“An indispensable read.. . . Saintsbury's thoughtful love of drink comes through clearly.”
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 an historical document revealing how wines were once regarded and how times have changed.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.”
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.”
“There is much food for thought here, and a facinating window on another age of connoisseurship. “
(Jancis Robinson Jancisrobinson.com
“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
About the Author
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).