The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace

The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace

This is the story of the Forbes's foolishness, following the tale of fraud that saw them pay $156,000 for a bogus bottle supposedly from Thomas Jefferson's cellar. It makes for a fascinating read, but what I took away from it, other than that a fool and his money are soon parted (even if they can afford to throw it away), is that when dealing with alcohol, price and quality are often entirely disconnected. I'll leave cultural capital to the chumps, and keep my real capital in my pocket.