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Fake Wine is a Billion Dollar Market and here are the ways to Identify Them
Article: Jeannie Cho Lee covers the Hong Kong Wine Authentication Training Levels.
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Fine Wine Fakers Targeting Asian Collectors
Article: An overview of the Hong Kong Wine Fraud and Counterfeiting Presentation and wine fraud around the…
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The Curious Case of Counterfeit Wine
Article: Martin Moran covers the London Wine Fraud Presentation and Training and what the state of wine…
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How to Avoid Buying Fake Wine
Article: Jeannie Cho Lee interviews Maureen Downey about counterfeit wines and our Trainings in Hong Kong.
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Jefford on Monday: Classic Wine, Trusted Wine
Article: Andrew Jefford talks about trust in wine, wine fraud, the Chai Wine Vault, and what wine…
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New System Claims Best Protection Yet Against Wine Fraud
Article: Maureen Downey talks about the Chai Wine Vault and what that will do for fine wine…
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How Much Fake Fine Wine is in the Market
Article: At the London Wine Authentication Presentation, Maureen Downey talked about how much counterfeit wine is in…
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How to Spot a Fake Wine: 10 Signs to Look For
Article: Maureen Downey covers what to look for when looking at a wine’s authenticity.
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$550M Worth of Kurniawan Counterfeit Wines Resold Over and Over
Article: Maureen Downey discusses Rudy Kurniwan’s $550Million fakes in the marketplace and how they continually recirculate.
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Den Wein-Fälschern auf der Spur
Interview: Maureen Downey shows some authentic and counterfeit wine examples and talks about Rudy Kurniawan.
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Fancy and Fake: Film about Wine Scam
Interview: Maureen Downey talks about Rudy Kurniawan at the screening of Sour Grapes in Calgary.
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Synthetic Wine, Even Better than the Real Thing?
Interview: Maureen Downey shares her expert opinion on the new synthetic wines that are aiming to taste…
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Sour Grapes: To Catch a Wine Con
Interview: Kim Gertler talks to Maureen Downey about the Sour Grapes film, and Rudy Kurniawan.
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Jancis Robinson : Road to combat counterfeit goddess
Interview: Jancis Robinson interviews Maureen Downey about how she became the master authenticator.
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A Word with Wine Detective, Maureen Downey
Interview: Maureen Downey is interviewed about WineFraud.com and wine fraud in the industry.
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Wine Fraud Allegations Refuse to Die
Article: Maureen Downey and Don Cornwell discuss auction house Dragon 8 and whether the wines they sold…
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In Vino Veritas? Not So Fast
Article: Maureen Downey talks about wine fraud, how to buy from sources you trust, and if wine…
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Wine Purchasers’ Investment Dries Up as Retailer Collapses
Article: Maureen Downey discusses the Premier Cru wine bankruptcy case and how customers will probably not get…
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How To Commit the Perfect Wine Crime: Steal a Case or Make Your Own
Article: Maureen Downey and WineFraud.com contributor, Francis Dinklespiel, author of Tangled Vines, cover recent wine frauds over…
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Putting a Cork in Counterfeit Wines
Article: Maureen Downey covers why educating yourself, and holding the industry accountable to ensuring they are educated…
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