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Thursday 2 April 2015

Rudy Kurniawan

Kurniawan’s wines will be sold to repay victims

Wines from convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan’s private cellar are to be sold to repay the victims of his scams, who are owed in the region of US$30m.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 3 Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Neal Martin

The Essex-born, Surrey-based wine writer on his love of KFC and 1945 Claret, dislike of corked wine writers and fear of architecture.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Auction takes action against wine fraud

The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild has introduced a new security seal designed to prove the authenticity of each wine sold at its auction next month.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 No Comments »

The big fake fall out

As Rudy Kurniawan, fine wine’s answer to Bernie Madoff, begins his prison sentence in New York, the trade is coming to terms with the fall-out.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

Decade in prison ‘not enough’ for Kurniawan

Burgundian winemaker Laurent Ponsot, who helped to bring Rudy Kurniawan to trial, believes 10 years in prison is “not enough” for the convicted wine fraudster.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan sentencing delayed once more

The sentencing of wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan has been delayed for the third time but he has agreed a settlement with billionaire Bill Koch.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan to be sentenced today

Convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan will be sentenced today in New York.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan sentence delayed again

The sentencing of convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan has been postponed for a second time.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan prosecutors call for 14 years

Lawyers prosecuting convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan have panned his defence’s calls for leniency and called for a jail term of up to 14 years.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 2 Comments »

de Villaine: ‘It’s hard to believe Acker didn’t have doubts’

EXCLUSIVE: Aubert de Villaine, co-director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, has spoken out about auction house Acker Merrall & Condit’s role in the Rudy Kurniawan scandal.

Monday, February 10th, 2014 No Comments »

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