Right Bottle, Wrong Wine
Counterfeit bottles multiply as global demand for collectible wines surges
Issue: February 28, 2007
There's a running joke in the restaurant world that Las Vegas dining rooms serve more Château Pétrus 1982 in a year than the Pomerol estate even made. Sadly, that may not be a gross exaggeration. Rajat Parr, wine director for Michael Mina's restaurants in San Francisco and Las Vegas, remembers when his staff at one of the four Vegas venues told him of a customer who ordered three bottles of 1982 Pétrus the previous night.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 18, 2007.