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Sunday 20 April 2014


Kurniawan jury told to consider verdict

The trial of alleged wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan wrapped up in New York yesterday with the prosecution telling the jury that he duped his victims into buying fake wines due to greed.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Beer smuggler jailed

A lorry driver who smuggled over £130,000 worth of beer into the UK from France has been jailed.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Brothers jailed over £6.4m booze tax fraud

Two brothers have been jailed after they were caught by the HMRC attempting to dodge £6.4 million in excise duty by trying to sell tax-free beer, wine and spirits.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 No Comments »

Wine broker sentenced over £25k auction fraud

A fine wine investment broker has been given a suspended jail sentence after he conned clients out of £25,000.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Lurton financier facing embezzlement charges

French winemaker François Lurton’s former finance director is due in court for embezzling €50,000 of funds from the wine company between 2008 and 2011.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 No Comments »

Wine fraudster jailed for seven years

Wine investment fraudster Daniel Snelling has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison for cheating “elderly and retired” victims out of £4.5m.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Pub fraudster jailed for two years

A confidence trickster who posed as the brother of comedian Peter Kay in order to scam pub landlords in the East Midlands has been jailed for two years.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 No Comments »

Fake fine wines on the rise in China

Instances of fake fine wines in China are on the rise, and could grow further following Beijing’s threat to impose anti-dumping tariffs on wines imported from the EU.

Monday, June 10th, 2013 3 Comments »

Top 10 stories on this week

From celebrity wine to Star Trek and troublesome beer commercials, we reveal the most popular stories on the drinks business website over the last week.

Friday, June 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Brothers jailed over £4.7m booze fraud

Two brothers from the UK midlands have been jailed after they were discovered trying to avoid paying more than £4.7 million in alcohol duty.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 No Comments »

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