Peter Hellman

Books by Peter Hellman


In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire

Available in: Hardcover
Tells the tale of Rudy Kurniawan, an unknown twenty-something from Indonesia, who quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite, but whose empire fell after his lots of Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis red burgundy--dating as far back as 1945--were discovered to have been first produced only in 1982. 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?--Adapted from publisher description.