanning across California and even Washington.

We want to showcase some of our favourite USA wines, these are all available to try on our tasting counter for the week commencing Friday 13th November 2015.

Here’s what we’ve got to offer this week:


Reds

Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise 2013

70% Zinfandel, 14% Syrah, 11% Petite Syrah, 5% Grenache

From the Paso Robles region, this rich dark purple wine is perfect for these Winter months. Smoky vanilla, ripe cherries, and plenty of the Christmas spices, nutmeg and cinnamon.

A punchy wine, but beautifully balanced tannins. It exudes flavours of cherry, mocha and leather.

Perfectly suited to meats. Burgers, beef stews, game or steak, they work wonders together.


£12.74 Mix 6



Clos du Bois Pinot Noir 2013

95% Pinot Noir

From Sonoma County and Coastal California, this ruby red Pinot Noir is always a hit.

Delicate red berries on the nose with earthy undertones. The taste has a sweet cherry flavour, but still very smooth and a hint of toasty oak.

Match this with roast pork, ribs or my favourite, bacon.


£9.74 Mix 6


Whites


Richskaw Chardonnay 2014


100% Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is made using vineyards spanning across the Californian coast, from Santa Barbara to Mendocino. It allows Rickshaw wines to create a beautiful blend benefitting from the richness of warm areas and the aromatics from cool areas.

Fresh on the nose, the Chardonnay offers tropical flavours on the palate with a hint of oak and a pinch of lemon.

Matches perfectly with chicken or lightly spiced Asian plates.


£11.99 Mix 6


Vino Pinot Grigio 2012


100% Pinot Grigio

A change in direction from the California wines. This Pinot Grigio is from the Columbia Valley in Washington.

The cooler climate makes the wine pleasantly aromatic with flavours of cut grass, honeysuckle, melon and a nice minerality.

Match this Pinot Grigio with oysters or light fish for a swimmingly good meal.


£8.66 Mix 6

33% Off Champagne This Weekend!!Date published: 13/11/15

33% Off Champagne This Weekend!!

From now until the close of play Monday we 33% off all Champagnes (Under £100 Pounds). 

This is a fantastic deal and an amazing opportunity to stock up before Christmas. 

These are three of the best offers: 

Bollinger special Cuvee N.V. Just £29.98 (mixed 6 price), It's rare to get this iconic fizz under £30, Why not celebrate the release of the latest bond film with our favourite spy's favourite Bottle.

Laurent Perrier Rose N.V. This wine has quite a following, and at just £39.98 (mixed 6 price) I'm sure we'll have a few more fans by the end of the weekend. 

J de Telmont Grand Reserve N.V. At just £13.32 (mixed 6 price) it's a must try, come in today and give it a go it's open on our tasting counter. 

Don't miss out place and order today!

Parcel Series Old Vine Zinfandel, California, 2012Date published: 13/11/15

Parcel Series Old Vine Zinfandel, California, 2012 - Mixed 6 Price £6.66 

Specially selected for Majestic from a long established family run winery in California. Zinfandel is a variety that was brought over the America by Croatian immigrants.

This wine is a great winter warmer. It’s plush ripe fruit and warm spice notes will warm you up on the coldest of days. If you’ve not tried a Zinfandel before this is a great introduction.  

This wine is great on it’s own but why not give it a go with roast duck.

It's open on the tasting counter now come and give it a go. 



Au Revoir October...Date published: 23/10/15

Au Revoir October...

The time has come again to say goodbye to our current monthly offers.

Remember to stock up on all of your favourites whilst you can, and don't forget Christmas will arrive at your door sooner than you think!

Here's a reminder of our best 33% off offers:

Whites:

Macon Blanc Les Roches Blanches £8.66

Domaine la Chautarde Varois £6.66

Felines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet £8.66

Reds:

Lagunilla Reserva 2010 £5.99

Peter Lehman 'Art & Soul' Shiraz £7.99

Fizz:

Veuve Clicquot Vintage £33.31


Offers ending 26th October 2015


Bottled PoetryDate published: 21/10/15

From New Zealand’s ‘little Burgundy’. Fragrant raspberry maritime freshness.

The Independent – Anthony Rose – 10th October 2015

This weeks wine of the week is Coney.

Ripe cherry, black fruits and smoky, savoury overtones with plum and pomegranate fruits combined with spicy, toasty, complex flavours complemented by integrated chewy tannins and a long, savoury finish.

The perfect partner for this weeks Sunday roast perhaps? At just £14.99 on our mix six bottles deal we think this is a great way to make a traditional meal just that bit more special.

Who's in the mood to celebrate? Date published: 17/10/15

Up until Monday the 19th of October Heidsieck & Co. Monopole 2009 Gold Top Champagne is reduced from £30 to just £18, that's 40% off!

This vintage Champagne is soft and rich, with hints of citrus, apple and subtle vanilla. This is a great way to celebrate with friends or as a gift for someone special.


Drop into our store and order yours today.

¡Viva España!Date published: 17/10/15

This week brings us our Spanish Spotlight, meaning we have a great selection of wines open for you to explore.

Whether your favourite tipple is an oaky Rioja or an Albarino, rest assured there is something to suit everyone.

Our current favourite is anything Mencia. A grape not widely known compared to the infallible Rioja, it is a gem worth trying. 
Mencia is generally found in north west Spain in areas such as Bierzo. In store we have a selection of medium-bodied Mencias full of ripe berry flavours.

A great grape for all occasions, why not give it a go this weekend?


Web Exclusive - Greystone WinesDate published: 10/10/15

Web Exclusive

Greystone


Our web exclusive this week is a Pinot Noir and Sauvignon parcel by Greystone from Waipara, New Zealand.


Waipara is 3 hours south of famous Marlborough, where it really should be too wet and cold to make wine at all.


The secret is the towering Southern Alps range. The mountains catch the rain making Waipara one of the driest, sunniest spots in New Zealand – perfect for minerality and concentrated flavours.


The special thing about these wines is that the vineyard locations were chosen especially for their ideal characteristics by ex-Penfolds viticulturist Nick Gill.


The wines are more subtle and elegant than most from Marlborough while still maintaining the typical New Zealand flair.


These are ideal for anyone who likes sophisticated, high quality New Zealand wines.


Greystone Sauvignon Blanc

6x75cl bottles

£89.94 per case

Equivalent to £14.99 per bottle


Greystone Pinot Noir (37359)

6x75cl bottles

£120 per case

Equivalent to £20 per bottle


https://www.majestic.co.uk/greystone-wine



Oktoberfest Date published: 10/10/15

Oktoberfest

The competition is heating up in Westbury-on-trym as the battle of the beers rages on. 

Five local ales, all with a thirst for victory, are going head to head on our tasting counter, lets see what they’re bringing to the table.


Butcombe Blonde

Butcombe Blond Premium is a delicious Anglo-European fusion. The palest English malt flavoured with the finest Eastern European hops combine to deliver a clean tasting, refreshing, easy to drink premium beer at 4.5%.

Brunel IPA

A 4.1% chestnut-coloured IPA that features the classic bitterness and robustness of IPAs with the addition of beautifully fruity American hops and all at an ABV that can be enjoyed all night. This is a piece of classic and bold Butcombe engineering!

Wild Hare

Wild Hare is a tastefully dry, crisp and full-flavoured ale, brewed with skill and passion using the finest Pale Ale malt and English hops. Wild Hare contains wheat and barley malt. 5.0% vol

Barnsey

Barnsey is a truly rewarding and enjoyable beer, carefully brewed using a mix of Maris Otter, Chocolate and Crystal malts together with Bramling Cross hops. Barnsey contains wheat and barley malt. 4.5% vol


Southville Hop

Heavily hopped IPA. This American inspired IPA is powerfully hopped with Cascade, Centennial & Simcoe hops packing it with tropical fruit aromas & flavours. Attractively amber in colour, it is a big strong beer to balance all those hops.

Come in and try them for yourself and vote for your favourite!



Majestic Octoberfest - Free Beer TastingDate published: 09/10/15

We are hosting our very own Oktoberfest here at Majestic. 

We have two categories for you to taste and vote on;

1. Best World Craft Beer - Heavily hopped 'American style' craft beers with distinctive flavours.

2. Best Local British Beer - great 'local hero' brewers sourced by our team.

Come in and sample the beers and have your vote! Each voter gets the opportunity to go into our prize draw to become our 'beer tasting champion' and win a bottle of beer a day for the next year!

South African Tasting WeekDate published: 09/10/15

This week pop in to Majestic Westbury-on-Trym to try a wide variety of wines from South Africa.

South Africa has a long wine-making history spanning hundreds of years. Famous for it's rich Chardonnays and Chenins in whites, Pinotages and Cape blends in red, there is something for every wine lover's taste buds.

South Africa Spotlight Tasting runs from 9-15 October

https://www.majestic.co.uk/south-african-wine

Sayōnara September!Date published: 27/09/15

As October creeps up on us, we must say goodbye to our fantastic September offers.

To make sure you've stocked up on your favourite wines this month, here's a few of our offers ending on Monday 28th September:

Whites

Villa Maria Marlborough Sauvignon £7.99

Pinot Grigio Breganze £5.99

Santa Ana Sauvignon Blanc £5.99

Reds

Perrin Reserve Rouge CDR £7.99

Vina Eguia Crianza/ Reserva / Gran Reserva £6.66/£6.66/£8.99

Marques de Riscal Reserva £9.99

Champers

Nicolas Feuillatte NV £14.99

Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut £24.99

Veuve Clicquot £29.32

Louis Roederer £29.98

Pol Roger Reserve £31.98

Taittinger Brut Reserve £26.65

Something to celebrate?Date published: 26/09/15

Introducing… Definition Prosecco


The Majestic Definition range captures the quintessential qualities of the world's greatest wine styles, with a little help from some of the world's greatest winemakers. It’s made using Glera, a late ripening grape variety from The Veneto region of north-east Italy.


Our Prosecco comes from the best vineyards around the village of Valdobbiadene. A pale straw colour with typical fruit characters of apples, ripe pears and richer notes of pineapple.


This dry, appley prosecco has a richness ready for the Champagne drinkers and a soft fruitiness for the Prosecco lovers - a wine to suit all tastes!


Pop in store today to see for yourself, it’s open to taste while for our thirsty shoppers!

Mid Week MontepulcianoDate published: 23/09/15

This week our buyers have treated us to an Italian favourite - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013 Masciarelli.


This medium-bodied Montepulciano offers an array of flavours on the nose. Expect to smell red cherry, violet and tobacco notes. And the palate lives up to expectations, picture blackcurrant, damson, with a hint of spice.

This wine is an all round good food wine, imagine yourself sipping this along with some tasty Italian nosh in the centre of Bologna...good times.


Open to try on our tasting counter.

Mix 6 = £8.99

Final Week of September DealsDate published: 22/09/15

It is the last week of our September offers and we don't want you to miss out on the deals which are coming to an end - here are our highlights; Offers end Monday 28th September

Valle des Pins Provence Rose - Mix Six Price £6.66

Vina Eguia Rioja Reserva - Mix Six Price £6.66

Marques Riscal Reserva - Mix Six Price £9.99

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc - Mix Six Price £7.99

Prosecco Zonin - Mix Six Price £6.99

Nicolas Feuillatte NV Champagne - Mix Six Price £14.99

For a full list of offers ending go here: https://www.majestic.co.uk/33-percent-off-deals-ending

Beer of the Week - Sam Adams OctoberfestDate published: 19/09/15

This version of a classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavour with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating. Open to try in-store 19-22 September.

£10.99 for a pack of 6 355ml bottles.

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Samuel-Adams-Octoberfest-zid28101

Move Over Big Ben...Date published: 18/09/15

Stocked up on beers for the rugby this evening? If you’re fearing the looming hangover already, don’t worry! Here at Majestic we like all things liquid - alcoholic or otherwise. Which is why we’ve opened up the brilliant Big Tom Spiced Tomato Juice on the tasting counter.


Comprising of a blend of 21 different herbs and spices, Big Tom is a delightfully delectable low fat, low sugar tomato juice. Have it ice cold at breakfast, serve it as a non-alcoholic alternative in the evening, or stir it up with a bit of celery and your preferred white spirit.


We’re keeping it ice cold as that’s how it’s enjoyed best…


...oh and just in case you don’t get too carried away? We’ve also got Tito’s Texan Vodka on ice if you prefer your tomato juice with a dash of the good stuff.


See you soon!



Web Exclusive - Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004Date published: 09/09/15

Web Exclusive

Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004


This week we have a fantastic offer on a limited quantity parcel of Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004.


At £33.31 this is an unbelievable price on Veuve vintage.


Cyril Brun -  One of the winemakers at Veuve Clicquot, rates the 2004 as even better than the legendary 2002 vintage.


This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants Champagne between now and Christmas to stock up.


Veuve Clicquot 2004 6x75cl Bottles

6x75cl bottles

£199.86 per case

Equivalent to £33.31 per bottle

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Veuve-Clicquot-zid22268x6

Web Exclusive - Dr. Herman - Urziger WurzgartenDate published: 09/09/15

Web Exclusive

Dr. Herman - Urziger Wurzgarten


This week we have two incredibly impressive rieslings from Dr Herman.


Both are from the spectacular Urziger Wurzgarten vineyard and made by Dr. Herman.


They have the perfect conditions for Mosel riesling and it shows, they are seriously good quality and really impressed on tasting. At only £9.99 these are both great value for aged to drink, high quality riesling with great pedigree.


This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in rieslings or any sweeter wines.


Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2007 Dr Hermann

6x75cl bottles

£59.94 per case

Equivalent to £9.99 per bottle

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Urziger-Wurzgarten-Riesling-Spatlese-zid12039x6


Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Auslese 2006 Dr Hermann(Half Bottle)

6x37.5cl bottles

£59.94 per case

Equivalent to £9.99 per bottle

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Urziger-Wurzgarten-Riesling-Auslese-zid12040x6


Buyers Choice - Mud House Pinot GrisDate published: 09/09/15

Buyers Choice - Mud House Pinot Gris

Open to try in-store 9-13 September

Why we love it...
Pinot Grigio is an Italian clone of Pinot Gris. This 
wine offers more fruit and complexity than your 
average Pinot Grigio and would also be a great 
alternative to Sauvignon Blanc; being a little less 
zingy.
It’s great with Asian dishes as it’s really 
refreshing.
Interesting fact: In New Zealand, Pinot Gris is the 
third most planted white grape variety after 
Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.


£10.49 mix 6 save 33% = £6.99

Brand New 'Definition' Pinot GrigioDate published: 07/09/15

Brand New Definition Wines



What is Definition?


 Introducing our first ever own label range of wines -Definition.


The Majestic Wine Definition range captures the quintessential qualities of the world’s greatest wine styles, with a little help from some of the world’s greatest winemakers.


So tell me about this wine...


 Currently on our tasting counter is the zesty Pinot Grigio.

Pinot Grigio is a grape variety of high quality, known as Pinot Gris in many countries.

Our Definition Pinot Grigio is from Fruili, the spiritual home of Pinot Grigio. Taste lemon, peach and minerality, and a lovely steely finish.

What should I drink this with?

Our Pinot Grigio can be enjoyed at any time but try it matched with salty antipasti such as roasted almonds or proscuitto.

Try it for yourself in-store today!

Mix 6 = £7.49


Sparkling Saturday - Graham Beck Brut RoseDate published: 05/09/15

Open Saturday 5th September in-store - Graham Beck Brut Rosé NV, South Africa

A patriarch and mentor to the South African wine trade, 
Graham Beck died in 2010, but his legacy lives on through 
his family owned wine making business, who continue in his 
footsteps. 
To create this wine, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes 
were hand­picked from Graham Beck's own estate 
vineyards in Robertson, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. 
The wine has been made in the traditional method used to 
make Champagne, with sufficient bottle aging to impart a 
delicate toasty character from the Chardonnay, while the 
benefits of Pinot Noir are highlighted with lovely crushed 
berry fruit flavours. It’s pale silvery pink in colour with 
aromas of raspberry and cherry, with some subtle mineral 
Perfect as a refreshing accompaniment to a summer fruit 
jelly, or just on it’s own to brighten up a dreary autumn day.
We think it’s lovely, and quite a few others do 
too... this wine won a Bronze medal at the 
International Wine Challenge 2015 and received 
4.8 out of 5 from our online customer reviews!


£14.99 £13.99 ­ Mixed 6 = £10.49

Have a Gander at Our Guest Ale - Purity Mad GooseDate published: 05/09/15

Purity’s Mad Goose Pale Ale (4.2%) - Our guest ale open to try in-store!


A bit of background info...
This is a little beauty from Purity, a Warwickshire based 
Craft Brewery established in 2005. Their mission is 
simple; to “brew great beer without prejudice, with a 
conscience and with a consistency and an attention to 
detail, which is second to none”. They are committed to 
brewing beer with a conscience and their brewery 
practices are designed to be environmentally friendly and 
in some cases environmentally enriching. 


Purity beers have a great following for their aromatic and 
fresh beers in the Midlands, which will translate 
Mad Goose is a zesty pale ale with a smooth and citrusy 
Brewed with English Maris Otter, Caragold and Wheat 
malts, with Hallertau Northern Brewer bittering hops and 
Cascade and Willamette aroma hops. 


First produced in 2008, this beer immediately won the 
National Champion Bitter award from SIBA (Society of 
Independent Brewers).


How much is it...?
£18 Buy 2 or more cases = £16 per case (£2 per 500ml btl)

Say Hello to September!Date published: 04/09/15

Say Hello to September!


The beginning of September brings us many new offers which run until 28th September.

Be sure to have a flick through your monthly leaflet  or our website www.majestic.co.uk and make a note of your favourite wines on offer this month.


Here’s just a few to get your juices flowing:

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2010 : £23.98

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2014 : £7.99

Rioja Reserva 2011, Muga : £13.32


Remember we also have Pilsner Urquell, Sam Adams and Corona all at £24 for 24!



Introducing Our Definition Wine RangeDate published: 04/09/15

'Definition' is Majestic's first ever own-label range of wines. It captures the quintessential qualities of the world's greatest wine styles, with a little help from some of the world's greatest winemakers.

Each week for the next 12 weeks we will have one of our Definition range open for you to taste in-store beginning with our Definition Chablis.

A relatively cool, cloudy town in northern France where Chardonnay is grown and made into a truly unique style of wine. Top chefs love Chablis with food.

Our Chablis is a classic example of this famous wine. Find crisp citrus fruits, a hint of white flowers and a touch of oatmeal.

£15.99 single price, £11.99 Mix Six Price

https://www.majestic.co.uk/definition-wine-range

Bag a bargain before Monday!Date published: 28/08/15


Hopefully this Bank Holiday weekend will be full of sun, fun and a couple of late nights...


And for all those that have been taking advantage of our great August offers, remember the offers will end on Monday 31st August.


So here’s a reminder of the best offers that you should be stocking up on this Bank Holiday:


Whites:

Mud House NZ Sauvignon £6.99

Oyster Bay Sauvignon £7.99

Giesen Sauvignon £6.66


Reds:

Leon Perdigal Cotes du Rhone £6.66

Grifone Montepulciano d’Abruzzo £5.33

Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche £6.66


Come and explore.





Hey!Date published: 26/08/15

Our new Wine of the Week is Hey! Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

This wine is certainly worth grabbing hold of. Produced by Matias Riccitelli in the Lujan de Cuyo region of Mendoza at roughly 1100 metres above sea level this wine has a very particular character whilst still fulfilling all of those familiar black fruit and spice flavours we've come to love in Argentinian malbecs.

With peppery notes and a round fruit flavour of high intensity the boldness of the wine matches its striking super-hero label!

A wine from a producer with bags of humour which continues with every sip from this delicious vintage can be added to your rack for just £9.99 in our orange 33% off mix and match deal.

With it open on our tasting counter here in Westbury-on-Trym there's practically no excuse for not coming in to see us and let the wine speak for itself!

Currently down to £9.99 in the 33% off sale!

Hey!Date published: 26/08/15

Our new Wine of the Week is Hey! Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

This wine is certainly worth grabbing hold of. Produced by Matias Riccitelli in the Lujan de Cuyo region of Mendoza at roughly 1100 metres above sea level this wine has a very particular character whilst still fulfilling all of those familiar black fruit and spice flavours we've come to love in Argentinian malbecs.

With peppery notes and a round fruit flavour of high intensity the boldness of the wine matches its striking super-hero label!

A wine from a producer with bags of humour which continues with every sip from this delicious vintage can be added to your rack for just £9.99 in our orange 33% off mix and match deal.

With it open on our tasting counter here in Westbury-on-Trym there's practically no excuse for not coming in to see us and let the wine speak for itself!

Currently down to £9.99 in the 33% off sale!

Bank Holiday Weekend!Date published: 25/08/15

This bank holiday weekend is a great time to stock up at Majestic! 

Our 'Bin End Bonanza' continues with 33% off a range of wines we are clearing.....when they're gone, they're gone.

Our August deals come to an end including Mud House Sauvignon at £6.99 offer price , Cote du Rhone Belleruche on offer at £6.66 and Peroni 24 packs just £1 a bottle!

www.majestic.co.uk

Bin End Bonanza - Benegas Malbec! Date published: 23/08/15

Benegas Malbec 2012, Mendoza

Grape
Malbec

Origin

There is a long history of winemaking in the Benegas family. It was the current winemaker's great grandfather who bought the first French vines to Argentina. Fruit is picked at careful intervals according to ripeness levels.

Taste

This wine balances the powerful style typical of Mendoza Malbec with the finesse of a European wine. Lots of dark cherry, blackberry and oaky spice, with a long and pure finish.

Enjoy

The complexity, purity and power of this wine deserve a special dish, so drink with fillet steak with pepper sauce, or beef Wellington.

£18.99, buy 2 and save 33% = £12.66 


Feeling mean?Date published: 22/08/15

Our Beer of the Week is London Lager by Meantime Brewery


What's it all about?

Meantime Brew Master, Alastair Hook, has spent 20 years planning the quintessential English lager. His reasoning is simple.The great European lager brewers use very soft water and neutral yeasts to ensure that only the flavours of their locally grown malt and hops come to the fore.

East Anglia is home to the world’s finest malting barley and Kent is home to some of the world’s best hops. Midway between the two, London is ideally placed to bring them together in a straightforward, clean, long-matured, unpasteurised lager, where all you can taste is malt and hop.

The hops in Meantime London Lager enable it to stand up much better than most lagers to stronger flavours such as mature cheeses, hams and smoked meats, or oily fish.

So, how much does it cost...?

£12.99 buy 2 or more craft beer = £9.99

Open to taste all weekend, let us know what you think!

Bin End Bonanza - Sparkling Specials!Date published: 20/08/15

As part of our Bin End Bonanza we have a couple of smashing sparkling wines on great prices. Stock up for any forthcoming parties or events - stock is limited!

Lindauer - We have both the Brut Cuvee and Rose both on a bin end price of £8.99 

Undurraga -  This is an absolute steal at £6.66 a bottle. Available in Brut and Rose

Web Exclusive - Fleurie Cuvée Prestige 2011 Georges DuboeufDate published: 19/08/15

Georges Duboeuf’s Top Fleurie.


This is truly a massive step up from Duboeuf’s regular Fleurie and well worth the extra £2 a bottle.

Ideal for any Beaujolais lover to see the best the region can offer,  it is also more than comparable to quality Red Burgundy.

A truly stunning wine - everyone who tried it at Majestic was really taken aback by its depth and quality. It certainly takes Fleurie to another level.


Fleurie Cuvée Prestige 2011 Georges Duboeuf

6x75cl bottles

£71.94 per case

Equivalent to £11.99 per bottle

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Fleurie-Cuvee-Prestige-zid07026x6

Bin End Bonanza - Rioja Crianza 2011, Gran VendemaDate published: 19/08/15

Bin End Bonanza - Rioja Crianza 2011, Gran Vendema

Grape
100% Tempranillo


Origin
This youthful Crianza was produced from 10-15 year old vines in the heart of Rioja. Aged for 12 months in American oak barrels and a further 12 months in bottle before release.


Taste
This medium-bodied red is a vibrant cherry red, with notes of strawberry and raspberry on the nose. Slightly oaked, the Gran Vendema offers a hint of vanilla.

The palate is smooth with moderate tannins and an easy-going feel.


Enjoy
Extremely versatile, this Rioja can be drunk on it own or paired with food.

Why not match it with cured meats, pork chops and all Mediterranean cuisine?



Only £6.66!

Our Biggest BIN END Sale Ever!Date published: 18/08/15

We're clearing floor space for our new Christmas wines. There’s a huge range of incredible wines with at least 33% off all sale items.

Each store has different stock - a whole range of exclusive, rare and wonderful wines at unbelievable prices. Come in and visit us in Westbury-on-Trym to see what fantastic deals you can snap up!

Find yourself some hidden gems – but be quick... these wines will fly off the shelves!

https://www.majestic.co.uk/bin-end-sale

Web Exclusive! - Domaine Felines Jourdan Cuvée Felines 2014 Picpoul De PinetDate published: 18/08/15

Domaine Félines Jourdan’s Top Picpoul.


This is a top quality Picpoul at a great price of £9.99 considering the storm of 2014 reduced Picpoul’s yields by 60%.


Lemon in colour with aromas and flavours of tropical fruit and honeysuckle. Typical picpoul acidity is matched with a weight and concentration not usually found in these wines.


We expect to fully sell out of Picpoul this year so this is a great opportunity to stock up on one of the region's best wines before availability becomes very limited.


The vineyard, which runs down the the shores of the Bassin de Thau, is the home of pink flamingoes!


Domaine Felines Jourdan Cuvée Felines 2014 Picpoul De Pinet

6x75cl bottles

£59.94 per case

Equivalent to £9.99 per bottle

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Domaine-Felines-Jourdan-Cuvee-Felines-zid10081x6

Why choose Verdicchio?Date published: 11/08/15

Verdicchio di Matelica 2014

Why Verdicchio?

Verdicchio is a white Italian wine grape variety grown primarily in the Marche region of central Italy. The name Verdicchio derives from verde (or "green") and refers to the slight green/yellow hue that wines made from the grape can have.


Verdicchio is the principal grape behind two Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) wines produced in the provinces of Macerata and Ancona, Verdicchio di Matelica and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. In addition to producing still wines, Verdicchio grapes are also used to make sparkling wine and straw wine.


Why you should buy this wine…


A pale lemon colour, suggesting lightness and youth. The nose offers hints of acacia honey against a backdrop of citrus fruit. Dry and crisp, with a persistent finish.


Try this with the lightly spiced fish and seafood of the Adriatic coast.


Try it for yourself in-store today!


£9.99 buy 2 save 25%

= £7.49

Buyers Choice - Domaine Saint FerréolDate published: 07/08/15

Domaine Saint Ferréol Grande Réserve Viognier 2007 Pays d'Oc 

Grape

Viognier

Origin
Wine has been produced at Ch. Saint Ferreol since 1146. Since 2000 the property has been owned by Jorje Maslakiewicz who is gaining a reputation for making the best viognier in the Languedoc. His wines are reminiscent of Condrieu but come without the Condrieu price tag.

Taste

A bright straw colour with complex aromas of peach and honeysuckle. The palate has flavours of peach, apricot and spice. Enjoy

Enjoy with white meats such as turkey or pork as well as with spicy Indian and Asian dishes.

Try in store today

£9.99


Wine of the Week - Te Tera Pinot NoirDate published: 07/08/15

This week we have picked the Te Tera Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand.

Why Martinborough?

Martinborough is located just east of Wellington on the north island of New Zealand. It is known for producing world class Pinot Noirs that have more spice than their Marlborough counterparts.

Martinborough Vineyard is one of the pioneers that put New Zealand Pinot Noir on the map, back in the mid 1980s. A cool, maritime climate results in a natural low vigour site and ensures high quality, consistent ripe fruit.

How does it taste?

The nose displays succulent ripe cherry, berry and plum fruits combined with savoury notes and a hint of mocha. Fine tannins complement the fruit giving further texture and a generous lingering finish.


Why you should buy this wine...

An elegant Pinot Noir that is approachable in style and whilst drinking well, will reward furhter cellaring. Partner with roast lamb.

Try it for yourself in store today!


£19.99 buy 2 save 33% = £13.32

Web Exclusive - Domaine Saint Ferréol Grande Réserve Viognier 2007 Pays d'OcDate published: 05/08/15


Our latest Web Exclusive is a small parcel of Domaine Saint Ferréol Grande Réserve Viognier


Domaine Saint Ferréol have held back a small portion of Viognier from 2007, produced with slightly more oak for better ageing potential. Our France buyer has managed to grab the majority of the stash!

Rich and complex - very much in the style of mature Condrieu. This is an amazing opportunity for customers to get hold of a rare and unusual style that is rarely available under £30.


Domaine Saint Ferréol Grande Réserve Viognier 2007 Pays d'Oc

6x75cl bottles

£77.94 per case

Equivalent to £12.99 per bottle

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Domaine-Saint-Ferreol-Grande-Reserve-Viognier-zid10069x6

Your Afternoon Apéritif - Gavi La ToledanaDate published: 02/08/15

From the Italian grape Cortese, Gavi La Toledana is a hit of peach and pears. Combine those fruits with a shot of citrus and add a slightly honeyed edge and you are left with a perfectly balanced Italian white wine.

Dubbed as the Chablis of Italy, this refreshingly uplifting wine will complement any Summer day, especially as an apéritif, or why not serve it with some poached white fish.


Sounds delightful doesn’t it?


Currently 33% off at £7.99.

Ends 3rd August.



Why We’re Drinking Sauvignon This SummerDate published: 01/08/15

Why We’re Drinking Sauvignon This Summer


Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular wines at Majestic.  Familiarity breeds contempt though, right?  We decided to revisit our biggest sellers from our cellars and remember why we love it!


It’s a world-wide phenomenon - Sauvignon Blanc is grown all over the world, from the Loire and Bordeaux in France, Chile, South Africa and New Zealand.


Sauvignon comes in many styles - From steely dry and flinty in the Loire, a bracing  tropical-fruit laden delight in New Zealand to the zesty and fresh South African wines.  Try the Sauvignons from La Grille (Loire), Rustenberg (South Africa) and Villa Maria (New Zealand) and see which style you like best.


It’s refreshing by nature - Sauvignon is naturally high in acidity and ripens early, so it’s easy to make it full of flavour and keep it super-fresh.


It’s Food-Friendly - Amazing with chevré, brilliant with sushi, and cracking with seafood.


You don’t need to wait to enjoy Sauvignon - It tastes best when it’s young, so you don’t need patience, just chill it down and pop it open whenever you need refreshing.


...But not always - There are one or two really special styles which can stand the test of time, like Cloudy Bay’s Te Koko.  Ask us in store and we’ll tell you all our secrets.

Special 1 Week Deal - Bollinger Special Cuvee £29.98Date published: 30/07/15

For one week we have the Bollinger Special Cuvee on offer at £29.98 when you buy any two bottles of wine/Champagne from the 33% off deal.

Hurry, this offer ends on Monday 3rd August.


Weekend Special - 33% off ALL NZ SauvignonDate published: 23/07/15

We have 1/3 off our entire range of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc for this weekend only! Offers end at close of play on Monday 20th July. Our picks of the offers include;

Marlborough Ridge - Offer Price £6.66

The Ned - Offer Price £7.10

Jackson Estate 'Stich' - Offer Price £9.65

St. Clair Wairiu Reserve - Offer Price £16.50

We also have a selection of these wines open to taste in-store so pop in and stock up!

Web Exclusive - Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 ChampagneDate published: 09/07/15

Web Exclusive

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 Champagne



Our latest Web Exclusive is a special parcel of the Moët 2006 Vintage Champagne at just £30 per bottle.


This is an amazing price - and currently £8 less than the NV Moët!


Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 Champagne

6x75cl bottles

£180.00 per case

Equivalent to £30.00 per bottle



Web Exclusive - Bodega Classica Hacienda Lopez de Haro SOLD OUT!Date published: 07/07/15

Our latest Web Exclusive is a bargain - Rioja Reserva 2005 for just £8.99 a bottle. 

NOW SOLD OUT


We're lucky to have it at all - the whole vintage would normally be sold straight after release from the winery. For this vintage however, winemaker Raúl Acha (of Matsu fame) decided to tuck away a small batch in the Bodega Classica cellar, only to be released once it reached its absolute prime... and that time is now.


This is a rare opportunity for customers to get their hands on a classic Rioja vintage, at a price they will not find anywhere else.

Rioja Reserva 2005 López de Haro

6x75cl bottles

£53.94 per case

Equivalent to £8.99 per bottle

A Lisa Malbec - Open in store to taste!Date published: 03/07/15

The Estate: Noemia

Located in the beautiful Rio Negro Valley which, is the most 
established growing region in Patagonia and home to only a 
handful of boutique wineries. 
There is a wildness and romance about Patagonia that really gets 
under the skin of those who visit it, ruggedly beautiful and vast, 
this is a unique place producing fantastic, unique wines.
The elevation here is approx 200m above sea level compared to 
vineyards of Mendoza approx 900­ 100m. It is latitude (39 
degrees south)  that makes the difference here not altitude. 
The climate here is much cooler than in Mendoza and the 
resulting wines have amazing freshness, elegance and delicate 
floral notes. The winery is tiny ­ little more than a shed! that sits in 
the middle of the extraordinary malbec vineyards which date from 
1955 to 1932 respectively. 

The Wine:
A Lisa is a blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Merlot. 
The grapes are hand picked, fermented in small cement vats and 
stainless steel before aging in 2nd and 3rd use oak which gives 
fantastic texture to the wine without making the wine overly ‘oaky’ or compromising the lush 
Plush cherry, summer fruits, pepper and violet notes. Fine, chalky tannins ­ rich 
texture with delicate, savoury graphite notes and slightly saline finish. This wine is 
elegant and incredibly fresh so perfect to drink without food or pair with slow cooked meats.
 
A great Malbec with the elegance and finesse to appeal to old world and new world 
90 points from James Suckling (Former senior editor of Wine Spectator) and 92 points from Robert Parker.

£24 or buy any 2 Fine Wines save £10 = £19.00

Beer of the Week - Curious BrewDate published: 03/07/15

Curious Brew is a truly premium lager for people who love beer.... 
Created by Chapel Down, England’s leading wine producer, who have 
branched out into producing craft beers. This lager is made with East Anglian malt and saaz and cascade hops. These are re­fermented using Champagne yeast and a ‘dosage’ of the rare and fragrant Nelson Sauvin hop is added before being cold filtered. 

It’s full ­flavoured and well balanced with aromatic hoppy notes and a crisp refreshing finish.

Taste it in­store today! 


We know you’ll love it. This beer won a Gold medal at the International Beer Challenge 2012, and received 4.2 out of 5 stars from our own customer’s online reviews.


Take home a case for £17.99 (£1.49 btl)

Sparkling Saturday - Salatin Valdobbiadene SuperioreDate published: 27/06/15

The corks been popped - so come and visit us in store today to have a try of our new Salatin Superiore!

Prosecco Salatin Valdobbiadene Superiore is made with grapes from the town of  Valdobbiadene. Along with Conegliano, Valdobbiadene is considered one of the best  towns for Prosecco. Prosecco can only be produced in the the Treviso region within Veneto. The region now enjoys DOCG status ­ a guarantee of quality and geographical providence. 

The Salatin family have lived in Valdobbiadene since the 1500’s. The winery was founded in 1947 and is today run by the grandchildren of the  founders.

The wine is soft and full, with an elegant  mouthfeel from the bubbles. It has flavours of  apples, pears and soft peach and petal aromas. It is a great wine to drink as an aperitif and  matches well with light fish and chicken dishes.

£14.99 buy 2 save 33% = £9.99

NO MINIMUM PURCHASE - Taste and Explore this weekend at Westbury-On-Trym!Date published: 26/06/15

This week saw the beginning of a new trial here at Majestic Westbury-On-Trym... there is now NO MINIMUM PURCHASE this summer in store.

If you're passing by and want to pick up that extra bottle of Prosecco for a party - we can help!

If you've forgotten to buy someone a birthday present - we can help choose something that suits their tastes!

If you want to taste a wine with friends before placing an order - we can help!

With a few improved deals on rosés and fizz to entice you into store this weekend we have stocked up our tasting counter with delicious delights to accompany your weekend of barbecued bliss. Whether its for serenely sipping on the patio to celebrate the sunshine or to raise a glass with friends and family, let us help you out!

Highlights on the tasting counter include - 

Las Maletas - a brand new malbec to our range from Argentina

La Sauvageonne Rosé - a premium rosé from Gerard Bertrand

Prosecco Salatin Valdobbiene Superiore - a lovely medium bodied prosecco

To see the full range of wines open to taste this weekend, please scroll to the bottom of our store page using this link http://www.majestic.co.uk/bristol-westbury-on-trym

In addition to what's online - we also have a range of craft beers and spirits available to taste with our cocktail of the week being a Bloody Mary made with Big Tom Tomato juice and Tito's Texan Vodka (Yes, that's open to taste too!)

See you soon!

Offers ending this Monday!Date published: 26/06/15

As the month draws to a close our deals are changing once more - so be sure not to miss out while your favourite wine is still on offer!

Below are a few of the best deals from this month on the 33% off section that will be ending on Monday! 

Summery Whites - 

Picpoul Villemarin @ £5.99

Torres Vina Sol @ £4.99

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc @ £6.99

Marlborough Ridge Sauvignon Blanc @ £6.66

Caixas Godello @£6.66

BBQ Reds - 

Ravenswood Zinfandel @ £7.99

Santa Ana Malbec @ £5.99

Porta 6 Lisboa @ £6.66

Leon Perdigal @ £6.66

Riscal Reserva @£9.99


Fancy Fizz - 

Nicholas Feuillate Vintage 2006 @ £19.99

Canard Duchene NV @ £16.66

Prosecco Soffio No.3 @ £6.66

Graham Beck Brut @ £9.99

Cloudy Bay Pelorus  NV @ £17.99

Mix and match your order on the 33% off section to make the most of these deals!

Order online before 3pm or give us a call on 01179624467 before 7pm on Monday to top up your wine racks!

1/3 off ALL RiojasDate published: 18/06/15

Alert! Alert! Fab Weekend Offers we can't resist.

We have decided to treat you all to 33% off all Riojas.

At Majestic Westbury we have some lovely Riojas open on the tasting counter to try, as well as plenty of varieties in store for you to take home.

I am going for the Marques de Riscal Rioja, 2010, £9.99.
Maybe I'll add a bottle of Vina Eguia £6.99 to that..or perhaps Marques de Caceres Rosé £6.66...Too much choice!

Be quick though, offer ends 3pm 22nd June

Spotlight on New ZealandDate published: 18/06/15

This week (18th-25th June) we are having a Spotlight on New Zealand.

We will have a variety of New Zealand wines open on the tasting counter to try, not only your favourite Sauvignons but plenty of other grape varieties to tantalise your taste buds.

Why not pop in and try some? You may discover your new favourite wine!


Beer of the Week - Lagunitas India Pale Ale, 6.2%Date published: 18/06/15

Lagunitas India Pale Ale, 6.2%

Success In the USA

Lagunitas is one of the top 10 selling craft beers in the USA. Originally created in 
Lagunitas, California in 1993, the company moved to bigger premises in Petaluma, California the following year.
With demand and interest on the East Coast growing, Tony Magee opened a second brewery in Chicago in April 2014.


The new Chicago brewery has a 600,000 barrel capacity and now has an on ­premise taproom.

Why should you buy this beer...


The beer itself is made with 43 different 
hops and 65 various malts.
It is light amber in colour with a frothy white head. It smells light and citrusy with a 
hint of pine. The smells and flavours are very similar and it’s surprisingly light, given 
the number of hops used within the brewing process. It is very smooth with only a 
hint of bitterness on the finish.
The Lagunitas Brewing Company recommend drinking it on its own or with a mild 
blue cheese!
£13.99 buy any 2 craft ales = £10.99


Let us know what you think on Twitter, use #BOTW :)


Wine of the Week - Saint-Véran 2013 Les Vignerons des Grandes VignesDate published: 18/06/15

Wine of the Week - Saint-Véran 2013 Les Vignerons des Grandes Vignes

This week's #WOTW is a beautiful white Burgundian.


The Saint-Véran is from the Chardonnay grape variety.

Origin

Saint-Véran is in the southern part of Burgundy overlapping the Maconnais and Beaujolais districts. The wine is produced by an outstanding co-operative.


Taste

This is a lively wine showing delicious aromas of peach and acacia blossom. Fantastic when young, it has the potential to develop a more honeyed, complex palate with age.

Enjoy

This delicate and elegant wine would be a great match with seared scallops or mushroom ravioli.


Price

£9.74 in the 25% off offer, originally £12.99

Web Exclusive - Minuty Rose et Or 2014Date published: 08/06/15

Our latest Web Exclusive is a parcel of Château Minuty's top rosé cuvée in unsplit 6 packs.


Minuty Rose et Or 2014 Cotes de Provence
6x75cl bottles
£180 per case
Equivalent to £30 per bottle

Straight from one of the most iconic producers on the Côtes de Provence, the 2014 Minuty Rose et Or is an exceptionally refined and elegant wine. Created by winemakers Jean-Etienne and François Matton, their purpose is to make wine that embodies their generation - this is a Provence rosé with intense freshness and explosive fruit.

At the equivalent of £30 a bottle this is a very limited parcel of fine wine with quality and sophistication - the epitome of splendour and bon-viveur! This is the finest summer's day in a glass.

http://www.majestic.co.uk/Rose-Et-Or-zid08036x6

Available until 3pm Monday 15th June, or whilst stocks last.

White Wine of the Week - Nord Est VermentinoDate published: 04/06/15

Nord Est Vermentino ­ Sardinia, Italy
Available to taste!


A bit of background info...
The Vermentino grape variety was probably introduced to 
Sardinia by the Spanish. 
Vermentino has thrived in the North East of the island and 
the wine is named after its geographical location. The region 
has been awarded D.O.C.G status, which is the top status 
for a wine growing region in Italy.
The wine is made by a cooperative, Cantina Del 
Vermentino, which was founded in 1956. The cooperative 
has allowed for investment and development within the 
region, helping growers and winemakers concentrate on 
producing the best possible wines.
What is the wine like...?
A light, refreshing, dry wine with flavours of lemon and a hint 
of almond. It‘s an excellent match with grilled fish and lighter 
meats, such as chicken and pork.
Why should I buy it...?
2014 was an outstanding vintage in Sardinia. The wine is 
light and fresh, making it great at this time of year. A grape 
not known to all, but deserving of wider recognition. At 
£7.49, it’s great value for money.
£9.99 buy 2 save 25% = £7.49

Red Wine of the Week - Aglianico Del VultureDate published: 04/06/15

Aglianico Del Vulture, ­ Italy


Available to taste!


An Unsung Gem...
Nestling in central south Italy, roughly halfway between 
Naples and Bari, is the town of Venosa. The rich volcanic 
soils that surround it provide the perfect growing conditions 
for the grape Aglianico.
Aglianico may not be the most well­known of Italian grapes, 
but perhaps it should be. There is a long history of grape 
growing in the region dating back to at least Roman times.
Aglianico wines have been referred to as “the Barolo of the 
south” which is very high praise indeed.
What is the wine like...?
The wine is an intense ruby red colour, with flavours and 
aromas of blackcurrants, violets and spice. The wine is rich 
and powerful and is great to drink now, but has plenty of 
structure to allow it to age for several years.
Why should I buy it...?
This is a quality wine. The relative lack of awareness of 
Aglianico means that this wine is a real bargain. Pair it with 
hearty meaty meals and enjoy telling your friends about this 
little wine you have recently discovered!
£9.99 buy 2 save 25% = £7.49

Say Hello to JuneDate published: 03/06/15

We welcome with open arms the month of June. It offers longer days, bright sunshine (fingers crossed) and lots of great Majestic deals.

Here are some of our best 33% offers this month:

Torres Vina Sol, 2014 Offer Price £4.99

Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet,2014  Offer Price £5.99

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Offer Price £7.99

Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva, 2010 Offer Price £9.99

Heidsieck Brut Champagne NV, Offer Price £14.99

What a lovely bunch!

Offers Ending Monday 1st JuneDate published: 30/05/15

Alas, we must bid some of our latest offers farewell.

We recommend you take advantage whilst you can, the offers on the following end on Monday 1st June:

Peroni 24*330ml - A popular Italian lager, the offers price of £24 per case will return to its original price of £31.92 on Tuesday.

Alamos Malbec - Currently on at £6.66, that's a whopping 33% off. 

Villa Maria Marlborough Sauvignon - Still on at £7.99, original price £11.99.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne - The lowest price we've seen this highly renowned Champers in a while. £29.32 until the end of Monday, it will be difficult finding it at a lower price, so with all of the weddings and parties popping up this summertime why not treat your friends and loved ones, and of course yourself to a bottle.

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

Hawthorn Pilsner

Hawthorn Brewery - ­Supreme Champion Brewer

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

Let us know what you think and tweet us using hashtag #BOTW 

Cheers!

Wine of the Week - Haut Vol Rosé ­ Pays D’Oc - open to taste in-storeDate published: 28/05/15


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.

Haut Vol Rosé

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


Vacqueyras Domaine Font Sarade - open to taste in-storeDate published: 28/05/15


Vacqueyras

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

Domaine Font Sarade

“All my efforts are focused on a single aim: to make ever better wine by continuing to use the traditional techniques that draw on what I have learned from my predecessors”. Bernard Burles, Owner and Winemaker ­ Domaine Font Sarade

The vineyard lies just to the north of Vacqueyras on the plateau De La Ponche. The 18 hectare site produces wine with a strong tannic structure, making the wine ideal for ageing.

