January 6, 2017

I am delighted to publish Wineloon's first ever Guest Contributor, my good friend and fellow wino, Adam Hylan.

I'll leave it to Adam to explain why...

Occasionally when somebody makes you an offer that sounds too good to be true, it really is true.

I’ve only previously appeared on this website as a hater of natural wines and lover of ethereal burgundies (see Noble Rot Wine Bar, London – Second Visit). However, as well as opening bottles for Simon Reilly, I’m also a wine geek in my own right...

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My name is Simon Reilly. I am a wine writer based in South East London. I am passionate about discovering new and exciting wines which offer value for money. I write about the wines I taste and other related wine stuff that I think is interesting, brilliant or annoying.


My aim is to write about wine in a straight forward way that is accessible to everyone.


I have had my writing published in Root+Bone magazine, Root + VineJancis Robinson's Purple Pages, Glass of Bubbly and Decanter.

I have been shortlisted for a few awards for my writing; the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards 2017 in the "Emerging Writer" category and the 2017 Millesima Wine Blog Awards in the "Wine Reporter" category.


I also came second in the Born Digital Wine Awards 2017 in the "Best Investigative/Journalistic Wine Story" category.


One of these days I might win one, but as an Aberdeen FC fan, these days I am happy enough with second place. Stand Free. 


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