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Sunday 19 February 2017 loc: GB

Wine Fraud

China’s leading e-retailer in ‘fake’ Lafite scam

A retailer has been caught trying to pass off a Vin de Pays wine as Château Lafite Rothschild on China’s largest direct sales e-commerce site, JD.com.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 No Comments »

Premier Cru liquidation: empty bottles of fine wine among lots

Hundreds of empty bottles and thousands of empty cases of fine wine were among the lots recently sold-off from closed US merchant Premier Cru.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 1 Comment »

Amcor unveils anti-counterfeit smart capsule

Wine capsule specialist Amcor has teamed up with tech firm Selinko to launch ‘the first connected capsule’ in a bid to prevent counterfeiting of wines and spirits.

Monday, November 28th, 2016 1 Comment »

Downey to host authentication workshops in HK and London

Wine authentication expert, Maureen Downey and her team will hold training workshops in Hong Kong and London aimed at the trade and collectors who are determined to stamp out wine fraud.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Champagne club funded with stolen credit cards

An Aussie fraudster has been jailed for almost three years after being found guilty of stealing customer credit card details to fund a Champagne club in Perth.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Solicitor jailed over £360k wine scam

A London solicitor and former boss of a sham wine investment company who conned clients out of hundreds of thousands of pounds has been jailed.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 1 Comment »

FBI investigating Premier Cru ‘ponzi scheme’

The FBI is investigating bankrupt wine retailer Premier Cru under suspicion of running a ponzi scheme.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Kurniawan loses appeal against wine fraud conviction

A US court has rejected an appeal from wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, who had argued his 10 year prison sentence for selling millions of dollars of fake wine was too harsh.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Man jailed for £1m wine investment fraud

The director of a fake wine company has been jailed for five years for his part in a £1 million scam.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Wine fraudster jailed for eight years

A convicted wine fraudster who swindled £1 million out of investors to pay for luxury holidays has been jailed for eight years.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 No Comments »

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