“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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21 November 2011

ARCHIVE STUFF: MAX & THELLIE & CO

A LOVELY LUNCHEON AT ANGLESEY ESTATE BEFORE THEY PULLED ALL THE VINES OUT AND BUILT TERRIBLE HOUSES - LEFT TO RIGHT - LEA AND JACK MINNETT, THELLIE AND MAX SCHUBERT, UNKNOWN, AND LINDSAY STANLEY - MAX SPOKE MUCH THIS DAY ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF ADELAIDE PLAINS FRUIT, ESPECIALLY GRENACHE, IN THE SPECTRUM OF PENFOLDS WINES - WE HAD A REAL GOOD OL FASHIONED LUNCH! photo PHILIP WHITE ca 1982

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whitey - can you pick what the wine is?

Philip White said...

We drank Jack and Lea's Anglesey Estate ... I think it may have been called QVA ... Lindsay was winemaker and Max consultant.

Philip White said...

I think the portfolio was one white and two reds ... long time ago ... and Max brought a little something along for the cheese.

Mary said...

Jack must have been Max's stockbroker.