Dirty Dozen 2023

Somerset House

Twelve independently minded wine importers showed off this season's wares in Somerset House (above). But where did they go to add spice to their portfolios?

The Dirty Dozen is a group of 12 trend-conscious independent UK wine importers who join forces most years to organise a showing of their latest finds to retailers and professional wine buyers of all sorts. We commentators are allowed in but the general public definitely aren’t. One Australian couple did get through the net this year, however, and I was quizzed by them about exactly why I was writing notes on a laptop and then...