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by Don Cornwell
July 21st, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
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Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Can anyone shed some light on the 1976 Domaine Grivelet cuvée princess noura large formats in the Christie’s E Auction. Were they manipulated or counter fitted, and if so how can they sell them? Lot 309 - 1976 Chambertin “cuvée noura” methuselah (think they should have labeled it “Longe Prospicio” ...
by Don Cornwell
July 4th, 2020, 2:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Colour me naive, but wouldn’t you think that these days Sotheby’s would be extra careful? You can just imagine the cross examination... “Did you get documentation on the provenance?” “Why not?” / “where is it and why wasn’t it published”? REVISED/UPDATED: The biggest problems with the items in the ...
by Don Cornwell
July 1st, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Colour me naive, but wouldn’t you think that these days Sotheby’s would be extra careful? You can just imagine the cross examination... “Did you get documentation on the provenance?” “Why not?” / “where is it and why want it published”? I will take a look, but Jamie Ritchie at Sotheby's is normally...
by Don Cornwell
June 24th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Calling all civ pro experts! Although it’s a court order, I’d guess that only Koch has standing to enforce it. The alternative would lead to a crazy state of affairs where anyone could claim a settlement agreement had been violated by the breach of a stipulated injunction, even if the original plai...
by Don Cornwell
June 24th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Glenn Gallup wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 5:44 pm
One more time after a long time.
“First you need honest people”
Dad was wrong once in a great while but he hit the nail on the head with that one.
Hi Glenn! Good to hear from you again. Your sage wisdom is always welcome.
by Don Cornwell
June 23rd, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Calling all civ pro experts! Although it’s a court order, I’d guess that only Koch has standing to enforce it. The alternative would lead to a crazy state of affairs where anyone could claim a settlement agreement had been violated by the breach of a stipulated injunction, even if the original plai...
by Don Cornwell
June 22nd, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

SDNY, which is just a short car ride downtown, seems ideal. Oh, wait,..... I think it might be hard to get their attention this week. This was a civil action. I have absolutely no doubt Koch will go after them irrespective of what week it is. Not sure what he can do about it though; it obviously de...
by Don Cornwell
June 22nd, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Larry Stein wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 8:29 am
I assume since there's a federal injunction against Royal, this has been reported to the appropriate authorities?
Larry:

I reported everything I know to Bill Koch's former counsel in the litigation. I do not know what, if anything, Mr. Koch is doing in response.
by Don Cornwell
June 22nd, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

One of the two most expensive bottles offered by Royal Wine Merchants is an alleged 6-liter (or Imperial) of 1900 Léoville Poyferré, which was listed for sale by Royal for $35,000. The immediately obvious problem here is that Léoville Poyferré likely never produced six liter bottles in 1900. But in ...
by Don Cornwell
June 22nd, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

How about a grossly counterfeit 1985 Roumier Musigny from Royal Wine Merchants for $9,500? This is also currently on the Royal Wine Merchants website. But this one is really comical. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50033225091_493eff80ee_b.jpg Enlarged label of the 1985 Roumier Musigny on Royal ...
by Don Cornwell
June 22nd, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I thought the labels were typically color copied; how do those font discrepancies come up? The counterfeiters usually use a combination of both techniques. They photocopy and scan to create templates and print other parts. Both Rudy Kurniawan and Hardy Rodenstock had their labels printed. Most coun...
by Don Cornwell
June 22nd, 2020, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I thought the labels were typically color copied; how do those font discrepancies come up? The counterfeiters usually use a combination of both techniques. They photocopy and scan to create templates and print other parts. Both Rudy Kurniawan and Hardy Rodenstock had their labels printed. Most coun...
by Don Cornwell
June 22nd, 2020, 1:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Just in case you might have thought that the counterfeit wines being offered by Royal Wine Merchants might be limited to the mid to late 19th century and early 20th century wines for which Hardy Rodenstock became famous, that’s clearly not true here. Here is a blatantly counterfeit 1982 Chateau Lafl...
by Don Cornwell
June 21st, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

