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Monday 8 February 2016

Rudy Kurniawan

de Villaine priming nephew to take over DRC

Aubert de Villaine, co-director of Burgundy’s prized Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, is priming his nephew to take over the estate in the near future.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Kurniawan wines make US$1.5m

A sale of fine wines belonging to Rudy Kurniawan has realised US$1.5 million – while hundreds more deemed fake have been destroyed.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 No Comments »

New Hong Kong auctioneer under fire

A new auction house in Hong Kong has come under scrutiny after the provenance of certain wines at its inaugural sale were called into question.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 No Comments »

US marshals sell off Kurniawan wine

Wine from the personal cellar of fraudster Rudy Kurniawan is being sold off by the US Marshals Service after being declared genuine.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Kurniawan’s cars sold at auction

A trio of cars belonging to convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, including a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago roadster, have gone under the hammer in the US.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Kurniawan appeal rebuffed

An appeal by convicted fraudster Rudy Kurniawan to have his 10-year sentence reduced has been challenged by a US attorney.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 1 Comment »

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 »

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