“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)





03 July 2014


Apologies to all DRINKSTER readers - the author has been flat on his back after a series of nasty ailments laid him very low some weeks back. It seems critical bits of one will re-emerge sufficiently to rekindle the spirit. Stay tuned, but watch your step. This floor's dangerously slippery.


Milton Wordley said...

Welcome back. Good to hear you are on the mend Whitey. You look like you have got a bit of colour back !! Cheers Milt

Anonymous said...

Missing your regular writing. Get well soon.

Don said...

Hi Philip,

I have only discovered your blog in the last twelve months or so but I wish I had discovered it a lot sooner. Your recommendations have been a great boon to my wine education as I am now starting to understand how a great wine tastes - and it does not need to be expensive to be considered a great wine!

Even my wife does not mind me buying your recommendations as she also now knows that we will be buying exceptional Australian wine that she enjoys as much as I do.

We also like the fact that we are supporting dedicated, passionate and talented producers.

We hope that you will keep writing your blog for many years to come and hopefully you are now fully recovered from your recent travails.

Many thanks


Thanks all. That's the first time I've missed three weeks of columns in well over 30 years. I'm gradually getting my strength, organoleptic sensibilities and brain back: Stay away from Norovirus, Rotovirus and viral pneumonia, there's a dear/s.