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Is Hardy Rodenstock The World's Most Successful Wine Fraudster?

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Is Hardy Rodenstock The World's Most Successful Wine Fraudster?

ChinoWayne | | Sep 3, 2007 10:49 PM

An interesting article in The New Yorker's annual food issue, it indicates that some of the most expensive rare wines sold are not what they seem to be:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/20...

The implication of the article is that a fellow going by the name of Hardy Rodenstock is one of the world's most successful rare wine counterfeiters, who seems to at least have been partially abetted by the "losey goosey" establishment of province by a major auction house, and the unwitting endorsement of Robert Parker.

Even if the Jefferson bottles are a fraud, and Rodenstock ends up going to prison, this mixologist par excellance will probably become the king of the pruno industry.

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