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The Billionaire's Vinegar

The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine

by Benjamin Wallace

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"Part detective story, part wine history, this is one juicy tale, even for those with no interest in the fruit of the vine. . . . As delicious as a true vintage Lafite." --BusinessWeek

The Billionaire's Vinegar, now a New York Times bestseller, tells the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux--supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson--that sold for $156,000 at auction and of the eccentrics whose lives intersected with it. Was it truly entombed in a Paris cellar for two hundred years? Or did it come from a secret Nazi bunker? Or from the moldy basement of a devilishly brilliant con artist? As Benjamin Wallace unravels the mystery, we meet a gallery of intriguing players--from the bicycle-riding British auctioneer who speaks of wines as if they are women to the obsessive wine collector who discovered the bottle. Suspenseful and thrillingly strange, this is the vintage tale of what could be the most elaborate con since the Hitler diaries.

Updated with a new epilogue.


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Publisher: Crown/Archetype

Kindle Book

  • Release date: May 13, 2008

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  • ISBN: 9780307410306
  • Release date: May 13, 2008

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  • ISBN: 9780307410306
  • File size: 2250 KB
  • Release date: May 13, 2008

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  • ISBN: 9780307410306
  • File size: 1232 KB
  • Release date: May 13, 2008


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"Part detective story, part wine history, this is one juicy tale, even for those with no interest in the fruit of the vine. . . . As delicious as a true vintage Lafite." --BusinessWeek

The Billionaire's Vinegar, now a New York Times bestseller, tells the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux--supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson--that sold for $156,000 at auction and of the eccentrics whose lives intersected with it. Was it truly entombed in a Paris cellar for two hundred years? Or did it come from a secret Nazi bunker? Or from the moldy basement of a devilishly brilliant con artist? As Benjamin Wallace unravels the mystery, we meet a gallery of intriguing players--from the bicycle-riding British auctioneer who speaks of wines as if they are women to the obsessive wine collector who discovered the bottle. Suspenseful and thrillingly strange, this is the vintage tale of what could be the most elaborate con since the Hitler diaries.

Updated with a new epilogue.


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    Publisher:
    Crown/Archetype

    Kindle Book
    Release date: May 13, 2008

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780307410306
    Release date: May 13, 2008

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780307410306
    File size: 2250 KB
    Release date: May 13, 2008

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780307410306
    File size: 1232 KB
    Release date: May 13, 2008

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