Recommended By Our Fine Wine Manager

“I really like this wine ­ Vacqueyras has always been my favourite region in the Southern Rhône. Less 'hot' flavours than Gigondas, and more aromatic and vibrant than Châteauneuf- du­Pape. This is due to a higher concentration of Syrah in the blend that gives the wine great power; a solid backbone of tannin and fruit but still retains freshness and elegance. Very perfumed, with loads of black plums, hints of blueberries, roasted herbs, and a luxurious mouth-­feel 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


Beaujolais Tasting Week: 22-28 MayDate published: 22/05/15

We have our Beaujolais tasting week in-store this week with a range of wines from the Beaujolais region open to try.

Beaujolais is an area of France just to the South of Burgundy. Famed for it's light, fruity reds made from the Gamay grape variety, the area also has 10 'Cru' areas which more serious styles are made - you may be familiar with Fleurie, Morgon and Brouilly as examples of Cru vineyard areas.

Beaujolais wines are great for drinking on their own and on warm sunny days are often served slightly chilled!

www.majestic.co.uk/beaujolais

Domaine Ferrandière Riesling 2014 Date published: 21/05/15

Domaine Ferrandière Riesling 2014 

This weeks wine of the week is one of the best ones we have had! It is nice to have something a bit different.This domaine's vineyards are located on a maritime lagoon which must be flooded for 40 days each year to moderate the salt content of the soil. The unique terroir is able to support varieties such a Riesling that are otherwise highly unusual in the hot South of France.

Bright and youthfully aromatic, this is a dry style of Riesling with a firm, crisp lemon-and-lime profile, carried by well-balanced acidity and accented with subtle mineral notes.

A great match for the savoury flavours of oriental cuisine. So if you are cooking up a curry or any form of spicy dish this is the best wine to go for.


£8.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 25% = £6.74




33% off ALL Champagne under £100 - Ends 25th MayDate published: 21/05/15

Celebrate the long weekend in style with 33% off ALL Champagne up to £100 per bottle. 

Hurry! Offers ends Monday 25 May.

Highlights include:

J De Telmont Grande Reserve - Offer Price £15.99

Mumm Cordon Rouge NV - Offer Price £19.99

Lanson Black Label - Offer Price £19.99

Bollinger Special Cuvee - Offer Price £29.98

http://www.majestic.co.uk/champagne

Spotlight on Provence RoséDate published: 14/05/15

Despite the weather today, we are getting into the Summer swing of things.

So from 14th-21st May we have a variety of Provence Rosés on the tasting counter, how lovely!


At the Westbury store you will be able to try the following:

AIX Rosé 2014 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence 150cl Magnum, £19.99
Château de Berne Rosé 2014 Côtes de Provence, 25% off, currently £11.24
Berne Grande Récolte Rosé 2014 Côtes de Provence, £8.99
Etoile de Mer Rosé 2014 Lubéron, 33% off, currently £7.99

See you soon :)


Wines of the Week - Bienbebido Pulpo y Bienbebido QuesoDate published: 08/05/15

Bienbebido Pulpo y Bienbebido Queso - Spain


What is Bienbebido…

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


The inspiration...

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


Join in the fun...

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

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


£9.99 buy 2 save 33% = £6.66

Available to taste!



33% off all Prosecco! - Offer ends 11th MayDate published: 07/05/15

This weekend enjoy 33% off our entire range of Proseccos!

From sweet to spumante, rosé to frizzante. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got a Prosecco for you. 

Whether you are having a celebration, party or just want to stock up, this weekend is an ideal time to order your Prosecco at our best price!

The offer runs until the close of play Monday 11th May.

Highlights include:

Soffio No. 3 - Offer Price £6.66

La Gioiosa Treviso - Offer Price £7.99

La Marca Cuvee - Offer Price £10.66

http://www.majestic.co.uk/prosecco

Summer Wine Evening - 20th May - Enjoy 10% off all purchases on the evening!Date published: 05/05/15

Our Summer Wine Evening will be on Wednesday 20th May and it promises to be a great evening where we will showcase some of our favourite summer wines along with some new arrivals. In addition to this we are offering customers 10% off their purchases for the evening!

This tasting is a really popular event and places are limited. To secure your spot on the tasting please contact us on 0117 962 4467, wot@majestic.co.uk or pop in to see us. 

With a high demand for places we stagger the start times so that we don't get everybody turning up at once. You can choose arrival slots of 6pm, 6.30pm or 7pm.

Recent refurbishment WorkDate published: 04/05/15

Recent refurbishment Work

As most of you probably noticed we were under going some necessary work to our building in recent weeks. We hope this didn't interrupt your shopping experience too much. We are really excited about how it all turned out and the building still has all of its old charm but is now a bit brighter.

The building is over 100 years old so they were necessary maintenance works, we also got a new air conditioning system which means we are never going to be too hot or too cold ever again. Exciting times.

So come in and have a chat to us and see for yourselves.



Bank Holiday Weekend!Date published: 02/05/15

We hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. Hopefully the sun will make an appearance again very soon!
In the meantime why not pop in and grab some wine and beer to go with your weekend BBQs?

Opening hours are as usual Saturday 2nd May 9am-7pm and Sunday 3rd May 10am-5pm.

The Bank Holiday Monday opening hours are 10am-5pm.

Hope to see you all this weekend.




Wine of the Week - Bourgogne Les Chenaudières - BurgundyDate published: 30/04/15

Bourgogne Les Chenaudières - Burgundy

Available to taste!


Burgundy…


Burgundy is one of world’s most famous wine growing regions. Situated to the South East of Paris it is famed for many top appellations such as Chablis, Gevrey-Chambertin and Chassagne-Montrachet. Both red and white wines are produced in Burgundy, with the dominant grapes being Pinot Noir for reds and Chardonnay for whites.


The ABC club...


Are you familiar with the ABC “anything but Chardonnay” club?! This is a phrase often used when ordering wine. Through the 1990s a lot of Chardonnay wines were imported from the New World which had a very heavy oak influence, achieved using non-traditional methods. The consequence was wines that were unbalanced and is what put some people off Chardonnay as a grape variety. At Majestic we love Chardonnay, oaked and unoaked. It is a great grape with a huge range of styles from a vast number of countries.


Why buy this wine...


Bourgogne Les Chenaudières is a great introduction to white Burgundy without you having to spend too much. It is made by a cooperative, Cave de Lugny, the largest producer in the Mâconnais. Cave de Lugny has access to a large array of vineyards and selects the best quality grapes for their wines.


The result is an elegant wine. It has flavours of apple and pear, with a refreshing crispness. The wine is unoaked but it does have some body, which is created by the traditional method of leaving the wine in contact with the yeast used for fermentation right up until it is bottled.


So, if you’re a member of the ABC club, give this a try to see if you change your mind...


£10.65 buy 2 save 25% = £7.99



New Arrival - Bienbebido Queso Tempranillo 2012 VintaeDate published: 30/04/15

This Thursday allows us to introduce to you a new addition to our Spanish reds.

The Bienbebido is an easy-drinking red, with aromas of fruit and a subtlety of spice. From the same producers as the Matsu wines (the bottles with the faces on), it is great at matching itself with a variety of foods. 

As queso is Spanish for cheese, this red goes wonderfully with hard cheeses. Why not try it with some Manchego?

A single bottle of price of £9.99, it is on our best offer of 33% off when you buy two products in the same category. Meaning it is a cracking £6.66!

Don't forget to try the Bienbebido for yourselves on our tasting counter.



Peroni £1 a Bottle!Date published: 30/04/15

This week at Majestic brings us a great offer on Peroni.

Only £24 for a case of 24, we don't need to do the math there to know that's a cracking deal.Only £1 a bottle!

Peroni is an all round favourite, great for BBQs, parties, or just sat out in this beautiful Bristol sunshine.

Veuve Clicquot Special OfferDate published: 30/04/15

We are pleased to announce a fantastic offer on our Veuve Clicquot Champagne.


A well known and popular fizz, it rarely comes on offer at our low price of £29.31. Yes, you heard, that's 33% off when you buy two or more bottles in the 33% off category! At the single price of £44.00 per bottle, you'd be mad not to scoop up this deal. 
And remember folks, limited stock on this little gem.


Seaview Chardonnay Pinot Noir NVDate published: 25/04/15

Seaview Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV

Grape

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Origin

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

Taste

Soft and elegant, with a persistent and creamy mousse. Subtle fruit characters include white apple and peach, with a lemon acidity that cleanses the palate.

Enjoy

Serve at any celebration. Will partner well with smoked salmon and other appetisers.

£11.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £7.99

Why not try this fruitful fizz at our tasting counter? Open to taste all day today.


Bardolino 'Naiano' 2014, AllegriniDate published: 23/04/15

This week brings a beautiful Italian red to our tasting counter. The Bardolino 'Naiano' 2013, Allegrini has even become our Wine of the Week. 

Where does it come from?

This ruby red is produced in the small town of Bardolino within close proximity to Lake Garda.

What does it taste like?

A typical Italian red, the Bardolino offers a bright flash of red with a fresh fruit feel. Cherry and bitter almond notes add complexity to this Italian number.

What are good food matches?

Unmistakably, Meditterranean cuisine works wonderfully with the Bardolino. Think dressed olives or Primavera style pasta. 


£9.99 £8.81 buy 2 save 15% = £7.49

The Sun is Out - Think Pink, Think Big!Date published: 16/04/15

With a spell of sunny warm weather with us, what better way to enjoy it than with friends. If you're having friends over for a spring BBQ or just for drinks in the sun, then our Rose magnums are just the ticket.

Magnums are double bottle size which will give you 8-10 glasses of wine and look really impressive, especially in the uniquely shaped bottles which many Provence Rose producers pack their wine in.

Magnums: 

AIX Provence Rose - £19.99

Black Cottage Pinot Rose, NZ - £19.99

M de Minuty Provence Rose - £25.00

Miraval Provence Rose - £38.00


Double Magnum (3 litre);

AIX Provence Rose - £50.00

Ned Sauvignon Blanc - Extra Offer Price £6.99!!Date published: 16/04/15

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc, Majestic customer's favourite is now down on an extra special offer for a limited time. Up until the 27th April you can enjoy this wine for £6.99 offer price! Well worth stocking up for summer.

http://www.majestic.co.uk/The-Ned-Waihopai-River-Sauvignon-Blanc-zid37168

33% off ALL Argentinian Malbec - Offer ends 20th AprilDate published: 16/04/15

Until Monday 20 April get 33% Off ALL Argentinian Malbec when you mix and match two bottles from this promotion - shop now!

http://www.majestic.co.uk/33-percent-off-malbec

Wine of the Week - Parrilla Malbec Date published: 16/04/15

Parrilla Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina

Available to taste!


Argentinian Malbec…

Argentinian Malbec has been one of the most successful wines on the global market over the last few years.


In the 80s and 90s winemakers started to become aware of the potential to produce quality wines in Argentina. It was Malbec, already widely planted in Mendoza, that winemakers realised could be more than just a grape used in a blended wine.


With “savoir faire” from an influx of French and Spanish winemakers and local knowledge, Argentinian Malbec has established itself as a go to wine for great quality and value with a difference


Parrilla…

Parrilla is an Argentinian word for a barbeque. These are not the types of barbeque that we tend to have in Britain. The grills can be anything up to 20ft in length and meat is cooked anywhere from 45 minutes to many hours. A parrilla tends to be a local event where the whole community comes together. The struck matches on the bottle are a reminder of the fires around which communities gather..


What makes this wine different...

Parrilla is designed to really highlight the quality of the Malbec grapes used to make the wine. The wine is aged for a relatively short period of time and only 30% of 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, soft and crammed full of plum and blackberry flavours.


Why buy this wine…

The wine was made specifically for and is exclusive to Majestic. The wine was designed to allow the drinker to fully appreciate the deep fruity flavour that is Malbec.



£11.99 buy 2 save 33% = £7.99

Spanish Tasting WeekDate published: 09/04/15

Hi Folks,


We have another great tasting week lined up in the form of Spain.

Some of the worlds most diverse and great quality wines. Also Stonking value!

We will have lots of Spanish wines to taste and this evening we will run through some styles of Spanish wine.

So if you are not busy pop in for a taste!


Cheers


Pete

As Caixas Godello 2013/2014 Martín Codax Wine of the Week \o/Date published: 09/04/15

As Caixas Godello 2013/2014 Martín Codax Wine of the Week

To kick off Spanish Tasting week we have chosen the ever popular Caixas Godello. This is a wine that just keeps on giving and never disappoints.

Origin

Grown throughout the north-west of Spain, in the past Godello has most often been used as a constituent for blends, but has gained increasing recognition as a quality varietal in its own right. It still accounts for only a small fraction of the production of Rías Baixas.

A delicate yet multi-faceted nose of lemon, crunchy pear, melon and subtle floral notes marries with a palate of remarkable texture and a lengthy, citrus zest finish.


£9.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save  33% = £6.66


Open to taste all week on our tasting counter!





The Westbury Tremendous three.....Date published: 07/04/15

Three great and exciting wines for under £10 to enjoy in this gorgeous sunny weather!!!

M de Minuty Rosé 2014 Côtes de Provence- Château de Minuty is located on the St Tropez Peninsular, with its vineyards virtually overlooking the Mediterranean. This rosé is quintessential of the local style, with the blend employing the little-known Tibouren grape, a variety grown almost exclusively in Provence, Pale honeysuckle pink, and offering a clean nose of citrus fruit, offset by subtle floral and candied notes. Fresh acidity makes for an incisive and lively palate, with a rounded feel.

Gavi 2014 Araldica- Gavi is a small town and winemaking sub-region in the far south-east corner of Piedmont, around 50km inland of the Med, famed for the Cortese grape which is indigenous to the north of Italy, and a popular feature in the restaurants of the Ligurian coast, 

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

Finca Carelio Tempranillo 2011 Castilla y Leon- The mature bush vines in the hot, arid climate of Castilla y Leon produce very small bunches of grapes, which have concentrated flavours and fresh acidity due to hot days and cold nights. The wine has mellowed over 30 months' maturation mostly in barrel, Complex and layered, this wine offers rich aromas of ripe blackberries, leather and vanilla, and is wonderfully plush on the palate. Dry tannins and mature, lightly raisined fruit characters.


These three wines are excellent value for under £10 and are all open to taste on our tatsing counter this week.



Sparkling SaturdayDate published: 04/04/15

Sparkling Saturday

Sparkling Saturday is upon us folks and we have not one but two great wines for you to try today. Its bound to be a popular one! So get in this afternoon to try something new - The perfect accompaniment to friends and family visits this Easter!

Chandon Brut NV Argentina

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

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

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

£19.49 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 15% £16.56

Chandon Rosé NV Argentina

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

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

A wonderful aperitif-style rosé for any special occasion.

Special Offer £19.49 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £12.98

So if you are available call in and sample to Argentinian sparkling wines crafted by Champagne Geniuses!


Easter Opening HoursDate published: 01/04/15

Our opening hours over the Easter weekend are as follows;

Good Friday - 10am-8pm

Saturday - 9am-7pm

Easter Sunday - CLOSED

Easter Monday - 10am-5pm

After Easter Monday normal opening hours resume.

Let Easter Sparkle ! Date published: 01/04/15

This Saturday we will be popping the corks on two absolutely fantastic Sparkling Wines, we hope you have time to pop in and try them!

Chandon Brut NV Argentina

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

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

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

£19.49 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 15% £16.56


Chandon Rosé NV Argentina

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

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

A wonderful aperitif-style rosé for any special occasion.

Special Offer £19.49 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £12.98

So if you are available call in and sample to Argentinian sparkling wines crafted by Champagne Geniuses!

Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 Viña Alarde 50%offDate published: 01/04/15

Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 Viña Alarde

Founded in 1877 the Bodega in Cenicero in the Rioja Alta is now a modern winery, with cellaring facilities housing over 50,000 barrels, and this is where Berberana Gran Reserva is matured for a minimum 3 years in American oak cask and a further 3 years in bottle.

Ruby red colour with tawny hues. Subtle aromas of ripe dark cherries and strawberries. Smooth and full-bodied palate, with luscious fruit laced with vanilla, cloves and dried fruits.

£15.99 Buy 2 bottles save 50% = £7.99

This is an absolute steal at the price folks get in Quick as it sold out really quickly last time!

http://www.majestic.co.uk



Pete's Easter PicksDate published: 01/04/15

It is nearing the Easter break and all I can think about is what wine is going to match with my tender slow cooked lamb roast. I have had a few brain storms.

It has got to be a great quality Rioja or great Value Portuguese Red, or if you like something a bit more youthful a fruit driven I reckon look to trusty Australia. I will cover all the basis below with the wines below.

Rioja Reserva 2010 Marqués de Riscal

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

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

£14.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £9.99

Porta 6 2012 Lisboa

The area around Lisbon is a hive of winemaking activity, making uniquely styled wines primarily from blends of native Portuguese grapes. This wine comes from vineyards in the Alenquer and Cadaval regions, in the mountains to the north of Lisbon.

Quintessentially Portuguese red, offering plenty of warm, jammy forest fruit flavours combined with heady aromas of violets and touches of spice. Supple, chewy tannins provide texture and length.

£9.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% £6.66

The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012 Jim Barry, Clare Valley

The first qualified winemaker to move to the Clare Valley, the late Jim Barry's estate now totals over 200 hectares in this superb wine-growing region. The Lodge Hill site was originally meant for Riesling, but instead was chosen to make this premium, reserved Shiraz.

The inky blackcurrant and boysenberry fruit is lifted by violet and menthol notes, with smooth tannins still providing plenty of grip. The finish is long and rich.

£14.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £9.99


Don't forget the mint Sauce! 

Improved term deals on CVNE Reserva & Vieux Remparts!Date published: 24/03/15

A couple of fantastic short term offers!

Both open for tasting in store today.

Rioja Reserva 2010 CVNE - £13.49 buy 2 bottles save 33% - £8.99 per bottle!

Grenache, Tempranillo 

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, CVNE, was founded in 1879 in and is still family owned. Their wines are made in the original Haro winery and hail back to the first wines produced here, then sold as 'Cuné Clairette'- a Bordeaux lookalike.

A soft luxurious wine, mid garnet in colour with a lovely brambly nose and a hint of spice. Nuances of warm leather, caramel and coffee over rich autumn fruit. Excellent balance and a lingering finish.

Try served with grilled lamb, duck and most rich meats.

Vieux Remparts 2012 Lussac St-Emilion - £11.99 buy 2 bottles save 33% - £7.99 per bottle!

Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Lussac is one of five villages to the northeast of St-Emilion with the right to add that name to their own. Lussac makes excellent 'satellite' wines, slightly more rustic than its big brother, but rounded and with great charm.

This is a rich, full bodied wine showing great concentration of flavour. With juicy black fruit on the nose and palate backed up by a smoky sandalwood character.

Give us a call on 0117 962 4467 if you would like to take advantage of these fantastic offers.


Wine of The Week - Special Parcel - Finca Carelio TempranilloDate published: 12/03/15

Finca Carelio Tempranillo - Special one-off Parcel

Available to taste in-store!


So tell me about the wine…

It’s made from 100% Tempranillo, which is the grape best known as the dominant grape of red Rioja, Spain's most famous wine.


The grapes were hand harvested from old bush vines in Castilla y Leon, where the hot days and cool nights make for super concentrated red berry flavours and precise acidity. The wine was aged for 30 months in French and American oak giving the smooth texture and spice so typical of the region.



What does it taste like…?

It’s certainly a fruit-driven wine, with plenty of red berry and cassis flavours. There are also savory notes of tobacco and eucalyptus making the wine more comparable to that of a Bordeaux in style; it doesn’t have that vanillary sweetness that Riojas can have.  


We think it would be great with a decent cheese board or some charcuterie.



Why should I buy it...?

Well it’s a bit of a bargain to be honest. This wine should have been given Ribera del Duero DO status (which would sell for over £15), but because a mere 10% of the grapes came from outside the designated area, sadly it didn’t meet the strict criteria.


Our Buyers are experts at spotting an opportunity and they swooped in to buy the lot, direct from the producers - it’s a one-off parcel so once it’s gone it’s gone…



£9.99 buy 2 save 33% = £6.66

33% off Oyster Bay Wines.Date published: 03/03/15

Don't say we are not good to you! 33% off all Oyster Bay products. This is a great opportunity to stock up on your favourite NZ wines on a great offer.  


Oyster Bay Merlot 2013 Hawke's Bay

Oyster Bay has been producing wine of international acclaim since winning the 'Best International Sauvignon' at the 1991 IWSC. A leading example of the 'New Zealand Style', fashioned from fruit grown in Hawkes Bay's Bordeaux-esque climate.

Plumy, jammy and ripe berry fruits augmented by hints of spice, toasted oak and chocolate aromas are followed by a rich, rounded and fruity palate with subtle oak and spices and an intense finish.

£11.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £7.99

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Marlborough

Marlborough has been at the heart of a winemaking revolution without modern precedent, and Oyster Bay is one of the region's most dynamic wineries. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats brings out every last ounce of flavour and concentration in the grapes.

Showing pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, alongside a subtle herbaceousness. Crisp, elegant and refreshing.

£11.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £7.99

Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2013 Marlborough


At the north tip of New Zealand's South Island, Marlborough has the ideal climate for grape growing. Oyster Bay, one of the most acclaimed wineries here, uses a combination of stainless steel and oak barrels to achieve the alluring balance of this Chardonnay.

Pure, incisive ripe fruit flavours. Concentrated aromas of ripe citrus and stone fruit are married with subtle oak and a creamy texture to finish.

£11.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £7.99

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2013 Marlborough

Ripe red cherry with hints of savoury black cherry, blossom, spice and oak. Juicy red fruits, soft ripe tannins and a soft elegant finish of succulent and red berries.

£12.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% £8.65 

Limited Deals Until 2nd MarchDate published: 26/02/15

Extra Special Offers - end 2nd March

These three fab special offers are available for a limited time only. You can't go wrong with these 3 classic French wines, including benchmark Côtes du Rhône and Mâcon-Lugny at its lowest price since April 2014. 

Cotes du Rhone Guigal - Offer Price £7.99

Macon Lugny Louis Latour - Offer Price £8.99

Picpoul de Pinet Villemarin - Offer Price £5.99 

New! Russian Jack Wines from New ZealandDate published: 26/02/15

Russian Jack Wines from New Zealand - Available to taste in-store 26 Feb - 4 Mar


Who was Russian Jack?

Russian Jack (formally known as Barrett Crumen) was a sailor of either Latvian or Ukrainian origin who jumped ship in Wellington. He spent the next 53 years wandering along the lanes of Wairarapa, working as a swagger. Swaggers cleared the scrub from the land, leaving rich, fertile lands which became the vineyards of Martinborough. There is a statue celebrating Russian Jack’s life in Masterton.


The Russian Jack Pinot Noir

The Russian Jack 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 Russian Jack Sauvignon Blanc

From a winery that recently won the coveted “Best Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand” at the Royal Easter Show, this wine demands to be sampled.

Aromas and flavours of lime, passion fruit and elderflower produce a clean, zippy and refreshing wine.  

£11.99 buy 2 save 25% = £8.99


Why buy these wines? They are from a top producer, Martinborough Vineyard, who make the outstanding Te Tera and Burnt Spur wines.



Beer of the Week - Alhambra 1925 ReservaDate published: 26/02/15

Beer of the Week - Alhambra 1925 Reserva

£12.99, Buy any 2 selected Craft Beers save £6 = £9.99

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"

Available to taste in-store 26 Feb - 4 March

Veuve Cliquot 2004 Vintage Web ExclusiveDate published: 19/02/15

Veuve Cliquot Web 2004 Vintage Exclusive

Available online until 3pm on 23rd February - Or call us in Westbury-on-Trym on 01179624467 to secure.

Made only in exceptional years this is a classic expression of the Clicquot style. The strength and body, due to two-thirds of black grapes, is balanced by the finesse and elegance of the remaining third of Chardonnay.

Wonderfully golden in colour with mouth-watering lemon and baked apple flavours. This vintage boasts fine bubbles to give a creamy mouth-feel.

An excellent companion to fish or white meat.

6 x 75cl bottles = £199.86 (Just £33.31 per bottle!)

3 x 150cl Magnums = £199.86 (Just £66.62 per Magnum!)


We're distributing this wine to stores specifically to cover web orders. Availability for delivery or collection will be delayed beyond our usual delivery guarantees. Your local team will keep you up-to-date on when the wine becomes available, expected between 27 Feb - 10 March.


White of the Week - Rustenburg Sauvignon BlancDate published: 19/02/15

Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa

£13.49 buy 2 save 33% = £8.99

Available to taste this week!


A wine with pedigree!

The Rustenberg winery has a history dating back to 1683. Wine has been bottled 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.



An award winning wine!

The current vintage of the wine available at Majestic is the 2014. The 2013 vintage, which was the latest vintage to be assessed, won a Bronze Medal at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) awards. Rustenberg are certain of more success when the 2014 vintage is tasted in May this year.



Why choose the Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc?

Rustenberg take time and care with their wines. Unlike most Sauvignon Blanc the wine is allowed to rest on its lees (the yeast left over from the fermentation process). This helps to add flavour and body to the wine.

A great wine to drink by itself or with fish or seafood.






White of the Week - Rustenburg Sauvignon BlancDate published: 19/02/15

Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa

£13.49 buy 2 save 33% = £8.99

Available to taste this week!


A wine with pedigree!

The Rustenberg winery has a history dating back to 1683. Wine has been bottled 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.



An award winning wine!

The current vintage of the wine available at Majestic is the 2014. The 2013 vintage, which was the latest vintage to be assessed, won a Bronze Medal at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) awards. Rustenberg are certain of more success when the 2014 vintage is tasted in May this year.



Why choose the Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc?

Rustenberg take time and care with their wines. Unlike most Sauvignon Blanc the wine is allowed to rest on its lees (the yeast left over from the fermentation process). This helps to add flavour and body to the wine.

A great wine to drink by itself or with fish or seafood.






Red of the Week - Bellingham PinopassoDate published: 19/02/15


Bellingham Pinopasso from South Africa 

£9.99 buy 2 save 25% = £7.49

Available to taste this week!


This wine is unique!

The grape variety in Pinopasso is Pinotage, a well known South African grape, but what makes this wine special? It’s 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.


Why have Bellingham made this wine?

The Bellingham winery has always been innovative and head winemaker Niël Groenewald has maintained that spirit. Having learnt about the process in Italy, Niël felt it would make a fitting tribute to the 13 Italian prisoners of war who helped the owners replant the Bellingham vineyards in the 1940s.


What can you expect from the wine?

The wine is big and full-bodied. It has flavours of cherry and plum and hints of chocolate and spice.

The wine is organic and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It would go really well with a lasagne.







Special Offer - Cotes du Rhone Guigal - £7.99Date published: 17/02/15

Côtes du Rhône 2011 E. Guigal

£11.75 Special Offer £7.99


Guigal is arguably the most famous producer in the Rhône Valley. Founded by Étienne Guigal in 1946, his son Marcel is almost single-handedly responsible for the regions resurgence over the last few decades.

This full-bodied wine offers a robust core of dark fruit, and savoury white pepper notes that make it a superb food wine.

Try with any red meat dishes or with rich vegetarian dishes like moussaka.


New Short Term Offer - Lagunilla Gran Reserva - Buy 2 Save 50%Date published: 17/02/15

Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 Lagunilla

£15.99 Buy 2 bottles save 50% =£7.99

From a bodega founded in 1885 in the high-altitude Rioja Alta region, where the ripening season is long and warm. This Gran Reserva spends 2 years in oak casks, followed by 3 years maturing in bottle prior to release.

A fine and elegant bouquet, full of trademark aged Rioja aromas: raisins, dried figs, cinnamon and vanilla. Velvety on the palate, with time-mellowed tannins, and a long, smooth finish.

Lovely with roasts or game, or try with the winery's own recommendation of baked cod.


Graham Beck Rose....since its valentines day..Date published: 14/02/15

Graham Beck Rose....since its valentines day..

Ok folks given that love is in the air and its Valentines day we our opening something special. 

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

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

Enjoy as a refreshing accompaniment to a summer fruit jelly, or just on its own is great!


Wine of the Week - Ravenswood - Lodi - Zinfandel - 2012 Date published: 12/02/15

Wine of the Week - Ravenswood - Lodi - Zinfandel - 2012 

Where’s this wine from …?

The Lodi region is in the northern part of California's Central Valley. It's known as the Zinfandel capital of the world. It's home to many old vines on well drained sandy soils, producing powerful and extractive wines.

Zinfandel originates from Croatia, imported from eastern Europe in the early 19th Century. DNA testing has also shown it to be the same variety as Italy's Primitivo.

So what does it taste like...?

It's Bursting with concentrated sweet blueberry, plums and spice aromas. Bright and fruity with soft, ripe roundness and well balanced acidity, filled with vanilla and toasted spices that linger on the finish.

Why should I buy it...?

Zinfandel is a fantastic winter wine, with it's bright fruit and spice it'll give you a boost on even the coldest of days.

It's on a fantastic price, ending on the 16th of February. So take advantage now!


£11.99 buy 2 save 33% = £7.99


Web Exclusive - Jackson Estate Somerset Pinot NoirDate published: 11/02/15

Web Exclusive - Jackson Estate Somerset Pinot Noir

6 bottles - £132

Our first Web Exclusive of the year is an absolute treat! Originally destined to go to small independents as there was so little volume, we have managed to secure the entire allocation for any export market - only 228 cases were produced and we have 200 cases to sell exclusively to our online customers (they kept back a few cases for the domestic market!)


The Somerset Vineyard is a single vineyard in the Waihopai Valley – renowned for its excellent Pinot Noir, hopefully we should be seeing greater volumes from here in the future. It is a much more feminine, delicate style than other Jackson Estate Pinots, Vintage Widow and Gum Emperor, which are more grippy and masculine.

The wine was bottled without fining or filtration.

An intense and concentrated red fruit character forms the backbone, while perfumed aromas of violet and rose petal accompany hints of spice on the nose. Refined and silky on the palate.

We're selling this parcel as a web exclusively in un-split 6 packs (6 x 75cl bottles) at £132 each (equivalent to £22 per bottle).

http://www.majestic.co.uk/jackson-estate-somerset-pinot-noir-zid37349x6

Zin the Mood for Love?Date published: 11/02/15

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel - Extra Special Offer Price - Ends 16th February!

£11.99Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £7.99

Want the perfect big, bold red to accompany your Valentine's meal? Look no further than this classic Zinfandel from Lodi, California.

Lodi, in the Northern part of California's Central Valley, is known as the Zinfandel Capital of the World. Home to mature vine Zinfandel plantings in well-drained sandy soils, produce powerful and extractive wines that underline Ravenswood's 'No Wimpy Wines' motto.

Bursting with concentrated sweet blueberry, plums and spice aromas. Bright and fruity with soft, ripe roundness and well balanced acidity, filled with vanilla and toasted spices that linger on the finish.

A pleasure to drink by itself or with flavourful red meat dishes, a cheese platter, or for even dark chocolate.


L'Extra par Langlois Rosé NV Crémant de Loire Sparkling SaturdayDate published: 07/02/15

L'Extra par Langlois Rosé NV Crémant de Loire Sparkling Saturday

To kick off our 33% Fizz deal we have decided to treat you all and open the L'Extra par Langlois Rosé NV Crémant de Loire !

Langlois-Château has been owned by the Bollinger family since 1973, and is recognised as one of the Loire's premier producers of sparkling wine. This rosé is made from Anjou-Saumur-sourced grapes, and rendered sparkling using traditional bottle fermentation.

Very delicate peachy pink in colour and similarly delicate in aroma, with light summer berry and gentle leafy notes coming to the fore. Fresh, clean and easy-drinking.

Superb garden party or wedding reception sparkler.

Open to taste for one day only so do treat yourself to a glass when browsing in store.


£14.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% £9.99 

33% off all Pink Fizz including Pink ChampagneDate published: 07/02/15

33% off all Pink Fizz including Pink Champagne


Love is in the air with Valentines day fast approaching. to celebrate this we have reduced all our pink fizz to a 33% off price tag. 


Some noticeable offers are:

Laurent Perrier Rose @ £44.97 

Ruinart Rose @ £39.98

Perrier Jouet @ £29.98

Nicolas Feuilliatte Rose @ £19.99

Oeil de Perdrix @ 16.66

There is also a great range of Sparkling rose all at 33% off. So come on into store and see all these great offers for yourself.

While stocks last



So What Temperature Should your Chardonnay Be? Date published: 05/02/15

So What Temperature Should your Chardonnay Be? 

After a brief argument discussion this morning with my better half, about whether or not to put my bottle of the 2005 Cloudy Bay Chardonnay in the fridge ready for our fish pie tonight, I decided to look up the recommended service temperatures for wine. 

All too often we serve whites too cold; masking some of the more delicate flavours and reds too warm; muddling the flavours and killing the fresh aromas. The following is a guide taken from the WSET's level 3 course book, to help you get the most from your Majestic wines: 

A Medium/Full bodied oaked white

e.g. White Burgundy

Serve Lightly Chilled, 10-13°C

Light/Medium bodied white

e.g. New Zealand Sauvignon or Pinot Grigio

Serve Chilled 7-10°C

Sweet Wines

e.g. Sauternes

Serve Well Chilled 6-8°C

Sparkling Wines

e.g. Champagne or Prosecco

Serve Well Chilled 6-10°C

A Light-Bodied red

e.g. Beaujolais or Valpolicella

Serve Lightly Chilled 13°C

A Medium/Full bodied red

e.g. Claret, Rioja or Aussie Shiraz

Serve at Room Temperature 15-18°C





New Wine of the week - Natale Verga Pinot Grigio 2014Date published: 05/02/15

New Wine of the week - Natale Verga Pinot Grigio 2014

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.

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 their Barolo and Primitivo wines.

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  wines on the same saving of 25% = £5.99


40% Off Deals Ending MondayDate published: 31/01/15

We have a selection of fizz currently on 40% off mix & match, offer ending close of play Monday 2nd February. This deal includes:

Prosecco La Marca Conegliano  - Offer Price £8.99

Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV - Offer Price £14.99

Cloudy Bay Pelorus Rose & Vintage - Both on offer at £17.09

Perrier Jouet Blason Rose - Offer Price 26.99

Plus more wines and fizz - go to www.majestic.co.uk/40-percent-off-wine for the full list.


Cloudy Bay Offers Ending Soon! Date published: 30/01/15

Cloudy Bay Offers Ending Soon!

All this month we've had Cloudy Bay's Fantastic wines on our 33% promotion. Unfortunately this can't last and they are coming off on Monday February 2nd so take advantage now!  

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon - Offer price £18.33

Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon - Offer Price £23.32

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay - Offer price £18.33

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2005 - Offer Price £19.99

Cloudy Bay Riesling - Offer Price £18.33

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir - Offer Price £23.32


www.majestic.co.uk/33-percent-off-wine


Last Chance!!Date published: 24/01/15

This is your last chance to get some fantastic offers on Cloudy Bay sparkling, Some great Champagne and Some fantastic wines! The 40% deal we have been running this Month is going to be over on Tuesday so don't miss out!

Stand out offers include;

Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV @ £14.99 down from £24.99!

Perrier-Jouet Blason Rose NV @ £26.99 down from £45.00!

Laurent-Perrier 2004 @ £29.98 down from £50.00

Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 Vina Alarde @ £9.59 down from £15.99!

Wine Of The Week - Malborough Ridge Sauvignon!Date published: 22/01/15

Wine Of The Week - Malborough Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Malborough is New Zealand's largest wine growing region with an international reputation for producing the best Sauvignon Blanc in the New World 

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

The wine is typical of Sauvignon's from this part of the world, with vibrant fruit and herbal flavours. it'a a fresh dry wine with a zippy finish. 

Come and try it for yourself, it's on our tasting counter now. 

It's currently a steal at £6.66 on the 33% mix and match offer down from £9.99.

WINE OF THE WEEK! Vina Alarde Gran Reserva 2007Date published: 20/01/15

We have just opened up one of our best offers at the moment! On a stunning 40% off deal, you can now get the Rioja Gran Reserva 2007, Vina Alarde for £9.59 down from £15.99!

Grape

Grenache, Tempranillo

Origin

Founded in 1877 the Bodega in Cenicero in the Rioja Alta is now a modern winery, with cellaring facilities housing over 50,000 barrels, and this is where Berberana Gran Reserva is matured for a minimum 3 years in American oak cask and a further 3 years in bottle.

Taste

Ruby red colour with tawny hues. Subtle aromas of ripe dark cherries and strawberries. Smooth and full-bodied palate, with luscious fruit laced with vanilla, cloves and dried fruits.

Enjoy:

Roast meats, pasta, tomato dishes, barbeques and game.

A Quick Look At Coonawarra.Date published: 13/01/15

A Quick Look At Coonawarra. 

Our Wine of the week Is the Hamillton Block Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra but where is it? and what makes it ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon?

Coonawerra is a 15km long by 1.5 km wide strip of land 400km south of Adelaide. It's just 80km inland from an exposed coast, this Antarctic water provides a cooling effect during the hot summers. It has a distinctive terra rossa soil with a free draining limestone sub soil. This soil makes intense and structured Cabernet's with flavours of cassis and usually a hint of menthol or eycalyptus. 

While on paper it looks like the perfect region, It does have it's problems. Believe it or not in spring there is a problem with frost damage and at harvest time they have to contend with rain, two issues you wouldn't normally associate with South Australia. 

Pop into the store and give the Hamilton Block a try or ask us some more about the region. 

     

Petes Wine course. Mystery ThemeDate published: 12/01/15

Hey folks I will be running one of my legendary wine courses in January and one in February and I would love you to attend. 

The dates for your Diary are.....

Sunday January the 25th @ 3pm - 5pm

Thursday  12th February 6pm - 8pm

We will run through the systematic approach to tatsing and learn about matching food with wine but most of all we will make it fun and enjoyable and learn lots about the different types of grape varieties open to explore. 

If you would like to book on just email Pete at:  wot@majestic.co.uk or call 01179624467

40% 0ff Cloudy bay Fizz and 33% off Cloudy bay Still winesDate published: 12/01/15

Attention all NZ / Cloudy bay wines fans,

We have some serious savings on Cloudy bay products but get in quick while stocks last!

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013/14 - A real stalwart in the fone wine Sauvignons and a great post xmas treat @ £18.32 from £27.50 33% OFF! 

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2005 - We had this open at Christmas and I can honestly say it was one of the best wines I have tried, perfectly rounded and such intense flavours. To be honest I might buy all these myself ! GREAT VALUE AT £19.99 from £30.00 Save 33%

Cloudy Bay Fizz @40% 

Pelorus NV - £14.98 down from £24.99

Pelorus Vintage -£17.08 down from £28.49 

Pelorus Rose - £17.09 down from £28.49

Pop into store or go on-line to see all the other smashing 33% and 40% offers. Remember you can mix and match items on the same saving mechanics. 

Happy shopping



New Wine Of the Week - Hamilton Block CabernetDate published: 12/01/15

New Wine of the week, Hamilton Block Cabernet.

This week sees us opening a big juicy new world, fruit driven full bodied bit of magic. The Hamilton Block is a cracking little wine from the Coonawarra and offers all that you would expect from one. It shows the typical medium to full bodied intensely fruity and fragrant style. It comes from one of the Leconfield's three mature vineyard blocks first planted in 1974 and has been matured with minimal oak contact.

It really shows a gorgeous inky texture with subtle blackcurrant and plum fruit ascented with hints of cedar and fresh leaves. Ripe and elegant with long soft tannins.

I think this wine is perfectly rounded and to be enjoyed on its own but could be matched with sweeter red meat dishes, perhaps an nice oxtail stew! 

Can be enjoyed now or stored away for 4 - 6 years for enhanced aromatic maturation.


Currently on our 33% offer the Hamilton Block is priced at £8.66 down from £12.99 #bargain

 



Alamos Malbec Is Back In Stock!Date published: 09/01/15

Alamos Malbec is Back in Stock and still at £6.66 (on the 33% promotion) 

We've just taken delivery of the new 2014 vintage Alamos. It's a customer favourite and a great winter warmer. 

This great wine has bags of raisin and blackcurrant fruit flavours. It's at home with grilled meats and vegetables or why not serve it with your roast beef on Sunday? 

Visit us in store, on-line or give us a call and we'll be able to deliver a case out to you over the weekend.     


Berberana Gran Reserva @40% off, Bargain !!!!Date published: 07/01/15


Berberana Gran Reserva @40% off, Bargain !!!!

you thought the 33% offers where good, well check this out....

This is a really nice traditional style of Rioja and if you like something with a little bit of age this wine is a Bargain!

Founded in 1877 the Bodega in Cenicero in the Rioja Alta is now a modern winery, with cellaring facilities housing over 50,000 barrels, and this is where Berberana Gran Reserva is matured for a minimum 3 years in American oak cask and a further 3 years in bottle.

Ruby red colour with tawny hues. Subtle aromas of ripe dark cherries and strawberries. Smooth and full-bodied palate, with luscious fruit laced with vanilla, cloves and dried fruits.

Roast meats, pastas, tomato dishes, barbecued lamb and game.

Currently on our 40% Mix and Match deals coming at £9.59 down from £15.99


Do Hurry as we only have limited stock and when its gone its gone!

Almost too good to Be true Champers !Date published: 06/01/15

Almost too good to Be true Champers !

From the maker of Cristal, a deliciously rich Champagne, with an overt fruitiness and nutty, yeasty notes. A long, complex and rewarding finish is a hallmark of the house style. 

Probably one of the best champagne deals in the UK at the minute with 40% off priced at £26.99 down from £45.00  this is a right Bargain and something to celebrate about! 

Pete's Pick Pick of the Pops (with Wine)Date published: 06/01/15

Vieux Remparts 2012 Lussac St-Emilion

This Week in at number one, a red that has really caught my eye has to be the the Vieux Remparts 2012 Lussac St-Emilion. This is a belter! You get so much wine for your money and when you are sat on the sofa with a glass in hand keeping warm by the fire whilst reading over the December credit card bills you can take some comfort in this incredible wine!

This is a rich, full bodied wine showing great concentration of flavour. With juicy black fruit on the nose and palate backed up by a smoky sandalwood character.

Lussac is one of five villages to the northeast of St-Emilion with the right to add that name to their own. Lussac makes excellent 'satellite' wines, slightly more rustic than its big brother, but rounded and with great charm (a bit like myself)!


I really hope you enjoy this wine as much as I have in the past. It is just fantastic Value for money.


Currently on our 33% Mix and Match offer you can pick this up for as little as £7.99 currently down from £11.99




Pete's Sunday Lunch PickDate published: 03/01/15

My Sunday lunches are quite legendary but unfortunately you cannot purchase them at your local Majestic. 

But picture if you will a tremendously sticky Lamb stew (of which the recipe can be found on Mr Olivers Website)......... the only thing that goes with a good lamb dish whether it be a Greek dish or British cuisine has to Be Rioja. 

Here is My choice and a great winter warmer.....

Rioja Reserva 2009/2010 Marqués de Riscal

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

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

Just thinking about this combo is making me hungry..and thirsty. Roll on Sunday. This weekend is the last chance to get this great wine at under ten pounds as it goes back up on price come the 5th of Janurary. 

Currently priced at £9.99 on our 33% Mix and Match deals down from £14.99 so get in while the offer and stocks last !



Last Chance - Ned Sauvignon Blanc £6.99 OfferDate published: 03/01/15

For all you lovers of The Ned Sauvignon Blanc, the £6.99 multibuy offer ends on Monday 5th January. Don't miss out - order online, phone 01179624467 or come and see us in-store!

New Craft Spirits of the week!Date published: 02/01/15

New Craft Spirits of the week!


Langtons No.1 Gin


A celebration of the Lake District, Langtons use local ingredients where possible

amongst their 11 botanicals, including Lake District Oak Bark.

Slate-filtered water is extracted via a borehole from an ancient aquifer found under the mountain of Skiddaw, Keswick and Derwent Water. Fresh citrus characters dominate with a light touch of sweetness, followed by a smooth finish.

Langtons is a celebration of the lake district, the softness, the elegance, the freshness and the warmth.

The taste is soft and fresh with a subtle depth on the palate with notes of citrus and a slight sweetness and then a surprisingly smooth finish.

£30.00

Bathtub Gin 70cl Bottle


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



£33.00


Wine Of The Week!Date published: 31/12/14

As we are sure that the new years celebrations may run in to the New Year, we have chosen a bit of Sparkling as our wine of the week! This week we have the Prosecco La Marca Cuvee!

Origin:

La Marca Prosecco is a sparkling wine made in the Treviso area of Northern Italy. This wine is made from 100% Prosecco harvested from selected vineyards, made using the Charmat method.

Taste:

Delicate and elegant with a distinctive aroma of apple and apricot. Medium bodied, soft, velvety and well-balanced.

Enjoy:

An excellent apéritif, served with light starters or fruit salads.


£14.99 Standard Price


£9.99 on 33% Multi-Buy Offer!


Customer review: ‘This won't disappoint, ideal for a celebration and as good as many champagnes and at a very reasonable price’ (Hakee, 2014)



New Years Eve!Date published: 27/12/14

Hello Everyone! We are back after a lovely few days with Family and Friends and we hope you have had a great Christmas and enjoyed all the wine you may have purchased with us! 

Now all the Christmas proceedings are now finished until next year, I'm sure like the team here in Westbury, all eyes are pointed towards the big New Years Celebrations! And we have some great offers for you, to welcome the New Year in style.


Why not get some nice bubbly to pop at the end of the count down? We have the Heidseick Gold Top at £19.99 on the 33% multi-buy offer down from £30.00!

'Heidsieck & C° Monopole, now owned by Vranken and Pommery is one of the oldest champagne firms in the Champagne region. This vintage Champagne is soft and rich, with hints of citrus, apple and subtle vanilla.'


Or perhaps you would prefer to toast the New Year with a nice chilled Sauvignon Blanc? The Mud House is currently at £6.66 on the 33% multi-buy offer down from £9.99 and is a delightful tipple.

