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Win a years supply of Beer!Date published: 04/10/15

Ich bestimme hiermit de Majestic Wien kriegsbereit auf langweilige Bier!*

Do YOU want to win a years worth of beer?


1 - Buy some of the excellent beers available at your local Majestic

2 - Take photo of said beer while/pre/post drinking - Make it imaginative!

3 - Post said photo on Twitter or Instagram with #craftmajestic @majesticsot

4 - The best photo will win a years supply of beer.

5 - Enjoy!

Closing date 31/10/15

*I hereby pronounce Majestic Wine is ready for war on boring beer.

Free Beer is Coming!Date published: 03/10/15

Oktoberfest has arrived at Majestic! To celebrate we are having a 3 day tasting of some excellent local ales and an awesome range on international craft beers!

Come in any day from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October to try some beer and learn a bit about what makes each one just so special!

Cast your vote on you favorite Craft Beer and Local Ale, all participants have a chance to win a place on our elite Beer Tasting Team! One lucky Guy or Gal will win a mixed case of the favorite 'local' beers from across the country!

Sparkling Saturday - Soffio No.3 Rosé NV - Open to try TODAY!!!Date published: 18/07/15

Sparkling Saturday - Soffio No.3 Rosé NV - Open to try TODAY!!!

A little bit of background...

Raboso is effectively the red 'sister grape' of Prosecco, extensively used for making a similarly light and fruity rosé version of northern Italy's signature sparkling wine, and is grown throughout the Veneto region. This example is made in Calmasino near Lake Garda.

So tell me about this wine...

A gentle rose colour with salmon pink hues. The nose is gently floral, with hints of cherry blossom intermingling with fresh summer fruits. Gently fruity and approachably off-dry.

Why you should buy this wine…

A great value pink bubbly. Great for summer parties, BBQ and weddings, or just for general drinking of an evening.

Try it for yourself in-store today!

£9.99 or buy 2 save 33% = £6.66

Something a bit alternative.Date published: 11/04/15

Something a bit alternative.

Are you getting a bit bored of Sauvignon Blanc? Still not interested in Chardonnay? Then maybe it's time for you to try something different!

Spain, while world-renown for it's reds, is perhaps little known for exporting good quality whites. The 'As Caixas' Godello from Martín Codax is something of a game changer towards that slightly underwhelming  reputation.

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. A great alternative to all those overly acidic new world Sauvignon Blancs!

Drink with grilled sardines or salt cod.

Five word wine review! - Casdal De Ventozela Vinho VerdeDate published: 04/04/15

Five word wine review! - Casdal De Ventozela Vinho Verde

Crisp, dry, soft citrus spritz 

Easter Opening HoursDate published: 04/04/15

Please note the following changes to our opening hours over the Easter weekend:

Saturday 4th April - 9am -7pm

Sunday 5th April - closed

Monday 6th April - 10am - 5pm

Tuesday 7th April - 10am - 7pm

If you have any out-of-hours queries, please send an e-mail to chi@majestic.co.uk, and we will respond when we re-open.

Happy Easter!

Foody Thoughts No. 8. Wynn's Coonawarra ChardonnayDate published: 23/03/15

Foody Thoughts No. 8. Wynn's Estate Coonawarra Chardonnay

It's not often a new arrival at Majestic impresses me so much, especially when it's a chardonnay...

Chardonnay is one of those grapes that, despite it's elevated status in Burgundy, Champagne, and come to think of it the whole of the rest of France, seems to split opinion in Britain.

We've had to wade through some shocking examples over the last couple of decades, but things have definitely turned around, and this wine is a great example of the best of them.

With aroma's of white peach and nectarine, and a silky smooth, almost cheesecakey mouthfeel, this is a wine MADE for food.

I'm not even going to pair it with anyting in particular. Drink it with roast chicken. Drink it with fish in a rich, creamy sauce. Drink it with BBQ'd sausages. 

Just drink it.


Five word wine review! - Breganze Pinot GrigioDate published: 13/03/15

Five word wine review! - Breganze Pinot Grigio

Vibrant, classy, clean, fruity, refreshing.

Down from £8.99 to £6,74 on the 25% off deal!n Open to try in store now!

Five word wine review! - Saint Clair Estate Selection Sauvignon BlancDate published: 13/03/15

Five word wine review! - Saint Clair Estate Selection Sauvignon Blanc

Mouth watering, ripe gooseberry and herbs!

Down from £14.99 to £9.99 on the 33% off offer!

Five word wine review! - Finca Carelio TempranilloDate published: 13/03/15

Five word wine review! - Finca Carelio Tempranillo

Complex, rich, concentrated fruit flavours!

Down from £9.99 to £6.66 on the 33% off offer! Open to try in store now!

Five word wine review! - Silver Ghost Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 13/03/15

Five word wine review! - Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon

Medium bodied, fruit driven bargain!

Straight price of £4.99!

Five word wine review! - El Torito ChardonnayDate published: 13/03/15

Five word wine review! - El Torito Chardonnay

Affordable, soft, fruity, easy drinking!

A straight price of £4.99 a bottle!

Five word wine review! - Mo Monastrell AlicanteDate published: 13/03/15

Five word wine review! - Mo Monastrell Alicante

Big, bold, smooth, easy drinking!

Down from £9.99 to £6.66 on the 33% off offer! Open to taste in store!

Five word wine review! - Domaine De Montval SurahDate published: 13/03/15

Five word wine review! - Domaine De Montval Surah

Soft, ripe, plush, peppery bargain!

Down from £9.99 to £6.66 on the 33% off deal! Open to taste in store now!

Foody Thoughts No. 7 - Domaine de Montval Syrah 2013Date published: 13/03/15

Foody Thoughts No. 7 - Domaine de Montval Syrah 2013

Bolstered by hints of pepper and dark cocoa, this plush fruit-forward red originates from an area called Pay du Gard, at the southern tip of the Rhone Valley, and as such is a fantastic alternative to a Cote du Rhone.

It matches beautifully to all kinds of grub, particulary sticky, BBQ'd meats and pasta salads - perfect for an early spring BBQ!

Pop in store this week and have a try, it's only £6.66 on our buy 2 save 33% offer.

Wine of the Week - Finca Carelio Tempranillo 2011 Castilla y LeonDate published: 13/03/15

Finca Carelio Tempranillo 2011 Castilla y Leon

£6.66 on our buy 2 save 33% offer

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.

Remarkably versatile food wine, great with stews, meats from the grill or a cheeseboard.

Wine of the Week - Montagny 1er Cru 'Les Millieres' 2010Date published: 07/03/15

Wine of the Week

Montagny 1er Cru 'Les Millières' 2010 Cave des Vignerons de Buxy

£9.74 Save 25% on selected wines

Single bottle as part of your mixed case - £12.99

A Premier Cru from the Montagny appellation in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise. Cave des Vignerons de Buxy is an excellent, quality-conscious producer and, being a co-operative, offers excellent value for money.

A delicious, fresh Chardonnay which has been fermented and matured in stainless steel tanks to preserve the pure peach, pear and acacia aromas. Soft and rich on the palate.

Enjoy with cold cuts of ham, a cheese board or whole salmon.

Pop in today for a taster!

Wine of The Week - Waimea Grűner VeltlinerDate published: 05/03/15

Wine of The Week

Waimea Grűner Veltliner from New Zealand

Grűner Veltliner is a white European grape most commonly found in Austria. New Zealand is a relatively young wine making country and whilst it is synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc, winemakers are keen to experiment with other varieties and Grűner Veltliner is proving successful in many areas, including Nelson.

Waimea’s Plantings

The 2014 Waimea Grűner Veltliner is only the fifth vintage of this wine to ever be produced. The vineyard is just three rows wide as it follows the path of a disused railway line. Waimea refer to these vines as the “Railway Reserve”.

What to expect from Grűner Veltliner?

The wine is an inviting golden colour. It’s fresh and crisp with aromas and flavours of stone fruit and pineapple. The wine is quite rich and offers spicy notes of fennel and white pepper. The term “minerality” refers to a flinty, steely character, which has more to do with sensation than flavour. You may be able to experience that sensation with this wine. We think it’s great with risotto.

Why buy this wine?

Waimea are at the cutting edge of experimentation in New Zealand and these richer, spicy styles of wine are the next big thing.

£14.99 buy 2 save 33% = £9.99

Beer of the Week! Oakham Brewery CITRADate published: 05/03/15

Beer of the Week - Oakham Brewery CITRA

New! Oakham Ale CITRA 12 x 500ml 4.6%

This award winning ale was the first in the UK to use the American Citra hop, and has gone from strength to strength since it’s launch a few years ago.

With pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish, this is a very modern version of a classic golden ale.

Just pop in store this week for a taster!

£22.20 on the ‘buy 2 packs, save £6’ Real Ales multibuy deal (single case £25.20)

Free Tasting - Hattingley Valley Sparkling WinesDate published: 23/02/15

Free Tasting - Hattingley Valley Sparkling Wines

Love English sparkling wine and want to support your local winemakers?

Hattingley Valley Vineyards are just a short jog from Southampton at Lower Wield, Alresford, and we thought it was about time our loyal customers enjoyed some of their offerings. Currently in stock is their fantastic Classic Cuvee, a blend of all three champagne grapes, and their superb Blanc de Blanc, made from 100% chardonnay, and my personal favourite.

We'll be holding a tasting in March/April and want to get as many of you involved as possible, so if you're interested just drop us an email at sot@majestic.co.uk, or call us on 02380 221478 and we'll let you know when we've decided on a date!

Guigal Cotes Du Rhone just £7.99!Date published: 22/02/15

Guigal Cotes Du Rhone just £7.99!

Looking for a bargain this weekend? Or maybe a supple Sunday Lunch sipper?

Guigal is arguably the most famous producer in the Rhône Valley, and this full bodied red is a great example of just why.

With a robust core of dark fruit, savoury white pepper notes, and a lingering finish, this really is a superb food wine.

Short term offer - now just £7.99

Foody Thoughts No. 6 - Fish Hoek MalbecDate published: 18/02/15

Foody Thoughts No. 6 - Fish Hoek Malbec

Food match - Charred Steak

I know malbec and steak is a bit of a generic match these days, but come on, it's for good reason...

The grape is a fantastic alternative to a Bordeaux (originating from that neck of the woods anyway) and New World producers are really making the most of it at the moment. This South African incarnation is full of plum, black cherry, a good whack of spice, and most importantly plenty of that smoky undercurrent that underpins decent South African reds. It's this particular character that will really bring out the best in your midweek steak, particularly when char-grilled and served with a mound of sweet potato wedges and roasted Mediterranean veg.

£6.74 on the buy any 2 save 25% deal


*SPECIAL TWO WEEK OFFER* Côtes du Rhône 2011 E. GuigalDate published: 18/02/15

*SPECIAL TWO WEEK OFFER* Côtes du Rhône 2011 E. Guigal

For two weeks only the Côtes du Rhône 2011 E. Guigal is down from £11.75 to £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.

*SPECIAL TWO WEEK OFFER* Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 LagunillaDate published: 18/02/15

*SPECIAL TWO WEEK OFFER* Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 Lagunilla 

For two weeks only the Lagunilla Rioja is on a special 50% off offer when you buy two or more! This means it is down from £15.99 to £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.

Five word wine review! - Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2014 MarlboroughDate published: 17/02/15

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Marlborough

Crisp gooseberry with tropical characteristics

New Arrival!!! Iron Maiden Trooper!Date published: 16/02/15

New Arrival!!! Iron Maiden Trooper! 12x500ml bottles

 It is named after the Maiden song 'The Trooper', which was inspired by ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ which took place at the Battle of Balaclava (1854) during the Crimean War when 600 British cavalry famously and disastrously charged the massed Russian artillery. The beer is brewed by Robinson's brewery, a well known and prestigious family brewer in Cheshire who have been making beer for 6 generations since 1838.  

Trooper is a deep golden ale with citric hop notes and dominating malt flavours with a subtle hint of lemon. Real depth of character with complex hop notes using a combination of Goldings, Bobec and Cascade Hops.

£24.00 on the buy two save £6 deal!

New Arrival!! Soffio No.3 Rose NVDate published: 16/02/15

New Arrival!! Soffio No.3 Rose NV


Raboso is effectively the red 'sister grape' of Prosecco, extensively used for making a similarly light and fruity rosé version of northern Italy's signature sparkling wine, and is grown throughout the Veneto region. This example is made in Calmasino near Lake Garda.


A gentle rose colour with salmon pink hues. The nose is gently floral, with hints of cherry blossom intermingling with fresh summer fruits. Gently fruity and approachably off-dry.


Drink with salty canapes or fresh prawns.

Only £6.66 on the 33% off offer! 

Five word wine review! - Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2014 Côteaux du LanguedocDate published: 16/02/15

Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2014 Côteaux du Languedoc

Youthful, refreshingly zesty, easy drinking

Bordeaux - Main grape varietiesDate published: 15/02/15

Bordeaux - Main grape varieties

The first article in a what will hopefully be an interesting series.

Bordeaux is a region of two halves, producing some fantastic reds, sweet wines and more recently some premium dry whites!

Cabernet Sauvignon - Bordeaux is the northern limit for successfully ripening Cabernet Sauvignon. The high stone/gravel content of the soil in the Haut Medoc, Bas-Medoc and the Graves reflects the heat of the sun back into the vineyard. This enables Cabernet Sauvignon to ripen reliably. It is often blended with some of the finest wines the region produces. It is always blended with Merlot and the best blends can age for decades.

Cabernet Franc - Mainly produced in the Saint - Emilion, it produces wine with less body and tannin then Cabernet Sauvignon. When fully ripened it has a marked fragrance, which consequently is its main contribution to blends.

Merlot - This is the most widely planted variety in the region, it produces full bodied wines with subtle tannin. When blended with the Cabernet's it adds softness, richness and body. However it relies on them for aromatic fruit, colour and tannin. It is a particularly important in regions that Cabernet Sauvignon is unable to ripen in. 

Petit Verdot - Only ripens fully in very hot years. It can give a very deep coloured, tannic wine which ages slowly.

Semillon - The most widely planted white variety of the region. Its thin skin and affinity to noble rot mean it is mostly used for sweet wines. Produces golden wines with plenty of body and also ages well.

Sauvignon Blanc - Sauvignon from the region will have a distinct herbaceous, grassy quality and is being used more often in single varietal dry whites. However it can be blended with Semillion as its acidity provides a good counter balance within a sweet wine.

Muscadelle -  This will have a pronounced grapey, floral flavour to it. It plays an important role in dry and sweet blends.

That is all for now! Hopefully that wasn't too heavy and I will leave you will a recommendation. New into majestic: Château Bel-Air Lagrave 1995 Cru Bourgeois, Moulis. A fine example of a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot blend. Already aged for 20 years this wine is a fully mature cru bourgeois and at the reasonable price of £14.99! 

Five word wine review! - Vinalba 50/50Date published: 15/02/15

Vinalba 50/50

Fantastic, bold, interesting, fruity blend

***NEW SERIES OF ARTICLES***Date published: 15/02/15

Over the next few weeks we shall be writing about the main grape varieties for each region! We will try and keep it light and interesting. We shall attempt to splice fact and opinion and the end product will hopefully make for interesting reading!

*Disclaimer* This series will be pioneered by our trainee so please be patient.

Foody Thoughts No 5 - Vinalba Fifty 50 2012, Uco ValleyDate published: 14/02/15

Foody Thoughts No 5 - Vinalba Fifty 50 2012, Uco Valley

Food Match - Roast Beef and Horseradish

Roast beef is one of those delicacies that could be matched to pretty much any red wine, but why settle for a cheap bottle of supermarket plonk when you can match it so beautifully with something like this?

Vinalba pioneered Malbec production in Argentina, with this wine also borrowing one of Bordeaux's other traditional staples -Cabernet Sauvignon.

Inky violet in colour, with layer upon layer of rich black fruits, and even a hint of marmite, this blend has enough punch to cope with lashings of horseradish sauce.

Pop in this week and have a try!

£8.65 when you mix and match 2 or more wines on the 33% Off deal.

Five word wine review! - Mister ShirazDate published: 14/02/15

Mister Shiraz

Bold new world fruity favourite

Beer of the Week - Alhambra Reserva 1925Date published: 13/02/15

Beer of the Week

New! Alhambra Reserva 1925, 6 x 330ml 6.4%

Alhambra Reserva 1925 is a high quality Spanish beer crafted to perfection.

Full-bodied, extra smooth, with a rich, highly agreeable taste for the demanding yet discerning palate, and suitable for any occasion.

At 6.4% it certainly carries a bit of a kick, and if you mix and match with any of our other craft beers, you even save yourself a couple of quid.

Drop by this week for a try!

£12.99 - Buy 2 or more packs = £9.99

Five word wine review! - Mud House Pinot Noir 2013Date published: 13/02/15

Mud House Pinot Noir 2013 Central Otago

Intense, powerful and full of flavour!

Foody Thoughts No. 4 - Pierre-Jean Sauvion Chenin Blanc 2013 PGI LoireDate published: 12/02/15

Foody Thoughts No. 4 - Pierre-Jean Sauvion Chenin Blanc 2013 PGI Loire

Food match: Prawn cocktail

Chenin Blanc is native to the Loire valley and as a region they produce a variety of different styles, varying from dry to sweet.

This is a fabulous example of a reasonably priced dry Chenin Blanc produced by Château du Cléray, which is one of the major properties of the Western Loire.

A light-bodied, fresh and approachable Chenin, with subtle aromas of white flowers and honey against a backdrop of crisp white apple. Lively acidity provides a mouthwatering experience

It's open on our Tasting Counter so if you're not convinced pop in this week and have a try!

£5.99 on our SAVE 33% Mix and Match deal - Single bottle as part of your mixed case - £8.99


Foody Thoughts No. 3 - Silver Ghost Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 12/02/15

Foody Thoughts No. 3 - Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon

Food match: Shepherds Pie

If you need a good all round mid-week wine to go with your dinner then this has to be it. At only £4.99 its a real bargain and has enough body to match with the comforting flavours of a shepherds pie. Its a soft easy drinking wine with lots of plums and ripe fruits so when you've finished your dinner its easily quaffable as you watch Eastenders.

It's open on our Tasting Counter so if you're not convinced pop in this week and have a try! 


Valentines day winesDate published: 11/02/15

Here at Majestic Wine we are offering 33% off ALL our Rosé Champagne and Sparkling Rosé until February 16th, here are some of our favourite picks;

Undurraga Rosé - £6.66 - light and bright with fresh strawberry flavours and a crisp finish, all at a bargain price! 

Oeil de Perdrix Rosé Champagne - £16.66 - superb value Champagne with bright and fresh red fruit and a clean, vibrant finish

Cloudy Bay Pelorus Rosé NV - £18.99 - a super sparkler from the renowned Cloudy Bay and they don't disappoint - lashings of cherry and sweet spice make this a fabulous alternative to Champagne

Taittinger Rosé NV - £33.31 - classic and stylish Champagne, blended from the best grapes of recent harvests to maximise the potential of the fruit. Aromas of fresh red berries with a fine mousse and elegant finish. 

Of course it's not all about fizz, we've some gorgeous wines to treat your loved one to as well;

Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia - £18 (when you buy 2 Fine Wines) - very apt for Valentines's Day - a big, bold Aussie Cabernet which packs a punch. Full bodied with rich dark fruit, spice and a complex finish

Chablis 1er Cru Mont le MilieuLaroche - £20 (when you buy 2 Fine Wines) - crisp, clean and classic - a perfect white to compliment any fish dish for your romantic meal! 

Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2005, Spain - £19 (when you buy 2 Fine Wines) - a perfectly balanced, nicely matured Rioja and a 2014 Decanter Gold Medal winner - this is a super wine 

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Foody Thoughts No. 2 - Killka Chardonnay 2013 Bodegas SalenteinDate published: 11/02/15

Foody Thoughts No. 2 - Killka Chardonnay 2013 Bodegas Salentein

Food match: Fish Pie

Chardonnay is one of those grapes that seems to split opinion among wine lovers and novices alike.

A plethora of cheap, 'flabby' New World specimens over the last few decades have turned people off the oaked styles, whilst many still don't realise that that crisp Chablis that they love so much is in fact made using the same grape.

This cracking lightly oaked Argentinean chardonnay from Bodegas Salentein, the same people that make the award winning Portillo Malbec, is a great example of a wine made well.

A lovely balance between soft, youthful tropical fruits and well rounded, spicy oak character, finished off with a silky smooth body make this perfect for a creamy fish pie.

It's open on our Tasting Counter so if you're not convinced pop in this week and have a try! (You might need to bring in your own fish pie)

£7.99 on our SAVE 33% Mix and Match deal - Single bottle as part of your mixed case - £11.99


Fizz for the 14th Feb!Date published: 10/02/15

Fizz for the 14th February - Valentines Specials!

For the run up to Valentines Day we're treating you to 33% off all pink fizz.

Whether you're spoiling someone with Champagne, or want to try something a little different, we've got the perfect present for you.

Just follow the link below:


Foody Thoughts No. 1 - Mas des Montagnes 2012 Côtes du Roussillon VillagesDate published: 10/02/15

Bored of the same old food and wine matches?

Over the next few weeks we'll be bringing you some great alternatives to the old classics, and the best thing is that they're all available to taste in store if you're not convinced by our articles!

Foody Thoughts No. 1 - Mas des Montagnes 2012 Côtes du Roussillon Villages

Food match: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops

The first in the series, picked entirely at random, is the Mas des Montagnes 2012 Côtes du Roussillon Villages, which I think would go beautifully with a fat, herb crusted lamb chop.

The standard match for lamb is a Rioja, and it's clear to see why; with such a great balance between fruit character and spice, and enough acidity to cut through the fat, it suits a chop down to the ground.

The reason a southern French blend like this this works so well is on the same basis: Grippy tannins  and fresh red fruits from the grenache and carignan which break down when confronted with a nice bit of protein, a hint of pepper from the syrah, and enough body and acidity to cope with the lamb's natural fattiness.

A herby, rustic edge matches nicely with the thyme and rosemary in the crust, and to top it off the wine goes down quite nicely on it's own.

Pop in store this week and have a try!

£6.66 on our 33% off mix and match deal


A very pink sparkling Saturday!Date published: 07/02/15

With Valentine's Day just a week away we've got some great deals on pink fizz to make the day extra special and in case your're not sold on the idea of sparkling Rosé we've got the Lindauer Rosé open on the tasting counter for you to try today!

This sparkling wine is from New Zealand and is made from the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinotage and has a lovely richness which comes from being aged on lees for 12 months. Pink and very bubbly with ripe red fruit and citrus flavours, this wine would make a lovely aperitif or would go perfectly with your Valentine's Day meal - try it with some calamari.

It's open on the tasting counter today to pop into store and give it a try.  At just £9.99 as part of our 33% mix and match offer this delicious treat won't break the bank.

Wine of the Week: Natale Verga Pinot Grigio, 2014Date published: 04/02/15

Wine of the Week

Pinot Grigio Natale Verga, 2014

This winery was founded in 1895 by Enrico Verga, who gained a reputation for fine Barolos. It is now run by great-grandson Natale along with his father and sisters. Their Pinot Grigio comes from vineyards in Pavia, Lombardy, close to its border with Piedmont.

Delicate in both aromatics and flavours, this is classic north-Italian Pinot Grigio, offering gentle pear, white apple and refreshing citrus characters and subtle accents of blossom.

Perfect with simple seafood dishes.

£5.99 (Save 25% on selected wines. Single bottle as part of your mixed case - £8.99)

Pop in now for a taster

Beer of the Week! Lagunitas IPADate published: 04/02/15

Beer of the Week

Lagunitas IPA (pronounced “lag-goo-KNEE-tus”!)

Petaluma, California, 6*355ml Bottles, 6.2% abv.

This IPA is American craft beer at it’s finest.

Made in the traditional super-hoppy, high alcohol India Pale Ale style, this cracking little beer still retains an easy drinking nature and a deeply crisp finish.

In the words of it’s maker:

“Thanks for choosing to spend the next few minutes with this special homicidally hoppy ale. Savour the moment as the raging hop character engages the Imperial Qualities of the Malt Foundation in mortal combat on the battleground of your palate!”

£10.99 on our Craft Beers multibuy deal. Single pack - £13.99

Pop in now for a taster!

It's Superbowl Time!Date published: 01/02/15

I don't know about you but I'm super excited for the Superbowl tonight and just like last year I'm rooting for the Seattle Seahawks!  But whether you're a Patriots or Seahawks fan some good American beer is what you need for the game tonight.  So pop down and pick up a case of Sam Adams Boston Lager to get in the mood. This rich and satisfying American lager is made from a 19th century recipe and will help keep you going (I know I'm going to need help staying up to watch the whole match)!

At just £1 per bottle as part of our 24 bottle case this offer ends soon and is not to be missed!

New and open to try! Domaine de Fabrègues 2011Date published: 29/01/15

We've got a great new wine in store and it's open on our tasting counter for you to try!  The Domaine de Fabrègues 2011 is a red wine from the Languedoc in the South of France, not far from the Southern Rhône.  The region is far less regulated than most appellations in France, meaning winemakers there are able to use a wider variety of grapes in their blends and age the wine for as long or as short a period of time as they believe is right.  This wine is a blend of four different grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault giving it a rich and spicy flavour with bold blackberry and cherry flavours.  It's smooth and leaves a long, warming taste of dark chocolate in the mouth.

So why should you buy this wine?  Well, it's great quality (it was awarded 88 points by the Wine Spectator), a full-bodied wine which would go perfectly with the hearty, warming food you crave at this time of year.  Try it with a casserole, stew, cottage pie or a roast.  A big hearty dish, it deserves to be matched with Domaine De Fabrègues.

Although this wine is from the Old World if you like New World wines such as an Argentinian Malbec or an Australian Shiraz then you will probably find yourself enjoying this too.

It's open to taste so why not pop in today and try it?  If you like it you could pick up a bottle or two for £8.99 as part of our 25% off mix and match offer.

New Beer: AlhambraDate published: 29/01/15

We've just added a new craft beer to our range, the Alhambra 1925 ReservaThis is a high quality Spanish beer, smooth and rich, perfect if you've got some mates over and fancy chilling with something a little different.

But you don't have to take our word for it.  This week we've decided to share this new addition with you, so pop into store to try some at the tasting counter!

If you like the beer as much as we do you can pick up a pack of 6 for just £9.99 (when you buy two or more packs as part of our craft beer deal) or £12.99 for a single pack.

Wine of the Week - San Huberto MalbecDate published: 28/01/15

January may be drawing to a close but with some cold nights still ahead of us I've been seeking out some warming red wines to take the chill off those dark evenings.  The San Huberto Malbec, 2012 is a perfect wine to curl up with on a sofa.  It's a little bit fruity, a little bit spicy and would be perfect with a lamb stew and some roasted vegetables to really warm you up.

It's got notes of plum, bramble and blueberries, while 12 months' ageing in oak barrels has given it a sweet, spicy oak flavour.

If you love Argentinian Malbec then you have got to give this wine a try and at £7.99 as part of our 33% off mix and match offer it really is irresistable!

Wine of the Week - La La Land MalbecDate published: 21/01/15

With the Australian Open in full swing and Australia day coming up on Monday what better way to get in the mood than with a glass of Australian wine?

Australia is well-known for it's rich Shiraz but we've decided to head off the beaten track this week and try the La La Land Malbec (2013) from the Murray Darling region in Victoria..  The La La Land vineyards are situated in the Red Cliffs vineyard near Mildura in the north-west of Victoria.

The wine itself is is fruit-driven with lots of forest fruit and cherry flavours with hints of vanilla, dark chocolate and a bit of spice.  It is unexpectedly lighter than what you would expect from both a Malbec and an Australian wine, making it a nice easy-drinking wine.  Whether you're having friends over for dinner, or just to socialize and watch the tennis, this wine will make a perfect match.  You could drink it on its own or with a tasty meal of pulled pork sliders or barbecued ribs! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

At £8.99 a bottle as part of our 25% off mix and match offer this wine is definitely worth trying and will leave you wanting more.

Wine of the Week - Lapostelle Cuvee Alexandre MerlotDate published: 14/01/15

We've chosen the Chilean Casa Lapostelle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot, 2012, as it really is something a bit different.  The winery is located in the Colchagua Valley in Chile's central Rapel region, known for the quality wine it produces.  Casa Lapostelle has produced this excellent quality wine from one of the winery's low-yield single vineyard sites.  However, this is not your typical Merlot, being richer in flavour, higher in body and more alcoholic than your average Merlot.

The wine is a gorgeous ruby colour with fruity blackcurrant mingling with sweet spices such as cloves on the nose.  The taste matches the smell with fruity notes of blackcurrant mixed with vanilla and nutmeg which lingers and leaves you wanting more.

You could drink this now or cellar it for a few years.  I'd definitely recommend drinking it alongside a rich stew like beef bourguignon or a hearty Lancashire hotpot.

Normally £19.99, this wine is now just £13.32 as part of our 33% off mix and match offer!

Why not try...Date published: 06/01/15

...One of Fiona's favourite wines.  Riesling is perhaps not the most well-known grape but that doesn't mean it should be overlooked.  The Falkensteiner Hofberg Riesling 2008 is from the Mosel Valley in Germany.  What's so special about this wine?  Well, it's off-dry which makes it slightly more unusual.  The slight sweetness is well-balanced with mouth-watering acidity making it a light, easy-drinking wine.

