His Last Burgundy

Fiction, Thriller / Crime

The Baden-Baden wine festival, with four thousand wines from around the world up for evaluation, is just around the corner. The judging panel’s leading luminary is Alan Amber, a renowned and influential wine critic whose controversial hundred-point grading system has rocketed some growers to riches while plunging others into bankruptcy and ruin. 

But Amber is found dead in his hotel room. The festival’s promoter asks Henry Meyenbeeker to make some discreet enquiries. As investigations progress, it becomes clear that there’s more than one person who wanted to see Amber dead...  

Paul Grote

After training as a management assistant in advertising, Paul Grote studied sociology and political science in Hamburg. He spent 15 years living in South America, from were he reported for the press and radio on wine and cookery.

His Last Burgundy

The Baden-Baden wine festival, with four thousand wines from around the world up for evaluation, is just around the corner. The judging panel’s leading luminary is Alan Amber, a renowned and influential wine critic whose controversial hundred-point grading system has rocketed some growers to riches while plunging others into bankruptcy and ruin. 

But Amber is found dead in his hotel room. The festival’s promoter asks Henry Meyenbeeker to make some discreet enquiries. As investigations progress, it becomes clear that there’s more than one person who wanted to see Amber dead...  

Bibliographic Data
432 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-21822-1
First published 2019