Origin

Mud House Wines was started in 1996, and is a producer focused on sustainable viticulture. Just over half the fruit for this wine is sourced from their own Wool shed vineyard in the Upper Wairau Valley, with the remainder sourced from partner growers.

Taste:

Pale straw yellow, with heady aromas of fresh grapefruit, guava and hints of nettles. Crisp, concentrated and vibrant on the palate, combining citrus and tropical fruit with green vegetal undertones.

Enjoy:

Chill well and enjoy on its own or with light summery rice or pasta dishes.


And finally for those who would prefer a nice Malbec to enjoy with all those wonderful party snacks, why not try the Callia Bella Malbec at £5.99 on the 33% multi-buy down from £8.99.

Origin:

Bodegas Callia are based in the Valle de Tulum, wherein lies the town of SanJuan, and have become one of the foremost wineries of this area. Their estate here comprises 241 hectares of vines, at 630m above sea level,surrounded on almost all sides by the Andes.

Taste:

An attractively deep purple wine, with an up-front and straightforward wildberry character, with hints of baking spices. Intense and generous on the palate, with plush tannins and good ripeness.

Enjoy:

Drink with pasta and meatballs in your favourite tomato and herb sauce.

Team Westbury's Top 2 Christmas WinesDate published: 20/12/14

Not only do we have the Chapel Down Pinot Reserve open for our lovely customers, we also have 2 very special wines open to bring even more festivity to this year. After a lengthy discussion of what we all thought should be the top 2 Christmas wines this year we have come to a very lovely conclusion. This Christmas we have;

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay (2005) @ £25.00 on the 33% Multi-Buy

Origin:

Cloudy Bay is a cult wine and, clever marketing aside, there is no denying the quality of this Chardonnay. A cool climate location and lots of sunshine means long, slow ripening - a recipe for success with Chardonnay.

Taste:

A complex nose that ranges from figs and lemon butter to more savoury elements of fresh hay with hints of butterscotch. The palate is substantial and rounded with toasty complexity and a long finish.

Enjoy:

Eminently drinkable now but it will reward those with the patience to age the wine for a further 3 to 4 years. 

'This is the ultimate wine for your Christmas turkey and I can't wait to open it' (Andy, Manager)

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Gnarly Dudes Shiraz (2012) @ £18.00 on the 33% Multi-Buy

Origin:

Two Hands are dedicated to showcasing the wide range of styles available from Barossa's many and varied plots. This example is sourced from a number of parcels of mature, gnarly Shiraz vines, and aged in a mixture of new and old French oak hogsheads for 12 months.

Taste:

Intense and complex on the nose, which offers an array of fruit accented bynotes of chestnuts, burnt toffee, chocolate and lavender. Full and lush on the palate, with a supple texture and good length.

Enjoy:

Enjoyable immediately, but will develop nicely for up to 5 years in bottle.

'So smooth! This will the perfect match for those who don't fancy Turkey this year and are opting for a nice bit of Roast Beef instead!' (Danny, Trainee Manager)


Sparkling Saturday! Chapel Down Pinot ReserveDate published: 20/12/14

It's the last Saturday before Christmas and we have something special open for you today! A British sparkling wine maker of which will be perfect to toast this years festivities. Without further or do we have the; 

Chapel Down Pinot Reserve! (Excited Yet?)

Origin

A strict selection of fruit, this vintage sparkling wine comes from England's biggest and arguably finest wine producer. A real rival to Champagne in a more balanced and reserved style, with mineral and brioche elements.

Taste

The nose displays green apples, with subtle mineral. The palate displays citrus fruit, particularly lime and hints of Brioche and a subtle but rounded mousse.

Enjoy

Drink this wine now or over the next 5 years, either as an apéritif or with seafood or salmon.

Excited now? We are and we can't wait to welcome you for what were sure will be a fun and exciting weekend!


New wine of the Week! Château Recougne! Date published: 16/12/14

New wine of the Week! 


Château Recougne 2011 Bordeaux Supérieur

Château Recougne is an early-17th-century estate located around 10km north of Libourne, and is among the most well established of Bordeaux Supérieur properties. It is planted with around 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Fleshy and robust, full of ripe black fruit accented with hints of mocha, smoke and toast. Plenty of fine-grained tannins providing prodigious grip and savoury texture.

Back by popular demand and one of last Christmas Favourite Bordeaux, the Château Recougne is just great Value and a superb little Bordeaux at the price. Feel free to try it!

£6.99 on save 33%

£10.49 single bottle


Today is the last day to take advantage of 33% off Fizz!Date published: 15/12/14

Sparkling Offers - 33% off all fizz this weekend only. All sparling wine is 33% off (33% off when you buy at least 2 within the 33% range) 

Need an aperitif for your Christmas party? why not go for the Zonin Prosecco only £7.99 down form £11.99

Looking for something to go with the Smoked Salmon on Christmas day, the N.V. Veuve Clicquot was £45 and now only £29.98 

Need a special gift for a Champagne lover? The Laurent Perrier 2004 vintage is only £33.31 down from £50. 

Come and see us in store or give us a call and take advantage of our free delivery. 


Ends Today 15/12/14 


Sparkling Saturday - Chapel Down Date published: 13/12/14

Sparkling Saturday - Chapel Down 

A blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, all from vineyards in the south-east of England.

The chalk soil on the south-east coast of the country is the same as the the soil found in Champagne, just 90 miles to the south. This coupled with the cool climate enables the production of world class sparkling.

Chapel Down are “England's leading wine producer,” winning many awards including a Decanter trophy and gold award in 2013.

It's a refreshing and zesty wine, not quite as yeasty as many champagnes, the fine bubbles fill all corners of your mouth. A great alternative to Champagne for your Christmas drinks party.

Open today for you to taste.

£15.99 on save 33%

£23.99 single bottle


Sparkling Offers - 10% off all fizz this weekend only. Date published: 12/12/14

Sparkling Offers - 10% off all fizz this weekend only. All sparling wine is 33% off (33% off when you buy at least 2 within the 33% range) 

Need an aperitif for your Christmas party? why not go for the Zonin Prosecco only £7.99 down form £11.99

Looking for something to go with the Smoked Salmon on Christmas day, the N.V. Veuve Clicquot was £45 and now only £29.98 

Need a special gift for a Champagne lover? The Laurent Perrier 2004 vintage is only £33.31 down from £50. 

Come and see us in store or give us a call and take advantage of our free delivery.   

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc Now £6.99!Date published: 12/12/14

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc Now £6.99! (on the 33% offer) 

Named after the Mountain that looks over the Ned Vineyards in Marlborough. This wine needs very little introduction. It's been a customer favourite since its launch. 

Displaying the classic kiwi Sauvingnon aromas of nettles, grass and gooseberries. It would pair well seafood or be great on it's own as an aperitif.  

This is the lowest price it's been all year. 

Visit us in store or give us a call and we can deliver a case for free.      

New spirits - open to taste this week!Date published: 11/12/14

Darnley’s Spiced Gin

Named after Mary Queen of Scots’ husband Lord Darnley whose marriage produced the heir that eventually united England and Scotland.Darnley’s View is made with a selection of carefully selected berries, seeds, peels and roots collectively known as botanicals.

This gin unites the best of English and Scottish distillation and focuses on key botanicals of juniper, cinnamon and nutmeg, giving a smooth palate of warm and comforting spice. Bottled at 42.7% to best present the combination of warming spice botanicals

£32.50 

Tariquet VSOP Armagnac Carafe

60% Ugni Blanc, 40% Baco. Aged for at least 7 years in oak barrels in Tariquet’s cellars, this Armagnac shows both fresh characteristics and more mature notes. Very smooth with a lively bouquet of floral and almost fresh minty characters, followed by a further touch of woody spices, hints of vanilla, liquorice and macerated fruits. ”

£35.00

Please feel free to try a sample, open to taste in store this week!


New spirits - open to taste this week!Date published: 11/12/14

Its that time of the week again!

This week on taste we have......

Don Papa Rum

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. I

ts 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


Darnley’s Spiced Gin


Named after Mary Queen of Scots’ husband Lord Darnley whose marriage produced the heir that eventually united England and Scotland.Darnley’s View is made with a selection of carefully selected berries, seeds, peels and roots collectively known as botanicals.

This gin unites the best of English and Scottish distillation and focuses on key botanicals of juniper, cinnamon and nutmeg, giving a smooth palate of warm and comforting spice. Bottled at 42.7% to best present the combination of warming spice botanicals


£32.50


Please feel free to try a sample!





Super Christmas Wines!Date published: 10/12/14

As the most wonderful day of the year is ever closing in, you are probably starting to wonder what wine you want to serve up for your family and friends! We at Westbury have just opened up 2 brilliant wines. One will go perfectly with your smoked salmon canapes and the other will lift your Christmas dinner to the next level!

The Ned Pinot Noir - £9.99 @ 33% Multi-Buy

Origin: This Pinot Noir has been sourced from the Ben Morven vineyard in Marlborough's Southern Valleys, known for their deep clay and loam soils.Hand-picked and aged for 9 months in French oak, this is a classic, rounded Marlborough Pinot.

Taste: With a subtle smoky character and rounded red berry fruit aromas, on the palate this wine is warming and rich, encompassing every corner of the mouth and leaving a long and smooth finish.

Enjoy: This wine will develop more smoky character if aged, but is great now with roast chicken, duck or turkey.


Pouilly-Fume Jean Vincent - £9.99 @ 33% Multi-Buy

Origin: Father-and-son team Jean and Vincent Chatelain are the 11th and 12th generations of an illustrious wine making family, based in the heart ofPouilly-sur-Loire. Each parcel of their 30ha estate is vinified individually to maintain the character of each plot.

Taste: An intensely aromatic wine, with a nose that centres on gooseberry fruit,enhanced by a smoky, flinty character. This mineral theme continues all the way to the long, steely finish.

Enjoy: A mouthwatering, dry aperitif wine, also ideal with smoked salmon!


Come on down and try before you buy on our beautifully stocked tasting counter!

Hope to see you soon!

33% Off Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, One Week OnlyDate published: 09/12/14

33% Off Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, One Week Only. £7.39 when you mix and match 2 bottles from the 33% promotion. 

The ever popular Oyster Bay Sauvignon is at it's lowest price for a long time. A great opportunity for you to stock up for Christmas. 

Oyster Bay Is one of the most dynamic wineries in the the Marlborough region, embracing modern winemaking techniques; temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel brings out every last once of flavour in the fruit. 

On the nose the wine is full of tropical fruits and gooseberry aromas, with herbaceous notes and hints of cut grass. On the pallet it's crisp, elegant and refreshing. 

It's a versatile wine, paring well with anything from white meats to shellfish, or just enjoyed on it's own.   

Craft Beer of the Week - Dead Pony ClubDate published: 08/12/14

Craft Beer of the Week - Dead Pony Club Brewdog

Brewdog is based in Aberdeenshire, and is the worlds first ever crowd-funded brewery. Launched in 2007 with 2 employees (and a dog!).

Dead Pony is crafted from west coast hops which deliver strong citrus aromas.A rock 'n' roll American session ale, this Californian IPA packs a huge hoppy punch.

Super fresh, with mango, citrus, peach and caramel notes, its spicy undertones match well with hot and spicy foods.

£12.99 or buy any 2 packs of craft beer save £6

= £9.99


The Spotlight is on Bordeaux!Date published: 05/12/14

From the 5th - 11th of December we are running a Bordeaux spotlight for the lovely folks of Bristol! We have open a fantastic selection of Bordeaux wines including a Sauternes Desert wine which would be a delightful addition to your Christmas Pudding this winter!

Without further or do, this is the line up representing Bordeaux on our tasting counter this weekend;

Clos L'Abeilley 2013, Sauternes - £10.99 half bottle dessert wine

Chateau Couffran Haut Medoc 2004 - Fine Wine Offer Price £14.99 *Our wine of the week!*

Vieux Remparts Lussac St. Emillion - 25% Offer Price £8.99

Chateau Recougne Bordeaux Superior - 33% Offer Price £6.99

Chateau Senejac St Emillion 1996 - 33% Offer Price £9.99

Chateau Senejac Haut Medoc 2006 - Fine Wine Offer Price £17.00

Chateau Tour Haut Moulin 2007 - 33% Offer Price £9.99


www.majestic.co.uk/bordeaux 


Wine of the Week - Château Coufran 2004Date published: 04/12/14

Château Coufran 2004 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois Supérieur


Blend: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot


Located in the Haut-Médoc part of Pauillac, Coufran is notable for its unusually high proportion of Merlot, which forms around 85% of the blend. Being a more typical feature of right-bank wines, this has earned Coufran the nickname 'Pomerol of Haut-Médoc'.

This wine has a soft, fleshy and ample feel, combining soft bramble and ripe plum flavours with smooth tannins. Subtle cedar and leaf aromas complete the picture.


Ready to drink now, with firm cheeses.


£14.99

On buy 2 bottles of fine wine save £10

Single bottle price £19.99


Open to taste in Westbury this week!

Craft Spirits of the Week - Tito's Texan Vodka and The One Whisky. Date published: 04/12/14

Craft Spirits of the Week - Tito's Texan Vodka and The One Whisky. 

Tito’s Texan Vodka

Created by Tito Beveridge, a geologist from Texas with a background in oil drilling and the mortgage business, this characterful vodka is made from 100% corn and is therefore naturally gluten-free.

Produced in Austin at Texas’ first and oldest legal distillery, it is micro-distilled by batch 6 times in an old fashioned pot still, a much more complicated and difficult technique to the usual modern column stills and should appeal to connoisseurs and novices alike. It is microdistilled in an old-fashioned pot still, just like fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs.

£28.00

The One Whisky

The Lakes Distillery, Cumbria

The one is a unique blend of exceptional whiskies from the British Isles. Each has it's own distinctive characteristics and these have been blended with great care and passion to create a whisky of intriguing complexity.”

Gavin D. Smith Tasting Notes:

Malty on the nose, with soft ginger and vanilla, Slightly nutty, Good weight and texture on the palate. More malt and spice, brittle toffee, and a suggestion of smoke when water is added. The finish is medium in length, slightly drying, with a hint of oak and a ripple of persistent spice. A well-structured, extremely drinkable and versatile whisky.

£30.00


Wine of the Week - Château Coufran 2004Date published: 04/12/14

Wine of the Week  - Château Coufran 2004

Located in Bordeux's Haut-Medoc, 3 miles north of St. Estephe. The 76 hectare vineyard is on a gravel rich outcrop close to the Gironde estuary.

Chateau Coufran has the highest proportion of Merlot in the Medoc (85%), a feature more typical of right bank wines. This has lead to the nickname 'Pomerol of the Haut-Medoc'

It's a soft fleshy wine with smooth tannins. It's age provides subtle leaf and cedar aromas but it still has lots of flavours of ripe plum and bramble fruit.

Drinking very well now, try it with a mature cheddar cheese.

Buy 2 bottles and save £10

£14.99

Single Bottle Price £19.99


New spirits - open to taste this week!Date published: 04/12/14

Tito’s Texan Vodka


Created by Tito Beveridge, a geologist from Texas with a background in oil drilling and the mortgage business, this characterful vodka is made from 100% corn and is therefore naturally gluten-free.

Produced in Austin at Texas’ first and oldest legal distillery, it is micro-distilled by batch 6 times in an old fashioned pot still, a much more complicated and difficult technique to the usual modern column stills and should appeal to connoisseurs and novices alike.It is microdistilled in an old-fashioned pot still, just like fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs.

£28.00

Don Papa Rum

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. I

ts 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

Please feel free to try a sample, open to taste in store this week!


Sparkling Saturday - NyetimberDate published: 29/11/14

Nyetimber Classic Cuvée

2009 England

The ultimate home-grown alternative to Champagne; same grapes, similar soil, optimum climate (mostly) and some world-class winemakers, this is a special sparkler!

Nyetimber are located in West Sussex, and since their original plantings of classic varieties in 1988, have established themselves as England's premier sparkling wine house, making world class wines to rival (and often beat in blind tastings) the big names of Champagne.

£23.98

Enjoy 33% Off


California Dreaming (and Washington state) Date published: 28/11/14

California Dreaming (and Washington state) 

This week we have a great selection of wines for the lovely folk of Westbury to try.

some of the wines we have to taste our..

Vino Pinot Grigio - This is a fantastic Italian inspired PG from Washington State. It is made by self taught Rock Band manager turned wine maker Charles Smith ! 

Aromatically complex, this wine has a backbone of guava-like fruit accented with subtle hints of lychee, passion fruit and summer hay. Gentle minerality and crisp acidity support the palate.

Currently on our 33% offer @ £9.99 down from £14.99

Edna Valley Chardonnay. One of California's coolest vineyard areas, Edna Valley is the ideal location for creating refined, restrained and elegant Chardonnay. The grapes are whole-bunch pressed and fermented in French and Hungarian oak, followed by nine months' lees ageing. A great wine on our 33% offers priced at £8.65 normally £12.99 

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel which is a real fans favourite! Currently priced at £8.99 on our 25% offer. Normal price £11.99

Edna Valley Pinot Noir, 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, cooling the vineyards, thereby creating a longer ripening season ideal for temperamental Pinot Noir. Bargain on our 33% offers priced at £8.65 normally £12.99 

No Bull Merlot, Charles Smith.

A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet from vineyards in the Wahluke Slope and Yakima viticultural areas of Washington State, some of the most northerly vineyards in the USA, which also enjoy high altitudes that help this region to produce excellent cool-climate styles.

Currently priced on our 25% offers @ £11.24 Normally £14.99.


All of the above mentioned our open to taste in Westbury, so do pop in for a nice little informal tasting with one of our members of staff.




California Dreaming (and Washington state) Date published: 28/11/14

California Dreaming (and Washington state) 

This week we have a great selection of wines for the lovely folk of Westbury to try.

some of the wines we have to taste our..

Vino Pinot Grigio - This is a fantastic Italian inspired PG from Washington State. It is made by self taught Rock Band manager turned wine maker Charles Smith ! 

Aromatically complex, this wine has a backbone of guava-like fruit accented with subtle hints of lychee, passion fruit and summer hay. Gentle minerality and crisp acidity support the palate.

Currently on our 33% offer @ £9.99 down from £14.99

Edna Valley Chardonnay. One of California's coolest vineyard areas, Edna Valley is the ideal location for creating refined, restrained and elegant Chardonnay. The grapes are whole-bunch pressed and fermented in French and Hungarian oak, followed by nine months' lees ageing. A great wine on our 33% offers priced at £8.65 normally £12.99 

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel which is a real fans favourite! Currently priced at £8.99 on our 25% offer. Normal price £11.99

Edna Valley Pinot Noir, 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, cooling the vineyards, thereby creating a longer ripening season ideal for temperamental Pinot Noir. Bargain on our 33% offers priced at £8.65 normally £12.99 

No Bull Merlot, Charles Smith.

A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet from vineyards in the Wahluke Slope and Yakima viticultural areas of Washington State, some of the most northerly vineyards in the USA, which also enjoy high altitudes that help this region to produce excellent cool-climate styles.

Currently priced on our 25% offers @ £11.24 Normally £14.99.


All of the above mentioned our open to taste in Westbury, so do pop in for a nice little informal tasting with one of our members of staff.




Wine of the Week - Cline ZinfandelDate published: 27/11/14

Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2013


Cline Cellars have created this wine by sourcing grapes from a selection of parcels of old vines in several regions, the majority coming from their oldest and lowest-yeilding vines in Oakley, and the remainder from Lodi and Mendocino.

Heady and bold on the nose, which is full of ripe strawberry notes, and hints of coffee bean and cocoa. Wonderfully plump and juicy on the palate, with a satisfying warmth and subtle touches of vanilla.

Great with barbecued steaks, well-seasoned pork chops, or venison

£14.99

On buy 2 fine wines save £10

£19.99 single bottle


Open to taste this week in Westbury!



Craft Beer of the Week - Dead Pony ClubDate published: 27/11/14

 Dead Pony Club Brewdog

Brewdog is based in Aberdeenshire, and is the worlds first ever crowd-funded brewery. Launched in 2007 with 2 employees (and a dog!).

Dead Pony is crafted from west coast hops which deliver strong citrus aromas. A rock 'n' roll American session ale, this Californian IPA packs a huge hoppy punch.

Super fresh, with mango, citrus, peach and caramel notes, its spicy undertones match well with hot and spicy foods.


£12.99 or buy any 2 packs of craft beer save £6

= £9.99


New spirits - open to taste this week!Date published: 27/11/14

Langtons No.1 Gin

A celebration of the Lake District, Langtons use local ingredients where possible

amongst their 11 botanicals, including Lake District Oak Bark.

Slate-filtered water is extracted via a borehole from an ancient aquifer found under the mountain of Skiddaw, Keswick and Derwent Water. Fresh citrus characters dominate with a light touch of sweetness, followed by a smooth finish.

Langtons is a celebration of the lake district, the softness, the elegance, the freshness and the warmth.

The taste is soft and fresh with a subtle depth on the palate with notes of citrus and a slight sweetness and then a surprisingly smooth finish.

£30.00


Tariquet VSOP Armagnac Carafe

“ 60% Ugni Blanc, 40% Baco. Aged for at least 7 years in oak barrels in Tariquet’s cellars, this Armagnac shows both fresh characteristics and more mature notes. Very smooth with a lively bouquet of floral and almost fresh minty characters, followed by a further touch of woody spices, hints of vanilla, liquorice and macerated fruits. ”

£35.00

Please feel free to try a sample in store this week!


33% off ALL Rioja - 1 week only!Date published: 26/11/14

33% off ALL Rioja - 1 week only!

Offer ends 1st Dec

For one week only we have 33% off all of the Riojas in our range. This is an offer not to be missed - highlights include;

Vina Eguia Crianza - Offer Price £5.62

Cune Crianza - Offer Price £6.66

Marques de Riscal Reserva - Offer Price £9.99

Vina Ardanza 2005 Reserva - Offer Price £15.99

Vina Ardanza 2004 Reserva Magnum - Offer Price £25.32

http://www.majestic.co.uk/rioja-wine

33% off ALL New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - 1 week only!Date published: 26/11/14

33% off ALL New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - 1 week only!

Offer ends 1st Dec

For one week only we have 33% off all of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs in our range. This is an offer not to be missed - highlights include;

Villa Maria Private Bin - Offer Price £6.99

Brancott Estate - Offer Price £6.66

Select Blocks - Offer Price £7.99

St Clair Pioneer Block - Offer Price £13.32

Cloudy Bay - Offer Price £18.66

http://www.majestic.co.uk/33-percent-off-new-zealand-wine

Running a business...? Planning a party...?Date published: 21/11/14

The team at Majestic Westbury-On-Trym would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the range of great services we provide for the run up to Christmas

Not sure which wines to choose for the office party?

Thinking of buying gifts for your colleagues or clients?


At Majestic, our gift and party services include;

Expert advice

Sale or return

Over 800 wines, beers, Champagnes & spirits available including;

Nicolas Feuillate NV @ £14.99*

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc @ £6.66*

Vina Eguia Rioja Reserva @ £6.66*

Plus extras like our free tasting notes, gift packaging, personalised messages, free glass hire and free delivery.


Majestic Westbury-On-Trym,

127 Westbury Road, Bristol, BS9 3AP

Tel: 01179624467 Email: wot@majestic.co.uk www.majestic.co.uk/bristol-westbury-on-trym

*Offer prices valid until 30/11/2014. Minimum purchase 6 bottles.


33% Off Malbec - All WeekendDate published: 21/11/14

At Majestic we adore Mighty Malbecs, and to celebrate this love we've taken 33% off our entire range of these Argentinian beauties.

That means the Callia Bella is just £5.99, the Alamos just £6.66 and the Benmarco is under £11.

Absolutely incredible value for such robust, heart warming reds that will help make your November end on a high note.

Pop in and try our selection, give us a call or order online!


Remember, these are short term offers, so make the most of them.

Mighty Gran Reservado MalbecDate published: 21/11/14


Vinalba Gran Reservado

Mendoza 2011

From the first Bordeaux producer to set up shop in Argentina comes this truly superb wine. Vinalba have lead the charge in creating fantastic quality Malbecs, and this Gran Reservado is their flagship beauty.


Pack full of stewed fruit, vanilla and spice this hearty, big red is ideal fodder for those dreary Autumn nights – where only a really powerful wine will do!


At its best with a big chunk of protein (think steak or roast beef). For maximum effect decant first and serve just above room temperature.

On the 33% off deal for this weekend only!

£11.32

down from £16.99


Pedro's Almacenista Selection Amontillado Date published: 20/11/14

Pedro's Almacenista Selection Amontillado - On Offer at £10.99, Decanter Magazine Bronze Medal Winner! 

Amontillado sherry is darker than Fino but lighter than Oloroso. They start life off as a Fino and are fortified to 13.5% alcohol, with the flor yeast protecting the sherry from exposure to oxygen. The cask becomes Amontillado if the flor fails to develop properly, the flor is killed off with additional fortification or the flor is allowed to die off through non replenishment. Once it looses the flor it must be fortified to 17.5% in order to stop it from oxidising too quickly. After fortification it oxidises slowing in porous American and Canadian oak Casks.   

Pesdro's Amontillado is a fantastic example of this type of sherry. Produced by the family Almacenista Garcia Jarana, who spend their time treasuring and ageing over 400 butts of old sherry. 

This Amontillado has a subtle and delicate bouquet, suggests notes of hazelnut on the nose, yet with light reminders of yeast but smooth on the palate giving a fresh nutty finish 

This is a versatile wine and an excellent match for soups and consommés, Tuna, wild mushrooms, hard cheeses like Manchego or Cheddar and with Japanese/Asian influenced dishes.


New spirits - open to taste this week!Date published: 20/11/14

Below are our two featured spirits of the week, open to taste on the counter every day, pop in to have a taste!


Moskoskaya Osobava Vodka

Translated as ‘Special Muscovite’, production dates back to the communist era and this is generally regarded as THE Russian vodka.  

It is produced from selected rye grain for a natural sweetness (Stoly add sugar to give sweetness!), and is both triple distilled and charcoal filtered making it smooth and authentic.


£17.99


Roger Groult Réserve Calvados

This replaced the 15YO in the Roger Groult range in 2014. It is harmoniously balanced, delivering the fruit of a younger style with the complexity of a more mature style and has a distinctive strong floral note.

Drink as an aperitif or digestif at room temperature or to accompany chocolate or apple based desserts.

The nose is fruity and fresh, with notes of tart apple and a creamy touch. Mouth is soft and smooth. Hazelnut and a touch of mint in the final."

£30.00

Please feel free to try a sample!


Craft Beer of the Week - Einstök White AleDate published: 20/11/14

Open to taste this week in Westbury-On-Trym...

Einstök White Ale

A craft beer from the north of Iceland, Einstök is based just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle. Modelled on the traditional Belgian witbier, it takes its name from the Icelandic word for unique.

Glacial melt water that has travelled down through mountains and ancient lava fields, making it some of the purest in the world, adding to the refreshing taste. It is infused with coriander and orange peel, it's full textured yet light on the palate, with a refreshing citrus zing.

A great match with a variety of spicy foods, including Mexican, Thai and Indian.

£13.99 or buy any 2 packs of craft beer save £6

Pop in store to try it for yourself!


Wine of the Week - Matetic CorralilloDate published: 18/11/14

Wine of the Week - Matetic Corralillo Sauvignon Blanc, San Antonio Valley, Chile

£7.99 on save 33%, £11.99 single bottle

The San Antonio Valley is a sub-region of the Aconcagua Valley, it's the one of the most coastal influenced areas in Chile. The proximity to the Pacific provides a cool climate slowing the ripening of the fruit. Matetic manage their vineyards with organic and bio-dynamic techniques.

This is a fresh and youthful wine with aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit and hints of aromatic herbs.

Enjoy on it's own or try pairing it with a goats cheese salad.

Open for you to taste at your local Majestic. 



Sparkling Saturday - Drappier ChampagneDate published: 15/11/14

Drappier Champagne Premier Cru

A blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier, only from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards.

The Drappier House was founded in 1808 in cellars dating back to 1152.

They try and keep production as close to organic as possible; ploughing by horse and using organic fertilisers. In the winery they use little sulphur as possible.

It's a Firm and intense wine, offering notes of pear, hazelnut and subtle toasty spice.

Open in store today for you to taste!

£19.99 on save 33%

£30.00 single bottle


New Craft Spirits; Red Leg RumDate published: 14/11/14

Introducing...

Majestic's New Craft Spirits Range


Red Leg Spiced Rum

“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.

£19.99

Please feel free to try a sample!


New Craft Spirits; Broker's GinDate published: 14/11/14

Introducing...

Majestic's New Craft Spirits Range

Broker's Premium London Dry Gin

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


Fantastic Fizz For The WeekendDate published: 14/11/14

For this weekend only we've got some truly exceptional deals on our Champagne, with all NV Wines a whopping 33% off!

Including...

Nicholas Feuillatte NV Champagne

A light, fresh and fruity Champagne with fine discreet bubbles and subtle overtones of apples, pears and citrus fruits. Has undergone a total of 4 years' ageing

£22.50

Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £14.99

Veuve Clicquot Brut NV Champagne

Veuve Clicquot ages their non-vintage for almost twice the required time, resulting in a superb marriage of freshness and power, with rich fruit and a mouth-filling creamyness £48.00 Special Offer £45.00

Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £29.98

Superb Specials; 4 Days To Go...!Date published: 13/11/14

Portillo Malbec 2013 Bodegas Salentein, Mendoza

Round and fulsome on the palate, delivering a swathe of ripe, fresh black fruit held together by lush tannins. Try this with a lightly spicy beef or lamb 

£10.49

Special Offer ;  save 33% = £6.66

Côtes-du-Rhône 2013 Léon Perdigal

lThe spice-tinged red fruits continue on the palate, which is medium-bodied and has a pleasing length. Enjoy with Mediterranean lamb dishes

£9.99

Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £6.66

Château Méaume 2010 Bordeaux Supérieur

A nose of fruitcake, spice and ripe, plummy fruit. Soft and rich on the palate, with blackcurrants, plum, and smoky cedarwood. Try with roast beef or goose.

£9.99

Mix and Match 2 bottles save 25% = £7.49

New! One Week Deals 11-17 NovDate published: 11/11/14

New! 1 Week Deals 

Hurry! Offers from 11 - 17 November


We've specially chosen three classic winter reds, now on ridiculously good offers: a lush Malbec, a solid Claret, and a bold Châteauneuf-du-Pape to help you start your winter right. Château Méaume is now only £7.49 - the best price for 4 years - check out the link below!

http://www.majestic.co.uk/extra-special-wine-offers


CNDP Cuvee Antiques - Wine of the Week - Offer Price £11.99!Date published: 11/11/14

CNDP Cuvee Antiques - Wine of the Week - Offer Price £11.99! £17.99 single bottle price

Offer ends 17th November - Available to taste in-store from 11-15 Nov

13 different white and red grape varieties are permitted for the making of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This wine has been aged in the famous cellars of Ogier Caves des Papes in the heart of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

This wine is dark ruby with a complex nose of spices and hints of pear. A smooth and lingering finish.

Enjoy this with rich, rustic flavoured dishes, especially meat and game.


Chilean Tasting WeekDate published: 08/11/14

Chilean wines are now among the most popular of all the world - and justifiably so, since top quality is available across the price range.

From 7th -13th November we will have a selection of Chilean wines open for you to taste - all on special offer.

http://www.majestic.co.uk/chilean-wine

Wine of the Week - Jaboulet SyrahDate published: 08/11/14

Jaboulet Syrah 2013 - Wine of the Week

£11.99 - Mix and Match 2 bottles save 25% = £8.99


100% Syrah from vineyards in the Rhône Valley and the Languedoc. Sourcing the grapes from across a range of terroirs allows Jaboulet to create a well-balanced wine with consistent quality. It is matured without oak to maintain a supple and fruit-driven style.

Medium-bodied with a fresh, juicy feel, this wine offers the classic Syrah characters of blackcurrant and liquorice, with subtle aromas of wild shrubs and pepper.

Perfect accompaniment for herb-rubbed lamb chops, preferably char grilled.

Open to taste in-store 7-11th November

Gordon's Gin with a Splash of Elderflower - on taste!Date published: 08/11/14

We have a limited batch of Gordon's Gin with added elderflower. Only £14.99 a bottle, this is a great twist on a classic product. We also have it open on our tasting counter to try! Hurry though, stocks are limited.

Bilbao Wine of the WeekDate published: 28/10/14


Ramon Bilbao

Single Vineyard Rioja Reserva


“This wine is simply astounding value - complex, savoury and juicy with a nice tannic backbone. I would recommend to anyone. ” -

Online Customer Review from majestic.co.uk


Bodegas Ramón Bilbao is situated in a privileged location: Haro, in Rioja Alta, a paradise where Rioja’s emblematic grape variety, Tempranillo, grows best. From vines with an average age of 40 years, this concentrated, intense Rioja is a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha.


This soft and supple wine is vibrant ruby in colour with aromas of red cherry and blackberry fruit and slight hints of vanilla on the medium bodied palate.

£6.66 on save 33%


£9.99 single bottle

The Cellar CircleDate published: 22/10/14

Cellar Cirlce

Cellar Circle gives Majestic and Lay & Wheeler customers a modern and compelling way to build your fine wine collection by a subscription service.

Four key benefits:

● A year’s free storage at Vinothèque for customers new to Lay & Wheeler!

● Free collection from any Majestic store

● 10% discount on all purchases from Majestic Wine

● A free case on the first anniversary of membership

We are sure you will all agree this is an exciting prospect and If you would like more information, please come into our store and we'll be happy to answer any of your queries.



Free Delivery InformationDate published: 20/10/14

Free Delivery Service

If you can't face going out in the cold and wet this winter or simply don't have the time to venture in to the store, don't forget that we offer free delivery straight from our Bristol store. As long as you buy any 6 bottles, we can bring your wine directly to your door. 

You order for delivery over the phone and online. You can add cases of beer, water and soft drinks to your wine order, and when you get to the online checkout you can take advantage of our free glass loan,chiller bin loan and order cubed ice. 

We go above and beyond; we're flexible enough to cater for most special requests. You can enter delivery instructions online which are sent to the team with your order, or discuss your requirements when we call to arrange delivery. We deliver 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends so we can always find a time to suit you.

So don't delay and try out our online service for delivery or call us to place your order today - and we'll drive straight to you!

If you need any more information please call us on 0117 9624467

Turn Autumn RedDate published: 20/10/14

With the nights drawing in, the trees changing colour and all that Autumn jazz, here's a pick of some reds to help shift those post summer blues.


Rioja Reserva 2008 Lagunilla

A classic Reserva wine, striking a balance between meatiness and elegance. 24 months in oak casks has endowed it with an enjoyable smoothness and mellow fruit.

£9.99 Special Offer £8.99

Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% £5.99

Argento Malbec 2014 Mendoza

Ripe bramble and spicy blackberry notes on the nose are echoed on the richly textured palate, with hints of vanilla oak and balanced acidity on the finish.

 £9.99Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% £6.66

Côtes du Rhône Belleruche 2013 M.Chapoutier

Soft and round on the palate with smooth tannin, rich blackberry and cherry fruit, hints of liquorice and a substantial finish. Enjoy with lamb.

 £10.99Special Offer

£10.65 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 25% £7.98



Fantastic red wines from around the world

http://www.majestic.co.uk/red-wine

Explore our unrivalled range of red wine. You're sure to find something to suit your taste and budget!


Great New Range of Value WinesDate published: 19/10/14

Many of you will have seen some exciting new £4.99 wines arriving in store over the last week or two. It has become increasingly difficult to source good quality wines at this competitive price point so these wines are an incredible buy and will be opened on the tasting counter in the coming weeks:

Bricchetto Sangiovese and Bricchetto Trebbiano - wines come from a large, quality minded cooperative in the central Italian region of Emilia Romagna. Comprised of fifteen smaller wineries, it is one of the most awarded companies in Italy. Over 85% of their wines are at IGT level or above which is quite a feat given their scale. It is precisely because of this scale that we are able to buy at such good prices - both wines really do deliver at their modest £4.99 price points and represent excellent value for money.

Bricchetto Sangiovese - this is lovely bright, varietally pure Sangiovese. Typically red cherry on the nose, it is fruity and balanced on the palate with just the right amount of tannin.

Bricchetto Trebbiano - this has a delicate, fresh fruity nose and a soft citrusy palate. Made without any oak it is crisp and clean and very drinkable

.El Torito Merlot and Chardonnay - The family business of Félix Solís is now in its third generation of ownership, having been established in 1952 in the town of Valdepeñas. Their status as one of Spain's largest producers (they control 68% of the entire Valdepeñas DO!) means that they have great economies of scale, access to fantastic fruit and bang up to date winery facilities. Added together, these qualities allow them to produce some remarkably good, value for money wines.

El Torito Chardonnay - Pale yellow with hints of gold in appearance, this is good varietal Chardonnay with tropical fruits on the nose, a creamy softness with hints of stone fruit on the palate followed by a lovely, clean, fresh finish.

El Torito Merlot - Lovely aromas of plum and black cherry complement a soft, plummy and well defined palate. A real mouthful for £4.99!

Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon and Silver Ghost Sauvignon Blanc - for these two new wines are sourced from well-known regions of Chile’s Central Valley, which provide ideal conditions for viticulture. Long summers lead to optimum ripeness whilst also promoting the development of more complex fruit characters. The £4.99 price represents excellent value for these two popular and classic varietals.

Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon - Rich red berry fruits and a delicate hint of oak on the nose, the palate follows with well-rounded flavours of blackcurrant, plum, green pepper combined with soft tannins.

Silver Ghost Sauvignon Blanc - Uplifting citrus and gooseberry fruit character on the nose, this wine has a delicate balance of fresh lime and green apple finished with refreshing acidity and a rich juicy fruit flavour. Classic Sauvignon!

If you would like to place an order for any of these great new wines, please call us on 0117 962 4467!

Cremant Rose - Sparkling SaturdayDate published: 18/10/14


Majestic Westbury's...

'Sparkling Saturday'

L'Extra par Langlois Rosé NV Crémant de Loire


Superb, delicate and zingy fresh...”

Very delicate peachy pink in colour and similarly delicate in aroma, with light summer berry and gentle leafy notes coming to the fore. Fresh, clean and easy-drinking.

Langlois-Château has been owned by the Bollinger family since 1973, and is recognised as one of the Loire's premier producers of sparkling wine. This rosé is made from Anjou-Saumur-sourced grapes, and rendered sparkling using traditional bottle fermentation.


£9.99

on save 33%


Brilliant Begude Date published: 18/10/14

As part of our South of France tasting weekend... 

Domaine Begude

'Le Bel Ange'

Limoux, 2013

Naturally delicious, as an appertif or with food.”


From a certified organic vineyard comes this zesty

little number from the South of France. The brain-

child of an English producer, it's a pure unoaked

vibrant expression of Chardonnay.


Crisp, citrus fruit aromas that develop into a more honeyed, peach and pear. A fresh and clean body of acidity complements the fruit on the flavoured palate with a clean and fresh finish.


£8.49

on special offer


Winter Wine Evening 2014Date published: 17/10/14

Your invitation...

To the Westbury-on-Trym Majestic Wine

Winter Wine Evening

A fantastic tasting event with a truly great variety of superb wines available to taste. With tasting stations throughout the store, your sure to find a gem!

Held on Thursday 20th November, with staggered entry at 6. 6:30 & 7pm

Please RSVP to us in store either by email or phone -

wot@majestic.co.uk or 0117 962 4467


Taste the South of FranceDate published: 16/10/14

Starting tomorrow in Majestic Westbury we've got a super selection of South-West France wines to savour.

From Viognier to Colmbard, Grenache to Mouvedre there's something for every palate.

So swing by our tasting counter to try some little gems from this great region.

Spread The MoosDate published: 16/10/14


Beefsteak Club

Malbec

Mendoza, 2013

Deep vibrant Malbec with a nose of plum and dark chocolate...”

We love a good Malbec at Majestic, and so we've been pretty excited to welcome this fun new addition

to our range!


As the name suggests, this vibrant,

juicy big Malbec is an ideal match

for steaks. An ideal Autumnal red

for the nights drawing in!


£6.66 on save 33%

£9.99 single bottle

Spread the moos!



Perfect Partner for... SnailsDate published: 03/10/14

At the moment in Westbury-on-Trym we've got a cracking Alsace Riesling open to taste - the ideal companion to snails.

Clos Saint-Jacques 2011 is a wine from renowned Domaine de la Ville de Colmar. Situated in the centre of Alsace's picturesque capital of wine, they have made fine wines since 1895.

This pale lemon wine has a full body with notes of ripped yellow fruits and great acidity. 

According the wine maker it's an ideal companion to shelffish, lobster, sushi and snails!


£9.99 on the buy two save 33% offer!

£14.99 regular price.

Ale of the Month - St Austell Proper JobDate published: 03/10/14

Proper Job Cornish IPA - 5.5% 

£2.25 buy 2 cases save £4 = £2 per bottle

Bottled conditioned, this is a powerfully authentic IPA with a modern twist. Proper Job is brewed with a blend of imported hops, Cascade, Chinook and Willamette for a punch of citrus, pine resin and a hint of spice for a classic IPA. Stylistically this is somewhere between a traditional English IPA, and the new wave American IPAs. 

Available to taste in-store!

Voted Champion Bottled Beer by CAMRA in 2011 and second placein 2013.

Callia-BeautyDate published: 30/09/14




Callia Bella Malbec 2013 San Juan

Bodegas Callia are based in the Valle de Tulum, wherein lies the town of San Juan, and have become one of the foremost wineries of this area. Their estate here comprises 241 hectares of vines, at 630m above sea level, surrounded on almost all sides by the Andes.


An attractively deep purple wine, with an up-front and straightforward wild berry character, with hints of baking spices. Intense and generous on the palate, with plush tannins and good ripeness.


Customer Reviews

“Lovely fruity flavour, great value at £5.99”

“Malbec is most definitely my wine of choice and this is a great example of a high quality wine at a very reasonable price. Full in flavour with a lingering silky finish.”

£5.99

Enjoy 33% Off!


Vedett - Beer of the MonthDate published: 30/09/14

Beer of the Month

Vedett Extra Blond

This superb Euro Pale Lager style beer is brewed by the exotically named Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat. With irreverent, retro styling and a soft fruity character, it's a top addition to our ever growing range of craft beers.

Vedett only uses extra quality ingredients. Counting on a top-notch brewing installation to bring our their best. This is a soft refreshing beer, with a lot hoppy touch.

Single pack price £12.99

or £9.99 when bought with any other craft beer


A Fantastic Four Of Offers Ending TomorrowDate published: 28/09/14

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Showing pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, alongside a subtle herbaceousness. Crisp, elegant and refreshing.

 £11.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% £7.99

 Malbec 2013 Catena, Mendoza

Oozes dried raisiny fruit character, lots of blackberries, a full body and ripe sweet tannins. Simply perfect with roast beef. Ready to drink now and over the next 2-5 

 £8.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% £5.99

Rioja Reserva 2009 Marqués de Riscal

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

£14.99Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% £9.99

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

A richly tropical nose. Fruit on the palate leans more toward gooseberry and citrus, with a zesty acidity.

£10.49 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% £6.99

Sparkling Saturday - La Marca CuvéeDate published: 27/09/14

To celebrate our 33% off deal on all Prosecco this week -  we have the Prosecco La Marca Cuvee open to taste today in store!

Currently priced at £9.99 - this sparkling wine is produced in the Treviso area of Northern Italy, made from 100% Prosecco harvested from selected vineyards, made using the Charmat method.

Delicate and elegant with a distinctive aroma of apple and apricot. Medium bodied, soft, velvety and well-balanced.

An excellent apéritif, served with light starters or fruit salads.

Customer Reviews

"This won't disappoint, ideal for a celebration and as good as many champagnes and at a very reasonable price"

"I have brought this prosecco 3 times now for events and each time it has gone down very well. It is not too fruity, not too dry and overall a delicious drink and a lot nicer than some of its more expensive competitors"

Pop in today and see if you agree!


Fizzy Friday - Sofio No 3 Open to taste!Date published: 26/09/14

To celebrate our 33% off Prosecco offer this week, we have opened up our new Sofio No 3 in store today for you to try!

As recommended by Olly Smith on ITV's this morning, this prosecco is currently a bargain at £6.66 (when you buy any other wine on the 33% off offer)

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

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

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

Pop in store today and give it a taste, we're open 10am until 8pm!


33% Off All Prosecco - This Week Only!Date published: 24/09/14

33% Off Prosecco

Hurry! Offer ends 29 Sept


Both light and refreshing, it's easy to see why Prosecco has become the party wine of choice.

This week we have 33% off all Prosecco's in-store including favourites such as Zonin (£6.99), Pasqua (£7.99) and La Marca Conegliano (£9.99)

For a full list visit http://www.majestic.co.uk/prosecco or pop in to see us!


A Gift Service Which Just Keeps On Giving...Date published: 22/09/14

Every year we deliver thousands of gifts from our Majestic wine stores. With personalised notes, tailor made cases and free delivery - we're the ideal operation for all occasions!

To place an order to be delivered to anyone, anywhere in mainland UK, check out our website www.majestic.co.uk or give us a call in store.

With the option to add gift boxes, tasting notes and specify delivery dates, we're top drawer gift givers!


Plus ; don't forget we do gift vouchers too, for those who prefer to leave the choice in the hand's of the reciever.

33% off Argentina - Last Day!Date published: 22/09/14

Today is the last day of our flash deal on Argentina, with some absolute beauties still to be had! Including...

