June 29, 2014

Shadows in the Vineyard

cover image of Shadows in the Vineyard
The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine
Maximillian Potter

Expanding on an article first published in Vanity Fair, Potter’s whodunit debut is a true page-turner. In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, one of the most prestigious wineries in Burgundy, France, received an anonymous note and a detailed map of his winery, threatening the destruction of his centuries-old vines by poison—unless he paid $1 million euro. The story Potter uncovers leads to a sting by Paris detectives, the primary suspect’s suicide, and a dramatic trial. For fans of Michael Paterniti’s The Telling Room (2013).