U.S. judge gives Indonesian wine forger who blended in his kitchen 10 years in jail

Indonesian wine forger Rudy Kurniawan was sentenced by an American judge Thursday to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of manufacturing and selling fake vintages for millions of dollars. The 37-year-old, once considered one of the top five wine collectors in the world, was convicted in December of blending hundreds of bottles in his kitchen and selling them as rare vintages.

The Christie’s wine department was losing complete traction in the market, and they needed product, and this is where they got it.

Anonymous wine collector, in New York Magazine