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News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Is the World's Drink Window Up?

Unfiltered's guide to what to eat, what to drink, and where to stay if the Mayan calendar apocalypse comes to pass. Plus, the Brunello vandal is behind bars

Posted: December 20, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

Vandals Destroy Six Vintages of Case Basse's Brunello di Montalcino

Someone emptied all the casks, dumping out 16,500 gallons of wine; no motive for crime

Posted: December 4, 2012  By Bruce Sanderson

Nov. 30, 2012 Issue  :  News

Kurniawan To Challenge Key Evidence

Posted: November 30, 2012  By Peter Hellman

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Wild Party Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Launch of Duboeuf and Deutsch Beaujolais Nouveau

Also in Unfiltered, Madonna indulges in her favorite Champagne, and Yao Ming brings his Cabernet to America

Posted: November 15, 2012  

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Justice Department Rejects Kurniawan's Illegal Search Accusations

Court filing asserts that FBI agents had reason to sweep his home; includes photos of alleged "counterfeiting lab"

Posted: November 8, 2012  By Peter Hellman

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Indicted Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Accuses FBI of Illegal Search

New details of arrest emerge as lawyers try to exclude evidence from "counterfeiting lab"

Posted: October 16, 2012  By Peter Hellman

News & Features  :  News

Santa Barbara Vintner Dead in Mysterious Incident

FBI called in after body of Christopher Marks, owner of Sweeney Canyon Vineyard, was found on a beach

Posted: October 11, 2012  By Matt Kettmann

News & Features  :  News

Court Dismisses Collector's Suit On 'Jefferson Bordeauxs'

Judges find Bill Koch waited too long to accuse Christie's of selling counterfeits

Posted: October 8, 2012  By Mitch Frank

Sept. 30, 2012 Issue  :  News

Burgundy Shaken by Fraud Accusations

Posted: September 30, 2012  By Suzanne Mustacich

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Accused Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Fighting Feds' Case

Defense lawyers asking judge to toss evidence obtained in FBI search of Kurniawan's home

Posted: September 12, 2012  By Peter Hellman

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Robin Williams' Napa Estate Could Be Yours ... for $35 Million

Plus, Shanghai police make a $1.6M fake Bordeaux bust, and a half-ton of grapes stolen from a Rosenblum source vineyard

Posted: August 23, 2012  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

An Italian Vineyard Feels the Flames

Plus, El Bulli's wine cellar hits the auction block, and covert wine thieves lift $200,000 worth of Italian vino

Posted: August 9, 2012  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

How Many Real Housewines Are There?

Plus, thieves direct ship $200,000 of Canadian wine into the back of their truck, and Italian vintners go to Washington

Posted: August 2, 2012  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Give Him the Damn Cab: Keyshawn Johnson Starts Wine Label

Plus, Cornell set for $106 million wine school expansion, a Languedoc rancher claims beef tastes better when the cows get a few bottles of wine, and Scotland authorities seize $82,000 of stolen wine

Posted: July 19, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

Burgundy Shaken by Fraud Accusations

A leading négociant is accused of illegally blending and mislabeling 1.5 million bottles

Posted: June 15, 2012  By Suzanne Mustacich

May 31, 2012 Issue  :  News

FBI Arrests High-Flying Collector

Posted: May 31, 2012  By Peter Hellman

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Alleged Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Indicted

Federal grand jury hands down charges against the wine collector; he could be extradited to New York soon

Posted: May 10, 2012  By Peter Hellman

April 30, 2012 Issue  :  News

Scientist Who Studied Wine Accused of Faking Data

Posted: April 30, 2012  By Jacob Gaffney

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

The Governor and The Donald Team Up for Wine

Plus, a vine robot that does it all, serious Burgundy wine fraud and Three Fat Guys, a new label from former Packers players

Posted: April 12, 2012  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Screw Capos: Seized Mafia Land Makes Honest Wines

Plus, an ambassador to the E.U. embezzles some of the good stuff on the side, and Ornellaia goes Far East with a new artist bottling

Posted: March 29, 2012  

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