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  1. Screen Time
    Posted On: April 9th, 2020

    Screen Time

    Apparently, mass confinement, necessitated by the Covid 19 virus, has seen a huge spike in demand for craft products. This is understandable as people with time on their hands seek creative diversion. I learned how to screen-print as a disaffected youth incarcerated at boarding school and have kept my hand in ever since. A few years ago I taught my...
  2. Four Riveting Reads to Enjoy During Lockdown
    Posted On: April 7th, 2020

    Four Riveting Reads to Enjoy During Lockdown

    When confined to barracks it is imperative to have some good books to hand to lose yourself in as time weighs heavy. I have been particularly fortunate in the quality and diversity of my recent reading material so thought it churlish not to share a few titles with a wider audience in a similar situation.   The Godmother by Hannelore...
  3. Update Statement: Wednesday 25th March - Orders and Deliveries
    Posted On: March 25th, 2020

    Update Statement: Wednesday 25th March - Orders and Deliveries

    After a temporary pause in accepting new orders while we took stock, liaised with staff and assessed government advice, we are sending wine out again. We thought we should explain why and also how a few things have changed: Reasons why we are open • Customers were asking us for wine deliveries. • Our team unanimously agreed to work, with...
  4. 'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 18 - Adventures in White
    Posted On: February 17th, 2020

    'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 18 - Adventures in White

    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...
  5. 'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 17 - Feeling Festive?
    Posted On: December 10th, 2019

    'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 17 - Feeling Festive?

    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...
  6. 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...
  7. ‘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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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