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Recruiting Now:: Sales Assistant/ Driver Part-Time (18hrs/week) Date published: 21/09/17

Majestic Wine is the UK's largest wine specialist with over 200 stores nationwide and weoffer the very best opportunities and training for our Sales Assistants.At Majestic, we offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself into the wonderful world ofwine and to delight our customers with our product, no matter what their mission is when they come into one of our stores.

As a Sales Assistant at Majestic, you will be an ambassador for the store in which you work,working with the team to deliver an outstanding shopping experience for every one of our customers. You will be a committed, enthusiastic and flexible member of the small team and happy to help out in all areas of the day to day running of the store. You will understand what it means to be part of a small, close-knit team, be happy to pull your weight, have a friendly and engaging personal style and have the confidence to talk to our customers about the wine we sell with the aim of making them want to come back for more.To be one of our Sales Assistants, you must have held a full UK driving licence for at least 12 months as delivering wine to our customers is an important part of the role. Lifting and moving stock will also be part of the day job but so will tasting wine you have never come across before, having fun with the store team, and basically really enjoying what you do!
We want you to come and work for Majestic if you…

 Pride yourself on delivering 5* customer service by tasting wines with customers at the tasting counter, helping customers find wines that they will love and also help to run a range of fun in-store tasting events.

 Play your part in making sure the store always looks fantastic and is merchandised to the highest standard, so that it’s a neat, safe and attractive place for our customers to shop in. Your attention to detail is paramount as we’re always striving to make things better.

 Are happy to pick wine orders and jump in the van to deliver them. You will delight ingoing above and beyond to deliver a personalised service

 Want to constantly improve your wine knowledge so you can share this with our customers. We help you do this by tailoring your induction and teaching you everything you need to help run a store. It doesn’t end there…you will also have access to our dedicated online learning portal to help you continuously develop your Majestic career.

 Relish taking responsibility to run the store, after receiving your industry leading training, in the event that the Store Manager and Assistant Manager are taking timeoff Are a real team player, who loves helping to make the team the best it can be. After your initial training, we put our trust in you from your first day in your store and you’ll always get our help and support if you need it.

Therefore we want you to have the following:

 1+ year prior experience in retail sales (preferred).

 Strong communication skills. Sound computer skills to use our retail POS system,Word, Excel, internet, email and our state of the art Learning & Development system.

 The ability to regularly lift cases of wine weighing up to 18 kilograms whenmerchandising in store or carrying customer purchases to their cars.

 Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and school holidays if needed.In return, we will give you: At least the Living Wage hourly pay rate as Majestic is an accredited Living Wage Employer (currently £8.45/hr)

 Industry leading training and Wines and Spirits Education Trust Qualification/s,invites to wine tasting events and educational travel opportunities

 Free shares to share in the future success of the business. 29 days holiday each year, (this will be pro rata if you’re part time and includes public and bank holidays).

 20% staff discount, for you and two of your family or friends, free lunch on Fridays,cycle to work scheme and a free 16-25 Youth Railcard if you’re eligible.

 Access to the monthly bonus scheme for hitting your team’s target.

 A contributory company Pension Plan.

 Life assurance at 3 x your basic annual salary.

Send your CV and Covering Letter to asia.bartlett@majestic.co.uk

Insider tip for big red fans: 90pt Languedoc blend for your tasting pleasureDate published: 21/09/17

From the heart of the sun-soaked Languedoc comes a rich and fruity, 90pt Robert Parker rated, blend of Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault and Grenache for just £8.99 (mix six price). 

 This rich and ripe classic is the pampered love-child of four friends who share a love for rugby, the Languedoc and (most importantly) wine. After deciding to make great wine together, the friends soon found their dream site in Montagnac – a sweeping vineyard overlooking the cool sea. The vineyard came with a diversity of different soil types, meaning that each of the grapes in the blend was grown on a different parcel of land – this is the most eclectic wine you'll try all year! 

With a former top-notch Bordeaux producer and the descendant of a Champagne master among their winemaking ranks you can expect brilliance – and this doesn't disappoint! In your glass you'll find a wine that's bursting with the kind of creativity, innovation and taste that can only come from such a meeting of the minds. 

A royal seal of approval... 

Don't just take our word for it, tasting King Robert Parker gave this no less than 90 of his much-coveted Parker points. 

Don't wait around, find out why Les Sept Fontaines 2014 is the name on the lips of French aficionados everywhere. 

Les Sept Fontaines 2014

Mix Six £8.99

Heidsieck Bronze Top from £15.99 – ends midnight Monday!Date published: 14/09/17

Love sophisticated bubbles? You're not the only one. Demand continues to soar and experts are predicting champagne is only going to get more expensive. So make the most of this opportunity to stock up on top Champagne house, Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Bronze Top – just £15.99 (mix six price)! But don't delay – this deal is forONE WEEK ONLY! 

A champagne with a big name, incredible quality, which 100% of our customers rating it so good – deserves buying time and again. At this top price, make sure to fill your boots! 

Superb house-style Champagne for the price of a bottle of house wine! 

Yes, really. From just £15.99 you're getting top quality Champagne. Light, fresh and floral with moreish brioche and citrus flavours, this is a perfect party fizz. If you have friends who love Prosecco and are yet to dabble in the richer styles of sparkling – this bridges the gap beautifully. 

How do we know we're onto a winner? You tell us! The buy-it-again ratings on our website tell you all you need to know about our wines, and this has a stellar 100% rating. 

The sad reality is that Champagne is inevitably getting pricier – so now really is the time to stock up. 

This deal is for ONE WEEK ONLY, take advantage now! 

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV Bronze Top Champagne

Mix Six £15.99

Au Bon Climat HildegardDate published: 10/09/17

Calling fans of Californian wines, you won't want to miss the new release of Au Bon Climat Hildegard. An intoxicating white blend, from an internationally acclaimed Californian winery famed for the production of 'Burgundian' style whites, from the top vineyard sites in the region – the Hildegard is a rare treat indeed. 

Defying convention, country and belief is what 'ABC' do best. If you think you're a true fan of Burgundian-esque whites, you simply have to try this wine. A rich blend of Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc/Aligoté – this is the kind of unconventional brilliance that rivals the Old World's finest enclaves – and only found in California. 

A Californian 'Grand Cru'... 

Jim 'Wild Boy' Clendenen, winemaker at Au Bon Climat, is hugely inspired by Burgundy's excellence. In everything he does, the region is the benchmark to which he aspires in order to create wines of similar restraint and finesse. As a result, not only are grapes from Santa Maria Valley, a California 'Grand Cru', but he also employs Burgundian techniques of barrel ageing. 

The result? 

Huge critical acclaim. 94 points Vinous, 90 points Robert Parker, plus a Gold Medal at Six Nations Wine Challenge 2016. The critics raved about mouth-coating richness with lovely vanilla and hazelnut touches. Hildegard herself, the wine's namesake, was a 9th Century Empress and the wine doesn't disappoint her name. 

Unfortunately, as with many top-shelf Cali' wines the best wines never make it out of the Golden State in greater numbers. The Americans' keep it for themselves and there is genuinely never enough to go around. 

So make sure you grab yourself a case, it'll age beautifully but can be enjoyed immediately too! 

Au Bon Climat Hildegard 2013 Santa Maria Valley

Mix Six £36.00

Don’t miss our TOP Majestic offers this September! Date published: 05/09/17

Don’t miss our TOP Majestic offers this September! 

These customer favourites are hitting the high notes due to a perfect combination of quality and value – be sure to stock up on these much loved wines and you’ll have your September sorted! 

Hurry, while stocks last!

Pasqua Pinot Grigio 2016 IGT Venezie single bottle @ £7.99 Mix Six Price Save £1.50 only £6.49 

A fresh, fruity wine with lots of crunchy fruit. Crisp, citrussy acidity and a well balanced finish. The ideal apéritif or partner to oriental seafood.

Pietrariccia Fiano 2016 Surani single bottle £9.99 Mix Six Price Save £2 only £7.99

A bright lemon colour with a golden tinge. The nose offers an inviting mixture of citrus and tropical fruit with floral hints. Crisp acidity and good palate texture make for a refreshing, satisfying feel.

[def-uh-nish-uh n] ChardonnayDate published: 02/09/17

As one of my old uni teacher's used to say, a good article will always starts with a good definition of the subject or terms we are about to study.

Looking for a definition of Chardonnay? Well, don't look any further! go for our Definition Limoux Chardonnay where history and modernity concepts meet in the bottle. 

Chardonnay, one of the main ingredient (if not the only one) to make a great champagne! Nevertheless, did you know that the first ever wanted French sparkling wine came from Limoux and not Champagne?!!

And what about modernity? Well... for French, it's quite unusual to enjoy a great Chardonnay outside Burgundy. Only in 1993 Limoux AOC was revised to include that new white grape variety.

Our Definition Chardonnay will show you greatness can be achieved in South of France! So, looking for a definition of Chardonnay, history, modernity and potential greatness: don't look any further! BOOM!

Calling Veuve and Rosé Champagne lovers! Until midnight Monday – Veuve Rosé from only £39.99Date published: 01/09/17

 UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY – enjoy one of the original rosé Champagnes, Veuve Clicquot Rosé at only £39.99 (mix six price). QUICK! 

Love rosé Champagne? You've got the Widow Clicquot to thank for that! 

Madame Clicquot was one of the very first inspired winemakers to create blended rosé Champagne, all the way back in 1818. Adding a touch of red wine to standard Yellow Label, she blazed the path for rosé Champagne lovers everywhere. 

Don't hang about! 

Until midnight Monday – you can snap up Veuve Clicquot Rosé at a once-in-a-blue-moon price. From only £39.99, this is a guaranteed sell-out – so be quick, this deal is around for a very limited time only

But there's more. 

As a lover of sophisticated Champagne, this is an unmissable offer. This rosé Champagne is unique in that it draws on a particularly high percentage of reserve wine, from at least five different vintages. This means that every single vintage has to be tip-top, so there's no room for error. 

These coppery toned pink bubbles are pure class – packed with elegant notes of ripe strawberries, dried red fruits and biscuity notes. Available UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY at more than £5 cheaper than it's available elsewhere, now's the time to indulge with this perfect pink. 

But be quick – this offer WILL sell-out! 

Veuve Clicquot Rosé NV Champagne

£49.99 Mix Six £39.99

Staff favourite wines on offer until MondayDate published: 29/08/17

QUICK! You’ve only got one week left to get your favourite wines – at their best prices. 

Is there anything better than a glassful of your favourite wine? How about getting that wine at the best possible price? BE QUICK – only one week left to snap up the best of August’s offers while you have the chance. 

Offers must end midnight Monday!

Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2016 Côteaux du Langue doc only £7.49 (Mix Six Price); Single bottle £9.99

Youthfully pale lemon yellow, with a nose of lemon and lime fruit, and an intriguing blend of white blossom and green herb notes. Vibrant green apple fruit with a refreshingly dry and acidic finish.

Passimento 2015 Pasqua only £8.99 (Mix Six Price); Single bottle £11.99 *STAFF FAVOURITE*

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.

Burgundy fans – not to be missed producer from Puligny-Montrachet Date published: 28/08/17

This is a classically expressive white Burgundy from a small family-run winery in famed Puligny-Montrachet. We sell out of Domain Jomain's wine every year - so HURRY and grab this absolutely delicious Chardonnay at £35.00 (mix six price) and be wowed! 

What makes it so special? 

Burgundy makes some of the world's best Chardonnay and Puligny-Montrachet, a small communal appellation within Burgundy, is a driving force in the region setting such a high bar. 

Puligny-Montrachet, although it does produce a small fraction of red wines, is seen as the holy grail when it comes to the white Burgundies the region produces and why so many revere it the world over. There are four Grand Cru vineyards and 17 Premier Cru sites – a testament to the quality of wines the region produces. 

The 2015 vintage is being hailed as extraordinary across Burgundy, though volumes were short compared to average vintages. That means that whilst the wines are fantastic, 2015 vintages will be tough to come by. 

Domaine Jomain is a family-run winery that prides itself on making top-quality wines and why many of their Premier Crus start at least twice the price of this wine. The same expertise, attentiveness, and care is what helps to set their wines apart. 

Don't miss your chance to get a hold of one of the best vintages in recent memory from a top producer in one of the most sought-after regions. 

Puligny-Montrachet 2015 Domaine Jomain

£40.00 Mix Six £35.00

Our best-selling Provence M de Minuty Rosé from £9.99 until midnight MondayDate published: 25/08/17

Don't miss one of the best-selling rosés we've ever stocked – Provence M de Minuty 2016 at £9.99 (mix six price). But HURRY – this superb price on a seriously refined rosé ends MIDNIGHT MONDAY

As a fond fan of rosé – we didn't want you to miss out on this fantastic deal. There is a reason this wine is a customer-favourite and it lies in the inherent quality of Château de Minuty. 

A refined bottle that's quintessentially Provence. 

Stray away from the tourist traps of Saint Tropez and head deep into the Var – the region stretching north and west, encompassing famous Côtes de Provence. It's here that Minuty is grown on the best soils of the Côtes de Provence. The result is a deliciously refreshing rosé, full of elegant citrus, melon and crisp acidity. With August's warm weather in full-swing – now's the time to STOCK UP! 

HURRY! Stock up NOW as it's a steal from just £9.99. Be warned – this deal endsMIDNIGHT MONDAY

M de Minuty Rosé 2016 Côtes de Provence

£12.99 Mix Six £9.99 BUY ONLINE NOW 

ONE WEEK ONLY: Grab at least 25% OFF Prosecco – including customer-favourite Gioiosa from an unbeatable £6.99!Date published: 22/08/17

ONE WEEK ONLY: Grab at least 25% OFF Prosecco – including customer-favourite Gioiosa from an unbeatable £6.99!

With Prosecco prices soaring across the board, you won’t want to miss saving at least 25% OFFon our best-selling Proseccos – including best-seller Gioiosa Treviso at an unbeatable £6.99 (mix six price).

To combat the price hikes, we’ve injected some new blood into our buying team and they’ve been bartering with top winemakers on your behalf to secure more affordable fizz for Prosecco loving Majestic customers. Never ones to leave your thirst unquenched, whilst we await these exciting new prices, we’re offering you at least 25% OFF some of our most coveted bottles. This fantastic deal is for ONE WEEK ONLY!

Louis Latour Pinot Noir Valmoissine from only £9.99 – one week onlyDate published: 17/08/17

ONE WEEK ONLY: sophisticated Pinot Noir from Burgundy legend just £9.99 (mix six price). Quick! 

We know you love a deal, especially on refined Pinot Noir, so we had to let you know about this unmissable week long deal on Burgundy inspired Pinot Noir Domaine de Valmoissine. 

What’s the story? 

Whilst Louis Latour has built an immense reputation for producing first class Burgundian wines (and got the awards cabinet to match), they have also pioneered Pinot outside the famous region. From a state-of-the-art winery in the Var region of Southern France, Latour found the perfect conditions to grow top Pinot. At a similar sea level to the finest Grand Crus, the Valmoissine is Beaune-style quality for the fraction of the price. Enjoy a velvety textured wine, brimming with ripe cherry and strawberry fruits and laced with smoky vanilla. Delicious! 

What’s the damage? 

From just £9.99 for a Pinot Noir from a legendary Burgundian producer like Latour? No, we’re not joking – you really can have this sophisticated red from just £9.99 a bottle

A total steal from £9.99, this offer ends midnight Monday so don’t hang about! 

Pinot Noir Domaine de Valmoissine 2014 Louis Latour

£13.99 Mix Six £9.99

Most Wanted RieslingDate published: 14/08/17

Most Wanted are on a mission to fill the world’s wine cellars with iconic wines made without any fuss and without any ‘whining’. To get the best possible example of a Riesling, they sent Master of Wine, Clem Yates, over to Germany to find something truly tantalising. Clem’s a Panel Chair Judge at the International Wine Challenge – so, as you can imagine, she knows her nectar. 

This Germanic beauty is from the sought after Pfalz vineyards. A sun dappled narrow stretch of land (just 9 miles wide) Pfalz is renowned for producing the most luscious, and rewarding Rieslings in Germany. Warmed by the flowing Rhine River, and guarded from the elements by the sweeping Haardt mountains, Pfalz offers the grapes a sheltered existence – allowing them to ripen and develop their unique rich, juicy flavours. 

The MW Riesling is a perfect accompaniment to everything from your favourite Chinese takeaway, right through to your favourite deckchair on a sunny day. 

After a clean, fruity nose, you can expect a beautifully balanced palate of apricots and peaches. Liquid bliss. 

But such bliss won’t last for much longer, it's a special parcel and once it’s gone, it’s gone. #WIGIG

Even at £9.99 this is still a steal, but to get even more of a criminally low discount pop an order of six through the checkout and have it for £7.99 (mix six price) a pop! 

Most Wanted Riesling 2016

£9.99 Mix Six £7.99

Calling all Aussie Shiraz Fans - must try limited parcel Kangarilla Road Alluvial FansDate published: 11/08/17

We have just had an incredible new arrival wine called Kangarilla Road Alluvial Fans. 
If you are interested in trying it, pop in to our store this weekend. It is open to taste. Great steal at only £15.99 on your mix six.

Robert Parker Jr has been a fan of Kangarilla wines. Read below what he has got to say about this very special gem of a wine.
"The McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Project is designed to celebrate and understand some of the region’s best Shiraz vineyards. Each of the resultant wines involved has its own particular identity. The 2012 Scarce Earth Project wines have been through 3 separate tasting panels to ensure that they reflect their sense of place with minimal winemaking intervention. 
The vineyard Kangarilla Road has chosen is in the geologically significant Alluvial Fans Formation which is located on the eastern boundary of McLaren Vale between Kangarilla and McLaren Flat. The soil here is deep and filled with alluvial material washed down from the hills immediately to the east over millions of years. The altitude of the vineyard contributes to the elegance of the wine displaying lifted floral aromatics with spice and plums. 
A perfumed wine showing notes of macerated balsamic strawberries, jasmine, orange blossom and hints of fenugreek. 
On the palate juicy red fruits abound and acidity dances across the tongue. Integrated oak leaves lingering coffee notes. "

It is part of WIGIG - when it's gone it's gone. So do not wait and gives us a call or pop in to the store soon or shop online at www.majestic.co.uk to make sure you won't miss out.

ONE WEEK ONLY! Porta 6 from just £6.99 Date published: 08/08/17

Porta 6 has been one of our best-selling red wines and for good reason. You’ve tried it and you get it. So we wanted to let you know Porta 6 is just £6.99 (mix six price) FOR ONE WEEK ONLY – but you’ll need to grab this deal before we run out. 

Don’t take our word for it 

James Martin from Saturday Morning Kitchen is in part to blame for how popular this wine has become. He really did let the cat out of the bag. 

'It is one of the nicest reds I have tasted in 10 years on the show. That is just spectacular,' said Martin after trying Porta 6. The rest was history (and we do mean history!). 

Seriously! We sold out in 3 hours! 

Porta 6 became an instant best-seller. In fact, it sold out in three hours and actually broke our website. 

However, this beauty was no one-hit wine wonder – it continues to be a customer favourite with 95% of your fellow Majestic customers having awarded it our ‘buy it again’ rating

Why it’s so good 

Porta 6 is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Castelão and hails from a wine region outside of Lisbon called Lisboa. Touriga Nacional is an unsung hero grape from Portugal that has historically been used in Port wine, but more recently has been used to start producing dry red wines from the country. 

The grape has fantastic ageing potential like Cabernet Sauvignon and is more full-bodied. The other grapes used in the blend help to round out the tannins. The result – a fragrant and juicy red wine that’s supple, approachable, not too tannic and balanced with delicious acidity. A little bit of spice and a little warmth is perfect for anything on the BBQ. 

Grab this favourite and you’re ready to toast summer! But HURRY – don’t miss this exceptional deal for ONE WEEK ONLY! 

Porta 6 2015 Lisboa

£8.99 Mix Six £6.99

Chardonnay fans: SELL-OUT Burgundian-esc white IS BACK – limited stocks only!Date published: 04/08/17

We’ve had a NEW shipment of the SELL-OUT Gabb Family Chardonnay, the creation of Shropshire lad Roger Gabb, whose Stellenbosch winery is renowned for their Burgundian-style Chardonnay. This opulent white is from top vineyards sites usually reserved for the estate's flagship wine (Griffin Chardonnay £30+) and a complete steal at just £9.99 (mix six price)! 

Established in 1995, Roger Gabb’s winery is located on the prime Schapenberg Hills in the Stellenbosch region. Here the vineyards are cooler due to their close proximity to the ocean. As a result the wines capture the cool-climate quality associated with top Old World enclaves but at a fraction of the price

A labour of love – the Gabb Family Chardonnay has received some serious pampering… 

Winemaker Leon Esterhuizen is a quality fanatic, with a meticulous eye for detail and he was determined to produce a truly luxurious Chardonnay. The fruit was sourced from vineyards intended for ‘Destination’ one of Gabb’s top wines (£30+) and delicately fermented in Burgundian barrels. This sort of treatment is seriously expensive and normally reserved for only the most prestigious cuvées so from just £9.99 – The Gabb Family Chardonnay is a real steal! 

Rich and complex this decadent Chardonnay sold out online in 24hrs… 

Exhibiting a good balance between fruit and oak, the Gabb is redolent of vanilla, butterscotch and ripe peach. These aromas are supported by melon, ripe citrus and lime flavours ensuring a crisp, fresh and full bodied Chardonnay. 

Buy now to enjoy this seriously refined Chardonnay from just £9.99! 

Gabb Family Chardonnay 2016

£14.99 Mix Six £9.99

AUGUST OFFERS - wines loved by our ManagerDate published: 01/08/17

AUGUST OFFERS - wines loved by our Manager

As a fond fan of European wines we just had to tell you about these brilliant new deals on the Amarone-style Passimento from customer favourite Pasqua (from just £8.99) or the refreshing crisp Stella Alpina Pinot Grigio from just £9.99.

Passimento 2015 Pasqua £11.99 Mix Six Price Save £3 £8.99 

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.

Stella Alpina Pinot Grigio 2015 Alto Adige £12.99 Mix Six Price Save £3 £9.99

This is in a different league to entry-level Italian Pinot Grigio, balancing a rich, pure palate of peach, melon and pear fruit with the crispest of finishes. Enjoy with fresh tomato salads and seafood dishes.

Only 260 cases of cult classic, Jackson Estate Somerset PinotDate published: 27/07/17

It is not surprising Jackson Estate Somerset Pinot Noir is a cult favourite – it demonstrates how far Kiwi Pinot Noir has come and why it now holds it’s own up against greats like Burgundy. There are only 260 cases – so few in fact it’s only available online. So be quick – when it’s gone, it’s gone! 

This top producer released only a small parcel of this single vineyard wine once a year and we snatched up this limited allocation immediately for you. 

The family owned Jackson Estate is 41.3 degrees south – with a very similar climate to Burgundy. But that’s where the similarities end. This wine is proof that terroir is not a principle exclusive to Burgundy – this single vineyard wine is distinctly of its place. Hints of roses, violets and a trace of wild thyme – it’s an intoxicating glassful. 

With only 260 cases available it’s every man for himself – with a caseful of this, you’ll want to leave your Burgundy in the cellar. 

Jackson Estate Somerset Pinot Noir 2013 Marlborough

£25.00 Mix Six £22.50

End of offersDate published: 25/07/17

Your favourite wines – at unbeatable prices. But hurry – offers are ending soon! 

We know that the only thing better than enjoying all your favourite wines is getting them at their best possible prices. So be quick! Stock up with the best of July’s offers while you still can. 

Offers must end MIDNIGHT MONDAY!

Pasqua Pinot Grigio 2016 IGT Venezie £7.99 Mix Six Price Save £1.50 £6.49 

A fresh, fruity wine with lots of crunchy fruit. Crisp, citrussy acidity and a well balanced finish. The ideal apéritif or partner to oriental seafood.

Gavi 2016 Araldica £9.99 Mix Six Price Save £2 £7.99

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

Love Pinot Noir? Snap up this limited availability red Burgundy – only 125 cases! Online Exclusive Date published: 20/07/17

Only 125 cases of highest quality red Burgundy from insider-secret producer. Be warned there are so few, it’s available ONLINE ONLY! 

With five consecutive small harvests in Burgundy, it seemed like mission impossible to find red Burgundy which exemplifies the high quality you’d expect – and doesn’t cost the earth. 

But our network of special contacts came through, sending us into the heart of Burgundy to ensure that Majestic customers had their first choice of under-the-radar producer Pierre Andre’s cellar stocks. 

So what makes this wine so special? 

Simply, Gevrey-Chambertin are known to develop into some of the most complex and longest lived Pinot Noirs in the world – and this wine balances all the lush red fruit flavours of great Pinot with a delicious gamey undertow and serious ageability. 

Tell me more… 

2014 was a challenging vintage in the Côte-de-Nuits. Hail storms left winemakers with half their usual crops – though the remaining grapes were of exceptional quality. Light and ethereal in style, Wine Spectator notes that 2014 produced ‘very good reds’

As a lover of Pinot Noir we’re only telling you and a handful of other aficionados about this wine. It’s a rare find for our buyers to have snapped up this tiny parcel of classic red Burgundy – there’s very little Gevrey-Chambertin available for those who didn’t buy en primeur so be quick to avoid missing out. 

With extremely limited availability this is going to go fast and is available ONLINE ONLY. So order now or you’ll be disappointed! 

Pierre André Gevrey-Chambertin 2014

£35.99 Mix Six £31.99

ONE WEEK ONLY – bestselling Heidsieck Bronze Top Champagne only £15.99!Date published: 18/07/17

ONE WEEK ONLY – bestselling Heidsieck Bronze Top Champagne only £15.99! 

We know you love a deal almost as much as you love a glass of fizz so we had to let you know about this unmissable week long deal on customer favourite, Heidsieck Bronze Top NV. 

What’s the story? 

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole is one of Champagne’s oldest houses and has long been a favourite of the famous and royal. It was a particular favourite of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II who used to have two whole trains filled with the Champagne every year to be delivered to him. 

What’s the damage? 

With such pedigree, it’s even more remarkable that it’s available for only £15.99

It displays the classic Pinot Noir-dominated house style – rich, yet approachable with crisp golden fruit and brioche flavours which makes it the perfect apéritif. 

A total steal at £15.99, this offer is forone week only so don’t hang about! 

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV Bronze Top Champagne

£22.99 Mix Six £15.99

ATTENTION Spanish red lovers! 10 year old Ribera at a fraction of its normal priceDate published: 13/07/17

10 year matured Ribera DO – at a fraction of its normal price 

In the last 30 years Ribera del Duero has emerged to challenge Rioja’s crown as the best wine producing region in Spain. 

The short, intense growing season and cool nights give stunning raw materials – grapes with opulent, ripe flavours – and piercing acidity. Marrying the very best Tempranillo grapes with careful winemaking, Condado de Oriza have created a wine of exceptional quality. 

Don’t hang about! 

As a lover of quality Spanish reds we had to tell you about this small parcel of premium Ribera – available for a fraction of its normal price. Gnarled 40-year-old vines yield only four bunches per vine – barely enough to fill a bottle. Undergoing the same rigorous ageing restrictions as a Rioja Gran Reserva, it’s a marvel to find such a perfectly mature example for under £20

But there’s more… 

We’re not the only ones to recognise its quality – our buyers worked some serious majestic to secure a parcel which was intended for China. Luckily they succeeded, giving you the chance to snap up this incredible bargain before it sells out. 

But be quick! Wine of this quality at this price won’t be around for long – and you’ll kick yourself if you miss this chance to try such a rare, perfectly mature example. 

Condado De Oriza Ribera Del Duero 2007 Gran Reserva

£15.99 Mix Six £12.99

25% off ALL Italian favourites, including ProseccoDate published: 11/07/17

For one week only, enjoy 25% off ALL Italian wine, including Prosecco.

Food-friendly, crowd-pleasing and oh-so-classy – Italy has a lot to be proud of when it comes to wine. So why not pick up some Italian classics at bargain prices to get you ready for all that summer drinking.

Remember – there’s 25% off ALL Italian wine, including all Proseccos. Hurry, this offer must last for one week only.

Pinot Grigio Superiore 2016, Breganze £7.99 Mix Six £5.99 Breganze DO is a tiny appellation in northern Italy – so small that Majestic buys nearly all of the wine produced there. Vibrant Pinot Grigio, with citrus and floral notes. Very characterful.

Corolla Nero d’Avola 2014, Sicily £8.99 Mix Six £6.74 Red, ripe and approachable – this is from the heartland of Nero d’Avola on Sicily’s sun-drenched south coast. Juicy and rich, it’s perfect with rustic Italian fare.

Prosecco Rivamonte £9.99 Mix Six £7.49 Fresh, ripe pear, apple and subtle floral notes make this a great glassful by itself – or if you’re entertaining, mix with a dash of peach purée to make a seriously impressive Bellini.

Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene, La Marca £13.99 Mix Six £9.99 The hedonist’s choice – a truly opulent Prosecco from the exclusive Conegliano hills. Fills flutes with rich tropical fruit, satin-style bubbles and delectable summer smells. Delicious.

Gavi La Toledana Lanata 2016 £12.99 Mix Six £9.74 Called the Chablis of Italy – it’s as crisp and refreshing as the nickname suggests. A perfect aperitif for a fish dish – one to crack out for guaranteed dinner party success.

Barolo Ciabot Berton, 2012 £30.00 Mix Six £22.49 A serious Barolo at a fantastic price! Full of iconic flavours of rose petal, plum and cigar box – this is a truly decadent example of Italy's ‘king of wines’. Snap it up now.

SUPER SIZE your Porta 6 with brand new MAGNUMS - just £14.99!Date published: 02/07/17

Magnums are perfect for garden parties and summer BBQ's as they add a bit of theatre to any occasion. And the NEW Porta 6 Magnum does that as well as deliver top-quality wine at an amazing price! 

Porta 6 was first made famous in part by James Martin from Saturday Kitchen – he really did let the cat out of the bag. After Martin said 'It is one of the nicest reds I have tasted in 10 years on the show. That is just spectacular', after trying the 2012 vintage of Porta 6. The rest was history!

Porta 6 became an instant best-seller. In fact, it sold out in three hours and actually broke our website.  However, this beauty was no one-hit wine wonder – it continues to be a customer favourite with 95% of your fellow Majestic customers having awarded it our ‘buy it again’ rating

Why it’s so good?

Porta 6 is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Castelão and hails from a wine region outside of Lisbon called Lisboa. Touriga Nacional is an unsung hero grape from Portugal that has historically been used in Port wine, but more recently has been used to start producing dry red wines from the country. The grape has fantastic ageing potential (think Cabernet Sauvignon) and is more full-bodied. The other grapes used in the blend help to round out the tannins. The result – a fragrant and juicy red wine that is supple, approachable, not too tannic and balanced with delicious acidity. A little bit of spice and a little warmth is perfect for anything on the BBQ. 

Porta 6 Magnum 2015 £16.99 Mix 6 £14.99

Top July offers start NOW!Date published: 28/06/17

Summer is in full swing so make sure you grab the season’s best offers available NOW at Majestic.

What’s your top choice for summer drinking? Refreshing Prosecco or scintillating Sauvignon? BBQ worthy Rioja? Or perhaps customer favourite Beefsteak Malbec at just £6.99?

Here are six hot weather wines at prices that make them even more attractive. Snap them up now or explore all our July offers online or in all our stores:

Oyster Bay 2016. Iconic Marlborough Sauvignon – Oyster Bay squeezes every available ounce of flavour and vibrancy from New Zealand’s signature grape. Crisp gooseberry flavours mix with refreshing acidity. £10.49 Mix 6 £8.49

Beefsteak Malbec 2016. It’s BBQ season! So you need the reds to impress. This plush, luscious Malbec from Mendoza is a real customer favourite and guaranteed to work wonderfully alongside any beefy banquet. £9.99 Mix 6 £6.99

-Mâcon-Villages Blanc ‘Les Pierres Blanches’ 2015. A customer-favourite white Burgundy from one of the region’s top-performing co-operatives. Gentle apple and citrus flavours dominate with a refreshing acidity – a sophisticated summer tipple! £10.99 Mix 6 £9.49

Fleurie 2016 Georges Duboeuf. Known as the ‘King of Beaujolais’ Fleurie is a superb summer wine. With a greater concentration of fruit and relaxed tannic structure it’s a step above your average bottle. A royal delight with July picnics! £12.99 Mix 6 £9.99

Prosecco Zonin. A light and refreshing Proseccos that exudes fresh pear and dessert apple flavour alongside a delicate almond complexity. Everything you want from summertime fizz. Pop and enjoy! £11.99 Mix 6 £8.99

Veuve Clicquot NV. Veuve Clicquot ages their famous non-vintage Champagne for almost twice the required time, resulting in a superb marriage of freshness and power, with rich fruit and a mouth-filling mousse. £43.99 Mix 6 £32.99

Half price Blanc de Blancs Champagne, less than £30Date published: 22/06/17

Half price 12 year old vintage Champagne rarity for the price of a non-vintage – ONLY £26.99! 

Duval-Leroy is the Champagne the French keep for themselves. They love it so much that they barely let any leave the country, meaning the house is little known outside France. But we managed to snap up a rare parcel of one of the gems hidden away in their cellar. 
They specialise in Champagnes made from 100% Chardonnay – making this exclusively Chardonnay-based Blanc de Blancs vintage Champagne the pinnacle of what they do. 

But that’s not all that makes this wine exciting...

It’s not just 12 years old, from the 2005 vintage which Wine Spectator noted as being exceptional for Chardonnay; it was also left to mature on its lees for a full decade before being disgorged, giving it almost impossibly rich and intense flavours of brioche and patisserie to complement the vibrant fruit notes. 

 While the current release 2006 Blanc de Blancs may be on sale for £50, we’re offering it at nearly half the price – only £26.99

When it's gone, it's gone! 

Duval-Leroy Blanc de Blancs 2005 Champagne

£39.99, Mix Six £26.99

For ONE WEEK ONLY SAVE £12 on brilliant Bollinger Special Cuvée NV Champagne!Date published: 14/06/17

Bollinger has created prestigious Champagnes with character, elegance and complexity since 1829. These outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail, for Bollinger accepts nothing less than excellence. Each and every detail represents a quest for a certain form of perfection. 

As a guarantee of supreme quality, the House lets its wines mature for twice as long as the appellation requirement. This is not out of vanity, but because such a luxurious wine needs time to develop its full character. 

Delightful pale gold in colour, the mousse is light and persistent making it a full-bodied Champagne of great class

Bollinger Special Cuvée NV  £44.99, Mix Six £32.99

Pop in store, go online or give us a call to order yours today!

25% off New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - 1 week only!Date published: 06/06/17

Stock up this June with 25% off New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – everyone's favourite summer wine. 

Majestic customers know a thing or two about New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and top Kiwi producers want you to taste their wines. That’s why we’re able to offer you a fantastic 25% off ALL New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc this week only. And with the summer months ahead, and no doubt a busy social calendar – this is the perfect opportunity to stock up with a case or two for thirsty friends and family.

Wines we love:

Marlborough Ridge Sauvignon Blanc: Typically vibrant, citrussy and herbal Marlborough Sauvignon, with kaffir lime and blackcurrant leaf notes against a backdrop of grapefruit and tropical fruit flavours. Mix Six £6.74

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc: A medley of intense, ripe herbaceous characters on the nose, followed by rich gooseberry, lime and tropical fruit characteristics on the palate. Mix Six £7.49.

We've also got our exclusive Parcel Series Sauvignon Blanc open to taste on in store this week! Mix Six £8.24

Up your garden party game with game-changing apéritifsDate published: 03/06/17

Love Aperol? Always have Fino in the fridge? We have the latest must-have drink for you! This year the buzz is all about Port cocktails, fashionable Portugal’s latest export. Available online only.

When you think Port, you probably think Ruby or Tawny – thick, unctuous fortified wines which are heady, tannic and exceptionally long lived. Not exactly the image of a lazy summer evening’s thirst quencher.

But there’s so much more to Port than these stalwart styles. This summer, try Pink or White Port for a long drink with a difference for ultimate foodie points.

Drink pink
Croft Pink 50cl

When Croft decided they wanted to make a version of Ruby Port that was lighter and more approachable they had to invent a whole new classification. This is the original ‘Pink Port’, fresh and fruity with flavours of ripe cherry, raspberry and grapefruit. Red grapes are treated as if they were white, giving a wine which is refreshingly sweet and a lot less cloying than standard Rubys. £12.99 Mix Six £10.99

Serving Suggestion: Serve with soda and mint for a long drink or add a dash to your Prosecco for a modern take on a bellini.

Buy yours here https://www.majestic.co.uk/Croft-Pink-zid16004;pgid=5Wn.vVSSHINSRpV6IKyBvEeC00007kXFe_U1

Fantastic NEW white wine for summer from famous Piedmont – Open at our tasting tomorrow!Date published: 25/05/17

Roero Arneis 2016 Marco Porello

While Piedmont is famous for its bigger red Barolos and Barbarescos, a young and dynamic winemaker Marco Porello from Roero is championing Arneis – the aromatic and absolutely delicious white wine from the region. 

As we head into summer this is a wine you won’t want to miss – but HURRY when it’s gone, it’s gone. 

What's so exciting about it? 

Piedmont is arguably one of the most famous and therefore most expensive regions for red wines in Italy and for good reason – some of the winemakers are exceptional. 
While the red wines can command some seriously steep prices, the white wines from the region – which are made with the same loving care and talent – can offer great value for money. 

Arneis is a white wine primarily produced solely from the Roero and it’s still relatively unknown. Literally translated Arneis means ‘little rascal’ because it can be so tough to grow. When it’s done well – just like the talented producer Porello does it – Arneis can have an intense floral perfume and be a fantastically full-bodied wine. It’s Italy’s answer to Viognier. 

Marco knows his vineyards backwards and forwards and believes the wines from his native Roero could sit amongst some of the top white wines in the world and works hard to produce a wine of that calibre. The only catch is there just isn’t loads of it around – so grab this quality Piedmont white quickly. 

Roero Arneis 2016 Marco Porello

£10.99, Mix Six £9.49

Love South African wine? Limited parcel of must-try Pinotage from award-winning producerDate published: 25/05/17

Limited parcel from THE Pinotage producer – award winning Kanonkop Estate 

Kanonkop is often referred to as one of South Africa’s best wineries, nestled in the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains near Stellenbosch – an area known as South Africa’s ‘red wine bowl’. 

They particularly specialise in growing notoriously tricky Pinotage – their then winemaker was the first ever South African to win International Winemaker of the Year in 1991, with their Pinotage winning Best Red in show. Since then they’ve been raking in the awards – including one for Best Pinotage – and the estate is described by those in the know as the South African equivalent of a Premier Cru or First Growth

Don’t hang about! 

As a lover of South African reds, we had to let you know about this special parcel of Kadette Pinotage. Kadette is their ‘second’ label – equivalent to a Bordeaux second wine, and offers exceptional value for money as well as the chance totry world-class winemaking

But there’s more... 

The sweltering 2015 vintage was awarded five stars by the Wines of South Africa official board who called the crop ‘exceptional’. 50-year-old bush vines yielded tiny volumes of intensely flavoured juice. Unlike most wineries, Kanonkop use wide and shallow open top fermenting vats to maximise skin contact with the juice. The result is a densely coloured wine with a very long life – bursting with vibrant raspberry, strawberry and black plum flavours, with a hit of sweet vanilla spice from oak ageing. 

With a limited number of bottles available from the exceptional 2015 vintage – this is a must-try wine from a cult producer. It’s a chance to try world-class winemaking for only £12 – so order now to avoid disappointment

Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2015

£13.99, Mix Six £11.99

Top Summer Offers for JuneDate published: 23/05/17

Check out these top summer offers! 

You’ll always find plenty of great offers at Majestic, but here are a couple we hand-picked just for you based on some of the wines you’ve bought before that we think will be very much to your liking. Look no further for a perfect combination of undeniable quality and stunning value.

Quinta de Azevedo 2015 Vinho Verde £7.99 Mix Six Price
Save £2 

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

Porta 6 2015 Lisboa £8.99 Mix Six Price
Save £1.50 

Quintessentially Portuguese red, offering plenty of warm, jammy forest fruit flavours combined with heady aromas of violets and touches of spice. Supple, chewy tannins provide texture and length.

ATTENTION Pinot Noir fans! Cash in with a juicy Loire inspired Pinot voted BEST VALUE in FranceDate published: 18/05/17

As a Pinot Noir fan you’ll be well acquainted with refined Burgundian Pinot Noir but have you tried often overlooked Loire reds? Similar to Burgundy the region’s wines have captivated wine lovers. However, unlike Burgundy you can pick up some stunningly elegant Pinot Noir for less than £8! So DON’T miss this price-busting gem from a sixth generation family-run winery that exudes stylish Loire flavour – for just £7.99! 

The Bougriers have been producing Loire Valley wines since 1885 and six generations of Loire expertise have been poured into this delicious Pinot Noir – exclusive for Majestic customers. Made with only the ripest grapes (some from Languedoc to add juicy complexity) this fine Pinot Noir echoes Loire’s best appellations with an approachable, fruit-driven style. 

Critically acclaimed Pinot Noir at a price you’ll struggle to beat… 

The Olivier Dubois Cuvée Prestige recently won a Silver Medal at this years Vin De France Best Value Competition. Blind-tasted against 500 others wines, the Dubois was one of just 118 wines to be selected for special commendation. With seriously reduced harvests across Burgundy and Loire – look no further for an impressive Pinot Noir that won’t hurt your wallet! 

Bright, fruity and elegant it’s tasting seriously delicious… 

The Olivier Dubois Cuvée Prestige is a seriously refreshing wine that's bursting with fresh, bright aromas of red fruit and spice. A mouth-watering acidity, juicy redcurrant flavour and a smooth cherry finish completes a seriously accomplished wine. 

Buy now to secure this seriously enjoyable red that exudes style well beyond its price point. 

Olivier Dubois Cuvée Prestige 2016

£8.99, Mix Six £7.99

QUICK! The Ned Sauvignon only £7.49 – one week onlyDate published: 16/05/17

From the king of Marlborough, Brent Marris, The Ned Sauvignon Blanc is a true cult customer favourite. Packed with flavours of green apple, grapefruit and gooseberry, it’s a crisp and refreshing riot of flavour. 

For one week only, The Ned is available at only £7.49 a bottle. 

We don’t need to tell you that this is a fail safe people pleaser – and available at this incredible low price for a limited time only

The Ned Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc 2016 

£10.99, Mix Six £7.49

Majestic Loves… having fun with wineDate published: 12/05/17

Majestic Loves… having fun with wine.

Each wine in our NEW MAJESTIC LOVES range was chosen by tasting over 500 contenders blind – it didn’t matter where they came from as long as they tasted simply fantastic.

The only qualification was that the wines had to be the very best you can buy and all under £6 – even though they taste a lot more expensive. And Majestic customers agree.

We put our wines up against a range of supermarket wines at the same price and customers nationwide preferred Majestic Loves – voted best for both value and taste.

Now we are introducing three more fantastic wines and you can taste the team's favourites this weekend.

Majestic Loves… Grüner Veltliner £6.99 Mix Six £5.99. Love crisp whites? Try this Grüner Veltliner has long been a sure-fire choice for crisp refreshment. This citrusy little number is perfect for warmer summer months and pairs wonderfully with poultry and fish.

Majestic Loves… Shiraz £6.99 Mix Six £5.99 Big, bold and fruity Shiraz. This silky smooth Shiraz will really hit the mark for fans of ripe, smooth Aussie reds. Richly fruity with a moreish twist of peppery spice – ideal for BBQs and a glass round the kitchen table.

Majestic Loves… Rosé £6.99 Mix Six £5.99 Your new favourite Rosé. A glassful of this rosé will transport you immediately to warmer climes. Delicate, crisp with an intense flavour of red fruits – it’s a delicious addition to your lunch table.

For ONE WEEK ONLY make the most of 25% off Champagne (under £100)! Date published: 09/05/17

For ONE WEEK ONLY make the most of 25% off Champagne (under £100)! 

Majestic customers love good fizz and top Champagne houses know it. That’s why we can offer 25% off Champagne under £100 – and why this week we’ve secured Veuve Clicquot at just £29.99. Whether you’re a fan or not, it’s time to fill your boots – currency and duty means this is a rare price indeed!. 

Even if you’re not a Veuve fan there’s plenty of great offers. Here’s two Champagnes we know you love at prices you won’t want to miss!

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole 2009 Gold Top £27.99 Mix Six Price
Save 25% 

One of the oldest champagne firms in the Champagne region. This vintage Champagne is soft and rich, with hints of citrus, apple and subtle vanilla. Perfect with canapes.

Nicolas Feuillatte 2008 £27.99 Mix Six Price
Save 25% 

Nicolas Feuillatte's vintage cuvée combines freshness with a subtle yeastiness from extended ageing on the lees. Great as a party wine, or as a match with antipasto and cured meats.

Learn about Gin tasting - Sign up today!Date published: 09/05/17

World gin day falls on the second Saturday of June and this year we plan to celebrate with our very own gin party held in store. We've teamed up with some of our favourite suppliers to plan a fantastic evening on Friday 9th June from 6.30pm.

The event costs £10 and on top of a great evening, we're giving you a £10 voucher to spend with us. It's a perfect evening for everyone who loves gin, and for those who want to explore the world a little bit more.

Spaces are limited for this one so please RSVP if you wish to attend.

01903 238225


Crazy about KrasnoDate published: 06/05/17

Looking for something new to try this summer? Give our Slovenian Sauvignon Blanc by Krasno a try! 

It might surprise you but Slovenia has been producing wine longer than France, and Krasno is Slovenia's leading wine producer - a co op of more than 400 individual growers.

The name Krasno covers the label; named after a Slovenian village it translates to "beautiful, charming, good" - a perfect fit for what's inside. Packed full of flavours of apple and citrus, this is a vibrant Sauvignon to rival any of your New Zealand favourites. It's got delicate floral notes and a beautifully balanced acidity.

We would recommend pairing it with pasta, salads or fish - but it's definitely one to be drunk by itself, as well!

It's a bargain at just £7.99 (Mix 6)... and remember, if you don't like it - we'll swap it for something you do enjoy!

Free Summer Showcase Evening - Sign up today!Date published: 01/05/17

Everyone is invited to our free seasonal showcase tasting evening on May 26th from 6.30-8pm. 

It's one of the biggest and best events of the year  - we'll open some new arrivals and some old favourites, and you'll have the chance to meet some of our suppliers!

It's always a great evening, sign up today - It's usually fully booked on the night!

01903 238225


LFE Single Vineyard 900Date published: 29/04/17

New to Majestic's range is this wonderful Chilean red made up of an unusual blend of Syrah, Petite Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. 

This wine comes from the Colchagua Valley, which has developed a great reputation over the years for excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Syrah. The valley boasts a textbook wine-growing climate: warm, but cooled by ocean breezes and dry, but refreshed by rivers and occasional rainfall. The region's desirable terroir, combined with persistent, focused marketing has made this one of Chile's most important wine regions, along with Maipo Valley in the north. 

This wine is grown at 900 metres above sea level, all from the same vineyard with average temperatures around 3°C, meaning the grapes ripen slowly and steadily. The result is a gorgeous wine which certainly exceeds its price.

LFE 900 is currently £14.99 on the Mix Six

Quality wines on cracking deals this May Bank Holidays all at £5.99Date published: 28/04/17

If you are throwing the first BBQ this Season or simply want an easy-drinking wine with full of flavours, that won't break your banK?


The range that is fun, fresh and specially selected for our customers that appreciate good wine on a budget.

Majestic loves range is random selection based on quality and not specific grapes.

New arrivals are:

Gruner Veltliner 2016 from top Hungarian vineyards our GV is full of fresh lemon, red apple and a delicate spiciness. Brilliantly versatile.

Juicy Australian Shiraz 2014 stuffed full of dark fruit and subtle spiciness. It's just waiting to do justice to the mightiest meat platter.

Rose 2016 from Italy: Savvy buy for fans of Provence pink, our Majestic Loves Rose is a real treat. A crisps, thirst-quenching wine with an exuberant red berry flavour that's best enjoyed ice-cold.

Other grapes from the range to give it a go: Pinot Grigio from Romania, Chardonnay from South Africa, Spanish Red and Montepulciano from Italy.

Exquisite Brunelli Rosso di Montalcino available online only!Date published: 20/04/17

Exquisite Brunelli Rosso di Montalcino available online only! 

As a customer with a taste for seriously good Italian reds, you deserve to be in the picture about the few cases we have available of an exceptional release from Tuscany’s legendary Gianni Brunelli estate.

It’s a rich, complex red from a winery that, in spite of its small size, has a global reputation for top tier quality – both for its Brunello, and, as you have here, its Rosso di Montalcino. While the £40-a-bottle Brunello steals the headlines, the Rosso steals the show for value at around half the price – especially in a year like 2014. 

The making of the Brunelli legend
The world-renowned reputation for the estate was established through painstaking development of the family’s ancient vineyards by the late Gianni Brunello. Since 2008 his widow Laura has taken the reins, and is now lauded as a supremely talented winemaker in her own right. 

‘Nothing short of a miracle’ – why this is a vintage to buy while you can! 
For the 2014 vintage more of the Brunello grapes were used in wines like the Brunelli Rosso di Montalcino – with a marked benefit on the quality. Walter Speller, Italy specialist forjancisrobinson.com, says ‘it is nothing short of a miracle how well the Rossos have turned out’. 

This is a very refined red – a ‘vino da meditazione’ as the Tuscans describe a wine for lingering over. It delivers aromas of red cherries, red currants, and cedar. Rich and intense, it’s remarkably juicy with firm tannins and a long finish. A peerless accompaniment to the traditional Italian dishes like truffle pasta, beef ragù and game. This is a wine which brings you the heart and soul of Tuscany! 

With less than 100 cases available online only, it’s essential to order now. Enjoy! 

Rosso di Montalcino 2014 Gianni Brunelli

£22.99, Mix Six £19.99

25% off Malbec!Date published: 11/04/17

One week only – 25% off some of the world’s smoothest reds!

Smooth, full-flavoured and the perfect steak wine – wine drinkers throughout the world can’t get enough of Argentinian Malbec.

Majestic customers were among the first to spot just how lusciously delicious wines from the high vineyards of the Andes are – and wine producers haven’t forgotten how you helped them before Malbec became a world-wide phenomenon.

This week only you’re invited to fill your boots with fantastic Malbecs from Argentina’s finest producers. Stock up, order in the juicy steaks, and feast on some of the most enjoyable reds you can buy!

Argentine Malbec - What's the Story?Date published: 09/04/17

Malbec is Argentina's flagship variety, and has the largest Malbec acreage in the world. This variety originally comes from the South West of France, where it is called Cot and features a hard, tannic style. Due to its intense colour and dark hues, wines obtained from this variety were once called “the black wines of Cahors.” These wines consolidated their prestige in the Middle Ages and gained full recognition in modern times.

The conquest of the English market was a crucial step for the success of Cahors wines in England and around the world. In 1852, Malbec was brought to Argentina by Michel A. Pouget, a French agronomist who was hired by the Argentine government. When phylloxera destroyed French viticulture towards the end of the 19th century, the “Cot” fell into oblivion. However, a culture of appreciation of Malbec had already consolidated. Malbec in particular adapts quickly to the varied terroirs offered by Argentina’s landscape and begins to produce wines considered better than it's heartland in France. Argentina is the only country to have original Malbec vines of true French heritage.

Luckily, from Tuesday this week we have 25% off all Argentine Malbec. Whilst stocks last!

Easter Opening TimesDate published: 04/04/17

Easter Store Opening Hours:

Friday 14th April - 10AM - 8PM open as normal

Saturday 15th April 9AM-7PM open as normal

Sunday 16th April CLOSED

Monday 17th April 10AM - 5PM bank holiday

Tuesday 18th April 10AM - 7PM open as normal

Majestic Price PromiseDate published: 30/03/17

Majestic Price Promise

Did you know we price match all our competitors.

Check our deal on our best seller Ned New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Majestic Price  £6.99*

Ocado £7.99

Morrisons £9

Co-Op £9.39

Waitrose £10.99

*with you mix six

Easter OffersDate published: 28/03/17

Now the days are longer and spring is truly here, it is a time to start planning Easter. There is nothing better than celebrating Easter with friends and family, enjoying great food, being involved in the egg hunt in a spring sunshine and eating chocolate bunnies.

There is even better feeling when you get the delicious wine at the fantastic price. 

We at Majestic Wine Worthing offer you a price match and free* delivery to make your Easter as hassle free as possible. We believe our wine is do delicious that we guarantee no quibble on every purchase.

If you would like to come and visit us, we have got our tasting counter full of great wines. This Friday 31st of March you will be able to try some new arrivals and best sellers at our Seasonal Spring Showcase 18:30-20:00.  All you need to do is tell us how many people in your party and what time would you like to arrive at 18:30 or 19:00.

Call today 01903 238225 or email us wrh@majestic.co.uk

Check all our best Easter offers @ www.majestic.co.uk/latest-wine-offers .If there is anything you cannot find or would like to get more information, please do not hesitate to call us. We are here to make sure you find the best possible choice for Easter or not.

We hope to see you in our store this Easter.

From all of us @ Majestic Worthing

Mother's Day - It's not too lateDate published: 26/03/17

If you are still looking for that perfect gift, why not try Mumm for Mothers day? 

Every year, 77 different crus from the best areas of Champagne are used to create this benchmark cuvée. Many of the wines originate from Grands and Premiers Crus. 45% Pinot Noir adds structure, 25% Pinot Meunier adds fruit and 30% Chardonnay provides elegance and finesse.

​Perfect for Mum! Grab yours now at only £23.99 a bottle, a bargain and a great gift!​

Mother's Day Gifts IdeasDate published: 22/03/17

Mother's Day Gifts Ideas

At Majestic Wine Worthing we have selected some great Mother's Day gifts.

Champagne De Venouge Rose

comes in a lovely tin gift box @ £24.99* or £29.99 single bottle - 100% Pinot Noir full of strawberry flavours with refine and elegant finish. Great with Strawberry and cream!

Champagne Mumm Cordon Rouge

@ £23.99* or £32.99 single bottle - best priced when you mix with  another 5 bottles saving you £9. Name 'Mumm' itself adds a unique touch to this special gift.

Chateau Du Berne Rose

@ £12.99* or £14.99 single bottle - beautiful square bottle and impressive Rose from Provence open to taste this week.

Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin

@ £34.20 or £38 single bottle. Our best selling gin! We recommend to try it with Fevertree Ginger Ale for hint of sweetness and unique combination of flavours. Open to taste - pop in to try it.

There is also a wild card - a new arrival raspberry infused PINKSTER GIN, that every gin loving mum would love.

Pinkster Gin @ £34.99* or £38.99 single bottle

*if you buy any six

Majestic Loves Montepulciano d'AbruzzoDate published: 18/03/17

New to Majestic is the Majestic Loves range -  wines from around the world, priced exclusively at £5.99 Mix Six (or £6.99 for Sparkling). These Majestic Loves wines were selected by our buying team tasting 1500 wines completely blind - there was no thought of specified grape varieties or regions, just the best wines in the price bracket! 

There will be a dozen coming in before summer but in first is this great Montepulciano. A beautiful red fruit flavoured wine that can accompany food or sit perfectly by itself - a genuine crowd pleaser. Only £5.99 on the mix six...wow!

Discover new wines with Majestic Concierge: Benefits & last chance to orderDate published: 18/03/17

Why Wine Concierge is a unique way to discover new wines

Wine Concierge brings you a 12-bottle case of our best wines every 12 weeks. Next in line is the Spring Case – 12 exceptional bottles for the season plus the sheer convenience of Wine Concierge.

The case comes with a 20% saving, and you’ll also receive a FREE bottle of a sumptuous red from one of the Rhône’s finest wine villages.

In all that’s over £141 worth of wine for just £99.

The Wine Concierge Card (supplied with your first case) also entitles you to have any bottle (up to £20, one bottle per month) opened in store for you as well as giving you a minimum 10% discount on any single bottle price. And remember, you can also swap any bottle in your case for a wine of the same value in any store.

You will receive one FREE bottle and two bottles of each of the subsequent wines.


Over the last three decades (it's our 30th birthday next year) Majestic has helped customers discover some of the most exciting wines in the world.

Our buying team scours the globe for wines that taste fantastic. With an unrivalled network of friends and contacts in the wine world, we're able to source wines other wine companies never even hear about.

So there’s always plenty new to discover at Majestic, alongside tried and trusted favourites.

That’s where Wine Concierge comes in. Each selection mixes in top examples of wine styles customers know and love. But it also introduces you to wines you've yet to try.

Each Wine Concierge case features the cream of the crop – wines which we believe will delight you and if they don’t, your money back!

Try Wine Concierge now – there’s nothing to lose and a world of wine discovery to enjoy.

PLUS further benefits

Wine Concierge brings you a tremendous case of our best wines every 12 weeks. We’ll tell you about them well in advance, and if you want to take them, you do nothing. If you don't want them just let us know. It’s as simple as that.

An extra FREE bottle with every case

If you choose to take any future Wine Concierge 12-bottle cases, you’ll also receive a 13th bottle (minimum £10 in value) FREE.

Best price guarantee

You’ll also benefit from a minimum 20% saving on all future Wine Concierge cases, with a guarantee that you will always get the best price on the wines in the case.

FREE delivery

All your Wine Concierge cases will be delivered FREE, wherever you want in the UK.

Tailor your cases

You’ll be invited to tailor your future cases to your taste, and delay them (or simply not take them) as you wish.

Any bottle opened for you to taste

You’ll receive a Wine Concierge card with your introductory case. Show it in store and we'll open any bottle up to £20 for you to taste.

Savings on every bottle you buy

10% saving at any Majestic Wine Store. Show your card in any store and you'll also benefit from a minimum 10% savings on any bottle you buy, even if you're only choosing a single bottle.

Check what's inside March cases:




Would you like to order your case call our Customer Happiness Team 0345 605 67 67. Do not delay as March cases are ending soon.

Rioja 25% off until MondayDate published: 16/03/17

Rioja 25% off until Monday

We are so excited about this offer, it is an incredible deal that happens only few times a year.

You can mix and match all Riojas white, reds and rose and get 25% off. 

Riscal Reserva Majestic Price £12.74 V. Sainsbury's £14
Beronia Majestic Price £11.24 V. Tesco Wine & £12 Waitrose 
CVNE/Cune crianza Majestic Price £6.74 V. Tesco Wine £9
Caceres Reserva Majestic Price £11.24 V. Amazon £14.01
Pomal Reserva Majestic Price £9.99 V. Ocadao £10.49

These are just examples on how competitive we are on price and quality. 

Our fine wines are also included in this offer.

We also offer FREE DELIVERY, every day FREE WINE SAMPLING and your personal Wine Gurus will always help you to find bottle of wine that you will love or your MONEY BACK.

Shop @ www.majestic.co.uk/worthing, call us 01903 238225 or pay us a visit - we are open every day.

We look forward to helping you indulging in Rioja wines this weekend (responsibly of course).

Cotes Du Rhone 2013, Vidal-Fleury - Decanter Platinum Award WinnerDate published: 13/03/17

This Cotes Du Rhone recently won a 2016 Platinum award from Decanter magazine, which chooses the best quality wines under £10; and with good reason! 

Vidal-Fleury is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Rhone valley - established in 1781. It is made principally of Grenache (65%) and blended with Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan giving it all the qualities that Southern Rhone reds are famous for: an abundance of black cherry, blackberry and spice with a nice long finish.  

This wine's salty tannins make it a perfect match for meaty food or smooth enough to be enjoyed by itself. This wine really exceeds it's price point and is a must buy for Rhone lovers

Vidal-Fleury is currently £8.49 (mix six) at Majestic

Wine Myth #1 - There is no point in paying more than £5 for a bottle of wine?Date published: 11/03/17

Well, ​It's all about getting the most bang for your buck at a price point you are comfortable with. It's true. Spending a few more pounds can (almost always) dramatically improve the quality of wine in the bottle.

At lower price points a larger percentage of the cost goes on duty, the glass bottle and the closure - not the wine. But at higher price points, spending a few pounds more actually goes into the liquid in the bottle - exponentially increasing the quality of wine you're buying.

Have a look at this info-graphic to see where your money goes on a bottle of wine:


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Nebbiolo - The King of Grapes?Date published: 10/03/17

While every other 'noble' grape has successfully been transplanted elsewhere, Nebbiolo has largely resisted export. Thin-skinned and tannic, with a distinctive profile of tar and roses, this notoriously tricky grape is only really at home in the fog shrouded hills of piedmont.

Nebbiolo is responsible for some of the world's most elegant and age-worthy wines. Located in the Langhe region, De Forville's Langhe Nebbiolo straddle the borders between these two famous DOCG's, offering a taste of Nebbiolo which doesn't require a decade in a cellar to soften up.

De Forville Langhe Nebbiolo - £11.99 Mix Six £9.99

Colpasso Zibibbo - Sunshine in a glass: a unique Sicilian rarity...Date published: 09/03/17

Cultivated by the ancient Greeks, Zibibbo - also known as Muscat of Alexandria - is one of the oldest vines in existence. It was even reputed to be Cleopatra's favourite tipple!

The warmth and sunshine that draw holidaymakers make for a unique growing environment - guaranteeing ripeness and bountiful fruit flavours. This rare example of a dry Zibibbo is a taste of Mediterranean sunshine: lean and racy, its fresh, floral aromas with accents of lemon and honey hint at its aromatic nature.

Colpasso Zibibbo - Mix Six £7.99

Beer of Thea Week: Yeastie Boys - Gunnamatta IPADate published: 08/03/17

Beer of The Week: Yeastie Boys - Gunnamatta IPA

Beer style: Tea infused IPA 

Hops used: Pacifica, Motueka and Southern Cross 

Flavour characteristics: 

Floral, citrus and ice tea like 

ABV: 6.5% IBU: 52

Brand new into Majestic and after last week’s Bigmouth being on to taste, the buzz has started! Gunnamatta is a style of beer that is completely new to Majestic; It bucks the trend of wall to wall IPAs. For all of you craft beer fans, this kind of adventurous experimentation in brewing will seem normal. However, if you are a real ale fan and have never really tried a funkier style, this will be a completely new one for you! The Pacifica hop provides an orangey character and Motueka gives a lemon/lime flavour. The slight bitter edge you’d expect from an IPA is provided by the Southern Cross hop; a good choice as it also imparts MORE citrussy flavour. These three combined with the bergamot flavour from the earl grey tea, means you are in for a very refreshing and interesting brew!

Pop in and try it for yourself. 

Open to taste this week.

Sign up for our Spring Tasting - it's FREE!Date published: 07/03/17

Our Seasonal Tasting is back. 

Sign up for one of the biggest events of the year to try new arrivals and ultimate best selling wines, meet producers and more.

Sign up today spaces are filling up quickly.

01903 238225


New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on offer!Date published: 05/03/17

NEW OFFERS – kickstart your March with two fantastic offers we’ve handpicked specially with you in mind. 

And don’t forget you’ll find plenty of other great offers at Majestic. Dive in – and when you find something great – don’t forget to rate it – we love to hear what you think about our wines!

Marlborough Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Giesen £8.99 Mix Six Price
Save £2 

Typically vibrant, citrussy and herbal Marlborough Sauvignon, with kaffir lime and blackcurrant leaf notes against a backdrop of grapefruit and tropical fruit flavours. Dry and mouthwatering.

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough £9.99 Mix Six Price
Save £2 

A medley of intense, ripe herbaceous characters on the nose, followed by rich gooseberry, lime and tropical fruit characteristics on the palate. A fantastic apéritif which will equally match all manner of seafood.

Kangarilla Road Montepulciano and PrimitivoDate published: 03/03/17

Fresh into our WIGIG (when it's gone it's gone) section this month are some absolutely beautiful wines from the Australian wine producer, Kangarilla Road. Based in McLaren Vale (just south of Adelaide) they have developed a reputation for Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon - which are by far the most dominant grape variety in the area.

These wines, however, are something really special. The grape varieties Montepulciano and Primitivo are seen far more frequently in Italy especially in the Eastern regions of Abruzzo but have done exceedingly well in Australia. The McLaren Vale has an almost Mediterranean climate with fresh sea breezes helping to moderate temperatures during the growing season. Chilly winds from the hills also cool the grapes on specific sites, helping to retain acidity and structure. The summers and most of the autumn season are dry, which keeps vine diseases at bay. 

What we are left with is some really characterful wines. The Montepulciano has a slightly darker style than its Italian cousin showing qualities of blackberry as well as dark cherry flavours. The Primitivo is big, bold and herbaceous, with hints of stewed fruit. Both only £9.99 on the mix six price be sure to nab these whilst they are in stock!

March Offers Date published: 28/02/17

March Offers

It’s a fact. Majestic customers are hugely important to wine producers throughout the world – which is why they’re keen to put their best products and best prices in front of you. Here are four top tips for March – each one an opportunity to buy better for less!

Villa Maria Private Bin
Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough 
£9.99 Mix Six £7.99 Save 20% on Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s most awarded winery 

55 years on from its first vintage, it’s no wonder that Villa Maria is a standard-bearer for lime-and-gooseberry scented Sauvignon Blanc of the highest quality. Balanced, refreshing and delicious.

Chablis Elodie Duprés 2015 £13.99 Mix Six £11.99 Top vintage Chablis – buy now before the price rises!

Benchmark crisp, flavoursome white from the world-renowned vineyards of Chablis. Quality was exceptional in 2015, but hail and frost devastated the village’s 2016 harvest, so Chablis is going up. Buy now to beat the price hikes!

Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Coonawarra £14.99 Mix Six £11.99 Premium Cabernet that knocks the competition for six!

Named after the Penola cricket ground, where the Barry brothers (Jim’s sons) now grow premium Cabernet. Very fragrant and succulent with blackcurrant, liquorice and cherry flavours. Enjoy now or tuck away for 5 years or more. Sheer class!

Nicholas Feuillatte NV Champagne £24.99 Mix Six £17.99 SAVE 28% on the glamorous 60’s socialites’ Champagne

Thanks to Nicholas Feuillatte’s connections among 1960s celebrities, this was a favourite of glamorous stars such as Lauren Bacall and Jackie Kennedy-Onassis. Light, fresh and fruity with fine, discreet bubbles it continues to add style and poise to any occasion.

Flash Sale Deals - one week only up to 33% off!Date published: 23/02/17


You’ve just one week to SAVE up to 33% on favourites like Rioja Gran Reserva, New Zealand Sauvignon and more!

Rioja Gran Reserva 2008 Lagunilla £11.99 Mix Six £7.99 Gran Reserva at a fraction of the priceThis 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. A steal!

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough £9.99 Mix Six £6.99 £3 off a classic NZ Sauvignon Blended from 32 separate vineyard parcels, this is a classic New Zealand Sauvignon. A rich tropical nose, dominated by youthful aromas of lime, lemongrass and green herbs.

Peter Lehmann ‘Art & Soul’ Shiraz 2015 South Australia £9.99 Mix Six £6.99 SAVE 30% on velvet, rich Aussie Shriaz‘Art & Soul’ is what Australian Shiraz does best – deep red with a powerful bouquet of dark forest fruits with just a hint of chocolate. Rich with a velvety mouthfeel and a long soft finish.

Prosecco Zonin Brut NV DOC £11.99 Mix Six £7.99 SAVE 33% on the Perfect Prosecco Established in 1821, Zonin has become Italy’s largest privately-owned winery, and are owners of Italy’s largest Prosecco vineyards.

But hurry – all offers must end Monday midnight.

Tasting Club - Introduction To Wine TastingDate published: 20/02/17

We still have got some spaces available this coming Thursday @ our Tasting Club @ 18:15.

It is an intro tasting, where we will be trying 3 white and three red wines with some bubbly. 

We also explain about food pairing and you will be able to compare good an bad food/ wine choices.

If you are interested - book your space!

Call us 01903 238225 or email us wrh@majestic.co.uk.

Cabarnets of the World TastingDate published: 15/02/17

Do you enjoy big, bold, full bodied reds? You more likely to love Cabarnet Sauvignons.

Good news, from tomorrow Thursday 16th February on our Tasting Counter there will be plenty to choose from this grape variety.

Selection of world Cabernets open to taste this week. 

Pay us a visit and compare how different one to another can be.

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY – save a HUGE £4 on E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône and £2.50 on Oyster Bay Sauvignon!Date published: 14/02/17

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY – save a HUGE £4 on E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône and £2.50 on Oyster Bay Sauvignon!

Don’t miss this exceptional deal on Oyster Bay’s iconic Sauvignon Blanc and a dark, smooth Rhône blend from Rhône superstar E. Guigal. This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on two much loved Majestic heros.

Côtes du Rhône 2012 E. Guigal 

£12.99 Mix Six £8.99

If the Guigal name is on the label you’ve a guarantee of quality. This smooth rich Côtes-du-Rhône is made with the same know-how as the family’s top Côte-Rôtie, and at only £8.99 it’s well worth stocking up.

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough 

£9.99 Mix Six £7.49

Oyster Bay has long been a champion of Marlborough Sauvignon – pioneering dynamic winemaking to produce wines indicative of this famous region. Cash in with this crisp, gooseberry drenched Marlborough icon.

Unique Champagne open today - visit us to taste it!Date published: 11/02/17

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

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

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


Offers for great weekend party 33% offDate published: 09/02/17

NEW OFFERS – start February with fantastic prices on wines handpicked just for you!

You’ll find plenty of great offers at Majestic, but here are a couple that we think will be very much to your liking. Look no further for a perfect combination of undeniable quality and stunning value.

Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2016, New Zealand @ £6.99 with your mix six.

A definitive example of Marlborough Sauvignon with refreshing acidity alongside bracing gooseberry and citrus flavours.

Vina Eguia Reserva 2012, Rioja, Spain @ £6.99

The cornerstone of Majestic’s Rioja range for sometime and for good reason. A real crowd pleaser this Reserva is bursting with red fruit and sweet spice.

Champagne 25% off one week onlyDate published: 07/02/17

With at least 25% OFF ALL CHAMPAGNE under £100 – there isn’t a better time to treat yourself to fantastic big name Champagnes such as Bollinger, Veuve Clicquot, Laurent-Perrier and more.

And for those feeling romantic – check out the rich, toasty Duval Leroy Blanc de Blanc 2005. It’s the perfect gift for someone special this Valentine's. 

But hurry – 25% off ends Monday!

visit www.majestic.co.uk/champagne

WIGIG new additions - Our new one offs arrivals Date published: 07/02/17

WIGIG- When it's gone it's gone, our range, that you cannot get bored off and where you can always find new arrivals.

Elara Sauvignon Gris 2016 first time migrated outside of New Zealand, thanks to our buyers being able to find this gem from a small production by Waimea Estate. Pop in to check it out it's on our tasting counter for next couple of days and if you miss out then we guarantee you won't be disappointed or we give you your money back. Now, that is a promise!

Buy now @ £9.99* or £11.99 for less than six

Abbots & Deauney Viognier 2015 created in 1996 by a pair of winemakers from Oz and Burgundy, France, with the aim of uncovering the amazing potential of Languedoc Roussillon wines. This fine Viognier is packed with stone fruit flavours and just a hint of spice on well defined and balanced finish.

Buy now @ £7.99* or £9.99 for less than six

Marques Tertiaro Gran Reserva 2011 blend of Tempranillo and Grenache comes from Carinena, which lies just south of Rijoa. This fabulous wine is a great competition to its neighbour Rioja at the fraction of the price. Drink now, best at its peak, rich of dark fruit, leather and hints of spice.

Buy now @ 6.99* or £8.99 for less than six

Rojalet Negre Montsat 2015 Monsat sits next to Prioriat and sits under radar offering top quality wines at the better value to its famous neighbour. We would like to show off this special wine made of 20 and 30 year old vines, that created packed with bright red fruit flavours tinged with hints and herbs cacao. One to try - open to taste this week. 

Buy now @ £7.99* or £8.99 for less than six

*when you mix six or more

Save up to 33% on these February favouritesDate published: 31/01/17

Save up to 33% on these February favourites

Today we launch NEW offers for you on classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Rioja Reserva, Champagne and Prosecco – you can stock up on these customer favourites NOW and SAVE up to 33%.

