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YAPP BROTHERS, Mere

Yapp LogoI always look forward to the latest list from Wiltshire wine merchant Yapp Brothers – the epitome of everything a good wine merchant should be – independent, knowledgeable, approachable and courageous enough to offer interesting and unfamiliar wines.
The former dentist’s main specialisation is in the Loire and Rhône (North and South) Valleys, but that does not exclude excursions into Languedoc, South West, Savoie and even Australia. So on his list you will discover excellent Bandol (mourvedre-dominated red from Provence) Lirac from the superb Domaine Maby in the southern Rhône, excellent Jurancon Sec from Domaine Bellegarde; Collioure from Roussillon; Thouarsais and Saint Pourcain from the Loire – I could go on and on!

If you are after characterful wines from small independent wine makers, you’re in the right place.Founded in 1969, Yapp Brothers Wine Merchants is widely recognised as the UK’s leading importer of French regional wines and was named Specialist Wine Merchant of the Year for the Loire for the second year running at the International Wine Challenge in July 2014. The company is rated as one of the ‘Top Ten Wine Shops in the UK’ by The Times and ‘Top Ten Online Wine Merchants in the UK’ by The Independent.

Tastings offered.  Also at Frome Market on the first Sunday of each month in Summer!

Voted as one of the UK’s Top 50 Independent Wine Merchants 2017 in the wine trade magazine Harpers.

For more info see Yapp Brothers  The Old Brewery, Water Street, Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6DY. t:01747 860423

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