WARNING – ROYAL WINE MERCHANTS HAS RESUMED SELLING OLD AND RARE WINES, INCLUDING SOME APPARENTLY FROM HARDY RODENSTOCK, IN VIOLATION OF A FEDERAL INJUNCTION Royal Wine Merchants, a New York City wine merchant, and its owner Jeffrey Sokolin, were sued in October of 2011 by Bill Koch for conspiring w...
by Don Cornwell
June 19th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Hey Don, Check out this guy's cellar. https://www.cellartracker.com/user.asp?iUserOverride=486936 The person is active, they were just in CT two days ago. here's a list of wines they have purchased from the store "Rudy Kurniawan" https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?iUserOverride=486936&Table=Pur...
by Don Cornwell
June 15th, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive

Excellent summation. These bottles scream 'fake' - wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. Even more astonishing is the fact that this chancer seems to think that anybody with half a brain would fall for it. Incredible but unsurprising today. I sent a link to this thread to a friend in Holland who i...
by Don Cornwell
June 12th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive

Hi Don, thank you for your thorough response, very much appreciated! Patrick is right! When you zoom in it's seems Pugelles i.s.o. Pucelles. Today I shared a post on Instagram / Facebook and it seems that this particular person has offered the bottles to almost every serious wineshop / auction hous...
by Don Cornwell
June 11th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive

patrick c albright wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 7:29 pm
There have been some bottles going around with the vineyards misspelled on the back label, i.e. Pugelles instead of Pucelles.
Including these.
Great eyes Patrick! The text on the Leflaive back labels does say "Pucelles," but the map on the back of these bottles does does "Les Pugelles."
by Don Cornwell
June 11th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive

B. Buzzini wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 10:33 am
The back labels of the Leflaives on the bottles I have, 93,00,04,06,07 show the vineyards in a gold metallic color. The pic might not have translated the true color?
That seems quite plausible Brian. It's the back story which seems the most implausible.
by Don Cornwell
June 11th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive

My first post on this forum and I'm looking for some advice. I'm importer/distributor and last week I've received an request from a person who offered some (I feel) dodgy/fraudulent bottles of Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive. (see attachments). He claims that he inherited these bottles from his family a...
by Don Cornwell
June 10th, 2020, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Wine Searcher's W Blake Gray posted an article about Lot 710 today with quotes from Acker about the withdrawal of the 1924 Romanee Conti. https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/06/drc-withdrawn-from-auction-after-protest Mr. Gray asks very thought provoking questions about anonymous lots like this one.
by Don Cornwell
June 8th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: Update on Acker Hong Kong Auction

I think you should know by now that Kapon is not going to communicate with you. You didn’t really expect a response from him did you? The outcome is exactly what I expected when you brought this up ... Ignore you, but pull the lot. Perhaps you're right Mark. I am least glad that that lot was pulled...
by Don Cornwell
June 8th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: Update on Acker Hong Kong Auction

I was informed by a friend in Hong Kong that Lot 710 -- the purported 1924 Romanee Conti -- has been withdrawn from the Acker auction. I have received no communication from Acker in response to any of my emails. However, there was an article published on a Hong Kong wine website this morning, which ...
by Don Cornwell
June 7th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Don, this sort of makes me think that we can't really trust Zachy's authentication either. In 2012 both Rodenstock and Rudy were widely exposed. So the purchase in 1984 might have been excusable, but assuming this bottle was ok in 2012 based on a 1984 receipt sure isn't. John: My friend Geoffrey Tr...
by Don Cornwell
June 7th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Don, this sort of makes me think that we can't really trust Zachy's authentication either. In 2012 both Rodenstock and Rudy were widely exposed. So the purchase in 1984 might have been excusable, but assuming this bottle was ok in 2012 based on a 1984 receipt sure isn't. John: My friend Geoffrey Tr...
by Don Cornwell
June 7th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

