In the late ’70’s Robert Parker started publishing The Wine Advocate. At first, it was sent out on copied paper, then, as it gained in popularity (and he began to rate more wines), Parker began publishing it in booklet form. 914 more words
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Bill Koch, sibling of the famous Koch brothers, Charles and David, spent $35 million investigating what began as $400K in wine fraud. Turns out, Koch was the wrong guy to swindle… 9 more words
A Russian man behind a $2 million-plus fake wine scheme has gotten his comeuppance in a French court. In a case with echoes of the notorious conman Rudy Kurniawan, a Russian man has been jailed and ordered to pay huge fines for selling counterfeit bottles of Burgundy — including some of the world’s most expensive bottles. Read more.