White Wine In The Sun

"White Wine In The Sun" was written and performed by Australian singer-songwriter, actor, poet, composer, comedian Tim Minchin in 2011.

White Wine In The Sun


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It's a sentimental song about Christmas and the season written after the birth of his daughter, Violet, and dedicated to her. Australian singers have a bit of a tradition of going against the grain when it comes to Christmas songs, with Minchin’s contrarian carol no exception. This version is taken from the Australian 'Ready For This?' DVD. Every year, all proceeds from the sale of this song during the months of November, December and January, go to an organization which supports Australian children and adults on the autism spectrum. This year, 2022, that organization will be Aspect in Australia. On December 2012 Tim wrote "It's been six years since I wrote my little tribute to Christmas, and I've finally recorded a studio version. Huzzah!" You can download it internationally from iTunes and for "non-apple people", it's on Amazon Music.

Here's an article about the song: White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin – a Christmas song for the non-believers | Tim Minchin | The Guardian

Timothy David Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician, poet, composer, and songwriter. Born to Australian parents in Northampton, United Kingdom, and raised in Perth, Minchin attended the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), before moving to Melbourne in 2002. He is best known for his musical comedy. In 2013, the University of Western Australia awarded Minchin an honorary Doctor of Letters degree for his contribution to the arts, recognising his outstanding achievements and worldwide acclaim as a composer, lyricist, actor, writer, and comedian. In 2015, he was awarded a second honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2020 Australia Day honours. He has released six CDs, five DVDs, and live comedy shows that he has performed internationally. He is the composer and lyricist of the Olivier Award-winning, Tony Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated show Matilda the Musical and the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated show Groundhog Day The Musical. In 2013, he played rock star Atticus Fetch on Californication and in 2019 he co-wrote and starred as Lucky Flynn in the amazing TV series Upright.

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