Welcome to WINEFRAUD.com

WineFraud.com 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 WineFraud.com.

WineFraud.com 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. WineFraud.com 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.

Authenticate My Wine

The WineFraud.com Team can authenticate one bottle or an entire cellar.

Under Investigation

In August, WineFraud.com will have some exciting updates! The largest is a large database of Rudy Kurniawan exhibits of labels and wine bottles with what is wrong with them- a massive group of galleries and information straight from the court case and Maureen Downey. We will also uploading hundreds of new Ink & Print photos of authentic and counterfeit labels.

WINE AUTHENTICATION: Print Methods: How different labels use different print methods and Concorde paper. | Cork & Capsules: An indepth look at how these are made.| Information: What you need to know about the actual content of the labels.

RUDY KURNIAWAN: Exhibits: All of the exhibits of bottles and labels with information about how these are not authentic. | Stamps: the serial number stamps that Rudy used to recreate the numbers for labels. | Emails: Who Rudy emailed and what they discussed.

OTHER WINE FRAUDS: Koch vs Greenberg: Part 16 of the trial highlighted by Siobhan Turner | Storage Fraud: Storage facilities that sell wine without their client’s consent, and why these cases aren’t going to court

PRODUCER INFORMATION: Profiles: Producer profiles about the most counterfeited wines in the world. | Ausone: Pictures of counterfeits of this producer | Vintage Spotlights: In Depth look at why some vintages are counterfeited more than others, and what makes these vintages special.