New This Week

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.

NEW THIS WEEK: September 7, 2017

The first update of September includes over 500 new images of DRC, Cheval Blanc, and Coche Dury in both authentic and counterfeit bottles and examples of ink and print. We also added three new stories about counterfeit wine in China.


6000 Bottles of Fake Wine Busted in China: $45,000 worth of counterfeit wines were found in China’s Shaanxi province.

Differing Articles Highlight the Chinese Counterfeit Issue: Two battling articles showcase that some in the wine industry understand the issue with wine fraud, while others look to downplay and ignore the issue.


DRC: New authentic and counterfeit bottles of DRC have been added including ink and print method.

Cheval Blanc: Authentic and counterfeit bottles and ink examples.

Coche Dury: Authentic bottles and ink examples from some of Coche’s best vineyards.

NEW THIS WEEK: August 24, 2017

The second update of August includes new additions to our galleries of Domaine de la Romanee Conti. We have added new vintages of counterfeit examples of bottles. We also have potential fake scotch in Dublin and a Napa wine merchant that is accused of knowingly selling counterfeit wines.


Hundreds of Litres of Counterfeit Alcohol Seized in Dublin Port and North Cork: Counterfeit wine, beer, and alcohol were found and confiscated at the Dublin port.

Fake $10K Scotch Hard to Swallow: A taste of scotch was deemed counterfeit is now being tested for it’s authenticity.

Napa Wine Merchant Accused of Fraud in Clients Lawsuit: a $1M lawsuit was brought against Napa Merchant Soutirage for knowingly selling counterfeit wines to a client.


DRC: New counterfeit bottles have been added to our galleries, with hundreds more to follow shortly!

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.

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