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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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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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Laurent Ponsot used to be a famous Burgundian wine grower, but now he is an amateur detective too. 'I'm the new Sherlock Holmes', he told me gleefully in London in late May. 'It's very exciting...

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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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