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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Claire Suddath’s May 22 Bloomberg Business story reads like an-old school ... ... at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry was pried open with a crow bar … They  knew exactly what they wanted: 76 bottles of wine worth a collective $300,000,” the article said. “That night, an hour south, someone also tried, for the second night in a row, to break into ... Read More

    From the article Stealing the Limelight: Bloomberg Explores Recent High-Profile Wine Heists


  • Imagine the shock: That priceless vintage you acquired for your cellar – ... from world-famous eatery The French Laundry. The myriad of crimes – whether smash and grab or subtle and smooth – lead wine investors and wine lovers to wonder how wine fraud will evolve in the future.Wallace believes rare-wine scams are on the way out. “I do think it... Read More

    From the article Uncorking The Motives and Methods of Wine Fraud


  • Hello, Msinclair, welcome to snooth!In response to your question the answer is ... In another thread re: the French Laundry there was a mention of a $200 corkage fee.Find out if the bottle(s) you intend to bring is on their wine list. Significant faux pas to carry in one that they sell.If you're bringing a really nice bottle, offer a taste to ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bringing your own wine?


  • Has anyone ever brought their own wine to a restaurant? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bringing your own wine?


  • Mystery solved, sort of. This past week detectives from the Napa County ... ... 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 officials did not disclose exactly how many of the missing 76 bottles were recovered or how the... Read More

    From the article French Laundry Wine Recovered in North Carolina


  • I remember coughing on my caviar egg at my first visit to French Laundry - not only the corkage is highway robbery, so is the wine list. Decidedly some nice stuff on there but the markup? Worse even than most starred restaurants in Sweden and we are famous for our markups on alcohol as most restaurants make their living from this, not the food. ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic French Laundry robbed of $$$$...


  • hmmm i agree  Read More

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  • BTW, counterfeiting is a bigger problem, but there are some interesting ways of protecting against theft and counterfeiting.  Some wineries, DRC included, are taking measures but not publicizing them to slow down countermeasures. Read More

    Forum post in the topic French Laundry robbed of $$$$...


  • So I read a couple interesting things on art theft a while back, and it turns ... just talking about going to French Laundry (I've never been) or Manresa... on the other hand, I have a contact at Meadowood and they still have plenty of cult cab.... one of their investors is the owner of Harla Read More

    Forum post in the topic French Laundry robbed of $$$$...


  • LOL, dmcker!Seems to me this was an hired hit (with an inside connection perhaps), don't you think?  I mean, you could never sell these bottles without high risk of being caught.   And they didn't just grab bottles willy-nilly.   My money's on the hired hit or insurance fraud.  I mean, NO SECURITY for a million dollar cellar??  Complacency, perh... Read More

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