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2016 £9.99 Mix Six £6.99 The original Kiwi Sauvignon Pioneering Brancott Estate helped put New Zealand on the map and set the standard for ultra-fresh, gooseberry-scented Marlborough Sauvignon 30 years ago.

Eguía Reserva 2011/2012 £9.99 Mix Six £6.99 Best buy Rioja Reserva Excellent value Reserva, patiently aged in barrel and bottle and released only when ready to drink. A beautiful balance of dark fruit and toasty oak.

’Les Roches Blanches‘ 2015 
£11.99 Mix Six £9.99 Classic white Burgundy A lovely white to share – fresh and clean with subtle green apple and pear flavours.

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV £34.99 Mix Six £24.99 A taste of Champagne history! Superior Champagne from one of the most famous houses in Epernay with a history that dates back over 200 years.

Prosecco La Marca Treviso
Extra Dry DOC NV 
£11.99 Mix Six £7.99 Refined, refreshing Prosecco Thoroughly delicious Prosecco from a first-class winery in the Treviso region. Sure-fire favourite as an apéritif but just as moreish with salads and lighter dishes.

Shop at www.majestic.co.uk

Love Champagne? Read this article.Date published: 28/01/17

Exclusive final releases of two cuvées from a historic Champagne house – delivered in commemorative ‘Belle Epoque’ packaging

As a discerning Champagne enthusiast, you should not miss this ‘out of the blue’ Champagne scoop. It comes courtesy of Head Buyer Matt Pym who heard a whisper about a precious final shipment of two glorious wines from Champagne De Venoge – both rated 91 points by Wine Spectator Magazine.

You may not know the name but if you visited Reims you’d see that De Venoge is next door to Moët & Chandon and Pol Roger. Taste the wines and you’ll see they match their famous neighbours for quality too.

The house has serious pedigree; current Krug cellarmaster, Eric Lebel, began his career here, while ex-Veuve Clicquot Isabelle Tellier is now responsible for turning out these iconic wines. Both commemorate De Venoge’s huge popularity among European aristocracy and bon viveurs of the late 1800s.

Matt moved fast to secure these exceptional wines for Majestic Champagne fans. Sadly they will not be seen again, and to secure a share you’ll need to order without delay!

Order Brut:


Order Rose:


January offers ending soon...£££Date published: 24/01/17

Hurry - there’s limited time left to take advantage of ALL our top January offers.

You’ll find plenty of great offers at Majestic, but here are a couple that we think will be very much to your liking. Look no further for a perfect combination of undeniable quality and stunning value.

But hurry – all offers must end at midnight on Monday.

Campobello Chianti Riserva DOCG 2010Date published: 14/01/17

Chianti wines are renowned for their complex dark fruit tastes and their long smooth finishes and have quickly become some of the most sought after Italian reds. The Chianti region lies in the heartland of Italy; Tuscany, and has been recognized by its geographical area since the Middle Ages. The Chianti DOC title (the quality assurance label for Italian wine) was created in 1967, and in 1984 was promoted to the highest level of Italian wine classification: DOCG. 

These local restrictions ensure that at least 70% Sangiovese is used, whilst the remaining 30% can be comprimised of 10% Canaiolo and up to 20% of any other approved red grape variety such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah. Moreover, the laws on ageing Chianti are much more lenient than other vineyards; it requires a minimum of 7 months in oak, while Chianti Classico's labeled riserva must be aged at least 24 months. The region is also the highest yeilding DOC in Italy producing around 26 million gallons of wine a year.

This Campobello Chianti DOCG is a real steal at £6.99. It is a DOCG and has a great vintage - 2010. The 2010 vintage is one of the best in recent years with the region receiving a 96 Robert Parker score. Taste wise this wines' blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo provides a classic expression of what Chianti is all about. A luscious smooth red with an abundance of cherry and plum flavours enhanced by developed notes of spice, leather and chocolate. A brilliant Italian red for those cold winter evenings.

Condrieu; The Best of ViognierDate published: 11/01/17

Condrieu is located in the Northern Rhone Valley and is the viticultural heartland of Viognier. The wine made here is 100% Viognier and considered by many as the best expression of this wines depth, quality and flavour found anywhere in the world.

The Viognier grown in Condrieu produces low yields of small berries and is less productive than those planted in other regions of France, such as the vin de pays wine of the Ardèche department. This contributes to the rarity and expense of Condrieu wine, of which only 30 000 or so cases are produced annually.

Condrieu wine is often characterised by delicate aromatics of peaches, dried fruit and white flowers. Some examples also have notes of anise, star fruit and melons. Often the wine is full bodied and rich in a style that is texturally similar to Chardonnay. Normally the wine is made dry but the fruitiness and perfume of the bouquet can suggest sweetness. The Viognier grape is naturally low in acidity which challenges growers and winemakers to keep the wine from becoming flabby and bleak. Some winemakers in the region use malolactic fermentation and some do not. The delicate flavours of the wine can be overwhelmed by too much oak during the winemaking process.

Luckily, majestic sell a great example of Condrieu by Gugial and with this years 2015 vintage scoring a high 95 points; it's definitely worth a buy. Grab yours now: https://www.majestic.co.uk/Condrieu-zid06311

Only 23 more days to stay dry. Or not?Date published: 08/01/17


Are you looking to discover new wines this year and fully embrace TRY January? Or perhaps you’re taking a break with DRY January? 

Whatever the case we want to help you keep the course or go explore – so let us know!

TRY January? 
Yes! January is a fantastic time to discover NEW wines like the deliciously pure varietals just launched in our Valle Antigua range from Chile – choose from scintillating Sauvignon Blanc, fresh Chardonnay, inky-dark Cabernet Sauvignon or juicy Merlot. At £5.99 – that's 25% off – they won't put much of a dent in your New Year budget! 

And you can pick up more bargains with our current sale. But HURRY – with savings up to 40% stocks are limited! 

And remember if you are not 100% happy with your purchases for any reason you can always bring it back for a refund or have it replaced. No quibble. No questions asked.

Going DRY? 
We get it – the end of 2016 may have left the wine stash decimated and you’re feeling like taking a breather. 

But we also don’t want you to miss some incredible offers that are happening and it is a great time to re-stock. It also means that while you may be cutting back – wine keeps for awhile – so even if you are abstaining there may come a time you will be glad you had planned accordingly. 

So what will it be?

Tasting Events including #GinuaryDate published: 06/01/17

Check our recent tasting events for January and February.

26th January - Gin Tasting Masterclass:

Due to high demand we are starting of this year's Tasting Events with #Ginuary.

Join us on Thursday evening for hour of gin sampling. £10 ticket to secure your space that gives you £10 voucher to spend with us.

26th January - Gin Tasting Masterclass:

Would you like to learn more about wine, join our Introduction to Wine Tasting, where we help you to understand more about this most fascinating liquid on the planet.

It is a free event, but we do ask £5 charity donation to secure your place as spaces are limited.

Happy New YearDate published: 02/01/17

Dear Customers,

Your Majestic Wine Team would like to thank you for your custom in 2016 and wish you a very Happy New Year 2017.

We are open today until 5PM and resuming business as usual from tomorrow 3rd of January. 

If you have started dry-January - we wish you best of luck. Please remember,  everything in moderation is the best practice.

We hope to see you soon, 

your Majestic Worthing Team

SALE NOW ON up to 40% off Date published: 30/12/16

January sale has already begun @ Majestic Wine. 

You can find some fantastic after Christmas bargains and great wines to celebrate New Year's Eve. You can save up to 40% even on the fine wines. Prices start from £3.99.

Through out the January we will be featuring the sale wines on our tasting counter, so you can try before you buy.

If you wish to shop from the comfort of your own home or on the move, then visit www.majestic.co.uk/wine-sale

If there’s a time to treat yourself to some extraordinary bottles, it’s Christmas. Date published: 17/12/16

If there’s a time to treat yourself to some extraordinary bottles, it’s Christmas. 

Look no further than any Majestic store for the pick of our fine wine range. You’ll find rare and refined wines from the finest appellations of Bordeaux... sensual Burgundy... Grande Marque Champagnes through to Krug and Dom Pérignon... magnificent mature Rioja... rarities from the New World… single quinta Vintage Port and much more. 

Don’t hesitate to come in store and tailor your fine wine choices with our highly knowledgeable wine gurus. Or go to majestic.co.uk/fine-wine to see a full selection for delivery to your home or local store. 

Here are a few recommendations to set the scene... 

Fine Reserva from Rioja’s Château Latour 
It’s the sheer quality of Viña Ardanza’s wines that make them so sought-after and highly-rated (Tim Atkin MW rates the winery as a ‘First Growth’ – akin to Bordeaux’s Châteaux Latour, Lafite et al). This Reserva is complex and perfumed with a long, elegantly structured body of spicy tannins and layers of rich, powerful flavours. 
Viña Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2007, La Rioja Alta
£23.99, Mix Six £19.99 

A cult Cape powerhouse
Marc Kent’s Syrah-based red echoes the epic reds of the Rhône, but with a level of perfumed intensity and deep dark fruit flavour that’s all its own.
The Chocolate Block 2015 Boekenhoutskloof, Western Cape
£25, Mix Six £22 

Italy’s most opulent red
The classic red of the Venice region, made by drying the grapes before a very long, flavour-enriching fermentation. The result is immensely full-bodied, with intense, mature dry fruit aromas and long-lasting, complex flavours. 
Amarone Classico ‘Vigneti di Roccolo’ 2012 Cantina Negrar
£20, Mix Six £18 

NB We take fine wine very seriously and select only the best wines from the world’s leading producers. We don’t stock wines just because the label’s famous – it’s the stand-out quality of the wines that counts. And, like all our wines, every fine wine comes backed with our money-back guarantee, so you can buy in complete confidence. 

Visit a Majestic store without delay – or go to majestic.co.uk/fine-winewhere you will see all our Christmas delivery options. 

Cracking deals on our unique winesDate published: 09/12/16

You heard it here first: it’s time to discover Krasno Sauvignon Blanc from Slovenia and a ‘secret’ Clare Valley Shiraz. 

Looking for a stunning red and white for Christmas? Without a hefty price tag? Here are two brilliant finds you need on hand for the festive season! 

The white’s from Slovenia? Seriously? Yes – seriously! 

With a five-star rating and 95% ‘buy it again rating’, under-the-radar Krasno will wow you! The Sauvignon flavours are pure and fresh, with the local Ribolla grape adding an extra subtle, herby character. 

It’s from Krasno, the highest village in the region of Brda where the grapes are hand-harvested and diligently tended to by small-parcel farmers. The vineyards border Friuli in Italy, source of the county’s most highly rated whites. There’s no difference in quality, but on the Italian side lookalike wines cost around twice as much as Krasno. 

At the price, this is an absolute stunner for fans of fresh, zesty whites. Snap it online or at your local store at £6.49 until midnight Monday. Thereafter it's £6.99. 

Discover Krasno NOW! 

Krasno Sauvignon Blanc Ribolla 2015, Slovenia
£7.99, Mix Six £6.49

And the red? We can’t tell you who made it – so don’t even ask – but our Parcel Series Clare Valley Shiraz is a steal at just £7.99. 

The beauty of our Parcel Series is that you get top quality wines at far below their market rate. Producers hold out for high prices for wines under their own label, but they’re much more open to doing truly dramatic deals when the wine appears under our Parcel Series label. 

While we can’t tell you who makes it, we can tell you…The producer is incredibly dynamic and is pushing the quality of Australia’s Clare Valley wines ever higher.The Parcel Series Shiraz is a blend of grapes sourced from across the valley. And Shiraz is at the heart of what this winery does best.The Clare Valley has over 150 years of winemaking pedigree. The vines get warm during the day, creating rich, ripe, flavoursome Shiraz. Cool Clare Valley nights keep a freshness and elegance that make this wine so delicious.The winery has won over 500 international awards over the last 15 years, and their eminently collectable top Shiraz commands a £30+ price tag. This is a winery that’s becoming a Clare Valley icon. 

Parcel Series Shiraz 2015, Clare Valley
£9.99, Mix Six £7.99

You need to grab these beauties quickly – we only have a limited number of bottles at these unmissable prices. So HURRY and STOCK UP for Christmas.

Champagne 25% off ONE WEEK ONLY!Date published: 06/12/16

Who doesn’t love Champagne? And with ALL CHAMPAGNES at least 25% OFF* you can treat yourself to Bollinger, Veuve Clicquot, Laurent–Perrier and more.


We have some fantastic festive offers THIS WEEK ONLY on ALL Champagnes including some of our most iconic producers – with savings of at least 25% off*. And with Christmas and New Year around the corner you’ll want to stock up!

Hurry! The year’s best prices on Ned, Champagne, Châteauneuf & more! Date published: 29/11/16

Hurry! The year’s best prices on Ned, Champagne, Châteauneuf & more!

How’s this for a big splash for December! These are the Majestic Christmas Crackers.

They are the tip of the top – the pinnacle of their style or region. Wines that taste so good we couldn’t imagine our range without them. And for a limited time only – they’re all absolute steals too!

Here are a few to crack open…

Ned Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand @ £6.99

Macon Lugny Louis Latour, France @ £8.99

Chateneuf-du-Pape Capouliers, France @ £9.99


Attention British Gas CustomersDate published: 29/11/16

If you were one of the lucky winners of a Rivamonte Prosecco, CONGRATULATIONS and please read on.

You may not be aware but your voucher also entitles you for an additional discount when you shop at Majestic Wine Worthing.

Spend £50 and get £10 off your total bill.

Make your way to the store and claim your vouchers.

Remember we offer:

-free delivery

-free tastings

-price match

-money back guarantee 

-specialist advice

Any fine wine. Anytime. Anywhere!Date published: 23/11/16

We’ve got something to announce, and it’s a pretty big deal - especially for fine wine buyers. 

We’ve brought about a change, based on what you told us you wanted most. More wines, more services, more flexibility. Three big changes.

And you’re in the vanguard as one of the first to get a peek at it...

Any wine, including any fine wine...
We hate the thought of you not being able to get the wines you love. So we’ve brought about a change based on your feedback. You can now get access to every single bottle we have online, over 1,500 wines plus spirits and beers, at the touch of a finger.

There’s no minimum order! This is a fantastically successful change we made in stores last year now in our online promise too.

Simply pop onto majestic.co.uk and browse away! Plus you’ll still get all your old and new favourites, and free tasting, in your local store too.

If you place your order before 6pm, you can now get next day delivery! What’s more, if you’re spending £120 or more it will be completely free.

And we’re launching an all new online order tracking service!

We’re proud to introduce a fantastic new courier service. It’s just another barrier we’re breaking down to bring you the wine you love! From Land’s End to John O'Groats, and everywhere in between, we’ll get there.

And of course there’s still our nationwide network of stores meaning your local branch will always be able to deliver within five days – completely free of charge.

Plus a newly enhanced next day Click and Collect service we feel is a game-changer! If it’s not already in store for you, we’ll get it there.

This is just the start for us. Going forward we want to beat your expectations every single time.

To try it out simply head over to majestic.co.uk and log in as your local store!

So before this goes national, we’d love you to keep us posted. If you have any questions or feedback then please do contact our Customer Happiness Team.

It’s easy. By email to info@majestic.co.uk, by phone 
0345 605 6767 or pop in-store.

25% off New Zealand Sauvignon and Rioja! – Black Friday starts here!Date published: 22/11/16

25% off New Zealand Sauvignon and Rioja! – Black Friday starts here!
We know you love Rioja so make the most of this fantastic offer. And whilst you’re at it, why not stock up on some people pleasing New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – with both at 25% off – there’s never been a better time to treat yourself!

This is a no-holds-barred offer. It’s on the whole lot. Grab yourself some weekday bargains or pop in a couple of bottles of something really, really special. Add them in with your mix-six or grab a case of something you love – the savings can be huge.

Planning a party or a very special gift? Now’s the time to get ’em!

It’s always worth digging a little deeper and we want you to discover even more. We’d love it if you can join us in-store to sample a great selection from both these ranges. Check out some of the best Rioja offerings below – you’re sure to enjoy.

Oh, and if you find a lower price elsewhere, we’ll match it!

If you find the same wine cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match that price for up to 6 bottles. Simple as that! Just mention the wine you want to match to one of our Wine Gurus in-store or give our Customer Happiness Team a call on 0345 605 676.

Porta 6 is back on an incredible deal ONLY £6.99Date published: 17/11/16

Porta 6 has been one of our best-selling red wines and for good reason. You’ve tried it and you get it. So we wanted to let you know Porta 6 is just £6.99 – but you’ll need to grab this deal before we run out.

Don’t take our word for it!

James Martin from Saturday Morning Kitchen is in part to blame for how popular this wine has become. He really did let the cat out of the bag.“It is one of the nicest reds I have tasted in 10 years on the show. That is just spectacular,”said James after trying Porta 6. The rest was history (and we do mean history!).

Seriously! We sold out in 3 hours!

Porta 6 became an instant best-seller. In fact, it sold out in three hours and actually broke our website.

However, this beauty was no one hit wine wonder – it continues to be a customer favourite. But don’t just take James's word for it – 96% of your fellow Majestic customers have awarded it our ‘buy it again’ rating.

Why it’s so damn good!

Porta 6 is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Castelão and hails from a wine region outside of Lisbon called Lisboa. Touriga Nacional is an unsung hero grape from Portugal that historically been used in Port wine, but more recently has been used to start producing dry red wines from the country.

The grape has fantastic ageing potential (think Cabernet Sauvignon) and is more full-bodied. The other grapes used in the blend help to round out the tannins.

The result – a fragrant and juicy red wine that is supple, approachable, not too tannic and balanced with delicious acidity. A little bit of spice and a little warmth is perfect for warming cold winter nights.

Grab this favourite and you're winter ready. But HURRY – it has a habit of selling out.

Porta 6 2013/2015 Lisboa 
Mix Six £6.99

25% off Prosecco - what a deal!Date published: 15/11/16

We’ve taken a huge 25% or more off our brilliant range of Prosecco for a very limited time!

We know they must be out there somewhere; but we’ve never met a person whose face didn’t light up when given a cool flute of fizz. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on any face coming through your door!

Prosecco leads the popularity pack; fresh tasting, light, gently fizzy. But with popularity comes problems. And we’re a bit concerned.

We’ve started to notice the odd dodgy bottle sneaking into the UK. And we’re not alone. “I’m taking a stand against the cheap, plasticky Proseccos flooding our shelves” writes Matthew Jukes of the Daily Mail. Here’s his comment on La Gioiosa “I love this wine at the full price, and at a discount it’s even better”. 

Prosecco La Gioiosa Etamarosa NV DOC Treviso £11.99
Mix Six £7.99 
SAVE 33%

Remember: Find a lower price, we’ll match it
If you find the same wine cheaper elsewhere, we'll match that price for up to 6 bottles. 

Simple as that. 

Just mention the wine you want to match to one of our Wine Gurus in store or give our Customer Happiness Team a call on 0345 605 676 

P.S. Explore this brilliant range, with at least 25% off... online or in-store now. But be quick – we can’t put a stopper in this for long. Offers close 3pm Monday! 

Chateau Cambon La Pelouse 2011 - Only £13.49!Date published: 12/11/16

Chateau Cambon La Pelouse is one of the oldest producers of wine in the Haut-Medoc region of France, with a history of fine wine that stretches back to the late 17th century.

This 35 hectare Bordeaux vineyard has made an impressive contribution to the reputation of the Medoc sub-region, especially in England. According to the older editions of the Feret Guide, casks of wine from the Chateau Cambon La Pelouse fetched prices of more than £400 in England over the 18th century (a huge sum of money for the time). Certainly, this prestige can only have contributed to the Haut-Medoc region becoming internationally renowned for producing consistently sublime vintages over the coming centuries.

The modern history of the vineyard begins in 1996 when it was purchased by Jean Pierre Marie, who renovated the property and provided it with the best modern equipment. The grapes are still harvested under the “culture raisonnee” method – that is, hand-harvesting, pruning, thinning out of the leaves, green harvesting, and de-stemming to ensure the perfect quality of the fruit. The vines are around 30 years old and planted to a vine density of between 5,000 and 7,000 vines per hectare. The vineyard includes grapes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot - grown on deep and gravelly soil. It is the combination of the old vines and soil composition which makes wines from the Chateau Cambon La Pelouse such a success – producing an elegant wine with intense colour, a delicate nose, solid tannins, and a ripe length.

At only £13.49 on the mix six price, a bargain! Offers end Monday night.

Hurry! Laurent Perrier Vintage at Non Vintage Price!Date published: 11/11/16

Deliciously rich, balanced vintage champagne from one of Champagne’s finest houses – at a special non-vintage price. Grab it before it’s gone.

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

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

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


Join our big Seasonal Tasting This Thursday 18:30 start but only 19:00 arrival slot now available.

Try new arrivals, best sellers and our recommendations for Christmas 2016. 

We will have some of our suppliers showcasing their products too. 

REMEMBER 10% EXTRA OFF ON ALL YOUR PURCHASES THAT EVENING. That is on top of all the offers. 

Best time to stock up for Christmas!

Sign up today.

First Time Ever - ALL Bordeaux wines 25% offDate published: 08/11/16

First Time Ever - ALL Bordeaux wines 25% off

Majestic customers are a savvy bunch. They know they’ll always find top quality Claret at honest prices with us. But this week, we’re able to go even further –offering 25% off selected wines in our Bordeaux range, for a limited time!

You know the story with Bordeaux. Merchants and producers trading on names and prestige with prices spiralling ever upwards. But there are still steals to be had; wines with a golden combo of value and quality. The Bordeaux Majestic are proud to stock. 

Now we’re going even further. From thoroughly enjoyable classics from £7.99 right up to the top dollar stuff. It’s easier to go up the price scale as we guarantee you’ll be saving. In Bordeaux that extra £ can go a long way – translating into depth, flavour or agreeability. Just pop any Bordeaux under £50 into your case of six and pocket the difference.

You’ll need to be quick though...This is the first time in the history of Majestic we’ve run this promotion on Bordeaux – so make the most of it while you can!

Think of the worst party you’ve ever been to?Date published: 08/11/16

Think of the worst party you’ve ever been to? Was it down to the drinks? If so, the hosts should have gone to Majestic: we hate bad parties.

There’s a lot to think about:

What’s the best stuff to serve? How much do you need? How do you get it all to your party venue? How do you keep drinks deliciously chilled? What do you do with what’s left?

If you get the answers wrong… ouch!

Don’t fear, the RIGHT answers are at your local Majestic store. 

Our Wine Gurus are intensively trained in in the dark arts of throwing a party. They know the wines, beers, spirits your guests will love (soft drinks too!) as well as FREE delivery, FREE glass hire, sale or return, chiller bins, ice and 101 other tips of the trade. 

Don’t leave it too late, get in touch with your local store, and make sure your party is totally painless for you and your guests!

Sometimes good things DON’T come to those who wait.Date published: 01/11/16

Sometimes good things DON’T come to those who wait.

WIGIG’s are what made Majestic famous – small parcels of really special wines brimming with quality, at fantastic prices that are just too good to miss. However, there’s not that much to go around. So you have to hurry because when they’re gone. They’re gone.

With that in mind, who’d like a warming Southern French rarity or an elegant, little–known Champagne born out of the fires of World War Two.

Champagne 25% off ONE WEEK ONLY!Date published: 01/11/16

It’s no secret that Majestic customers know a thing or two about good Champagne and Champagne producers take you very seriously too.

That’s why there are always great choices on our shelves – and why this week only there’s 25% off everything (under £100 per bottle). 

There is no better time to stock up. With festive celebrations just around the corner (you can practically hear the corks popping) there are some simply ridiculous prices starting from £14.99 and you can make juicy savings on all the big names…

See some of the best offers below or get down to your local store, you’ll receive a warm welcome – and of course there’s always something open to try!

But pronto please – offers end 3pm Monday!

Shop online now www.majestic.co.uk/worthing

Exciting Changes at Majestic!Date published: 28/10/16

We’ve got something to announce, and it’s a pretty big deal. 
We’ve brought about a change, based on what you told us you wanted most. More wines, more services, more flexibility. Three big changes.

And you’re in the vanguard as one of the first to get a peek at it...

Any wine...
We hate the thought of you not being able to get the wines you love. So we’ve brought about a change based on your feedback. You can now get access to every single bottle we have online, over 1,500 wines plus spirits and beers, at the touch of a finger.

There’s no minimum order! This is a fantastically successful change we made in stores last year now in our online promise too.

Simply pop onto majestic.co.uk and browse away! Plus you’ll still get all your old and new favourites, and free tasting, in your local store too.

If you place your order before 6pm, you can now get next day delivery! What’s more, if you’re spending £120 or more it will be completely free.

And we’re launching an all new online order tracking service!

We’re proud to introduce a fantastic new courier service. It’s just another barrier we’re breaking down to bring you the wine you love! From Land’s End to John O'Groats, and everywhere in between, we’ll get there.

And of course there’s still our nationwide network of stores meaning your local branch will always be able to deliver within five days – completely free of charge.

Plus a newly enhanced next day Click and Collect service we feel is a game-changer! If it’s not already in store for you, we’ll get it there.

This is just the start for us. Going forward we want to beat your expectations every single time.

To try it out simply head over to majestic.co.uk and log in as your local store!

So before this goes national, we’d love you to keep us posted. If you have any questions or feedback then please do contact our Customer Happiness Team.

It’s easy. By email to info@majestic.co.uk, by phone 
0345 605 6767 or pop in-store.

We WON!Date published: 21/10/16


We’re delighted to announce that Majestic won the title 'Chain of the Year' at Celebrate British Beer Awards 2016 last week.

Set up by Off Licence News and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, the awards celebrate the retailers that are making the biggest contribution to championing British beer.

Martin Green, editor at Off Licence News, said:

“These awards highlight the businesses dedicated to sourcing and selling interesting brews and supporting the UK’s vibrant brewing scene. Retailers are typically well ahead of the curve now when it comes to championing new products and beer styles, and it is bottle shops rather than craft beer bars where aficionados will really find the most intrigue.”

This win is a fantastic result and testament to our broad selection of craft and local beers, tasting opportunities in-store and having the best people to guide customers through the range.

Even more reason to shop @ Majestic Wine and your local Worthing store.

We are celebrating our winning at British Beer Awards 2016, join us this Saturday for a glass of bubbly!

New Online Ordering SystemDate published: 20/10/16

New Online Ordering System is live now ad we are very excited about it!

So what have we improved?

1) You can now easily browse over 1500 wines from our online store, including fine wine and unique gems.

2) Free next day delivery

3) Fantastic customer happiness team to make sure you are happy with your order 03456056767 (10AM - 7PM Monday - Friday)

You can still shop with us, your favourite store, where many core wines and new exciting parcel will be available for you.

We hope you enjoy our new service. 

When it's gone, it's gone!Date published: 13/10/16


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

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

Grab yours now!

Job Vacancy: Part-Time Sales Assistant/DriverDate published: 13/10/16


The Sales Assistant/Driver role is to deliver stock to customers using a Company vehicle and to be a helpful member of the store retail team, serving and advising customers on the right wines for them.

A Sales Assistant/Driver should be aware of their responsibilities to providing the highest possible levels of customer service, willing to participate in work in the store whilst not making deliveries and interested in furthering their knowledge of wine.

Working as part of a close­-knit retail team, the Sales Assistant/Driver role is crucial in delivering this customer service proposition and to the effective functioning of the store team.


As a Sales Assistant/Driver at Majestic you will need to be hard working and happy to help out in all areas of the store.

For this position you must hold a full UK driving licence for at least 12 months and be over twenty years of age.

You will need a high level of customer service and the ability to work well as part of a team. Good organisation skills are needed and the ability to work well under pressure.

In essence we are looking for friendly, outgoing people who are prepared to go out of their way to deliver excellence.


Retail bonus,
Up to 20% staff discount,
Flexible working hours,
Be part of a driven and friendly team.


124 Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1BY.


18 hours flexible over 3 days a week.

This is a Christmas Temporary Job.

Contract starts: w/c 29th November

Job Type: Temporary/ Part-Time

Salary: £8.25 Per Hour

Please send your cv and application letter to: wrh@majestic.co.uk

Barossa Valley Estate 2014 GSMDate published: 11/10/16

The Barossa valley is located in Southern Australia and is home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands.The Barossa Valley Estate is a relative newcomer to the region, only being planted in 1985, but they have already built wines with a reputation of distinctive elegance, finesse and powerful fruit flavours that represent the Barossa at its best.

This GSM (Grenache, Shiraz and Mouvedre blend) has flavours of dark plum with a seductive blackcurrant richness and is certainly a wine to buy for those cold winter days. This Australian GSM is only £9.99 on the mix six price and is a parcel on the WIGIG (when it's gone, it's gone) section, so there are only a limited amount of bottles. Hurry while stocks last! 

Argento Malbec, Mendoza, 2015 ONLY £5.99* limited timeDate published: 05/10/16

Mendoza has on average 300 sunny days a year which is reflected in this Malbec. Super intense flavours combining rich, juicy berry flavours with floral notes. A great all-rounder and a real crowd pleaser! 

Malbec is Argentina's signature grape variety. This is an excellent example made from grapes grown in the foothills of the Andes, one of the most favoured areas for cultivating grapes in Argentina.

Ripe bramble and spicy blackberry notes on the nose are echoed on the richly textured palate, with hints of vanilla oak and balanced acidity on the finish.

Ideal with grilled red meats or spicy pasta dishes.

We are running a special offer for limited time only on Argento Malbec 2015 @ £5.99*

*when you buy six or more

What is better than NED Sauvignon Blanc?Date published: 02/10/16

You’ve probably never heard of him, but Brent Marris is a big name here at Majestic. A Kiwi pioneer, he’s the winemaker behind Majestic customers’ undisputed No1 favourite: The Ned Sauvignon Blanc.

And what could be better than The Ned, we hear you ask? How about Brent’s special project, limited release Sauvignon? We like to think of ‘The King’s Favour’ as super-Ned.

Brent should know his stuff when it comes to creating a product fit for kings. A descendant of the noble De Marisco family, his ancestor William de Marisco was supposedly one of King Henry I’s 35 (!) illegitimate children. The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc certainly tastes like he gave it the royal treatment.

Using a hand-picked selection of the most perfect grapes from his lovingly tended vineyards, it’s as intense as the afternoon sunshine over Marlborough. This Sauvignon brims with citrus and herbs, while the structure is reminiscent of Sancerre. In short, a glass of this tastes like you paid double the price.

Don’t just take our word for it: in the last few years The King’s Favour has won a clutch of awards (including Gold at the Global Sauvignon Masters Awards, Gold and Trophy-Winner at the Decanter World Wine Awards). At the normal price of £13.99 it’s worth every penny, and at today’s price of only £9.99 it’s an upgrade you can’t afford to miss.

The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc, 2014/15 Marlborough
Mix Six £9.99


PS: Want to try more from Brent? Try one of these other options from this top drawer producer

Chateau Haut Milon 2008, PauillacDate published: 30/09/16

Pauillac, a village located between Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien on Bordeaux's Medoc peninsula, is home to some of the world's most famous and expensive wines. Pauillac has excellent soils - mostly free-draining gravel soils, making them very well suited to the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varieties of which this blend is made from. 

The astounding reputation of Pauillac wines is founded not only on their quality, but on their success in international fine wine markets: three of the top five chateaux in the1855 Medoc Classification (a ranking of Bordeaux's best wine-producing properties) are from this region.

This 2008 Pauillac from Chateau Haut Milon is a great wine and represents some of the best qualities of Bordeaux reds - silky smooth texture, lovely notes of cherry and prune and a finish to die for. 

Introducing: WIGIG - When it's gone it's gone!Date published: 28/09/16

Introducing: WIGIG - When it's gone it's gone!

Now you find different wines every time you shop with us regardless if you are our loyal customer or about to start your Majestic journey.

We have managed to bring to our customer more varieties of Parcel wines - one off arrivals. The idea behind is, that you always find something new when shopping at Majestic Worthing. Remember though, WIGIG means when it's gone it's gone! Stock up if you like it or discover different wines.

This week we are tasting few of the Parcel wines, so come and try before you buy.

Our team will help you to find the wine you will love.

Wine prices start from as low as £4.49 and you can pick a bottle of fine wine too!

For more info call us: 01903238225 or visit Majestic Wine Worthing and check our improved wine selection.

September Deals are ending, hurry up!Date published: 21/09/16

Last week of fantastic deals on:

Veuve Clicquot NV @ £29.99* (save £10, single bottle £39.99);

Prosecco Gioiosa @ £7.99* (save £4, single bottle £11.99),

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015* @ £7.99 (save £2, single bottle £9.99),

Beronia Reserva Rioja 2011* @ £9.99 (save £5, single bottle £14.99)

...and many more..

Check our webpage for more details www.majestic.co.uk/worthing

*when you buy any mix and match of six or more bottle of wine, spirit or Champagne

Louis Latour Macon Lugny Only £8.99!Date published: 14/09/16

The go-to for most of us - a very good introduction to Burgundy and fresh Chardonnay. Zesty, clean, yet with a good depth of flavour. Definitely interesting enough to have you coming back for more.

The family-run négociant house of Maison Louis Latour has been producing and selling wines since 1797. The limestone-rich soils of the Lugny village produce rich, buttery yet still Burgundian styles of Chardonnay with the typicity and style of the Mâcon.


Pale gold in colour, with a beguiling aroma of fresh apples, lemon curd and toasted citrus fruits atop a palate of fresh and crisp green-apple acidity, buttery and peachy fruit and a long, warming finish.


Perfectly acceptable on its own as an afternoon apéritif or with poultry, pork and or with fresh seafood.

Job Opportunity: Part-time Sales Assistant/Driver Majestic Wine – WorthingDate published: 05/09/16

The Sales Assistant/Driver role is to deliver stock to customers using a Company vehicle and to be a helpful member of the store retail team.

A Sales Assistant/Driver should be aware of their responsibilities to providing the highest possible levels of customer service, willing to participate in work in the store whilst not making deliveries and interested in furthering their knowledge of wine.

Working as part of a close­-knit retail team, the Sales Assistant/Driver role is crucial in delivering this customer service proposition and to the effective functioning of the store team.

As a Sales Assistant/Driver at Majestic you will need to be hard working and happy to help out in all areas of the store.

For this position you must hold a full UK driving licence for at least 12 months and be over twenty years of age.

You will need a high level of customer service and the ability to work well as part of a team. Good organisation skills are needed and the ability to work well under pressure.

In essence we are looking for friendly, outgoing people who are prepared to go out of their way to deliver excellence.

Retail bonus,
Up to 20% staff discount,
Flexible working hours,
Free lunch every working Friday,
Be part of driven and friendly team.

Worthing, BN11

18 hours flexible over 3 days a week

Contract starts: w/c 19th September
Job Type: Temporary/ Part-Time

Salary: £8.25 /hour

Please send your cv and application letter to:
asia.kumor@majestic.co.uk by 13th September 2016

Interviews 14-16th September 2016

New online exclusive - New Zealand Pinot Noir Jackson Somerset EstateDate published: 03/09/16

Leave your Burgundy in the cellar: discover extremely limited quantities of Pinot Noir with New World attitude!

Don’t make the mistake of thinking less of New Zealand Pinot Noir than the legends of Burgundy. In the 1980s and 90s Kiwi winemakers started out trying to ape the qualities of France’s most famous Pinot-producing vineyards. No more.

Today’s Kiwi Pinot is a thing quite of its own class: the top choice for Pinot lovers who value substance over style (or a really famous domaine name).

As a loyal Majestic customer, and accredited devotee of the temperamental grape, we’re emailing only you and a handful of others to tell them about this exciting wine. With only 290 cases available, it’s every man for himself. Be sure to place your order quick!

Marlborough was relatively late to jump on the quality Pinot Noir bandwagon. But the relocation of Pinot vines to heavier clay soils saw a revolution in the style. No longer light and ‘green’ tasting, Marlborough Pinot suddenly had body and immense fruit intensity. As a consequence, Marlborough is a source of some incredible bargains.

Family owned Jackson Estate is 41.3 degrees South, with climates very similar to those of Burgundy. But that’s where the similarities end. The tiny production single vineyard Somerset Vineyard Reserve is a wine distinctly of its place. With a hit of roses and violets when your stick your nose in the glass; it’s a deliciously drinkable potpourri, with a trace of wild thyme underlying the florals. A pepper of spice across the tongue gives a kick to this elegant glassful.

This wine represents 25 years of experience distilled into a bottle, demonstrating that terroir is not a principle exclusive to Burgundy. We challenge you to find a better use for that £20 note you found creased in your back pocket.

Jackson Estate Somerset Pinot Noir 2011 Marlborough 6 x 75cl £135

September Showcase! 10% off on the night!Date published: 01/09/16

Join us from 6.30pm on Thursday the 22nd of September for our Seasonal Showcase.

We have selected some great new arrivals and we would like to share them with you. 

As a valued customer your presence is very important to us. We hope you enjoy the wines as much as we do.

With 10% off on the night, sign up today! 01903 238225, email wrh@majestic.co.uk or visit us in Worthing; 124 Chapel Road.

Your Majestic Wine  Worthing Team look forward to seeing you there.

Asia, Phil, Jacob and Verity.

La Vie En Rosé - Enjoy the pink whilst you canDate published: 01/09/16

With the sunshine out it's time to dust off the parasol and set up your Southern French paradise!  We've got a great range of Provence Rosés for you to try all week in store, so even if the weather gets you down you can sup on something pink to get you in the mood.  Embrace the Rosé and your Summer will have officially started!

Don't forget to sample Brad and Angelina's 'Miraval', unique addition from Corsica; 'A Casetta' and our Manager's favourite 'La Vie en Rose' from Provance.

September Showcase - Join UsDate published: 17/08/16

We have just announced new Tasting Event.

Join us on Thursday the 22nd of September for our Seasonal Showcase.

We have selected some great new arrivals and we would like to share them with you. 

As a valued customer your presence is very important to us. We hope you enjoy the wines as much as we do.

Sign up today 01903 238225, email wrh@majestic.co.uk or visit us in Worthing; 124 Chapel Road.

Your Majestic Wine  Worthing Team look forward to seeing you there.

Asia, Phil, Jacob and Verity.

Summer Sale up to 50% off - Last Chance to BuyDate published: 16/08/16

Summer Sale up to 50% off - Last Chance to Buy

There are absolute gems this Summer Sale. 

Do not miss out it runs until 29th of August, so perfect to stock up for your Bank Holiday Weekend parties and BBq's.

Some lines may not be shown on our website due to a low stock, so please do visit our store in Worthing.

Limited stock availability!

Bordeaux Tutorial (Left Bank)Date published: 15/08/16

Quick Tutorial about Left Bank of Brodeaux

The left bank left side of the river of Bordeaux is divided into 2 main regions. North from Bordeaux city is Medoc and south lies Graves. 5 communes in Bordeaux have the highest reputation for red wine, 4 of them are situated in Medoc and one in Graves.

Highest reputation communes from north to south:



Among the four famous Left Bank communes, St-Estèphe is the northernmost region. Therefore the fruit in wine is less ripe often austere, texture is heavy and with pronounced tannins. The soil of St-Estèphe is a heavy composite of clay washed ashore from the Gironde. This soil type drains slowly and gives St-Estèphe estates an advantage during dry summers. The wines produce here tend to have more acidity than other red Bordeaux and with less perfume. While Cabernet Sauvignon is still the dominant grape, this sub-region has more planting of Merlot than any other area in the Haut-Médoc. It grows well on clay soils and softens the harshness of Cabernet Sauvignon. Proportion of Merlot varies from chateau to chateau and vintage to vintage but is often 40%.

No premier crus; leading chateaux are Cos d'Estournel and Montrose.


Located south of St-Estèphe, the area around Pauillac has the highest elevation of the Médoc. Soils are predominantly gravel so free-draining, hence higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. A greater variety of styles than in other communes, but generally the wines combine power and finesse: full-bodied but more elegant and less heavy and with less prominent tannins than St-Estephe. Flavours are described by blackcurrent, chocolate, lead pencils (also cedar and cigar box).  

The area of Pauillac contains three of the five first growth estates of Bordeaux. These are Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour and Château Mouton Rothschild. It also includes 15 other classed growths. Vineyards in Pauillac are not as fragmented as most of the Médoc, with entire slopes and plateaus belonging to a single estate.


Situated on two plateaus between Pauillac and Margaux, the wine region of St-Julien has the smallest wine production of the four major regions in the Médoc. The waters of the Gironde estuary have a warming influence on the climate which, coupled with the south-easterly exposure of most vineyards, helps to fully ripen the Cabernet Sauvignon vines in this area.

Soils are predominantly gravel. Wines are the most homogeneous of any of the communes in terms of style - elegant and classicSimilar to Pauillac but lighter in weight and silkier in texture.

No premier crus, but St-Julien has the highest proportion of classified estates of all the regions in Bordeaux. These eleven classed growths account for nearly 80 percent of the entire region's wine production.


The Margaux appellation encompasses the village of Margaux and the neighbouring villages of Arsac, Labarde, Soussansand Cantenac. It is the most southerly of Médoc's appellations. This region has the thinnest soil with the highest proportion of gravel that allows the soil to drain very well. The wines from this area are very susceptible to weather effects during the growing season and harvest.

In general, the style is the fruitiest and most intensely aromatic (blackcurrants perfumed with violets). The wines lack the pronounced tannin and grip of St-Estephe, and have less weight and power than Pauillac and St-Julien. Typical Margaux wines have lightness and finesse.

The area is home to more 21 classified growths, more than any other appellation, with numerous second and third growths as well as one first growth, Château Margaux.



This area of the Graves is located just south of the city of Bordeaux. In addition to wine production, the area is known for its crops of pine trees and vineyards are often separated by rows of forest trees. The soil of Pessac-Léognan is composed of gravel terraces with sediments from different geological eras.

Being the most southerly out of these 5 communes, it displays the most rippen fruit flavours.Tannins are less prominent and notes of spice and warm bricks on nose and palate (also aromas of smoke and/or minerals). It is also earthier in flavour than Medoc.

It is home to one first growth estate - Château Haut-Brion.

Craft Gin TastingDate published: 11/08/16

Craft Gin Tasting

Join us on the Craft Gin Tasting on Saturday afternoon the 17th of the September.

In 2009 Sipsmith has influenced a change in law to allow small producers to have a share of the market. Today craft gin production and sales have sky rocketed and is one of the biggest selling spirit.

We are running an hour tutorial about different varieties of gins, from local to international small batch distillery.

Start 5PM Finish 6PM

Bring a friend

Event is free, but we ask for a donation to our Charity of the Year "Headway - the brain injury association".

Call today 01903 238225 to book your place

Take a look at our new arrivals (part 1)Date published: 11/08/16

Take a look at our new arrivals (part 1)

We constantly trying to update our wine list @ Majestic and introducing new producers or new products from our current producers we have been working for a long time.

Few highlights from 'Inside The Bottle' August magazine:

Leeuwenkul Shiraz 2014 13.5% £8.99 or £6.99 if you buy mixed six

Leeuwenkul Chenin Blanc 2016 13% £8.99 or £6.99 if you buy mixed six

Willie Dreyer's forebears bought the Leewenkuil estate back in 1851, but it's under his hard-working ownership, that the wines have flourished. Together with wife Emma, the Dreyers now produce first class varietals. They're big part of the buzz around Swartland as a wine region dubbed 'the new California' thanks to arrival of energetic young winemakers making exciting wines.

Try it this week @ Majestic Wine Worthing.

Mas Neuf Muscat SecDate published: 04/08/16

This wine from Mas Neuf in Southern France is a real treat. The vineyards in Mas Neuf are entirely dedicated to the culture of Muscat - shielded behind its thick walls. 

Muscat wine is typically sweet, but this wine offers unusual flavours of lychee, jasmine and even grape juice. Its dry finish and depth make this perfect for summer salads, grilled meat and fish or even just laying back and enjoying on a late summer evening. 

It is currently only £7.99 on the mix six price so come and try it in store!

Bollinger Champagne NV OFFER ::: not to be missed :::Date published: 27/07/16

Bollinger OFFER not to be missed! ONLY £29.99 saving you £12 per bottle!

Yes, that's right it is only £29.99 with your mix six offer. 

This is the leading market price that you cannot afford to miss.

Hurry up, it's valid until Monday 1st of August, so do not delay. 


The Ned Weekend SpecialDate published: 20/07/16

Running from now until Monday we have:

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc @ £6.99*
The Ned Rose @ £7.99*
The Ned Pinot Grigio @ £7.99*
The Ned Pinot Noir @ £11.99*
The Ned Noble Sauvignon Blanc @ £10.99*

*when you buy any six wines or more.

With the good weather due back for Saturday, grab yours now whilst stocks last!


Moet Chandon Vintage 2006 ONLY £29.99!!!Date published: 17/07/16

Moet Chandon Vintage 2006 ONLY £29.99 per bottle if you buy six.

This offer is valid only until Wednesday 20th of July.

It is an online special order, so please visit:



Wine Course 28th of JulyDate published: 16/07/16

Majestic Wine Worthing would like to invite you to the:

Wine Course Thursday 28th of July.

Starts @ 18:15

What can you expect? 

Fun and informative evening at our store in Worthing. We will be tasting three whites and three reds with some bubbly.

It starts off as a blind tasting. Once we try all the wines we then introduce food, where you learn about food and wine matching.

Bring a partner or come on your own for an evening of socialising and educating.

Everybody over 18 years old welcome.

Tickets £5pp donation to our Charity of the year 'Headway' - brain injury association.

Call 01903 238225 or email wrh@majestic.co.uk to book your place.

Spaces limited (max 10 people)

Save 25% on all Prosecco this weekendDate published: 14/07/16

Prosecco weekend is finally here! 

We are giving our customers a chance to save 25% on all Prosecco range. 

There are some fantastic deals until Monday:

Prosecco Fizzante Tori @ £6.74*

Prosecco Rivamonte @ £6.99*

Prosecco La Marca Treviso @ £8.99*

Prosecco Zonin @ £8.99*

Prosecco Romeo & Juliet @ £8.99*

Prosecco Salatin @ £8.99*

Prosecco Salatin Superiore @ £10.49*

Definition Prosecco @ £9.99*

Prosecco La Marca Conegliano £9.74*

Prosecco La Marca Cuvee @ £9.99*

Prosecco Gioiosa DOCG @£9.99*

You can try selection of our Prosecco range until Monday. Every day different bubbly, so even more reasons to visit us this weekend!

An interesting fact: "Extra Dry" on your bottle of Prosecco means in fact off-dry, which is slightly sweetish. 

Come to the store and ask your personal Wine Guru for more interesting facts about wine, beers and spirits.

*when you buy mixed six bottles of wine or spirits

Calling all New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc fans.Date published: 07/07/16

::Calling all New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc fans::

GIESEN Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is now only @ £6.99 with you mixed six bottle purchase (£9.99 single bottle price).

It has got aroma and flavours of goosberry and citrus, lemongrass and green herbs. Fantastic match with seafood risotto paella or simply enjoying with friend on hot summer day.  

If you would like to taste it then visit our store it is open on our tasting counter for you to try. 

This is an incredible short term deal, so hurry up and visit our store this week.

NEW ARRIVALS in Sparking WineDate published: 07/07/16

NEW ARRIVALS in Sparking Wine

Looking for an alternative to Prosecco, that is fruity, light but bit different?

Or perhaps you like Champagne, but you don't like Champagne prices?

Our fantastic Buyers found those two gems of the bubbles and I would like to share it with you.

Two great example of different style of sparkling wines from France made by award winning Jean-Claude Mas producer.

First one is the light, fruity, smooth Berceau Piquepoul Charonnay Frisante. It it has got the floral and citrus flavours of very fashionable Picpoul grape blended with richer Chardonnay adding the finesse and elegance.

This Blanc de Blancs is a great aperitif or light summer desert match and great alternative to Prosecco. It features in our July magazine and is price very competitively @ £8.99 with your mixed six or £11.99 if you just want to try a bottle.

Secondly the southern French bubbly from Limoux in the foothills of Pyrenees Prima Perla Gran Reserve Brut NV. It is made in traditional style, like Champagne, made of a very prestige Chardonnay grape. It has got aromas of tropical fruit, ripe peach and apricot follow by vanilla and toasty hints. 

This rather creamy fizz will match shellfish and perfect with any party celebrations and great alternative to Champagne or Cava. It is at the moment at £9.49 with you mixed six bottles or £12.99 if you only need a bottle for the weekend.

We believe you will like it as much as we do. However if you don't, then please remember about our no quibble money back guarantee.


New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 25% Off! - This Weekend OnlyDate published: 09/06/16

In store this weekend we are focusing on New Zealand - and more specifically Sauvignon Blanc's that New Zealand is so renowned for. Come into store and try a selection of 7 New Zealand wines; this weekend only! 



Chateau Musar, the Middle East's finest wineDate published: 06/06/16

Chateau Musar, the Middle East's finest wine

A legend of the wine world, Chateau Musar is undoubtedly the greatest producer in the Middle East, the cradle of wine production.

From Lebanon’s beautiful yet troubled Bekaa valley, at an altitude of 3,000 feel, the Hochar family have created a Bordeaux-inspired red since the Chateau’s foundation in 1930 by Gaston Hochar.

This remote area has a troubled modern history. Serge Hochar was made Decanter Man of the Year in 1984 in honour of his continued winemaking despite the Lebanese Civil War. Indeed, despite these tumultuous years, he only failed to produce a wine in 1976.

And more recently the Bekaa Valley has again seen difficulties, due to the overspilling refugee crisis of the Syrian Civil War.

But the wines of Musar should be considered in their own right, rather than purely as a product of this unsettled area.

Chateau Musar Red is a unique wine. Hand-harvested from organic vineyards by local Bedouins.

One of the best red wines I have ever tried and very much loved by our customers.

We currently stock the following vintages: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003 and 2008. The old vintages are always a subject to availability and I would recommend to get 1997, 1998 and 1999, they are outstanding to drink now.

Please contact us for more details regarding the vintages 01903 238225; wrh@majestic.co.uk or visit https://www.majestic.co.uk/worthing.

Staff picks for JuneDate published: 03/06/16

Staff picks for June

With the new month of June we have brand new offers. Your Worthing team has picked their favourites and would like to share them with you.

Asia - Manager's Choice:

'I love sparkling wine and on hot summer days I love bit of Rose. My pick would be Chandon Rose from Argentina by Moet Chandon. It is price at £12.99* and it's an absolute bargain. It's like strawberry and cream in a flute glass'

Brancott Terroir Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand @ £8.99* 'This is a massive upgrade to the standard Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc for not a lot. Worth trying, you never know, you may fell in love with it!'

Phil - Assistant Manager:

'De Telmont Champagne NV @ £14.99* 'With the same flavour profile as Bollinger for half the price, this is a steal! Fantastic alternative if you're planning a party'

'Picpoul Villemarin, Frnace @ £6.99* : 'Great value alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, perfect for the summer days (when they eventually arrive)'

Jacob- Trainee Manager:

Bosman White, South Africa, £9.99*  'Really powerful and very different. If you like creamy Chardonnay and would like to try something different. Try this one!'

Minuty Rose, Provence, France £9.99* 'It is smooth, light and ticks all the boxes for a classic and elegant Provence Rose'

*if you buy six or more, please check the website for single bottle prices www.majestic.co.uk/worthing

Chandon Sparkling for all Champagne loversDate published: 14/05/16

Have you tried the Argentinian sparkling Chandon before? The makers of moët and Chandon found a beautiful vineyard in the Mendoza Valley in 1959 and since then have used their Champagne expertise to produce this wonderful, creamy traditional - method sparkling wine that costs a fraction of the price of their famous Champagne!

Made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir the Brut has a citrus aroma of pineapple and white peach whilst the hint of brioche adds a creamy complexity. A truly delicious sparkling with a long lasting finish.

The Rosé is also made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, selected from several different vineyards of varying altitudes to create a complex wine. It is made using the traditional method of blending and has spent 18 months lees' ageing in the bottle. It has aromas of citrus and stone fruits and the taste of strawberries is complemented by a voluminous mousse texture that creates a strawberries-and-cream finish on the palate! Delicious! 

Both can be yours for just £14.99 in the mix six! Try a bottle today!

Bollinger NV open to taste to celebrate 25% off Champagne weekendDate published: 13/05/16

Bollinger NV open to taste to celebrate 25% off Champagne weekend

Ladies and Gentlemen,

May I invite you to pop in and pay us a visit tomorrow to taste Bollinger Brut NV

We love Champagne here @ Majestic Worthing (especially Asia) and we would like to show our passion by sharing some free Champagne with you.

Pop in our store this weekend, we have got other fantastic deals and great wines and beers on the tasting counter and remember 25% off Champagne.

:::New and IMPROVED Party Service::: Book your wedding with us:::Date published: 10/05/16

:::New and IMPROVED Party Service::: Book your wedding with us:::

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

We offer the ultimate party service:

Free Delivery

Free Glass Hire

Ice and Chiller Bin Hire

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

Free tastings

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

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

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

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

Your Worthing Team: Asia, Phil, Hatty and Verity

25% Chile this weekend!Date published: 08/05/16

Our 25% off Chile offer ends tomorrow night so be sure to drop by and stock up! Everything over £6 has at least 25% off the single bottle price in the mix six. El Viajero Sauvignon Blanc is down to just £6.79 and we have fantastic offers on Chilean reds perfect for your summer BBQs - there's plenty open to try so come on in and see for yourself!

Free Seasonal Tasting - May 26th!Date published: 06/05/16

Our first big tasting event this year is coming up! A wide range of new and exciting wines, spirits and beers will be open to taste with cheese and snacks to accompany the them. There will be an additional 10% discount on everything purchased throughout the evening. 

Our expert wine gurus will be on hand to tell you all about the wines and help you discover something new! Our event begins at 6.30pm but the wines will be open to taste all evening.

This is a fun, free, casual event and everyone is welcome, so please call 01903238225 or email us at wrh@majestic.co.uk to reserve your place. We look forward to seeing you then!

Team Worthing 

BBQ Season starts this weekend!Date published: 28/04/16

BBQ Season starts this weekend!

If you are thinking of throwing a party or just simply invite some friends and family over, Majestic Worthing is here to you rescue.

We offer FREE party service. What does that include well, read on...

...FREE glass hire,

...FREE ice bucket and chiller bin hire,

...FREE specialised advice,

...FREE tasting in store,

...FREE delivery

So what not to like?! 

On top of that we have got fantastic deals on specially selected BBQ wines and many of them are open to taste this weekend.

If you like white, red or rose or maybe craft beers and spirits; they are all open to taste.

Our team is very passionate and knowledgeable and is here to help with you choice, just come and see us or call 01903 238225.

Mud house Special Offer £6.49Date published: 14/04/16

Since arriving in our stores in summer 2014 Mud house has been one of favourite wines. Good quality, Good price, New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. 

Until Monday the 18th you can buy it for just £6.49 per bottle on the mix six price. This is the lowest price it has EVER been. 

It's a great summer wine. Very fresh and dry with loads of citrus fruit flavours. If you've never tried it or need to remind yourself how good it is come in and give it a try for yourself. It's open on our tasting counter. 

To place an order you can give me a call on 01903 238225, order online or come into store. 

Argentina Malbec Week Date published: 12/04/16

Argentina are being put on the world map of wine through there delicious interpretation of the Malbec Grape. If you enjoy a wine which brings  rich dark fruits with a kicks of spice then you will love a good Malbec. 

 Here at Majestic we are celebrating international Malbec day on the 17th April through out the week selecting some our best lines to be available to taste and if you find one you love the chances are it will have a tasty discount to go along with it.   

So join us in a toast to Argentinian Malbec for bringing beautiful flavour to our life.

Porta 6!Date published: 07/04/16

Porta 6 is at it's lowest price ever of £6.49 per bottle on our mix 6 price. We have sold out but there is more on the way. To make sure you don't miss out place your order now, either online, over the phone or in store. 

If you've never tried this wine it is open to taste in store

James Martin declared it 'one of the nicest reds I've tasted in ten years on the show'. This caused such a surge in demand that our website crashed. 

Watch what James Martin thought of it at https://vimeo.com/133035218

Oyster Bay deal ending tonight!Date published: 04/04/16

Oyster Bay deal ending tonight!

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot deal is ending tonight! 

This wine is full of goosberries and lemon flavours with punchy but refined character.

We are very price competitive @ £7.49 this is a steal and a must buy, making us cheaper than Tesco or Waitrose.

We also offer free delivery to your door. Order now 01903 238225. Deal ends 7PM today.

Majestic Presents - Kumeu River Pinot GrisDate published: 02/04/16

Background: Founded in 1944 by Croatian immigrants, Kumeu River is still a Brajkovic family operation, producing some of the most exciting white wines in the whole of New Zealand. Key to the quality of the estate are the deep rooting of the vines which enable them to farm without irrigation, an impressive feat given how far north that are. 

Their Burgundian style Chardonnays have gained international acclaim and this Pinot Gris is yet another example of the great wines of which they are capable. 

Taste: Delicate Floral and apple fruit Flavours are emboldened by notes of White Pepper, Fresh Apricote and Herbs. 

Great With: Pad Thai. 

Single Bottle £11.99/ £9.99 Mix 6

Australia Tasting WeekDate published: 30/03/16

Australia Tasting Week

5***** Australian Wines available to try. 

From the famous bold Shirazes to the finest Viogniers and fantastic Dry Rielsings. 

Our friendly Wine Gurus will take you through all about our wines on tasting counter.

Majestic Worthing is the best place to discover wines from Downunder this week, so make sure you pop to our store this weekend.

WE LOVE EASTERDate published: 23/03/16

:: We love Easter ::

What an exciting times for our customers! For everybody who buys at least 12 bottles of wine until Monday 28th of March we are giving away FREE Dartington glasses. There is no gimmicks, just rewarding our customers for their loyality. 

We have got beautiful wines open to taste this week too! Our tasting counter is the best way to explore new wines and try before you buy.

Also our buyers not only managed to lower the prices this year but also introduced wines with stories and from small family run producers that will awaken your taste buds like never before.

Our Easter offers are the best one in town so make your way to Majestic Wine in Worthing and get inspired!

Your team is always here to help you choose your perfect bottle.

Easter Delivery ScheduleDate published: 23/03/16

:: Easter Delivery Schedule ::

We have got still slots available to deliver your wines for FREE before Easter.

Daily for Local deliveries BN11, BN12, BN13 and BN14 in Worthing (timing restriction).

Ferring, Findon, Pulborough, Storrington, Rustington, Littlehampton, Arundel: Friday 25th of March.

Ferring, Findon, Washington, Steyning, Lancing, Shoreham by Sea: Saturday 26th of March.

Please call 01903 238225 if you have got any enquires regarding your delivery and we will do our best to get your wines, beers and spirits for your Easter celebrations.

Re-discovering Sherry and you will love it too!Date published: 16/03/16

::Discover Sherry in a different way::

Would you like something different to impress you guest on the hot days or your parties this year? Look at our sherry collection when next shopping online or in store. For anybody who loves gin and tonic or Pimms and likes experimenting, this is the new thing for this Summer.

Simply add tonic water to dry Fino Sherry and create great aperitif that your guests will love. Serve with peanuts or olives.

We recommend Pedro's Fino @ £9.89 or Tio Pepe @ £11.69

Try Pedro Fino with Fevertree Tonic this weekend on our tasting counter.

*if you buy six or more of any bottles of wine, Champagne and or spirits.

3 Top offers finishing this weekendDate published: 12/03/16

We have got a collection of great offers that are finishing this weekend. Here is a selection of the best ones not to miss out on. 

1. Perrier Jouet Brut- £24.99 mix six price. This is a saving of £15 on the full price. If you've got a celebration coming up or this is your favourite champagne then go ahead and treat yourself to this fantastic deal. 

2. Lagunilla Gran Reserva- £8.99 Mix six price. This is one of the best Rioja we do that is under £10. It is smooth, velvety, lots of flavours like figs and raisins alongside fresh fruit flavours of cherry and plum. One of my personal favourites and a steal at £8.99. We also have the Lagunilla reserva at £6.99. We have the Gran Reserva open to taste to show just how good it is. 

3. Giesen Sauvignon Blanc - £6.99 Mix Six price. Who doesn't like New Zealand Sauvignon? 

These offers are only valid until Monday 14th of March so come in this weekend to make sure you don't miss out. 

::Perfect gifts for Mother's Day::Date published: 03/03/16

::Perfect gifts for Mother's Day::

This Sunday date you cannot forget! On the 6th of March we are celebrating Mother's Day @ Majestic Wine Worthing.

We have got great selection of wines and Champagnes to surprise every mum.

Some of them even open to taste!

Check out Chocolate Block from South Africa - fantastic wine!

What is your flavour? Chocolate? Floral? Perfumed? We got it all covered, make sure you come to see us this weekend.

South African Tasting WeekDate published: 20/02/16

South African Tasting Week

We are bang in the middle f the South African Tasting Week. Our customers already have chosen their favourite wines. How about you?! Do you like South African wines? Yes? No? Tell us! 

Or if you don't know, it's simple. Just come to our Majestic Wine shop in Worthing taste with us and decide. You can also tweet us @majesticwrh or tell us on Facebook under 'Majestic Wine Worthing' page.

I wonder if you agree with me that they have got this significant smoky character...?

Tasting is undergoing until Tuesday 23rd of Feb.

Fact of the Week: Malolactic Fermentation (MLF)Date published: 17/02/16

Fact of the Week: Malolactic Fermentation (MLF)

Malolactic fermentation takes place once the alcoholic fermentation has finished and is carried out by lactic bacteria!

They convert the tart malic acids (found in APPLES) into the softer lactic acids (also found in milk) as well as creating further flavours and carbon dioxide.

All red wines undergo MLF, but is avoided for some white wines.

MLF softens and reduces acidity, and can be a source of flavours such as butter and hazelnut.

Come and try wines that went through the malolactic fermentation and we can show you which one have not. All to try on our tasting counter everyday.

We would like to know what you think! Rate your Team and your Wines.Date published: 12/02/16

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Battle of the BEERS !Date published: 03/10/15

The celebrations may be winding down in Germany, but we're brining in the artisan beer festivities to you. 

Here at Majestic we're hosting our very own Oktoberfest from the 9th-11th of October, in which there will be a Battle  of the Beers and you're the judge...

When you come into store there will be two categories for you to taste and vote on-

Category 1: World Craft Beers  

Heavily- hopped 'American style' craft beers with distinctive floral/grapefruit flavours and high levels of bitterness balanced out by sweeter notes.

Category 2: Local British Craft Beers- Great 'local hero' brewers.

 Every Majestic store has at least 5 local beers sourced by our knowledgeable managers - that's over 400 acres across the UK, that is a lot of beer...

We will then short-list the local craft beers as voted for by you and then pick one lucky customer to join our Elite beer tasting team. Each team member will get their own own mixed case of of the country's most popular local craft beers and decide which brew comes out on top. We will then be stocking this beer nationwide, So lets get Sussex up to the Northerners and show them what they are missing ! 

Again this will be running from the 9-11th of October so lets get tasting and judging !

Additionally you also have the chance to win a years supply of beer! Tweet your favourite craft beer from Majestic using #craftmajestic. Our favourite Tweet will win a bottle of Beer everyday for a year, so get creative in order to take advantage of this amazing prize !   

Definition SancerreDate published: 14/09/15

My favourite of the definition wines so far. If you don't know these are our new 'own label' wines. They are classic examples of the key wine style of the world. 

Sancerre is the home of Sauvignon Blanc. If you're a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc fan you MUST try this Sancerre. It is the archetype of what all Sauvignon blanc should be. Crisp and refreshing, perfect with Goats Cheese, loads of nettle, citrus, gooseberry flavours. 

This wine will brighten up the autumn evenings and enliven any seafood or soft cheese.  

Australian Tasting week. Date published: 10/09/15

This week is our Australian Tasting week. Until next Wednesday we will have a selection of Australian wines open to taste. One way to celebrate our ashes victory over the Australians is to drink their wonderful wine. 

Chardonnay is a wine the Australians love to make and they make it fantastically well. It's often buttery with plenty of fruity flavours as well, creating a delicious, mouth filling, wine. We currently have three open to taste Mcguigan Chardonnay at just £4.99 per bottle, Vasse Felix Chardonnay at £15.99 per bottle and the new Peter Lehman Art and Soul Chardonnay at £7.99 per bottle. 

In the red corner I have a very interesting Tempranillo from the La La land vineyards. Tempranillo is the grape used in Rioja. But this is something very different. Much younger than a Rioja, 2014 vintage, with fresh fruit flavours, berries, cherries. With some liquorice to back it up. I love it. At £7.99 per bottle I think I'll be buying some myself. 

If you've never experienced wines from the "Two Hands" wines now is your chance. We have their Angel Share open. This is one of the biggest most powerful wines in the shop. An extraodinary example of just how great Australian wines are. £18.00 per bottle. 

Definition - Introduction Date published: 06/09/15

Majestic have just launched their very own range of wines for the first time. These wines are called 'Definition'. 

The idea behind this is that we have created a range of wines in the classic styles that really define what wine from the region or the grape is like. 

The range includes classics such as Claret, Chablis, Sancerre, Prossecco and many many others. This is a fantastic way to try out a new style or grape. The wine will show you the best of that style at a great price. Over the coming weeks we will open each of them for you to taste.

We like our customers to be able to explore the huge variety of wine available with confidence and our 'Definition' range is giving you just that opportunity. 

New Champagne!Date published: 06/09/15

As you know we are introducing lots of fantastic new wines into our range. 

This includes a new champagne 'Duval-Leroy' Non Vintage. This is a fantastic party Champagne at £15.99 per bottle when you buy two or more bottles from the 33% off deal. It offers elegance and fresh citrus amd floral notes in abundance. The soft fine bubbles give the Veuve Duval Leroy a light refreshing texture. 

Drink now to appreciate the freshness, it will match well with smoked salmon. 

£24.00 per bottle or £15.99 when you buy two or more bottles from the 33% off deal. 

Minimum purchase 6 bottles. 

The Managers Choice: Riesling Kuhlmann-Platz Date published: 03/09/15

The guru managers of majestic have this week selected the wonderful Riesling Kuhlmann-Platz as the  wine of the week. Grown from  old prestigious vines in Alsace 'Vieilles Vignes' this Riesling displays characteristics of lemon, pear and lime with beautiful lingering finish. Priced under £10 it really is a great buy whether you are a fan of Riesling or just wanting to try something new this is the one for you ! So don't be shy, stop by our tasting counter this week for a free taste of this delicious Alsace Riesling. 

3 reasons our Party Service is the best. Date published: 15/08/15

Whether your having bbq with friends or a late summer wedding we offer the best party service. 

1. Sale and return - The worst thing at a party is to run out of wine. So we let you buy more than you need then bring the rest back. This way you only pay for what you actually drink with no fear of running out. 

2. Free delivery - Our delivery is free from 6 bottles of wine or more. Even if you want 6 bottles of wine and the rest is beer, we'll do that too. Then our friendly delivery drivers will put exactly where you want it. 

3. Free glass and chiller bin loan - Not enough glasses to go round your guests. We hire them out for free. Wine, flutes, pints and Hi-Balls. We also rent ice buckets and big chiller bins. All free. 

Everyone has gone a bit LALA Date published: 14/08/15

No we haven't gone crazy, yet... but we might just after drinking  La Land which is currently 33% and free for a try on our tasting counter. 

This wonderful fruity Malbec which is easy drinking (compared to others you may have tried) comes from the Red Cliffs vineyard near Mildura in the north-west of Victoria. Dr Phil Spilman a prestigious wine maker who has made a variety of wines for the famous Antipodes has deliberately designed this wine to be early drinking in order for the fresh flavours which are presented within the wine.  Filled with bold forest fruits this leaves sensational flavours on the tongue; added by the subtle hints of vanilla and dark chocolate to really complete this glorious Malbec.

So have a try and see if if LALA Land makes you go, well LALA...

Cava the alternative to Champagne... WHAT!Date published: 01/08/15

Cava uses the same rules of production as Champagne, this making it a delicious alternative as well being a lot more wallet friendly . The major differences between the two (apart from their location) is that Cava can be made from local Spanish grapes, as well as the traditional method using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. 

A wonderful example of a tasty and well priced Cava is that of the Codorniu, it uses local Spanish grapes, Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo. All of these grapes have been blended to create a beautiful and easy drinking sparkling wine which displays green apple, citrus, almond and brioche characters. So next time your looking for an easy going yet satisfying sparkling drink for the summer why not try the Codornieu?  

5 wines for when you fire up the BBQDate published: 28/07/15

1. If you are having burgers, steaks, and lots of red meat then you want a Red wine with plenty of flavour but also a strong backbone to stand up to those meaty and chargrilled flavours. Malbec is your boy! Try the wonderful new Hey Malbec from Riccitelli (£9.99).

2. If you are having lamb or venison then I won’t even argue the case, Rioja is the wine for you. Try Pomal’s Crianza (£7.33).

3. If you are having a bit of a smörgåsbord with sausage, burgers, chicken etc.. then you want a good all rounder. A herby Syrah dominated blend from Southern France is perfect.Try Domaine Sainte Rose’s La Garrigue (£7.99).

4. If you really want a white wine that goes with the lighter side of BBQ food i.e. grilled chicken, salad and other accoutrements then White Rioja is the one. Try Muga’s Rioja Blanco (£11.49), it is bursting with zesty flavours and a cheeky little vanillery whaft.

5. If you want a wine that is both food friendly and summery then you want a rose. A bright wine, both in colour and flavour; absolutely jam packed full of fresh and zingy flavours that reminds you what summer is all about. Try Black Cottage’s wonderful Rose, which we do in party sized magnums (£19.99).

AIX Rose Magnum - Perfect For Your Party This Saturday!Date published: 27/07/15

An award winning wine from one of Provence's largest and most prestigious wineries. Boldly brought to you in a party-ready magnum!

Unashamedly vibrant and summery, with a bright pink colour and a delicate balance of crisp acidity and soft, ripe summer fruit. A superb choice for any event, and the perfect match for canapes or seafood.

Phil's got his for tonight, have you?!

Competition: Montes FollyDate published: 23/07/15

Aurelio Montes is something of an impresario. To call him a maestro of wine is more appropriate than outrageous. Without a doubt, Montes makes some of the best wines in Chile, and he’s not afraid to take chances.

Montes Folly is a pure Syrah grown on the highest slopes of Apalta Valley. The slopes of their ‘la Finca de Apalta’ vineyard are an extreme 45 degrees. In that context, ‘Folly’ begins to make sense. Other wine growers thought Aurelio was crazy to plant Syrah – an untested variety. Worse yet, clearing the higher slopes was expensive, let alone planting vines you need acrobats to pick from.

But he did as his intuition demanded. Montes Folly was born of this double folly. Today, it is ranked as one of Chile’s best Syrah wines.

The label changes every year, and is designed by legendary illustrator Ralph Steadman. It’s a bottle that looks as good as it tastes. The 2011 label theme is an illustration of the snow-capped Osorno Volcano. It towers above Emerald Lake in Green Patagonia at 8,730 feet.

We have a bottle of this tremendous Syrah to give away, signed by Ralph Steadman himself. To be in with a chance to win, simply answer these two questions:

This competition has closed.  Keep an eye on the Majestic Blog, on Twitter and Facebook for future competitions!

You can view the full terms and conditions here.  Check out the Montes wines available at majestic.co.uk!

Mythbusters: 16 Easy Wine MistakesDate published: 21/07/15

Mythbusters: 16 Easy Wine MistakesThe magic of wine is that it is complex, beguiling, exciting and interesting.   It also tastes pretty darn good too, which we’d argue is the most important thing of all! There’s plenty of myths to trip up the unwary though, and many ‘facts’ taken as truth that are easy to avoid, from serving wine at the wrong temperature, to drinking badly aged wine.  Here we list 16 of the most heinous.

1. Expensive wines are better than cheaper wines.

I thumb my nose at thee! Better in this instance can be pretty subjective.  Lots of factors can play on a wine’s quality, and [sweeping-generalisation-alert] if you like concentrated, rich wines with plenty of new oak character then bigger is definitely better.  Gets pretty hard going after a sip or two though!  Wine price is affected by a great many things, and it’s entirely possible to pick up a bottle of wine for £10 that you will enjoy just as much as one that costs £20. Or even £200.