The auction is on Thursday; the lot is still there. Barring some Ponsot type intervention, some lucky person is likely to spend $20k on God knows what. Is there no authority in Hong Kong one can direct the doubts raised by Don here on Berserkers? Mark: One of my colleagues has notified the Hong Kon...
by Don Cornwell
June 6th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Here is another example of a 1920's DRC -- this one from the 1926 DRC Les Gaudichots. This photo was provided by Doug Barzelay who, along with Allen Meadows, co-authored Burgundy Vintages - A History from 1845. This photo appeared in that book in a smaller format. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535...
by Don Cornwell
June 6th, 2020, 1:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Don- Any records of auction sales by Aziz Khan? It would be fascinating to have evidence and details of a prior sale of this bottle. One of the many odd things here is that this is the only bottle from this consignor that is purported to come from Khan. John: There are at least two auctions where A...
by Don Cornwell
June 5th, 2020, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

WARNING – COUNTERFEIT 1924 DRC ROMANEE CONTI OFFERED BY ACKER MERRALL AT ITS JUNE 11/JUNE 13 AUCTION IN HONG KONG -- Acker Merrall & Condit is scheduled to hold an auction in Hong Kong on Thursday June11th 2020 at 6:30pm & Saturday June13th 2020. Lot No. 710 is a purported bottle of 1924 DRC Romané...
by Don Cornwell
May 28th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 608710

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

patrick c albright wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Don,
Amazing that this is still going around in circles.

Was there a final decision from the bankruptcy court in regards to the clawbacks?

Patrick
Those cases are adjudicated or settled individually and some of them are still open. Was yours resolved?
by Don Cornwell
May 28th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 608710

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Did anyone else receive a offer to purchase your Bankruptcy claim? I had pretty much written off any chance of recovering my losses but this offer is to purchase the claim for about 11% of what I lost. Does this sound legit? I have already notified Mr. Simmons that THE OFFERS CURRENTLY BEING MADE T...
by Don Cornwell
May 27th, 2020, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 608710

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

John S wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 2:11 pm
I can't comment on your specific offer but validated bankruptcy claims get bought and sold every day.
True but the whole business is [bullshit.gif] It attempts to prey on people without complete knowledge.
by Don Cornwell
May 27th, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 608710

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Did anyone else receive a offer to purchase your Bankruptcy claim? I had pretty much written off any chance of recovering my losses but this offer is to purchase the claim for about 11% of what I lost. Does this sound legit? I have already notified Mr. Simmons that THE OFFERS CURRENTLY BEING MADE T...
by Don Cornwell
May 20th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Don, Did you ever get an answer from HDH about returning unopened bottles? Not an official response. There is no right to return unopened bottles because you change your mind or had buyer's remorse. But if there is a claim is that wines were not a represented in the catalog, those claims are evalua...
by Don Cornwell
May 20th, 2020, 1:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

This just keeps getting worse. While searching for something else last night I literally stumbled across an Instagram post by Jef Levy made in January 2020 about a "Dinner at Atomix with the usual NYC suspects, celebrating two birthdays (J mac and mrs K). Really fun night." https://www.picterio.com/...
by Don Cornwell
May 19th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Don, I find it interesting that Mr. Levy would have purchased a bottle of the 1955 Leroy Chambertin from HDH expressly for the McInerney party considering that he had some parts of a case of the 1955 Leroy Chambertin from his purchase from Acker. I would think one friend would hold back a bottle fr...
by Don Cornwell
May 18th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