The relatively low alcohol content of this wine makes it perfect for anyone who's overdone it a bit over Christmas but doesn't want to give up alcohol entirely!  At just 10.5% ABV (just 7.9 units per bottle) you can enjoy this without feeling guilty, simply chill and enjoy while curled up in front of the TV or with a light dinner.

WOTW - Eguia GRDate published: 02/01/15

Try Our Wine of the Week

Rioja Gran Reserva 2004 Viña Eguía

£8.99 Save 33% on selected wines

Single bottle as part of your mixed case - £13.49

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

Ruby red with medium density and a brick-like rim. The fruit is very mature, exhibiting raisin, prune and caramel notes, accompanied by vanilla, clove and leather. Silky mouth-feel and good length.

Drink with all slow-cooked lamb dishes, or with nutty-tasting cheeses.

Wintery Wine of the Week - Chateau Recougne!Date published: 06/12/14

Try Our Wintery Wine of the Week in store now!

Château Recougne 2011 Bordeaux Supérieur

£6.99 Save 33% on selected wines - Single bottle as part of your mixed case - £10.49

Looking for a Christmas corker for the dinner table?

This cracking value Bordeaux from Chateau Recougne is the perfect partner for beef, and a great value alternative to the more premium offerings of Pomerol and St Emilion.

Merlot makes up 75% of this blend, giving a fleshy and robust character, with swathes of black fruit accented with hints of mocha, smoke and toast.

Plenty of fine-grained tannins provide prodigious grip and savoury texture; a great accompaniment to your cheeseboard.


The Christmas SpiritDate published: 06/12/14

With Christmas getting closer by the day it's time to get in the Christmas spirit and what better way than by enjoying one of our new gins, vodkas or rums?!

Highlights of the new range include the gin and sloe gin from the Sipsmith distillery.  Located near Battersea in London this small distillery is quickly making a name for itself with its awesome gins and Sipping vodka.  The sloe gin is especially good and can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a festive cocktail.  Why not treat yourself to some Champagne or Prosecco and indulge in a sloe gin fizz?

Another great choice is the Don Papa spiced rum, especially as part of a spiced rum mojito!f

If you're curious and want to find out more just ask us when you pop into store, we'll be more than happy to chat to you about them!

Mmmm... Mulled WineDate published: 01/12/14

It’s that time of year again, where the evenings are darker and colder and you just want to curl up inside with a warm glass of something while watching your favourite show.  And what could be more festive than mulled wine?!  Forget the ready-made stuff, I’ve got some suggestions to help you create the perfect glass of mulled wine.

Start off with some of our gourmet mulling syrup (one bottle will be enough for around 4.5 litres).  Now you need to work out which wine you’re going to use.  Choosing a wine can seem daunting and confusing, but don’t worry, here some suggestions to help you out.

My first choice would be the Oxford Landing Estates Australian Cabernet Shiraz.  The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz makes it fruity, with notes of plum and and blackberry, as well as being easy-drinking with some spiciness too.  This, along with its smooth finish makes it perfect for mulled wine.

If you’re looking for something cheaper then you can’t go far wrong with the Silver Ghost Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.  This is another medium-bodied, fruity wine and with its plummy taste and hints of pepper it will certainly mull well.

My final suggestion is the Casale di Valle Italian Chianti.  While perhaps a more unusual choice for mulled wine with its mix of Merlot and Sangiovese grapes giving it fruity, cherry notes this too would lend itself to being mulled.

All you have to do now is heat the wine and the syrup, sit back and relax.

Wine of The Week - Cune Crianza - £6.66!Date published: 25/11/14

Rioja Crianza 2010 CVNE - £6.66 Save 33% on all Rioja for One week only!

Single bottle as part of your mixed case - £9.99

Founded in 1879 by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa, CVNE has remained in family hands, now in their fifth generation. CVNE has long been an innovator, embracing estate bottling and the extensive use of stainless steel.

A lively cherry-red appearance leading to a nose of light summer fruits. This wine has undergone a period of one year in oak giving beautiful hints of vanilla amongst fruity cherry notes.

A real treat, with a long and elegant finish. Partner with dry cured ham or roasted stuffed peppers.

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33% Off Rioja and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc!Date published: 25/11/14

ONE WEEK ONLY - 33% OFF NZ and Rioja!

As if we don't spoil you enough here at Majestic, we have some ground breaking deals on two of the UK's most popular liquids.

One for week only enjoy 33% off all NZ Sauvignon Blanc and 33% off all Rioja when you mix and match as part of your mixed case.

Highlights include:

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc at £18.33!

Massey Dacta Sauvignon (*new!) at £8.66

Marques Caceres Reserva at £11.66

Cune Crianza at £6.66

Champagne O'Clock!Date published: 15/11/14

We've got a real treat this weekend, until Monday there's 33% off all Champagne!  So in store we've used this as an excuse to celebrate and have opened a bottle of the Drappier Premier Cru Brut NV for you to try today.  When Champagne of this quality is just £19.99 a bottle it really is irresistable.

If I had to describe the Drappier in three words it would be toast, green apple and smooth.  This is lovely and light and would make a great aperitif.  So go on treat yourself while you've still got time!

Some light refreshmentDate published: 09/11/14

Winter is often seen as a time for hearty food and rich wine, but if you're looking for something a little lighter for a change then the Serena Pinot Grigio 2013 Banfi is definitely for you.  It's Refreshing, fruity and goes really well with a light fish dish.  My recommendation would be something like my trout dish.  You could pan-fry or grill it and serve it with a lovely side-salad for a dish that's a little bit different to what you normally see around this time of year.

The reason this wine is so light and delicate is because they only use free-run juice, meaning there's minimal contact with the grape skins.  The warm climate adds to the flavour of the wine giving in notes on melon and pear while softening the acidity making it a perfect wine to enjoy on its own if you don't fancy having it with food.

At just £7.49 as part of our mix and match 33% off deal, this wine is well-worth trying.

Limited 33% off ALL Prosecco!Date published: 08/11/14

You've got until Monday to order your Prosecco if you want to take advantage of this amazing deal!  For a couple of days only we've got 33% off absolutely ALL of our Prosecco.  Today we've got the Prosecco Treviso open for you to try while you browse the other great offers we've got.  The Treviso is a lovely rich Prosecco, perfect for any celebration (and with Christmas looming on the horizon who isn't in the party mood?)!

It's hard to say no to at just £8.66 as part of our mix and match 33% off deal.

So what are you waiting for come on down or go online to make the most of these limited offers!

A bit of English bubblyDate published: 06/11/14

If you fancy trying something bubbly that isn't Champagne then look no further than the Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine from West Sussex.  Made in the same way as Champagne and from the same three grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier), Nyetimber has to be the best alternative there is to your traditional French Champagnes.

A great way to enjoy this fantastic wine is as an accompaniment to some good old-fashioned English fish and chips! This may sound crazy but it really does work (trust me I tried it last night).  With citrus, brioche and shortbread notes, Nyetimber is smooth and thoroughly enjoyable.  At just £23.98 as part of our mix and match 33% off deal this is a wine not to be missed!

Bring a bit of sparkle to your lifeDate published: 02/11/14

My recommendation today is the Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene, a great bottle of bubbly if you're looking for something a little bit more special that won't break the bank.  It has a fresh fruity taste and I could definitely taste apples in the glass.  Having tried it just last night I can definitely recommend drinking this Prosecco as either an aperitif to your meal or, like I did, with a creamy mushroom risotto.

Coming up to Christmas it's the perfect bottle of bubbly to have around for when those friends turn up unexpectedly to make their visit that bit more special and at £9.99 as part of our 33% off deal it's a really affordable one too.

If you fancy finding out a bit more about the Conegliano you can pop into store and we'd be more than happy to chat about it or you can have a look at the website - http://www.majestic.co.uk/Prosecco-di-Conegliano-Valdobbiadene-Extra-Dry-zid23253?tracking=|searchterm:prosecco

Gavi Toledana!Date published: 31/10/14

Our 'Wine of the Week' is the gorgeous Italian Gavi Toledana. 

Ripe peach and pears with hints of citrus and a slight honeyed edge held together by steely minerality and a fresh acidity.

I enjoyed a bottle of this myself last night and I strongly recommend you do the same!

On offer at £7.99 - this is not one to miss out on!

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2014 MarlboroughDate published: 23/10/14

A great wine from the Marlborough region with aromas of grapefruit and lemon. It is crisp, with a vibrant taste, a combination of citrus and tropical fruits with grassy undertones. We recommend drinking this wine on its own or as an accompaniment to light rice or pasta dishes.

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc is a typical example of a good quality New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. If you like our Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc or The Ned Sauvignon Blanc then you'll love this!

Only £7.49 when you buy two bottles as part of our 25% off mix and match promotion

£9.99 for a single bottle as part of your mixed case

South Africa - featuring Porcupine Ridge Merlot 2013Date published: 15/10/14

Since we have the South African Porcupine Ridge Merlot 2013 on our tasting counter at the moment I thought I'd take the opportunity to do a bit of research about South African wine to share with you!

Many people don't realise how far back South Africa's history of wine making goes.  The Dutch originally began producing wine in South Africa in order to ward off scurvy among the sailors of the Dutch East India Company.  The first wine was produced in 1659 and by the 18th century South Africa had become well-known for its sweet Muscat dessert wines from the Constantia wine estate.  Unfortunately, owing to the the removal of preferential European tariffs, production for export declined.  In the early 1900s attempts to revive production ended in disaster when the plating of high-yield grape varieties, such as Cinsaut, led to overproduction and the founding of the Cape Wine Growers Co-operative.  Although the Co-operative had good intentions its quotas and minimum prices made it practically impossible for private wine producers to continue trading.  Only in the late 1980s, with the relaxation of these regulations, was there a shift towards a focus on quality rather than quantity.

Growing conditions in South Africa aren't as easy as you might expect, with huge variations in terrain, from mountains to drylands, and weather, with very hot summers and cold winters.  There is a danger that crops grow too fast and ripen too quickly leading to a loss of flavour intensity in the grapes.  Despite these challenges South Africa is now the seventh largest producer of wine in the world.  The Wine of Origin labelling has been working since 1973 to standardise and regulate wine labelling in South Africa, particularly concerning the region the wine comes from and the grape varieties used in the wine.

South Africa's wine regions are located in the area around the Cape of Good Hope, they produce predominantly white wine and cultivate a wide range of grape varieties.  However, white wines are commonly Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, while reds are often Cabernet Sauvignon or a Bordeaux-style Merlot blend.

Porcupine Ridge Merlot 2013

This wine is made by Boekenhoutskloof in the Franschhoek Valley, located in the Paarl region, inland and to the east of Cape Town.  Unlike some areas of South Africa this region has a cool climate and an abundance of water, making it ideal for growing a wide range of grape varieties.

It's a distinctive bottle because of the large picture of the porcupine! Crested porcupines are widely found in South Africa and there are several families of them at Boekenhoutskloof, hence the name of the wine.

This particular Merlot tastes very fruity, particularly of plums and you can also detect a touch of oak.  It's a great wine to enjoy with food, we recommend drinking it with red meat, perhaps some burgers, sausages or pork chops!

Pick up a bottle for £8.99 in store or at the reduced price of £7.64 when you buy two bottles as part of our 15% off deal!

There's still time for 'Days of Summer' 2013 - Chilean MuscatDate published: 14/10/14

Summer may be over but that shouldn't stop you enjoying the lovely 'Days of Summer' Chilean Muscat 2013.  This is an unusual wine, sourced from the Itata Valley, one of Chile's southernmost wine regions and its producer, Miguel Torres, is one of those leading the sustainable viticulture movement in Chile.

This wine has a summery feel to it, as its name suggests, with a fresh, tropical and fruity taste as well as a hint of residual sweetness.  You could enjoy this wine on its own, reminiscing about those sunny summer days or with food such as a fish dish or, as I did, with a carbonara.

This wine won a Decanter Silver Award and is great value at £7.49 if you buy two bottles as part of our 25% off deal.

Pilsner Urquell on offer!Date published: 12/10/14

Pilsner Urquell, the original pilsner from the Czech Republic, is on offer at £24 a case... that's just £1 a bottle!

Distinctly hoppy, full-bodied and deeply satisfying - a really great beer for all occasions!

And what better way to enjoy the weekend?! Grab some before it's all gone!

Vina Eguia Gran Reserva!Date published: 12/10/14

Currently on offer at only £8.99, the Vina Eguia Gran Reserva Rioja is a hard one to beat!

2004 vintage - rated an 'exceptional' year by Robert Parker!
The moderate sunny days and cool nights allowed the vines to stay healthy and the grapes to ripen perfectly. 'Eguia', coming from 'egia' meaning 'true'; this wine really has stayed true to the traditional style of a gran reserva rioja.

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 24 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.

A perfect partner for lamb dishes, or with nutty-tasting cheeses.

A favourite among customers and staff alike! 


Presenting Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva MerlotDate published: 11/10/14

From the Colchagua Valley in the central Rapel region of Chile, this is a fruity Merlot with hints of strawberries, plums.  It is a soft, well-rounded wine which leaves a lovely, long-lasting taste in your mouth.  Currently the Gran Reserva Merlot is on offer at £7.32 as part of our save 33% deal when you buy two wines as part of the offer.

Fiona Recommends Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014Date published: 11/10/14

Sauvignon Blanc is not only one of the most well-known but also the most widely-planted grape in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, where this wine comes from.  The wine has herbal, grassy hints with a fresh, fruity taste.  The notes of tropical fruits, gooseberry and green fruits complement the fresh acidity of the wine. Drinking at its best now either as an aperitif or with lemon chicken, Thai spices, fresh fish or seafood.

This wine is a bargain at just £6.66 as part of our third off offer!

Spanish Spotlight on Pedro's AmontilladoDate published: 10/10/14

This dry Sherry is one of the true wines of Jerez.  It has a lovely nutty aroma and is light and smooth on the palate with a delicious caramel aftertaste.  This wine would go really well with a soup, mushrooms or hard cheeses, such as Manchego or Cheddar, however it can also be enjoyed on its own.  At £11.99 this is a bottle that shouldn't be missed!

Introducing Lagunilla Gran Reserva 2006Date published: 10/10/14

As part of our Spanish Spotlight Tasting we're featuring the Lagunilla Gran Reserva 2006 - a very good year year according to Parker, the 2006 vintage scored 85 points!  This is a great wine for anyone who wants to try an aged Rioja which has still maintained a lot of its fruity notes while taking on some of the oakiness of the barrels it was aged in for 24 months.  The wine is 80% Tempranillo grape, a traditional grape of the Rioja region, the name of which comes from the Spanish temprano meaning early, owing to the fact that it ripens earlier than most grapes.  The other 20% is Garnacha, another common grape from the region.  This tasty wine comes in at £11.99 a bottle, perfect for anyone looking to enjoy something a little more special.

Nicolas Feuillatte NV - £16.66Date published: 08/10/14

Nicolas Feuillatte NV Champagne is on offer at £16.66!!

A light, fresh and fruity Champagne with fine discreet bubbles and subtleovertones of apples, pears and citrus fruits. Has undergone a total of 4years' ageing prior to release.

Don't miss out!

Wine of the Week - Lagunilla Rioja Reserva 2008Date published: 02/10/14

Wine of The Week!

Rioja Reserva 2008 Lagunilla

£5.99 Save 33% on selected wines

Single bottle as part of your mixed case - £8.99

This famous Rioja bodega was founded in 1885 by Don Felipe Lagunilla San Martín, who is credited with rescuing Rioja's vineyards from the phylloxera epidemic, through his pioneering work in grafting vines onto American rootstocks.


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.


Partner with roast shoulder of lamb, or any number of game dishes.

Focus On SancerreDate published: 09/09/14

Sancerre is an Appellation within the Loire Valley Region. The vineyards are spread over fifteen villages on very chalky, well drained stony soils. A  band of flintier vineyards lay along the river itself. The majority of sancerre is white, and are made from the highly acidic sauvignon blanc grape variety. Today I'll be looking at Sancerre 'Clos de Bouffants' 2012 Domaine Roger Neveu, currently priced at £12.99

 The aromas are just fantastic and make the sides of the mouth start to water before I even take a sip. The vibrant initial smell is of green fruit, like gooseberry and citrus which intermingles with 'wetstone' minerality and a touch of lemongrass. Tangy acidity follows on the palate, followed by lime and more gooseberry. A nice smooth finish indicates quality.

 Traditionally fermentation took place in 600 litre wooden casks but now inert stainless steel, temperature controlled vats have become the norm. 

Why not give Sancerre a try as a special treat? 

Focus on CasablancaDate published: 09/09/14

Regional Spotlight: Casablanca Valley, Chile

Historically known for it's quaffable, reliable merlots, cabernets, and carmeneres, Chile has broadened it's winemaking landscape in recent years. 

It's diversity is now its major strength, with very respectable syrah, pinot noir, malbec, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, viognier, and even riesling and guwerztraminer making an appearance as growers become more experimental.

As the country continues it's mission to position itself as the natural, unpolluted choice more and more growers are trying different vinification techniques to influence the quality of their yield, and none more so than the Casablanca Valley.

The appelation is synonomous with Chilean white white, and the countrys self-annointed answer to Carneros, California. Long thought to be too cold for viticulture, in the 1980's winemaker Pablo Morande turned the local industry on it's head by converting his traditional table vineyard, complete with Pergoda, to vertically trellised grapes, and proved Casablanca could produce whites with finesse quite unprecedented in Chile.

Today dozens of Bodegas grow fruit here. Cool breezes from the sea temper the late afternoon heat which, with the valleys mild winters, extends the Casablanca Valleys growing season by up to a month on other vineyards in the central valley. 

Aromatic, crisp whites are the resulting offspring, and although the valley is a natural home to sauvignon blanc, chardonnay is in such demand that it still dominates the region's vineyards.

Top Tips:

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.

Errazuriz Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Casablanca Valley

Freshly cut grass aromas complement those of green apple and pineapple, crisp acidity lends freshness to the intense and invigorating palate. The finish is dry and refreshing.

Errazuriz Wild Ferment Pinot Noir 2011 Casablanca Valley

Highly aromatic yet very subtle in style, the fruit aromas show violets and spice, which are backed up on the palate by great concentration and soft ripe tannins.

Article originally published by Majestic Hexham, with thanks

Beer Of the Month!Date published: 09/09/14

CRAFT BEER OF THE MONTH... Lagunitas IPA £10.99 when you buy 2 or more craft beers/ales on the deal. 

Style: IPA (india pale ale, a hoppy style first brewed in England in the 19th century).

Origin: Petaluma, California 

The brewery was founded in 1993 by Tony Magee in Lagunitas, California and moved a year later to nearby Petaluma. Since the mid-2000s, Lagunitas has been one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the United States.

Open to Taste in store.. Just pop in and ask a member of staff!!

Argentina Spotlight TastingDate published: 05/09/14

The most important wine producing country in South America and, at long last, one of the most dynamic wine producers in the world. 
The Malbec, or Bordeaux, seems to have discovered its true home in upper Mendoza, which is now the leading producer of Malbec.

Argentina has so much to offer, from buttery, oaked Chardonnays to deep, fruity Malbec, packed with black cherry and blackberry flavours...

Which is why we're doing a spotlight tasting on September 6th. It's a great way to learn a bit more about Argentinian wines and try some delicious examples! 

- So come along!

Wine of the Week! Days of Summer 2013, Miguel Torres, Itata Valley.Date published: 29/08/14

Our wine of the week is the Miguel Torres 'Days of Summer'.

Miguel Torres's winery was founded in 1979 by the famous Torres family of Spain, and is among those leading the sustainable viticulture movement in Chile. This unusual wine is sourced from Itata Valley, one of Chile's southernmost wine regions. 

As the name suggests, this is a summery wine full of bright and juicy white grape, floral and gently tropical aromas. A tiny hint of residual sweetness gives it a round, easy-going feel.

The perfect accompaniment for ceviche and other flavoursome seafood salads.

On offer at £7.49 when you buy two or more bottles!

Montepulciano Date published: 19/08/14

As we have a new wine in store this week; Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013, Poggio Civetta, I thought I'd share a little information about it and where it comes from.

Montepulciano is the name of a vigorous red grape variety planted over much of central Italy and also the name of a town in Tuscany in central Italy at the centre of the zone producing the highly ranked red wine Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano (which is not made from this grape variety, but is made around the town of the same name). The grape variety is recommended for 20 of Italy's 95 provinces but is most widely planted in the Abruzzi, where it is responsible for the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, and in the Marches, where it is a principal ingredient in such reds as Rosso Conero and Rosso Piceno. 

The Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013, Poggio Civetta that we have comes from several vineyards owned by the Rosetti Family, located just a few kilometers from Abruzzo's Adriatic Coast. 

It is a ripe and approachable, meduim-bodied and distinctly Italian red. Ripe blackcurrant and cherry flavours are infused with subtle hints of clove and forest earth, framed by fine tannins. 

A perfect companion for Italian cured meats and hard cheeses, or pasta and ragu - and currently on offer at £6.66!

Free Delivery!Date published: 14/08/14

Did you know that we offer free delivery on any order of 6 bottles or more? Well we do!
We cover SO14 - SO19, SO30 - SO32, SO43, SO45, SO50 - SO53 and PO14 and PO17.
You can order online or call us in store and your delivery will be with you within 7 days!

So what are you waiting for? Get ordering!

Beaujolais - the basics!Date published: 13/08/14

Beaujolais is a wine region in east central France and produces a single, unique style of wine which is very fruity and often relatively light. Although it is often included as part of the greater Burgundy, it differs in terms of climate, topography, soil types and even distribution of grape varieties. Beaujolais produces more than the whole of the rest of greater Burgundy to the north put together and almost all of it is produced from a single red grape variety, Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, and most of it by a single, distinctive wine-making method. 

The total vineyard area of the Beaujolais region is well over 20,000 ha and includes nearly 100 communes with the Màconnais on its northern boundary. The climate is very temperate and semi-continental; snow may fall in the foothills of the Massif Central to the immediate west by the time Beaujolais Nouveau is launched in November. The topography is very varied, especially in the northern, narrower part of the region and the differences between the limestone and granite and the southern, richer soils affects how light the wine will be and therefore how early it should be consumed. 

About half of all Beaujolais is sold under the basic appellation of Beaujolais, which comes from the Bas Beaujolais and the flatter land to the immediate west of the main north-south auto-route around Belleville. A small amount may be sold as Beaujolais Supérieur, for which the minimum potential alcohol of the grapes when picked must be 10.5 rather than 10 per cent. 

The second most important Beaujolais appellation is Beaujolais-Villages, which accounts for about a quarter of total production. Beaujolais-Villages must come from the hillier, northern part of the region, its vineyards pushing up into the foothills of Massif Central. The finest sectors of this superior northern part are the so-called Beaujolais-Crus, 10 named communes of Crus whose wines are considered so distinctive, and so good, that they have earned their own appellations. There is also a small amount of Beaujolais Blanc and Beaujolais-Villages Blanc made each year, mainly from Chardonnay grapes, although Aligoté is also allowed. 

So there you have it, just a little glimpse into the world of Beaujolais. 

The Mud House Sauvignon BlancDate published: 09/08/14

£9.99 or £6.66 when you buy any two 33.3% off wines

A new star has been born in our Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc range! Since its arrival earlier this month, Mud House has become a firm favourite in a very short space of time. From the Upper Wairau Valley, Mud House Wines was started 18 years ago and is a producer focused on sustainable viticulture. Just over half the fruit for this wine is sourced from their own Woolshed vineyard.

A refreshing hit of elderflower and nettles dominate the aroma of this pale straw coloured wine. Zingy and crisp on the palate with a pineapple and cream finish, this instant classic is just perfect for Summer drinking, whatever the weather!

Article first published by Majestic Stevenage, with thanks

Wine of the Week - Callia Bella Malbec 2013Date published: 16/07/14

Embraced by mountains and warmed by the sun, Bodegas Callia is located in the Tulum Valley in Argentina's Province of San Juan and has become one of the foremost wineries in this area. The region's desert climate - characterized by ample sunshine, low humidity and desirable temperature variation - coupled with this area's sandy alluvial and clay loam soils, produces intensely fruity wines of distinctly Argentine personality.

An attractively deep purple wine, with an up-front and straightforward wild berry character, with hints of baking spices. Intense and generous cherry and chocolate flavours capture the palate, with plush tannins and good ripeness.

Enjoy with with pasta and meatballs in your favourite tomato and herb sauce.

Single bottle price £8.99

BUY 2 BOTTLES SAVE 25% = £6.74

Jane MacQuitty's top 100 wines - featuring Majestic Wine!Date published: 05/07/14

In the Times newspaper on 28th June 2014 saw Jane Macquitty start her top 100 wines for the summer starting with her choices for the whites. Below are all the wines featured from our majestic range:

Under £6.50

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Monte Schiavo 2013 £8.49 Buy 2 save 25%, £6.37 each. Offer Ends 10th July

Torres Days of Summer 2013 £8.65 Buy 2 save 25%, £6.49 eachOffer Ends 10th July

Under £8

Caixas Godello 2013 £9.99 Buy 2 save 33.3%, £6.66 eachOffer Ends 10th July

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2013 £10.65 Buy 2 save 25%, £7.99 eachOffer Ends 4th August

Under £12

Bellingham ‘The Bernard Series’ Viognier 2013 £12.99 Buy 2 save 25%, £9.74 eachOffer Ends 4th August

Sainte Victoire Famille Negrel Rosé 2013 £9.99Offer Ends 1st September

L'Extra par Langlois Brut NV £13.49 Buy 2 save 33.3%, £8.99 eachOffer Ends 10th July

Under £25

Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Louis Moreau 2010/11 £25.00 Buy 2 selected fine wines save £10,£20.00 eachOffer Ends 1st September

Greywacke Riesling 2012 £25.00  Buy 2 save 15%, £21.24 eachOffer Ends 1st September

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Brut 2009 £35.99  Buy 2 save 33.3%, £23.98 eachOffer Ends 4th August

This article was first published by Majestic Sevenoaks, with thanks

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

Rioja Reserva 2009 Viña Eguía

£10.49 or £6.99 when you buy 2 or more




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.

BBQ WinesDate published: 25/06/14

Here at Majestic we are raring to recommend the ideal refreshments this summer to accompany those long days stood in-front of the BBQ!

Food & wine matching is all about finding combinations that won't fight for attention in your mouth. 

So we've come up with a select few lip-smacking, BBQ friendly wines & gastronomy to accompany. Enjoy!

Mister Shiraz 2012, Colchagua Valley, Chile - Notes of Spice, Plum & Strawberry, the ideal partner to a rare steak. £6.66 (Summer Selection Price)

Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Coonawarra, Australia - Fruit forward with hints of Cedar & Blackcurrant, the ideal partner to any juicy burger. £8.66 (Summer Selection Price)

Rioja Crianza 2009, Vina Eguia, Spain - Soft tannins & lively acidity makes this a classic partner for minted lamb chops. £6.66 (Summer Selection Price) 

 The Summer Selection 33% OFF - Offers End 30th June!

Article originally published by Majestic Bristol, with thanks

Majestic Party ServiceDate published: 22/06/14

Majestic Party Service

Throwing a party this summer?

Whether it’s a BBQ, a wedding, or the big 4 - 0 we have got it covered!

Shop with us and benefit from:

 - Fantastic wines and beers, all in one place

 - Expert recommendations from our staff

 - Free Glass Hire*

 - Free Ice Bucket* and Chiller Bin Hire*

 - Free Delivery*

 - & A happy smiling face at the till!

For more info on our party hire services just ask a member of the team

* £1 returnable deposit on glassware. £10 returnable deposit for Ice Buckets, £15 returnable deposit for Chiller Bins. Free delivery on 6 bottles or more. Glasses must be returned to the store clean.

Hi, I'm Nick, the new Assistant ManagerDate published: 22/06/14

Hello Southampton!

I've just taken over from Hannah as Assistant Manger here in Southampton, and am very much looking forward to a good tasting session our our tasting counter, so do drop by and say hello.

I'm a massive fan of Kiwi and Californian Pinot Noir, and also love a good Sancerre or Pouilly Fume, but feel free to test my knowledge on anything else.

I'm also a big craft beer and real ale fan, and also love a good single malt so long story short, come and explore with our new team!

Summer deals - 25% off Italian winesDate published: 21/06/14

There is still 25% Off ALL Italian Wines! 

Our offer of 25% off all Italian wines is still running. And, the best bit is that you no longer have to buy in pairs - as long as you have two wines from the same percentage offer, you get the better price - SIMPLE!

Here are my top picks:

Dogajolo Carpineto - £8.61

Created in the super-Tuscan style, but without the price tag! A baby-Tuscan if you will! This is a blend of sangiovese and cab-sauv and is supremely soft, smooth and moreish. Enjoy this one on its own or be decadent and have it with your pizza!

Gavi Araldica - £7.49

If you love Italian Pinot but want to try something new, Gavi is just the wine. Zippy, fresh, zesty and light, this is a 'sitting in the garden whilst the sun sets' kind of wine! Chill it down, get some friends around and enjoy!

Allegrini Bardolino - £7.49

Unmistakably Italian this wine is a real find for less than £8! Soft, fruity and full of Italian charm, this is a great  party wine but even better for kicking back on a Friday night with a glass or two!

