That Rodenstock guest list
In How to be a wine faker , I argued that the most effective way for wine counterfeiters to establish their credentials is to start by organising some top-quality tastings of genuine rarities and then, in successive events, to gradually increase the number of fake wines served. I made a reference to le tout Bordeaux who flocked to the events organised by the notorious German Hardy Rodenstock, so I thought you might be interested in the list of attendees at the grandest of them all, an all-day 12-course feast that he hosted at Ch d'Yquem, with Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces, on 30 September 1986. We were each issued with...
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