Frances Dinkelspiel: Greed, Murder, and Arson in California's Vineyards
Frances Dinkelspiel, Author, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California
This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
In 2005 a massive warehouse fire broke out in Vallejo, destroying 4.5 million bottles of California’s finest wine. The damage came out to be $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history, and it included priceless bottles of Port and Angelica made by Dinkelspiel’s great-great grandfather. An investigation revealed that the fire was deliberately set by Mark Anderson, a skilled con man and thief. What’s even harder to believe is this wasn’t the first time wine was at the center of crime and destruction.
Dinkelspiel traces the history of California wine and unravels this story of greed, violence and obsession.
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Author, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California