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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).