The Billionaire's Vinegar

By Benjamin Wallace,

Book cover of The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine

Book description

The rivetingly strange story of the world's most expensive bottle of wine, and the even stranger characters whose lives have intersected with it.

The New York Times bestseller, updated with a new epilogue, that tells the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux—supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson—that sold for…

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1 author picked The Billionaire's Vinegar as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Wallace begins this book with the ultimate set-up: A centuries-old bottle of wine supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson sells at auction for an astronomical price – but is the relic the real deal, or the work of a brilliant con artist?

While I’m not a major wine drinker – Two-Buck Chuck is usually good enough for me – I found myself utterly delighted by this fascinating yarn of obsessive collectors, cutthroat businessmen, and impassioned auctioneers. 

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