Concerns over the provenance and authenticity of several lots of Burgundy have clouded the results of Swiss auction house, Baghera Wines’, latest sale.
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”.
Italian police have seized over 9,000 bottles of fake Moët & Chandon Champagne from a shed in the countryside near Padua in northern Italy.
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.
Insistence among Asian buyers for rare wine has boosted the circulation of fakes, one counterfeit wine expert has warned.
Wine authentication expert, Maureen Downey, has had a defamation lawsuit filed against her by Dragon 8 founder, Gil Lempert-Schwarz.
A sale of fine wines belonging to Rudy Kurniawan has realised US$1.5 million – while hundreds more deemed fake have been destroyed.
Billionaire wine collector Bill Koch has won his appeal against fellow collector Eric Greenberg, who Koch claims was dealing in fake wine.
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.
Jeannie Cho Lee MW has called the counterfeiting of fine wines a “global issue”, not just a Chinese one.
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