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Monday 22 December 2014

Fraud

Kurniawan’s wines will be sold to repay victims

Wines from convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan’s private cellar are to be sold to repay the victims of his scams, who are owed in the region of US$30m.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 2 Comments »

New Food Crime Unit targets wine fraud

A new Food Crime Unit is setting itself against rising levels of wine fraud, amid claim drinks companies aren’t doing enough to help prevent crime.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Swiss winemaker cleared of wine fraud

Winemaker Dominique Giroud, who was accused of adulterating thousands of bottles of wine with an unapproved variety, has had wine fraud charges against him dropped.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine conmen strike again

A London merchant has become the third UK business victim this month of major wine theft, after fraudsters conned the firm out of almost £50,000-worth of stock.

Friday, November 28th, 2014 1 Comment »

£28K of wine stolen by Drogba conman

A conman pretending to work for Chelsea football star Didier Drogba has stolen £28,000 worth of wine from a two Michelin-starred restaurant in Cambridge.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

£11.5k of wine stolen from London resto

Con men pretending to work for wealthy Arab clients have stolen £11,500 of Champagne and fine wine from Michelin-starred restaurant Pied à Terre.

Friday, November 14th, 2014 3 Comments »

Illegal booze seized by UK customs

UK customs officials have seized 137,000 litres of alcohol following a European-wide crackdown on alcohol smuggling.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 No Comments »

South Africa introducing wine holograms

South African winemakers have taken new steps to help prevent wine fraud.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Fake wine ‘arms race’ underway

An “arms race” between authorities and wine counterfeiters is underway, according to an expert witness from the trial of conman Rudy Kurniawan.

Monday, August 18th, 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 »

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