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Condition: Near Fine
Clean hardcover first edition, first printing, SIGNED by the Editor. Clean white paper-covered boards decorated with drippy lines, wine glass. No bumping or soiling, scratch to rear board. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Inscribed and signed by editor on fixed front endpaper: Dear Alan, Fair Wells with loyal heart thy daughters ever sing... Lovely to see you - best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014. - Jennifer Segal." No other names or marks. All pages and edges are clean. Wonderfully illustrated throughout with photographs. 256 pages with Index. A delightful history of the oldest contest of its kind, started in 1953 by the legendary Harry Waugh of John Harvey & Sons. It is a contest between Oxford and Cambridge varsity wine clubs which has fostered the careers of many leading members of the wine trade and press and cultivated fine wine enthusiasts internationally. To celebrate this iconic rivalry, its history over six decades is here documented through a lavishly illustrated collection of special contributions and vivid oral histories.
Title: Reds, Whites and Varsity Blues: 60 years of the Oxford & Cambridge Blind Wine-Tasting Competition
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN Number: 1909108286
Location Published: 2013, Pavilion Books / JS New Media / Pol Roger Ltd.
Book Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Inscription: Signed by Author(s)
Categories: SIGNED Editions, Wine & Spirits, 1st Edition
Seller ID: 033756
Keywords: cambridge university, oenology, oxford & cambridge blind wine-tasting competition, oxford univesity wine circle, viticulture, wine tasting, wine trade