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    Sour Grapes - the movie

    22 September We are republishing free Tam's review of this new documentary film currently shown in UK cinemas (see below) and presumably elsewhere. It…

    22 Sep 2016 Tamlyn Currin
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    Maureen Downey on the real Rudy story

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

    10 Jun 2015 Jancis Robinson Richard Hemming MW
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Rudy - pictures and details

    It's official: is 'a popular wine blog', at least according to point 56 of this 40-page detailed accusation levelled at wine…

    10 Mar 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    FBI arrest Rudy Kerniawan

    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…

    9 Mar 2012 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alder on America

    Don Cornwell - the fine-wine bidder's hero

    We are publishing Alder's February contribution a little early this month, in time for the controversial wine auction scheduled for tomorrow* night…

    7 Feb 2012 Alder Yarrow
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    The strange case of Acker & Rudy

    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…

    14 Sep 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Koch goes for Rudy

    Billionaire William Koch, who is already engaged in a lengthy pursuit of Hardy Rodenstock over the allegedly fake Thomas Jefferson bottles, filed an…

    11 Sep 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Burgundy's Sherlock Holmes

    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…

    18 Jul 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Ponsot pulls plug on Acker

    Anyone remotely interested in fine wine should read this excellent article on Wine Spectator's website. Energetically run by the relatively…

    19 May 2008 Jancis Robinson