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 prominently in our Christmas Offers brochure – do get in touch if you’d like a copy. Judging by the comments from the crowds gathered around our table our wines were a big hit with tasters.
Our own award for ‘Best in Show’ (in white) should probably go to our gooseberry and elderflower infused Quincy, with our Saint-Pourçain - a subtle blend of Chardonnay and little-known, local variety Trésallier - making a strong bid as the surprise find of the day. Top spot in red was our Gigondas 2007 – from one of the best southern Rhône vintages in many a year. Sumptuously styled by Yves Chéron (who runs the highly-regarded Pascal Frères négociant house) this red is packed with chest-thumping red fruit flavours with a classic cigar box and spice finish. Perfect for the winter season.
If you missed us at The Wine Gang in Bath there’s still a chance to taste a huge range of wines that we are recommending for festive drinking. Our two-day Christmas Sale is a fabulous opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ ensuring that you replenish your wine rack or cellar handsomely for Christmas and the New Year.
Don’t miss out our Christmas Tasting and Sale is this Friday 28th & Saturday 29th November from 9.30am to 5pm. The tasting is free so there’s no need to register, and don’t forget to invite family and friends.
Hope to see you there!
Yapp Christmas Tasting and Sale
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th November 9.30am to 5.00pm
Yapp Brothers Ltd. The Old Brewery, Water Street, Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6DY.
Tel: (01747) 860 423