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Stalin's Wine Cellar

Stalin's Wine Cellar (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Baker, John
By Place, Nick

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    18 Aug 20

In the late 1990s, John Baker was known as a purveyor of quality rare and old wines. Always entrepreneurial and up for adventure, John was the perfect person for an occasional business partner, Andrew Simon, to approach with a mysterious wine list that was foreign to anything Joh...n, or his second-in-command, Kevin Hopko, had ever come across. The list was discovered to be a comprehensive catalogue of the wine collection of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia. The wine had become the property of the state after the Russian Revolution of 1918, during which Nicholas and his entire family were executed. Now owned by Stalin, the wine was discretely removed to a remote Georgian winery when Stalin was concerned the advancing Nazi army might overrun Russia, and inevitably loot artefacts and treasures. Half a century later, the wine was rumoured to be hidden underground and off any known map. John and Kevin embarked on an audacious, colourful and potentially dangerous journey to Georgia to discover if the wines actually existed; if the bottles were authentic and whether the entire collection could be bought and transported to a major London auction house for sale. Stalin's Wine Cellar is a wild, sometimes rough ride in the glamorous world of high end wine. From Double Bay Sydney to Tiblisi Georgia, via Paris, Chateau d'Yquem, Bordeaux, and New York. A multi million dollar cellar and a breath-taking collection of wine (and one very expensive broken bottle) is the elusive treasure. The cast of characters include Stalin, Hitler, Czar Nicholas II and a motley bunch of Georgian businessmen/cowboys toting handguns, in the early days of Russian business development that led to the world of Putin and oligarchs.
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ISBN 9781760893132
Published AU 18 Aug 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760893132
Stock Release date is 18 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Published 18 Aug 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Baker, John
By Place, Nick
Category Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 476g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Wines
ONIX Text General/trade