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Wallace, Benjamin 1968-

Works: 6 works in 28 publications in 6 languages and 1,914 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TP548, 641.2223
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Wallace
The billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine by Benjamin Wallace( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Philadelphia reader( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the city through the eyes of its most famous citizens, from the writers of Philadelphia magazine
The billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine by Benjamin Wallace( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 5, 1985, the world's most expensive bottle of wine, a 1787 Chateau Lafite, sold at auction at Christie's in London for $156,000. The bottle was believed to have been ordered but never received by Thomas Jefferson for his personal collection, and had been discovered with several other bottles in a bricked up cellar in Paris two centuries later. The winning bidders, the Forbes family, immediately displayed their prize under a spotlight at their Fifth Avenue galleries building, where the bright light shriveled the cork, which fell into the bottle, and the wine quickly turned into the world's most expensive bottle of vinegar. The billionaire's vinegar is the story of this bottle (and other bottles from the same cache) and the cast of characters whose lives it touched: Thomas Jefferson, in his day America's most prominent oenophile; the Forbes family; German rock promoter-turned-über collector Hardy Rodenstock; Wine spectator and Cigar aficionado publisher Marvin Shanken; old-school British auctioneer Michael Broadbent; and others. It also investigates--and answers--the questions surrounding the bottles' apparent disappearance and rediscovery, the longest-running mystery in the modern wine world
Sekaiichi takai wain jefāson botoru no yoenai jijō : shingan o meguru ōsōdō by Benjamin Wallace( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ŏngmanjangja ŭi sikch'o : sesang esŏ kajang pissan wain ŭl tullŏssan ch'ot'ŭkkŭp misŭt'ŏri nonp'iksyŏn = The billionaire's vinegar by Benjamin Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Korean and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O vinho mais caro da história fraude e mistério no mundo dos bilionários by Benjamin Wallace( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.17 for The billio ... to 0.75 for Sekaiichi ...)

The billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine
Alternative Names
Benjamin Wallace author of 'The Billionaire's Vinegar'

월레스, 벤저민 1968-

ウォレス, ベンジャミン

The Philadelphia readerThe billionaire's vinegar : the mystery of the world's most expensive bottle of wine