A small but thrilling group of wines for our judges to assess. As always we would love to see more wines that fall into the ‘other’ category but there is the realisation that we live in a small island nation a long way from the rest of the world so, by and large, us wine nerds don’t feel like we ever see enough ‘other’ when it comes to wine. The truth is a small country makes a small market, and no distributor is going to make their fortune servicing the wild and wacky tastes of the country’s wine obsessives, so things that are a little bit different – or ‘other’ – from the mainstream can be hard to come by. Maybe one day someone will import containers full of ‘other’ wine simply for the thrill of it, as opposed to money. OK, it’s unlikely, but we won’t stop dreaming.