Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Billionaires Vinegar in the News this week

It's almost as if it was an additional chapter out of the Billionaire's Vinegar.  This week a Manhattan jury convicted a "wine expert" of selling counterfeit wine.

The book the Billionaire's Vinegar is a fun read that covers everything from Thomas Jefferson to modern day wine collectors and covers locales across Europe and back to the US.  It reads like a great suspense novel.  The only thing is that it is based on a true story.

In the Billionaire's Vinegar, Hardy Rodenstock was the wine counterfeiter.  This week Rudy Kurniawan was found guilty of fraud in connection with selling counterfeit wines and of defrauding a finance company.

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There are similarities in both stories.  

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