24 April 2014

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Rudy Kurniawan

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By Dr. Vino of Dr Vino's wine blog 3 months ago.
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…documentary entitled " Sour Grapes" is in the works about the Rudy Kurniawan wine counterfeiting story. They say that the film is being made by a British team with the full cooperation of Laurent Ponsot and will be completed by the end of this year.

While I look forward to seeing the documentary, I'm not sure a documentary is the best treatment for the material. The Rudy saga is terrific and it definitely has the ability to draw the interest of the casual viewer not really …

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By Alder of JancisRobinson.com 3 months ago.
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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 Kurniawan and the events that led up to it closely. Being slightly more inquisitive than your average.

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…surprised. Reports say the recent trial and conviction of Indonesian wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan is just the "tip of the iceberg. " And while much of the report centers on wine other than Italian, the day will come when we hear more Italian wines surfacing from God knows where.

I know one dealer who has been scouring Italian cellars. He lives in Italy, speaks the language, is a merchant, and knows the greater world 's demand and lust for rare things. And he is …

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On Daily Wine News 4 months ago.
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A wine dealer has been found guilty of manufacturing fake vintage bottles in New York for illegal profit. Rudy Kurniawan was convicted on two counts of wire and postal fraud in federal court on Wednesday. He was accused of fooling buyers into thinking the wine made in his Arcadia, California kitchen was rare.

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By Dr. Vino of Dr Vino's wine blog 4 months ago.
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…attorney, Jerome Mooney, mounted a free-wheeling, 55-minute summation in which portrayed Kurniawan as a victim in a wine world awash in fakes. He suggested that Kurniawan was "obsessive," "keeping everything," and trying to make the old bottles better, adding wax here and there to chipped capsules. Should he have done that? "Probably not," Money said comparing it to innocent collectors on the PBS show " Antique Roadshow." He suggested that Kurniawan

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On Wine News | Decanter over 1 year ago.
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The US Justice Department has accused Rudy Kurniawan of attempting to suppress evidence and has filed a motion defending its search of the alleged wine fraudster's home.

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…wine fraud have brought to the forefront the importance of provenance. The high profile arrest of Rudy Kurniawan earlier this year, exposed one of the greatest cases of fine wine fraud. The commitment from Laurent Ponsot of Domaine Ponsot to protect the name of his estate and expose the fraudulent dealing of Rudy Kurniawan should be applauded.

It started in 2008, when Laurent Ponsot requested the withdrawal of a number of rare bottles from his domaine at an Acker Merrall & Condit

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG almost 2 years ago.
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Yesterday's article in the San Francisco Chronicle about a woman who can tell a counterfeit collectible wine from the real thing is certainly current, which no doubt is why the Chron ran with it.

Her name is Maureen Downey, and she can determine if "your Romanee-Conti, Lafite or Sassicaia might not be legit." Of course, there's been a lot of other news lately over fake expensive wine, with some bloggers going apeshit over Rudy Kurniawan . It's …

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On Daily Wine News almost 2 years ago.
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Laurent Ponsot of Domaine Ponsot in Burgundy has spoken out about the Rudy Kurniawan wine fraud case, claiming he knows the identity of an accomplice in the collector's alleged crimes. " Rudy has been advised by someone with extensive knowledge of Burgundy. I know who it is, but in the current state of the investigation, I keep this information secret," Ponsot told Vanity Fair magazine. One person thought to be a possible accomplice is Kurniawan's Burgundy-born…

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On JancisRobinson.com almost 2 years ago.
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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 story we have been following for so long on this site. The July edition containing the result is now.

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