Wine Fraud

Wine fraudster sentenced in absentia

An Italian wine fraudster who smuggled millions of pounds worth of wine into the UK has been sentenced to 14 years in jail – even though he has fled the country.

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.

The fake, the fraudulent and the lookalikes at Chengdu Wine Fair

Ever heard about Petrus' second label or Château Cheval Blanc's commemorative 'Clos du Cheval Blanc'? You shouldn't have because neither exists, but that did not stop them from making an appearance at the Chengdu Wine Fair.

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.

Kurniawan appeal rebuffed

July 14th, 2015

Wine scam rocks Chablis

May 15th, 2015

The big fake fall out

August 28th, 2014

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