Authenticate My Wine

Access to wine authentications has never been easier. Our team will authenticate single or groups of bottles.

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Presentations & Training

Learn about and register for our upcoming online presentations and trainings, or find out about private trainings.

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About is the first of its kind due-diligence resource for vendors, buyers, and producers of wine.

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The Team

Meet the team of professionals and experts within the wine industry collaborating to bring awareness and knowledge…

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Become A Member provides membership levels for the wine consumer and members of the wine trade.

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Ink & Print Examples

Galleries of authentic and counterfeit ink and print examples, organized by producer for easy comparison.

Producer Information

Galleries of counterfeit and authentic bottles with “tags” to identify why the counterfeits are fake.

Wine Authentication

Learn how counterfeiters recreate all the aspects of fine & rare wine bottles, Unicorns, and refill bottles.

Rudy Kurniawan

The results of our extensive cataloguing & analysis of the evidence from his home, what he got…

In The Loupe Videos

Videos regarding wine authentication, fraud, packaging and more by Maureen Downey and experts within the industry.

Facebook Follow @winefraud is the first ever wine counterfeiting, wine fraud and wine authentication educational resource available in the world. People who love and work with wine and want to be sure they are buying, selling and trading only authentic wine will benefit from the education they can gain with membership at members enjoy unparalleled expert information from our team as well as supporting resources from the most comprehensive database of wine fraud evidence in the world. Photo galleries of authentic and counterfeit bottles, evidence labels, microscope photos of ink and print from authentic and counterfeit bottles can be compared side by side. Information about paper, corks, capsules and glass, and extensive information about vintages and producers as they relate to being counterfeited, counterfeit evidence including detailed notes on that evidence with, at times, graphic depictions of all the things counterfeiters got wrong are all described in detail. is updated regularly with new findings and evidence to ensure members have the latest information about all aspects of wine fraud and how to authenticate fine and rare wines.

By providing a higher level of awareness of all matters related to wine counterfeiting and wine fraud, we hope to be part of creating a more transparent marketplace for the consumer while assisting producers and vendors in the ongoing protection of their brands and reputations across the globe.

“ is an invaluable resource for those in the investment grade wine business.  Maureen has created an incredible site that assists those of us dedicated to stamping out fraud in our industry.  If you’re serious about wine authentication, this is the only place.”

-Warren Porter, Iron Gate – Private Wine Management and IronGate.Wine

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