Article originally published by Majestic Nottingham, with thanks

Brooklyn Summer Ale now in storeDate published: 21/06/14

We now have the Brooklyn Summer Ale in stock here in Southampton. Its a golden ale with lots of character and intensity. Using the Finest British barley this will go down great at a summer BBQ or just enjoyed chilled on its own.

Come and pick some up today it's only £9.99 for six when you buy 2 or more packs

Champagne offersDate published: 20/06/14

Champagne Deals!

With June being our busiest non-festive month, it's typically a time of year when we see the greatest degree of strong deals. This is rarely more true than it is with Champagne, with some absolutely sensational prices being introduced across our range of the world's most glamorous wine!

Heidseick & Co. Monopole Brut NV - £14.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles

Getting a grand marque Champagne for under £15 seemed like a thing of the past, so this deal is really impressive. Heidsieck, founded in 1785, has long been associated with a heavier style of non vintage champagne due to a high proportion of pinot noir in the blend. As such, the fruit, notably russet apples, manages to be both full textured and refreshing.

Taittinger Brut Nv - £25.00

One of Champagne's most recognisable labels, Taittinger has long beguiled drinkers with its poise, elegance and the floral depth to it's fruit. Hints of white fruits and citrus meld seamlessly with and vibrant yet retrained mousse. A slight honeyed quality on the finish adds depth but is subtle enough for the wine to retain its trademark finesse.

Article originally published by Aberdeen, thanks

Hi I'm Simon, the new manager!Date published: 20/06/14

I am the new manager of the Southampton store after spending my Majestic life in Haslemere and then Chichester. I am a big Saints fan and have lived in and around Southampton for many years.

My favourite wines would have to be an aged Bordeaux or a White Burgundy. I also enjoy a full bodied Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon. Please come and say hello!

I am very happy to run wine events for companies or groups of friends so please ask about that and I can explain the services we offer.

PROVENCE ROSÉ SPOTLIGHT WEEK 4 July - 10 JulyDate published: 19/06/14


We are very excited for our Provence tasting week. Nothing matches this glorious Summer weather better. We will be opening a range of delicious dry roses from the region of Provence. Undoubtedly our most popular style of rose here at Majestic, light and delicate in style and free to try. Make a note in your diary, we will be celebrating all things Provence from the 4th  July to the 10th July and pop in for a taste. Everyone welcome!

Saturday Kitchen 31st May - Vinalba Reservado Chardonnay 2013Date published: 31/05/14

This delight was recommended on Saturday kitchen this morning to go with the chicken dish made by Bruno Loubet.

The high-altitude vineyards of the Lujan de Cuyo area of Mendoza provide low average temperatures and long hours of vivid sunshine, promoting a vibrant and pure fruit character. The wine is made without any oak contact, for a fresher style.

An inviting golden colour, this Chardonnay is ripe and soft, with yellow apple, tangerine and pineapple fruit. The palate is refreshing and mellow, with a round, lightly nutty finish.

£9.98 when you buy 2 or more saving 15%! Worth a try! 

Vina Ardanza 2005! - Its open to try today!!!Date published: 31/05/14

It is here the new vintage of the Ardanza and goodness me is it a cracking new vintage! It is open to try on our tasting counter and it really is one to try! So pop in and see us and try a sample of this gorgeous wine! 

£19.00 when you buy 2 or more Fine wine or Spirits from the buy 2 save £10 range!

There is a bit more information about the wine below: 

VIÑA ARDANZA 2005  The 2005 harvest was excellent, which enabled us to select only the best grapes to make Viña Ardanza 2005. The vineyards benefited from very generous weather conditions and the grapes ripened perfectly as a result. Moderate and well-timed rainfall ensured a very good budding. 

The Tempranillo grape bunches were of average size, whereas the Garnacha vines yielded very loose bunches with small-sized berries, which resulted in highly concentrated grapes. Grape picking started in early October, with mild daytime weather and cold temperatures at night. This temperature drop assisted in both balancing the sugars and achieving phenolic ripeness, which is crucial in producing quality wines. 

2005 was officially awarded as “Excellent”.

  The 2005 vintage of Ardanza is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. The Tempranillo grapes come from our 30-year-old plots ‘La Cuesta’ and ‘Montecillo’, located in Fuenmayor and Cenicero. The Garnacha grapes come from ancient vines planted at a 600 meter altitude in Tudelilla (Rioja Baja), on plots adjoining our ‘Finca La Pedriza’.  

The grapes were selected in the vineyard and taken to the winery in refrigerated trucks. Once fermented, the wines were transferred to American oak barrels in May 2006. The Tempranillo was barrel-aged for 36 months in four and a half year-old casks. The Garnacha was aged for 30 months in two and three year-old casks. The wines were manually racked six times. It was bottled in July 2009.  

Dark ruby red with an orange tint on the rim. Intense and lively on the nose, with spicy and balsamic aromas, scents of vanilla, coconut shells and black pepper with undertones of blackberries. 

Well-structured on the palate, perfectly balanced in acidity and alcohol content, with soft and silky tannins. The long aftertaste displays flavours of fresh blackberries along with spicy woody notes. 

The Ideal partner for roasted and grilled meats, barbecues, poultry and game, Iberian ham and sausages, as well as semi-cured cheeses.

New Arrival!!! Mud House Pinot Noir!! Date published: 30/05/14

We welcome with open arms this delicious new Pinot Noir from Centeral Otago. 

This powerful pinot is packed full of red cherry and darker bramble fruit complimented by a subtle spice. With hints of mocha and perfectly balanced tannins its a treat on these warmer evenings. 

Try this delight with a duck salad, very yummy! 

Priced at £9.99 when you buy 2 or more from our summer selection your in for a treat! 

Open to try on our tasting counter so come on in!! 

Wine of the Week - Killka Chardonnay 2012, ArgentinaDate published: 29/05/14

The whites have done it again this week with the beautiful Chardonnay. New in recently, all of us have been wanting to try it! So here it is, from what is considered to be Argentina's single largest 'cool climate' estate, stretching 22km from east to west, and taking in 5 distinct microclimates, enabling them to make a variety of styles, including this lightly-oaked Chardonnay.

The very subtle vanilla is complimented by lovely tropical and citrus fruits. Its gorgeous and seriously worth a try! 

Priced at just £7.99 its an absolute bargain! Saving 33% off when two or more bottles are purchased from our summer selection

Wine of The Week- Pierre-Jean Sauvion Sauvignon Blanc 2013 PGI Loire ValleyDate published: 22/05/14

Pierre-Jean Sauvion Sauvignon Blanc 2013 PGI Loire Valley

£7.49 (when you buy 2, save 25%)

This Sauvignon Blanc wine is produced by Pierre-Jean Sauvion, who is a fourth generation of a family of winemakers based at Château du Cleray. Located in the outskirts of Nantes, the estate is most famous for its Muscadet, but also makes this Sauvignon Blanc sourced from several vineyard sites further inland.

A light, straightforward wine, with a citrus fruit backbone and gentle accents of nettles and freshly cut grass on the nose. Crisp acidity provides a refreshing finish.

Perfect with a summery baby-leaf salad with fresh tomatoes and goat's cheese.

Victoria's Fine Wine of the week- Château Grand Faurie La Rose 2009 St-Emilion Grand CruDate published: 18/05/14

This week my top pick of our Fine wines is the Château Grand Faurie La Rose 2009 St-Emilion Grand Cru!.

We were lucky enough to open this beauty on our Summer Wine event and it is safe to say it did not disappoint.

This Bordeuax blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is typical of the blend of Fine red wines from the ' right bank' of Bordeuax Merlot dominant unlike its counterpart that favours more Cabernet Sauvignon.. St-Emilion resides closely to other well known wine districts such as Pomerol and St- Georges- St Emilion. As well as being referred to as the 'left bank' and 'right bank' these wine districts can also be known as the Medoc or the Graves. These are split by the Gironde, leaving the middle district known as Entre Deux Mers (between two seas). The most renowned wines on the right bank come from St-Emilion and Pomerol which both have their own appellations. 

This particular wine comes from a small, established château just to the north of St. Emilion, which today is under the same ownership as the neighbouring Château Larmande. The area has St. Emilion's trademark sand and limestone soils which are kept well drained. 

This is an incredibly smooth wine that has good colour. It is a  medium-bodied claret, with a pleasantly spicy and mature nose, with hints of leather and clove against a backdrop of bramble and dried prune fruit. The tannins are supple and fine grained.  The year 2009 was considered to be of outstanding quality according to Robert Parker, and this is certainly a wine of quality. 

This wine is drinking well now, although with our save £10 on two bottles of Fine Wine you could purchase one for drinking now and one to age. This wine would benefit from decanting to really enjoy it.

This wine would be perfectly partnered with with roast beef or lamb. £18.00 (when you buy two!)

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2013 Monte Schiavo £6.74 (when you buy 2, save 25%)Date published: 18/05/14

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2013 Monte Schiavo 

£6.74 (when you buy 2, save 25%)

This Italian white is made from the grape Verdicchio.

It originates from Monte Schiavo which are a large cooperative group. The fruit used to produce this wine is sourced from over 35 growers and therefore is of a superb quality. Verdicchio is the signature wine from the Marche region on the Adriatic Coast and is the perfect example of a fresh summery white wine from Italy.

This is an invigorating wine with great diversity of fruit it bursts with lemon and lime as well as pineapple and apricot.

On the finish it has a taste of almonds.

A good party wine to be enjoyed on a hot Summers day.

Hannah's top 3 RosesDate published: 14/05/14

The sun is back and shining through our windows so I thought it was about time to share with you my top picks to enjoy in this weather. 

Number 1: Chateau Pigoudet "La Chapelle" Rose - A stunning rose from Provence, oozing red apples and strawberry. Its so light and elegant it is the ultimate rose to enjoy on these sunny afternoons. Priced at £9.34 (15% off when you buy 2 bottles from the 15% off range!!) It is a steal! 

Number 2: Etoile de Mer Rosé - From the Northern part of Provence come this spectacular wine. A Provence rosé with a little extra fruit density with Strawberry and subtle herbal hints. It is a gorgeous summer tipple! £8.99 (255 off when you buy 2 or more from the buy 2 save 25% range!)  

Number 3: M de Minuty Rosé - As you can probably tell I am a Provence fan! This is an absolute treat to enjoy in the sun with a tomato salad. Its delicate, its elegant and its delicious...Need I say more. On offer at just £9.99 (33% off when you buy 2 or more from the summer selection!)

Two week Special OffersDate published: 13/05/14

We have the following two weeks special offers starting from today.

Torres Vina Sol £5.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles from the 25% off range.

Codorniu Rosado £6.66 when you buy 2 or more bottles from the Summer Selection - the 33% off range.

Codorniu Seleccion Ravenots £7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles from the Summer Selection - the 33% off range.

Brancott Estate Pinot Noir £7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles from the Summer Selection - the 33% off range.

New Arrival!! Berlucchi Cuvée Imperiale NV Franciacorta!Date published: 11/05/14

Introducing our new arrival for Summer, the Berlucchi Cuvée Imperiale NV Franciacorta! 

£14.98 When you buy 2, save 33.3% (Single bottle price £22.49).

This wine is a perfect blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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.

New- The Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2013, MarlboroughDate published: 11/05/14

Fear not Ned lovers, we here at majestic understand just hoe much a good New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc means to you, our customers.

Which is why we have searched far and wide to find you the very best quality at exceptional value. We would like to debut to you are new Kiwi Sauvignon that we believe to be the next big thing! The Mud House Sauvignon Blanc.

 Established in 1996, the Mud House name reflects the origin of all wine and its links to the earth. The vineyards are nurtured to ensure that the grapes reach optimum ripeness, varietal character and flavour. The winemakers then finely craft the wine to capture the essence of its origin. A majority of the fruit sourced for this wine is found from their own Woolshed vineyard in the Upper Wairau Valley, with the rest of the fruit being provided by partner growers. 

This wine is pale straw yellow in appearance with heady aromas of fresh grapefruit, guava and the hint of nettles that is expected from a New World Sauvignon. On the palate this is crisp, concentrated and vibrant combining the citrus and tropical fruit flavours with green vegetal undertones.

This lovely wine is available at only £6.66 (when you buy 2 as part of a mixed case) which means you save 33.3%!

Enjoy it chilled, all Summer long.

Introducing our new Summer Sparkler the Chandon Brut NV from Argentina!Date published: 11/05/14

We welcome with open arms this week this little gem from Argentina! the Chandon Brut NV!

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. made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes this is a fresh and elegant style of sparkling wine, with a nose centering on citrus, pineapple and white peach aroma with subtle brioche hints, and a palate with great accuracy and length.

Try as an alternate to Champagne this Summer at only £12.98 (save 33% when you buy 2 products from our pick 'n' mix)

Saturday Kitchen 10th May - Paul Mas VermentinoDate published: 10/05/14

This week, Saturday Kitchen was filmed in our Newmarket store. 

Susie Barrie was filmed recommending Paul Mas Vermentino 2013 (£7.64 when you buy 2 or more from our 15% off range). This wine was matched to a Steamed Sea Bass dish.

Prosecco Di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Date published: 09/05/14

To celebrate the three queens being in Southampton today we are open some Friday fizz in the form of the Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Extra Dry N/V DOCG from Italy.  This is currently £9.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles from our summer selection

La Marca winery is located in Oderazo, in the Veneto region.  Its members own about 4,000 hectares of vineyards on the hills and the plain.

Adanced technologies are used in the vineyards and the cellar to aid the continual improvement of wine quality.

A pale straw colour with a fin mousse and typical fruit characters of apples and pineapples.

Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany a light lunch.

Victoria's Fine Wine of the week- La Réserve de Léoville-Barton 2007 St-JulienDate published: 07/05/14

Here at Majestic we appreciate a well made wine more then most. When we find a particular wine that ignite our passion more than most we want to share that with you. Everybody should be able to purchase Fine Wine at prices that are not about to break the bank. Every week we shall be selecting a Fine wine that really ignites our passion and yours as-well.

This week let me introduce the La Réserve de Léoville-Barton 2007 St-Julien. This Claret is a typical Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It is the second wine of Léoville-Barton's vineyards that resides on the left bank of Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant grape variety of the left bank of Bordeaux that is separated by the river.From the gravelly dunes of Léoville-Barton's vineyards, leading down to the bank of the Gironde, La Réserve is the second wine of this famous property. As an earlier drinking version of the grand vin, this is real value for money at £25.00!

With a classic 'left bank' nose of smoky blackberry fruit and pencil lead, the palate is rich and rounded with assertive tannins, ample fruit and well integrated oak. It is drinking well now but if you can restrain yourself from opening it over the next  two or three years it will be drinking superbly. 

Wine of the Week - Symbiose Piquepoul Sauvignon Blanc 'Cuvée Florence' 2013, Cȏtes de ThauDate published: 06/05/14

Symbiose Piquepoul Sauvignon Blanc 'Cuvée Florence' 2013, Cȏtes de Thau

£6.47 (when you buy 2, save 25%)

This new product from the South of France is a blend of Piquepoul and Sauvignon Blanc.

The Cotes de Thau is a vineyard area that borders the Thua Basin, a large body of water that lies inland of the Mediterranean. This is a region that is naturally suited to viticulture with plenty of sunshine and heat, and sea breezes that temper the effects of humidity within the vineyards.

On the palate this wine has a combination of crisp, lean minerally Piquepoul with Sauvignon Blanc's vibrant tropical characteristics that produces a wine that is refreshing and excellently balanced.

Enjoy this chilled with fresh fish for the perfect pairing.

We are making it Easier to Explore at MajesticDate published: 01/05/14

From now on you can explore our offers "the simple way" by mix and matching within the main offer categories.

Our best offers this summer are within our "summer selection" where you can mix and match 2 or more bottles and get 33% off!

We have a 25% off range where you can also mix and match 2 or more bottles from this selection.

The third offer category is our 15% off where you can also mix and match 2 or more bottles.

You no longer need to buy 2 or more bottles of the specific bottle to get the offer and can now buy a mixed box whilst receiving all of our fantastic offers!

Feel free to ask for more clarification in store, call us on 02380 221478 or e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk

Wine of The Week - Oyster Bay Sauvignon BlancDate published: 29/04/14

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand

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 a party wine or with white meat and seafood!

£7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles from the Summer Selection

Its back! - Château Pigoudet ‘La Chapelle’ Rosé 2013 Coteaux d’Aix-en-ProvenceDate published: 27/04/14

I cant contain my excitement! Its back this absolutely stunning Rosé! It is one of the most delicate and delicious wines I have had the pleasure of drinking. 

It really is worth a try, priced at £9.99 its a bargain! 

Saturday Kitchen Recommendation - 26th AprilDate published: 26/04/14

Saturday Kitchen this week was filmed in our Covent Garden store. 

Olly Smith was filmed recommending Paul Mas Estate Marsanne 2013 (£6.66 when you buy 2 or more from our Easter Pic 'n' Mix - 33% off). This wine was matched to a cod and mussels dish. 

This wine is currently on a tremendous offer until Monday 28th April and has been selling very well in store recently.  Give us a call on 02380 221478 or e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk should you wish to purchase any. 

First Class Pinot Noir 2013, Casablanca ValleyDate published: 22/04/14

This wine is sourced from the Casablanca Valley and vinified at a state-of-the art winery in neigh-bouring Maipo Valley.  Following a cold soak, the grapes are fermented with selected yeasts and matured without oak for a fruit-focused character.

Jam packed with red fruits on both nose and palate, this Pinot Noir is awash with raspberry, strawberry and redcurrant fruit, framed by supple tannins and gentle hints of floral and pepper hints.

A great partner for tender pork loin.

£5.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles from the Easter Pic 'n' Mix

Oyster Bay £7.99 offerDate published: 22/04/14

A fantastic new addition to our 33% off range in the form of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc which is £7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles. 

Oyster Bay are one of the most famous and dynamic wineries.  Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats brings out every last ounce of flavour and concentration in the grapes.

This wine shows pronounced aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits alongside a subtle herbaceousness.  Crisp, elegant and refreshing.

Ned Sauvignon Blanc offer @ £6.99Date published: 22/04/14

Do not miss out on securing the Ned Sauvignon Blanc whilst it is at £6.99.  Whilst we are fast running out in store ee are expecting a big stock up mid-May and can deliver it to as soon as we receive it

Saturday Kitchen recommendation - open to taste in store todayDate published: 19/04/14

On this mornings Saturday Kitchen Susy Atkins  selected the Lindauer Special Reserve NV (£9.99 if you buy 2 or more wines from the Easter Pick 'n' Mix) as the wine match for the Heaven and Hell dish.

This Special Reserve (which is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay) undergoes a secondary fermentation in bottle.

It has a pale pink colour with copious beads of small bubbles bursting with aromas of ripe peach, nectarine and hints of black-fruit.  It is very creamy on the palate.

Great chilled as an aperitif or with seafood!

Open to taste in store today!

Its Fizzy Friday!!!Date published: 18/04/14

Come and join us today for a glass of this delightful Cava Rose! 

Packed full of strawberry and red berry fruit this is what everybody should be drinking this Easter weekend! This lovely, refreshing rose is a must for the BBQs this weekend and it is on a cracking offer of just £7.32 when you buy 2 or more from the Pick 'N' Mix range! 

We look forward to seeing you! 

Today is Malbec World DayDate published: 17/04/14

Happy Malbec World Day to all of our customers.

To celebrate we have the Santa Ana Malbec ( £5.99 if you buy 2 or more)and Argento Malbec (£6.66 if you buy 2 or more) open to taste this weekend.

NEW ARRIVAL – Vallee Des Pins Rose 2013, Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Date published: 16/04/14

NEW ARRIVAL – Vallee Des Pins Rose 2013, Coteaux d'Aix en Provence With this Easter weekend set to be a scorcher this is the perfect rose to sip away to in the garden. 


GRAPES:- Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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

Available to taste in store this weekend

£7.99 When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £9.99BUY 2 SAVE £$

Montagny Viellies Vignes Buxy £7.49 one week special offerDate published: 16/04/14

Don't miss out on the deal of Montagny Vieilles Vignes 2010 Buxy. 25% off just for a week (offer ends on 21th April). The price is only £7.49 at the moment when you buy 2 or more.  This wine was recommended by Saturday Kitchen last month as a great match for a fish dish.

Slightly riper fruit and fuller body than Chablis, but with the same steely mineral elegance. It is full of crunchy green apple flavours accompanied by ripe lemon. It is a perfect white for spring that will go lovely with salads, fish, chicken - a real crowd pleaser.

Easter Delivery UpdateDate published: 16/04/14

Just a quick update to advise that we are still taking deliveries for Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th April.

We are closed on Sunday 20th April and are open 10am unilt 5pm bank holiday Monday.

Deliveries post Easter will resume Tuesday 22nd April and Wednesday 23rd April.

Introducing the stunning Bouvet Samur Rose!Date published: 13/04/14

The sun has finally got his hat on! Here at Majestic Southampton we are preparing for a season of warm days, Summer gatherings and lots and lots of refreshing Rose wine to tickle our taste buds.

So we are extremely excited to introduce this perfect Summer sparkler.

The house of Bouvet-Ladubay was founded in 1851 by Etienne Bouvetand his wife, Celestine Ladubay, and is now one of the Loire's foremost sparkling wine producers. Bouvet are known for their sparkling wines made from Chenin Blanc from Samur from grapes that are sourced locally from several local producers.

Made in the traditional method as the same style of Champagne these wines offer a purse friendly alternative without compromising on taste, and this lovely Rise is no different. Produced from 100% Cabernet Franc this wine is a delicate and inviting salmon pink, with a raspberry and peach fruit character, a fine mousse and a clean and uplifting floral nose. A real crowd pleaser and perfect as a Summery aperitif.

Currently this little beauty is £8.99 and is our pick 'n' mix! Stock up now for a real treat this Easter, or dazzles your friends with it at parties or BBQs over the Summer.

Provence Rose Parcel availableDate published: 10/04/14

Miraval Rosé 2013Available in unsplit 6 packs of 75cl bottles (£113.94) or unsplit 6 packs of magnums (£228) The second ever vintage of this wine since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt acquired and renovated the Château in 2009. Winemaking expertise is provided by the renowned Perrin family (of Château de Beaucastel fame). The inaugural 2012 vintage was the first rosé ever to make the Wine Spectator Top 100 wines, and this follow up doesn’t disappoint. Complex with layers of raspberry and strawberry fruits, wild herbs, citrus and wet stone and refreshing acidity.  

M de Minuty Rosé 2013Available in unsplit 3 packs of magnums (£75) Already available in the Majestic range, this is the latest vintage – now available in magnum. The magnums are the same shape as the 75cl bottles and look gorgeous – a real favourite of the parcel!  

Château de Berne Rosé 2013 – Available in unsplit 3 packs of magnums (£82.50)  Already available at Majestic in standard size bottles, this is the new vintage in magnums.  I was lucky enough to go an educational visit to this chateau in April 2013 and I can inform you that this is a beautiful wine, perfect for sipping on a hot summers day.

Please call us in store on 02380 221478, e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk or see www.majestic.co.uk for more information on how to acquire these wines.

Wine of The Week - Eguia Gran ReservaDate published: 09/04/14

Rioja Gran Reserva 2004, Vina Eguia


Bodegas Eguia 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 and 3 years in bottle before release.

Ruby red with medium density and a brick-lick rim. The fruit is very mature, exhibiting raisin, prune and caramel notes, accompanied by vanilla, clove and leather. Silky mouth-feel and good length.

Great with lamb or a barbecue.

£8.99 when you buy 2 or more

Single bottle Price £13.49

BUY 2 SAVE 33%

Available to taste in store this week.

Ned Sauvignon Blanc @ £6.99Date published: 08/04/14

Please do not miss out on the opportunity to stock up on the Ned Sauvignon Blanc @ £6.99 whilst the offer is on.  The offer ends on the 28th April

Peroni special Offer - £1 per bottleDate published: 07/04/14

Remember that we have Peroni on a £1 per bottle (£24 for a box of 24) special offer until 28th April

Saturday Kitchen recommendation - Codorniu Raventos!Date published: 05/04/14

On this mornings Saturday Kitchen Olly Smith was filmed recommending the Codorniu Raventos (£7.99 if you buy 2 or more).  This cava was recommended to go with fish and chips.  It is available to taste this weekend in store.

Wine of The Week - Torres Vina EsmeraldaDate published: 05/04/14

Torres Vina Esmeralda 2013

GRAPE VARIETIES:- Gewurztraminer, Muscat

Typically innovative and different, this is an intriguing blend from 4th generation grower Miguel Torres. Founded in 1870, Torres have a rich history of innovation. Although mainly Moscatel, Vina Esmeralda is dominated by the fragrance and spice of the Gewurztraminer.

Aromas of honeysuckle, ripe pear and custard apple intermingle with sweet vanilla spice. Fresh and lively on the palate with an aromatic richness that finishes with nuances of cinnamon and cloves.

Great as a warm summers day aperitif!

£6.99 when you buy 2 or more

Single bottle Price £8.99


Available to taste in store

Spanish Spotlight Tasting Saturday 5th April Date published: 04/04/14

We still have places available for our Spanish themed spotlight tasting this weekend at 3pm.  Book now on 02380 221478 or e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk and remember that IT IS FREE!

Spanish Tasting Wines Available to taste this weekendDate published: 04/04/14


El Rescatado Albarin £12.99 £9.99 buy 2 save £6

Caixas Albarino £9.99 £7.49 buy 2 save £5

Torres Esmeralda £8.99 £6.99 buy 2 save £4

Vinas del Vero Gewuraztraminer £9.99 special offer


El Parador Crianza £9.99 £7.49 buy 2 save £5

Montecastrillo, Ribers Del Deuro £9.99 £7.99 buy 2 save £4

Pizarras Bierzo £18.99 £15.99 buy 2 save £6

Petalos Bierzo £9.99 £6.66 buy 2 save £6


Muga Rioja Rose £10.99 £9.99 buy 2 save £2

Wine of the Week- M de Minuty Rosé 2013 Côtes de ProvenceDate published: 30/03/14

M de Minuty Rosé 2013 Côtes de Provence

GRAPE VARIETIES: Grenache, Cinsault, Tibouren

The clocks going forward this week marks the start of the English Summer, and in celebration of that we have chosen the mighty Minuty rosé as our WOTW.

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 in colour and casked in an elegantly shaped bottle, this wine offers 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.

£10.99 when you buy 2 or more!

Please help yourself to a taste

Saturday Kitchen recommendation - Muriel Rioja Reserva 2008Date published: 29/03/14

This week on Saturday Kitchen Susy Atkins was filmed recommending the Muriel Reserva Rioja in our Cirencester store.  This wine will be matched to a salt marsh lamb dish.  

This wine is £7.99 if you buy 2 or more and represents a real bargain.

THEY'RE BACK! 2013 Vintage AIX DOUBLE MAGNUMS!Date published: 25/03/14

Everyone is mega excited about seeing the return of the gorgeous AIX magnums! I have to admit it is one of my favorite times of year, you would think nothing would beat it right?

WRONG! The AIX DOUBLE magnums are back in and ready and raring to go! Priced at just £50 a bottle you will be the talk of any party for bringing this little number. 

So lets all get together and try and bring the sun out by coming in to get one of these STUNNING double magnums of delicious Provence rose. 

Latest offers - New to the Pick 'N' MixDate published: 25/03/14

As of this morning we have some new offers added to this months Pick 'N' Mix! 

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel - £6.66

Prosecco Corte Alta NV - £6.66

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2013 - £6.66

Testimonio 2011, Luigi Bosca £8.66

All when you buy 2 or more from our brilliant Pick 'N' Mix range!

Come in and get them while you can! 

Prosecco Salatin Extra Dry N/V open to taste this weekendDate published: 21/03/14

We have some Friday Fizz or Saturday sparkles lined up for you this weekend in the form of the Prosecco Salatin Extra Dry N/ which is £9.99 (33% off down from £14.99) if you buy 2 or more bottles from the March Pic 'N' Mix.

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 that pairs very well with seafood.

El Patito Feo Garnacha Graciano 2012 - new arrivalDate published: 21/03/14

El Patito Feo Garnacha Graciano 2012, Navarra

GRAPE:- Garnacha, Graciano

El Patito Feo, ot the “Ugly Duckling” is a reference to Navarra's perceived lack of status compared with Rioja. This wine demonstrates that Navarra is also more than capable of creating beautifulm swan-like wines.

The nose is fruity and ripe, with a lifted floral perfume and hints of spice. Palate fruit is bright and fresh, with good ripeness and taut, medium-weight tannins.

Palate this with spicy pork dishes.


*When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £8.99

Mature Rioja parcel - Code de Valdemar is back!Date published: 20/03/14

The 'Vendimia Seleccionada' wines from are a delicious 50/50 blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet. No longer produced, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy superb mature Rioja in a style which will appeal to Bordeaux fans and Rioja lovers alike. 

There are 3 excellent vintages in 150cl magnums, and also 4 vintages in large format showstopper 5ltr bottles! The magnums are in unsplit cases per vintage, and the large format bottles are available individually.  

