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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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