One of Paperback Dolls’ Top Five Books of 2010
“A well-wrought, fun, and fast-paced book detailing the highs and lows of the wine world. A great read.” — Carlo De Vito, author of East Coast Wineries and 10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me
What happens when you pin all your hopes on a single event and it all goes terribly wrong?
When lonely financier Sy Hampton spends half a million dollars on a legendary bottle of Bordeaux once owned by Thomas Jefferson, he disappoints the wine community by choosing to uncork it privately with a female companion, rather than share it at a public event. Sy intends the evening to be a quiet reassertion of his virility in the throes of middle age, but for ambitious restaurateur Annette Lecocq, the uncorking offers an irresistible opportunity for much-needed publicity. Their competing agendas are not the only things to collide on that fateful night: caught in the crossfire are Tripp Macgregor, a waiter on the verge of his long-awaited Broadway debut, and Valentina D Ambrosio, the beautiful but unworldly working girl from Brooklyn Sy hopes to impress.