Callia Bella Malbec 2013 San Juan

An attractively deep purple wine, with an up-front and straightforward wild berry character, with hints of baking spices. Intense and generous on the palate

£8.99

Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £5.99


Catena Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2013 Mendoza

Showing notes of mango, banana and apple, with a hint of sweet spice and wet stone minerality. Full yet clean on the palate, with pear and fig fruit flavours rounded 

£12.99

Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% = £8.65


Plus many, many more!

Web Exclusive - Superb Moet VintageDate published: 21/09/14

Web exclusive!

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 Champagne

 6x75cl Bottles

Grand Vintage 2006 is the perfect embodiment of the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage spirit.

This is an absolutely superb sparkling which will drink wonderfully now, or develop further in bottle. Absolutely ideal to toast a seriously special occasion!

£180.00

Enjoy 33% off Argentinian Wines!Date published: 19/09/14

From Friday 19th September to Sunday 22nd September only - save 33% on all Argentinian wines!

We have highlighted some of the best deals below - don't miss out on this unbeatable value, for one weekend only!

Callia Bella = £5.99

An attractively deep purple wine, with an up-front and straightforward wild berry character, with hints of baking spices. Intense and generous on the palate, with plush tannins and good ripeness.

Vinalba Reservado = £7.99

This wine literally wraps itself around every corner of your mouth with its ripe dark plum fruits, sweet tannins and dark chocolate and mocha. Flavours linger for a long time.

Catena Malbec = £8.66

Elegantly structured, and showing ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours, subtle vanilla and plenty of peppery spice. Balanced by firm tannins and crisp, refreshing acidity on the finish.

Catena Chardonnay = £8.66  

Showing notes of mango, banana and apple, with a hint of sweet spice and wet stone minerality. Full yet clean on the palate, with pear and fig fruit flavours rounded off with fresh, crisp acidity.

Lunta Malbec = £9.33

Deep and inky, the wine exhibits ripe raspberry, plum and bramble on the nose, followed by vanilla and toast from 12 months in French oak. Voluptuous tannin and lush forest fruits fill the palate.

Santa Ana Sauvignon Blanc = £5.99

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

Wine of the Week - Invivo SauvignonDate published: 17/09/14

Invivo Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Awatere Valley, Marlborough

Invivo is the brainchild of winemaker Rob Cameron, and his old school friend and marketing expert, Tim Lightbourne. Together they have created the Invivo range of unmistakably Kiwi wines. This Sauvignon comes exclusively from their vineyards in the Awatere valley.

Bold and intensely tropical, with an immense bouquet of guava, passionfruit and lime. Crisp and crunchy on the palate, which is awash with a lingering citrussy zest.

Customer Reviews

"Fruity and fresh, this must be my favourite sauvignon blanc at the moment! Cool and crisp on the palette"

"Beautiful wine, well balanced and nice acidity"

"Excellent value for the money"

33% offer price = £8.66


End of Season Spirits ClearanceDate published: 13/09/14

We have a number of end of season spirits which we are including in the 33% off mix and match offer. You can match any spirit from this offer with any wines on the 33% deal to get the reduced price. Stocks are limited.

We have the following:

Gin

Gordon's with Elderflower 70cl - Offer Price £13.32

Martin Millers 70cl - Offer Price £19.99

Vodka

Hangar One Mandarin Blossom 70cl - Offer Price £19.99

Ciroc 70cl - Offer Price £23.32

Chase English Vodka - Offer Price £23.32

Whisky

Grant's 70cl - Offer Price £13.32

Ardmore Traditional Cask - Offer Price £23.32

Aucentoshan 12 Yr 70cl - Offer Price £23.32

Glenkinchie 12 Yr 70cl - Offer Price £24.99

US

Jim Beam Bourbon 70cl - Offer Price £14.99

Maker's Mark Bourbon - Offer Price £21.66

Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey 70cl - Offer Price £19.99


South Africa Tasting WeekDate published: 13/09/14

With a wine making history stretching back into the 17th century, South Africa is the oldest 'New World' country and produces many different styles of wine.

Why not pop in between 12th and 18th September where we will have a selection of different South African wines open for you to try including some new arrivals and some bargains on our 33% off deal.

http://www.majestic.co.uk/south-african-wine

Wine of the Week - Ondine ShirazDate published: 12/09/14

Ondine Shiraz 2013 Western Cape

Made by Ormonde Private Cellars, this is a blend of Shiraz with around 7% Cabernet, grown on the granitic Darling Hills region of South Africa's Western Cape. The wine is matured for 11 months in new and old oak barrels.

A backbone of wild red and black berries, with characteristic hints of cloves and other sweet spices. The tannins are weighty and abundant yet soft and ripe in texture.

The winery suggests serving with pork fillet on a bed of rocket dressed with olive oil, raspberries and pecorino.

NEW!

£5.99 - 33% offer price


Marvelous Matua - Wine of the WeekDate published: 03/09/14

Matua

Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, 2013

 “This has everything we expect and love about NZ Sauvignons - fresh and zingy with loads of gooseberry flavours.

online customer review

Matua is a Maori word which translates as 'head of the family', and is somewhat appropriate for this winery, which was part of New Zealand's first wave of modern winemakers who began making great Sauvignon Blanc in the mid-1970's.

A great all-round Kiwi Sauvignon, combining tangy grapefruit and gooseberry flavours with hints of passion fruit and capsicum, all delivered with an explosion of refreshing acidity.

Chill well and enjoy as a mouthwatering dry aperitif.


£9.99

Buy 2 bottles save 33%

£6.66


Montrachet; The world's finest white wineDate published: 31/08/14

Very few white wines have the powerful presence and name instantly recognizable with premium quality white wine and wine in general. Names such as Sancerre, Meursault and Gavi have that clout but of them all Montrachet is the most famous and arguable the finest white wine in the world. The wine made is 100% Chardonnay with some red wine made from Pinot Noir,.The wines can age for a long period of time and are usually aged in the producers cellars in oak barrels to give the wine wonderful toasty brioche, vanilla, light spice flavour. 

Montrachet is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) in the Côte de Beaune region of Burgundy. It is in between two communes named Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet where the majority of its wine gets its name from depending on which side of the communes the grapes are grown. 3 class of wines are made here, the standard commune named wine, a premier Cru wine and a Grand Cru wine.  Every vineyard in Montrachet is individually named and may show on the bottle label if the wine has come from that one vineyard and is not a blend of multiple vinayards which may be the case from the larger produces to keep quality consistent year after year.

Montrachet has 5 Grand Cru vineyards located in the centre of the top of the hill where the grapes are grown. These are Montrachet itself, this is the best vineyard located on a south facing slope to the east and is flooded with sunlight allowing the grapes to ripen perfectly. The other Grand Cru vineyards located around 'The Montrachet' are Chevalier-Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet. These wines are the finest examples of Chardonnay which also attract the highest price and are able to age for the longest period thanks to its concentration of fruit flavour, perfect use of oak and love, care and attention put into to growing the grapes, maintaining the vineyard and making the wine. 

Montrachet has an amazing flavour profile of ripe apples and pears, held together with wonderful lemon citrus, slight tropical fruit, lime and pineapple from the best examples, and held together with toasty oak. If left to age, the wine will take on more tertiary flavours of cedar, earthiness, nutty smoke ripe tropical fruit and will drink wonderfully on its own or with roast chicken, grilled turbot or even nuts and cheese. 

Prices start at £30 for the Nicolas Potel Puligny-Montrachet which is a fantastic wine to experience your first taste of Montrachet or just as a special occasion white wine. You will not be disappointed. . 


Last weekend of Mud House at £6.66!Date published: 30/08/14

Our current Summer Selection offers are ending on Monday 1st September.

If Mud House Sauvignon has been your drink of choice over summer, stock up before the prices change for Autumn.

Currently £6.66 when you buy any 2 from the 33.3% off range, this New Zealand Sauvignon offer all the typical characteristics you expect from a Marlborough wine - crisp, concentrated and vibrant on the palate with fresh grapefruit, guava and hints of nettles.

It's also the last chance to buy these great wines at 33.3% off;

Argento Malbec, Argentina = £6.66

Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa = £9.33

Prosecco Zonin, Italy = £7.99

Santa Ana Malbec, Aregntina = £5.99

Place your order online or via telephone (01179624467) now to guarantee the lowest prices!

Tartrate Crystals in your wine? Date published: 29/08/14

The higher end wines tend to be unfiltered and some have deposits, of which the main found are tartrate crystals which are simply deposits found either on the bottom of the cork or free flowing. These are present as the winemaker has decided not to cold stabilize the wine. These help the wine to age and develop in the bottle and do not impact any negative effects on the wines flavour but may look unpleasant in the bottle or the glass. These may simply be decanted out or filtered through a wine filter or muslin cloth. In some wines such as Sauternes, specifically Chateau D'Yquem, these tartrate crystals are desirable as it gives the wine a look of gold particles flowing through the wine, which is why it is said that D'Yquem is the taste of pure gold. It may also be found in the more premium riesling wines from germany with age. In conclusion, these particles are of no harm or fault and may be removed prior to drinking.



Blind River Sauvignon BlancDate published: 28/08/14

This Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has those lovely aromas of passion fruit and delicious tropical fruit on the palate, yet what I love about this wine is the fuller mouthfeel you get on the palate. This richness is due to the wine being partially barrel fermented and it works wonderfully!

This wine is definitely worth trying and can be teamed up with seafood dishes or for just enjoying on its own!

A cracking price at £9.98!



Serving Wine? Date published: 27/08/14

I often get enquiries from customers, asking about the correct temperature to serve wines for occasions or casual drinking.

In order to get the best out of any wine it is important that wines are stored correctly and more importantly served at the correct temperature.

So below I have listed a brief guideline for the service temperatures of wine:

Medium/full-bodied oaked white – Best served lightly chilled 10 – 13°C

Currently a ideal wine suggestion is St-Aubin 1er Cru 2010 Domaine Vincent Prunier, a rich and complex wine, offering a deeply textured palate.

Only £23.00

(when you buy two bottles as part of a mixed case)

Light/medium-bodied white – Best served chilled 7 – 10°C

Macon-Lugny 2013, Domaine des Terres Gentilles is currently on a 15% discount.

Nicely balanced, with crisp citrus fruit providing the backbone, and softer notes of green apples and aromas of white flowers.

Only £8.49

(when you buy at least two bottles as part of a mixed case)

Light-bodied red – Best served lightly chilled 13°C

Beaujolais is a classic red often served lightly chilled. Morgon 2013, Chateau de Pizay is dominated by blackberries and cherries and a silky smooth plate with fine tannins.

Currently on a 25% discount, priced at only £8.99

(when you buy at least two bottles as part of a mixed case)

Medium/full bodied red – Best served room temperature 15-18°C

Angels Share Shiraz 2012, Two Hands, McLaren Vale, is often a popular choice with customers and rightly so.

Aromatically rich and complex, with notes of coffee, cocoa and cola against a backdrop of mulberry and plum fruit.

Priced at only £18.00

(when you buy at least two bottles as part of a mixed case)

Happy serving!

Hot tip of the week

The most gentle way to warm reds to optimum room temperature, is to allow the bottle to warm up slowly by holding the bottle in your hands. :) 


Chapel DownDate published: 26/08/14

English wine has started to become increasingly popular in recent years, and leading the way is Chapel Down Winery in Tenterden Kent. 

Chapel Down is the UK's premier award winning winery making a selection of premium dry and sparkling wines and even a champagne style cider as well as award winning beer and ale.  They grow their grapes from their Tenterden and Aylesford vineyards as well as from producers around the South-East. Grapes are hand picked and pressed into stainless steel tanks and left to ferment for 3 weeks with hand selected yeast. Their Sparkling wine can age up to 3 years on its lees (dead yeast) which is their style and treated in the same manner as the best Champagnes. 

Their wines are fresh, rich, sumptuous and offer fantastic value for money. The Flint Dry is a zesty fruit driven wine with loads of tropical fruit flavours and is reminiscent of a Pouilly-Fume.  The Chardonnay is treated like a Chablis, fresh green apple flavours, with lemon zest and a hint of tropical pineapple with a wonderful minerality. Their Union Red wine is a mix of Rondo, Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir Precoce and is a fantastic alternative to Beaujolais or light Pinot Noirs. An incredibly fruity wine with red fruit flavours of cherry, plum as well as liquorice held together with the right amount of tannin. 

Their Sparkling range can easily compete with Champagne in terms of quality and can even beat it in terms of value for money. The standard NV Brut is made in the traditional method as is used by all Champagne Houses but is slightly lighter than Champagne making it a fantastic everyday drinking sparkling with loads of refreshing apple and citrus zest flavours with playfully fine bubbles. Recommended if you are looking for sparkling better than entry level Champagne or high end Prosecco.  A Majestic Wine favourite is Chapel Downs Rose Brut NV Sparkling.  Made from just Pinot Noir, this award winning wine is a light salmon colour with signature Pinot Noir flavours of ripe strawberries and raspberries, wonderful creamy mouth feel and will partner Salmon perfectly or go well with canapes, strawberries and cream and even Fish & Chips or perfect on its own. 

Chapel Down has a wide variety of wines and beer to explore and we recommend discovering for yourself what they have to offer. 

Majestic Wine sells a vast range of their products, come in store and discover Chapel Down for yourself. 



Alo', Alo', Alamos Date published: 26/08/14

Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon

Mendoza, 2013 

“I really enjoyed this wine. It went very well with a steak or a roast and I would be happy to buy again. Very good value again from Alamos.

online customer review

The Cantena Vineyards are at an altitude of 975m in the foothills of the Andes. The mountains create desert like conditions, protecting the vines from storms coming off the Pacific. The high altitude provides intense sunlight during the day and cool nights, helping to give richness and intensity.

A Concentrated nose of ripe plum and sweet spice and a palate jam packed with black fruit. A brilliant fruit driven example of this classic variety.

This wine would pair well with lamb chops and grilled vegetables

£9.32

Buy 2 bottles save 25%

£6.99


Top Offers, Last Day!Date published: 25/08/14

The following wines end their superb offers today - so order online or give us a call now to get yours! Free delivery on any six...


Mâcon-Lugny 2012, Louis Latour  £9.99 bottles save 25% 

Pinot Grigio Rosé 2013, Breganze £8.99 £5.99 Buy 2 bottles 

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013, Grifone £4.99 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3% 

Rioja 'Single Vineyard' 2012, Ramón Bilbao  £6.66 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3% 

Cava Calamino NV, Spain £5.99 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3% 

Codorníu Brut NV £9.99 £6.66 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3% 

Prosecco Corte Alta NV, DOC, Italy  £6.66 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

Raboso Rosato Corte Alta NV, Italy  £6.66 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3% 

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough  £6.99 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%



Giesens To Be CheerfulDate published: 23/08/14

Only a few more days left to go of this fantastic short term offer!

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2013 

MarlboroughBronzeVGrapeSauvignon BlancOrigin

The Giesen brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel started the winery in the 1980s and today have 13 vineyards covering the length and breadth of 

A richly tropical nose, dominated by youthful aromas of lime, lemongrass and green herbs. Fruit on the palate leans more toward gooseberry and citrus, with a zesty acidity.


Drink with a seafood risotto or paella.

£10.49

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£6.99

Beach Bois; Cool Californians!Date published: 22/08/14


Love wines from America's western sea board? So do we! 

We've got some crackers in store and open to taste at the moment..


Clos du Bois Chardonnay 2012 North Coast

A richly fruity Chardonnay, full of ripe pear, apple blossom and lemon notes, complemented by subtle oak toast and a creamy texture from oak ageing

 £12.99

Buy 2 bottles save 25%

£9.74


Clos du Bois Pinot Noir 2012


A lush, fruit-driven Pinot Noir, made in California's trademark style.

£12.99 Buy 2 bottles save 25%

£9.74

Fine Wine Friday - Amarone Date published: 22/08/14

Amarone Classico ‘Vigneti di Roccolo’ 2011 

Cantina Negrar


From the Veneto region of northwestern Italy, Amarone della Valpolicella is a blend of the Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grape varieties. Grapes for the wine were dried on straw mats, increasing the sugar concentration, before being fermented and aged in oak barrels.


Brooding, deep, intense aromas of Christmas cake, chocolate, cinnamon, sweet fruits and spice. The concentrated palate offers a thick texture and soft velvety tannins, very rich fruit characteristics.


A wine that can age for up to 5 years or be enjoyed right now, particularly with game, rich pasta, tomato flavoured sauces and cheeses.

£24.00

Buy 2 bottles save £10

£19.00

Beer of the Month - Lagunita IPA Date published: 21/08/14

Beer of the Month

Lagunitas IPA

Petaluma, California

In this life there are only a couple of things better than opening up a fresh box of hops. One is drinking the beer it later becomes...”

This India Pale Ale is Lagunitas Brewing Company's flagship beer. A unique version of a beer style that's been around for many years, the IPA is made from malts, including Crystal Malt, and hops, such as Cascade and Centennial, which work together to produce a fantastic aromatic powerful style of beer.

At Majestic we're proud of our cracking range of craft beers, and this new addition to our range is well worth a taste!

£10.99

when bought

with any other craft ale 6 pack

£13.99 single case


New In Stock: Chandon RoséDate published: 16/08/14

Moët & Chandon have been making sparkling wine in Argentina for over 50 years, this is another new addition to an ever extending portfolio.

Highlighted in this months Decanter magazine as the High Street Choice of the month for weekday wines, the addition of Malbec into this blend creates a very fresh, elegant style.

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

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

Currently only £13.99 (when you buy any 2 save 33.3%)

Customer List Query?Date published: 16/08/14

5 Top Reasons to Join the Majestic Customer List

You may have been into our store recently and heard about our exclusive customer list but decided not to join at the time. Alternatively, you may already be on our customer list but were wondering what else it is useful for. Below are five top reasons why you should sign up today if you are currently not a member!

Tried a new wine recently that you absolutely loved but can't remember the name? No problem! If you are on our customer list we can easily look up your purchase history to find out what you bought. We can then use this information to recommend you new wines to try if you are looking for something a bit different. We can also add you to our customer preference file if you would like us to contact you about specific stock arrivals and fantastic offers!

If you are on our mailing list, you will be the first to know about our exciting new offers. We also advertise online exclusives through email, so ensure you opt-in for this if you would like to know about these deals. 

We hold regular free wine events, including: wine courses, spotlight tastings, and a few larger wine tasting evenings. Let us know if you would like to be kept informed about these.

Finally, we do free delivery on all orders, with a minimum purchase of 6 bottles.

Let us know by email or phone if your would like to join our exclusive customer list today. Alternatively you can join in-store the next time you shop with us.

If you want anymore details please call us on 01179624467

Play It aGin SamDate published: 15/08/14

Stuck for which Gin to partner with your tonic and lime (or lemon) on a summers evening? With the range of gins available, it's a tough choice. Here's a quick run down on some of my favourites.

Sipsmith London Dry Gin 70cl Bottle 

£27.50 (Buy 2 save £10, Single Bottle £32.50) 

Crafted in small batches with love and care this is a classic, traditional London Dry Gin. Bold, complex and aromatic.

English barley spirit distilled with 10 botanical in a copper still blended with pure water from the Lydwell Spring, source of the River Thames

Floral summer meadow notes followed by mellow rounded juniper and zesty, citrus freshness. The gentle mouthfeel combines with a lemon tart and orange marmalade flavours, ahead of a spicy juniper finish.

Bombay Sapphire London Gin 70cl Bottle

£20.00 (Buy 2 save £10, Single Bottle £25) 

Unlike ordinary gins, that boil their botanicals directly in the spirit to achieve their flavour, the Vapour Infusion process is used by Bombay Saphire. The 10 botanicals are held separate from the spirit in perforated copper baskets, and when the heated vapours rise, the distinctive flavour of the botanicals are released. 

Tanqueray Gin 70cl Bottle

£22.50 (Buy 2 save £10, Single Bottle £27.50)

Tanqueray is a London dry gin; it is so called because of its distillation process, as well as originating in Bloomsbury,London. London dry gin is made by means of double distillation of grain. Botanicals are added during the second distillation. The recipe is a closely guarded trade secret, although it is known to contain four botanicals (juniper, coriander, angelica root and liquorice).

Martin Miller's Reformed Dry Gin 70cl Bottle

£30

Made to a traditional London Dry Style in flavour profile and dryness, this gin uses a mix of ultra traditional distilling methods allied to Martin's own iconoclastic 'take' on gin distilling.

In a break with tradition, there are two separate distillations for the juniper and earthier botanicals that are later 'married' or blended with a second separate distillation of the citrus elements of bitter orange peel from Seville, lemon and lime peel.

These techniques contribute to the gin's unique freshness and clarity of flavour.


Juicy Goosey and FriendsDate published: 14/08/14

Goose Island IPA

Buy any two 6 packs at only  £9.99 a pack (Single Pack £12.99)

A spicy hop aroma with an inviting fruity flavour.

Mix and match with our other craft beers to get the best deal!

Choose from..

Anchor Steam Beer

Einstok White Ale

Brooklyn Lager

Brooklyn Summer Ale

Brew Dog, Punk IPA

Flying Dog, Underdog Atlantic Lager

Enjoy!


Jackson Estate Staff TastingDate published: 12/08/14

Last Wednesday, Majestic Wine staff from the South West attended a tasting held by John and Jo Stichbury, the fifth generation Jackson family owners of Jackson Estate, New Zealand.

In their own words, "Jackson Estate believes in a few very simple principles – the best modern winemaking techniques; a respect for vineyard sites; and unerring pursuit of varietal integrity; and through this a strong, identifiable and much admired style."

As we sampled our way through the wines we learnt about the history of Jackson Estate and how they got to where they are today.

Here's a little information on the history behind the Jackson wines currently in stock and on offer at Majestic Westbury On Trym:

Stich Sauvignon Blanc: £10.95

First produced in 1991, this wine is now their benchmark Sauvignon Blanc, grown in 12 selected sites in Marlborough and named after owner and founder John Stichbury. When there is such an abundance of Sauvignon on the market it is sometimes a little difficult to know where to start, but the character of this wine typically reflects its origin and season, being distinctly aromatic and intensely flavored and finishes with refreshingly crisp acidity. I would strongly advise giving this wine a go and letting it be your new benchmark for all the other Sauvignons out there.

Grey Ghost Sauvignon Blanc: £16.50

The name for this wine comes from the iconic gum tree that graces the Jackson Estate label. Planted in 1867 today the tree stands over 45 meters tall. When John Stichbury was a young boy growing up on the estate, he was told that he must be in bed before dark, otherwise the grey ghost would come after him. As night fell and the winds swept in, the branches of the large gum tree scraped the windows of the house, making eerie ghost-like sounds.

Grey Ghost is partially fermented in French oak and aged for several months on lees which gives an extra complexity to the wine and makes it a great match for dishes such as fish and chips or creamy fish pie. Pungently aromatic, as befits top Marlborough Sauvignon, it has Jackson's trademark restraint and focus. 

Vintage Window Pinot Noir: £16.99

Harvest time in Marlborough is busy affair, to such an extent that the families of the winemakers often joke they have become widows of the vintage, hence the name for this luxurious Pinot Noir. Made according to traditional Burgundian techniques, this wine reveals ripe berries, spices, and earthy aromas with well integrated oak, concentrated and textured on the palate with lots of luscious fruit, a whisper of smoke leads to a satisfying finish.

Pop in to pick some up in store and see what all of the fuss is about!

To find out more about them see their website http://www.jacksonestate.co.nz/

New Special Offers - 2 weeks onlyDate published: 12/08/14

New Special Offers

Offers end 3pm Monday 25 August!

Come rain or shine this summer holiday, we’ve got 10 new deals which are sure to brighten your day. Starting at just £4.98, all of these holiday deals are absolutely outrageous value, and none of them will be around for long. Shop this week to get the best deals, including Giesen Sauvignon Blanc at just £6.99. Don’t miss out!

Macon Lugny Louis Latour - £9.99

Fleurie Duboeuf 'Flower Label' - £11.75 buy 2 save 25% = £8.81

Pinot Grigio Rosé Breganze - £8.99 buy 2 save 33% = £5.99

Grifone Montepulciano D'Abruzzo - £7.48 buy 2 save 33% = £4.99

Ramon Bilbao Single Vineyard - £9.99 buy 2 save 33% = £6.66 

Cava Calamino NV - £8.99 buy 2 save 33% = £5.99

Codorniu Brut NV - £9.99 buy 2 save 33% = £6.66 

Prosecco Corte Alta - £9.99 buy 2 save 33% = £6.66 

Raboso Rosado Corte Alta - £9.99 buy 2 save 33% = £6.66 

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc - £10.49 buy 2 save 33% = £6.99 

http://www.majestic.co.uk/extra-special-wine-offers

New Flexi Tubs In StockDate published: 08/08/14

So what's a flexi tub? Essentially it is a flexible little tub perfect for filling with ice and chilling down wine and beers for parties. They are smaller than the chiller bins we hire out, 2 bags of ice will fill them and then you're ready to party!

We are going to be selling these tubs so you don't have to return them to us, they are yours to keep, ready to bring out any time the sun shines and you feel like have a get together outside. They have little handles either side so are also ideal for taking your empties to the recycling bin after!

£4.99 makes this handy little tub a pretty good deal so look out for them next time you pop in!

EXCLUSIVE PARCEL South African Special Delivery - Online OnlyDate published: 07/08/14

EXCLUSIVE PARCELSouth African Special Delivery


From three of the most important producers, Kanonkop, Boekenhoutskloof and Beyerskloof in South Africa; this once in a lifetime parcel is packed full of unmissable gems including 'library' releases and some of the most exclusive, limited production fine wines. Snap up Boekenhoutskloof's most iconic wine 'The Chocolate Block' - we don’t expect these to last long.

http://www.majestic.co.uk/south-african-wine-parcel


Fantastic English Fizz - Chapel Down Date published: 06/08/14

Now back in stock is the fantastic English sparkling from Chapel Down!

"At this price buy as much as you can get!Wow! Easily the best value English fizz around and its just terrific. Clean fresh, slightly apple and limey. Mouth-watering. As the bottle says - makes any occasion special!" - Online Customer Review

Chapel Down are one of the biggest and best producers of wine in southern England. This blend of classic grape varieties from their Kent vineyards, vinified in the traditional method, is capable of giving Grand Marque Champagnes a run for their money.

Maybe not possessing quite as much yeast character as Champagne, this refreshing, zesty and balanced sparkling wine has fine bubbles that wrap around all corners of the mouth.

The ultimate drinks party sparkling wine, this stunning effort is the next best thing to a big-name Champagne.

£23.99

Buy 2 bottles save  33.3%

£15.98

Wine of the Week - Mighty MalbecDate published: 05/08/14

Argento Malbec Mendoza, 2013

Very nice...Lovely smooth malbec, everything it should be at a great price, its in my favourites.

online customer review

Malbec is Argentina's signature grape variety. This is an excellent example made from grapes grown in the foothills of the Andes, one of the most favoured areas for cultivating grapes in Argentina.

Ripe bramble and spicy blackberry notes on the nose are echoed on the richly textured palate, with hints of vanilla oak and balanced acidity on the finish.

Ideal with grilled red meats or spicy pasta dishes.



£9.99

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£6.66


Last Weekend of Sparkling SpecialsDate published: 02/08/14

Veuve Clicquot Brut NV Champagne

Veuve Clicquot ages their non-vintage for almost twice the required time, resulting in a superb marriage of freshness and power!

£45.00 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£29.98

Taittinger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

 Champagne's oldest cellars, this Champagne has peach and acacia notes on the nose, a citrus-fresh yet delicately honeyed palate, and a beautiful, elegant finish.

£42.00 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£27.98

Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Extra Dry NV DOCG, Italy

A pale straw colour with a fine mousse and typical fruit characters of apples and pineapples. Ideal as an apéritif or to accompany a light lunch.

£14.99 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£9.99

Oyster Bay's Last Weekend!Date published: 02/08/14

You've got until the 4th to get this Majestic classic at the great price of £7.99!

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc


Marlborough has been at the heart of a winemaking revolution without modern precedent, and Oyster Bay is one of the region's most dynamic wineries. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats brings out every last ounce of flavour and concentration in the grapes.


Showing pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, alongside a subtle herbaceousness. Crisp, elegant and refreshing.


Suitable for all occasions, this is anything from classic apéritif wine, to white meat and seafood partner.


Wine of the Week - Classic RiojaDate published: 01/08/14

Vina Eguia Rioja Reserva 2009

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

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

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



£9.99

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£6.99


Limited Offer on Bollinger! Offer Price £25.50!!Date published: 29/07/14

Bollinger Special Cuvee NV

£50.00 £30.00, mix and match save 15% = £25.50

OFFER ENDS 4TH AUGUST!


We are offering Bollinger NV at the superb offer price of £25.50, but hurry as this offer only applies to current stocks up until 4th August.

Bollinger is made from first-run juice only, and the majority of vineyards used have Premier and Grand Cru status, resulting in a full-bodied Champagne of great class. Delightful pale gold in colour, the mousse is light and persistent.

"I only drink champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not in a hurry and drink it when I am, otherwise I never touch the stuff unless I am thirsty." Lily Bollinger


"Lots of evolution on the nose. Lively and complete. Ready now – unlike the Krug tasted immediately beforehand. Fresh and well balanced. Complete. 17 ptsJancis Robinson, June 2013

Special One Week Only Offers!Date published: 22/07/14

To celebrate the 1st Birthday of our new Majestic website we are running a special offer on four Majestic classics.
For one week only (Tuesday 22nd July to Monday 28th July) the following four products will join the 33% off summer offer:

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc - £10.49 buy any 2 save 33% = £6.99

Pouilly Fumé Jean Vincent - £14.99 buy any 2 save 33% = £9.99

Les Galets Côte-du-Rhône - £8.49 buy any 2 save 33% = £5.66

Vallée Des Pins Provence Rosé - £9.99 buy any 2 save 33% = £6.66

Don't miss out on these fantastic deals. These wines are perfect for summer parties and BBQs!

Ned and Vallee Des Pins open to try on our tasting counter!!

www.majestic.co.uk


Not-To-Be-Missed Ned!Date published: 22/07/14

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Waihopai River, Marlborough

The Majestic favourite is back down to £6.99 – but for one week only!

The Ned mountain is a summit in Marlborough, and the wine that carries it's name is equally impressive

A nose of nettles and grass leads to generous gooseberry flavours with a smoky herbal twist on the palate. The stony terroir gives the wine a subtle gunflint minerality which delivers extra complexity.

Guarenteed to impress, and at a quite unbelievable price!

£10.49

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£6.99


Wine of the Week - Caceres' AnteaDate published: 19/07/14

Rioja Blanco 'Antea' Barrel Fermented 2012 Marqués de Cáceres

This is rich effort from Marqués de Cáceres, this Viura-dominated blend has a dash of Malvasia added and is aged on lees before maturation in new barrels. As soon as the oak integrates to a certain level the wine is removed as over-dominating oak is not desired.

Soft citrus fruit and pear flavours mingle with the richer oak characters of spicy toastiness and a buttery character.

An exceptional food partner that marries well with seafood, tuna, raw fish and even various types of cheese.

£11.99

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£7.99

33.3% O


July Special - Corte AltaDate published: 19/07/14

Everyone loves a bit of fizz, but it needn't cost the earth! At just £6.66 this sparkling wine is a complete bargain.

Prosecco Corte Alta NV DOC, Italy


Prosecco is really driving the sparkling wine market at present and this value example really shows why. A fresh, frothy wine with medium acidity and lots of accessible pear and peach fruit, without being too heavy or alcoholic.

Delicate and aromatic with a light body and fine bubbles, this wine carries lots of fresh peach, pear, apricot and apple with a revitalising finish.


Enjoy on its own as an apéritif or as an accompaniment to canapés.



Viva La Vina SolDate published: 16/07/14

Torres Viña Sol 2013


Think summer, think lovely cold refreshing Spanish whites!

Fourth generation grower Miguel Torres uses his experience well in the production of this dry white. Now also holding vineyards in Chile and California, Torres have made wine in their winery in Vilafranca del Penedès since 1870.

Fresh and fruity on the nose, a smooth, crisp palate, with plenty of apples and pineapple fruit. A refreshingly crisp wine.


A wine suitable for drinking anytime - pre or post siesta! Superb with rice, fish and shellfish.


Short term offer price just £5.99!

Crackin' Corbieres Date published: 16/07/14

Think Southern French red, think Grenache-Syrah blends and fantastic value for money!

The Mont Saint Jean Corbieres is a really top wine, which has been a consistant best seller for years.

So it's all very exciting to have it on a great short term offer - bring it down to under a fiver a bottle!

It's a classic Corbieres blend, with rich fruit flavours and a spicey tone. Show dotes of damsons and blackberries with subtle herby underlays. 

A real rustic French classic, ideal in a warm summer's evening down the garden.


£4.99 for a short time only! (on the buy 2 bottles, save 15% offer)

Our Pick of Prosecco!Date published: 15/07/14

One of our favourite Prosecco, and one of our best offers at the moment has to be the Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene from La Marca. With its distinctive yellow label it's one that I'm sure many will already recognise!

La Marca winery is located in Oderzo, in the Veneto region. Its members own about 8,000 hectares of vineyards on the hills and the plain. Advanced technologies are used in the vineyards and the cellar to aid the continual improvement of wine quality.

A pale straw colour with a fine mousse and typical fruit characters of apples and pineapples, this is a great prosecco to enjoy either on its own or with light nibbles. Delicious!

£9.99 if you buy any 2 or more wines in the Summer Selection, £14.99 single bottle price



Staff Recommendation - Gnarly Dudes Shiraz 2012 Two Hands, Barossa ValleyDate published: 14/07/14

As part of our Australian tasting week, we've decided to open this awesome Shiraz.

Two Hands are dedicated to showcasing the wide range of styles available from Barossa's many and varied plots. This example is sourced from a number of parcels of mature, gnarly Shiraz vines, and aged in a mixture of new and old French oak hogsheads for 12 months.

Intense and complex on the nose, which offers an array of fruit accented by notes of chestnuts, burnt toffee, chocolate and lavender. Full and lush on the palate, with a supple texture and good length.

Enjoy with barbecued meats, with good company or cellar for up to 5 years (though I personally wouldn't have the patience)

Currently £18.00* (Buy 2 bottles save £10)


Summer Whites: Gavi AraldicaDate published: 13/07/14

Gavi 2013 Araldica - £9.99 buy any 2 save 33% - £6.66

Gavi is often referred to as the Chablis of Italy on account of the wines being mineral, having a rich understated complexity and being particularly food friendly. Despite being more closely linked in style with its neighboring region's wines, Gavi is still considered Piedmont's white jewel in the crown. It gained DOCG status in 1998.

Totally different in style and wine-making, the grapes are pressed very gently and free-run juice is used predominantly to capture the floral and elegance for which Gavi is famed. Lemon and citrus pith on the nose and palate, there's something very clean about this wine, tangy, bitter perhaps, it's searingly refreshing. Perfect for the garden


Australian Tasting WeekDate published: 12/07/14

It's Australian tasting week in Majestic Wine. In Westbury we have a brilliant selection for you to try. In the whites we have those favourite classic oaky Chardonnay which are really making a come back in the customer favourites. Otherwise, try our Peter Lehman Riesling with crisp fruits and slight petrol notes.

 In the red selection, we have the Gnarly Dudes Shiraz, full bodied with notes of burnt toffee and chocolate but still holding its fruity flavours. Or, if you would prefer a lighter fruitier wine, try the DB Pinot Noir, great for parties because of its easy drinking qualities. 

Australia has much more to offer than just Chardonnay, come and see for yourself!


Wine of the Week: Kangarilla Road ChardonnayDate published: 11/07/14

Kangarilla Road Chardonnay 2013 McLaren Vale


From a tiny boutique winery in the up-and-coming McLaren Vale region. This area has a climate similar to Bordeaux except, in the words of one winemaker, it never rains and it’s never frosty.

Lively citrus and zest flavours together with light tropical fruits and white peach.

An excellent partner to creamy chicken dishes. Will keep for another 3-5 years.


Buy any 2 bottles save 25% = £9.96

Open to taste on the counter all weekend!



Wine of the Week: Waimea Pinot GrisDate published: 09/07/14

Waimea Estate Pinot Gris 2013 Nelson

Grown in Nelson, to the west of Marlborough, on stony loam soils with high sunshine hours and a moderating Maritime influence. The winemaking philosophy blends Old World techniques with pioneering methods now becoming commonplace in the New World.

Bursting with aromas of pear, honey, apple, spice and even a hint of cream. Hints of sweetness partner the pure fruit flavours and are complemented by clean acidity, good length and soft texture.

Gorgeous on its own as a fuller bodied apéritif or with Thai and Asian foods. At its best when enjoyed over the next eighteen months.

Buy any 2 bottles save 33.3% = £9.99

It's open to taste on the counter!

Facts about Pilsner!Date published: 08/07/14

Pilsner (also pilsenerpilsen or simply pils) is a type of pale lager. It takes its name from the city of Plzeň in the Czech Republic, where it was first produced in 1842. The original Pilsner Urquell beer is still produced there today, and we have it in store right now at £1 a bottle!!! (£24 a case).

There are a few different styles of Pilsner:

German-style Pilsner

light straw to golden colour with more bitter or earthy taste - Beck's, Bitburger and Krombacher

Czech-style Pilsner

golden, full of colours, with high foaminess and lighter flavour - Pilsner Urquell and Staropramen

European-style Pilsner

has a slightly sweet taste, can be produced from barley malt - Dutch: Heineken or Belgian: Stella Artois



Marvelous MiravalDate published: 05/07/14

Open to taste!...

Miraval Rosé 2013 Côtes de Provence

Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz, Cinsault, 

The 17th-century Miraval estate is located in the Var region of Provence, and was bought by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 2009 and extensively renovated. With winemaking expertise from Perrin, the first modern vintage was released in 2012, and was met with wide acclaim.


A beautifully pale pink colour, with a nose of wild strawberry and stone fruit, with delicate floral touches. Great palate texture, with soft tangerine and peach notes joining layers of berry fruit.


Enjoy on its own or with fine seafood.

£17.99

Majestic Match Day ; France v GermanyDate published: 04/07/14

Supporting Germany?

There's one clear choice for a fantastic Riesling...


'Dr.L' Riesling, Loosen Brothers 2013. Mosel

The Mosel valley is famous for its very steep slatey vineyards along the Mosel river. Dr L is a non-estate wine, but brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen work closely with the growers, and in this way are able to ensure excellent quality year after year.

£8.99

France?


Domaine de Villargeau 2013 Côteaux du Giennois

The small appellation of Côteaux de Giennois has only 91 hectares planted with Sauvignon vines, and as it lives in the shadow of its neighbour, the renowned Pouilly-Fumé, its wines often slip under the radar and are hence excellent value.

£10.99 Buy 2 bottles save 15% £9.34


Vivacious VerdejoDate published: 03/07/14

Wine of the Week

Vega de la Reina Verdejo Marques de la Concordia, Rueda, 2013


Pleasant & zingy... We were recently introduced to Spanish Verdejo and whilst not of the quality of the wine that tempted us to try more a very pleasant wine with a real citrus zing.”

- Online Customer Review


Rueda is a small region within Castilla y León, famed for this delicate style of white wine. Verdejo is the predominant white variety here, and is an aromatic grape, often thought of as Spain's alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.

A superb summer wine! Lively aromas of greenery and citrus fruits in the Sauvignon vein, accompanied by softer, melon and petal touches. Crisp and refreshing on the palate, with a lemony zing.

£9.99

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£6.66


Provence En Westbury!Date published: 03/07/14

Those delicate pink wines are a favourite for so many. If you've got a love for Provence Rose then for the next week, Majestic wine is the place you need to be!


We'll be opening up a fantastic range of wines, all fantastic value and wonderfully pink, for you to enjoy!


There's also a spotlight tasting on Saturday afternoon at 3pm, it's fulling up fast so book yourself in soon.



A Grecian Odyssey Date published: 26/06/14

Since its entry into the EU, the wine industry in Greece has been revolutionized. New fashionable grapes have been introduced but the classics still remain a key player. A small number of large merchants dominate the industry, however an ever-increasing small boutique of wineries of foreign trained winemakers are producing excellent wines.

Oenoi Onomasias Proelefseos Elenhomeni (OPE) - There are 8 different wines within this category. This consist mainly of sweet wines Muscat and Mavrodaphne. 

Oenoi Onomasias Proelefseos Anoteras Poiotitas (OPAP) - There are 25 of these. The term is mainly used for dry wines however some sweet and sparkling wines contribute.

Topikos Oinos (TO) - The PGI category. As you'd imagine the criteria laid down for these wines is less strict than for the PDO wines. Most wines are made from non Greek varieties in this category. 

Oenoi Onomasias Kata Paradosi (OKP) - A style of wine unlike any other PGI  wine as it is a style that can be made anywhere in Greece. It is used to accomodate the ancient style Retsina that can be made anywhere in Greece although mostly in Attica. It is a wine made from Savatiano and Roditis Grapes. Pine resin from local trees is added to the wine when it is young and removed at first racking. This adds a distinctive character to the wine. 

There are over 200 different varieties of grape native to Greece which have adapted to survive the hot humid conditions. They can also produce some stunningly good wines! The following famous four have gained the widest international reputation....

Noussa OPAP - An area in the Northern region of Macedonia. Here the red grape variety Xinomavro produces red wines. A long lived, high tanin, high acidic wine which can develop excellent flavors. 

Nemea OPAP - Here red wines are made exclusively from Agiorgitko. 

Sanyorini OPAP - An area with a high reputation for red and white wines in dry and sweet styles made from Assyrtiko. Highly perfumed wines naturally high in alcohol and acidity. 

Mantinia OPAP - 85% of the grapes used to make these wines must be Moschofilero. A pink skinned variety that makes light wines with medium acidity and medium alcohol. A character not to dissimilar to a Muscat or Gerwurztraminer. Some sweet styles are made.


Last week of Ravenswood at £7.99!Date published: 25/06/14

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2012

Buy any 2 save 33.3 % = £7.99 - Offer ends 30th June!!


Lodi, in the Northern part of California's Central Valley, is known as the Zinfandel Capital of the World. Home to mature vine Zinfandel plantings in well-drained sandy soils, produce powerful and extractive wines that underline Ravenswood's 'No Wimpy Wines' motto.


Bursting with concentrated sweet blueberry, plums and spice aromas. Bright and fruity with soft, ripe roundness and well balanced acidity, filled with vanilla and toasted spices that linger on the finish.

A pleasure to drink by itself or with flavourful duck dishes. lamb or a cheese platter. Enjoy over the next four years.

Currently open to taste on the tasting counter if you have yet to try it, pop in and have a taste!

Buskin' about Super TuscansDate published: 25/06/14

What is a 'Super Tuscan'?

The 'Super Tuscan' nomenclature came about as a result of producers ignoring restrictive Chianti DOC regulations. The regulations at the time stipulated wines, if they were  to have 'Chianti DOC' on the label, had to be composed of 70% Sangiovese, other local red varieties and at least 10% local white varieties! Many producers believed they could produce better wines ignoring this formula. Piero Antinori in the early 70s created 'Tignanello', a Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon that instantly garnered much critical acclaim and the price of which quickly exceeded the vast majority of Chianti wines. 

Others followed, including 'Sassacaia' from Tenuta San Guido and 'Ornellaia' from Tenuta dell 'Ornellaia, both of which are made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. As a result of the use of international varietals these wines were not allowed to be within the Chianti DOC, and were reduced to 'Vina da Tavola' status. This did not hinder there success in any way, the strong branding and quality of the wines quickly made them icons in the wine world. Others flouted Chianti DOC rules by making 100% Sangiovese wines, for example Fontodi's flagship 'Flaccianello'. If you would like a atsting of what these wines are about may I suggest 'Guidalberto', the second wine of Tenuta San Guido and Sassacaia's little brother. Priced far more reasonably than the top wine at just £25 (when one buy's two or more selected Fine wines at Majestic), it is a top quality introduction to this fantastic category of wines! See here:

https://www.majestic.co.uk/Guidalberto-zid13004


The years you need to know, for BordeauxDate published: 24/06/14

A quick run down of the vintages in Bordeaux over the last decade. 

2010: Widely acknowledged to be one of the best vintages of modern times, with quality generally outstanding from all communes.

2009: Warm, clear days and cool nights produced one of the finest vintages ever. Top wines have immense cellar potential and first-growths hit record prices.

2008: A very highly regarded vintage, producing wines with excellent ripeness and elegance, enjoyable in the medium term.

2007: A cool and damp vintage, rescued by warm temperatures late in the season. Some underripe and early-drinking wines, especially from the Left Bank. Later-picked Right-bank wines better. Sweet whites superb.

2006: Not as good as 2005, particularly for Cabernet based reds which didn't ripen fully. However, whites are delicious and sweet whites
very good.

2005: An outstanding vintage across the board thanks to perfect weather conditions. Reds are balanced and elegant with ripe fruit and beautiful aromatics. Sauternes is also exceptional.

2004: A large vintage of variable quality. Where yields were kept in check some very good wines have been produced from Merlot and both the Cabernets.

2003: Unusually hot weather tested many winemakers. As a result quality varies wildly. Some wines are exceptional, others are unbalanced.

2002: A poor summer saved by a sunny September. Patchy quality though some very good in Médoc

Albarino- The Sunshine WineDate published: 23/06/14

Albarino

A distinctive, aromatic, high quality grape grown in Galicia (Alvacinho in Portugal's Vino Verde region.) The grapes have a thick skin which helps them naturally combat the damp climate. The result is white wines notably high in alcohol, acidity and flavour.

Most common in Spain in the 'Rias Baixas' zone, it has become so popular that it accounts for 90% of all plantings.

Sometimes oak matured, and increasingly aged for several years in stainless steal tanks before release. It can age better than most light skinned Spanish grapes. It is also grown in California, Oregon and Australia.

