Articles & Videos

Maureen Downey: Wine Fraud Nation

Audio: America’s Test Kitchen interviews Maureen Downey about the secrets to counterfeiting wine bottles, and what to look for.

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Kein Mensch erkennt das am Geschmack

Article: Susanne Schneider interviews Maureen Downey about Rudy Kurniawan, wine counterfeiting, and WineFraud.com.

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Wine Auction Boss Fronts Up on Fraud Fears

Article: Dragon 8 Auction House founder, Gil Lempert-Schwarz, answers to questions about the authenticity of the wines up for auction, the wines pulled from auction, and the integrity of his auction house, as Maureen Downey shares her opinions.

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Who Isn’t Buying Rudy’s Wines

Article: Notorious wine counterfeiter, Rudy Kurniawan’s personal wine collection is going up for auction. But is it real? And who will buy it? Maureen Downey gives her expert opinion.

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Questions Raised By Hong Kong Auction

Article: Maureen Downey weighs in on the new Auction house in Hong Kong, Dragon 8,  founded by Gil Lempert-Schwarz.

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Maureen Downey: Wine Fraud Expert (& More)

Article: An interview betweeen Randy Smith and Maureen Downey about Wine Fraud, Chai Consulting, and everything in between.

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Fraud, Counterfeit, and the Sommelier

Article: Maureen Downey helps Guild Somm look into different types of wine fraud, how to protect your wines and reputation, and what that means for a sommelier.

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Wine Fraud Eroding Value of Liquid Assets

VIDEO: CNN discovers how the demand for fine wine, and a lack of knowledge about wine creates a huge opportunity for counterfeit wines, featuring Maureen Downey.

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Corkscrewed: The Art of Fake Wine

VIDEO: Food Republic covers food crimes including the Rudy Kurniawan story with commentary from Maureen Downey

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The Authenticator

ARTICLE: Wine Spectator details Maureen Downey as The Authenticator in it’s November 2015 Magazine.

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Sip On This: That $10,000 (Or $30) Bottle Of Wine Might Be Fake

AUDIO: NPR discusses wine counterfeiting in the US and worldwide with Maureen Downey and WineFraud.com contributor Michael Egan.

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Filthy Rich Guide to Your Wine Cellar

VIDEO: Maureen Downey covers not all expensive wines are authentic and the three main ways to tell if a bottle of wine is fake or real. Maureen begins at 12:12.

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WineFraud.com Press Release from KGO

SOUND CLIPS: Maureen Downey, discusses wine fraud in recent thefts like French Laundry in Napa and the launch of WineFraud.com.

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How to Know if Your Expensive Wine is Fake

VIDEO: Maureen Downey has become a top wine fraud investigator, helping to rid the wine industry of counterfeit and stolen wine. Downey met Bloomberg at Wingtip in San Francisco, where she showed us how to tell if that $200,000 bottle in your cellar is a fake.

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A Pinot Noir

ARTICLE: Hunting the thieves behind a rach os six-figure wine heists.

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“Vintage” Wine Fraud

VIDEO: American Greed, Season 9 Episode 105 Counterfeit wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan makes millions selling cheap basement blends.

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The 16 Most Counterfeited Wines

Article: The top counterfeited producers are outlined by Maureen Downey, and she explains that only a few vintages are often the biggest targets

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How Wine Fraud is Destroying the Rare Wine Business

Article: Maureen Downey, Michael Egan, and more discuss Rudy Kurniwan and wine fraud.

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