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300 cases of counterfeit wine found in Shanghai

Police in Songjiang District in Shanghai recently uncovered roughly 300 cases of counterfeit Carlo Rossi, worth about 800,000 RMB (US$116,262), underlining that forgers are also targeting mass-produced wines to mislead customers.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 No Comments »

JD.com withdraws fraudulent Lafite

China’s leading e-commerce company, JD.com, has quietly taken down a page where a retailer was trying to sell a Bordeaux wine under the pretence that it was Château Lafite Rothschild.

Friday, February 17th, 2017 No Comments »

Maureen Downey launches fine wine tracker

Wine authenticator Maureen Downey and technology company Everledger have partnered to develop a digital ‘tracker’ and provenance registry for fine wines.

Friday, November 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Kurniawan ‘broker’ arrested

Marc Lazar, owner of Domaine Wine Storage and an alleged handler of some of Rudy Kurniawan’s wines, has been arrested in Missouri.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Sour Grapes out today

A documentary charting the rise, fall and criminal enterprise of Rudy Kurniawan is out on general release in UK cinemas today.

Friday, September 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Downey to host authentication workshops in HK and London

Wine authentication expert, Maureen Downey and her team will hold training workshops in Hong Kong and London aimed at the trade and collectors who are determined to stamp out wine fraud.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Nobles Crus claims mar Baghera sale

Concerns over the provenance and authenticity of several lots of Burgundy have clouded the results of Swiss auction house, Baghera Wines’, latest sale.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

‘Smoking gun’ discovered in Dragon 8 case

US lawyer Don Cornwell claims he has discovered the “proverbial smoking gun” that shows Hong Kong auction house Dragon 8 committed “knowing fraud upon the public”.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 No Comments »

9,000 bottles of fake Moët seized in Italy

Italian police have seized over 9,000 bottles of fake Moët & Chandon Champagne from a shed in the countryside near Padua in northern Italy.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

de Villaine priming nephew to take over DRC

Aubert de Villaine, co-director of Burgundy’s prized Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, is priming his nephew to take over the estate in the near future.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

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