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The Bordeaux Club

The Bordeaux Club

The convivial adventures of 12 friends and the world's finest wine

By (author) Neil McKendrick

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Publishing 1st Dec 2022
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    • A wine fairy tale - you have a seat at the table of some legendary meals with some of the greatest Bordeaux vintages ever tasted
    • For all lovers of fine wine
    • Forewords by Hugh Johnson and Andrew Roberts, giving both the context of the wines and of the social history captured by the club
    • A wine book classic
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    The story of 12 friends who gathered to share and celebrate the extraordinary wines of Bordeaux. Like-minded in their love of wine, they differed wildly (often alarmingly!) in their personal wealth, life and circumstances – their opinions, always voiced, had the power to ignite anger and divide friendships just as easily as they bound them together. Neil McKendrick, member and minute-taker for 57 of the Club’s 70 extraordinary years, weaves the tale of this convivial group with the rigour of a Cambridge academic (he is ex-Master of Gonville and Caius) and the humour of a born raconteur. Alongside the likes of Hugh Johnson, Steven Spurrier and Michael Broadbent, he celebrates the beauty of top-class Bordeaux and the splendour of each setting – from glorious country park to rickety Dickensian boardroom – in which these men were lucky enough to dine, serving up memories of vintages the like of which we will never see again.

    About the Author

    Neil McKendrick was the 40th Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He is now a life fellow of the college. McKendrick was educated at Alderman Newton's School, Leicester, and Christ's College, Cambridge, where he won an Entrance Scholarship. He is an Emeritus Reader in History having taught Modern English Social and Economic History as well as Business, Literature and Society, 1690–1990. He is also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. During his time at the college he was successively Lecturer in History, Director of Studies in History, Graduate Tutor and Master. He was also the Secretary for The Bordeaux Club for most of his membership of the club.

    Specifications
    Publisher
    Academie du Vin Library
    ISBN
    9781913141349
    Publish date
    1st Dec 2022
    Binding
    Hardback
    Territory
    World
    Size
    246 mm x 189 mm
    Pages
    300 Pages
    Illustrations
    38 color, 32 b&w
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