“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)





13 December 2014


The staff of Yangarra Estate celebrated the season with a genteel repast and a spot of sumo beneath the trees at the Hickinbotham Clarendon Estate ...  that's general manager and chief winemaker Peter Fraser above, and lifestyle co-ordinator Genevieve Molloy, co-ordinating below ... Gen was recently judged McLaren Vale's best cellar-door person of the year for the second year in succession; the tasting room was also judged best in the region ... all photos Philip White

Winemaker Charles Seppelt ready for some big biffo

Marketing manager Selina Kelly with new babe, winemaker Shelley Torresan, her husband Michael, and accountant Paula Ruxton ... below them, Jackson Family sales manager Alexandra Turner referees the really heavy winemakers' disputes

 ... and no show without Punch: ace vineyard and farm manager, Michael Lane

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