"An indispensable read... Saintsbury's thoughtful love of drink comes through clearly." SF Chronicle 20081128 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 an historical document revealing how wines were once regarded and how times have changed.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 20081201 "If you love to drink wine, and love a good read, you have to get ahold of this book." Vinography 20090419 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 20081211 "Few wine books posses the iconic status of George Saintsbury's Notes on a Cellar-Book." Wine Spectator 20081231 "There is much food for thought here, and a facinating window on another age of connoisseurship. " -- Jancis Robinson Jancisrobinson.com 20081218 "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 20081201
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).