“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)





16 March 2017


The DRINKSTER is mainly confined to the royal cot for awhile, after a nasty malfunction in the dark gizzard. Saved by Flinders Medical Center's remarkable Intensive Care Unit. Recuperating well, but no writing for awhile here or on InDaily. Be back soon with a real long report on McLaren Vale Grenache, its history, its nature and its current state. 

After the smooth professional assistance of the Jennifer Lynch at the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association and the cool crew at Hardy's Tintara, I tasted over 100 of them, including Grenache-dominant blends, a few weeks back in the luxurious Eileen Hardy Room at Tintara. I'll let you know when it's about to lob; hoping for an initial summary on Tuesday's InDaily. We'll see.


Michael Twelftree said...

Get better soon mate
the worlds is better place when Drinksters in tip top form
looking forward to your take on McVale Grenache

Jesse said...

Yikes. Speedy recovery to you. I had a great stay in Flinders with morphine, Orson Welles movies and ice cream.

Dieter Barkhoff said...

get well, bro.

Luciferous Logolepsy said...

Best wishes

Vladimir Tretyakov said...

Please, get well! Your blog is a national treasure!


Dale Amtsberg said...

Miss your words. All the best for a speedy recovery. I'm sure you'll be back schlucking soon