“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


"It kinda sucks working long hours in the best months of the year. The view from the office can ease…"

Just days ago, at the peak of the vintage, Willow Bridge winemaker, Simon Burnell - @SmellBurnell - posted this last photograph of his beloved ocean, which took his life in a windsurfing accident on the weekend.

A crack and canny winesmith, Simon was a great contributor to the feisty conversations the wine world shares on Twitter.

He never ever bullshitted me. 

Heartfelt regards to all his family and friends at the winery and the mob down the beach.

Sleep real deep, you good man. I'm gonna miss your wine and your cheery, acute repartee. 


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