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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 fellow pundits, I followed the trial of Rudy...

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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 article about the Rudy Kurniawan fake-wine...

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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 York magazine, here . I understand that...

It's official: JancisRobinson.com is 'a popular wine blog', at least according to point 56 of this 40-page detailed accusation levelled at wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan by the FBI's fine...

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See also Rudy - pictures and details , and the Wine fraud thread in our Members' forum.  As reported here in yesterday's New York Times , the young Indonesian wine collector and...

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16 Sep - Updated below and see a very interesting light on the subject of authenticating old rare wine on our members' forum . I must say I'm amazed that there has not been more...

Billionaire William Koch, who is already engaged in a lengthy pursuit of Hardy Rodenstock over the allegedly fake Thomas Jefferson bottles, filed an official complaint in Los Angeles yesterday...

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A slightly shorter version of this article was also published in the Financial Times. When she wanted hands-on winemaking experience, Maureen Downey deliberately chose South Africa. 'I went and...

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 spend his time overseeing the production of wine...

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 consultant, but a lawyer. The buzz of...

We are publishing Alder's February contribution a little early this month, in time for the controversial wine auction scheduled for tomorrow* night (Wed 8 Feb) in London by Spectrum Wine Auctions...

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This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. Laurent Ponsot used to be a famous Burgundian wine grower, but now he is an amateur detective too. 'I'm the new...

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Anyone remotely interested in fine wine should read this excellent article on Wine Spectator's website. Energetically run by the relatively youthful John Kapon, Acker Merrall &...

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'Mr Big' has of course turned out to be Rudy Kurniawan, now being pursued by Bill Koch, as outlined in The strange case of Acker & Rudy . Last October in...

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