THE ULTIMATE LIES BY MR. LEVY?? In his post laying out the reasons he believes he was intentionally defrauded Jefrey Levy states: The Cork was not stamped ( Lalou Leroy told me all the 55 Leroy corks were stamped because it was the year her father died , and his final year of making wine — so every...
by Don Cornwell
May 15th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Don, if I understand things right Jef Levy bought lots of bottles from Rudy now known as fakes in most of the cases. Are these bottles still in the cellar of Mr. Levy? I guess he paid huge money for the fakes. We know that some people tried to get rid of these wines. Mr. Greenberg was accused of se...
by Don Cornwell
May 14th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Mr. Levy's comments about what he thinks 1955 Leroy Chambertin should taste like -- now known to be based on the Rudy counterfeits he consumed -- reminded me of a portion of Sour Grapes that featured Mr. Levy. Here is portion of the review of the movie from the New Yorker that describes it well: Wha...
by Don Cornwell
May 14th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

All this goes to show that a fixation on First Growths and Grand Crus might be limiting... but I haven't tasted those wines, so I can't say. Maybe I need to get some better friends. rolleyes Tomás: I listened to a couple of your pieces available on the internet. I think you need to get yourself inv...
by Don Cornwell
May 14th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Peter Hellman, the writer for Wine Spectator and author of In Vino Duplicitas , reminded me that he had interviewed Jef Levy about the 1955 Leroy Chambertin, which is set forth at pages 194-195 of the book. In his post here, Mr. Levy states that "Every single wine expert at that dinner was very susp...
by Don Cornwell
May 14th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Wow, seems like a relatively minor amount of money (and possibly truths) for “Hollywood” to show up here and make his case. How he didn’t realize this would be the outcome is [scratch.gif] It all seems very calculated to try to 'extort' a settlement from HDH with attempted adverse publicity. He has...
by Don Cornwell
May 13th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Don - honest question. Jefery most likely buys a lot of wine at auction. I have seen him bid on huge amounts of wine. And he also travels in circles with many other collectors. Why would HDH not simply give him a $3400 credit even if they think he is wrong? Seems very odd to me. I can't speak for H...
by Don Cornwell
May 13th, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

More embellishments and false statements by Mr. Levy Everywhere I look, I find more false statements and embellishments by Mr. Levy. His post above claims that “The consignor had purchased the same bottle from Acker in Dec 2018. A few months after he bought it from Acker, the consignor (whose ident...
by Don Cornwell
May 13th, 2020, 4:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

More objectively false statements of fact in Jef Levy's post about the allegedly counterfeit 1955 Leroy Chambertin : In his post Mr. Levy states that: "4. Finally, as the most suspicious, questionable behavior of all, the guy who runs HDH, Allan Frischman, testified against John Kapon and Acker as ...
by Don Cornwell
May 13th, 2020, 2:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:03 pm
I wonder if they misspelled 'Rudy' here [tease.gif]
[rofl.gif] I love it.
by Don Cornwell
May 12th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

The more I dig into the claim about the alleged counterfeit 1955 Chambertin, the more discrepancies I find in Mr. Levy’s story. The Acker sticker was NOT removed by HDH . For example, Mr. Levy states that: “What’s even more interesting is that the ACKER auction sticker had been removed when I receiv...
by Don Cornwell
May 11th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

A good friend who brought a bottle of 1955 Leroy Chambertin purchased from Martine to a November 2007 dinner I attended reminded me today that Wilson-Daniels also imported and distributed Leroy wines from 1978 until Leroy changed her importer to Martine's Wines. Accordingly, I have amended my earlie...
by Don Cornwell
May 11th, 2020, 2:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

HART DAVIS HART: “…it is HDH’s policy that wine cannot be returned for a refund.” Jason Hernandez (lawyer for Hart Davis Hart in an email to me) My lawsuit against Hart Davis Hart alleges that HDH had, based on multiple facts, not only knowledge that the bottle of wine was counterfeit, but that HDH...
by Don Cornwell
April 30th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8794
Views: 1299978

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

First, I don’t think that was his point. However, for any fraud to have taken place, the victim would by necessity not be aware of the crime at the moment it took place. Certainly the law agrees else Rudi would not be in jail. First, that's quite clearly his point. Second (?), the question, again, ...

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