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I’m happy Majestic Wine drops six-bottle purchase rule

It’s good news (in my humble opinion) that Majestic has decided to drop its “buy six bottles”  minimum purchase strategy. Makes perfect sense to me. Rowan Gormley, Majestic Wine’s CEO has announced the change after running trials in a handful of Majestic stores. Browsing wines is one of my shopping  treats. Handbags? Occasionally.  Shoes? Sometimes. But wine? Always. The six-bottle rule in …

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Graham Norton launches his own sauvignon blanc

Graham Norton the Irish comedian and chat show host, has launched his own wine.  He’s created a sauvignon blanc with the help of New Zealand winery Invivo, which has partnered with Graham since since 2011. Have you seen the wines in the background of Graham’s BBC late-night chat show? That’s Invivo Awatere Sauvignon Blanc. Majestic exclusively …

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Wines to go with British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight is great excuse to eat (and drink wine!)

BRITISH Food Fortnight 2015 is well underway …  I enjoy British food the rest of the year too, but when these things come along it’s an excuse for one of my foodie Scientific Experiments. For your benefit I’ve roasted a chicken, plated up a Ploughman’s and coaxed a crispy topping onto a cottage pie. Chicken and …

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International Grenache Day, La Garnacha Salvaje del Moncayo 2014, Majestic

Five wine picks for International Grenache Day. Don’t forget the bunting.

WE ALL love a reason to celebrate, so here’s advance warning of International Grenache Day. Buy the bunting, invite your friends round, bake a cake as it’s next Friday (September 18 2015). Grenache Day is a global event organised by the Grenache Symposium Association. I bobbed onto their website which waxes lyrical about the grape. …

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Taste the Difference Côtes du Rhônes Villages 2013 review

Wine Press: Great Value Awards celebrate great wines at great prices

WE all love a good deal; and when it comes to wine we love great wine at great value prices. I make no apologies for once again telling you about some newly-announced award-winning wines from the International Wine Challenge. In the last few days the IWC has announced 15 Great Value Awards; and 12 of …

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