Notes on a Cellar-Book
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 Romanée-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.
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The Yellow Book April 1894
Athenaeum 21 November 1919
A Scrap Book 1922
A Scrap Book 1022
WALLET II A Second Scrap Book 1923
A Second Scrap Book 1923
Morning Post 22 May 1923 reprinted in George Saintsbury The Memorial Volume 1945
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