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Rudy Kurniawan

Fine wine fakers targeting Asian collectors

Collectors in Hong Kong and Asia are now being deliberately targeted by fine wine counterfeiters authentication expert Maureen Downey has warned.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

深度调查:市场上到底有多少假酒?

现流通在市场上的假酒到底有多少?被誉为葡萄酒侦探的Maureen Downey 对此颇有研究,并称数量远比业内估计多得多。

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 No Comments »

$550m worth of Kurniawan counterfeit wines being ‘resold over and over again’

As much as US$550 million worth of fine wine from imprisoned counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan may still be in the market, according to Maureen Downey.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 No Comments »

How much fake fine wine is in the market?

Just how much fake fine wine is circulating the market? Maureen Downey has an idea – and it’s much more than the trade thinks.

Wednesday, December 7th, 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 »

‘Kurniawan’ DRC prompts fresh lawsuit

A Singapore-based investment firm has filed a lawsuit in the US accusing some members of the trade of complicity in selling it over US$2 million worth of “fake” Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Ponsot: Burgundy ‘unprepared’ for counterfeiting

Laurent Ponsot, the head of Domaine Ponsot, has warned that it’s up to Burgundy producers to protect themselves against wine counterfeiting – but many remain unprepared.

Thursday, March 31st, 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 »

Kurniawan wines make US$1.5m

A sale of fine wines belonging to Rudy Kurniawan has realised US$1.5 million – while hundreds more deemed fake have been destroyed.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 No Comments »

New Hong Kong auctioneer under fire

A new auction house in Hong Kong has come under scrutiny after the provenance of certain wines at its inaugural sale were called into question.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 No Comments »

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