Author Peter Hellman talks about his new book In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire, the story of Rudy Kurniawan, a 20-something Indonesian immigrant who bursted onto the rarified scene of ultra fine wines in 2002. In April 2008, crates of Domaine Ponsot red burgundy from Rudy’s cellars – dating back as far as 1945 – are abruptly pulled from an auction. The problem? The winemaker is certain that a particular wine was first produced in 1982. Journalist Peter Hellman was there, and would closely investigate as, over several years, Rudy’s world comes spectacularly crashing down. The author event is free and open to the public.
As part of this event, you can enjoy an optional blind wine tasting. Have fun guessing which wine is under $12 or over $20. To participate in the wine tasting, you can reserve an advance ticket for the tasting (includes author talk and wine tasting) or an advance ticket & book (includes author talk, wine tasting, and book). Buy tickets online, in store, or by phone. Tickets will also be available at the event.
This event is a partnership between 702WI and Table Wine. For complete event details, the 702WI site is the place to be.