My Pick:

Albarino Martin Codax 2011

From the Rias Baixas region of Northwestern Spain. An Aromatic white wine, similar tom Viognier with a hint of sweetness, a refreshing alternative to Chardonnay.

Peachy aromas with hints of spice, a crisp palate with hints of honey. Would go great with lobster  £12.89 £10.95 when you buy 2 or more Spanish wines


Wimbledon WinesDate published: 22/06/14

As the tennis tournament gets underway this week, here are our sideline suggestions.

How about some Prosecco to sip with your strawberries?

Prosecco Zonin is currently £7.99 (when you buy any 2 save 33.3%) with plenty of stock in store, this wine is deliberately light and refreshing in style, with a palate of fresh pear and dessert apple fruit, further lifted by subtle floral and almond aromas. Delicately off-dry, with a clean finish, it is a versatile wine that will match up with strawberries, a delicate lunch or drink well on its own.

Need some British wine for good luck?

Try our range from Chapel Down Wineries, including their lovely Rosé Brut at £21.31 (when you buy any 2 save 33.3%)

The colour of lightly smoked salmon this classic Pinot Noir nose of strawberry and raspberry with a splash of creaminess. Ripe berry and rhubarb flavours and clean finish with perfectly balanced acidity. An ideal partner for smoked salmon and other delicately flavoured canapés.

Matua Sauvignon: Only £7.49!Date published: 22/06/14

Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

The Literal translation of Matua is 'The head of the family,' and for me this name is particularly fitting for the Matua winery which is a great example of new wave modern wine production. They started making this sauvignon blanc in New Zealand in the mid 1970's, which gives an example of young, fruity, zesty wine full of bold character and flavours

Upon first taste I was hit with a bomb of passion fruit. This wine is exceptionally summery, and when chilled would be amazing on a sunny day. Of course the classic gooseberry taste is present, it wouldn't be a Kiwi Sauvignon without it! I also got subtle stone fruit flavours, perhaps pear and peach. The acidity on this wine is exceptionally refreshing and crispy leading to a great summery taste sensation.

This wine would make a great aperitif and would partner excellently to and seafood based starter. It would go great with salmon cooked on the barbecue. 

An extremely great quality New Zealand wine at a great price at just £7.49 on our buy 2 save25%


Ever wondered how Champagne is made? Date published: 21/06/14

The Production of Champagne

Have you ever wondered what makes Champagne different to regular still wine? Wondered why it comes with such a premium and wondered how they get the bubbles in the bottle? Well there 8 steps in the creation of sparkling goodness 

Pressing

The are three primary grapes used in Champagne. These are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The grapes are pressed very gently in a pneumatic press to to as not release the bitter tannins contained within the stems, skins and pips of grapes. Pinot Noir traditionally produces red wines and this gentle pressing prevents the release of the red pigments within the grape skin.

Primary Fermentation

The three different grape juices are fermented to produce base wines ready for blending. These 'still wines' you would not want to drink however, as they will be very highly acidic and low in alcohol. This is due to the cold climate of Champagne and high latitude.

Blending

The producer will take these base wines and blend them in a way that best suites the style he or she is trying to achieve. In non-vintage wines, a producer can use 'reserve wines' that may have been stored for many years with different characteristics to achieve a consistent style. Vintage wines can only have wines blended grapes grown in the same year.

Secondary Fermentation

This blended wine has no sparkle and the secondary fermentation is where the magic happens. A liquid called tirage is added to the wine. This contains yeast, sugar and other nutrients. The bottle is sealed with a plastic cap similar to a beer bottle top and is stacked horizontally. The bottle is left to ferment for six to eight weeks and the alcohol content raises slightly. As the bottle is sealed the carbon dioxide produced has no where to go and dissolves into the wine. Once fermentation is complete the pressure within the bottle is as high as six atmospheres.

Yeast Autolysis

Once the fermentation is complete the yeast die and form a sediment known as the 'lees'. These cells begin to break down and release proteins and other compounds. This influences the flavour of the wine with such characters of bread, biscuit and toast notes. This process typically last four to five years but can last as long as ten. In wines that are aged longer, typically vintage Champagnes, the lees keep the wine fresh and can be left for decades.

Riddling

After a producer has aged the Champagne on the lees for long enough, the remaining yeast sediment needs to be removed from the wine. The process of riddling is when the bottle is slowly tilted forward and twisted to collect all the sediment. This used to be carried out by hand and was very labour intensive and time consuming lasting as long as eight weeks. A hydraulic arm is usually used for tilting taking only eight days and riddling up to 500 bottles a time.

Disgorgement and Corking

The neck of the bottle is submerged in very cold brine which freezes the wine in the neck. The cap is removed and the pressure ejects the frozen wine from the bottle. The bottle is then topped up with dosage, a mixture of wine and sugar is then added, and the cork is then placed on the bottle. The sugar added at this stage will determine the style (ie. Brut, Demi-sec).

Bottle Ageing

The bottle is then aged for a further few months to allow the dosage to fully integrate and for further flavour development and that is how Champagne is made!


Divine Steak and WineDate published: 20/06/14

I am a massive fan of any dish which has meat as the key ingredient especially if its a good steak! If you want steak perfection follow these instructions...

1) Season your Steaks with Rock Salt and crushed Peppercorns and rub with Olive Oil

2) Heat a griddle pan and when searing hot place the Steaks in the pan, then turn down the heat

3) Cook the Steaks for 2 minutes on each side (medium-rare) and then set aside to rest for 5 minutes

4) Slice and serve with a dressed Rocket and Parmesean Salad

This is a perfect food and wine match so....#getcooking

Now that's the steaks sorted! If there's one thing in the world I enjoy more than a good steak cooked to perfection its adding a cheeky glass or two of Malbec to the equation. This food and wine pairing is an absolute classic and for all the right reasons! Don't believe me? Try it for yourself...

The Vinalba Malbec Reservado 2012 is always a real crowd pleaser and at just £7.99 at the minute, why on earth not? The wine recently won a decanter award for exceptional quality. Sourced from vineyards right at the foot of the Andes you get a great balance between tanin and acidity. Be warned this wine will warp itself around every corner of your mouth with its mocha, dark chocolate and dark fruit flavours. The flavours will linger and last after your glass has been emptied. The juicy tannins are the perfect accompaniment to peppered steaks.

If Argentina isn't your bag (always a sore spot for footy fans around World Cup season) the how about Chile? The Montes Twins Cabernet Malbec 2012 (ok not a straight Malbec but still awesome) is always a big hitter. Curremtly at £8.99 as part of our buy 2 save 25% deal. With this wine you get lots of toasty raisined notes with bramble fruit characters. This wine is the perfect partner to a rare cooked steak.



Andy's Weekend Choice - Campofiorin 2010 MasiDate published: 19/06/14

Campofiorin 2010 Masi

£12.99, Buy 2 bottles save 25% = £9.74


The Boscaini family have owned and run Masi for six generations, and are one of Veneto's most well established producers. This wine is made by fermenting fresh grapes, then re-fermenting the wine along with some partially dried grapes, to create rich and complex flavours.

Dark ruby red with subtle violet tinges. Aromas are predominantly of ripe cherries, with nuances of vanilla and cinnamon. Rich and mouth-filling, with soft tannins and a velvety, savoury finish.

Drink with a selection of matured cheeses, black olives and Parma ham.

http://www.majestic.co.uk/Campofiorin-zid13168

This wine will be open to taste in store from 19-22 June


Majestic Match Day; AustraliaDate published: 17/06/14

Team Cahill!

Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Coonawarra


This Cabernet is a typical example of Coonawarra's famous medium-bodied, intensely fruity and fragrant style. It comes from one of Leconfield's three mature vineyard blocks in Coonawarra, first planted in 1974, and has been matured with minimal oak contact.


Made in a deliberately fruit-forward style, offering inky blackcurrant and plum fruit, accented with hints of cedar and fresh leaves. Ripe and elegant, with long, soft tannins.


£12.99

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£8.65

Majestic Match Day; Algeria, South Korea, Russia & BelgiumDate published: 17/06/14

Well, this is a tricky one for our football - drink matching in service.


You could go with a Belgian beer, you could go with a nice bottle of Carignan (a grape still widely grown in North Africa).


Or you could give up, and just go with a good bottle of Kiwi Sauvignon on this hot June day!...

New

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Crisp, concentrated and vibrant on the palate, combining citrius and tropical fruit with green vegetal undertones.

£9.99

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£6.66

Majestic Match Day; GermanyDate published: 16/06/14

Watch the Germans play with a beer straight from the Beer halls of Munich!


Paulaner Original NV 12x500ml Bottles

A classic Bavarian lager from one of the most famous of Munich's many breweries.

£18.99

Majestic Match Day; FranceDate published: 15/06/14

Crafty, complex and the original class act, France kick off their World Cup tonight - and we're going with a great Macon Village to ease us in!


Mâcon-Villages 'Les Roches Blanches' 2013 Louis Jadot

The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from the superior quality vineyards from around the village of Loché, southwest of Mâcon in southern Burgundy.

Made in a fresh, clean and fruity style with subtle green apple and pear flavours with a pleasant minerally finish.

£8.99 on buy 2 save 1/3

Majestic Match Day; ArgentinaDate published: 15/06/14

They're big, bold and undeniably brash - just like their wines! Argentina kick off tonight and we're going with a Malbec for the match!

Callia Bella Malbec 2013 San Juan

Bodegas Callia are based in the Valle de Tulum, wherein lies the town of San Juan, and have become one of the foremost wineries of this area. Their estate here comprises 241 hectares of vines, at 630m above sea level, surrounded on almost all sides by the Andes.


An attractively deep purple wine, with an up-front and straightforward wild berry character, with hints of baking spices. Intense and generous on the palate, with plush tannins and good ripeness.

Drink with pasta and meatballs in your favourite tomato and herb sauce.

£5.99 on buy two save 1/3

The Biggie Part 2 - Three Lions!Date published: 14/06/14

For our Majestic Drinks for the World Cup, what could be better than an English sparkling!?


Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2009 England

Nyetimber are located in West Sussex, and since their original plantings of classic varieties in 1988, have established themselves as England's premier sparkling wine house, making world class wines to rival (and often beat in blind tastings) the big names of Champagne.


A beguilingly Champagne-like nose of citrus fruit, brioche and shortbread. The mousse is finely pearled, soft, yet mouth-filling and persistent. Elegantly shaped and supremely poised.


The ultimate home-grown alternative to Champagne, for all special occasions.

£35.99

Buy 2 bottles save 15%

£30.58

The Biggie! Part I - ItalyDate published: 14/06/14



Falanghina 2013 Terredora


With 25% off our entire Italian and our in store Italian tasting week in full swing, now is the perfect time to get stocked up for summer! Just don't mention the World Cup...


Falanghina is one of Italy's great unsung white wines. 3 months' lees ageing before bottling imbues the wine with added depth and texture, but no oak is used, so the wine retains a light and fruit-driven character.


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


The balance of crispness and texture means this accompanies a huge range of foods, from roasted vegetables to fish and poultry.

£11.99

Buy with any other Italian wine and save 25%

£8.99

25% Off


Italia Tasting WeekDate published: 13/06/14

Our Italian Tasting week is a go go!


Check out our online tasting counter to see the fantastic selection we have open to try - and pop along to our great free in store tasting event tomorrow at 3pm!

Majestic Match Day; Day OneDate published: 12/06/14

We're off to something of a stormer with the first game of the Cup, two nations who do produce wine, but unfortunately neither of which we stock. 

Instead we've had to be a bit devious with our selections.

Pick your side between a Brazilian cocktail, something based on on rum (Mount Gay at £17.50* a bottle or Havana Club at £18*) with plenty of lime, brown sugar and a dash of soda water!

To support Croatia we're going with the Barrista Pinotage. It's incredibly tenuous we known, but the checkered label and boxes it as good as we're going to get for a match to their kit! £7.49*


*all prices are on buy two deals. 

Kick-Off In Style!Date published: 12/06/14

You must have known it was coming...

Here at Majestic we have two great passions: wine and football. So what better excuse to put out a series of articles combining the two!

Over the next month we'll be advising you on the best drinks to go with the big games, trying to match a country's skill on the pitch to what comes out of it's vineyards! With some top wines on great prices in store, plus some world class tasting events, we'll be sure to make your World Cup truly memorable.


Wine of the Week: Villa Maria Cellar Selection SauvignonDate published: 08/06/14

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

£8.65  When you buy any 2 from the 33.3% off range


Made from a selection of the best grapes grown throughout Marlborough. During vinification the wine was left on its lees for a brief spell which has given it excellent concentration and added depth.

Displays pronounced aromas of gooseberry and passion fruit on the nose. It is fresh and beautifully crisp on the palate while being vibrantly fruity, ending in a long zingy finish.

The perfect wine to take along to summer parties. Enjoy on its own or with crab or poached salmon salad.

Open to taste on the counter today!

A Lodi LoveDate published: 07/06/14

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2012 Lodi County


Lodi, in the Northern part of California's Central Valley, is known as the Zinfandel Capital of the World. Home to mature vine Zinfandel plantings in well-drained sandy soils, produce powerful and extractive wines that underline Ravenswood's 'No Wimpy Wines' motto.

Bursting with concentrated sweet blueberry, plums and spice aromas. Bright and fruity with soft, ripe roundness and well balanced acidity, filled with vanilla and toasted spices that linger on the finish.


A pleasure to drink by itself or with flavourful duck dishes. lamb or a cheese platter. Enjoy over the next four years.

£11.99

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£7.99

Spotlight on New Zealand Date published: 07/06/14

Pop in store over the next few days and you will be able to try a wide range of New Zealand wines.

Below are some of the wines we have open;

The Ned Pinot Noir 

£9.99 Buy any 2 save 33.3%

This Pinot Noir has been sourced from the Ben Morven vineyard in Marlborough's Southern Valleys, known for their deep clay and loam soils. Hand-picked and aged for 9 months in French oak, this is a classic, rounded Marlborough Pinot.

With a subtle smoky character and rounded red berry fruit aromas, on the palate this wine is warming and rich, encompassing every corner of the mouth and leaving a long and smooth finish.


Villa Maria Private Bin Rosé

£8.49 Buy any 2 save 15%

Sourced from several vineyards throughout the east coast of New Zealand's north island, principally Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. The wine's delicate colour is achieved by allowing only half the wine to rest on the grape skins for around 24 hours.

Pale and delicate, yet nicely defined, the wine offers aromas of wild strawberries and ripe forest fruits. Medium-bodied for a rosé, with a fine balance between lush fruit and refreshing acidity.


The King's Thorn Pinot Gris 2013 Marlborough

£9.99 Buy any 2 save 33.3%


Something of a thorn in the side for some winemakers, Pinot Gris requires a very measured approach in order to achieve a balance of texture, sweetness, acidity and fruit character. This excellent example treads the fine line between the Alsatian and Italian styles.

Delicately pink, indicating natural sun ripening. The nose is lifted and perfumed with honeysuckle and peach. A lightly unctuous and off-dry palate are lifted by acidity and a hint of natural spritz.

Check our our online tasting counter to see what else we have open to try! 



Fantastic Fizz, Under £15!Date published: 05/06/14

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV

With Summer just gearing up it's about time we started looking at some great fizz, and with fizz Champagne has to always be the priority!

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

This is a really light, slightly sweeter Champagne. Ideal as a late afternoon tipple or for toasts at a big event.

At just £14.99, for a limited time only, this is a genuine bargain not to be missed!

Wonderful Italian - Wine of the WeekDate published: 03/06/14



Barbera d’Alba Sucule 2010 Lo Zoccolaio


With 25% off our entire Italian range now is the ideal time to get your stuck into this country's fantastic array of rich, ripe reds!

Alba is one of the few areas in which Barbera is planted on the best sites and producing wines capable of challenging Barolo and Barabaresco's crown.

Intense and concentrated nose of black cherries, plums, spice and liquor cherry. A palate with high acidity, exhibiting flavours of brooding dark fruits, liquor spices and firm tannins with a long finish.

Excels when paired with strongly flavoured food such as red meat, tomato based sauces or strong cheeses. Enjoy over the next five years.

£11.99

Buy with any other Italian wine and save 25%

£8.99


Mud House Sauvignon Blanc - Back in Stock!Date published: 02/06/14

The immensely popular Mud House Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand is back in stock and continuing on the fantastic offer price of £6.66!

This wine has been shifting extremely quickly so order soon to avoid disappointment. 

http://www.majestic.co.uk/Mud-House-Sauvignon-Blanc-zid37323

Last weekend of current dealsDate published: 31/05/14

Below are a few select wines currently on good deals - prices change on Tuesday 3rd June so don't miss out!

Gavi 2012/2013 La Toledana

Currently £7.99 when you buy any 2 from the 33.3% range

The white wines of the village of Gavi in Piedmont have been dubbed the Chablis of Italy, due to their fresh, steely minerality. Wines from the vineyards closest to the town are labelled Gavi di Gavi, and this one is made from late-harvested grapes.

Ripe peach and pears with hints of citrus and a slight honeyed edge held together by steely minerality and a fresh acidity.

An ideal apéritif, this wine will also complement poached white fish with a rocket and cherry tomato salad.


Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Currently £7.99 when you buy any 2 from the 33.3% range


Marlborough has been at the heart of a winemaking revolution without modern precedent, and Oyster Bay is one of the region's most dynamic wineries. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats brings out every last ounce of flavour and concentration in the grapes.

Showing pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, alongside a subtle herbaceousness. Crisp, elegant and refreshing.

Suitable for all occasions, this is anything from classic apéritif wine, to white meat and seafood partner.



Portillo Malbec 2013 Bodegas Salentein, Mendoza

Currently £6.99 when you buy any 2 from the 33.3% range


Bodegas Salentein has one of the largest cool-climate estates in Argentina, with 2000ha of vines, at up to 1700m above sea level. Their Malbec is grown at around 1050m. This multi-award-winning wine recently won Decanter's 'Best Argentinian Malbec under £10' trophy.


An intense red-purple colour, with an equally intense nose of plum and bramble. Round and fulsome on the palate, delivering a swathe of ripe, fresh black fruit held together by lush tannins.


Try this with a lightly spicy beef or lamb and date tagine.

Minuty - Last weekend on offerDate published: 31/05/14

M de Minuty Rosé 2013 Côtes de Provence

Currently £9.99 when you buy two or more from the 33.3% range.

Prices are changing on the 3rd of June, so stock up before to avoid missing out!


Château de Minuty is located on the St Tropez Peninsular, with its vineyards virtually overlooking the Mediterranean. This rosé is quintessential of the local style, with the blend employing the little-known Tibouren grape, a variety grown almost exclusively in Provence.


Pale honeysuckle pink, and offering a clean nose of citrus fruit, offset by subtle floral and candied notes. Fresh acidity makes for an incisive and lively palate, with a rounded feel.


Partner with the delicate flavours of fresh shellfish, or with a mozzarella and sun-ripened tomato salad.

Sparkling Saturday - Berlucchi Cuvée ImperialeDate published: 31/05/14

Berlucchi Cuvée Imperiale NV Franciacorta

Franciacorta is a region in Lombardy which gives the local sparkling wines their name, having been made a DOC in 1967. Ten years earlier, Guido Berlucchi was the first to produce this style commercially, and went on to become the region's largest sparkling wine producer.

With its Chardonnay-biased blend, this is a supremely elegant wine, with a light-footed feel on the palate. Generously fragranced with pear, golden apple and citrus character.

Serve with mixed antipasti or fresh cheeses.

Open to taste this weekend!

£14.98

Buy any 2 save 33.3%


Andy's Weekend Choice - Vina Ardanza Reserva 2005Date published: 30/05/14

Rioja Reserva Viña Ardanza 2005 La Rioja Alta

£24.00 Buy 2 bottles save £10 = £19.00


One of the very best of Rioja's produced from fruit exclusively grown in the bodega's 360 hectare vineyard holdings in the Rioja Alta region, and named after one of the Region's founding families. Remaining under family ownership, this is of the most sought-after bodegas.

Complex and perfumed primary and secondary aromas of earth, spice and red fruits with a long, elegantly structured medium weight body of spicy tannins and layers of flavour.

Enjoy now with lamb or over the next decade as the richness and power will soften to spice and earth, augmenting game casserole or wild duck.

Open to taste in-store from 30th May - 2nd June

Simpler Pricing, Greater Choice!Date published: 29/05/14

Our new pricing dynamics been in place a little while while now and the feed back has been pretty positive!


If you haven't seen it, we have changed the way our discounting works to give you the chance to mix and match your wines and really explore our fantastic range!


Rather than having to buy your wine in pairs, or in tandem with other wines from the same country, you can now mix and match your wines with any other bottle in the store so long as both wines have the same ticket colour. 

By buying two or more of any of the save 15%, save 25% or save 33% wines (all with colour co-ordinated labels!) you can put together a cracking selection and make a big saving.


Remember, minimum purchase is still just six bottles and you don't have to buy in multiples of six

Quintessentially Italian...Date published: 28/05/14



Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2013 Monte Schiavo


Monte Schiavo are a large cooperative group. The fruit is sourced from over 35 growers, and the quality is usually superb. Verdicchio is the signature wine from the Marche region on the Adriatic coast, and is one of the prime examples of a fresh, summery Italian white.

An invigorating wine with great diversity of fruit, including lemon, pineapple and lime along with ripe apricot notes. The finish has an interesting bitter almond streak.

This is the quintessential Italian white wine. Perfect as a party wine or for outdoor drinking (preferably in the sun).

£8.99

Buy 2 bottles save 25%

£6.74

25% Off


New Arrival- Etoile de Mer RoseDate published: 26/05/14

Etoile de Mer Rosé 2013 

Lubéron, Provence

Luberon is a mountainous area in the northern part of Provence, France, where the high altitude results in a milder climate. The style of this wine is influenced by the neighbouring Mediterranean and southern Rhône. A balanced blend of Grenache and Syrah grape varieties is used to create this dry rose.

A Provence rosé with extra fruit density than expected. The nose full of pronounced aromas of ripe strawberry, red berries and subtle herbal hints. The palate is juicy and round, with a beautifully dry finish.

Perfect on its own, or with summery salads and grilled white fish.

£8.99

Buy 2 SAVE 25%

(Single Bottle = £11.99)



Sunday Night Pick - CopertinoDate published: 25/05/14

I absolutely love Italian reds, and this wonderful little wine is something of a dark horse. In my view, it's one of the bargains of the store! Ideal for a bank holiday Sunday - vibrant fruit, jammy characteristics and excellent with pasta or pizza if you're feeling a little bit lazy...


Copertino 2009 Masseria


Copertino DOC is named after the town of Copertino, but also includes five other villages. These reds are made mostly from the dark skinned Negroamaro grape and this particular one is made from the fruit of 10-30 year old vines.


Thick and luscious with dark, plummy fruits and hints of almonds and spice box. Well balanced and soft on the palate, this is an intriguing wine.

Ideal with pizza and pasta dishes.

£8.99 Buy 2 bottles save 25%

£6.74

New Wine: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2013, Monte SchiavoDate published: 25/05/14

New Sparkling: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2013, Monte Schiavo

GRAPE: Verdicchio - VEGETARIAN

ORIGIN: Monte Schiavo are a large cooperative group. The fruit is sourced from over 35 growers, and the quality is usually superb. Verdicchio is the signature wine from the Marche region on the Adriatic coast, and is one of the prime examples of a fresh, summery Italian white..

TASTE: An invigorating wine with great diversity of fruit, including lemon, pineapple and lime along with ripe apricot notes. The finish has an interesting bitter almond streak.

ENJOY: This is the quintessential Italian white wine. Perfect as a party wine or for outdoor drinking (preferably in the sun).

£6.74* BUY 2 bottles of 25% wines

£8.99: Single bottle

Minimum purchase 6 bottles, any mix.


Sparkling Saturday - ArgentinaDate published: 23/05/14

Open to try this Saturday...

Chandon Brut NV Argentina

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

£19.49

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£12.98


A Mighty MalbecDate published: 23/05/14

With the weather turning a little bit grim this weekend, it's time to put aside the rose' and (for a little while at least) and enjoy something a little more vibrant, warming, juicy and above all - red.


Alamos Malbec 2013 Catena, Mendoza

Mendoza is by far the biggest and most important region in Argentina. Classically hailing from the Cahors vineyards to the east of Bordeaux, Argentina is now arguably the home of Malbec.

This Malbec oozes dried raisiny fruit character, lots of blackberries, a full body and ripe sweet tannins.

Simply perfect with roast meats. Ready to drink now and over the next 2-5 years.

£9.99

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£6.66 

Bargain Blend - Parcel Series, S. AfricaDate published: 20/05/14

Parcel Series Cabernet Merlot Reserve 2012 Western Cape 

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3% = £6.66

Need something to warm you up as you sit outside on a summers evening? 

Try this bargain, an exclusive special parcel of wine obtained at a remarkably low price from a well-known, multi-award-winning organically farmed estate in South Africa. 

Hand-harvested, fermented in traditional open tanks, and matured for 18 months in French and American oak.

An attractive ruby-garnet colour, this wine shows its class with a nose of rich cassis and red charry fruit with forest-floor undertones. Smooth tannins, rich palate fruit and a hint of minerality.

Enjoy with slow-cooked beef, or lamb served with mint gremolata.


Andy's Weekend Choice - The King's Legacy ChardonnayDate published: 18/05/14

The King's Legacy Chardonnay 2011, Marlborough

£14.99 or Buy 2 selected bottles save 15% = £12.74


This Chardonnay is 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 were fermented in large French oak casks using predominantly wild yeasts and allowed 10 months' on lees.

An easily enjoyable Chardonnay that combines fresh apple, nectarine and tangerine flavours with subtle creaminess, hints of toasted almonds and a gently spicy complexity.

Try this with seared scallops served with black pudding.

This wine is open to try on our tasting counter from 17-20th May

Cider SundayDate published: 18/05/14

We stock plenty of different ciders in store, why not try something new. Here are a select few;

Burrow Hill Cider 

8 x 500 ml Bottles = £18.00

Quality, dry and delicate cider from the Somerset Cider Brandy company. All the apples are home grown on 160 acres of orchards, and are then pressed and blended in a very traditional, dry style.

Bounders Cider 

12 x 500 ml Bottles = £23.40

Bath Ales Bounders is a lively, refreshing cider with a good apple aroma and a satisfyingly clean taste.


Weston's Wyld Wood Organic Pear Cider NV 

8 x 500 ml Bottles = £16

Slowly matured and made from pears grown in organic vineyards.

Open to Taste - Crémant de LoireDate published: 17/05/14

L'Extra par Langlois Brut NV Crémant de Loire

Buy any 2 save 33.3% = £9.99

This is the Loire equivalent of a 'blanc de blancs' Champagne, having been made from a blend of only the region's white grapes. Made in the traditional method, including 12 months' maturation on lees, this is a fine example of the region's sparkling wines.

Pale lemon yellow with a fine, shimmering mouse. The nose is an invigorating symphony of golden apple, citrus zest and subtle biscuit aromas. Clean, dry and elegant on the tongue.

Enjoy at any celebration. Will develop for a further 3 years with careful cellaring.

Open to taste in store today!

Summery Reds on Special OfferDate published: 16/05/14

Brancott Estate Pinot Noir 2012 Marlborough

Buy any 2 save 33.3% = £7.99 

The fruit in this wine comes mainly from across Marlborough, with small amounts from other regions, creating a consistent benchmark Pinot. A variety of yeast strains, and ageing in a mixture of French and American oak are also used, further enhancing complexity.

Bright red cherries and summer berries characterise the fruit, highlighted by aromas of dried herbs. The sweetness of the fruit is balanced by firm tannins and a streak of taut acidity.

Drink this in its youth, with a mushroom risotto, pasta dish or lamb.



Fleurie 2013 Labouré-Roi

Special Offer = £7.99

The House of Labouré-Roi dates back to 1832, when it was founded in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges by Monsieur Labouré and Monsieur Roi. The Beaujolais Cru of Fleurie produces some of the most consistent wine, which is why it is the only Cru made by Labouré-Roi.

Ruby in colour with an aromatic, red fruit and perfume nose. The palate follows into a rounded and soft finish with supple tannins and a lovely concentration of strawberry, raspberry and loganberry.

With a rounded and silky finish and lots of fresh fruit, this wine is enjoyable by itself or when served with cured meats.


Craft Beers and AlesDate published: 15/05/14

As well as a plethora of wine bottles our store also holds a nice little niche corner for craft beers and ales including many local producers.

Ever tried Icelandic White Ale? The Einstok is a popular and interesting alternative to your everyday lager, made using glacial water. Refreshing!

We hold a wide selection of Bath Ales, including the Wild Hare, the popular Gem, the Barnsey and the Dark Side in 12 packs as well as mixed cases.

Other names include Brewdog, Butcombe, Proper Job, Anchor Steam, Brooklyn Lager, Box Stream Brewery, Curious Brew, Timothy Taylor,..

The list is endless, and that's not even mentioning the ciders...

When ordered with 6 bottles of wine we can even deliver these right to your door for FREE.

Just call the store on 01179624467 or place your order online at www.majestic.co.uk

Viva La Vina Sol!Date published: 13/05/14

Torres Viña Sol 2013, Catalunya

An absolute Majestic classic on a great short term offer...

Fourth generation grower Miguel Torres uses his experience well in the production of this dry white. Now also holding vineyards in Chile and California, Torres have made wine in their winery in Vilafranca del Penedès since 1870.


Fresh and fruity on the nose, a smooth, crisp palate, with plenty of apples and pineapple fruit. A refreshingly crisp wine.


A wine suitable for drinking anytime - pre or post siesta! Superb with rice, fish and shellfish.

£7.99 Buy 2 bottles save 25% - for two weeks only! 
 = £5.99

New: Mud House Sauvignon BlancDate published: 11/05/14

New to Majestic - Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Mud House Wines was started in 1996, and is a producer focused on sustainable viticulture. Just over half the fruit for this wine is sourced from their own Woolshed vineyard in the Upper Wairau Valley, with the remainder sourced from partner growers.

Pale straw yellow, with heady aromas of fresh grapefruit, guava and hints of nettles. Crisp, concentrated and vibrant on the palate, combining citrus and tropical fruit with green vegetal undertones.

Chill well and enjoy on its own or with light summery rice or pasta dishes.

£9.99 OR BUY ANY 2 SAVE 33.3% = £6.66


Wines for Eurovision IIDate published: 10/05/14

Feeling a little bit continental? Here's our selection of some  cracking wines from across the Channel, Viva La France!*

(*or Italy)

For France...

Grand Ardèche Chardonnay 2012 Louis Latour

This is a fine example with creamy, buttery and nutty characteristics with a good long finish. Try with roast chicken or turkey.

Special Offer = £9.99

For Italy...

Gavi 2012/2013 La Toledana

Ripe peach and pears with hints of citrus and a slight honeyed edge held together by steely minerality and a fresh acidity. Great with salmon and tomatoes.

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3% = £7.99


Wines for EurovisionDate published: 10/05/14

Eurovision Wines 

Support the UK with Nyetimber

A blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meurnier.

Nyetimber are located in West Sussex, and since their original plantings of classic varieties in 1988, have established themselves as England's premier sparkling wine house, making world class wines to rival (and often beat in blind tastings) the big names of Champagne.

A beguilingly Champagne-like nose of citrus fruit, brioche and shortbread. The mousse is finely pearled, soft, yet mouth-filling and persistent. Elegantly shaped and supremely poised.

The ultimate home-grown alternative to Champagne, for all special occasions.


Root for Molly with some Chapel Down Rose Brut!

Chapel Down grow their Pinot Noir at the Kits Coty vineyard near Aylesford in Kent. The vineyard's south-facing slope creates a great environment for growing sparkling wine varieties in the cool climate of the south of England.

The colour of lightly smoked salmon. Classic Pinot Noir nose of strawberry and raspberry with a splash of creaminess. Ripe berry and rhubarb flavours and clean finish with perfectly balanced acidity.

An ideal partner for smoked salmon and other delicately flavoured canapés.

New: Minini Valpolicella Ripasso 2012Date published: 09/05/14

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

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

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

New In; Sparkling ItalyDate published: 09/05/14

Berlucchi Cuvée Imperiale NV Franciacorta

Another fantastic addition to our sparkling range - this time from Italy! More widely known for it's Proseccos, this is a really exciting wine as, unusually for Italy, it is made from the Champagne grapes varieties; Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Franciacorta is a region in Lombardy which gives the local sparkling wines their name, having been made a DOC in 1967. Ten years earlier, Guido Berlucchi was the first to produce this style commercially, and went on to become the region's largest sparkling wine producer.

With its Chardonnay-biased blend, this is a supremely elegant wine, with a light-footed feel on the palate. Generously fragranced with pear, golden apple and citrus character.

Serve with mixed antipasti or fresh cheeses.


£22.49 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

= £14.98 

New In; Sparkling ArgentinaDate published: 08/05/14


Chandon Brut NV Argentina

At Majestic we've got a fantastic range of fizz and this new addition to our range from Argentina is a little bit special, and not just because of where it comes from...!

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

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

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


£19.49

B uy 2 bottles save 33.3%

= £12.98


Crackin' CheninDate published: 08/05/14

Robertson Winery Chenin Blanc 2013 Robertson

The warm and dry Robertson Valley, home to this winery of the same name, is further inland than most vineyards in South Africa, but the Breede River, running through it, provides a cooling influence and provides Chenin Blanc of excellent character and consistency.


Crammed full with pineapple, melon and green apple fruits complemented by a firm structure and balancing acidity.

This is an absolute bargain at the moment at just £4.99 so snap it up while you can!

Summer SipperDate published: 08/05/14



Etoile de Mer Rosé 2013 Lubéron


With summer just around the corner, thoughts always turn to something chilled, dry and preferably pink!

Provence Rosé is extremely popular, and this wine is another fantastic example as to why. This is wine with a little extra fruit density. The nose is full of pronounced aromas of ripe strawberry with subtle herbal hints, and the palate is lush and round, with a clean, dry finish.

Luberon is a mountainous area in the northern part of Provence, between the Mediterranean and the southern Rhône, whose high altitudes create a milder climate. The location is evident in this wine's style, which has obvious influences from both its neighbours.

£11.99

£8.99*

*Buy with any other wine with a turquoise label and save 25%

25% Off


New Wines Date published: 06/05/14

Chandon Brut NV - Argentina

£9.49 or buy any 2 save 33.3% = £12.98

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

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

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


Wave Series Sauvignon - Chile

£9.99 or buy any 2 save 33.3% = £6.66

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

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

Chill well and enjoy with fresh king prawns.

The New Team!Date published: 05/05/14

We've had some changes in the Westbury store! 

Why not have a look at our online store page to find out whose who or even better pop in and meet us.


With a vast range of wine preferences and passions, the new faces will be sure to find the ideal wine for you!

Parklife FizzDate published: 05/05/14

With lots of you planning picnics and trips, we thought we'd take a look at a great value Prosecco which will be ideal in the sun during the May Bank Holidays!

Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene


La Marca winery is located in Oderzo, in the Veneto region. Its members own about 8,000 hectares of vineyards on the hills and the plain. Advanced technologies are used in the vineyards and the cellar to aid the continual improvement of wine quality.


A pale straw colour with a fine mousse and typical fruit characters of apples and pineapples.


Ideal as an apéritif or to accompany a light lunch.


£14.99 Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£9.99


Bank Holiday MalbecDate published: 04/05/14

With an extended weekend there's lots more chances to try something crackin' on a sunny summer's day!


Why not try our new Chilean Malbec the Con Amigos - ripe juicy fruit, with a good kick of tannin. Perfect for a BBQ!


Or if you're after a bargain try the Parcel Series Shiraz at just £5.99, big fruit spice and ideal with roasted meats.


Why not come in, poor yourself something off the counter and enjoy!

Big BBQ RedsDate published: 04/05/14

We have chosen a few reds from our summer selection that would marry up nicely with a good BBQ outside of a sunny evening.


Viñalba Fifty 50 2012 Uco Valley

£11.99 or buy any 2 save 33.3% = £7.99

Bordeaux winemaker Hervé Fabre made his name from Malbec, having been the first to make a single-varietal Malbec in Argentina. This wine is a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards high in the Uco Valley Argentina's 'other' great Bordeaux-sourced grape.

Typically intense and vibrant, full of inky violet colour, with a juicy damson and blackcurrant backbone characterising both nose and palate. Toasty oak influence adds a touch of complexity.


Perfect with a juicy roast leg of lamb or a spice rubbed steak cooked on a BBQ.


Parcel Series Shiraz 2011 Western Cape

£8.99 or buy any 2 save 33.3% = £5.99

An exclusive bottling for Majestic, made by one of South Africa's most well-established producers. Hand harvested from vineyards in Paarl, Darling and Stellenbosch, the grapes are cool fermented before maturation in second-fill French and American oak barrels.

A nose predominantly of mulberry and plum, with nuances of coriander and savoury spice. The rich fruit on the palate is framed by muscular tannins and an enduring liquorice character.

Best served with a barbecue; try this with chargrilled venison burgers.

Wines for a Sunny SundayDate published: 04/05/14

We have picked a few favourites from the new Summer Selection range that are ideal to enjoy in the sunshine.

Killka Chardonnay 2012 Bodegas Salentein

£11.99 or buy any two bottles save 33.3% = £7.99

Bodegas Salentein pioneered in the development if premium wines in Valle de Uco (Uco Valley). Killka (named after the Andean word for Gateway) is the cultural, artistic and gastronomic centre of Bodegas Salentein in Mendoza.

They own what is considered to be Argentina's single largest 'cool climate' estate, stretching 22km from east to west between 1,050 and 1700 metres above sea level and taking in 5 distinct micro-climates, enabling them to make a variety of styles, including this lightly-oaked Chardonnay.

Bright greenish yellow with golden hues, this is a youthful and vibrant wine, displaying a nose of ripe citrus fruit and gentle hints of vanilla and soft tropical notes. Mild-mannered with a round palate feel. Serve 12 -14 degrees celsius.

Ideal accompaniment for creamy-textured pasta and chicken dishes.


Banfi Serena Pinot Grigio

£9.99 or buy any 2 bottles ave 33.3% = £6.66

From one of Italy's greatest producers comes this Pinot Grigio, grown in the hills around Montalcino, and made in the unmistakabe delicate Italian style. Using only free-run juice means minimal skin contact for delicate colour and lightness of body.

The warm Tuscan climate gives the delicate Pinot Grigio grape the ripeness and softness that really brings out the pear, melon and banana aromas, and softens the acidity on the palate.

A lively yet easy-going wine, which can be enjoyed on its own, or with white fish or light poultry dishes.

Zonin Sparkling-SaturdayDate published: 03/05/14

Majestic Westbury's...

Sparkling Saturday

Prosecco Zonin Brut NV DOC


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

Delicately off-dry, with a clean finish.

Wonderfully versatile. Serve as an aperitif, a partner for fish courses, or even with light fruit desserts.

£11.99

Buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

£7.99


Chilean CharmerDate published: 03/05/14



Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Domaines Baron de Rothschild, Colchagua


This week sees us hold a Chilean Tasting Week in store, and this stunning Cabernet Sauvignon is a fantastic example of Chile's abililty to produce outstanding wines – at fantastic prices.

Domaines Barons de Rothschild took over the Los Vascos ('The Basques') estate in 1988, and since then have grown it from its original 220ha of vines to 580ha. Many of the original vines are 40-50 years old, with the oldest being up to 70 years old.

Classic and pure Cabernet, with well-defined notes of cherry, blueberry and plum on the nose, with hints of bay leaf and clove adding subtle depth. Approachably soft yet weighty on the palate.

Partner with roast beef or fillet steak.

£10.58

Buy 2 bottles save 15%

£8.99


Guide To GavisDate published: 02/05/14

Gavi Montiero 2013 Rocca

The town of Gavi lies in the far south of Piedmont, by the border with Liguria, and is home to some of the earliest plantings of the Cortese grape. The success of Cortese in this area is no doubt due to its natural affinity with the fresh seafood of the Ligurian coast.


A pale golden colour, with characteristic aromas of lime zest and grapefruit, along with subtle hints of fresh fennel. Bone dry and with moderate acidity, it offers a clean and refreshing finish.

To appreciate this wine fully, drink with any fresh white fish, served simply with herb butter.

Gavi 2012/2013 La Toledana


The white wines of the village of Gavi in Piedmont have been dubbed the Chablis of Italy, due to their fresh, steely minerality. Wines from the vineyards closest to the town are labelled Gavi di Gavi, and this one is made from late-harvested grapes.


Ripe peach and pears with hints of citrus and a slight honeyed edge held together by steely minerality and a fresh acidity.


An ideal apéritif, this wine will also complement poached white fish with a rocket and cherry tomato salad.


Wine of the Week - Gavi La ToledanaDate published: 30/04/14

Gavi La Toledana


The white wines of the village of Gavi in Piedmont have been dubbed the Chablis of Italy, due to their fresh, steely minerality. Wines from the vineyards closest to the town are labelled Gavi di Gavi, and this one is made from late-harvested grapes.

Ripe peach and pears with hints of citrus and a slight honeyed edge held together by steely minerality and a fresh acidity.

An ideal apéritif, this wine will also complement poached white fish with a rocket and cherry tomato salad.

Full of flavour and easy after a long day in the sun. This is definitely on our favourites list.” Majestic customer

£11.99 or BUY TWO BOTTLES SAVE 33% £7.99

http://www.majestic.co.uk/Gavi-zid13033

This wine is available to taste on our tasting counter in-store from 30th April to 3rd May

New in Stock - Freedom LagerDate published: 24/04/14

We are excited to introduce 2 new craft beers from Freedom Brewery to our range;

FREEDOM ORGANIC LAGER

4.8% abv

A Bavarian-style Helles beer, brewed with organic English barley and organic German hops. Typical of that style, this beer has lots of caramel and malt sweetness balanced with subtle floral and citrus hops.

Silver medal winner at the Brewing Industry International Awards 2011, and recently included in Pete Brown’s Top 50 Beers of the UK

FREEDOM PILSNER

5% abv

A classic Czech-style pilsner, brewed with English barley and Saaz and Liberty hops. A rounded smooth-drinking beer, with lots of hop character and very subtle sweetness.

Silver medal winner at 2010 International Beer Challenge

Each beer comes in 6x330ml packs - £11.99 a pack or Buy any 2 packs of craft beer save £6 = £8.99


· Freedom started brewing lagers in London in 1995, and have been championing the cause for craft lager ever since. Freedom are now brewing in rural Staffordshire, as they have found a unique source of water that creates beers with more flavour and unique character

· All of Freedom's beer is handmade and it is all brewed on their farm near Uttoxeter. They only use 4 ingredients: no cheap substitutes, no colourings, no preservatives

· Each batch is fermented for 10 days and then matured for at least 4 weeks. This is how a lager should be brewed, naturally-carbonated and balanced in flavour

· Each beer is vegan-approved, and Freedom's organic range is certified by the Soil Association


Wine of the Week: Oyster Bay Sauvignon for £7.99 on the Pick 'N' Mix! Date published: 22/04/14

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Origin: Marlborough has been at the heart of a winemaking revolution without modern precedent, and Oyster Bay is one of the region's most dynamic wineries. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats brings out every last ounce of flavour and concentration in the grapes.

Taste: Showing pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, alongside a subtle herbaceousness. Crisp, elegant and refreshing.


Suitable for all occasions, this is anything from classic apéritif wine, to white meat and seafood partner.

Currently at £11.99 a bottle or £7.99 on the Pick 'N' Mix!


Minuty Rose: On the Pick 'N' Mix for £9.99!Date published: 21/04/14

Château de Minuty is located on the St Tropez Peninsular, with its vineyards virtually overlooking the Mediterranean. This rosé is quintessential of the local style, with the blend employing the little known Tibouren grape, a variety grown almost exclusively in Provence.Pale honeysuckle pink, and offering a clean nose of citrus fruit, offset bysubtle floral and candied notes. Fresh acidity makes for an incisive andlively palate, with a rounded feel.Partner with the delicate flavours of fresh shellfish, or with a mozzarella and sun-ripened tomato salad.

Currently at £14.99 a bottle or on the Pick 'N' Mix for £9.99

Add some sparkle in your life! Prosecco ZoninDate published: 19/04/14

Add some sparkle in your life! Prosecco Zonin

Zonin is one of Italys largest privately owned winerys, this specific Prosecco is made from grapes only grown in the DOC region.

Light and refreshing in style, fresh pear and succulent apple blend beautifully together on the palate complimented with floral and almond aromas.

All this for only £7.99 when you buy two or more on the Pick 'N' Mix deal (£11.99 single unit price)

Enjoy the Prosecco Zonin with salted whole baked Salmon, new potatoes and tartar sauce.


This weeks wine pick!Date published: 18/04/14

This weeks wine in the spotlight is;

Select Blocks Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Ara, Marlborough

Marlborough is renowned for it's stunning sauvingon blancs and this is no exception!

Ara's head winemaker Jeff Clarke was among the first wave of producers in Marlborough, establishing an early understanding of the local terroir alongside the Marlborough Research Institute. He has twice been named International White Winemaker of the Year.

This fantastic wine's single-estate source is evident in its purity of fruit. The palate oozes defined ripe gooseberry and grapefruit flavours, which are also evident on the nose. This leads to a refined, lingering, dry finish. 

This wine can be enjoyed chilled on its own, alternatively it would be an ideal match to fresh haddock or monkfish 

Ideal wine to take to an Easter garden party.

Currently on offer at £8.99* 

*When you buy two or more, saving 25%

It's an absolute steal!

But don't just take my word for it, why don't you pop into store and sample it for yourself?




Easter Weekend Opening HoursDate published: 18/04/14

This Easter, your local Majestic Wine store's opening hours may change slightly. 

