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The Resource In vino duplicitas : the rise and fall of a wine forger extraordinaire, Peter Hellman

In vino duplicitas : the rise and fall of a wine forger extraordinaire, Peter Hellman

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In vino duplicitas : the rise and fall of a wine forger extraordinaire
Title
In vino duplicitas
Title remainder
the rise and fall of a wine forger extraordinaire
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Peter Hellman
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Language
eng
Summary
"Few gain entry to the privileged world of ultrafine wines, where billionaires flock to exclusive auction houses to vie for the scarce surviving bottles from truly legendary years. But Rudy Kurniawan, an unknown twentysomething from Indonesia, was blessed with two gifts that opened doors: a virtuoso palate for wine tasting, and access to a seemingly limitless (if mysterious) supply of the world's most coveted wines. After bursting onto the scene in 2002, Kurniawan quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite. But in April 2008, his lots of Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis red burgundy--dating as far back as 1945--were abruptly pulled from auction. The problem? The winemaker was certain that this particular burgundy was first produced only in 1982. Journalist Peter Hellman was there, and he would closely investigate as a singular cast of characters--including a Kansas-born billionaire and self-proclaimed "hoarder," a dignified Burgundian winemaker, a wine-loving young prosecutor, and a crusty FBI agent who prepared for the case by reading French Wine for Dummies--worked to unravel the biggest con in wine history. Whether driven by the love of wine or of justice, all were asking the same question: Was the mild-mannered Kurniawan himself a dupe? Or had one young man--with little experience and few connections--ensnared the world's top winemakers, sellers, and drinkers in a web of deceit?" --
Summary
In a shocking true crime story, a con man, blessed with the gift of a discerning palate and a knack for tracking down impossibly hard-to-find bottles, reigns as a purveyor of the last century|s most storied vintages until the truth comes out and his world comes spectacularly crashing down
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Biography type
individual biography
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10546115
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DLC
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Hellman, Peter
Dewey number
364.16/3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kurniawanm, Rudy
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Wine auctions
  • Commercial crimes
  • Wine industry
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the rise and fall of a wine forger extraordinaire
Label
In vino duplicitas : the rise and fall of a wine forger extraordinaire, Peter Hellman
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming Doctor Conti -- Underside of an auction -- The man from Morey-St.-Denis -- The auctioneer -- The elegance of the hustle -- The sheriff -- The take-down -- Before a jury of his peers -- Aftershocks
Control code
ocn958413717
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781615193929
Lccn
2017010305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958413717
Label
In vino duplicitas : the rise and fall of a wine forger extraordinaire, Peter Hellman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming Doctor Conti -- Underside of an auction -- The man from Morey-St.-Denis -- The auctioneer -- The elegance of the hustle -- The sheriff -- The take-down -- Before a jury of his peers -- Aftershocks
Control code
ocn958413717
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781615193929
Lccn
2017010305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958413717

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