Collector Sues Merchant for $25 Million

Peter Hellman
Issue: June 30, 2014

An Atlanta wine collector is suing a London wine merchant for more than $25 million, alleging that the dealer sold him 15 bottles of fake rare Bordeaux, with vintages ranging from 1908 to 1787. Julian LeCraw Jr., a real estate investor, filed suit on April 17 in federal court, accusing U.K. wine retailer Antique Wine Company and its CEO, Stephen Williams, of fraud and racketeering. Wine Spectator's Peter Hellman explains.

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