Rioja Gran Reserva 'Vendimia Seleccionada' Conde de Valdemar 4 x 1.5ltr bottles 1998 - £79.96 

Rioja Gran Reserva 'Vendimia Seleccionada' Conde de Valdemar 5ltr bottle 1998 - £70.00  

Rioja Gran Reserva 'Vendimia Seleccionada' Conde de Valdemar 4 x 1.5ltr bottles 1996 - £79.96 

Rioja Gran Reserva 'Vendimia Seleccionada' Conde de Valdemar 5ltr bottle 1996 - £70.00 

 Rioja Gran Reserva 'Vendimia Seleccionada' Conde de Valdemar 5ltr bottle 1995 - £70.00  

Rioja Gran Reserva 'Vendimia Seleccionada' Conde de Valdemar 4 x 1.5ltr bottles 1994 - £79.96 

Rioja Gran Reserva 'Vendimia Seleccionada' Conde de Valdemar 5ltr bottle 1994 - £70.00 

The web exclusive will end at 3pm on Wednesday 26 March.

For more information feel free to call us in store on 02380 221478, e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk, visit us in person or see www.majestic.co.uk/conde-valdemar-wine

Lay and Wheeler Fine Wine PlanDate published: 19/03/14

Lay and Wheeler Fine Wine Plan

Lay and Wheeler are the fine wine specialist of Majestic Wine. If you have a keen interest in wine or are looking to develop your interest then this is definitely for you!

Lay and Wheeler have over 150 years experience of buying and selling fine wine.  They have a brilliant team of enthusiastic experts to help choose your wine and tailor your collection to your needs. A monthly subscription means that you can build up your kitty to get your dream case!  Although, in 2009 they were brought under the Majestic wine banner they still operate as a separate company, based in Sufffolk.  They specialise in selling wines in Bond and En Primeur, meaning customers have access to great vintages and fine wines at the earliest opportunity.

There are also lots of benefits to this scheme:

10% discount at Majestic Wine (when you subscribe £100 or more a month)

Free joining case (available for withdrawal after a 12 month continuous subscription)

Fine wine plan advance means that you have 3 times your monthly subscription as a credit limit

Exclusive offers every quarter featuring fantastic wines and offers

For more information please feel free to pop into the store and chat to us about this great fine wine plan!

March pic 'n' Mix - beat the budget!Date published: 19/03/14

With the Budget looming our March Pick and Mix really does offer great value for money. The offer has a range of wines at 33% off when you buy two or more from this range. Stock up on your favorite wines today and remember the party services we offer for your party this summer...sale or return, glass loans and taste before you buy in addition to free delivery.

Wine of the week - poggioargentiera rosato 2012 Date published: 19/03/14

Poggioargentiera Rosato 2012, IGT Toscana

GRAPE:- Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc

ORIGIN:- This wine comes from young vineyards in Maremma, in the far south-western corner of Tuscany's Mediterranean coast. Made entirely from red grapes, this wine is vinified like a white wine, with very short skin contact and cool fermentation in stainless steel.

A light and dry rose, with ripe and invigorating aromatics, a soft and delicate mouthfeel and fresh acidity, carrying lush flavours of candied cherry and strawberry.

Available to taste in store


if you buy two or more

Pressmention - Saturday 15th March Date published: 17/03/14

On Saturday Kitchen last weekend the Montagny Veilles Vignes Buxy 2010 was matched to a cod recipe by Paul Rankin.

This wine is a superb wine for £8.99 when you buy 2 or more.  In my opinion it is the best value white burgundy we do and for under £10 this is a real bargain.  This offers ripe lemon aromas, accompanied by subtle hints of white blossom.  More refreshing citrus flavours on the palate and an elegant steely finish.

Excellent to either drink on its own or with shellfish.

One Week Special offers joining the Pick 'n' MixDate published: 11/03/14

All these wines are 33% off should you buy 2 or more wines from the pic 'n' mix.

Chateau Meaume 2010, Bordeaux Superieur £6.66 

Gavi Montiero 2013, Rocca £5.99

Rioja Gran Reserva 2004, Vina Eguia £8.99

Rioja Reserva 2008, Vina Eguia £6.66

Nicolas Feuillate N/V £16.66

Veuve Clicquot Brut N/V £29.98

Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough New Zealand £6.99

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2013 £8.33

The Ned is back on offer - for one week only!Date published: 11/03/14

Please do not miss out on the opportunity of our one-week special offer on the Ned Sauvignon Blanc at £6.99 if you buy 2 or more.  It will revert to £8.99 from Tuesday 18th March so please do not miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

Wine of the Week - Bellingham 'The Bernard Series' Bush Vine Pinotage, 2010 StellenboschDate published: 10/03/14


'The Bernard Series', Bush Vine Pinotage 2010, Stellenbosch

This bold and classy wine takes on the signature grape of South Africa. This wine is some what removed from the usual medium-bodied cherry-scented quaffers that are normally produced from Pinotage.

This complex wine is hand-picked from a single vineyard site of mature vines and aged in French oak for 18 months to give it a spicy toastiness.

Deep plum in colour and deliciously full-bodied. This wine boasts intense flavours of damson and black cherry whilst being accentuated with hints of smoked meat and truffle.

Why not pair with barbecued ribs or other flame grilled meats.

Wine of the Week - Rachel's Chenin Blanc 2013 Boschendal, Coastal RegionDate published: 05/03/14

From one of South Africa's original wine farms, this wine is named after Rachelsfontein, the estate's water spring. This wine's fullness of flavour is a result of weekly lees stirring in a process called 'battonage', which produces a wine of greater depth and texture.

Fruity, well-balanced and full bodied wine, distinguishable by its exotic mango and honey aromas. The palate has a core of tropical fruit flavours with hints of nuts and honey.

Try this wine with fish stew and fresh herbs or other sea food based dishes.

At £5.99 when you buy 2 or more from our Pick 'N' Mix range it is a bargain and really worth a try! 

THEY'RE BACK! 2013 Vintage AIX MagnumsDate published: 27/02/14

Do not miss out on the AIX Magnums 2013 vintage magnums.  We have just had our first delivery of them for rose (summer) season - they will run out so please make sure you do not miss out and you stock up early! £19.99

Argentina Malbecs join the pick 'n' mix!Date published: 26/02/14

Calling all lovers of Argentine Malbec! 

We have an offer for you that can not be missed. For a six day period we will be adding our fantastic range of Argentina Malbecs to our February pick 'n' mix offers. This will run for limited time only so be quick to ensure you grab yourself a great deal. Malbec is the at the heart of all Argentine wines, it is it's staple grape variety that has achieved infamous status in its own right. We have picked out two of our best for you to try and they are open for you on the tasting counter this week.

Portillo Malbec 2013, Bodegas Salentein, Mendoza. £6.66 (when you buy 2). Arguably one of our favourite malbecs here at Majestic Southampton. This intensely red-purple wine, has an equally intense nose of plum and bramble. It is round and fulsome on the palate, delivering a swathe of ripe, fresh black fruit held together by lush tannins. Now open to try in store, we are really spoiling you.

Callia Bella Malbec 2013 San Juan. £6.66 (save 33% in the pick 'n' mix). This wine is deep and purple with upfront and straightforward characters of wild berries and baking spice. This wine is intense and generous on the palate with plush tannins and a good ripeness. Come and give this a try, open to taste. Guarantee you will not be disappointed. Try this with meatballs in a rich tomato sauce. 

Wine of The Week - Passimento £8.99 if you buy 2 or moreDate published: 26/02/14

We have a new Italian gem for you all! The name of this wine is derived from 'appassimento', the traditional Valpolicella method of partially drying grapes before fermentation. In one month the grapes lose around 30% of their water content, concentrating the juice and intensifying the wine's flavour. A delicious blend of Merlot, Corvina and Croatina

A dense and deeply coloured wine, full of concentrated black and red cherry flavour, and hints of leather and spice. The palate has a layered texture, with muscular tannins providing a long finish. 

Priced at just £8.99 It really is worth a try! 

Open to taste on the tasting counter

Saturday Kitchen 22nd Feb - Georges Dubeouf 2011 Date published: 22/02/14

Jane Parkison selected the George Dubeouf 2011 for the "Heaven or Hell" dish on this mornings Saturday Kitchen.

This is made from the Gamay grape that is famous in this region of Beaujolais.  It is currently at £7.49 if you buy 2 or more.

A Beaujolais-Villages must come from the superior vineyard sites in the hillier parts to the north of Beaujolais.  Master winemaker Georges Duboeuf has created this wine from the best selection of grapes.

Packed with juicy strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit flavours.  A birght and youthful wine with a fresh finish.

Try lightly chilled on its own, otherwise a tuna stak will partner this wine nicely.

Web ExclusiveDate published: 20/02/14

Do not miss our on the chance of grabbing our latest web exclusive:-

The wines available online are: 

Delegat Reserve Merlot 2009 Heretaunga Plains Vineyards, Hawke's Bay 6x75cl bottles - £41.94  

This Merlot from the Delegat's Web Exclusive is made from the very best fruit in Hawkes Bay. Packed with ripe, juicy, dark fruit flavours and a full bodied richness; this wine is great with tomato pasta dishes and red meats.

Delegat Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009 Heretaunga Plains Vineyards, Hawke's Bay 6x75cl bottles - £41.94 

Made from the classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot this Delegat's Web Exclusive wine is a New World winner! Bursting with lush black fruits, its vibrancy really shines through. Have this soft and velvety wine with steak or your weekend roast

The web exclusive will end at 3pm on Monday 24th February.

Wine of the Week - Paul Mas "Cabernet de CabernetDate published: 19/02/14

Paul Mas “Cabernet de Cabernet” 2012
Domaine Paul Mas combines mechanical harvesting with hand picking. The use of machines allows them to collect the largest amount of grapes at optimum ripeness. It also means that they can keep picking theough the night to avoid the grapes oxidising in the heat of the day.

The blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Cabernet Franc is in fact a mix of finished wines. Blackberry and roasted pepper characters sit well in a full-bodied, soft red with acres of character.

Serve with barbecued meat, pasta dishes or hard cheese

Available to taste in store


*When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £8.99

Wine of the Week - Catena Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 12/02/14

Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Mendoza

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.

Full bodied, with rich, dark, supremely concentrated cassis-scented black fruit and a warm, spicy finish.

Excellent with steaks, roast beef or, if you are feeling adventurous, haggis.

£9.99 - When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £12.99

Wines Joing the Pick 'N' MixDate published: 11/02/14

Two week special offers!

Wither Hills (it's back!) Sauvignon Blanc - £6.66 when you buy 2 or more

Cotes du Rhone E.Guigal £7.99 when you buy 2 or more 

Raboso Corte Alta £6.99 when you buy 2 or more

Offers end Monday 24th March

New arrival!! Passimento, PasquaDate published: 09/02/14

We have a new Italian gem for you all! The name of this wine is derived from 'appassimento', the traditional Valpolicella method of partially drying grapes before fermentation. In one month the grapes lose around 30% of their water content, concentrating the juice and intensifying the wine's flavour. A delicious blend of Merlot, Corvina and Croatina

A dense and deeply coloured wine, full of concentrated black and red cherry flavour, and hints of leather and spice. The palate has a layered texture, with muscular tannins providing a long finish. 

Priced at just £8.99 It really is worth a try! 

New Arrival!! Torres "Days of SummerDate published: 09/02/14

With the unbelievable weather that we are experiencing at the moment, I feel that this wine is what everyone needs. New to the store Days of Summer from Miguel Torres is a wine to brighten any rainy day, priced at £6.99!

As the name suggests, this is a summery wine full of bright and juicy white grape, floral and gently tropical aromas. A tiny hint of residual sweetness gives it a round, easy-going feel.

With a glass of this in hand close your eyes and imagine sitting in the sun! 

Bring on the summer!! 

My Top Picks for Valentines Day!Date published: 09/02/14

With Valentines day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start choosing the wines that will make the romantic day even more special. 

Pink Fizz is generally the drink of choice so with that in mind I would recommend the Nicholas Feuillatte Brut Rose. This ideal pink champagne is a delicious treat offering intense notes of blueberry and raspberry. It is delicate, romantic and a lovely bubbly at a delightful price of just £19.99! (when you buy 2 or more from our pick and mix range)

For a red why not go for an absolute stunner from Australia...? The Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon by Two Hands. This voluptuous wine is perfect with an alluring nose of rich fruit, and subtle touches of violet, smoke, and leafy herbs. Fulsome yet elegant, the tannins are smooth and the palate tightly structured. At £18.99 (when you buy 2 or more from the selected fine wine range) who wouldn't want this included in their 3 course home cooked meal for two? By candle light its even better! 

As for a white wine, Valentines day wouldn't be complete without a bottle of L'Instant Passion Sauvignon Blanc. This delicious Sauvignon is from South West France, from grapes grown on the Gascony hillsides benefiting from maximum sunshine. Its a very fresh wine with notes of passion fruit and other tropical numbers. At £7.49 (when you buy 2 or more) Valentines day wouldn't be the same with out it. 

We have plenty of other options so pop in and see us! 

Planning a Wedding or Special Party??Date published: 09/02/14

Planning a Wedding or Party?

The team here in Southampton would absolutely love to help you plan your special occasion. All you need to do is talk to any member of staff who will help you plan the perfect wines, beers, water and spirits for your event. Let us know how many guests you are expecting and we can tailor a drinks package to your exact requirements, taking into account your menu, budget, and above all your personal tastes!

Don't forget, we also have a tasting counter here in-store which gives you a really great opportunity to sample a few wines and to see exactly what wine styles you enjoy.

Why not sign up to one of our free tasting events to explore your tastes and gain a better knowledge of our wines!

At Majestic we also offer the following party services

Free wine glass, flutes, hi-ball tumbler and pint glass hire (with a refundable deposit of £1 per glass)

Free Chiller bin hire (£15 refundable deposit)

Ice £3.99 for a 4kg bag.

FREE delivery!

Although we're happy to offer advice on quantities, it's always better to get too much than too little, so to help put your mind at ease we can offer sale-or-return on all large orders. 

For more detailed information take a look at our Party Planner Booklet, or view online at www.majestic.co.uk

Wine of The Week - Luigi Bosca MalbecDate published: 07/02/14

NEW ARRIVAL Malbec Luigi Bosca 2011 Vistalba

Bodega Luigi Bosca was started in 1901, when the original wave of Italian winemakers had settled in Argentina, and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership. Vistalba is an important sub-region of Lujan de Cuyo, located at 990m above sea level.

Deeply fruity, with a dark and voluptuous feel, this is a fine example of Argentina's trademark style. Tightly structured, it brings together subtle vanilla hints, firm tannins and well-judged acidity.

Try this with seared venison loin.

Available to taste in store


*When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £15.99

Wines of Argentina week - 07/02/14 - 13/02/14Date published: 07/02/14

This week we have open on our tasting counter some of most famous wines in Argentina.

The Argentine wine industry is the 5th largest producer of wine in the world with the most important wine regions located in the provences of Mendoza, San Juan and La Rioja. Salta, Catamarca, Rio Negro and more recently Southern Buenos Aires are also wine producing regions.

The Mendoza province produces more than 60% of the Argentine wine and is the source of an even higher percentage of the total exports. Due to the high altitude and low humidity of the main wine producing regions, Argentine vineyards rarely face the problems of insects, fungi, molds and other grape diseases, therefore it allows cultivating with little or no pesticides, enabling even organic wines to be easily produced.

There are many different varities of grapes cultivated in Argentina, with Malbec brought from France which makes most of Argentina's best known wines, Bonarda brought from Italy (Douce noir of Savoie) and Torrontes, another typically Argentine grape which is mostly found in the provinces of La Rioja, San Juan and Salta.

In November 2010, the Argentine government declared Wine as Argentina's national liquor - SALUD!!!

Our Argentinian wines on the tasting counter:

Santa Ana Sauvignon Blanc - £5.99 (if you buy 2 or more)

Catena Chardonnay - £9.99 (if you buy 2 or more)

Finca Las Moras Tannat - £7.99 (if you buy 2 or more)

Malbec Luigi Bosca (New arrival!) - £12.99 (if you buy 2 or more)

Alamos Malbec - £6.66 (if you buy 2 or more)

Bargain Bouquets - wines under £6Date published: 06/02/14

La Serrana Tempranillo 2012. Spain - £4.99

Cuvee Genevieve Blanc 2012, Southern France - £4.99

Cuvee de Richard Blanc 2012, Southern France - £5.49

Muscadet 2012, Jean Sablenay, Loire Valley £5.99

McGuigan Chardonna 2010y, Australia £5.99

Mont St Jean 2012, Corbeires, Southern France £5.99

Sangiovese Bacaro 2012, Italy £5.99

San Marco Frascati Secco 2012, Italy £5.99

Yali Wetland Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Chile £5.99

Yali Wetland Cabernet Carmenere 2011, Chile £5.99

Alan Grigion Carignan, Southern France £5.99

Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Franc, Chile £5.99

Rioja 2012, Marques De Grinon, Spain £5.99

Grand Heron  Cotes de Gascogne 2012, Southern France £5.99

Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Chile £5.99

Torres Vina Sol 2012, Catalunya, Spain £5.99

The February Pick 'N' Mix 33% off!Date published: 04/02/14

33% off any 2 selected pick 'n'mix wines.  Come in store to take your pick or visit www.majestic.co.uk for more information.  Offer ends 3rd March

Wine of The Week - Brancott Pinot Noir 2012, MarlboroughDate published: 01/02/14

This weeks wine recommendation is linked to this weeks Saturday kitchen recommendation where Susie Barrie was filmed recommending Brancott Estate Pinot Noir 2012This wine was matched to Ken Hom's pigeon dish.

The fruit in this wine comes mainyl across Marlborough, with small amounts from other regions, creating a consistent benchmark Pinot.  A variety of yeast stains, 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 streak of taut aciity.

Nyetimber offer ending soon! Date published: 31/01/14

Just thought I would remind you that Monday will be the last day of our spectacular offer on this absolutely beautiful English sparkling wine!

I have to admit the Nyetimber is a strong contender for my top 3 sparkling wines and Champagnes. I really wouldnt wan you to miss out as the price will be changing! 

A gorgeously rich sparkling wine from the Nyetimeber vineyards 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. (or any occasion really!) 

Don't miss out! If you would like any more info call us in store on 02380 221478, or brave the weather and come and see us. You can also send us and email on sot@majestic.co.uk 

Wines on tasting counter this weekend - offers ending Monday 3rd FebruaryDate published: 31/01/14

Yalumba Y series Viognier £7.99 if you buy 2 or more

La Plata Sauvignon Blanc £4.66 if you buy 2 or more

Berberana Rioja Reserva, Spain 2008 £6.99 if you buy 2 or more

Brancott Estate Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand £8.49 if you buy 2 or more

CDR Belleruche 2012, Rhone Valley, France £7.99 if you buy 2 or more

A Bargain Hunt Beauty! - Cape Mentelle Sauvignon/SemillonDate published: 29/01/14

This absolute stunner from Australia's Margret River is on offer at just only £12.49 when you buy 2 or more wines from our Bargain Hunt range!!! It is usually £18.74, so it really is a brilliant saving!

The most noted region of Western Australia, Margaret River, has a coolmaritime climate similar to Bordeaux. The pioneering Cape Mentelle winery takes a minimal approach to this blend, allowing the regional character to shine through.

Sauvignon Blanc provides herbaceous, fresh green fruit flavours, perfectly complemented by the delicate lemon blossom aromas of Semillon.

A great match to lightly spiced, Asian-style seafood nut is also a delight on its own! 

I really wouldn't want you to miss out on this fantastic offer! We only have a limited number left so make sure you get them before they disappear!

"2 Up" Shiraz, South Australia - Wine of the WeekDate published: 27/01/14

'2 Up' Shiraz 2012 Kangarilla Road, South Australia

The vineyard of Kangarilla Road offers 30 acres of mature vines, contributing rich fruit characters so typical of McLaren Vale. Sourcing grapes from three regions this wine is then matured in French and American oak for 12 months.

A vibrant Shiraz with rich blackberry fruit and hints of plum, dark cherry and spice. The long lingering finish reflects dark berry fruits and fine tannins.

Enjoy this full, fruity style now as an accompaniment to spare ribs slathered in barbecue sauce.

£8.79 - When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £10.99

Only 10 days left on Christmas offers!Date published: 24/01/14

Our Christmas pricing changes on the 3rd February so now is the time to stock up on the bargain sparkling wine, fine wine and champagne prices. 

In addition the 20% off offers on  wines from Australia, New Zealand, The Rhone, Chile and California ends on the 2nd February so please do not miss out!

Only 10 days left of the Bargain HuntDate published: 24/01/14

Enjoy 33.3% off when you buy any two selected end-of-line wines.  Offers are valid until Monday 2nd February.

Australian parcel wines - web exclusive!Date published: 23/01/14

Arrowfield Estate is one of the best known wineries in the Hunter Valley and known for their restrained style of winemaking. These three perfectly aged examples showcase the qualities the region is rightly famous for: delicious purity, intensity of fruit and huge longevity, particularly in the case of Semillon which develops immense complexity with age. 

Arrowfield Show Reserve Semillon6 x 75cl bottles = £41.94

A superb value example of the unique style that is Hunter Valley Semillon, from old, low-cropping vines on the Arrowfield Estate. Delicate yet well-defined aromas of lime and lemon are joined by subtle floral hints and complexity from years of careful bottle ageing.

Arrowfield Unwooded Chardonnay6 x 75cl bottles = £35.94

A blend of old vine fruit off the Arrowfield vineyard in the Hunter Valley and cool climate fruit from Orange. Unoaked, with the fresh palate of melon, ripe stonefruit and citrus flavours combining with the savoury character of aged Hunter Valley wine. 

Arrowfield Show Reserve Chardonnay6 x 75cl bottles = £47.94

Aromas of melon and ripe stone fruit combine with toasty, spicy oak. The palate has exceptional fruit intensity supported by a long clean finish. This a beautifully balanced wine with irresistible texture, integrated perfectly due to bottle ageing.

Available exclusively online at majestic.co.uk, you won't find these wines anywhere else in the country. This is a one off parcel which means once it's gone, it's really gone. Buy your case online today!  Feel free to give us a call on 02380 221478 or e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk for more information.   PLEASE NOTE that because we're distributing this Web Exclusive to stores specifically to cover web orders, delivery may take a few days longer than normal and in some cases may be outside our normal 7–day guarantee. For collections the wine may not be available for up to 7 days.

Wine of the Week - Yali Wetlands Cabernet Carmenère Date published: 22/01/14

GRAPE VARIETIES:- Cabernet and Carmenere

Viña Ventisquero harvested bunches by hand and then sorted them to select only the best fruit. After a gentle fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel, a proportion is then aged for 10 months in French oak. After bottling it is aged for another six months.

Red berry flavours from the Cabernet with spicy notes from the Carmenère intermingle with hints of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. A well structured, medium-bodied wine with a soft, pleasant finish.

A wine to enjoy with mature cheeses, grilled meats or rich foods seasoned with herbs and spices but is also perfect on its own.


when you buy 2 or more wines from Chile, £7.49 for one

Majestic Wine - It's All Part of our ServiceDate published: 16/01/14


We deliver 6 bottles or more FREE if charge to any mainland UK address.  We will arrange a day and time to suit you.


We offer free glass hire, chiller bin and ice bucket loan in addition to ice and sale-or-return arrangements in order to help take the stress out of party planning.  You can take the stress out of your party planning by visiting www.majestic.co.uk/parties or by picking up our party planning booklet in store.


All staff take the WSET Level 3 certificate within one year of joining to give you the best advice.


You can park for free right by the door and our staff will assist in loading up your car.


We use any excuse to show off our passion and knowledge.  We do FREE wine course, FREE wine tutorials as well as our summer and winter tasting evening.  Visit www.majestic.co.uk/events or www.majestic.co.uk/southampton and follow our link to events to find out more.


We have recently opened our 200th store in Petersfield so there is a store for everyone that offers the same products and same range of services.

Wine of the Week - Château de Pennautier 2012 CabardèsDate published: 16/01/14

Château de Pennautier 2012 Cabardès

Made by winemaker Bertrand Seube, formerly of Château Mouton - Rothschild, using a blend of Bordeaux and Southern French varieties. Cabardès in Southern France is the only formal appellation which permits blending of this broad range of classic varieties in the same wine.

Rustic aromas of raspberries, mullberries and cooking spices permeate from an intensely ruby coloured wine. A firm, tannic palate of spice and dark fruits leads to a layered, dry finish.

Ideal with casseroles and red meat dishes, vegetable soups and cassoulet, or tagine. Drink over the next two years.

£6.99 - When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £8.99

Wine Course - Friday 14th MarchDate published: 15/01/14

This 90-minute (18.30 to 20.00) FREE, FUN AND INFORMAL appetiser sheds light on everything from tasting jargon to how to choose the perfect wine for your meal.  

Our down-to-earth staff will welcome your queries so you need never to feel tounge tied in a restaurant again.  

Our next available confirmed date is Friday 14th March.  Book in now to avoid disappointment.

Call us on 02380 221478 or e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk

Bargain white for a party - La Plata Sauvignon Blanc £4.66Date published: 12/01/14

As part of our January bargain hunt here at Majestic we have 33.3% off selected end-of-line wines when you buy 2 or more.

This means we have some great deals should you be in the process of planning a party.

The La Plata Sauvignon Blanc is £4.66 when you buy 2 or more.  It is from Mendoza in Argentina.  The cool mountainous climate, lengthy sunshine hours and rocky, well-drained soils of the Andes endow Mendoza with a sounds basis for growing vibrant and intensely flavoured whites such as this Sauvignon.  Flavours are maximised by cool fermentation in in steel vats.

A pale green-tinged lemon yellow, with a nose of melon, lime and mango.  Dry and crisp, the palate is awash with ripe grapefruit flavours, providing a long, refreshing finish.

Majestic Southampton's bargain of the weekDate published: 10/01/14

Casabel Vingo Tinto 2011, Lisboa

GRAPE VARIETIES:- Castelao, Aragonez, Tinta Miuda

A blend of traditional local grape varieties, hand-picked from three estates in the region of Obidos to the north of Lisbon. The grapes are fuly de-stemmed, lightly crushed and following fermentations, the wine is matured for 6 to 8 months without oak.

A fragrant and uplifting nose of cherry and raspberry, with touches of violet and pudding spice. The palate is a cascade of forest fruits framed by robust and persistent tannins.

A real hit with herbaceous and well-seasoned and roasted red meats.

£5.33 When you buy 2 or more wines from the bargain hunt, usually £7.99

Available to taste in store this weekend.

New OffersDate published: 08/01/14

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, £6.99 if you buy 2 or more

Berberana Gran Reserva Rioja 2006, special offer @ £8.99

Wines to warm you up this January...Date published: 05/01/14

Christmas is over and the New year is in full swing! That hasn't stopped the weather from being appalling. I know what I like to do in the cold, dark, windy and rain filled nights, curl up in front of the TV with a glass of red wine. So why not do the same and enjoy some of the reds from our bargain hunt range. We have some real beauties with a rather small price tag. 

Casabel Vinho Tinto - Portugal - £5.32 when you buy 2 or more from the bargain hunt range. Usually £7.99

La Plata Malbec - Argentina - £4.66 for 2 or more. Usually £6.99

Umbral Malbec - Argentina - £8.66 for 2 or more. Usually £12.99

Anakena Indo Carmenere - Chile - £5.82 for 2 or more. Usually £8.74

Conde Calatrava Crianza - Spain - £4.66 for 2 or more. Usually £6.99

And many more!! 

We have a lovely range of whites as well, so its well worth popping in and getting your hands on some of these unbelievable bargains while stocks last!

Bargain of the Week - Valdivieso Sauvignon Blanc Date published: 04/01/14

Bargain Hunt Wine of The Week Valdivieso Sauvignon Blanc

Valdivieso were formed in 1879 when Alberto Valdivieso became the first winery in South America to make a sparkling wine. Grapes are sourced from cooler areas in the Curico and Maule Valleys and left on lees for around 3 months for added depth.

The lovely crisp nose displays lots of gooseberry fruit and hints of freshly cut grass. Zesty lime and lemon on the palate leave the mouth refreshed afterwards.

Enjoy this Sauvignon as a drinks party white, or with smoked salmon or shellfish.


When you buy 2 or more wines from the bargain hunt, usually £7.99

Available to taste in store.

Wine of the Week - Valdivieso Sauvignon Blanc Date published: 03/01/14

Valdivieso were formed in 1879 when Alberto Valdivieso became the first winery in South America to make a sparkling wine. Grapes are sourced from cooler areas in the Curico and Maule Valleys and left on lees for around 3 months for added depth.

The lovely crisp nose displays lots of gooseberry fruit and hints of freshly cut grass. Zesty lime and lemon on the palate leave the mouth refreshed afterwards.

Enjoy this Sauvignon as a drinks party white, or with smoked salmon or shellfish.


When you buy 2 or more wines from the bargain hunt, usually £7.99

We have got some amazing bargains in the bargain hunt so come in and see us!!!

January Bargain Hunt!!! 3rd January 2014 - 3rd February 2014Date published: 02/01/14

Although Christmas and New Years have gone, it's not a reason to wait till next year's Christmas to party. At Majestic we celebrate every month, either a birthday, a wine course, or just because we are a happy bunch. Join us this month to celebrate January Bargain Hunt, with 33.3% off any 2 Bargain Hunt wines. There are lots of wines in store we want you to try, so pop in to our store to try some of them on our tasting counter or just email us with your requests and we will deliver it to your door in no time.

Hurry though - once the bargain is gone, it's gone!!!

Here's to a Happy New Year and Happy Bargain Hunting!

