Notes on a Cellarbook
"Notes on a Cellarbook", by George Saintsbury
Edited and annotated by Thomas Pinney
Since its first publication in 1920, George Saintsbury's classic "Notes on a Cellarbook" has remained one of the greatest tributes to drink and drinking in the literature fo 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 Cellarbook" in a new edition that includes explanatory endnotes, an essay on the book's legacy, and additional articles on wine by Saintsbury.
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).