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In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire Hardcover – July 31, 2017
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“Heady, intoxicating . . . shines a light on the esoteric and intriguing world of ultrarare, ultrafine wines.”—Foreword, starred review
“[A] compelling mix of wine devotion (journalist Hellman’s included) and true crime (complete with avenging furies, from a bloody-minded Koch brother to a passionate French vintner).”—Maclean’s
“Like Law & Order for oenophiles, In Vino Duplicitas is a true crime account set among the cognoscenti of the wine world.”—Imbibe
“Journalist Peter Hellman spent years following the strange saga of Rudy Kurniawan, who in 2013 was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling untold millions of dollars in fake rare vintages. Hellman tells the phenomenal story of the mysterious fraudster in In Vino Duplicitas.”—Wine Enthusiast
“A captivating story . . . Hellman’s voice is that of the amused but compassionate observer. He saves his disdain for those who seemed to have colluded in the scam, the auctioneers and rich collectors so eager for economic gain and status that they willfully ignored the evidence in front of them. By definition, rare wines are in finite supply. It is perhaps this underlying matter of motivation that does most to deepen the satisfaction of this well-told story.”—Times Literary Supplement
“In Vino Duplicitas is a fast-paced and suspenseful real-life thriller brimming with rich, vivid detail.”—Apple’s iBooks Best Book of July
“[An] absorbing account of true crime in high society.”—Publishers Weekly
“Peter Hellman led the way in reporting on Rudy Kurniawan’s monumental fraud, and he has written the book it deserves: tenaciously researched, propulsively told, and infused with earned wisdom about the wine world. I found it hard to put In Vino Duplicitas down and, like one of the authentically magical bottles the book describes, it will linger in your mind.”—Benjamin Wallace, author of The Billionaire’s Vinegar
“A page-turning cautionary tale about the elite world of wine, and a gripping and disturbing read. You won’t be able to put it down.”—Frances Dinkelspiel, author of Tangled Vines
“The best account of fraudster Rudy Kurniawan to date. Riveting, deftly-researched, entertaining, it’s a page-turner that reveals all sorts of new details about the largest wine fraud in history.”—Mark Oldman, author of How to Drink Like a Billionaire
“An exciting page-turner”—George Taber, author of Judgment of Paris
About the Author
Peter Hellman, a New York–based journalist and author for more than 40 years, has been a contributor to Wine Spectator for more than a decade. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and New York magazine, and many others. His books include When Courage Was Stronger than Fear, Chief!, and Fifty Years After Kitty Genovese. He and his wife, Susan, live in New York City.