Charlie Trotter being sued for selling ‘fake’ DRC

14th June, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Chicago-based celebrity chef Charlie Trotter is being sued for allegedly selling two collectors a magnum of fake Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

Charlie Trotter is being sued for allegedly selling fake DRC to collectors

Bekim and Ilir Frrokaj paid £30,000 last June for what Trotter had claimed was a magnum of 1945 DRC from the chef’s now defunct Michelin-starred restaurant, Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago.

The pair only learnt that the bottle was fake when they tried to have it insured and were told the wine had no value.

In the run up to the closure of Charlie Trotter’s last August, Trotter sold a number of bottles from the restaurant’s stellar cellar to interested wine collectors.

According to the lawsuit, filed yesterday in a US District Court….

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