Ile-de-Bendor

Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiriteux

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Île de Bendor,

France,

An extraordinary museum Ricard founded as a "permanent encyclopedia" of wine and spirits. The collection includes 700 related books, 5,000 labels, 8,000 bottles with their contents (obscure Bell Epoque liquors, a triple-anisette produced by the Vatican pharmacy) and over 1,200 menus from the 1860's to the 1960's (coronation dinners at London's Dorchester hotel, pre-World War I banquets at legendary Paris restaurants).