Benjamin Lebel is invited by the prestigious Burgundy 'Tastevin' society host Roger Vincenot in the jury of their annual tasting. Major wine merchant Bernard Aristide, expected to be on business trip, arrives and rudely demands the seat of honor, only to die from the cup which does passes by Benjamin. Although unwelcome to the police, he insists to start his own investigation and orders a shaky Silvère to come assist him, a task he only takes to heart after meeting Vincenot's oenology-promising waitress Aurélie, who becomes the young gentleman's hot-tempered lover. Benjamin mistrust the offer of collaboration from the local newspaper editor, a historian. While he digs into the Aristide family and estates history, which prove a complex web of trickery, the same poison kills the neighboring Montclart brothers, brutes and parties to dirty tricks on both ends, but only darker family secrets explain another lurking crime.
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Based on the fourth novel in the book series. See more