Murder by Malbec

Issue: November 15, 2009

Stanley Sour, the universally loathed owner of Sour Grapes Winery, was found dead on Wednesday morning in his office, clocked across the cranium with a vintage bottle of his own Malbec. Recently named the finest red in California’s Santa Uvita Valley, the bottling certainly proved fine enough to knock out the man who’d produced it.

Sour Grapes Winery is teeming with people who wanted Stanley Sour out of the way, and you, the top detective on the Santa Uvita police force, must solve a series of puzzles to figure out whodunit. Your investigators have narrowed the suspect list down to six possible offenders whose motives run the gamut: revenge, pride, greed and, naturally, disagreement over which wine to serve with which cheese. So open a bottle, grab a pen and get ready to crack the case of Murder by Malbec...

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 27, 2009.

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