1. Positive Screening
    Posted On: August 31st, 2011

    Positive Screening

    It was over 30 years ago, while doing a ‘five stretch’ at Sexey’s school, that fellow inmate Anthony ‘Ant’ Thomas (lead singer of Accumulative Poison – the best punk band in Bruton) taught me how to screen-print. The reason we wanted to screen-print was to produce T-shirts proclaiming our fandom of more obscure bands whose […]
  2. Chez Chave
    Posted On: March 23rd, 2010

    Chez Chave

    At the tail end of February, Tom and I were privileged to take up an invitation to visit the Chave family at their H.Q. in the village of Mauves to taste barrel samples of forthcoming vintages and catch up with developments at this historic estate that has an unbroken father to son lineage dating back […]
  3. Rhône Ramble with Jonathan Ray - Day 3
    Posted On: May 23rd, 2009

    Rhône Ramble with Jonathan Ray - Day 3

    On Day 3, we were up and at ‘em with a climat by climat barrel-tasting of the 2007 Hermitage at the Rhône valley’s most prestigious address – Domaine Jean-Louis Chave in the village of Mauves. The Chaves farm just under 14 of Hermitages precious 131 hectares and have an unbroken ‘de père en fils’ lineage […]
  4. Focus on Domaine J-L Chave at Le Café Anglais
    Posted On: April 20th, 2009

    Focus on Domaine J-L Chave at Le Café Anglais

    At the beginning of March I had the pleasure of hosting an evening dedicated to the wines of Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, an estate widely acknowledged as being at forefront of the Rhône valley’s wine making elite. I was at Le Café Anglais on the invitation of the chef-patron, Rowley Leigh, who is passionate about wine […]
  5. Sommeliers' Tasting - The Greenhouse
    Posted On: April 2nd, 2009

    Sommeliers' Tasting - The Greenhouse

    Ronan Sayburn is a long established supporter and friend of Yapp Brothers. Now Head Sommelier at The Greenhouse Restaurant, Mayfair, Ronan has developed an extensive expertise in wine and his years in the business means that his address book reads like a Who's Who of the UK restaurant trade. Every now and then Ronan likes […]

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