April 21, 2019

An edited version of this article was originally published in issue 20 of Root + Bone magazine. 

I find the concept of biodynamics a bit weird. The belief that burying manure filled cow horns over the winter, digging it up in spring and then spraying it on the vines will somehow work with spiritual enlightenment to improve the performance of the vineyard sounds to me like some sort of voodoo shit. 

But what do I know? Some of my favourite wines have been made following the biodynamic methods of a...

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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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