Majestic Wine PLC is a United Kingdom-based holding company for its subsidiaries. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is principally engaged in the retailing of wines, beers and spirits. The Company operates a wine warehouse chain in Britain, specializing in the sale of wine by the mixed case direct to the public. Some of its wholly owned subsidiaries include Majestic Wine Warehouses Limited, Les Celliers de Calais S.A.S., Majestic Wine Employee Share Ownership Trust Limited, Wharfside Wine PLC and Majestic Wine QUEST Trustees Limited. In March 2009, the Company announced the acquisition of Vinotheque Holdings Limited and WBI Holdco Limited (and its subsidiaries WBI Limited and Lay & Wheeler Limited) (collectively Lay & Wheeler).