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Collecting  :  Collecting News

Collectors Battle Fraudulent Wines

Will court cases on counterfeit wines scare collectors away from fall auctions?

Posted: August 29, 2007  By Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

The Vintage Should Be the Vintage

Posted: August 7, 2007  By James Suckling

I have been thinking about my colleague James Laube’s blog of August 3 when he discussed the option for winemakers to produce more non-vintage wines. And it made me think about how many people are already doing this – legally and illegally.

News & Features  :  News

Suspect Arrested in Wine Warehouse Blaze

Arson that destroyed millions in wine is blamed on California man who allegedly tried to cover up embezzlement of his clients' collections

Posted: March 19, 2007  By James Laube, Dana Nigro

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Flash in Le Pin

Posted: March 12, 2007  By James Suckling

Was it a dream? Did it really happen? For some reason, I find it almost hard to believe that on Saturday night, I drank every vintage of Château Le Pin ever bottled (1979-2004), and in Hong Kong no less.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

You, Me and VCC

Posted: March 9, 2007  By James Suckling

I think that people seem to forget that the same family who make the ultra-collectible and ultra-expensive Château Le Pin also make Vieux-Château-Certan. In fact, the Thienpont family has been making VCC for a hell of a lot longer than Le Pin.

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Auction Houses Eyed in Fake-Wine Probe

Department of Justice sent subpoenas to several auction houses as presence of counterfeit rare wines likely on the rise

Posted: March 7, 2007  By Jacob Gaffney, Eric Arnold

News & Features  :  News

Futures Fraudster Sentenced to Pay $11 Million Restitution, But Avoids Jail

Book on Colorado-based wine merchant Rare LLC remains open, with former customers suing the company's bankruptcy trustee

Posted: February 13, 2007  By Eric Arnold

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Right Bottle, Wrong Wine

Counterfeit bottles are multiplying as the global demand for collectible wines surges

Posted: December 20, 2006  By Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Judgment Day in Hong Kong

Posted: December 18, 2006  By James Suckling

I felt like the referee at a sumo match, but the only wrestling being done was the debate over whether certain bottles were fake or not. We were drinking some of the greatest bottles (magnums) ever produced on the face of the earth during a dinner last night here in Hong Kong.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Wine Is a Moving Target

Posted: December 12, 2006  By Harvey Steiman

You taste a wine. You love it. You buy a few more bottles, pop one open a few weeks later, and... where has the magic gone? Or, conversely, you taste a wine. You're not impressed. A friend serves it a few weeks later, and.

News & Features  :  News

Tuscan Grower Investigated in Alleged Chianti Classico Fraud

Piero Conticelli accused of selling falsely labeled wines to Ruffino and numerous other producers

Posted: October 13, 2005  By Jo Cooke

News & Features  :  News

Italian Officials Investigate Possible Fraud at Frescobaldi

Respected producer is alleged to have used too many grapes from southern Italy in some Tuscan wines

Posted: April 15, 2005  By Jo Cooke

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