by Benjamin Wallace
The tale of a world gone mad with wine lust, historical infatuation and drunk on self-importance, The Billionaire's Vinegar is much more than the story of a bottle of wine. This books leads to a deeper understanding and appreciation for the rich, complex and interesting process of wine making and appreciation. Terms and situations are explained clearly, with no hint of snootiness -- which I find near miraculous given the subject. Filled with priceless charm, I laughed aloud, winced, and was kept guessing to the last chapter.