“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)





12 November 2015


Twas a bonnie night indeed when A. P. John, the famous Barossa cooperage in Tanunda, celebrated its 125th anniversary ... that's generations four and five below, current managing director Peter John with the mike, a son on each hand:

... every good cooperage needs an oyster shuckin truck ... the Barossa slow food caterers Food Luddite presented remarkable tasties - on time - as a 200-strong who's who of Australian winemakers progressed through the various halls of the big cooperage, met with another array of dazzling wines and matching food at each station ...

... for those who confuse the author with Financial Review wine critic, Tim White, that's not him on the left, leaning on the heads ... all photos supplied ... hot heads in the oven:

To read a proper story about Barossa coopers having lunch, click here.

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