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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Wine Fraud

Kurniawan appeal rebuffed

An appeal by convicted fraudster Rudy Kurniawan to have his 10-year sentence reduced has been challenged by a US attorney.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine scam rocks Chablis

The head of a large French wine producer has been arrested for allegedly blending other white wines into its Chablis for over a decade.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Former CEO of Diamond Estates arrested for fraud

A dozen people including the former CEO of Diamond Estates Winery have been arrested in Montreal as part of an investigation into an alleged tax fraud in which 1.8m bottles of wine were sold on the black market.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 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 »

The big fake fall out

As Rudy Kurniawan, fine wine’s answer to Bernie Madoff, begins his prison sentence in New York, the trade is coming to terms with the fall-out.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

Kurniawan to be sentenced today

Convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan will be sentenced today in New York.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Koch loses US$12m in damages

US billionaire Bill Koch has lost nearly $12 million in damages he had initially won in a lawsuit against a fellow wine collector.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Wine investment firm that hired Wolf of Wall Street shut down

A UK-based wine investment firm that hired the “Wolf of Wall Street”, Jordan Belfort, to give a motivational seminar has been shut down in the public interest.

Friday, February 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

Parker: ‘Natural’ wine will be exposed as ‘fraud’

US wine critic Robert Parker has predicted that “natural” wines will be exposed “as a fraud” in 2014.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 9 Comments »

Fake Bordeaux fine wine company exposed

A fake wine company which accepted more than £1 million in sham investments in Bordeaux fine wines has been exposed by UK police.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

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