2. A big, heavy bottle means it contains better wine.

Nope, it means the winemaker wanted to make a statement. Or more likely, a fez in marketing decided that you, the consumer, will associate weight with authority and quality, and will quite happily shell out a few more quid for the wine.  Not to mention cover the extra shipping costs that add to the price, or the environmental impact of the glass.  Of course, he clearly has confidence in the wine, but a heavy bottle does not better wine make.

3. Serious wine only comes under a cork.

Fibs! Or do you deny that New Zealand and Australia make seriously enjoyable wine?  Tests have shown that wines can age better, for longer, and more gracefully under screwcap than cork.  Instance of faults are much lower under screwcap as well.  That said, cork is a natural, renewable product and cork production is much higher quality now than ever before, so simply put, don’t let the closure sway you one way or the other.  Unless you forgot your corkscrew.

4. No-one makes good wine in a ‘bad’ year.

A challenging vintage definitely separates the wheat from the chaff, but that doesn’t mean no good wine results.  Better wine-making technology, the ability to accurately forecast weather, and a host of other tools at the hands of a talented wine operator means that smart cookies can make exceptionally good wine that reflects the year.  It might be lighter in style than the year before, or richer, but it’s a good representation of the grape, the weather, and the place it came from.

5. The best wines are made from only one grape variety.

One word: Bordeaux.  You can write a beautiful violin solo or piano concerto, and it will be magnificent.  You can sing acapella, and it can be beautiful. The whole orchestra, a choir in harmony.  They’re different, a sum are greater than their parts.  Some instruments work better together than others and complement each other in ways that one alone would not.  Others are better alone for the way they express themselves.  One metaphor later and you get the idea.

6. Opening a bottle lets the wine breathe so it tastes better.

Source: giphy.comYes, a tiny fraction of liquid exposed to air through the top of a bottle is going to have a dramatic effect on your wine.Not.If you want wine to breathe, it will need a greater surface area exposed to oxygen in order for it to perceptibly change.  A decanter works, or simply give it time in your glass.  You could also use an aerating pourer, which forces air through the wine as you pour and mimics the effect of decanting.

7. You should always decant an old wine.

Actually in some cases you really shouldn’t, unless you want to drink it all very quickly.  Some very old wines are very fragile, and might be magnificent for the first 5 minutes after decanting and then rather tired after 6 minutes.  If in doubt, pour a small tasting sample, taste it, and taste it again in 10-15 minutes.  Make your choice.

8. Old wines are worth more than young wines.

Not by default.  Scarcity – supply and demand, as with all things, is the real factor in price.

9. Old wines taste better than young wines.

As trite as it sounds, they just taste different.  As they age, wines lose overt fruit character  and develop more ‘tertiary’ characters from bottle age, fruit becomes more dried and you may see more nutty, savoury characters emerging.  The majority of wines made aren’t intended to age, and lack the components a wine needs to mature gracefully.  These are usually fruity, fresh wines intended for immediate consumption.  So that bottle of Vina Sol in your wine rack from 5 years ago?  Yeahhhh… Would have been lovely. 5 years ago.

10. You should wait for the perfect time to drink any bottle that’s worth ageing.

This one is actually true – except that the perfect time to drink any bottle is usually ‘Now’.

11. Champagne doesn’t age.

It’s true that most champagnes are Non-Vintage, which means that they are a blend of wines made in different years to maintain a consistent style.  These are released ‘ready-to-drink’, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be kept for a while.  Many, such as Bollinger and Louis Roederer, will continue to mature over 3-5 years.  They’ll develop richer, nuttier and honeyed notes and the fruit character will go from zippy-fresh to ripe.  Vintage-dated champagne, similarly, can be consumed on release, but the best years can be kept for decades.  They may lose some of their effervescence, but they make up for it in flavour and texture.

12. All wine critics are experts.Wine encompasses more than just how good it tastes!

  The subject is huge, covering culture, economics, botany, chemistry, geography, geology, climatology, biochemistry, politics, and more besides. Do you know anyone who is an expert in all those fields?  Trust people for their palates, but only a very few can claim to be experts, and most of those would be too humble to do so.

13. Red wine should be served at room temperature.If your room is between 15°-18°C, then absolutely! 

 The warmer they get, the more they lose their elegance and end up being baked, sweet and jammy.  Similarly, serving white wine too cold will strip it of all flavour.  With both Red and White, the fuller bodied the style, the warmer you should serve it:Full Reds (Shiraz, Bordeaux, etc.) – 16°-18°Medium Reds – (Pinot Noir, Chianti) – 14°-16°Light Reds (Beaujolais) – 12°-14°Full Whites (Grand-Cru Burgundy, Chardonnay, Roussanne) – 12°-13°Pink Wine – 10°-12°Complex Aromatic Whites (Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Vintage Champagne) –8°-10°Sweet Wines – 7°-8°Aromatic zesty wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris/Grigio, NV Champagne) – 6°-8°
The ideal temperature to store wine – so-called ‘cellar temperature’ is between12°-14° and the most important thing is that the temperature is steady with no big fluctuations.

14. Better the label, the better the wine.

Pretty graphics maketh not the game.  Some of the best wines in the world have labels you wouldn’t look twice at.  That being said, some also have amazing labels that really catch the eye or make an artistic statement – like Mouton Rothschild.  Don’t judge a book by its cover.

15. ABC, darling.Never let fashion dictate what you enjoy; be a tastemaker, not a slave to fashion!  

Anything but Chardonnay/Cabernet (delete as appropriate) was a movement stemmed from the dominance of these varieties in the Californian market back in the 1990s, and at the same time in the UK where there was a glut of cheap, over-oaked chardonnay from Australia.  Which is a shame, because a lot of people still believe, mistakenly, that Australian chardonnay is all big and over-oaked.  Oak is really, really amazing when used right, and adds beautiful texture and complex, enticing character to wine, though it’s easy to overdo.

16. Red with meat, white with fish!

This is a rule of thumb, not an immutable law.  Match big wine and big food, sure, but if the Gentleman wishes Corton-Charlemagne with his Steak Bearnaise because he enjoys it, and the Lady wishes Malbec with her Fillet of Halibut, then who the heck are we to argue?  There are some great matches, and some horrendous clashes (smoked salmon and claret should never ever happen, ever) – if you’re interested in learning more, come along to one of our free in-store Wine Courses.

Buyer’s Choice: Las Maletas MalbecDate published: 21/07/15

Buyer’s Choice: Las Maletas Malbec

Our Wine of the Week feature is now Buyer’s Choice. This week it is the delicious Las Maletas Malbec.

Malbec is a variety we love. It almost vanished from France in the late 19th Century, remaining only in Cahors. It survived in Argentina, where is has had amazing success. The best vineyards are high in the Andes, where hot days and cold nights ripen perfect grapes.  Over 70% of Argentina’s wine production takes place in Mendoza for this reason.

Las Maletas means “the suitcases”. It is part of a collection of wines that take in the best Argentina has to offer. Naturally, they source fruit from Mendoza. The vineyards are all high-altitude, with low rainfall and lots of sunshine. The result is a delicious wine!

Las Maletas Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina 

Taste: Gentle toasted wood, smoke, vanilla and clove, layered over soft plum and damson. It’s rich and mouth-filling but never heavy.

Enjoy It With: The stereotypical answer to Malbec is steak. This is a great BBQ wine and a real crowd-pleaser. Serve with friends and soak up the adulation.

Know Thy Wine: Pack your suitcase, put on your hat and be ready to indulge your wanderlust.

Taste Las Maletas Malbec at your local Majestic this weekend, or get it online at majestic.co.uk

The Truth About GrenacheDate published: 20/07/15

The Truth About Grenache

Grenache. Garnacha. Cannonau. By whatever name you call it, it’s a grape worth knowing about.

20 years ago it was the second most-planted red grape in the world. It has now been overtaken by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

It produces fruity, sweet-tasting wines with rich texture. It’s becoming increasingly fashionable.

Grenache tends towards higher alcohol.

There is more Grenache planted in France than anywhere else in the world.

It’s the principle variety (of 13) allowed in red Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

In the Rhône and Languedoc producers blend it with Syrah and Mourvedre.  This style is also made in Australia. (Yes, we know. Coonawarra is a bit to the right.)

Garnacha is the Spanish name for Grenache.  The grape originates in Aragon.

As it gets more popular in the rest of the world, the plantings decline in Spain.  It used to cover 90% of red grapes in Navarra.  Now it is only 25%!

Rioja can include Garnacha to add a warm, spicy character to the Tempranillo grape.

It takes well to oak, and top quality examples age beautifully, but it can also make great, juicy unoaked styles for early drinking.

It’s amazing with gourmet burgers.

It also comes in white!

You can try some amazing wines made with Grenache find them at Majestic.co.uk

Google Street View offers virtual tours of California wineriesDate published: 17/07/15

Google Street View offers virtual tours of California wineries

As a lover of Wine, California and technology I have always been dissapointed by the lack of virtual tours around vineyards and the cost of flights to the states. In the mean time the bountiful vineyards of Europe have been keeping me busy, but there is only so far you can go before I find myself dreaming of looking over a Californian Vinyard.

So when I heard about Google Maps new feature, which allows you to take Panoramic tours of 80 of Californian Vineyards, I was pretty happy.

Virtual visitors to California can now take a panoramic tour of dozens of the state’s wineries thanks to new additions to the Street View feature in Google Maps.

Via a ‘See Inside’ tab, internet surfers can now enter the premises of a number of leading producers, including Dry Creek Vineyard, Frog’s Leap, Schramsberg and Artesa.

‘Enjoy the sunny elegance and wonderful scenery at wineries like William Hill and Wolff Vineyards,’ said Google Street View program manager Deanna Yick in a blog post.

‘Explore the drums where wine is aged at Quintessa Winery before enjoying the open-air patios that overlook the green hillsides of northern California.’

Yick said the addition of the new locations to Street View was designed to offer ‘a peek of what awaits you along Route 101’, adding: ‘With Google’s headquarters nestled alongside the San Francisco Bay in Mountain View, Calif, this imagery of our great state is especially close to our hearts.’

Brilliant, now all I need is to sit by a window (to mimic those Cali rays), sip a glass of Zin and have a nice tour. Come see me in Store and I will take you round our American section. Not quite as good as being there, but you know what is?

Chapel Down appoints LVMH development director as MDDate published: 16/07/15

English winery Chapel Down has appointed a former Dom Pérignon brand manager as the company’s new managing director, wines.

Mark Harvey joins the Kent wine and beer operation this September from Dom Pérignon owner LVMH, where he is currently business development director in the US for single malt Scotch whisky Glenmorangie.

He is expected to join the Chapel Down board by the end of the year and will report to CEO Frazer Thompson, who highlighted Harvey’s ‘wealth of experience in luxury drinks development’.

Thompson added: ‘There are huge opportunities and challenges ahead in both English wine and beer, and we need the very best talent at Chapel Down to ensure that we are able to better build our business and our brands.’

‘I’m thrilled to be joining the Chapel Down team at such an exciting time for the English wine industry,’ said Harvey. ‘I’m really looking forward to the challenges and enormous opportunities ahead.’

Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/chapel-down-appoints-lvmh-development-director-as-md-266073/#gzBMTrmZxtczFw9C.99

First serve for English wine at WimbledonDate published: 29/06/15

English wine is to be served at Wimbledon this year for the first time in the tennis tournament’s 138-year history.

The chosen wine for the championships, which start on Monday, is a white Pinot Gris 2014, from the Bolney estate in East Sussex. Dry, fresh and aromatic, it has been chosen for fans attending the event as “a perfect match” for strawberries and cream.

Experts said of the wine, which retails for £16.99: “The rose and pear-scented nose leads to faintly honeyed fruit flavours with traces of white blossom on the silky finish.” It will be served at catering outlets and hospitality areas throughout the 2015 tournament.

Sam Linter, managing director and lead winemaker at the Bolney wine estate, said: “We are so proud that our Pinot Gris has been selected to be served in the Wimbledon boxes this year. Being such a quintessentially English institution, it only seems right that English wine is being served. To us, it shows how the quality and reputation of English wine has improved in recent years. We have picked up a plethora of awards in 2015, and hope to see many more in the coming months.”

The Guardian wine writer, Fiona Beckett, said: “Wimbledon should by rights be doing its bit to promote English wine. Especially fizz, which is getting better every year. The latest releases, many based on the excellent 2010 vintage, picked up an impressive 14 gold medals in the 2015 International Wine Challenge; it was good, too, to see some new names alongside pioneers such as Gusbourne andNyetimber.”

English wine producers have struggled in the past with an inconsistent climate and higher production costs than continental rivals. But domestic vineyards last year enjoyed a long, warm spring and summer, bringing high-quality grapes in large volumes. Julia Trustram Eve, marketing director of the English WineProducers trade body, said: “English wines really are on an upward trajectory. As volumes continue to grow, so will our efforts to develop markets both here and abroad.”


FOR MILLIONS OF drinkers, the scariest two words on a bottle of wine are “CONTAINS SULFITES.”

Sulfites comprise a range of sulfur compounds—particularly sulfur dioxide (SO2)—that are a natural by-product of the fermentation process that work as a preservative against certain yeast and bacteria (which will quickly destroy a wine if they start to multiply). But fermentation alone doesn’t produce enough sulfite to preserve a wine for more than a few weeks or months in the bottle, so winemakers add extra in order to keep microbes at bay. Sulfites aren’t just in wine. Many, many foods ranging from crackers to coconut contain sulfites. Anything that’s at all processed is likely to contain at least some level of sulfites.

In 1986, the FDA identified sulfites as an allergen, following a rash of asthma cases reported around that time. Sulfites were promptly banned from raw fruits and vegetables, and as part of the warning label push in the late 1980s the feds required that sulfites be disclosed on wine labels if they could be detected at a level of 10 mg/L or higher. If you prove your wine has less than that, you can apply for an exemption—thus so-called “sulfite-free” wines exist. They are universally quite vile. Though many foreign producers include US warning labels, technically the rules only apply to domestic wines. Either way, sulfites are a regular part of winemaking around the world as a matter of necessity. Just because your bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape doesn’t have the warning doesn’t mean it isn’t full of sulfites.

And that’s how the hysteria over sulfites in wine got started.

The Headache Conundrum

Put simply, sulfites are to wine as gluten is to food. While the FDA says the overall prevalence of “sulfite sensitivity” is unknown, it notes that it is “probably low” and is most frequently associated with severe asthmatics. That hasn’t stopped all manner of people—many of whom are furiously typing out an angry comment below as you read this—from laying claim to sulfite sensitivity, arguing that the sulfites in wine cause a wide range of medical conditions. The big one: headaches.

Do sulfites cause headaches? Legions of drinkers say they do. Science says they don’t. (Same goes for MSG, by the way.) Here’s a look at the research.

A 2008 study in The Journal of Headache and Pain on alcohol and headaches said that even in individuals with asthmatic sulfite sensitivity, sulfites have not been shown to cause headaches. The study goes on to say that “On the other hand, there are many foods such as dried fruits, chips, raisins, soy sauce, pickles and juice fruits containing concentration of sulphites [sic] even ten times higher than that of wine.”

The Journal of Head and Face Pain noted in 2014 that “Sulfites were once linked to headache after wine ingestion. However, most of this belief is either speculative or in fact wrong, since the food and wine preservative sulfur dioxide (SO2), called generically sulfite, although present in wines, is much more existent in common foods that do not trigger headache attacks, such as dried fruit… Moreover, recently produced organic wines contain lower levels of sulfites or, indeed, have none at all, but the persistence of the headache triggering potential remains. In addition, published literature has not yet established any links between the presence of sulfite and headache.” (In other words, studies have found that people complain of headaches just as much after drinking sulfite-free wines.)

That said, many people do experience headaches when drinking red wine, so much so that Red Wine Headache has been acryonmmed to RWH. While the science is as yet unclear, major suspects include histamine and tyramine, two natural chemicals that can mess with blood pressure and lead to headaches. (Fun fact: Red wines have more histamine, but white wines usually have much more sulfite.) There’s also the inconvenient argument that wine contains lots alcohol, which has a significant dehydrating—and thus headache-inducing—effect.

DIY Sulfite-Removal Systems

But let’s say you have an asthmatic sulfite sensitivity but still want to drink wine and want to get rid of the sulfites. Or maybe you still think sulfites are giving you a headache. Is there a way they can be removed from wine after it’s already in the bottle?

It turns out there is, and that method is far less high-tech than you might think. The solution lies in a familiar brown bottle in every suburban bathroom: hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide oxidizes sulfites, turning sulfite into hydrogen sulfate, which does not cause the types of problems that are associated with sulfites. It’s long been said that a few drops of H2O2 in your wine will eliminate the sulfites altogether, at least in theory.

A number of products on the market also claim to eliminate sulfites in wine. SO2GO ($25 for 100 uses) comes in a small bottle that is sprayed into a glass of wine. (A single-use packet version, designed for desulfitizing an entire bottle, is also available.) Just the Wine ($6 for 25 uses) comes in a tiny bottle and is applied via drops in much the same way, directly into the glass. While there’s some flowery language surrounding both products, it doesn’t take long to suss out their active ingredient: both are simply water and hydrogen peroxide.

I put both products to the test—along with some household H2O2—to see if they really worked as advertised. I tested with old and young wines, domestics and imports, reds and whites.

I used standard sulfite test trips to roughly measure sulfite levels. These strips use shades of pink to approximate sulfites and don’t give you an exact number, but generally I found that untreated wines had sulfite levels between 50 and 100 mg/L, exactly what most experts claim.

Both SO2GO and Just the Wine were effective at lowering sulfite levels, but used as directed, Just the Wine had a greater impact with less product added to the wine glass—its three drops reduced the amount of sulfite in the wine by half. SO2GO’s recommended two sprays took sulfites down by about a third, but another couple of sprays took it roughly to parity with Just the Wine. Neither had any noticeable impact on the taste of the wine—but these were hardly first-growth Bordeaux I caliber wines.

For kicks, I dumped about half an ounce of standard pharmacy hydrogen peroxide into a glass of wine, and that was able to nearly eliminate the sulfites altogether. Unfortunately, at that concentration, the wines succumbed to some seriously off flavors, bitter and metallic notes that were readily noticeable. The custom products might be the same stuff, but it was far easier to control their application and arguably safer than using bulk peroxide, as both claim to use “food grade” H2O2 in their formulation and are designed for small-scale application. The idea of bringing a jug of pharmacy hydrogen peroxide to dinner does have a certain anarchic appeal, though.

So, the TL;DR version of all of this is that sulfites probably don’t cause headaches—at least, they don’t cause your headaches—but if you’re concerned about sulfites you can dial them back a bit (but not completely) through some simple hydrogen peroxide drops.

Or you could just stock up on paracetamol.

Californian wine fact sheetDate published: 23/06/15

Grape growing: Irrigation of vineyards is widespread due to lack of rain in the ripening period. The Californian vineyards have access to all modern techniques. Long hang times are very popular, particularly for Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, and can result in very high levels of sugar ripeness. 

Wine making: California has widespread modern wineries and methods of production. It is home to some of the world's largest wineries, as well as small boutique wineries producing 'cult' wines. 

Some of the key regions include Napa County, the Sonoma Vally and Lodi.

Majestic has been lucky to find and secure exciting new Californian wines which all come from top quality producers and make our existing range that more diverse and interesting. 

The new range that we will have in store will include Chateau St Jean Chardonnay from the Sonoma Vally, Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise which is a Zinfandel with a rich dark colour and intense smoky, vanilla, cherry,chocolate and spice flavours. In addition we have the White Knight Viognier with aromas of apple, nectarine and honeysuckle which are then followed on the palate by tropical fruit and peach. The finish is long and expressive.

So make sure to come and join us on our Californian spotlight tasting in July to try something new. 

Up and coming England Date published: 21/06/15

It is no secret that within the UK our vineyards do not hold much prestige compared to neighboring lands such as France and Spain , this due to our cold climate and a large amounts of lovely rain, however if it had not been for Henry II we may have not been left so far behind. In 1152 the acquisition of Bordeaux took place due to the marriage of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine and this is what lead to deficit of the English wine, so we could have been in a different position to where we are now. Back to present day and the production of English wine is on the rise, with more and more vineyards opening and the climate changing we are seeing some fantastic new wines being created through the southern half of the country. The English are famous for producing wonderful sparkling wines, Nyetimber of Pulborough is great example of a beautifully blended sparkling wine and it is right on the door step of West Sussex. It really is an exciting time for English wines; so for a great day out why not visit a local vineyard and learn more about what makes a great British wine.

Rioja Fact SheetDate published: 17/06/15

Grapegrowing: Largest area under vine of any country in the world, but due to the heat and water available have resulted in it becoming the third largest in terms of volume of wine produced. 

Winemaking: Traditional practices involved widespread use of American oak for both red and white wines. However now fresher unoaked whites and greater use of new French oak for reds are being used with modern fermentation with temperature control and use of stainless steel. 

Popular and recognisable regions include Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Rias Baixas

Now you have some information its time to back this up with tasting the wines themselves. 

Lucky for you, we have big reductions on our Spanish wines this weekend, not just Rioja's, with up to 33% off. 

So whether you like Spanish Rioja's, Spanish whites in your Rueda's or even a rose, we are sure to have something for you and your taste buds!

So come in and try or give us call to get your favourites starting tomorrow and up to close of business on Monday to make the most of this fantastic offer!

White wine of the week: Cortese 2014 Araldica, PiedmontDate published: 14/06/15

Cortese 2014 Araldica, Piedmont

Tell me about this wine...?
Araldica Castelvero is a cooperative cellar in the village of 
Castel Boglione, in Asti, Piedmont. The Cortese grapes are 
grown in Gavi and from vineyards in the surrounding Alto 
If you like Gavi, you’ll love this, it’s the same grape variety ­ 
basically Gavi’s baby brother!

What does it taste like...?
It’s a classic Italian white; light, fresh and crisp. A perfect easy 
drinking summer wine – best enjoyed in the sunshine!
Zesty citrus flavours with subtle hints of apple and pear.
It’s great on its own or with food such as fish, appetizers.

Why should you buy this wine...?

It’s simple ­ its as good as Gavi without the price tag.
£7.99 buy 2 save 25% = £5.99

Beer of the week: Hawthorn Pale AleDate published: 13/06/15

Hawthorn Pale Ale, 4.7%
Award winning brewery!

The Hawthorn Brewery came to the attention of our buyer, Matt Pym when they won 
the prestigious title of “Supreme Champion Brewer” at the International Beer 
Challenge in London; an award that encompasses breweries from over 30 countries.

2015 – Silver Medal, Australian International Beer Awards
2014 ­ Silver Medal, Australian Craft Beer Association Awards
2014 ­ Silver Medal, International Beer Challenge, London
2014 ­ Bronze Medal, Australian International Beer Awards

Why should you buy this beer...
Majestic is the exclusive UK importer of the Hawthorn Brewing 
Company, so you can’t buy it anywhere else!

Hawthorn Pale Ale is a unique interpretation of the classic and 
popular style. It has a rich and complex malt character, derived 
from a bold blend of five different types of grain. Hawthorn Pale Ale 
is an all malt beer with no added sugar, chemicals or preservatives. 
With citrus and spice, fruit flavours, it’s crisp and fresh and will 
perfectly compliment spicy Asian food.

£13.99 buy any 2 craft ales = £10.99

Red wine of the week: Ben Marco Malbec 2013 Dominio del Plata, MendozaDate published: 12/06/15

Ben Marco Malbec 2013 Dominio del Plata, Mendoza

In 1999 Susan and Pedro decided to follow their dreams and built Dominio del Plata in the 
heart of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. It is equipped with state of the art technology designed 
to produce high­end, top quality wines. They are committed to addressing environmental 
sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

In 1999, as a result of the need to express their love and dedication to viticulture and 
winemaking, Susana and Pedro of Dominio del Plata, started their own project together. 
The grapes are handpicked from vineyards in the foothills of the Andes.

Deep red, with complex aromas of ripe red fruits. Cherry, currants and blackberries 
combine with notes of vanilla and coffee. This expressive wine has firm, sweet tannins 
giving a delightful finish.

This rich full bodied wine would be a great accompaniment to lots of red meats, such as 
wild boar, rib­eye steak or cassoulet.

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

£17.99 buy 2 save 33% = £11.98


From Burgundian style Pinot Noir to the perennial favourite, Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, our New Zealand wine range is unrivalled. And from within that range, all our Sauvignons are on 33% off this weekend only.

Offer ends 3pm 5th June!

Mumm Champagne Formula 1 CompetitionDate published: 11/06/15

When you imagine Formula 1, there are few moments more striking than the victory celebration on the podium. A trophy, a cheer, a kiss, a spray of champagne.

Maison Mumm has been the official champagne of Formula 1, and the iconic celebration podium moment, for over 15 years. To celebrate the Silverstone British Grand Prix this July we are giving you the chance to win 1 of 3 Luxury Mumm Hampers worth £300.

The hamper includes:

1 pair of Rayban sunglasses1 pair of Hackett Cufflinks1 Limited Edition F1 Bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge2 Mumm branded FlutesMumm Umbrella

Naturally, we remind you that consumption of Champagne should take place AFTER the race, and not before.  Preferably in the sunshine, shaded by your new Mumm-brella (ella-ella).

This is an amazing prize and would make a fantastic gift for Father’s Day!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question by going to this link, or searching majestic blog:


Chardonnay vs Sauvignon BlancDate published: 31/05/15

The great white wine debate, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc?

Chardonnay is originally a white burgundy grape and is known for being the greatest white wine, this due to it's versatility- the wine maker  can dictate the flavours of the Chardonnay to whatever they so desire. Chardonnay can be grown and ripened almost anywhere around the world (in wine terms)  but does this versatility and history make it the best white wine available? The Sauvignon Blanc is becoming ever increasingly popular with refreshing acidic fruit flavours  originally from the French region of Loire. New Zealand in recent years have taken the wine industry by storm by mastering  the Sauvignon Blanc grape, producing some of the most popular Sauvignon Blanc's available on the market.  So this beckons the question to which grape holds the white wine crown? Ultimately everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that is the great thing about wine, what might taste delicious to someone may taste bland and average to another. I personally have not made my mind, so I guess I will have to drink a lot more wine to find out, Oh dear...

Wine alphabet: W, X, Y, Z - White, Yalumba and Zinfandel #winefactsDate published: 30/05/15

Wine alphabet:  W, X, Y, Z - White, Yalumba and Zinfandel  #winefacts

White: Yes (seems quite obvious what this one is...) how wines that are not red or pink are described although often they are closer to colourless to deep Gold.

Yalumba:  is a winery located near Angaston, South Australia in the Barossa Valley. It was founded by a British brewer, Samuel Smith.

Zinfandel: Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. The variety is grown in over 10 percent of California vineyards

Wine alphabet: V - Varietal, Vin Doux Natural and Viticulture #winefactsDate published: 29/05/15

Wine alphabet:  V - Varietal, Vin Doux Natural and Viticulture  #winefacts

Varietal: Wine sold under the name of the grape variety from which it was made.

Vin Doux Natural: Swet strong wine made by adding spirit to grape juice before it has fully fermented.

Viticulture: Science and practice of growing grapes.

Wine alphabet: U - Ulage #winefactsDate published: 28/05/15

Wine alphabet: U -  Ulage #winefacts

In a wine bottle, the empty space between the cork and the top of the wine. In a cask or barrel, the empty space, occupied by air, that is created by not completely filling the cask or barrel

Wine alphabet: T - Tannins, TBA and Terroir #winefactsDate published: 27/05/15

Wine alphabet: T - Tannins, TBA and Terroir #winefacts

Tannins, Cheek-drying phenololics from grape skins, stalks and pips which preserve the wine, influence the flavour and contribute to the ageing process.

TBA: Trockenbeerenauslese - a German term for a sweet wine made from individually picked Botrytised grapes.

Terroir: The French Term for a physical environment or microclimate.

Wine alphabet: S- Saignee and Sur lie #winefactsDate published: 26/05/15

Wine alphabet: S- Saignee and Sur lie #winefacts

Saignee: French term for bleeding, whereby you take off some of the liquid from the fermentation vat to concentrate the wine, the by product or sole purpose of this can be to make Rose.

Sur Lie: French term for a wine kept on its Lees in order to have flavour. Our Muscadet Sue Lie is a good example of this.

Wine alphabet: R - Racking, Remuage and residual sugar #winefactsDate published: 25/05/15

Wine alphabet:  R - Racking, Remuage and residual sugar #winefacts

Racking: Transferring wine of the lees from one container to another.

Remuage: The French word for Riddling, which is a sparkling wine operation wherby the sediment is shaken and rotated into the neck of the bottle over time prior to its removal.

Residual Sugar: One of wines vital statistics, the amount of unfermented sugar remaining in the wine. Most still wines are considered dry with a residual sugar of 2g a litre.

Wine alphabet: Q - Quinta #winefactsDate published: 24/05/15

Wine alphabet: Q - Quinta #winefacts

Quinta: The Quinta classification of Port vineyards in the Douro is a system that grades the terroir and quality potential of vineyards in the Douro wine region to produce grapes suitable for the production of Port wine. In Portuguese, a quinta is a wine producing estate, which can be a winery or a vineyard.

Wine alphabet: P - Phenolics, phylloxera and Premier Cru #winefactsDate published: 23/05/15

Wine alphabet: P - Phenolics, phylloxera and Premier Cru #winefacts

Phenolics:  General term for tannins, pigments and flavour compounds in wine, in grapes they are concentrated in the skin.

Phylloxera: A deadly vine pest of American Origin that feads of Vine roots. Its prevalence made grafting vines to resistant rootstocks essential in most regions.

Premier Cru: Widely used term in Burgundy and Champagne that denotes some of the best vineyards, although not as good as Grand Cru.

Wine alphabet: O - Oaked and Old Vines #winefactsDate published: 22/05/15

Wine alphabet: O - Oaked and Old Vines #winefacts

Oaked: use of wines subjected in some way to the influence of oak, whether full scale barrell or contact with oak chips, staves and the like.

Old Vines: Vines that are older than newer planted wines, thought to imbue concentration and quality because yields of grapes are low.

Wine alphabet: N - Negotiant and Non Vintage #winefactsDate published: 21/05/15

Wine alphabet: N - Negotiant and Non Vintage  #winefacts

Negotiant: The French term for a merchant bottler of wines.

Non VIntage (NV): Used particularly for sparkling wine to denote a wine that is not vintage dated and a blend of different years.

Wine alphabet: M - Malolactic Fermentation and Must #winefactsDate published: 20/05/15

Wine alphabet: M - Malolactic Fermentation and Must #winefacts

Malolactic Fermentation: Softening wine making process that follows fermentation in all reds and some whites, wherby harsh malic (appley) acid is converted to softer lactic (milky) acid under the influence of lactic acid.

Must: The interim pulpy stage between grape juice and wine during wine making.,

Wine alphabet: L - Late Harvest and Lees #winefactsDate published: 19/05/15

Wine alphabet: L - Late Harvest and Lees #winefacts

Late Harvest: A style of wine, generally sweet made from very ripe grapes.

Lees: the deposit left in the barrel. Lees stirring is a process where aeration and interaction is encouraged between the wine and the lees.

Wine alphabet: K: Keller, Kent #winefactsDate published: 18/05/15

Wine alphabet: K: Keller, Kent #winefacts

Keller: The German word for Cellar!

Kent: An area in England and Seattle (USA) where wine is produced

33% off Argentinian Malbec - until 7pm tonight!Date published: 18/05/15

33% off Argentinian Malbec - this weekend at Majestic

That's right, ALL of our Argentine Malbec has joined our 33% off deal for this weekend! Until 7pm on Monday 18th May, you can get great savings on these fantastic barbecue reds!

Call in-store (where you can try a few before you buy!) or call us on 01903238225 to order, or......

Browse the range and order online here: http://www.majestic.co.uk/33-percent-off-malbec

Wine of the Week - Vina Mayu Pedro Ximenez 2014Date published: 18/05/15

Viña Mayu Dry Pedro Ximenez Available to taste!

Who’s Pedro Ximenez...?
It’s not a man, it’s a grape variety! 
There are many theories about the origin of the name: 
● A Spanish soldier named Pedro Ximen or a Catholic Cardinal named Ximenès who originally transported the grapes from the Canary Islands and Madeira to the Spanish mainland.
● The village of Jiménez in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where the grapes may have derived from. 
● As Ximénez and Jiménez are common surnames in Iberia, another theory is that the grape was named after a notable vintner who helped propagate the variety in Pedro Ximenez (aka PX) is Spanish grape variety. It’s mainly famous for producing Spain's rich dessert sherries,but also in Chile as the basis of pisco, the local brandy. 
It’s a diverse grape which is also capable of being crafted into an intriguingly aromatic and crisp dry white, as this example 
The wine is really refreshing and zingy. It has citrusy flavours, particularly lemon and lime, and a crisp fruity aroma. Enjoy with 
mussels cooked in white wine (it wouldn’t work with a cream 

Why should I buy it...?
The perfect tipple for summer garden drinking!
£10.49 buy 2 save 33% = £6.99

Wine alphabet: J - Jeroboam #winefactsDate published: 17/05/15

Wine alphabet: J - Jeroboam #winefacts

Jeroboam: A large bottle containing 4.5 litres or the equivalent of 6 standard bottles of wine. In Champagne it means 3 litres or 4 standard bottles of wine.

Wine alphabet: Italy’s quality designations #winefactsDate published: 16/05/15

Wine alphabet: Italy’s quality designations #winefacts

Denonination di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wines recognised as  Italy's best wines.

Denonination di Origine Controllata (DOC) Italy’s answer to France's Appellation system.

Indicazione Geographica Typica (IGT) Italy’s answer to France's VIn De Pays.

Wine alphabet: H - Hybrid #winefactsDate published: 15/05/15

Wine alphabet: H - Hybrid #winefacts

Hybrid: A vine variety bred by crossing two species of grapes. Hybrids are frowned upon in Europe.

Wine alphabet: G - Grafting, Grand Cru and Gris #winefactsDate published: 14/05/15

Wine alphabet: G - Grafting, Grand Cru and Gris #winefacts

Grafting:  A Vine growing technique that involves grafting one cutting onto another, usually a vinifera cutting onto a phylloxera resistant root stock.

Grand Cru: Widely used term in Burgundy designed to denote the very finest vineyards of Cote d’Or or Chablis, as it is in Champagne or Alsace.

Gris: Very Pale rose, same as blush wine.

Wine alphabet: F - Fermentation, flor and fining/filtration #winefactsDate published: 13/05/15

Wine alphabet: F - Fermentation, flor and fining/filtration #winefacts

Fermentation: Generally synonymous with alcoholic fermentation during which yeast act on the sugars in grapes, giving off C02 and Alcohol.

Flor: Yeast that forms a thick layer on the surface of a wine. Vital to the production of light sherries and vin jaune.

Filtration/Fining: The method of removing particles in the wine, either through adding a fining agent which attracts solids in suspension or in the method of filtration passing the fluid through a filter.

Wine alphabet: E - Eiswein, en primeur and estate bottled #winefactsDate published: 12/05/15

Wine alphabet: E - Eiswein, en primeur and estate bottled #winefacts

Eiswein: Sweet wine made from grapes that have frozen on the vine, a german speciality but also found in Austria and the finger lakes near New York.

En Primeur: Offer of a wine for sale before it is even bottled. Most Common in Bordeaux, generally in the spring following the vintage.

Estate Bottled: Yep you guessed it, wine bottled on the esate that it was grown on, actually rarer than you might think. Often a sign of quality.

Wine alphabet: D - Diurnal range and Dosage#winefactsDate published: 11/05/15

Wine alphabet: D -  Diurnal range and Dosage#winefacts

Diurnal Range: This is the difference between average day and average night teperatures. High variation is thought to result in deep colours and firm acidity. Areas near large masses of water tend to have a smaller diurnal range. Two areas with very different diurnal ranges would be central spain vs, bordeaux.

Dosage: The amount of sweetening added to a sparkling wine before bottling.

Wine alphabet: C - Calcareous, Canopy and Carbonic Maceration #winefactsDate published: 10/05/15

Wine alphabet: C - Calcareous, Canopy and Carbonic Maceration #winefacts

Calcareous: One of the most used and misused descriptions of vinyard soils. These soils are rich in limestone (prized in Burgundy) and Chalk (prized in champagne). The same patch of soil goes under our seas and can be found on the South coast of England, hence one of the many reasons English Sparkling is really taken off recently.

Canopy Management: A fashionable wine growing technique, where the position and density of the canopy is deliberately managed so as to maximise quality and control yield of the grapes. This technique is heavily involved in New Zealand.

Carbonic Maceration: A person wine word favorite of mine, grapes are fermented in whole bunches in a sealed container. The grapes ferment from the inside out until they burst with the build up of CO2. This technique is heavily used in Beaujolais wines and reds with a light colour profile.

Wine alphabet: B - Barrell, Blush and Botrytis #winefactsDate published: 09/05/15

Wine alphabet: B - Barrell, Blush and Botrytis #winefacts

Barrell: Any container made from wood usually called a barrique or piece. Often particular sizes despendant on region. Some wines are aged/fermented in barrell which affects flavour.

Blush: A very pale pink wine made from extremely small contact with red grapes. One of the variations of Rose production. Our Pinot Grigio Breganze is a good example of this.

Botrytis: Generic term for a fungal infection of the vine. The benevolent form infects the grapes and concentrates the sugars and acidity in wineresulting in magnificent, long lived very sweet botrytised wines. Try our De Bortolli Noble one for an amazing introduction to this style of wine.

Wine Alphabet #WinefactsDate published: 08/05/15

Wine Alphabet #Winefacts

The aim of this list is to cover some common and less common wine jargon. Over the next few weeks we will go from A-Z.

Today we will start with A:

Acid: A vital component of wine that gives it its zip and refreshing value. Most common acids are tartaric, malic and lactic acid. Acid can help a wine integrate with food and aid in ageing.

Amarone: A style of wines made from dried grapes. Originated from Veneto in Italy

Appellation: A controlled geographical indication of wine, originating in France this method has been used in many parts of the globes under similar names.

introducing our Summer Tasting event. Date published: 03/05/15

Twice a year we organise in-store Summer Tasting Event inviting all our loyal and new customers to try new exciting arrivals and some of our best sellers. This is a must do evening for networking and trying great wine. On this night only every purchase is 10% of  Please RSVP to conirm your place.

Punk IPA - BrewDog - Available to taste!Date published: 03/05/15

Punk IPA - BrewDog

The Brewery

BrewDog was founded in 2007 by James Watt and Martin Dickie. The brewery is based in Aberdeenshire. In its short history BrewDog has been very successful, establishing itself as one of the leading craft breweries in the UK. Punk IPA is the flagship brand, but BrewDog offers a wide choice of beer and has laid claim to producing the highest strength ABV beer on more than one occasion, including Tactical Nuclear Penguin at 32% abv which received a lot of media attention at the time.

Punk IPA

BrewDog are incredibly proud of the quality of the beer they produce. In comparison with generic beers, BrewDog state that they use more than twice as much malted barley and 40 times more hops in a 5,000 litre batch. The beer contains no additives and spends 30 days maturing as opposed to an average of 7 days.

BrewDog’s Statement:

“We make the beers we want to drink ourselves, regardless of the cost of the ingredients or how arduous the process. Everything we do enhances the flavour of our beers to provide an encapsulating, awesome experience for the drinker.”

So, how much does it cost...?

£13.99 buy 2 or more craft beer = £10.99

Bourgogne Les Chenaudières - Burgundy Available to taste!Date published: 02/05/15

Bourgogne Les Chenaudières - Burgundy: Available to taste!


Burgundy is one of world’s most famous wine growing regions. Situated to the South East of Paris it is famed for many top appellations such as Chablis, Gevrey-Chambertin and Chassagne-Montrachet. Both red and white wines are produced in Burgundy, with the dominant grapes being Pinot Noir for reds and Chardonnay for whites.

The ABC club...

Are you familiar with the ABC “anything but Chardonnay” club?! This is a phrase often used when ordering wine. Through the 1990s a lot of Chardonnay wines were imported from the New World which had a very heavy oak influence, achieved using non-traditional methods. The consequence was wines that were unbalanced and is what put some people off Chardonnay as a grape variety. At Majestic we love Chardonnay, oaked and unoaked. It is a great grape with a huge range of styles from a vast number of countries.

Why buy this wine...

Bourgogne Les Chenaudières is a great introduction to white Burgundy without you having to spend too much. It is made by a cooperative, Cave de Lugny, the largest producer in the Mâconnais. Cave de Lugny has access to a large array of vineyards and selects the best quality grapes for their wines.

The result is an elegant wine. It has flavours of apple and pear, with a refreshing crispness. The wine is unoaked but it does have some body, which is created by the traditional method of leaving the wine in contact with the yeast used for fermentation right up until it is bottled.

So, if you’re a member of the ABC club, give this a try to see if you change your mind...

£10.65 buy 2 save 25% = £7.99

New offer: Veuve Cliquot!Date published: 02/05/15

Veuve Clicquot ages their non-vintage for almost twice the required time, resulting in a superb marriage of freshness and power, with rich fruit and a mouth-filling mousse.

Now only £21.91

Your Personal wine Pro on the go!Date published: 30/04/15

I thought it would be good to introduce your brand new Majestic wine App;

With it you can browse past purchases, online or in store to remember that one bottle that got away! You can also use this to star your favorites.

Discover and expand your knowledge  - just scan a bottle and read our tasting notes from the comfort of your home, or wherever you are - be it that you have internet coverage - its a hard ask to do it at the top of Everest, but lets be honest not many of us are going to drag a bottle to the top, but you never know a bottle of Krug at the top would be a worth while celebration. It might be worth saving it till the bottom however, as heaven forbid you might get a little distracted from your descent.

Find the best pairings for your wine. Bring your wine and food together with our handy pairing tips.

Also, need I point out that when you download you will get  a £10 voucher!

But for the less tech savvy, I'll still be here in store, or by the phone and will endeavour to be your personal App!

New offers and new wines in store NOW!Date published: 29/04/15

New offers in store!

Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2014 now @ £6.66 (open tot taste this week)

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2014 now @ £7.99

Serena Pinot Grigio 2013 now @ £6.66

Santa Ana Sauvignon Blanc 2014 now @ £5.99

Pomal Rioja Crianza 2012 now @ £7.33

New wine: Cote du Rhone Les Fustiers 2014 now @ £6.66 (open to taste this week)

New Wine: Bourgogne Cote Chalonaise Buxynoise 2013 now @ £8.66 (open to taste this week)

...and more..

visit our website http://www.majestic.co.uk/worthing or call us 01903 238225 for a friendly, knowledgable advice.

Look what you have missed out on...Date published: 24/04/15

Look what you have missed out on...

Last evening we hosted English Sparkling Wine Tasting to celebrate St George's Day.

We opened 5 of English finest produces: Chapel Down Brut, Chapel Down Rose Brut, Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009, Balfour 1503 Brut, and Balfour 1503 Rose.

There was not a clear winner, as all wines showed great quality and all were different in style and price. Chapel Down Brut fantastic value for money at £15.99 on 33% off offer beats low end Champagnes any day with persistent fizz, green apple flavours and substantial body. Balfour Brut offers creaminess, biscuit and toffee flavours at only £19.99 33% off. Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009 (£23.99 on 33% off offer), great example of a vintage bubbly, sophisticated and elegant. Balfour Rose (£19.99 on 33% off offer) was very popular due to its delicate rose petal, raspberry and strawberry flavours and pale pink colour. We finished tasting with Chapel Down Rose Brut with fuller body and texture dominating Pinot Meunier, great accompaniment to creamy fish dishes and shellfish based salads. 

We had a pleasure to host a great crowd and those who came yesterday, we thank you and hope to see you soon on our next events.

For those who missed out, please check the event page on our website, sign up, bring a friend (18 or over) and come along to enjoy great wine and learn something new. 

Beer of The Week: Lagunitas IPADate published: 22/04/15

Beer of The Week: Lagunitas IPA

Lagunitas IPA was our first seasonal way back in 1995. The recipe was formulated with malt and hops working together to balance it all out on your ‘buds so you can knock back more than one without wearing yourself out. Big on the aroma with a hoppy-sweet finish that’ll leave you wantin’ another sip.

Come and try, it is open to taste this week!

UNLIMITED RELEASE ABV: 6.2% 6x355ml Bottles


Buy 2 cases save £6 - £10.99/ case

AngelicaDate published: 19/04/15

So, we have all heard of Juniper in Gin production, but one of the other main ingrediants is Angelica - a botanical that other than the one pot in my mothers kitchen (which I swear has never been used) I have never seen or heard anyone from my generation use in cooking. A quick search shows that it has been used in herbal remedies, rituals and most importantly Gin!

A little from Wikipedia about Angelica:

Angelica species grow to 1–3 m tall, with large bipinnate leaves and large compound umbels of white or greenish-whiteflowers. Their large, sparkling, starburst flowers are pollinated by a great variety of insects (the generalist pollination syndrome), the floral scents are species-specific, and even specific to particular subspecies. The active ingredients of angelica are found in the roots and rhizomes and contains furocoumarins in its tissues which make the skin sensitive to light.

Win Don Papa Rum!!Date published: 18/04/15

Your most important thing to do this weekend - enter our competition and win Don Papa Rum!

Go To: http://t.co/gBjNqCyBye

The Carterhead Still: Get to know your GinDate published: 18/04/15

This type of still was developed in the 19th Century by the two Carter brothers who were originally employed by Aeneas Coffey. After learning their trade at the hands of the master, they left to start their own business of designing and manufacturing unique still designs. Originally, the Carter Head Still was developed to rectify crude spirit produced by the Coffey into spirit suitable for the production of gin and vodka.

The botanicals are held in a separate 'basket' which resembles a moonshine 'doubler' Diagram from 'Classic Spirits of the World', Gordon Brown, 1995.

Carterheads usually have a pot capacity of about 3,000 Litres (600 to 700 Imp. Gal.). The last Carterhead Stills were manufactured in the 1960s, althoughthe design has been reproduced more recently by the craft movement.

The Carterhead Still is used to produce Bombay Sapphire Gin but also Reyka Vodka is produced using a new Carter Head Still, specially made for the purpose in Scotland on behalf of William Grants & Sons.

An incomplete list of known aromatics in various botanicals: Date published: 17/04/15

a-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal, neral and geranial


Limonene, Citral, Geranial, Citronellyl Acetate, Pinene Lime a-pinene, B-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, y-terpinene, terpinolene, octanal, nonanal, tetradecanal, pentadecanal, trans-a-bergaptene, caryophyllene, B-bisabolene, geranial, neryl acetate, geranyl acetate, a-terpineo, linalool


pinene, myrcene, sabinene, limonene, cymene, terpinene, thujene, camphene


cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, benzaldehyde, cuminalddehyde, pinene,


cinnamic aldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, benzaldehyde, linalool and chavicol


Eugenol, acetyl eugenol, beta-caryophyllene and vanillin; crategolic acid; triterpenoids like oleanolic acid,stigmasterol and campesterol; and several sesquiterpenes

Black Peppercorn

piperine, which is found both in the outer fruit and in the seed. Refined piperine, milligram-for-milligram, is about one percent as hot as the capsaicin in chilli peppers. The outer fruit layer, left on black pepper, also contains important odour-contributing terpenes including pinene, sabinene, limonene, caryophyllene, andlinalool


cuminaldehyde (4-isopropylbenzaldehyde), beta-Pinene, Cuminal, Gamma-terpinene





Coriander Seed

borneol, linalool, cineole, cymene, terpineol, dipentene, phellandrene, pinene and terpinolene.


Terpinen-4-ol, Pinene, Sabinene, CineoleCamphene, Limonene, Myristicin, Alpha Terpenene


β-terebangelene, and other terpenes,  β-terebangelene, methylethylacetic acid and hydroxymyristic acid.



Pink Grapefruit

Limonene, Geraniol, Citral, Citronellal, Neral

Star Anise

anethole, phellandrene, safrole & terpineol


a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, linalool, cis-anethole, trans-anethole, safrole, anisaldehyde and acetoanisole




a-pinene, myrcene, fenchone, trans-anethole, methyl chavicol, limonene, 1,8-cineole and anisic aldehyde

One from where I was born.Date published: 17/04/15

As a Cotswold boy born and bred, when I first heard of this coming into store I was naturally very excited. So why not  write about it I asked myself. 

The Gin is a blend of nine selected botanicals, in a London Dry style - in laymans terms that means juniper, coriander and angelica root, which are infused for 12 hours. Then the twist occurs, at this point a mix of cotswold lavendar, bayleaf, grapefruit and a few others are added into the carter head still. And 

This results in a classic balanced gin with a crisp citrus overtone. Robust to stand up to tonic and smooth enough to craft the ultimate gin Martini, a bit like yours truly (some would say!!)

It is all about the NED Sauvignon Blanc... read why!Date published: 16/04/15

It is all about the NED Sauvignon Blanc... read why!

Ned Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand has been the best selling wine @ Majestic for many years. This is the most popular product among our customers, especially when it comes on such a fantastic deal as £6.99*!!! This is really a rare occasion, when our buyers agree to drop the price so low. 

So why everybody loves NED? Well, simple answer is that is just so approachable, easy drinking and consistent in flavour year by year. 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 gun-flint minerality which delivers extra complexity. 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. 

You can call us 01903 238225 to order and we also offer free delivery to your door with two hour slot time. To help you make a decision, our of that our competition offering this wine for much more - in fact £4 more per bottle!!!

This is not a difficult choice, just come to Majestic Wine Worthing- it is open to taste this weekend.

Remember this deal is ONLY available until Monday!

*if you buy two or more from 33% off selection and part of your mixed case of six

Love Nyetimber? Read this article.Date published: 16/04/15

Love Nyetimber? Read this article.

Nyetimber @ Lay & Wheeler and Cellar Circle 

During a recent visit to London, prominent and influential critic Robert Parker posted on twitter a photo of Nyetimber’s 2003 Blanc de Blancs with the caption, “A revelation – English Sparkling Wine”. 

We are excited to offer the 2006 Classic Cuvée and the 2003 Blanc de Blancs from Nyetimber’s own library stocks, released exclusively for Lay & Wheeler, alongside England’s very first single vineyard sparkling wine, the Tillington Single Vineyard 2009. Nyetimber is undoubtedly the pinnacle of English Sparkling wine; made exclusively from the three Champagne grapes it is certainly of a quality to match all that the Champenois have to offer. In short, English Sparkling wine, and Nyetimber specifically, now has a place in even the most traditional of cellars.

Those vintages are only available with Lay & Wheeler our fine wine specialist. We invite you to join this exclusive club. Go to cellarcircle.co.uk and make sure you enter MAJ206 as your referral.

When you become the Cellar Circle member you receive many privileges at Majestic Wine and the access to the finest wines that we source just for you.

Benefits include:

-->10% discount @ Majestic Wine for all your everyday needs.

-->A year's free professional wine storage at our bonded warehouses called Vinotheque.

-->Free case delivery to any Majestic Wine store for easy collection.

-->A case of wine, individually chosen for you by the Cellar Circle team on the fist anniversary of your membership.

For now Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009 Vintage is available in your local Majestic Wine store in Worthing and is on offer at £23.98*, that is 33% off, Magnum size is £65. 

On 15% off offer you will find: Nyetimber Demi Sec @ £33.13* and Nyetimber Rose @ £35.68*.

Join us on Friday the 23rd of April on St George's Day to try Nyetimber Classic Cuve 2009 and other great English Sparkling Wine producers. The Tasting starts 6:30, so please don't wait and sign up. It is a great way to compare the English produce and celebrate.

*when you buy two or more bottles from the offer selection.

Wine of The Week- As Caixas Godello 2013/2014 Martín Codax-----> OLADate published: 13/04/15

Wine of The Week- As Caixas Godello 2013/2014 Martín Codax-----> OLA

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.-----> OLA-----> OLA

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.-----> OLA

Open to taste as a part of our Spanish Tasting Week -----> OLA!

ONLY £6.66 33% off -----> OLA

An introduction to BurgundyDate published: 12/04/15

Burgundy wine (French: Bourgogne or vin de Bourgogne) is wine made in theBurgundy region in eastern France, in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône River, a tributary of the Rhône. The most famous wines produced here—those commonly referred to as "Burgundies"—are dry red wines made fromPinot noir grapes and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes.

Red and white wines are also made from other grape varieties, such as Gamayand Aligoté, respectively. Small amounts of rosé and sparkling wines are also produced in the region. Chardonnay-dominated Chablis and Gamay-dominated Beaujolais are formally part of the Burgundy wine region, but wines from those subregions are usually referred to by their own names rather than as "Burgundy wines".

Burgundy has a higher number of appellations d'origine contrôlée (AOCs) than any other French region, and is often seen as the most terroir-conscious of the French wine regions. The various Burgundy AOCs are classified from carefully delineated Grand Cru vineyards down to more non-specific regional appellations. The practice of delineating vineyards by their terroir in Burgundy goes back to medieval times, when various monasteries played a key role in developing the Burgundy wine industry.

Lets keep this short and cheap...Date published: 12/04/15

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc is currently only £6.66! 

This Sauvignon Blanc is typical of the region with a rich tropical nose, dominated by aromas of lime, lemongrass and green herbs. The fruit on the palate leans more toward gooseberry and citrus, with a zesty acidity. 

So hurry as this offer ends on Thursday!

Sam Adams beer ONLY £1/ bottle and what is it all about?Date published: 10/04/15

Sam Adams beer ONLY £1/ bottle and what is it all about?

Sam Adams Boston Lager Just £1/bottle = £24 a case (24x 330ml) and available to taste in store this weekend.

 This is a fantastic deal. To help you make your choice and why should you buy this beer see blow...

History of Sam Adams Boston Lager

The original recipe for this lager was written back in 1860 by Louis Koch, it was brewed in St Louis, Missouri and was called The Wooden Shoe Brew.

The brand survived prohibition and was made up until the 1950s.

In 1984 - six generations of Kochs later - Jim Koch found the recipe in his parent’s attic, and brewed his first batch in his kitchen.

The beer is named after Samuel Adams an American patriot who played an important role in the American Revolution including the Boston Tea Party. Jim Koch hoped his beer would start an American beer revolution, thus the Boston man was an obvious inspiration.

How is Sam Adams made?

The old 1860 recipe calls for Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops, these are rare, fragile to grow and require constant attention by farmers. However Jim Koch convinced farmers to grow them for him.

Sam Adams Malts are the brand’s own two-row pale malt blend along with Caramel 60.

This style of Lager is supposed to be drunk very young. Shipping it across the Atlantic takes about 8 weeks from brew to mouth, so not great, but…

...it is now brewed on licence by Kent brewery Shepherd Neame. A brewery with a history of great licence brewing like Asahi, which actually beats the original Japanese Asahi in blind taste tests.

What does it taste like?

It’s a lager but not as you know it.

Deep golden in colour and very full-bodied.

A great balance of a typical refreshing lager character and the maltiness of a British ale.

Bitter-sweet and slightly nutty.

Let this St Georges day sparkle!Date published: 08/04/15

Let the bubbles fizz this St Georges day on the 23rd April with a free tasting of home grown talent in sparkling wines. 

Why not come and join us and get patriotic! 

It may come as a surprise but British sparkling wines are very popular with the public and the press. Here are just some of the highlights of what our great country and our store has to offer:

2009 Nyetimber Classic Cuvee

Located in West Sussex and since 1988, Nyetimber has established itself as England's premier sparkling wine house, making world class wines to rival the big names of Champagne. With the nose of citrus fruit, brioche and shortbread and the mousse, soft yet mouth filling and persistent, it is the ultimate home grown alternative to Champagne, for all occasions.

Jane MacQuitty from The Times said this week "2009 was the best English vintage in decades...keenly priced made bubbly from the same trio of grapes used in Champagne - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier. It is crammed with Zingy, yet creamy, lemon zest".

This is a must by and try reduced from £35.99 with 33% off its now only £23.98!

Chapel Down Brut NV

Chapel Down are one of the biggest and best producers of wine in Southern England. This blend of classic grape varieties form their Kent vineyards, vinified in the traditional method, it is capable of giving Grand Marque Champagnes a run for their money. Although not possessing quite as much yeast characters as Champagne, it is refreshing, zesty and a balanced sparkling wine whose bubbles wrap around all corners of the mouth. 

Jamie Goode from the Sunday Express recommended Chapel Down this week "Here is an English classic. With its fresh, precise pear and citrus fruit added to some ripe appley notes along with a bit of creamy toastiness".

Reduced from £23.99 with 33% off, its now only £15.99!

If you are interested and want to sign up for our extra special tasting session of British sparkling wines then just pop in or give us a call so that we can reserve your place!

New beer - Iron Maiden Trooper Date published: 08/04/15

Iron Maiden Trooper 

"The Trooper" is a song by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was released as the second single in June 1983 from the band's fourth studio album, Piece of Mind (1983). It achieved success in the UK, peaking at No.12 in the UK Singles Charts.

Inspired by the song Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson developed a beer with a truth depth of character. It is hand crafted by Robinsons brewery.

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.

12 x 500ml Bottles £24 or but two and save £6 (£21/case)

Searching for the Wine from the Last SupperDate published: 06/04/15

The guys at Vivino did an interesting experiement looking into the wines of the last supper, in true Easter style. This is what they found:

Famous historical meals have been well documented to include who attended, where they took place, and what was eaten. Wine was often served at these meals, but the details behind those wines are lacking. With Easter coming up on April 5, Vivino has taken the challenge to investigate what wine would have been served at the Last Supper, the final meal Jesus shared with his Apostles before his crucifixion.

To help us understand where and why the Last Supper took place, we turned to Father Daniel Kendall, professor of Catholic studies at the University of San Francisco. And to better understand the winemaking process and wine styles available at the time of the Last Supper, we enlisted Dr. Patrick McGovern, adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia.

Where and When Was the Last Supper?

Needing to first establish a time and location that the Last Supper took place, as well as get an understanding of what drew this group together we turned to Father Kendall.

"The Last Supper most likely took place on the Thursday celebration of Passover, according to three of the four Gospels," says Father Daniel Kendall, S.J. "The Gospels give a date of around A.D. 30. From the descriptions it was most likely a Seder meal. Since it was and is the most important of Jewish feasts, wine would have been part of the festivities. Unlike John the Baptist, Jesus drank wine."

The wine present would have had to pair well with traditional Seder fare, which includes: maror or chazeret, a type of bitter herb; charoset, a sweet, brown, pebbly paste of fruits and nuts; karpas, a vegetable (usually parsley or celery) that is dipped into salt water before eating; zeroa, a roasted lamb shank bone or chicken wing; and beitzah, a hard-boiled egg.

Knowing where and when the Last Supper took place gives us a chance to focus on one area and one time period and better address the next question on our journey: What styles of wine, grapes and winemaking techniques were available at this time?

Wine and Winemaking around Jerusalem

We know little about the kind of grape varieties available – or if grape varieties were even a concept – at the time of the Last Supper. "It's not until relatively recently in history, about 1,000 years or less, that we have any written evidence of named grape varieties," says Dr. Sean Myles, an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and a researcher in agricultural genetics.

However, we do have a good amount of evidence on winemaking during the era and the styles of wines people of Jesus' time would make and enjoy.

By the night of the Last Supper, the Holy Land already had a long history of winemaking. Scholars believe that the Holy Land had been making wine since at least 4000 BC. Vintners would plant their vines along rocky hillsides and carve out vats in the bedrock to serve as wine presses. Cultures around the Middle East had a variety of pottery vessels to collect and serve wine.

"In Jerusalem, they had a particular taste for rich, concentrated wines," says Dr. McGovern.

While watering down wine was common practice in classical civilization, Jerusalem prefered rich wines. Isaiah (1.21-22) criticizes the city by comparing it to wine cut with water.

In an inland city of Judah, archeologists found a jar with the inscription, "Wine made from black raisins." Winemakers may have dried out grapes on the vine or on mats in the sun to concentrate the grapes and create a very sweet and thick wine. Elsewhere in the region, archeologists have found jars with inscriptions like "smoked wine" and "very dark wine."

Mixing wine with spices, fruits and especially tree resin was common practice. Winemakers believed that tree resins like myrrh, frankincense and terebinth preserved wine and helped stave off wine spoilage. They'd also add things like pomegranates, mandrakes, saffron and cinnamon to enhance the flavor of the wine.

We can conclude that there was a skilled winemaking culture present during the time of the Last Supper and that around Jerusalem, vintners made strong wines, often mixed with tree resins, spices and fruits. How does this style translate into modern-day wine?

Recreating the Wine of the Last Supper"They may have been drinking something like a modern-day Amarone, though we can't know for sure," says Dr. McGovern.

Winemakers in Northern Italy make Amarone by drying their grapes on straw mats before they press the grapes to make wine. The end result is a sweet, rich and dark wine, much like the wines they enjoyed in the Holy Land during the biblical era. "They may have also mixed in things like pomegranates, saffron and myrrh."

Want to try our guess at the wine of Last Supper yourself? You can perhaps add a few drops of tree resin oil to a bottle of Amarone and see how it tastes. Or, if that sounds a bit much, try adding fruits and spices like pomegranates, saffron and cinnamon. While we don't for sure if this is a perfect representation of the wine of the night, it's a calculated guess

Dr. McGovern jokes, "We can't definitively know what was in those cups at the Last Supper. But if someone can find me the Holy Grail and send it to my lab, we could analyze it and tell you."

SourcesKendall, Daniel. "Regarding the Last Supper." In-person interview. 16 March 2015.McGovern, Patrick E. "Regarding ancient wine and winemaking." Telephone interview. 19 March 2015.McGovern, Patrick E. Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. Print.Myles, Sean. "Regarding domestication of grapes." Telephone interview. 10 March 2015.

Easter Opening HoursDate published: 03/04/15

Easter Weekend Opening Hours:

Good Friday 3rd April 10:00am-8:00pm

Saturday 4th April 9:00am-7:00pm

Easter Sunday 5th April STORE CLOSED

Easter Monday 6th April 10:00am-5:00pm

Delivery slots available for Friday 3th of April, Saturday 4th of April & Tuesday 7th of April.

01903 238225

Sparking Saturday with Chandon Rose & Chandon BrutDate published: 03/04/15

This Saturday we celebrate Sparkling Saturday with two bubbly Chandon Rosé & Chandon Brut- premium bubbles from Argentina with a fabulous French Heritage.

Tomorrow on Saturday 4th of April we will have two excellent sparkling wines open to try on the tasting counter - Chandon Brut and their Rosé These excellent wines are made by Moet & Chandon who are obviously more famous for their Champagne! The first European wine producer to venture to the New World in Agrelo, Mendoza's Uco Valley in 1959. The incredible soil, high-altitude and cool-climate vineyards, made Agrelo the perfect terroir for sparkling wine.

Chandon became the first New World wine to be made by a European producer.

Why not pop in any time this coming Saturday and give them a try? 

Chandon Brut is £19.49 or Buy 2 Save 15% = £16.57

Chandon Rose is £19.49 or Buy 2 Save 33% = £12.99

Balfour 1503Date published: 02/04/15

As an avid fan of English Sparkling wine and Champagne, after a hard evenings relaxing at home it seemed only correct to pop open a bottle. 

This is a superb quality English sparkling wine from the Hush Heath Estate in Kent, which was planted with vines in 2002. Winemakers Owen Elias and Victoria Ash have been making wine at the estate since 2010, and create 1503 Brut using traditional secondary fermentation in bottle.

I thought this wine was excellent value for money and a real show of what England can achieve. I will let you know how the Rose is that I have in my stack.

Short term deals!Date published: 01/04/15

Short term deals!

We have lowered prices of two products to help your budget this Easter.

Deal 1 - 1 week only until April 6th

Berberana Gran Reserva 2007, Vina Alarde = £15.99 or Buy 2 Save 50% = £7.99 each!

Deal 2 - 2 weeks only until April 13th

Pennautier Chardonnay Terroir D'Altitude 2012 = £10.99 or Buy 2 Save 33% = £7.33!

Remember this is limited time only deal, do not wait. Come to Majestic Worthing and try Berberana Gran Reserva Alarde, it is open to taste while stock last.

The Listing!Date published: 30/03/15

'The Listing' is a comprehensive price list of the full range in stock today at your local Majestic store, including all our special offers, parcels, fine wines and locally brewed beers.


Get your piece of the American Dream for a Pound a Bottle!Date published: 28/03/15

The brand name of Sam Adams was chosen in honor of Founding Father Samuel Adams, an American revolutionary patriot who authored the Massachusetts Circular Letter and the Boston Pamphlet, co-inspired and later publicized the Boston Tea Party, and who signed the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation. According to tradition, Adams was also a maltster.

Get your piece of the American Dream for a Pound a Bottle!

33% off on all Prosecco. ONLY this Weekend.Date published: 27/03/15

33% off on all Prosecco. ONLY this Weekend.

Fizz lovers and party planners will be pleased to hear that we're running a flash deal on all our Prosecco wines this weekend

From now until the close of business on Monday 30th March, all Proseccos are included in our 33% off promotion

The multibuy price applies when you buy at least two bottles from the 33% off product range. This means you can mix your fizz with still wines from the same deal.

We have got great new arrival that will be open tonight and tomorrow for you to taste Prosecco Giogiosa @ very attractive £7.99.

Prosecco Rivamonte is on a strong deal at £6.66 together with the Villa Sandi Fizzante @ ONLY £5.99. What a bargain!

Make sure you pop to us in Worthing or call 01903 238225 and one of our team members will be happy to help.

Happy shopping!

Australia CompetitionDate published: 17/03/15

Make 2015 the year you discover everything Australia has to offer. Stroll sweeping golden beaches, explore vibrant cities and encounter weird and wonderful wildlife. A truly unforgettable adventure is up for grabs; enter now and make it yours!

Win a 10 night adventure to Australia for two - explore all the country has to offer, from sampling great wine to discovering local cuisine and much more. It's sure to be a trip you'll savour.

We've lined up two fantastic itineraries to choose from, tailored to tour you around top wineries near Melbourne and Sydney, or Adelaide and Perth... Take your pick!

To enter online, please go to:


Or pop in and see us in store and fill out a form!

Taylor's First estate NV Reserve PortDate published: 16/03/15

Taylor's First estate NV Reserve Port,

Is a bled of higher quality grapes, such as: Tinta Barocca, Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional.

Taylor's is over 300 years old and still family owned. The First Estate is a ruby port, and is named after the first property acquired by Taylor's in 1744.

Deep ruby garnet in colour with a rich concentration of dark berries and Christmas cake hints delivered in a warming, satisfying style.A ready to drink style, no need to decant.

And remember Port is not just for Christmas

Beer and Food matching Date published: 15/03/15

Beer and Food matching:

We talk alot about the wonders of food and wine matching and I have got to say it can make a huge difference to both the food and the wine. But what about beer and food. There are many restaurants in New York that will have beer and food matches on the menu and even beer sommeliers. For a country that loves their beer, we don't seem to do it nearly as much. With an increasing collection of beers at Majestic here is a few of my favourite combination's;

Salmon - with a Pilsner or Weissbier (Pilsner Urquell or Paulaner Weissbier)

Steak - with an American amber lager (Brooklyn and Anchor Steam)

Stilton cheese -  with barley wine or a rich Belgium (St Stefanus or Leffe)

Omelette (egg dishes) - with

Chocolate  - St Peters dark stout or Guinness

It may seem odd to some but give a go, I'm sure you won't be let down.

Finca Carelio Tempranillo - Special one-off ParcelDate published: 12/03/15

Finca Carelio Tempranillo - Special one-off Parcel

So tell me about the wine…

It’s made from 100% Tempranillo, which is the grape best known as the dominant grape of red Rioja, Spain's most famous wine.

The grapes were hand harvested from old bush vines in Castilla y Leon, where the hot days and cool nights make for super concentrated red berry flavours and precise acidity. The wine was aged for 30 months in French and American oak giving the smooth texture and spice so typical of the region.

What does it taste like…?

It’s certainly a fruit-driven wine, with plenty of red berry and cassis flavours. There are also savory notes of tobacco and eucalyptus making the wine more comparable to that of a Bordeaux in style; it doesn’t have that vanillary sweetness that Riojas can have.  

We think it would be great with a decent cheese board or some charcuterie.

Why should I buy it...?

Well it’s a bit of a bargain to be honest. This wine should have been given Ribera del Duero DO status (which would sell for over £15), but because a mere 10% of the grapes came from outside the designated area, sadly it didn’t meet the strict criteria.

Our Buyers are experts at spotting an opportunity and they swooped in to buy the lot, direct from the producers - it’s a one-off parcel so once it’s gone it’s gone…

£9.99 buy 2 save 33% = £6.66

The science behind Finca Carelio our wine of the weekDate published: 12/03/15

Introducing Finca Carelio:

The science behind the grape! Grapes were harvested by hand in late October and taken to the winery in small boxes, to avoid premature crushing. Bunches were sorted, destemmed and lightly crushed and transferred to stainless steel tanks for alcoholic fermentation/maceration under controlled temperature. Fermentation lasted for 24 days with daily pump-overs to aid extraction of colour and tannins. Once dry, wine was racked without filtration to barriques of French and American oak (a third new) for malolactic fermentation in barrel. After malolactic fermentation, wines were racked every six months and aged for 30 months in total.

Tempranillo overviewDate published: 12/03/15

Tempranillo (also known as Ull de LlebreCencibelTinta del Pais and several other synonyms) is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. Tempranillo has been grown on the Iberian Peninsula since the time of Phoenician settlements. It is the main grape used inRioja, and is often referred to as Spain's noble grape. The grape has been planted throughout the globe in places such as Mexico, New Zealand,California, Washington State, South Africa, Texas, Australia, Argentina,Portugal, Uruguay, Turkey and Canada.

All Oyster Bay Wines a third off!Date published: 09/03/15

You haven't got too long left to make the most of our amazing offer on all Oyster Bay Wines. They're all currently a third off and, as they're all on offer, it means there is something for everyone!

For all the Sauvignon lovers out there (and there are a lot of you!) the Sauvignon Blanc is reduced to only £7.99. Crisp and refreshing, bursting with gooseberry flavours, this is New Zealand Sauvignon at its best. The perfect aperitif. 

If Sauvignon isn't your thing, why don't you try the Chardonnay? Also £7.99, this is a great wine, showing flavours of stone fruits. With subtle oak notes and a creamy texture, this is a great wine to go with fish. 

On the red front, you could go for the Pinot Noir - light and fruity with flavours of red cherry and summer berries, this is great value at £8.66. Alternatively, try the Merlot at £7.99. A jammier wine than the pinot, this packs a bit more of a punch, delivering ripe berry and plum flavours. A versatile wine, this will go with pretty much anything!

So there you go, make sure you try some of these out while they're on offer!  

Lewis' Last Day :(Date published: 07/03/15

After nearly 8 months, today is my last day in Majestic Worthing. 

No more will you be subjected to B sides of Prince and forced to drink strange wine on the tasting counter when shopping.

However, I have only moved to the nearby Brighton branch. So if your ever in the area do pop in an say hello. 

I have had a fantastic time in Worthing and loved meeting you all. 




Pilsner Urquell. £1 a bottle.Date published: 07/03/15

Pilsner Urquell. £1 a bottle, perfect for haviong out in the sun thats gracing our skies this weekend.

Pilsner  is a type of pale lager. It takes its name from the city of Plzeň, Bohemia, Czech Republic, where it was first produced in 1842. The original Pilsner Urquell beer is still produced there today. 


golden, full of colors, with high foaminess and lighter flavour

So pop in, pop out, have a bbq and crack open a fesh chilled Pilsner.

A few wine factsDate published: 06/03/15

Three slightly more bizarre facts about wine.

The custom of bumping glasses with a “cheers” greeting came from old Rome where they used this method to make sure no one is trying to poison the other (bumping glasses makes the drink spill from one cup to the other). This tradition started even earlier in ancient Greece – where the host was to drink the first cup of wine to show his guests he does not intend to poison them.

During the prohibition period in the United States, grape juice concentrate manufacturers took advantage of the big drinking lust Americans had and put a great warning sticker on their product saying “After you mix the concentrate with water, please do not keep the mix in a barrel for 20 days – as it will turn into wine.”

People who have wine phobia are called Oenophobia – and they really do exist. It might sound funny, but this phobia – just like others, cause them a lot of suffering, especially if they go out to restaurants a lot.

