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    DescriptionWhen Maximilian Potter went to Burgundy to report for Vanity Fair on a crime that could have destroyed the Domaine de la Romanee Conti-the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world-he soon found a story that was much larger, and more thrilling, than he had originally imagined. In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the DRC, 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; the crime was committed and shocked this fabled region of France. The sinister story that Potter uncovered would lead to a sting operation by top Paris detectives, the primary suspect's suicide, and a dramatic trial. This botanical crime threatened to destroy the fiercely traditional culture surrounding the world's greatest wine. Like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, SHADOW 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 run through it.

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    Shadows in the Vineyard
    The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maximillian Potter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781455516100
    ISBN 10: 1455516104

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    LC classification: TP553 .P63 2014
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    Little, Brown & Company
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    Publication date
    28 August 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Maximillian Potter is the former executive editor of 5280: Denver's Magazine. Under his editorial guidance, 5280 earned many of the most prestigious honours in journalism, including its five (print) National Magazine Award nominations. Folio has dubbed him a 'Publishing Innovator to Watch' and cited him as a 'Top Talent'. A former staffer of Premiere, Philadelphia and GQ magazines, Potter has served as a contributing editor to Men's Health/Best Life and Details. He's appeared on television and radio programs such as Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Inside Out, and ABC's 20/20. A fellow of the Knight Digital Media Centre Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Program, Potter is a native of Philadelphia, with an MS in journalism from the Medill School. He lives in Denver with his wife and two sons.
    Review quote
    "A gripping crime drama more creative than most procedurals, and Potter does excellent working in fleshing out both the involved players and the historical context of the Burgundy region and its oenophiles." ""The Daily Beast"""