Majestic Bargain Hunt - 33.3% off when you buy 2 selected end-of-line wines (Offer between Friday 3rd January and Monday 3rd February 2014, subject to stock availability)

Wine of the Week - Codorníu Brut NV Date published: 27/12/13

Codorníu Brut NV


From the Penedès region in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain. This Cava has been produced with the expertise of Codorníu, whose wine producing story dates back to the 16th century.

A dry light bodied Cava displaying green apple, citrus, almond and brioche characters.

This easy drinking Cava is great on its own or as an accompaniment to seafood or light salads.


*When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £10.49

Merry Christmas to all our customers!Date published: 24/12/13

We hope you all have a great Christmas and a happy New year!

From Harry, Hannah, Daniela, Rod and Simon

Wine of the Week - Côtes du Rhône 2010 E. GuigalDate published: 22/12/13

Cote Du Rhone E.Guigal

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, delicious sweet spice and savoury white pepper notes that make it a superb food wine.

Priced at just £9.59 when you buy 2 or more from Rhone, it really is a great choice.

Try with any red meat dishes or with rich vegetarian dishes like moussaka.


When you buy 2 or more wines from Rhone, usually £11.99

Ruinart N/V Christmas Champagne treat £35 special offerDate published: 21/12/13

We have provided you with a real sparkling treat this weekend to brighten up your weekend in this miserable weather.

The Ruinart N/V Champagne is on a £35 special offer.

This is from one of the oldest champagne houses, founded in 1729, Ruinart was the first house to export champgan.  A classic Champagne, made by Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is very sought-after and hard to come by.  Elegant and subtle, one of the jewels in Champagne's crown.

Sparkling treats available to taste this weekend!Date published: 21/12/13

It might be miserable outside and the darkest weekend of the year, however, with Christmas approaching we have some sparkling treats available to try in store this weekend.

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee, 2004 £23.99 if you buy 2 or more

Ruinart N/V £35 Special offer

Codorniu Brut £6.99 if you buy 2 or more

Wine of the Week - Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2010 La CasettaDate published: 19/12/13

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2010 La Casetta

From the beautiful hilly villages east of Lake Garda, Ripasso wines have had a portion of the fermented, dried-skins from Amarone added to them. Valpolicella Ripasso therefore combines the power and class of the Amarone with the bright fruit of the classic Valpolicella. 

A beautiful deep ruby hue and lots of almost confected cherry, plum and berry fruits complemented by vanilla hints. Fine and rounded, a velvety smooth palate bursting with intense and complex flavours.
The perfect companion for all types of meat and seasoned cheeses.

Available to taste in store


*When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £16.99

December Delivery updateDate published: 16/12/13

We are now no longer guaranteeing delivery before Christmas for any orders.

If we are passing your area between now and Christmas we will do our best to get you a delivery.  The best idea is to call us on 02380 221478 for further information.

Chateau Meaume Magnums back in stock!!!!!!!Date published: 13/12/13

You can tell Christmas is on its way! The Chateau Meaume Magnums are back in stock priced at £19.99!

What more could you want for your Christmas dinner table! 

Your favourite Christmas wines!!!Date published: 13/12/13

And here we are, it's that time of the year when you want a glass of Chablis with your salmon, a glass of Pinot Noir with the turkey and that rich gravy and some Rioja Gran Reserva with the lovely selection of cheeses and grapes on the Christmas table. Or if you want to finish it on a sweeter note, what is the prefect way to do it other than Ned Noble and a lovely Christmas pudding and brandy butter....delishhhhh i would say! If Santa would bring us presents during the day, he would definitely stay for dinner!

Our Christmas collection offers you all the choices you need to have that perfect Christmas party you've always dreamed of! The compliments will never stop once you've tried some of our wines so just pop in into our store or have a cheeky peak on our website and see the delicious offers we have....you will want to be the host year after year after year!!!

From Chianti to Rioja, from Chablis to Muscadet, from Gewurtzraminer to Riesling, from Jack Daniels to Bombay Saphire....we have all the selections for you to choose from!

Please pop in and make Santa very happy, he might actually join you for dinner this year!!!

Have a very cozy Merry Christmas and a fizzy New Year!!! 

Friday Fizz - Lindauer Special Reserve £9.99 if you buy 2 or moreDate published: 13/12/13

We will tomorrow be opening the perfect celebration fizz.  A subtle pink colour with copious beads of small bubbles bursting with aromas of ripe peach, nectarine and hints of black fruit.  Very creamy on the palate, a toasty, fruity and clean finish.

Open to taste on the tasting counter today - £9.99 if you buy 2 or more.

Christmas delivery guaranteeDate published: 12/12/13

Make sure you make the most of our Christmas delivery guarantee, and get your favourite wines delivered direct to your door by Christmas. 

More than 25 miles from store - Friday 13 December

5–25 miles from store - Sunday 15 December

Less than 5 miles from store - Monday 16 December

Wine of the Week! - Vina Ardanza 2004Date published: 10/12/13

This week is a real treat.. The BEAUTIFUL Vina Ardanza reserva 2004 La Rioja Alta. 

With Christmas fast approaching what better to have on the day that a bottle (or two!) of this stunner from Rioja!? 

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. Or with your Christmas dinner? 

At £18.50 when you buy 2 or more, its a steal! (we also have some rather lovely magnums at £37.00 too)

What a wine! It is open on our tasting counter for you all to try, a long with some other delights...

Christmas Opening HoursDate published: 09/12/13

Please note a change to out opening hours between now and New Year.

Monday 9th December - Friday 13th December 9am - 8pm

Saturday 14th December 9am - 7pm

Sunday 15th December 10am - 5pm

Monday 16th Decembr - Saturday 21st December 9am - 8pm

Sunday 22nd December 10am - 5pm

Monday 23rd December 9am - 8pm

Xmas ever 9am - 5pm

Xmas day and Boxing day - CLOSED

Friday 27th December 10am - 8pm

Saturday 28th December 9am - 7pm

Sunday 29th December 10am - 5pm

Monday 30th December 10am - 7pm

Wednesday 31st December 10am - 5pm

New Years Day - CLOSED

Thursday 2nd January - normal hours resume

Short term special offersDate published: 07/12/13

Improved offers to co-incide with the Times Top 100 wines.

Paul Mas Vermentino 2012, £8.99 £5.99 Buy 2 bottles save £6 

Kuhlmann-Platz Gewürztraminer 2012, Cave de Hunawihr £9.99 £7.99 Buy 2 bottles save £4 

Laurent-Perrier Brut NV £38.00 £25.00 Champagne Special Offer 

 Cava Calamino NV, Spain £8.99 £5.99 Save 1/3 off Selected Fizz 

Open to taste this weekend - Veuve Clicquot N/V Date published: 07/12/13

We have the perfect festive season celebration fizz open to taste this weekend.  The famous veuve clicquot N/V Beut which is 1/3rd off at £29.99 as part of our Majestic Christmas collection offering.

Veuve Clicquit 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 mousse.

Wine of the Week - Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Franc £6.39 if you buy 2 or moreDate published: 07/12/13

As well as being a constiuent of many Bordeaux blends, Cabernet France is the classic red variety of much of the Loire Region, particularly Saumue and Chinon.  This Chilean example offers a rare glimpse of Cabernet Franc and a single varietal from outside France.

Medium-bodied, ruby-red wine, offering aromas of ripe red berries, wild herbs and tomato leaf.  The palate delivers ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, with both fresh acidity and rounded tannin.  

A great partner for soft cheeses and fresh tomato pasta dishes.

Available to taste this weekend in store.

£6.39 when you buy 2 or more Chilean wines!

On the tasting counter - The Chocolate Block 2012, Western CapeDate published: 05/12/13

Available to taste this weekend we have the famous "Chocolate Block" 2012, from Boukenhoutskloof, Western Cape, which is £22 if you buy 2 or more.  

This is an exciting blend of 5 different grape varieties.  While being predominantly Syrah each variety adds its personality to the wine.  On the nose there are fresh berry flavours and a fine white pepperiness which lead seamlessly into an elegant apalt that displays cassis, blackberry, coffee and chocolate to name but a few! A wonderfully rich and complex wine with soft approachable tannins and a long finish!

Delicious - come and try in store!

December delivery update 7th DecemberDate published: 04/12/13

We are now fully booked on deliveries up to and including Thursday 12th December.  We are now in the process of filling up deliveries on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Monday 16th December.

We thank you for your understanding at this busy time of year!

Delivery update week commencing Monday 2nd DecemberDate published: 30/11/13

Delivery slots for Monday (2nd) and Tuesday (3rd) are now completely full.  We are still taking deliveries for Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th (afternoon slots only) and for anytime on Saturday 7th.

We thank you for your understanding at this busy time of year.

Wine of The Week - Yalumbu "The Scribbler" 2010Date published: 30/11/13

The Scribbler 2010, Yalumba

Named as an alternative to its own “Signature” Blend, The Scribbler is Yalumbu's more youthful takw on Australia's classic Cabernet-Shiraz combination, made with a view to early enjoyment.
It is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Shiraz.
The taste is dense and vibrant purple in colourm with a nose of concentrated dark fruits, liqourice and black olive. The palate is lush and full, with a generous sweetness of fruit and plump, rounded tannins.
Yalumbu recommends serving with a game pie with a truffled parmesan and parsnip mash.

Available to taste in store

£11.99 When you buy two or more bottles from Australia.

Single bottle £14.99

Friday Fizz - Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2004, Sussex, EnglandDate published: 29/11/13

World-class sparkling wine from England's leading sparkling wine producer, offering beguilingly champagne-like nose of citrus fruit and brioche, a finely pearled mousse, rich after-taste and superb elegance and poise.

33% off until Monday 2nd December as part of our November Pick 'N' Mix offer! £35.99 down to £23.98

New Zealand and Australia tasting weekDate published: 27/11/13

This week we are going to treat you all to some new world delights on our tasting counter. Starting Friday 28th November we will have some stunning representations of the wines from both New Zealand and Australia. It will be well worth the visit. 

Not only that but both regions are on a great offer, 20% off when you buy 2 or more from New Zealand and 20% off when you buy 2 or more wines from Australia. Which means you can be experimental and try lots of different wines. 

We look forward to seeing you.  

Wine of the Week - Serena Pinot Grigio 2012 BanfiDate published: 26/11/13

Serena Pinot Grigio 2012 Banfi

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.

£6.99 - When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £9.99

December Delivery Guarantee EstimatesDate published: 24/11/13

Whilst we will attempt to fulfill all orders before Christmas as it is our busiest month of the year we advise getting your order in as soon as possible to ensure you get your preferred delivery date and also ensure it is with you before Christmas.

Our normal 7-day delivery guarantee which states that we will always promise a delivery to you (if this is what you want) within 7-days of placing your order lasts until Friday 13th December for deliveries more than 5 miles away.  On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December we will only guarantee that your delivery reaches you before Christmas but we cannot guarantee it will be with you that week.  From Monday 16th December we will no longer be able to guarantee a delivery before Christmas Day.

For local deliveries (within 5 miles of Southampton city centre) we will guarantee a delivery before Christmas provided your order is placed by Tuesday 16th December.

We thank you for your understanding.  For more information please call us on 02380 221478 or e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk.

December Delivery GuideDate published: 24/11/13

With Christmas fast approaching we thought it would be wise to give you a rough idea as to days in which we cover your area.  Please be aware that December is our busiest time of year and as deliveries become busy it may take slightly longer than usual for you to receive your delivery.  Thank you for your understanding.

MONDAYS:- We deliver west-bound on Monday and cover the New Forest (Lyndhurst, Hythe, Dibden, Fawley), Totton and Romsey.  We can also do local deliveries within Southampton.

TUESDAYS:- We deliver east-bound on Tuesday covering West End, Hedge End, Bitterne, Warsash, Hamble, Eastleigh, Fareham and Botley.  We can also do local deliveries within Southampton.

WEDNESDAYS:- We deliver west-bound on Wednesday and cover the New Forest (Lyndhurst, Hythe, Dibden, Fawley), Totton and Romsey.  We can also do local deliveries within Southampton.

THURSDAYS:- We deliver east-bound on Thursday covering West End, Hedge End, Bitterne, Warsash, Hamble, Eastleigh, Fareham and Botley.  We can also do local deliveries within Southampton.

FRIDAYS:- Most weeks this is our busiest delivery day.  Should you know you will definitely require a delivery on a Friday during December please try to get your order in as soon as possible so that we can try to fit you in.  The best thing to do would be to call us on 02380 221478 or e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk for more information.

SATURDAYS:- Delivery area depends on customer demand.

SUNDAYS:- Please contact the store on 02380 221478 or e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk should you know you will require a Sunday delivery during December.

Port, Sherry and Desert Wine all available to taste in DecemberDate published: 23/11/13

From next week until Chrismtmas Eve we will have a port, a sherry and a desert wine all available to taste on the tasting counter every day. 

Stay tuned to this page for more information.

On the tasting counter this weekend we have the Taylors Quinta de Vargellas 2001 - special offer @ £27.00 from £32.00 and the Ned Noble One which is 20% off at present £12.49 down to £9.99.

In addition, we have the Pedro's Amontillado which is £9.99 at the moment and the Sipmsith Vintage Sloe Gin which is on special offers @ £22.50.

#explore200 competitions! Prizes can be won!Date published: 23/11/13

We’ve opened our 200th UK store in lovely Petersfield, so we’re in the mood for a great big party, and are sharing the celebrations with 3 big giveaways! 

Competition: Win a year’s supply of wine 

That’s right, you could win a whole year’s worth of wine from Majestic. One lucky winner will receive £100 in vouchers every month for the next year to spend on wines of their choice. All you need to do is fill in the entry form online! 

Competition: Win one of 200 bottles of Nyetimber

One bottle of Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2004 is being given away at every Majestic store.  To be in with a chance of winning a bottle of this iconic English sparkling wine, all you have to do is visit your local Majestic this weekend, fill in one of our forms and hand to a member of staff. For more information visit us in store or give us a call on 02380221478

£1 for every bottle of Champagne sold to charity

We’ll be donating £1 per bottle of Champagne that we sell from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th to our charity of the year – Children with Cancer UK. Pop into your local Majestic to buy some bubbly, or shop online over the weekend.


Come and explore your local Majestic store this weekend and celebrate our 200th store opening, including the chance to win a bottle of  Nyetimber English sparkling wine. Follow the hashtag #explore200 and re-discover what your local Majestic can do for you this winter.

Free bottle of Nyetimber to Classic Cuvee to be given away!Date published: 22/11/13

We've just opened our 200th UK store in lovely Petersfield. So we're in the mood for a great big party, and are sharing the celebrations with some big giveaways!


One bottle of Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2004 is being given away at every Majestic store.

Visit us in store or give us a call on 02380221478 for more information.

Good luck store number 200 - Petersfield!Date published: 22/11/13

Today we see our 200th store opening in Petersfield! So we are celebrating by opening our delicious Codorniu Raventos. Come in and celebrate with us! 

We have got some lovely wines on our tasting counter too!!

Good Luck Petersfield! 

Fizz on Friday - Codorniu Seleccion Raventos N/V £7.99 if you buy 2 or moreDate published: 22/11/13

GRAPE VARIETIES:- Chardonnay, Macabeo, Xarel-lo

ORIGIN:- A modern example of Cava from the Catalan region of Spain.  The Codorniu fanily have been pioneers in the region since first producing cava in 1872 and in 1985 incorporated Chardonnay into the blend of traditional grape varieties in order to make a more aromatic style.

TASTE:- Pale lemon golden coloured, with many streams of fine bubbles.  Citrus aromas with peachy and lemon aromas and a full bodied, vibrant and fruit flavour and crisp mineral acidity.

Enjoy with a selection of canapes.

Spotlight tasting - Bordeaux and Rhone Saturday 23rd November Date published: 21/11/13

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to try and compare some greats from both of these fantastic French regions! We will be opening some lovely wines, to compare the styles off and enjoy, it is a half an hour tutorial and starts at 3pm. 

We still have spaces left so why not secure yourself one, you can do this by calling us in store on 02380 221478 or by emailing us on sot@majestic.co.uk

Rhone and Burgundy Tasting Week! Date published: 21/11/13

From Friday 22nd November we will be treating you to Rhone and Burgundy tasting week! This week will include some delights from Burgundy, Reds and Whites and some treats from the Rhone Valley! 

Its well worth popping in for a taste and see if any of them tickle your fancy, which I'm sure they will! With Christmas coming you may even find one you want with your Christmas dinner!

We look forward to seeing you all at the tasting counter!

Ashes Beer SpecialsDate published: 20/11/13

To celebrate the start of the Ashes again we have two special beer offers.

Cooper's Pale Ale 12x375ml, 4.5% £20.99 £15.00 SPECIAL OFFER 

Marston’s Pedigree 12x500ml, 4.5% £21.00 £ £15.00 18.00 if you buy 2 or more

Wine of the week - Pouilly-Fume Cascadelles Date published: 19/11/13

From a high-quality cooperative this classy Pouilly-Fumé provides a benchmark performance, with plenty of mineral characters and a crisp gooseberry zestiness. Smoky gunflint characters define wines from this prestigious appellation.

Packed with classic Sauvignon Blanc flavours of gooseberries, orange blossom and citrus fruit backed by a crisp, elegant mineral character on the finish. Ideal on its own or with oily fish such as mackerel or trout.

Its one of Daniela's Favourites! Give it a try!

It is open on our tasting counter so please help yourself to a taste!

£10.99 When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £12.99

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas...!Date published: 17/11/13

So with December the 25th approaching fast you might be starting to think about your wines for your Christmas and New Year parties. I know I am! We have some amazing offers on some gorgeous wines so its worth popping in to see us and checking them out for yourselves. In the mean time I will give you a few examples of just how great they are!!

Christmas in my house isn't complete without a good bottle of bubbles so first up we have:

Veuve Cliquot NV - £29.99 when you buy 2 or more selected fizz

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee - £23.98 when you buy 2 or more selected fizz

Codorniu Cristina Vintage - £9.99 when you buy 2 or more selected fizz

For the Reds:

Cotes du Rhone Belleruche M.Chapoutier - £7.99 when you buy 2 or more Rhone 

120 Carmenere - £6.39 when you buy 2 or more from Chile 

Roaring Meg Pinot Noir - £17.60 when you buy 2 or more from New Zealand 

The whites:

Serena Pinot Grigio Banfi - £6.66 when you buy 2 or more from the pick and mix range 

120 Viognier - £6.39 when you buy 2 or more from Chile 

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc - £20.00 when you buy 2 or more from New Zealand

I told you it was good. So don't miss out and come in and see us. I can even show you some more great offers! 

See you soon!!!! 

Sparkling Saturday - Heidsieck & Co Monopole N/V £16 Date published: 16/11/13

Representing Heidsieck's Pinot-dominant, rich yet approachable house style, this 808393 offers a harmonious balance between crisp and golden fruit, satisfying brioche notes and an abundant mousse,

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc offerDate published: 15/11/13

THE NED SAUVIGNON BLANC IS BACK AT £6.99 as part of our Christmas deals!!!!!

Wine of the Week - Luis Felipe Edwards Selección Especial Malbec 2012 Colchagua ValleyDate published: 12/11/13

Luis Felipe Edwards Selección Especial Malbec 2012 Colchagua Valley

Although Argentina claims much of the Malbec-related limelight, neighbouring Chile's unique climate and terrain allows it to grow great Malbec of its own. Persistent sea breezes moderate temperatures, meaning Chile is less reliant on altitude for cool growing conditions.

Intense violet colour, with a nose of blackberries, plums and blueberries, accompanied by a subtle touch of vanilla. Juicy and smooth, the palate is satisfyingly weighty and long.

A great match for many white or red meat dishes, especially sweetly spiced Mexican or cajun recipes.

£5.99 - When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £8.99

Wine of the Week - Luis Felipe Edwards Selección Especial Malbec 2012 Colchagua ValleyDate published: 12/11/13

Luis Felipe Edwards Selección Especial Malbec 2012 Colchagua Valley

Although Argentina claims much of the Malbec-related limelight, neighbouring Chile's unique climate and terrain allows it to grow great Malbec of its own. Persistent sea breezes moderate temperatures, meaning Chile is less reliant on altitude for cool growing conditions.

Intense violet colour, with a nose of blackberries, plums and blueberries, accompanied by a subtle touch of vanilla. Juicy and smooth, the palate is satisfyingly weighty and long.

A great match for many white or red meat dishes, especially sweetly spiced Mexican or cajun recipes.

£5.99 - When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £8.99

Your party this Christmas! What Majestic can do for you!Date published: 11/11/13

- Fizz? Champagne or sparkling wine depending on your preference

- A wide range of over 900 wines with a 1/3rd off selected lines and 20% off wines of the Rhone, Australia, New Zealand, California and Chile.

- Beer and Cider

- Spirits

- Seasonal Drinks - Pimms and Mulled Wines

- Soft Drinks and Water

- Free Glass hire with the order of wine or fizz

- Ice, Chiller Bin Hire or Ice Bucket hire

- Free wine tasting in store 


- Sale-or-return - we will take back any unused bottles provided they have not been opened and there is no damage to the bottle or label.

Please give us a call on 02380221478, e-mail us on sot@majestic.co.uk or visit us in store for more information as to how we can help.  

Pipers Crisps!Date published: 09/11/13

We have this week had a new addition to our snacks range for this festive season.  We are now stocking Pipers Crisps which are £1.33 if you buy 2 or more 150g bags!

The flavours we have in stock are chorizo, sea salt, cheddar & onion, spicy tomato, salt & vinegar and sweet chilli.

These are the perfect addition to your Christmas party!!!

Californian Tasting Weekend 8th to the 11th NovemberDate published: 08/11/13

We have a Californian wine tasting themed weekend from today until Monday 11th November.  On the tasting counter we have a viognier, chardonnay, zinfandel, pinot noit, cabernet sauvignon and a merlot.  

The pick of the bunch has to be the Au Bon Climat Chardonnay 2010/11, Santa Barbara which has a single bottle price of £24 and is part of our Fine wine promotion where if you buy 2 bottles you save £10 and it comes down in price to £19!

Santa Barbara County is in the warmer southern part of California, which can make for Chardonnays that are extremely ripe and powerful.  Winemaker Kim Clenedenen has harnessed this power and focused it into an intense, yet well defined and tightly structured style.  An immensely complex nose of ripe apple, orange zest toast and roasted haxelnut.  The palate offers bright fruit and a lush feel, with an ednuring nuttines that provides a long and involving finish.

Wine of the Week - Côtes du Rhône 2010 E. GuigalDate published: 06/11/13

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.

£7.99 - when you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £9.99

Two Week Treats - Special Offers until Monday 18th NovemberDate published: 05/11/13

Vieux Remparts 2011, Lussac St-Emillion £10.99 BUY 2 SAVE £8 £6.99

Bourgogne Chardonnay "Les Chennaudieres" 2012, Cave de Ligny £8.99 BUY 2 SAVE £4 £6.99

Cotes du Rhone 2010, E.Guigal £11.99 20% off Rhone wines £9.59

Pinot Grigio Superiore 2012, Breganze £8.99 BUY 2 BOTTLES SAVE £6 £5.99

Prosecco Corte Alta £10.49 Save 1/3rd off Selected Fizz £6.99

Raboso Rosado Corte Alta £10.49 Save 1/3rd off Selected Fizz £6.99

New 20% offersDate published: 29/10/13

We have 20% off New Zealand, Australia, Chile, The Rhone and California over the festive period until Monday 3rd February 2014

Sherry - An undiscovered treasure in the wine worldDate published: 25/10/13

Sherry is one of the treasures of the wine world, but for a while now it has been unappreciated.

Sherry is a fortified wine made from vineyards in the far south of Spain, where extreme heat—summer temperatures regularly exceed 40 degrees Celsius is countered by cooling breezes from the Atlantic. 
Sherry was very popular in the late 1970's, when roughly twice as much was exported from the region than is shipped today.The three grapes authorised for the production of sherry are: Palomino, Moscatel and Pedro Ximenez. The latter two grapes are mainly used for sweetening purposes, and Palomino is by far the predominant grape in the region.

We have 4 styles of sherries opened on our tasting counter this weekend so please pop in and explore the magnificent world of sherries.

Pedro's Almacenista Palo Cortado £14.99

A sort of half way house between a fino and an amontillado, Palo Cortado is the result of a fino sherry losing its flor. Nutty, fresh and complex, this is now a popular style.

Pedro's Almacenista Amontillado £9.99

Aged fino that has lots its flor and developing oxidatively, amontillado is an amber-coloured sherry that is nutty and complex, with a long finish. It is fortified to around 17.5 % alcohol to protect it during its development, and because it has been aged oxidatively it will last for longer once opened.

Pedro's Almacenista Oloroso £11.99

Complex brown-coloured sherry, Oloroso develops in barrel without the protective flor layer, often for many years. The result is a complex, rich, nutty style with aromas of old furniture and raisins. Because Oloroso has seen so much oxidation during development, it is a pretty stable sherry and once the bottle is opened, it will stay in good condition for quite a while.

Pedro's Almacenista Fino £8.99

Crisp, dry, yeasty, nutty and tangy, fino is the freshest and most delicate of sherry styles, with around 15% alcohol. During its development fino is protected from oxygen by its flor, and needs to be treated like a white wine once it has been opened. 

A bottle of sherry can take your tastebuds round the world, from British trifle and Spanish tapas to Oriental stir-fry so please pop in and have a taste from some of our famous sherries.

Fine Wine of the Week - Amarone NegrarDate published: 25/10/13

Amarone is one of the iconic red wines from Italy, from the Veneto region in the north-west. It is a blend of three grape varieties, Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. The grapes are harvested and dried for around 120 days on straw mats, where they lose around one third of their weight due to evaporation, concentrating the flavours. The wine's name was used to distinguish between the sweeter Recitio styled wines from the same region, and translates as the great bitter. 
Cantina Negrar is a co-operative based in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico region which was formed in 1933 when a group of 6 winemakers banded together to fight off speculators who wished to buy up land and make Valpolicella using imported grapes. The group realised that by joining forces they were able to afford new facilities and therefore produce better wines. 
Very rich, with aromas of Christmas cake, cooking spices and sweet fruits, leading to a thickly textured wine with soft tannin and a powerful fruit driven finish, it is best enjoyed with slow cooked lamb or beef casserole, as well as blue cheese. 

*£23 - single bottle

 Buy 2 bottles save £10 = £18

Friday Fizz - Graham Beck Brut RoseDate published: 25/10/13

Come and join the team in Southampton to see in the weekend by having a glass of fizz.

We will be opening the Graham Beck Brut Rose.  This sparkling wine is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  They are handpicked from Graham Beck'd own estate vineyards in Robertson, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.  This wine has been via the traditional methods, 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 subtlemineral hints.  Bright acidity and fine mousse balance well with the ripeness of the crushed berry flavours.

Enjoy as a refreshing accompaniment to a summer fruit jelly.

Wine of the Week - Côtes du Rhône Belleruche 2012 M.ChapoutierDate published: 23/10/13

When the days draw in, the wind is blowing, and the lightning and rain knock on your door, you know it's that time of the year again when you just want to sit by the fire and enjoy that glass of red that gives you warmth and comfort.

And what is a better wine to do that than Côtes du Rhône Belleruche 2012 M.Chapoutier

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

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

This wine can be enjoyed over the next several years and will superbly partner most rich meat dishes especially roasted leg of lamb. 


*When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £9.99

Wines on Tasting Counter this week - Bargain Offers EndingDate published: 23/10/13

Torres Vina Sol £7.49 £5.99 if you buy 2 or more 20% off Spanish wines

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc £9.99 £6.99 if you buy 2 or more BUY 2 SAVE £6

Eikendal Chardonnay £12.49 £9.99 if you buy 2 or more 20% off South African wines

Crasto Douro Red £10.49 £8.99 BUY 2 SAVE £3 offer on Portugese wines

Wakefield Estate Merlot £11.99 £8.99 BUY 2 SAVE £6 

Chapoutier CDR Belleruche £9.99 £7.99 BUY 2 SAVE £4

KC Cabernet Merlot £10.99 £8.79 if you buy 2 or more 20% off South African wines

The Fine Wine Plan - save 10% when you shop MajesticDate published: 22/10/13

The Fine Wine Plan from Majestic Wine is designed specifically for customers who appreciate drinking great wine, and who aspire to build a fine wine collection for future enjoyment.

We recognise that time is a precious commodity for many of our customers and not everyone can spend hours carefully researching the world of fine wine.

We also understand that often it's the hassle and administration involved with owning fine wine which can put off otherwise enthusiastic potential collectors.

So in partnership with our en primeur specialist Lay & Wheeler, we've introduced the Majestic Wine Fine Wine Plan - the simplest and most affordable way to gradually build your own fine wine cellar.

At a financial pace that suits you - starting from as little as £50 per month - you get access to the expertise and in depth knowledge of our small, dedicated team of Fine Wine specialists.  When you subscribe for £100 or more per month you will receive a 10% discount on all your Majestic Wine purchases.

You will benefit from Lay & Wheeler's ability to access great, high demand wines en primeur, plus you gain full use of the perfect storage conditions found in our industry leading facility Vinothèque.

For more information ask a member of the Southampton team, call us on 02380 221478, e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk or visit www.laywheeler.com alternatively call them directly on 01473 313 300..

Special offer on Portugese, Spanish and South African wines to endDate published: 22/10/13

Our 20% off deals on Spanish and South African wines are due to finish on Monday 28th October in addition to our BUY 2 SAVE £3 offer on Portugese wines.  

Don't miss out on these offers so give us a call on 02380 221478 or visit us in store.

