In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire

August 21, 2018|
In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire by Peter Hellman
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The "engrossing" (Wall Street Journal) story of the biggest con in wine history

In 2002, Rudy Kurniawan, an unknown twentysomething, burst into the privileged world of ultrafine wines. Blessed with a virtuoso palate, and with a seemingly limitless supply of coveted bottles, Kurniawan quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite. But in April 2008, at a New York auction house, dozens of Kurniawan's trophy bottles were abruptly pulled from sale. Journalist Peter Hellman was there, and he began to investigate: Were the bottles fake? Were there others? And was Kurniawan himself a dupe . . . or had he ensnared the world's top winemakers, sellers, and drinkers in a web of deceit?
Peter Hellman, a New York-based journalist and author for more than 40 years, has been a contributor to Wine Spectator for more than a decade. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, and many others. His books include When Courage Was Stronger than Fear, Chief!, and Fifty Years Afte...
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Title:In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8.2 X 5.5 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.2 X 5.5 X 0.9 in
Published:August 21, 2018
Publisher:The Experiment
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781615194957

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