A person who is continually preoccupied with a particular activity, person or thing; displays obsessive behaviour.
“Scarbie cared for the winemaking process with a devotion bordering on obsession.”
Behaviour that is motivated by a persistent overriding idea or impulse.
“Scarbie’s concern for the wines was an obsession he was powerless to resist.”
This preoccupation of which we speak is Ian Scarborough’s devotion to the craft of winemaking. Scarbie (as we all call him) has been creating wines for 28 years, and despite his quiet nature and humble sensibility, we thought it was about time his commitment was celebrated.