SPIT: celebrity wine
Buzzfeed asks sommelier to taste and rate celebrity wines in a blind tasting. Hilarity ensues.
SIPPED: hermaphroditic Himalayan elderberries
A funny send-up of tasting note terms from Keith Levenberg .
SPIT: say pleas
Rudy Kurniawan went before a AFP ]judge yesterday; trial is set to start September 9, or thereabouts. [
True headline: "Your Wine Habit Is Threatening Endangered Pandas" # rolleyes
SPIT: The NRA has a wine club ?! Ack. I'm sure all the wines will be high caliber...
SPIT: Rudy Kurniawan ‘s attempt to have the DOJ's evidence against his alleged wine counterfeiting was disallowed by the judge. Now the defendant must prepare to stand trial or change his not guilty plea.
SPIT: Orange wines , the skin-fermented once hot among hipsters, get crushed by sommelier who argues succinctly, " orange wines." Other sommeliers pile on in the piece.
…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.
Yesterday's article in the a woman who can tell a counterfeit collectible wine from the real thing is certainly current, which no doubt is why the ran with it.about
Her name is, and she can determine if "your , or 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 …
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…
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.
Naked Wines Coming to States
The highly successful European wine retailer, Naked Click to read more..., is set to bring their unique brand of retailing to shores and along with it their emphasis on promoting and selling wines by recruiting winemakers.
The " Fifth Column" …
The New York indictment of Rudy Kurniawan, arrested by the FBI for serial counterfeiting of fine and rare wine, can be read in gripping detail here . I should have published it as soon as I received it very early on Thursday morning, but this coincided with our departure for a couple of days.