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  1. Dynamic Duo
    Posted On: November 12th, 2013

    Dynamic Duo

    It was my pleasure last Thursday to co-host a tasting of wines from Domaine d’Eugénie and Château-Grillet in the private dining room at the Square restaurant in Mayfair. The Eugénie wines are represented in the U.K. by Armit Wines whose Head of Marketing Lucy Marcuson and Managing Director Mike Laing had done a terrific job of organising the event and...
  2. Christmas Spirit
    Posted On: November 6th, 2013

    Christmas Spirit

    The calm before the storm!   I'm not sure if there was a foie gras stand opposite a wine shop on mount Olympus but here at the House & Garden 'Spirit of Christmas fair' at Kensington Olympia luxury goods and high-end comestibles are very much the order of the day. Unfortunately, so are jazzy carols, on loop, which almost...
  3. Rhône Recce – Day 3
    Posted On: October 24th, 2013

    Rhône Recce – Day 3

    Wednesday 23rd October Posted by Jason Yapp & Andrew Stanning     Having schlepped south to Châteauneuf-du-Pape we had a reviving beer and a review of our tasting notes and photographs at the Mule de Pape bar then we repaired to La Mère Germaine restaurant, an old favourite of culinary doyenne Elizabeth David, for a restorative supper and a bottle...
  4. Rhône Recce - Day 2
    Posted On: October 23rd, 2013

    Rhône Recce - Day 2

    Tuesday 22nd October 2013     After a splendid supper at Le Mangevins, one of the best but smallest restaurants in the Rhône valley with a minimalist Franco-Japenese menu and an extensive and modestly priced carte des vins (so worth booking well in advance) we turned in early with the prospect of a busy day ahead.     At his...
  5. Rhône Recce - Day 1
    Posted On: October 22nd, 2013

    Rhône Recce - Day 1

    Monday 21st October - 2013m. It is 23 degrees Celsius and sunny in the Northern Rhône which bodes well for a whistle-stop tasting trip. Wine makers have just finished harvesting the late and small 2013 grape crop and so this presents a window of opportunity to sample the previous and more prolific 2012 vintage. The general atmosphere is upbeat the...
  6. Trévallon – The Provençal exception
    Posted On: October 16th, 2013

    Trévallon – The Provençal exception

    Back in July, at our pop-up shop in Exmouth Market, Jason hosted a tutored vertical tasting of the thrilling wines of Domaine de Trévallon, Eloi Durrbach’s world-famous domaine with wines dating back to the early Eighties. (Jason's review of that tasting can be found on our blog here). Jancis Robinson has recently written a review of that tasting and the...
  7. Gong Show
    Posted On: July 19th, 2013

    Gong Show

    With temperatures nudging 30°C we had to don black tie last Thursday and head off to the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane for the 30th anniversary of the International Wine Challenge. Having been nominated for four Specialist Merchant Awards – Loire, Regional France, Southwest of England and Rhône as well as the prestigious ‘Wine List of the Year’ award...
  8. Tremendous Trévallon
    Posted On: July 8th, 2013

    Tremendous Trévallon

    One of the highlights of our 6 day ‘Pop-Up’ residency at number 38 Exmouth Market last week was a vertical tasting of 10 different vintages of Provence’s celebrated Domaine de Trévallon. The vineyard, which lies on the northern edge of the Alpilles massif, 25 kilometres south of Avignon, was first planted in 1973 by visionary vigneron Eloi Dürrbach who dropped...
  9. Frome Super Market - Sunday 7th July
    Posted On: July 5th, 2013

    Frome Super Market - Sunday 7th July

    Yapp Brothers will be back at the Frome Super Market this Sunday, the 7th July. Come down to Frome town centre and find us - no doubt you'll recognise our trusty blue Citroen H-van! At the last Frome Super Market in June, our old friend Andrew Stanning made an excellent video of the event and the Yapp wine stall...
  10. Pop-up Shop
    Posted On: July 1st, 2013

    Pop-up Shop

    Join us at 38 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE Monday 1st July – Saturday 6th July, 11am – 8pm. Medcalf will be running a Bar in the shop, offering a small, exciting range of Yapp wines by the glass on Friday and Saturday nights, from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. Call us at the shop: 07925 279919. More information on our website...