The Deanster was kind enough to send me the link to the episode of "American Greed" that features Rudy Kurniawan. Yesterday I had a chance to watch it. First and foremost, it's a TV show; a bit sensational, production value; but it serves its purpose well in presenting the niche wine to a broad audience.
Earlier today, still thinking about it, I confess to wondering: in the rush of egos who was the Frankenstein and who was the monster? That aside, here are some links and things.
[I've twice linked this episode, and it's twice been removed from general viewing. I hope you got to see it.]
FBI pics of the house.
Tips for spotting counterfeit wine. (Something I hope a certain Mr. Koch has since read.)