For the fans of Georgie Neverall, here's a link to a news story about fake wines.
And a link to the book that started me down the road toward writing about a fake wine con job:
Yesterday's verdict, and today's award of punitive damages, reminded me of the fascination I felt reading Wallace's book. It's a look inside a world where a single bottle of wine, untasted and untested, can fetch six or seven figures at auction. A world where those seven-figure bottles are never opened, where no one ever drinks the wine.
I have never even seen a bottle of wine that cost more than a few hundred bucks. Well, maybe once, in a Las Vegas casino liquor store I saw a four-figure bottle or two. But never up close and personal. And I have certainly never had a glass of anything even in the hundred-dollar price bracket. I don't think I'd ever be a wine snob, even if I could totally afford it. But it was fun to read about.
How about you? Anyone had a really expensive wine? Was it worth the price (even if someone else paid for it), and if so, why?
Dru's Book Musings.)
I am currently working like mad on Book 3, with a working title of Murder Sends a Postcard, which should be out late this year (Yay, 2013!). As always, if you want a signed copy of any of my books you can contact my local booksellers: North by Northwest Books and Antiques, or Bob's Beach Books.