Here at Westbury on Trym, we will be here to serve you delicious seasonal wines at the following times:

Friday 18th April 10 - 8

Saturday 19th April 9 - 7

Sunday 20th April CLOSED

Monday 21st April 10 - 5


Malbec World Day - 17th AprilDate published: 17/04/14

Today is Malbec World Day, and despite the relatively recent rise in popularity of the grape, its roots can be traced back quite some way. 

In 1853, the then president of Argentina, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, was planting imported vines from France that would form the foundations of the country’s wine industry. 160 years on and Argentina is generating some of its best wines to date, grown at altitudes unparalleled across the globe. Meanwhile,Cahors retains its crown for producing France’s best expression of the grape; both regions create wines of serious elegance, as well as power.

Here's some of our favourites;

Viñalba Reservado Malbec, 2012 Mendoza

The Malbec Reserva from the Vinalba estate has previously won a Decanter award for its quality. Sourced from vineyards at the foot of the Andes, grown at different altitudes to achieve the perfect balance between tannin and acidity.

This wine literally wraps itself around every corner of your mouth with its ripe dark plum fruits, sweet tannins and dark chocolate and mocha. Flavours linger for a long time.

A full-bodied wine, yet with juicy tannins, this wine is best enjoyed with food. Peppered steak, venison or lamb are ideal companions.

£11.99 (Pick 'n' Mix any 2 bottles save 33.3%) £7.99 

Santa Ana Malbec 2013 Mendoza

Great value Malbec from Bodegas Santa Ana, one of Argentina's oldest wineries, founded in 1891 By Italian wine pioneer Luis Tirasso. This is their benchmark Malbec, which offers great value and has previously been the recipient of several IWSC awards.

Lively ruby colour with the violet hues that typify this grape. Plum and cherry characters predominate on both nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with supple tannins and a pleasantly soft finish.

Ideal red for any barbecue, or for pairing with medium-strength firm cheeses.

£8.99 (Pick 'n' Mix any 2 bottles save 33.3%) £5.99 

Mendel Mendoza Blend 2012 Lujan de CuyoGrape 

Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon, 

Mendel's estate vineyards are populated by some enviably mature vines, averaging around 80 years of age, which produce low yields of fruit that enjoy a lengthy ripening season afforded by the high altitudes. This blend is aged in French oak for 12 months.

A bold, inky, muscular wine with lashings of dark blackcurrant fruit matched by chewy, sinewy tannins. Brooding aromas of raisined fruit are accompanied by hints of woodsmoke.

To show at its best, allow to breathe for an hour or two, then serve with a charred steak.

£23.00


Improved Offer - Montagny Vieilles Vignes BuxyDate published: 15/04/14

Montagny Vieilles Vignes 2010 Buxy

£9.99 Buy 2 selected wines save 25% = £7.49

The Cave des Vignerons de Buxy is the result of collective enterprise and the work of 120 wine-growers and 40 employees. It was founded in 1931 with the collective aim of finding a solution to their problems relating to making, storing and selling wines.

This Montagny offers ripe lemon aromas, accompanied by subtle hints of white blossom. More refreshing citrus flavours on the palate, and an elegant, steely dry finish.

Drink now and accompany with salad or fish.

http://www.majestic.co.uk/Montagny-Vieilles-Vignes-zid04417


New Arrival - Natale Verga PrimitivoDate published: 14/04/14

Natale Verga Primitivo IGT 2012

100% Primitivo from the south eastern part of Pulglia. There is no oak influence on this wine allowing the pure, juicy fruit characters to dominate. According to the wine maker, “sunshine in a glass brought to you all the way from Puglia, southern Italy”. 

Another excellent value addition to the Italian range this summer at £8.99 Buy 2 save £4 = £6.99.

Fancy tasting this? Pop in between 15th and 19th April when we will have it open to try.

Dave's Pick: Vina Eguia ReservaDate published: 13/04/14

The Eguia range collectively are beautiful wines, showing all the characteristics you'd expect from high end Rioja. The one I've chosen is the Reserva. I believe that for the price, this is one of the highest quality Rioja Reserva's you can buy! Rich, Balanced and fruity, this wine complements all dark meat dishes. Also great for an evening in front of the TV. 

Bodegas Eguia is located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa subregion, in the village of Elciego, one of the area's winemaking hotspots. The traditional reserva style is achieved through 24 months' ageing in French and American oak and 2 years' cellarage before release.


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


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


Grape Profile: SémillonDate published: 12/04/14

Grape Profile: Sémillon

Sémillon is an important variety in France and Australia. In France, the Sémillon grape is grown mostly in Bordeaux where it is blended with Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle. When dry, it is referred to as Bordeaux blanc and is permitted to be made in the appellations of Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Entre-deux-mers amongst others. In this form, Sémillon is generally a minor constituent in the blend. However, when used to make the sweet white wines of Bordeaux (such as those from Sauternes and Barsac) it is usually the dominant variety. In such wines the vine is exposed to the "noble rot" of Botrytis cinerea which consumes the water content of the fruit, concentrating the sugar present in its pulp. When attacked by Botrytis cinerea, the grapes shrivel and the acid and sugar levels are concentrated.

Sémillon is widely grown in Australia, particularly in the Hunter Valley north of Sydney. Four styles of Sémillon-based wines are made there: a commercial style, often blended with Chardonnay or Sauvignon blanc; a sweet style, after that of Sauternes; a complex, minerally, early picked style which has great longevity; and an equally high quality dry style, which can be released soon after vintage as a vat- or bottle-aged example. Hunter Valley Sémillon is never matured in oak. Young Hunter Valley semillon is almost always a dry wine, usually exhibiting citrus flavours of lemon, lime or green apple.

A great example of a semillion  would be the Arrowfield Show Reserve. Priced at £9.99 or £6.99; buy two save £6 

Sparkling Saturday - Bouvet Saumur RoseDate published: 12/04/14

Sparkling Saturday - Bouvet Saumur Rose

£13.49, Buy 2+ Pick n Mix wines save 33% = £8.49

The Bouvet sparkling Saumur has been an extremely popular wine with Majestic customers over the years so we are really excited to introduce their sparkling rose to our range.

A delicate and inviting salmon pink, with raspberry and peach fruit character, a fine mousse plus a clean and uplifting floral nose.

An excellent addition to your Easter holiday collection!

Open to taste in-store Saturday 12th April

Andy's Weekend Choice - Ara Select Blocks Pinot NoirDate published: 11/04/14

This weekend I am recommending the Ara Select Blocks Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand (14.99, Buy 2+ selected wines save 25% = £10.99)

The Ara estate is located at the elevated end of Marlborough's Wairau Valley, an area providing a unique combination of altitude, free-draining alluvial soils, immense sun exposure, and the cooling influences of the region's proximity to the ocean.

A fruit-driven, lively and supple Pinot, majoring on juicy boysenberry and plum flavours. Good ripeness and fruit purity from cool fermentation, enhanced by subtle toasted oak influence.

Ara recommends serving with pork in a hoisin glaze.

We will have the Ara Select Blocks Pinot Noir open to taste in-store from 11-15th April!

http://www.majestic.co.uk/Select-Blocks-Pinot-Noir-zid37303


Easter Opening HoursDate published: 10/04/14

This Easter, your local Majestic Wine store's opening hours may change slightly. 

Here at Westbury on Trym, we will be here to serve you delicious seasonal wines at the following times:

Friday 18th April 10 - 8

Saturday 19th April 9 - 7

Sunday 20th April CLOSED

Monday 21st April 10 - 5

See you there!

Wine of the Week - Rose is Back on the MenuDate published: 09/04/14

Domaine La Chautarde Rose 2013, Provence



Domaine La Chautarde is located near the city of Brignoles in Provence, and is a vast 245ha estate of pine and oak forests, olive groves, and vineyards covering 32ha. The soil type here is known as 'argilo-calcaire', which is a limestone-rich clay.

A light, dry and fruity rosé, with strawberry, red cherry flavours accompanying more subtle flavours of watermelon and nectarine. Soft acidity and delicate juiciness make for a refreshed palate. Match this wine with a light starter, or simply enjoy on it's own when the sun shines.

Snatch the first bit of sunshine you can and enjoy this wine with a light salad or by itself.

Just £6.66 when you buy two or more wines from our Pick 'n; Mix selection!

Cava- champagne but not quite...Date published: 08/04/14

Cava it has received a bit of a bad name but lets have another look at this super bubbly

The Codorníu Brut NV (£7.33) is composed of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes. It is a dry light bodied Cava displaying green apple, citrus, almond and brioche characters.

The Codorníu Selección Raventós NV ( £7.99) is made from a different variety of grapes, namely Chardonnay, Macabeo and Xarel-lo, giving a wonderful body and clean citrus flavours. The nose displays peachy and lemon aromas and on drinking the wine presents full bodied, vibrant fruit flavours and crisp mineral acidity. This year reviewed by Jancis as her top bubbly under £10!

Either would be a great match for light seafood dishes or canapes, or can just be enjoyed on their own!



The Ned Sauvignon Blanc - £6.99 (Buy 2 bottles Save 33%)Date published: 07/04/14

Our best-selling wine, The Ned Sauvignon Blanc is on an amazing deal at the moment. This very popular wine is currently on our Easter pick 'n' mix promotions at £6.99 a bottle!

The vineyards of The Ned are located on the banks of the Waihopai River and on the southern side of the Wairau Valley. The river runs the length of the 268ha vineyard and is the origin of the shingle-based soil.

The Ned has a nose of nettles and grass leads to generous gooseberry flavours with a smoky herbal twist on the palate. The stony terroir gives the wine a subtle gunflint minerality which delivers extra complexity.

This is a fantastic wine for the price and an amazing wine to drink and enjoy over Easter. A definite purchase!

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc - £6.99 (Buy 2 bottles Save 33%)


Wine in Focus - Montecastrillo 2012, Ribera del DueroDate published: 07/04/14

Montecastrillo 2012, Ribera del Duero


This wine is made by Finca Torremilanos, a family-run estate located at the eastern end of Ribera del Duero. Its 200 hectares of vineyards are spread across some 140 organically-farmed plots, including some which are over 100 years old.
A fruit-focused and easy-drinking wine, with medium weight tannins framing a core of ripe blackcurrant and raspberry flavour, accented with hints of cocoa. 

Match with a lovely bit of roast lamb this Easter

£7.99 when you buy two or more bottles

Fine Wine Weekend: Rioja Reserva Imperial 2008 CVNEDate published: 06/04/14

For this weekend following our Spanish Theme we have the Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (CVNE) Rioja Reserva on our tasting counter. We expect this to sell very quickly with lots of people having a taste and treating themselves!

Grapes: Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo

CVNE was founded in 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Named Imperial because it was originally exported to the UK in imperial pint sized bottles, this is one of the best Rioja Reservas around.

Fine garnet colour with terracotta tinge. Vanilla notes on the nose, with sloes, mulberries and spice. Stewed currant fruit on the palate, dry and elegant with great richness and a fine long finish.

Drink with slow-cooked lamb. Decant before serving

Come and Explore!


New Wine of Week - Paul Mas ChardonnayDate published: 18/03/14

Paul Mas Chardonnay 2013 PGI Pays d'Oc

£8.99  Special Offer £5.99


This is a great quality Chardonnay from Domaines Paul Mas, one of the greatest modern domaines in the Languedoc. 20% of this wine is fermented in American oak barrels and the remainder in stainless steel, for a great balance of flavour and textural characteristics.

A bright golden wine, offering aromas of pineapple, quince, hazelnuts and subtle toasted bread notes. Soft on the palate, with good acidity in the background and a persistent finish.

A great all-rounder, partnering anything from fish and seafood, to light blue cheeses and rich terrines.

"Excellent value for money, good quaffing wine have purchased several times" Bec - Majestic customer.

http://www.majestic.co.uk/Paul-Mas-Chardonnay-zid10362


Available to taste in-store 18-22 March

Back in Stock - Peter Lehmann ShirazDate published: 17/03/14

The  ever popular Peter Lehmann Shiraz 2012 Barossa Valley is back in stock. £10.99  Special Offer £10.65 Buy 2 selected wines save 25% = £7.98


Peter Lehmann, known as the 'Baron of Barossa,' selects this classic Shiraz from some of the best vineyards in the region, some of which remain ungrafted due to an absence of phylloxera. Ageing in French and American oak for 12 months occurs before bottling.

Plenty of flesh and spice on the palate, with concentrated blackcurrant and bramble fruit as well as hints of mocha and dark chocolate. Full bodied and rich, a classic Aussie Shiraz.

A great partner for beef and richly flavoured, peppery meat dishes, drink this over the next couple of years for maximum pleasure.

"I absolutely love this wine, it's rich, medium to full bodied and tastes divine. Works very well with meats, I tried it out at a dinner party and everyone commented on how good it was. Try it, you won't be disappointed!" - Lea, Majestic customer.

http://www.majestic.co.uk/Peter-Lehmann-Shiraz-zid19956


New Arrival - Stella Alpina Chardonnay, Alto Adige, ItalyDate published: 15/03/14

Stella Alpina Chardonnay 2012 DOC Alto Adige

£13.99 - Pick 'n' Mix any 2 bottles save 33.3% = £9.32

Alto Adige, also known as South Tyrol, is Italy's northernmost wine region, bordering the Alps and Dolomites. The climate offers superb conditions for ripening top-quality grapes, combining 1800 annual sunshine hours with moderate temperatures due to the high altitude.
A supremely poised and harmonious Chardonnay, possessing a fine balance between firm acidic backbone and rounded opulence. Bright golden yellow colour and hints of tropical fruit.
Perfect with feta-stuffed breast of chicken.

Open to taste in-store 15-19th March

http://www.majestic.co.uk/Stella-Alpina-Chardonnay-zid13430

Recipe of the WeekDate published: 12/03/14

This is a simple recipe I'll admit, but its a good one, and it would be a great accompaniment to a lovely joint slow roasted on the BBQ this spring.

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

Peel about a kilo of parsnips and then halve them crosswise, then halve or quarter each piece lengthwise.

Place the parsnips into a roasting tin. Pour the oil over the parsnips and mix them well so that the oil covers all of the pieces.

Pour the maple syrup over the parsnips and transfer the roasting tin to the oven. Roast the parsnips for 35 minutes, or until they are tender and golden-brown.

Whilst you're at it, grab a bottle or two of Muriel Reserva 2008. It's a wonderful Rioja, from a decent vintage, and it's blend smooth tannin, subdued fruits and oaky nuances suit just about any meat based dish.

Just £7.99 when you buy two.

Recipe from BBC Food

Spring Celebrations!Date published: 10/03/14

Muga Rosado, 2013

When allowing a grape like Grenache to dominate a blend as it does here, it's vital to treat it delicately to ensure the resulting wine isn't to heavy or intense.

Muga use an expert hand to produce a rose which is light and subtle, with wonderful red fruit flavours and fresh acidity. It's light in body but with enough complexity beneath it's pale pink surface to please even the most die-hard Provence rose fans.

Pair it with nothing but a warm evening, and take advantage of the weather this week.

£9.99 when you buy two

The BBQ Season is Back!Date published: 09/03/14

I LOVE to barbecue. A disproportionate amount if I'm honest, so much so that the excess rain this winter has left me with a yearning for delicious, slow cooked delights which only a good grilling on open coals can produce.

I'll be lighting my BBQ at the first opportunity, and with the sun making a welcome comeback over the next few days, I suggest you do too.

Here are my top picks to pair with a few of my alfresco favourites:

Vina Eguia Reserva Rioja - Perfect with slow cooked lamb, roasted potatoes and a fresh minty gravy. Just £7.99 when you multi-buy

Valpolicella La Casetta - This would suit an amazing home made pizza, perfectly cooked on a pizza stone on the grill. Great value for some seriously fine wine at £13.99 when you buy two

Paul Mas Chardonnay - Spatchcock a whole chicken, season it with plenty of garlic and lemon and watch it turn lovely and golden from the comfort of a hammock with a glass of this cracking value French white. Just £5.99 when you buy two


Producer in Focus - RustenbergDate published: 07/03/14

To coincide with South Africa Tasting Week, we will be showcasing three of the finest wines on offer from the Rustenberg winery this weekend.

Based in Stellenbosch and dating back to 1682, Rustenberg challenges the view that South Africa is a New World region. Their wines are expressive and full of character, perfectly reflecting the terroir and techniques of their expert wine maker.

Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc is aromatic and under-ripe on the nose, juicy and fresh on the palate and kind on the budget at just £8.66 on our Pick 'n' Mix.

Rustenberg Chardonnay is wonderfully rich with a good level of acidity cutting through the well integrated oakiness. It will age for five years; so it's a bargain at £12.49 on our Pick 'n' Mix.

Rustenberg RM Nicholson is a celebration of Cabernet Sauvignon, blended perfectly with Syrah and Merlot to soften the wine and aged in oak to begin a process of maturation which will continue for up to ten years in your cellar. At £9.33 on our Pick 'n' Mix, it's my personal pick of the bunch.

#comeandexplore

Free Delivery on ANY 6 Bottles of WineDate published: 06/03/14

Delivery is now FREE for any order of six bottles or more on mainland UK. There's no longer a delivery charge for orders under £40.

Our outstanding delivery service is second to none because everything is managed locally, from the moment you order until the moment a Majestic van arrives at your door. You'll get a call from your local store team to arrange delivery at a convenient time for you, including evenings and weekends.

We turn around most orders within a day or two, although in some areas this may be longer (an absolute maximum of 7 days).

You can add cases of beer, water and soft drinks to your wine order, and when you get to the checkout you can take advantage of our free glass loan, chiller bin loan and order cubed ice (although we can't deliver orders for just these products).

We go above and beyond; we're flexible enough to cater for most special requests. You can enter delivery instructions online which are sent to the team with your order, or discuss your requirements when we call to arrange delivery.


Spotlight tasting: Catena Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 08/02/14

On our Argentinian spotlight tasting today we tried the Catena Cabernet Sauvignon. Catena’s Agrelo vineyards possess ideal soil and micro-climatic conditions for growing classic varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, and are renowned for producing wines of great finesse and elegance.

With flavours of black fruit and warming spices, this wine would be fantastic with a sirloin steak or an ox stew!



Dave's Malbec Showdown; The Alamos vs The MontesDate published: 07/02/14

In anticipation of our Argentinian spotlight tasting tomorrow, I thought I'd try a couple of the Malbecs that we'll be tasting tomorrow and see which one I like best. 
First up, the Alamos 2013. This Malbec gives a taste of intense dried fruit and blackberries delivered from a full body. The tannins are sweet and noticeably present, suggesting that laying this wine down for a few years will enhance the flavours further. This wine would be delicious with any manner of dark roast meats! 

Second, the Montes Malbec. This wine bursts with blueberry and plums, providing smooth tannin's and subtle spices. I can imagine that being perfect with spaghetti bolognese
As to which one I like best? Personally I prefer the Alamos due to its full bodied nature and strong tannins. However I can imagine that as my palate becomes more sophisticated, I will develop a taste for the more complex Montes. 
Come and try them and see which one you like best! 


Gavi Araldica 2013Date published: 01/02/14

Today I thought I'd write about  the Gavi Araldica currently open on our tasting counter; I had heard great things about this wine region. Gavi is a small town and sub-region in the far south east of Piedmont about 50 miles away from the coast. The grape used is the Cortese variety, which is indigenous to the north of Italy.  

With regard to taste the first thing you notice on the palate is a zesty citrus flavour, specifically that of lime. There is a crisp clean taste to the wine with an elegant acidity. 

I can personally recommend this wine to go with a mixed seafood salad, primarily because this is what I enjoyed last night! This wine would also suit a spaghetti genovese. 

Argentina Spotlight TastingDate published: 01/02/14

Next weekend we will be holding another of our famous Spotlight On... tastings!

This time around the lucky region in focus is Argentina.

From big old Malbec to aromatic Torrontes, we will leave no stone un-turned.

Get in touch if you'd like to come down at either 12 or 3 o'clock, it'll take about half an hour and it's sure to be a lot of fun!

Wine of the Week: San Marco Frascati Secco 2012Date published: 31/01/14

Delicious New Wine of the Week: San Marco Frascati Secco 2012

The San Marco estate is one of the largest producers of Frascati wine. Located in the hills overlooking Rome, where the vineyards are on well-drained, mineral-rich volcanic soils. Cold fermentation is used to preserve and intensify the delicate flavours of the grapes.

The scent of fresh green apples and ripe white grapes, enhanced with distinctly floral tones. Light in feel, but with good concentration on the palate, and a balance between soft fruit and snappy acidity.

A fantastic alternative to Pinot Grigio and other fresh, dry whites!

£7.99 each or only  £5.99 if you buy 2 or more...

Dave's Week in FoodDate published: 25/01/14

I've been eating some interesting stuff this week, from Meatballs alla Norma (courtesy of Jamie Oliver) to chicken in oyster sauce, and I thought it only fair to tell the good people of Bristol what I drank alongside them. And, of course, whether the pairing was a hit or a miss!

Monday: Pizza

A favourite round my house, whether home-made, from the oven or from the take-away and Campofiorin from Masi went down especially well as a match. Full on acidity and plenty of rich body, a good value Italian red at £10.49 when you buy two.

Tuesday: Chicken in oyster sauce

I love Chinese food, but it can be a hassle trying to find a good wine match. Lighter more floral dishes lend themselves to Alsace or German whites, but this was a bit too heavy and spicy for that. Instead I went for a beer match and drank Punk IPA from Brew Dog. A good local craft beer, and as part of our mixed offer on craft beers a steal at £9.99 for six cans.

Wednesday: Meatballs

Tempting to surrender to my favourite region and go Italian red again, but with hundreds more choices in front of my eyes I branched out. Fine wine isn't within my reach most of the time sadly, so when the Camins del Priorat dropped a few pounds thanks to our Bargain Hunt I was made up! £12.49 when you mix and match on the Bargain Hunt wines, this Spanish red is smooth and fruity with a nice edge of spice. It's got some great, complex aromatic notes as well, matching perfectly with a dish full of herbs and spices.

Thursday: Medditerranean tray-baked chicken

This is a simple and delicious dish, easy on the prep and full of sunny flavours. Pair it with Vina Eguia Reserva Rioja and you'll be transported to the beautiful Spanish countryside in no time. £6.99 down from nearly ten when you buy two.

Friday: Fish and chips

A Friday night classic, and not a tradition to be trifled with. People say Champagne is a great match, and it is, but on a simple shop assistant's salary it's a bit of a push! Instead I went for a lovely gin and tonic. Enough flavour to stand up to the food, and with Beefeater at £15 and Fever Tree at £2.59 for four it won't break the bank.

Big News on the Cider front !Date published: 25/01/14

Big News on the Cider front !

Expected in the Westbury On Trym store next week is the much anticipated Burrow hill cider. Hailing from Somerset this Cider is the real deal and is widely regarded among the best in the UK ! It has also featured on River Cottage. 

It is unique and beautifully artisan in its approach. The apples all come from the 160 acre orchards situated on the farm. 

Priced at £18 for 8x 500ml bottles it is a bargain too !

It will be available to taste so come in and give it a taste with us.  

Wine of the Week: Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Martinborough NZDate published: 24/01/14

Wine of the Week: Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Martinborough NZ

10% of this wine is fermented in 3-year-old oak, which adds an intriguing layer of complexity. A gooseberry and grapefruit backbone, with passion fruit, pear and honeysuckle notes, and a fine texture.

Clive Paton first planted vines in his 12 acre paddock in 1980, making him one of Martinborough's wine-making pioneers. His estate now includes plots throughout the Wairarapa area. Ata Rangi has been frequently awarded and is ranked as one of New Zealand's best wineries.

Pair with oysters, either fresh or grilled, or with a creamy chêvre.

5 out of 5

“Wow!”

Astonishing - gorgeous; clean, mineral with light acid. Absolutely superb."

"This is a seriously excellent SB. A very nice balance between fruit & acidity. Recommended.”

-Online Customer Feedback

£18.74 single bottle price or £12.49 when you buy any Bargain Hunt wines


Pete's Midweek PicksDate published: 23/01/14

Pete's Midweek Picks

Having spent two lovely days off not doing much (apart from copious amounts of washing and housework), I had a chance to sample a few wines. As it is nearing the end of January obviously my choices were to a set budget but i got some cracking value wines that I was more than impressed with. 

Wine number one was the Breganze Pinot Grigio which I enjoyed on its own ! Full of citrus fruit and really refreshing acidity. Overall I thought it was a great little wine to just chill out with. It is a bargain at £6.99 when you buy 2, giving you a saving of £4.00 from its original £8.99 price. Perfect midweek aperitif. 

Wine number two was the Cave de Lugny, Macon-Cruzille "le Chanay." This is one of the wines currently on our Bargain hunt offer. I had this wine with a nice chicken dish. Crisp and elegant with plenty of apple, pear and citrus present. If you are a fan of White Burgundy and want to snap up a bargain this is the wine for you @ £7.33 when you buy any two Bargain Hunt wines.

Until my next few days off ! 



Dave's Pick: Viñalba Reservado Cabernet Malbec Petit Verdot 2010 MendozaDate published: 18/01/14

Currently open on our tasting counter is this lovely Argentinian Cabernet/Malbec/ Petit Verdot blend, which went down very well at our wine course held earlier in the week. All of the grapes are grown in the Lujan de Cuyo region of Mendoza, then wine gets separated with 60% of it undergoing 12 months of ageing in French oak barrels before being reblended with the unoaked wine. 

With a taste of forest fruits, complex spices and a hint of mint this Bordeaux inspired blend would match perfectly with roast lamb. 


Pete's Picks of the WeekDate published: 14/01/14

Pete's Picks of the Week

There is still some great offers in store to take advantage of folks !

Here is 2 reds and 2 whites that would be my picks of the Week.

The first red would have to be the Panamerica Merlot - I absolutely love this wine. It is a Bargain and a must try at £5.99 on the multi-buy deal. 

For a cheap and cheerful white it would have to be the Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc. It is the best value NZ Sauv Blanc in store at the minute and it is a real fan's favorite. Really great price at £6.99 on the Multi-buy offer at the minute (And available to taste in store).

Going a bit more up market now to cheer up those January blues,

Why not try the Marques De Riscal Reserva. This is a great example of Reserva Rioja and is a steal at £9.99 when you buy 2!

The last wine I want to recommend is the Gavi Toledana. This is currently one of my favorite white wines in the Majestic range and I always buy a few when it is down to £7.99.

But don't just take my word for it. To see reviews of these wines go to www.majestic.co.uk, search for them and see what other customers say.

Cheers !

Beer of the Week: Brew Dog Punk IPADate published: 04/01/14

Beer of the Week: Brew Dog Punk IPA

£9.99 for 6 when you buy any two packs of craft beers (£12.99 single pack)

Since its genesis in Aberdeen in 2006, Brew Dog has quickly carved out a niche for itself as the UK's most daring and roguish craft beer producer, producing beers in many distinct styles. They source all their ingredients meticulously; importing hops from our favourite region, Marlborough, to add extra aromatics to their brews.

Punk IPA is their best known and most popular beer – a take on the classic style of India Pale Ale. In their own words: “A beer that spent its formative years Blitzkrieg bopping around India and the sub continent. Classic Empire with an anarchic twist”.

Light golden in colour with tropical fruit, caramel and notes of blossom on the nose. The palate is assertive and rich with biscuity malt and tons of ripe tropical fruit. The fruit is balanced by an aggressively dry, bitter finish which lingers on the palate.

This cracking beer is perfect with a burger and is available to taste in store.


New wine if the Week !Date published: 02/01/14

New wine if the Week !

Panamericana Merlot 2012 Central Valley

Grape - Merlot

Origin

This wine is made by Viña El Descanso, a winery based in Sagrada Familia in the Curicó Valley. This Merlot comes from a cool climate area and has been cool fermented, with only a small portion experiencing oak contact, to maintain a fruit-focused style.

Taste

Ample red berry fruit combining fresh acidity with ripeness and warmth. Offers good concentration and depth, a soft and plummy texture, and hints of vanilla and spice.


Dave' Pick; New wine of the week Rioja Reserva 2008 Viña EguíaDate published: 29/12/13

Dave' Pick; New wine of the week Rioja Reserva 2008 Viña Eguía

Rioja Reserva 2008 Viña Eguía


Bodegas Eguía are located in Elciego in the Rioja Alavesa subregion, where they have 50 hectares of estate vineyards as well as several partner growers, with vines averaging 40 years of age. The traditional reserva style is achieved through 24 months' ageing in French and American oak and 2 years' cellarage before release.
Beautifully deep ruby coloured, with subtle cedar hints to the rim. The bouquet is an intense mix of dark fruit, toasted oak and clove aromas. The palate has weight yet an elegant profile.

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

£9.99

or buy two save £6

£6.99


Dave's Pick - New Wine of the Week, Mont Saint Jean CorbieresDate published: 18/12/13

Dave's Pick - New Wine of the Week, Mont Saint Jean Corbieres

Another Great Value Wine

Grape-Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz, CarignanOrigin


Winemaker Jérôme Regues blends two different terroirs to make this wine; a typical Corbières red blend. Grapes from Ornaisons provide the rich fruit flavours, while grapes from Durban, around 25km further south, are said to add spicier notes.

Taste

Showing notes of damsons and blackberries on the nose, with subtle hints of garrigue herbs, which carry through on the palate. Full and fruity, with rounded tannins adding a supporting structure.

This wine is a Bargain at £5.99 when you buy two. Great for a nice glass of wine over the Christmas period to de-stress from all that shopping !


New Wine of the Week - Pete's Pick - THe Parcel Series Merlot Date published: 12/12/13

New Wine of the Week - Pete's Pick - THe Parcel Series Merlot 

GrapeMerlotOrigin

This is a special parcel bought from a prominent and well-established Stellenbosch winery, and represents excellent value. The grapes come from several vineyard sites in the Western Cape, and the wine has been matured for 8 months in French oak.

Taste

A nose of plum and raspberry fruit, with inviting dark chocolate notes. A smooth and supple palate, bursting with berry flavours, and tinged with subtle, sweet spice.

Over all, this wine is a great bargain ! It is a great pick for festive parties and gatherings without breaking the bank. It will be on our tasting counter for the next few days to sample. So do come in and have a taste ! 


New Wine Of the Week ! Pete's Pic - Portillo Malbec !!Date published: 04/12/13

New Wine Of the Week ! Pete's Pic - Portillo Malbec !!

Portillo Malbec 2012 Bodegas Salentein, Mendoza

£6.99

Buy 2 bottles save £6

Unit price £9.99

Bodegas Salentein has one of the largest cool-climate estates in Argentina, with 2000ha of vines, at up to 1700m above sea level. Their Malbec is grown at around 1050m. This multi-award-winning wine recently won Decanter's 'Best Argentinian Malbec under £10' trophy.

An intense red-purple colour, with an equally intense nose of plum and bramble. Round and fulsome on the palate, delivering a swathe of ripe, fresh black fruit held together by lush tannins.


New Wine of the Week - Santa Rita 120 Viognier Date published: 20/11/13

New Wine of the Week - Santa Rita 120 Viognier 

Grape ; Viognier

Origin

Sourced from a number of vineyard sites across Chile's Central Valley. Free-run juice and light pressings have been used to maintain a light and crisp feel to the wine, with a long 3-week fermentation period followed by 2 weeks on lees for softness of texture.

Taste

Lively and crisp, avoiding the big, oily texture of many a Viognier, and focusing instead on the flavours of apricot and pineapple, and delicate floral aromas. Soft in mouthfeel, with a refreshing finish.


Wine of the Week!Date published: 08/11/13

Wine of the Week.

We meet again, wine lovers!

This week, we have picked a fabulous Red Burgundy worthy of this Autumnal weather!

Fresh and delicate, yet warming and perfect with the Sunday roast, this wine bring a bit of french class to the dinner table.

Something for the weekend... and beyond! Louis Jadot Les Roche Rouge, Macon AC

'The gentle, rolling hills of the Mâconnais region in the south of Burgundy makes fresh and fruity wines accessible in their youth. This wine is sourced from several vineyard sites to create a light and supple blend of around 80% Gamay and 20% Pinot Noir.'

£11.99

'Pick 'N' Mix' Buy any* 2+...

£7.99

*Selected range only. Ask a member of staff for details.


Know Your Vintages: BordeauxDate published: 06/11/13

As Winter draws in, that bottle of Claret looks more and more appetising. Are you up on which years produced the best wines? Here's our fine wine manager's guide to recent vintages in this classic wine region

Bordeaux Vintage Guide:

1995 A fantastic vintage, often overlooked in comparison to the 1996. Uniform quality and consistency across the appellations. Wines have potential to continue to develop into their third decade.

1996 Fantastic vintage, especially on the Left Bank, as Cabernet Sauvignon dominant wines excelled. Often described as 'Backward' due to success and propensity of intensely concentrated and tannic Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. Many wines have potential to age for another decade, but lesser wines drinking now.

1997 A 'Light' and 'Forward Drinking' vintage, blighted at en primeur due to excessive prices charged by Châteaux. Most wines past their best, but still offer enjoyment but not a powerful experience.

1998 One of the great vintages for Right bank wines and excellent Graves. Often overlooked in comparison to 2000, but many St. Emilion wines are superior. On the Left bank comparisons were made to the 1988, with hard tannins early on before the wines put on weight and fleshed out over time.

1999 Sandwiched between one of the greatest right bank years and an excellent vintage all over, when many things that could go wrong went right, 1999 was the converse. Almost every commune produced both wines of great quality as well as dilute and thin wines. Vineyard management, wine making skill and luck were paramount! Many comparisons with 1988 as a ‘sleeper’ vintage requiring 10+ years cellaring to ‘wake up’.

2000 Feted as the millennium vintage, described as 'one in a lifetime' and heaped with superlatives, 2000 produced wines of spectacular quality on both banks of the Gironde. Hindsight has not diluted the enthusiasm for the vintage, but the press and trade have lost some of the restraint shown when initially describing the 2000, so almost every subsequent appears to be superior! Wines of power, elegance and concentration abound. Long ageing potential.

2001 A vintage of quality that was under-hyped following the millennium vintage, best described as Classic Bordeaux. Superior to 1999, akin to the 1988 vintage. Elegant and aromatic wines at a fraction of 2000's price. Wines have potential for ageing, most however will never attain sweetness and weight of warmer vintages.

2002 Another year of 'Classic' Bordeaux, with Cabernet based wins on the Left Bank providing many of the highlights. Left Bank wines had potential for extended aging, whereas Right Bank wines provided early drinking highlights. Many wines of interest and quality from this often overlooked vintage. Wines are much lighter than previous 3 years, more perfumed, providing for medium term ageing (up to about 15 years for most wines).

2003 There is only word needed to describe 2003; Hot. Extremely concentrated wines, high alcohol levels and reduced acidity levels prevailed across Bordeaux. Initially thought of as superior to 2000, lack of acidity andover-concentration has led to diminishing interest. Many wines enjoyable after 5 years in bottle, questions abound about long term ageing potential.

2004 A return to a 'Classic' vintage after the over-ripe and somewhat Port-like wines of 2003, 2004 was a somewhat dark vintage of high tannin levels and perfumed Cabernet. The 2004s have somewhat been forgotten compared to its predecessor and successive vintage, but many charming and elegant wines are available. Comparisons to 1988 abound, due to leafy Cabernet Sauvignon aromas and flavours. Great wines have long ageing potential.

2005 Compared to outstanding and legendary vintages such as 1990, 1982 and 1959, the first 'Vintage of the Century' after 2000 and 2003, wines were initially very high in tannin and extract, yet still sweet and elegant on release. Many of the Left Bank wines require prodigious aging before realising their full potential. Most wines are enjoyable now due to sweetness of fruit and tannin but have further development in bottle over 10+ years.

2006 A very good quality vintage, similar in style yet slightly superior to 2004. Described as another 'Classic' vintage of leafy Cabernet, more approachable and elegant when young than previous 'Classics'. Left bank produced powerful wines, very dark fruit flavours and slightly sour tannins.

2007 The curse of seven struck again, following on from 1987 and 1997 as the lesser vintages of the decade. An early drinking vintage, many 2007’s are at their best now and provide easy drinking medium weight wines.

2008 A vintage that was slated before it was even harvested, both because of a poor spring and early summer, and the onset of the world's financial difficulties. Robert Parker awarded higher scores to the 2008 wines than to many of the 2005s (although these ratings have subsequently softened). Right Bank wines were generally superior to the Left.

2009 Excellent vintage, the greatest vintage of the decade, and in comparisons with other outstanding and exceptional vintages, 2009 is now the only year from the 'naughties' that gets a mention next to '59, '61, '82 and '90. Platitudes that were first espoused in 2000, refined in 2003 and honed in 2005 were brought forth with gusto to describe the quality of 2009 that the wines are living up to, showing seductive and opulent fruit characteristics.

2010 Another fantastic vintage, as good as 2009 for different reasons; where 2009 produced wines georgeous in their youth, 2010 produced more powerful, intense and concentrated wines.

Introducing: A New Arrival in our Bordeaux RangeDate published: 06/11/13

Introducing: A New Arrival in our Bordeaux Range

Hansi Baumann introduces one of our new Bordeaux arrivals for winter…

Château Coufran 

 £19.99 Buy 2 save £10 = £14.99

We have purchased a large parcel of Château Coufran 2004 Ex-Château at significantly below the market price enabling us to include it in the current fine wine offer. Often described as the 'Pomerol of the Médoc' due to the unusually high percentage of Merlot in the blend, Château Coufran is one of the most esteemed and highly regarded Cru Bourgeois Châteaux. Situated in the town of Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne on the Northern border of St. Estéphe, the vineyard was replanted in the 1920's following a series of crises where Cabernet Sauvignon based wines became very difficult to sell.The wine is an archetypal mature Claret; (the antithesis of jammy and overtly sweet young wines) with very elegant, perfume and restrained aromas of black berries, wood smoke, plum and Cassis. The perfume and structure of the 2004 vintage comes to the fore in the palate, with ripe and soft tannin, earthy and spicy dark berry flavours and lingering finish.

Sounds delicious to me!

Château Senejac, Cru Bourgeois Date published: 16/10/13

Hansi Baumann introduces the seventh wine in our Autumn Magic of Fine Wine tasting season…Château Senejac, Cru Bourgeois (01.018) £23 buy 2 save £10 = £18

INTRODUCTION: Great Claret should be more than just a good drink, but should reflect and represent the flavours and style of the appellation from which the wine comes, and the vintage characteristics. The wines from the Médoc, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary, are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon based, with Cabernet Franc and Merlot in lesser quantities, giving the wines a perfume and structure. The 2010 was an ideal vintage; the wines have ripe fruit and soft tannins for immediate enjoyment along with intensity and concentration for prolonged ageing.

FACTS: Senejac was granted 'Cru Bourgeois' status in the 1933 classification. Since the acquisition of the estate by the family who own the 4th Growth St. Julien Château Talbot, and the wine making team of Pontet Canet began making the wines, Château Senejac's quality has improved year on year. The Château dates to 1860 and is situated in a large woodland in the commune of Le Pain Médoc, where only 39 of the 150 hectares are dedicated to vines.

TASTING NOTE: Perfumed black currant, cigar box, blueberry and plum skin aromas, medium bodied with vibrant dark fruit flavours, a rich texture and long finish.

FOOD MATCH: Roast lamb with rosemary and mint sauce

New Wine of the Week ! Cotes du Rhone Belleruche 2012, M ChapoutierDate published: 15/10/13

New Wine of the Week ! Cotes du Rhone Belleruche 2012, M Chapoutier

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

The wine is a blend of Grenache and Syrah. Expect rich aromas of Dark fruit, earthy minerals and spice. The wine is soft and round on the palate with smooth tannins, rich blackberry and cherry fruit, hints of liquorice and a substantial finish.

This wine can be enjoyed over the next several years and will superbly partner most rich meat wines. 

It is great value in store at the minute currently priced at £7.99 on the multi-buy deal ! We will also have it on the tasting counter, so come on in and give it a try today !


Wine of the Week: Rioja Reserva 2008 Casa del Comendador, LagunillaDate published: 25/09/13

Wine of the Week: Rioja Reserva 2008 Casa del Comendador, Lagunilla £8.74 each or £6.55 when you buy 2 Spanish wines


From a bodega founded in 1885 in the high-altitude Rioja Alta region, where the ripening season is long and warm.

A classic Reserva wine, striking a balance between meatiness and elegance. 24 months in oak casks has endowed it with an enjoyable smoothness and mellow, spicy aromatics.

Not to be missed at this current offer price for this week only!



WINE OF THE WEEK: Rioja Gran Reserva 1995 Conde de ValdemarDate published: 13/09/13

WINE OF THE WEEK:

Rioja Gran Reserva 1995

Conde de Valdemar

£16.99 Single Bottle Price  £13.59 Multibuy Price

Five generations of the Martinez Bujanda family have made wine since the foundation of their first winery in 1889. Conde de Valdemar is their flagship Rioja brand and is widely regarded as a benchmark for the top wines of the region.
Favours of intense cherry fruit, spicy pepper and vanilla. It's still surprisingly fresh for an 18 year old wine This wine has been cellared in perfect conditions at the bodega, but as with any older wine the colour is different to younger wines – check out the maturity and development on this bottle!

Open now to taste in-store.

Wine of the Week : Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Passoni 2012Date published: 30/08/13

Lively, zesty and bursting with Italian passion: Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Passoni 2012

The Milan-born Francesca Passoni is the driving force behind this winery. In 1990, she and husband Giuseppe set about restoring the Cantina di Passoni estate and its accompanying convent to their original splendor.

An intense wine with lively acidity and lots of pure fruit. The palate is unmistakably crisp with citric and green fruit notes. This fruit is backed up with the classic Vernaccia character of almonds.

Whilst working as an excellent apéritif this wine will also work well partnering grilled fish, poultry and fresh summer salads.

£11.99 each or £8.99 when you buy 2. Available in-store to taste today!

Wine of the Week: Barbaresco 2009 De Forville Date published: 20/08/13

Wine of the Week: Barbaresco 2009 De Forville  

Nebbiolo takes it name from 'nebbia', the fog cloaking the hills of Piedmont around harvest time. The village of Barbaresco lies only a little to the north-east of Barolo in Piedmont and produces wines of a similar style and quality.

A big, elegant wine of pale colour. Dark cherries and leather with earthy hints, and a rose perfume, a charming, well integrated wine with a long finish. Muscular tannins give the wine a solid backbone.

Try with fillet steak and mushroom sauce. The eartiness of the mushrooms will complement the elegant style of the wine.

£16.99 each or £12.73 when you buy any 2 Italian wines and save 25% - offer valid until 2nd September 2013

Decanters and DecantingDate published: 15/08/13

Decanters and Decanting

When tasting wines regularly it never ceases to amaze me how much a wine can evolve over the time that it is open. The wines we have on the tasting counter will change from day to day and this is mainly down to aeration once they are open. A wine can be quite closed when first open, arguably the fruit aromas within haven't had a chance to fully develop (or open) and often this is how the wine will be drunk.

Decanting the wine is mainly used to remove sediment that can be left in bottles of unfiltered wine, but it will also help to open the wine and release aromas, especially in heavier, tannic red wines. There are many different styles to choose from and this highlights how popular decanters still are. Seeing a fresh, vibrant red wine in a decanter certainly helps to increase my anticipation of how good it will taste!

Wine of the week - Invivo Sauvignon BlancDate published: 15/08/13

Invivo Sauvignon Blanc

Awatere Valley, Malborough

Invivo is the barinchild of winemaker Rob Cameronand his old school friend and marketing expert, Tim Lightbourne. Together they have created the Invivo range that are unmistakably Kiwi wines !

The wine is intensely tropical with bold flavours of guava, passionfruit and lime. Crisp and crunchey on the palate, which is awash with lingering citrussy zest !!

Best enjoyed with a noodle and fresh vegetavle stirfry !!

priced at £12.49 per single bottle and £9.99 on multibuy offer !!

A simple guide to ScotchDate published: 13/08/13

A simple guide to Scotch


I've just got back from a pretty intense week of study for the wine and spirits diploma that I'm taking. Learning about the world of wine is always good fun and I shouldn't complain too much as I also got to try some truly lovely wines and spirits!

One area which people often ask me about is Scotch whiskys and the different styles that can be found. Tasting a flight of 9 Scotch whiskys was enjoyable but quite hard on the palate! Here's a simple guide to the different styles of Scotch Malt Whisky:

Lowland: Gentle and soft

Highland and Island: Rich, robust and spicy

Speyside: Elegant, sweet and floral

Islay: Powerful, smoky and peaty.

Campbeltown: Mellow, with a salty, sea-breeze freshness.

We have a great selection of single malts in store at the moment, including Glenmorangie, the Original. A Highland single malt, it has great complexity with hints of honey, citrus and vanilla and almonds from the 10 year maturation in Bourbon oak casks.  Currently at £26.00, this is a great price for such a complex spirit.

Wine Of The Week - The Award Winning Waimea Sauvignon BlancDate published: 09/08/13

Not many New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs can boast the fact that they are Bragato Wine Awards Gold medal winners. The Waimea Estate Sauvignon can.

The grapes are grown in Nelson just to the West of Marlborough. Its winemaking philospophy blends old world techniques with new pioneering modern methods, now becoming commonplace in the new world.

Expect floral notes and mineral characters from this fantastic example of New Zealand with an elegant crisp palate of citrus and gooseberry flavours, with a zingy refreshing finish.

Enjoy on a warm summers afternoon. Goes perfectly with seafood especially shellfish.

why not come in and compare it with the Gieson Sauvignon Blanc and see if you can taste the difference??

Delights of New ZealandDate published: 08/08/13

Not many New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs can boast the fact that they are Bragato

Wine Awards Gold medal winners. The Waimea Estate Sauvignon can.

The grapes are grown in Nelson just to the West of Marlborough. Its winemaking philospophy blends old world techniques with new pioneering modern methods, now becoming commonplace in the new world.

Expect floral notes and mineral characters from this fantastic example of New Zealand with an elegant crisp palate of citrus and gooseberry flavours, with a zingy refreshing finish.

