Welcome to WINEFRAUD.com
WineFraud.com is the first ever wine counterfeiting, wine fraud and wine authentication educational resource available in the world. People who love and work with wine and want to be sure they are buying, selling and trading only authentic wine will benefit from the education they can gain with membership at WineFraud.com.
WineFraud.com members enjoy unparalleled expert information from our team as well as supporting resources from the most comprehensive database of wine fraud evidence in the world. Photo galleries of authentic and counterfeit bottles, evidence labels, microscope photos of ink and print from authentic and counterfeit bottles can be compared side by side. Information about paper, corks, capsules and glass, and extensive information about vintages and producers as they relate to being counterfeited, counterfeit evidence including detailed notes on that evidence with, at times, graphic depictions of all the things counterfeiters got wrong are all described in detail. WineFraud.com is updated regularly with new findings and evidence to ensure members have the latest information about all aspects of wine fraud and how to authenticate fine and rare wines.
By providing a higher level of awareness of all matters related to wine counterfeiting and wine fraud, we hope to be part of creating a more transparent marketplace for the consumer while assisting producers and vendors in the ongoing protection of their brands and reputations across the globe.
“WineFraud.com is an invaluable resource for those in the investment grade wine business. Maureen has created an incredible site that assists those of us dedicated to stamping out fraud in our industry. If you’re serious about wine authentication, this is the only place.”
-Warren Porter, Irongate Wine
WineFraud.com is the first of its kind due-diligence resource for vendors, buyers and producers of wine.
Meet the team of professionals and experts within the wine industry collaborating to bring awareness and knowledge about wine fraud.
WineFraud.com provides membership levels for the wine consumer and members of the wine trade.
Ink & Print Examples
Galleries of authentic and counterfeit ink and print examples, organized by producer for easy comparison.
Galleries of counterfeit and authentic bottles, their corks and capsules, and “tags” to identify why the counterfeits are fake.
Learn how counterfeiters recreate the labels, corks, ageing and all other aspects of fine & rare wine bottles, as well as Unicorns, and refilling bottles.
How Rudy made fakes. Results of our extensive cataloguing & analysis of his labels, stamps, corks, capsules, computer templates and bottles, as well as what he got wrong & “tells” to spot his work.
Coverage of other major fraud stories from around the globe by leading wine fraud journalists, and a highly entertaining day-by-day synopsis of the Koch vs Eric Greenberg Trial.
In The Loupe Videos
Videos and interviews regarding wine, wine authentication, wine fraud, wine fraud, wine packaging and many other topics that matter in the world of combatting wine counterfeiting and fraud.
In September, WineFraud.com will have some exciting updates! The largest is a large database of Rudy Kurniawan exhibits of labels and wine bottles with what is wrong with them- a massive group of galleries and information straight from the court case and Maureen Downey. We will also uploading hundreds of new Ink & Print photos of authentic and counterfeit labels.
PRODUCER INFORMATION: Profiles: Producer profiles about the most counterfeited wines in the world. | Ausone: Pictures of counterfeits of this producer | Vintage Spotlights: In Depth look at why some vintages are counterfeited more than others, and what makes these vintages special.