Tag Archives: Domaine Ponsot

• Ponsot: “Kurniawan had an accomplice”

Ponsot: “Kurniawan had an accomplice”

Laurent Ponsot of Domaine Ponsot in Burgundy has spoken out about the Rudy Kurniawan wine fraud case, claiming he knows the identity of an accomplice in the collector’s alleged crimes. “Rudy has been advised by someone with extensive knowledge of Burgundy. I know who it is, but in the current state of the investigation, I […]

• An Insider’s Guide to Counterfeiting Wine

An Insider’s Guide to Counterfeiting Wine

Illustration by Luke McGarry Last week the FBI arrested a 35-year-old millionaire wine dealer suspected of trying to sell $1.3 million in counterfeit wine. The high-profile case is just the latest illustration of a fraud that has spread to every corner of the wine world in the past few decades, from the booming Chinese market […]

• Renowned Wine Dealer Arrested for Trying to Sell Counterfeits

Renowned Wine Dealer Arrested for Trying to Sell Counterfeits

Rudy Kurniawan had ascended to the upper reaches of the wine world on both coasts, renowned as much for his palate as for his eye, fixed often on the highest of high-end bottles. His presence at auctions was constant, at events in Beverly Hills, and offerings at Sotheby’s in New York. His interest by itself […]