Jason Yapp

  1. 'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 20 – Summer Reds
    Posted On: July 16th, 2020

    'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 20 – Summer Reds

        "As temperatures (and tempers) heat up during lockdown, we've all learned that wine isn't the only thing that's gotta breathe. For this second socially-distanced wine tasting, however, Jason has lined up a flight of reds, that after a cool start, will simply warm up in your glass. Each made from a single variety […]
  2. Food and Wine Matching - July 2020
    Posted On: July 1st, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - July 2020

    In clement weather I'm disinclined to spend too much time faffing around in the kitchen. I like simple meals made from fresh ingredients that can be enjoyed outdoors. A case in point are the two salads depicted. The origins of both are lost to me save that I know I can't claim any credit for […]
  3. Literary Libations
    Posted On: June 24th, 2020

    Literary Libations

    My brother recently asked me what I would like for my birthday and I suggested that a bottle of 'I. W. Harper Kentucky Bourbon' might be well received as it features in a book I have been reading – 'The Handle' by Richard Stark. The anti-hero 'Parker' drinks it over ice and he's a discerning […]
  4. Food and Wine Matching - June 2020
    Posted On: June 2nd, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - June 2020

    I have previously praised Rukmini Iyer's 'The Green Roasting Tin' as an excellent source of innovative vegan and vegetarian recipes that are (mostly) easy to prepare. However, with both my copies in self isolation at my sons' seats of learning I've had to wing it during lockdown with best guesses at ingredients and quantities for […]
  5. Skill Sets
    Posted On: May 29th, 2020

    Skill Sets

    Although international ‘lockdown' put paid to our travel plans and confined us to our homes it hasn't all been negative. We have had to innovate and acquire new skills in order to get on with getting on. Here are some of the innovations and pastimes that have got my family through the last few weeks. […]
  6. ‘Gavroche’ Gastronomics
    Posted On: May 21st, 2020

    ‘Gavroche’ Gastronomics

    Our annual spring lunch at Le Gavroche - which has been running for four decades and was scheduled to take place this Thursday - is one of the highlights of our events calendar; so we are wistful about its unavoidable cancellation this year. Happily, we have access to our archives and have been able to […]
  7. Ten Quick Questions for a Wine Aficionado: #20. Kent Barker at Eight Stony Street
    Posted On: May 13th, 2020

    Ten Quick Questions for a Wine Aficionado: #20. Kent Barker at Eight Stony Street

    1. Was there a particular wine or experience that made you decide to pursue a career in the world of wine? I was lucky enough to dine at a Michelin started restaurant in the Loire valley in 1991, they presented me with a huge wine list so I asked the sommelier to recommend something and […]
  8. 'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 19 - Vegan Wines
    Posted On: May 6th, 2020

    'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 19 - Vegan Wines

        "In what can only be described as a technological breakthrough for our bibulous pair, Jason and David zoom their way through their first socially distanced wine tasting, pulling off the unprecedented feat of opening the same white at the same time for a spot of synchronous sipping. The pandemic aside, with two woke […]
  9. Food and Wine Matching - May 2020
    Posted On: April 30th, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - May 2020

    Salad Days   I have long been of the opinion that many of the best repasts are also the simplest. Don't get me wrong - I love the theatre of a grand restaurant with a hierarchy of sommeliers and a brigade of waiters but those are for high days and important anniversaries and not the […]
  10. Literary Prizes
    Posted On: April 24th, 2020

    Literary Prizes

    Having recently moved house I was rummaging in boxes for 'lockdown' reading material and made an unusual discovery – a hardback first edition of 'The Life and Loves of a She Devil' by Fay Weldon. It was signed and dated 'Fay Weldon Castle Cary, 25th Feb 1984'. Unfortunately, that inscription was preceded by a fateful […]

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