Know any other strange facts? tweet them to us @majesticwrh

Wine of the Week: Waimea Estate Grüner Veltliner 2014 NelsonDate published: 05/03/15

Wine of the Week: Waimea Estate Grüner Veltliner 2014 Nelson

A Brief bit of blerb about the wine:

An inviting golden colour, this is a fresh and crisp wine with a little extra richness. Stone fruit and pineapple flavours are accented with nuances of fennel, white pepper and a lingering minerality.

A little more about the grape:

Grüner Veltliner has been believed to date back to Roman times with its name is derived from Veltlin (Valtellina) in northern Italy. The grape is likely indigenous to Austria. The current name appeared in a document for the first time in 1855 - before that time it was known as Weißgipfler. Only by the 1930s was Grüner Veltliner established as the standard name of the grape. Until the Second World War it was regarded as just another Austrian grape, it took Lenz Moser's Hochkultur system of vine training to really get the best out of it, and it expanded quickly in plantation from the 1950s to later become Austria's most planted variety.

In recent years, Grüner Veltliner has seen an uptick in interest following the results of a 2002 wine tasting organized by Masters of Wine Jancis Robinson and Tim Atkin. Here Grüner Veltliner from Austria beat out several highly acclaimed white Grand cru wines from Burgundy.

Beer of the week: Oakham Ales CitraDate published: 05/03/15

Beer of the week: Oakham Ales Citra

Oakham Ales were the first brewery in the UK to use the American Citra hop. This single hop beer was first made as a seasonal special, but proved so popular is has now become one of Oakham's most successful core lines. A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish; this is a very modern version of a classic golden ale. Citra has won many awards since the first brew in 2011, culminating in being awarded the Champion Golden Ale at the CAMRA Great British Beer awards in 2014.

Established in Oakham, Rutland, in 1993, the brewery moved to Peterborough in 1998 where their brewery tap is the largest brewpub in Europe!

5 Things that I did today...Date published: 04/03/15

1.) I tried the New Alhambra Craft Ale... Which i like alot

2.) Put some boxes away....

3.) Had a fancy sandwich

4.) Listen to a whole live Neil Young album

5.) Had this amazing Hot chocolate 

Bellingham Pinopasso from South Africa Available to taste!Date published: 19/02/15

This Wine is Unique!

The grape variety in Pinopasso is Pinotage, a well known South African grape, but what makes this wine special? It's been made using a technique known as Ripasso. This is an italien technique where the wine is passed back over the grape skins from which the juice was extracted, adding more complexity and intensity to the wine.

Why Have Bellingham made this wine?

The Bellingham winery has always been innovative and head winemaker Niel Groenewald has maintained that spirit. Having learnt about the process in Italy. Niel ffelt it would make a fitting tribute to the 13 Italian prisoners of war who helped the owners replant the Bellingham vineyards in the 1940s.

What can you expect from the wine?

The Wine is big and full-bodied. It has flavours of cherry and plum and hints of chocolate and spice. The wine is organic and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. it would go really well with lasagne!

£9.99 buy 2 save 25% = £7.49 

Get rosey for Valentines... Our Top 3 pink fizz'sDate published: 14/02/15

Get rosey for Valentines... Our Top 3 pink fizz's!

Here's a quick selection of our favourite rose sparklers. Have a happy Valentines!

3. CLOUDY BAY PELORUS ROSÉ NV, NEW ZEALAND. An excellent rosé from New Zealand's masters of top quality sparkling wine. Vinified in the traditional method, from 80% Pinot Noir, selected from a number of parcels in the Wairau Valley, blended to create a defined yet delicate style.. Fine bubbles and a pale pink colour. The aromas are of strawberry and cranberry, with subtle pot pourri and flint. The palate is explosive and abundant, with lashings of cherry fruit and sweet spice. Drink with smoked salmon or charcuterie canapés, sashimi or Peking duck. I love a fruit-forward style of fizz, so this ticks all the boxes for me! On an amazing 33% just in time for Valentines. £18.99 down from £28.49!

2. LAURENT-PERRIER ROSÉ NV. Unusually made by the saignée method, with plenty of stylish strawberry fruit, full of vivacity and easy-drinking charm. A wonderfully refreshing apéritif, it also works well with a variety of dishes.  With very limited stock available for this it is the perfect treat for Valentines. Also on our 33% off offer, LP Rose is £44.97 down from £67.50.  

1. OEIL DE PERDRIX ROSÉ NV. Meaning 'eye of the partridge', this pale salmon pink rosé Champagne exhibits enticing complexity. Delicate in style, but with a perfect weight of fruit. A fantastic apéritif and always hugely popular. Single bottle price: £25. With our 33% off offer however it is down to a mere £16.66! At that price, this is an absolute steal for Valentines Day! (I'll be drinking it by myself - it's that good!)  


We hope you have a rosey Valentines! Love, Majestic X

Pilsner Urquell. £1 a bottle.Date published: 13/02/15

Pilsner Urquell (from Pilsen, Bohemia)

As you know, we're partial to the finer beers. This is the original Pilsner and the world's first pale lager beer. Pilsner Urquell is crafted in Pilsen, Czech Republic from the distinctive soft spring water, using traditional methods and a generous dose of Saaz hops from nearby Žatec. 33cl long neck bottles. abv 4.4%.

For February, Pilsner is again available at Majestic for only £1 a bottle. That's just £24 for a case. We thought you'd like that.


Rose for Valentines...? We've got just the thingDate published: 07/02/15

Ladies and Gentleman!

I am excited to announce that the Nyetimber Rose is on the best price I have ever seen during my Majestic career! 

So a little about this stunning offer.

Grape varities are the same as Champagne. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

The first Nyetimber vineyards were planted in 1988 and comprised only 35acres, but now total over 400 acres, meeting a production target of 1 million bottles per annum. 

This rosé is made from grapes hand-picked from selected vine clones sourced from French nurseries.Aroma of redcurrants and cherries, intermingled with notes of brioche, theresult of ageing on the lees. 

The complex flavours are echoed on the palate,which has great texture.An English alternative to premium rosé Champagne.£41.99 SINGLE BOTTLE PRICE £27.98 WHEN YOU MIX AND MATCH AT LEAST 2 BOTTLES FROM THE 33% OFF PROMOTION

Last Chance For January Discounts...Date published: 23/01/15


Last weekend to pick up some real bargains at Majestic. 

Sam Adams Larger £1 a bottle. 

Louis Roederer 40% off (£26.99 a bottle) 

And our brand new NZ Sauv Blanc is open to try and is a mere £6.66 a bottle.

Make sure you pop in this weekend!! 

Only 5 hours left to get Laurent-Perrier Brut NV at just £22.49 40%off! Don't miss out!Date published: 19/01/15

Only 5 hours left to get Laurent-Perrier Brut NV at just £22.49 40%off! Don't miss out!

5 things to do todayDate published: 17/01/15

things to do today

1.) Make then eat a cake 

2.) Drink a nice cuppa coffee

3.) Open a Bottle of Red

4.) Eat a steak

5.) Then do nothing

Or is just me?

Would you like to learn a bit more about #wine? For free? Read this then..Date published: 17/01/15

Would you like to learn a bit more about wine? Well. Why don't you come to one of our FREE wine courses !?

A 1hr 30 minute session of free fun. In a previous life, I have charged £20+ a head for this. Majestic do it all for free - to explore the magic of wine.

We talk about how to taste like a pro, and why people have some annoying habits. We taste wines from all over the place, and talk about factors like location, price, wine-making styles, grape etc. and how this effects the actual taste of wine. We might even open a bottle of fizz. 

Then, we match it all up with food. This will give you a better idea what to order when in a restaurant and hopefully give you a bit more confidence shopping for wine.  

Its incredibly fun, and is 100% worth booking in ASAP. As these places get snapped up quickly (Voted one of the top 10 free things to do by The Independent Newspaper!)

Your in good hands. Get booked in! 

Available dates can be found on the Events tab on our website (http://www.majestic.co.uk/worthing)

Hope to see you all very soon.


01903 238225

#DryJanuary ?! Naaaaa lets make it #TryJanuary with #DryGin !Date published: 16/01/15

Dry January ? Naaaaa Lets make it Try January with Dry Gin !! 

Have you ever had Bath Tub gin? Have you ever had Spiced gin? Have you ever had gin from the Lake District? 


Well, we do. And they (plus others) are open to try. Ill even make you a mini G and T.

However, currently there is no gin stocked form Yorkshire? What's going on Majestic?



40% until Monday...... Read On #Bargain #Champagne #MajesticDate published: 15/01/15

40% until Monday...... Read On

Now, January for us means big deals. And it does not get bigger than this.

Our Buyer has managed to negotiate Laurent-Perrier Brut NV Champagne to a 40% off deal. Making this top brand £22.48 per bottle. 

The price is so good, that we have been told to put it back up on Monday! So please take advantage of this great offer whist you can. 

Iv had this recently with an additional years laying down, and WOW what a difference it makes... 



Essential Buys for January. Date published: 14/01/15

Given up on Dry Jan? Yep? We have too. 

We have some pretty incredible bargains with our biggest ever range of wines on the 33% deal ever. There are too many to mention them all - you gotta some in-store to have a look. 

For starters. 

All Cloudy Bay Products are 33% off. We are talking Sav Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 


The Emilio Moro 2011 Ribera del Duero is down from £19.99 to £13.32 which is pretty special. I have got my credit card out for that one!! 

And for those New Zealand fans out there. Villa Maria and Giesen fall on the offer too. 

Feel free to give me a ring and Ill talk them through to you.

Or Visit our website.  http://www.majestic.co.uk/worthing



01903 238225

Offer alert...Laurent-Perrier Brut NV Champagne only £22.49* #LPDate published: 13/01/15

Offer alert...Laurent-Perrier Brut NV Champagne only £22.49* #LP

A lighter house style. Subtle citrus, toast and spice predominate this perfectly balanced Champagne, with a strong structure giving the wine good food compatibility.

Currently £22.49* when you buy two or more save 40%, unit price £37.50

Don't miss out on this fantastic short term offer...

Savings Galore! January Sale!Date published: 10/01/15

Many of our wonderful products are 33% off from now until Monday the 2nd February, some are even 40% off! Over 500 different products across the company will be on 33% off!

Some of the 33% off deals include:

Berberana Gran Reserva £9,59
Roederer NV £26.99
LP Brut NV £22.49
PJ NV £24.99
Giesen SB £6.66
V Maria SB £7.33
Laurent Perrier NV £22.49
Prosecco La Marca Conegliano £8.99
Soffio Prosecco £6.66

The 40% off deals include:

Ch Chauvin £35.00 to £20.99

Vina Alarde Gran Reserva £15.99 to £9.59

Hardy’s HRB Chardonnay £25.00 to £14.99

Hardy’s HRB Cabernet £25.00 to £14.99

Louis Roederer NV £45.00 to £26.99

Laurent Perrier NV £37.50 to £22.49

Moet and Chandon 2006 £50.00 to £29.98

Bollinger Grand Annee £100 to £59.96

Laurent Perrier 2004 £50.00 to £29.98

Canard Duchene Charles VII £40 to £23.99

Perrier Jouet Rose £45.00 to £26.99

Prosecco Treviso Pasqua £11.99 to £7.19

Pelorus 2009 £28.49 to £17.09

Pelorus NV £24.99 to £14.99

Prosecco Conegliano £14.99 to £8.99

Pelorus Rose £28.49 to £17.09

Excellent value for money, and a fantastic opportunity to shake off those January blues!

Come in store to explore!

Wine of the Week - Barbera.Date published: 07/01/15

Barbera d’Alba Sucule 2011 Lo Zoccolaio

The Piedmont region of Northern Italy, surrounded by the Alps, is home to Italy's third most planted grape variety. Alba is one of the few areas in which Barbera is planted on the best sites and producing wines capable of challenging Barolo and Barabaresco's crown.

Intense and concentrated nose of black cherries, plums, spice and liquor cherry. A palate with high acidity, exhibiting flavours of brooding dark fruits, liquor spices and firm tannins with a long finish.

Excels when paired with strongly flavoured food such as red meat, tomato based sauces or strong cheeses. Enjoy over the next five years.

Come in store and give it a try with me!! 

Sam Loves Peroni. Do you?Date published: 30/12/14

At £1 a bottle. Sam Loves Peroni. Do you?

New in, Bathtub GinDate published: 22/12/14


This is the first creation by the enigmatic Professor Cornelius Ampleforth and is inspired by combining by-gone eras with modern technology. 

The aim is to make the best gin possible, whilst also preserving the flavours of the botanicals.  

The highly traditional infusing technique of cold-compounding (currently the only known entirely cold-compounded gin available) and the use of quality copper pot stills encourage the integration of flavours from the key botanicals, including juniper, orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.

The palate shows clean fresh flavours of these botanicals with a surprisingly creamy finish. It’s so complex you could enjoy it neat over ice but it will also make a superb G&T.

Need wine for Christmas?Date published: 14/12/14


It's getting busy in store, and deliveries are coming in thick and fast.

Just a reminder that there are only 10 days left now until Christmas. If you need a delivery we can guarantee it will be with you by Christmas eve as from tomorrow. 

Get online and have a look at our selection,. 



Magnums Aren't Just A Type Of Gun!Date published: 14/12/14

Afternoon good people of Worthing! I'm sure we've all seen F1 drivers and Jockey's with those massive bottles of champagne spraying it everywhere and thought that those bottles are pretty dope! 

Nicolas Feuillate NV champagne is an amazing champagne which has been aged for 4years giving it a really peary and citrus flavours. A magnum of this is an absolute steal at £26.65 per bottle! Now we can all celebrate like F1 drivers! 

Break The Stereotype! #ilovegrapesDate published: 13/12/14

Lets be real with each other we can sometimes have preconceived ideas on certain types of  wines or grape varieties. We have to get past this people, it's silly. Yes you might might not like one producers wine but to write off the whole style and grape seems like a bit of an over reaction no? 

I can hear you asking "well how I am meant to know what's different and what should I do!?" This is where us staff at Worthing come into a league of our own, not only are we devilishly handsome but we can help guide you through step by step this sometimes overwhelming land of the magical liquid!

Come in store for personal help and advice and have a drink with us! 

Peace out

Sam - Trainee Manager 

The 3 Wise MenDate published: 12/12/14

Here as promised is a pic of our festivities!

Bargain Hunting this Weekend. #Ned #Champagne discounted.Date published: 12/12/14

Bargain Hunting this Weekend. 

We have all got into the spirit this weekend at Majestic. 

We can now tell you that ALL Champagne* AND Sparkling wines are a 33% off. Yes all vintage Champagne are off, yes English Sparkling Wines, yes all prosecco. We have some incredible bargains, Nicolas Feuillatte Magnum £26.65 anyone?  

On top of this, our favourite New Zealand Sauv Blanc 'The Ned' as been negotiated to a better deal. Its £6.99. Which is pretty great. 

Christmas is certainly here.



* All Champagne under £70 

Rhone spotlight tasting!Date published: 11/12/14


Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise 

Domaine Durieu was established in 1976 by Paul Durieu and remains family owned,now run by Paul's sons, Vincent and Francois. Unusually, Durieu de stem their grapes to aid fruitiness, relying on fruit from low-yielding vines to  provide firm tannic structure.With typical Chateuneuf power, the wine delivers a fresh and spicy nose of red cherry embellished with notes of sage and wild thyme. The palate is equally powerful, with sinuous tannins and huge length.The classic match for a full-flavoured game pie.


New Christmas Hours at Majestic WineDate published: 08/12/14

Today is the start of our new Christmas hours at Majestic WIne.

We are now open an extra few hours so you have plenty of time over the next few weeks to pop in and do your Christmas shopping!

New opening hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday 9am-8pm

Saturday 9am-7pm

Sunday 10am-5pm

We are delivering 7 days a week so give us a call on 01903 238225 to put in your Christmas orders!

Cheers and Happy Christmas


Oh I do like a glass of Champagne......Date published: 06/12/14

Oh I do like a glass of Champagne 

We do like a glass of fizz here in Worthing.

We thought we'd open a bottle of the new premier cru number, Drappier on an offer at £19.99 a bottle. 

Its everything you want from a decent fizz. Length, cream, zesty wack. Fantastic. Come and get some whist its here. 

Interesting fact: The low amount of sulphur they use in their wine, which stands at 0.002%, is also the lowest in any champagne, whereas other, larger brands use up to 5%.

There we are



The Person Who Has Everything!Date published: 05/12/14

It comes to this time of the year where you're burnt out from work and 1235243 different Christmas parties have started to take their toll. Then you realise it's time to buy those Christmas prezzies, after the usual pair of festive socks and box of chocolates you start to scratch your head as we all have that friend who is impossible to buy for as they have everything! 

Fear not that is where we come in, we have a great selection of boutique craft spirits that I bet they have never tried! We have mixed gift cases of wine which are great presents too! 

So don't panic, take a deep breath and give us a ring or pop into our store! 

Majestic's very own Santa


Italian Opulence for the weekend.Date published: 04/12/14

Lewis’ Wine of the Week

Le Volte dell’ Orenllaia 2012/11


It is a real honour to get this wine open, as it means a lot to me.

Every Christmas my Dad opens one as it reminds him of our family holidays in Italy.

A Super Tuscan: These wines are Bordeaux blends with added Italian flair.

Coming from one of Italy's most celebrated Bordeaux-inspired wines, Ornellaia.

The top wines of this house go for £150+, this is the 3rd. The Le Volte was created as an approachable, early-drinking wine - but by all means an absolute belter for the price, you get a lot. I love this wine.

Taste wise. Think opulence, full bodied, concentrated stewed black fruits and warm spice. Great with Christmas dinner or with cheese. I could drink this on its own, it’s that good.

We also have the 2nd wine in (very low stock) and other Super Tuscans to compare with. Stock is limited. Fill them boots

Ask me for more info!

£19.00 on the Fine Wine Deal

Got a Party? No ProblemDate published: 04/12/14

Got a Party? No Problem

We still offer the party service over the busy Xmas period. Free glasses, free delivery, Ice. sale on return. NO PROBLEM. Just let us know the time and day and we will be there.

Also, we have a range of bottle beers at £1 each, like Peroni.

All the best. 

Lewis :)

Now is the time to think about Christmas Wine.Date published: 03/12/14


We have been rather quite here on the old social media, but we have been very busy in store.

If you need to stock up for the big day, now is the time. Things like white Burgundies, French Pinot's and Super Tuscan's sell fast. Let me know if i can put some of your favourites aside!

Also, we have a Christmas/FINE WINE tasting all weekend. Come say hello, share a glass with me and get involved! 




Open to taste: Rioja Reserva 2010 Viña PomalDate published: 29/11/14

Open to taste: Rioja Reserva 2010 Viña Pomal

Grape: Tempranillo

Origin: The grapes for this wine come from Viña Pomal's own vineyards which surround the winery. The first Viña Pomal release was over 100 years ago in 1904, and they have since been producing high quality, classic 100% Tempranillo Riojas.

Taste: Bursting with blackberry and raspberry fruit, the palate is clean, intense and persistent. Perfectly balanced with soft velvety tannins it is delicious from start to the long finish.

Open to taste: Rioja Crianza 2010 CVNEDate published: 29/11/14

Open to taste: Rioja Crianza 2010 CVNE

Grape: Grenache, Tempranillo

Origin: 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.

Taste: 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.

Rioja Reserva Selección Especial 2010 MugaDate published: 29/11/14

Rioja Reserva Selección Especial 2010 Muga

Grape: Grenache, Tempranillo

Origin: Founded by Isaac Muga Martínez and his wife, Auro Caño in 1932, in Haro, at the western end of Rioja Alta. The best grapes are selected for the Especial blend, and aged for 6 months in large vats, before 30 months in small oak barrels, and a further year in bottle.

Taste: Intense, concentrated and powerful aromas of black fruit, red berries, spice and hints of wild flowers complement an intense and very powerful, fruit driven palate with layers of flavour and exotic spice.

This Weekend you need to...Date published: 27/11/14

This weekend you need to....

Top up your wine racks for December. 

With all Rioja and all New Zealand Sauv Blanc on the 33% off deal, we have some incredible bargains.

All of our favourites are on a deal. Muriel Rioja 08 is down to a very gluggable £7.33, Villa Maria is £6.99, Brancott £6.66 as is Matua. The list goes on. It is all systems go in Majestic Worthing.

This includes fine wine. So Cloudy bay is down from £27.50 to a whopping £18.33, one of my fav's  Muga Seleccion Especial  (which is open to try) is down from £25 to £16.33 and Vina Pomal GR is only £13.32. 

This offer will finishes on Monday 1st December. 

Tell your neighbour, tell your auntie, this is a once in a blue moon opportunity.




01903 238225


Discount Malbec... Date published: 23/11/14

You all have 1 more day to buy your Malbec at 33% deal off. 

Catena. Alamos. Viñalba. Portillo. Santa Ana. The list goes on and on. 

Get invloed!! 

Thanks #Worthing.Date published: 21/11/14


Thanks to everyone who came to the winter tasting last night. It was fantastic to see you all. 

85 people showed up which is a record. And of course, some great wine was consumed.


Craft Spirits. Date published: 19/11/14

Some of you may have read articles in the paper about Majestic recently...

Along with the mention that Picpoul is the coolest grape variety at the moment - Craft Spirits are our new thing here. 

We have loads open from 'Bath Tub' Gins, to small batched vodka, spicy rums and nutty Armagnac's.

Not everyone wants to try a neat gin during the day, but you have to at least give them a whiff! 

They are brilliant, perfect presents or for a post-roast slurp.


Lewis :) 

My dinner last night with #Muga.Date published: 18/11/14

Last night, I was kindly invited too dinner with the Muga house from the Rioja region! 

We had some fab wines. My Favourite was the Rioja Reserva Selección Especial 2010. 

Its was a real beast. Loads of fruit, complex savoury notes too. 

2010 was a face slapping'ly brilliant year. A must try for all you Rioja fans. 

We had it with the slightly unethical braised veal cheek, but it did work really well! So i will let them off just this once. 

You have to reach into your pockets for this, but 100% worth the effort. £20 on the fine wine deal. Get in.


Lewis of the Yorkshire Dales.

Tom's Pick of the weekDate published: 17/11/14

On the tasting counter today is one of my favourite Chardonnays. The Errazuriz Wild Ferment, currently at £10.99 a bottle is a brilliant wine for a brilliant price.

Grapes are taken from 'La Escultura Estate,' where cool sea breezes help preserve the freshness in the grapes. Naturally occurring yeast in the grape skins are used instead of cultivated yeasts, along with subtle use of 10% French oak.

This wine is unbelievably well balanced, with subtle tropical stone fruit in the form of apricot and peach mingling with subtle oak characters and a rich creaminess. It's reminiscent of a top quality white Burgundy.

Enjoy this wine over the next 2 years to allow further integration of oak and fruit, and enjoy with roast chicken and seafood dishes.

Red Leg - arrgghhh me hearties!Date published: 15/11/14

If there was ever a spiced rum that was going to make you feel like a pirate then this is the one- Red Leg Spiced Rum!! Infused with vanilla and Caribbean ginger this really hits the spot. Just close your eyes take a sip and imagine your'e on a tropical beach searching for buried treasure! 

At only £19.99 this is a treasure we have unburied for you, no need to thank us just throw down anchor and come aboard.


Look what we have open. Date published: 15/11/14

Look what we have open. 

My FAV. Pol Roger £29.98 a bottle at the mo.

Come and try it with me! 

;) Lewis 

Dead Ponies, Dogs, Beer!Date published: 14/11/14

Sounds like one of those news stories that makes you question humanity, but fear not its got nothing to do actual dead ponies or dogs but has a lot to do with beer!

Dead Pony Club Californian pale ale is Brew Dogs latest instalment in their ever growing craft beer range. Sitting at a light 3.8%abv it doesn't blow your head off after one! Its refreshing fruit flavours make it a perfect beer to just sit and drink whilst chilling out with friends or watching something on the box with your betrothed! 

£9.99 for 6 on the craft beer deal at the moment.... BARGAIN!  

We got a couple of cans ready to be cracked out in store for you to taste if you need any more persuasion!



Would you like to try my favourite Champagne? 33% off MADNESS!!! Read this... Date published: 14/11/14

Now an again, folk at the head office let us open some really, really fabulous wines. 

Its pretty crazy here today!! This weekend, all Champagne NV are 33% off.  

So this means the following are discounted.

Lanson £23.32

Pol Roger £29.98

Bolly £33.31

Ruinart £33.31 (and the Blanc de Blanc / Rose £39.98)

Nicolas Feuillatte £14.99

There are many more on offer, give me a call (01903 238225) and I can run it by you. Or just look on our website :)


From 17.00 tonight and untill it runs out tomorrow.  Pol Roger (My Fav) will be open to try. 

Come in and make sure you try this little beaut! 



Sherrys'sDate published: 11/11/14

Christmas come'th and we are all very excited and along with it comes Sherry Season.  In giddy excitement and celebration I have reviewed four comely new sherries from the Almacenista selection which first graced our shelves this time last year. Sherry can come in a wide variety of styles, many of which are now represented in store, and it's in their honour we're going to have a quick look at each!

Fino sherry is has a pale lemon colour and are noteworthy for their powerful aromas of almonds, herbs, and dough. I've heard these flavours referred to as salty or tangy before as well. We can detect notes of apple flavours in there too! Our newest fino is 15%. The bottle itself is noteworthy for the label, which is a reproduction of a poster commisioned for the Sherry Harvest Festival of 1967.

Next up, we have an Amontillado. An amber wine that exhibits a combination of both yeast and oxidative aromas, including almonds, hazelnut, and toffee! Released at a higher alcohol content it is 19%. Once again the producer has gone with a poster from the Sherry Harvest Festival, this time 1955.

The third new sherry we've had in is an Oloroso. Unlike fino sherry, which is protected from oxidation by a yeasty layer called 'flor', oloroso focuses heavily on leathery, spicy flavours, and intense nutty aromas. By now you'll have recognised the pattern of labelling for the producer, this time drawing on 1956 to illustrate the wine.

Finally, Poalo Cortado, this time illustrated by a poster from 1951, is a rarer wine. The style can be considered among the finest sherries made, providing us the finesse of an amontilado, with the weight of an oloroso. Very much the best of both worlds we can find flavours typically championed in each style.

I hope I've managed to entice you to come and try out some of the new sherries we've got in! It's always fun to come and explore!

Do you own a Business? We can help. [Please re-tweet!]Date published: 10/11/14

Do you own a business? Do you need some gift idea? We are here to help! 

Majestic is the UK's largest by-the-case wine retailer with over 200 stores nationwide.

With our fantastic offers we're able to cater to all budgets and requirements, and we provide free delivery on orders of six bottles or more.

If you are thinking of buying gifts for your colleagues or clients we offer ready made gift boxes in a range of sizes (1 bottle to 12 bottles ) tailored to your budget. With little extras like our free tasting notes, gift packaging and personalised messages, we can really make your gift stand out!

Gift services include;

Corporate gifts arranged

Expert advice

FREE delivery 7 days a week, anywhere in mainland UK

Over 800 wines, beers, Champagnes available

Extended range of fine wine from £20+ a bottle

Whatever your requirements, we have experience of looking after both business and private customers and with our amazing deals on Champagne, wine, beer, spirits, water and soft drinks Majestic Worthing is the place to shop for all your Christmas gifts.

The team and I are on hand to help and would be delighted to hear from you.


Lewis Piper 

01903 238225


Chapel Down Stock UpDate published: 07/11/14

Today we have had a hefty delivery of Chapel Down products. Have a look here.

We have 4 different still wines, and 4 Sparkling wines too. Currently the NV Fizz is at a great price of £15.99, there's a bargain to be had, especially if you haven't tried English Sparking Wines.



#NED #NED #NED! Date published: 05/11/14

Offer alert...The Ned Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc Only £7.33* 

The best seller for a reason, a cracking wine. 

Back in the game...The Ned's back on a very strong offer and part of our 33.3% wines.

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.

Beefsteak Club Malbec 2013 MendozaDate published: 25/10/14

Beefsteak Club Malbec 2013 Mendoza

A new wine in a Majestic store is always an exciting thing, especially when it is an Argentine Malbec, so we just had to get it open on the tasting counter to give it a whirl. 

This wine is made by Andean Vineyards, under Australian-born winemaker Stephen McEwan, and in true Argentinian tradition it is intentionally beefy! The Malbec grapes are harvested late for ultimate ripeness, fermented over 20 days then aged in oak for 6 months.

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

This wine is currently available at £6.66 when you buy two or more wines on our 33% deal, and best of all it is open to taste!

Château Musar 2007 Gaston HocharDate published: 21/10/14

Château Musar 2007 Gaston Hochar


This fabulously intriguing wine is a fine example of Lebanese wine with a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon,Cinsault and Carignan. This wine has a deep ruby colour and on the nose you are greeted with hints of smoke and spices coupled with plum and blackcurrant notes. On the palate this wine is both luscious and succulent with burst of figsweeter spices and once again stewed dark fruitsa nd hints of red cherries. Château Musar has velvety smooth tannis and a luxuriously long finish. Overall the wine is richinviting and intriguing.

Lebanon has been producing wine for thousands of years and Château Musar, being one it's most well-known of the vineyards, has been in production since 1930. Situated in the Beqaa Valley, it is know to produce both luxurious reds and intriguing whites produced with some of the classic French grape varieties including Cabernet Suvignon, Cinsault, Chardonnay and Sémillon. These grapes vary in amounts dependant on vintages much like the fantastic Bordeaux blends.

Château Musar 2007 Gaston Hochar is ready to drink now, but can last for years to come. Perfect to accompany any beef or lamb dish and even some mature hard cheese. 

I always open one for Christmas.


Lewis Piper

Last chance offers.Date published: 21/10/14

If you have found some gems this month - I know I have - on the 33% deal. Now is the time to act.

We have a price change this coming Monday. Theres are a few products that are sold out, so if your looking for somthing particular, like the Mureil Rioja. Let me know.

Have a look on our website http://www.majestic.co.uk/worthing or give me a call 01903 238225 

New Chilean Wine @ £4.99!Date published: 20/10/14

New Chilean Wine @ £4.99!

New into our ever expanding wine range hailing from the South American country of Chile, are the amazingly priced Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon and Silver Ghost Sauvignon Blanc at only £4.99 a bottle! So here's a rundown of what you expect to find from each of the new wines:

Silver Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Central Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted grape in Chile, and was among the first of the noble varieties to have been brought over from Europe in the mid-1800's. This example is made by one of the Central Valley's major wineries, based in Cachapoal. A medium-bodied, fruit-driven style of Cabernet that offers rounded, ripe red berry fruit with a plummy and easy-going feel. Hints of green pepper and subtle oak notes on the nose. A versatile pairing for many foods, from spicy kebabs to roasted veg.

Silver Ghost Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Central Valley

Chile's Central Valley is the very hub of the country's wine production. Extending southwards from the capital Santiago, between the Andes and the Coastal Range of mountains, it is the home of many of the first vineyards to have been planted by the European's. Invitingly fruity, offering a juicy citrus and gooseberry backbone overlaid with notes of lime zest and fresh green apples. Crisp acidity provides maximum refreshment. Chill well and enjoy on its own or with simply fresh pasta dishes.

Fantastic new Malbec!Date published: 19/10/14

In the last few weeks Majestic stores have received two new fantastic Argentinian Malbec wines. 

My personal favourite, and one of my favourites overall, is the Parrilla Malbec. It's an intense full bodied Malbec, full of big fruit flavours. There's plenty of cherry, blackberry and a touch of vanilla creating a smooth long lasting finish

The second is the San Huberto. Again it is a big full bodied red. A little bit fruitier than the Parrilla, with a more of a black forest fruit flavours. 

Both are perfect with a steak or your Sunday roast

They are both priced at £7.99 when you buy 2 or more from the 33% off range. or £11.99 full price.

#Free #Fine #Wine. 20th NovemberDate published: 18/10/14

Its Worthing's Winter Tasting on the 20th Novemeber.

An informal walk-around tasting.

We will be showcasing over 30+ wines from all over the place. Some go well with Xmas pudding, some with turkey and some best enjoyed by the fire. 

Not only that, we even have some local foods to get us in the mood.

This get full quickly and I would recommend you ring and book a time slot ASAP


01903 238225

Lewis Piper

Oh My.. A Champagne deal....Date published: 17/10/14

Oh My.. A Champagne deal....

You know we look after you at Majestic.

Well if you favourite champagne is Veuve Clicquot NV you can come in and thank me yourself.

Its £29.98 a bottle. Thats £5 cheaper than ANY WHERE ELSE. (well that's what iv been told)

So, if you would like me to hold some for you, give me a ring 01903 238225

(The picture is of the madam herself.... )


Lewis Piper

 (or as a customer put it, the one with the big ginger beard)

Top 5 hot picks from the Worthing team this weekend! Read onDate published: 16/10/14

Top 5 hot picks from the Worthing team this weekend! Read on

Dead Pony Club (Brew Dog)- This Scottish brewed craft beer is a pioneer between its peers! Standing at only 3.8% this Californian Pale Ale is a great session beer. Being an APA its easy to drink and has a fruity twang to it. Great to grab a few and watch the footie at only £9.99 for 6 (on the craft beer deal).

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc- Formally of the Montana brand, Brancott Estate are a big name in the wine world producing some classic NZ wines. This Sauvignon Blanc is no different with the grapes hailing from Marlborough this wine balances acidity with tropical fruits and hints of gooseberry! Its an absolute steal at £6.66/bottle!

Callia Bella Malbec 2013- This Argentinian malbec is an easy drinking everyday malbec perfect for those quiet nights in in front of the tellie. The grapes are grown high up mountains, this gives it its soft but punchy characteristics. At £5.99 its a bargain!

Lagunilla Reserva 2008 Rioja- This wine comes from a big wine estate in Espanol. 2008 was an absolutely cracking year for this wine so for a Rioja at £5.99 this a must have in your wine stores for the up and coming Christmas period!   

Veuve Clicquot- Nothing but the finest quality from this champagne of the 'House of Veuve'. At £29.98 this is probably the cheapest place to buy it, so for those champagne breakfasts at Christmas or just those occasions worth celebrating, pick up your bottles now they are waiting for you!


Some of these wines are open to try too. 

Give me a call if your interested, or order on-line.



New exciting arrival - Penfolds BIN 2 SHIRAZ MOURVÈDRE 2012Date published: 16/10/14

New exciting arrival - Penfolds BIN 2 SHIRAZ MOURVÈDRE 2012


Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was discontinued in Australia in the 1970s at the height of the white wine boom. The original Bin 2 was an ‘Australian Burgundy’ style (despite its Rhône varieties) – typically a soft, medium-bodied wine based on Shiraz. The Bin 2 blend of Shiraz and Mourvèdre is still relativelyuncommon in Australian table wines. Also known as Mataro or Monastrell,Mourvèdre was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. Sometimes used in fortifiedwine production, this grape is widely planted in the Barossa Valley. It is greatlyvalued by winemakers for its blending attributes, adding complexity and palate grip.Interest in Bin 2 has grown as the popularity of traditional Rhône varieties and blends continues to flourish.


The mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings across most of the ripening period, allowed for impressive flavour development, without inflated baumes. Balanced canopies matched fruit load, providing even yet not too speedy ripening. Warm dry conditions continued throughout harvest with fruit picked in optimal condition. Smaller berry and bunch sizes were noticeable in most regions and this, coupled with favourable weather conditions, saw great results for some quality markers – colour, tannin profile, fruit concentration and flavour depth.


Lifted aromatics of fresh liquorice, red curranted fruits, sour cherry, fresh quince. 

Savoury and charcuterie flavours charmingly mesh with those reminiscent of Jamaican raisined dark chocolate.

£19.99 Mix and Match 2 bottles save 33% £13.32

Offer valid until 27th of October 2014

New Arrival - sink or swim!Date published: 15/10/14

Woke up bright and early as it was my first day as a trainee manager in the Worthing store. Forced down a massive bowl of sugar puffs as I was absolutely bricking it! Put on my parker and the rocky theme tune on my ipod and started the walk from my flat to the store step by step. I was greeted by a friendly gentlemen with a great beard and instantly my nerves subsided! 

We commenced to openly up the store ready for business- getting the signs out, shutters up and firing up ye olde twitter! I was given a tour of the store and was constantly put at ease by my managers that they didn't expect me to know everything or even remember everything straight away! Soon as that was over the delivery van came through and it was time to flex the muscles as all four palates needed unloading and merchandising (put out to look pretty and attractive in store!). The next part of my first day adventure was about to begin as I was about to go out and help with the deliveries, both commercial and residential! 


 Now it was time to get to the nitty gritty, the hard stuff, it was time to start tasting the 11 wines on the tasting counter! Its a good thing I was walking home..

Come in store and have a chat and I hope to see you in store as my knowledge and experience grows!!

Peace out 

Sam Hulme

Champagne offers!Date published: 13/10/14

This October we have some cracking fizz offers that I want to share with you all!

My favourite Champagne Bollinger is on an amazing deal of £33.31 when you buy two or more. The grapes are picked from Grand and Premier cru sites ant the wine is aged for 36 months before realise giving rich, toasty and brioche characters. Perfect with Smoked salmon and blinnis dont you know!

Lewis's favourite Pol Roger at the same price. Reserved for Great Britain and the preferred tipple of Sir Winston Churchill. Pol Roger brut reserve is the house's "signature" cuvee, composed of more than 30 base wines drawn from at least two vintages and the three classic grapes Pinot Noir, pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.

Both of these are on offer until October 28th. Start your Xmas shopping early with Majestic Wines.

Vielles VignesDate published: 13/10/14

Vieilles Vignes- Literally translated as ‘old vines’ in French, this is s term used to describe a wine that is made on well established and notably old vines. However, it doesn’t have any legal of even generally agreed upon definition. Vines have a lifespan of up to around 120 years, but after just 20, they start to produce less of a yield, and more intense, concentrated wines. The problem is that each wine producing country has a different idea about what constitutes “old” – in new world wines it can be as little as 20, in France, 35-40 is commonplace. The world’s oldest producing vineyard which still grows grapes is thought to be from the Turkey Flat estate in the Barossa Valley, but Slovenia has vines that date back to the 17th century. So how do we tell if it means something? Generally, the more reputable the producer, the more likely that spotting “vieilles vignes” is a sign of higher quality.



The Driver’s role is to deliver stock to customers using a Company vehicle. A Driver should be

aware of their responsibilities to providing the highest possible levels of customer service, willing

to participate in work in the store whilst not making deliveries and interested in furthering their

knowledge of wine. Working as part of a close-knit retail team, the Driver’s role is crucial in delivering this customer service proposition and to the effective functioning of the retail team.


As a Driver at Majestic you will need to be hard working and happy to help out in all areas of the

store. For this position you must hold a full UK driving licence for at least 12 months and be over

twenty years of age. You will need a high level of customer service and the ability to work well as

part of a team. Good organisation skills are needed and the ability to work well under pressure. In

essence we are looking for friendly, outgoing people who are prepared to go out of their way to deliver excellence.




Full/Part Time - Number of hours/days – contract start and end dates



Ideally you will know the local area, prioritize well, and can provide exceptional customer service. The work also involves a bit of manual labour too, so we are looking for someone who can get ‘stuck in’.

This would be a great job for somebody who is looking to get a feel of the wine trade.

Offer alert...Côtes du Rhône Belleruche 2013 M.Chapoutier only £7.99*Date published: 12/10/14

Offer alert...Côtes du Rhône Belleruche 2013 M.Chapoutier only £7.99*

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.

Currently £7.99* when you buy 2 or more, unit price £10.65

This is only a short term offer, so don't miss out.

Paulaner OktoberfestDate published: 12/10/14

Paulaner Oktoberfest

Couldn't make it over to Munich this year for Oktoberfest? No need to worry, you don't have to leave Worthing to get in on the act. We have a good stock of Paulaner's seasonal favourite, the Oktoberfest.

The Munich based brewery is one of six brewers to supply the world famous Beer Festival and commerate this by producing a beer especially for this time of year. Deep amber in colour, aromas and flavours of caramal, bread and toasty malts. This is accompanied with a lovely strong spicy hops character.

So why not bring Bavaria to Worthing

Paulaner Oktoberfest is £40 a case while stocks last!

What is sediment? Date published: 11/10/14

Sediment- Sediment is the solid material which settles at the bottom of the bottle and is the remnants of yeast cells, grape skin and pulp that has slipped through the fermentation process. Nowadays, this is quite rare and is usually a sign that the wine is already quite old. Winemakers are keen to eliminate this from modern wines, to try and avoid it being mistaken for a fault, but for those that don’t mind, wines that are intended for a large ageing period will contain some trace of sediment that can be dealt with by using a decanter.

Majestic Wine Worthing Are Recruiting!Date published: 10/10/14

Majestic Wine Worthing Are Recruiting!

Can you drive? Are you in need of some extra hours over the christmas period?

We are looking for a part-time driver for four weeks in December. 24 hours a week.

Ideally you will know the local area, prioritize well, and can provide exceptional customer service. The work also involves a bit of manual labour too, so we are looking for someone who can get ‘stuck in’.

This would be a great job for somebody who is looking to get a feel of the wine trade.

Area covered BN11, BN12, BN13. BN14, BN15, BN16, BN17, BN18, BN41, BN42, BN43, BN44,  & RH20. However this may involve stock runs to other stores and surrounding areas.

Get in touch! 

Send your CV to wrh@majestic.co.uk



Spanish wine you say?Date published: 09/10/14

Anchovies, Olives and Chorizo, Check.

Cava, Check

Spainish Jazz. Check

Fino Sherry, check.

Spanish Jazz, Check.

Some Cracking reds, CH CH CHECK

Lets rock and roll.

Spansih wine tasting here we come. 

Drink good wine, Drink this Rioja .... Read onDate published: 07/10/14

Drink good wine, Drink this Rioja 

Muriel Rioja Reserva 2008 

This wine is really quite good. 

I have been told, a well known wine judge, Mr Robert Parker who when rates a wine above 90 points people go mad for it, has given this 93 points . Decanter have given this 95+ points.  

This really is something quite special. I really like this wine. Iv bought a fair bit in the past.

How much is it Lewis, I hear you ask?   





Its a MERE £7.32 for this month only. (it comes down once a year from what i can tell)

I need to get more in so let me know asap if you would like to get involved, or just order online.


Lewis Piper

Here the website link (http://www.majestic.co.uk/Rioja-Reserva-Vendimia-Seleccionada-zid14448) Ps. I'm unsure about some of those reviews....

Intensity!Date published: 06/10/14

Intensity – Ever wondered what people mean when they talk about the ‘intensity’ of a wine? It’s a term loosely used to describe the power and strength of a wine’s aroma and flavour. A wine can be described as low, medium or high intensity, and this depends largely on the grape variety. Highly aromatic wines such as Sauvignon Blanc or Gewurtztraminer have a powerful arome when you sniff them, an intensity that slaps you in the face! 

Their potency diminishes with time, so it is recommended that you drink these wines within a year of purchasing. An easy way to tell how intense a wine is is position the glass by your chest, and slowly bring up up, swirling and sniffing as you go. If you can smell the wine below your chin, the wine has high intensity. If you have to stick your nose right into the glass to get the aroma, the wine is low intensity. 

The taste usually follows suit, but not always! Try the Domaine Saint Ferreol Viognier (£10.99) for an intensely aromatic nose full of ripe nectarine and honeysuckle.  Perfect with marinated chicken straight off the bbq.

A-Z WinesDate published: 05/10/14

With the build up to Christmas approaching, we have created a A-Z wine list  @majesticwrh. We'll share great wines, grape varieties, the history and tasting notes with you so you can start planning what to have on the table for December 25th!

Amarone Negrer (£18 when you mix and match on our Fine WIne offer)

Grape: Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella

Origin: The Veneto region produces more DOC wines than any other region in Italy, with its climate tempered by the mountains to the north and the sea to the east. As far as the export markets are concerned, the three most important wines all come from the west around the city of Verona, These are Valpolicella, Bardolino and Soave

The main grape is the black Corvina, which has a sour cherry or herbal flavour. A number of other grapes are permitted including Rondinella and Molinara. Valpolicella comes in a variety of forms. The basic wine is light and fruity, best drunk young and comes from high-yielding hillside sites, including the Valpolicella Classico DOC zone. It is common for a portion of the grapes used to make better Valpolicella wines to have gone through a drying process (recioto) to increase fruit concentration, alcohol and viscosity.

Amarone della Valpolicella DOC is the most distinguished wine of the region. It is produced entirely from semi-dried grapes which, fully fermented, give a wine that is intense and long on the palate. Styles vary widely, depending on the extent of concentration that has taken place during the drying process; whether botrytis has been allowed to affect the grapes; and the degree of oxidisation that has occurred during drying vinification and ageing.

Recioto della Valpolicella DOC is also made entirely from semi dried grapes, however the fermentation in stopped early, which gives full bodied red wine with a hint of sweetness

Ripasso della Valpolicella DOC. The un pressed skins from the Amarone or recioto vinifivation are added to the basic Valpolicella.


Brooding, deep, intense aromas of Christmas cake, chocolate, cinnamon,sweet fruits and spice. The concentrated palate offers a thick texture andsoft velvety tannins, very rich fruit characteristics.

Enjoy!  A wine that can age for up to 5 years or be enjoyed right now, particularly with game, rich pasta, tomato flavoured sauces and cheeses.

New malbec @majesticwrh!Date published: 04/10/14

This wine is made by Bodegas Fabre, makers of the original single-varietal Argentine Malbecs, and is sourced from mature vineyards in Valle de Uco

 50% of the wine has been aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, to achieve a fruity yet complex flavour profile.A deep ruby colour, this Malbec is crammed with damson, blackberry and plum flavours, accented by touches of oak toast. Smooth, ripe tannins offer a silky finish.

Pair with juicy steaks or sausages 'a la parrilla', or straight off the grill.

Bargain Viognier!Date published: 03/10/14

I'm a big fan of Viognier, so it's great to see that some have come on our third off offers! 

The Paul Mas Viognier is now just £6.66. This is a super fresh Viognier, with the characteristic peach and floral notes that you'd expect from a viognier. Only 15% of the grapes are fermented and aged and oak, so the oak is by no means overpowering. It just lends a slight vanilla and honeyed edge to this lovely wine. Definitely one to try! 

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Competition !!!Date published: 02/10/14

The new Brancott Estate Terroir Series Sauvignon Blanc wines come from Awatere (pronounced Aw-wah-tree), the most southern grape-growing region in Marlborough. The climate is cooler and dryer, so fruit can hang for longer. This results in wine that is highly aromatic, and intensely flavoured. To celebrate its new arrival at Majestic we've got five cases to give away on the blog. Enter the competition here > http://blog.majestic.co.uk/brancott-estate-terroir-series-give-away

Roll up Roll Up. Beaujolais nouveau order time. Date published: 25/09/14

The 2014 harvest is in full swing. And its 'that' time of year again to place your order for Beaujolais nouveau. 

Beaujolais nouveau is fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November. 

No Cycling required. We can order it in for you and deliver it out. Tell me how much you want ASAP. Its £8.49 this year. 


Lewis Piper 

New to the Range: Ondine ChardonnayDate published: 24/09/14

New to the Range: Ondine Chardonnay 2014 Darling, Western Cape

Grape: Chardonnay

Origin: With this Chardonnay, the winemakers set out to create a wine offering a combination of the respective benefits of oaked and unoaked interpretations of the variety, using cool fermentation in tank followed by only 7 months' lees ageing in barrel.

Taste: Fresh lemon and peach fruit provide the backdrop, which is overlaid with gentle notes of toasted hazelnut and vanilla. Plenty of refreshing acidity and a creamy palate texture.

Enjoy: Drink with pan-seared fish and steamed vegetables.

Price: £5.99 a bottle, down from £8.99, that's a 33% saving!

New to the Range: San Huberto MalbecDate published: 24/09/14

San Huberto Malbec: £7.99 when you Mix 'n' Match any 2 33% off wines

I'm particularly interested to try the bottle we just got in! It promises to marry up Argentinian and Spanish style in a single wine. This wine has been made in a 'reserva' style, having undergone 12 months' ageing in oak barrels. The fruit comes from the Valle de Aminga in Argentina's aptly named La Rioja province, which has deep, sandy soils and a semi-arid climate. An inky, almost opaque wine with a blackish-purple hue. The flavours are of plum, bramble and ripe blueberries, delivered with a forward, vigourous manner tempered by sweet, spicy oak.

New malbec @majesticwrh!Date published: 22/09/14

This wine is made by Bodegas Fabre, makers of the original single-varietal Argentine Malbecs, and is sourced from mature vineyards in Valle de Uco. 50% of the wine has been aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, to achieve a fruity yet complex flavour profile.

A deep ruby colour, this Malbec is crammed with damson, blackberry and plum flavours, accented by touches of oak toast. Smooth, ripe tannins offer a silky finish.

Pair with juicy steaks or sausages 'a la parrilla', or straight off the grill. To quote our Trainee Manager Tom, 'Pair with sausages - the answer to everything!'

This truely Majestic Malbec can be yours for ONLY £7.99 when you buy at least two bottles from the 33% promotion.

New to Majestic WInesDate published: 20/09/14

Soffio No. 3 Prosecco: £6.66 when you pick and mix at least 2 33% off wines

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

Apple and pear flavours predominate, which subtle notes of freshly cut flowers lift the nose. Soft mousse and gently ripe fruit makes for an easy-drinking style. Enjoy on its own or with anything from seafood to simple chicken dishes.

Offer Alert...Ben Marco Malbec 2012 Dominio del Plata, MendozaDate published: 19/09/14

Offer Alert...Ben Marco Malbec 2012 Dominio del Plata, Mendoza

In 1999, as a result of the need to express their love and dedication to viticulture and winemaking, Susana and Pedro of Dominio del Plata, started their own project together. The grapes are handpicked from vineyards in the foothills of the Andes.

Deep red, with complex aromas of ripe red fruits. Cherry, currants and blackberries combine with notes of vanilla and coffee. This expressive wine has firm, sweet tannins giving a delightful finish.

This rich full bodied wine would be a great accompaniment to lots of red meats, such as wild boar, rib-eye steak or cassoulet.

Currently £11.32 when you buy 2 or more save 33%, unit £16.99

New Wine! Trebuchet Red 2013 Western CapeDate published: 15/09/14

New to the range and open now on the tasting counter, this Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec offers an intriguing contrast - from smoky, tobacco flavours on the nose, to deeply satisfying forest-fruit flavours on the palate.

Open for tasting now as part of our South Africa Spotlight, and at just £6.66 when 2 or more bottles are bought from the Autumn Selection, it's brilliant value for a wine of this complexity. Come on down and try today!

Prosecco Zonin - £6.99 till 3pm 22nd SeptDate published: 15/09/14

Established in 1821, Zonin has become Italy's largest privately-owned winery, and are owners of Italy's largest Prosecco vineyards. This example is made from grapes grown only in the DOC region within Veneto and as such, is entitled to use the Prosecco name on the bottle.

Want to learn more about South African wine? Date published: 09/09/14

Want to learn more about South African wine? 

Our informal Spotlight Tasting is perfect for you. 

We'll be demonstrating and tasting 6 varied South African red and whites at our tasting counter on Thursday 11th September at 6.30pm. 

Spaces are limited so you can either book your place by calling us on 01903 238225 or emailing wrh@majestic.co.uk

IZZY'S ARGENTINIAN EDUCATIONDate published: 05/09/14

Sooooo I'm already a fan of the portillo, but my lucky self has just tried all the wine on the Worthing tasting counter... All from Argentina to celebrate this week's focus. A quick article to highlight my favourites:

So, the Vinalba Torrontes.... freshness and fruitiness to rival New Zealand's sauvignons yet with a lovely floral bloom on the nose and palate. It's like my favourite elderflower cordial but BETTER! Definitely one of my new favourites!

Onto the red... my favourite was Testimonio reserve blend. Mixed grapes variety (50% cab-sauv, 35% shiraz, 15% tannat). This wine has all the fruit my young palate craves yet such a rounded, soft finish that adds a touch of class to every sip! You get so much goodness for a fab price (under a tenner!).

Please do come and try them all for yourself, they are out and ready to be guzzled by you lovely people!

Let's see if you agree with me or Lewis (his out and out fav is the Catena). Come on team Izzy!


One of My favourite wines is open... Date published: 04/09/14

Catena Malbec

It win's awards every year.

The Catena Malbec is the orignal and best malbec.

It's our favorite at Majestic Worthing.

Have a try...

A structrued wine - think Blackberries - with incredilbe length.

This wine was ment for steaks and wholesome meals.

£12.99 a Bottle.


Lewis Piper 

The August Summer Selection: First Class Pinot NoirDate published: 31/08/14

First Class Pinot Noir: £5.99 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

This wine is sourced from the Casablanca Valley and vinified at a state-of-the art winery in neighbouring 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.

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013, Poggio CivettaDate published: 30/08/14

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013, Poggio Civetta

100% Montepulciano grape know for it's deeply coloured wines, with moderate acidity and tannins and noticeable extract and alcohol levels.

It should not be confused with the similarly named Tuscan wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which is made from predominantly Sangiovese and is named for the village it is produced in, rather than for containing any Montepulciano grapes in the blend.

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013, Poggio Civetta comes from several vineyards owned by the Rossetti family,located just a few kilometres from Abruzzo's Adriatic coast close to the ancient town of Chieti, which local legend claims was founded by Achilles in 1181 BC.

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

Drink with Italian cured meats and hard cheeses, or pasta and ragu. I matched it with goat cheese and spinach pizza last night and it was an immense match.

Come and try for yourself @majesticwrh. It is open to taste on our Tasting Counter. Since we opened it, it has proven very popular, especially @ this fantastic price of £6.66, which is 33.3% off until Monday. So hurry up and stock up your wine racks @this bargain price.

£9.99 single bottle price

New to the Range: GrechettoDate published: 27/08/14

arbi Grechetto: £6.66 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

As suggested by its name, Grechetto has its origins in Greece, but today it is a principal white grape in much of Umbria, finding fame in the Orvieto sub-region. This example comes from hilltop vinyards in an area known as 'I Poggi di Baschi'.

A pale straw yellow wine with a delicate and freshly fragrant nose, full of aromas of pear, peach, subtle herbs and nectar. Gently fruity on the palate, with a full texture and moderate acidity.

Make sure you don't miss out on these great offers, ending on 5pm today:Date published: 25/08/14

Make sure you don't miss out on these great offers, ending on 5pm today:

Mâcon-Lugny 2012, Louis Latour - £9.99  

Pinot Grigio Rosé 2013, Breganze - £5.99 when you buy 2 bottles save 33.3% 

 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013, Grifone -£4.99 when you buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

 Rioja 'Single Vineyard' 2012, Ramón Bilbao - £6.66 when you buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

 Cava Calamino NV, Spain - £5.99 when you buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

 Codorníu Brut NV, Spain - £6.66 when you buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

 Raboso Rosato Corte Alta NV, Italy - £6.66 when you buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough - £6.99 when you buy 2 bottles save 33.3%

Call us now on 01903 238225 to place your orders.

Sparkling Saturday! To try...Date published: 23/08/14

Is this the last weekend of summer ? I hope not, lets get some fizz open regardless.

Prosecco Zonin Brut NV DOC


Established in 1821, Zonin has become Italy's largest privately-owned winery, and are owners of Italy's largest Prosecco vineyards. This example is made from grapes grown only in the DOC region within Veneto and as such, is entitled to use the Prosecco name on the bottle.


Deliberately light and refreshing in style, with a palate of fresh pear and dessert apple fruit, further lifted by subtle floral and almond aromas. Delicately off-dry, with a clean finish.


Wonderfully versatile. Serve as an aperitif, a partner for fish courses, or even with light fruit desserts.


33.3% off at £7.99. It was £11.99 

Pop! Its open ;)


Get your Mud House before the price changes.....Date published: 22/08/14


Sad News. 

Mud House Marlborough Sav Blanc is GOING UP IN PRICE. 

If you want to stock up, give me a call when you can. This price changes on Monday. 

Its £6.66 a bottle until then.


Lewis Piper


'Drink-me-faster Bitterness', Tom in Chichester has the right idea.... Date published: 22/08/14

Tom in Chichester explains why Camden Pale ale is Majestic Worthing and Majestic Chichester's Craft Beer of the week. 

"To be honest I'm a bit of a beer man. If I'm going out for a drink I'll almost always pass for a beer rather than a glass of wine, and there is only one beer on everyone's lips this summer: Camden Pale Ale!

Camden Brewery is a relatively new beer producer based in London. 

Their American styles beers for me are the best stuff coming out of this country at the moment. 

After taking London by storm they are now branching out throughout the South, so be sure to keep an eye out for them. After going up to one of the wine fairs in London, I spent most of the day sipping on the full range that Camden Brewery had to offer, but there was one that stood out from the rest: their Pale Ale.

This American style pale ale is bright gold, big hops and white foam, it’s packed with citrus and tropical fruit, there’s a round body and a drink-me-faster bitterness

Buy a pack of this and any other of our craft beers and it'll be part of our buy 2 save £6.00 deal, making this £10.99 for a pack of 6

This is without a doubt the best beer I've had all summer, one sip and I was hooked. Perfect for sharing with friends over the bank holiday, or if you just need to top up the beer fridge, there is nothing else you'll be drinking once you've tried this gem!"

I agree with everything this man has said. It is truly a beer-making triumph. Come and try it with me today.

Cheers to the bank holiday. 

Lewis Piper 

Preserved plums, leather, old wood?! Yup, Its Fine Wine Friday. Date published: 22/08/14

Here at Majestic we reward loyalty with fine wine. 

This bank holiday weekend, I have opened a bottle of Rioja Gran Reserva 2004 Viña Pomal for us all to try.  £15 on the fine wine deal.

I was lucky enough to visit this very fine estate a few months ago and was blown away with the amount of quality going into production - ask me about it when you visit. An unusual marriage of Traditional wine-making with recent New world influence... 

100% Tempranillo grown only in the estate's own vineyard, matured in Bordeaux-style American oak barrels. This estate only makes a gran reserva wines in the very best vintages.

Tasting notes 

"At once mellow and powerful, this is a traditionally styled Rioja that combines rich berry fruit with flavours of preserved plums, new leather and old wood, supported by velvety tannins."

Come and explore.  Ps. If Rioja is not your bag, we have 7 other bottles too try.... Oh and a Larger. 

Get stocked up for the bank holiday!


Lewis Piper 

Italian greats at house wine prices - Piedmont at its best!Date published: 21/08/14

Italian greats at house wine prices - Piedmont at its best!

Toledana Gavi di Gavi £7.99

Gavi di Gavi is notoriously expensive, being taken from a tiny area within the commune of Gavi. It is made from the Cortese grape which at its best exhibits notes of peach, aromatic spices and floral hints. It is a great match for fish or poultry. At &.99 this wine offers incredible value for money. 

Babera d'Alba Sucule £7.99

Barbera offers similar features found in good quality nebbiolo, which is why it is referred to as mini-Barolo. It is a classic Italian red with high acidity with notes of Damson and sour cherry. In other words, a perfect food wine. It is less chunky and aggressive than Barbaresco and slightly more full bodied that its kin from Asti. At £7.99 this is a steal, furthermore it is open to taste on our tasting counter.



Would you like to learn a bit more about wine? Read this..Date published: 19/08/14

Would you like to learn a bit more about wine? Well. Why don't you come to one of our FREE wine courses !?

A 1hr 30 minute session of free fun. In a previous life, I have charged £20 a head for this. Majestic do it all for free - to explore the magic of wine.

We talk about how to taste like a pro, and why people have some annoying habits. We taste wines from all over the place, and talk about factors like location, price, wine-making styles, grape etc. and how this effects the actual taste of wine. We might even open a bottle of fizz. 

Then, we match it all up with food. This will give you a better idea what to order when in a restaurant and hopefully give you a bit more confidence shopping for wine.  

Its incredibly fun, and is 100% worth booking in ASAP. As these places get snapped up quickly (Voted one of the top 10 free things to do by The Independent Newspaper!)

Your in good hands. Get booked in! 

Available dates can be found on the Events tab on our website (http://www.majestic.co.uk/worthing)

Hope to see you all very soon.

Lewis Piper

01903 238225

Mâcon-Villages 'Les Roches Blanches' 2013, Louis JadotDate published: 18/08/14


The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from the superior quality vineyards from around the village of Loché, southwest of Mâcon in southern Burgundy.Made in a fresh, clean and fruity style with subtle green apple and pear flavours with a pleasant minerally finish

.A nice apéritif, this will also partner white fish dishes well.

Open on our tasting counter today!

Just £8.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles from our 33% range.

The August Summer Selection: BouvetDate published: 17/08/14

Bouvet: £8.99 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

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

Fruity aromas and florals on the nose. Fine and persistent bubbles. Honeysuckle, acacia and bruised apples on the palate. Very elegant. A surprisingly good match for fish and chips, this also makes a great apéritif.

The August Summer Selection: Lagunilla ReservaDate published: 16/08/14

Lagunilla Reserva: £7.33 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

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.

Fine Wine at House Wine Prices.... Check this beauty outDate published: 15/08/14

Fine Wine at House Wine Prices.... Check this beauty out

Dont you get annoyed when you dine out in restaurants? I do. Not all, but most restaurants but a large mark up on their wines. A wine sold at £15 could cost around £4/£5. But you are paying for the privilege of the environment. But I want more for my money, don't you?

Here's my question. 

If you are prepared to pay £15 for a bottle in a restaurant, then why the hell not do it now and again when you shop at Majestic?

You can get alot for £15, and I have open a bottle of wine to prove my point. 

The Meerlust Merlot 2010 Stellenbosch, South Africa is a right winner.

Normally £22.00. However if you buy any other "fine wine" you get £10 off the two. Making this £17.00 - amazing.

Like Bordeaux, this wine is a blend of 89% Merlot with 11% Cabernet Franc added for a supple and balanced structure and aromatic complexity.

Majestic say :-

"Deep, youthful purple with a ruby rim. Juicy plum and mulberry fruit abound on the nose, with lifted spiciness, hints of chocolate and a beefy edge. The palate offers silky tannins and good length"

I really like this wine alot. Come and try it whilst it lasts...

Cheers, to good glass of wine. 

Lewis Piper

Fine Wine at House Wine Prices.... Check this beauty outDate published: 15/08/14

Dont you get annoyed when you dine out in restaurants? I do. Not all, but most restaurants but a large mark up on their wines. A wine sold at £15 could cost around £4/£5. But you are paying for the privilege of the environment. But I want more for my money, don't you?

Here's my question. 

If you are prepared to pay £15 for a bottle in a restaurant, then why the hell not do it now and again when you shop at Majestic?

You can get alot for £15, and I have open a bottle of wine to prove my point. 

The Meerlust Merlot 2010 Stellenbosch, South Africa is a right winner.

Normally £22.00. However if you buy any other "fine wine" you get £10 off the two. Making this £17.00 - amazing.

Like Bordeaux, this wine is a blend of 89% Merlot with 11% Cabernet Franc added for a supple and balanced structure and aromatic complexity.

Majestic say :-

"Deep, youthful purple with a ruby rim. Juicy plum and mulberry fruit abound on the nose, with lifted spiciness, hints of chocolate and a beefy edge. The palate offers silky tannins and good length"

I really like this wine alot. Come and try it whilst it lasts...

Cheers, to good glass of wine. 

Lewis Piper

The Unknown Rhone..Date published: 14/08/14

The Unknown Rhone...

We all know of the famous Rhone appellations, especially Cheateauneuf du Pape (CNDP). This is a great appellation, with a vast history. It was the first region to be given AOC status. However, because of this rich history and reputation there is a high premium on wines carrying the name, and unfortunately the price doesn't always match the quality. Here is where Majestic come in, there are some brilliant appellations with little renown that offer incredible quality without breaking the bank, and they can all be found at your local store.

Southern Rhone (Same grapes and style as CNDP)


This was part of the cotes du Rhone villages until the quality of its wine was recognised as being good enough to merit it to be sold in its own right. Therefore in 1971 the appellation left the other Côtes du Rhône-Villages behind, and became an appellation in its own right. It is made up of a maximum 80% Grenache, a minimum 15% Syrah and/or Mourvedre, and a maximum 10% from the other Rhône varietals, not including Carignan. This is brilliant appellation that combines power and finesse and unbelievable value for money.

Gigondas Pallieres £13.59 Multi-buy price.


The story of this appellation is very similar to Gigondas, it was part of the Cotes du Rhone Villages until the 80's when it was recognised in its own right. It is located only a few kilometers south of Gigondas, Vacqueyras shares much of the same terroir with vineyards located in 100–400 metres (330–1,310 ft) altitude. The best vineyards are found on Plateau de Garrigues. Vacqueyras is, like Gigondas, known for its power. The backbone of the wine is Grenache, however producers of Vacqueyras use more Syrah than is normally used in Gigondas.

Vacqueryras Domaine Garrigue £12.74 Multi-buy Price


Lirac is one of the 13 crus of the Rhône valley family. On the opposite river bank is the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard. Red wines are made from Grenache (minimum 40%), Syrah and Mourvèdre (minimum of 25% together), Cinsault, and Carignan (maximum 10%). The minimum alcohol is decreed at 11.5%. The style of red Lirac often resembles a soft Côtes du Rhône-Villages, but the more ambitious wines are often similar to Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Lirac Garrigues £8.49 Multi-buy Price 

Lirac Vignobles Abeille £12.48 Multi-buy Price 

So next time you are looking for great quality Rhone blends, don't just grab the nearest Cotes du Rhone, or CNDP, try some of the lesser known appellations. They offer incredible value for money and some unbeatable flavour.


Three Reasons Why We Are Better Than A Supermarket.Date published: 14/08/14

 I thought I would just remind everyone why we are better than our large supermarket competitors, Waitrose, Morrison... Tescos?? etc... 

1.) Our beautiful staff. 

We care about what we sell, and like to talk to everyone about wine. And we don't pretend either - we are trained with the WSET qualification, some of us have even got a degree in the subject. We are a sociable bunch and can recommend the best wines for the right event. You shouldn't get a bad bottle. 

2.) Our massive range. 

We have wines from all over the place - from Bordeaux to Mendoza to Sussex - and are all at great prices. From £4.99 to £100+ a bottle. Our six bottle policy allows us to get our wines slightly more cheaper than others. And if there is something you REALLY want , we have 200 + other stores nationwide we can get stock from. We always have a few bottles to try on the tasting counter.

3.) Extras. 

We don't just sell wine. We have beers, soft drinks and spirits too. And can offer FREE home delivery and FREE glass hire. So if you have a party coming up, we can do pretty much everything drinks related for you. 

Need I say more? 

See you soon.

Lewis Piper of the Dales

Monty... OH... MontyDate published: 14/08/14

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013  Grifone  is £4.99 for only a few days...

We have it open, and in stock. You wanna get involved, especially if you have a wedding or a party coming up. 

Its the type of soft fruity wine that goes well with pasta and pizza. Simple and great - everyone get's on with it. Places like Zizzi's and Pizza Express often have this as a house wine. 

Thats all for now folks.

Lewis Piper of the Dales. 

Offer Alert...Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough only £6.99* #GiesenDate published: 13/08/14

Offer Alert...Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough only £6.99* #Giesen

Currently on a very short term offer The Giesen Sauvignon Blanc is £6.99*...

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.

Call us now to avoid missing this cracking offer, 01903 238225  we still have plenty of free* delivery slots for the week...

New Craft Beer!Date published: 11/08/14

Einstök Pale Ale 6x330ml Bottles

American and Bavarian craft come together with the finest Icelandic water to create the Viking version of the Pale Ale, where robust hoppiness meets smooth malty undertones.

Price £11.99  for 6x330ml Bottles when you buy at least 2 packs

Three Beer VarietiesDate published: 10/08/14

Beer is an alcoholic beverage (in case you didn't already know) that is produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar. Most beer is also flavoured with hops, which adds bitterness and acts as a natural preservative. Beer is the world’ most widely consumed alcoholic beverage after water and tea.

Beer can be categorised by factors such as colour, flavour, strength, ingredients, production method, recipe, history, or origin.

Pale ale is a beer which uses top-fermenting yeast and predominantly pale malt. It is one of the world’s major beer styles.

Wheat beer is brewed with a large proportion of wheat although it often also contains significant proportion of malted barley. Wheat beers are usually top-fermented meaning fermentation is at a high level bringing yeast cells to the top of the fermenting liquid used in the production of ale.

Lager is the English name for cool fermenting beers of central European origin. Pale lagers are the most commonly consumed beers in the world. Lager yeast is a cool bottom-fermenting yeast.

The August Summer Selection: Leon PerdigalDate published: 09/08/14

Leon Perdigal: £6.66 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection wines

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

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

Craft Beer of the Week..... #FreeBeer #comeandexplore #Worthing Date published: 07/08/14

Craft Beer Of The Week

Roscoe Amber Ale. 


Medium-bodied with a complex malt character that is balanced by a subdued hops flavour.

Yours for £12 a case.

Thats a mere £1.00 a bottle.

Try one. See what you think. Its on ice.

It is produced with three different types of hops: Simcoe, Cascade and Magnum that offer a slight citrus/grapefruit aroma.

The unusual addition of a small amount of honey to the brew adds complexity to the nose and makes for a rich finish. This balanced ale is brewed using traditional methods for a unique flavour profile.

Is your favourite wine...Date published: 06/08/14

Is your favourite wine Matua Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough New Zealand? 

Well if it is, its on offer at £7.50 a bottle. (When you buy into the 25% off deal)

Majestic Say - Matua is a Maori word which translates as 'head of the family', and is somewhat appropriate for this winery, which was part of New Zealand's first wave of modern winemakers who began making great Sauvignon Blanc in the mid-1970's.

A great all-round Kiwi Sauvignon, combining tangy grapefruit and gooseberry flavours with hints of passion fruit and capsicum, all delivered with an explosion of refreshing acidity.


Lewis P

One pound....Date published: 06/08/14


Thats right, for this month Peroni is a mere £1.00 a bottle. 

Fill those fridges, garages and spare rooms up!


Lewis P

Magnums @majesticwrhDate published: 05/08/14

Here at Majestic Worthing we love a magnum. They're the perfect party piece and great for a BBQ.

Today, I am happy to announce that the Laurent Perrier magnum is now just £60. A stunning crisp and elegant Champagne that can be enjoyed with friends or as a gift. 

We also have the Ruinart NV magnum for just £66.66. One of the oldest Champagne houses and the first house to export Champagne. Elegant and subtle; one of the the jewels in Champagne's crown!


The August Summer Selection: Les Roches RougesDate published: 05/08/14

Les Roches Rouges: £8.99 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

The gentle, rolling hills of the Mâconnais region in the south of Burgundy makes fresh and fruity wines accessible in their youth. This wine is sourced from several vineyard sites to create a light and supple blend of around 80% Gamay and 20% Pinot Noir.

An enticing nose showing subtle hints of redcurrant and raspberry, with a fruity, well-balanced palate and a fresh finish.

The July Summer Selection: Edna Valley Pinot NoirDate published: 04/08/14

Edna Valley Pinot Noir: £8.65 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

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

Aromatically complex, offering subtle notes of rose petal, cola and earth against a backdrop of bright cherry fruit. Fine yet ample tannins provide a mouth-filling texture and plenty of length.

The July Summer Selection: Tucumen MalbecDate published: 02/08/14

Tucumen Malbec: £7.99 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

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.

Roscoe Hop House open all weekend @majesticwrhDate published: 01/08/14

Roscoe's Hop House uses the highest quality malts and hops to bring forth this smooth, bright flavoured India Pale Ale. With a nod to the past, this nicely balanced, true ale is brewed using traditional brewing methods for a unique flavour profile. The appearance is decent looking hazy orange with some slight carbonation seen rising. 

Pop into your local Majestic Worthing today to try some on the house!

Also, available for just £1 per bottle! #wescreamvalue @majesticwrh

Counting down the days!Date published: 31/07/14

. our favourite wines from this month's Pick 'n Mix selection!

Here are our top three...

- King's Thorn Pinot Gris, £9.99 down from £14.99

Notoriously difficult to master, we think that Pinot Gris is one of the most exciting varieties being grown in New Zealand. This is every so slightly pink in colour, with a natural spritz and is off-fry in style. A gorgeous perfumed nose of honeysuckle and white peach make this the perfect wine to go with any sort of spice.

