Adrian Carsini runs a California winery owned by his younger half-brother who reveals he's about to sell it. This enrages the older wine connoisseur who knocks the young playboy out cold and ties him up in the wine cellar. Soon Carsini has committed a murder and makes it look like a scuba diving accident. The rumpled Lt. Columbo is on the case and is willing to harass everyone - even Carsini's cold but devoted secretary - until he's discovered the truth.
Did You Know?
It's uncertain whether or not a goof occurs (calling over a character by an actor's name) when John McCann's character - only listed in the credits as 'Officer' - is called over as 'John.' See more
While Columbo does have a few sips of wine in Adrian's office, it wasn't enough for him to feel dizzy when he stands up. See more
Do you think I'm gonna sit by and let some muscle-bound hedonist throw me out of what is rightfully mine?
Enrico Guiseppe Carsini
Hey, come on. Don't worry. You'll be taken care of. I'm sure the Marino Brothers will let you lick the labels of their new carbonated rosé.
References This Gun for Hire
This Old Man
English children's folk song
Whistled by Peter Falk See more
7 October 1973 (USA)
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Also Known As:
"Columbo - Wein ist dicker als Blut" (1975)
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