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  1. Welcome to the New Yapp Brothers Website
    Posted On: October 16th, 2019

    Welcome to the New Yapp Brothers Website

    Regular customers will no doubt have noticed that we have updated our website. Our old website had served us well, but at over ten years old it was beginning to show its age. We have tried to keep the character of the old site, and the simplicity of the navigation, whilst putting in place a new platform that will allow...
  2. ‘Adventures In Wine’ podcast, episode 16 – The Hérault
    Posted On: September 13th, 2019

    ‘Adventures In Wine’ podcast, episode 16 – The Hérault

    We’ve had great fun collaborating with our good friend and ‘artist in residence’ David Chandler over the last few months as he has been working on the illustrations for our bi-monthly seasonal offers.     Being both creative and technically adroit David couldn’t resist cajoling me into participating in some conversations about wine (‘adventures’ in his parlance) that can now...
  3. Ten Quick Questions for a Wine Aficionado: #20. Steven Spurrier
    Posted On: July 18th, 2019

    Ten Quick Questions for a Wine Aficionado: #20. Steven Spurrier

    1. Did you have a seminal wine tasting experience that made you want to pursue a career in wine? On Christmas Eve 1954, my first Christmas in long trousers, at the end of dinner in the family house, my grandfather said I was old enough for a glass of Port. The butler brought a glass, the decanter came round and...
  4. Hen’s Teeth
    Posted On: July 9th, 2019

    Hen’s Teeth

    Extremely costly wines are, unsurprisingly, often also very rare but it would be a mistake to conflate rarity and value. Bordeaux’s ‘First Growths’ command eye-wateringly high prices and yet are actually produced in relatively prolific volumes of 15-20,000 cases (of 12 bottles) per annum. Conversely, some wines are so rare that they are practically impossible to value. What price do...
  5. Van-tastic
    Posted On: June 11th, 2019

    Van-tastic

    Ever since Robin Yapp audaciously drove a 1955 long wheel-base Traction ‘Avant’ back as an unexpected souvenir from a French wine buying trip in 1985, we’ve had a penchant for vintage vehicles here at Yapp Brothers. They look wonderful in our courtyard in Mere and evoke a certain Gallic élan.     We were therefore devastated when our much-loved 1979...
  6. Ten Quick Questions for a Wine Aficionado: #19. Silvano Giraldin
    Posted On: May 23rd, 2019

    Ten Quick Questions for a Wine Aficionado: #19. Silvano Giraldin

    1. You are an Italian whose career has revolved around French cuisine. To which country’s wines do your personal tastes lean? Italian wines are wonderful but for depth and diversity France is exceptional. 2. You have tasted some amazing wines in a long career. Is there anything in particular that grabbed your attention? Hermitage Rouge 1990 from Domaine Jean-Louis Chave...
  7. ‘Adventures In Wine’ podcast, episode 15 – The 2018 Vintage
    Posted On: May 17th, 2019

    ‘Adventures In Wine’ podcast, episode 15 – The 2018 Vintage

    We’ve had great fun collaborating with our good friend and ‘artist in residence’ David Chandler over the last few months as he has been working on the illustrations for our bi-monthly seasonal offers.     Being both creative and technically adroit David couldn’t resist cajoling me into participating in some conversations about wine (‘adventures’ in his parlance) that can now...
  8. Ten Quick Questions for a Wine Aficionado: #18. Jane MacQuitty
    Posted On: March 20th, 2019

    Ten Quick Questions for a Wine Aficionado: #18. Jane MacQuitty

    1. Did you have a wine tasting epiphany or was it a vocation that developed over time? My parents were fond of saying that I learnt about wine 'at their expense', as my film producer father had the great good sense to buy the Rank Organisation's cellar for a song in the '60s. Film folk adore swanky labels, so it...
  9. ‘Adventures In Wine’ podcast, episode 14 - Small Appellations
    Posted On: March 18th, 2019

    ‘Adventures In Wine’ podcast, episode 14 - Small Appellations

    We've had great fun collaborating with our good friend and 'artist in residence' David Chandler over the last few months as he has been working on the illustrations for our bi-monthly seasonal offers.     Being both creative and technically adroit David couldn't resist cajoling me into participating in some conversations about wine ('adventures' in his parlance) that can now...
  10. Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 13 - In Praise of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
    Posted On: February 6th, 2019

    Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 13 - In Praise of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    We've had great fun collaborating with our good friend and 'artist in residence' David Chandler over the last few months as he has been working on the illustrations for our bi-monthly seasonal offers.     Being both creative and technically adroit David couldn't resist cajoling me into participating in some conversations about wine ('adventures' in his parlance) that can now...

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