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Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2015 Issue  :  News

In Brief: Too Close for Comfort, What's in a Name? and Wine Crimes

Posted: February 28, 2015  By Aaron Romano, MaryAnn Worobiec, Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

America's Grad-School Elite Compete at Bordeaux Cup

Plus, an overproduction conviction in Bordeaux, Sonoma rejects Guy Fieri's winery, a wine embezzler goes to jail, and more

Posted: January 29, 2015  

News & Features  :  News

Napa Police Recover Rare Wine Stolen from the French Laundry

Sheriff reports much of $300,000 in vinous loot found in North Carolina; no arrests as investigation continues

Posted: January 23, 2015  By MaryAnn Worobiec

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Montalcino Wineries Drawn into Cocaine-Ring Sting

Plus, Prosecco from the keg—by any other name, and Napa's Mayacamas reopens under new management

Posted: January 22, 2015  

News & Features  :  News

Counterfeit Wine Investigator Has an Idea for Fighting Fakes

After years of looking for fakes in China, Nick Bartman thinks bottles might hold a solution

Posted: January 21, 2015  By Suzanne Mustacich

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Wildfires Destroy 2 Australia Vineyards

Plus, French courts force a troubled online wine retailer into liquidation, a wine-truck wipeout shuts down a Texas highway, the NYSLA will get a new chairman, and more

Posted: January 15, 2015  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

The Calendar Girls of Austrian Wine

Plus, a $100,000 Côte-Rôtie wine heist in France, and Napa viticulturist Herb Lamb dies at 64

Posted: December 18, 2014  

Nov. 30, 2014 Issue  :  News

Tuscany's Montalcino Confronts Fraud

Posted: November 30, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

Collecting  :  Collecting News

WineGavel Founder Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Auctioneer Joshua Krummenoehl agrees to more than $500,000 in restitution

Posted: November 19, 2014  By Robert Taylor

Nov. 15, 2014 Issue  :  News

New York Cracks Down on Wine Sellers

Posted: November 15, 2014  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

The Knicks' Wine-Soaked Amar'e Stoudemire

Plus, the Pauillac AOC rejects Pontet-Canet's 2012 second wine, and Pennsylvania plans to destroy 2,000-plus bottles of confiscated collectibles

Posted: October 23, 2014  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Kathie Lee and Hoda Hit the Bottle on WWE Monday Night Raw

Plus, fraud accusations in Tokaji, a triumph for Eagle Peak AVA supporters, and a fund-raising tribute to Charlie Trotter

Posted: October 16, 2014  

Oct. 15, 2014 Issue  :  News

Online Wine Auctioneer Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

Posted: October 15, 2014  By Robert Taylor, MaryAnn Worobiec

Oct. 15, 2014 Issue  :  News

Counterfeiting Tumult Reaches Climax

William Koch settles civil cases; Rudy Kurniawan sentenced to 10 years federal prison

Posted: October 15, 2014  By Peter Hellman, Mitch Frank

Sept. 30, 2014 Issue  :  News

Chinese Firms Accused of Spending State Funds to Buy Bordeaux Wineries

Posted: September 30, 2014  By Suzanne Mustacich

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Livio Felluga's 100th Birthday Bash

Plus, Young Jeezy in a Champagne bottle battle, golfer Cristie Kerr's charity wine drive and a robot "mini-mouth" that tastes wine

Posted: September 25, 2014  

News & Features  :  News

Tuscan Wine Region Montalcino Rocked by Fraud Allegations

A winery consultant stands accused of falsely identifying Sangiovese as Brunello di Montalcino

Posted: September 10, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Where Has All the Rosé Gone?

Plus, 150 snakes bound for snake wine escape in China, a wine industry embezzler gets 33 months in prison, and more Napa earthquake relief efforts

Posted: September 4, 2014  

News & Features  :  News

Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Indonesian wine collector ordered to pay $28.4 million in restitution

Posted: August 7, 2014  By Peter Hellman

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Online Wine Auctioneer Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

WineGavel founder faces 12 counts of theft concerning more than $500,000 in wine

Posted: July 31, 2014  By Robert Taylor

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