Business as usual at Majestic


Little had changed at the most recent Majestic Wine press tasting. It was held in the usual place, was attended by the usual familiar faces, and featured the usual number of wines. The casual observer would have no inkling that there was a brand new CEO in place, not least one so entrepreneurial as Rowan Gormley, who is best known as the brains behind online retailer Naked Wines.

I did my very best to glean some gossip from the Majestic staff there, but if there are any ructions beneath the surface, none was on show. The buyers seemed content...