- Perrier-Jouet NV, £26.65 down from £40.00

Fresh, zesty, yeasty... appley... the list does on. This Champagne is one of our best value brands this month and is still worth the money at £30. Absolutely delicious. 

- Eguia Gran Reserva. £8.99 down from £13.49

After 30 months in barrel and 3 years bottle ageing, this 100% tempranillo Rioja is an absolute steal. This is a mature style, with plenty of raisin and vanilla flavours. The ideal red for BBQ'd lamb!  

Not long to go!

Team Worthing

Does your favourite Champagne start with the letter B, and end in .....linger? You need to read this...Date published: 28/07/14

Does your favourite Champagne start with the letter B end in .....linger? And drunk by these two? 

Starting from tomorrow, at 10am. We might have a speical new price for one week only. Which is THE CHEAPEST IT HAS BEEN SINCE 2008. If you want in, ring me and ill tell you more. 

You do not want to miss out on this FABULOUS deal. 


Lewis Piper

Majestic Worthing 

01903 238225

Fine wines back in stock...#cloudybay #vinaardanzaDate published: 25/07/14

Fine wines back in stock...#cloudybay #vinaardanza

We've just had a fresh delivery of two of our favorite fine wines...Cloudy bay Sauvignon Blanc and Rioja Reserva Vina Ardanza.

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established in 1985 in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island. Possibly the most prestigious Sauvignon Blanc in the world, it definitely lives up to its reputation.

A wine full of fresh herbal aromas and layers of ripe guava and tropical fruit. Gooseberries and passionfruits on the medium-full body; the palate is succulent and crisp with a long flavoursome finish.

Currently £22.50 a bottle when you buy two or more save £10.00, unit price £27.50

Rioja Reserva Viña Ardanza 2005 La Rioja Alta

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.

Currently £19.00 a bottle when you buy two or more save £10.00, unit price £24.00

Call us now to place your order...We still have deliveries for this weekend...01903 238225

Its all about Ned. Date published: 24/07/14

The Ned is our most popular product in the company. Its great, a classic New Zealand Sav Blanc, yet more refined then most of the other big brands out there.  On a hot day like today... its gotta be done.

Because of duty increase, we thought we would never see its price tag of £6.99 ever again. So we were VERY surprised to find out that its on a one week promotion back to that price. 

If this is your bag, snap it up folks - whilst stocks last. Its a real bargain.

We have it open on the tasting counter for you to try also. 

Happy Days.   

Lewis Piper

01903 238225


Offers @ majesticworthingDate published: 23/07/14


Wow, this is certainly a great time to be buying wine from Majestic...Yesterday we saw the beginning of some great offers and now we have added two more for you all...

Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2013 Côteaux du Languedoc

Nestling in amongst the warm and red-biased appellations of the Languedoc, just a few miles from the Mediterranean coastline, Picpoul de Pinet is something of an unexpected find, offering a crisp and zesty white wine made from the rare Picpoul grape.

Youthfully pale lemon yellow, with a nose of lemon and lime fruit, and an intriguing blend of white blossom and green herb notes. Vibrant green apple fruit with a refreshingly dry and acidic finish.

Currently £5.99 when you buy 2 or more save 15%, unit price £7.04

Mont Saint Jean 2012 Corbières

Winemaker Jérôme Regues blends two different terroirs to make this wine; a typical Corbières red blend. Grapes from Ornaisons provide the rich fruit flavours, while grapes from Durban, around 25km further south, are said to add spicier notes.

Showing notes of damsons and blackberries on the nose, with subtle hints of garrigue herbs, which carry through on the palate. Full and fruity, with rounded tannins adding a supporting structure.

Currently £4.99 when you buy 2 or more save 15%, unit price £5.87

New to the Range: Camden Hells LagerDate published: 21/07/14

New to the Range: Camden Hells Lager 6x330ml 

Cans inspired by Germany, delivered for London. A classic lager that’s exactly what it should be: easy-drinking, crisp and dry with beautiful bubbles.Clean and refreshing with a dry hop finish. You can taste the great depth of flavour which comes from the long, slow maturation in tank. This is how a great lager should taste

Currently involved in our craft ales offer! Just £10.99 when bought with any other pack of craft ale

Vina Sol @ just £5.99!Date published: 20/07/14

Are you looking for a refreshing, easy drinking wine to have in this sun? The Torres Viña Sol would be my pick!

Fresh and fruity on the nose with a dry, smooth palate and a refreshingly crisp finish.

This wine is suitable for drinking anytime, but particularly lovely on a sunny day in the garden - pre or post siesta!

Offer alert...Prosecco Corte Alta NV DOC, Italy...£6.66*Date published: 19/07/14

Offer alert...Prosecco Corte Alta NV DOC, Italy...£6.66*

Prosecco is really driving the sparkling wine market at present and this value example really shows why. A fresh, frothy wine with medium acidity and lots of accessible pear and peach fruit, without being too heavy or alcoholic.

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

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

This is a short term offer so don't miss out, call us now on 01903 238225 for free delivery...

Corbieres at £4.99 !Date published: 18/07/14

Mont Saint Jean from the Corbieres region has come down to a staggering £4.99. Medium bodied, showing damsons and blackberries is in happy company with any BBQ meat. perfect summer red.

New Offers @majesticwinesDate published: 17/07/14


Wow, this is certainly a great time to be buying wine from Majestic...Yesterday we saw the beginning of some great offers and now we have added two more for you all...

Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2013 Côteaux du Languedoc

Nestling in amongst the warm and red-biased appellations of the Languedoc, just a few miles from the Mediterranean coastline, Picpoul de Pinet is something of an unexpected find, offering a crisp and zesty white wine made from the rare Picpoul grape.

Youthfully pale lemon yellow, with a nose of lemon and lime fruit, and an intriguing blend of white blossom and green herb notes. Vibrant green apple fruit with a refreshingly dry and acidic finish.

Currently £5.99 when you buy 2 or more save 15%, unit price £7.04

Mont Saint Jean 2012 Corbières

Winemaker Jérôme Regues blends two different terroirs to make this wine; a typical Corbières red blend. Grapes from Ornaisons provide the rich fruit flavours, while grapes from Durban, around 25km further south, are said to add spicier notes.

Showing notes of damsons and blackberries on the nose, with subtle hints of garrigue herbs, which carry through on the palate. Full and fruity, with rounded tannins adding a supporting structure.

Currently £4.99 when you buy 2 or more save 15%, unit price £5.87

What is Albariño?Date published: 14/07/14

Albariño is a grape native to Spain and Portugal. Gaining particular fame in its Spanish incarnation, Albariño is predominantly grown in the north westerly region of Galicia, particularly in the sub-region of the Rías Baixas. Though it is one of the wettest regions in Spain with weather coming in from the Atlantic, the thick skinned Albariño grape is trellised high off the ground to prevent it from sucumbing to ruinous fungal infections such as grey rot and consequently can produce wines of great concentration of flavour which maintain a refreshingly high acidity.

Very unusually for an Old World wine, Albariño from Galicia tends to have the grape type on the front of the bottle. The Galicians refer to Albariño as the 'Wine of the Seas'. They believe the ocean impacts upon the flavour of the wine, giving a suggestion of an underlying salinity.

In Portugal Alvarinho can be found within Vinho Verde wines. The town of Monção on the Spanish border is well-known for its use of Alvarinho. Its wines are considered some of the best, but least typical, examples of Vinho Verde wines.

Currently Majestic stocks the Albariño Caixas and the Martin Códax, both made by the producer Martin Códax. The Caixas, at £7.98* is a youthful wine with a zesty, citrus backbone and subtle hints of stone fruit and nectar. The Martin Códax at £10.95* offers a little more depth, with peachy and subtly spicy aromatics. The fresh and crisp palate echoes the nose with flavours of stone fruit, honey and delicately floral finish. Texturally, the body of these wines makes them interesting alternatives to lighter Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Albariño also has the potential body and structure to make it suitable for oak maturation and ageing. The Organistrum is again produced by Martin Codax, and is available at £20 on our Fine Wine 'buy 2 save £10' offer. Exhibiting a complexity of structure, the waxy texture and mellowed honeyed notes of this wine truly demonstrate the potential of this lesser known grape. 

*buy 2 bottles to get these offer prices: save 15%

Staff Choice Rose Sparkling for this Summer- Bouvet Saumur Rosé Brut NV Date published: 14/07/14

The house of Bouvet-Ladubay was founded in 1851 by Etienne Bouvet and his wife, Celestine Ladubay, and is now one of the Loire's foremost sparkling wine producers. They source their grapes from several local producers and vinfy using the traditional method.

A delicate and inviting salmon pink, this is a light and immediately welcoming sparkling rosé, with a raspberry and peach fruit character, a fine mousse and a clean and uplifting floral nose.

A fine summery aperitif, perfect with gravadlax blinis.

£8.99 - when you buy any two from our Summer Selection offer.

Fine Wine for the Weekend?Date published: 12/07/14

We have an amazing wine open for you to try.

Its the Angels' Share' Shiraz 2012 Two Hands, McLaren Vale

Made from the Grape Syrah Or Shiraz

The producer Two Hands was established in 1999, with a view toward showcasing the best Shiraz that Australia, and particularly Barossa, could offer. This blockbusting example comes from vineyards in the slightly cooler coastal climes of McLaren Vale.

Taste wise ; Aromatically rich and complex, with notes of coffee, cocoa and cola against a backdrop of mulberry and plum fruit. Immense and mouth-coating, with lashings of soft, rounded tannins.

Come in and have a try folks, its on the tasting counter. £18 on the fine wine deal. Normally £23.00.


Lewis Piper 

Offer alert...Laurent-Perrier Rosé NV Champagne...Only £43.30*Date published: 11/07/14

Offer alert...Laurent-Perrier Rosé NV Champagne...Only £43.30*

Unusually made by the saignée method, with plenty of stylish strawberry fruit, full of vivacity and easy-drinking charm. A wonderfully refreshing apéritif, it also works well with a variety of dishes.

This is a fantastic offer and cheaper than supermarkets like Waitrose...Stocks are low so please call us direct on 01273 777085 to reserve yours now



We have a new person behind the till....Date published: 10/07/14

Ay up! I've been in the company for nearly a year, and have worked in some great places. And am really happy to be working in Worthing.

Prior to this I did a Wine Degree at Plumpton, which was rather good fun, and a stint in the restaurant trade. 

My favourite wines? That's a hard one. Italian reds go down well with me, as do fortified wines. But I like to think I can see the charm in most wines. 

Hope to see y'all soon. :)



Offer alert...Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV ChampagneDate published: 08/07/14

Offer alert...Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV Champagne

Produced in the Epernay region of Champagne, and dating back to 1811, Perrier Jouët consistently produces excellent Champagnes. The style is friendly and open, with a refreshing ripeness to the soft, appley fruit and a zesty mousse. Perfect with canapes.

Currently on offer at £26.65 a bottle* and part of our 33.33% summer collection offers. Don't miss out on this great bargain, call us now on 01903238225

Craft Beers at MajesticDate published: 07/07/14

So, you've probably noticed that we've been stocking some American Craft Beers recently, such as Brooklyn Lager, Anchor Steam and the Brooklyn Summer craft beers

To come over the next few weeks we'll be expanding our Craft range even further, introducing Meantime Beers, Goose Island Beers, Pacifico Beers and more... Follow us @majesticwrh to hear about new arrivals 

Wine of the WeekDate published: 07/07/14

WINE OF THE WEEK: Miraval Rosé 2013 Côtes de Provence

The 17th-century Miraval estate is located in the Var region of Provence. It was bought by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 2009 and extensively renovated with the first modern vintage being released in 2012, and was met with wide acclaim internationally.

With winemaking expertise from La Famille Perrin the owners of Château de Beaucastel and who have worked with vines in the arid Mediterranean climate of southern France for generations this is not just a gimmick wine. It has been consistently scored at 90/100 by Wine Spectator and Jane MacQuitty of The Times had this to say “2013 Chateau Miraval is a tasty, tangy, herby multi-layered pink and worth its price tag.”

A beautifully pale pink colour, with a nose of wild strawberry and stone fruit, with delicate floral touches. Great palate texture, with soft tangerine and peach notes joining layers of berry fruit.

Enjoy on its own or with fine seafood.


My e-mail address, why do you want that?Date published: 05/07/14

Here at Majestic we are always trying to improve the service that we can offer our customers, and one way we can do this is by adding your email address to your Majestic account. By choosing to receive e-mails from Majestic you will receive the following great benefits!

Bespoke personalised offers.

Exclusive deals on interesting parcels.

Invites to events such as our Spotlight tastings.

And best of all NO spam, just the deals that you want.

So next time you pop in make sure to ask if we have your email on file so that you don't miss out on all the fantastic things Majestic has to offer you!

Provence Rose weekDate published: 04/07/14

Domaine La Chautarde Rosé 

It is our Provence rosé tasting week and we think the Chautarde is a great pick.

She is a light, dry and fruity rosé, with strawberry, red cherry flavours accompanying more subtle flavours of watermelon and nectarine. A soft acidity and delicate juiciness make for a refreshed palate.

This is a great rosé for enjoying in the garden when the sun is shining!

Only £7.49 when you buy 2 or more from the 25% discount range as part of your case.

The July Summer Selection: Rustenberg RM NicholsonDate published: 03/07/14

Rustenberg RM Nicholson: £9.33 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

This wine was named in honour of one of the estate's former owners, Reg Merriman Nicholson, who lived and worked as winemaker at Rustenberg for 30 years. Small batches of each variety are vinified separately, blended, then aged in oak for 7 months for good integration.

Blackcurrant aroma complemented by notes of dried herbs and black pepper. The palate is fleshy and firmly structured, with weighty red fruit flavours and bold tannins.

The July Summer Selection: Rustenberg Sauvignon BlancDate published: 02/07/14

Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc: £8.66 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

This Sauvignon Blanc has echoes of white Bordeaux, with its 5% Semillon adding a streak of complexity and additional body to the blend. Free-run and gently pressed juice is used to minimise the presence of bitter tannins, and 2-3 months' lees ageing adds to the texture.

Aromas of green peppers, asparagus and gooseberry fill the nose, while the palate displays a riper character, with underlying pineapple and passionfruit notes providing a layered feel.

Wine Tasting for you and your friends!Date published: 30/06/14

Fancy throwing a Wine Tasting party for your friends?

We offer tastings at the venue of your choice. Let us know your budget, and we'll help you pick a range of wines, suggest some themes, and present the wines for your group. Our time comes absolutely free, all you need to do is buy the wines.

It's perfect for club or group events, tastes great, and is educational to boot.

If you're interested in finding out more, ask one of the team in store, or drop us an e-mail.



Top 50 summer wines by Jane MacQuitty this Saturday in The TimesDate published: 28/06/14

Top 50 summer wines by Jane MacQuitty this Saturday in The Times

Get this Saturday's The Times and find out about 50 best wines this summer, many of those are from our Majestic ranger. From upcoming the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico @ £6.37, well recognised the Caixas Godello @ £6.66, biggest Majestic seller Ned Sauvignon Blanc @ £7.99 named as 'The Best New World Wine', through the Bernard Series, Hand-Picked Viognier, SA @ £9.74, the Famille Negrel Provance Rose @ £9.99 to great range of fizz like Nyetimber Classic 2009, Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne and L'Extra par Langlois Brut, Cremant de Loir, France. 

We have opened 4 of them on our tasting counter for you to judge for yourself, including the bubbly L'Extra par Langlois Brut @ ONLY £8.99! This on an absolute bargain so why not to #comeandexplore us today!

Have we told you about: Carmenere?Date published: 27/06/14

Hmm. the French are pretty careful with their wines, generally. However they appear to have suffered a devastating lapse when during the 19th century Bordeaux crisis one of the six permitted “noble” Bordeaux red grapes, was lost. It wasn't called the Great French Wine Blight for nothing!

Far from being extinct, in recent years the Carménère variety has been discovered to be thriving - in Chile! Cuttings of Carménère, it turns out, were imported from Bordeaux during the 1850s by emerging Chilean growers who modeled their methods on those in France. In traditional Bordeaux estate style, cuttings were co-planted and somewhat mixed up. Largely due to its similarity to Merlot, but not knowing what they actually had, Chilean growers handled Carménère as a Merlot strain; almost inadvertently preserving the grape variety during the last 150 years. Now they can call it their own.

Carménère wine has a deep red color and aromas found in red fruits, spices and berries. When produced from grapes at optimal ripeness, it imparts a cherry-like, fruity flavor with smoky, spicy and earthy notes and a deep crimson color. Its taste might also be reminiscent of dark chocolate, tobacco, and leather. The wine is best to drink while it is young.

Offer alert...Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV Champagne...Only £14.99*Date published: 26/06/14

Offer alert...Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV Champagne...Only £14.99*

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

There are only 4 days left on this offer as it is only valid until Monday 30th of June. We've just had fresh stocks of it in so call us direct on 01903 238225 for free delivery*

Party service available @majesticwrhDate published: 26/06/14

Planning a Party?

Summer is here!! And where better to come than Majestic for all your Summer wedding or party needs?

If you want to get your celebrations started with a swing, you can't beat a glass of fizz. At Majestic we're real sparkling specialists and always include a wide range of bubbles on amazing offers. It's always difficult to know how much alcohol you'll need for an event, so it's worth remembering that we offer a sale-or-return option – meaning you needn't be stuck with any excess.

We also offer a Free Glass Loan service, which includes wine glasses, flutes, hi-ball tumblers and pint glasses. All we ask for is a £1-a-glass deposit, payable in advance, and that the glasses are returned to us clean and ready for re-use. The deposit is fully refundable – all you pay for is breakages. 

We also offer chiller bin hire, perfect for keeping your party wines chilled! Don't forget that we also sell bags of ice that we can deliver with the rest of your drinks, in 4kg bags at £3.99 per bag.

Majestic offer FREE home delivery, arranged at a convenient time.

So what are you waiting for? Get planning that perfect party!

Daily Wine Review: Rioja Reserva 2009 Marqués de VargasDate published: 23/06/14

Daily Wine Review: Rioja Reserva 2009 Marqués de Vargas

Although its modern winery and hacienda were built in 1989, this vineyard estate dates back to 1840, when the first vines were planted near Logroño by Felipe de Mata, the eighth Marqués de Vargas. This traditional blend is aged in American, French and Russian oak, made with grapes of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Mazuelo.

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

It is incredibly popular fine wine @ price only £14.99 if you buy any two selected fine wines or spirits. Why not trying it, as it's still available on our tasting counter. Hurry up, it won't stay here for too long.

New Arrival Alert! Brooklyn Summer Ale - a sunny pale ale, Brooklyn styleDate published: 21/06/14

New Arrival Alert! Brooklyn Summer Ale - a sunny pale ale, Brooklyn style

We are very excited to announce the arrival of new craft beer, all the way from New York, Brooklyn Summer pale ale.

Brooklyn summer Ale isa modern rendition of the 'Light Dinner Ales' brewed in England throughout the 1800's right up until the 1940's. They were also called "luncheon ales" or even "family ales", because they were refreshing and flavourful without being too heavy.

This ale is brooed from premium English barley malt, which gives this light-bodied golden brew a fresh bready flavour. German and American hops lend a light crisp bitterness and a citrus/floral aroma, resulting in an ale with a very sunny disposition. Try it with salads, quiches and light spicy dishes. It is also perfect by itself, so go one and treat yourself!

It is on our craft beer multibuy deal @ £9.99* and available in our store to try today!


*buy two pack of crafted beer

Cracking deal on Champagne Heidsieck Monopole NV @ ONLY £14.99*Date published: 21/06/14

Cracking deal on Champagne Heidsieck Monopole NV @ ONLY £14.99*

If you are looking to buy some bubbly this weekend, why not to come to @majesticwrh and get heavily discounted Champagne @ only £14.99. Representing Heidsieck's Pinot-dominant, rich yet approachable house style, this cuvée offers a harmonious balance between crisp golden fruit, satisfying brioche notes and an abundant mousse.

This offer is limited time only and definitely NOT TO BE MISSED!

Hope to see you in store this weekend, alternatively you can call us 01903238225.

We deliver free!

*buy two any wines @ 33.3% off offer part of your mixed case of 6.

Daily Wine Review: Grüner Veltliner 2013, Weingärten Weissenkirchen, WachauDate published: 20/06/14

Tired of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? Why don't you come and explore something a little bit different, but still in the style you like. Grüner Veltliner 2013, Weingärten Weissenkirchen, Wachau, made of 100% Grüner Veltliner grapes comes from the Wachau region of Austria comprises of a 33 kilometer long gorge overlooking the Danube river. Produced from vines grown around the Weissenkirchen parish including the hamlets of Joching and Wösendorf. Grüner Veltliner is an aromatic variety primarily from Austria. The colour of fresh straw, an alluring nose of gooseberries with a hint of green apple and flowers. Well balanced acidity and citrus fruits leading to a spicy, lively wine of minerality and elegance. 

Drinkable at any time over the next six years. An excellent accompaniment for prosciutto, seared scallops or bisques.

Open to taste on our tasting counter today. Come and try and taste the difference or similarities. 

It is on special offer @ £8.99.  

Tattinger NV only £25Date published: 19/06/14

Tattinger NV only £25

We have got plenty of Champagne deals in store this month! However this particular deal may interest you the most as it is on the single bottle promotional offer and £25 may tempt you to get some great bargain on a branded Champagne.

This represents a massive £17 off it's single bottle price of £42.

Call 01903238225 to place and order. Remember you need to purchase 6 bottles of any wine, spirit or Chapagne.

Come to our store to check out more great deals and try what's new on our tasting counter (sorry no Champagne at the moment).

The June Summer Selection: Argento MalbecDate published: 17/06/14

Argento Malbec: £6.66 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

Malbec is Argentina's signature grape variety. This is an excellent example made from grapes grown in the foothills of the Andes, one of the most favoured areas for cultivating grapes in Argentina.

Ripe bramble and spicy blackberry notes on the nose are echoed on the richly textured palate, with hints of vanilla oak and balanced acidity on the finish.

A little bit of Albarino....?Date published: 16/06/14

Caixas Albarino, 2012, Spain. £7.49 for 2x or more

This week I have enjoyed a wine that has a bit of a personal touch to Majestic. You won't find this anywhere else - it's a company exclusive, and the grapes themselves were picked by Majestic employees!

Albarino is a speciality of North Western Spain, where the grape relishes the Atlantic breezes and plentiful rainfall, creating crisp, refreshing aromatic wines. This one brings a core of citrus to the table wrapped in peaches, apricots and a whiff of white flowers. A great new wine for all fans of fruit-forward aromatic whites!

Pinot GrigioDate published: 15/06/14

Pinot gris is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. Thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot noir variety, it normally has a grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name (gris meaning "gray" in French) but the grapes can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. The word pinot, which comes from the word meaning "pine cone" in French, could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters. The wines produced from this grape also vary in color from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for orange wine. The clone of Pinot gris grown in Italy is known as Pinot grigio.

Pinot gris is grown across the globe with the "spicy" full-bodied Alsatian and lighter-bodied, more acidic Italian styles being most widely recognized. The Alsatian style, often duplicated in New World wine regions such as Marlborough,Tasmania, Australia, Washington, and Oregon, tend to have moderate to low acidity, higher alcohol levels and an almost "oily" texture that contributes to the full-bodied nature of the wine. The flavors can range from ripe tropical fruit notes of melon and mango to some botrytis-influenced flavors. In Italy, Pinot grigio grapes are often harvested early to retain the refreshing acidity and minimize some of the overt-fruitiness of the variety, creating a more neutral flavor profile. This style is often imitated in other Old World wine regions, such as Germany where the grape is known as Ruländer

Offer alert...Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV Champagne...Only £14.99*Date published: 14/06/14

Offer alert...Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV Champagne...Only £14.99*

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

Currently £14.99 when you buy 2 or more save 33%, unit price £22.49

This offer is very short term so don't miss out. Call us direct on 01903 238225 for free delivery*

Offer alert...Prosecco Corte Alta NV DOC, Italy...£6.66*Date published: 12/06/14

Offer alert...Prosecco Corte Alta NV DOC, Italy...£6.66*

Prosecco is really driving the sparkling wine market at present and this value example really shows why. A fresh, frothy wine with medium acidity and lots of accessible pear and peach fruit, without being too heavy or alcoholic.

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

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

Once again this cracking offer has come to play...Make the most of it while it lasts. 

Call us direct on 01273 777085 for free delivery*

IWFL - International Wine Fair London 2014 Bollinger TastingDate published: 11/06/14

IWFL - International Wine Fair London 2014,

As part of Majestic family, I was invited to join the biggest gathering of all wine producers in the world. It was held in Kensington Olympia last week: 2nd-4th of June. I was able to attend the last day on Wednesday with my fellow colleagues from other stores, like Brighton, Chichester, Haslemere, Crawley and Havant. 

I started of my tasting with trying range of Bollinger Champagnes. As a big fan of bubbly, I must say Bollinger NV never lets you down. Powerful, but crisp and biscuity but so finesse, it is all-round favourites, especially @ £33.31 if you get it on 33.3% off deal @majesticwrh. This was also my first time I tried Bollinger Rose, strawberry on the nose and palate, delicate rosy and beautiful colour of sophisticated pink. So far my favourite pink Champagne! Next in line was La Grande Annee 2004 - year announced as an exceptional and made with exclusively Grand Cru rated grapes. It is rich, biscuity and yeasty, this wine carries the ultimate expression of the house style. You can get it on a SPECIAL OFFER @ £66.66 reduced from £100! This is an absolute bargain and superb Champagne for a fraction of the price.

If you are interested to find out what had happened next, stay tuned to the Twitter @majesticwrh and Facebook 'Majestic Wine Worthing' alerts. Alternatively pop into the store and speak to me, I had a ball last week so happy to share what other fantastic wines I had pleasure to try.


My first ever wine tasting course...Date published: 09/06/14

Hello from newbie Isobel! 

I've been with Majestic Worthing store for a week now and am starting to feel settled in :) Yesterday I had a treat as Asia was hosting a wine tasting course right here in the store, and yours truly got to join in too! After blind tasting, the brand, grape and price of each of the 6 wines were revealed. The red wine that stood out for all the guests was NEW IN Domain de la Gaffeliere, St-Emilion. The oldest wine I have ever tasted (vintage 1996) and perfect with the mature cheddar included in the nibbles provided :) Priced at £19.99 for a single bottle and £14.99 when you buy two bottles, it's pricier than my normal choice yet perfect for a luxurious treat! Everyone agreed that we learnt loads about how to taste wine properly, what smells to look out for and what regions produce which product (EG Chablis from Chablis, France- who knew!) Thanks Asia for such an informative, easy-learning and enjoyable course!

Give us a ring on 01903238225 or tweet us at @majesticwrh to find out more info on our next Wine Tasting Course!


New Wine In! House Pinot Noir 2013, Central OtagoDate published: 07/06/14

New Wine In! House Pinot Noir 2013, Central Otago

Pinot Noir grape based wine from Central Otago is the central part of New Zealand's south island. With its free-draining loam and gravel soils and wide diurnal temperature variation, it has become known for superb Pinot Noir. This is a single vineyard wine from Otago's sub-region of Bendigo. An intense and powerful Pinot, full of bright red cherry and darker bramble fruit, layered with gentle notes of mocha and spice. Finely balanced tannin and acidity provide great grip and length. Enjoy with duck or lamb.

Get it  now 33.3% cheaper, only @ £9.99, reduced from £14.99

Welcome to the New Zealand Tasting Week 6th-12th JuneDate published: 06/06/14

Welcome to the New Zealand Tasting Week 6th-12th June

A great selection of different styles and varieties all the way from New Zealand. Come and try this weekend our Kiwi best sellers.

Explore New Zealand...

- Mud House, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc @ £6.66

- Black Cottage, Sauvignon Blanc @ £9.99

- Villa Maria, Pinot Grigio @7.89

- The Ned, Black Label, Sauvignon Blanc @ £7.99

- Brancott, Sauvignon Blanc @ £8.49

- Giesen Sauvignon Blanc £8.49

-Villa Maria Rose @ 

- Saint Clair, Pioneer Block, Marlborough, Pinot Noir @ £9.99

First Class Pinot NoirDate published: 05/06/14

First Class Pinot Noir 2013, Casablanca Valley

£8.99 £5.99

Grape: Pinot Noir

Origin:This wine is sourced from the Casablanca Valley in Chile. Following a cold soak, the grapes are fermented with selected yeasts, and matured without oak for a fruit-focused character.

Taste: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.

Enjoy:A great partner for tender pork loin. 

The June Summer Selection: Les Roches RougesDate published: 04/06/14

Les Roches Rouges: £8.99 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

The gentle, rolling hills of the Mâconnais region in the south of Burgundy makes fresh and fruity wines accessible in their youth. This wine is sourced from several vineyard sites to create a light and supple blend of around 80% Gamay and 20% Pinot Noir.

An enticing nose showing subtle hints of redcurrant and raspberry, with a fruity, well-balanced palate and a fresh finish.

Last couple of days of selected 33.3% off offers Date published: 01/06/14

Last couple of days of selected 33.3% off offers 

As the month draws to a close, so do some of our fantastic offers, so make sure you pop in before 7pm on Monday to take advantage of some of our deals including;

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc @ £7.99

Veuve Clicquot at @ £29.99

Nicholas Feuillatte @ £16.66

Gavi Toledana @ £7.99

Sam Adams Boston Lager @ £24

Curious Brew Lager and IPA @ £14.99

and many more...

Check our website http://www.majestic.co.uk/worthing to see what more exciting offers we have got. Remember, only 2 days left! Hurry up!

Upcoming Tasting EventsDate published: 30/05/14

Here at Majestic, we pride ourselves on having knowledgeable, down to earth, and friendly staff who are all trained to level 3 standard with the Wine & Spirit Educational trust. This means that we love to talk to you about wine in any given situation! If you're interested in hearing what we have to say (or maybe just trying some new wines!), book yourself onto one of these FREE wine courses! 


6 June - 12 June

If you're a fan (as so many are) of the wines of New Zealand, you'll definitely want to call in from 6-12 June, as our tasting counter will be heaving with fantastic Kiwi wines. 


8 June 15:00 -16:30

Join the team on our informal sit-down introduction to wine. This 90 minute appetiser, sheds light on everything from tasting jargon to how to choose the perfect wine for your meal. We shall be serving some nice sparkling followed by 3 whites and 3 reds accompanied with some nibbles, Call 01903 238225 to sign up. Limited availability so please RSVP to confirm your place.


13 June - 19 June

Call in and join us to experience la dolce vita from 13 - 19 June, as we'll have a range of Italian wines open on the tasting counter all week.


14 June 15:00 - 15:30

For a more in-depth exploration of Italian wines, join us for a FREE 30 minute tutored Spotlight Tasting. It's just a few hours before England play Italy in the World Cup, but football colours are welcome!

This Sparkling Saturday come and try Chandon Brut Date published: 29/05/14

This Sparkling Saturday come and try Chandon Brut 

Champagne grapes- Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are used to produce this interesting sparkling wine. This is a new addition to our range of bubbly and already seems to be very popular with our customers. We have decided to pop the cork and try it this coming Saturday 31st of May. Feel free to come and try and bring a friend who may enjoy it. 

Before you come, please ready the tasting notes about this wine below. 

Chandon Brut NV, Argentina

Following two years of exploration, Moët & Chandon identified a fine vineyard location in Mendoza's Uco Valley, planting it in 1959. They have gone on to use their abundance of Champagne expertise to create this traditional-method sparkling wine. A fresh and elegant style of sparkling wine, with a nose centring on citrus, pineapple and white peach aroma with subtle brioche hints, and a palate with great accuracy and length. 

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

It also come on a great offer 33.3%off @ £12.99 instead of £19.

Hope to see you @majesticwrh this Saturday

The Summer Selection: 120 Cabernet FrancDate published: 29/05/14

Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Franc: £5.99 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

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

A 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.

Oyster Bay Pinot NoirDate published: 27/05/14

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2012, Marlborough


Set in the heart of the alluvial plane, Oyster Bay has been producing wine of international acclaim since winning the 'Best International Sauvignon'in the IWSC in 1991. A leading example of the 'New Zealand Style',Oyster Bay produces wines of typicity and class.

Ripe red cherry with hints of savoury black cherry, blossom, spice andoak. Juicy red fruits, soft ripe tannins and a soft elegant finish ofsucculent and red berries. A vibrant style of Kiwi Pinot, exhibiting the cool climate elegance at itsbest. Enjoy with butterflied lamb or short loin of pork.

Open on our tasting counter today!

Buy 2 save 15%-£10.62

Single bottle price £12.49

Chateau De Berne Rose 2013, Cotes de ProvenceDate published: 26/05/14

Please do not adjust your television sets, you are seeing things correctly, this wine does indeed, come in a SQUARE bottle. Have you ever seen wine in a square bottle? I sure haven't. Intriguing. I must do some research and find out whether or not this wine is all bottle and no substance.

A stunning property and landmark of Provence, Château de Berne is a luxurious hotel and spa resort, located on an 18th-century wine estate and its historic cellars. This is their 'prestige cuvée' rosé in its iconic square bottle. 

An attractive and delicate honeysuckle pink wine with a lifted nose of summer fruits and tropical suggestions of mango. Intense, crisp, well balanced and refreshing on the palate. 

This wine really is perfect as a summery apéritif, or with classic Provençale fish dishes,either lightly spiced or simply grilled. So my conclusion is...check out this wine! Not only has it got a really cool bottle that you could re -use for...who knows-olive oil? Or maybe even bubble bath, it's even got an interesting and delicious wine inside. If you really like it, you could even get a magnum size!

Come and explore, £14.99 or £12.74 when you buy 2 or more from our 15% range.

The Sun's out, and it's a bank Holiday, it MUST be Pimm's O'Clock!Date published: 25/05/14

So, Pimms, the quintessentially British Summer time drink. Conjuring up images and memories of those rare glimpses of perfect days. Scented flowers in bloom, cricket, lawns, picnics, Summer dresses and general ecstatic frolicking. Us Brits are all too used to these sort of days being an utter rarity, which is why they are always so memorable.  But what actually is Pimms? 

Pimm's is a brand of fruit cups, but may also be considered a liqueur. It was first produced in 1823 by James Pimm and has been owned byDiageo since 1997. Its most-popular product is Pimm's No. 1 Cup

Pimm, a farmer's son from Kent, became the owner of an oyster bar in theCity of London, near the Bank of England. He offered the tonic (a gin-based drink containing a secret mixture of herbs and liqueurs) as an aid to digestion, serving it in a small tankard known as a "No. 1 Cup", hence its subsequent name. Pimm's began large-scale production in 1851 to keep up with sales to other bars. The distillery began selling it commercially in 1859 using hawkers on bicycles.

Pimm's No. 1 Cup is based on gin and can be served both on ice or in cocktails. It has a dark-tea colour with a reddish tint, and tastes subtly of spice and citrus fruit. It is often taken with "English-style" (clear and carbonated) lemonade, as well as various chopped fresh ingredients, particularly apples,cucumber, oranges, lemons, strawberry, and mint or borage, though nowadays most substitute mint. Ginger ale is a common substitute for lemonade. Pimm's can also be mixed with Champagne (or a sparkling white wine), called a "Pimm's Royal Cup".

So now you now a little more, and Pimms with Champagne?! Who'd have thought!

£11.99 NOW at Majestic Wines. 

New Marlborough @majesticwinesDate published: 23/05/14

Mud House is a brand new producer for us in Majestic. This producer was founded in 1996 and they have a heavy focus on sustainable viticulture. Their vineyards are situated in the stunning and well known Marlborough region. This is on the south island about 100 miles from the coastal town of Nelson. This region is famed for its incredibly fruit forward, crisp and highly acidic Sauvignon Blancs.

The Mud House is a perfect example of this, sourcing the majority of the grapes from the Wairau Valley. This wine comes out a pale straw yellow in colour and has a fabulously intense nose displaying aromas of grapefruit and guava. The nose is well followed up by the palate with well balanced tropical and citrus fruits with some green vegetal undertones too. This wine would be perfect to have by itself in the sun or with any light, summery dishes.

Sauvignon Blanc is not the only thing that Mud House have to offer though. They also have a delightfully light a fruity Pinot Noir sourced from their vineyards in Central Otago. This region has become renowned for producing some of the best Pinot Noir in the world. The free draining loam and gravel soils are perfect for growing this grape and the wide diumal temperature variation are again idyllic conditions.

The Mud House Pinot is and intense and powerful one exhibiting wonderful red cherry and bramble fruit aromas with gentle notes of mocha and spice also coming through. This wine is medium-light in body with low tannins and a great finish. A great summer wine to be served with any duck of lamb that comes of the BBQ.

The Mud House Sauvignon Blanc - £9.99 down to £6.66

The Mud House Pinot Noir - £15.99 down to £9.99

Daily Wine Review: Parcel Series Merlot 2012, Western CapeDate published: 19/05/14

Daily Wine Review: Parcel Series Merlot 2012, Western Cape

This is a special parcel bought from a prominent and well-established Stellenbosch winery, and represents excellent value. The grapes come from several vineyard sites in the Western Cape, and the wine has been matured for 8 months in French oak. 

A nose of plum and raspberry fruit, with inviting dark chocolate notes. A smooth and supple palate, bursting with berry flavours, and tinged with subtle, sweet spice. Great with roast duck.

It is an absolute bargain @ £6.66 on our 33.3% off Summer Selection deal. But enough me writing about it, why don't you come to Majestic Worthing and try it for yourself, it is open on our tasting counter.


Our knowledgeable staff will always helpDate published: 19/05/14

Our knowledgeable staff will always help.

Apart of our great range of product, free and convenient delivery to your door step, here at Majestic our staff is very passionate about wine. We basically love wine, and are only too happy to share our knowledge with you! 

At Majestic every staff member is enrolled upon the WSET Level 3 course. WSET stand Wine and Spirits Education Trust and the course involves a long study period which covers almost every aspect of wine. We can tell you how champagne is made, how sherry is aged, how whisky is distilled and so on! 

The course also involves wine tasting, which means we can break down every aspect of a wine, a skill we are only to happy to pass on to you if you ask!

Some staff members go even further and embark upon the WSET Diploma, a prestigious award for real wine lovers!

So there you have, if there is anything you are unsure of, between s we can most likely answer anything!

So why not to visit us today and let us help you to choose your wine @majesticwrh

33.3% off got even better!Date published: 18/05/14

33.3% off got even better!

We have just started the following two week special offers. As I'm sure you'll agree these really are cracking offers which are not to be missed. MUST end Monday 26th May.

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.

Prosecco Corte Alta NV £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.

These are to name just  few. Check out our large selection of offers on our website.

New Wine In! Domaine Ferrandière Pinot Noir 2013Date published: 18/05/14

New Wine In! Domaine Ferrandière Pinot Noir 2013

Grape: Pinot Noir

Origin: Domaine Ferrandière is situated on the site of an ancient maritimelagoon. The area is deliberately flooded each spring to reduce thesalinity of the soil. This unique terroir was unaffected by phyloxxera and therefore supports ungrafted vines.

Taste: A soft, medium-bodied Pinot Noir, with an emphasis on ripe red berryfruit character. Short-term oak maturation has added subtle herb andspice notes.

Enjoy: Drink with poultry or medium-strength cheeses.


*on a 33.3% off offer as part of a mix case of 6 bottles (£9.99 single bottle price)

Get ready for the 22nd of May!Date published: 17/05/14

Get ready for the 22nd of May, the Summer Tasting is coming!

If you haven't yet signed up for the biggest event of this summer, you should do it right now. 

Twice a year we are opening late for large, informal evening. We will be tasting some exciting wines from different parts of the world accompanied with some nibbles. This is all for existing customers to show our appreciation for their loyalty and also for our new customers to introduce them to our great selection of wines.

So if you would like to join us for this fun evening, why not to bring a friend or a partner?! 

Call 01903238225 or email us wrh@majestic.co.uk


Bring a Friend to Majestic!Date published: 17/05/14

Bring a Friend to Majestic!

Calling all existing Majestic customers! Planning to come in to our store soon, don't wait. Bring a friend and we will give you a voucher. This has to be a friend who has not shopped at Majestic before, it allows both you and your friend to get a free bottle up to the value of £10 when you both simultaneously buy at least 6 bottles. We can choose a bottle for you or add on your favourite one on us.

So, there's no better time to come and explore with us!

New Wine In! Custoza 2013, Cantina di CustozaDate published: 15/05/14

Custoza 2013 Cantina di Custoza

Grapes - Friulano, Garganega, Riesling Italico, Chardonnay, Trebbiano -

Cantina di Custoza was started by a group of local winemakers in 1968. Today the Cantina has well over 200 members, who contribute grapes from over 1000 hectares of vineyards, from the south and west of Lake Garda all the way to the outskirts of Verona.

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

Serve chilled with prawn linguine or a herb salad.

Price £6.74 when you buy at least 2 bottles of 25% off selection offer.

BBQ'S BBQ'S BBQ'S!!!!Date published: 14/05/14

Even if the weather let's you down this weekend- Majestic sure won't. Let us be your helping hand and providers of the good stuff.

Whatever your event, Majestic's party service is here to serve you. We have all the tools to help you plan your perfect day, whether that be a wonderful wedding, brilliant birthday or....a very British BBQ.

Visit our website where we will guide you through everything you need to know about throwing a good bash.


-A drinks calculator to work out just how much booze you'll need with sale or return in case you order too much.

-advice on the best red, white or sparkling wines and how much to order of each

-free delivery to your venue on your required date with a time that suits you

-free chiller bin and glass hire (refundable deposit) and an ice service

-don't forget we sell beer spirits and soft drinks so all are catered for

Check out our website www.majestic.co.uk for more info or call us now on 01903 238225

taste test: REDDate published: 13/05/14

Tasting wines before I know what they are is one of my favourite hobbies! (Usually works best if someone else chooses a wine for you.)


The wine is clear and the colour is Ruby Red with a medium-plus intensity. It has a very slight tinge of tawny-brown to it.


It is clean on the nose, with a medium plus intensity as I don't have to put my nose right to it to smell it. I can immediately smell cedar, stewed back fruit and liquorish. I'd say this wine was developing as opposed to completely youthful as it's stewed fruit and not fresh fruit I can smell, and the aroma of cedar indicates that it has been aged in oak.


On the palate it is dry, with medium acidity, medium alcohol and medium plus tannins-although they are smooth and well integrated.

Black cherry, stewed plums and blackberries and smoky-cedar shine though in a subtle and sophisticated way. Mmmmm. The finish is ongoing, really showing of that smoky texture, making you want to go back for more.


I'd say this wine was very good, due to the complex and intense aromas and overall balance of each aspect. This wine is perfect for drinking now, but could also age further due to it's fruit flavours and tannin. 

At a guess I'd say this wine has to be a Bordeaux as all the clues point there...

BINGO! It is indeed the Chateau Tour du Haut Moulin 2007, £14.99 or just £11.24 when you buy 2 or more from our save 25% range.

Now open on our tasting counter!

Chapel Down Pinot ReserveDate published: 11/05/14

The Chapel Down sparklies are currently really well priced in store. . . The Pinot Reserve I have personally seen beat many a Grand Marc Champagne in a blind taste test. She's got a wedge of Pinot Noir in the blend so has lovely red-fruit characteristics and an extended period (5years!!) of lees aging so she has loads of those lovely biscuity characteristics as a result of yeast autolysis. The characteristic which makes this a wine of exception is her elegant mousse.

Currently part of our Summer Selection she's a third off at 19.98 per bottle as part of a mixed case.

Back in stock...Domaines Ott Château Romassan Rosé 2013 BandolDate published: 10/05/14

Back in stock...Domaines Ott Château Romassan Rosé 2013 Bandol

Bandol makes some of the most serious wines of Provence, and this is the case for rosé as well as red. Founded in 1896, Domaines Ott uses hand-picking, careful sorting and delicate pressing to make the superb Château Romassan Rosé.

An extremely subtle, balanced and complex rosé showing fresh berry aromas and hints of spice.

Currently £27.00 a bottle and only 24 bottles in stock, call us on 01903238225 so you don't miss out.

What actually is a 'corked wineDate published: 10/05/14

What actually is a 'corked wine'

Tomorrow on our wine course we will be discussing 'corked wines'. I thought I would shed some light on what this actually means to all of you that cannot make it tomorrow. 

Sometimes a cork can be contaminated by 'Trichloranisole' or TCA. This can be encouraged by the use of chlorine solutions that are used to sterlise the cork. It can make the wine smell musty or mouldy and in turn gives a off taste. This is the most common wine fault with about one in twenty bottles affected. Some producers are attempting to reduce this and are instead using plastic cork or screw caps.

Daily Wine Review: Pizarras de Otero Rosé 2013, BierzoDate published: 10/05/14

Daily Wine Review: Pizarras de Otero Rosé 2013, Bierzo

Bierzo is a small wine region of northern Spain, nestling between the coastal climate of Galicia to the north, and the hotter, more arid Castileto the south. The Mencía grape is found almost exclusively in Bierzo region, where it is more commonly used for red wines. A vivid, deeply coloured rosé, with an intense raspberry and redcurrant character and leafy undertones. Firmly structured, with well-balanced acidity, good grip and a crisp finish. Covering the territory between rosés and light reds, this will be perfect with spicy pork or chicken dishes.

It is new to our range and at £6.66 - 33.3% off is definitely a must to try this summer season. It is open on our tasting counter for you to try. So go one come to our store in Majestic Worthing and who knows, this could be your summer favourite!


New to the Range: Pied Tanque BlancDate published: 08/05/14

Pied Tanqué Blanc: £5.49

This wine is sourced from several vineyards throughout south-west France and the Languedoc, and is made from a blend of three traditional grape varieties that are rarely seen as single-varietal wines, but which commonly feature in the typical whites of southern France.

An easy-going, lightweight white wine with moderate alcohol and a pleasing mixture of citrus and white fruit character, and soft-edged acidity.

Summer Selection Best-sellers: 33% off selected wines!Date published: 07/05/14

Get the great wines for the great price 33% off selected wines!

Our Summer Selection best-sellers so far: 

Highlights include: 

Gavi Toledana £7.99* Ideal for summer, light, crisp and lovely texture.

Callia Bella Malbec £5.99* Great value, smooth and fruit driven party red.

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc £7.99* Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc!

Veuve Clicquot NV £29.99* all-time favourite

*when you buy two or more bottles as part of a mixed case.

Offers now available instore or online, or give us a call on 01903238225

Summer Wine Tasting Date published: 06/05/14

We would like to invite all our existing and potential customers to the Summer Wine Tasting on Thursday the 22nd of May starting at 18:30.

Twice a year, we open late for a large, informal evening. We are going to be tasting the most exciting new wines we have in store accompanied with some nibbles. We will open between 15-20 wines for you to try. It is fun and friendly mid week evening to try new wines and meet people who share same passion for wine as you and we. Or if you are new to the whole wine exploration, we are happy to introduce you to it.

If you would like to book your place please call us 01903238225 or  email: wrh@majestic.co.uk. 

For all the lasted info please follow us on Twitter @majesticwrh and like us on Facebook 'Majestic Wine Worthing'.

Cheese and WineDate published: 05/05/14

Cheese and Wine 

Cheese and Wine have always been put together as a great food and wine match. But did you know different types of cheese match better to different wines? Here are a few of my favourite pairings!

Mature Cheddar and Bordeaux. This is a great match, which shows off both the food and wine to their full extent. As with all food and wine matches, the idea is to find things which complement each other and show each component at its best. The protein in the cheese softens the tannin in the Bordeaux, making it melt in your mouth and release all the rich fruit and savoury characters within.

Goats Cheese and Sauvignon Blanc. It may seem unusual to have cheese with a white wine, but the creaminess and strong flavour of goats cheese balances perfectly with the crisp acidity and aromatics of a sauvignon, especially something from the Loire Valley.

Blue cheese and desert wine. Again, not something many of us would instinctively reach for, but a sticky sweet wine, such as a Sauternes matches the saltiness of a blue cheese. And with both having a similar intensity of flavour, its a great match. Throw in some Pate as well for a real treat!

We're always thinking about food and wine here, so if you ever want some recommendations for a particular dish or style of food, just ask!

Explore Our Offers The Simple WayDate published: 04/05/14

We are happy to announce a new simpler pricing structure at Majestic Wines which took effect Tuesday 28th may in conjunction with our new Summer Selection. 

33% OFF. Mix and Match 2 or more bottles from this selection

25% OFF. Mix and Match 2 or more bottles from this selection

15% OFF. Mix and Match 2 or more bottles from this selection.

This will make shopping easier for you all. The buy 2 save £2-8 promotion was a great success, but here you can mix wines and regions. E.G. Buy 1x Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc and 1x Taittinger Champagne and save 33%

Happy Shopping this bank holiday.

A bit of info on Chile.Date published: 03/05/14

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Chile has a long viticultural history for a New World wine region dating back to the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors brought Vitis vinifera vines with them as they colonized the region.

In the mid-19th century, French wine varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot, Carmenère and Cabernet Franc were introduced. In the early 1980s, a renaissance began with the introduction of stainless steel fermentation tanks and the use of oak barrels for aging. Wine exports grew very quickly as quality wine production increased. 

The number of wineries has grown from 12 in 1995 to over 70 in 2005. Chile is now the fifth largest exporter of wines in the world, and the ninth largest producer. The climate has been described as midway between that of California and France. The most common grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. 

It's the start of Chilean Tastign week and we have some brilliant examples of the wines they produce open to taste! 

Why not pop down this weekend and try something new!


Daily Wine Review: Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay 2013, Leyda ValleyDate published: 03/05/14

Sourced mainly from the Limarí Valley, the northern most vineyard district in Chile. Although closer to the equator, the valley is efficiently cooled by sea breezes, due to its east-west orientation. This Chardonnay is barrel fermented and undergoes regular lees stirring.

Bright golden in colour, with a faint green tint. The nose offers goodripeness, with citrus aromas turning to a softer, more apple and stonefruit character. Weighty and creamy on the palate, due to the oak barrel fermentation and lees stirring. Although this wine is quite full bodied and rich for a white, it has fantastic acidity which balances everything out.

With this acidity and balance in mind, this wine would pair well with oily fish such as baked sea bass, barbecued pork belly or roasted poultry.

Come try it for your self as it's open on our tasting counter today and an absolute steal at £7:99 when you buy 2 or more from our Summer Selection.

Summer DealsDate published: 02/05/14

Our Summer deals have started and there are some really good deals throughout the store especially in the world of Kentish fizz. The Chapel Down range are all on exceptional price breaks and I for one will be stocking up on Chapel Down  Rose Brut at an amazing £21.32 on the 33% off deal. There are a huge number of wines in the sub £7 section including an excellent Pinot Grigio from Banfi at only £6.66. There are many Argentine Malbecs below £7 and Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc at £7.99 is currently the cheapest anywhere. Pop in to see us and start your Summer with some classic wines...you never know..the sun might even come out !

The Summer Selection: Minuty RoseDate published: 01/05/14

M de Minuty Rosé: £9.99 when you buy any 2 Summer Selection Wines

Although we had it on our previous set of offers, with summer coming on in such strength now it would be almost criminal not to include such a fine rose as Minuty. Château de Minuty is located on the St Tropez Peninsular, with its vineyards virtually overlooking the Mediterranean. This rosé is quintessential of the local style, with the blend employing the little-known Tibouren grape, a variety grown almost exclusively in Provence.

Pale honeysuckle pink, and offering a clean nose of citrus fruit, offset by subtle floral and candied notes. Fresh acidity makes for an incisive and lively palate, with a rounded feel.

Summer would be no fun without a rosé magnum. Read On..Date published: 30/04/14

Summer would be no fun without a rosé magnum.

Summer is kind of around the corner and we have the perfect ingredient for those long, lazy, late summer afternoons.

It's a fact. Wine does taste better from a magnum.  I'm not sure of the exact science but I can tell you it does. Let's just leave it at that.

We have not one or two or three, BUT FOUR MAGNUMS of fresh, fruity, dry 2013 Provence Rosé to choose from. 

Aix - £19.99

Minuty - £25.00

Chateau de Berne (My favourite) - £27.50

You would be mad not to join in the fun.


Spotlight On ChileDate published: 28/04/14

Chile's vineyards are nestled between the coastal mountain ranges and the andes- a myriad of valleys stretching more than 900km from north to south but barely 100km from east to west.

Along this north-south axis are common climatic features such as the cooling effect from cold air descending from the Andes, as well as prevailing winds caused by the Humboldt Current, which blows cool air along the river valleys. However, each valley has its own distinct style and success stories, as you can discover for yourself with our free Chilean Spotlight week events.

We'd like to invite you to explore a range of Chilean wines here at Majestic Worthing from 2nd-8th of May. Or for more in-depth knowledge, come along to our FREE 30 minute tutored Spotlight Tasting on Saturday 3rd May at 12 and 3pm.

Call, email or tweet us NOW to book your space.

Contessa Pecorino @majesticwrhDate published: 27/04/14


Contesa Pecorino: £9.99 £7.99*

This is, unsurprisingly, made from the Pecorino grape, which is native to central Italy. This zingy white has lots of citrus fruit and minerality and is 30% oak fermented which adds a bit of body and texture. 

As you can see, the label has a funky, abstract sheep on it. Why I hear you ask? Well, whilst researching this wine I found some interesting links between the grape and sheep, which in Italian is "pecora". 

1. According to local legend, sheep would often munch on the grapes as they were being moved through the vineyards onto a new pasture.

2. The grapes grow in triangular bunches, which is reminiscent of sheep's heads. 

3. It goes really well with Pecorino sheep's cheese!

This is a clean, crisp style of wine which is why I think Pinot Grigio lovers would also appreciate it. At £7.99 it is equally as affordable as the range of Pinot Grigio's we stock so is definitely worth a try...

WEB EXCLUSIVE RoséDate published: 25/04/14

online exclusive

This parcel makes it easy to add the glamour of the south of France to all your summer celebrations – from Miraval Rosé, from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, to Majestic favourite M de Minuty newly available in stunning magnums – this parcel is not to be missed! Be quick though – most of these wines aren't all easy to find in the UK, especially the party perfect magnums. And you certainly won't find them anywhere else with FREE delivery or click–and–collect.

Miraval Rosé 2013 – Available in unsplit 6 packs of 75cl bottles (£107.94) 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 2013 – Available 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 – my 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. 

Here is a link to the website - http://www.majestic.co.uk/web-exclusive-wines

The April Pick 'n' Mix: Brancott Estate Pinot NoirDate published: 24/04/14

Brancott Estate Pinot Noir: £7.99 when you buy and 2 pick 'n' mix wines

The fruit in this wine comes mainly from across Marlborough, with small amounts from other regions, creating a consistent benchmark Pinot. A variety of yeast strains, and ageing in a mixture of French and American oak are also used, further enhancing complexity.

Bright red cherries and summer berries characterise the fruit, highlighted by aromas of dried herbs. The sweetness of the fruit is balanced by firm tannins and a streak of taut acidity.

Now available @majesticwrh until 28th April

Pick up a Peroni @ £1 per bottleDate published: 23/04/14

Among the massive selection of wines, spirits and champagnes we stock is a pretty great range of popular beers.

Here are our best offers!

Peroni Nastro Azzurro NRB - Now just £1 a bottle for our 24pk. Originally founded in Lombardy, Italy, this lager is now one of the best selling beers in the world. 

Pilsner Urquell - Also just £1 a bottle, this is a great old fashioned style of beer from the Czech Republic. 

Perfect for parties!

New Special Offer: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc.Date published: 23/04/14

The Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc has come on offer a week early! The price is now down from £11.99 to £7.99 as part of the Easter Pick 'n' Mix and will continue onto the Summer offer.

Oyster Bay New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc now on offer!! £7.99 (SBP £11.99)Date published: 22/04/14

Marlborough can lay claim to starting the modern New Zealand wine industry. Here in the late 1970s, Marlborough produced Sauvignon blanc, among other varieties, which led to confidence that New Zealand could produce interesting wine.

Today, the Marlborough wine region represents 62% of total vineyard area in the country. The king varietal here is Sauvignon blanc, closely followed by Pinot noir and Chardonnay.

The strong contrast between hot sunny days and cool nights help vintners extend the ripening period of their vines like nowhere else, resulting in unique expressions of their grapes. For example, Sauvignon blanc from Marlborough offer unique aromas and flavours, which earns them much praise from wine lovers around the world.

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.

Come down now to Majestic Worthing, or call, email or order Online to make the most of this fantastic offer- £7.99 when you choose 2 or more from our Pick N Mix range.

Why should you shop at Majestic?Date published: 21/04/14

Why should you shop at Majestic?

Shopping with us is incredibly easy. We specifically site ourselves in an easily accessible area where there's parking, we stock over 850 different lines and are open 7 days a week.......and we only have one simple rule: a minimum purchase of 6 bottles.

This rule allows us to do things differently. We have friendly, enthusiastic and properly trained staff on hand to help and advise you in each of our 200+ stores. We have a selection of wines open on our tasting counter every day for you to try, and if you'd like to join us at one of our many Taste and Explore events they are of course free. Finally, we also offer FREE deliver 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends at a time to suit you.

It's doing things this way that's made us the biggest, and we think best, wine retailer in the UK.

So come and shop @ Majestic Worthing #comeandexplore @majesticwrh

Easter Opening HoursDate published: 19/04/14

The Easter opening hours for Majestic Worthing are:

Easter Saturday: 9am -7pm

Easter Sunday: Closed

Easter Monday: 10am-5pm 

We have delivery slots available during these operating hours so give us a call on 01903 238225 for free delivery.

Everyone's favourite Rhône now comes in white!Date published: 18/04/14

Fresh from the success of Leon Perdigal Rouge, we now stock the white blend. It has been named in honour of Léon Perdigal, the first cellarmaster at Ogier's now famous cellars, when they were founded in 1859 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Grapes: Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Viognier

Fermented at low temperatures and matured completely without oak, this is an approachable blend with a delicious nose of honeysuckle, pear and white peach. 

This is an all-rounder and is great with chicken and fish. A great party wine!

Now available @majesticwrh for just £7.99 per bottle when you buy 2x or more

New Wine In! Bouvet Saumur Rosé Brut NVDate published: 18/04/14

New Wine In! Bouvet Saumur Rosé Brut NV

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. They source their grapes from several local producers and vinfy using the traditional method, same way Champagne is produced. A delicate and inviting salmon pink, this is a light and immediately welcoming sparkling rosé, with a raspberry and peach fruit character, a fine mousse and a clean and uplifting floral nose. A fine summery aperitif, perfect to enjoy this Easter with light dishes or as a celebration drink.

This new arrival automatically joined our Pick'n'mix deal and you can get at at 33.3% off @ only £8.99. This price will give Champagne run for its money. Come and try it this Easter @majesticwrh. Open in our store to taste tomorrow on Saturday.


Summer time with Pimm's...Date published: 17/04/14

Summer time with Pimm's...

We are currently selling Pimm's at a staggering £11.99 a bottle and with summer right on our door steps I think it might be time to pull out pitcher.

A little recipe for you...

1 part Pimm's @ £11.99 a bottle

3 part Fever tree Sicilian Lemonade @ £3.25 a 4 pack

Chop us some Strawberry's, Cucumber, mint and orange

Add some ice

Mix altogether in your pitcher and enjoy! 

Majestic Wines Worthing Easter Opening TimesDate published: 16/04/14

The Easter opening hours for Majestic Worthing are:

Good Friday: 10am -8pm

Easter Saturday: 9am -7pm

Easter Sunday: Closed

Easter Monday: 10am-5pm 

We have delivery slots available during these operating hours so give us a call on 01903 238225 for free delivery.

Cracking white burgundy at £7.49!Date published: 15/04/14

Montagny Vieilles Vignes Buxy 2010 is now down to just £7.49 when you buy two more!

100% Chardonnay, this offering from the Cave des Vignerons de Buxy is delightfully crisp with lemon and white blossom aromas. Very clean on the finish, this tastes just as good as wines twice the price.

Perfect for parties as an alternative to Italian whites and delicious when served with shellfish or summery salads.

Hurry though, it won't last long at this price!

Pick'n'n Mix for EasterDate published: 14/04/14

Pick'n'n Mix for Easter - 33.3% off you shopping bill!

I have selected my top 6 to enjoy this Easter holidays.

1) Quinta de Azevedo 2013, VinhoVerde @ £5.99 - Literally 'green wine' from the Minho region of Northern Portugal. Complex aromas of white and tropical fruits, citrus and white flowers. A lively and stimulating wine, with good acidity and well balanced, hints of spritz and bubble, with a concentrated and fresh finish.

2) Pouilly-Fumé 2011, Jean Vincent @ £9.99 - An intensely aromatic wine, with a nose that centres on gooseberry fruit,enhanced by a smoky, flinty character. This mineral theme continues all the way to the long, steely finish.

3) M de Minuty Rosé 2013, Côtes deProvence @ £9.99 - Pale honeysuckle pink, and offering a clean nose of citrus fruit, offset by subtle floral and candied notes. Fresh acidity makes for an incisive and lively palate, with a rounded feel.

4) Côtes-du-Rhône 2012, LéonPerdigal @ £6.66 - The nose has intense aromas of red fruits and spice, with subtle pepper and garrigue notes. The spice-tinged red fruits continue on the palate, which is medium-bodied and has a pleasing length.

5) Viñalba Reservado Malbec 2012,Mendoza @ £7.99 - This wine literally wraps itself around every corner of your mouth with its ripe dark plum fruits, sweet tannins and dark chocolate and mocha. Flavours linger for a long time.

6) Bouvet Saumur Rosé Brut NV @ £8.99 - A delicate and inviting salmon pink, this is a light and immediately welcoming sparkling rosé, with a raspberry and peach fruit character, a fine mousse and a clean and uplifting floral nose. I am taking one home with me to enjoy and should write about it in my next article.

Must try wines that won't disappoint you!



Don't miss out on the best deals and online exclusive wines!Date published: 13/04/14

Don't miss out on the best deals and online exclusive wines!

To avoid disappointment and missing our offers and special releases of our online exclusive wines, please provide us with your email address next time you shop with us.  You can always call 01903238225. This is strictly for marketing only purposes and we do not share your private information with anyone else.

#stayconnected #comeandexplore

Online exclusive Rose release Date published: 13/04/14

Online exclusive Rose release.

Over few days sale of Rose wines has risen significantly. Our customers definitely know how to enjoy the sunshine. We have had enquires about the new wines, award winning wineries in Provence and other recommendations. 

We have a brand new selection of wonderful Rosé magnums to feast your eyes upon. 

Few days ago Majestic Wine sent out emails with a special release of Rose wines. If you haven't received it or perhaps you would like a reminder then please find the link to our short-term selection below:


*To not to miss out on any other future offers and releases of online exclusive wines, please provide us with your email address next time you shop with us.  You can always call 01903238225. This is strictly for marketing only purposes and we do not share your private information with anyone else.

Zinfandel grape - get to know me!Date published: 12/04/14

Zinfandel grape - get to know me!

Zinfandel is one of those grape varieties that is loved by everyone. With the growing popularity of Zinfandel, I would like to bring you closer to learn more about it.

The grape is genetically the same as the Italian Primitivo variety and the Croatian grape Crljenak KaštelanskiIt produces very full-bodied reds as well as medium-sweet rosé known as White ZinfandelI is grown in about 11% of Californian vineyards with a number of exceptional examples. Many have high alcohol due to uneven ripening of the grapes. This also means some grapes have started to raisin, leading to intense red fruit and sometimes slight residual sugar.

Our Zinfandel range includes:

Ravenswood Lodi, Bonterra and Fetzer White Zinfandel from California

Surani Costarossa 2011, Primitivodi Manduria from Italy

 Zinfandel is perfect for BBQ season, so why not to try! 

We offer great deals at the moment so why not give them a try.

Peroni, Nastro AzzurroDate published: 11/04/14

The Peroni company was established under the founding family name in the town of Vigevano, Italy (1846). The company was moved to Rome by Giovanni Peroni in 1864, six years prior to Rome becoming the Italian capital in 1870. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the company became one of the most prominent brewing companies in the newly unified Italian nation.

Peroni is the Peroni company's original brand, and according to Assobirra, the second best selling pale lager in Italy. It is 4.7% abv, and is made with barley malt, maize, hop pellets and hop extract. By the 1950s and 1960s, Peroni was the most recognized brand of beer throughout the Italian peninsula. The following decade saw the expansion of Peroni into foreign markets through international distribution, itself spurred by recognition of the increasingly popular advertising for the Peroni brand. Today, market research confirms Peroni as the most recognized and most widely consumed Italian beer.

Planning a BBQ this weekend? Well then you'd better get yourself some Peroni from Majestic Worthing. Don't miss this fantastic offer of £24 per case, that's just £1 per bottle-ever heard anything so ridiculous? 

New Wine In! Vallée Des Pins Rosé 2013, Côteaux d'Aix en ProvenceDate published: 10/04/14

New Wine In! Vallée Des Pins Rosé 2013, Côteaux d'Aix en Provence

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

The blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon make this rather bold with smooth enjoyable finish. Pale and delicate in appearance, this rosé offers remarkable depth of flavour and aroma. The nose is full of strawberries, raspberries, pears and white peaches. On the palate those fruit combine with more exotic guava-like characters.Try with gratinated aubergines or other simple Mediterranean cuisine. I personally would serve it at any BBQ.

Try it for yourself. It is open on the tasting counter.

Was £9.99, now at £7.99 if you buy two or more.

It's all about RoseDate published: 09/04/14

Let's will on the Easter weather and talk about rosé!

1) Rosé is usually made from red grapes where the juice has 2-4 weeks contact time with the skins, to extract the pink colour

2) Rosé Champagne is the only exception, where red and white wines can be blended

3) Pinot Grigio Blush is the palest as it comes from 'grey' skinned grapes

4) Provence rosés from the south of France are all the rage, and are pale, crisp and refreshing

5) We stock Magnum sizes of Provence rosé!

6) White Zinfandel is a sweeter style from California

7) Generally, the darker the rosé is in colour, the more red fruit character it will have

8) Sancerre rosé  (made from Pinot Noir grapes) from Loire,is very limited in production and can command premium prices

9) Rioja Rosé from Spain is often made from Grenache and is aged for a small amount of time before release

10) Rosés make nice aperitifs and are also the perfect accompaniment to a picnic

My current favourite is the 'Black Cottage' Rosé from New Zealand and also the 'Vinalba' from Argentina (coming soon!) Why not ask other members of staff for their recommendations?

Pouilly-Fumé Jean Vincent: £14.99 £9.99*Date published: 08/04/14

Father-and-son team Jean and Vincent Chatelain are the 11th and 12th generations of a wine making family, based in the heart of Pouilly-sur-Loire. Each parcel of their 30ha estate is vinified individually to maintain the character of each plot.

This is an intensely aromatic wine on first sniff, with a famously Loire-esque nose of gooseberry fruit and a flinty, smoky character.  A long steely finish continues the mineral theme to bring together a mouthwatering and all round classic aperitif style Pouilly-Fumé at an astounding price. 

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

Caixas Albarino, 2012, Spain. £7.49 (when you buy 2x or more)

This week our WOTW has a bit of a personal touch to Majestic. You won't find this anywhere else - it's a company exclusive, and the grapes themselves were picked by Majestic employees!

Albarino is a speciality of North Western Spain, where the grape relishes the Atlantic breezes and plentiful rainfall, creating crisp, refreshing aromatic wines. This one brings a core of citrus to the table wrapped in peaches, apricots and a whiff of white flowers. A great new wine for all fans of fruit-forward aromatic whites!

Cune Imperial Rioja Reserva 2007: £22 £17*Date published: 07/04/14

Cune Imperial Rioja Reserva 2007: £22 £17*

A blend of mainly Tempranillo with some Graciano and Mazuelo, this is a truly excellent Rioja Reserva. The name Imperial is a nod to the British nation as it was originally exported to the UK in imperial pint sized bottles, so perfect for any patriots out there... Only produced in exceptional vintages using grapes from their oldest vineyards, so you can be sure of it's quality! 

A fairly smoky nose, with lovely stewed mulberry and blackberry aromas.  It's aged in French and American oak barrels which means it's rich and structured, with some warm vanilla flavours on the palate. As with most Rioja this would be perfect with roast lamb, but try to give it a couple of hours in a decanter before drinking to allow it to fully open up.

A quick guide to wine tastingDate published: 06/04/14

Ever wonder what people are actually doing when the swirl wine round, sniff it and look at its legs?!  Apart from looking a bit odd, these are all things that could potentially tell you something about a wine before you even know what it is.

Here's a quick guide that's easy to follow for you to impress your friends with. 


-Firstly pour yourself some wine, about 50ml in a glass is the perfect amount for tasting. Hold your glass up to the light or on a white background, and look to see how clear the wine is (clarity), most wines are usually clear, and cloudy wines can indicate a fault. Do not be put off by a bit of sediment in a red wine, it is only natural and usually the sign of a full bodied-aged wine.

-Next your looking for intensity and colour (how bold is the colour?) White wine tends to gain colour with age where as red wine loses colour and can fade from a ruby red to a brownish brick colour. Purple/bluish colours often indicate a young wine.

-Legs? Most wines will have legs(or tears), this is when you swirl the wine round the glass and it slowly drips back down. 'Good Legs' can mean that the wine has a high alcohol content and is medium to full bodied.


Swirling wine around the glass helps to get Oxygen into the wine which helps release it's flavours.

-When you first smell a wine, you a mainly checking its 'condition', whether it is faulty or not. Damp cardboard, or a mouldy/musty smell will probably mean the wine is 'corked', this is when a bacteria has infected the cork in production, not when their is cork in the wine. Although SCREW CAPS cannot be 'corked' they can still get bacteria infections in the top of the lid, but this is much more uncommon.

-What flavours can you smell? And how strong are they? During fermentation, 'ethers' (flavours) are created in the wine that can sometimes be exactly the same as those found in fruits. If you can smell fruit, what kind of fruit is it, citrus? Stone? Black/red? If you can smell apples, what type of apple is it? If you can smell vanilla, or spice this is usually a sign that a wine has spent some time in oak barrels.


Now the best bit

-How sweet is the wine? Or how dry is it? Don't be fooled by wines that have tropical fruit flavours, they are still usually dry but can give the impression of sweetness.

-What is the acidity like? You detect acidity down the sides of your tongue-does it make your mouth water? Sometimes wines that have high acidity make me sneeze! Tannins are only found in red wines and are the same thing found in tea and coffee, and what will stain your teapot! Tannins will dry your mouth out and coat your teeth-RED WINE MOUTH ALERT!

-When we talk about the body of a wine we are referring to the weight of it in our mouth. The easiest way to think of it is in terms of milk-skimmed being the lightest and full fat being the heaviest.

- What flavours can you taste? Can you taste the same flavours that you could smell? Or a re they different? How strong and the flavours and how long do they last in your mouth? A wine with many flavours that  continue after you've swallowed or change as you drink the wine, can be a sign of the quality of wine-the more flavours the better. In this case you would say the wine had a long 'finish'.

Once you know what signs you're looking for, you could then have a guess at what wine it could be, E.G citrus, grass and grapefruit flavours are typical of a Sauvignon Blanc. Plum and blackberries belong to Merlot. 

So they're you go. Sign up to our next FREE wine course on the 17th April to learn more and get some all important practice!

Email, Tweet or call to find out more.

Wine of the Day: Ioja Reserva Imperial 2008, CVNEDate published: 05/04/14


Grapes: Graciano, Tempranillo, Mazuelo

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, CVNE, was founded in 1879 in Haro, Rioja. 

Named Imperial because it was originally exported to the UK in imperial pint sized bottles, this is one of the best Rioja Reservas around.

Fine garnet colour with terracotta tinge. Vanilla notes on the nose, with sloes, mulberries and spice. There's even a slight hint of coffee. Stewed currant fruit on the palate, dry and elegant with great richness and a fine long finish.

Drink with slow-cooked lamb. Decant before serving.

Try it for yourself as it's open on our tasting counter. £22 or £17 when you buy 2 or more

Offer alert...Louis Roederer Brut Premier NVDate published: 03/04/14

Offer alert...Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV

From the maker of Cristal, a deliciously rich Champagne, with an overt fruitiness and nutty, yeasty notes. A long, complex and rewarding finish is a hallmark of the house style.

