Counterfeit wines. Articles covering the wines, the producers, the duped buyers, and the counterfeiters are popping up on every media source. In many of these stories, counterfeiters see the demand for wines from all ends of the spectrum and leverage trusting buyers to sell fake wines, and build their own personal wealth. Or worse, buyers don’t care to do the research or verify the authenticity for their customers. Names like Rodenstock and Kurniawan have become synonymous with wine counterfeits, but unfortunately these two men are not alone in the fraudulent beverage business. This section will continue to grow in the future, highlighting articles from around the world.
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Fifth of wine sold worldwide is ‘fake’
Prominent Wine Dealer Rudy Kurniawan Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 10 Years in Prison for Selling Millions of Dollars of Counterfeit Wine
Tech Guru Eric Greenberg Ordered To Pay $12M Over Fake Wine
How Wine Fraud Is Destroying the Rare Wine Business
A vintage mess: How Hardy Rodenstock became the most notorious name in wine
Police foil €1m counterfeit wine scam in Italy
Police raids reveal suspected DRC wine fraud ring
Wine makers in a froth over ‘fake’ Prosecco: Italian producers take steps to ban ‘imitations’ from Russia and Germany
Acker Merrall auction house pays out to settle Koch fake wines case
Brad and Angelina have experienced wine fraud – and you could too
So could there be phony wine at your neighborhood liquor store? To find out we took our hidden cameras to Park Avenue Liquors in New York City.
For the food industry, fraud is the elephant in the room