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Sept. 30, 2011 Issue  :  News

World Wine Crime

Posted: September 30, 2011  By Ben O'Donnell, Christina Zapel

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

A Grape Heist in Germany

Plus, the Bordelais prepare for the New York marathon and Bordeaux's first Moon Festival

Posted: September 29, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Lance Armstrong and Friends Raise $1.7 Million with Wine and Art

Plus, a London restaurant's wine cellar serves as safe haven from marauding rioters, and a winery is forced to change its name, barely

Posted: August 11, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

The Bachelorette Rejects a Winemaker's Proposal

Plus, a stay of execution for the Jersey wine industry, Gilt's big-bottle blowout and an accused wine warehouse arsonist says he was just kidding when he pled guilty

Posted: August 4, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Liquid Gold Hits Record Price

Plus, some infamous Virginia vintners have some explaining to do and Honig and others continue to support Japan's tsunami relief efforts

Posted: July 28, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

The Pin-Up Princesses of Austrian Wine

Plus, disaster at Mollydooker, an American team beats the world in a university wine competition at Lafite, a royal wedding, and a fraudster pairs Bordeaux with … cocaine?

Posted: July 21, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

The Burgundy-Faced Congressman

Plus, Linfield College establishes the Oregon Wine History Archive, and the 2011 wine crime wave approaches tsunami proportions, in both truth and fiction

Posted: July 14, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Raymond Vineyards Loves Raymonds

Plus, great news for wine-loving couch potatoes, and no end in sight for the summer of wine crime

Posted: July 7, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

New Jersey Wineries on the Brink

Plus, former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer opens a winery, Bordeaux's strange new neighbors, counterfeit white Zinfandel of all things, and more

Posted: June 30, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Breaking the Law: The Criminally Minded Turn to Wine

Art imitates life as a real-world wine crime wave inspires TV dramas

Posted: June 23, 2011  

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  

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