Daily Wine News: Missing Wines

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rudy Kurniawan“Kurniawan kept awful records, and often none at all. But, ‘to date, the government has been able to establish that Kurniawan sold at least $20.73m in fake wine that has not been returned for a refund.’” In Decanter, Chris Mercer asks “Where are Rudy Kurniawan’s missing fake wines?

In the Mercury News, Jessica Yadegaran profiles Whitney Adams of Brunellos Have More Fun. Jameson Fink profiles Adams over at Grape Collective.

“Something is amiss when a law meant to protect the public succeeds only in annoying the public.” In City Journal, Nicole Gelinas comments on New York’s decision to shutter Eataly’s wine store for six months and levy a half-million-dollar fine.

Over at The Wine Company, Jason Kallsen details the pairings for barbecue.

Via Wine-Searcher, “A teacher and more than half the children at a Bordeaux school have been taken ill after a nearby vineyard was sprayed with fungicide.”

On Great Sommeliers, Marc Forgione and his beverage director, Matthew Conway, chat about their relationship, pairing combinations, and how they work together.

“Wine writers will tell you that they reach for two kinds of books: those for serious research and those for curling up in a favorite chair. When a book inhabits both categories, it is a rare and delightful tome indeed.” In the Boston Globe, Ellen Bhang praises Native Wine Grapes of Italy, the new book from Ian D’Agata.

With 65 people about to sit for the Court of Master Sommeliers’s MS exam in Aspen next week, Mary Orlin chats with Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth about the Guild.

On Wednesday, California Department of Food and Agriculture secretary Karen Ross talked about her state’s water challenges at the Vineyard Economics Seminar. Erin Guenther reports from the event.

Table Matters publishes an excerpt from Drink Outside the Box: Wine 101 for the College Crowd, the new book from Shelby Vittek.

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