Dirty Dozen's dozens of goodies

Dirty Dozen

Tam fought her way through the crowds to taste a grand total of 113 wines. Many struck her as real bargains, no matter what the price.

Under the banner of Dirty Dozen, 12 independent UK wine merchants have grouped together every year since 2011 to hold a tasting event that Jancis once described as 'rowdy'. It's certainly a lively affair, somehow less formal than the average trade tasting, always buzzing with interesting wines and interesting people. This year it seemed to have a special energy, perhaps because the 2020 tasting had to be cancelled, perhaps because people who hadn't...