The Billionare’s Vinegar


What a great book for anyone interested in vintage wine – and when I say vintage, I mean the same swill of Jefferson’s season.

The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace

The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace

A true story with an epic cast of characters: penetrating palates, billionaire imbibers and phony parvenus. The tale takes us to Christie’s wine auctions and Bordeaux Chateaux, along with some well researched insight on vintage collecting. Although its almost hard to believe that such eccentric and bold characters exist in the world of food and wine-counterfeiting and fraud are more typically associated with banks than food and drink-the pugnacious doubt that haunts a small circle of wine collectors illustrates that for these people, making money is second only to experiencing the world’s greatest wines.

For those of us who scout our local wine shop more often than bid at Christie’s for historical wines, the romantic and dangerous adventure surrounding a single, famous bottle of wine makes for a rollicking good read.

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About the Author

An aspiring cook and an accomplished eater, Tara is inspired by the world around her and the food on her plate. "When you can't jump on a plane and take a vacation to an exotic destination, chances are you can whip up a dish or go to a restaurant that will take you there." says Tara. She often eats out at a restaurant after trying to accomplish a given dish at home. None the less, she enjoys food and what it says about the human experience. Tara is a full-time freelance writer and blogger. She specializes in writing about food, cooking and travel. You can find her in the kitchen, on the plane or at her computer.