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Author Wallace, Benjamin, 1968-

Title The billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine / Benjamin Wallace.

Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  641.2223 W155b 2008    ---  Available
Description 319 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary It was the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold. In 1985, a 1787 bottle of Château 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. 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.
Contents Lot 337 -- Incognito -- Tomb raider -- Monsieur Yquem -- Provenance -- "We did what you told us" -- Imaginary value -- The sweetness of death -- Salad dressing -- A pleasant stain, but not a great one -- The diviner of wines -- A built-in preference for the obvious -- Radioactive -- Letters from Hubsi -- "Awash in fakes" -- The last vertical -- Koch bottles -- Ghost particles -- Tailing Meinhard -- The finish.
Subject Wine and wine making.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
ISBN 0307338770
Standard No. AU@ 000042095605
NZ1 11669375

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