November 12, 2017

This article was originally published in Issue 15 of Root + Bone

I realise that beauty is only skin deep and you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but here at root + bone we're suckers for a bit of label porn.

London has long been the world's biggest wine marketplace, boasting the widest variety from around the world of wine. The explosion of interest in natural wine has seen that variety grow even more. Producers are on the case, doing everything they can to stand out, desperate to m...

November 12, 2017

Earlier this year I discovered I had been shortlisted for a "Roederers" award in the emerging writers category. Cue middle aged man doing knee slides and swearing lots. To say I was pleased is an understatement. I didn't win but that wasn't really the point. Being shortlisted was like winning for me. 

Here's a pic of me with the other finalists, and the deserved winner Morgan Dunn, who writes for The Australian newspaper. Check out his writing, its great. He's the jammy git with t...

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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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