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Magazine Archives: May 31, 1998

What's Being Done About Counterfeits?

Issue: May 31, 1998


May 31, 1998 What's Being Done About Counterfeits? Everyone knows you can't judge a book by its cover. But buyers and sellers of rare wines usually do just that. When an auction house, a retailer or a broker sells a case of Château Pétrus 1982 or an imperial of the prized Château Cheval-Blanc 1947, does the buyer really know what's inside? If the label, the foil capsule and the fill level look right, then one could assume a bottle must be authentic (as the bottle shown on our cover is).

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 31, 1998.


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