Free Seasonal Tasting Thursday 21st NovemberDate published: 18/10/13

Join us for a free informal evening to enjoy a range of wines perfect for the winter and Christmas ahead. We will have sparkling, white and red wine and a selection of cheeses.  This is a great social event and a great way to get to know the Southampton store as well as other Majestic customers.

Thursday 21st November 18.30 until 20.30 hrs.

RSVP required as spaces are limited.

Give us a call on 02380221478 or e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk to avoid disappointment.

The Magic of Fine Wine: Chateau Senejac, Haut-Medoc...Date published: 18/10/13

Château Senejac, Cru Bourgeois 

£23 buy 2 save £10 = £18  I

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.  

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 blackcurrant, 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.

Wine of The Week - Wakefield Esate Cabernet Sauvignon £8.99 if you buy 2 or more!Date published: 17/10/13

Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010/2012 Clare Valley

Wakefield Estate is Australia's leading family-owned winery, and chief winemaker Adam Eggins was recently awarded the Winestate Magazine's prestigious Australian Winemaker of the Year prize.
Fresh, intense aromas of cassis, redcurrants and a touch of herbs and mint promise a palate which does not disappoint, packed with ripe berry fruit and licorice.
Young and vibrant, this wine is tailored to be drunk now. Try with sausage and mash or ox cheek.

Available to taste in store


*When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £11.99

October Specials Part 2Date published: 15/10/13

Today sees the start of the second part of our October special offers.  These will run until Monday 27th October.

 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche £9.99  BUY 2 SAVE £4! £7.99

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde £8.49 £7.49 BUY 2 PORTUGESE WINES SAVE £3 £5.99

Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon £11.99 BUY 2 SAVE £6 £8.99

Wakefield Estate Chardonnay £11.99 BUY 2 SAVE £6 £8.99

Wakefield Estate Shiraz £11.99 BUY 2 SAVE £6 £8.99

Wakefiled Estate Merlot £11.99 BUY 2 SAVE £6 £8.99

J De Telmont Grand Reserve £25 BUY 2 SAVE 40% £15

Prosecco Zonin £11.99 £6.99 BUY 2 SAVE £10 

Fine Wine of the Week - Angel's Share ShirazDate published: 12/10/13

Angel's Share Shiraz   

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

 Two Hands was established in 1999, with the intention of producing wine from all the growing regions of Australia, highlighting and exemplifying the characteristics of each region. The first vintage was in 2000, and over the years the winery built up a reputation as producing beautifully crafted, expressive Shiraz. The Angel's Share wine comes from the McLaren Vale, in South Australia, where the influence of the Indian Ocean tempers the climate, producing earthy, spicy wines. All the wines in the Two Hands range have playful names; the Garden series named after the proprietors' children and the Picture series, with names such as Angel's Share, Gnarly Dudes and Fly By Nighters. Angel's Share relates to the wine 'drunk by angels' during evaporation, and Fly By Nighters is a tongue in cheek reference to the criticisms aired when the winery opened.  

Peppery nose of cassis, plums and hints of leather, leading to a full, rich and concentrated body of ripe black fruits, soft tannins and spice.  Steak is an obvious choice, although a great partner to any red meat, either grilled or in a rich sauce. 

£23 single bottle price

Buy 2 save £10 = £18

Wine of the Week - Amalaya de Colomé Malbec Blend 2011 SaltaDate published: 12/10/13

An interesting blend dominated by 70% of Argentina's signature Malbec. Spice and cassis fruit come to the blend with the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and the dark-skinned Tannat. Amalaya de Colomé are one of the oldest producers in Argentina, formed in 1831.
Deep ruby with purple tinges, red cherries and cassis are key components to this wine, as well as the usual dark fruit characteristics of Malbec. Careful use of oak adds vanilla and spice.
Enjoy with steak pie, or rich, spicy casseroles. Also a perfect wine with summer barbecues.


*When you buy two or more bottles.

Single bottle £10.99

The Magic of Fine Wine: Seguinot-Bordet 1er Cru ChablisDate published: 04/10/13

Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, Seguinot-Bordet (04.213) £24 buy 2 save £10 = £19  

All over the New World wines have been made and labelled as Chablis, but very few ever come close to the original. The concept of Terrior, or specific attributes of geography, topography soil and climate have a significant impact on the character and style of the wines of Chablis. After Champagne and Alsace, Chablis is the most northerly wine making region in France, the cooler temperatures results in fresher and lighter bodied wines than the regions further south. The cooler climate and Kimmeridge clay soils and chalk sub-soils extend through Chablis and the Loire Valley to the White Cliffs of Dover results in a unique expression of Chardonnay. The Romans introduced vines to the region in the first century AD, but the fame and desirability of Chablis stems from the 15th and 16th Century; the proximity to Paris and ease of transporting barrels via the Yonne River led to sales of Chablis flourishing. Amongst the longest lived of White Burgundies, Chablis can age for decades in the case of the Grand Cru wines. The Chablis style of Chardonnay is characterised by vibrant green apple acidity, flinty and mineral aromas with floral undertones.  

The family Domaine of Seguinot-Bordet can be traced to the 1590's from the Maligny commune on the outskirts of Chablis. The wine making philosophy is exemplified by the work in the vineyard, with a rigorous program of de-budding, pruning, harvesting and selecting the best quality fruit in order to allow the terrior to express itself. The vines are very densely planted, with the vines aged between 45 and 60 years old (in contrast to 'old' vines in New Zealand, where many have not even made it to 30 years old). The wine is fermented and aged in temperature controlled tanks to maintain freshness and vibrancy.  

Powerful aromas of white florals, wet river stones, gun flint, and green apple leads to a body of fresh and racy vibrancy, minerality and ripe citrus fruits.  

Enjoy with Oysters in the half shell, seared scallops or king prawns in a chili sauce.

October specialsDate published: 01/10/13

Today sees the beginning of the first round of our "October Specials!"  This offers will run for 2 weeks only ending on the 14th October.  Mâcon-Villages 'Les Roches Blanches' 2012, Louis Jadot £11.99 £7.99 Buy 2 bottles save £8

 Beaujolais-Villages 2011, Georges Duboeuf £8.99 £5.99 Buy 2 bottles save £6 

Serena Pinot Grigio 2012, Banfi £9.99 £5.99 Buy 2 bottles save £8 

 Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV £42.00 £28.00 Save 1/3 off Selected Fizz* 

Nicolas Feuillatte NV £25.00 £16.67 Save 1/3 off Selected Fizz* 

Prosecco Corte Alta NV, DOC, Italy £10.49 £6.99 Save 1/3 off Selected Fizz* 

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough £27.50 £20.00 Buy 2 bottles save £15 

Portillo Malbec 2012, Bodegas Salentein, Mendoza £9.99 £6.99 Buy 2 bottles save £6 

Open to taste this weekend - St Clair Pioneer Block Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough £15.99 if you buy 2Date published: 28/09/13

GRAPE:- Sauvignon Blanc - BUY 2 SAVE £8 £19.99 £15.99 St Clair is a family Estate rapidly becoming one of the most reputed wineries in Marlborough, despite producing their first wines as recently as 1994.  The Pioneer Block wines are sourced from outstanding parcels of fruit, identified by chief winemakers Matt Thompson.

An almost otherworldly intensity of fruit, with pungent aromas of gooseberry and passion-fruit, with a steely dryness, herbaceous characters, underlying minerality and a long, lingering finish.

Asian-inspired cuisine is ideal, as the wine echoes the lemongrass and fresh coriander often used in these dishes.

Montecastrillo - Wine of the WeekDate published: 27/09/13

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.

Best enjoyed with barbecued chops.


When you buy any 2 Spanish wines.

Single bottle price: £9.99

Wines of Spain offer - 25% off if you buy 2 or more until Monday 30 SeptemberDate published: 24/09/13

We have a short-term improved offer of 25% off Spanish wines when you buy 2 or more until Monday 30th September

Wines of Portugal offer - BUY 2 SAVE £3Date published: 22/09/13

We have had a stock up of Portugese wines in recent wines.  Although obviously famous for its production of fortified wines in the form of Port, Portugal is an up and coming wine country taking advantage of modern techniques to produce some very good table wines.

We have an excellent BUY 2 SAVE £3 offer on Portugese wines so whether it is a red wine from the Douro Valley or southern Portugal or you want a refreshing, lively white wine in the form of Vinho Verde or Planalto we have a wide selection that is currently great value!

Battle of the week, bottle of the week - Coney Pizzaicato Pinot v Brancott Estate Pinot NoirDate published: 20/09/13

Today and tomorrow we will be comparing two Pinot Noirs from New Zealand.  We will be comparing the Brancott Estate Pinot Noir (£8.99 if you buy 2 or more) with the Coney Pizzication Pinot Noir (£18.00 if you buy 2 or more).  

Pop down and give them a go and why not try them blind to see if you can guess which wine is which and which one you prefer.

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine Part 3 - Coney Pizzicato Pinot Noir Date published: 19/09/13

Coney Pizzaicato Pinto Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2011 £23 BUY 2 SAVE £10 = £18

Of all grape varieties, Pinot Noir tells the most stories; the story of the vineyard and the terrior in which the grapes were grown, the story of the vintage and the signature of the vintner. The label and name of Coney's Pinot Noir also tells a story; the treble clef logo on the label (and the names of all the wines Coney produce) heralds from the Coney's love of music and harks back to Tim Coney's days gigging with a band, whilst his wife Margaret danced and helped carry all the gear after the event. The wine making philosophy is one of minimal intervention, in order for the fruit and terroir to express as much character as possible.

FACTS: Martinborough was formally a service town for the sheep farms in the Wairarapa before the 'Martinborough Terrace' was identified by studies in the 1970's as ideal for quality grape growing. This lead to wineries becoming established in the town and people such as Tim Coney, the elder brother of former New Zealand cricket Captain Jeremy Coney, making the hour long drive from Wellington over a treacherous and narrow mountain road. The Tararua mountain range shelters Martinborough from the winds and weather that buffets nearby Wellington; on days where the rain is horizontal in Wellington it is often balmy and sunny in Martinborough. Although young in comparison with France, Martinborough boasts the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in the country and due to this vine age, Martinborough wines have a distinct style; more structure and subtle earthy undertones than the fruit driven styles of Marlborough and Central Otago.

TASTING NOTE: A fruity aroma of predominantly black cherries, with sweet spice, vanilla and a hint of savoury, leads to a vibrant body of juicy sweet fruits, soft tannins and vibrancy

FOOD MATCH: Pinot Noir is a great match for many varied foods, but is at its best when matched with either roasted game or duck, or wild mushroom risotto.

Wine of The Week - Robertson Winery Chenin BlancDate published: 19/09/13

Robertston Winery Chenin Blanc

If you like great value easy-drinking white wine then our wine of the week is just the thing for you!

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 pineaaple, melon and green apple fruits complented by a firm structure and balancing acidity.

Enjoy with seafood or roast chicken.


£5.24 When you buy two bottles or more

Single bottle price £6.99


Improved deal on South African wines - 25% off if you buy 2 or moreDate published: 18/09/13

Starting today until Monday 23rd September we are improving the group mulitbuy deal on South African wines from 20% to 25% off.  This is a short-term deal only so don't miss out!

Spotlight Tasting - Sauvigon Blanc Saturday 21st SeptemberDate published: 17/09/13

Our 3pm spotlight tasting tutorial on Sauvignon Blanc this Saturday 21st September is full - still spaces available on our 12pm tasting.

Remember we will be tasting 6 different sauvignon blancs  in 20 minutes from different regions of the wine world.

Wine of The Week - Rioja Reserva Vina Ardanza 1004Date published: 14/09/13

To celebrate Spanish tasting week we have decided to treat you all to a popular staff favorite.

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 over the next decade as the richness and power will soften to spice and earth, augmenting game casserole or wild duck.


*When you any two Spanish Wines

Single bottle £22.50

BUY 2 SAVE £6!

Wine of the Week - Catena ChardonnayDate published: 12/09/13

A blend of grapes from three high altitude vineyard sites, La Pirámide, Domingo and Adrianna, creating a wine of unique character that has balance, concentration and a strong varietal identity.

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.

Excellent with roast chicken or gammon dishes.


When you buy two or more

Single bottle £12.99

Improved deals!Date published: 12/09/13

We have some fantastic improved deals which are on a "buy any 2 selected wines save 33%'.  This deal runs until Monday 23rd September.  

Grifone Montepulciano D'Abruzzo  £7.49 down to £4.99 

Piper Heidsieck Brut £35 £30 down to £19.99

Heidseick Gold Top Vintage £30 £27 down to £17.99

Nicolas Feuillate NV £25 £24 down to £15.99

Prosecco Zonin £11.99 £9.99 down to £6.66

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc £9.99 £8.99 down to £5.99

Battle of the week, bottle of the week - Beaune Premier Cru - Louis Jadot vs Bourgogne Pinot Noir - Nicolas PotelDate published: 11/09/13

This coming weekend, in our store, you will have the chance to taste and compare one of our fine wines Beaune Premier Cru Pinot Noir - Louis Jadot priced at £25.00 (£20.00 if you buy 2 or more bottles) and Bourgogne Pinot Noir - Nicolas Potel priced at £11.99 (£8.99 if you buy 2 or more).

Made from blend of wines from a range of Premier Cru vineyards, this fine wine of Louis Jadot has been matured in French barriques for 16 months. The wine displays a fine balance between tight structure and softness, with hints of violets on the nose, savoury, fleshy red fruit on the palate, held together with remarkably approachable tannins. This beautiful fine wine is great to drink in its youth but will also improve in bottle for up to a decade.

The Nicolas Potel Pinot Noir from Burgundy was made from grapes sourced across the Burgundy region, primarily from old Cote d'Or vines. This wine has a restrained nose of berry fruit, principally strawberry and blackcurrant, followed by a soft-edged palate with lithe and supple tannins and can be drunk with all charcuterie and cold cuts, past dishes and tangy cheeses.

It's all happening in our store this weekend, come and see and try it for yourself!

Battle of the week!

Beaune Premier Cru - Louis Jadot £25.00 (£20.00 if you buy 2 or more)


Bourgogne Pinot Noir - Nicolas Potel £11.99 (£8.99 if you buy 2 or more)

Majestic CommercialDate published: 09/09/13

Majestic Commercial is the name for the corporate division of Majestic Wine.  We have our own on-trade proposition that is very appealing to commercial businesses such as restauranteurs, bar owners, pub landlords, golf and yacht clubs.

Choose Majestic Commercial as your wine supplier and you get so much more than just a wine supplier.  in addition to a range of wines to rival any in the industry you can look forward to an array of services designed to help you maximise sales and help achieve the individual goals you've set for your business.

The services start with a dedicated member of the commercial sales team,  single point of contact, who's on hand to offer the support, guidance and information.  All members of the commercial team have achieved the WSET Level 3, with many going on to study for the WSET Diploma as well.  On top of all this knowledge and experience we also offer a number of useful tools and services to help you sell more wine.

In addition to the wide Majestic range, we have Commercial Exclusives which are only available to our on-trade customers.

We can help you produce your own wine list, complete with prices and dedicated tasting notes.

We provide staff training through out confidence in wine courses as well as food and wine matching courses.

Our on-trade accounts are serviced from a local Majestic store, with your order personally picked, processed and delivered by our knowledgable and friendly staff.  Stores are open 7 days per week so deliveries can be made at a team to suit you - even at the weekends.

For more information get in touch today by calling 02380221478

Wine of the Week - Alamos Chardonnay 2012, Catena, Mendoza £6.99 if you buy 2 or moreDate published: 08/09/13


As seen on Saturday Kitchen on Saturday 7th September 2013 to match the Heaven and Hell dish (Chicken Chasseur or Brocolli and Cheese Gratin)

Alamos Chardonnay 2012, Catena, Mendoza

Chardonnay is the wine that everyone wants to produce – the most famous grape worldwide. The Argentines are no exception and are currently producing some exceptionally well-balanced wines. Alamos is produced by Nicolas Catena, Decanter man of the year 2009, and focuses on ripe, varieal fruit.

This wine displays a stunning array of ripe preach, pear and apple flavours which marry harmoniously with toasty oak.

Try this with creamy pasta dishes, poultry or fish.

Please help yourself to a taste


*When you buy two or more

Single bottle £8.99

BUY 2 SAVE £4!

Available to Taste in Store this weekend - Alamos Chardonnay as seen on Saturday Kitchen 7/9/13Date published: 07/09/13

On this mornings Saturday Kitchen Olly Smith has chosen Alamos Chardonnay 2012 (40.017) to go with the Heaven and Hell dish (Chicken Chasseur or Broccoli and Cheese Gratin)

The Heaven and Hell dish is for celebrity guest Antonio Banderas.  This is currently £6.99 if you buy 2 or more in store and is available to taste this weekend in store.

Majestic Success at Decanter World Wine AwardsDate published: 07/09/13

At the Decanter World Wine Awards last week, Majestic were voted 'Best
National Wine Merchant' by the Decanter Readers. This is the fifth
consecutive time we have won this award.

Some of the readers' comments were: 'carries a comprehensive range of the
world's good quality and attractively priced wines, not being afraid to go
out on a limb if the quality justifies it.. Efficient and charming service'
and 'The name of the company says it all: head and shoulders above the rest
with a superb team of highly trained and interested, committed staff.'

We also came runner-up in the 'National Wine Merchant of the year' category
as voted by the judging panel.

On behalf of Commanderie de Peyrassol we also collected the International
Trophy for 'Best Rosé under £15.' This is one of just 32 international
trophies awarded from over 14,000 entries. This wine is exclusive to
Majestic in the UK.

Available to taste this weekend in store - Heidsieck N/V Monopole Cuvee Prestige £17 if you buy 2 or moreDate published: 06/09/13

This weekend we will have available to taste in store the Heidsieck & Co Monopole Cuvee Prestige which is currently at the fantastic offer of £17 if you buy 2 or more selected champagne.  

This is blended from 40 different crus from all over the region.  It is a blend of 70% pinot noir, 20% chardonnay and 10% pinot meunier.

The Pinot Noir comes from the Montagne de Reims (including Bouzy and Verzaney) and from the Aube (the Cote des Bars)

The Chardonnay is from Cote des Blancs and the Coteaux du Sezannais (including the Sezanne)

The Pinot Meunier grapes are from the Marne Valley sub-region.

Dosage is 12g/l

The wine has spent a minimum of 2 years on lees and then a minimum of 6 months in the cellars after disgorgement before shipping.

This champagne is light yellow in colour, slightly amber and shows a nice persistant ring of bubbles...it is deep in structure and elegant, with the wine revealing aromas of ripe fruits evolving towards pastry notes, almost roasted.

Ample and well-rounded with a nice strength it is really lively.

The first taste of almonds is evolving towards white peach flavours and marmalade with a persistant finish.

The Cuvee Prestige is ideal as an aperitifi and goes very well with white meat and poultry.

Autumn magic of Fine Wine Tasting Part 1Date published: 06/09/13

This week as the first part of our autumn magic of fine wine tasting we will have open the Jermann Pinot Grigio 2012 from Friuli in Italy.  This is part of our Buy 2 Save £10 fine wine promotion and is down to £18 from £23 if you buy 2 fine wines in this promotion.

This wine was founded by Anton Jermann in 1881, the estate has been family-run ever since, with present wine-makers Silvio Jermann taking over the winemaking in the 1970s and beginning to make wine with grapes atypical of the region.  This Pinot Grigio is a world away from the Italian norm, with intense and persistant aromas and a velvety, full-bodied feel on the palate.  A stunning match for grilled seafood.

We will be comparing this pinot grigio to the breganze which is currently at £6.99 if you buy 2 or more.

Wine of the Week - Mâcon-Villages Blanc 'Les Pierres Blanches' 2012 Cave de LugnyDate published: 04/09/13

Situated in the heart of the Mâconnais, Cave de Lugny produces great value white Burgundy from its 1,450 hectares of vineyards and is the third largest producer in Burgundy, producing in excess of 6 million bottles per annum.

Pale lemon coloured, with citrus and apple notes, hint of blossom and faint traces of butter. Apple and citrus predominate on the palate along with a hint of pear, finishing on a lovely mineral streak.

An easy-drinking White Burgundy, enjoyable now and over the next 18 months. Enjoy with butternut squash and roast garlic soup.


*When you buy two bottles or more

Single bottle price £8.99

New offers start today!Date published: 03/09/13

From today until the 28th October we will be running countrywide 20% off deals on Spanish and South African wines.

In addition we have a Buy 2 Save £3 offer on Portugese wines.

We are also offering 1/3rd off selected sparkling wine and champagne and are running an improved fine wine promotion.

For more information visit us in store, give us a call on 02380 221478 or e-mail sot@majestic.co.uk

Improved Fine Wine PromotionDate published: 03/09/13

Over the summer we pioneered an offer promoting Fine Wines at House Wine prices, allowing customers to choose from a selection of our fine wines and receive a discount of £4 off of each bottle when buying 2 or more as part of a mixed case.

Such was the popularity of this promotion we've extended it to run through until the 28th October and improved the offer so that you will now receive £5 off of each bottle when buying any 2 fine wines from within the selected range.

Furthermore, if that wasn't enough we've extended the range to include such delights as Domain Jomain's Premier Cru Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Perrieres' from the sublime 2010 vintage, La Rocca's mesmerising Soave and, of course, a firm Autumn favourite - a 2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Clos de l'Oratoire.

In support of this ongoing promotion we'll be opening a Fine Wine from within the qualifying range every Friday from 6th September until 28th October... Starting with Jermann's oaked expression of Pinot Grigio, certainly worth stopping in for a taste!

Tucumen Malbec - Wine of the Week!Date published: 30/08/13

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

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

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

Pop in for a taste soon, it's selling fast!


*When you buy two bottles or more

Single bottle price £10.99

Offers ending soon!Date published: 22/08/13

Our countrywide 20% off deals on wine of New Zealand, Australia, Beaujolais and Chile is due to end soon on the 2nd September so don't miss out on these fantastic offers!

Special offer on Peroni lasts until 2nd SeptemberDate published: 22/08/13

Our special offer on peroni at £1 per bottle lasts until 2nd September so don't miss out!

We also have San Miguel Fresca and Pilsner at £1 per bottle

Pinot Grigio from £5.15 and Chianti from £6.37Date published: 22/08/13

A reminder that we are running a 25% off deal on Italian wines until 2nd September.  We will be opening a selection of Italian wines to taste in store so come and explore!

Improved deal on Italy until 2nd SeptemberDate published: 21/08/13

For the next two weeks we will be running an improved 25% off offer on Italian wines until 2nd September!!!

Wine of the Week: masi, CampofiorinDate published: 20/08/13

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.


*When you buy two or more wines from Italy. Single bottle £12.49

Want to learn something new in 2015?Date published: 16/08/13

Want to learn something new in 2015?

Our beginner's wine courses are a great way to learn more about the world of wine, in a relaxed but informative setting.

Hosted in store by a member (or two) of our knowledgeable team, we will take you through 6 still wines and a sparkling, and show you the difference between 'tasting' wine and just 'drinking' it!

We even throw in a bit of food and wine matching to give you the basics on what to pair with your favourite dishes.

Each course is 90 minutes long, and is limited to 10 people per sitting to ensure everyone is able to contribute and ask questions along the way.

For more info or to book on to one of the upcoming courses listed below, just call the store on 02380 22 14 78, or email sot@majestic.co.uk

If you have a group of 10 people that a have a specific date in mind, please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to try to fit in a course around your requirements.

Upcoming courses:

29/01/15 18:00 - 19:30 (Now full!

26/02/15 18:00 - 19:30

26/03/15 18:00 - 19:30

Special offer on Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial N/V £27.50 until 2nd September!Date published: 16/08/13

Special offer on Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial N/V £27.50 until 2nd September! WAS £42!!!!

Perhaps the best known Champagne, the Burt Imperial from Moet embodies their house style: crisp and clean, this classic Champagne shows citrus aromas and hints of biscuity flavours.  An excellent aperitif!

Wine of The WeekDate published: 14/08/13

Montes TwinsCab Sav/Malbec 


A new release from the Montes winery, lovingly crafted by winemaker Aurelio Montes, 'Montes Twins' is a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Both varieties are indigenous to France and are most famously used in the production of Bordeaux, however Cab Sav has flourished in Chile and the coastal location of the vineyards is ideal for Malbec in a similar way to how Argentian producers have benefited from vineyards planted at high altitude.

Defiantly purple in the glass and unashamedly Chilean on the nose, this new world expression exhibits smoky nuances of concentrated black fruits complemented by toasty oak and a flutter of forrest floor. At first taste the black fruit flavours give way to notes of cassis and integrate seamlessly with shades of vanilla from the oak.

Enjoyable now in its youth, this is an ideal 'pop and pour' no nonsense barbecue wine yet it shows sufficient poise and structure to suggest it could age gracefully for up to 8 years, if not more.

Available to taste in store


*When you buy any two wines from Chile

Single bottle £11.99

Pressmentions - The Saturday Kitchen 3rd August 2013Date published: 07/08/13

Suzy Atkins was filmed recommending the Yali Reserva Viognier 2012 which is £6.99 if you buy 2 or more.

Light in body and texture, this wine if full of stone and tropical fruit characters. 

Wine of the Week - Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2012 MarlboroughDate published: 07/08/13

The Giesen brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel started the winery in the 1980s and today have 13 vineyards covering the length and breadth of the Wairau Valley. This wine is blended from 32 separate vineyard parcels, vinified in the winery in the town of Blenheim.

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.

Available to taste in store

£5.99 (offer ends Monday 12th August 2013 )

*When you buy 2 bottles

Single bottle £7.49

Beer Special Offers!Date published: 06/08/13

Remember we have special offers on Peroni, Pilsner San Miguel Fresca until 2nd September - all are currently £1 per bottle!

Wine Courses in August - an updateDate published: 04/08/13

Please note that our wine course on Thursday 15th August is now full.  We do, however, have another wine course booked in for the following Thursday the 22nd August.  Both the courses start at 6.30pm!

Alternatively, please keep an eye open for future exciting FREE, FUN AND INFORMAL tasting events in September, October and November!

Available to taste in store this weekend - sparkling Saturday - Codorniu Rosado N.V. £6.99 if you buy 2 or moreDate published: 03/08/13

GRAPE VARIETIES:- Macabeo, Monstrell, Parellada, Xarel-lo

ORIGIN:- Codorniu are one of the oldest wine producers in Spain and also one of the pioneers of Cava, making their first bottle of sparkling in 1872, and soon after deciding to concentrate solely on Cava.  Monastrell is a red grape which adds colour to the rose.

Light and pure, with citrus fruits and hints of strawberry and raspberry fruit, this wine is light and refreshing on the palate with a clean and refrshing finish.

Enjoy with tomato salads, seafood or by itself as a summer sparkling wine.

New Local Beers in stock at Majestic SouthamptonDate published: 02/08/13

We are delighted to announce that we have had a new local beer arrival in store this week.

We will now be stocking the very popular Ringwood range of beers - the traditional best bitter, the 49er, the boondoogle and the Old Thumper.

Ringwood Best Bitter (3.8%, 2.2 UNITS/PINT) -12 x 500ml (£2.05 per bottle; £24.60 per case on multi-buy)

A well-rounded beer with a delicious marl flavour balanced by a tangy citus hoppiness.  Brewed with the finest English Barley, goldings, progress, fuggles and challenger hops.

Ringwood Best 49er (4.9%, 2.8 UNITS/PINT) - 8 x 500ml (£1.70 per bottle; £13.60 per case on mult-buy)

A golden full-bodied malty beer with a deep bitter-sweet finish.  Brewed with the finest English barley.  A well-balanced golden pale ale.

Old Thumper (5.5%, 2.9 UNITS/PINT) - 8 x 500ml (£1.55 per bottle; £12.40 per case on mulit-buy)

A warm rounded yet delicate pale strong beer.  A copper coloured full-flavoured beer brewed with the finest English pale malt.  

Boondoggle Blonde Ale, Ringwood (4.2%, 2.4 UNITS/PINT) - 8 x 500ml (£1.50 per bottle; £12 per case on multi-buy)

A blonde ale brewed with the finest English pale malt.  First gold and fuggles hops delivers a well-balanced moreish fruity taste. 

Special Offer on the Giesen Sauvignon Blanc - £5.99 if you buy 2 or moreDate published: 02/08/13

Don't miss out on our two week special offer on the Giesen Sauvignon Blanc - £5.99 if you buy 2 or more until 12th August

Wine of the Week back in stock - the Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2013 vintage! £7.99 if you buy 2 or more!Date published: 02/08/13

The Ned Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

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.

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.

Drink now with fresh summer salads and seafood.

Available to taste in store


*When you buy 2 bottles

Single bottle £8.99

Sparkling Wine Offers at any price point for your partyDate published: 30/07/13

Prosecco Zonin £10.99 £7.99 special offer

Nicolas Feuillate £28.00 £18.00 special offer

Veuve Clicquot £37.00 £30.00 special offer

Wine of the Week: La Grille VouvrayDate published: 28/07/13

This Vouvray is a top expression of the Chenin Blanc grape. Created by top winemaker Paul Buisse, this off-dry style of Vouvray is typical of the style from this region, the most important white wine appellation in the Touraine district.

Demi-sec in style, the extra sweetness is reined in by a cleansing acidity, balanced by a mixture of apple and peach fruits.

