“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)





14 May 2015


One of the most enjoyable afternoons the Drinkster has recently devoured at a winery was a year or two back when Heath Cullen played at Lazy Ballerina. 

It's the sweetest garden setting in the Kuitpo forest. The wines and tucker are delicious; the prices modest; the company always refined and appreciative.

Winemaker James Hook and his family are doing a similar show on June 7th; 11am til sundown. Food will be by Moorish Bites and the band is a very cool blend of  Steve Ashley, Chris Parkinson, Richard Bennett and Paul Turner.

I hope to see you there. Entry is free but you must book a table! Book through Lazy Ballerina website to secure a table with your name on it.

photos Philip White

1 comment:

James Hook said...

Thanks Whitey,

We are looking forward to it.