Enjoy on a warm summers afternoon. Goes perfectly with seafood especially shellfish.

The Waimea is available to taste on the counter, why not come in and compare it with the Gieson Sauvignon Blanc and see if you can taste the difference??

Wine of the Week:Medal Winner at the Decanter World Wine Awards: Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire 2012 Famille NegrelDate published: 03/08/13

Medal Winner at the Decanter World Wine Awards: Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire 2012 Famille Negrel

Wine of the Week:

Bright salmon pink; typical of the fresh but warm Provençale style. Refined and complex on the nose, with summer fruit and floral notes. Dry and crisp, with a delicate flavour and full texture.

The Negrel family settled at the domaine Mas de Cadenet in 1813, and has now been there for 7 generations. Sainte Victoire is a sub-region within the Côtes de Provence, situated on the upper parts of the slopes, and is known for producing particularly high quality wines.

A good soft rose that takes you to Provence - even if you hadn't been !”

This is a very nice dry rose, very good for a sunny day in the garden or to accompany dinner.”

-Online Customer Feedback

£9.99 single bottle price or only £8.99 when you buy two bottles and save £2

Wine of the Week : Sancerre Rosé Domaine des Clairneaux 2012 Jean-Marie BerthierDate published: 29/07/13

Wine of the Week : Sancerre Rosé Domaine des Clairneaux 2012 Jean-Marie Berthier

From the northernmost village of Sancerre, Ste-Gemme, in the central vineyards of the Loire valley. The minerally limestone and clay soils impact on the complexity of flavours of this wine.

This light, fresh and elegant rosé. Offering up fantastic structure and minerality on both nose and palate, the fresh, summer fruit flavours are perfectly balanced.

I love this wine! Fresh, fruity perfect for summer. One of the best rosé from Loire Valley. on-line customer review

SINGLE BOTTLE PRICE £13.99 Come into store today to taste it!

Wine of the Week: Sancerre Vielle Vignes Date published: 28/07/13

Wine of the Week: Sancerre Vielle Vignes £13.99 or buy 2 save £2 = £12.99


A family run domaine who predominantly grow Sauvignon Blanc in and around the area of Chaudoux-Verdigny in Sancerre. The use of old vines points to a better quality of wine as the vine shows reduced vigour and therefore smaller more concentrated yields.

This wine exhibits classic passionfruit and mineral characters coupled with a racy acidity giving excellent balance and structure.



Full of tantalising fruit flavours - Sauvignon Blanc - Wine of the Week!Date published: 21/07/13

A real treat for NZ Sauvignon fans. This wine comes from the Awatere Valley, a cooler area of Marlborough, producing some of my favourite Kiwi Sauvignon Blancs. You can really taste the difference between this and the bigger brands who use fruit grown all across the region. The flavours are concentrated and refined, and there is a lovely fresh mineraly feel and a great long finish.

An intense bouquet of passion fruit, guava and underlying citrus notes. The palate has more tropical fruit, minerality and an unusual richness due to partial barrel fermentation.

£12.49

or buy 2 save 20%

£9.99

Light summery red - Bardolino - Wine of the Week!Date published: 17/07/13

This fruity red is made in the same area as Valpolicella and Amarone, using the same blend of grape varieties. Most Bardolino reds are vinified using carbonic maceration, slowly crushing the grapes under their own weight and preventing the extraction of any of the astringency found in fuller-bodied reds. This is a truly brilliant summer red, perfect for lunchtime or a warm evening.


This Bardolino is bright ruby red, with a freshness of fruit and a slender frame. Lingering flavours of cherry and bitter almond add a dash of complexity.

£8.74 each or £6.99 when you buy any 2 Italian wines as part of a mixed case

Peter LehmannDate published: 11/07/13

I was sad to hear recently of the death of a true South Australian wine pioneer - Peter Lehmann. His name is now famous on the labels of thousands of bottles of quality Australian wine all around the world, but a look at the early history of his wine career is a heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty in the early years of the modern corporate Australian wine industry we know today.

From the 1960s a structure was established in the Barossa valley, where many small grape growers supplied large-scale wineries. In years where grape and wine supply outstripped demand, those large wineries could renege on their contracts with those small growers. In 1978 Peter Lehmann was winemaker at a winery owned by English company Dalgety, who advised Peter to ignore his handshake deals with local grape growers. He quit and formed his own company, loyally buying all the grapes he had promised. In an ironic twist, Dalgety realised they needed to make wine that year after all, and they became Lehmann’s second biggest customer. By 1982 Lehmann started to bottle himself and put his name on the label, and his wines remain popular to this day.


Wine of the Week: Château Sainte Marguerite Organic Rosé 2012 Côtes de Provence, Cru Classé Date published: 09/07/13

Crisp, dry and refreshing – try this fantastic organic rose from Provence

Wine of the Week: Château Sainte Marguerite Organic Rosé 2012 Côtes de Provence, Cru Classé

£11.99 when you buy 2 or more.

Situated between Toulon and Saint Tropez, this little seaside village is gifted with exceptional climatic conditions and earth with great soil, to produce top quality organic wines.

The quality of this wine shines through with its great balance and length on the palate, and all the classic red berry and floral aromas of high quality Provence rose.It is a long-standing Majestic staff favourite.

Fresh, fruity white Burgundy - Wine of the Week!Date published: 06/07/13

The majority of the fruit for the Macon Village 'les Roches Blanches' from Louis Jadot wine was sourced from the superior quality vineyards from around the village of Loché, southwest of Mâcon in southern Burgundy.

Made in a fresh, clean and fruity style with subtle green apple and pear flavours with a pleasant minerally finish. A nice apéritif, this will also partner white fish dishes well.


Bargain Super Tuscans!Date published: 04/07/13

Want fine wine for house wine prices? And how about wines from two of the most iconic Italian producers?

Super Tuscans:

Back in the 1970s the reputation of Tuscany's most famous wine Chianti was in a downward spiral, and producers were restricted by DOC regulations that meant their wines must comprise at least 70% of local grape Sangiovese. Those who wanted to improve the quality of their wines with a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot had to de-classify their wines and label them 'vino da tavola' rather than Chianti. Despite abandoning the reassurance of quality the DOC regulations embody these Super-Tuscans, led by Tiganello from Piero Antinori, began to command higher prices than Tuscany's top Chianti Classicos, and 'Super Tuscan' has become a quality wine brand of its own.

Tenuto San Guido:

Tenuto San Guido started producing Sassicaia from Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the 1940s, purely for consumption within the family. The 1968 vintage was the first to be released to the public, and it was an immediate hit. In the decades to follow Sassicaia won many awards and accolades, and became a truly iconic wine. In a nod to its obvious quality, the DOC regulations have slowly elevated the position of Sassicaia, eventually giving it its own DOC in 1994. 

Tenuto San Guido's second wine 'Guidalberto' is little brother to Sassicaia. It is more approachable in its youth and has fantastic dark fruit flavour and sweet spice. 

£30 or £26 if you buy another selected fine wine

Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia:

Tenuto Dell'Ornellaia is right next door to San Guido and was built as a competitive answer to Sassicaia. Ornellaia is their top wine, and a 9 litre bottle of the 2005 was sold at Christie's for US$33,600!

'Le Volte' was first released in 1991 and is a classic Super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot. Similar to the Guidalberto in style, this wine is more approachable at a young age and has lovely concentrated dark fruit, with great structure and freshness to balance.

£22 or £18 if you buy another selected fine wine

And if you fancy something a bit more every-day drinking a great option is our 'Dogajolo' from Carpineto. Nicknamed a 'baby-Tuscan', this wine is predominantely Sangiovese with a bit of Cabernet. It is soft and fruity with a bit of complexity from oak ageing.

£10.99 or £8.79 if you buy 2

Delicious Chenin Blanc - Wine of the Week!Date published: 27/06/13

Delicious Chenin Blanc - Wine of the Week!


Vouvray Domaine des Aubuisières 2012 Cuvée de Perruches, Bernard Fouquet

"Classic apples-in-the-attic Chenin Blanc nose and soft, herbal, honeyed apple flavours, finishing with a fresh, just off-dry lift. Ideal as an aperitif and not the usual Sauvignon Blanc et al. (The Wine Gang, www.thewinegang.com November 2012)"

Vouvray is an exciting appelation in the Loire Valley, producing Chenin Blanc in all its guises; sparkling or still, and from dry to very sweet. (ask about our deliciously sweet Vouvray moelleux). This wine is a example of the lovely drier style, with lots of soft apple and stone fruit flavours. A great alternative to Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

A pure, well developed nose of fresh quince and pear. The palate is a swathe of ripe apple fruit, with a honeyed sweetness, balanced by Chenin's characteristic blade-like acidity and mineral grip.

Beyond Chianti - Rediscover Italian Reds!Date published: 25/06/13

Italy has a vast heritage of different grape varieties. Often described as a Jurassic wilderness of ancient grapes - which in recent years have grown to prominance. Here's a couple of reds which are fantastic examples of ancient grapes, brought into the modern day with some inovative wine making from Italy's fresh crop of skilled vintners - all available at Majestic wine. Currently on offer with 20% off our whole range and ready for you to mix and match!

Part 2 - Reds

Primitivo

Primitivo is a grape indigenous to Italy and the eastern Mediterranean, now more commonly known as Zinfandel. Rich ripe fruit flavours with a nice bit of spice to the wines, they tend to be a bit less brash and full bodied than their American cousins. Generally grown at the southern tip of Italy, and gaining more and more recognition as a realy stand 'Old World' grape. Try the Costarosso Primitivo for a real bargain at £7.99

Negroamaro

A thick skinned grape which produces luscious, full reds that ripen incredibly well in the intense heat of Southern Italy. The result is a really intrigueing wine ; plummy fruits and hints of almonds and spice box. Well balanced and soft on the palate. Generally these are of excellent value and the Copertino at £6.79 is an ideal example

Beyond Pinot Grigio - Discover Italian Whites!Date published: 24/06/13

What makes Italian wine so good? There's been a great resurgence in the Italian wine industry, and with very good reason. Big investment in new wine making techniques has helped to bring out the very best from this region. The real joy of Italian wine is in the variety of different grapes the country boasts – as well as the vast multitude of different landscapes that are ideally suited to grow them. Here's a couple to look out for that perhaps you haven't come across before which are enjoying something of a renaissance in recent years. All currently with 20% when you mix and match with any other Italian wine!

Part 1 – Whites

Cortese

A white grape harvested predominantly in and around Gavi (dubbed the Chablis of Italy). Cortese creates wines of steely minerality, fresh acidity and notes of ripe peach and pear. These fantastic wines demand a high reputation internationally – and with good reason! Look out for the Gavi La Toledana for a really fantastic example of this grape, currently at only £7.99.

Fiano

A grape with a really ancient pedigree. Originally thought to be of Greek origin, this grape has had thousands of years to adapt to the south of Italy, doing particularly well here and in Sicily. This grape produces a wine of ripe green apple flavours, with a slightly fuller body and a slight almond undertone. Check out the Surani Fiano at only £7.59 to see how an ancient grape can be brought bang up to date!

Greco

Another Greek immigrant (as the name suggests). This grape is also being brought into the 21st century by some clever winemaking techniques, helping to create a vibrant, fresh wine. Though pale in colour and delicate in aroma, this wine has a full texture, dense with apricot and peach flavour, and heady honeysuckle notes on the nose, and a long mineral finish. Try the Fremondo Greco, a new wine into Majestic, at only £7.99

Brilliant Beaujolais - WOTWDate published: 23/06/13

Beaujolais-Village 2011

Château de la Terrière

“ Typically juicy and bright, with bags of red fruits and lip-smacking acidity. Drink it well chilled. Score: 89/100

- Online review from 'The Wine Gang' (www.thewinegang.com)

From old vines on the border of the Brouilly cru, this is a Beaujolais-Villages wine with the depth and complexity of a top cru wine. The Château itself dates back to 1535, with grapes now used to make wines on the estate instead of being sold to negociants.

Fresh strawberry aromas and pleasant earthy notes, light tannins and rounded finish.Can be served slightly chilled but deserves respect due to the soft aromas and lashings of fresh fruit. Superb with cured meat.

Price £7.99 *Buy 2 Beaujolais wines save 20%

Sparkling Saturday - Trilogy Brut NVDate published: 22/06/13

Start your weekend off with this bright, crisp new world sparkling wine, from one of Australia's most renowned brands - Jacob's Creek. Made using fruit from all over Australia's sunny south eastern vineyards, this Champagne-style fizz uses the same grape varieties and production methods as the famous French region, resulting in great fruit flavours, some biscuity complexity and a fine mousse. Fantastic as an aperitif or as the perfect party wine.

Best of all it's at a brand new special offer £14.99  £8.99 and open to try on the tasting counter this weekend.

Wine of the Week: Jim Barry Lodge Hill, Dry Riesling Clare Valley 2012 Date published: 19/06/13

Wine of the Week: Jim Barry Lodge Hill, Dry Riesling Clare Valley  2012

This release is one of the finest to date... Purity of mandarin and lime aromas are mirrored on the taut, mineral, bone-dry palate”

-From Decanter Magazine, June 2012 issue

The late Jim Barry was one of the pioneers of winemaking in the Clare Valley. Purchased by Jim Barry in 1977, The Lodge Hill vineyard is one of the higher sites in the area, making it relatively cool and ideal for producing the steely style of Riesling typical of Clare.

Far removed from the sweeter styles of Rieslings; this wine is an ideal companion on a hot summers day. Lavish tropical notes, tempered acidity and in a bone-dry style and ideally accompanied with oysters but still superb on it's own!

Price £9.99 when you Buy 2 Australian ;wines save 20%

Ancient Italian Wines at MajesticDate published: 19/06/13


Italian Wine with Ancient Legacies

Much of Italy's oldest planted varieties come from Greek colonisers long before the rise of the Roman Empire. So succesful were these introductions that they have survived to the present day! At Majestic we're lucky enough to have two fantastic examples of these ancient grapes for you to try and enjoy...

Fremondo Greco 2012 Sannio

First up is the 'Greco'. As it's name suggests this is one of the key grapes brought over by the Greeks all those thousands of years ago. This wine has a full texture, dense with apricot and peach flavour, and heady honeysuckle notes on the nose, and a long mineral finish. Fabulous on a warm summers day, in the South West of England or on the Mediterranean coast of Italy!

Buy 2 still Italian wines between £5 - £20 save 20% £7.99


Surani Fiano 2012
Tropical notes combined with refreshing green apple and a nice, full mouth feel. Complemented by some good balancing acidity. Now grown exclusively in Southern Italy and Sicily the Fiano grape is also though to be a Grecian import. Ideal with seafood

Buy 2 still Italian wines save 20% - £7.59

Versatile & Excellent ; ChardonnayDate published: 17/06/13

Versatile & Excellent ; Chardonnay

Chardonnay gets a mixed wrap. Loved and loathed in seemingly equal measure. Generally, in my opinion, this is due to a series of misconceptions. A boom in the appreciation of this grape lead to some dubious winemaking decisions, as so in the New World's overuse of oak. But Chardonnays main selling point is it's versatility. And so to completely disregard this fantastic grape (counting yourself as an ABC for instance) is a real mistake.

At Majestic we have a huge range of both Old and New World varieties, with some great offers currently running. Here's a great selection for you to try! All at just under £7

Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2012 Casablanca Valley

Aromas of peach, apricot, dessert apples and vanilla open the show for a palate with more round, ripe stone fruits and citrus. 3 months in oak barrels has added a touch of creaminess on the finish.

£6.99 – with 20% Off Chile!

Bourgogne Chardonnay 'Les Chenaudières' 2012 Cave de Lugny

Crisp and elegant with citrus and apple fruit characters alongside a lovely streak of minerality. Refined and classy, this is a superb introduction to this famous region's wines.

£6.99 when you buy two save £8!

William Hardy Signature Chardonnay 2012 South Australia

Intensely fruit-driven aromatics, centring on white peach, melon and citrus, with very subtle hints of oak.

£6.99 – with 20% Off Australia

Wine Course: This Sunday at 2pmDate published: 17/06/13

Spaces are still available for our wine course with Sam on Sunday the 23rd June, so make sure you don't miss out!  Remember, it's completely free. What not make an afternoon of it and bring a friend along. To book your place, please call 0117 962 4467.

Wine of the Week ; Yalumba Y-Series ViognierDate published: 12/06/13

Yalumba Y- Series Viognier

South Australia

2012

A great tasting wine, refreshingly different. Can't imagine getting better for the price.

-online customer review

Brimming with stone fruit flavours and deceptively full bodied – this wine really displays why Viognier is gaining such a strong international following!

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

A great wine to accompany a range of seafood but also has enough character and depth to make be enjoyed on it's own. Really worth a try!

Price £7.99 *Buy 2 Australian ;wines save 20%

WINE OF THE WEEK : POGGIOARGENTIERA VERMENTINO 2011Date published: 01/06/13

WINE OF THE WEEK : POGGIOARGENTIERA VERMENTINO 2011

Clean and fresh on the nose, the wine is full of ripe peach and citrus aromas. The palate offers a swathe of soft pear and stone fruit character, cut through with a refreshing streak of lime.

Poggioargentiera are based in Maremma, in the southernmost part of Tuscany, where estate owner Gianpaolo Paglia was born. Italy's native Vermentino thrives in the warm, sunny Mediterranean climate, producing generously fruity white wines.

5 out of 5

“a really great wine. I ordered a bottle as part of a mixed case of whites I wanted to try and it was the stand out wine of the lot, I was straight back online to order a whole case the next day. My top wine find of the year" -Online Customer Feedback

£9.99 single bottle price or £7.99 when you buy any two Italian wines

Gooseberry Fever ; New Zealand SauvignonDate published: 01/06/13

New Zealand ; Sauvignon Blanc

The signature grape of New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc, is the ultimate reflection of the land it's so successfully grown in. Rich green flavours, famously crisp and clean, just like the country it heralds from.

It's fair to say that Kiwi Sauvignon is the wine of the moment, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. However, the future of this winning combination of country and grape is in developing nuances within the style. The dangers of mass production, generic vintages and becoming 'mundane' is a real fear for many producers, and something many are working hard to avoid. It's hard to imagine us looking back on Kiwi Sauvignon as a 'fad', but many vintners are taking no chances!

A successful way of doing this is in the 'splintering' of the larger vineyard areas. By using smaller plots of land to create higher quality grapes at lower yields the New Zealand vineyards will be hoping to create premium wines in varying styles, which still have the mass appeal and value for money factor which have made them so indispensable to the UK market, whilst reflecting complex individual terroirs.

At Majestic Wine we cater for all tastes, with a cracking selection of 'weekday wine' Sauvignons to a selection of incredible Fine Wine editions! All currently with 20% off. So why not pop in and see what suits you?

POGGIOARGENTIERA MORELLINO DI SCANSANO 2011Date published: 23/05/13

POGGIOARGENTIERA MORELLINO DI SCANSANO 2011

In Scansano, in the southern part of Tuscany, Morellino is the local name for Sangiovese, it is this grape that is blended with 15% Ciliegiolo, another indigenous local variety, that provides such an interesting blend. The producer enjoys producing wine in the most natural way possible, meaning that vintage variation plays an important role in this wine. Fortunately the skill of the producer is clearly defined by the great quality that is experienced in-bottle.

Ripe cherry and strawberry's form the backbone of this wine, with a rigid acidity and firm tannins. Enjoy this with Lamb shank or on its own. Truly delicious, on a great offer and with a funky label, what more could you want.

'Outstanding!

Bags of character and typically Italian with cherry and red fruit overtones. Good value, especially compared to more famous Tuscan DOC wines.' -Online Customer Feedback

£11.99 single bottle price or £9.59 when you buy any two Italian wines

Great Bank Holiday DealsDate published: 23/05/13

Great Bank Holiday Deals


With the bank holiday fast approaching we've got some great deals to see you through the weekend. In fact it could be the perfect time to stock up! We offer free delivery on a minimum of 6 bottles over £40 and can help with all your needs if you're having a party. See below for the great deals, running till the 3rd June, so get in quick!

Mâcon-Lugny 2011, Louis Latour £10.99 Buy 2 bottles save £6* = £7.99

Côtes du Rhône Belleruche 2011, M.Chapoutier £9.99 Buy 2 bottles save £4* = £7.99

Beaujolais-Villages 2011, Georges Duboeuf £7.49 20% off Beaujolais Wines* = £5.99

Taittinger Brut Réserve NV £40.00 CHAMPAGNE SPECIAL OFFER* = £25.00

Lindauer Special Reserve Blanc de Blancs NV, New Zealand £14.99 SPECIAL OFFER* = £8.99

Prosecco Corte Alta NV, DOC, Italy £9.99 SPECIAL OFFER* = £6.99

Trilogy Cuvée Brut NV £14.99 SPECIAL OFFER = £9.99

Brancott Estate Pinot Noir 2011, Marlborough £9.99 20% off New Zealand Wines* = £7.99

Pimm’s No 1 Cup £18.00 SPIRITS SPECIAL OFFER* = £13.00

Guide to Italian Wines; Pinot GrigioDate published: 21/05/13

Pinot Grigio is something of an enigma. At it's best it produces crisp, refreshing suble whites, bursting with green flavours of apple and citrus notes, with the gentle overtones of more floral characteristics such as elder flower.

Known for being a widely planted grape making cheap, easy going wines, Pinot Grigio can now be found in various styles throughout the world. But really; Italy remains it's spiritual and greatest home. As a party wine, a cold Pinot Grigio reigns supreme. But with a little more time and expertise Pinot Grigio can produce some really sophisticated, stunning wines.

With 20% off Italy at Majestic we think it's time to get to know a few more Pinot Grigios! Here's just a couple of great wines from our range;

Torre Di Monte, 2012 - £5.59 with any other Italian Wine

A simple, light but refreshing party wine. Perfect for hot summer evenings and outstanding value – a real crow pleaser.

Stella Alpina 2012 - £9.49

A really luscious wine. Combining the crisp acidity of Pinot Grigio with more gentle over tones of melon, peach and pear. Never fails to please or surprise!

Wines of Italy - An AppetiserDate published: 15/05/13

Wines of Italy: An Appetiser

With our Italian Tasting week coming up (Friday) and our free tasting tutorials in-store this Saturday we thought we'd write a brief introduction to the wines and regions of this important wine region.

Italy, with an annual production of nearly 5 billion litres of wine is second only to France in terms of global production. Wine has been at the heart of Italian life for centuries. 

Wine Laws

Like many of its E.U counterparts Italy has a number of wine laws protecting it's status. There are two wine laws at QWPSR (Quality wine) and two at table wine level.

Denominazione di Origine Cotrollata e Garantita (DOCG)

This is the highest quality level. These wines must meet stringent rules in the vineyard and winery, must be bottled in the region of production and are subject to regular quality controls by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)

The second quality level in Italian wine law specifies the geographical area, permitted grape varieties and minimum alcohol levels, including minimum ageing.

Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)

This legislation is the equivalent of the French Vin de Pays. The IGT labeling offers regional provenance, however it is more flexible and allows producers to source grapes more easily. IGT's are prominent in the south of Italy. The freedom they allow have resulted in some excellent wines which have been given the name Super-Tuscans. They include the "cult" wine Sassicaia.

Vino da Tavola

Table wine. There is no need to state the geographical source, the grape variety or the vintage on the label.Mass production and usually low in price.

Regions

Italy has four distinctive regions of production, however even within these there is a significant variation between grapes and terroir. This is due the country's unique geography. Italy is one of the longest countries in Europe, with the Alps in the north and the Apennines running down the middle like a spine dividing the country in two.

North West

This region is home to Barolo, Barbaresco, Gavi and many others. Piemonte is the key production region with many of Italy's greatest wines made in this region:  Barolo, Barbersco, Barbera d'Asti and Gavi.

North East

Home to Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto the the climate is a warm continental in the south and cold continental in the north near Austria and Switzerland. Famous wines include Valpolicella, Soave, Alto Adige, Friuli Grave and many others.

Central Italy

The key regions here are Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna and Marche. Famous wines include Sangiovese de Romagna, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Verdicchio dei Castelli de Jesi.

The South and Islands

The south and its surrounding islands are home to some of the most obscure wines of Italy and represent some of the greatest value for money. Key regions include Capania, Puglia, Basilicata and Sicily. Great wines include Taurasi, Salice Salentino and Copertino.

We still have places on our tastin tutorials this Saturday 18th May. The tasting is centred around the wines of Italy. If you'd like to come along, please call us on 0117 9624467 or email wot@majestic.co.uk.

Wine of the Week: Berne Grande Récolte Rosé 2012 Côtes de ProvenceDate published: 13/05/13

Wine of the Week: Berne Grande Récolte Rosé 2012 Côtes de Provence

Pretend it's sunny outside and share a bottle of this with friends! This cool-fermented rosé has a vibrant rosy colour, and a nose of spring flowers, raspberry and strawberry. Juicy and fresh on the pallate, with a hint of peach melba and exotic fruit.

Château de Berne has 110ha of vines, and has been producing wine since 1750, so you could say that they know what they're doing. Today it is both a winery specialising mainly in rosé, and a rural leisure resort, promoting wine tourism and sustainable viticulture in the Côtes de Provence.

Don't normally go for French rosé wine, but this is the exception. This wine has the lovely fresh taste of summer fruit without being sweet. Lovely with cold summer food and fish - or just on its own.     on-line customer review

SINGLE BOTTLE PRICE £9.99 OR BUY TWO BOTTLES SAVE £2 = £8.99

WINE OF THE WEEK: PETER LEHMANN RIESLING 2012Date published: 08/05/13

WINE OF THE WEEK: PETER LEHMANN DRY RIESLING 2012

Thanks to incredibly careful levels of wine-making, Peter Lehmann has managed to create a perfectly crisp, dry Riesling in the heart of the hot Barossa Valley.

Riesling is a grape that is becoming ever more popular and is a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus and stone fruits dominate the palate leading to a rigid mouthwatering acidity and a long finish makes this an excellent summer wine.

'Lip-smackingly dry, crisp, minerally, fruity, and with that unique Riesling niff that sets it apart from others. Great depth of flavour'.- Online customer feedback.

£10.99 single bottle price or £8.79 when you buy two

WINE OF THE WEEK : THE PARCEL SERIES SHIRAZ, MARGARET RIVERDate published: 01/05/13

WINE OF THE WEEK : THE PARCEL SERIES SHIRAZ, MARGARET RIVER

My current personal favourite wine and a Majestic exclusive. The grapes used to make this excellent Shiraz are at an incredible level of quality, hand picked from one of South Africa's most renowned vineyards.

Rich and silky tannins with bursting red fruit flavours that evolve into nuances of coriander and savoury spice and with a lingering finish this truly is a wine that swings well above its modest price tag.

The perfect BBQ red this spring, for under £6 you really cant do any better. I've already used it myself on more than one occasion...

£7.99 single bottle price or £5.99 when you buy two

What's On; At Majestic Wine Westbury-on-TrymDate published: 17/04/13

What's On;  At Majestic Wine Westbury-on-Trym

Upcoming in-store events that are, quite simply, too good to miss...

The Wine Course Thursday 18th April An evening of tutored tasting with one of expert staff  guiding you through a range of great wines, with the emphasise on developing a greater understanding of wine for your enjoyment! (Limited spaces.)

Summer Evening Tasting Wednesday 8th May One of the highlights of the Majestic calender. An evening where we get a chance to open a huge range of great wine and invite you all in to try them. (Limited Spaces)

The Wine Course Sunday 23rd June An afternoon of tutored tasting with one of expert staff  guiding you through a range of great wines, with the emphasise on developing a greater understanding of wine for your enjoyment! (Limited spaces.)

If you would like to attend either, or both, of these events, please call us on 0117 962 4467.

As well as these one-off evenings, on our tasting counter we will be running weekly events centred around some of our great in-store offers. Giving you the chance to try some of our best value wines. Pop in at any time for:

Wines of Portugal Friday 19th – Monday 22nd April Putting the spotlight on Portugal's great range of wines, including some delightful indigenous varieties!

Watch this space for news of our up-coming tutored tastings in May and June.......

Quinta de AzevedoDate published: 17/04/13

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2008

An often overlooked and under-rated wine from the Minho region of Portugal this is truly excellent value for money.

With a naturally produced spritzy mouth feel, this is the perfect 'sit back and relax in the sun' white to have this spring. With mouthwatering citrus and tropical fruit flavours balanced with good acidity and a long finish, I will be enjoying this wine with friends at the weekly BBQ (rain or shine).

'I was definitely surprised when this first hit the lips (though the description was spot on). Small fizz to the tongue with a smooth zest finish. Not overpowering. Very unique taste' - online customer review.

 

 

£7.99 single bottle price or £6.49 when you buy two  

Wake up & smell the Mocha Java; Wine of the WeekDate published: 15/04/13

Bellingham Mocha Java Merlot 2011/2012 Coastal Region “Intensely aromatic, with rich fruit flavours driven by a 'mocha' undertone. Well worth a try!”

This wine owes it's coffee-house name to the savoury coffee bean aromas that the winemakers have actively sought to bring out of the wine. The grapes are sourced from several parcels, many of which are of low-yielding bush vines, producing intensely flavoured fruit.

What this essentially leads to is a wine that combines the earthy, fulsome characteristics of rich, ground coffee with the smokey fruit qualities of the Merlot grape.

It would be a mistake to think of this wine of this wine as nothing more than a curiosity. It has great all round drinking potential, and partners grilled meats and lamb wonderfully.

Price £8.49 or £6.79* *Buy 2 South African wines save 20%

Planning a Wedding? Let us help!Date published: 10/04/13

Planning a Wedding? Let us help!

At Majestic Wine we have been successfully helping customers for over 20 years plan and provide drinks for their weddings and events. It's fair to say it's something that we specialise in. Here's a few reasons why:

We have over 600 wines to choose from and a great selection of Ales, Lagers and Ciders. We also provide a selection of soft drinks meaning you can have all the drinks for your big day sorted.

We have good knowledge of our products and so are able to get the best wine for your needs. Not sure of what wine will go with what food? We can make sure that the wines for your special day meet all your needs.

Every Majestic Wine Warehouse has a Tasting Counter with red and white wines available to taste all day, every day. Staff will always look to do their best in allowing you to taste the wines you are interested in for your wedding and we can provide you with advice on the quantities you will need. We provide a FREE glass and chiller bin loan service.

Our Sale or Return service means you can order a little bit more to ensure you don't run out on the day and you can return what drinks you don't use for the price you paid for them.

Take advantage of our FREE delivery service and we'll deliver it direct to save you taking the wines yourself. On top of this, we have many years experience in co-ordinating deliveries to caterers or the venues themselves and we will arrange all this for you.

So if you're planning a wedding, or event this Summer, don't hesitate to contact us on 01179 624467, email at wot@majestic.co.uk or even pop in and see us. We also have booklets available in store to help you plan your party. And we'll help take the stress out of organising your special day. http://www.majestic.co.uk/Services/Parties

Exciting Parcel Wines. Part IIDate published: 10/04/13

Here's a quick summary of the attributes for our great Conde De Valdemar wines. Each one of the following is currently in stock at Majestic Westbury on Trym, with a 20% discount! 1985 ;  Clean, intense cherry fruit meet spicy aromas of pepper, and vanilla. The freshness of this wine at 18 years of age is simply astounding.   1986 ; In 1986 only a very tiny proportion of Rioja's best wines made the Gran Reserva grade. This is one of them and it doesn't disappoint - red fruit, tobacco and vanilla are all evident on the nose and palate.   1992 ; An expressive attractive wine with a succulent red berry character. Juicy strawberry and raspberry notes are noticable first, with a vanillin oak finish. This wine has been cellared in perfect conditions.

1995 ; This wine presents fresh blackcurrant fruit flavours on a tightly defined tannic structure with fresh acidity.

1998 Magnum  ; Tight-knit, dense black fruit meets powerful tannin and toasty oak notes. Aged in a large format bottle, this wine is evolving slowly and has many, many years of life ahead of it.       

 

So come and explore these fantastic wines.        

Prosecco ; Sparkling Season IIDate published: 09/04/13

Here are some great examples to look out for:

Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Extra Dry NV, DOCG

A great Prosecco at a wonderful offer price. Hailing from the La Marca winery – one of the giants of Italy – this is one of the more prestigious varieties. With a fine mousse and lovely notes of apples & pineapples, this is the ideal party drop. £8.99 special offer!

Treviso Spumante Extra Dry, NV, Pasqua

A more floral wine with notes of peach, pear and tropical fruit. Lightly off dry this is a really refreshing wine with an easy going flavour. £7.99 special offer price

Prosseco Corte Alta

A really good value all-rounder. Very light body with fine bubbles and frothy, medium acidity. Low alcohol & low body this makes a good apperitif! £6.99

MASI MASIANCODate published: 09/04/13

MASI MASIANCO

A unique white made from Pinot Grigio grapes blended with 25% Verduzzo and then barrel-aged for 3 months. A bright and inviting golden colour, this wine is alive with notes of peach, apricot, pear and pineapple. A lush, generous palate offering good ripeness and a dry, citrussy finish. Enjoy with fresh linguine served with mussels and clams.

For those that have gone off Pinot Grigio this is a wine that will surprise as well as impress.

SINGLE BOTTLE PRICE £12.49 OR £9.99 WHEN YOU BUY 2

Prosecco for the Sparkling SeasonDate published: 07/04/13

Starting to Sparkle...

It's starting to get to that time of year where everyone has an eye on the turning of the seasons and the (eventual) arrival of summer. With it comes the party, or especially wedding, season. Prosseco has a great role to play in any do, becoming incredibly popular in reason years. And here's why!

Prosecco is driving the sparkling wine market right now and with good reason. Vibrant green apples flavours, subtle acidity and soft melon and petal aromas make this a really appealling tipple. Producers also play with residual sugar levels to great effect, creating great dry varieties or slightly sweeter wines which are hugely quaffable.

When we talk of Prosecco we are in fact referring to a wine from a specific area of Italy (in the North East) rather than a grape. Prosecco, as a grape, technically has been known as 'Glera' since a change in the law in 2010, with the area around Conegliano and Valdobbiadenne acquiring DOCGa status to produce authentic Prosecco.

Confused? Unfortunately wine laws can have this effect, particularly in Italy. What it all boils down to is a move to protect the integrity and quality of this Italian sparkling wine – keeping it firmly away from the perils of mass production and a lull in reputation by strictly prohibited what constitutes Prosecco!

 

Look out for part 2 with some great recomendations!

Upcoming In-store EventsDate published: 06/04/13

What's On; At Majestic Wine Westbury-on-Trym

Upcoming in-store events that are, quite simply, too good to miss...

The Wine Course 18th April An evening of tutored tasting with one of expert staff guiding guiding you through a range of great wines, with the emphasise on developing a greater understanding of wine for your enjoyment! Book early, limited spaces. Summer Evening Tasting 8th May One of the highlights of the Majestic calender. An evening where we get a chance to open a huge range of great wine and invite you all in to try them.

As well as these one-off evenings, on our tasting counter we will be running weekly events centred around some of our great in store offers. Giving you the chance to try some of our best value wines

 

Wines of Spain Friday 5th – Thursday 11th April Wines devoted to showing off some great Spanish wines! A big selection of price ranges, grapes & styles all with 20% off

Wines of South Africa Friday 12th – Thursday 18th April Come and explore our great selection of S.A. Wines – all with 20% off  

Wines of Portugal Friday 19th – Monday 22nd April Putting the spotlight on Portugal's great range of wines, including some delightful indigenous varieties!

Fine Wine Friday; Brilliant BordeauxDate published: 05/04/13

Fine Wine Friday!

Chateau Chauvin 2006 Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Clu

For our final fine wine Friday we thought we'd go for something rather special...

And for pedigree, structure and, ultimately, sophistication - nothing does it quite so well as a premier Bordeaux wine from a great year.

Château Chauvin came somewhat late to international stardom, at least by Bordeaux standards. Initially established in the 19th Century, it wasn't until the start of this millennium, with big investment in the nineties, that their wines really grew to prominence. However, they have certainly made up for lost time!

This 2006 vintage comes from the Grande Cru Classe' of the Saint Emillion appellation. As such this wine is a quintessentially Merlot lead blend, with all the full fruit flavours and smokey characteristics you would expect. This is manifested through stunning blueberry, violet notes with a warming spice undertone. This wine is drinking perfectly now, with a perfectly developed structure.

Exciting Parcel Wines! Part IDate published: 01/04/13

Conde de Valdemar Gran Reservas; A Quick Guide

 

From time to time at Majestic we get something truly special through. Something that gets staff and customers equally excited. And it's fair to say that when this new Rioja parcel was announced, along with our Easter promotion of 20% off Spanish wines, the enthusiasm was palpable!

There is a very good reason for this. Five generations of the Martinez Bujanda family have made wine since the foundation of their first winery in 1889. Conde de Valdemar is their flagship Rioja brand and is widely regarded as a benchmark for the top wines of the region.

These wines therefore, are something special. Kept in ideal conditions at the bodega for up to twenty-six years, they have developed unique and stunning qualities at peak maturity. At Majestic Wine Westbury on Trym we are very lucky to have select vintages out on sale, and at really fantastic prices. Coming soon... we'll be giving you a quick run down of the qualities of each.

FREE SATURDAY TASTING TUTORIALS!Date published: 30/03/13

FREE SATURDAY TASTING TUTORIALS!

Ever fancied learning a bit more about your favourite wines? Or maybe you're looking to try something different? Then our FREE Saturday tasting tutorials could be for you. Starting at both 12:00 and 15:00 places are sure to fill up soon, so give us a call or send us an email to book your place today. You can call us on 0117 9624467 or email wot@majestic.co.uk.

Saturday 18th May: Italy- Exploring the unique grapes and regions.

Saturday 1st June: New Zealand- Exploring the variety styles of Sauvignon Blanc.

Saturday 15th June: Seasonal BBQ wines

Saturday 29th June: Rose- Preparing for Summer.  

Wine of the week: Rioja Gran Reserva 2004 Viña EguíaDate published: 22/03/13

Wine of the week: Rioja Gran Reserva 2004 Viña Eguía

“When I first tried this Rioja I tasted it “blind”. In other words, I had no idea what was in the glass. I thought it was such good quality that I guessed it cost over £20. When I found out which wine it was, and the price we were selling it at, I was amazed. In my opinion this is currently the best value wine in our shop.” Ruth, Store Manager, Westbury on Trym.

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

Ruby red with medium density and a brick-like rim. The fruit is very mature, exhibiting raisin, prune and caramel notes, accompanied by vanilla, clove and leather. Silky mouth-feel and good length.

Drink with lamb dishes, or with nutty-tasting cheeses, or spicy chorizo sausage.

£9.99 or buy 2 save 20% = £7.99

Planning a Wedding? Let us help!Date published: 12/03/13

Planning a Wedding? Let us help!

 

At Majestic Wine we have been successfully helping customers for over 20 years plan and provide drinks for their weddings and events. It's fair to say it's something that we specialise in. Here's a few reasons why:

We have over 600 wines to choose from and a great selection of Ales, Lagers and Ciders. We also provide a selection of soft drinks meaning you can have all the drinks for your big day sorted.

We have good knowledge of our products and so are able to get the best wine for your needs. Not sure of what wine will go with what food? We can make sure that the wines for your special day meet all your needs.

Every Majestic Wine Warehouse has a Tasting Counter with red and white wines available to taste all day, every day. Staff will always look to do their best in allowing you to taste the wines you are interested in for your wedding and we can provide you with advice on the quantities you will need. We provide a FREE glass and chiller bin loan service.

Our Sale or Return service means you can order a little bit more to ensure you don't run out on the day and you can return what drinks you don't use for the price you paid for them.

Take advantage of our FREE delivery service and we'll deliver it direct to save you taking the wines yourself. On top of this, we have many years experience in co-ordinating deliveries to caterers or the venues themselves and we will arrange all this for you.

 So if you're planning a wedding, or event this Summer, don't hesitate to contact us on 01179 624467, email at wot@majestic.co.uk or even pop in and see us. We also have booklets available in store to help you plan your party. And we'll help take the stress out of organising your special day. http://www.majestic.co.uk/Services/Parties

Chablis 2010/2011 VocoretDate published: 26/02/13

Chablis 2010/2011 Vocoret

From one of the northernmost wine growing areas in the world come this superb Chablis. Grown over deposits of fossilized shell fish dating back millions of years the famous steely mineral notes that come hand in hand with Chablis are exacerbated and brought to life.

With a myriad of citrus fruits, limestone, slate and a crisp, fresh and vibrant palate of stony fruits, finishing on a racy and uplifting citrus kick you can enjoy this wine with almost any seafood dish.

'Clean, crisp, dry and absolutely best Chablis I have had for a long time even in quality restaurants. Certainly will be ordering more of this one.'- customer feedback.

£11.99 single bottle price or £9.99 when you buy two or more

Big, rich, Chilean; Wine of the WeekDate published: 25/02/13

Peñalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

A simple label for an immensely complex wine this is truly a rich example of a top quality Cabernet-Sauvignon. With vibrant red berry fruits with hints of mocha and a deep dark cherry notes on the palate this is one of my favourite Chilian reds. Full mouthed with smooth ripened tannins, enjoy around the dinner table over steak or lamb.

'I am really getting back into Cabernet Sauvignon and there will be few such decent examples at this kind of price. If you like a nice full-bodied wine with a wonderfully smooth taste, this is definitely for you.'- customer feedback.

£11.99 single bottle price or £8.99 when you buy two or more

Wine in Adversity; Château MusarDate published: 23/02/13

To think that wine from the Levant is little more than a curiosity would be a grave mistake. This region of the world has been a hotbed of viticulture dating back thousands of years, with a pedigree and climate to match almost anywhere in the world.

It wasn't until the twentieth century, however, that the real potential of Lebanon as a wine producing area really came to the forefront. This is largely due to the excellent work of Serge Hochar. His wines became a favourite of the French colonial officers in the 1920's, a reputation he has now taken forward to create world class wines.

Unfortunately wine making in this region has to face challenges far beyond the usual difficulties of frost and disease. Despite the political turmoil of the region, Hochar has continued to make outstanding wines to the present day.

The Château Musar is a fantastic example of Hochar's long-standing passion making the most of the superb wine producing potential of the region. This wine is a perfectly balanced medley of plum and blackberry, with the more exotic Middle Eastern flavours of fig, prune and spice. With delicate fine tannins and a long finish, characteristic of a truly great wine. Perfect to drink now or, as with all Hochar's wine, can be aged for decades to come.

A product of a Mediterranean climate, the Musar can be enjoyed with a myriad of food, such as Middle Eastern spiced dishes, North African lamb or even a French styles casserole.

Pop into Majestic Wine Westbury on Trym where the Musar is currently open to try!

Wine of the Week: The Parcel Series Semillon/Sauvinon Blanc 2011, Margaret RiverDate published: 19/02/13

Wine of the Week: The Parcel Series Semillon/Sauvinon Blanc 2011, Margaret River

Bring on the spring with this excellent parcel from Margaret River. Allow this wine to chill and then warm whilst drinking to fully experience every avenue of taste. Citrus and tropical notes on the nose, with nuances of passion fruit and jasmine. Peachy on the palate, backed up by refreshing guava and grapefruit flavours and a subtle creaminess. As with all our parcel series, this wine is no exception. It is of remarkable quality and with its rather modest price tag it swings well above its weight. Enjoy with oily fish dishes or roasted Sea Bass.

'The wine has a very crisp acidity hitting the back of the pallet with a light body but allowing for a full mouth feel and a lovely long length.'- Customer feedback.

£7.49 or buy 2 save £5 = £5.99

Our FREE themed tutorial tastingsDate published: 16/02/13

Would you enjoy learning to taste like a professional and to learn a little bit about your favourite wines (or perhaps to try something new)? Well we here at Majestic Wine Westbury-on-Trym are giving you this opportunity by running FREE themed tutorial tastings on the 16th of February and the 2nd and 9th of March (Saturdays). Today we shall be revisiting the ever popular New Zealand, on the 2nd we shall be delving into the depths of Classic French wines and on the 9th we shall be exploring the realms of the South American continent, Argentina and Chile.

As they are completely free, spaces book up fast. So either give us a quick call on 0117 9620 4467 or send an email to wot@majestic.co.uk to avoid disappointment.

FINE WINE FRIDAY: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012Date published: 15/02/13

FINE WINE FRIDAY: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Possibly one of the most prestigious Sauvignon's in the world, this is a brilliant example of New Zealand's best. Founded in 1985, this wine has gone strength to strength to the point where many of our New Zealand lovers have been taken away with it

From the nose expect an explosion of aroma from what can only be described as the Marlborough effect, with intense gooseberry and grassy notes. On the palate this is mirrored and develops into succulent crisp passion fruit with boisterous acidity.

Enjoy on its own chilled or with stuffed peppers, white fish or smoked salmon. A versatile Sauvignon for almost any occasion, you would surely impress with this tasty little number.

'Cloudy bay is a class above.'- Customer feedback.

£25.00  single bottle price   OR   £20.00  when you buy two or more.

Wine of the Week: Blind River Sauvignon BlancDate published: 14/02/13

Wine of the Week: Blind River Sauvignon Blanc

The Awatere Valley has emerged as my absolute favourite subregion of Marlborough in New Zealand. Their wines show a greater depth and subtlety to some of their fruitier counterparts and this one is no excepton:

What started as a retirement project for former marine engineer Barry Feickert, has become a thriving family-run winery, with his two daughters having taken over the winemaking and management, and its wines have received almost universal acclaim.

An intense bouquet of passion fruit, guava and underlying citrus notes. The palate has more tropical fruit, minerality and an unusual richness due to partial barrel fermentation.

Drink with fine seafood dishes, from Thai prawn stir-fry, to scallops with minted pea purée.

