It’s been a while since I worked in tertiary education and even longer since I suggested calling the 3 newly formed Faculties at the City of Bath College Freeman, Hardy and Willis – but for some reason we’re all stuck with the idea that good things come in threes.

The Yapp staff have casually suggested -

  • Three Musketeers – Aramis, Porthos, D'Artagnan.
  • Three Colours Trilogy - Krzysztof Kieslowski’s films
  • Three Chipmunks - Alvin, Simon and Theodore
  • Three Barleycorns in an Inch
  • Three wine types - Red, white and rose

However, this brief blog is about one of the three Yapp Sale and Tastings in Mere, the others being the Bin Ends sale in April and our Christmas sale on the last weekend in November.

The two day Summer Sale is always popular, there’s 30 wines opened for tasting and it’s the sale where we host some of our friends to make it a rather cordial and gastronomic event.


Claud The Butler

Claude the Butler ( ), Godminster Organic Cheddar ( and Olives Et Al ( will set up shop with us for a couple of days – so customers can try before they buy and stock up on delicious provisions for the summer months – and of course get the perfect wine to match!

Shop Manager Meirion Williams prepares for the Yapp Summer Sale

Preparations are already underway and our intrepid shop manager Mei is selecting the sale wines this week – he is, as always, choosing wines that suit the season's food but are also showing well in their current vintages.

Yapp Summer Sale - Tasting Room

So, don’t miss this great opportunity – it’s free to rock up on either day Friday 22nd or Saturday 23rd June between 9.30am and 5pm – there’s 30 wines to taste, all of which will be at sale prices. On top, there’s our usual collection discount - £10 off any straight case of 12 bottles from the Yapp list that don’t feature in the sale.

This has to be the best chance you’ll get to have fun and stock up for Summer - See you there!

Summer Wine Tasting and Sale
Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June, Yapp Brothers, Water Street, Mere, Wiltshire BA12 6DY
9.30am to 5.00pm.

PS: If you can’t make it to Yapp HQ this weekend you can always stock up online here!