Articles & Videos

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 world.

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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 fraud looks like.

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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 producers do to increase their trust with consumers.

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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 authenticity.

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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 the market.

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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 like fine wines, but cost a fraction of the price.

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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 were from Rudy Kurniawan.

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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 fraud is ending soon.

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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 their money back.

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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 the last few years in America.

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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 on what makes wine authentic is important.

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