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ALONG THE BURGUNDY TRAIL – VINTAGE 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2014 BURGUNDY VINTAGE DOMAINES AND NEGOCIANTS VISITED WINES TASTED AND TASTING NOTES 2014 DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE-CONTI HARVEST REPORT RECENT VINTAGES (2013 – 2007) HOW BURGUNDY IS TASTED FROM BARREL A SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF BURGUNDY INTRODUCTION   I first started going to Burgundy to taste wines from barrel in 1981. Since […]

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FAKE WINES IN CHINA – THE BEAT GOES ON

For many years the Underground has been reporting on wine fraud. This began in the early 80s (to read that article click here).   Interestingly, in the early 80s I talked with the owners of Chateau Lafite Rothschild about the issue of wine fraud and they felt that it would not be a problem. At […]

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AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE WINE FOLLIES: THE ANSWER WAS LYING IN PLAIN SIGHT

  The story of wine fraud and the indictment of Rudy Kurniawan has been going on for a while now and so far there have been 4  Underground articles (to read #1 click here – #2 click here  –  #3  click here – #4 click here).  A recent article in Vanity Fair written by Mike […]

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STOP THE WINE PRESS! THE FBI HAS MOVED TO STOP WINE FRAUD!

HALLELUJAH!  After years of investigation the FBI has just made the first arrest of a person accused of wine fraud. (A copy of the press release from the New York Attorney General’s office appears at the end of this article) That person is none other than Rudy Kurniawan who has long been suspected of being […]

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ALONG THE BURGUNDY TRAIL – VINTAGE 2010

Ruins of the Abbey of Saint Vivant under restoration INTRODUCTION I previously published a brief note on the 2010 vintage as compared with the 2009 vintage. As I said then, the two vintages are completely different. (To read that article click here.) Below is the table of contents (click on each item to read) for […]

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