Another twist in the Thomas Jefferson wine bottles case, or rather the alleged Jefferson bottles wine case. Decanter reports
that a federal judge in New York City has dismissed wine collector William Koch's fraud lawsuit against the German dealer Hardy Rodenstock. The judge dismissed the case saying that the court lacked 'personal jurisdiction' over the defendant. Koch, who also has at least one other lawsuit regarding wine fraud
in the works, isn;t ready to give up yet. His spokesperson has said that Koch will strengthen his suit's jurisdiction argument and refile. Rodenstock, a wine dealer, has been accused of fraud by saying that the bottles of old Bordeaux which Koch bought belonged to Jefferson. In the lawsuit Koch said he relied on Rodenstock's information on provenance. Koch also says that Rodenstock may have played a role in engraving the initials ' Th.J.' on the bottles.