£12.49 or buy 2 save £5 = £9.99

Fine Wine Friday: Saintsbury Brown Ranch ChardonnayDate published: 01/02/13

Fine Wine Friday: Saintsbury “Brown Ranch” Carneros Chardonnay 2008

Simply put, this wine is delicious. It has an amazing intensity of flavour and a long, lingering finish of peachy goodness. Here's some less biased information about it:

The “Brown Ranch” vineyard in northeast Carneros is the culmination of the knowledge Saintsbury have gathered about Carneros grapegrowing in over 30 years of experience. The character of Brown Ranch Chardonnay, the burgundy-like minerality and their expressive peach, apple, pear and citrus flavours are unmistakably Californian. After nine months in French oak barrels the wine is then aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks. The blend marries in this anaerobic environment for six additional months, further enhancing the minerality.

Try it in-store today!

SINGLE BOTTLE PRICE £28

In need of a winter warmer?Date published: 19/01/13

This week has certainly been a busy one for potential themes. From copious amounts of snow and disruption to Burger-Gate; I could have picked one of a number of ideas to inspire my wine choice.

However, for me the over-arching theme of the week has been the cold. Perhaps a little lacking in originality I must admit, but it has been very, VERY cold. Cold at home, cold walking the dog at seven in the morning, cold in the car, cold in Bristol... the list goes on. As a result, I've picked a wine that's warmed my cockles a treat this week.

The Hacienda Zorita Tempranillo 2009 is produced by the Marques de la Concordia family and is an absolute beauty when the thermometer struggles to reach double figures.

Warm and fruity on the nose, with slightly stewed notes hinting at the time this wine spends in oak. The palate is rich, soft and fruity to match with a lovely balance and finish.

It's been a welcome addition to my dinner times this week, it hit the spot with a big bowl of sausage pasta.

Hacienda Zorita Temparnillo 2009

£7.99 ea, when you buy more than one

What's Your Resolution?Date published: 10/01/13

What's Your Resolution?

With the new year now well under way, I got to thinking about my own resolutions. This year I have set myself the goal of taking a photo every day. Nothing special or staged, just something I'll look back on and remember fondly.

Along those lines (and with the reality in mind that a wine a day might be pushing it!), I've set myself the additional task of writing up a wine a week. It will be something that reflects the week in general, or something that has tickled my fancy over the last seven days.

With Christmas fast fading in the memory I've picked something this week which hints at the idea of seeing old friends and rediscovering what you hadn't even realised you'd forgotten; Viognier Reserve Special2001, Gerard Bertrand.

A wine I discovered when I began my time at Majestic, and one which I'd somewhat forgotten. It's fresh, crisp and beautuifully honied with notes of Apricot and peach and a lovely level of aromatic intensity.

I'm certainly glad I've rediscovered it.

Viognier Reserve Special2001, Gerard Bertrand

£7.49 each

Buy 2 save £3

Let the Bargain Hunt Begin!Date published: 09/01/13

LET THE BARGAIN HUNT BEGIN!

Its that time of year where a real bargain is just as appetising as the wine itself, after all why break the bank when you can enjoy a fine selection of wines at a fantastic price? The following is a small selection of the wines that we here at Majestic Wine Westbury-on-Trym will be stocking over the next couple of weeks (offers end 4 Feb) and as staff feel are the very best choices. So stop by and take advantage of our offers before stocks run out!

Marquis de Pennautier Chardonnay Was £9.99 Now £6.66 Buy 2 save £6.66

Ankena Indo Sauvignon Blanc Was £8.99 Now £5.99 20% off 2 or more Chilean wines

Catalpa Pinot Noir Was £12.99 Now £8.49 Buy 2 save £9

D'Arenburg 'The Galvo Garage' Bordeaux Blend Was £16.99 Now £10.99 20% off 2 or more Australian wines

We also have many other wines at this discounted price, so why not pop in and view them for yourself, remember its until stocks last.

Learn to taste wine like a preofessionalDate published: 06/01/13

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO TASTE WINE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL?

Love wine? We do too, and here at Majestic Wine Westbury-on-Trym we are kicking off the new year with two FREE wine courses on the 11th and 21st of January. Take the opportunity to come in-store for a friendly, professional and down to earth tutorial on how we, as staff, taste and appreciate the wines we have come to love. It is an excellent way to learn the fundamentals, not only about how wine is produced, but also how and why certain wines and food work together so well... as well as how and why certain pairs really do not!

So if you enjoy wine, are curious and wish to learn more, then this could well be chance to do just that. Remember it's free so book a place with us as soon as possible to avoid disappointed.

Contact us on : 0117 9624467 Or pop us an email: wot@majestic.co.uk

NEW YEAR, NEW WINESDate published: 04/01/13

New Year, New Wines

The new year is a time for change, resolutions and exploration and here at Majestic Wine Westbury-On-Trym we are set on doing just that. Our everyday quaffing wine, the wine we drink with friends, family and meals, are just as important as the wines we drink on special occasions. Without breaking the bank we want to try something a little different from the norm, something that sparks a conversation around the table. So here is a selection of wines that we, as staff, have always been keen on, followed by a suggestion for something similar in price and function, but interesting and fun. Make one of your new year resolutions to explore the wonderfully varied world of wine with us here at Westbury-On-Trym.

The Ned Black Label Sauvignon Blanc

Simply our best selling wine. Fruity and complex and at a great price, however if you are tired of drinking intense New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and wish to try something more mellow and 'grown up', then perhaps you should try the Southern French Paul Mas Estate Sauvignon instead.

Zesty and lively, but with a more rounded nose, this wine is a less acidic alternative to the Ned. If you are sitting down to a seafood dinner then you can enjoy this as you would a New Zealand Sauvignon, however for those creamier, heart warming dishes such as fish pie, this wine would be a much better option.

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc £8.74 single bottle pirce or buy any two New Zealmand Wines save 20% = £6.99

Pal Mas Estate 8.99 single bottle price or buy two save £4 = £6.99

Vina Eguia Reserva

One of our most popular reds, mellow and smooth with a long finish this truly is a great wine. However if you enjoy these qualities in a bold red then the Vinalba Touriga National/Malbec blend, could be right up your street. With a rich red cherry and stwed plum flavour profile and with a longeringly long finish which keep on going, this well rounded wine is incredibly versatile.

Thanks to the Touriga National grape (the same used in the production of Port), this wine takes on an elegant smoothness which warms the soul on those damp January evenings, It also enhances those delicious vanilla and stewed fruit flavours which compliment those rich meaty dishes and stews.

Vina Eguia Reserva single bottle price £9.99 or buy two save £8 = £5.99

Vinalba Malbec/Touriga National single bottle price £11.99 or buy two save £4 = £9.99

Cave de Lugny Macon Village

A very typical white Burgundy, subtle, elegant and fruity which a soft candied finish this is one of our most popular Chardonnays. The tropical fruit flavours you get from this lightly oaked wine can also be found in the not so dissimilar Gavi Montiero.

A characteristically light and zesty white with an almost smooth honeysuckle glaze on the finish, this Gavi will give you lovers of Chardonnay something exciting to talk about! It has great length, quality and style with a balanced acidity that could be paired with oily fish such as Smoked Salmon, whist having a finesse that would allow it to be enjoyed with a whole range of wholesome pasta dishes.

Cave de Lugny Macon Village single bottle price £8.99 or buy two save £4 = £6.99

Gavi Montiero single bottle price £8.99 or buy two save £4 = £6.99

 

Shortened opening hours Sunday/MondayDate published: 04/01/13

Shortened opening hours on Sunday/Monday We will be closing early on Sunday at 15:00 and re-opening late on Monday at 13:00. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  

SPARKLING SATURDAY: Louis Roederer Brut Premier NVDate published: 15/12/12

SPARKLING SATURDAY: Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV

I'm fortunate enough to get to try quite a lot of different Champagnes, but I always come back to Roederer. Lots of traditional bready, autolytic character, with a great seam of freshening acidity and layers of citrus and baked apple fruit. Delicious now, but if you can squirrel some away for a couple of years you'll be rewarded with even greater complexity. But don't just take my word for it...

“The Louis Roederer NV Brut Premier is a gorgeous Champagne at this level. Fresh, perfumed, zesty fruit emerges from this accessible, medium-bodied Champagne. The Brut Premier reveals an irresistible, immediate personality, with terrific balance. It is without question one of the finest NV Champagnes readers are likely to come across as well as one of the best relative values in the region” Wine critic Antoni Galloni in The Wine Advocate

OFFER PRICE: £30  

WINE OF THE WEEK : Château Grivière 2004 Médoc Cru BourgeoisDate published: 11/12/12

WINE OF THE WEEK : Château Grivière 2004 Médoc Cru Bourgeois

This lovely Cru Bourgeois is an absolute bargain! Unusually in the Medoc, it is a Merlot-based blend, instead of Cabernet-Sauvignon dominant. The result is a softer, more approachable wine with more everyday appeal. But don't just take my word for it...

“Gorgeous, mature, truffley, cedary Christmas claret at a tasty price, given that other vintages sell for nearer £20. Remarkably, Grivière’s merlot, cabernets sauvignon and franc vineyards were bought from first-growth Lafite 20 years ago, which helps to explain why this cru bourgeois is so good."

-Jane MacQuitty, Saturday Times - Winter Top 100 Under £8, Star Buy

SINGLE BOTTLE PRICE £11.99     OR     BUY TWO BOTTLES SAVE £8 = £7.99

CHRISTMAS IS COMING, IS YOUR WINE RACK GETTING FAT?Date published: 08/12/12

CHRISTMAS IS COMING, IS YOUR WINE RACK GETTING FAT?

Christmas is coming and here at Majestic Wine, Westbury-On-Trym we are all getting ready to don our paper hats, pull a cracker and tuck into our Christmas feast. But before we can truly put our feet up we would like to recommend a couple of wines that should help you make your Christmas shop a little easier. Something Sparkling, for that Christmas/New year celebration; something to enjoy along side that lovingly prepared Christmas dinner; and something deeply warming, for those cold winter nights and the love of my life... the cheese board.

 

Bollinger Special Cuvee £32.00 or buy 6 bottles and save £12= £30.00.

A beautiful example of how a Champagne should be, this elegantly styled, rich and full-mouthed bubbly will certainly impress this Christmas. Famously drinkable at any occasion, be it as a breakfast liqueur or as party fizz, expect to enjoy this wine with friends and family.

A Sparkling Alternative...

Pelorus vintage 2007 £16.99 single bottle price, down from £22.99.

For those that are never truly satisfied with the prestigious pricing of Champagne may we recommend this alternative? Crafted in the traditional method of Champagne production, hand picking the grapes, using a gentle press and fermenting the wine in bottle, this New Zealand counterpart swings well above its modest price tag. As a vintage this fizz has spent three years on its lees, meaning it has taken on those secondary flavours of brioche and toast making it a truly delicious wine.

Chateau Caronne St Gemme £13.99 or buy two bottles save £4 = £11.99.

Highly praised by both staff and customers this Bordeaux would be a perfect accompaniment to your Christmas dinner. With excellent length, structure, and a well rounded finish, treat yourself this year. Good food deserves good wine.

Taylors LBV £9.99 single bottle price, down from £13.99.

The cheeseboard is the part of Christmas frenzy that I look forward to the most. For this reason I strongly believe it to be imperative that a good bottle of Port should be on hand at all times. Taylors LBV is designed to be opened young, without loosing all the attributes of an aged port, fruity, deep and very, very warm let this Port keep the cold at bay this winter.

Fine Wine Friday: Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Clos de L'Oratoire £23.00 when you buy 2 or more bottles and save £4Date published: 07/12/12

Fine Wine Friday: Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Clos de L'Oratoire £23.00 when you buy 2 or more bottles and save £4

In the ocean of vines surrounding the ruins of the Papal palace, rising up from the Galets stones, lie the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 'Clos de L'Oratoire' is a place of prayer built in the 18th century, now an improving wine estate.

An intense, perfumed and enticing array of sweet spices, brooding bramble and sweet red cherries. Earthy, fruity, spicy star anise and complex layers of flavour with juicy but firm tannins and long finish. Secret this away for ten years or drink now as the youthful fruits and juicy sweetness would sit perfectly next to your Christmas cheeseboard. Delicious!

Christmas Delivery InformationDate published: 03/12/12

December is a very busy time for deliveries, and we will be keeping this page updated on a daily basis with our current turnaround times and schedule.

We guarantee delivery within 7 days (subject to stock availability) There are now no more delivery slots before Christmas.

If you are ordering online it can speed up your delivery by selecting the option which allows us to substitute out of stock products for an alternative. We will always select products of equal quality and similar style.

We try to avoid deliveries on Saturdays during December because we are very busy in store, however please contact us if you would like us to try to find you a slot.

Wine of the Week: Jim Barry's "The Cover Drive" Coonawarra and Clare Valley Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 01/12/12

Wine of the Week: Jim Barry's "The Cover Drive" Coonawarra and Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Peter Barry, son of the founder of Jim Barry Wines and current chief of the winery, is one of the biggest personalities of the Wine World. His wines seem to take on quite a lot of this personality, too. The nose is very fragrant with intense cassis and cedar dominating the aromas. There is some underlying nuances of fennel and damson plums. A generous, medium bodied palate with lovely succulent tannins which carry the flavours of blackcurrant, sandalwood, liquorice and morello cherries.

On offer at the moment, this wine is a perfect Winter Warmer, or an ideal present for the cricketer in your life!

SINGLE BOTTLE PRICE £13.74 OR BUY TWO BOTTLES SAVE 20% = £10.99  

Wine of the Week: Coney Pizzicato Pinot Noir, Martinborough, NZDate published: 27/11/12

Wine of the Week: Coney Pizzicato Pinot Noir, Martinborough, NZ

Open to taste right now...

Aromas of sweet cherry and an earthy savoury quality. Great finish and a silky texture to boot. The higher acidity, and intensity of flavour in this wine pair it excellently with your Christmas goose. But don't just take my opinion...

'I just can't get enough of the wine from this winery - and that is the problem. Thanks to Majestic for stocking most of the recent vintages but being of a limited supply in the UK it gets sold out far too quickly. Having visited the small winery and met the charming owners I can't heap enough praise on the wine. And what a bargain in comparison to some of the fine Pinot Noirs sold from neighbouring Dry River Road and other wineries in Martinborough. .'- Online Customer Review.

SINGLE BOTTLE PRICE - £19.99 OR BUY TWO BOTTLES SAVE 20% = £15.99

Wine of the Week: Chablis ServinDate published: 24/11/12

Wine of the Week: CHABLIS DOMAINE SERVIN

This is a very typical, and yet excellent example on how a Chablis should be. Light, fresh and with the classic mineral twist on the finish, this un-oaked Chardonnay is perfect for those who have perhaps fallen out of love with this ubiquitous grape over recent years. I really rate this Chablis as one of my fav's and I always enjoy this chilled and with grilled fish. But don't just take my word for it...

'Every year I buy the Servin, its truly a consistently good Chablis, steely, lemony, minerally at this price brill.'- Online Customer Review.  

Sparkling Saturday!Date published: 17/11/12

Sparkling Saturday:

Lindauer Special Reserve - open to taste now. £8.99 Offer Price

This is one of our favourite sparkling wines. At this price it is unbeatable value, too.

A blend of 30% Chardonnay and 70% Pinot Noir, this is the top Lindauer product. Great complexity and a rich fruity flavour, with just a blush of rosé colour. Great to drink on its own or, better still, surrounded by friends and nibbles.

http://www.majestic.co.uk/find/keyword-is-Top+10+Fizz/product-is-23238

Shopping for Trade? Try our award-winning Commercial serviceDate published: 11/10/12

Shopping for Trade? Try our award-winning Commercial service...

If you're shopping for a business please contact us on 0117 9624467 or wot@majestic.co.uk and we can put you in touch with our dedicated Commercial team. We offer exclusive wines, free delivery and credit terms.

Need wine in a hurry? Call us now and to discuss your needs.

Let's Make Autumn Red: Vinalba Malbec ReservaDate published: 25/09/12

Wine of the Week: Vinalba Malbec Reserva

£10.99 or buy 2 save £2 = £9.99

Inclement weather requires a wine that will cheer you up while sat inside avoiding the rain.....

Packed with juicy dark and plummy fruit and hints of vanilla creeping into the background, this wine never fails to deliver time after time, with Vinalba becoming a consistently high-quality producer.

Take in the changing seasons with a glass of something lovely to warm you up from the inside!

Let's Make Autumn Red!

Wine of the Week- St Hallets Poachers BlendDate published: 23/09/12

The St Hallet Poachers Blend- Bargin Beauty

The St Hallet is excellent value for money. At £4.99 the wine possesses a surprising amount of complexity and slips down a treat as a aperitif. The blend is made up of Semillion and Sauvignon Blanc both grown in the hot, dry lands of the Barossa and Eden Valleys. A touch of Riesling has been added to each vintage adjust the flavour and give it a delicate aromatic twist.

The palate combines refreshing acidity with notes of melon and apple. This is a very soft, well balanced wine. Consequently it would be a lovely match with a light chicken salad. Alternatively it would be a fabulous wine for parties and events.
 

Wine of the Week - Vina Alberdi Crianza 1994Date published: 19/09/12

Wine of the Week

Vina Alberdi Crianza
La Rioja Alta
1994

£12.49
or buy 2 Spanish save 20%
£9.99

As part of a fascinating new Spanish parcel, comes this mature Crianza from one of Rioja's leading producers – La Rioja Alta.

Surprising lively, yet reassuringly mature tasting. The flavours of redcurrants and strawberries combine with dried fruit along with hints of vanilla and leather.

Graceful ageing is apparent in this wine, and a bit of a steal at that price!

Matt visits MunichDate published: 19/09/12

Last week I was lucky enough, along with 13 of my colleagues, to be part of an educational visit to Munich. Famous for it's football teams, cars and, most importantly, beer!

The trip started with a brief walking tour of the city, that ended up at one of Paulaner's restaurants in the heart of the city. Nothing could have prepared any of us for the feast that would follow. A huge platter of Bavarian specialities was the centre piece of the table, including every time of Wurst (sausage) under the sun, pork joints of all types and copius amounts of sauerkraut. This was of course washed down with a seemingly endless supply of Paulaner Oktoberfest - which has just been released for the famous annual festival.

The following morning, we enjoyed a fantastic tour of the Paulaner factory, with detailed descriptions into how each stage of the brewing process plays its part to make each beer. We then put all the theory into practice and enjoyed a few samples of the different types of beer that they produce, accompanied of course by more bratwurst!

I can't wait to visit this great city again, maybe even when the great festival itself is on....

The beers we stock are;

Paulaner Oktoberfest: A case of 20 x 500ml is £40

Paulaner Wheat Beer: A case of 12 x 500ml is £22

Paulaner Original Beer: A case of 12 x 500ml is £19.60

They are all well worth a try!

Wine of the WeekDate published: 16/09/12

Wine of the Week

Domaine de Villargeau 2011, Coteaux du Giennois

A wonderful value wine, produced in the shadow of Pouilly-Fume and with all the class to rival it's more famous neighbour.

The nose is light and clean, with mellow gooseberry and stone fruit notes. The palate is well balanced with beautiful crispness coming from soft lime flavours, and a light apricot hint to add complexity and softness.

Pairs perfectly with a light fish pie – great Autumn Fayre!

Wine of the Week - Cune Reserva 2007Date published: 13/09/12

Wine of the Week - Cune Reserva Rioja 2007

£12.49
or buy 2 only...
£9.99!

Celebrate Spanish tasting week in style!

With a nose and palate led by black fruits and subtle spices, this Reserva is clearly a class act. Always a favourite amongst staff and customers alike, it's on a great deal and represents an excellent introduction to our Spanish tasting week.

Beautiful by itself for those who enjoy a red wine with a bit of backbone. Pair it with some chorizo-based tapas and you can't go wrong.

Wine of the Week - Domaine de L'Aigle Pinot NoirDate published: 07/09/12

Wine of the Week - Domaine de L'Aigle Pinot Noir

£12.99
or buy 2 save £8
£8.99

 

What a Pinot Noir!

Bright cherry and strawberries are the overriding smell and taste here with depths of cinammon and cloves lurking underneath. You can really see the Burgundian influence in this wine, wine a minerality on the finish.

A really well made wine that would be at home next to duck in some form, or a nice rack of lamb!
 

Wine of the week- Marquis de Pennautier Terroirs D'Altitude ChardonnayDate published: 02/09/12

Marquis de Pennautier de Altitude chardonnay

The Marquis de Pennautier Château was founded in 1620 giving the Lorgeril family plenty of time to perfect their wine making style.

This week I have chosen the de Altitude chardonnay as the grapes from this particular range are selected only from the families very best terriors.
As a consequence this wine represents excellent value for money. On the nose there are complex aromas of peach, pineapple enhanced with a touch of vanilla and nutmeg. Whereas on the palate you get a delicious combination of dried apricot and honey, with a rich mouth feel.

So enjoy with a chicken salad, chunky fillet of fish or alternatively just enjoy as a aperitif.
 

MacQuitty's Star Buys in the Times - In Stock Now!Date published: 18/08/12

Here are Jane MacQuitty's star buys in today's Times:

2011 M de Minuty Rose

2010 Plan de Dieu Domaine Durieu
 

Wine of the Week - Vinalba MalbecDate published: 17/08/12

Vinalba Malbec

£10.99
or buy 2 save £4
£8.99

Indifferent weather requires a wine that will live up to expectation whether your having a BBQ with friends in the garden, or sitting inside avoiding the unseasonable rain!

Packed with juicy dark and plummy fruit and hints of Vanilla creeping into the background, this wine never fails to deliver time after time, with Vinalba becoming a consistently quality producer.

Personally, I'd get the brolly up, get outside with a bottle of this, and fire up some steak on the BBQ – Summer is in the eye of the beholder!
 

Wine of the Week - Marques de Caceres BlancoDate published: 13/08/12

Marques de Caceres Blanco

Whilst the sun simply refuses to shine with any sort of consistency, August is still proving to be a hot and sticky month. With that in mind, our wine of the week is aimed at keeping things light and refreshing. The quality is always assured with a wine like this, as a vast capacity allows the producer to only release the vintage when it's at its best. Aromatic and light, it displays notes of green apple and beautiful florality, with a well balanced crispness.

So sit in the garden, put some Kinks on the radio and enjoy with a light seafood linguine.
 

Wine of the Week - Minuty Rose, The Sun Shine WineDate published: 08/08/12

Minuty Rose, The Sun Shine Wine

I have chosen the Minuty Rose as it is a classic Provence rose and perfect for the picnic season (which fingers crossed is just around the corner). It stands out from our collection because of its light rounded palate and subtle floral, citrus notes to the nose. It comes from the sun soaked climate of the St Tropez Peninsular and makes the most of a local grape variety called Tibouren.

So pack it up in your picnic hamper alongside a light Greek salad, salmon sandwiches or just enjoy chilled in the sunshine.

Jane MacQuitty's Top 100 Whites and SparklersDate published: 22/07/12

Jane MacQuitty's Top 100 Whites and Sparklers

2011 Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc
Squeaky clean and proud of it, this stainless steel fermented and aged
sauvignon is the wine to serve to Loire devotees who feel New World
sauvignon somehow fails to hit the spot. Named in honour of the 120
soldiers who hid in Santa Rita's cellars during Chile's war for
independence, this grassy, punchy, 13.5 per cent alcohol, lime and green
pepper-scented sauvignon is the wine to serve at all those mixed buffet
summer parties.

2011 Giesen Sauvignon Blanc
Star Buy - Best Value

This bowled me over with its mouthwatering blast of zesty, verdant, nettle,
grass cuttings and flowering currant pisazz. All that, and closing on the
zingy, tropical fruit note that has made Marlborough sauvignon so famous,
effortlessly put Giesen ahead of the pack. Made with grapes from 32 plots
in the Wairau valley, Giesen is just the job served with asparagus, or an
Asian-spiced salad.

2011 Wither Hills Chardonnay
Star Buy - Best Buy

Anyone tasting this 14 per cent alcohol Kiwi chardonnay will wonder why
they bother with white burgundy - it made mincemeat of most of the sub-£8
white burgundies it was lined up with. It oozes spiced baked apple and
cinnamon flavours. With a fine, nutty, toasty, oak-derived finish, it was
impossible to fault.

2009 Les Princes Abbes Riesling Schlumberger
Unthinkable to go through the summer without a fine Alsace white to savour
alongside those powerfully flavoured summer dishes. If you have
stomach-space for just one, make it this racy riesling. Schlumberger differ
from other Alsace producers in that every wine it produces comes from
grapes grown in its own vineyards. Such quality control has paid off and
this mouthwatering riesling oozes bold, vibrant, thrillingly complex musk
peach, lime and floral fruit.

2008 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St-Jean
The Gagnard family work together, which helps to explain why this premier
cru is so good. From the northern end of the appellation, this swanky
premier cru has lots of delicious, ripe, toasty, smoky, steely, again
heavily oak-spiced fruit.

Bouvet-Ladubay Saumur Brut NV
Star Buy - Bargain Fizz
Big summer party in view? Then you and yours will need a brilliant, bargain
bubbly to crack open for the occasion. Made exclusively from the Loire's
classy chenin blanc grape and stored in long, cold galleries hewn out of
the region's tuffeau stone, what you get from this fine sparkler is lots of
zippy, zesty, waxy, floral, honey-baked apple fruit.

Press Mentions - Jane MaquittyDate published: 14/07/12

Press Mentions - Jane Maquitty

2009 Prinz von Hessen Riesling Kabinett Trocken (£9.99 when you buy 2 or more)
...Or spend half that on another racy, grapey riesling: the smashing 2009
Prinz von Hessen Riesling Kabinett Trocken.

2011 Dr L Riesling (£7.99)
More medium dry is Ernst Loosen's keenly priced 2011 Dr L Riesling with its
pleasing ripe, grapey, floral, aniseed-spiked taste.

2010 Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes Nicolas Potel (£7.99 when you buy 2 or more)
Nicolas Potel's 2010 Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir is great value
for money and bursts with terrific, elegant, ripe, smoky, gamey,
strawberry-laden fruit.

Wine of the Week-Vinalba Grand Reserva MalbecDate published: 14/07/12

Wine of the Week-Vinalba Grand Reserva Malbec

This fine Malbec comes from Mendoza's Lujan de Cuyo region, and is the flagship wine in the Viñalba range. Created by Hervé Fabre, one of the first Bordeaux-schooled winemakers to come in to Argentina, and to recognise Malbec's potential in its high-altitude terroirs.
Taste
A generous nose of warm plum-pudding-like fruit, lifted by soft vanilla and flower petal notes. The tannins are muscular, yet smooth and voluptuous, providing a blockbusting mouthfeel and long finish.
Enjoy
Decant first for maximum effect. Enjoy with steak or venison.

£14.99 or buy 2 bottles save £4= £12.99

A Champagne Moment...Date published: 11/07/12

A Champagne Moment...

It was one of those ‘life doesn’t get much better than this moments’ as I was standing, grinning from ear to ear, upon the terrace of Maison Belle Epoque, bathed in glorious early evening sunshine, sipping Belle Epoque 2004 out of a seemingly bottomless Perrier Jouet flute glass, served to me by a waiter, in his Perrier-Jouet crested shirt, paired with a tie in the familiar Perrier Jouet green. Yet behind all of this branding, it was very clear to all of us lucky enough to be on the trip, that for everyone involved at Perrier Jouet, it is all about the wine. Right from the ‘entry point’ Grand Brut, that was passed around on the coach from Paris and Epernay (and the one back for that matter!), right the way through the range, up to the prestigious and rare Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs, there was a massive underlying passion that one couldn’t help but get swept away by.

 

We were lucky enough to visit the vineyards, the pressing houses and even the underground cellars to see how the incredible journey the wine goes on before it reaches our glasses in that celebratory moment, for which only Champagne will do! We were even lucky enough to be invited for a dinner at Maison Belle Epoque, which only confirmed and emphasised the love for the liquid in the glass, as for each course (4 in total!) the Champagne took centre stage, with the food being a mere backing vocalist. I say backing singers, however, the combinations on show would be putting even Bob Marley and The Wailers to shame! I have never witnessed such a silence amongst 18 people, than when the Belle Epoque Rose was paired expertly with delicate Raspberry Macaroons to finish the meal.

 

When I next open a bottle of Champagne, it will be Perrier Jouet (in some form) and I will drink it from my Perrier Jouet printed flutes. However, rather than seeing a bottle and a company obsessed with branding, I will relive the love and the passion that has gone into each sip that I take, safe in the knowledge of what has gone into that bottle. I’m not a lover of branding myself, but as I flew over the White Cliffs of Dover on the way back to Bristol it occurred to me that I needed familiarity, and the warm, fuzzy feeling that it gives you, which is what Perrier Jouet have got down to a fine art. The familiarity of their story, the white flowers and what they are achieving, that manifests itself into a darn good glass of Champagne!
 

Stop Press!Date published: 30/06/12

This weekend's press mentions:

The Times - Jane MacQuitty - 30 June

Les Tourelles de Longueville 2007
Pichon-Baron is one of Pauillac's most prestigious second growths and, as
such, even in a distinctly ordinary Bordeaux vintage such as 2007, an
extraordinary good claret has been made. As befits a second wine made from
lesser plots and less successful vats, this claret is just beginning to
come into its own, displaying some elegant, forward, coffee bean, truffle,
mocha and green pepper pizzazz. Still a little young for claret purists who
will want to cellar this wine until at least 2017-2019. The rest of us will
be sorely tempted to tuck into this juicy, young claret now with the likes
beef carpaccio and rosy-pink roast lamb.


The Independent - Kate Hilpern - 29 June

Aix Rose 2011
A magnum of decent wine is a treat for a get-together and this won't
disappoint. Vibrant and summery, it is the definitive Provence rose. Good
with canapes or seafood.

Chateau Pigoudet La Chapelle Rose 2011
A super-light wine with aromas of red apples and ripe cherries. It's
fantastically fresh thanks to the winemaker's southern position.

Wine of the Week - M de Minuty RoseDate published: 24/06/12

Wine of the Week - M de Minuty Rose

£12.99, or buy 2 save £6 £9.99

Château de Minuty is located on the St Tropez Peninsular, with its vineyards virtually overlooking the Mediterranean. This rosé is quintessential of the local style, with the blend employing the little-known Tibouren grape, a variety grown almost exclusively in Provence.

Pale honeysuckle pink, and offering a clean nose of citrus fruit, offset by subtle floral and candied notes. Fresh acidity makes for a an incisive and lively palate, with a rounded feel.

Great as a refreshing aperitif or with light summer salads!

Wine of the Week - Vinalba TorrontesDate published: 19/06/12

Wine of the Week - Vinalba Torrontes

The aromatic Torrontes grape is a distant relation of Muscat, and has become Argentina's signature white variety, as it produces bright and perfumed white wines in the sunny yet cool high-altitude vineyards of Argentina.

Bursting with ripeness, the nose is a cascade of tropical fruit and blossom aromas. Lively flavours of white peach, melon, pear and pineapple provide a refreshing and involving palate sensation.

Drink with mild Thai curries or fragrant summer salads!

Wine of the Week - Provence RoseDate published: 17/06/12

Wine of the Week - Provence Rose

Château Saint Roch-les-Vignes 2011 Rosé de Provence

£7.99 for one, or buy 2, save £2 = £6.99


From one of the top wineries in St Tropez this grenache rose is beautifully light and fresh with soft red fruits and subtle hint of spice. Perfect for enjoying on its own, with simple Mediterranean food or with a picnic in the sunshine.

Jubilee Bubbles!Date published: 22/05/12

Of course, next weekend you will be cracking open a bottle of fizz in honour of Her Royal Highness, with the trumpets playing Jerusalem in the background. Here are my top 3 suggestions for the perfect Jubilee Sparkles:

Chapel Down Pinot Reserve 2005 - £23.99 £19.99

From the South East corner of England, this rich Kentish offering is a serious rival to it's French counterpart. A blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc, Chapel Down have gone for immense quality here from the vineyard right through to the bottle. Expect citrus fruits and a decent whack of bready, briochey notes.

Sharpham Sparkling 2009 - £21.99 or £19.99 if you buy any 2 Sparkling Wines

Whizzing across the country and visiting the finest part, the South West. Totnes is the nearest town to the Sharpham Estate, and value for your Totnesian pound you get for this bottle of joy. 2 of the 3 permitted Champagne grapes are used in this refreshingly dry, yet elegantly creamy wine. Great for a BBQ on Saturday afternoon.

Veuve Cliquot NV £42 £30

If you're not feeling particularly patriotic, but still fancy joining in the celebrations, then Veuve is the one for you. Freshness and power prevail in this old favourite, and it's an absolute steal at £30!


Enjoy!

What's on your rack (of lamb)?Date published: 31/03/12

With Spring well and truly in the air, and Easter just round the corner, think Spring Lamb! And with a few suggestions from Patrick, this is what I cooked up:

Rack of Lamb with Rioja and Redcurrant sauce

The Meat: Seal the meat in a frying pan, then pop into a medium oven for 20-25 minutes depending on size and preferences. Leave to rest for 10 minutes when done, before carving.

The Potatoes: Boil up some new potatoes. When they are done, drain, add a decent knob of butter, a dash of milk, salt and pepper, and some freshly ripped mint leaves and crush together with a fork.

The Sauce: Caramelise some red onions, until soft and sticky, then add some water, a dash of Rioja and reduce down. When at a good consistency, add a couple of teaspoons of redcurrant jelly and let it melt into the sauce. Perfect!

Serve with some fresh Spring Greens

I had this with Muga Reserva, which I also used in the sauce. The depth and complexity of the wine suited the sweet, succulent lamb and beautiful sauce perfectly! And it's a steal on the Spanish deal right now!

Just wine? Oh no....!Date published: 22/03/12

As well as our ever growing range of wines from across the world, we have an exciting range of Ales, Lagers and Ciders, some from local producers and some from further afield. So, here's our pick of what's good at the moment:

Ales

Green King IPA

Plus full range of Bath Ales, Butcombe, Box Steam and Bristol Beer Factory

Ciders

Thatcher's 'Old Rascal' - NEW IN!!!

Plus a full range of Thatcher's,  Weston's, Black Rat and Ashton Press

Lagers

San Miguel Fresca

Somewhere in-betweeners!

Cooper's Pale Ale

All perfect for the plethora of Spring and Summer BBQ's and parties fast approaching!

Kiwi SauvignonDate published: 14/03/12

Just a quick update on the NZ Sauvignon front!

The Ned - back in stock today, on offer at £6.99 (for 2 or more)

Fairleigh Estate - what an offer at £5.99 (for 2 or more) 

Giesen - brand new into our range! We've just tested it out and it's pretty good, nice and zesty, with a hint of lemon sherbert! - £6.99 (when you buy 2 or more) 

Amongst the other firm favourites!

HURRY HURRY HURRY!Date published: 09/03/12

Offers ending on Monday 12th March include:

Lindauer Special Reserve

Was £11.99 Currently £8.99

La Grille Sauvignon Blanc

£6.99 each or buy 2 save £2 = £5.99 each

Serena Pinot Grigio

£8.99 each or buy 2 save £6 = £5.99 each

Lagunilla Gran Reserva

£13.99 each or buy 2 save £12 = £7.99 each

Wither Hills Pinot Noir

£12.99 each or buy 2 save £6 = £9.99 each

The Majestic Bargain HuntDate published: 31/01/12

Our new spring promotion is the perfect time for a bit of a clear-out to make way for 2012's exciting new wines, so we have just knocked a third off the price of loads of bin ends in the first ever Majestic Bargain Hunt!

The selection is available in-store now - if you can't visit us in person to hunt out your bargain, please call us or email for more details of what's available.

Below is our pick of the best wines available in Majestic Westbury-On-Trym...

Chateau La Vicomtesse, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux - only £6.66

Clos de Vigne Le Prince AND Le Rouge et le Noir, Bergerac - both only £6.66

Five Rivers Merlot, California - only £6.66

Bonterra Viognier, California - only £7.32

Heritage Road Brut NV, Australia - only £3.66!!

Plus many more..

Do pop in before we run out of these great wines! Alternatively for all enquiries or to place an order please call or email using the following details:

Tel: 0117 9624467

Email: wot@majestic.co.uk

Advent Wine - Day 6Date published: 06/12/11

Chateau Le Caillou 2001, Pomerol

From a small Pomerol estate now owned and managed by the Guiraud family, with 30-year-old Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines planted across a mix of sand, gravel and clay soils. Grapes are hand-harvested and the wine matured in oak casks for at least 12 months.

The wine is soft but robust, with a firm texture and dense blackcurrant fruit layered with spicy, savoury notes.

Nicely mature at present, this is a ready-to-drink Pomerol that is great value for money.

£15.99 each (when you buy 2 as part of a mixed case)

Christmas Opening Hours - More time to shop at Majestic!Date published: 05/12/11

Christmas Opening Hours 2011

5th - 11th December
Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

12th - 18th December
Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

19th - 23rd December
Mon - Fri 9am - 8pm

Saturday 24th December
9am - 5pm

25th - 27th December
CLOSED

28th - 30th December
10am - 8pm

Saturday 31st December
9am - 5pm

Sunday 1st January
CLOSED

Monday 2nd January
10am - 5pm
 

A Few Days of Delights!Date published: 15/09/11

Hello,

In the next few days we will be opening a few extra special wines to taste.

I've just popped the cork of the Campillo Rioja Gran Reserva from their 1995 vintage. (£25 each or £19.99 when you buy any two Spanish Wines) Info below...

Tomorrow is the start of our Sud de France Festival tasting week so we will be opening an assortment of great quality wines from our regional French range, including some of the new wines from Paul Mas.

Then on Saturday, we will be opening a bottle of Lanson Ivory Label Demi-Sec Champagne (a bargain at £28). We're very excited!

Hope to see you in-store!

Ruth, Patrick, John, Jemma and Bonnie.

Bodegas Campillo is thought of as the jewel in the crown of the Faustino Group, and consists of 50 hectares of prime vineyards, set apart for the making of a small range of top quality Rioja. The wines are fermented in stainless steel vats, then aged for an average of 30 months in French and American oak followed by lengthy bottle maturation, making a total of up to 7 years' cellarage before release.
 

Spanish Wines Tasting Week!! Friday 9th - Thurs 15th SeptemberDate published: 09/09/11

Today marks the start of our Spanish tasting week here at Majestic Wine Westbury and to kick start proceedings we have opened a great selection of wines ranging from an easy drinking classic in the Torres Vina Sol (£4.99 when you buy two Spanish wines) to the Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2001 for a bit of a treat! (£30). This seems highly appropriate considering the Vuelta a Espagne (the Spanish equivalent to the Tour de France) is currently in full flow and what better way to cheer on Britain's Chris Froome as he battles for the red jersey than by raising a glass of something Spanishy!!

Come and get involved!

Last Day of the Mid-Summer promotion today!!Date published: 18/07/11

Today is the last day of the Mid-Summer promotion! Pop in or order via internet or phone today to make the most of the following offers:

Ned Sauvignon Blanc (currently £5.99, will be £6.99, when you buy 2)
Cotes du Rhone Belleruche (currently £6.99, will be £8.49, when you buy 2)
Torres Vina Sol (currently £4.99, will be £6.99, when you buy 2)
Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc (currently £4.99, will be £5.49, when you buy 2)

Not forgetting our amazing offers on Champagne:

Bollinger Speciale cuvee NV (currently £32, will be £37)
Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV (currently £29, will be £35)
Laurent-Perrier Rose NV (currently £45, will be £55)

Don't forget our minimum purchase has been reduced to 6 bottles, any mix, when purchasing in-store. 12 bottle minimum still applies to online orders and free delivery.

Please call us on 0117 962 4467 to place an order, or visit us in-store.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Kind Regards,


Ruth, Patrick, John and Jemma.

Majestic Wine Westbury-on-Trym

Unofficial Fine Wine Friday at Majestic Wine Westbury-On-Trym!!Date published: 15/07/11

Good afternoon to you all!

We have decided to have an impromptu Fine Wine Friday today to brighten up what is looking to be a wet weekend weather wise! To achieve this we have opened a bottle of the Stag's Leap Artemis 2007 from the Napa Valley in California (£40.00 or buy 2 save £6.00 = £37.00 per bottle).

The tasting note is as follows:

With an intense nose of cassis, blackberry, cedar and licquorice this is what great Napa Cabernet is all about. With more than a hint of Bordeaux about it this is a ripe yet savoury and elegant effort. On the palate it is rich and has lots of depth, huge flavours of cherry, coffee and chocolate are underpinned by ripe tannins and good acidity. This would be ideal with Sirloin steak and chips.

We look forward to seeing you in store for a tasting of this superb Califiornian Cabernet whilst the bottle lasts!

Kind regards,

Ruth, Patrick, John, Jemma and Vicky.
 

Wines of Chile Tasting Week!! Fri 24th - Thurs 30th JuneDate published: 24/06/11

This week the focus of our tasting counter will be on a selection of both our new and our favourite wines from Chile. To suitably mark the beginning of a (hopefully) sunny weekend, we have opened a couple of real treats; The Lapostelle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah: Powerful, intense and packed full of blueberries, blackcurrants and spices. Equally as exciting is the Matetic EQ Chardonnay: Full of aromas and flavours of honey and stone fruits as well as citrus and mineral characters. Truly delicious. Come on in and taste them!

To see every wine we have open currently please have a look at our online tasting counter.

We look forward to seeing you in store!

Provence Rose Tasting Weekend, Fri 17th - Mon 20th JuneDate published: 17/06/11

This weekend the focus on our tasting counter will be on the wonderful Rose's of Provence. We have kicked off in style here opening the Domaine Ott Bandol rose at £25. There is also a selection of several other Provence Rose's reflecting a range of prices. Come on down and discover these delights!

Wine TastingsDate published: 23/03/11

As you know, at Majestic we love you to taste wines before you buy. It's part of what makes us so great! Although wines are always available to taste in store, we also have themed tasting weeks and weekends. Details of these tastings are available on the Majestic home page. We'll also try to keep you up to date on our store page too.

The following tastings are coming up soon:

Wines of Spain - Friday 25th to Thursday 31st March

Easter Specials - Friday 8th to Thursday 21st April

Celebrating Malbec - Friday 15th to Monday 18th April

We hope to see you in store!

A Wine Awakening...Date published: 18/03/11

...or How James Learned to Love the Wines of Burgundy.

I will never forget the bottle that first opened my eyes to the wines of the region that produces the most expensive red wines in the world. Bought by my partially sighted grandfather in France, who thought the bottle in question was priced at €3.50 when in actual fact it was a €35 Beaune Premier Cru. But this pricey mistake turned into a perfect opportunity for my grandparents to invite their young (well, this was nearly a decade ago!) and budding wine enthusiast grandson round for a meal and first taste of a fine wine.

The meal was, and still is in my opinion, perhaps one of the greatest and certainly one of the most iconic traditional French dishes; Coq au Vin! Pairing the dish with this excellent quality Pinot Noir was just a heavenly combination. The wine was beautiful on the nose, ripe raspberry, rose petals and a mysterious fresh mushroomy flutter. The palate was equally lovely with a soft, supple and delicate texture which was generous at the same time. Imagine my surprise at experiencing the peacocks tail effect of the exotic summer fruit flavours dancing across my palate for the first time. I remember thinking 'I need to know more about this wine' as the complex and almost creamy finish faded...

I know I will never again have that feeling of discovery, but so many wines I taste these days are equally as good as this unnamed red Burgundy. In the mean time I will have to keep tasting in the hope of a similar revelation. If you fancy popping in I would be more than happy to advise and recommend similar wines!

Store Events(4)

The Tasting Club: Masterclass

5 October 2017 (18:00 - 19:30)

Burgundy. If you like French wine but haven't had much exposure to Burgundy, or you're just a big fan and want to try more, this is the class for you. We will be cracking open a range of white's and red's that have been making this an increasinly popular region to shop from in our store. Masterclass tickets are £10 per person. This can be redeemed as a £10 voucher if you buy a case on the night. Ask staff for details.

RSVP

Seasonal Showcase

28 September 2017 (18:00 - 19:30)

Our seasonal showcase gives you the opportunity to try some of our favourite wines for the Autumn, including some new arrivals along with some classics. Book early as these evenings always fill up fast.

RSVP

The Tasting Club: Fine Wine Experience

8 September 2017 (18:00 - 19:30)

The Tasting Club: Fine Wine Experience Do you have a taste for the finer things in life? All of these wines retail for over £20 and here is your chance to try a varied selection from this top range of exquisite wines! Tickets are £20 with attendees receiving a voucher for £20 off (Ts&Cs apply)

Open to all

The Tasting Club: Masterclass

25 August 2017 (18:00 - 19:30)

The Rose Masterclass! Rose. Rosado. Rosato. The approach of the Great British Summer has us thinking about all things pink. Join us for a masterclass tasting of rose wines. Masterclass tickets are £10 per person. This can be redeemed as a £10 voucher if you buy a case on the night. Ask staff for details.

RSVP

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Meet the team...

  • Andy Manager

    With over 10 years experience with Majestic - managing various stores in the South West - I'm really excited to be running the Westbury-on-Trym store. My wine tastes seem to change on an almost daily basis but when push comes to shove I usually veer towards Burgundian reds and whites.
  • Mark Assistant Manager

    I've been in the company since 2015, starting off in Bristol Bath Road. I moved to Chippenham as Assistant Manager over Christmas 2016 and have just moved here as Assistant Manager. I love all things Spanish-Reds, whites and Cavas and am a lover of Gin, so come join me for a G&T on the tasting counter.
  • Frank Trainee Manager

    I'm excited to begin this journey in wine at Westbury-On-Trym. Having knowledgeable colleagues is great for customers but me as well. So far I've really enjoyed some Pinot Noirs as well as a cheeky Beaujolais!

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