“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)





17 January 2013


Dudley Brown, proprietor of Inkwell Wines,  former, and I hope future, chair of the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association, has made an outrageous attack on sixty-year-olds on his rabid blog, The Wine Rules.  While he splatters sextagenarians with the back of his axe, he spreads general feathers and excessive product all over the chookhouse of the wine industry councils and governing bodies.  You better read it ... photo of the author and Mr Brown by Leon Bignell MP, the Labor Member for the McLaren Vale parliamentary seat of Mawson, and author of the far-sighted bills which will protect McLaren Vale and the Barossa from future suburban sprawl.

You gotta follow this discussion! Brian Croser has now sailed with his bow doors open (twice), showing just how much head prefects of the old British type misunderstand the bright American revolutionary.  And now Max Allen has delivered a king hit.  A king is above a head prefect.


BECKWITH said...

Brown looks older than White.

Philip White said...

Yeah. Oxidation. No hat.