The billionaire's vinegar: the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine

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It was the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold. In 1985, a 1787 bottle of Cha^teau Lafite Bordeaux--one of a cache unearthed in a bricked-up Paris cellar and supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson--sold at auction for $156,000. The discoverer of the bottle was pop-band manager turned wine collector Hardy Rodenstock, who had a knack for finding extremely old and exquisite wines. But rumors soon arose. Why wouldn't Rodenstock reveal the exact location where it had been found? Was it part of a smuggled Nazi hoard? Or did his reticence conceal an even darker secret? Author Wallace also offers a history of wine, complete with vivid accounts of subterranean European laboratories where old vintages are dated and of Jefferson's colorful, wine-soaked days in France. This tale of what could be the most elaborate con since the Hitler diaries is also the debut of a new voice in narrative non-fiction.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet COOKING / History, Cooking / Beverages / Wine & Spirits, Miscellanea, Wine and wine making, Wine and wine making -- Miscellanea
title_display The billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine
title_full The Billionaire's Vinegar The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine, The billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine / Benjamin Wallace
title_short The billionaire's vinegar :
title_sub the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine
topic_facet Antiques, Cooking & Food, Nonfiction, True Crime, Wine and wine making