Notes on a Cellar-Book

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University of California Press, Oct 15, 2008 - Cooking - 360 pages
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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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Contents

I ORIGINS
43
II SHERRY AND MADEIRA
53
III PORT
64
IV CLARET AND BURGUNDY
77
V CHAMPAGNE AND OTHER FRENCH WHITE WINES
90
VI HOCK MOSELLE AND THE REST
99
VII SPIRITSH0LLANDS AND WHISKY
114
VIII SPIRITSBRANDY RUM AND GIN WITH SOME EXOTIC THINGS
125
APPENDIX
205
The Yellow Book April 1894
207
Athenaeum 21 November 1919
213
A Scrap Book 1922
219
A Scrap Book 1022
221
WALLET II A Second Scrap Book 1923
223
A Second Scrap Book 1923
229
Morning Post 22 May 1923 reprinted in George Saintsbury The Memorial Volume 1945
234

IX LIQUEURS
136
X BEER CIDER ETC
148
XI MIXED UQUORS
156
XII BOTTLES AND GLASSES
164
XIII CELLAR ARRANGEMENTS
173
With a Few Barmecide Invitations
181
The Book of the Queens Dolls House 1924
238
WALLET V 90S AND LATER A Last Scrap Book 1924
246
NOTES
249
SELECTED LIST OF WORKS CITED
331
INDEX
335
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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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