Currently £27.99 when you buy 2 or more save 33%, unit price £42.00

This great offer is valid until the end of April...Call us on 01903 238225 to avoid missing out

Daily Wine Review: Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, CoonawarraDate published: 02/04/14

Daily Wine Review: Hamilton Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Coonawarra

This Cabernet is a typical example of Coonawarra's famous medium bodied, intensely fruity and fragrant style. It comes from one of Leconfield's three mature vineyard blocks in Coonawarra, first planted in 1974, and has been matured with minimal oak contact.

Made in a deliberately fruit-forward style, offering inky blackcurrant andplum fruit, accented with hints of cedar and fresh leaves. Ripe and elegant, with long, soft tannins. 

Enjoy immediately or cellar for 4-6 years to allow greater aromatic maturation.

This wine is part of our great Pick'n'Mix offer. Was £12.99 with 33.3% off you can get it for £8.66.

Why not to try it before you buy it? Come and explore our tasting counter and try Hamilton Block CS today!

New Pick'n'Mix 33.3% off selected winesDate published: 01/04/14

New Pick'n'Mix 33.3% off selected wines

This is yet another month of Pick'n'Mix offers, the highly discounted range of wines specially selected for you. 33.3% off applies when you buy any two selected wines.

First of all, The Ned Sauvignon Blanc is @ £6.99, what a bargain! It has been Majestic's best selling wine for over two years now. It comes from famous Marlborough region. A nose of nettles and grass leads to generous gooseberry flavours with a smoky herbal twist on the palate.

 Another fantastic offer bargain is Gavi Montiero @ £5.99, an Italian equivalent of every day Chabli like known wine. A Cortese pale golden colour, with characteristic aromas of lime zest and grapefruit, along with subtle hints of fresh fennel. Bone dry and with moderate acidity, it offers a clean and refreshing finish.

With regards to red wines, I highlight recommend Eguia Rioja Reserva 2006 @ £6.66 and Eguia Rioja Gran Reserva 2004 @ £8.99. Vineyard is located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa subregion, in the village of Elciego, one of the area's wine-making hotspots.

Reserva has a rich ruby colour, 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. Gran Reserva beautifully shows a 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.

We have got plenty more offers in store #comeandexplore 33.3% off TODAY!

Pick'n'Mix Ne Zealand offers £6.66 ENDING TODAYDate published: 31/03/14

Pick'n'Mix Ne Zealand offers ENDING TODAY!

Quick, quick, quick, there is last day of your favourite New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs offers. 

33.3% off or 1/3rd off, whatever you like to call it it. Today is the last day of the Pick'n'Mix on this forever popular Kiwi import. 

Giesen and Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc only £6.66 if you buy two or more from the selected 'Pick'n'Mix' offer.

This is an incredible buy and you cannot miss it! Pop in to our store in Worthing or alternatively for a quick and convenient shopping call us 01903238225. We also offer a FREE delivery 7/days a week. What not to like about that? Bargain wines deliver straight to your door.

Daily Wine Review: Black Cottage Rosé 2013, MarlboroughDate published: 30/03/14

Daily Wine Review: Black Cottage Rosé 2013, Marlborough

It is officially Spring and that of course means the appearance of some well loved Rosé wines from around the world. One Rosé in particular that catches my attention is the Black Cottage from New Zealand. The Black Cottage range has amassed a good reputation through sales of its Sauvignon Blanc and more recently Pinot Gris. But now it's time for the Rosé to gain a reputation as a perfect alternative to Sancerre or Provence Rosé, giving it a standing as totally different from other New World Rosé's.

Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir compose into a pale salmon pink wine with a gentle and attractive nose of ripe red berries and subtle spice. Light and refreshing, the delicate fruit and crisp acidity fade to a clean, dry finish.

The Black Cottage Rosé is currently £9.99 when you buy two (if not more!). £12.49 single bottle price.

Daily Wine Review: Chablis 'La Collégiale' 2012, LarocheDate published: 29/03/14

Daily Wine Review: Chablis 'La Collégiale' 2012, Laroche

Looking for gift ideas for mother's day? I  point you out to this high-quality Chablis made by Domaine Laroche. The soil in Chablis is a mixture of limestone and Kimmeridgian clay, and is said to be responsible for the wines' unmistakable mineral character. Fruit supplied by several partner growers. Pale golden colour and a youthful citrus nose with spring blossom nuances. The palate is fresh and harmonious, with nicely focused fruit and mineral character and a lingering stony texture on the finish. 

Enjoy with your dearest mum on her special day this Sunday. It perfectly matches with all fruit de la mer, like freshly prepared sushi, or a salad of prawns and watercress. 

It is open on the tasting counter for you to try and decide for yourself.

At £12.99 on multi-buy deal* is a steal. £14.99 single bottle price.

*when you buy two or more as a part of your mixed case.

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2012Date published: 28/03/14

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot can carry a slightly elitist air about it. This Central Otago offering is approachable enough for newcomers yet elegant enough to justify its classy reputation.

Cranberry. Summer fruits. Blueberry. Farmy air. Mocha. Soft peppercorn. Punchy acidity. Felt tannins. Warming alcohol.

Always a staff favourite and yours for £17 a bottle when you buy two or more. Ideal for your spring roasts.

Mothers Day SpecialsDate published: 27/03/14

With Mother's Day fast approaching we have added several products to our Pick 'n' Mix deal to help you save a little and still look like a superb son or daughter. Or, you could just buy for yourself. 

Ravenswood Zinfandel- Now only £6.66 when you buy more than one, save 33%.

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc- Now only £6.66 when you buy more than one, save 33%.

Prosecco Corte Alta- Now only £6.66 when you buy more than one, save 33%.

Testimonio Luigi Bosca- Now only £8.66 when you buy more than one, save 33%.

These Products are on a WEEK ONLY Price. SO get 'em quick. 

Daily Wine Review: Testimonio 2011, Luigi Bosca Date published: 26/03/14

This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Tannat from Argentina stands out as a great alternative to a Malbec if you were thinking of trying something different.

Bodegas Luigi Bosca was established in 1901 by Leoncio Arizu, and the Arizu family still own and run the estate today, three generations down the line. 

Testimonio is a blend of fruit from selected estate vineyards,designed as a benchmark expression of the 'house style'. A deep, dark and dense blend, with a backbone of inky cassis fruit surrounded by plush, silky tannins. The weighty palate carries with it hints of spice and vanilla.

This would be an absolute treat with some strong firm cheese or a bloody steak.

Come down and try for yourself-it's open on our tasting counter. NOW PART OF OUR PICK 'N' MIX RANGE SAVING 33%- £8.66 WHEN YOU BUY 2 OR MORE FROM THIS RANGE. THIS PRICE IS FOR ONE WEEK ONLY!!!!!

Daily Wine Review: Arrowfield Show Reserve Semillon 2008/09, Hunter ValleyDate published: 25/03/14

Daily Wine Review: Arrowfield Show Reserve Semillon 2008/09, Hunter Valley

A superb value example of the unique style that is Hunter Valley Semillon, from old, low-cropping vines on the Arrowfield Estate. Made of 100% Semillon in a modern, youthful style, using only stainless steel for fermentation, this wine is nonetheless remarkably age-worthy. Delicate yet well-defined aromas of lime and lemon are joined by subtle floral hints. The palate is soft textured yet lightly crisp, with a long, lemony finish. Enjoy immediately or cellar carefully for up to 5 years to allow the wine to develop a richer, more honeyed profile.

We have opened it on our tasting counter. Based on it's value for money I expect it to be a steal on a deal. I have already made a purchase of six. Great midweek wine to share on warmer days that are ahead of us (I hope at least).

Get it now @ £6.99 if you buy two or more giving you savings of £4 per bottle. £9.99 regular price.


Trade Customers apply withinDate published: 24/03/14

Trade Customers apply within.

If you're shopping for a business please contact us on 01903238225 and we can put you in touch with our dedicated Commercial team. 

We offer exclusive wines, free delivery and credit terms. Daily deliveries 7 days/week from your local store and our enthusiastic knowledgeable staff would be happy to help with all your enquires.

Need wine in a hurry? Call us now and to discuss your needs.  

Last Chance for March Pick 'n' MixDate published: 24/03/14

Last pickings for this month's "Pick 'n' Mix"!

As the end of March approaches and spring has set upon us (hasn't it??..) I just thought I would send a gentle reminder :) about the pick 'n' mix wines on offer. Don't worry however, there will be plenty more next month to choose from...

In the meantime why not grab yourself some bottles of the fantastic Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 from Chile at only £7-99 (ripe blackcurrent fruits to the fore), or the limited parcel of Delegat's Reserve Merlot 2009 from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand - a snip at £6-99 a bottle! And finally the customer and staff favourite of Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc at just £6.66.


Daily Wine Review: Château Lanessan 1998, Haut- MédocDate published: 23/03/14

Daily Wine Review: Château Lanessan 1998, Haut- Médoc

Château Lanessan was owned by the Boutelier family for eight successive generations since the 18th century, coming under new management in 2009. The 45-hectare vineyard is located on a gravel ridge in Cussac-Fort-Médoc, close to the border with St-Julien.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot blend that has seen quite bit of age with well structured claret. It is a medium-weight, with a dark purple blackcurrant backbone and accented by notes of roasted herbs on the nose. Good fruit concentration and sweetly defined tannins.

Decant and enjoy immediately, or cellar for up to 10 years.

Size does matterDate published: 22/03/14

We have begun to see some summer Rose appearing in store. With this has come some bottles larger than usual. As you know, wine typically comes in 75cl bottles, however if you were under the impression that this is the only size you can buy wine in, then you are very much mistaken. A Magnum (2 bottles) or Jeroboam (4 bottles) will typically not cost too much more than 2 or 4 standard bottles, but extra costs may be incurred if the glass is hand blown. But nothing can replace the drama and excitement at a special occasion when a larger than normal bottles makes an appearance. There are stated names for all the bottles as they increase in size. Below are the used names and a little information about the origin of their names:

2 Bottles = A Magnum (named after the pose used in the film Zoolander)

4 Bottles = A Jeroboam or Double Magnum (Biblical, First king of the northern Israelite Kingdom of Israel.)

8 bottles = A Methuselah (Biblical, Oldest Man)

12 Bottles = A Salmanazar (Biblical, Assyrian King)

16 Bottles = A Balthazar (One of three Wise Men to present a gift to Jesus after his birth)

20 Bottles = A Nebuchadnezzar (Biblical, King of Babylon)

24 bottles = A Melchior (One of three Wise Men to present a gift to Jesus after his birth)

36 bottles = A Primat or A Goliath (Biblical, stoned by David)

40 bottles = A Melchizedek (Biblical, King of Salem)

We currently have plenty of magnums for sale

FREE Wine Courses at Majestic!Date published: 20/03/14

Ever wanted to learn a little more about wine?

If the answer is 'yes' then why not sign up for one of our FREE wine courses in store.

-First of all, it's totally free

-The course is run by one of our friendly and knowledgeable members of staff

-Impress your friends with the fun facts you will learn!

-Wine tasting AND food and wine matching

-A fun, relaxing evening to learn a little more about wine 

Book your FREE place by calling us on 019030238225 or email us at wrh@majestic.co.uk

We still have spaces left on our next course Thursday the 17th April, 6.30pm

We look forward to welcoming you to the Worthing store.

Online Exclusive: The Laurent Miquel Signature Case 6x75cl BottlesDate published: 20/03/14

Online Exclusive: The Laurent Miquel Signature Case 6x75cl Bottles

An exclusive mixed case of two single vineyard wines from one of the best wine makers in the Languedoc - Laurent Miquel. The Bardou Syrah has an intense, generous bouquet of complex red fruit and spices - superb with grilled meats. The Vérité Viognier is opulent and rich with well integrated oak. It has a lingering finish, pairing well with fine French cuisine such as grilled sea bass. We will be shipping direct from the winery to fulfil confirmed online orders only. The wines will be delivered to us direct from the winery at the beginning of April, so you can expect them to arrive with you mid-April.

Offer alert...Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2013 MarlboroughDate published: 17/03/14

Offer alert...Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough

Marlborough's long sunny days and cool climate leads to a long ripening season and a unique combination of very ripe fruit alongside fresh acidity. Villa Maria is an acclaimed family owned producer with an unwavering dedication to excellence.

A medley of intense, ripe herbaceous characters on the nose, followed by rich gooseberry, lime and tropical fruit characteristics on the palate.

Currently £7.98 when you buy 2 or more save 25%, unit price £10.65*

This offer is only valid for a short while. Please feel free to call us on 01903 238225 for free delivery*

Grape Varieties and OriginsDate published: 16/03/14

Did you know, that the only way to reproduce the same grape variety again and again, is to take cuttings of that vine and plant them. A seed planted from a Chardonnay grape would not then grow to be another Chardonnay. For example, when a baby is born, it may be similar to the parents but definitely not the same. It may share similar qualities in looks or personality, but they a re still a completely different person. So instead the seed (or baby!) becomes a completely new variety, even if it is still quite similar.

Creating these new varieties does happen, however it is costly and time consuming with no guaranteed success in the end. One very successful new variety is the South African grape Pinotage, which is a crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault.

The Ned is on offer @ MajesticwinesDate published: 15/03/14

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc is just £6.99 until Monday, tell all your friends!

Also down at the bargain price of £4.99 is Grifone Montepluciano, bursting with sour cherries and baking spice.

Last but not least, the Gavi Montiero, a deliciously crisp and spring-like white is now only £5.99.

What's not to like?!

Craft Beers at Majestic WorthingDate published: 14/03/14

Our range of Craft Beers have been selling really well, proving really popular with customers and staff like. They are all currently on a mix and match deal, where you can mix 2 packs for £9.99 a pack instead of £12.99 a pack (All the packs contain either 6 bottles or 6 cans). The beers we stock are:

Einstok Icelandic White Ale

Brooklyn Lager

Anchor Steam Beer

Underdog Atlantic Lager

Brew Dog Punk IPA  

Why not try some yourself this very weekend!

The Fine Wine PlanDate published: 12/03/14

The Fine Wine Plan.

Ever thought about buying wine Fine Wine En Primeur?  Many fine wines are offered "En Primeur" (before they have been bottled by the producer and are still resting in barrel) and "In Bond" (exclusive of duty and VAT). 

Majestic's partner company Lay & Wheeler offer a fine wine plan which is a simple and effective way to gradually build your own fine wine collection for as little as £50 per month.  Some of the benefits of buying En Primeur with Lay & Wheeler include:

•  Storage at Vinotéque, a specialist wine-dedicated bonded warehouse.

•  Expert advice from knowledgeable and passionate staff.

•  An exciting and ever-evolving range.

•  Bordeaux and Burgundy En Primeur and fine wines from Champagne , Rioja, Tuscany and Piedmont in good vintages.

For more information please visit http://www.layandwheeler.com

Daily Wine Review: The Ned Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Date published: 12/03/14

The Ned Waihopai River SauvignonBlanc 2013, Marlborough NEW ZEALAND 

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 gun flint minerality which delivers extra complexity.

Drink now with fresh summer salads and seafood. Perfect for this sunny Spring weather!

Open on our tasting counter now, at the bargain price of £6.99 when you buy 2 or more from our Pick N mix range as part of your mixed case. Usual price £10.49


What is Cru?Date published: 09/03/14

The French word cru literally means 'growth' in English but is used in vineyard terms to denote a specific area usually of good or great quality. Premier cru's for example in Burgundy are often tiny plots of land where the terroir gives the wine really noticable, delicious characteristics. Grand cru's are are few and far between and offer some of the best wines in the world; all because the terroir provides the perfect growing environment for the grapes. 

Are you throwing a party? Well, you should probably read this then...Date published: 08/03/14

At the moment, we are getting a fair few customers coming in enquiring about drinks for weddings and parties.

We do it all at Majestic; I'll even help you draft up a playlist to get down to.

Here are reasons why you should come and say hello

1.) We have a massive selection of wines, spirits & beers to choose from and can cater for most occasions and budgets.

2.) The staff are passionate about wine and have tried most of the range; therefore can give you an honest opinion.

3.) We do FREE delivery you know. You tell us the address and the date, and we WILL be there.

4.) Sale on Return. You can over compensate in-case your friends are feeling especially thirsty and bring back any unharmed bottles.

5.) We have the full range off glassware for hire... and yes, its FREE

6.) We are NOT a generic supermarket and we care about what our customers want. 

7.) We are flexible. If we dont have a product you want, we will try and get it in from anouther store.

8.) Give us a call to discuss on 01903 238225

Enjoy the rest of your day...


The Widow @ 33% offDate published: 07/03/14

Offer alert...Veuve Clicquot 2004

Made only in exceptional years this is a classic expression of the Clicquot style. The strength and body, due to two-thirds of black grapes, is balanced by the finesse and elegance of the remaining third of Chardonnay. An excellent companion to fish or white meat.

This Champagne is currently £33.31 when you buy 2 or more save 33%, unit price £50.00*

This deal is a short term deal only so be quick to make the most of it. Call us direct on 01903 238225 for free delivery*

Daily Wine Review: Falabella Bianco 2012/13, Tenuta Ulisse, Terre di ChietiDate published: 02/03/14

Trebbiano, Cococciola, Pecorino 

In the early 1900's, Antonio Ulisse started a small vineyard close to the town of Crecchio in Abruzzo, but it was not until 2006 when his grandsons transformed it into the commercial winery it is today, making wines from the fruit of three family-owned estates. An exciting blend of three of Abruzzo's principal white grapes, combining citrus and tropical stone fruit flavours with a lifted spiciness and a touch of mineral grip.

A versatile partner for food, from semi-mature cheeses to pasta alle frutti di mare.

£9.99 or £8.49 when you buy 2 or more as part of your mixed case.


Daily Wine Review: Rustenberg RM Nicholson 2010, StellenboschDate published: 02/03/14

Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc - VEGETARIAN

This wine was named in honour of one of the estate's former owners, Reg Merriman Nicholson, who lived and worked as winemaker at Rustenberg for 30 years. Small batches of each variety are vinified separately, blended, then aged in oak for 7 months for good integration.

Blackcurrant aroma complemented by notes of dried herbs and black pepper. The palate is fleshy and firmly structured, with weighty red fruit flavours and bold tannins. I really enjoyed this wine, it's something a bit different, and the good level of acidity  balances out the tannins for a really enjoyable mouth feel. I'd recommend having some food with this wine, roast lamb would be a good option.

Correctly cellared, this wine will continue to improve, and keep for 8-10 years!

£13.99 Single bottle price or £9.33 When you buy at least 2 bottles as part of a mixed case- really fantastic value for this quality wine. Come and try it now on our tasting counter.

Is your wine stored correctly? Asia will let you know!Date published: 26/02/14

Correct storage of the wine is as important as deciding on which bottle to go for. Incorrect storage can affect the flavour and quality of wine.If you buy the bottle to be consumed within  a short time of space, then storage is not as a big issue. However, for long-term storage, temperature for all wines should be cool and constant and kept ideally between 10-15 degrees centigrade. The variation of the temperatures could cause damage to your favourite bottle of Barolo you wanted to open in 5 years time. Hence, it is important to find a suitable storage, away from direct sunlight (natural or artificial), ideally in a cellar or under the stairs. Try to avoid the kitchen due to the wide fluctuations in temperatures. Another bad choice as a store would be your ordinary fridge. Cooler temperatures can cause corks to harden and lose their elasticity resulting cork failure and oxidation of the wine. To avoid damage to the cork  always store wine that is sealed with a cork on it's side. Wine liquid seals the cork, keeping it nice and fresh for much longer. Wines that are sealed with a screw cap can be stored upright without any risk. Wine like peace, so keep it away from any unnecessary vibrations and handle with care. After all, it is the most exciting liquid in the world.

Daily Wine Review: Chateau Simard St Emilion 2004Date published: 25/02/14

The Chateau Simard is brand new to our range. The Chateau is situated in a 40-hectare estate located at the foot of the St-Emilion hill, on the sandy, gravelly soils typical of the area. It is managed by Alain Vauthier, co-owner of the famous properties of Ausone, Moulin-St-Georges and Fonbel.

Brilliant ruby colour with brick-like hues that come with ageing. Aromas are predominantly of ripe berries, with hints of violets and earth. It's elegantly structured on the palate, well-rounded, with medium length. Drinking well now, and would be ideal with roasted rib of beef.

Daily Wine Review: Reuilly Henri BeurdinDate published: 23/02/14

Reuilly is a village in the Loire valley, a close neighbour, and somewhat in the shadow of the rather more famous village of Sancerre. This, however, means that you can get exceptional value for money from Reuilly, getting a bottle that is very similar in style, but without the name on the label.

As with Sancerre, the white grapes that are grown in this village are Sauvignon Blanc. Henri Beurdin produces a classic style, light and zesty on the nose, with that grassy, gooseberry aroma. More citrussy on the palate, it is bone dry and steely. Extremely light and refreshing, this would partner shellfish beautifully.

Come down and try it on our tasting counter this week. It's already been proving rather popular, and is quite a bargain at just £8.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles in your mixed case.

Daily Wine Review: Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons, VocoretDate published: 22/02/14

Chablis is a renowned village in Burgundy, that produces all it's white wine from Chardonnay grapes. This example in particular uses high quality fruit from premier cru vineyards. These vineyards have been selected as being 'superior' to the majority, and it can use this on the label.

Citrus fruit dominate the nose. On the palate, it is fruity, yet the minerality that Chablis is known for comes through. It is full flavoured, and would be a fantastic accompaniment to light fish and shellfish.

This wine is £17.99, or just £14.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case.

Daily Wine Review: Brancott Estate Pinot NoirDate published: 20/02/14

Brancott are a large producer from New Zealand, making top quality wines from their vineyards sites. In this case, their recognised Pinot Noir grapes are from Marlborough, at the top of the South Island.

This wine is cherry red, with vibrant red fruit flavours. This is a great wine to welcome in the (hopefully) impending Spring. Drink young, and with light dishes or on it's own.

This is just £9.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case. What's more, it's currently open to taste on our in-store tasting counter so why not come down and give it a go?

Daily Wine Review: El Parador 2009, NavarraDate published: 19/02/14

The El Parador is a brand new wine to our range. A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon, it is predominantly fruit driven. The Cabernet has been added to give a bit of body and complexity, as well as help it to give some ageing potential, and it certainly doesn't go unnoticed.

Come down and try this on the tasting counter now. At just £7.49 when you buy 2 or more bottles in your mixed case, it really is a bargain. It also just goes to show that not all Spanish wine is Rioja, there's plenty more to try out there!

Daily Wine Review: Paul Mas Estate Marsanne 'La Forge Vineyard' 2013Date published: 18/02/14

Daily Wine Review: Paul Mas Estate Marsanne 'La Forge Vineyard' 2013

If you are looking for wine that will go probably with every type of fish served in pretty much every style, then you have found yourself a little gem. Paul Mas Estate Marsanne 'La Forge Vineyard' 2013 is perfectly suited to fish dishes, from delicate to full-flavoured.

Jean-Claude Mas has created a rich and mellow but well-balanced white from 100% Marsanne grapes, a proportion of which is barrel-aged for extra complexity. It is subtle and elegant with white flower, nectarine and delicious pear with honey flavours following by rather nutty finish.

If you like white wines of Burgundy, this one will definitely be a match for you, and if you prefer lighter styles of wine, this one will surprise you.

Go on and come over to Majestic Worthing to sample this interesting wine.

You can get it on our mulitbuy deal @ £7.99 of you buy two or more or £9.99 for single bottle as a part of your mixed case of six.

FREE Wine Courses at Majestic This Thursday!Date published: 17/02/14

Do you love wine but not know the first thing about it? Or maybe you know the basics and would like to strengthen your knowledge by talking with like minded people. Whatever your level of knowledge, our FREE wine tasting is a fun and casual way to spend a mid week evening.

This Thursday the 20th February we are hosting our 'Introduction To Wine' 90 minute course, kicking off at 6:30pm.

In this sessions we will be tasting 3 whites, 3 reds and a sparkling wine. 

The basics will include:

How to taste wine,

wine growing and production,

food matching-good and bad choices,

and more.

If this seems like something you'd be interested then please call 01903 238225, or email us at wrh@majestic.co.uk to book your place now.

It's great fun and most importantly FREE!


My Pick 'N' Mix best buysDate published: 16/02/14

Taking advantage of our fantastic Pick 'N' Mix range, here are myb best buys.

Benegas Malbec £18..99

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc £9.99

Paul Mas Chardonnay £8.99

Lagunilla Reserva £9.99

Truffier Malbec £9.99

Prosecco Zonin £11.99

Normal price would be £69.94 but with our February Pick 'N' Mix range you save a whopping 33 % bring the price down to just £46.61.

Come get your bargains NOW!!

Daily Wine Review: Surani Costarossa 2011, Primitivo di ManduriaDate published: 16/02/14

I'd heard great things about this wine ever since starting at Majestic in October. It seems to be a firm favourite for several of my colleagues, with everyone agreeing that the quality you get from this wine is fantastic when you consider how reasonable the price it- just £8.99 when you buy 2 or more as part of your mixed case. Baring this in mind I specifically picked it to go on the tasting counter to see what all the fuss was about. I have to admit to my knowledge of Italian wines leaves little to be desired, and I was surprised to learn that the Primitivo grape is more commonly known as Zinfindal.

Primitivo is a grape indigenous to Italy and the eastern Mediterranean,now more commonly known as Zinfandel. This wine is made by over ripening the grapes on the vine, then harvesting and fermenting them over a lengthy 20 days, then oak-ageing to create a rich style. 

Deep, dense ruby in colour, with a nose of warm prunes, dates and figs,with hints of sweet spice. Full and voluptuous, the mouth-feel is soft andplush, with toasty notes that linger on the finish. It's totally delicious, kinda reminds be of biting into a thick slice of white farmhouse toast with plenty of butter and blackcurrant jam. 

Meat eaters suggest having this wine with venison, or pan-fried calves' liver. As a veggie, I'd prefer this either on it's own or with a blackcurrant cheesecake. Mmmmm.

Open on our tasting counter today!

Deliveries to Storrington - RH20Date published: 14/02/14

We are currently monitoring the situation with the roads around Storrington (in particular Thakeham, West Chiltington and Pulborough, and the roadworks at Sullington). Currently we are running deliveries and so please continue to place your orders as normal, however we will keep you updated should the situation change.

February Pick'n'Mix!Date published: 14/02/14

Come and check out the fantastic Pick N Mix that's running in store this month. There's a third off a fantastic selection of products, and there's sure to be something for everyone. Malbec fans - you will be impressed in particular.

Don't miss out, come down to Majestic Worthing this month to check out the range.

Pau Mas, Mourvedre Tasting.Date published: 13/02/14

Mourvedre is a grape we rarely see on it's own. It is mainly used for blending, or adding depth or impact to a wine, so I was excited to try this wine that was 100% of the unusual grape. It needs a hot climate in order to fully ripen which is why it suits Southern France.

Appearance: Clear, deep ruby in colour.

Nose: Clean, medium + intensity with aromas of dried herbs, cedar, brambly black fruits, and a gamey/farmyard edge.

Palate: Dry, with a medium + acidity, tannins, body and alcohol content. I'd say there is a medium flavour intensity, with earthy, farmyard, and vegetal aromas, with just a hint of black fruits coming through. The tannins are bold and slightly over power the aromas , however the length is long and the flavours continue to develop after you've swallowed. (or spat in my case!)

Conclusion: A good quality, mid priced  Southern French wine that is suitable to drink now, with not much potential for any further ageing.

Perfect if you like your wine a little unusual and interesting. Come and try it for yourself-it's open on the tasting counted at £7.99 when you buy 2 or more as part of a mixed case.

February Pick'n'Mix: What's in Tom's wine rack at the moment...?Date published: 13/02/14

Our February Pick'n'Mix promotion is full of fantastic deals on wines from all around the world. My wine rack is currently bursting with some of these great offers. My suggestions this week are:

* Lagunilla Reserva Rioja

This is a great Rioja for everyday drinking. Fruit driven, it has subtle hints of oak by that typical vanilla note. At £6.66 this should be your red wine of choice for the next few weeks!

* Paul Mas Chardonnay

Most people who know me will know that whenever this is on offer, this is all you get if you want a white wine. With minimal oak influence, it is light and fruity. It retains those crisp citrus fruit flavours, but it is complemented by subtle toasty hints. Again, for the next few weeks, this is my white of choice, and if you give it a go you'll see why! Currently, it's just £5.99.

Both these wines are currently available in store. Prices are valid when you buy any 2 wines as part of the February Pick'n'Mix in your mixed case of 6 bottles.

Charlie's Top 5 (tenuously linked) Valentine's Day WinesDate published: 12/02/14

Charlie's Top 5 Valentines Day wines:

Sexy Beast: The no nonsense name for this beauty of an Aussie wine is direct and upfront, just like the Cabernet Sauvignon inside the bottle. A big and robust style of Cabernet, this wine offers a dense fruit driven nose, with touches of smokiness and leafy herbs. Full mouthfeel and tightly structured, this is ready to drink now, but will keep for several years to come. Enjoy with red meat dishes. £23.00, or £18.00 when you buy 2 or more selected fine wines.

Purple Angel: For the Angel in your life, this fantastic wine from Montes is a big rich red wine from Chile. A blend of 92% Carmenère and 8% Petit Verdot. Half of the Carmenere comes from Montes’ La Finca de Apalta estate, bringing sophistication and elegance. The other half comes from their Archangel estate in Marchigüe, adding potency and strength. The grapes are hand-picked early in the morning to ensure that the grapes are cool for crushing. The clusters go through a berry selection, in which only good fruit is allowed into the tank. During the 18 months of barrel aging in new French (50%) and American (50%) oak, the wine is racked 3 times but bottled unfiltered. £32.50 single bottle price.

La Grande Dame: For a real indulgence, why not splash out and treat your significant other to this, Veuve Clicquot's Pretige Cuvée Champagne. At £130, its not the cheapest, but in terms of quality, this is the flagship and pinnacle of Veuve's style and character. The 2004 is a blend of 69% Pinot Noir and 31% Chardonnay from eight grands crus: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy, Verzenay, Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil sur Oger.With it being Pinot heavy, it will have red fruit characteristicsThe reserve wine is kept on the lees, with no filtration and no battonage, in concrete tanks. £130, or £117 when you mix & match 6 bottles of prestige cuvée Champagne.

Arrowfield Chardonnay: The combination of Arrowfield Estate's low-yeilding vines and the Hunter Valley's warm sea-breeze moderated climate produces a rich and intensely flavoured chardonnay. Wild fermentation in oak barriques combined with extended lees contact add a rich complexity. The mouthfeel is bold and lush, with flabvours of apple and pear, with honeyed toast. A great partner to roast poultry & white meat. £9.99, or £7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles.

Grand Faurie La Rose 2009: This wine comes from a small, established château 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.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, framed by fine-grained tannins on the palate. £23.00, or £18.00 when you buy 2 or more selected fine wines.

Back in stock - Limited Supply: Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc just £6.66Date published: 11/02/14

Hurry down to Majestic, whilst stocks last we have Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc at just £6.66 per bottle when you buy 2 or more in your mixed case. There is a seriously limited availability on this wine, so if you're a fan of your New Zealand Sauvignons, or remember this from years gone by, then now is your moment to snap it up whilst it's available!

Call us on 01903 238225 to get yours now.

Pinot Noir, a little history.Date published: 10/02/14

Pinot Noir was originally planted in Burgundy, where it has created a reputation for that region's red wine. It ripens early, and is well suited to the moderate climate there. 

It has tight bunches of small berries, which give a very sweet juice. Because of the tightness of the bunches, it is prone to rot, athough due to systematic sprays and improved canopy management this is now much less of a problem. 

Young Pinot Noir wine typically displays a fruity perfume of raspberries, strawberries or red cherries, and because the grape is thin skinned it usually has soft, light tannins and is rarely deep in colour.

Pinot Noirs tend to age unpredictably, leading some to claim that they are at their best for a very short period only. This is true if you like your Pinot in one style only, but many can be enjoyed at all stages of their life, without having to battle with harsh tannins or raw acidity. With age, vegetal and farmyard aromas that can be off putting or exciting, depending on what you like. This was exactly true for t Gevrey Chambertin 2002 that I recently enjoyed. I was worried that it would be past it's best but thank fully it was an absolute pleasure. the age had developed elegant and unusual flavours that you just don't get in everyday drinking. Earthy, truffle and animal notes mixed with stewed spiced strawberries made for such an interesting drink.

Pinot Noirs need moderate or cool conditions otherwise the resulting wines have over-ripe jammy flavours.

It's my favourite grape, and is also a key player in the making of Champagne-which could never be a bad thing!

Did You Know...?Date published: 09/02/14

Did you know that Shiraz and Syrah are actually the same thing? Originating from Iran, the French decided to be different from the rest of the world and call it Syrah.

Syrah is thought to be one of the oldest grape varieties, typically very deep in colour with black fruit and spice aromas. It will not ripen in cool climates, but in moderate to warm temperatures, the tannin levels can be high, and you will find blackberry fruit flavours with notes of black pepper and sometimes mint. 

Hot climate Syrah/Shiraz is more full bodied, with soft tannins and earthy, leathery flavours and spice notes that are more like liquorish and anise. Syrah wines can age well and is responsible of some of the great red of the Northern Rhone such as Chateauneuf Du Pape.

Shiraz is the most widely planted variety in Australia where it is sometimes blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. It is also becoming increasingly important in South Africa, New Zealand, USA and Chili.

Wines labelled as Syrah generally indicate a more elegant, old world style and those labelled as Shiraz are generally fruitier, fuller-bodied and higher in alcohol.

Why not buy both and try and work out the difference?

Daily Wine Review: Benegas MalbecDate published: 08/02/14

Benegas Malbec 2011, LibertadVineyards, Mendoza

There is a long history of winemaking in the Benegas family. It was the current winemaker's great grandfather who bought the first French vines to Argentina. From the high-quality Libertad Vineyards, fruit is picked at careful intervals according to ripeness levels. Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the Uco Valley with high altitude and pure thaw water for irrigation, this is an intensely elegant and well balanced Malbec.

This wine balances the powerful style typical of Mendoza Malbec with the finesse of a European wine. Thick, rich black forest gateau,  oakey spice and a long and pure finish.

The complexity, purity and power of this wine deserve a special dish, so drink with fillet steak with pepper sauce, or beef Wellington.

Fantastic value at just £12.66 down from £18.99 when you buy 2 or more from our Pick 'N' Mix range-come try it for yourself on our tasting counter NOW!

Wines of Argentina - to Malbec and beyond!Date published: 08/02/14

Argentina is famed for it's production of Malbec for red and Torrontes for white, two grapes that grow spectacularly in this climate. There is, however, a whole spectrum of wine produced in the country outside of these two varietals. This week, we'll open a few examples on the tasting counter, so if you're a fan of Malbec and beyond, there's no better time to come into Majestic than this week.

Vinalba are a top class producer based in Mendoza, and this week we'll be opening their Chardonnay and Malbec/Touriga Nacional blend. Touriga Nacional is generally used as a blending grape in Portugal, but it also grows well in Argentina, something Vinalba have picked up on.

As well as this, we'll be opening Benegas' Malbec. This wine is currently part of our February pick'n'mix promotion, bringing it from £18.99 down to just £12.66.

Come and see us this week and see if you can find your new favourite wine!

February Pick & Mix!Date published: 06/02/14

So here we are in February, and not only have we just had some great new offers begin, we also have the return of the Pick & Mix. This is a great opportunity to try new wines from a selected range, without the need to buy 2 of the same bottle as part of your selection, and get a wallet friendly 33.3% off whilst you are at it!  We've got some fantastic wines such as the Alamos Malbec at just £6.66, a big robust yet very approachable red wine from Argentina, and the Rustenburg Sauvignon Blanc at £8.66. The world is your oyster with the February Pick & Mix deal, so come and buy some wines and explore the amazing world of different wines!! Only for a limited time. Offer ends 3rd March. Six bottle minimum purchase, any mix of sparkling, wine and spirits.

Bargain Bouquet - Mont St Jean CorbieresDate published: 05/02/14

Throughout February, we're running two exciting promotions, one of which is the new 'Bargain Bouquet' range. All wines selected are on a single bottle special offer deal at under £6.

Tonight I'll be trying the Mont St Jean Corbieres from Southern France. Corbieres is the largest recognised wine-producing region in the Languedoc-Rousillon, accounting for 46% of the region's production.

This wine is produced in the typical style, being an inviting purple colour. On the nose, it is full of blackcurrant with a hint of herbs. The palate is easy drinking, making it perfect for casual evening drinking. A little bit of tannin adds structure, but if you were to enjoy this with your meal, that would soon vanish giving pure fruit.

This wine is on special offer at just £5.99 until the 3rd March. Come down and try it on the tasting counter this week, I'm sure you'll be impressed.

Attention wine groups - we can come to you!Date published: 05/02/14

If you're a member of a local wine group, then why not let us come to you and do a tasting? We can bring along the samples, pour (although we may need a hand if there's a lot of you!) and give you a complete walkthrough on the wines in question. Whether you're beginners or more advanced, we can tailor the evening to your needs. We can sort out a theme, be it by country, grape variety or 'interesting' wines.

Our time and passion is completely free, we just ask you to cover the cost of the wine. Why not get in touch and see what we can do for you?

New Wine In! Passimento 2011, PasquaDate published: 02/02/14

New Wine In! Passimento 2011, Pasqua

Absolutely fascinating looking bottle of this new arrival to our Italian range of wines. Price itself is even more inviting @ £8.99 if you buy two or more, saving £3 per bottle, single bottle price is £11.99.

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. 

Tasting this wine today was a true pleasure, full of flavour and firm tannins. 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. 

The label of the bottle is inspired by the Romeo and Juliet's wall, where over 300 new messages are being written a day! If you would like to experience true Rome and Juliets's story, go to Verona for your perfect Valentine's weekend. If you rather stay in UK, then chose this unique wine that has love story behind.

A fine match for osso bucco - Milanese speciality of cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables or other slow-cooked red meat dishes.

Open on our tasting counter so come and try for yourself!

To Chardonnay or not to Chardonnay? That is the question.Date published: 01/02/14

More often than not I hear, "I don't like Chardonnay, they're too oakey!" In fact my sister was just saying last night that she couldn't stand Chardonnay because it was always so woody! If this sounds like you then why not give an un-oaked Chardonnay a try?  Chablis is one of my favourite white wines, a crisp, elegant wine with excellent acidity and dry apple flavours with a touch of minerality- not even a hint of oak!.

Or why not try our Mâcon-Villages Blanc 'Les Pierres Blanches' 2012, Cave de Lugny.

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. 100% Chardonnay and not even a mention of oak!

£6.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles.

So give Chardonnay a chance, and let me know what you think.

Daily Wine Review: Vina Eguia CrianzaDate published: 31/01/14

The Vina Eguia Crianza is a great everyday Rioja. At a price of £6.49 when you buy two or more as part of a mixed case you really get a lot of bang for your buck!

From a bodega run by the Murial group, this wine comes from vineyards in Rioja's Alta and Alavesa sub-regions. The Vina Eguia Crianza has spent 12 months in Oak barrels and a further 12 months in bottle before release; giving the wine vanilla and tobacco tones. Vivid red cherry and balsamic notes are also present; producing a much more well rounded wine than you'd expect from the price tag.

Try this wine with tapas or even roasted red meat.

Daily Wine Review: Château Le Vivier 2008, MédocDate published: 31/01/14

Daily Wine Review: Château Le Vivier 2008, Médoc

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.

Formerly owned by Lafite Rothschild, in 1990 Le Vivier was acquired by the Charloux family, who set about modernising the estate. This included building the Médoc's largest underground cellars, now known locally as 'The Cathedral', such is their volume and grandeur. A 50/50 Cabernet/Merlot blend, this wine has great balance between firm tannin, intense bramble fruit and soft plum notes, with the influence of old and new oak adding polish and a liquorice spice. 

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

It is open on the tasting counter for you to make your own judgement. 

Get it now for £7.99 giving you a £8 savings. £11.99 single bottle price.

Daily Wine Review: Côtes du Rhône 2010, E. GuigalDate published: 30/01/14

Daily Wine Review: Côtes du Rhône 2010, E. Guigal

Founded in 1946 by Étienne Guigal, the Guigal winery started as a small, family run and unknown. Now however, without a doubt it is now the most recognisable name in the Rhône Valley. Another generation of Guigals, son Marcel is almost single-handedly responsible for the regions resurgence over the last few decades.

This full-bodied wine 49% Grenache, 48% Syrah and 3% Mourvedre offers a robust core of dark fruit, and savoury white pepper notes. Maturation took place in large French oak casks for about 18 months. Over 3 million bottle were produced and I am are delighted that some ended up with Majestic.

A ruby red colour, robust on the palate, this  wine is rather chunky and youthful in style, very similar to the 2009 vintage. This wine scored 88 out of 100.

It is pleasant to drink on its on but also makes a superb food wine. Try with any red meat dishes or with rich vegetarian dishes like moussaka. 

Drink now or cellar it up to 5 years.

Try it now in our Worthing store, it is open on the tasting counter.

You can get it now @ £9.59 if you buy two or more of Rhone wines, 20% off  deal, that is actually finishing on Monday.

£11.99 single bottle price.

Daily Wine Review: Casabel Vinho Tinto 2011, LisboaDate published: 29/01/14

Castelao, Aragonez, Tinta Miuda - VEGETARIAN

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 fully de-stemmed, lightly crushed and following fermentation, the wine is matured for 6-8 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 framedby robust and persistent tannins.A real hit with herbaceous and well-seasoned and roasted red meats.

An absolute bargain at £5:33 when you buy 2 or more from our Bargain Hunt range. Hurry hurry!

Daily Wine Review: Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc 2013Date published: 28/01/14

Daily Wine Review: Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc 2013

From the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, where Goldwater Estates practices sustainable viticulture and strict selection, comes this brilliant Sauvignon Blanc. This particular Sauvignon Blanc is much more on a delicate side of the typical Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region.

Offers masses of elderberry fruit, elderflower and raspberry leaf aromas and exhibits an excellent mineral finish along the lines of Sancerre. 

 Some lees ageing imparts it with complexity and texture. 

Perfect with seafood or salads. My favour pick for this wine are fresh oysters.

Come and try it no it is open on our tasting counter and still at the bargain price of £8.79 if you buy two or more from New Zealand selection, currently at 20% off. Don't delay as this offer is ending soon.

Blind Tasting: RedDate published: 27/01/14

Again, following the WSET's Systematic Approach to Tasting, Asia tested my knowledge of reds.

Appearance: Clear, medium intensity, a rich ruby colour with good legs.

Nose: Clean, medium intensity with bags of strawberries, cherry and a hint of spice. I would say that it was a developing wine.

Palate: Dry, medium acidity, medium tannin, medium alcohol with a medium body. The strawberries that you get on the nose, are not as apparent on the palate, instead black cherries, blackcurrant, liquorish and cloves show up.

 Conclusion: Good quality, drink now but has potential for aging.

Now after all this detective work, I guessed Rioja-and I was right! Yippee. It was a Criaza, you can tell it's a young wine as it's far more fruit driven than oak/wood/spice.

Bring on the next!

Blind Tasting: WhiteDate published: 26/01/14

Blind tasting is possibly one of my favourite games. I'll always choose it over Monopoly and even Poker. Luckily, at Majestic I get to play it a lot-plus it's one of the best ways to improve my wine knowledge and memory. Asia poured me a mystery sample of white, and I used the Systematic Approach to Tasting to try and figure out what it was.

Appearance: Clear, golden in colour with some pleasant legs showing.

Nose: Clean. medium + intensity, with aromas of tropical fruits, pear and vanilla. A youthful wine.

Palate: Dry, medium acidity, medium alcohol, medium bodied with a medium + intensity. Stone fruits, banana, pear and toffee were the flavours that I got, with a medium finish.

Conclusion: A good, mid-priced wine that is suitable for drinking now, and not age. 

So after all my detective work, I guessed that it was a Chilean Chardonnay-a close guess as it turned out to be Argentinian. I then compared it with a Chilean Chardonnay, and it turns out that Argentinian wines have a higher acidity as they are further north, whereas the Chilean had much more concentrated fruit flavours and honeyed notes.

Come down and compare the 2 yourself as they're both open on the tasting counter.

Argento Chardonnay just £6 in our Bargain Hunt offer.

Bargain Hunt Picks: Argento ChardonnayDate published: 25/01/14

Bargain Hunt Picks: Argento Chardonnay

Argento means silver in Latin and is often used in Argentina to refer to a thing or a person that is quintessentially Argentine, like this Chardonnay.

Produced in the high vineyards of Tupungato and Agrelo, it has enjoyed optimum sunshine and excellent terroir. A light gold in colour, medium body and fruity,exuding apples, peach and pineapple fruits with enticing hints of vanilla and spice, lightly oaked. A bright crisp acidity lends a clean and refreshing finish. 

Enjoy chilled on its own or with lightly spiced Mediterranean foods, rich seafood dishes, herbed chicken or creamy pasta.

This wine is leaving our Majestic selection. So why not to grab it while it last at £5.99, if you buy two or more selected Bargain Hunt wines on 33.3% off offer.

£8.99 single bottle price.


Daily Wine Review: Chablis 2012, Domaine de Chantemerle, BoudinDate published: 24/01/14

Daily Wine Review: Chablis 2012, Domaine de Chantemerle, Boudin

This is a quintessential Chabli from this world-renovated appelation of Burgundy, showing of the natural beauty of the Chardonnay grape. The father and son family own Boudin business is one of very few producers in Chablis, that still harvest by hand and can be proud of some of the oldest vines in the appellation. 

The wines are subjected to winemaking a typical in Chablis, resulting in wines that are much richer than typical Chablis. Hints of green apple, lime and citrus as well as warm ripe stone fruits, almost moving into tropical aromas. A weightier palate than usual, with stone fruits, citrus fruits, good minerality and medium levels of acidity. Enjoy as an apéritif or as an accompaniment to seafood, roast chicken and cheeses. Drinking well now but with the potential to cellar for three years.

It is open now on our tasting counter, so come and try it for yourself it is rather a gem @ £12.99* if you buy two or more. £14.99* single bottle price.

*as a part of your mixed case of six.

Daily Wine Review: Paul Mas Estate 'Savignac Vineyard' Mourvèdre 2011Date published: 22/01/14

Daily Wine Review: Paul Mas Estate 'Savignac Vineyard' Mourvèdre 2011

Rarely seen as a single-varietal wine, Mourvèdre is known for its slightly rustic feel and dense, muscular tannin that produces wines with firm structure and good ageing potential. Mourvèdre only has a chance to fully ripen in the hot climate, hence Paul Mas has chosen higher situated vineyards in Laguedoc region in South of France. This late maturing variety enjoys perfect Southern exposure, on the soil made of clay, limestone and pebbles.

This fruitier modern example is aged in American oak for 6 months. Round and generous, this purple-tinged red wine is abundant with blackberry fruit and white pepper on nose and palate. Hints of pudding spices add depth to the ripe fruit, while plentiful tannins provide a grippy finish. 

Best served with grilled lamb or richly flavoured Mediterranean dishes.

It is open on our tasting counter.

Get it now @ £8.99 if you buy two or more. £9.99 single bottle price.

Daily Wine Review: Château Guiot 2012, Costières de NîmesDate published: 20/01/14

Grenache, Syrah - VEGETARIAN

Costières de Nîmes has more in common with the Rhône across the river than it does with the wines of Languedoc immediately neighbouring it.Château Guiot lies just outside the city of Nîmes, in the heart of thisappellation.Deep purple hue, a beautifully scented nose with herby aromas, lashings of juicy forest fruits and spicy, rich berry flavours on the palate and a good, smooth finish. Equally good with anything from shepherds pie, meatballs or moussaka style vegetarian dishes.

Open on our tasting counter this week.£6.99 when you buy 2 or more. 

Daily Wine Review: Marquis de Pennautier Chardonnay 'Terroirs d'Altitude' 2010/11, PGI Pays d'OcDate published: 19/01/14

I blimmin' love oaked Chardonnays, and was excited to try this Southern French gem, when it came on the tasting counter.

The Lorgeril family have been making wine at the historic Château de Pennautier, a National Historic Monument designed by the same architect as the Palace of Versailles, since the Château was founded by the first Marquis de Pennautier in 1620.

Greeny golden in colour with some nice, subtle legs, giving an indication of it's quality. On the nose the first thing that strikes me is a hit of freshly ground nutmeg along with a creamy vanilla that's reminiscent of your mums rice pudding! The fruit characters of peach and passion fruit arrive shortly after, giving this wine a luxurious complexity. On the palate, dried apricots and sweetened cream are my first thoughts, with just a hint of puffed wheat rounding off the experience.

Lovely, and a great alternative to a White Burgundy or Californian Chardonnay.

Bargain at £8.49 when you buy 2 or more bottles. 

Daily Review: A new cider!! Burrow Hill CiderDate published: 17/01/14

I've never been a cider lover, it's beer or wine (or Champagne!) for me all the way.  But The Burrow Hills write up was too good to not have a taste.

Don't be fooled by the rustic outer pack, this is the nature of buying direct from the farm.

Burrow Hill Cider consistently rates as one of the best (and often the very best) cider in the UK. It features on the lists of many Michelin starred restaurants, and on the shelves of Harvey Nichols and Harrods.  Owner, Julian Temperley, (who has featured on River Cottage and Rick Stein shows) is an out-spoken traditionalist with no interest in selling his cider through major supermarkets. This is a Majestic exclusive line!

All the apples are home grown on 160 acres of orchards, and are then pressed and blended in a very traditional, medium/dry style.  In the world of increasingly commercial and flavoured ciders of varying quality and heritage – Burrow Hill Farm stands out for flying the flag of quality led, artisan cider.

And what an unusual cider this is, not your typical bursting with crisp apples or sweet pears, but instead far more savoury, complex notes are present such as juicy big green olives and even a hint of blue cheese which really brings out that farm yard feel! Do not be scared though, it is deliciously applely on the palate, with a medium dry, lengthy finish. Definitely a great choice to go with tasty Greek style nibbles.

Come down and try it for yourself, perfect if you want something a little different that will impress your friends.

£18 per case of 8

Southern French tasting weekDate published: 16/01/14

Southern French tasting week

Tomorrow we will be opening on our tasting counter some gems from South of France. 

Southern West part of France has been producing wines since the Roman times. Recently, this region it has grown significantly due to demand for affordable French wines. This region can produce pretty much every sort of wine, from easy drinking Sauvignon Blancs to more complex blends or prestigious Pinot Noirs.

Check out our tasting counter for tomorrow:


Picpoul Villemartin - this is very upcoming grape variety gaining its popularity due to its class and easy drinking at very affordable price  @ £6.99* 

Pennautier Chardonnay - one of the most beautiful estates in Southern France, where you can spend weekend and drink great wine @£8.49*

Vent du Nord Ste Rose - a unique blend of Chardonnay and Roussanne try it @ £6.99*


Guiot Costieres Nimes - has more in common with the Rhône across the river than it does with the wines of Languedoc immediately neighbouring it @ £6.99

Mont Saint Jean Corbieres - fantastic value for money Corbiere, full of blackcurrants and spices @ £5.99

Paul Mas Estate Mourvedre - Rarely seen as a single-varietal wine, Mourvedre is known for its slightlyrustic feel and dense, muscular tannin @ £8.99

Recent press recommendations...Date published: 15/01/14

Recent press recommendations:

The Telegraph – Giles Kime – 12th January

Alamos Malbec 2012

'There are many fitting matches for this week’s roast lamb, ranging from chianti to a spicy Rhone or shiraz. But without a doubt, something that would enormously enhance the experience are the rich, juicy flavours of this classy Argentine malbec.'

Try it for yourself, it is open on our tasting counter. Get it for £9.99, as a part of your mixed case.

'The Telegraph' – Victoria Moore - 11th January 

Viñalba range

'The Viñalba range from Hervé Fabre is one of the easiest and most solid around, probably my go - to malbec for under a tenner (Majestic has a couple of versions).'

We sell anything from Malbec to Torrontes from this very well know and reputable producer. Staff favourite is Vinalba Malbec Reservado @ £7.99 if you buy two or more.

Lunta Malbec 2011 'I also particularly like the meeting of Argentinian flamboyance and a more complex French oak style in the Lunta Malbec 2011 Argentina made by Mendel.'

Its on multi-buy deal @ £10.99 if you buy two or more. 

The Independent – Anthony Rose – 11th January

Turkey Flat Butcher’s Block 2012 

'Marsanne Viognier Roussanne Move over southern Rhône and let Australia deliver a rich Rhône-style blend with a refreshing finish.'

Santa Ana Malbec 2013 

'…easy sippers such as the moreishly drinkable' 

Great party drink at even better price £5.99 if you buy two or more.

Catena Malbec 2011

'The more refined, brighter approach to malbec is evident in wines such as the polished, black-fruited' Available now for £12.99, as a part of your mixed case of 6.

 www.timatkin.com – Tim Atkin – 10th January 

2013 The Ned Sauvignon Blanc Brent Marris

'Well-distributed Sauvignon tends to be on a deal more often than not, but even at its full retail price it delivers in the glass, unfurling flavours of passion fruit, gooseberry and melon. Flavoursome stuff at a fair price. 90 Points.'
Our best selling New Zealand Sav.Blanc @ £7.99 with 20% off offer on all NZ wines, if you buy two or more.

Decanter magazine – Decanter tasting team – February issue

Chateau du Cleray Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2012 
'From one of the oldest estates in the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine region, this is wonderfully characterful wine. The nose is blessed with cool orchard fruit and quince jelly, and the palate is textured and mineral, with a saline character complementing the fresh green fruit.'
It is on multi-buy deal @ £8.99 if you buy two ore more.
Crasto Douro Red 2011 
'From one of the Douro’s greatest producers and a melange of indigenous varieties, this is dense and herb-infused, with dark fruit and an appealing wild streak. It is lifted on the palate with red fruits making an appearance, bolstered by notes of spice, charcoal and minerals.'
It is on multi-buy deal @ £9.49 if you buy two ore more.

Bargain Hunt Picks: Aspen Estate Pinot GrigioDate published: 14/01/14

Pinot Grigio is one of those grapes you either love or you hate. Generally, it's rather light, with a little citrus fruit flavuor, making for exceptionally easy drinking. This offering from the Aspen Estate in South Australia is a little richer, with a slightly richer tropical fruit flavour.

At £4.66, this is fantastic value. Save 1/3rd in the Bargain Hunt and get a perfect party wine, or simply a summery drink for the warmer days that are on their way.

At the time of writing, I have 21 bottles left in stock. It's not going to hang about forever, so pop down and get yours now.

Prices quoted are valid when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of your mixed case of 6 bottles. Free delivery available on orders over £40.

Bargain Hunt picks: Beaujolais-Villages 'Les Esservies' 2012, Domaine des CraisDate published: 14/01/14

Bargain Hunt picks: Beaujolais-Villages 'Les Esservies' 2012, Domaine des Crais

Reduced to clear bin-end line of this good quality Beaujolais-Villages as a part of our Bargain Hunt range.

100% gamay grape, Domain des Crais is a vineyard site in the village of Leynes, close to the cru villages of St Amour and Julienas, in the far north of Beaujolais. 'Les Esservies' is a part of the area whose name is derived from the 'serves', or small pools fed by underground springs. 

A bright and perfumed nose of ripe berries with hints of candy and floral notes. The palate has a friendly tannic structure, with a soft, mouth- filling roundness and juicy berry fruit. A natural partner for charcuterie and rustic pâtés.

We have got limited availability of this wine, so be quick and stock up because, once is gone it's gone. 

Get it for £7.99 if you buy 2 or more Bargain Hunt wines, giving you savings of 33.3%. Single bottle price £11.99  

Bargain Hunt - Extra Lines in-store or by phone only! LAST CHANCE!Date published: 12/01/14

Bargain Hunt - Extra Lines in-store or by phone only! LAST CHANCE! OFFER ENDS MONDAY NIGHT!

Last couple of days of our January Bargain Hunt. We have got limited availability of lines remaining but they are selling very well. In fact, we have sold out on many lines already, but you can still get some amazing bargains on our reduced to clear range.

Our Bargain Hunt doesn't just have the lines you can see by clicking the link above. There's an even greater selection of wines in extremely low stock that don't feature online! They are all available in store, so why not have a look below. If there are any you fancy, pop in to see me or give me a quick call on 01903 238225 to reserve them.

Alcayata Pinot Grigio, Argentina - Was £9.99, now £6.66 - 3 bottles remaining

Rayuela Chardonnay, Chile - Was £7.99, now £5.33 - 1 bottle remaining

Beaujolais Villages des Crais 2011, France - Was £11.99, now £7.99 - 1 bottle remaining

This list is correct at the time of writing and is subject to change. If you are interested in a particular line, we advise you to call us to reserve it to ensure it doesn't get sold in the meantime.

If you are interested in more, some lines are available to order but not guaranteed. Please contact us for more information!

updated @ 15.00 02/02/14

Bargain Hunt Picks: Santa Carolina Reserva Sauvignon BlancDate published: 12/01/14

This Sauvignon Blanc comes from Chile's Leyda Valley, considered possibly the best location in Chile for Sauvignon to grow. Santa Carolina's vineyard sites are just 8km from the Pacfic Ocean, and as such the cooling Homboldt Current takes the heat from the valley floor and carries it out to sea. This helps the grapes to retain their youthful, fruity flavours and their refreshing acidity, something that continues through into the wine.

This is a pale lemon colour, and as light as it is in body, it's beautifully light in flavour too. Citrus and tropical fruits dominate here, with grapefruit, pineapple and lemon jumping out of the glass.

This wine is so light and refreshing, and it makes a great change from the New Zealand Sauvignons. Drink on its own or with a light salad dish.

This wine is now just £5.99 as part of our Bargain Hunt, down from a full price of £8.99. Don't miss out, there's only 17 bottles left in stock at the time of writing!

Prices are valid when you buy 2 or more bottles in your mixed case of 6. Don't forget, minimum purchase is 6 bottles from our fantastic selection of wines, spirits or fizz. Hurry! The Bargain Hunt range won't last long.

Bargain Hunt Picks: Rayuela Chardonnay - ChileDate published: 11/01/14

The Rayuela Chardonnay comes from renowned winery Viu Manent. The winery is in it's third generation of family owners, having been established in 1935 by Catalan winemaker Miguel Viu-Garcia.

This Chardonnay has seen very little oak influence, and as a result retains it's fresh, fruity and light characteristics. Dominated by crisp apple fruit, it is complemented by a round peachy flavour, and balanced by a crisp, refreshing acidity.

Drink this wine now and on it's own. A fantastic bottle, and a great change from a crisp and dry Sauvignon or the oak-dominated Chardonnays. This Chardonnay will please everyone!

Currently, it is just £5.33 as part of our Bargain Hunt range.

Prices valid when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case of 6 or more wines.

Bargain Hunt picks: Marques de Caceres Magnum - PARTY ALERT!Date published: 10/01/14

Many of you may be familiar with Marques de Caceres, a fantastic producer from the Rioja region and staple of the Majestic range.

The Crianza also comes in magnum form, hence the party alert!

Currently, you can pick up this magnum as part of the bargain hunt, for just £16.66 down from a full price of £25.

If you've got an upcoming event, be it a small dinner party or a full blown party, then there's no better time to buy your party wine than now, in the Majestic Bargain Hunt. This magnum is certainly a statement!

Rich, fruity, with that typical Rioja lick of vanilla, this is a nicely balanced and smooth wine.

This is strictly whilst stocks last, so order yours now!

Prices valid when you buy any 2 or more bottles from the bargain hunt range as part of your mixed case of 6 bottles.

Bellini Champagne Cocktail for January BluesDate published: 09/01/14

Bellini Champagne Cocktail for January Blues

The Bellini is a peachy version of a cocktail that consist Prosecco or Champagne. It was created by Giuseppe Cipriani in 1930 or 1940 at Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. It was named after his favourite artist Giovanni Bellini, originally using puréed white peaches and Italian sparkling wine served in flute glass. Around the world it is often mix with Champagne creating a Champagne Cocktail.

If you would like to try it for yourself but don't fancy messing about with the preparation. We sell Funkin Mixer Bellini sachet @ £0.99. It is 100% Natural in 120g sachet will make up to 5 cocktails!

1 part of Funkin Bellini mix to 3-4 parts of sparkling wine. Stir and serve and enjoy!

Prosecco starts @ £7.99 & Champagne £16.00. We have got a wide range of other sparkling wines on offer like Trilogy @ £6.66.

Come to Majestic Worthing to light up your January blues.

Like a bargain? Look what we've got for you...Date published: 09/01/14

I don't know about you, but after a slightly expensive December, I'm restricting my spending slightly this month. There is some good news though, and that is that you don't have to skimp on the wine thanks to the Majestic Bargain Hunt!

This month, you can enjoy 33.3% off a selected range of products, all bin-ends, in order to make way for some snazzy new additions to our range. Here's a little selection of what's on offer in Worthing....

Don Pedro de la Vega, Gran Reserva 2003, Valencia - £4.99

La Plata Sauvignon Blanc 2011/12, Mendoza - £4.66

* Welmoed Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Stellenbosch - £4.99

* Anakena Chardonnay 2011, Central Valley (Chile) - £4.99

These fantastic wines are all available in store whilst stocks last. To view the majority of our range, go to www.majestic.co.uk/worthing and click on the 'Bargain Hunt' picture.

The prices quoted are valid when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of your mixed case. Minimum purchase 6 bottles of wine, sparkling or spirits, any mix. Free delivery is available on orders of 6 or more over £40!

Bargain Hunt picks: Serena Pinot Grigio RoséDate published: 08/01/14

My pick of the Bargain Hunt range today is the Serena Pinot Grigio Rosé.

Pinot Grigio is a white grape, however the rosé wine is produced by allowing the skin of the grapes to turn this delicate salmon pink colour, and gently pressing the grapes to extract this colour in the winemaking process.

This wine displays those classic flavours of Pinot Grigio rosé. Soft, summer fruit flavours, alongside watermelon and peach notes. It has a refreshing acidity, leaving you wanting more!

At just £5.99 this is the perfect party wine. This will easily keep until summer, so why not buy now so that it's in the house for the spring?

Prices quoted are valid when you buy 2 or more bottles in your mixed case. Minimum purchase 6 bottles of wine, spirits or sparkling, any mix.

Bargain Hunt picks: Brancott's Renwick 'R' Sauvignon GrisDate published: 07/01/14

Sauvignon Gris is an ancient Bordeaux variety that is rarely grown. Brancott were the first to plant Sauvignon Gris in New Zealand.

Despite what may be implied by the use of 'Sauvignon' in it's name, this is very different to a Sauvignon Blanc. Although retaining the dry character, as well as the crisp acidity, it contains a world of different fruit flavours. Dominated by pear and stone fruit flavours, it is balanced by tropical grapefruit flavours.

We only have a limited quantity of this wine left in stock. It is the only Sauvignon Gris that I've ever seen, and so is a must-try if you like to be adventurous with your wine selection!

This wine is just £11.33 when you buy any 2 or more wines from our Bargain Hunt range in your mixed case. Single bottle price £16.99.

Don't forget, our minimum purchase is 6 bottles of wine, any mix, and these can be delivered for free over £40!

Daily Wine Review: Barista, Pinotage, South Africa 2011Date published: 06/01/14

As a massive coffee lover/snob, and having previously been a Barista for the last 10 years, I was immediately drawn to this South African Pinotage, Barista. I have a huge soft spot for any red wines that have coffee/chocolate or nutty notes, so this sounded right up my street. I also don't know a huge amount about Pinotage so was keen to get stuck in.

From the Val de Vie wine estate in the heart of the cape wine lands, where wine production dates back to 1825. This is a deliberately modern offering by winemaker Bertus Fourie, who has concentrated on drawing out the coffee-like aromas of South Africa's signature grape.

Imagine when you first walk in to a coffee shop first thing in the morning, and you're hit with the comforting, roasted bitter-sweet flavours that reassure that your day is going to be just fine, and that's what you get when you first take a good sniff of this wine. Then the chocolate and cherry flavours come though with some meaty, savoury notes. The tannins are ripe, perfectly suiting the round and mouth-filling plum and mulberry fruit. This has a lengthy finish, where the flavours turn unusually to bananas-as if you've just had one cooked in tin foil off the BBQ.

I'd happily drink this on it's own to discover all the hidden flavours, or team it with red meat. Bertus recommends a blue cheese filled brandy snap with chocolate and roasted coffee beans-If you're feeling particularly creative!

Come try it for yourself as it's open on our tasting counter, £7.49 when you buy two or more, £9.49 Single bottle price.

Bargain Hunt picks: Valdivieso Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Central ValleyDate published: 05/01/14

Bargain Hunt picks: Valdivieso Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Central Valley

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. Steely mineral qualities with zesty lime, lemon and green apple on the palate leave the mouth refreshed afterwards. Enjoy this Sauvignon as a drinks party white, or with smoked salmon or shellfish.

If you are looking for a great party pleaser and don't want to overspend in January, then grab this wine whilst stock last. It is on our Bargain Hunt deal @ £5.33 amazing value for money. 

Daily Wine Review: La Plata Sauvignon Blanc 2012, MendozaDate published: 04/01/14

The New Year is finally is here and it's time to fight off the January blues with some absolute BARGAINS!

Our annual Bargain Hunt has kicked off with a bang with lot's of fantastic deals on offer, including La Plata Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina on at a fantastic £4.66 when you buy 2 or more bottles from the Bargain Hunt selection. Saving a fantastic 33%.

The cool mountainous climate, lengthy sunshine hours and rocky, well-drained soils of the Andes endow Mendoza with a sound basis for growing vibrant and intensely flavoured whites such as this Sauvignon. 

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

If you're watching the wallet this month but still like to enjoy the finer things in life then this is for you, come down and try it for yourself-it's open on our tasting counter.

Bargain Hunt picks: Casabel Vinho Tinto 2011, LisboaDate published: 04/01/14

Bargain Hunt picks: Casabel Vinho Tinto 2011, Lisboa

Get your hands on this easy to drink part wine with our Bargain Hunt. 

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

Soft purple colour, 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 and legs.

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

Available whilst stock last 33.3% off @ £5.33 if you buy any two or more Bargain Hunt wines. £7.99 single bottle price.

Our Annual Bargain Hunt Begins Today!Date published: 03/01/14

Enjoy 33.3% off when you buy any 2 selected end-of-line wines!

This January we've got a real bargain hunt going on. And the only reason we've reduced these wines is to make room for next season's selection.

With a delicious 33.3% off when you buy any 2 from the range of selected wines, you're bound to find some unbelievable bargains. The perfect way to perk up your January. But hurry - stocks will sell out quickly!

An introduction to Australia. Date published: 03/01/14

Australia - 

Australia has approximately 90 different grape varieties planted commercially over 150000 hectares of vineyards. 

Red Wine:

For red wines, Shiraz is their classic grape. Hot regions such as the Hunter and Barossa Valleys produce a soft earthy spicy style that develops leather and caramel notes as it ages. A leaner, more peppery style is made in the cooler regions such as Margret River and Western Victoria. These different qualities are often blended to create multi-regional wines. Cabernet Avignon is generally darker, with firmer tannins and higher acidity than Australian Shiraz. It is often blended with Shiraz and Merlot which results in a softer wine.

White wine:

Chardonnay is one of Australia's most popular white wines. It is made in many different styles with different degrees of oak, lees, and malolactic flavours. Most Australian Chardonnay sees some oak treatment although unoaked chardonnays are becoming more common. It is often blended with Semilon to add crisp acidity and refreshing herbaceous notes. Riesling is used to make some of Australia's finest wines. With typical flavours of bold citrus fruit in youth that develops into toast, honey and petrol notes with age, Riesling's are unoaked and are usually dry or off-dry.

Australia, like many other New World countries, use varietal labeling. This means that rather then labeling a wine by it's region, they use the grape variety. This gives the inexperienced wine drinker a clearer idea of what to expect and in the age of supermarket shopping that we are in, eye catching and clear marketing are key when it comes to selling a product.

Come into store and find your perfect Australian wine.. we have 20% off all Australian wines ready for you to mix and match. 

Final ashes test wine.Date published: 03/01/14

This weeks ashes wine is... 

Peter Lehmann Riesling 2012, Eden Valley

Grape: Riesling - VEGETARIAN

Origin: Riesling is one of the most fashionable varieties currently being grown in Australia, with many different regional styles. Despite the hot climate, Peter Lehmann has made a crisp and refreshing Riesling from Barossa thanks to a careful wine making approach.

Taste: Delightful citrus and stone fruit notes abound on the palate and the finish is remarkably taut. A mouth-watering acidity and limestone minerality leave the mouth feeling revitalised.

Enjoy: The superbly crisp finish makes this the perfect match for oily fish and shellfish, with the acidity really cutting through.

Daily Wine Review: Rioja Crianza Arienzo 2010, Marqués de RiscalDate published: 29/12/13

Daily Wine Review: Rioja Crianza Arienzo 2010, Marqués de Riscal

Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano blend. Tempranillo is the grape variety that forms the back bone of some of the finest red wines in Spain. Mazuelo better know as Carignan (France) tends to produced full-bodied red wines that can have high acid and alcohol levels adding a bit of refreshing uplift. Great medium intensity, with ruby colour and good legs. Red and black berries fruit aromas with some leather, vanilla and licorice. It has undergone 18 months' cask ageing - relatively long for a crianza wine - plus several more months maturing in bottle before release. Intense yet mellow aromas of ripe raspberry, prune and fig, mingling with subtle vanilla, coconut and spice notes. Supple and soft on the palate, with plenty of youthful vigour to the fruit. Great balance and good acidity. 

This traditionally styled crianza comes from Marqués de Riscal's best vineyards in Elciego and Laguardia. 

Match with lamb, pork, venison or even spicier food. Try it with with tapas of Iberian ham, Manchego and dressed olives, as recommended by Majestic.

Try it now, it has just been opened on our tasting counter. 

Get it for £8.99 if you buy two or more or £10.99 for a single bottle.

New Year Opening HoursDate published: 28/12/13

Our hours are slightly reduced over the new year period, however we're still here throughout the day to get your fizz to you before the big night.

Here's our hours from Saturday 28th December:

Saturday 28/12 - 9am - 7pm

Sunday 29/12 - 10am - 5pm

Monday 30/12 - 10am - 7pm

Tuesday 31/12 - 10am - 5pm

Wednesday 01/01 - CLOSED

Thursday 02/01 - 10am - 8pm

Friday 03/01 onwards - Our hours return to normal!

Outside of these hours, please feel free to leave a message on the answer phone, tweet or email us, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Fleurie Flower Label 2012, Georges DuboeufDate published: 28/12/13

Fleurie Flower Label 2012, Georges Duboeuf

Fleurie is one of the ten crus of Beaujolais and one of the most sought

after. It is often referred as the Queen of Beaujolais (while Moulin a Vent would be the King), making it one of the most expensive wines of Beaujolais.

Fleurie made from gamey stands for “flowery”, perfectly describing what the wine is: spring flowers, charming , elegant with s silky texture. It is a very fruity wine. Generally, Fleurie should be drunk young, but it can last a few years if the vintage is good.

Fleurie Flower Label 2012, Georges Duboeuf is a classic Fleurie with fresh cherry fruits, strawberries and a fragrant, floral perfume. Medium body wine with concentrated fruit and light tannic presence underline its cru status.

Pair it with soft cheeses, salami, light chicken dishes, quiche lorraine and cheese pies.

It is now on offer @ £9.99 if you guy 2 or more, £11.99 single bottle price.

It is open now on our tasting counter.

Daily Wine Review: Santa Rita 120 Cabernet FrancDate published: 27/12/13

Daily Wine Review: Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Franc

Fantastic value for money party wine. This French grape variety have found new home in Chile producing fruit driven and easy drinking wines. 

A medium body, ruby in colour with plenty of blackcurrants and spiciness on the nose. Nicely balanced on the palate, offering aromas of ripe red berries, wild herbs and tomato leaf and delivering ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, with both fresh acidity and rounded tannin.

Ideal partner with tomato dishes and soft cheeses. This party season match it with "finger-food" and tapas.

Get this wine now on 20% off Chile at £6.39 if you buy two or more.

You can have a little sample in your Majestic store in Worthing, as it is open on our tasting counter.

Bourgogne Rouge 2010, Fontaine-GagnardDate published: 23/12/13

This Pinot Noir is produced by Fontaine Gagnard, who consistently produce some of the finest red and white wines in Burgundy. 75% of the fruit is sourced in the attractive village of Volnay, in the Cote de Beaune.

