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    Maureen Downey on the real Rudy story

    Maureen Downey of Chai Consulting and, soon, winefraud.com, was in London recently. At Portland restaurant she treated us to some of her observations…

    10 Jun 2015 Jancis Robinson Richard Hemming
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    A novel suggestion for smashing wine fraud

    Nick Bartman, the lawyer specialising in anti-counterfeiting who was responsible for our riveting series on Chinese fakery, has a simple and…

    19 Jan 2015 Guest contributor
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    Downey - routing the fakers

    A slightly shorter version of this article was also published in the Financial Times.When she wanted hands-on winemaking experience, Maureen Downey…

    5 Jul 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    How to be a wine faker

    The wine trade would dearly love the whole issue of fake wine to disappear. I keep thinking of Aubert de Villaine, for example, who would like to…

    12 May 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Antique Wine Co responds

    The following is a statement by Stephen Wlliams of The Antique Wine Company in response to the lawsuit described in British fine-wine merchant sued…

    22 Apr 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    British fine-wine merchant sued over 1787 Yquem

    Later that same day: Stephen Williams responds here.Lawyers acting for Atlanta real-estate developer Julian LeCraw Jr filed a 59-page complaint last…

    22 Apr 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    What did Rudy ruin?

    Not since the Mondavi brothers faced each other in a San Francisco courtroom has there been so much drama in the world of fine wine. Like many of my…

    16 Jan 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    Security innovation at Le Pin

    See Julia's notes on Pomerol 2012s on Monday.At the en primeur tasting earlier this month in their very fine new cellar (never mind the size, feel the…

    25 Apr 2013 Julia Harding MW
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    Grape pickings for US lawyers

    These days it seems as though the tool of choice for the upper echelon of the American fine-wine scene is neither a Laguiole nor a personal cellar…

    18 Apr 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    Labouré-Roi accused of widespread fraud

    Burgundians were shocked yesterday to find three pages of their daily paper, the quaintly named Bien Public, devoted to the news that four of the most…

    14 Jun 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Rudy in Vanity Fair

    American wine writer Michael Steinberger has been rather quiet of late as he has been entangled with the Vanity Fair editorial team writing a long…

    12 Jun 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Berrys offer authentication service

    Concerned by the recent pollution of the fine wine market by counterfeits (just put 'Rudy' in our search box…), and alerted to recent offers of fake…

    8 Jun 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    How Rudy did it

    15 May - Read a racy 4,000-word account of the story of Rudy to date by Benjamin Wallace, author of The Billionaire's Vinegar, just published in New…

    15 May 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Reacting to wine fraud

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.When the FBI arrest someone for wine fraud, you know this crime has moved…

    28 Apr 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Koch v Acker case on again

    Billionaire Bill Koch (pictured) has been trying to sue New York-based auctioneers Acker, Merrall & Condit for some years now over what he alleged was…

    28 Mar 2012 Jancis Robinson