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The Corkscrew Job 

Nate and the crew take on the greedy owner of a winery.

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Frank Madigan
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Kristen Knox
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California is known for the grape, but great wine in the west extends all the way from San Diego to Washington State. Yamhill County, OR has its share of fabulous wine. At "Bee Winery," Frank Madigan is the new owner who used his pricey wine collection as collateral to buy the winery, including a bottle once owned by Thomas Jefferson. When grape picker, Sam Knox, dies at the vine; Madigan offers $1 million to his daughter ...in exchange for signing a convoluted non-disclosure agreement. Suspicious of Madigan's use of a lethal agricultural chemical, SN-12, on his new grapes, Sophie applies to Bee as pourer, Hardison as vintner, Eliot as picker. and Parker as cellar rat. Nate stays at the helm, leading a quest to devalue a 200+ year old bottle of wine and save a winery. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Alec Hardison: Okay, so here's the loan that Madigan took out to buy the winery. Now, it says here he put up his wine collection as collateral. Can he do that?
Sophie Devereaux: If you have a strong collection made up of certain vintages, it can easily be worth millions.
Nathan Ford: Yeah, some of the biggest cases I investigated were wine insurance payouts.
Sophie Devereaux: What is the jewel in his crown?
Alec Hardison: That would be a bottle previously owned by Thomas Jefferson.
Sophie Devereaux: Excuse me?
Alec Hardison: It's the only one of its kind. Appraised value is... priceless.
Nathan Ford: When Eliot and ...
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The ultra-lite CO2
17 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are so many mistakes in this episode I hardly know where to begin.

The wine that is supposed to be 300 years old is in a bottle that is clearly recent. The shape is approximately right but - well google for oldest Lafite and you'll see what an old bottle really looks like - it's much cruder with thicker glass than a modern one owing to the successive improvements in glass-making over the centuries.

At one point the women are supposed to actually be drinking this wine but it is never opened.

For me the silliest though is that the windows are opened at the top of the building to let out the CO2. But surely everyone knows that CO2 is heavier than air so this would have no effect. The ventilation needs to be from underneath.


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