The wine is fermented and aged in older oak.

Delicious red berry fruit on the nose with subtle spice and hints of wild mushrooms. It is packed with rich, sweet, juicy strawberries on the palate supported by subtle spice and hints of fresh herbs. 

I reckon this wine would be perfect for any wild mushroom or truffle dishes. Perhaps the perfect accompaniment for a mushroom Wellington if you're having an alternative Christmas dinner. 

I really love this wine and in fact will probably drink it over Christmas...if I can wait that long!

Delivery schedule - 23rd and 24th DecemberDate published: 23/12/13

We still have some slots available for delivery.

Monday 23rd

BN11 BN12 BN13 BN14 BN16 BN17 BN18

That's Worthing, Goring, Ferring, Durrington, Salvington, Rustington, East Preston, Littlehampton, Climping and Arundel.

Tuesday 24th

BN11, BN12, BN13, BN14, plus others may be possible - please call us on 01903 238225 to discuss.

Opening Hours Over ChristmasDate published: 23/12/13

Our opening hours over the Christmas period are:

  • Monday 23 December: 9am - 8pm
  • Tuesday 24 December: 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 25 December: CLOSED
  • Thursday 26 December: CLOSED
  • Friday 27 December: 10am - 8pm
  • Saturday 28 December: 9am - 7pm
  • Sunday 29 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Monday 30 December: 10am - 7pm
  • Tuesday 31 December: 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 1 January: CLOSED

We're open our normal opening hours from Thursday 2 January onwards.

Daily Wine Review: Saint Veran 'Les Crais' 2010 - Cordier.Date published: 22/12/13

As Christmas fast approaches, our tasting counter is filled with some fantastic Christmas dinner matches. For white, we've gone for the Saint Veran 'Les Crais' from Domaine Cordier. This single vineyard site is situation on a hill near the village of Leynes in Burgundy. Here, very low yields are produced which increases ripeness and concentration of flavour.

This wine displays some fantastic ripe fruit flavours, including apricot and nectarine. On the palate, it is full bodied and creamy. As only 20% of the wine has spent time in oak, it retains a crisp acidity alongside the fruit flavours.

Come and give it a go on the tasting counter whilst we've got some. At £19.99 a bottle, it's a bit of a treat, but it's only Christmas once a year after all!



If you are stuck indoor because of:

a) The weather,

b) You don't like Christmas mad shopping,

c) Other,

d) All above,

Then please call us 01903 238225 or go to www.majestic.co.uk to order your wine to be delivered before Christmas.

We still have got slots available:

23/12 for BN11, BN12, BN13, BN14, BN16, BN17, BN18

24/12 for BN11, BN12, BN13, BN14

If you are in Sompting, Lancing, Steyning, Shoreham or Storrington and the surrounding villages, please contact us at the store. Collections can be arranged right up until 5pm on Christmas Eve.

Free delivery over £40 and minimum purchase of 6 bottles.

Please do not hesitate to contact your Worthing store for more details 01903 238225.

Happy Christmas shopping!


Come down to Majestic Worthing tomorrow and you're in for a treat...Date published: 20/12/13

...on our tasting counter, we'll be opening a great selection of wines for Christmas! Come and visit us tomorrow if you've not got your Christmas wines sorted yet, and you'll be able to sample:

*Veuve Clicquot NV - our star buy at just £29.99 when you buy 2 or more

*Saint Veran Les Crais - Domaine Cordier - a fantastic White Burgundy, just £19.99 from this esteemed Burgundian producer.

*Angelique de Monbousquet - a great value Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, now just £18 when you buy any 2 selected Fine Wines.

Tomorrow is the perfect day to do your Christmas wine shop. What better place to be than Majestic - try before you buy and receive expert advice to match your wine to your meal.

These prices are valid when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case of 6 bottles. Minimum purchase 6 bottles, any mix of wines, Champagne, sparkling wines or spirits.

Daily Wine: Codorniu Cristina VintageDate published: 20/12/13

Daily Wine: Codorníu Reina Maria Cristina Blanc de Noirs 2011, Spain

Winner of many medals for its 2010 and 2011 vintage.

Made from 100% Pinot Noir, that comes from old vineyards located in areas with the continental climate, which favours the concentration and provides more body and flavour intensity.

The process of picking grapes and transportation is rapid and happens at night to keep them fresh and avoid spontaneous fermentation. The production involves second fermentations, same as Champagne, followed by a period of 18months aging in contact with the yeast lees

This Cava Brut was launched in honour of the Regent Queen María

Cristina of Austria who in 1897 granted Codorníu with the title of “Official Provider of the Royal House”.

With fine bubbles and persistent beading, this deliciously dry Cava has

fresh, light, floral aromas with delicately rounded, well-balanced pear

and brioche flavours.

Excellent to combine with white fish or as an apéritif, especially now this festive season. It is a fantastic party sparkling wine. Come and try it at Majestic Worthing. It is open on the tasting counter this weekend.

You can get it for £9.99 if you buy any selected fizz.


Christmas Delivery Schedule - Thursday 19th - Tuesday 24th DecemberDate published: 19/12/13

The run up to Christmas is an extremely busy time for deliveries, and so to ensure that we can maximise efficiency and get your wine out to you promptly, we'll be running a set delivery schedule. We are still able to deliver to the full extent of our patch, so please get in touch if you need an order! 

Saturday 21st December:

BN11, BN14 only.

Sunday 22nd December:

BN11, BN13, BN14, BN15, RH20 - Last delivery before Christmas for Lancing and Storrington

Monday 23rd December:

BN11, BN12, BN13, BN14, BN16, BN17, BN18 - Last delivery before Christmas for Ferring, Littlehampton, Rustington, East Preston and Arundel.

Tuesday 24th December:
BN11, BN12 (Goring only), BN13 and BN14 - Local deliveries only. Last orders before Christmas. Click and collect closes 5pm Christmas Eve.

If you wish to place an order that falls outside of the above schedule, please contact us at the store directly as we may be able to accommodate you. We are available on 01903 238225.

All orders can be collected from the store if required. Please specify a date so that we can ensure it is ready for you.

This delivery schedule is a guide, and may be altered at any time. It is best to place your order earlier to ensure speedy delivery!

Château l'Hospitalet 2011, Grand Vin, Gérard BertrandDate published: 16/12/13

Gérard Bertrand is the leading expert from the South of France recognized by all wine lovers. As a wine-grower and owner of flagship estates, he has acquired a unique expertise in the terroirs of Languedoc-Roussillon.

His flagship estate is Chateau L'Hospitalet.

“At Château l’Hospitalet there is a constant duel between sea and mountain, between rich shale and poor limestone, and between the naturally occurring water in the subsoil and its inaccessibility to the vines.” 

Cédric Lecareux, Gérard Bertrand's Estates Director

A blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache created from prime vineyard sites on the steep, rocky slopes surrounding La Clape, where the estate stands overlooking its 1000 hectares of vineyards, pine forests and heathland.

This muscular wine displays an intense blend of firm tannins, inky black fruit, floral aromas, and a distinctly peppery finish. Smoothed and integrated by the influence of over a year in French oak barriques. The sort of wine I could happily sit and sniff for an hour without even drinking it. Meaty and robust, this wine will happily be left for another 4-5 years, and would pair well with red meats and game.

Come and try it NOW! It's open on our tasting counter, and currently at the fantastic price of £16.99 if you buy 2 or more as part of a mixed case.

Daily Wine Review: Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2011, BoudinDate published: 12/12/13

The growers of Chablis have spent many years working for their reputation as a top wine producing region. Vineyards granted Premier Cru status are those judged as superior to the majority of vineyards within the Chablis boundary, and it is from these that this wine originates.

On the nose, it is richer than you may expect, with aromas of stone and tropical fruits. This wine goes through a slightly different process to most Chablis, and this gives it the extra body. On the palate is is again slightly richer, with stone fruits in particular dominating over the typical Chablis minerality.

A fantastic wine, this would be perfect with white meat dishes, and in particular perfect for your Christmas turkey. Why not come down and give it a go on our tasting counter? It's just £19.99 per bottle, and it's worth every penny!

Blind tasting Chateau Mugron 2010Date published: 11/12/13

Blind tasting Chateau Mugron 2010

So here we go. Tom has just served me with a glass of red wine, let's if I can guess what am I actually tasting.

On the nose there is very fresh with black fruit aromas of blackberries, black cherries and plums with the sweatiness of dry fruit like prunes. Quite firm tannins with legs streaming on the walls of the glass showing off its ruby colour.

There is defiantly similarity of black fruit on the palate. Subtle oaky aromas trying to get through.

Very nice balanced wine, easy to drink that would benefit with some aging.

So here we go I have guessed it was a Bordeaux blend. Chateaux Murgon 2010.

You can get it at £6.99 reduced from £8.99 if you buy two or more.

It is on our tasting counter so why not to come and try it for yourself.

Daily Wine Review: Nyetimber Demi Sec NVDate published: 10/12/13

Brand new to our range is a demi-sec sparkling wine from renowned English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber, a vineyard we're pleased to be the local Majestic of! We wasted no time in getting it open on the tasting counter after the delivery arrived, and here's what we thought...

A little bit of staff training was a must with this, as demi-sec Champagne and sparkling wine is not something we open very much of. This wine in particular has a pronounced nose of apple and brioche, however on the palate it is elegant and slightly restrained. The hint of sweetness that makes it the demi-sec style is balanced by a refreshing fruitiness.

The Nyetimber Demi-Sec NV is currently on special offer at Majestic, at the superb price of just £25.99. Why not make this your fizz for Christmas day? It would be perfect with a dessert, or simply as an aperitif to enjoy whilst opening presents!

Christmas Opening HoursDate published: 09/12/13

Christmas is fast approaching. Every year we extend our trading hours to suit the Christmas shopping demand:

Sat 14th Dec: 9AM - 7PM

Sun 15th Dec: 10AM - 5PM

Mon 16th Dec - Sat 21st Dec: 9AM - 8PM

Sun 22nd Dec: 10AM - 5PM

Mon 23rd Dec: 9AM - 8PM

Tue 24th Dec: 9AM - 5PM

Wed 25th Dec - Thu 26th Dec: CLOSED

Fri 27th Dec: 10AM - 8PM

Sat 28th Dec: 9AM - 7PM

Sun 29th Dec: 10AM - 5PM

Mon 30th Dec: 10AM - 7PM

Tue 31st Dec: 10AM - 5PM

Wed 1st Jan: CLOSED

Thu 2nd Jan - Fri 3rd Jan: 10AM - 8PM

Sat 4th Jan 9AM - 7PM

Sun 5th Jan: 10AM - 5PM

Daily Wine Review: Pedro Ximenez 1985, Bodegas Toro Abala, Half bottleDate published: 08/12/13

1985...a great year, Live Aid...Back to The Future...the year I was born (!) and the year this delicious Sherry was produced.

Grape: Pedro Ximenez - VEGETARIAN 


Bodegas Toro Abala were the first producer in Montilla to make this dessert-style Pedro Ximenez commercially available in 1970, and have since made a name for themselves as the leading producer of 100%-vintage Pedro Ximenez wines.Luscious and deep in both aroma and flavour, offering an indulgent array of dried date, mocha, sultana and pudding spice characters, with a remarkably clean, drying finish.

This really  is Christmas pudding in a bottle. Exceptionally sweet and syrupy, you may not even want to drink it, why not instead pour a dash over some vanilla ice cream?  Or savour with some mince pies or radical blue cheese. 

Christmas Spotlight Tasting Saturday 7th December!!!Date published: 06/12/13

Wanting some delicious wines to take home and impress the family with this Christmas? Know what you're going to eat but not what wine will match it best? Or maybe you want to buy that special someone a gift they'll enjoy this Christmas rather than the usual socks. 

Well look no further. This Saturday we are hosting our Christmas Fine Wine Tasting sessions at 12pm and 3pm where we will be tasting a selection of amazing fine wines and you can find out what exactly does go well with Turkey...or a nut roast in my case!

The best thing about it is that it's completely free! 

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Daily Wine Review: Château Coufran 2004, Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois SupérieurDate published: 06/12/13

£14:99 when you buy 2 or more as part of a mixed case. Single bottle price of £19:99

I'm a huge fan of French wines and in particular, red Bordeaux. So I was very excited to hear about the Bordeaux tasting this week. Thankfully the Chateau Coufran did not disappoint, in fact I was quite surprised. 

Located in the Haut-Médoc part of Pauillac, Coufran is notable for its unusually high proportion of Merlot, which forms around 85% of the blend. Being a more typical feature of right-bank wines, this has earned Coufran the nickname 'Pomerol of Haut-Médoc'.

This wine has a soft, fleshy and ample feel, combining soft bramble and ripe plum flavours with smooth tannins. Subtle cedar and leaf aromas complete the picture. But for me it was the liquorish/anise flavours that made it stand out from the usual crowd. 

Being a 2004 vintage, it would be perfect to drink this Christmas with a tasty cheese selection.

Daily Wine Review: Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc 2012Date published: 05/12/13

Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc2012, Central Valley

120 range is one of Majestic Wine's best selling range from Chile. We have been stocking their wines for over 2 years now. Have you heard the story behind it's name though? According to legend, 120 patriots, exhausted after a long, hard battle during the fight for Chile's independence, reached the lands belonging to Santa Rita. On the fateful night in 1914, these forces of liberty found the refuge in the estate cellars. Today, within these cellars, the 120 award wining wines are being crafted to honor their heroic character.

Santa Rita's 120 range places the emphasis firmly on lively, up-front fruit flavours, and great value. Maximum fruit character is obtained by hand-harvesting and cold fermentation of the Sauvignon grapes, and the addition of 2% Semillon helps keep the blend well-rounded.

Crisp and refreshing, this wine offers an abundance of grapefruit and lemon fruit flavours, delivered in a softer, more tropical fruit texture.

You can now get it for great value of £6.39 if you buy any two or more Chilean wines, saving you 20%. Single bottle price is £7.99.

It is also open on our tasting counter, so why not to #comeandexplore

Daily Wine Review: De Bortoli Noble OneDate published: 03/12/13

De Bortoli's 'Noble One' is a wine that I have seen sat on our dessert wine shelf for many years, and finally this week the opportunity came to try it. What a wine! Made from 100% Semillon grapes that have been left to rot on the vines.

The wine displays rich fruit aromas, alongside sweet honey flavours and aromas. It has good acidity that complements the sweetness, which leaves you wanting more.

This is perfect for your Christmas table, and is the perfect partner to a cheese board for those blue cheeses.

Currently this wine is on special offer at £20. I can confirm that it is 100% worth it, and you're sure not to be disappointed! Come and try it on the tasting counter this week to see for yourself!

Daily Wine Review: Roaring Meg 2012. Pinot Noir Lovers Alert!Date published: 01/12/13

Daily Wine Review: Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2012  Mt Difficulty, Central Otago

Pinot Noir Lovers Alert!

Mount Difficulty is a boutique winery located in Bannockburn in Central Otago. The Bannockburn area is internationally recognized as one of the few places in the world where the petulant Pinot Noir variety has found a home outside Burgundy.

Named after a local stream rich in character and history, roaring Meg wines are all about the attitude of Central Ontago.

Only selected grapes have been used managing 9 months of oak fermentation ad traditional winemaking techniques. 

This wine exhibits a lovely mix of red and black berry fruits with further complexity gained from oak spice. These characters are balanced by soft tannins, balanced acidity and a fruit-driven finish. 

This is a cracking, complex wine to be enjoyed over the next five years. Enjoy with pork loin and peach chutney or rabbit casserole.

It is on 20% off New Zealand offer, get it now for £17.59.

Saint Clair Pioneer Block Grüner Veltliner 2012, MarlboroughDate published: 29/11/13


Grape: Grüner Veltliner - VEGETARIAN

First released in 2011, this is an exciting Kiwi take on a classic variety of Austria and central Europe. From a single vineyard in Marlborough's Omaka Valley, the hand-picked grapes are whole-bunched pressed,partially fermented in old oak and matured on its lees. Restrained on the nose, with delicate citrus blossom and peach notes and an underlying white pepper tinge. A delicate pinapple aroma develops on then third good sniff, making this wine interesting and showing off it's complexity.

Remarkably mouth-filling texture,with ripe, peachy fruit that you can almost feel in your mouth, but still with a dry finish. A superb all-round food wine. Great with all manner of fish dishes, or with firm, nutty cheeses. Yum.

Fantastic value at £13.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles. (£17.49 single bottle value)

Asia's favourite picks from DownunderDate published: 28/11/13

Tasting Week: New Zealand & Australia - Asia's favourite picks from Downunder

Tomorrow we will be hosting Australia & New Zealand and more specifically we will be opening to taste some nice wines from those countries.

On the cards so far from Australia: 

whites: Oxford Landing Estates Chardonnay2013, Yalumba, South Australia, De Bortoli Windy PeakChardonnay 2012, Victoria,

reds: Peter Lehman Shiraz 2011,Barossa Valley, Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2012, Barossa Valley, Oxford Landing Cab/Shiraz 2012, Yalumba, South Australia,

Kiwi's selection:

whites: The Ned Sauvgnion Blanc Waihopai River 2013, Marlborough, and Asia's favourite white wine pick, St Clair Pioneer Block Grüner Veltliner 2012, Marlborough 

red: Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2012, MtDifficulty, Central Otago - Asia's favourite red wine pick

Get ready and come to Majestic Worthing to taste some good quality wines from Downunder.


Winter Wine Tasting - We had fun!Date published: 25/11/13

Winter Wine Tasting - We had fun!

Our seasonal wine tasting took place last Wednesday evening. We opened our doors at 6.30PM and welcomed over 80 people.

We started off with Nyetimber Classic Cuvee as a welcoming drink. Then our guests moved on to three different stations situated around the store.

We had help from Ferg with Lebanese wines: Cheateau Musar and Hochar Pere & Fils and Spanish white Vina Sol and Taylor's Port LBV. 

Chichester's store Manager Becky kindly helped us too presenting whites finest Meursault Narvaux Jadot, Australian Turkey Flat Butchers White, French Dom'De L'Aigle Pinot Noir and Crozen Hermitage Domain Mercurol.

Asia and Verity had a stand with New Zealand Matua Sauvignon Blanc, Italian Serena Pinot Grigio, Chilean Santa Rita Medal Real Cab Sav, and red finest Bordeaux Sarget Gruaud Larose 2008 and Bordeaux desert wine La Rame Tradition.

Our own Manager Tom and Assistant Manager from Horsham store made sure everybody was served and entertained. We had delicious cheese board and French baguettes to match our beautiful wines.

We hope you all enjoyed yourselves in our friendly Worthing store. We would like to see you all on our next seasonal tasting sometime next Spring.

To keep up to date with other wine related events please follow us on Twitter @majesticwrh and like us on Facebook.

Your dedicated Majestic Wine Worthing team.

Daily Wine Review: Louis Jadot Pernard-Vergelesses 2008Date published: 24/11/13

Pernand-Vergelesses is a small appellation in the Beaune area of Burgundy. Some of the best wines of Burgundy come from a small part of this region, including the renowned Corton-Charlemagne. This wine is a fantastic example of a premium white Burgundy, with a fabulous nose of butterscotch alongside tropical and citrus fruits.

This wine has had gentle oak influence, giving a nutty complexity to complement the creaminess and fruit.

This wine is one of the few styles of white that can be aged in bottle for a little longer. Alternatively, if it won't last, just enjoy it with a rich poultry roast or creamy fish or chicken.

Currently this wine is on the buy-any-2-Fine-Wines-save-£10 deal bringing it down to just £18 when you buy any 2 selected fine wines. That's fine wines, for house wine prices.

Come and enjoy it on the tasting counter in store today.

Win one of 200 bottles of Nyetimber this weekend!Date published: 23/11/13

To celebrate the opening of our 200th store this week, we're giving away one bottle of Nyetimber at each store! To be in with a chance to win the bottle we're giving away in Worthing, just pop down and do your top-up today or tomorrow, and we'll pop you into our box! We look forward to seeing yuou this weekend!

Not only that, for each bottle of Champagne sold this weekend, we're giving £1 to our charity of the year, Children with Cancer UK. If you need some bubbly, why not pop down this weekend?

Wine of the Week: Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 18/11/13

This week our wine of the week is the fantastic value Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Rita's Medalla Real range. This is a full bodied and rich wine, which is fruit dominated. Bright red in colour, it has a nose of ripe blackcurrants and black berries. On the palate, again it is rich and concentrated but extremely approachable.

Come down and give this wine a go on the tasting counter. It will be open all week AND at our winter tasting on Wednesday night.

Currently it's just £8.99 when you buy any 2 or more Chilean wines as part of your mixed case of 6 bottles.

Craft Beers at MajesticDate published: 17/11/13

We're really enjoying our new and improved beer range at Majestic. Check out the photo on our Facebook page of some of the craft beers.

You can currently buy any two packs of 6 bottles/cans from the following range and save £3 per pack!

*Underdog Atlantic Lager, 6x355ml cans

*Brewdog Punk IPA, 6x330ml cans

*Anchor Steam 6x355ml bottles

*Brooklyn Lager 6x255ml bottles

*Einstok Icelandic White Ale 6x330ml bottles

These are all £12.99 per pack or just £9.99 each when you buy any 2 packs of 6!

As well as this, why not try a more local offering in the form of Chapel Down's Curious Brew Lager or Curious IPA? Currently these are just £17.99 per case of 12x330ml bottles.

We've got some of them available to taste on our tasting counter, so why not pop down and give them a go?

Daily Wine Review: Leyda Reserva RieslingDate published: 16/11/13

This is a fantastic value Riesling from Chile. It displays the slightly kerosine nose, alongside vibrant green apple fruit. On the palate, it has acidity, and is a little richer than you expect meaning it could stand up to a wide range of foods.

Come and give this a go on the tasting counter while stocks last. Beware though, I've only got 3 bottles left since I opened it yesterday, it's that good! (And it's only £7.99 when you buy any 2 or more Chilean wines)

Christmas Delivery InformationDate published: 15/11/13

The run up to Christmas is an extremely busy time for deliveries, and so to ensure that we can maximise efficiency and get your wine out to you promptly, we'll be running a set delivery schedule. We are still able to deliver to the full extent of our patch, so please get in touch if you need an order! 

Thursday 19th December:

BN11, BN14 only.

Friday 20th December:

BN11, BN12, BN13, BN14, BN16, BN17

Saturday 21st December:

BN11, BN14 only.

Sunday 22nd December:

BN11, BN13, BN14, BN15, RH20 - Last delivery before Christmas for Lancing and Storrington

Monday 23rd December:

BN11, BN12, BN13, BN14, BN16, BN17, BN18 - Last delivery before Christmas for Ferring, Littlehampton, Rustington, East Preston and Arundel.

Tuesday 24th December:
BN11, BN12 (Goring only), BN13 and BN14 - Local deliveries only. Last orders before Christmas. Click and collect closes 5pm Christmas Eve.

If you wish to place an order that falls outside of the above schedule, please contact us at the store directly as we may be able to accommodate you. We are available on 01903 238225.

All orders can be collected from the store if required. Please specify a date so that we can ensure it is ready for you.

This delivery schedule is a guide, and may be altered at any time. It is best to place your order earlier to ensure speedy delivery!

Daily Wine Review: Duc de Belmont Coteaux BourguignonsDate published: 14/11/13

This red Burgundy is brand new to our range, and at the fantastic price of just £7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles, we had to give it a go on our tasting counter.

This wine is made from 100% Gamay, making it far more reminiscent of a classic Beaujolais, and it is likely that Jean Loron sources his grapes from around here. Grapes that go into a Coteaux Bourguignons wine can come from anywhere from Chablis to Beaujolais.

This wine is light and fruity, bursting with red fruit flavours. To balance, it has some soft tannins, that make this wine perfect for light meats.

Come and give it a go on our in-store tasting counter now.

McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel 2011Date published: 11/11/13

The McManis family had been growing grapes for 4 generations when they finally deciding to make the move into winemaking in 1990, building their own state-of-the-art facility in Lodi. They now operate over 2500 acres of vineyards, and support several other small growers.


A middle weight Zin with a purple colour, offering an abundance of raspberry and strawberry on the nose, and dark fruit on the palate. Round and smooth, with hints of caramel and vanilla on the finish.

Tasty! And perfect to warm you up on a cold rainy day with a hearty lamb shank. Currently open on our tasting counter.


Striking French! ViognerDate published: 11/11/13

A new wine to Majestic, that we currently have open on our tasting counter, so come down and check it out.

This Viognier comes from a vineyard in the Côteaux du Limousin, and has been partially oak-fermented for a rich style. It is the brainchild of Jean-Claude Mas, one who is never too shy to make a wryly humourous observation on French culture.

I'm a big fan of Rhone Viogner's and this did not disappoint. Pale gold in colour with subtle tropical notes on the nose and packed with stone fruit flavours, peach and apricot that jump out at you. A complexity that lasts as the fruit fades and the creamy toast flavours take over.

A perfect match for mild spicy chicken or Oriental food.

Californian WinesDate published: 10/11/13

Nearly three-quarters the size of France, California accounts for about 90 percent of American wine production. The production in California alone is one third larger than that of Australia. If California were a separate country, it would be the world's fourth-largest wine producer.The state's viticultural history dates back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted the first vineyards to produce wine for Mass.

California is a very geologically diverse region and is equally varied in the range of climates and terroirs that can be found. Most of the state's wine regions are found between the Pacific coast and the Central Valley. The Pacific Ocean and large bays, like San Francisco Bay serve as tempering influences to the wine regions nearby providing cool winds and fog that balance the heat and sunshine. While drought can be a viticultural hazard, most areas of California receive sufficient amounts of rainfall with the annual rainfall of wine regions north of San Francisco between 24-45 inches (615–1150 mm) and the more southern regions receiving 13-20 inches. Winters are mild with little threat of frost damage though springtime frost can be a hazard. To curb the threat of frost, vineyard owners will often employ the use of wind machines, sprinklers and smudge pots to protect the vines.

Saintsbury ChardonnayDate published: 08/11/13

A fantastic offer for our wine of the week, the Californian Saintsbury Chardonnay at £13.32 if you buy more than one bottle, down from £19.99.

Chardonnays can often have a bad reputation but when done well it is often one of my favourite whites, as stated on the bottle "Mozart is played everywhere but that doesn't make him any less of a genius."

Chardonnay accepts and reflects the terrior of the Carneros region and the fingerprint of the vintner. Fermented in 25-30% new French oak barrels and aged 'sur lie' for eight months. During the ageing process, the barrels are stirred (batonnage) to increase yeast contact.

Notes of pears, apricots and melon with toasted spicy oak characters are complemented on the palate by stone fruit, vanilla and hazelnuts. A big, bold Chardonnay, with plenty of fruit and a smooth buttery texture. Full bodied and creamy, with a balanced and powerful finish.

A wine that could be kept for 3 years or enjoyed right away with some chargrilled chicken or light fish dishes. I could quite happily enjoy this wine on it's own...or with a simple fruit salad and chantilly cream if I'm feeling indulgent!

New wine in! Striking French Viognier Date published: 08/11/13

New Wine in! Striking French Viognier.

With so many new wines in here are a few bits and pieces about each.

this wine is made by Jean Claude Mas, a producer that we stock a range of wines from. This wine comes from the Limousin region in the south west of France famed for its oak forests and some of the best beef in France. The grape Viognier is one of may favorites, it can be so diverse from a big and rich wine to a soft citrus wine and used to add to an array of reds. This wine is very fruity on the nose, full of apricot and peach but with a creaminess setting it off. the palate continues with plenty of apricot and peach with a toasty hint from the oak. 

I think this is a great example of a French Viognier. I would give it a go on our tasting counter this weekend!          

Daily Wine Review: The Scribbler YalumbaDate published: 06/11/13

Daily Wine Review: The Scribbler Yalumba

Named as an alternative to its own 'Signature' blend, The Scribbler is Yalumba's more youthful take on Australia's classic Cabernet-Shiraz combination, made with a view to early enjoyment.

A big bold wine in colour as well as aromas with an intense initial impact on the nose. Dense and vibrant purple, with plenty of  concentrated dark fruits, liquorice, chocolate and black olive. The palate is lush and full, with a generous sweetness of fruit and plump, rounded tannins.

This wine is open on our tasting counter all week, so come in and see what you think.

Personally I would have to have some food with this wine, Yalumba recommends serving with a game pie with a truffled parmesan and parsnip mash. I reckon a spicey nut roast would do the job for me.

Daily Wine Review: Ravens Wood Lodi Zinfandel Date published: 02/11/13

Daily Wine Review: Ravens Wood Lodi Zinfandel .

Before starting at Majestic when I thought of Zinfandel I only thought of the sweet white Zinfandel of California. Little did I now the diversity of Zinfandel. This Californian reed is a fantastic wine for the money.  Exploding on the nose with plenty of sweet blueberry, ripe plums and a hint of spice.  On the palate the vibrancy of the wine continues. Bright and fruity with soft tannins and and a balanced acidity. further complexity is added with hints of vanilla and toasted spices that linger on the finish.  

A great wine at the price and warming enough for the current weather. Taste it on our tasting counter today!   

Daily Wine Review: Rioja Crianza ArienzoDate published: 30/10/13

Daily Wine Review: Rioja Crianza Arienzo

Another beauty from Marqués de Riscal vineyards. This crianza has spent 18 months in oak which is relatively long for a crianza but I think you will agree that this extended maturation has given the wine a real roundness and lovely integrated flavours of oak. Made with Tempranillo blended with a couple of other Spanish varieties, this wine has a lot of red fruit character. Intense yet mellow, flavours of sweet vanilla and coconut give this dry wine a hint of sweetness that make it an attractive one to try for those who are new to red wine. Silky tannins make it soft on the palate, with plenty of youthful fruit notes giving the wine some added freshness. This is a great wine to enjoy on its own or match with a range of Spanish tapas and dressed olives.

This wine is available to try on the tasting counter so if you like your fruitier, younger Riojas then this is one to try.

This wine is now £8.99 (when you buy two or more bottles as part of a mixed case or £10.99 single bottle price)

Daily wine review: Vina Pomal 1994Date published: 27/10/13

Daily Wine Review: Vina Pomal 1994

From one of the best acclaimed vintages this is a great price for a Rioja of this age. The wine is made by the famous  Bodegas Bilbainas from 100% Tempranillo. 

This wine displays all the hallmarks of graceful bottle ageing, with its mahogany tint, dried prune and raisin fruit, and earthy aromatics. As smooth as a wine gets and remarkably fresh the finish.

Enjoy this wine now before its too late.  

Sherry Tasting Time!!Date published: 26/10/13

Sherry Tasting Time

It's time for some sherry-loving on the tasting counter for the next week as we have the whole Pedro sherry range available to try.  A great opportunity to explore for those who have had little exposure to these Spanish specialties or for sherry lovers interested in new brands and styles. The line up is as follows:

Fino: light in colour, full in body with lots of yeasty aromas from its biological ageing under flor.

Amontillado: Yeasty character of a Fino with the deep oxidative aromas from an Oloroso. It is essential a fully matured Fino which has been re-fortified to a higher alcohol to kill the flor and then allowed to age oxidatively. The colour is a dark golden due to the ageing and the aromas are more of coffee and caramel overlaying the toasty yeast notes. Serve at 14ºC with nuts and dried fruits, white meats,artichokes and spicy Asian dishes.

Oloroso: This sherry has none of the flor character as it has spent its whole ageing process with exposure to oxygen giving a deeper colour and more aromas of dried fruit, caramel and hazelnuts. Warm and rounded in style. Full-bodied, with a nutty complexity;expansive on the palate. Excellent with rich foods such as game dishes, casseroles or red meat stews.

Palo Cortado: Very rare style of sherry as it is essentially a "failed" Fino as it has been unable to develop the flor required for the biological ageing despite the base wine being produced to make a Fino style. This style falls between the elegance of an Amontillado and the richness and complexity of an Oloroso. A very interesting sherry to experience.

Prices range from £8.99 per bottle so join us this week to taste your way through this brilliant range!

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine: Amarone NegrarDate published: 26/10/13

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine: Amarone Negrar

This week we present to you the Amarone Negrar, an absolute beauty from Italy and definitely one to have in your wine rack over the festive season. An Italian speciality, the blend of the Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara varieties. These grapes are laid out on straw beds after harvest to allow them to raisin and concentrate their flavours and impart a richness to the wine. A very well-structured red with good acidity and soft tannin. Aromas of dried fruit and sweet spice with a rich palate and tasty finish.

A brilliant wine for flavoursome food so go on and pair with your rich red-meat dishes and your blue cheeses or simply savor on its own.

This wine is part of of our fine wine mix and match where you save £10 when buying 2 bottles of selected fine wine. This means that this bottle can be enjoyed for a mere £18 (when you buy 2 selected fine wine as part of a mixed case, or £23 single bottle price)

Daily Wine Review: Welmoed Cabernet Sauvignon Date published: 24/10/13

Daily Wine Review: Welmoed Cabernet Sauvignon

We nearly coming to an end of our current South African wine offer so I thought I would try a great value wine without blowing the budget. From selected sites in the renowned area of Stellenbosch this wine is a bargain. 

On the nose rich and fruity with plenty of cassis and warming spice. The oak influence is only subtle allowing for a fresh and easy drinking Cabernet. It retains plenty of the fruit with a soft tannin base. This wine would be great with food such as roasted veg and a variety of meats.    

Daily Wine Review: Torres Vina SolDate published: 22/10/13

Torres is a household name not just in Spain, but over here in the UK as well. Producing great value wines that both represent their origin as well as providing great value for money, their Vina Sol is no exception.

This wine is light, dry and fruity. Bursting with tropical flavours and a touch of a floral character, this is the perfect wine to enjoy in the evening.

Currently, this wine is just £5.99 when you buy any 2 or more Spanish wines. Hurry, though, the offer ends on Monday night!

P.S. it currently comes with a free wine bottle chiller!

Daily Wine Review: Panamericana Sauvignon BlancDate published: 21/10/13

Daily Wine Review: Panamericana Sauvignon Blanc

From the cool-climate vineyards in the Central Valley region of Chile, this wine's bouquet is bursting with ripe, tropical notes with an emphasis of passion fruit. Easy-drinking with a real crisp acidity which almost gives a sligh spritz on the finish. The winemaker ensures that the wine produced comes across as fresh and youthful with a focus on the purity of the fruit. A great food wine for seafood and light pasta dishes or a well-chilled glass on its own will be sure to go down well.

This wine is currently available to try on our tasting counter. A brilliant wine for everyday drinking at just £5.99 (when you buy two or more bottles as part of a mixed case or £7.49 single bottle price)

Daily Wine Review: Mas Des Mas Pinot Blanc Date published: 20/10/13

Daily Wine Review: Mas Des Mas Pinot Blanc

An interesting style of wine. If your looking for something a bit different, a little less mainstream this would be a great option. Rarely seen outside Germany or Alsace this Languedoc take is quite different. Dryer and more focused this wine exhibits plenty of citrus and tropical fruits on the nose along with a slight hint of mineral notes. Rich and crisp on the palate with plenty of minerality and freshness. 

This wine would be great with seafood. Think of it like a Muscadet scallops or simply cooked white fish.

Try it today on our tasting counter. 

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine: Chateau Senejac 2010Date published: 19/10/13

Chateau Senejac is based in the Haut-Medoc on the left back of the Gironde river in Bordeaux. Chateau Senejac was given Cru Bourgeois status in the 1933 classification, and this prestige pushed it under the radar of the owners of the acclaimed Chateau Talbot estate, who now own it. Cabernet dominated, this has a perfumed nose of black fruit and sweet spice, alongside cigar box aromas. This is a great wine, robust and well balanced, from the outstanding 2010 vintage. For £18.00 per bottle when you buy 2 or more, I can't recommend it enough. It definitely deserves a place on your Sunday dinner table this Autumn!

Daily Wine Review: Chateau Guiot Costieres de Nimes Date published: 18/10/13

This is one of my go to wines for good quality at approachable price. Deriving from the Costieres de Nimes this wine is a typical Rhone style blend. Neighboring the Languedoc region in the south of France you can get excellent value for money. 

Deep almost purple in colour this wine is a treat on the nose. Its full of forest fruits and herbs. these continue on the palate with plenty of rich berries and a spicy kick brought together with a smooth finish.

This wine is a great food wine. equally good with meaty dishes such as meatballs or shepherds pie as it is with vegetarian dishes  

Try it on our tasting counter today!

Daily Wine Review: Montequinto RiojaDate published: 17/10/13

Daily Wine Review: Montequinto Rioja

This is a perfect example of excellent value for money with good quality. This Spanish red comes from the famous Rioja region and is made predominantly from Tempranillo, a variety that expresses fresh red-fruit character and provides an easy drinking wine. This wine is no exception to the norm. It is made in an early-drinking style with soft tannins and a nicely rounded body. Aromas of red cherries with a layer of fresh raspberries and hints of sweet spice. A well balanced wine that would suit red meats and many Mediterranean dishes. An enjoyable all-rounder!

This wine is available to taste on our tasting counter at only £5.59 (when you buy 2 or more Spanish wines as part of a mixed case or £6.99 single bottle price)

Daily Wine Review: Cousiño-Macul Anitguas Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 16/10/13

Daily Wine Review : Cousiño-Macul Anitguas Cabernet Sauvignon

A new Chilean wine on the scene in terms of Majestic so I figured it only makes sense to give it a taste.

From the famous Maipo Valley sub-region, the vines here have descended from some of Chile's earliest plantings of the Bordeaux-sourced Cabernet Sauvignon vines. This wine is made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and it expresses its true varietal aromas of black fruit especially of dark plum and blackberry.

On the palate there is a desirable amount of acidity balanced well with the rather high alcohol. The flavours from the maturation in French oak come through more prominent on the palate as well as some slight bell pepper notes which are reminiscent of the Bordeaux style.

A good wine to decanter, not due to sediment, but to allow sufficient aeration to really release it's bouquet of aromas. It is very easy-drinking as it has no astringency and would be a superb partner with red meats.

This wine is available to try on the tasting counter and retails at just £7.99 ( when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case or £9.99 single bottle price). I personally find it very enjoyable for a single variety Cabernet Sauvignon wine and am impressed by how approachable it is at such a young age.

Let us know what you think!

A bit of work experience. Date published: 14/10/13

Being thirsty to learn more I took the opportunity to help out at the local vineyard of Highdown. It was a great way to see the vines up close and get stuck in with the practical side of the harvest. Those of you in the area would know what the weather conditions were like, to put it mildly, it was a very wet. The day started off with coffee and pastries before the braving the weather to pick the grapes. This years harvest has been a bumper crop with such a large number on the vines. We managed to pick a fair bit before retiring for a warming late lunch. It was great fun and I learnt more about the vines close up. Next time I do a wine course I can definitely talk about the harvest in more detail if anyone asks and appreciate the work involved. 

This year is turning out to be a great year all round for the English Wine Industry harvest. I look forward to our range of Chapel Down and Nyetimber wines when they are released.   

Daily Wine Review: Leon Perdigal Cotes du RhoneDate published: 13/10/13

This another wine that is new to our range. An attractive cherry red, this is light and fruity. As the colour suggests, cherries dominate the nose and palate, although this is complemented by a hint of pepper, typical of the Syrah grape that is used in this blend.

Drink this now with a traditional French meal, or with roast lamb.

This wine is currently open on our in-store tasting counter, and is down from £9.99 to just £6.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of your mixed case of 6.

Harvesting at Chapel Down VineyardDate published: 13/10/13

For those of you who are big fans of English Sparkling Wine, Chapel Down may be one that you know well. Tom and Jasmine were lucky enough to be amongst a small team of Majestic staff to get the opportunity to help out with this years harvest, and on Friday we went down kitted out in our wellies and rain coats to get picking.

An early start saw us arrive at Chapel Down bright and early, and after a demonstration we were let loose on the vines. We were given a field of premium Bacchus grapes to pick, that go into their Bacchus Reserve wine. A photo of the field (and the rather grim weather) is below. The rain didn't dampen the mood, however, as we managed to pick a hefty amount of grapes before heading for a fantastic lunch and a tour of the winery and a chat with one of their winemakers. Bacchus is one of the few grapes that actually tastes like the end wine. The juice usually changes so much during the fermentation process that it is unrecognisable from the grape that created it, however for Bacchus this is not the case.

A massive thank you to the guys at Chapel Down for the experience, and look out for the Bacchus 2013, a few (definitely a minority judging by the speed of our picking) of the grapes will have been picked by our skilled hands!

We currently have in stock a selection of Chapel Down's sparkling wines, as well as a variety of still wines that are either in stock or available upon request.

+ English Rose Sparkling - £19.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles

+ Brut NV Sparkling - £17.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles

+ Pinot Reserve 2006 Sparkling - £21.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles

+ Rosé Brut NV Sparkling - £22.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles

+ English Rosé Still 2011 - £10.99

+ Bacchus Still 2011 - £10.99

+ Flint Dry Still 2012 - £10.49

+ Union Red 2011 - £11.99

+ Kits Coty Chardonnay 2011 - £13.99 (If you like Chardonnay, snap this up!)

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine: Angels' Share Shiraz, Two HandsDate published: 12/10/13

Two Hands is a young, dynamic winery, having been founded in 1999. This wine is no exception to their ethos of producing wines that express the region from which they come. This is from the McLaren Vale which is known for producing wines that are dominated by a spicy pepperiness, as well as an abundance of black fruit. The wine is named in honour of the small amount of wine that disappears during evaporation, the 'angels' share'.

This wine has the typical nose of dark fruit and pepper. Extremely intense and well balanced, this is a real treat for fans of Australian wines, in particular Shiraz. Drink it with a big rich steak.

Ruinart: Magnums in stockDate published: 11/10/13

Ruinart Magnums in stock: We have just got some Ruinart magnums in stock. So for those who want to know what to bring to a party and want to push the boat out a little. This is my recommendation.

A pale yellow in colour with plenty of persistent bubbles. This champagne has a complex nose of white fleshed fruits such as pear and apricot along with hazelnuts, biscuit and  brioche adding complexity. On the palate it is extremely well balanced with plenty of fresh ripe fruit.

This champagne would be great not only on its own as a aperitif or toast but also with creamy dishes or cheeses.    

£90.00 a bottle. The size of two regular bottles ! Now that will make a party impression. 

Daily Wine Review: La Posta BonardaDate published: 11/10/13

Today I am trying this wine for the first time. most people I have spoke to haven't heard of the grape Bonarda before. it derives from Italy but has started to make quite a reputation in Argentina. 

This wine is just as good as its well known Malbec sister. Just as deep and crimson in colour, it has plenty of rich savory aromas. Cedar, spice box and cigars spring to mind whilst still retaining plenty of blackberry fruit. On the palate it is smooth, rounded and ripe, medium bodied with hints of pepper and and chocolate.

Going back to its roots this wine would be great with plenty of Italian food. Think rich pasta, cured meats and olives. 

Why not try it on our tasting counter today?


Daily Wine Review: Barista Pinotage Date published: 10/10/13

Daily Wine Review: Barista Pinotage: From the heart of the capes wine-lands this is a excellent example of the signature grape of South Africa. If you love coffee you should love this wine. Made to concentrate on the coffee like aromas of the grape.

On the nose, yes you have guessed it, coffee! Along with chocolate, cherry and a meaty array of savoury flavours. The palate fills the mouth with plum and mulberry fruit with a earthy, mocha like approach.  The tannin's are soft and well integrated creating a smooth food friendly wine.    

Would go really well with loads of red meat dishes and the occasional coffee and chocolate based desert. 

Fortified Wine 1: Sherry - It's a rather classy drop.Date published: 09/10/13

Sherry is currently suffering something of an identity crisis, however an effort over the past few years to realign the image of sherry as a fashionable product seems to be bearing some fruit, with the arrival of sherry and tapas bars.

There are a variety of styles of sherry, from the bone dry right the way through to the lusciously sweet. The are a couple of key differences, however. Why not have a little read below to learn a little about the varied world of Sherry.

Fino: A Fino is pale in colour, and is light and dry on the palate. They should be consumed young, soon after bottling and once you've opened the bottle, ideally within a couple of weeks. The Fino Sherry develops its style by growing a film to protect it as it ages, and this is known as the 'flor'. Each year's liquid is blended through a system known as the solera system. As this contains a blend that over the course of numerous years remains consistent, a 'house' style can be achieved.

Try: Pedro's Almacenista Selection Fino - £8.99

Manzanilla: A Manzanilla sherry is essentially a Fino that has been aged in the seaside town of Sanlucar di Barrameda. These Sherries have a distinctly salty tang, which, contrary to popular belief, is not due to their ageing by the sea but due to the fact that the flor remains active all year round in the cooler conditions, thus protecting the sherry underneath.

Try: Hidalgo's La Gitana Manzanilla - £9.99

or: Hidalgo's Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana - £11.99

Amontillado: This is an aged Fino that has lost its flor over the course of ageing, and thus loses its protection from the air. This causes oxygen to interact with the wine causing the Sherry to develop nutty characters as well as turning a slight orange/brown colour. some cheaper Amontillados have a touch of Fino added and are sweetened slightly to an off-dry level.

Try: Pedro's Almacenista Selection Amontillado - £9.99

Palo Cortado: This wine was initially intended to become a Fino, however for a number of reasons, the flor that protects it has either died away or failed to grow. The resulting oxidative ageing therefore causes the wine to take on flavours that are reminiscent of an Amontillado, but with the body of an Oloroso.

Try: Pedro's Almacenista Selection Palo Cortado - £14.99

or: Gonzalez Byass' Apostoles 30 year old Palo Cortado - £17.99

Oloroso: This wine was always intended to become an Oloroso. As such, it was fortified to a level higher than that of a Fino that prevents a flor from ever growing. This means that the wine only ever has oxidative ageing. The flavours are incredibly intense and nutty, with toffee and caramel aromas. It is deep in colour.

Try: Pedro's Almacenista Selection Oloroso - £11.99

or: Gonzalez Byass' Matusalem 30 year old Oloroso - £17.99

Cream: Some Oloroso's are sweetened with an element of PX, and these are even deeper in colour. These are called Cream sherries. These take on characters of raisins and other dried fruit.

Pedro Ximenez (PX): This is a dessert wine that takes it's name from the grape from which it is produced. These grapes are dried in the sun, and produced concentrated flavours of fig, prune and raisin. This sherry is perfect poured over vanilla ice cream!

Try: Hidalgo's Triana PX - £12.99

Pale Cream: This is a new style of sherry, and is light in colour. This is a Fino that has been sweetened with concentrated grape juice.

Daily Wine Review: Rustenberg ChardonnayDate published: 09/10/13

As you may have noticed, I am a massive fan of Rustenberg's efforts when it comes to winemaking. This Chardonnay is no exception.

As soon as you say 'Chardonnay', a lot of people get a bit worried that they're going to be hit with a wine that screams 'oak'. Rustenberg's winemakers have managed, however, to integrate the wine in such a fashion that it simply complements the fruit that already exists.

Bursting with tropical and stone fruit flavours, this is a classy Chardonnay. Full bodied, with a creamy richness, it's perfect for a winter night if you don't fancy a red.

Drink now with creamy chicken dishes.

This wine is currently open to taste on our in-store tasting counter. Until 28th October it is just £11.99 when you buy any 2 or more South African wines as part of your mixed case of 6 bottles. Why not come down and give it a go?

Daily Wine Review: Rustenberg Straw WineDate published: 08/10/13

Dessert wine is something that we rarely open in-store unless it's Christmas, but we thought that the South African promotion was a great time to display Rustenberg's Straw Wine.

Straw wine is a style of wine traditionally produced in warm climates by laying harvested grapes on straw mats in the sun in order to concentrate their sugars as they dry. These grapes are dried for around 4 weeks, evaporating the water content in the grapes leaving the concentrated sugars.

This wine is made from Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Crouchen. It has intense aromas of orange peel, marmalade and honey. The palate is sweet, yet it is not sickly or cloying. The aromas follow through to the palate and make it a fantastic tipple for a fruity pud.

At just £8.99 when you buy any 2 South African wines, this is a steal, and a dinner party must-have.

Delivery is free for orders of 6 bottles or more over £40, so why not pop one into your next mixed case?

The Rustenberg Straw Wine is open to taste on our tasting counter, so why not pop down and give it a go?

Great deals round one - 1 week remaining!Date published: 08/10/13

Don't miss out on round one of our fantastic October short-term deals. With one week to go, I've still got a good amount of stock waiting for you. Free home delivery is available on orders of 6 bottles or more over £40! Here's what's on offer...

Louis Jadot Macon Villages - £7.99

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages - £5.99

Serena Pinot Grigio - £5.99

Louis Roederer Brut NV - £28

Nicolas Feuillate NV - £16.67

Prosecco Corte Alta - £6.99

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc - £20

Portillo Malbec - £6.99

All prices are valid when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case of 6 bottles.

Get in touch with us at the store for more information on these and the other fantastic deals currently running around the store.

Sparkling Saturday!Date published: 06/10/13

Last night, I joined forces with team Chichester and together we tasted a fantastic range of Sparkling wines and Champagne from our range. Here's a round up of the top few with our verdict on them:

Canard Duchene Charles VII

The blend used for the Charles VII has remained unchanged for more than a century. Made from 60% black grapes, this is a complex Champagne that oozes elegance. If you're a fan of the Canard Duchene Brut NV then as a treat, this is a must-try.

£25.00 when you buy 2 or more bottles

Moet & Chandon 2002 Vintage

Moet are famed for their NV Imperial Brut, although to me, this is the true star of the show. Elegant and well structured, this Champagne has well fruit that is balanced by a subtle toastiness. Not as rich as many vintage Champagnes, it's still a little restrained which I think makes it the perfect aperitif.

£50.00 when you buy 2 or more bottles

Chapel Down English Rose

This was an unknown contender when we popped the cork. Although familiar with the rest of the Chapel Down range, none of us had ever tried the English Rose. A subtle blush rosé, this is light and fruity, with red berries on the palate. It's crisp and dry and a worthy rival to similarly-priced rosé Champagnes.

£19.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee

Most of us know of Nyetimber by now, the award winning winery that's just up the road from us in West Chiltington. If you've not tried it, I'd definitely suggest considering this for a special occasion. A rich wine, it displays citrus fruits alongside brioche notes. If you've not had it before, I can't recommend it enough!

£29.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles

Bouvet Saumur Brut

A superb budget alternative to the above, this is a firm Majestic staff favourite, and rightly so! Relatively light, it has aromas of apple and citrus fruit. It is a fantastic match for fish and chips (and was all ready to go with ours last night, until we found out the chip shop shut at 8). We improvised however, and the Bouvet still wowed us. At it's current special offer price of £8.99, it is a bargain that you shouldn't miss!

£8.99 Special Offer!

All of these wines are available at the time of writing. If you're interested in the Canard Duchene Charles VII, orders can be taken for delivery or collection as soon as it arrives in store.

I'll pop a photo up of the line-up on our store Facebook page, so make sure you have a little look!

Daily Wine Review: Medalla Real ChardonnayDate published: 05/10/13

Daily Wine Review: Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay £8.99 ( when you buy two or more bottles as part of a mixed case or £11.99 single bottle price.

The Medalla Real is an oaked Chardonnay from the Leyda Valley in the northern area of Chile. Even though the vineyards are in close proximity to the equator, the cooling Pacific ocean and mountains create significantly cooler conditions and so allow flavours to develop more intensely.

The time spent in French oak and the regular lees stirring have given this wine a rich and creamy texture with flavours of sweet vanilla and toasty undertones. A dry style with juicy aromas of apple and peach with a soft acidity. A very easy drinking wine. It will pair very nicely with a range of white meats from pork belly to chicken.

This wine is now available to taste on our tasting counter. A great one to try if you like your bigger, creamier Chardonnays!

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine: Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume, Seguinot-BordetDate published: 04/10/13

Continuing our Autumn 'Magic of Fine Wine' theme, this weekend we've opened the Premier Cru Chablis from Seguinot-Bordet. Premier Cru vineyards are those which have been specially highlighted as being slightly more prestigious than regular Chablis vineyards, and therefore produce a better quality wine, a rule that this wine is no exception to.

With a delicate, steely nose with subtle hints of green apple and citrus fruits, this is complemented by a subtle smoky, oaky note. On the palate, the wine is equally as light and delicate, with the citrus fruits being complemented by some tropical flavours.

Give this a go with salads or seafood. Alternatively, enjoy on it's own as a nice treat.

This Chablis is part of our 'Fine Wines at House Wine Prices' promotion. Buy this alongside any other selected fine wine, and you can save a fantastic £10. £24, or just £19.00 when you buy any other selected fine wine.

Drop in and see us this weekend for a sample. Don't leave it too late though, you don't want it to run out!

Daily Wine Review: Mâcon Rouge 'Les Roches RougesDate published: 03/10/13

Daily Wine Review: Mâcon Rouge 'Les Roches Rouges', Louis Jadot

One in the line-up of our free wine course tonight. A wine to represent a light, low-tannin red. You can't go wrong with a classic red Burgundy. This wine encompasses the two Burgundian red varieties of Gamay and Pinot Noir to give a soft, light red that could easily go with your Sunday Chicken roast.

This wine comes from the Macconnais region in the south of Burgundy where they focus on making fresh and fruity wines which are to be enjoyed in their youth. You still have an element of nutty, savoury character shining through from the Pinot Noir but the Gamay adds great notes of red fruit which makes for quite an interesting blend.

A great choice for those of you who enjoy red wine but don't like the tannic harshness of the bolder styles. A superb pairing to white meat dishes or perhaps some pâté and crostini?!

This wine will be available to try on our tasting counter at  £9.99 (when you buy two or more bottles as part of a mixed case or £11.99 single bottle price)

Daily Wine Review: Kangarilla Road Shiraz Date published: 02/10/13

Daily Wine Review: Kangarilla Road Shiraz

Today's wine review is one of Jasmines all time favorites. This wine is made by the vineyard Kangarilla road, a relatively small and boutique in the up and coming Mclaren Vale region. 

This wine is what I quite simply call a big wine. on the nose it is full there is the typical spiciness of Australian shiraz. it is full of concentrated berry fruits dark berry fruits. it has subtle savoury peppery and smoke notes . It is a well balanced wine not too fruity and not too oaky, this is mainly created by aging in a variety of new and aged oak barrels. this is a super classic ausie shiraz with fench restraint. 

Try it on our tasting counter today.   

Daily Wine Review: Gerard Bertrand MontpeyrouxDate published: 01/10/13

After being such a success at our Syrah/Shiraz spotlight here is a quick look at the Gerard Bertrand Montpeyroux.

This wine is made from a now famous wine producer. Gerard Bertrand also well know for his part in french rugby, now owns and produces excellent wine with a hotel to match. The name of this wine Montepeyroux derives from the name of the location, it is situated between the Larzao mountains and the Mediterranean sea. With rocky mountains on one side and sea on the other the area is well known for its chalky soils and unspoiled landscape. 

So on the palate. With only a percentage of the wine aged in oak and the rest stored in concrete vats this wine still retains a big fruity punch. There is a real concentration of fruit both on the nose and the palate, and yet still a little spicy peppery note adding a little complexity. This is a well made wine smooth and easy drinking. If you like a full fruity flavour this is the wine for you.

like most southern french reds this goes well with the kind of food you would find in the region, red meats, roasted poultry and cheeses. This wine definitely has my thumbs up.  

Try it on our tasting counter. 

Daily wine review: Wirra Wirra Scrubby rise Date published: 30/09/13

A recently new addition to our range I thought I would do a article on the Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise. The Wirra Wirra vineyards were constructed by Robert Wigley made famous for playing cricket for south Australia. the name comes from an aboriginal expression meaning 'amongst the gums' . 

So down to the wine itself. The colour is a bright crimson with almost a purple touch. It portrays an enormous amount of concentrated fruit on the nose, with youthful aromas of raspberry, cherry and blackberry fruits. The palate continues with the with these flavours lifted with hints of violet and spicy oak.

A real fruit driven wine, well made and a great accompniment for red meat. 


Daily Wine Review: E Guigal Cotes du Rhone 2010Date published: 29/09/13

This is a fantastic example of a premium Cotes du Rhone. Fruity, yet with a good lick of vanilla from oak ageing, this bottle demonstrates what an extra couple of pounds can get you in the Rhone Valley.

This wine is currently open to taste on our tasting counter, so why not come and give it a go?

Currently just £9.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case of 6 bottles.

Syrah & Shiraz - the verdict!Date published: 28/09/13

So we've had a run-through of the six wines with our customers this afternoon, and I thought I'd let you know what the verdict was! All are in stock at the time of writing, so if your Majestic website is set to 'Worthing', you should be able to track them down!

There were none that were unanimously disliked - everyone's tastes differ - but there were a couple that came out on top by an absolute mile, and here's the top three for you:

3. Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2011, McLaren Vale, Australia. £11.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles.

This is a rich, full bodied style of Shiraz, made in the typical Australian way. You're immediately hit by the sheer fruitiness of the wine, which is complemented by a hint of pepper.  The customers gave this a unanimous 8 out of 10 and suggested that it would be great with a barbecue, something I definitely agree with!

2. Luis Felipe Edwards Signature Series Syrah 2012, Central Valley, Chile. £5.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles.

Lighter in body than the Kangarilla Road, this is a great value for money bottle. Made to be easy drinking and drunk young, this is great if you just like the odd glass of an evening. It is reminiscent of the Rhone style, and note that it is referred to in the same way - as 'Syrah'. The customers at the tutorial gave this another unanimous 8 out of 10.

1. Gerard Bertrand Grand Terroir Montpeyroux 2011, Southern France. £7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles.

This was the stand out winner, with an average score of 9.5 out of 10. A gem of a wine that is produced by former French rugby player Gerard Bertrand. Only a third of the wine is aged in oak, which results in a wine that remains fresh and fruity to express the 'terroir' - the concept that the topography and a vineyard's microclimate is the main influence on a finished wine - whilst being balanced by a hint of vanilla and earthiness. This is a real bargain at £7.99, and it's open to taste for the next few days.

Why not come down and give these wines a go? We'll be happy to run through them for you again!

Free Saturday Tutorials - Today: Syrah/ShirazDate published: 28/09/13

Come down to see us at midday today if you fancy learning a little more about the Shiraz (or Syrah) in it's various guises around the world. We've got a great select of wines open to taste, and what's more, it's completely free. Give us a quick call on 01903 238225 to book your spot. I look forward to seeing you later!

Wine of the week: Viña Eguía, Rioja Gran Reserva 2004Date published: 25/09/13

Wine of the week:

Viña Eguía, Rioja Gran Reserva 2004

To coincide with the further reduced offer of Spanish wines, now with 25% off, we thought it would only be fair to have Spain reprsent our wine of the week.

Viña Eguía produce the full spectrum of Rioja styles and we have gone straight in with their smoky gran reserva style. This is one for all you fans of the more mature style of Spanish red.

Bodegas Eguía are located in the Rioja Alavesa subregion where they grow their Tempranillo grapes on mature vines. This wine is made purely from Tempranillo and spends 30 months ageing in barrel before aging another 3 years in bottle before release.

The result?!....A medium bodied, smooth tannin red with aromas of raisin, prune and caramel with those appealing mature aromas of leather and vanilla. Slightly lighter than your typical gran reserva but this just gives you more of a softer, velvety texture.

A lovely, warming red for these autumn evenings and a great accompniment to slow-cooked lamb dishes and nutty cheeses.

Give it a go and let us know what you think!


When you buy two or more Spanish wines as part of a mixed case.

Single bottle price of £11.24

Daily Wine Review: Matua Sauvignon BlancDate published: 22/09/13

This Sauvignon Blanc is brand new to Majestic, and so we've opened it as part of our Sauvignon Blanc tasting week to see what it's all about.

On the nose, you're immediately hit by the intense gooseberry notes, alongside grass and green pepper. These flavours continue through onto the palate, and are balanced by a racy acidity that leaves you wanting more!

This would partner well to salads and other light dishes, or alternatively drink it as a refreshing aperitif on it's own in the sun.

Currently, this is just £7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles, which makes it a bit of a bargain! Why not come down and give it a go on the tasting counter this week?

Wedding wines at MajesticDate published: 22/09/13

If you're getting married, then why not pop in and see what wine we can offer for your big day.

All our staff are trained to select the best wine to match your meal & big day

- Wines are available for all budgets, from £4.99 upwards.

- Bubbly starting from £6.66

- Tasting counter to try before you buy

- Free delivery to the venue

- Sale-or-return

Call 01903 238225

Contact us:

Email: wrh@majestic.co.uk

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Daily Wine Review: Jose Pariente Sauvignon BlancDate published: 21/09/13

When you think of Sauvignon Blanc where do you  usually think of? New Zealand, Loire valley maybe Chile? one place that does some excellent examples is Spain, and I have to say this is the best I have tried so far! 

A pale lemon with a slight green tinge to the color with plenty of citrus, exotic fruits and herb notes on the nose. The palate is clean and fresh exhibiting,  sweet tropical fruits and vegetal notes with a creamy acidity from a little lees aging. Powerful yet really well balanced.

Try it on our tasting counter today!   

Wine of the week: Rustenberg Sauvignon BlancDate published: 20/09/13

Wine of the week: Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc

This weeks wine of the week is a classic South African Sauvignon. The Rustenberg farm has been making wine for centuries with a large stock of old vines. The site of the farm is under the Simmonsberg Mountain making it an ideal location for wine production. 

On the nose it has plenty of greenery. Asparagus, cut grass and lime. The palate continues with lime and lemon flavours with a slight creaminess due to lees ageing. It is still fresh and zingy however with a savory and complex character. This would be great as a lunchtime white, not too heavy but still holding an array of flavours.  

Try it on our tasting counter!      

FREE Wine Courses at Majestic!Date published: 18/09/13

Fancy learning a little more about wine? Why not come along to one of our free wine courses? They're completely informal, and are a great way to try a variety of wine styles and learn a little more at the same time!

We'll try a selection of wines from around the world and then match them with a bit of food to see how wine can change (sometimes for the better, and others for the worse!) when partnered with food.

The session lasts about 90 minutes, is completely free and great fun. Whether there's just yourself or a few of you, we're happy to accomodate, and we're also happy to run a private course for a group of you!

Get in touch with us at the store, via email on wrh@majestic.co.uk, phone on 01903 238225, or tweet us @majesticwrh for information or to book a spot. Upcoming dates are published on our website, but we can often run additional dates on request.

Improved offer! 25% off South AfricaDate published: 18/09/13

From today until 7pm Monday 23rd September, you can save an extra 5% off the price of South African wines, bringing the total savings to the fantastic 25%!

Some fantastic deals include:

- Welmoed range, now just £4.68

- Robertson Winery Sauvignon Blanc at just £5.24

- Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc for just £8.43

- Meerlust Merlot - £21.00 down to just £15.74!

We've opened the Rustenberg in store for you to taste. Why not come down and give it a go? These prices are valid when you buy any 2 or more South African wines, including rosé and Fine Wine, as part of a mixed case of at least 6 bottles.

Free delivery is available on orders of 6 bottles or more over £40.

What are you waiting for? Why not come and explore today!

Fine Wine at House Wine Prices - buy any selected 2 and save £10!Date published: 17/09/13

Fancy exploring the world of wine a little deeper? Or do you simply fancy treating yourself? Currently at Majestic you can save £10 when you buy any 2 selected Fine Wines. That's fine wine at house wine prices!

Each weekend, throughout September and October we'll have one of our chosen bottles open for you to try. We'll publish an article before hand to let you know what's going to be open. This week, on Friday and Saturday we'll have the Coney Pinot Noir open. This is a great red from New Zealand, which just goes to show what a Pinot Noir can be.

If you've got any questions about fine wine, what better time to pop in than this weekend?

On Twitter? @majesticwrh

Daily Wine Review: Real Compania VerdejoDate published: 17/09/13

Verdejo is a delicate white grape variety, producing light, easy drinking wines. This one in particular oozes tropical fruit flavours on the nose. On the palate it is nicely rounded, with the fruit well balanced with a herbaceous character.

If you're a fan of Viognier, I reckon you'll enjoy Verdejo. Why not come down to Majestic and give it a go on the tasting counter this week?

Currently, it's just £5.59 when you buy any 2 or more Spanish wines. What better reason to come and explore..?

Daily Wine Review: Lamatum Crianza 2009Date published: 16/09/13

Daily Wine Review: Lamatum Crianza 2009 £7.99 (when you buy 2 or more spanish wines or £9.99 single bottle price)

Part of our focus on Spanish wines this week is to show you that Spain does more than just Rioja. This wine comes from the continental region of Ribera del Duero where some of Spain's most finest wines are made. The Lamatum is made purely of Tempranillo so the wine is bursting with red fruit character. This is a crianza which means that the wine has spent 15 months in French oak so you get a smooth, easy-drinking red with the vanilla notes of oak but still preserving the fruitiness of the wine.

A beautifully fragrant wine with well-integrated tannins and a good finish. It's the kind of wine you could simply enjoy on an autumn evening or paired with some delicious lamb.

We now have this wine open on the tasting counter and with 20% off Spanish wine you can mix and match and still save.

1/3 off selected Champagne & Sparkling Wine*!!Date published: 16/09/13

1/3 off selected Champagne & Sparkling Wine*!!

Yes that's right, when you buy 2 bottles of selected Champagne and Sparkling Wine you will receive a massive 1/3 off the price.

With big names such as Tattinger and Nicolas Feuillatte representing the selected Champagne, and Cloudy Bay Pelorus and Codorniu representing the selected sparkling wines, this is an offer not to be missed.

Sparkles for any occasion and any palate whether it be a biscuity Champagne to toast a celebration or some fun fizz to go with your fish & chips take-out. And with the reduced prices starting down at just £6.99, we have the selection for every budget.

Pop in store or browse online to view the range available with this offer and see how much you can save on these fabulous bubbly!

*when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine Week 2: Beaune Premier Cru - Louis JadotDate published: 14/09/13

Today in store we've opened Louis Jadot's Beaune Premier Cru, a fantastic example of what a red Burgundy can be when you treat yourself! Why not come down and give it a go?

It's currently just £20 when you buy any 2 selected bottles of Fine Wine.

Fine Wine at House Wine Prices - why not treat yourself this weekend?

Daily Wine Review:Paul Mas Estate Viognier 'Nicole VineyardDate published: 13/09/13

Daily Wine Review:Paul Mas Estate Viognier 'NicoleVineyard' £6.99 ( when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case or £8.99 single bottle price)

Just opened this fruity number on the tasting counter today and it is certainly one to try for those looking for a softer, fruitier wine with no harsh acidity.

The wine is made 100% from the Viognier grape with it's characteristic peachy, floral aromas taking centre stage on the nose and palate.

The Paul Mas vineyards are located on the sunny Mediterranean coast of the south of France. It's location and climate allow the grapes to ripen very easily which almost gives a sweetness to the wine even though this is a dry wine. Paul Mas only allow 15% of their grapes to be fermented in oak so that there is still a good roundness to the wine but the main focus is on freshness.

I believe that this wine makes a great aperitif and would pair nicely with light spicy dishes and milder blue cheeses. It is a very versatile wine so get creative and let us know of any interesting pairings you discover.

Daily Wine Review: Los Boldos ChardonnayDate published: 11/09/13

Daily Wine Review: Los Boldos Chardonnay £6.99 ( when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case or £ 9.99 single bottle price)

This is definitely one to try if you believe yourself to be a Chardonnay-hater as this wine has not seen any oak  so you are left with a very fruity wine with a nice amount of refreshing acidity.

This is a Chilean wine and the warm climate can be detected on the palate with tropical fruit flavours. There is however a slight green-fruit character to it. The aim of Chateau Los Boldos was to make quality wines by applying French wine making techniques to the Chilean grapes grown at higher altitude. I believe that they have succeeded with this well-balanced white and it is excellent value for money.

A delicious pairing to creamy fish dishes but I quite fancy it just on its own.

We have the Los Boldos Chardonnay available to try on our tasting counter so come and give it a go. We also have other Chardonnays open so you can compare and contrast this grape in many different styles.

Autumn Magic of Fine Wine - Week 1Date published: 06/09/13

September sees the start of our brand new 'Magic of Fine Wine' tastings in store. Each weekend throughout September and October we'll be opening a different fine wine for you to sample on our in-store tasting counter.

This week, we'll be kicking off the tastings with the fantastic Pinot Grigio from Jermann. This is a much richer, bolder and more complex style of Pinot Grigio. It is full-bodied and round on the palate, and would make the perfect accompaniment to mushrooms or chicken, as well as creamy pasta dishes.

Come down and visit us this weekend to give it a go. It is currently £18 when you buy any two of our selected 'Fine Wines at House Wine Prices' offer, or £23 on it's own. A real bargain!

Daily Wine Review: Matsu El PicaroDate published: 04/09/13

Daily Wine Review: Matsu 'El Picaro'

Deep almost purple in the glass this is a fantastic wine. An abundance of blueberry's and and blackberry's on the nose. This is the youngest of the Matsu range spending six weeks in new french oak.   

the palate continues with dark fruits and a good body, it bold and yet smooth and supple, the age of the vines starts to give a liquorish hint adding further complexity.

A suburb food wine. I would ideally serve it with the Spanish classics. A mixture of tapas or a rich meaty dish.

With the offer currently on Spain it is well worth the price.  

Try it now on our tasting counter!

End of offers!Date published: 02/09/13

Pop in before 7pm tonight, or give me a call at the store on 01903 238225 to take advantage of the 20% off our Australian, Chilean, New Zealand and Beaujolais ranges, plus 25% off our Italian range. These deals end at 7pm tonight, so hurry!

Majestic Worthing is 2!Date published: 31/08/13

Pop down and visit us this weekend for a drop of the Nyetimber Classic Cuvee! We've opened it in celebration of the store's second birthday.

What better reason to come and explore our fantastic range. If you've never been in before, now's the perfect excuse!

Daily Wine Review: Torre Di Monte Pinot GrigioDate published: 30/08/13

Daily Wine Review: Torre Di Monte Pinot Grigio

A well known wine variety this is a classic example of Italian Pinot Grigio 

A real pale colour in the glass, plenty of citrus and floral notes on the nose.

The palate is smooth and gentle with a follow through of citrus. It is full of pears and the good old floral elderflower. Clean crisp and easy going. this wine would make a great party wine, none offending and easily pleasing.

Try it on our tasting counter today.


Daily Wine Review: Chianti Classico San LeoninoDate published: 29/08/13

So this is a Chianti, a wine that you most likely allready know, especially if you have ever gone into a Italian restaurant. Chianti is the name of the region in and around the place of the same name in Tuscany. This one is a classic  example of the traditional style.

Rich and deep in color in the glass.

On the nose it has plenty of dark red cherry forest fruits.

The palate follows through with the same cherries and violets. These are reinforced with sweet spices and smooth silky tannins. The acidity is rather high. This is to be expected of a Chianti, it's what helps make it one of the best wines to match with Italian cuisine.  

This wine would be great now with pizza's and meaty pasta dishes.

Try it now on our tasting counter! 

Daily Wine Review:Santa Rita 120 Merlot Date published: 28/08/13

Daily Wine Review: Santa Rita 120 Merlot 

This is part of a range that I think is super value for money.

With a plummy red color this wine has plenty of red fruits on the nose complimented by floral, vanilla and tobacco notes.  

The wine feels your mouth with fantastic body, with plenty of red and dark forest fruits accompanied by super soft integrated tannins.

This wine is a great party wine, will please most people and accompany a diverse range of foods.   

Try it on our tasting counter today.

£7.99 single bottle price or £6.39 when you buy two or more Chilean wines as part of your mixed case. Such good value.

Saturday Tutorials are back!Date published: 27/08/13

Spotlight Tastings - 6 wines in 30 minutes

Our popular Saturday tutorials are returning in September. Over 4 consecutive weeks, we'll be giving you a crash course in wine tasting, focusing on a different grape or region every Saturday at 12noon & 3pm.

Saturday 7th September : Chardonnay: Its influence on international styles

Saturday 14th September: Spain: Rioja & beyond

Saturday 21st September: Sauvignon Blanc & interesting alternatives

Saturday 28th September: Syrah/Shiraz: Its influence on international styles

If you'd like to join us for any or all of the Spotlight Tastings, please use the RSVP link on the store events or give us a call on 01903 238225.


