The results are in! At Serendipity, 2023 marked a year rife with rave wine & spirits reviews from critics world-wide. As we bid a fond farewell to another winning season, we thought it only fitting to commemorate the best and the brightest with our annual brag books. Whether you’re in Texas or California, please join us in warmly looking back on a year that elevated our appreciation for the extraordinary in every pour.
In the Texas market, wines from Franciacorta, Piedmont, and Alto Adige continue to impress with 95+ scores. Exciting new, natural wines from Catalunya were recognized by Wine & Spirits’ Top 100 Wineries of 2023, while a favorite Syrah blend from Paso Robles achieved the ever-elusive perfect 100 from Jeb Dunnuck. Statewide rodeo shows did not disappoint this year, either. They rounded up over ten top accolades for homegrown Texas wines. And in the spirits category, gin reigns supreme for most medals while our newest non-alcoholic aperitif took platinum at the L.A. Spirits Awards.
Best of 2023:
This year in the California market top performing regions were Alto Adige and Rioja. Tuscany was not far behind, with plenty of attention from the acclaimed Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri guide. A sustainability-focused winery in Campania received a special distinction from Robert Parker (the Green Emblem Award), while a fresh, minimal-intervention producer in Austria hit the Top 100 Wineries of 2023 list. Spirits & potable bitters had plenty to celebrate as well: an eighty-year-old Amaro recipe took Best in Show at the L.A. Spirits Awards while Norwegian Aquavit dominated the TAG Global Spirits Awards.
Best of 2023: