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Bill Koch's counterfeit wines

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Bill Koch's counterfeit wines

Postby msnflyer » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:22 pm

Dave & Chuck's brother spent $4.5 million on wine that was later determined to be counterfeit. My first reaction was, "First world problems." He's spent over $2 million suing the counterfeiters. Nice that he's showing those evil people that they can't get away with cheating mega-rich wine collectors.

The story was aired on CBS Sunday Morning. The reporter was a bit too fawning about Bill's art and wine collections. They must have thought it would be a light holiday story but it rubbed me the wrong way. Guess I should be happy a Koch brother is trying to buy Thomas Jefferson's leftover wine instead of an election.

Hmm, what would I do with $6.5 million??
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Re: Bill Koch's counterfeit wines

Postby rabble » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:36 pm

I was thinking of going out to the website and saying something like "Why don't you guys just call it the 'Lifestyles of the Rich!' segment and be done with it?"

What a wonderful Christmas message.
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Re: Bill Koch's counterfeit wines

Postby Bwis53 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:33 pm

Yeah, I saw that this morning and thought,"Oh,boo-hoo!"

And "Ha-ha!"
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Re: Bill Koch's counterfeit wines

Postby msnflyer » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:42 am

I misspoke, he's spent $25 million suing counterfeiters.

One of the tenets of wine collecting is to never accumulate more than you can drink in your lifetime. Don't think Bill's gonna live that long.

Anybody know how many spawn the Koch brothers have given us? Will they be following in their fathers' footsteps?
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