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NEW THIS WEEK: August 10, 2017

The first update of August includes many news stories from around the world about wine fraud, wine scams, and wine counterfeiters. We also uploaded hundreds of new authentic Henri Jayer ink and bottle images including videos covering the label with microscopic video of the ink and paper.


Merton Police Confiscate a Dozen Bottles of Fake Wine: Even Gallo wines are being faked now in some local shops.

California Ex-Restaurateur Sues Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits for Wine Fraud: Southern Glazer is being sued for wrongfully billing clients for wines they didn’t purchase and forcing them to buy spirits they didn’t need.

The Ultimate Wine Con Job: Peter Hellman covers Rudy Kurniawan’s wine counterfeiting.

Three Men Arrested Over Boiler Room Wine Scam: Three men were arrested for promising high returns for a wine investment scam.

Kiwi Wine Company and Directors Accused of Complex Wine Fraud: Southern Boundary Wines and three of it’s directors have been accused of mislabelling wines sold around the world.

Bulk Wine Group Silent Amid Fraud Reports: Raphael Michel has remained silent after their bulk wine was discovered to be sold as Rhone wines.


Henri Jayer: New authentic examples of 1985 Henri Jayer bottles and ink including 28 videos of ink.

NEW THIS WEEK: July 27, 2017

The last update of July includes two new stories from around the world including mention of the counterfeit problems in China. We also added many new images of authentic bottles, corks, and ink to our producer galleries.


Fraudster Jailed in Part in Wine Scam: A woman was sentenced to three and a half years in jail for taking part in wine scam.

China is Facing an Epidemic of Counterfeit and Contraband Wine: China is faced with a flood of counterfeit wines in their marketplace.


Producers: Counterfeit and Authentic: Authentic examples of Gaja, Giacosa, and Harlan.

NEW THIS WEEK: July 13, 2017

The first update of July marks a very busy time for the group! We are working hard on our training program for authenticators, and this update includes news stories from around the world.


Centuries Old Wine Collection Found Hidden in New Jersey Cellar: After tearing down a wall, multiple very old wines were found to be perserved.

Fake Krug1947: LVMH Claims Victory over Acker Merrall: Acker Merrall once again was caught selling counterfeit wines.

Two West Bank Wineries Mislabelled as ‘Product of Israel': Two wineries where the appellation is not defined as Israel have been caught selling their wines as such.

NEW THIS WEEK: June 29, 2017

The final update of the month of June includes more galleries of counterfeit and authentic images of wines of great wine producers, as well as a new wine fraud story from around the world.


Dynasty Fine Wines to Sell $59M Worth of Winery Assets: Dynasty Fine Wines will be selling assets at auction since being suspended after selling expired wines.


Producers: Counterfeit and Authentic: Authentic and counterfeit examples of Henri Jayer and Jaboulet.

NEW THIS WEEK: June 15, 2017

The second update in June includes new authentic and counterfeit images of some of our favorite Bordeaux wine producers both of the bottles and of the ink and print methods. We also have an update of a new story about wine investment fraud.


Hoddesdon Fraudster Jailed for Stealing Thousands from Wine Investors: Two men were jailed for being involved in a wine investment fraud scheme.


Producers: Counterfeit and Authentic: Authentic and counterfeit examples of Lafite and La Mission Haut Brion.

NEW THIS WEEK: June 1, 2017

The end of May and beginning of June brought a deluge of images and content regarding Latour and a few other producers. We added over 60 galleries of new photos of authentic and counterfeit examples of bottles and ink in new vintages. An additional story was added regarding the authentic certifications that Aymeric de Clouet gives to bottles and the question of his authority over the subject.


Food Fraud: High Roller of the Crime Scene: Crime rings are beginning to find food and wine counterfeiting is a lucrative business and shifting their focus, especially with wine in China.

Aymeric de Clouet: de Clouet has been using a title of being in the Paris Court of Appeals to authenticate counterfeit wines. Please watch out for any wines that come with his approval.


Latour: Authentic, Counterfeit, and Ink & Print Examples were added in over 50 galleries including eight new videos in vintages ranging from 1929 to 2010.

Producers: Counterfeit and Authentic: Authentic and counterfeit examples of Le Pin and Leflaive.

NEW THIS WEEK: May 18, 2017

In the second update of May, we added thousands of new images of new vintages of Mouton, Margaux, and other producers- both counterfeit and authentic. In wine fraud news around the world, a wine counterfeiter many are calling the “Russian Rudy” was sentenced to prison.


Alibaba Sues Maker of Fake Wuliangye Spirits: Alibaba sued a maker of fake liquor who infringing on trademarks.

Russian Rudy Jailed for DRC Fakes: Aleksandr Iugov was sentenced to four years in prison for selling DRC counterfeit wines.


Producers: Counterfeit and Authentic: Authentic and counterfeit images of ink and bottles of Mouton, Margaux, and more.

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