New This Week

NEW THIS WEEK: February 8, 2018

The first update in February includes many new images for our galleries- of both Roumier and Rousseau. We have authentic inks and bottles added. In addition, if you buy wine in Taiwan, keep an eye out for the wine company Wei Li Wines who manufactured tens of thousands of bottles of fake Argentine wines.


Taiwan Authorities Bust Fake Argentine Wine Company: A father-son company in Taiwan was found with thousands of bottles of fake wine labelled as Argentine wine.


Rousseau: New authentic ink & print examples of modern vintages.

Roumier: New authentic bottle images were added to our galleries.

NEW THIS WEEK: January 25, 2018

The second update in January finds us with many new stories of different types of wine fraud from around the world including counterfeit wines in Asia, wine theft, and fraudulent attempts at buying in the US. We also added in new images to our galleries of authentic Hudelot Noellot wines as well as Haut Brion inks.


Chinese Police Seize 14,000 Bottles of Fake Penfolds: Chinese site, Alibaba, had 14,000 bottles of fake Penfolds taken.

Chinese Alibaba Shuts Down 240K Shops for Selling Fakes: Alibaba shut down hundreds of thousands of shops that were selling counterfeit items, including wines.

Assistant Steals $1.2 Million of Wine from Goldman Sachs Exec: Nicolas DeMeyer stole over $1 Million in wine from his boss while employed including DRC.

Police Investigating Fraud Against Local Wineries: Washington Wineries saw multiple cases of large orders attempting to pay with fake checks.

Counterfeit Georgian Wine Removed from Ukraine Sales: Falsely labeled wine trying to pass as Georgian wine was taken out of circulation in Ukraine.


Hudelot Noellot: New vintages of Vosne Romanee and Ink and Print.

Haut Brion: New vintages of Ink and Print.

NEW THIS WEEK: January 12, 2018

Happy New Year! As the Holidays have passed, we have some interesting wine fraud stories from late 2017, and early 2018. This year we look forward to uncovering more wine fraud, developing spirits fraud, as well as continuing to educate our members about how to determine if their wines are authentic or counterfeit. We start the year with authentic examples of 2013 and 2014 Fourrier in different vineyards.


Scammer Found Selling Fake Petrus: Paul Oster was found selling 20,000 euros of fake Petrus.

French Customers Investigate 420,000 Litres of ‘Fake Bordeaux': Customs has found at distribution centers, fake bottles of various Bordeaux wines.

Yuletide Sales: Beware of Fake Products: As the holidays come and go, so do fake products such as wines to be sold.

Counterfeit Bootleggers Sentenced in China: Three men were sentenced in China for manufacturing fake spirits.

Hogmanay Revellers Warned to Avoid “Potentially Lethal’ Fake Vodka Sweeping UK: Vodka with dangerous amounts of alcohol is popping up over the UK.


Fourrier: Authentic images of ink and print, as well as bottles from the newest vintages.

NEW THIS WEEK: November 30, 2017

The second update in November includes the first tranche of Henri Jayer images- all authentic of new vintages, both of bottles and ink.


Henri Jayer: Authentic images of ink in new vintages.

NEW THIS WEEK: November 16, 2017

In the update for the part of November, we added new images of ink examples for Dujac and Fourrier.


Dujac: Authentic vintages and examples of ink and print.

Fourrier: Authentic images of ink and print from new vintages.

NEW THIS WEEK: October 19, 2017

The second update of October includes the final batch of hundreds of DRC images (for now!) and a new story about France’s wine naming rules.


Anson: Bordeaux Enfant Terrible: A winemaker has made his wines with a clever name, but wine officials are not amused.


DRC: The final batch of  hundreds of DRC inks and bottles from the 2000’s were added.

NEW THIS WEEK: October 5, 2017

The first update of October includes thousands of new images of DRC ink and print- including Romanee Conti, Romanee St Vivant, La Tache, Corton, and Richebourg. Vintages range from  2006-2011, and we still have many more to add! Keep checking back as we finish adding authentic bottles and ink through the 2014 vintage.


DRC: Thousands of images of authentic inks and Romanee St Vivant bottles of DRC were added.

NEW THIS WEEK: September 21, 2017

The second update of September includes hundreds of new DRC images of ink and print in our galleries, along with an update on Rudy Kurniwan.


300G Wine Deal Spoils: Connoisseur International Distribution of Oyster Bay has accused of taking $300,000 but not delivering on the wine.

Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan’s Last-Ditch Appeal Denied: The notorious counterfeiter’s claim that his lawyer’s didn’t act in his best interest was dismissed by a judge.


DRC: Authentic inks from 1978 and 1990 of our favorite vineyards, along with authentic Romanee Conti bottle images were added.

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