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Posts published in August 2009

Wine and Law

Although strictly speaking this has little to do with international law, readers with an oenological leaning might be interested to hear that legendary wine auctioneer and critic, Michael Broadbent of Christies and Decanter, has decided to file a law suit in London against the publisher Random House for comments made in “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” by Benjamin Wallace. In his book, from 2006, Wallace portrays one of the most intriguing episodes from the international wine world, which occurred in the 1980s and onwards. In short, a German wine dealer named Hardy Rodenstock (although his real name has since been found to…