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LOOKING FOR OLD WINE WITH IMPECCABLE PROVENANCE?

I am often asked about acquiring old wines. My answer is always to be very careful and know the provenance. Remember the Undergound was the first to talk about wine fraud (to read that article click here) So if you are one of those who is looking to buy old wines with great provenance here is your […]

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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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WHAT’S ULLAGE GOT TO DO WITH IT? – THE CURIOUS CASE OF 1928 LA GAFFELIÉRE NAUDES

This case is all about provenance and storage. (To read Dennis Foley’s article on proper wine storage click here)   But, despite the long standing belief that the history of the wine (provenance) is the most important thing in evaluating an old wine, it is the thing that most new wine buyers have ignored. This is […]

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WINE FRAUD – CAVEAT EMPTOR!

WINE FRAUD – CAVEAT EMPTOR!   PART II UPDATE  FEBRUARY 6, 2012 The fast breaking story on wine fraud has a completely new revelation on the possibility of  fraud in a large number of Domaine Romanee Conti wines being offered for sale at auction. The discrepancies on the bottles has now been specifically identified. The […]

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Retrospective Review: Volume II, Number 2 (October-November, 1980)

We are currently reproducing a copy of Volume II, Number 2 of The Underground Wineletter. Below you’ll find an updated review of each article, where I will go over what we got right and what we got wrong. We will follow this format with each successive issue. So Volume II, Number 3 will be coming […]

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LA TACHE TASTING NOTES AS WELL AS TASTING NOTES ON OTHER DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE CONTI WINES

Following are my comments on a vertical tasting of La Tache, Monopole du Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1966-1988, which I organized in Vancouver on September 14th, 2010, as well as a handful of other DRC wines tasted several days before and after this event (all in September). With the exception of the La Tache 1987 (contributed by a participant at this event), all the wines were from my cellar.

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