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Jan 28 2011

Decanter: Koch settles suits with Zachys, Chicago Wine Company

Tag: Personen,Reife Weinesigi.hiss @ 15:19

by Adam Lechmere, and Maggie Rosen- Billionaire collector Bill Koch has settled his lawsuits with Zachys Wine

Jefferson bottle

Auctions, and the Chicago Wine Company, out of court.

Zachys and Chicago Wine Company have agreed to amend the ‘disclaimer’ language in their auction catalogues.

Zachys said in a statement, ‘We are committed to preventing the sale or auction of counterfeit wine. Furthermore, we support Bill Koch’s extensive efforts to rid the fine-wine market of counterfeiters.’

The terms of the agreements have not been published.

Koch filed the lawsuit against Zachys in 2007, asserting that in a 2005 Zachys auction he spent US$370,000 for what he thought were rare Bordeaux wines, but he later found that some bottles were fake.

Koch filed a consumer-fraud lawsuit in March 2008 against the Chicago Wine Company, an auction house and retailer.

He alleged he was victimised by ‚misrepresentations and dealings in counterfeit wine.‘

‚Most notably,‘ Koch said, he spent US$100,000 for a bottle that ‚Chicago Wine represented to be a 1787 Branne-Mouton [the original name of Mouton-Rothschild] formerly owned by Thomas Jefferson. Continue reading „Decanter: Koch settles suits with Zachys, Chicago Wine Company“


Jan 28 2011

Der VINEUS Wine Culture Award geht in die zweite Runde.

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 15:15

C+C Pfeiffer, Alpe Adria Weindepot und havel & petz bedanken sich auch heuer mit einem Publikumspreis bei den heimischen Gastronomen, Hoteliers, Sommeliers und Winzern für ihr Schaffen rund um den Wein. Österreich ist aufgerufen, mitzustimmen.

Am 21. März 2011 ist es wieder soweit. Der VINEUS Wine Culture Award wird in den fünf Kategorien Continue reading „Der VINEUS Wine Culture Award geht in die zweite Runde.“