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  • The lawyers of the wine world's most famous fraudster are twisting their litigious corkscrew once again, this time filing to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals an appeal of a Dec. 2013 decision which sent Rudy Kurniawan to jail for 10 years.  Several industry news sources reported the appeal yesterday, including one source whose article about t... Read More

    From the article Kurniawan Caper May Go Back to Courthouse


  • Imagine the shock: That priceless vintage you acquired for your cellar – the one which induced the admiring glances of some of the richest men in America – is a fake, a sham. You're left with a worthless bottle of wine. Meanwhile, somewhere in the world, a criminal is using his sterling reputation to cloak a rather nefarious empire of false supe... Read More

    From the article Uncorking The Motives and Methods of Wine Fraud


  • Nikkei Asian Review is reporting that India's middle-class spenders are opening their wallets to the country's wine industry in a way which could cause a significant boost in the sector's profits. “Alcohol consumption in India is breaking free from the constraints formerly placed on its social acceptability by religious conservatism,” reporter S... Read More

    From the article India's Consumers Predicted To Put Rupees Where Their Reds Are


  • There's also Covenant and a bunch of others.  Many of them are, more or less, pretty good.  None of them that I have had has ever been better than pretty good.  All of them have cost much more than they should have for the source of the fruit and for the quality of the wine.  Why is that the case?  It's not that the wine has to be processed in a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pahrump Valley Winery (Nevada)


  • Made a trip to Pahrump Nevada today to play a round of golf with my friends at Mountain Falls GC. Amazing course! Rated #1 in Nevada and the #7 public course in America. Who would have thought a course that nice could be located smack dab in the middle of basically no-mans land.Because the trip is 45 minutes from Vegas, I decided to visit the wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pahrump Valley Winery (Nevada)


  • We finally got the news that we are approved for our planning permit.  Now comes the really trying part:  building permits, contractors' estimates, dislocation, refinancing, and dealing with the neighbor who tried to stop the project and who will harass the contractor.  But it's official:  I get a basement with room for a real cellar with temper... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Finally able to exhale (Some...


  • Mystery solved, sort of. This past week detectives from the Napa County Sheriff's Office flew to Greensboro, North Carolina, to recover bottles of wine stolen from world-famous Michelin restaurant French Laundry. Law enforcement has not said how many bottles were recovered and no arrests have been made, according to several sources. “Sheriff's o... Read More

    From the article French Laundry Wine Recovered in North Carolina


  • Wine has the unique ability to, at the same time, stand inside and outside of history. This past week Villa Torlonia, a museum and estate near Rome, opened to visitors the doors of its World War II-era bomb shelter. Before the underground hideout served as a refuge from possible air attacks, it served as a wine cellar for infamous dictator Benit... Read More

    From the article Wine cellar-turned-shelter opens as museum


  • Here's another of those eye-popping offers from HDH, though it always surprises me how (relatively) reasonable bottle prices are for older Bordeaux library offerings compared to those from the last several years. And Montrose itself was never really found by the Chinese. There's no question of provenance here since these bottles are all from the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Montrose: good stuff!


  • Hewes’ Crab. Albemarle Pippin. Harrison. Grimes. Baldwin. Esopus Spitzenberg. Winesap. Apples. More specifically, cider apples with deep roots in The Commonwealth of Virginia. Each of these cultivars played an important role in the long history of hard cider in Virginia and are still grown today by some of the state’s most notable cideries.From ... Read More

    From the article Hard Apple Cider


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