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...