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  1. Stars of Southern France
    Posted On: June 12th, 2018

    Stars of Southern France

    To the Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden on Monday to host our 'Stars of Southern France' Masterclass focusing on the wines of Château Simone, Domaine de Trévallon, Domaine de la Grange des Pères and Domaine de Montcalmès. The 'Domaines' are all late 20th Century start-ups producing their first vintages in 1976, 1992 and 1999 respectively. Château Simone has been in...
  2. Tyddyn Llan Winter Warmer Dinner
    Posted On: January 16th, 2018

    Tyddyn Llan Winter Warmer Dinner

    Back in the Summer months, Bryan Webb and I managed to agree a date for a Winter Warmer Dinner at his Michelin-starred Tyddyn Llan restaurant with rooms, in Llandrillo, North Wales (that's a lot of LL's!). Great idea I thought, until it dawned on me that Southern Snowdonia in January might be covered in snow! But my concerns were unfounded...
  3. The Yapp Christmas Tasting & Sale - '8 Days A Week...'
    Posted On: November 23rd, 2017

    The Yapp Christmas Tasting & Sale - '8 Days A Week...'

    In our Monday morning planning meeting we were, of course, talking about Christmas - and the two-day Christmas Tasting and Sale at Yapp HQ this weekend. It was noted that the first day of the sale was also 'Black Friday' – and that set my musical ear-worms racing as it was an easy jump from 'Black Friday' to 'Black Sabbath...
  4. The Best of Northern Rhône White Wines
    Posted On: May 17th, 2017

    The Best of Northern Rhône White Wines

    "Northern Rhône white wines", a combination of words that would excite any wine amateur or professional I know. At Yapp Brothers, we've been importing these rare wines for over 47 years and felt it would arouse a particular interest to offer our wine lovers to study them in-depth. What better place in London to host a fine and rare wine...
  5. Shop Tasting - 25th May 2017
    Posted On: May 5th, 2017

    Shop Tasting - 25th May 2017

    Following on from a very enjoyable shop tasting in April we're now looking forward to the next event on Thursday 25th May when our Retail Team - under the impeccable and expert guidance of our own MW (Meirion Williams) - will be popping some corks on this season's freshest rosés and most effervescent sparkling wines.   Meirion Williams   Our...
  6. Christmas Wine Tasting and Sale - November 25th and 26th
    Posted On: November 21st, 2016

    Christmas Wine Tasting and Sale - November 25th and 26th

      Outside the worlds of wine and family I spend what time I can playing guitar in the village band, and as a good indicator of what season we're heading into we've been working our way through new Christmas songs for our next gig (The Bell on the Common, 17th December, Broughton Gifford since you ask!).     I do...
  7. Yapp Brothers Autumn Sale 2016
    Posted On: September 29th, 2016

    Yapp Brothers Autumn Sale 2016

    With the kids back at school, summer tans fading and Quality Street tins starting to re-appear in our supermarkets, it can only mean one thing - Autumn is round the corner. It's not all doom and gloom though - Autumn brings great seasonal dishes, from game to mushrooms to root vegetables. It also brings the Yapp Autumn Sale, where over...
  8. The Yapp Summer Sale 2016
    Posted On: June 13th, 2016

    The Yapp Summer Sale 2016

    "There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter." Billy Connolly. Whilst we have been enjoying the 'Scottish Summer' at Yapp HQ, we have checked through all the new vintages that landed with us over the past few weeks, made scrupulous notes (all in the name of research), and lined up the wines for our habitual Summer Sale this Saturday...
  9. Roth Bar and Grill Wine Festival
    Posted On: April 22nd, 2016

    Roth Bar and Grill Wine Festival

    To Durslade Farm in Bruton for the Roth Bar and Grill's inaugural Wine Festival organised by Austrian wine producer Rainer Garger in conjunction with Master Of Wine Anna Krebiehl and Someset's own Wraxall and Oatley vineyards. Twelve different, independent Austrian wine estates have dispatched samples and emissaries providing a one-off opportunity to taste dozens of Austrian wines alongside some great...
  10. Thrift alert – Game Pie and Bin Ends
    Posted On: March 16th, 2016

    Thrift alert – Game Pie and Bin Ends

    I find that the prospect of another long, wet UK winter is mitigated by the advent of the Game season. Darkness descending at 5pm in October can be endured with the prospect of pheasant ragu, preferably with shaving of English truffles and a glass or two of something from the Southern Rhône.     Accordingly, as Spring beckons, I try...

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