About Majestic Wines

Majestic Wine are one of the UK’s prominent mixed case wine merchants. Selling online and through their off license shops and Wine Warehouse’s. They also offer a wine subscriptions service. Plus great deals on beers and spirits with no minimum order on a choice of 100s of spirits from suppliers around the world. These include single malt whisky, marmalade vodka’s and rhubarb gin’s to name a few.
Majestic Wines off licence

Majestic sell wines and spirits

Majestic.co.uk is predominately a wine merchant selling a wide variety of wines from around the world. Stock consists of white wines, red wine, rose, Champagne’s and sparkling Prosecco. You do not have to be in the dark about your wine choices Majestic will assist in making sure you pick a great choice. Recommendations are very popular with wines like Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, Bienbebido Pulpo Albariño and Morande M Chardonnay. They don’t just sell wine for the philistines in your party there is a selection of unique beer’s ales and lagers plus some of the big brands. For the spirit drinkers they sell an array of world sourced spirits including classic malt whiskies, brandies, vodka and British gin’s.

Majestic Wine Shops

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History of Majestic Wines

Founded originally by Sheldon Graner in 1980 Majestic Wine started life as Majestic Vinters in Harringay, North London and later opening another wine shop in Battersea. In mid 1981, the receivers were called in and Majestic’s assets were sold to investment banker Giles Clarke. As the chairmen he built Majestic up into a small national UK chain. It changed hands a few times and acquired other wine company’s notably Liquor Barn in the USA. Then in September 1991 a merger took place with Wizard Wines and the two brands became Majestic Wine. In April 2015 Majestic Wine bought a smaller online rival Naked Wines for £70m. This was looking to the future with Naked Wines being a wine merchant based on the internet. It’s a business model that’s been described as crowdfunding for winemaking via wine clubs and subscription services direct with vineyards. The founder of Naked Wine Rowan Gormley took over both companies as chief executive. Rowan Gormley used to be the CEO of Virgin Wines he was sacked when Laithwaites bought Virgin Wines in 2008. In keeping with the transition to be an online only wine retailer Majestic Wine sold its physical properties, warehouses and retail stores in August 2019 for close to £100m. The money would be used to clear its debt and focus on the Naked Wines brand solely online. The buyer was an American private equity firm called Fortress they plan to refurbish all the stores and carry on the Majestic brand.

Questions Asked

They do sell gift cards but these can only be purchased in one of their off license stores not online. Although Majestic do offer a wonderful gift service of mixed cases and gift sets for all occasions. These gifts can be sent with personalised messages and delivered direct to the recipient

Majestic offer Click & Collect from all their nationwide wine stores, collection is free and the stores are open 7 days a week. You will receive an email when your order is ready for collection all you need to do is bring ID.

Yes they do its called Wine Concierge and it helps take the hassle out of buying wine. Members receive discount of quarterly cases of 12 or 24 hand-selected wines. This is all with free delivery and no tie in contracts.

Lock it in lets you sign up to a subscription to receive 12, 24 or 36 bottles of your favourite tipple every 1, 2 or 3 months. There is a choice of wines including best sellers like Porta 6, The Ned and The Guv’nor.

Wine specialists are not exempt from high business rates and the internets effect on the UK’s high streets. As of 2019 Majestic do have plans to close stores and rebrand to Naked Wines with more of a focus on wine subscription based online.

There is one UK wine company that is head and shoulders above the rest and that’s Laithwaites. Purely for their love of wine and the provenance and organic growth Tony Laithwaite gives to the company.

Home deliveries of wine

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