Saturday, November 21, 2015

Happy Holidays from Rudy Kurniawan, courtesy the U.S Marshals Service.

Yesterday the U.S Marshals Service announced that on November 24 almost 5,000 bottles of Rudy Kurniawan's wine will go to auction. The wines were "deemed authentic," hopefully not by a certain Koch brother.

Just in time for the holidays, you can score a deemed authentic lot of Romanee-Conti, two 1963 and one 1969, with an opening bid around $12,750.

If you don't like your Aunt Sally that extensively, you can always go for lot 7372, two 1987 Georges Faively Hospices de Nuit, etc., and one 1983 Chateau Haut Plantey St. Emillion, opening at only $50.

Here is the full list, a sure-to-be fascinating perusal - if not oddly voyeuristic - the vestiges of appetite, ego, temptation and hope - everything that makes The Bible fun.  Still, before we go too hard on Rudy, and in regards to a certain Koch brother-et-al, just consider: in this particular passion play, who played Frankenstein and who played Frankenstein's Monster?