Inserito Wednesday 23 September 2009
Every year, Decanter gives recognition to a select number of retailers for their quality of service and the range and value of wines they offer. This year, at the Decanter World Wine Awards ceremony held on September 1st, the award for Specialist Merchant of the Year went to Yapp Brothers for “its excellent, redesigned website, informative and beautifully produced wine list and attractive delivery terms”.
The judges felt that Yapp Brothers’ mainly-French range, particularly its Rhone, Loire and Provence variety, included some excellent producers.
Founded in 1969 by former dentist professional Robin Yapp and now sustained with equally unbridled passion by son Jason Yapp and stepson Tom, Yapp Brothers has always been at the forefront of bringing unique and delicious wines of exceptional quality to customers looking for something different. As The Daily Telegraph put it, “there are wines at Yapp Brothers that you simply can not find anywhere”.
The company also prides itself in providing outstanding customer service as well as offering wine and cellaring advice to its private customers. A supplier to several of the UK’s finest restaurants, Yapp Brothers is also known to host a wonderful variety of tastings and dinners in these establishments.
With its specialism in French wines, the judges felt that Yapp Brothers’ Mere-based outlet in Wiltshire was definitely “worth a visit for any Francophile” – although visiting the company’s superbly-designed website was the next best thing.
The list of winners in full,
Waitrose – Wine supermarket of the year – http://www.waitrose.com
Majestic Wine – Wine chain of the year – http://www.majestic.co.uk/
Yapp Brothers – Specialist Merchant Of The Year – http://www.yapp.co.uk
Tanners – Independent merchant of the year – http://www.tanners-wines.co.uk
The Sampler – Small independent merchant of the year – http://www.thesampler.co.uk/
Berry Brothers – Online merchant of the year – http://www.bbr.com/