Adrian Carsini is a fanatical wine connoisseur who operates an elite winery on the California coast. When Adrian's indifferent brother, who owns the winery property, threatens to sell it, Adrian bludgeons him in a fit of rage, then binds and places his brother in his air-tight wine vault while he travels to New York to attend a conference. Adrian disposes of the body on his return in such a way as to make his brother's demise look like a scuba diving accident, but Adrian hadn't reckoned on the canny Lieutenant Columbo from LAPD's Homicide Division (a cigar-smoking detective with many fetishes: a constantly referred-to but unseen wife, an old car, and a rumpled raincoat). In his usual patronizing manner, Columbo suspects Carsini almost immediately, befriending him while slyly searching for clues to link Carsini to the killing.
Kevin McCorry <firstname.lastname@example.org> / edited by statmanjeff
7 October 1973 (USA)
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"Columbo - Wein ist dicker als Blut" (1975)
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According to Stanley Ralph Ross, he wrote the teleplay with Victor Buono in mind for the part of Adrian Carsini. See more
Ric dies while firmly hogtied, yet his autopsy does not reveal any rope marks on his wrists or ankles. With rigor mortis setting in six hours after death, and full rigor taking hold at twelve hours, Ric's four-days-old corpse would have stayed in the locked position of being hogtied rather than floated loose-limbed in the ocean. See more
Didn't your family ever drink wines at home?
I tell you, the closest we ever came to it was my father's job during prohibition.
No, he was a tail gunner on a beer truck.
This Old Man
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