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The Resource The billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine, Benjamin Wallace

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

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The billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine
Title
The billionaire's vinegar
Title remainder
the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, Benjamin
Dewey number
641.2/223
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Wine and wine making
Label
The billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine, Benjamin Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2008"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780307338785
Lccn
2010554495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn251203945
  • 617979
  • (OCoLC)251203945
Label
The billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine, Benjamin Wallace
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2008"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780307338785
Lccn
2010554495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn251203945
  • 617979
  • (OCoLC)251203945

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