Majestic Wine Plc operates wholesale and retail wine shops. It operates through three business units: Majestic Wine Warehouses, Lay & Wheeler and Majestic in France. The Majestic Wine Warehouses business unit is a United Kingdom based wine retailer. The Lay & Wheeler business unit is a specialist in the fine wine market. The Majestic in France business unit operates retail units in northern France servicing the United Kingdom cross channel market. The company produces wines, mixed cases, champagne and sparkling, spirits, beer and cider, water and soft drinks and related products. Majestic Wine was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Watford, the United Kingdom.