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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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LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE!

It happened! After all the controversy about the Spectrum/Vanquish wine auction and possible fraudulent wines, the auction was held as scheduled on the evening of February 8 in London. At the last minute, a significant number of the old Domaine Romanée Conti wines were pulled from the auction. At this point there is a lot […]

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OMG – IS IT THE END OF THE WORLD OR NOT?

The Ol’ Drive By Sip And Spit (See The Underground Wine Line “Vinous Drive By – It’s The Drive By Sip And Spit”) is being replaced by the ol’ plug and play. Hah! As I write this, the day has just passed for the time that the world was supposed to have ended. As far as I know, we are all still here.

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THE BEAT GOES ON AND ON … “SUM YUNG VINE” X 2

OK. I just learned that it is not only Mouton Rothschild with its 08 label with a Chinese artist that focused on the Chinese market, But, apparently Lafite Rothschild preceded Mouton with its 08 bottle embossed with the Chinese symbol for lucky number 8. So it seems that one good deed deserves another.

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AND THE BEAT GOES ON…

Wine prices have been really volatile for some time and a real topic of conversation among wine lovers. But, it looks like there is no end in sight. Consider the following:

The price of 2008 Mouton Rothschild has soared from $200 to $1000 per bottle literally overnight. What would cause such an increase you ask?

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