Shadows in the Vineyard
- The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine
- Narrated by: Donald Corren
- Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 29-07-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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 by poison - a crime that in the world of high-end wine is akin to murder - unless he paid a one million euro ransom. Villaine believed it to be a sick joke, but that proved a fatal miscalculation and the crime shocked this fabled region of France. The sinister story that Vanity Fair journalist Maximillian Potter uncovered would lead to a sting operation by some of France's top detectives, the primary suspect's suicide, and a dramatic investigation. This botanical crime threatened to destroy the fiercely traditional culture surrounding the world's greatest wine.
Shadows in the Vineyard takes us deep into a captivating world full of fascinating characters, small-town French politics, an unforgettable narrative, and a local culture defined by the twinned veins of excess and vitality and the deep reverent attention to the land that runs through it.
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By dullman on 28-03-15
Fascinating history of wine
Really enjoyed the story along with the history of wine, terroir, & the families. A really good story even if you are not "into" wine.
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By Shane Dalzell on 05-08-18
Worth a credit of you like wine
Good light story, heavy on the history which I liked. The end was a little bit of a letdown but that certainly isn't the author's fault. Liked it.