Superb with those hard-to-match spicy chicken dishes, or simply as a summery apéritif, this wine is best drunk young and chilled.


*When you buy 2 bottles

Single bottle £8.99

Its Prosecco Time!!Date published: 25/07/13

Its Prosecco Time!!

We've decided to treat you all to a sip of Prosecco today! We are opening the Prosecco Zonin for you to highlight the wonderful offer it is currently on - just £7.99 a bottle!!

Established in 1821, Zonin has become Italy's largest privately owned winery, and are owners of Italy's largest Prosecco vineyards.  This example is made from grapes grown only in the DOC region within Veneto and as such, is entitled to use the Prosecoo name on the bottle.

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.

A wondefully versatile wine perfect as an aperitif, a partner for fish courses or even with light fruit desserts. 

Pop in and give it a whirl with us today!

Wine of The Week - Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Awatere ValleyDate published: 24/07/13

Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Awatere Valley

The fruit for the Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc was harvested at night to preserve flavour and freshness. Careful winemaking has allowed the wine to retain the vibrant fruit flavours obtained in the vineyard.

It displays an expressive nose of tropical fruit, melon and citrus, with mineral notes on the palate. Crisp and dry, this refreshing wine exhibits all the hallmarks of great Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Available to taste in store


20% off New Zealand wines!!!!

*When you buy two or more bottles. Single bottle £11.24

Majestic wins at IWC AwardsDate published: 21/07/13

At the International Wine Challenge Awards last week, Majestic picked up
High Street Chain of the Year and Wine Educator of the Year.

This is the ninth year in a row that we have won High Street Chain of the
Year! The judges said 'Majestic Wine continues to pull off the great double
achievement of making money while providing great training for its staff'
and said they were 'particularly impressed by how its staff are involved in
direct communication with customers through social media'.

Regarding the Wine Educator of the Year award, which encompassed both staff
and customer education, the judges said 'Majestic Wine continues to be
motivated by passion in its execution and dedication to education. Single
minded and continuous in its strategy to inform the consumer to drink
better wine.  Its in-store wine courses have been a great success'.

Sparkling Saturday 20th June 2013 - Oyster Bay RoseDate published: 19/07/13




Made from 80% Chardonnay sourced from Hawke's Bay and 20% Pinot Noir from Marlborough, this is Oyster Bay's take on a pink Champagne, which undergoes its secondary fermentation in tank, producing a more youthful character than many traditional method wines. Exhibits a typically Kiwi intensity of flavour, with cherry and strawberry fragrances taking centre stage. The bubbles are fine and persistent, providing a long, crisp and refreshing finish. Serve at any celebration, alongside a selection of seafood hors d'ouvre.


£9.99 DOWN FROM £13.99

(while stock lasts)

Chilean Tasting week - Carmenere: Chile’s signature Grape varietyDate published: 18/07/13

Originally one of the essential varieties in great Bordeaux blends, Carmenere was believed to a relic of history for more than 100 years…until 1994 when it was rediscovered in Chile by French scientist Jean Michel Boursiquot who found it intermingled among Merlot vines in Alto Maipo vineyards.  Carmenere has been tapped to become one of the emblems of Chilean viticulture around the world.  Carmenere wines are known for their exotic spice and earthy notes, their soft texture and generous structure. 

Chile tasting week: Producer focus on Santa RitaDate published: 18/07/13

Vina Santa Rita are one of Chile’s most enterprising and quality-focused producers, exporting 1.3 million cases of wine per year to more than 70 countries around the world. 

It has a long an illustrious history stretching back over 120 years to the early days of Chilean winemaking and today owns more than 2,500 hectares of outstanding vineyards in Chile’s most important wine growing regions.  Santa Rita, with its on-going focus on terroir, innovation and brand development, works with its highly experienced winemakers to produce wines that are consistently delicious, distinctive and authentically unique.

Here at Majestic we do a fabulous range of wines by Santa Rita including their “120” series.  We do three whites, a sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and viognier; three reds, a carmenere, cabernet franc and carmenere in addition to a rose.

The story behind the “120” range is that according to legend, 120 patriots, exhausted after a long, hard battle during the fight for Chile’s independence reached the land belonging to Santa Rita.  On that fateful night in 1814, these forces of liberty found refuge in the estate cellars.  Today, within these same cellars, the award-winning 120 wines are crafted to honor their heroic character. 

These are young, elegant and fruity wines, perfectly balanced with soft tannins and good acidity.  Exceptional value at £6.39 should you buy 2 or more Chilean wines.  These are great value for everyday drinking, your summer party or bbq. 

Wine of The Week - Errazuriz Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Casablanca ValleyDate published: 16/07/13

Errazuriz Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Casablanca Valley

This single vineyard blend is sourced from a specific block at La Escultura Esate, which was planted in 1992. This site is benefiting from sandy-loam soil and cool sea breezes.

Freshly cut grass aromas complement those of green apple and pineapple, crisp acidity lends freshness to the intense and invigorating palate. The finish is dry and refreshing.

Choose this wine if you are thinking of serving baked trout or salmon.

Available to taste in store

£8.79 When you buy any two or more Chilean wines. Single bottle £10.99

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc - an update!Date published: 13/07/13

A quick update on one of our best-sellers here at Majestic - the Ned Sauvignon Blanc from Marlbrough in New Zealand.  Unfortunately, we have in the last few weeks completely sold out of the 2012 vintage.  We are waiting upon delivery of the 2013 vintage later this month.  Should you wish to snap this up whilst it is at the ridiculously good price of £6.99 then feel free to give us a call in store on 02380221478 and we can deliver out to you when it arrives with us!

Alternatively, should you need something immediate, we can highly recommend the Brancott, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc which is also currently on offer at £6.99 - this is a New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in a glass - full of goosberry, tropical fruits and vibrancy!

Ashes Beer Specials!Date published: 11/07/13

To co-incide with the Ashes we have got two special beers offers! 

Representing Australia, we have the Coopers Pale Ale at £15 special offer per case

Representing England, we have the Marstons Pedigree at £15 per case if you buy 2 or more cases of Ales

Wine of The Week - An Ashes Special Jim Barry - The Cover Drive £10.99 if you buy 2 or moreDate published: 09/07/13

With The Ashes all set the begin, we have joined in the spirit and gone for a cricket-related wine of the week!

Made by the Cabernet Sauvignon grape this wine was 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, licquorice and cherry flavours.

Improved Champagne Deals!Date published: 06/07/13

Veuve Clicquot N/V was £37 now £30!!!!!

Laurent Perrier Brut N/V was  £38 now £24.99!!!!

Saturday Kitchen 6th July 2013 - Dr L Riesling 2012 Loosen £8.49Date published: 06/07/13

Susie Barrie selected the Dr L Riesling 2012 to go with the heaven and hell dish for singer Hayley Westenra on Saturday Kitchen this morning.  £8.49 price per bottle as part of your mixed case!

Wine of the Week: Sainte Victoire, Cotes de ProvenceDate published: 05/07/13

It's certainly Rose weather this weekend but with so many different expressions available (especially from Provence) it can be something of a minefield when making your selection. Pigoudet or Berne? Or why not an AIX magnum?

I'd not tried Sainte Victoire before and I'm certainly impressed! Located in a sub-region within the Côtes de Provence, the vineyard lies on the upper parts of the slopes, and is known for producing particularly high quality wines.

Bright salmon pink; typical of the fresh but warm Provence style. Refined and complex on the nose, with summer fruit and floral notes. Dry and crisp, with a delicate flavour and full texture.


*When you buy two or more bottles. Single bottle £9.99

The Saturday Times - 29th June!Date published: 04/07/13

Last weekends Saturday Times featured Jane McQuitty's summer Top 100 features various white wines and roses that we sell in various price points!


Yali Merlot Rose 2012 £7.49 Buy 2 Chilean wines save 20% = £5.99

Grand Heron Marc Ducournau 2012 £7.99 Buy 2 Bottles Save £4 = £5.99


Vouvray Domaine des Aubuiseres 2012 £9.99 Buy 2 Bottles Save £4 = £7.99


Sancerre "Clos des Bouffants" Neveu 2012 £14.99 Buy 2 Bottles Save £6 = £11.99

Pouilly Fume "Les Cascadelles" 2012 £11.99 Buy 2 Bottles Save £4 = £9.99

Muga Rioja Rosado 2012 £10.99 Buy 2 Bottles Save £4 = £8.99

Provence Rose - Chateau de BerneDate published: 04/07/13

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to visit Chateau de Berne in Provence and had a fabulous three days in the spring southern France sunshine sipping provence rose with some awesome food to accompany it.  We were also taught all about the winery, given tours of the vineyard area and winery and local attractions.  Over the three days, we were very well looked after and thoroughly spoilt!

Provence has bee a wine-growing area for over 2,500 years.  The reputation of the wine region is for its rose wines.  Winemaking has been Chateau de Berne's core activity since 1750.  Today, the chateau is planted with 292 acres of very modern facilities.

The continental climate of Provence is characterised by hot, dry summers and cold winters.  The climate is particularly conductive to wine growing.  Measuring 292 acres, the terroir of Chateau de Berne is situated on the Triassic Plateau and divided into two very different zones, each resting on a chalky bed dating back to the lower and middle Jurassic ages.

The plots comprise:-

The Plateau (altitude 330m) characterised by impoverished and stony soil.  The Chateau (altitude 250m) characterised by larger propositions of sand, a finer texture.

Here at Majestic we sell the Berne Grand Recolte Rose 2012 Cotes de Provence. 

Single Bottle Price £9.99.  Buy 2 save £3 £8.49

GRAPE VARIETIES:- Cinsault and Grenace

This cool and vibrant rose has a vibrant rose colour, with a nose of spring flowers, raspberry and strawberry.  Juicy and fresh in the mouth, with a hint of peachy exotic fruit.

A great summers afternoon rose or with a tomato salad for lunch!

Tasting Counter full of Wine! Date published: 29/06/13

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Wine of the Week 26th June - Domaines Schlumberger RieslingDate published: 26/06/13

Today we've decided to open up a often overlooked wine from due to nature of attached stigma from a few decades ago. Ladies and gentlemen be prepared to taste Riesling!

This particular wine is sourced from over 140 hectares of vineyard from one of the most respected and oldest producers in Alsace.

A vivid yellow and greenish tinge dominates the colour of the wine but lets not get too hasty; this wine is elegant, poised with great fruit drive and complexity. It's a developing wine and will age nicely, but currently it's lime filled palate with grapefruit and other tropical fruits means it's a killer wine with shellfish and seafood.

£11.99 when you buy two, £13.99 single 

Wine of the week! Date published: 22/06/13

Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz! - £13.74  £10.99!

From the Claire Valley in Australia, Jim Barry's estate now totals over 200 hectares in this superb wine-growing region. The lodge hill site was originally planned to grow Riesling, but instead was chosen for this Shiraz.

This inky wine is full of blackcurrant, blueberry and black cherry along side hints of violet and menthol its a gorgeous full bodied wine that is well worth a try!

Drink with a meaty lasagne or a yummy casserole.

Order for JuneDate published: 13/06/13

As the summer kicks in (and hopefully eventually the sun follow!) we are getting busier and busier here in Southampton, both in store and on the roads.

To ensure you get your free delieveries when you want them we advise you to put your orders in a few days earlier at this time of year. While we still guarentee your wine within 7 days of ordering, if you leave your order to the last min you may have to wait a bit longer than usual.

So get ordering!

Wine of the Week!Date published: 01/06/13

Jackson Estate  'Stich' Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough.     

£9.99 for 2+ New Zealand wines, or £12.49 for one bottle.

To celebrate New Zealand Tasting week we have decided to crack open a huge selection of the countries most popular wine... Sauvignon Blanc! In amongst the household name 'The Ned' and the exciting fine wine from Saint Clair Wairau comes, in my opinion, an absolute gem!

Nicknames 'Stich' after owner and founder John Stichbury in honour of his 20 years winemaking in 2009. This is Jackson Estates Benchmark Sauvignon, sourced from 12 vinyards in the ever popular Marlborough region.

This is everything you crave and more from a New Zealand Sauvignon. A vibrant nose of passion fruit , ripe citrus fruits and a hint of elderflower, combined with a delious palate filled with gooseberries, rhubarb and mineral notes. It's more refined taste, great texture and long finish definitely makes spending the extra couple of pounds well worth it!

Perfect on its own or with a summery salad or any fish dish.

New Zealand Tasting Week!Date published: 31/05/13

I've got some great news for all you New Zealand lovers out there!

To celebrate New Zealand Tasting Week we are opening an AMAZING range of Sauvignon Blancs, from the household favourite The Ned too something a little more unusal like Saint Clair Wairau Reserve and lots inbetween!

If you fancy popping along to one of our tutored tastings and learning about all things New Zealand, from grapes to glass, how to food match and what your favourite style is, these will be held in store tomorrow (Saturday 1st June) at 12pm and 3pm.

But don't worry if your busy tomorrow, i'm sure there will be some left over on the tasting counter for you to come in and try on sunday!

We look forward to seeing you all thie weekend - enjoy the sunshine!

Something exciting for the week ahead! FLASH SALE! Date published: 30/05/13

Well very good news! We are having a flash sale on the Giesen Sauvignon Blanc £5.99!! and also the Vina Eguia Reserva Rioja £5.99!! Both amazing wines so if you are a fan of New Zealand Sauvignons or Spanish Rioja and love a bargain then pop in and see us! It is a flash sale so the offer unfortunatly ends on the 10th June.

We look forward to seeing all you bargain hunters!

Where is the Aix Double Magnum Part TwoDate published: 27/05/13

Why browse for wine when you could HUNT for wine?! Happy hunting!

Where's the Aix Double Magnum?!Date published: 26/05/13

To celebrate the release of the Aix Double Magnum (and the start of a hopeful summer!), the Southampton team have decided to play a little game! The rules: find the Aix Double Magnum! We've included a web-link with the product just in case you don't recognise the bottle. Happy hunting!


Sparkling Saturday!Date published: 24/05/13

Tomorrow we will be popping the cork on the Lindauer Blanc de Blancs, currently on a short-term deal at only £8.99 per bottle.  Made from only Chardonnay grapes in the style of a Blanc de Blancs Champagne, this fizz is New Zealand's answer to Champagne but with a much smaller price tag!
Pop in to see its value for yourself, open tomorrow, Saturday 25/5

Safety at work!Date published: 24/05/13

James has decided to fully-embrace safety at work...he's even wearing a lifting belt. I'm not sure he realises it should be worn UNDER his clothes!!

Wine of the Week - Luis Felipe Edwards SyrahDate published: 23/05/13

Although Chile has historically favoured other red varieties such as Merlot and Carmenere, the Central Valleys of Chile are becoming known as a home to some great value, high-quality Syrah. This is a nicely balanced example, made with medium-temperature fermentation and only partial oak maturation.
In the glass it is a deep purple-tinged ruby red and on the nose it shows intense aromas of blackcurrant, with hints of black pepper and spice. A juicy, fresh palate with taut yet forgiving tannins, and a soft finish.
Perfect for your summer BBQs (if the summer ever arrives) or alternatively enjoy with seasoned lamb chops or spaghetti and beef meatballs.

Please help yourself to a taste


*When you buy any two or more Chilean wines. Single bottle £7.99

Fine Wine open now!Date published: 23/05/13

We sure know how to spoil you here at Majestic Southampton and it is with great delight that I can announce that we have just popped the cork on the lusciously fruity and smooth Amarone Classico 'Vigneti di Roccolo' by Cantina Negrar.

£22 a bottle or buy ANY 2 selected fine wines and save £8 = £18

Cracking offers this Bank HolidayDate published: 22/05/13

In preparation for the upcoming Bank Holiday, we have introduced some cracking offers, available until close of play Monday 3rd June.

Here are my highlights of the top offers:

Macon Lugny, Louis Latour, now only £7.99

Beaujolais Villages, Georges Duboeuf, now only £5.99

Prosecco Corte Alta, £6.99

Lindauer Special Reserve Blanc de Blancs, £8.99

Taittinger Brut Reserve NV, £25

James' Tipple of the WeekDate published: 14/05/13

Well as you all know I love a glass or two on a mid-week evening and this week it's been a tricky one as I had a range of wines to choose from (oh how lucky I am!). This week it was all about Saint Clair's Estate Selection Sauvignon Blanc; a crisp and strict Sauvignon Blanc in that offers a rich variety of flavours on the palate and nose. In three words, I'd describe it as: Intense, Tropical, Clean.

As ever I'd love to know your thoughts: #James'Tipple

£10.99 when you buy any two wines from New Zealand, £13.99 single bottle.

Look What Just Arrived in Store!!! Date published: 13/05/13

I'm a great lover of inventive and differernt labels on a bottle of wine. So when this little beauty arrived in store I have to admit Vicky and I did get very excited! 

Not only is it a delicious Cotes de Provence Rose, it's a square bottle!! So why not pop in and check them out. £11.99 when you buy 2 or more (£14.99 single bottle)

Hannah's BBQ Belters!Date published: 11/05/13

As the summer is looking like it's upon us, I thought it was time to share some of my favourite wines to compliment your charred sausage and marinated chicken wings. 

So in the Red corner we have...

Luis Felipe Edwards Selección Especial Malbec 2011 £7.49 for one or £5.99 when you buy two or more Chilean wines!

A fruity Chilean Malbec packed full with juicy black fruit, very smooth with a touch of vanilla. Perfect with your flame grilled rib eye steak!

And in the White corner we have...

Chateau Pigoudet La Chapelle Blanc 2012 £9.99 for one or £8.99 when you buy two or more!

This is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL white! It's lovely and fresh and offers flavours of melon, pear and subtle herbaceous notes. This is going to be my summer wine of choice and I will be bringing it along to every BBQ and summer party! This will match well with your marinated chicken, but is also simply perfect on its own. 

Another summer essential for your BBQs, Rose:

Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé 2012 Côtes de Provence £10.99 for one or £9.99 when you buy two or more!

How can you have a BBQ and not have a Provencal rose to sip on while sitting in the sun?! This one is truly a treat. A refreshingly dry rose with a spicy warmth to it.  It has crisp acidity and offers hints of peach and strawberry, which make it a great summer tipple for sunny afternoons in the garden. 

Dont forget the fizz though! My favourite at the moment is Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2004, West Sussex, England usually £29.99 but at the moment £23.99!!

It's a home-grown Champagne style wine which has often beaten Champagne in blind tastings! With rich flavours of honey and biscuits, a lovely buttery fizz that would finish off your bbq wine collection perfectly! ENJOY!

Want to try something new this summer?Date published: 11/05/13

Summer is tantalizingly close and if like me you want to branch out and drink something other than New Zealand Sauvignon and Chardonnay I have the perfect recommendation for you!

From the Rias Baixas region of North-western Spain Martin Codax produces a series of cracking wines using native spanish grapes that are made for summer. One of these little beauties is bound to tickle your tastebusds!

Firstly, the award winning (and a personal favourite of mine) aromatic 2011 Albarino. Similar to Viognier, the light and refreshing style of this grape hints at sweetness while still providing a refreshing flavour. It boasts delicate peach and stone fruit flavours with an intriguing element of honey and a floral finish. This medium bodied beauty is a perfect alternative to Chardonnay at £9.99 for 2+ (or £12.49 for one bottle).

If you liked the sound of the Albarino but were looking for something a little more modest, Martin Codax has recently introduced an entry level version, Caixas Albarino. This wine, made exclusively for Majesitic, possesses all the same attractive stoney fruit and nectar flavours but with a greater emphasis on its zesty, refreshing citrus backbone. Ideal for any sea food dish, or simply on its own! £6.99 for 2+ (or £9.99 for one bottle).

Finally, the most recent in this stunning range of wines, the Caixas Godello. Traditionally only used as a constituent in blends, the Godello grape is starting to gain recognition on its own. This wine displays a delicate, yet mulit-faceted nose of lemon, crunchy pear and melon subtley mixed with delicious floral notes. A must try this summer and at the bargin price of £7.99 for 2+ (£9.99 for one bottle)

But dont just take my word for it, come in and see us and pick up one or more of these gems and see for yourself!

Introduce a friend to Majestic and get a FREE bottle for yourself!Date published: 11/05/13

We are running an exciting new scheme here at Majestic:

Bring your nearest and dearest along to shop with you and if they sign up to our customer list you BOTH recieve a free 7th bottle up to the value of £10!!

This is not only a great excuse to come wine shopping with a friend, but also to branch out and try something a little different.

And of course our fully trained, friendly staff will be on hand to recommend the perfect bottle for you!

My Fine Wine ChoiceDate published: 09/05/13

Take advantage of the Fine Wine Mix and Match choices here in Southampton and save £8! You can choose any two bottles from the deal and mix and match. Remember you'll be paying around £18 for a Fine Wine; that's like a bottle of average wine in a restaurant! 

Here's my choices in only THREE words:

1) Chateau Grand Faurie La Rose 2007, St-Emilion Grand Cru: Subtle, Mature, Clove - £18.00*

2) Meursault Vielles Vignes 2010, Le Meurger: Weighty, Ripe, Rich - £20.00*

3) Guidalberto 2010, Tenuta San Guido: IGT Toscana: Powerhouse, Full, Intense - £26.00*

4) 'Angels' Share' Shiraz 2011, Two Hands, McLaren Vale: Thick, Luscious, Mouth-Coating - £18.00*

*When you buy any two selected Fine Wines. 

Feel free to quiz me on these wines as I love them! Alternatively you can always buy me a bottle (oh the cheek!). Check out the Majestic Website for more details on each product.

Tasting Counter TutorialsDate published: 06/05/13

The tasting counter tutorial is a relatively new phenomenon at Majestic and it is such a great way to get to know a certain country's/region's wines whilst grabbing your wine for the coming week(s).  Tasting Counter Tutorials take place in-store on Saturdays at both 12 and 3 pm and involve tasting at least 6 wines with a member of staff who will talk you through fun facts about the wine's history and production.  They are such a fantastic opportunity - for instance, how often do you have 6 different Italian wines open to compare and contrast?  Take a look at our 'Events' section on our webpage to see which tasting tutorials are taking place on which Saturdays and get in touch if you'd like to come along. 

Why I always rave about English sparkling wines Date published: 06/05/13

If you haven't noticed already, I am a huge fan of the English sparkling wines - call me patriotic if you will! It's more than patriotism though when it comes to these wines, the quality of sparkling wines is unbelievable. Why is this? It's many a factor that contribute to the success of these wines, but the key can be narrowed down to two areas: the climate and the terroir. Foremost we have a nice cool climate in England (sometimes it's a bit too cold, admittedly!) which is vital for Sparkling wines; this means grapes can hang on the vines for longer on average when compared to Champagne adding complexity to the end product. And what of Terrior? Terroir is the growing environment and the emphasis on viticulture and England boasts identical soil types as Champagne (sandstone and clay) which adds minerality and elegance to the wines.  

I personally rate Nyetimber one of the best sparkling wines from around England; they use the same grapes as Champagne that are grown on identical soil types and they also age their sparkling wines for a minimum of three years to create richness and complexity. This creates wines of great quality and they manage to do all this on their own vineyards in the heart of Surrey. It's definitely worth the buy.

A Delve into VeganismDate published: 05/05/13

I have been persuaded by my other half to challenge myself to a month of veganism and so for the past week I have been loading up on beans, salads and houmous! I do, however, hasten to add that I'm not going 'all out' by drinking only vegan wines - with a very important Diploma exam looming at the start of next month, I need to be exposing myself to all types of wine!  
This of course begs the question, why certain wines are vegetarian/vegan whilst others are not.  It's all to do with the fining process during wine production.  As we all know, wine is a natural product produced from grapes and once the fermentation is complete, any remaining grape residue, unwanted proteins and yeasts are removed.  It is at this stage that a wine can cease to be vegan or vegetarian as many producers choose to use products such as egg white, casein (derived from milk) and isinglass (dried fish bladders!) which cause the residue, proteins etc to coagulate and then they can be easily removed.  There are, of course, wines which are vegan and vegetarian and these are clarified using products such as clay-based bentonite.  There are also wines which are bottled completely unfiltered (you often get swish reds with sediment) but leaving the sediment to settle naturally is a lengthy process, which has impact on the final cost.
If you want to find out which of our wines are vegan/vegetarian, pop in to see us and we'll be happy to give you a list of our vegan/vegetarian wines.  Additionally, all of the prices displayed in the store and the tasting notes provided after every sale include this information too.  Pictured are a few of my favourite vegan bottles from the range.

New in - Poggioargentiera Rosato, ToscanaDate published: 05/05/13

We initially stocked this Poggioargentiera's Sangiovese-based red, then we welcomed their Vermentino-based white and now, to complete the family, we have their Rose.  Such a great producer....even if I can't pronounce their name!
Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc-based, this wine if vinified like a white wine with short contact on the red skins and cold fermentation.  This imparts delicate fruit and the soft pink colour.  It is completely dry and offers notes of candied red cherry and strawberry.
£7.99 when you buy any 2 Italian wines.

Craft BeersDate published: 04/05/13

Pay us a visit this weekend to give these beauties a try!

Fine Wine at house wine pricesDate published: 04/05/13

We have just introduced a new fine wine offer where you can mix and match any two selected fine wines and save £8!  The avid Majestickers amongst you may well know that you often have to buy 2 bottles of the same wine to benefit from the best of deals.  However, this new offer provides you with the flexibility to buy 2 completely different special wines whilst bagging yourself the cracking offer.
The two bottles I'd choose? They'd have to be Tenuta San Guido's Guidalberto (the famous Sassicaia's little brother), down to £26 on the offer and Meursault Vielles Vignes, Le Meurgeur, £20 on the offer.
For more info on this cracking offer, check out the Majestic website, have a look at page 38 in the new Grape to Glass or pay us a visit! 

Vicky's Tasting Counter PicksDate published: 03/05/13

This weekend we have a bumper tasting counter of delight for you and I thought I would let you in on my top red and white!

My red choice is the Sassaiolo from the Rosso Piceno production area of Marche, close to Rome in Italy.  It's currently on offer at £6.99 when you buy any 2 Italian wines and I think it's a cracker offering layers of cherry fruit, plum and spice from time spent in oak.

My white choice has to be the 'Passion' Sauvignon Blanc from the South of France.  Brand new in and the perfect summer tipple with lovely fresh, grassy notes and a hint of the passion fruit the label suggests.  This wine is £6.99 when you buy 2 or more (£8.99 for just the one)

Sparkling SaturdayDate published: 03/05/13

As it's our New Arrivals tasting week, we have decided to open a brand spanking new sparkler for you this Saturday.  Join us at the tasting counter to try the Zonin Prosecco (currently on a cracking introductory offer of £7.99)

New Arrivals - Clos du Bois RangeDate published: 21/04/13

In this country we often struggle to get good quality and good value Californian wines but I am delighted to say that our buyers have come up trumps with the arrival of the Clos du Bois range of wines.

The Clos du Bois farm is located in Sonoma County and coastal California and encompasses almost 800 acres. The winery was founded 35 years ago by Frank Woods who previously spent much time travelling and working in France, leading to their mantra 'Made in California, fluent in French.'

We have just started stocking 4 of their wines, all of which represent fantastic value and are currently on great offers.  For those of you who previously enjoyed the Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, the Clois du Bois Chardonnay is a fantastic replacement, priced at £9.99 per bottle (when you buy 2 or more, £12.49 for one).

Other wines in the range include the Clos du Bois Pinot Noir (£12.49 buy 2 save £5 = £9.99), the Clos du Bois Alexander Valley Merlot (£18.99 buy 2 save £8 = £14.99) and the Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (£14.99 buy 2 save £6 = £11.99).

All of them are in stock now - I know I'm looking forward to exploring this new range.

New Arrival: Masianco 2012, MasiDate published: 15/04/13

I absolutely love this time of the year as we receive lots of lovely new arrivals ready for the Summer.

One of the new arrivals that has caught my eye is the Masianco by Masi, priced at £9.99 (when you buy 2 or more bottles, single bottle = £12.49.)  We've stocked both their Amarone and 'Campfiorin' (a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara) for a while but this is the first white I've come across by them.

Based on an interesting blend of 75% Pinot Grigio and 25% Verduzzo, this wine provides some familiarity with a twist.  The Pinot Grigio contributes a lovely citrussy freshness whilst the Verduzzo, which has received 3 months of barrel ageing adds rich apricot and peach.  Such an interesting wine from a really reputable producer, I cannot wait to have this in the sunshine with an array of salads and cold meats. 

Rare Online Web ExclusivesDate published: 13/04/13

Occasionally on Majestic.co.uk we advertise some very rare, one-off parcels of bargain wines. 

Most recently we have had a beautiful parcel of aged Riojas from the 90s and 80s, which were available in standard bottle, Magnum and even Jeroboam!  Best of all, the prices started from only £9.99!   We have also had great, rare offerings from the South of France, Australia and Germany and there are many more exciting and rare wines to come. 

As these wines are so limited, we would never be able to stock ample amounts within all our 190+ stores and as a result, they are released online.  If you want to be the first to know about these offers and one of the lucky few to bag yourself a case, send us your details to sot@majestic.co.uk.  All we'll need is your surname, postcode and email address and we'll make sure you're on the email list to receive these offers first. 

The Majestic Fine Wine PlanDate published: 07/04/13

Open the door to a world of Fine Wine from as little as £50 per month

Majestic has joined forces with our sister company and fine wine specialist Lay and Wheeler to bring you the Majestic Fine Wine Plan - the simplest and most affordable way to gradually build your own fine wine cellar. 

