Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

Wine Wednesday

Photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York.

The wine world can't stop talking about last week's arrest of Rudy Kurniawan, a Los Angeles–based collector who had allegedly been selling counterfeit wines for years. The U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI announced five counts of fraud charges that could each result in 20 years behind bars, and bloggers swarmed over the government's photos—most notably, a shot of a file cabinet in Kurniawan's home that was stocked full of brand-new-looking labels for highly desirable old wines, like 1950 Pétrus. Guess how much these bottles would have gone for...





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