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  1. Tasting With The Wine Gang
    Posted On: November 25th, 2014

    Tasting With The Wine Gang

    For the third year in a row it rained cats and dogs on the day of The Wine Gang Tasting. However, it didn’t dampen the spirits (or palates) of the many imbibers gathered together last Saturday, in the Georgian splendour of The Guildhall in Bath.     We were on hand to show a dozen wines, many of which feature...
  2. Blind Tasting Reveal & Competition Results
    Posted On: November 12th, 2014

    Blind Tasting Reveal & Competition Results

    Great to see so many Yapp customers at our tasting at Vintners' Hall on Tuesday evening, many of whom gamely had a crack at identifying our blind wine. We never find blind tasting easy (indeed, it's often humbling), but it keeps one match-fit and focuses the mind.     The wine was Patrick Jasmin's Côte Rôtie 2001. Only one individual...
  3. That’s the Spirit!
    Posted On: November 6th, 2014

    That’s the Spirit!

    We’re set up in residence again for the Spirit of Christmas in Olympia after our inaugural visit last year and safe to say we’re feeling at home already!     It’s always an odd feeling for me, getting on a train in the early hours of an early November morning trying to shift prematurely into ‘festive mood’ but there’s something...
  4. Three Wine Men - York
    Posted On: October 1st, 2014

    Three Wine Men - York

    Bravo to Olly, Oz and Tim (the Three Wine Men) for having the collective 'cojones' to host their York wine tasting at the end of September in a marquee. We were ready to be sewn into our long-johns for the weekend but, instead, we were treated to sunshine and blue skies. The only shadows cast were those of the magnificent...
  5. Autumn Tasting and Sale 2014
    Posted On: September 25th, 2014

    Autumn Tasting and Sale 2014

    "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness." - John Keats. This Saturday 27th September (yes, just Saturday) we’ll be opening the doors to the Tasting Room at Yapp HQ and rolling out a tip top selection of wines for tasting that will be ideal for the game season and Autumnal dishes.     We’re just now making the final wine selections...
  6. Fire Alarm! Be Prepared – Old Fire Station Café, Warminster
    Posted On: July 30th, 2014

    Fire Alarm! Be Prepared – Old Fire Station Café, Warminster

    It’s always good fun when my life before the wine trade collides with my life in the wine trade. An old colleague who used to share the top floor office at the Consortium (in effect Marketing, Customer Insight and E-Commerce down 'our' end of the office) is setting up a new café in Warminster – just down the road from...
  7. Summer-wine and the living is easy
    Posted On: June 26th, 2014

    Summer-wine and the living is easy

    This Saturday 28th June (yes, just Saturday) we’ll be flinging open the doors to the Tasting Room at Yapp HQ and rolling out a tip top selection of Summer wines for tasting – some of our own personal favourites from the Loire (naturally), some gems from the Languedoc, classic summer drinking from Provence and we’re also eying up some top...
  8. Flower Power!
    Posted On: June 20th, 2014

    Flower Power!

    We always enjoy the opportunity to get out and about and really any excuse in June seems to tick all the relevant boxes. Summer wines in the sun? Really what’s not to like?     For the next 3 days we’ve set up shop at the Blenheim Palace Flower Show, you’ll find us, naturally we like to think, in the...
  9. Kington Langley – Always Good to be Back
    Posted On: June 13th, 2014

    Kington Langley – Always Good to be Back

    Myself and Meirion (our ‘legendary’ Shop Manager) habitually return to the KLWAS tasting (The Kington Langley Wine Appreciation Society) as we enjoy going probably as much as they enjoy having us there. We’re normally driving up in the first wild weather of October but this year we were ringing the changes by showing summer wines in June. It all looks...
  10. All the Fun of the Fair
    Posted On: June 3rd, 2014

    All the Fun of the Fair

      After over a decade's exile at Excel it is great to be back at the London Wine Fair in its spiritual home at Kensington Olympia. It's true that the venue is less commodious and the temperature control is a bit iffy but it feels like home and that counts for a lot. Re-acclimatising to our W14 digs we have...

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