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Sour Grapes (2016)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 16 September 2016 (UK)
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Documentary about the fine and rare wine auction market centering around a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurent Ponsot Laurent Ponsot ... Himself, wine producer in Burgundy, France
Jay McInerney ... Himself, novelist and wine columnist
Jefery Levy ... Himself (as Jef Levy)
Maureen Downey Maureen Downey ... Herself, wine consultant
Rudy Kurniawan Rudy Kurniawan ... Himself, convicted wine counterfeiter (archive footage)
Rajat Parr Rajat Parr ... Himself, sommelier
Arthur M. Sarkissian ... Himself
Corie Brown Corie Brown ... Herself, food and wine writer, Zester Daily
Don Cornwell Don Cornwell ... Himself, lawyer and burgundy wine expert
David Fredston David Fredston ... Himself, private equity investor, Sole Source Capital
Bill Koch Bill Koch ... Himself, businessman and collector (as Bill Koch)
John Kapon John Kapon ... Himself, wine merchant and auctioneer (archive footage)
Brad Goldstein Brad Goldstein ... Himself, Bill Koch's spokesperson
Percy Percy ... Himself, Brad Goldstein's dog
James P. Wynne James P. Wynne ... Himself, FBI agent specialized in counterfeit goods (as Jim Wynne)
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Documentary about the fine and rare wine auction market centering around a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses.

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Proof that even rich people can be quite stupid!
21 December 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Sour Grapes" is an interesting documentary because it has a lot to say about human nature...particularly about how stupid folks can be...even rich folks!

The film begins with the insane craze of the 90s and into the 21st century that sent the prices of the premier wines to the moon. In some cases, wines had gone up ten times...all because folks suddenly thought buying Bordeaux wines was the best...and a way to show off their wealth. Into this atmosphere came Rudy Kurniawan...a wine expert that seemed to have an almost inexhaustible supply of wine to sell to the great auction houses. Not surprisingly, eventually folks started to question his high lifestyle and a French winemaker was justifiably angry when he realized counterfeit wines were being sold with his winery's name on it.

Most viewers probably DON'T care too much about spoiled rich folks getting ripped off. However, I enjoyed the film because it was an interesting look at human nature--the greed, the willing stupidity and the insistence by a couple idiots that Rudy STILL is a pretty cool guy!!! It's also interesting, but not the least bit surprising, that Rudy's lawyer made 1001 excuses and minimizations for his client's actions...after all, he IS a defense lawyer. Overall, there's a lot of interesting things here about people...and the realization that wealth and sophistication don't necessarily have much correlation with common sense!


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