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News & Features  :  Unfiltered

The Most Expensive Bottle of Pinot Noir Ever Sold

Plus, wine lovers are still buying what Bernie Madoff is selling, a top Aussie label loses its winemaker and a charity wine event supports Ugandan orphans

Posted: May 19, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

From His Cell, Madoff Bids His Cellar Goodbye

Plus, a caveat before cruising for claret on Craigslist and Long Island's wineries bring their bottles to the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Posted: May 12, 2011  

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Judge Dismisses Koch Suit Against Christie's

If wine collector believed bottle was fake when he bought it, he can't claim fraud, judge finds

Posted: March 21, 2011  By Mitch Frank

Collecting  :  Collecting Q&A

Is my Carruades a fake?

Posted: February 23, 2011  By Peter D. Meltzer

News & Features  :  News

China’s Fake Ice Wine Epidemic

Sources estimate 80 percent of ice wine on sale may be fake, a sign of the dangers in a young but lucrative wine market

Posted: February 3, 2011  By Ben O'Donnell

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Counterfeit Crusader and Zachys Settle Suit

Bill Koch ends his lawsuit against auction house after it agrees to change its catalog language

Posted: January 25, 2011  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Moët Serves the Golden Globes

Plus, Bordeaux goes organic and China’s domestic wine industry faces fraud accusations

Posted: January 13, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Best of Unfiltered 2010

The most popular items of 2010 include the usual handful of beautiful women and professional athletes, a rock star’s documentary, vintners hanging 10 and two forms of thievery

Posted: December 30, 2010  

News & Features  :  News

New Test Can Identify What Grapes Are in Your Wine

Medical researchers in Texas identify grape varieties by fingerprinting differences in tannins

Posted: December 30, 2010  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Truffles to Die For

Plus, California’s Landmark and Pride wines to be served at this year’s White House holiday events and a very generous gift for the employees of Jordan winery

Posted: December 23, 2010  

Dec. 15, 2010 Issue  :  News

Wanted: 31 Tons of Grapes

Posted: December 15, 2010  By Laurie Woolever

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Pitcher's "Perfect" Pairing: Wine and Fish(ing)

Plus, Virginia’s Kluge winery fails to sell at a foreclosure auction and a French diplomat is caught red-wine handed stealing Burgundy in Hong Kong

Posted: December 9, 2010  

Nov. 15, 2010 Issue  :  News

French Activists Destroy Experimental Vineyard

Posted: November 15, 2010  By Ben O'Donnell

News & Features  :  News

Muscadet Growers Confront Bankruptcy and Sabotage

An unfavorable economy, a brutal frost in 2008 and years of problems have put Loire's Pay Nantais region in trouble

Posted: November 5, 2010  By Ben O'Donnell

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Hugh Jackman and Jean-Georges Vongerichten Go Toe to Toe

Plus, another vineyard is hit by harvesting thieves, and a shampoo loses its battle with Champagne

Posted: October 14, 2010  

News & Features  :  News

French Activists Destroy Experimental Vineyard

"Reapers" target genetically modified vines; Researchers try to educate wary French public about the benefits of research

Posted: September 14, 2010  By Ben O'Donnell

July 31, 2010 Issue  :  News

Blackmailer Targets Burgundy

Posted: July 31, 2010  By Bruce Sanderson, Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Clinton Vineyards for a Clinton Wedding

Plus, Far Niente celebrates its 125th anniversary, South Africa loses a wine-industry giant and more

Posted: July 29, 2010  

June 15, 2010 Issue  :  News

Counterfeit Suit Targets Christie’s

Posted: June 15, 2010  By Peter Hellman, Mitch Frank

May 31, 2010 Issue  :  News

Phony French Pinot Draws Class-Action Suit

Posted: May 31, 2010  By Tim Fish

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