The Curse of Counterfeits

Marvin R. Shanken, Thomas Matthews
Issue: December 15, 2009

Wine Spectator has long reported on counterfeit wines. Over the past year, freelance contributor Peter Hellman has been digging into the claims and accusations behind the latest wave of fakes. Our cover story this issue features the results of his investigation, aided by associate editor Mitch Frank. Millions of dollars are at stake, along with the very integrity of the wine market, and perhaps the survival of the auction houses themselves.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 24, 2009.

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