“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)





24 March 2015


The regular Wah Hing mob felt it might be time to look at a few '05 Bordeaux reds at ten years of age, so somebody sold their wedding ring or car or kids or something and we looked ... A few great Australians found their way into the queue. Not to mention Chris Carpenter's stunning Lokoya Napa Cabernet and Jason Barrette's equally ravishing Barden Pinot from Santa Barbara.

That's the late-stayers above: Cheong Liew, Chris Carpenter, Anne-Marie Chin, Jason Barrette and Milton Wordley ... not one plate left unlicked ... photo Philip White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

C'mon Philip. Don't keep us in suspense. What were they like?