As many people start to learn about wines, authenticating, and the history of wine producing, I get questions about what books I recommend, and especially from Members, what additional information is out there to continue your education. Over the course of my career, I've read and acquired many books and below is my recommended reading list.
Outside of Shanghai, two men were recently arrested and 20,000 bottles of fake Carlo Rossi were seized. Unfortunately no one knows exactly how much wine was made and is circulating in the marketplace.
We are often asked where we are seeing counterfeits in the current marketplace, so I thought I would give a few words about where in the recent months we have been finding counterfeit bottles pop up most frequently. In some instances, these are long term trends we have been seeing for years.
Top 10 things to avoid when buying fine wine:
- Regional, small and new auction houses in Europe and Hong Kong
- Certain NYC Retailers and brokers
- Known Rudy Kurniawan resellers
- Auction consignments from Rudy Kurniawan buddies
- Large format 1945 DRC
- Swiss provenance
- Fanciful provenance stories
WineFraud.com IS a one of a kind educational resource with corresponding photo galleries, information about vintages and producers as they relate to being counterfeited, as well as evidence of counterfeits and information to assist those interested in learning how to authenticate fine and rare wines.