Notes on a Cellar-Book

by George Saintsbury, Thomas Pinney

Notes on a Cellar-Book Synopsis

Since its first publication in 1920, George Saintsbury's classic Notes on a Cellar-Book has remained one of the greatest tributes to drink and drinking in the literature of wine. A collection of tasting notes, menus, and robust opinions, the work is filled with anecdotes and recollections of wines and spirits consumed - from the heights of Romanee-Conti to the simple pleasures of beer, flip, and mum. Thomas Pinney brings this unique work alive for contemporary audiences by providing the keys to a full understanding of Notes on a Cellar-Book in a new edition that includes explanatory endnotes, an essay on the book's legacy, and additional articles on wine by Saintsbury.

Notes on a Cellar-Book Press Reviews

An indispensable read... Saintsbury's thoughtful love of drink comes through clearly. SF Chronicle As much a model for wine writing as ... an historical document revealing how wines were once regarded and how times have changed. -- John Mariani Bloomberg News If you love to drink wine, and love a good read, you have to get ahold of this book. Vinography A glimpse into our viticultural past, as well as a revelation of how great wine and great literature can go hand-in-hand. Good Wine Under $20 Few wine books posses the iconic status of George Saintsbury's Notes on a Cellar-Book. Wine Spectator There is much food for thought here, and a facinating window on another age of connoisseurship. -- Jancis Robinson Read this book twice: once without pausing to flip back and forth-you'll be beguiled, befuddled and amused-and then once with the notes. The Wine News

Book Information

ISBN: 9780520253520
Publication date: 7th October 2008
Author: George Saintsbury, Thomas Pinney
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 360 pages

About George Saintsbury, Thomas Pinney

George Saintsbury (1845-1933) was a journalist, reviewer, critic, editor, and Professor of Literature at the University of Edinburgh. Thomas Pinney is Professor of English Emeritus at Pomona College. Among other books, he is author of A History of Wine in America (in two volumes from UC Press).

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