A Look Inside WineFraud.com


Welcome to WINEFRAUD.com

WineFraud.com is the first of its kind due-diligence resource for the wine industry on matters related to wine fraud and the counterfeiting of wine. From wine consumers to those in the trade, including vendors and producers, WineFraud.com members will be provided educational tools through unprecedented content from both our team of fraud and counterfeiting experts as well the most comprehensive database of wine fraud evidence in the world. Our goal is to be a resource to the industry to provide a higher level of awareness to wine fraud and in turn, a more transparent marketplace for the consumer while assisting producers and vendors in the ongoing protection of their brands and reputations across the globe.

Under Investigation

This week was especially interesting because we filmed the Print and Labels In-Depth look video. Maureen and Team joined Travis Pollard of Paragon Label in Petaluma, California to learn all about label history, production, and how producers can protect their brands from counterfeiters. Look for this video later this month. As always, we are exploring new topics, finishing the Koch vs Greenberg Trial, adding on to the Rudy Kurniawan trial, expanding our galleries and producers in both the counterfeits and authentic sections of the site, and enhancing the user experience.  These will include better search functions, and tips to authenticating your wines from the galleries.

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WINE AUTHENTICATION: In Depth: Print: A print expert will cover printing processes and how labels are printed. | In Depth: Glass: An expert in Glass will show members how wine bottles are made and cover the history of glass.

GALLERY OF AUTHENTICS: Authentics: Burgundy, Rhone, and Champagne will be added to our ever-expanding galleries.

RUDY KURNIAWAN: Trial: Parts five and six of Rudy Kurniawan’s trial which include Aubert de Villaine  and Susan Twellman and Brian Kalliel on the witness stand.

OTHER WINE FRAUDS: Koch vs Greenberg: Part three of the trial highlighted by Siobhan Turner | Storage Fraud: Storage facilities that sell wine without their client’s consent, and why these cases aren’t going to court

COUNTERFEIT WINE: Latour and Jayer: Pictures of counterfeits of these producers | Petrus: Ink and Print examples | Unicorn Bottles: What is a Unicorn Bottle, and how these are created | More vintages and producers of Rudy Kurniawan labels and bottles