Daily Wine Review:Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2010, La CasettaDate published: 23/08/13

Daily Wine Review:Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2010, La Casetta

This classic style of Italian wine is definitely one of my favorites. The raised character of an Amarone combined with the fruitiness of a Valpolicella. It comes from the beautiful hillsides east of Lake Garda. A powerful yet smooth and classy wine with well structured acidity and tannins. On the nose you can detect that hint of oak which then follows on to a explosion of vanilla of the palate. A lot of dark, dried fruit from the Corvina, Corvinone and the Rondinella varieties. Delicious on its own or will pair very well with meaty dishes and full-flavoured cheeses.

Now at a price of £12.74 ( when you but 2 or more italian wines as part of a mixed case or £16.99 single bottle price)
We also have this wine available to try on our tasting counter so why not come on down and give it a go!

Last Chance Saloon: Neblina Sauvignon Blanc - £3.99!Date published: 23/08/13

If you're on the lookout for a bargain, then look no further than the Neblina Sauvignon Blanc. At just £3.99 per bottle it represents fantastic value for money. Light and fruity, it displays flavours of green pepper and grassy notes, alongside green gooseberry fruits.

This is strictly whilst stocks last, and at the time of writing there are 59 bottles remaining in stock. I'd be surprised if these last the weekend, so why not give me a call to reserve yours now?

Minimum purchase 6 bottles of wine, spirits or sparkling wine, any mix. Free delivery available for orders of £40 or more.

Daily Wine Review: Albinoni Pinot Grigio/GarganegaDate published: 22/08/13

The Albinoni has been a core product of Majestic for longer than I've worked for the company, yet strangely, I think it is one of the few wines that I've never tried! As it's open on our tasting counter as part of our improved Italian deal (now a fantastic 25% off!), it's time to give it a go.

The Albinoni has a light and floral nose of pear and citrus. On the palate, it is fruity and easy drinking. Light and refreshing, this would make a fantastic party wine or the perfect wine if you just want something light and fresh after a hard day at work.

At just £5.15*, this is a fantastic buy. The offer runs until the 2nd September, so hurry down to get yours now!

*When you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case. Minimum purchase 6 bottles, any mix.

Broadwater Bridge Roadworks: September - NovemberDate published: 22/08/13

As you may be aware, from the 2nd September the Broadwater Bridge that leads traffic into Worthing will be undergoing major roadworks. We will be remaining open throughout the duration. Access to our car park will be through the same route as normal, by turning off Newland Road. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to give me a call at the store on 01903 238225.

If you don't fancy braving Worthing, why not ask us to come to you? We offer a completely free delivery service on all orders of 6 bottles or more over £40.

Jasmine's Italian White of ChoiceDate published: 21/08/13

My Italian white of choice would have to be the Pietrariccia Fiano (£6.56 when you buy 2 or more bottles of Italian wine as part of a mixed case, £8.74 single bottle price). This was the wine that made me view Italian wine in a more positive light. Made 100% from the Fiano grape, the bouquet is bursting full of citrus and tropical notes. It's refreshingly dry with a crisp acidity and a fruity finish. This southern-Italian wine is the ideal partner to salads with lashings of olive oil and I find that it can be enjoyed on its own too.

Daily Wine Review:Montecastrillo 2011Date published: 20/08/13

Daily Wine Review:Montecastrillo 2011 £7.99 ( when you buy 2 bottles or more as part of a mixed case or £9.99, single bottle price)

A new face amongst our Spanish range, the Montecastrillo is made from Tempranillo and comes from the country's Ribera del Deuro region. A young Spanish red with a vibrant purple colour. The nose is youthful with aromas of ripe balckcurrant and lashings of raspberry with hints of cocoa. The six months in barrique have given the wine a real softness allowing it to be an easy-drinking red on its own. A great food match would be to pair it with some barbequed chops as the fruity element of this wine will show off against the tanginess of the meat.
An enjoyable and interesting red, from the wine region that grows ever more in popularity.

We now have this wine available to try on our tasting counter so if you fancy exporing Spanish wine then come down and grab yourself a sample.

John's Italian White of Choice: Date published: 20/08/13

My Italian white of choice is the Gavi Toledana. It is made from the cortese grape in the village area of Gavi within the Piedmont region. Gavi has been dubbed the Chablis of Italy due to their fresh minerality. This one has citrus fruits, pears and ripe peaches on the nose. The palate follows with the same profile along with a slight honeyed hint and steely minerality and acidity to round the wine of perfectly. I usually recommend this wine as a alternative for those who like sauvignon but want to try something a little different. It makes a great acompliment to most foods. Get it at £7.49 (25% off £9.99 single bottle price) when you buy two or more Italian wines as part of your mixed case. I will be! 

Daily Wine Review: Montescastrillo 2011, Ribera del DueroDate published: 19/08/13

When I arrived back in store yesterday, the first thing I noticed was the massive selection of new Spanish reds. One that caught my eye was this Vino Joven (young wine) from the Ribera del Duero, a valley that is formed on part of the Duero river that runs from Porto on the Portuguese coast (under the name of the Douro river) through Spain and Ribera del Duero, up to Duruelo de la Sierra.

Ribera del Duero are famed for their rather punchy red wines, and so when I saw this Vino Joven I decided to put it straight onto the tasting counter. And here it is! Purple in colour, it is deep and inviting. It has aromas of dark fruits, sultanas and cinnamon. On the palate, it is rich with some tannin, but this is balanced by the fruit and vanilla flavours.

Come down and give this wine a go on the tasting counter now. It's just £7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of your mixed case of 6.

Daily Wine Review: Chateau Guiot RoséDate published: 18/08/13

I'm a big fan of light and dry French rosé, so today I thought I'd turn to a rosé just slightly fuller in body and flavour. Here's what I thought...

Chateau Guiot have been a firm favourite of Majestic staff for many years, providing us with traditional reds and whites from the heart of the Costieres de Nimes just south of the Rhone.

Their rosé is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, grapes that you may be familiar with from not just the Rhone, but also from many of the rosés of Provence. Slightly deeper than those from Provence, due to the increased contact with the skins at fermentation, this has a slightly deeper raspberry colour to it. It has a perfumed nose of violets alongside the juicy red fruit. On the palate, this has bolder fruit, yet despite the colour, remains relatively light and refreshing.

Enjoy this young, preferably outdoors in the sun, with some light pasta dishes or to accompany a salad. Also perfect as an aperitif.

Currently the Chateau Guiot rosé is open to taste. Why not come down and give it a go? It's currently just £6.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case of 6!

Daily Wine Review:Villa Maria Cellar Selection ChardonnayDate published: 17/08/13

Daily Wine Review:Villa Maria Cellar Selection Chardonnay £9.99 (when you buy 2 or more New Zealand wines as part of a mixed case, £12.49 single bottle price)

Marlborough, a region that brings us outstanding Sauvignons but also produces some superb Chardonnay. Villa Maria use just the free-run and lightly pressed juice in their wines so you get the purist of flavours without any bitterness from the skins and seeds. Variations in fermentation techniques allow their wine to be complex and interesting. This wine then spends 10 months in barrel on its lees to add even more flavour and a real roundness to the wine.
The bouquet is full of those oaky notes of vanilla and spice with hints of apricot. On the palate the wine is dry and creamy yet it has a refreshing amount of acidity. A very harmonious wine, with lots of flavour and a smooth finish.
Gorgeous on its own or ideal with white meats and seafood.

We now have this wine available to try on our tasting counter and we hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Daily Wine Review:Pizarras de OteroDate published: 15/08/13

Daily Wine Review:Pizarras de Otero £6.99 (when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case or £8.99 single bottle price).

We are off to the north-west of Spain with this little gem. Its grape, Mencia, thrives on the slate, mineral-rich soils in the Bierzo region. Mencia was once used to produce pale, fragrant reds for early consumption but over the years winemakers have managed to produce wines of brilliant concentration and complexity.
Vibrant purple in colour with fresh aromas of strawberry, plum and blackberry with some slight hints of herbs. The palate presents a fresh acidity with well-integrated tannins and a fruity finish.
A superb match for a lamb and thyme dish or perhaps grilled duck or pork. I find it highly enjoyable on its own aswell.

We now have this Spanish red on our tasting counter to taste so pop on in and let us know what you think!

Our current selection of magnums!Date published: 12/08/13

Our current selection of magnums!

When your to a dinner party a good way to impress is with a magnum of wine (two bottles in one). They do look good but that's not the their only benefit. With a smaller oxygen to wine ratio, they age slower and therefore cellar longer (depending on your drinking of course).  I like to say it helps sticking to the only one bottle a day rule, but please drink responsible.

Here is a list of the current wines in magnum sizes that Worthing has in stock and their prices on the date of this article being published. These are also the prices of each magnum as part of you mixed case. These bottles will count as two of the six bottle minimum purchase.


Nicolas Feuilatte NV, Brut at £40.00

Laurent-Perrier NV, Brut at £55.00

Veuve Cliquot NV, Brut at £80.00


Nyetimber, 2005, Classic Cuvee at £49.00 

Still wines:  

Vinalba Reservado 2009/2010 Malbec at £18.99

Conde De Valdemar, Rioja, Gran Reserva at £19.99

Riscal Rioja Reserva 2007 at £30.00 

Chateau Musar 2003 at £40.00

Clos De L'orattoire Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 at £46.00

Aix Provence Rose 2012 at £19.00

Happy Drinking.

Daily Wine Review: Neblina Sauvignon BlancDate published: 12/08/13

Daily Wine Review: Neblina Sauvignon Blanc 

Having a party? Want a easy drinking white for larger numbers of people, this wine is the wine for you.

The nose is really fresh and lively, with aromas of limestone, tropical juice, citrus and cut grass.

On the palate it is uplifting with fresh fruity and zesty characters and has a mineral acidity to round the wine off. 

This wine would go brilliantly with with sea food canapes, an chilled aperitif or just with good company. An ideal party wine. 

Daily Wine Review:Georges Dubeuf Julienas Date published: 11/08/13

Daily wine review: Georges Dubeuf Julienas

Julienas is one of the oldest areas of vineyards in Beaujolais known for making wine with good complexity and consistant quality. 

This wine has plenty of fruit on the nose with aromas of blueberrys and blackcurrents with a slight hint of perfumed flower petals. 

On the palate it is really juicy and easy drinking. Blueberry and blackcurrent once again fills the mouth and soft friendly tannins creat a pleasant finish.

A great wine on a hot summers day with a light lunch.

Daily Wine Review: Gavi MontieroDate published: 10/08/13

Daily Wine Review: Gavi Montiero:

Gavi is a relatively well know town and wine of Italy, I think it is a great choice, if you like your Sauvignon Blanc but want to try something new you should try this. 

To the nose it has plenty of citrus fruits both the juice and the richness of lime zest. It has a slight herbaceous note with fennel bringing the aromas together.

On the palate these flavours follow through. The wine is as dry as it gets but a balcanced acidity making it a superb food wine.

This wine would be great with fresh white fish simply cooked without too much fuss.

Daily Wine Review: Hardy's Signature Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 09/08/13

Today our wine of choice is Hardy's Signature Cabernet Sauvignon. Hardy's is a name that will ring bells with most people, being a name that has been associated with Australian wine for decades (in fact, they started producing wine in 1853!).

This Cabernet has an abundance of blackcurrants and dark fruits on the palate, accompanied by a subtle hint of vanilla which comes from a little oak ageing.

Enjoy this on it's own or with meat dishes.

Currently this wine is just £6.99 when you buy 2 or more Australian wines. It is currently open to taste on our in-store tasting counter. Why not come down and give it a go, or try it alongside some of the other wines that we've currently got open.

Daily Wine Review: Vinha Do MonteDate published: 08/08/13

Daily Wine Review: Vinha Do Monte

When I think of Portuguese wines I mostly think of ports so its great to try this red table wine. It's from a really hot and almost arid area, made with a traditional Portuguese grape blend.  

There is a slightly floral nose to it with plenty of plum and mulberry fruit, extremely fruit driven. On the palate the fruit flavors follow through with in a ripe, warming appeal. There is a touch of white pepper and soft jasmine tea like flavors to finish.   

This wine would go really well with a mix of spicy meats.

Try it now on our tasting counter. £7.49 when you buy two or more (£8.99 single bottle price) as part of a mixed case. 

Daily Wine Review: Peyrassol RoséDate published: 07/08/13

Daily Wine Review: Peyrassol Rose 2012, Cote de Provence 

It's that time of year, the time for inviting friends round, celebrating, eating and drinking. This rose is for such occasions.

The wine is in a typical dry Provence style, pale in colour, plenty of strawberry character with subtle hints of white pepper. It is has a refreshing acidity with a soft peachy balance.

This wine is great for drinking on its own but will be extremely versatile with food. I would enjoy it with charcuterie, olives, soft cheeses and an array of fish dishes.        

Like the sound of it? Enjoy it on our tasting counter today.

Daily Wine Review: LFE Gran Reserva MerlotDate published: 06/08/13

Daily wine review: Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva (£7.99 if you buy two or more chilean wines as part of a mixed case, £9.99 single bottle price) 

For my first daily wine review I have chosen a wine that I think is superb value for money. 

It's full of both red and black fruit flavours, strawberry, cherry and blackberry and a slight green tabacco leaf overlaid. Having spent 12 months in in new french and American barrels it has a rich vanilla character and soft ripe tannins. This would be a perfect match for rich tomato sauces and an array of meats.

It comes from Colchagua Valley, one of the most famous wine growing areas of Central Valley. If you like Chilean Merlot this is a must. 

Get is whilst the chilean offer lasts!

Daily Wine Review: Montagny Vielles VignesDate published: 05/08/13

I am writing this after drinking a cup of strong tea, so my palate may not quite be up to scratch. However, we'll give it a try anyway!

Today I've selected the Montagny Vielles Vignes to review. This is a fantastic value white Burgundy, displaying the typical buttery notes alongside citrus and tropical fruits on the nose.

The fruits continue onto the palate where it is complimented by a lingering acidity and dryness.

Drink this chilled alongside white fish and salads. At just £8.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles, this really is a bargain not to be missed.

The Montagny is currently open for you to taste on our in-store tasting counter, so why not come and explore, and give it a go?

Peroni - £1 a bottle!Date published: 05/08/13

Don't miss out on this fantastic deal. Currently we have cases of 24 Peroni for £24 - a bargain not to be missed! If you're having a party or just need to stock up on beer, then come and explore our range.

Daily Wine Review: Giesen Sauvignon BlancDate published: 03/08/13

Daily Wine Review: Giesen Sauvignon Blanc  only £5.99 for a limited time (when you buy two or more bottles as part of a mixed case, £7.49 single bottle price).

A bold fruity Sauvignon Blanc from the famous Marlborough region in New Zealand.  Prounouced aromas of tropical fruit lure you in and you then discover the bouquet of lime, lemongrass and green herbs.
Once you take your first sip, you're met with this highly refreshing, zesty acidity with beautiful flavours of citrus and gooesberry.
Fabulous on its own or a superb match to a seafood risotto or a paella.

We now have the Giesen available to try on our tasting counter so even if you are not sure about it yet, a taste will certainly tempt you.

This unmissable offer runs until Monday 12th August so come in and get yours now!

Daily Wine Review: Rioja Rosado, Marqués de CáceresDate published: 02/08/13

Daily Wine Review: Rioja Rosado, Marqués de Cáceres £9.99

Your superb blend of Tempranillo and Grenache expressed in a vibrant pink rosé. Beautiful aromas of strawberries and raspberries accompanied with hints of floral. A dry rosé which is fresh and lively on the palate and bursting with fruit flavours.

A fabulous match for all your Mediterranean cuisine so be sure to crack out a bottle with that paella!

We now have this wine available to try on our tasting counter so if you're in the need of some spanish flair then look no further.

FLASH SALE - Giesen Sauvignon £5.99!Date published: 01/08/13

Hurry down to Majestic, as for a few days only we have the Giesen Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough in New Zealand at the cracking price of just £5.99! I've got a fair chunk in stock at the moment, but at £5.99 it's not likely to hang around for long! Give us a call if you would rather we delivered some - it's free for orders of 6 bottles or more over £40!

Daily Wine Review: Kangarilla Road Cabernet SauvignonDate published: 29/07/13

Kangarilla Road are a favourite producer of Majestic staff. Producing full-flavoured and well-balanced red and white wines, they offer fantastic value money. A small boutique producer, quality is the main priority and is evident in every glassful.

This Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. Deep red in colour, it displays an inviting nose of black fruits with a touch of menthol. On the palate it is full flavoured with the dark fruits following through.

Drink it with rich red meats, it will be perfect with a joint of beef.

The Kangarilla Road Cabernet is currently open to taste on our in-store tasting counter. Why not pop down and give it a go?

Currently just £11.99 when you buy any 2 or more Australian wines.

Minimum purchase 6 bottles, any mix of wines, spirits and Champagne, both in-store and online. Free delivery is available for orders of 6 bottles or more over £40.

Daily Wine Review: Claudius Morand Fleurie 2010Date published: 28/07/13

In celebration of our Beaujolais and Loire tasting week, here's a fantastic offering from probably the best regarded village in Beaujolais. Beaujolais has 10 villages, or 'cru's that have the right to specify on the label if they adhere to certain standards. Fleurie is exactly one of those, and all wines specifying 'Fleurie' on the label must be produced from grapes grown within certain boundaries and that meet certain standards.

Claudius Morand has produced a Fleurie that has that typical Beaujolais nose of red fruit and confected strawberry as well as a slight pepperiness. On the palate, it is light and fruity, but with supple tannins that give it a bit of oomph.

This is a fantastic offering, and even at the slightly more premium end of our Beaujolais range, is great value for money at just £9.99 when you buy any 2 or more Beaujolais wines.

Pop down to try this on our tasting counter alongside some other fantastic wines.

Beaujolais and Loire Tasting WeekDate published: 27/07/13

If you're a fan of the light reds of Beaujolais and the fruity whites of the Loire, why not come and see us this week? We've got a great selection from our range open to try in-store.

Both make for perfect summer drinking. We've also chosen a fantastic fine wine in the form of the Pouilly Fume Ladoucette.

What better reason to come and see us...?!

Daily Wine Review - Chateau La Gravette Minervois RoséDate published: 22/07/13

Minervois is a wine-producing region in the Languedoc-Roussillon area of Southern France, close to Carcassonne. Grapes were introduced to the region by Roman legionaries, and thus winemaking is embedded into the soul of the region. Although generally known for their reds, this rosé demonstrates one style of wine that is quite often overlooked.

Chateau La Gravette is run by the Orosquette family, who have been growing vines for generations. They have produced this rosé, which is off-dry, with only a very slight tinge of sweetness. It has an abundance of strawberry flavours of the nose, complimented by floral notes.

Chilled down, this is a beautifully light and fruity wine, and just the ticket for a refreshing summer drop! Currently just £6.49 when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of your mixed case, it's a bargain to boot.

The Chateau La Gravette Minervois rosé is open to taste on our tasting counter, so why not pop down and give it a go?

9 HOURS LEFT - Mid summer offers!Date published: 22/07/13

Call me by 7pm tonight to make sure you take advantage of the last few hours of our fantastic mid-summer deals!

If any of the following selection are a favourite tipple of yours, then give me a call at the store today to take advantage of the current offer!

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc - £6.99 today. Pre-order only, 2013 vintage due August.

Bollinger Special Cuvee NV - £30 today (when you buy 6), £32 for 1 to 5 bottles

Marques de Riscal Reserva - £10.99 today (when you buy 2 or more)

Serena Pinot Grigio - £6.39 today (when you buy 2 or more Italian wines)

Porcupine Ridge Merlot - £6.99 today (when you buy 2 or more)

Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV - £25 today

Prosecco La Marca Conegliano - £9.99 today

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee NV Magnum - £49.99 today

Plus a few more. Don't worry though, there are plenty of other fantastic deals taking their place tomorrow.

To order any of the above, call me at the store on 01903 238225 by 7pm today to secure yours at their current offer price. Offers available in-store only!

Free delivery is available tomorrow and Wednesday for orders of 6 bottles or more over £40.

Daily Wine Review - Beaujolais - Domaine de la MotteDate published: 21/07/13

Perhaps you're on the beach, maybe you're in your garden. Either way, the sun's shining, it's hot and you're enjoying a well earned break! You probably wouldn't reach for a red wine in this weather, however this Beaujolais is perfect for summer drinking.

This wine comes from a small family-owned winery, and the winemaking team is comprised of husband and wife. They employ organic fertilisers, the classic French notion of 'terroir' - the argument that soil and climatic elements of the landscape influence a wine's style - and integrate both of these with modern and advanced winemaking techniques.

Light and fruity, it displays all the hallmarks of a good Beaujolais. Bursting with cherry and raspberry flavours, it is easy drinking and slightly perfumed. Drink it outside just lightly chilled, and if you want some summer nibbles, some cold continental meats would work perfectly.

This Beaujolais is currently open to taste on our tasting counter, and currently it's just £6.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of your mixed case. What's more, it's also available online. Free delivery is available on orders of 6 bottles or more over £40.

Wine of the Week: Domaine Wachau Gruner Veltliner 2012Date published: 20/07/13

The Wachau region of Austria comprises of a 33 kilometer long gorge overlooking the Danube river. Produced from vines grown around the Weissenkirchen parish including the hamlets of Joching and Wösendorf. Grüner Veltliner is an aromatic variety primarily from Austria.

The colour of fresh straw, an alluring nose of gooseberries with a hint of green apple and flowers. Well balanced acidity and citrus fruits leading to a spicy, lively wine of minerality and elegance.

Drinkable at any time over the next six years. An excellent accompaniment to Prosciutto, seared scallops or bisques.

This bottle is open to taste in-store, and is currently just £8.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case.

Minimum purchase in-store and online 6 bottles, any mix. Single bottle price £9.99

Daily Wine Review - Errazuriz Wild Ferment ChardonnayDate published: 18/07/13

Daily Wine Review - Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay £10.39(When you buy two): Majestic Worthing are not subtle when it comes to admitting our love of chardonnay, we sing it loud and proud. Wines like this one, are a perfect example of why we love this grape so much. From the Casablanca valley in Chile this wine benefits from cooling Pacific breezes, which enables a high level of freshness to be maintained in the grapes. However this wine is unusual as instead of using cultivated yeasts, it uses its own natural yeasts, which when combined with ten percent of this wine being oak aged, gives this wine an intensity and power of flavour to partner its freshness. The nose has subtle stone fruit and spice aromas with the palate being dominated by citrus and apricot flavours with a hint of butter. This is a style of chardonnay I could drink all day, and a bottle is always put in the fridge whenever I am roasting a chicken. For food nirvana, I recommend you do the same! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Jim Barry Lodge Hill RieslingDate published: 17/07/13

Daily Wine Review - Jim Barry Lodge Hill Riesling £9.99(When you buy two or more) When people are asked what their favourite Australian wine is, shiraz is usually the answer, with a few favouring chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon. However for me there is one undoubted winner in this context, Clare Valley riesling. A more austere style of riesling, it is full of intense minerailty, citrus fruit and mouth tingling acidity. Wow, is the only word for it! This Jim Barry does not disappoint at all in this regard. Packed with citrus and tropical fruit and with a long finish, this is a flavourful wine. This is all finished off with mouth watering acidity. Chill this wine down and enjoy in the garden, for a truly invigorating wine experience. I would also recommend partnering with Oysters for a great food and wine match. This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Terroir Hunter Pinot NoirDate published: 16/07/13

Daily Wine Review - Terroir Hunter Pinot Noir £12.79(When you buy two or more) Trying to find great value pinot noir is a tricky business. With pinot noir being such a fragile grape, it is very hard for wine makers to produce a good wine at a low cost. I am pleased to declare, however, that your hunt for a great value pinot noir is at end! This offering from Chile is made from Dijon clones, which enable a very Burgundian style of wine to be produced. The consistent sunlight and cooling Pacific breezes the vineyard recieves mean that this wine is packed with fresh red fruit flavours as well as skin tingling acidity. However it is more complex than this, with herb and earthy notes being apparent. I have not had such a well balanced at complex pinot noir at this price, ever! It can be enjoyed on its own, but try with game terrine and rustic paté annd you are in for a treat. This wine is open anad available to taste on our tasting counter

Fine Wine Fun!Date published: 15/07/13

Every now and again the staff of Majestic like to get together and try(drink) some fine wine. It is always great fun but it is a really good way to explore some of the amazing and pricier bottles in the store. This previous Saturday one of these Fine Wine evenings was held with the staff of Majestic Worthing, Majestic Chichester and Majestic Havant.  With the weather set at hot, we all decamped to the garden and got tasting to discover some of these wonderful wines. Here are our thoughts on what we had!

Taittinger Vintage 2004 (£40 when you buy two or more): This was an exceptional way to start the evening. Coming from a top vintage this was everything you could want in a vintage Champagne. An intoxicating nose of brioche and biscuit was accompanied by a wonderfully full bodied palate. A great start to the evening!

Oeil De Perdrix(£24 when you buy two or more): The bubbles did not stop then, with this exceptional rosé Champagne coming next. Summer berries and a subtle creaminess meant this felt a perfect summer evening wine. Good levels of fresh acidity meant it complimented our BBQ food brilliantly.

Sancerre Mellot Edmond(£32 a bottle):From a top biodynamic producer in the Loire, this was a stunning wine. Having been left to age on its lees for 14 months,this was Sancerre but with depth.

Pouilly Fuissé Cordier "Vers Pouilly"(£26 a bottle): We love Chardonnay in Majestic and this expression from a low yielding vineyard in the heart of Macon was exceptional. It had an unctuous nose, with rich butter and coconut aromas. The palate was suberbly balanced, with excellent acidity cutting through the rich flavours.

Corimbo Ribera Del Duero(£20 when you buy two or more): This was my favourite wine of the night. Made by the famous Rioja bodegas, Roda, this was a classy and powerful expression of Ribera Del Duero. As well as lashings of black fruit, there were wonderful toasty notes and a subtle floral aroma. Quite simply, a show stealer!

McGuigan Handmade Shiraz(£20 when you buy two or more): A really interesting Australian Shiraz. With a few years on it already some wonderful gamey notes were starting to develop in the wine. This is definitely one to buy and cellar, as with a few more years a wonderful smokey and spicy Shiraz will be the result.

Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel(£30 when you buy two or more): If you love great wine, then you love Ridge. I have yet to have a bottle of their wine I did not enjoy and this did not disappoint. For a Californian wine this was very balanced, with subtle tannins and good acidity matching the big flavours. Blueberry, Loganberry and sweet spice flavours were in this wine in spades. It was the perfect wine to finish the night on!

So there you go, that was our evening! We discovered some wonderful new fine wines(among other things,for example Majestic staff are partial to a bit of dancing post wine) and cannot wait to share these wines and our knowledge with you. Whether you are after a gift or just a bottle of fine wine to treat yourself with, why not pop in to the store and we will share with you the delights of enjoying a bottle of fine wine!

Chilean Tasting Week starting now!Date published: 12/07/13

Come down and see us this weekend to sample a great range of Chilean wines. We've got a range of price points and styles covered, red white and rosé.

The wines that we've got open are viewable on our online tasting counter at www.majestic.co.uk/worthing. It's updated daily!

Spotlight on...Curious BrewDate published: 10/07/13

Summer now appears to be in full swing(touch wood) and with this in mind I have decided to draw attention to a product that is the perfect accompaniment to this hot weather. It is the Curious Brew lager by Chapel Down Winery. This is a beer with serious pedigree and is a delight to drink if you are a connoisseur or just someone after something refreshing and cold on a hot day! The beer is made using three different hops. The first hop they use is Cascade hops(typically used in IPA) which gives the beer a wonderful citrus flavour, grapefruit in particular can be tasted. They also use Saaz hops(typically used in Pilsner) this gives the beer a refreshing bitterness as well a subtle floral elements. Finally they add Nelson Sauvin hops. Nelson Sauvin is a rare hop from New Zealand which gives the beer an intense nose of tropical fruit. When combined these three hops create a beer that is refreshingly bitter but full of fruit and floral flavours. Quite simply, this is a beer unlike anything you will have had before. Chill down and enjoy your garden to see this beer at its best, but it will partner your BBQ or serve as an aperitif brilliantly. So why not let curiosity get the better of you and try a case of this brilliant beer? This beer is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

£17.99 for a case of 12 bottles

Daily Wine Review - Spolverino ToscanoDate published: 09/07/13

Daily Wine Review - Spolverino Toscano £9.99(When you buy at least two) This wine is a Chianti in all but name. Made predominantly from sangiovese this wine contains all the hall marks of a Chianti Classico. The nose is intense, with red berry and subtle spice aromas mixing. On the palate the trade mark sour cherry flavour dominates, but is joined by flavours of violet and tobacco. These flavours are coupled with refreshing acidity, making this a brilliant food wine. This will match any dish with a heavy tomato sauce brilliantly but for me this would be an ideal drink to have with some cured Italian meats. This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Wine of the Week: Clos Du Bois ChardonnayDate published: 06/07/13

We at Majestic Worthing have a real soft spot for the wines of California. With their big flavour and surprising complexity they prove great value for money. This Clos Du Bois chardonnay, from the rugged hills of Sonoma county, proves this perfectly.

This is a balanced chardonnay. A third of the wine has been aged in oak which gives it a wonderful toasty complexity. This is coupled with flavours of ripe apple and lemon. Quite simply, this is sunshine in a glass!

With this hot weather this is a great wine to add to a sunny afternoon. However, for me, this is best paired with a barbecued Lobster covered in garlic butter. Enjoy!


(When you buy at least two bottles)

£12.49 single bottle price

This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Gavi ToledanaDate published: 05/07/13

Daily Wine Review - Gavi Toledana £7.99(When you buy at least two bottles) When thinking of wine to drink in the garden, getting beyond Gavi is difficult. This northern Italian wine, made from the cortese grape,is typically refreshing and full of minerality, perfect for supping whilst pondering the mysteries of the universe whilst in a deck chair in the garden. This, however, is a Gavi with a difference as the grapes have been late harvested. This means that there is an extra depth of flavour to the wine. The usual refreashing minerality is joined by rich stone fruit flavours and a subtle honey character. This is perfect with your fish course or summer salad but I prefer it partnered with a deck chair and a sunny afternoon! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Ned Sauvignon Blanc - just £6.99!Date published: 03/07/13

If you're a fan of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc then chances are that you've tried the Ned Sauvignon Blanc. If you haven't, then now's a great time to do so!

Currently just £6.99 (down from a full pre-offer price of £9.99) when you buy 2 or more, this is a fantastic value white. Dry and intensely fruity, with gooseberry and herbaceous notes, it is balanced by a flinty minerality.

This is perfect as your house white, or at this price, even great for a party. We're currently on the 2012 vintage, and there's not much left! Call us to order yours now!

Daily Wine Review - Eguia CrianzaDate published: 02/07/13

Daily Wine Review - Eguia Crianza £5.99(When you buy at least two) Here in Worthing we love Rioja and we love a bargain. This wine is both! From the ever impressive Eguia stable, this wine is made from 100% tempranillo and spends 12 months in oak barrels before spending 12 months aging in the bottle before release. This means we receive a nicely balanced and mature style of wine. The wine is packed full of red fruit on both the nose and the palate. However it is more complex than this, the 12 months of oak aging mean it has developed subtle notes of vanilla and cinnamon. This wine really is pure pleasure in a glass, complex enough for your roast lamb but delightful on its own. At £5.99 a bottle this is a wine not to be missed! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Morgon Jean E Descombes 2010Date published: 01/07/13

If you're a fan of Beaujolais but fancy something slightly richer, then look no further than the wines of Morgon. Morgon is a village, or cru, in the Beaujolais region, south of Burgundy.

This is a fruity wine, displaying notes of raspberry and blackcurrant. Richer than your regular Beaujolais-Villages, it has supple tannins that will leave you wanting more!

This is perfect for your barbecue. Light enough to drink on it's own outside, yet still full-bodied enough to stand up to a wide array of food.

Open in-store for the next few days, why not come down and give it a go?

This Morgon is £9.99 when you buy any 2 or more wines from Beaujolais as part of a mixed case.

Daily Wine Review - Aix Provence Rosé - Magnum!Date published: 29/06/13

Daily Wine Review: Aix Provence Rosé-Magnum £19.99

An award-winning wine from one of the largest and most prestigious wineries in Provence. A very crisp and fruity wine with flavours of cherries and lashings of summer fruits. It can be enjoyed on its own in the sun or will go excellently with canapes and seafood. Served in the party-sized magnum, it will add the extra "wow" factor to any of your summer social events. An elegant yet playful wine which shows off Provence rosé at its very best.

The Aix magnum is now available on our tasting counter to try so pop on down, maybe bring some friends along, as there is certainly plenty to go around.

New Fine Wine of the Week: Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2011Date published: 26/06/13

What better reason is there to pop down and visit us this weekend, than the opportunity to sample a fantastic, top quality Chianti? We've opened the Fonterutoli Chianti Classico, a great example of the difference that an extra few pounds can make when purchasing this fantastic style of wine.

Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435, Fonterutoli is a tiny village to the south of Castellina, and is little changed from its original form. The soils here are so rocky that Fonterutolis wines have earned the nickname 'vino dei sassi', or 'wine from the rocks'.

This is a top quality, well proportioned wine with an elegant body of dark berry fruit and aromas of fresh spice. The intense raspberry and bitter cherry fruit are lifted by taut acidity and lithe tannins.

Partner with pork tenderloin and Mediterranean style roasted vegetables.

Just £14.99 when you buy any 2 or more Italian wines.

Individual bottle price £19.99.

Minimum purchase 6 bottles of wine, spirits or Champagne, any mix.

Mike's Guide to BBQ Drinks - MeatDate published: 25/06/13

This has taken me longer to compose than I had intended, however this is due to the large amount of options I have to choose from. Depending on the meats you are serving, and the level of spice in any marinade or sauce, it is important to match your wine carefully. Sticky ribs will over power Pinot Noir, however grilled chicken will be a perfect match for the Pinot Noir. We these things in mind I am going to recommend three wines that should cover all of your meat options when you come to BBQ!

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel:£7.99 When you buy at least two bottles: I am going to be controversial and not recommend an Australian shiraz but put forward the case for this wine instead! This is a big wine, bursting with sweet fruit and spice. This intensity of flavour means it is an excellent match for any powerfully flavoured meats on your BBQ. Heavily marinated ribs, venison burgers and spicy sausages will all compliment this wine wonderfully. The Americans know a thing or two about the BBQ, and they also know how to make a wine to compliment the food it makes!

Martinborough Te Tera Pinot Noir:£13.99 When you buy at least two bottles: From Matinborugh this is a complex Pinot Noir that will make an excellent match for any chicken or pork you might be cooking. Benefiting from a cool maritime climate this is an elegant wine full of fresh red fruit, good acidity and a lingering finish. This is the ideal partner to any pork or chicken kebabs you might have on your BBQ. It is also delicious on its own.

CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva 2004: £20.00 When you buy at least two bottles: If you like Rioja, it does not get much better than this. Made from twenty year old vines and matured in both French and American oak this wine is packed full of dried fruit, cedar and subtle tobacco aromas. This is a high class wine and will be an excellent match to your steak or any lamb dishes that might be on the BBQ. Why buy Malbec for your steak when you can have a glass of this instead?

I hope my recommendations for wines to match with meat, however they are just suggestions so ultimately drink whatever you like with your meats! In my final installment I will be looking at dessert wines and digestifs. Happy reading!

Daily Wine Review- Domaine Jomain Chardonnay, BurgundyDate published: 24/06/13

Daily Wine Review- Domaine Jomain Chardonnay, Burgundy £11.99 (when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case)

Nestled along the border of the appellation of Puligny-Montrachet is a parcel of vines belonging to the respected Domaine Jomain from which this elegant Chardonnay is made. It has a beautiful nose of toasty oak, citrus and a hint of minerality. A skillful use of oak has given this wine the smoothest palate of creamy vanilla with a long, complex finish. It can be enjoyed on its own or it will make an excellent partner for scallops. This Chardonnay tastes fabulous now but it will certainly reward you should you allow it to develop further.

The Domain Jomain Chardonnay is now available to try on our tasting counter.

Daily Wine Review- Schlumberger Riesling, AlsaceDate published: 23/06/13

Daily Wine Review- Schlumberger Riesling, Alsace £11.99 ( when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case)

A beautifully dry Riesling from the north-eastern region of France, the Schlumberger is a wine of true quality. Domaines Schlumberger is one of the largest and most respected wineries of Alsace, making wines only from estate-grown fruit. It has a delicate nose of lime zest and grapefruit as well as a refreshing and bracing acidity on the palate. The crisp acidity and citrus fruit profile works perfectly with oysters, clams, crab and other seafood. We now have this classy Riesling available to try on our tasting counter so if you like your Riesling or have never tried a this grape before then you will not be disappointed by the Schlumberger.

Daily Wine Review-Falanghina, TerredoraDate published: 22/06/13

Daily Wine Review-Falanghina, Terredora £8.79 (when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of a mixed case)

From Italy's Campania region, Terredora brings to you a refreshing white made purely from the Falanghina grape. One of Italy's great unsung white wines. The wine boasts an array of citrus notes intertwined with tropical aromas of pineapple and melon. It has crisp, refreshing acidity which makes it a beautiful accompniment to seafood and pasta dishes.So if seafood Linguine is on the menu tonight then get a bottle in the fridge and you are ready to go. Don't let me restrict your descions though, Falanghina is a brillant all-rounder so will go down very nicely with your vegetarian and poultry dishes. A fabulous summer wine. Even with unfavourable weather outside, a bottle or two of the Falanghina will certainly brighten up your day. We currently have the Falanghina open on our tasting counter so pop on down and give it a try!

Daily Wine Review - Jim Barry Cover DriveDate published: 19/06/13

Daily Wine Review - Jim Barry Cover Drive £10.99(when you buy at least two) This is a wine that will hit you for six! Coming from Coonawarra, the home of Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia, this is a dense and powerful wine. It is a dense ruby in the glass and the nose is a mixture of black fruits and pungent spice. The palate is robust, with blackcurrant, tobacco and liquorice featuring heavily. The tannins are well integrated and the finish is as long as the Australian tail! This is a great summer wine, and will stand up to any red meats. Enjoy with a BBQ or as I intend on doing, watching England(hopefully!) retain the Ashes. Bonza! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Date published: 18/06/13

Daily Wine Review - Montenovo Godello £9.99(when you buy at least two) At the moment I am a little bit in love with the white wines of north west Spain. Whether it is Albarino or Godello I cannot get enough of this stuff and this Montenovo Godello is an excellent illustration of why. It is a pale lemon in the glass with a delicate nose of lemon and green fruit. The palate is lively and refreshing. Lemon zest dominates with hints of white peach and subtle floral elements. When I think of what to partner with my seafood this summer, there is nothing else I would rather have. Partner with grilled mackerel to see this wine at its best. Enjoy! This wine is open anad available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Vasse Felix ChardonnayDate published: 17/06/13

Daily Wine Review - Vasse Felix Chardonnay £11.99(When you buy at least two) This Australian Chardonnay is a refined and elegant offering. Coming from Margaret River in Western Australia, the effect of the cool sea breezes are very much felt in the wine. It has a toasty nose which also has a subtle nuttiness due to partial fermentation in French oak. However the palate is light and refrshing, with lively acidity and citrus flavours combining. It is in this that we see the positive effect of the sea breeze. I can say we confidence that this is my favourite Australian Chardonnay and that it is a wine that can be enjoyed with or withour food. For me though, partner this wine with dressed Crab and enjoy a truly great food and wine combination. This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - CVNE Reserva RiojaDate published: 16/06/13

Daily Wine Review - CVNE Reserva Rioja £9.99(when you buy at least two bottles) If you were to look up the definition of Rioja up in the dictionary, chances are you would find a picture of this wine! Made by the historic CVNE winery, founded in 1879, this is a blend of Tempranillo and Grenache. It is a wonderful garnet in the glass and there are aromas of dried fruit, leather and coffee on the nose. The palate is rounded, with flavours of ripe strawberry, vanilla and tobacco lingering. This is a sumptuous and comforting wine. Try matching it with roast leg of lamb, cooked with rosemary and garlic and you will not be disapointed. However this wine is still a delight on its own, and is proof of the great value,quality and sense of history that Rioja provides! This wine is open and available to tast on our tasting counter

Mike's Guide to BBQ Drinks - FishDate published: 14/06/13

A good BBQ contains a wide variety of food and a key part of it is fish. From spiced Tuna steaks to grilled king Prawns there are a variety of different styles of fish that need matching with different style of wine. With this in mind I am going to recommend a variety of wines that should compliment your fish no matter how complex or simple it is!

Caixas Godello: £7.99(When you buy at least two bottles)

Used to being partnered with the fish tapas dishes of north west Spain this is a great wine for your BBQ. It is full of citrus and green fruits, but has a substantive body which allows it to match up to the char grilled nature of the fish. This wine is a great all rounder and will match aromatic meals as well as simple ones. Grilled sardines would be my ideal match for this wine.

Sancerre Clemence Pinard: £16.99(When you buy at least two bottles)

For me Sancerre is my Sauvignon Blanc of choice.  With its lively goosberry flavours, minerality and rapier like acidity it is a great food wine. If you are looking to cook salmon or trout on your BBQ then this is the perfect wine to go with it. The acidity of the Sancerre will cut through the oily fish perfectly. Also, if you are grilling mushrooms stuffed with goats cheese this wine will truly elevate this dish.

Waimea Pinot Gris: £9.99(When you buy at least two bottles)

If you are cooking more aromatic or spicy fish then this wine is the perfect accompaniment. With just a hint of residual sugar and an oily, mouth filling texture it is matched by good acidity and lots of stone fruit. I can think of nothing better than matching this wine with some sweet chili king prawns or catfish in a Cajun glaze.

Tomorrow, I will be tackling meat!

Daily Wine Review - Conde de Valdemar 1986Date published: 12/06/13

If you are a fan of aged Rioja, this will definitely be right up your street. This wine is part of a parcel  of various vintages we had instore from Bodegas Valdemar, and there are only a few bottles remaining. 

The 1986 vintage is a particularly fantastic example of a superbly aged Rioja. It is a Gran Reserva, so has had the obligatory aging in both oak vat and bottle, but at 27 years, this wine is almost as old as me!

It boasts a fantastic ruby colour in the glass, and has wonderful aromas of red fruit combined with complex secondary characteristics such as vanilla and sweet spices, and even tertiary levels of tobacco and leather like earthiness. The wine has a medium body and Its tannins are so smooth and the finish is good too. The classic accompaniment to roast lamb dishes, this wine is an absolute winner. Priced at just £13.99 this is a one- off deal and it is incredible value for money. We only have four bottles left in stock, and when its gone, its gone, so Come and get a fantastic wine at an unbelieveably good price while its still available. You wont be disappointed!!

Mike's Guide To BBQ Drinks - AperitifsDate published: 10/06/13

The sun has decided to make an entrance and with this people up and down the country are beginning to dust off their BBQs and start grilling! However this raises an important question, what drinks to serve during the BBQ? It is my intention over a series articles to give you some ideas of what I think are great drinks that will keep you and your guests very happy. Each article will tackle a different stage of the BBQ, from aperitif to night cap! Today, aperitifs are in the spotlight!

In my opinion, aperitifs are the most important drinks of the BBQ. One wants their guests occupied and happy whilst you're waiting for the charcoal to catch light, and whilst the food itself is being cooked. A good aperitif will mean this time flies by, a bad one and everyone ends up staring at the flames waiting for the food to cook. With this in mind I have three great different drinks that should keep any guest of yours happy during this time!

Laurent Perrier Brut NV - £25.00 a bottle

Nothing gets a party going quite so well as a cold glass of Champagne! This offering from Laurent Perrier is particularly suited to summer BBQs. A light style of Champagne, it is full of green apple and citrus, with just a hint of spice. This freshness makes it a great aperitif on a hot sunny day. Serve your guests a glass of this and I can guarantee smiles all round!

Pimms No1 Cup - £13.50 a bottle(When you buy at least two bottles)

It may be an obvious suggestion but it always makes for a refreshing and enjoyable aperitif. Make sure you have plenty of fruit and ice to serve with it. In my opinion fresh mint is the key addition and adds real zip to this drink. If you are considering jazzing up the standard Pimms cocktail(Pimms and Lemonade) then I suggest a shot of gin and a slug of Prosecco in the jug. It will make Pimms as you know it, but with more oomph!

Curious Brew Lager - £17.99(For a case of twelve)

Whilst I enjoy many aperitifs, a cold beer is the best start to a BBQ. This beer from Chapel Down is the pinnacle of lager at the moment. Made from Cascade, Saaz and Nelson Sauvin hops this is a beer that is crisp and refreshing but has a wonderfully aromatic nose. The use of Champagne yeasts also gives this beer an extra dimension. If you catch me at any BBQs this summer, there is a very good chance you will find me enjoying a cold bottle of Curious Brew!

Tomorrow my focus will be on the wines to partner fish!

Daily Wine Review - Caixas AlbarinoDate published: 07/06/13

Daily Wine Review - Caixas Albarino £6.99(When you buy at least two as part of a mixed case)The wines of north west Spain are fast becoming some of my favourite wines. Crisp godello, perfumed mencia and of course, floral albarino. This Caixas albarino illustrates brilliantly both the value to be had and the great quality of these wines. The nose is fresh and contains lots of citrus and stone fruit with a subtle floral note. The palate refreshing, yet rounded and is full of lime and nectarine flavours. This is a perfect summer wine and will partner simple seafood dishes excellently. Steamed mussels or grilled prawns will be the dishes I match with this wine! This wine is open and available to taste  on our tasting counter

Fine Wine of the Week - Domaines Ott Chateau Romassan Rose 2012Date published: 07/06/13

Domaines Ott,Chateau Romassan Rosé, Bandol, 2012

Bandol has a reputation for making serious red wines, however Domaine Ott have taken these red grapes to produce a stunning rosé.

Founded in 1896, Domaines Ott focuses on producing wines using traditional methods. As a result, this wine is made with hand picked grapes and subjected to hand sorting to ensure only the best grapes make it into the wine.

The wine is made from grenache, cinsault and mourvédre and the grapes are pressed lightly so that only the best quality juice goes into the wine. This is very apparent when tasting the wine. On the nose there is a waft of summer berries. The palate is infused with wild strawberry,raspberry and a subtle spice. The flavours are wonderfully fresh and last for a long time in the mouth.

This is ideal for summer drinking. It will make a classy aperitif or match charcuterie brilliantly. Enjoy!


A bottle

This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Jackson Estate "Stich" Sauvignon BlancDate published: 06/06/13

Daily Wine Review - Jackson Estate "Stich" Sauvignon Blanc £9.99(When you buy at least two) This is a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that is big on flavour.  Named in honour of John Stichbury, the founder of Jackson Estate, this wine is designed to be the entry level wine of the vineyard. A pale lemon green in the glass, do not let this deceive you as the nose is a full on affair! Passionfruit, lime and elderflower are all apparent. The palate has refreshing levels of acidity as well as citrus fruits and minerality.This is an intoxicating Sauvignon Blanc and perfect when drunk chilled in this balmy weather. Enjoy with marinated Tuna steaks! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Parcel Series MerlotDate published: 05/06/13

Daily Wine Review - Parcel Series Merlot (£7.99 or £5.99 when you buy 2 or more as part of a mixed case). The 'Parcel Series' range we have here are arguably the best value for money wine we stock. This particular wine is from Stellenbosch, part of the Western Cape in South Africa, sourced from a highly respected winery.

In the glass, there is a vibrant purple hue with an inviting nose of classic aromas that you associate with Merlot, that is oodles of plumminess and red fruit goodness. The wine has a zippy acidity which is certainly not unpleasant, and subtle underlying tannins, but overall has a pleasing amount of fruit on the palate.

If you are looking for a non-complicated, does-what-it-says-on-the-tin Merlot,  then you won't go far wrong with this wine. Even better, now that summer has officially arrived, it would be a great red party wine to take along to any BBQ.

This wine is open and available to try on our tasting counter.

Comte de Lamotte Champagne - £12!Date published: 05/06/13

If you like a bargain, make sure you pop down and see us this week. Currently reduced to clear, we have the Comte de Lamotte NV Champagne down to a spectacular £12 per bottle (from a full price of £20). This is strictly whilst stocks last, so why not give us a call at the store to reserve yours now..?!

Daily Wine Review - Villa Maria RoséDate published: 03/06/13

Daily Wine Review -Villa Maria Rosé (£9.99, or £7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles.) Dare I say summer has now finally arrived? If so, it's high time to crack the rosé, and this little offering from Villa Maria is a lovely drop. Produced from Malbec and Merlot grapes expanding the North Island, mainly from Gisbourne and Hawkes Bay, this rosé is medium bodied, with fantastic aroma characteristics of wild strawberry and forest fruit, which are instantly recognisable on the palate too.

If the weather stays as is is, I'm going to declare it rosé time, and as such it is worth popping down to get a couple of bottles of this wine. Excellent as an aperatif, or would go brilliantly well accompanying a BBQ. This wine is open and available to try on our tasting counter.

Daily Wine Review - St Clair Wairau ReserveDate published: 02/06/13

Daily Wine Review - St Clair Wairau Reserve £19.99(When you buy at least two) If you want a Sauvignon Blanc with bucket loads of flavour then look no further than this. A premium offering from Saint Clair, this wine is made from grapes sourced from their two best vineyards. It has been matured in stainless steel at a cool temperature to ensure that a pure and expressive wine is made.  The nose has powerful floral and goosberry aromas. The palate is rich, with flavours of nettle, capsicum and lime intermingling. The flavour lasts for a long time in the mouth and there is striking acidity. Match with goats cheese and red pepper bruschetta to see this wine at its very best. Even thinking about this combination is causing my mouth to water. Enjoy! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Oyster Bay MerlotDate published: 01/06/13

Daily Wine Review - Oyster Bay Merlot £8.79(When you buy at least two) Merlot is the ultimate all round red grape for me. It matches food well but is also a delight to drink on its own. It is perfect for whatever the occasion and this Oyster Bay Merlot lives up to this expectation. From the Hawke's bay region of New Zealand this wine highlights the potential for Merlot in this part of New Zealand. A vibrant ruby in the glass, the nose contains rich plum fruit and toasty elements. The palate is packed with dark berry and subtle mocha elements. It also has a substantive mouthfeel and rounded tannins. This is a great wine for your roast Beef or your BBQ. However this wine is at its best when partnered with a crime drama and a friend! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Wither Hills ChardonnayDate published: 31/05/13

Daily Wine Review - Wither Hills Chardonnay £7.99(When you buy at least two bottles) For me New Zealand chardonnay is one of the great unheralded wines in the world. It is often overshadowed by sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and to an extent pinot gris, but ignore it at your peril. This Wither Hills chardonnay is a perfect example of what great chardonnay New Zealand can produce. Due to the long hours of sunshine and cool nights a refined and elegant style of wine can be made. It is a vibrant lemon in the glass and the nose is packed full of citrus and tropical fruit. The palate is more complex, with nutty elements, spice and minerality combining with fruit flavours. The finish is persistent and there is refreshing acidity. This wine is an ideal partner to flavourful fish dishes or roasted vegetables. It is a great alternative summer wine! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Wine of the Week: Coney Pizzicato Pinot NoirDate published: 31/05/13

Coney Pizzicato Pinot Noir, Martinborough

Hailing from the heartland of New Zealand Pinot Noir, Martinborough, this is a complex and intense expression of the grape.

A nose of smoke and spice dominates, with subtle red fruit appearing as well. The palate has substantive cherry and raspberry flavours, as well as a savoury quality. Chewy tannins and some toasty flavours are also present.

This wine is ready to drink now but will age for the next 5 years brilliantly. This is best enjoyed with substantive game meats such as Venison.


When you buy at least two


Single bottle price

This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Vernaccia di San GimignanoDate published: 30/05/13

Daily Wine Review - Vernaccia di San Gimignano - £9.59(When you buy at least two bottles) Wines like this are why I love Italian wine, as a grape you have never heard of can produce something that truly makes you sit up and take note! This is the case with this Vernaccia. It is a pale lemon in the glass, however do not let this deceive you, as both the nose and the palate are full of pronounced flavours. Both have an intoxicating amount of citrus and green fruit. On the palate there is also a subtle nuttiness which compliments the fruit brilliantly. The lively levels of acidity also make this an excellent wine to partner with food. Grilled fish would be my ideal match. However for me, this would be the perfect aperitif on a hot summers evening. This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - BVS Shiraz Peter LehmannDate published: 29/05/13

Daily Wine Review - BVS Shiraz Peter Lehmann £9.99(When you buy at least two) For sports fans Australia will play a big part of this summer. Whether it is watching the Lions tour or the Ashes, Australia are the team we want to beat! With this in mind my daily wine review focuses on an Australian wine that will either help us celebrate a glorious victory, or comfort us in defeat. The BVS Shiraz is the perfect example of Barossa Shiraz. A dense ruby in the glass, it is full of cracked black pepper and black cherry on the nose. The palate is rounded due to 12 months in oak, and bursting in flavour. Ripe plum and mocha are the dominant flavours. This is an intense wine that willl be the perfect match for a BBQ or any sporting occasion this summer. If all goes well, I will be toasting an Ashes and Lions win with this BVS shiraz. Here's to a bonza summer of sport! This wine is open anad available to taste

Daily Wine Review - LFE Seleccion Especial MerlotDate published: 28/05/13

Daily Wine Review - LFE Seleccion Especial Merlot (£7.99, or £6.39 when you buy two as part of a mixed case)
If you are looking for a great value for money red wine, look no further than this offering from LFE. A great depth of ruby intensity in the glass, abundant with fresh black and red fruit driven notes, awash with supple tannin and a good finish. This is a superb party wine, or if you want to save your fine wine for the weekend then this is a fantastic alternative to pour a mid-week glass that doesn't break the bank.

Being a Chilean Merlot, this wine is pretty dense and full bodied, and so would match a plethora of red meat dishes, but it is not too heavy to enjoy on its own too.

This wine is open and available to try on our tasting counter.

Daily Wine Review - Inama Soave ClassicoDate published: 20/05/13

Daily Wine Review - Inama Soave Classico £11.99(When you buy at least two) Soave(made from the Garganega grape) is not a wine I have drunk a lot of, however after sampling this example it is a wine I will be drinking a lot more of! The grapes are hand harvested from 30 year old vines. This helps give the wine a real concentration of flavour. On top of this it is subjected to Malolactic fermentation, which gives the wine a wonderful creamy texture on the palate, as well as some subtle spice. When combined with the stone fruit and floral flavours of the Garganega grape this provides for a winning combination. This is an intense and classy wine, for my mind it is similar to a good white Burgundy in terms of coplexity and flavour. This wine was made to partner risotto with chicken and wild mushrooms. This wine is open and available to taste.

Daily Wine Review - Campofiorin MasiDate published: 19/05/13

Daily Wine Review - Campofiorin Masi £9.99(When you buy at least two) Drinking Amarone is one of life's pleasures. It is a rich, satisfying red that leave you wanting more. Sadly it comes at a price, meaning this pleasure is usually only enjoyed on special occasions. However in this article I am pleased to announce that the pleasure derived from Amarone can be found in this Campofiorin Masi! This wine is also re-fermented with dried grapes which helps give it that wonderful density of flavour and body. The colour in the glass is a dense ruby and the nose contains black cherry and a hint of cinammon. On the palate there are flavours of dark fruit and sweet spice, which persist for a long time. Like most Italian wines this is a perfect match for local cuisine. Parma ham or a Venison Ragu would work brilliantly with it. So if you fancy a full bodied wine, with a lot of flavour then this is the wine for you! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter.

Spotlight on...PiemonteDate published: 18/05/13

My whistle-stop tour of Italy continues with this wine producing region, nestled in the extreme North West of the country. As mentioned with my previous article, Italy has no less than 20 different regions, which all produce wine in one form or another. It is probably a good time to highlight the fact that there are over 1000 different varieties of Vitis vinifera grown in Italy, but more importantly, the majority of these are native to Italy, and these ae not found anywhere else in the world.

Piemonte, literally mean 'at the foot of the mountains', and rather unsurprisingly, this is where the region is- the Alps lie to the north & west , with the Apennies to the south. There are two main areas where vineyards are located in Piemonte, to the North -East of Turin, towards Lake Maggiore, and to the South-East, in the Langhe and Monferrato hills. These are both DOC zones, and the towns of Asti and Alba are both located here.

As one would expect, the winters here are harsh and long, however, the ripening season is long and extends well into autumn. Piemonte has the largest area under vines in Italy in terms of DOC and DOCG wines, stretching some 40 appellations. Indeed, many noteworthy white wines are produced in this region, but there is a core of red wines produced here on which the reputation of the region is based.

Four of these wines have DOCG status (essentially a wine law under which the wine must been produced and bottled in the area subject to an approval in quality by a member of the Ministry of Agriculture), where the two most important wines are the Barolo and the Barbaresco. It is important to highlight that as the IGT law isnt recognised in this region, many wines come under the umbrella of Piemonte DOC.

Both Barolo and Barbaresco are produced from the Nebbiolo grape, the former wine is widely considered to be the finest of all Italian wines, and as a result have the prices to match! Barolo is aged for a minium two years in oak, followed by a further year's ageing in bottle. These wines have huge concentration in fruit and flavour (more so the Barolo) providing such aromas as floral notes to strawberry fruit and earthy notes of leather and mushroom.

Barbaresco is considered the younger sister to Barolo, whereby it has lesser ageing requirements and usually has a lesser intensity to it. Having said this, prices are similar, and are some of the most highly sought after wines in the world.

Nebbiolo is renowned for being the king of black grapes within this region, if not Italy itself, but there are rising stars which are becoming ever more popular.  One of these is Barbera, which generally have a good acidity to them, and as a result, wines produced from this grape are produced in two styles; they can be made to be drunk early, thus exhibiting the youthful sour cherry flavours, but also can be aged in oak to give the wine some extra tannin, as well as some toastiness to give an extra dimension to the wine.

In terms of white wine, Piemonte produces wines made from the Moscato grape, which can be slightly prickly, and Asti, which is fully sparkling. These wines are highly perfumed, sweet and grapey, which are designed to be drunk young. Even more famous, the still white white produced from the Cortese grape variety is produced in Gavi DOCG, and the wine bears is namesake too. This wine is very dry, with a steeliness which is usually uncommon in Italian wines.

We have our Italian tasting week running all week this week until 23rd May, so why not come down and give some of these Italian wines a try?

Spotlight on TuscanyDate published: 16/05/13

When it comes to Italian wines and regions, it is quite frankly a minefield to attempt to write a concise 'spotlight on' article about this country as not only regions but also grape varieties are so expansive, as well as geology and soil types and climatic conditions; I'd need to write a thesis to get all the relevant information down. Therefore, I have decided to focus on specific regions of Italy, to coincide with our Italian tastings next week and tutorials.

Tuscany is a region in central- western Italy, which is bordered by the the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west, and the Emilia-Romagna region to the north-east, and Umbria to the east.

It is in Tuscany that  both viticulture and viniculture is at the forefront in Italy.There are no less than 6 of the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita  (DOCG) areas within Tuscany, which is a law stating that the wines produced must all meet the requirements of Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) but in addition to this, the wine must be bottled in the region in which it was produced, subject to a Ministry of Agriculture tasting, and being a seal of approval. As well as this it of course is home to the so called 'Super Tuscans' -previously classified as Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) but as vinification laws are changing, so are the classifications- in an attempt to continually improve and ensure the utmost quality of the wines being produced, even if they are not produced in a traditional method or style.

In Tuscany, there are 4 key grapes which are grown. The most predominant is Sangiovese, which is grown and used in the production of wines such as Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and vino Nobile di Montepulciano, as well as many Toscana IGT's. In the latter wines, Canbernet Sauvignon and Merlot is also grown and used. As far as white wine is concerned, the soul key grape used is Vernaccia, which produces the Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG wines. This is to the west of the Chianti Classico zone, and the wine produced is medium bodied, and is made to drink young.

Sangiovese is a grape which produces high tannic and high acidity wines. The grape gives a flavour remeniscent of sour cherry and also has a slighty earthy characteristic. These areall traits of a traditional Chianti.

Wines from Chianti undergo a traditional method of production, whereby a slight secondary fermentation is induced. Known as governo, the process is achieved by adding the must of semi-dried grapes to the cask. Ageing is still a topic of debate: As such, two styles of Chianti are produced,  a basic one to drink early, and one that can be aged in  oak cask for two years and further bottle ageing, known as riserva.

Beginning on the 17th May, we have a 'Wines of Italy' tasting week for a selection of these on our tasting counter. On Saturday we also have an Italian tutorial session instore that is free to come along to if you are interested in learning about and maybe more importantly trying a selection of Italian wines!!

Daily Wine Review - Caixas GodelloDate published: 16/05/13

Daily Wine Review - Caixas Godello £7.99(When you buy at least two)  This is a grape we will be seeing a lot more of over the coming years. Originating in Galicia, north west Spain, this is a grape that has something for everyone. It is refreshing and crisp, yet has a surprisingly full body and a lot of length. This wine has all of these features in spade. It has a nose packed full of lemon zest and green apple. However on the palate these aromas are joined by hints of stone fruit and some floral characters. The body is substantive yet the wine retains a refreshing and light character. It is a great wine to drink on its own, but it is an ideal match for seafood tapas dishes. As far as I am concerned this is my white wine of the summer! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Daily Wine Review - Gnarly Dudes 2011Date published: 14/05/13

Daily Wine Review - Gnarly Dudes 2011 (£22, or £18 when you buy two or more bottles as part of a mixed case). If you are a fan of big bold gutsy red wine, look no further than this offering from the Two Hands winery, based in the Barossa. Indeed, this winery specialises in Shiraz, but they do produce other varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

The name comes from the the old gnarled vines from which the grapes grow, and older vines produce more intensely flavoured grapes. The resultant wine is an inky purple colour with a fantastic complexity of aromas such as classic black fruits, slight pepper, and a multitude of of other aromas such as lavender, cocoa and a nuttiness.

This wine is very full bodied and has a complexity to match,  Simply put, this is a huge wine.
Ideal for cellaring for a further 5 years, but can also be drunk straight away, this wine is a great food match with classic red meat dishes or a great accompanimrnt to a whole array of barbequed meats- providing our summer hasn't already been and gone!!

Daily Wine Review - Lacroix Bordeaux SuperieurDate published: 12/05/13

Brand new to our range comes this Bordeaux Superior from Lacroix. With the grapes mainly sourced from in and around Saint Emilion's Grand Cru vineyard sites, this is an exceptionally high quality and equally great value parcel. Merlot dominated, it is fruity, yet robust tannins produce a rounded palate.

Snap this up whilst you can. At just £5.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles as part of your mixed case, it's definitely worth a consideration.

Daily Wine Review - Vinalba TorrontesDate published: 11/05/13

If you fancy a change from your usual wine, reaching for a bottle of Torrontes is a great place to start. This varietal has become Argentina's signature white grape, and displays an elegant, floral nose.
If you're stuck for a white to have with a lightly spiced dish, why not give this a go? The intensely aromatic flavours in the wine which match those of your curry.

Currently this wine is open to taste on our in-store tasting counter. At just £7.99 when you buy 2 bottles, it's a bargain.

Wine of the Week - Lime Kota Pinot NoirDate published: 10/05/13

Lime Rock Pinot Noir 2008

A small, select vineyard on the north-facing slopes of Waipawa, Hawkes Bay that contains a range of soil types, elevation and microclimates allowing the cultivation of several varieties. Lime Rock have been certified by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand for the use of natural pest control.

Forest floor and savoury characters give undertones to the plum, cherry, black berry-fruit and wild thyme notes. A balance of fruit-sweetness, mellow acidity and silky tannins linger in the mouth.

Best served with filet mignon and porcini mushrooms.


when you buy any 2 or more New Zealand wines

Single bottle price £19.99

Why not treat yourself? Pop a bottle in with your Sauvignon!

Fine Wine at house wine prices.

Spotlight on...AlsaceDate published: 08/05/13

The region of Alsace is nestled in the North east extreme of France, between the Vosges mountains to the west and the eastern most boundary is the River Rhine.

In terms of wine, the appellation system is very simple: There are only two AC's for still wine produced here. Having said this, it causes issues
as producers find it hard to distinguish between different qualities of wine that they produce. It is therefore not unusual to find labels stating Reserve Personnelle or Cuvee Speciale on them to distinguish higher quality products.

25 million years ago, the Alsace plain collapsed and the resultant feature of the land was a large rift valley, through which the River Rhine now flows. Due to this rift valley, the geology of the area varies greatly, and sub-surface substances can include clay loams, limestones, sandstones and even brecciated volcanic deposits. These different subsoils can have a influence of the final  styles of wine produced in the area depending on the grapes grown. 

Climate wise, despite Alsace having a regular continental climate, thanks to the shelter that the Vosges mountains provide from the prevailing rain-laiden westerly winds & clouds, the summers are long and hot, and autumns are long and dry- a recipe for nigh-on perfect grape growing and wine production.

One key feature that differs in Alsace compared to that of other wine producing regions in France is that it is the grape variety used in the making of the wine that is the prominent feature of the label, rather than the specific Appellation that the wine comes from. If the grape is named on the label, then no less than 100% of that grape must be used in that bottle.

In Alsace, there are 7 main grape varieties grown. These are Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Pinot Blanc Sylvaner and Pinot Noir. The majority of the wine produced comes from the former 5 of these grape varieties. Pinot Noir is used to satisfy the 'thirst' for sparkling wine, rose and red wines, whereas Sylvaner, where it once was hugely popular and vastly grown in the region, it has taken a step out of the limelight and is now in a decline in production that less than 0.08% of the sum area of the entire region is planted with this grape variety.

The belief in Alsace is that the more simple the process to produce the wine, the better the wine will be. That is to say, the grapes should be pressed, and left to ferment in large oak casks. These however are covered on the inside with a tartrate deposit, which prevents any of the oak flavours being imparted into the wine. Modern methods now simply use stainless steel tanks in order to overcome this in any case.

Malolactic fermentation is not usually allowed to take place, as the wines produced in Alsace are essentially fruit driven, and this would mask the pure fruit flavours and aromas in the final product. As with most things however, there is an exception to the rule- Pinot Blanc is the only wine in which malolactic fermentation is allowed to happen.

Alsatian wines are made to drink young, and with that, they are bottled in the spring after the vintage. They would be perfectly fine to drink at this stage, however some wines are capable of further bottle ageing

Daily Wine Review - Poggioargentiera RosatoDate published: 08/05/13

Daily Wine Review - Poggioargentiera Rosato £7.99(When you buy at least two) The Rose season is upon us and in light of this I thought what better than reviewing one of our interesting new additions to the range. Coming from the south of Tuscany this is a Rose made from Sangiovese(the Chianti grape) and Caberent Franc. It is a light bodied rose that has a wonderfully smooth body. A delicate pink in the glass the nose contains aromas of wild strawberry and Rose hip. The palate is bursting with red cherry and a very subtle spice character. A refreshing acidity is balanced nicely with a medium body. What impresses me most about this wine is its versatility. It would make an excellent aperitif, however it has enough body to go well Italian cured meats for example(my preferred match!). I cannot wait for the weather to truly heat up, so I can chill a bottle of this down, close my eyes and pretend I am holidaying in a Tuscan castle! This wine is open anad available to taste on our tasting counter.

Daily Wine Review - Bellero BarberaDate published: 07/05/13

Daily Wine Review - Bellero Barbera £6.99(When you buy at least two) Summer is about more than just the BBQ when it comes to food. A bit of al fresco dining is great whatever you are eating, and for me a nice summery pasta dish is a real favourite. I am thinking of a spicy sausage Ragu or a chicken Arrabiata, both of which involve rich tomato sauces. These dishes match perfectly with the wine we have chosen for our daily wine review, the Bellero Barbera. Originating from Piedmont in Italy, this wine is the definition of ruby in colour. It has an intense nose of sour cherries and raspberry. The palate has lively acidity, making it a great food match, as well as a touch of spice and lashings of red fruit. If you are looking for a mid-weight red wine packed full of fruit then this wine is exactly what you are looking for. Partner with tomato dominated pasta sauces to see this wine at its very best. I can assure you that I will be whipping up large batches of Ragu this summer to enjoy on my decking in the sun and a glass of Bellero Barbera will never be far away! This wine is open and available to taste on our tasting counter

Spotlight on...Beaujolais!Date published: 07/05/13

Beajolais lies to the south of the Macon, in Burgundy. The first thing to acknowledge about Beujolais is that it focusses on pretty much entirely red wine production from the Gamay grape, with only 1% of wine produced here being white, from the Chardonnay. Gamay produces red wine that is light and fragrant, bursting with red fruit flavours such as cherry and raspberry. The lightness of the wine is also usually complemented with very light tannins. In addition to this, the vinification process of Carbonic Maceration  is adopted within the production of Beajolais wine. Carbonic Maceration is a process whereby complete bunches of uncrushed grapes are placed in a vat under a blanket of carbon dioxide and are allowed to begin fermentation by the grapes own enzymes both in the absence of yeast and anaerobically. The result is that eventually the skins of the grapes burst and then a second stage of normal ferementation begins. The result of this is giving the wine aromas and flavours such as kirsch, banana and bubblegum. The area of Beaujolais is split into two key regions- Beajolais and Beajolais Noveau. The former is to the south and east, where vines are trained along wires in the alluvial soils of the River Saone. Once very fashionable to drink in Britain, Beajolais Nouveau is speciffically made for drinking young and accounts for up to 50% of the wine produced in Beajolais annually. Beaujolais Villages comprises of some 39 villages which have the right to so- call their wine 'Beaujolais Villages'. Ten villages have the right to be identified as 'Beaujolais Cru' that is to say, they produce wine of distinction and an identifiable character. From north to south, these are: Saint-Amour AC, Julienas AC, Chenas AC, Moulin a Vent AC, Chiroubles AC, Fleurie AC, Morgon AC, Regnie AC, Cote de Brouilly AC and Brouilly AC. Of these, the latter is the most widely available as it has the largest production, and the wines from Moulin a Vent and Morgon are deemed to be the more complex, fuller bodied style of the Beajolais crus, and will improve in the bottle. These wines are vinified in a traditional style and many will receive some ageing in oak, usually in large vats rather than smaller casks.   

Daily Wine review - Fremondo Greco Date published: 06/05/13

Daily Wine review - Fremondo Greco (£9.99, or £7.99 when you buy 2 bottles as part of a mixed case). This is a fab wine thats new instore here at Majestic. The Greco grape is thought to have originated from Greece, hence its name. This wine is a wine of 2 halves. The colour is light and aroma is delicate with subtle stone fruit flavours such as peach and apricot, but in the mouth, the body is more weighty than you'd expect, but the lovely stone fruit flavours really come through on the palate nicely. It is a very well balanced wine and has a nice crispness and mineral streak on the finish. It is a wine that bridges the gap somewhere between an Albarino and a Viognier. At this price too, and with the weather as sunny as it is today, this wine is definitely worth a try!! It is open and available to try on our tasting counter now.

Daily Wine Review - Mr Shiraz 2011Date published: 05/05/13

Daily Wine Review - Mr Shiraz 2011 (£8.74, or £6.99 when you buy 2 as part of a mixed case) Here we have a rather pyschadellic label on the bottle. It screams brash Aussie, and thats where you'd  (or I'd) head to if I wanted a rich shiraz from the Barossa from our range of Australian reds. However instead, this is a brilliantly affordable contribution from Chile. Despite its rather unimaginative does-what-it-says-on-the-tin name, it does however tick all the boxes. It has all the classic hallmarks of shiraz, rich black fruits with a nice, but not too over-the-top spiciness and a hint of licorice on the palate. It is unassuming, and it is a great wine which requires little thought and doesnt challange you to think about it too much as you drink it. This wine would pair excellently with rich red meat dishes or equally good on the table with a barbeque. Definitely worth a punt if like your flavours big, rich a bold. This wine is open and available to taste this weekend!

Daily Wine Review - Domaine St Ferreol ViognierDate published: 04/05/13

Daily Wine Review - Domaine St Ferreol Viognier £9.99(When you buy at least two as part of a mixed case) I have a confession to make. I do not like Viognier. I realise that it might be unfair to pass judgement on an entire grape, but I cannot avoid it. However I am very pleased to announce that after tasting this wine, I am have been forced to re evaluate my feelings towards this grape. As simply