The Billionaire’s Book Deal


It hasn’t even been published yet, but former Philadelphia magazine executive editor Ben Wallace’s book The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine was optioned by Will Smith’s production company. Dan Gross has the scoop:

The author declined to reveal what he was paid for the option on his book about the 1985 sale, to Christopher “Kip” Forbes, of a $156,000 bottle of Bordeaux, said to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson. The seller, Hardy Rodenstock, was later sued by another billionaire, Bill Koch, who also bought some bottles.

We’re looking forward to reading it!

Will Smith gets wine-film option [Dan Gross]
The Billionaire’s Vinegar []