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Author Hellman, Peter, author.

Title In vino duplicitas [UNABRIDGED sound recording] : the rise and fall of a wine forger extraordinaire / Peter Hellman.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, 2017.
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Description 7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : CD, audio digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performer Read by Charles Constant.
Summary Few gain entry to the privileged world of ultrafine wines, where billionaires flock to exclusive auction houses to vie for the scarce surviving bottles from truly legendary years. But Rudy Kurniawan, an unknown twentysomething from Indonesia, was blessed with two gifts that opened doors: a virtuoso palate for wine tasting, and access to a seemingly limitless (if mysterious) supply of the world's most coveted wines. After bursting onto the scene in 2002, Kurniawan quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite. But in April 2008, his lots of Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis red burgundy-dating as far back as 1945-were abruptly pulled from auction. The problem? The winemaker was certain that this particular burgundy was first produced only in 1982. Journalist Peter Hellman was there, and he would closely investigate as a singular cast of characters-including a Kansas-born billionaire, a wine-loving young prosecutor, and a crusty FBI agent-worked to unravel the biggest con in wine history. Whether driven by the love of wine or of justice, all were asking the same question: Was the mild-mannered Kurniawan himself a dupe? Or had one young man-with little experience and few connections-ensnared the world's top winemakers, sellers, and drinkers in a web of deceit?
Subject Kurniawan, Rudy, 1976-
Swindlers and swindling -- United States -- Sound recordings.
Swindlers and swindling -- Indonesia -- Sound recordings.
Wine and wine making -- Sound recordings.
Commercial crimes -- Sound recordings.
Wine industry -- Sound recordings.
Genre Audiobooks.
Added Author Constant, Charles, narrator.
ISBN 9781541403666
Standard No. 9781541403666
Music No. DD32430 Recorded Books
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