Alder's wines of 2023

Glass with red wine on the wooden table in the bar; credit Dulin

What a year Alder and family have had. Here's what (occasionally) sustained him. 

It’s been, as they say, something of a year for me. One that I’m going to be very happy to put in the rear-view mirror. The exercise of considering which wines stood out for me most this year very quickly became an exercise not necessarily in recalling the superstar bottles I was lucky enough to taste, but the wines that brought solace and comfort in the face of adversity, grief and loss – wines that, in the midst of everything, offered a good reminder of why I...