February 18, 2018

Those who have read Wineloon before may know I have a deeply boring day job that has nothing to do with wine, which leads me to drink wine (and occasionally write about it) of an evening.

Two things happened recently which have led me to the conclusion that I may be over the hill – unfortunately this sad realisation applies to the day job and the wine writing.

The first thing came about at the day job – a meeting with the CEO of a start-up business who looked like he’d come straight off the Young...

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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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