Majestic's latest offerings

Majestic, the biggest chain of specialist wine stores in the UK, showed off its latest lines last week – a real medley that yielded my two wines of the week last Friday, one of which, the Frankland Estate Riesling, is a relatively small parcel so won't last that long. 

Presumably what's trending in Majestic is trending in much of the UK market. They report a 22% increase in sales of rosé over last year – perhaps reflecting the warm summer that is promising a record English wine harvest. Portuguese table wines are another bright spot for Majestic, as is –...

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