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Majestic Wine will announce its full-year results in JuneUK: Majestic Wine sees sales struggle in year so far

20 March 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.

Product Launch - UK: Moet Hennessy's Chandon

18 March 2014

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

UK: Majestic Wine's Christmas boosted by fine wine sales

8 January 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

3 December 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.

UK: Prosecco sales boost Majestic Wine's H1

18 November 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.

just the Winners - International Wine Challenge 2013: The Headline Winners

22 July 2013

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

UK: SH Jones expands online presence with Slurp buy

24 June 2013

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

UK: Fine wine, online sales help Majestic FY profits

17 June 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

12 June 2013

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

UK: Majestic Wine sales up despite 'challenging' Christmas

9 January 2013

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

UK: Majestic Wine H1 profits boosted by online sales

20 November 2012

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

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2012

18 October 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.

Product Launch - UK: LGI-Alain Grignon Wines' Esprit Soleil Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de France

6 August 2012

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

UK: Majestic boosted by sales of fine wines

18 June 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.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard's GH Mumm Millesimé 2004

19 March 2012

Pernod Ricard's GH Mumm Millesimé 2004

UK: Majestic Wine reports strong Christmas trade

10 January 2012

Christmas trading has helped Majestic Wine to recover from a wine sales wobble and regain momentum in its fiscal year, despite depressed consumer spending power across the UK.

UK: Grupo Codorniu appoints UK brand manager

5 January 2012

Grupo Codorníu has appointed Carolyn d'Aguilar as brand manager for its namesake Cava wine in the UK.

just the Answer - Majestic Wines CEO, Steve Lewis

29 November 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.

Biog - Steve Lewis, chief executive of Majestic Wine

29 November 2011

Steve Lewis, 47, was educated at Bournemouth Grammar School. He then went on to study modern history at UCL.

Comment - Majestic Wine: King of Wine Retail in UK?

14 November 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.

UK: Majestic Wine credits 'fine wine' roll out for H1 sales, profits

14 November 2011

Majestic Wine has praised the strong performance of still wines priced above GBP20 (US$31.80) per bottle for helping drive its sales and profits in the first six months of its current fiscal year.

Product Launch – GLOBAL: Moet Hennessy's Champagne Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004

24 October 2011

Moet Hennessy's Champagne Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004

Comment - TFWA 2011: What I Did in Cannes

20 September 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

1 September 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.

UK: Majestic Wine FY sales sparkle

13 June 2011

Majestic Wine has shown that there is still life in the UK's independent wine retail market by reporting rises in both sales and profits for its fiscal year.

Product Launch – UK: Proximo Spirits' The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

27 May 2011

Proximo Spirits' The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

just-drinks' State of the UK Nation 2011 - Part I

23 May 2011

Presented earlier this month at the London International Wine Fair, here, for just-drinks members, is a bonus briefing for May, just-drinks' State of the UK Nation 2011 survey. Here's part one of four.

UK: Mitchells & Butlers makes chairman appointment

15 February 2011

UK pub group Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has appointed the previous chairman of Majestic Wine as its non-executive chairman.

Product Launch - UK: Nepenthe Wines' Altitude - Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir

26 January 2011

Nepenthe Wines' Altitude - Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir

UK: Majestic Wine shakes off Christmas snow

6 January 2011

UK retailer Majestic Wine has reported an increase in sales over the key Christmas trading period, despite concerns that poor weather could have hit retail sales in the country.

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