The Fine Wine Plan removes all the hassle and admin involved in owning fine wine and enables you to benefit from the knowledge of the Fine Wine specialists at Lay and Wheeler.  You will be able to gain access to some of the world's finest wines and can make full use of our industry leading storage facility, 'Vinothèque' for the bargain price of only £8.40 per case per year.

How does it work?

You choose the level of subscription that's right for you, from a minimum of £50 per month. As an added bonus, if you subscribe to a monthly debit of £100 or more a month, you will receive a FREE 6 bottle case of Croix de Beaucaillou 2009 worth £150 AND you will also be sent a Privilege Card entitling you to 10% discount on any orders with Majestic Wine.

The Fine Wine Plan 'Advance' is available to all subscribers and allows you to purchase wine up to the value of 3 month's subscription in addition to any funds that you have available on your account.  This helps you buy the wines that you want, when you want them.  In addition, all subscribers receive a £25 Majestic Voucher after their first full year on the plan.

Your personal consultant will offer guidance on purchases, recommending the best wines to suit your objectives, tastes and budget.  Your consultant will also be able to advise you on when your wines are ready to drink and should be delivered to you.

Where do I find out more?

For more information visit the Majestic fine wine plan website at www.majesticfinewineplan.co.uk

Here you will also find a simple application form so you can start building your special collection.

The New Face of Sam Adams LagerDate published: 19/03/13

Majestic is one of the few UK retailers that stock the famous Sam Adams Boston lager that many of us enjoy on our travels to America.

This year, Sam Adams has started to brew this famous beer in the UK, their first venture outside of the US.  The major benefit of this change is that the product will taste much fresher and much closer to the true Boston taste as it normally takes at least six weeks in transit; a long time for a craft beer that is best consumed young.

Those of you who are die-hard fans of this beer will notice that we have changed the packaging and that it now contains 24x330ml bottles (formerly 24 x 355ml) and best of all it is currently on a stonkingly good offer of just £24 for the entire pack......that's £1 a bottle! Huzzah!  

AIX Rose MagnumsDate published: 14/03/13

It is with great delight that I can announce that the Aix Provence Rosé Magnums are now back in stock and are STILL priced at £19.99 each!  Impress all your friends with this gorgeous rosé....double the size of a normal bottle = double the fun.

Lovely and delicate, offering notes of redcherry and strawberry, it really is the must-have party wine this Summer.  Stocks are limited and we'd hate you to miss out so bag a bottle or two while you can!

My current favouritesDate published: 10/03/13

As I am going into my third month working for Majestic fairly shortly, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite wines so far!  Wines that I think are really worth a try.

In my first two months at Majestic I have learnt so much about wine and my eyes have been opened to lots of different wines that I would have never considered trying before.

Wine number 1 on my must try list - Eikendal Chardonnay 2011, Stellenbosch. £11.99 for one and £9.59 when you buy 2 or more South African wines. This is a classic, well balanced Chardonnay from South Africa. Before I started working for Majestic I would have avoided Chardonnay, especially an oaked one. After trying this wine my mind has been changed and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a well rounded Chardonnay with flavours of vanilla, biscuit, lemon and of course the toasty oak that finishes off this very yummy wine!

Wine number 2 - Kuhlmann-Platz Gewürztraminer 2011, Cave de Hunawihr. I think this is a delicious wine from Alsace. I have to put my hands up and admit I was very closed minded about off dry whites as I did used to stick to a zesty, acidic, dry sauvignon blanc...mainly from New Zealand. But trying this wine has thrown a spanner in the works and I now have decided a Gewurztraminer has to be one of my favourites and have found myself going for something other than a Kiwi Sauvignon. What I love about this wine is its strong lychee flavours and its floral notes. I think its definitely worth trying and at £9.99 for one or £7.99 when you buy two or more its a steal!

Wine number 3 - Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2010/2011 Mount Difficulty. £22.00 for one and £17.00 when you buy 2 or more. For my third wine I have chosen a beautiful red pinot noir from New Zeland. I had never considered trying a red from New Zealand before and now I've definitely found a new fave. It's delicously ripe and fruity (cherry and blackberry) and well worth the money...My mum and I really did enjoy it. :-)

So thats the end of my 3 fave wines! I hope you enjoy! and if you try them let me know what you think!!

A Majestic jaunt to Chile - The Diary, day 6, the final day!Date published: 01/03/13

As our amazing trip came to an end, Felix took over charge of the diary.....

Thursday 24th Jan, Felix Lehman…. After two amazing days of food, wine, swimming and relaxing at Casa Real, into the Magic bus we piled for another adventure. Destination Apalta. Home of premium Carmenere in Chile, a scenic vista of a beautiful green, vine laden valley, a microclimate within the Colchagua Valley. Hugo, our intrepid driver, was clearly inspired by the recent Dakar Rally as he drove our trusty stead up into the vineyards on slopes a pair of the most youthful knees would concern. Not a bead of sweat dripped from the brow of Hugo as we disembarked amongst pristine vines, some being original 75 year old bush vine Carmenere. To make things easier they have now been tressilled however the twisted and gnarly stem remains. Grapes for the outstanding Pehuén Carmenere are sourced here, producing a complex, deep flavoured, textured wine with massive ageing potential. Named after the huge pines on the grounds of Casa Real, to try this wine is to try Carmenere for the first time. We tasted the 2007 which still had extraordinary tannins and is set for a long life. Harvest is on it's way with many healthy bunches showing and some savage green harvesting has been done, indicating the dedication to quality. There's a lot of love in these vines. Enveloped by atmospheric morning fog, which has become a constant throughout our journey, we see little of the distant mountains yet it's cooling effect reminds us of why Apalta produce such great wines with definitive fruit expression and acidity.

Just as the jumper is making an appearance, off we go, travelling further south, through small villages decimated by earthquake damage and fields of agriculture, to what is nothing short of a sea of vines in an ocean of dust. Pumanque. It is of biblical proportions. It's an up and coming area Santa Rita has invested in with utmost confidence. Guided by the most excellent Australian wine guru Brian Crosser of Petaluma, the future is looking brighter than afternoon sun. Afternoon sun indeed. The UV reading was extreme. I'm Australian. I eat extreme UV readings for breakfast. I am now peeling. The most modern technology available in vineyard management to date has been put in place to maintain optimum quality and efficiency. Quality is certainly the key word when discussing Pumanque potential and it is already showing in these still youthful and developing vines. Watch this space.

Sunny afternoons in Pumanque make a man thirsty so off we ventured into the vineyards for a tasting and lunch. Nestled under the shade of the perfect picnic tree we run through the Nativa wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, being Reserva and Gran Reserva.  Nativa is the organic wine arm of the excellent producers at Carmen . Nativa were the first Chilean wine to be certified as organic grapes. Showing a certain lightness and freshness, it's a welcoming tipple. Lovely. Next we are dazzled by what every person should do at least once in their life; have a Chilean BBQ you a fillet of beef. It was bliss.  Surrounded by vines in the Chilean sun, eating a lunch of empanadas, perfectly cooked beef and drinking organic wine is a probably the finest way to exit our Chilean Santa Rita experience. It was with waves of gratitude to Mr.Bbq himself, and off we were again, through the dusty, windy roads of the countryside, destination Santiago, for our final hooray. Last night - Bar Liguria, Santiago. What a place to reminisce and reflect on a week of wine, vine, seafood and sun. We all glowed a rosy red, a reminder of the Pumanque sun on our skin. Best way to start or finish anything in Chile is of course the Pisco sour. Some argue this drink is actually good for you….it certainly eased the long journey home.

Free Wine Tasting at Majestic SouthamptonDate published: 28/02/13

Every day is wine tasting day here at Majestic Southampton!  At least 3 reds and 3 whites are available to taste at all times, chosen just for you by the team here in-store. We also have themed tasting weeks where a variety of wines from a certain country/region are available to taste throughout the week.  We also offer tasting counter tutorials on Saturdays at 11 am and 3 pm during some tasting weeks wherein you can come along and learn a little bit more about the featured wines with the help of a member of staff.  Take a look at the events on this webpage to see which tasting weeks and tasting tutorials are coming soon!

In addition to tasting at the tasting counter, we also run various wine tastings throughout the year, which are always great fun and a fabulous way to find out more about wine. All of our tastings are completely free and you are more than welcome to bring a friend or two along with you.

We offer 3 tastings, as follows....

The Wine Course

The Wine Course is our original tasting and is a fantastic introduction to wine tasting, how wine is made and what food to match with your wines. Throughout the tasting we try 8 different wines including a Champagne and a Sparkling and you are free to ask any questions you like about the wines/wine in general. In this tasting we hope to remove any fears you have surrounding wine tasting...you may even be able to wow guests at your next dinner party!

Wine Courses run with a maximum of 10 people and, as already mentioned, they are completely free. We tend to run the courses in the evening, mid-week or on Sunday afternoons.

The Wine Walk

Wine Walks change with the seasons and enable us to introduce you to new, exciting additions to our range along with some delicious nibbles (from an Italian deli in London...posh, I know!). As we wander round the store sampling the wines, staff will tell you some interesting facts regarding the wines and their histories as well as providing tasting notes. These tastings change throughout the year and you're more than welcome to come along to each one!

It's a cracking way of keeping up with the latest wine trends and to try new wines you may have never considered before. Wine Walks cater for up to 20 people and tend to take place on mid-week evenings.

Wine Evenings

We hold 2 Wine Evenings annually (one in early summer and another in the run-up to Christmas) and they are a much more relaxed evening where you can wander round the store sampling the wines available whilst asking staff any questions you like. We always have sparkling wine, rose, reds and whites available to taste and usually Port for the Wine Evening in the run-up to Christmas. To top it all off, we also receive gorgeous hunks of cheese and charcuterie from our favourite deli in London.

These evenings are on a much larger scale and it's always lovely to see lots of our customers in one evening!

We always publish tasting dates on our webpage and have reminders posted throughout the store. The one thing we do ask is that you let us know if you would like to attend any of them...we'd love to see you but also would hate to run out of wine!

A Majestic jaunt to Chile - The Diary, day 5Date published: 27/02/13

On to day 5, another lovely day spent exploring Santa Rita's vineyards.

Wednesday 23rd Jan, Kat Grant….

After an early night we all awoke refreshed and rejuvenated in the stunning surroundings of the Casa Real. Like dinner the previous evening breakfast didn’t disappoint! It became obvious Paul had recovered from the excesses of the days before when he managed to polish off 3 slices of peach cake, on top of the usual scrambled eggs, bacon and massive fruit salad of course! We were greeted by Paola who split us into 2 groups and we clambered into a couple of awaiting 4WD’s. It was time to go off road and I imagine the mini bus just wouldn’t be up to the job! Once safely strapped in we spent an hour or two exploring the vineyards surrounding the Santa Rita Winery. As always the views were spectacular, the sun was shining and the boys got to see their first lizard, exciting times! Paul, Felix and I got to ride with one of the vineyard managers. There was a slight language barrier but with the rough terrain I was relieved I hadn’t drunk too much the night before! Paola then took us to look at the Santa Rita Nursery. I found it fascinating to see the stages that the vines go through before they even get to be planted out into the big wide world. Next on the agenda was a visit to the nearby Carmen winery. We were met by Sebastian, the winemaker.  Sebastian took us on a tour of the winery and then led us back inside for a tasting of the Carmen wines. It was really interesting to try the Reserva’s next to the Gran Reserva’s. In Chile labelling isn’t the same as in other countries where it’s determined by the length of time wines have been aged. Instead it’s the perceived quality of the wine. I thought all the Carmen wines we tried were fantastic. I think we were all also surprised when Sebastian told us one of the varieties in the Winemakers Reserve was Zinfandel, not a grape usually associated with Chile! We were all getting a bit peckish and as usual lunch didn’t disappoint. We enjoyed a lovely buffet of steak, salad and of course wine in the garden behind the winery. After which Paola took us to see the resident Alpaca and, more bizarrely, Reindeer, before taking us back to the Casa Real, telling us we had some time to ourselves before dinner that evening. We grabbed our stuff and headed down to the pool.

We were joined at dinner by some American clients who educated and entertained us with tales of how the liquor market functions in the US. Hector and Carlos from Santa Rita made up the party, and we all enjoyed a memorable evening of outstanding food, fine wine and entertaining conversation. Most of us sat up late into the night; soaking in our last few hours in the almost unbelievable setting we’d made our home for the last 2 days.

A Majestic jaunt to Chile - The Diary, day 4Date published: 24/02/13

Tuesday 22nd January, Hayley Redshaw We transferred inland to Buin in the Maipo Valley, home of Vina Santa Rita. We checked into our accommodation for the next two nights, the stunning Hotel Casa Real. Set in a 120 acre park, this 16 bedroom hotel, pictured on the labels of Santa Rita Medalla Real and Casa Real wines, was previously the summer house of Santa Rita founder Domingo Fernandez Concha. We toured the immaculate grounds which include a chapel built for the daughter of Domingo Fernandez Concha to marry in, the family pool and orchards brimming with ripe fruits and olives that definitely got our appetites working. Lunch was held in the Dona Paula Restaurant. For those who have read the labels of the 120 range, the restaurant is named after, and is in, the same building where Mrs Paula Jaraquemada in 1814, allowed 120 Chilean Patriots fighting in the War of Independence to seek refuge in her cellars. Stuffed with combinations of seafood, flake steak, pork ribs and chicken, it was time to continue our tour with a visit to the famed cellars, now home to some of Santa Ritas older vintages, and then onto the Andido Museum. Santa Ritas current owners have built this museum at the winery as a tribute to Andean cultures and it is filled with 1800 pieces of historic art and artefacts. With aching limbs after lunch it was definitely time for a sit down and a more leisurely pace so a stroll through the current winery and bottling line led us to the tasting room.

The tasting room is definitely where Majestic staff can feel at home, and we were treated to a range tasting that included wines from across the Santa Rita portfolio. From the 120 range that we have all come to know and love as great value everyday drinking, through the Reserva and onto the Medalla Real ranges. The quality and complexity of the Medalla Real ranges really shone through, with the quality of grapes selected from key plantings across Santa Rita's vineyard sites creating generous and intense wines. Our tasting concluded with a look at 3 premium wines: Triple C (a powerful premium blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere) Pehuen (a Carmenere made from 60 year old vines) and Casa Real (a single vineyard, handpicked, Cabernet Sauvignon of the finest quality). A quick dip in the pool, and a little bit more fresh fruit from the orchard and we were all set to be able to appreciate some of the superb wines from our tasting, including Casa Real, further over a sumptuous dinner in the main dining room. With full tummies and the exertions of the day taking their toll, it was perhaps little wonder that an early night was on the cards tonight – even talk of ghosts and haunted bedrooms couldn't keep us from a good night’s sleep in our stately bedrooms  

A Majestic jaunt to Chile - The Diary, day 3 - ValparaisoDate published: 22/02/13

Now for part 2 of day 3....a trip to Valparaiso!

Following our tour of the Casablanca vineyards, we hopped back into the mini bus and travelled West to Valparaíso – Chile’s main port and a city known for its bohemian, artistic vibe. With hungry tummies our first stop was lunch, which we had in the gorgeous Café Turri, which provided great food and an amazing sea view across the whole of Valparaíso. We were spoilt with a huge variety of local seafood including octopus carpaccio, razor clams, eel cheeks and tuna tartare – all washed down with a selection of Santa Rita and Carmen wines – the Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay and the Carmen Pinot Noir being my personal favourites. After lunch we were accompanied by our tour guide who took us on a walking tour of Valparaíso (Valpo for short). The city is built upon steep hillsides, which are dotted with thousands of brightly-coloured houses overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Cobbled streets and vibrant graffiti add to the city’s bohemian feel and charm, the beauty of which was recognised in 2003 when the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Foreign influences are evident throughout the whole city, with architecture heralding from Spanish colonial times and from the insurgence of English, Italian, French and German immigrants in the 19th century.

From the hillside we took an ascensore (cable car/funicular elevator) down to the centre/harbour below where we were immersed in the hustle and bustle of city life. We walked through the centre to the harbour where we met Hugo the mini bus driver once more. From Valparaíso, Hugo took us on a mini driving tour of Viña del Mar, a neighbouring city located only a few miles away from Valparaíso. Viña del Mar has a much more modern feel to it with more of a holiday resort vibe offering gorgeous beaches, a huge variety of eateries, bars and clubs.  We checked into our hotel, the Sheraton Miramar, and had a couple of hour’s free time to relax and take in our gorgeous surroundings prior to dinner. Many of us made the most of the hotel’s fantastic facilities by indulging in a swim, steam and sauna before beautifying for the evening’s meal.

That evening we met for a cheeky Pisco Sour at the hotel’s outdoor bar before heading out to dinner where we were treated again to stunning sea views, fantastic wine and more delicious local seafood and fish, not forgetting a platter of decadent desserts.

Dinner was followed by a venture into Vina del Mar’s nightlife where, fuelled by multiple Red Bull and Vodkas, many of us got to know the locals and danced the hours away until our return to the hotel during the small hours of Tuesday morning.

A Majestic jaunt to Chile - The Diary, day 3 - Casablanca VineyardsDate published: 21/02/13

Day 3 marks my contribution to the diary and I have decided to split the day in 2 covering our trip to the Casablanca vineyard area and then our afternoon trip the Valparaiso....

Monday 21st January, Casablanca Vineyards, Vicky Connock….

The day began with a trip to the Casablanca Valley; a vineyard area roughly 80 km to the West of Santiago. The Casablanca Valley is located only 26 km from the Pacific Ocean and it therefore benefits from cooling sea breezes and cool morning fogs. These cooler temperatures enable grapes to mature slowly, encouraging the creation of intense flavours and the retention of acidity. Oscillations of up to 20°C between day and night further help to enable the grape’s graceful ripening as night-time temperatures below 10°C cause the vine to ‘sleep’, halting the maturation process. This grape-growing area provides the ideal conditions for cool-climate grapes such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. 

Santa Rita currently has over 300 ha of vineyards in the Casablanca Valley, made up of Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We were lucky enough to receive a tour of the vineyard, which enabled us to get ‘up close and personal’ with the vines, learn about the area’s climate and soil composition and to have a good look at the grapes destined for the 2013 vintage.

A Majestic jaunt to Chile - The Diary, day 2Date published: 18/02/13

As our travels continued, Paul took over the diary to cover the excitement of day 2/our first day in Chile.

Day two, Sunday 20th Jan, Paul Firman….

After a quick refresh at the hotel (and a quick shopping trip for some clothes for Chris who's suitcase was still in Brazil thanks to an airport clanger), it was off on a tour of Santiago - the capital city of Chile boasting a population of 6 million. Set inland among the foothills of the Andes, the sprawling city is surrounded by dramatically steep rising hills that provide fantastic viewpoints across the city. As Hugo, our driver, expertly negotiated the masses of local bicycle riders who were enjoying a Sunday jaunt up the Cerro San Cristobal hill, it was striking to see what a modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant city this was. From our viewpoint under the 22 metre high, bright white statue of the Virgin Mary at the top we saw the huge skyscrapers that dominate the centre of the city - (that the locals call 'San-Hattan') and show that the Chilean economy is thriving in no small part thanks to the wine industry but also due to booming financial and mining sectors - copper, lithium and steel being the main exports. We then made our way into the city, which was buzzing after hosting the final leg this year’s “Dakar Rally” and took in the impressive Catholic Cathedral and huge public squares surrounded with the main Government buildings. The most striking image was the Presidential Palace, made famous in 1973 when it was bombed during the American backed cout d'etat. The building still bears the scars. President General Pinochet was the nations' highly controversial leader in these years until 1988, a vicious dictator and tyrant, but also seen by many as a pioneer who laid the foundations of Chile's modern, booming economy.

After taking in the sights and sounds of this big, open green and very modern city our day was rounded off nicely with what is affectionately known as Chile national drink - the Pisco Sour, a cocktail of distilled grape juice, lemon, lime and egg white. This is an essential part of any celebration in Chile seemingly consumed by tourist and 'local' alike, mainly as an aperitif. (#WARNING# not for the faint-hearted). A welcome early night was taken by all to prepare us for our adventures ahead..............  

A Majestic jaunt to Chile - The Diary, day 1Date published: 17/02/13

Saturday 19th January saw six Majestic store managers fly to Chile for a study trip with Santa Rita. Drawn from all corners of the UK they covered enormous distances during their week long adventure. Tasting wine was an important part of the trip, but of equal importance for these six was to meet the Chilean people, see the landscape, feel the heat and to walk in the vineyards. These six are now experts in all matters Chilean (and Santa Rita) and should be contacted with any queries or questions!

The intrepid crew consisted of: Chris Tate (Huddersfield), Paul Firman (Barnstaple), Vicky Connock (Southampton), Hayley Redshaw (Ludlow), Kat Grant (Edinburgh Leith Walk) and Felix Lehman (Islington).

Here is our diary…..

Day one, Saturday 19th Jan, Chris Tate… Heathrow is where this all starts. After check in we met, and over the last pint of English beer we'd taste for a week, discuss the impending trip. It seemed surreal that in less than a day we would be (almost) half way around the world, basking in extreme heat and glorious landscapes! This did seem a million miles away from the inside of a Wetherspoon’s with heavy snow falling. After a small nightcap courtesy of British Airways and my first experience of 'Rock of Ages' we slept, waking in Sao Paolo for our connecting flight to Santiago. The next 5 hours were most likely the quietest of the week, until we landed in Chile. Now, I won't bore you with the in's and out's of the 2 hours in Santiago airport, needless to say that the Australians find it as difficult to get in the country for free as the Yorkshiremen do to find their luggage, but about 3pm the 6 of us walked out into the Chilean sun...with 5 suitcases. Hola! All the way there I had been wondering what to expect. It was baffling how a country could not only produce nearly every style of wine, but how they could do it to such a high standard. It made a little more sense when I learned about the vast degree of change in temperature and climate from one area to the next. You could drive 100km closer to the Pacific and experience a temperature drop of 15 degrees. This all but whet my appetite to start tasting, learning and experiencing Chilean wines!

Planning a party?Date published: 17/02/13

Here at Majestic Southampton we know all about planning parties and events! Are you worried about which wines to serve your guests? How many bottles of wine you'll need? Which wines to serve with your expertly-crafted menu? Drop us a line!

Everyone here at Majestic Southampton knows their wines - we can help you find the perfect wines to wow your guests and with a tasting counter here in-store, you can get to know our range straight away.  Starting from £4.99 a bottle and with a huge range to choose from, we'll get the party started without breaking the bank.

The quantity of wines required varies depending on the type of event, the length of event and the number of guests but fear not, we are here to advise.  If you end up with lots left over, don't panic, as we offer full sale or return on your party order.

Worried that you don't have enough glasses to serve the masses? We offer FREE glass* hire (we do have to take a fully-refundable deposit of £1 per glass) as well as chiller bin and ice bucket hire....we even have the ice to pop in them too! 

Best of all, everything can be delivered free of charge at a time to suit you.

Pay us a visit in-store or give us a ring and we will be more than happy to help you arrange the perfect party.

Take a little look at our online party-planner for more info http://www.majestic.co.uk/Services/Parties

*Wine glasses, flutes, hi-balls and pint glasses are available for hire

We now have Fine Wine!Date published: 21/11/12

Many of you will know that we have just completed a major refurbishment here at Majestic Southampton and one of the major changes was the addition of a new fine wine-dedicated section!

We now have a much broader range of special wines (£20+) for you to explore.  We're very excited about this new addition and are more than happy to give any advise when choosing a special bottle.

We will also be opening a bottle of Fine Wine on the first Friday of every month. Watch this space for next month's little treat! If you have any requests (within reason!) then please do let us know!

Exploring the South of France with Domaines Paul MasDate published: 16/10/12

I was lucky enough to visit Domaines Paul Mas in South-West France at the beginning of October on an educational trip accompanied by six other Majestic employees. I was particularly looking forward to this voyage as Domaines Paul Mas is one of my favourite Southern French wine producers, creating a wide range of top quality wines, which don't break the bank, many of which are available at Majestic. 12 years ago Jean-Claude Mas inherited a vineyard of 70 hectares from his father, Paul Mas and today the company now has 395 hectares under vine, across 7 properties as well as another 800 ha of contracted vineyards. Domaines Paul Mas is a true success story....and having tried so many of the wines on this trip, I can certainly see why!

Upon landing at Carcassonne airport we were greeted by blue skies and sunshine as well as Jean, our host from Paul Mas. We hopped in the car and were transported to Château Paul Mas, based just outside of Montagnac, in the heart of the Languedoc wine-producing region. The grapes for the 'Vignes de Nicole' range of wines that we stock at Majestic are all sourced from this site, which has 80 ha of vines, its own winery, cellars and, very recently, a restaurant. Upon arrival we were greeted with a glass of fizz followed by a delicious lunch accompanied by many of Paul Mas' finest wines - many old favourites such as his estate Viognier (currently £6.99 on offer) as well as new wines such as the estate's Picpoul de Pinet, currently not available at Majestic.

We spent the afternoon relaxing in preparation for a tasting of 30 wines that evening, which included reds, whites and sparkling wines, apparently a small selection of the wines produced at Domaines Paul Mas! The tasting really highlighted Paul Mas' dedication to producing affordable and approachable wines which really showcase the best that the Languedoc has to offer. Personal highlights of the 30 wines sampled were the Paul Mas Marsanne (currently on offer at £6.99, offering notes of peach, pear and honey), the Mas des Mas Corbières (currently £9.99, offering rich cherry notes with a hint of fruit cake....delicious!) and the Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera (not currently available at Majestic but rich and intense dark cherry ooze from this Syrah and Grenache blend). Following the tasting we were treated to a delicious meal in the new restaurant at Château Paul Mas – well worth a visit if you're passing!

The next day we were up bright and early, ready to visit Paul Mas' newly acquired vineyard site, Domaine Martinolles based in Limoux, which specialises in sparkling wine production. Limoux offers fantastic growing conditions for cooler climate grapes and for sparkling wine production. At higher altitude, the vines in Limoux benefit from more intense sunshine and cooler temperatures at night which help to preserve acidity and fruit concentration. Domaine Martinolles was bustling as newly-harvested grapes were being processed right before our eyes. We were also able to see how they store all their sparkling wines while they age for the compulsory 90 days required by EU law – many were in gyropallettes prior to disgorgement and already-disgorged bottles were stacked to the ceiling.

The day continued with lunch followed by a fascinating visit to Domaine Paul Mas' main bottling line at Domaine Astruc, a huge operation which bottles mechanically and at great speed. On the way back to our hotel we made a quick visit to the beautiful medieval city of Carcassonne before returning to prepare ourselves for dinner that evening in Pezenas. Yet again we went to bed with full tummies having sampled even more of Domaine Paul Mas' delights.

On our final morning we had just enough time for a full tour of Château Paul Mas where we had the opportunity to wander between the vines, sample grapes awaiting imminent harvest and to see the wine making process underway including the huge stainless steel fermentation vessels used (stainless steel is absolutely vital when producing high quality wine as it is completely impermeable to oxygen and much easier to clean than oak vessels).

Following our tour, we reluctantly climbed back into the car ready for our trip to the airport.....it certainly was difficult boarding the plane back to Stansted! It wasa truly fantastic trip which enabled me to further my knowledge on wine production and on Domaines Paul Mas itself. The Domaine is certainly a producer that takes great pride and care in the products that they produce....which is certainly translated beautifully into each and every one of their wines.  

Free Delivery on 6 Bottles*Date published: 19/06/12

You can now enjoy free delivery on 6 bottles, order online, over the phone or in store.

*Free home delivery on purchases of wine or spirits over £40

Ordering & DeliveriesDate published: 03/02/11

To help you get an idea on when to expect your deliveries, below is a list of the areas our van goes to each day.

Monday and Wednesday

Every Monday and Wednesday we send our van WEST, covering the following postcodes/areas

Ashurst, Lyndhurst, Hythe, Marchwood, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh and Romsey. (SO40 - SO45, SO51, SO52, SO53)

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays the van heads EAST to the following areas:

Fareham, Wickham, Gosport, Stubbington, Titchfield, Swanmore, Lee on the Solent (PO12, PO13, PO14, PO15, PO16, PO17, SO30, SO31, SO32).

We are able to do local deliveries (SO14, SO15, SO16, SO17, SO18, SO19) Monday to Friday.


For all online orders, we would advise that you contact us in store to check availability of wines. To place an order, or for enquiries on availability, our instore product range and any other advice, please call the store in Southampton on (023)80 221478 and our team will be more than happy to help and provide any advice you may need.

Finding Majestic SouthamptonDate published: 03/02/11

We are situated in Mountbatten Retail Park. This is off the Western Esplanade (A3024) heading West and away from the city centre. We are opposite Southampton Central Train Station and on the same side of the road as Toys R Us and PC World. Parking is available immediately outside the entrance to the store.

If you are using Sat-Nav. Simply entering our postcode SO15 1QJ into your device should bring you right to us.

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    Having spent my Majestic career so far in Haslemere and Chichester, I have now achieved my WSET level 3 and been promoted to Southampton's Assistant Manager. I'm a petrol head and wine/beer lover. So my ideal Sunday would include either an epic motorbike ride to an epic pub for epic beer, or teaching my friends how to make their cars even better and then sharing a bottle or two! I love Californian wines, especially rich, oaked Chardonnay! Come in to chat to me about wine or cars, I don't mind which!
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