Charles Banks, the former co-owner of cult California winery Screaming Eagle, has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and could face up to 20 years in prison.
Wine authenticator Maureen Downey will host a series of seminars on fine wine fraud and counterfeiting in Hong Kong next week.
Ever heard about Petrus' second label or Château Cheval Blanc's commemorative 'Clos du Cheval Blanc'? You shouldn't have because neither exists, but that did not stop them from making an appearance at the Chengdu Wine Fair.
A wine broker who defrauded vulnerable and elderly investors and then absconded with over £400,000 has been jailed for four years.