“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland)

Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin

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28 August 2011

JAMIE DRUMMOND AND WHITEY TALK ROCK

Like the ancient DRINKSTER, Jamie Drummond came to wine criticism from rock’n’roll journalism. Having come in on a twenty-year-later train, he’s probably got a different name for the music, but we certainly share the passion, the hatred of sophistry, and the love, the love of good wine. DRINKSTER reckons Jamie’s about the best in this bullshit-ridden business. But where DRINKSTER spent many years playing with rocks, like stone rocks, Jamie worked as a top-flight sommelier, educator, and wine judge. He’s out of Edinburgh, and into Canada, big time. Respect. Click on his pic to see what happened when the two of us got together beside a mighty tractor in McLaren Vale. And then take a good look around his exemplary site, GoodFoodRevolution. Should be more of it!

7 comments:

Esti Unerb said...

You two should do a tv show. Travel around with a camera crew. Tell us what to do.

Deb Adamson said...

Fantastic talk on wine and the earth below our feet and vines by Philip-a great tonic for the soul esp. at 3.50am-thank you boys.

Noah Vice said...

Wonderful Whitey- Important messages.

Sally Marden said...

The birds were great, too.

Noah Vice said...

I concur!

Mogo Village Cellars said...

Nice one Captain !

Lyon Tripper said...

That is cool. Observations and site. Not to mention that beautiful tractor. More please.