Daily Wine News: Rudy K Update

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-09-2020

Rudy K’s counterfeit wines being destroyed. (Flickr: U.S. Marshals Service)

In Wine Spectator, Mitch Frank ponders the current status of wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan, who was scheduled to be released from prison on Nov. 7. “Counting his time in jail awaiting trial, Kurniawan served nearly nine years of his sentence. Now he’s waiting in a different jail as immigration courts decide his fate.”

Devon Broglie , the chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, resigned on Friday, after a week of turmoil at the most elite organization in American wine, reports Julia Moskin in the New York Times.

In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman reports on the female Master Sommeliers that have continued to distance themselves.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley tells the story of Alpana Singh, one of America’s only women of color to become a master sommelier.

“Americans are reportedly drinking more at home as lockdowns continue, but the shift has done little to buoy turbulent wine, beer and spirits stocks.” In the Wall Street Journal, Amber Burton reports on how wine and beer makers continue to wait for recovery.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre highlights the great wines being made in states beyond California, Oregon and Washington.

In TRINK, Paula Redes Sidore explores Germany’s growing category of Blanc de Noir wines.

In Decanter, Jane Anson says to take advantage of Bordeaux’s off vintages. (subscription req.)

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