“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)





02 May 2013


Maynard James Keenan meets Ray Beckwith's 1936 model Cambridge pH meter with the Morton glass electrode ... the machine that changed winemaking forever ... 0700 hrs today at the launch of the 08 Grange, Penfolds Magill ... photo Philip White ... as for the TOOL show?  A sonic and light triumph as clever, witty and finely detailed as Maynard's wines ... I still have flickers of flourescent orange and violet shimmering on my peripheral vision ... as a symbol of respect for the world's most famous winemaker I wore my Barons of Barossa robe ... that's 'em wrapping around Jen Keenan below

And here's a Milton Wordley photograph of Whitey trying to suck all the goodness out of Jason Barrette, winemaker at Penfolds Magill ... I look like my street-preaching father, Pastor Jim White, shedding dirty water ... the hellfire of the years  ...  Maynard looks like he needs a bit more soft work ... only joking there ... like Jason, he's a hardworking man of brilliant gastronomic intelligence  ... a brain full of light ... and that's the Beckwith Jesus Box on the bench ... need healing? Thankyou Maynard and Jason for your great works.

Milton Wordley photographs ... click any image for better res

Speaking of photography, I just recalled this happy day.


@TimothyAshdown said...

@whiteswine spied you in your robes and hat - a prince among thieves.

Anonymous said...

unhand that woman you brute

skuhlnavik said...

fucking RASPUTIN