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Author Potter, Maximillian, 1971-
Title Shadows in the vineyard : the true story of a plot to poison the world's greatest wine / Maximillian Potter
Published New York : Twelve/Grand Central Publishing, 2014
 Rodman Main Adult  364.164 P868    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition
Descript 289 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Bibliog. Inclides bibliographical references and index
Summary "In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world, received an anonymous note threatening the destruction of his priceless vines - a crime that in the world of high-end wine is akin to murder - unless he paid a one million euro ransom. At first, Monsieur de Villaine chose to believe the threat was a sick joke, but the crime was already underway and shocked this fabled region of France. The sinister story that Vanity Fair journalist Maximilian Potter uncovered would lead to a sting operation by top Paris detectives, the primary suspect's suicide, and a dramatic investigation, and threatened to destroy the fiercely traditional culture surrounding the world's greatest wine."--Dust flap
Contents The Grand Monsieur -- Unthinkable -- Conti -- Edmond's hope -- A sick joke -- Not a joke -- Devastator of vines -- Born again -- The obvious question(s) -- Almaden -- Leads -- Loss -- Drop-off -- Secret expeditions -- Quelle Pagaille -- La Maitre Chanteur -- A taste
Subject Wineries -- France -- Burgundy -- Case studies
Viticulture -- France -- Burgundy -- Case studies
Grapes -- France -- Burgundy -- Herbicide injuries -- Case studies
Crime -- France -- Burgundy -- Case studies
ISBN 9781455516100

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