The German artist manager and music publisher Hardy Rodenstock (1941-2018) is mentioned in some sources as a member of the well-known Brillendynastie. However, as he himself admitted in the course of the causa cited below, this is a stage name; he was born Meinhard Goerke. In the 1970s, he was the producer of several pop and pop music groups. He is said to have made his fortune with stock market transactions and acquired properties in Munich, Bordeaux and Monte Carlo. After that, he became known worldwide for collecting and trading very old and exquisite wines. According to his own statement, it all began when he uncorked a Château d'Yquem from the 1921 vintage. That was "the starting signal for my passion for great wines". His speciality is the great Bordeaux growths, for which he received honorary citizenship of the city of Bordeaux. He was also considered the owner of the largest collection of old, exquisite Château d'Yquem vintages.
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