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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  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Drew Barrymore Goes P.G. for New Adult Beverage

Plus, a top Washington winemaker starts his own label, vine vandals in Bordeaux and a wine for every Housewife

Posted: March 22, 2012  

Collecting  :  Collecting News

FBI Arrests Wine Collector Rudy Kurniawan

U.S. attorney accuses Indonesia-born Burgundy lover of trying to sell $1.3 million in fakes

Posted: March 9, 2012  By Peter Hellman

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Top Chef Turns for Emeril and Terlato

Plus, Dr. Loosen's extra-late eiswein harvest in Germany's Mosel, and another wine thief is safely behind bars

Posted: March 1, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

Where in the World Is My Wine?

eProvenance tries to improve wine shipping by tracking temperature and helping producers know their customers

Posted: March 1, 2012  By Suzanne Mustacich

Collecting  :  Collecting Q&A

What is the difference between Moulin des Carruades and Carruades de Lafite?

Posted: February 10, 2012  By Peter D. Meltzer

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