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International Wine Challenge 2013: The Winners

Last week, the International Wine Challenge announced the winners of its headline awards at the annual IWC dinner in London. Here are the fu...

Preview - TFWA 2012

Next week’s TFWA World Exhibition reverts to its traditional late October time slot after last year’s G20 Summit in Cannes forced the show t...


Preview - TFWA 2012

Joe Bates | 18 Oct 2012

Next week’s TFWA World Exhibition reverts to its traditional late October time slot after last year’s G20 Summit in Cannes forced the show to set up shop a month earlier in sunny September. Yet the prospect of chillier nights and a shower or two on the Croisette is unlikely to dampen the spirits of the 104 liquor exhibitors attending this year’s event. Indeed, all things considered, Joe Bates believes that the duty-free wine and spirit business is in pretty good shape.


Majestic Wine: King of Wine Retail in UK?

Olly Wehring | 14 Nov 2011

When a wine retailer operating in the UK announces half-year profit figures that are not only in the black but are up by over 23%, then the wine producers of the world really ought to reconsider their opinions on this country's wine market.


TFWA 2011 – What I Did in Cannes

Olly Wehring | 20 Sep 2011

So, that's us done for another year. Here I sit, in Nice airport, awaiting my return flight to London. Having arrived on Sunday lunchtime, two days at TFWA World Exhibition is about as much as I can cope with, before I begin to believe that, like George Clooney, I am forever 'Up in the Air'.


Comment - Beer - Festivals Are The Future

Pete Brown | 1 Sep 2011

Wouldn't the world be a better place if every country had a beer festival? Pete Brown thinks so, and it might even help beer sales. He argues that all companies - from Anheuser-Busch InBev to backyard brewers - should be involved, too.

Latest Interviews

just the Answer - Majestic Wines CEO

Olly Wehring | 29 Nov 2011

Earlier this month, Majestic Wine brought some colour back to the cheeks of the UK wine market, when it posted a healthy set of figures for the first half of its fiscal year. As good a time as any, then, to find out the secret to the drinks retailer's success, from company CEO, Steve Lewis.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 15 June in...

Olly Wehring | 15 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Majestic Wines profits slip on Naked Wines buy

Lucy Britner | 15 Jun 2015

UK wine retailer Majestic Wine has seen its full-year net profits hampered by its purchase of Naked Wines.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 10 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Majestic Wine lines up Naked Wines purchase

James Wilmore | 10 Apr 2015

UK drinks retailer Majestic Wine has agreed a deal to acquire online rival Naked Wines in a deal worth GBP70m (US$103.7m).


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 20 Feb 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Majestic Wine on hunt for new CEO as Lewis quits

James Wilmore | 19 Feb 2015

UK retailer Majestic Wine has started the search for a new CEO as its current head has left with “immediate effect”.


Majestic Wines feels impact from Christmas promos

James Wilmore | 7 Jan 2015

Majestic Wines, the UK beer, wine and spirits retailer, saw a “challenging” Christmas trading period, with the group blaming promotions from its rivals.


just a While Ago - On 2 December in...

Olly Wehring | 2 Dec 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Bodegas Salentein's Killka Chardonnay 2012

Olly Wehring | 13 Aug 2014

Bodegas Salentein has released Killka in the UK, ahead of a global roll-out in the coming weeks.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

James Wilmore | 20 Jun 2014

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


Majestic FY sales edge up, profits flat

James Wilmore | 16 Jun 2014

Majestic Wine, the UK-based retailer, has seen a slight rise in full-year sales despite “difficult” trading conditions as consumers continue to trade up.


Majestic Wine sees sales struggle in year so far

Olly Wehring | 20 Mar 2014

Majestic Wine has warned that it has had a tough start to 2014, with its fiscal full-year sales now expected to come in flat.


Moet Hennessy's Chandon

Olly Wehring | 18 Mar 2014

Moët Hennessy has lined up the UK launch of an Argentine sparkling wine brand, Chandon.


Majestic Wine's Christmas boosted by fine wine

James Wilmore | 8 Jan 2014

UK retailer Majestic Wine saw a single-digit rise in sales over Christmas as fine wines performed strongly.


Product Launch - UK: Hogs Back Brewery's Hogstar

James Wilmore | 3 Dec 2013

English brewer Hogs Back is today (3 December) launching a new “craft” lager in the UK, as it looks to capitalise on the emerging trend.


Prosecco sales boost Majestic Wine's H1

James Wilmore | 18 Nov 2013

A healthy rise in Prosecco and fine wine sales has helped UK retailer Majestic Wine post a slight lift in first-half profits and sales.


SH Jones expands UK online presence with Slurp buy

Andy Morton | 24 Jun 2013

SH Jones Wine has acquired Slurp.co.uk for an undisclosed fee, its second purchase of an online drinks retailer this year.


Fine wine, online sales help Majestic FY profits

James Wilmore | 17 Jun 2013

Majestic Wine has reported a slight rise in full-year profits as online and fine wine sales propped up its performance.


Product Launch - UK: Viñalba's Diane

James Wilmore | 12 Jun 2013

Viñalba Diane has been made by winemaker Hervé Joyaux-Fabre as a tribute to his wife Diane.


Majestic Wine sales up over Christmas

James Wilmore | 9 Jan 2013

Majestic Wine has reported a slight rise in Christmas sales in its UK stores, but admitted the period was “challenging”.


Majestic Wine H1 profits boosted by online sales

Andy Morton | 20 Nov 2012

Specialist wine retailer Majestic Wine has seen profits rise as online sales increased to about one-tenth of UK transactions.


LGI-Alain Grignon Wines' Esprit Soleil

Olly Wehring | 6 Aug 2012

LGI-Alain Grignon Wines' Esprit Soleil Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de France


Majestic boosted by sales of fine wines

James Wilmore | 18 Jun 2012

Specialist wine retailer Majestic Wines has reported a healthy rise in full-year profits thanks to an increase in sales of bottles priced at GBP20 and above.

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