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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

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan's Sentencing Delayed Until Aug. 4

Judge will allow defense to question experts; Kurniawan settles lawsuit with Bill Koch

Posted: July 24, 2014  By Peter Hellman

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Bordeaux Roadkill: 18,000 Bottles of St.-Emilion Smashed

Plus, plumbers plead guilty to Seattle wine capers, more controversy over Chinese wine trademarks, and the Languedoc gets a new AOC

Posted: July 17, 2014  

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Rudy Kurniawan Sentencing Delayed Until July 24

Judge demands federal prosecutors give him more information on victims of wine counterfeiter

Posted: July 14, 2014  By Peter Hellman, Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

Chinese Corruption Probe Targets Firms That Bought Bordeaux Wineries

Companies accused of spending $43 million in state funds on châteaus; unclear if wineries will be seized

Posted: July 1, 2014  By Suzanne Mustacich

June 30, 2014 Issue  :  News

Collector Sues Merchant for $25 Million

Posted: June 30, 2014  By Peter Hellman

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Which Winemaking Family Hosted The Bachelorette?

Plus, repeat wine thieves hit a Boston-area Wegmans, and St. Helena's Hill Wine Co. has filed for bankruptcy

Posted: June 26, 2014  

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Devo's Gerald Casale Tunes Up a New Napa Vineyard

Plus, 400 Merlot vines stolen in Bordeaux, a French wine tourist destination closes its doors, and a wine tasting to benefit the disabled

Posted: June 5, 2014  

May 31, 2014 Issue  :  News

Wine-Theft Ring Busted in France

Posted: May 31, 2014  By Suzanne Mustacich

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Honor Winery Comes to Aid of Veterans

Plus, more wineries helping military charities, a Napa lawsuit alleges winemaker negligence, and Moët & Chandon raises $200,000 for AIDS research

Posted: May 29, 2014  

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan's Sentencing Is Delayed

Convicted fraudster asks judge for leniency; Judge asks prosecution for more information

Posted: May 29, 2014  By Peter Hellman

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

How Rational Is the GMO Debate? A Court Just Legitimized Mob Destruction

It's hard to discuss the potential promise and perils of genetically modified organisms if fear trumps reason

Posted: May 21, 2014  By Mitch Frank

A French court ruled last week that a mob that destroyed an experimental vineyard in Alsace planted to genetically modified vines in 2010 was completely justified. It's another win for fear over reason when it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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