Articles & Videos
Video: Maureen Downey and others talk about Premier Cru and John Fox’s wine fraud ponzi scheme.
Article: Acker Merrall auction house was found selling a counterfeit bottle of Krug, and Maureen Downey discusses the role vendors play in counterfeit wine.
Article: All about authentic and counterfeit wines, and how to tell the difference.
Audio: Maureen Downey discusses how to tell whether wine is authentic or not.
Article: Maureen Downey discusses wine fraud, and it’s low risk, high reward nature.
Article: Maureen Downey talks about fraudsters buying empty wine bottles from eBay to fill and sell as authentic.
Article: Maureen Downey details how to spot counterfeit wines.
Article: Bernice Chan talks about Maureen Downey and the Hong Kong Authentication seminar in February 2017.
Article: Anne Krebiehl attended our London Authentication Training, and discusses wine counterfeiting, and Maureen Downey.
Article: Maureen Downey gives advice for those looking to buy wine at auction.
Article: An overview of the most notorious wine fraud scandals to shake the industry.
Article: Jeannie Cho Lee covers the Hong Kong Wine Authentication Training Levels.
Article: An overview of the Hong Kong Wine Fraud and Counterfeiting Presentation and wine fraud around the world.
Article: Martin Moran covers the London Wine Fraud Presentation and Training and what the state of wine fraud looks like.
Article: Jeannie Cho Lee interviews Maureen Downey about counterfeit wines and our Trainings in Hong Kong.
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.
Article: Maureen Downey and Everledger launch the Chai Wine Vault with a bottle of wine put into the blockchain.
Article: The Chai Wine Vault launches powered by Everledger and Maureen Downey
Article: Maureen Downey and Everledger launch the Chai Wine Vault for authentic wines on the block chain.
Article: Maureen Downey talks about the Chai Wine Vault and what that will do for fine wine authenticity.
Article: At the London Wine Authentication Presentation, Maureen Downey talked about how much counterfeit wine is in the market.
Article: The Chai Wine Vault launch of authentic wines on the blockchain.
Article: Maureen Downey covers what to look for when looking at a wine’s authenticity.
Article: Maureen Downey and Everledger talk about their launch of the Chai Wine Vault.
Article: Maureen Downey and Everledger launch the Chai Wine Vault for fine and rare wines.
Article: The Chai Wine Vault has launched using blockchain technology to prove provenance of wine.
Article: Maureen Downey and Everledger launch the first blockchain solution for wine authentication, the Chai Wine Vault.
Article: Maureen Downey discusses Rudy Kurniwan’s $550Million fakes in the marketplace and how they continually recirculate.
Interview: Maureen Downey talks about the Chai Wine Vault powered by Everledger, how it works, and how it’s going to change the fine wine world.
Interview: Maureen Downey shows some authentic and counterfeit wine examples and talks about Rudy Kurniawan.
Interview: Maureen Downey talks about Rudy Kurniawan at the screening of Sour Grapes in Calgary.
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.
Interview: Kim Gertler talks to Maureen Downey about the Sour Grapes film, and Rudy Kurniawan.
Interview: Jancis Robinson interviews Maureen Downey about how she became the master authenticator.
Interview: Maureen Downey is interviewed about WineFraud.com and wine fraud in the industry.
Article: Maureen Downey and Don Cornwell discuss auction house Dragon 8 and whether the wines they sold were from Rudy Kurniawan.
Article: Maureen Downey talks about wine fraud, how to buy from sources you trust, and if wine fraud is ending soon.
Article: Maureen Downey discusses the Premier Cru wine bankruptcy case and how customers will probably not get their money back.
Article: Maureen Downey and WineFraud.com contributor, Francis Dinklespiel, author of Tangled Vines, cover recent wine frauds over the last few years in America.
Article: Maureen Downey covers why educating yourself, and holding the industry accountable to ensuring they are educated on what makes wine authentic is important.
Audio: America’s Test Kitchen interviews Maureen Downey about the secrets to counterfeiting wine bottles, and what to look for.
Article: Susanne Schneider interviews Maureen Downey about Rudy Kurniawan, wine counterfeiting, and WineFraud.com.
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.
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.
Article: Maureen Downey weighs in on the new Auction house in Hong Kong, Dragon 8, founded by Gil Lempert-Schwarz.
Article: An interview betweeen Randy Smith and Maureen Downey about Wine Fraud, Chai Consulting, and everything in between.
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.
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.
VIDEO: Food Republic covers food crimes including the Rudy Kurniawan story with commentary from Maureen Downey
ARTICLE: Wine Spectator details Maureen Downey as The Authenticator in it’s November 2015 Magazine.
AUDIO: NPR discusses wine counterfeiting in the US and worldwide with Maureen Downey and WineFraud.com contributor Michael Egan.
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.
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.
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.
ARTICLE: Hunting the thieves behind a rach os six-figure wine heists.
VIDEO: American Greed, Season 9 Episode 105
Counterfeit wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan makes millions selling cheap basement blends.
Article: The top counterfeited producers are outlined by Maureen Downey, and she explains that only a few vintages are often the biggest targets
Article: Maureen Downey, Michael Egan, and more discuss Rudy Kurniwan and wine fraud.