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Wednesday 1 April 2015

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30,000 bottles of fake wine seized in Taiwan

Taiwanese authorities have seized 30,000 bottles of wine from an importer in New Taipei, which are thought to be bulk wine rebranded as top Bordeaux.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Cho Lee: Fake wine not just a Chinese problem

Jeannie Cho Lee MW has called the counterfeiting of fine wines a “global issue”, not just a Chinese one.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 2 Comments »

Trading Standards bust fake vodka distillery

An illegal distillery that made fake vodka from windscreen wash that would have “posed a real threat to public safety” has been shut down by UK Trading Standards.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese wine dealer smashes fake Lafite

A wine merchant in the Chinese city of Shenzen has held a public destruction of several bottles of fake Lafite he bought at auction.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 2 Comments »

Decade in prison ‘not enough’ for Kurniawan

Burgundian winemaker Laurent Ponsot, who helped to bring Rudy Kurniawan to trial, believes 10 years in prison is “not enough” for the convicted wine fraudster.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan sentencing delayed once more

The sentencing of wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan has been delayed for the third time but he has agreed a settlement with billionaire Bill Koch.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Acker pays out to billionaire Koch

US auction house Acker Merrall & Condit has paid a “substantial sum” to billionaire wine collector Bill Koch in an out of court settlement.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Fake big-brand wine on the rise

As many as one in five bottles of wine stocked in independent shops in England could be fakes, sold to stores by organised criminals.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

AWC calls US lawsuit ‘opportunistic extortion’

The Antique Wine Company has today moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by a US businessman saying his “exaggerated” claims amount to “extortion”.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan sentence delayed again

The sentencing of convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan has been postponed for a second time.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 No Comments »

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