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Dec. 15, 2009 Issue  :  Features

Sniffing Out A Fake

Posted: December 15, 2009  By Mitch Frank

Dec. 15, 2009 Issue  :  Features

The Mysterious Mr. Rodenstock

Posted: December 15, 2009  By Mitch Frank

Dec. 15, 2009 Issue  :  Features

Q&A with Serena Sutcliffe

An Expert on Old Wines Talks About Counterfeits

Posted: December 15, 2009  By James Suckling

Dec. 15, 2009 Issue  :  News

Science Briefs

Posted: December 15, 2009  By Lynn Alley, Jacob Gaffney

Dec. 15, 2009 Issue  :  Features

The Fight Against Fakes

Concerned Producers Are Taking Steps to Protect Their Brands From Counterfeiters

Posted: December 15, 2009  By Augustus Weed

Dec. 15, 2009 Issue  :  Features

The Crusade Against Counterfeits

Collectors and vintners try to rid the auction market of fake wines. How big is the problem?

Posted: December 15, 2009  By Peter Hellman, Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Another Investigation in Tuscany

Italy's financial police have turned their eyes toward makers of Chianti Classico

Posted: December 14, 2009  By James Suckling

Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling reports that Italy's financial police are now investigating makers of Chianti in Tuscany based on fraud allegations similar to those which faced some makers of Brunello di Montalcino for two years.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

A Cautionary Tale, for Consumers and Wineries

As fraud spreads, it's easy to combat

Posted: November 30, 2009  By James Molesworth

Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth discovers that a winery's claims to outstanding Wine Spectator reviews are not always what they seem.

Nov. 30, 2009 Issue  :  News

Wine Warehouse Arson Trial Begins

Posted: November 30, 2009  By Tim Fish

Nov. 30, 2009 Issue  :  News

California Wildfire Report

Posted: November 30, 2009  By Lynn Alley

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Dealing with the Fear of Fake Wines

Counterfeiting is a problem for trophies, but we can relax and enjoy most wines

Posted: November 25, 2009  By James Suckling

A wine merchant told me a story recently about a customer who wanted to return two cases of 1982 Bordeaux, even though the bottles and labels were in perfect condition. Apparently his customer had served the wine at a dinner with friends and everyone around the table was suspicious of the bottles because the labels and capsules were perfect. They looked new. Moreover, the wine was incredibly fresh and beautiful, like it was 10 years younger.

What his customer didn't know was that the two cases came directly from the cellars of the château.

News & Features  :  News

Arsonist in $200 Million Wine Warehouse Blaze Pleads Guilty

Former businessman faces 15 years for starting 2005 California fire

Posted: November 17, 2009  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Jarvis Green and the Patriots Host a Charity Wine Tasting

Plus, Joe Montana’s wine estate is up for sale, thieves hit an experimental vineyard, a new take on holy wine, and a label to give solace to Philadelphia Phillies fans

Posted: November 12, 2009  

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Billionaire's Vinegar Lawsuit Ends

Random House Settles out of court with Michael Broadbent, who claimed book defamed his character

Posted: October 16, 2009  By Mitch Frank

Oct.15, 2009 Issue  :  News

Brunello Investigation

Posted: October 15, 2009  By Mitch Frank, James Suckling

News & Features  :  News

Napa Police Catch Suspected Solar Panel Thieves in the Act

County sheriff's department believes drug addicts are stealing and selling wineries' panels

Posted: October 6, 2009  By Lynn Alley

News & Features  :  News

Accused Wine Warehouse Arsonist Heads to Trial

California man is charged with fraud and torching $250 million in wine

Posted: September 21, 2009  By Tim Fish

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Billionaire Sues Major Collector

In separate action, Christie's Broadbent sues book publisher

Posted: September 11, 2009  By Mitch Frank, Peter Hellman, Jacob Gaffney

News & Features  :  News

Wildfires Threaten California Wine Regions

Tasting rooms close in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz, but vineyards have not been threatened

Posted: August 17, 2009  By Lynn Alley

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Celebrating Like a Supreme Court Justice

Plus, a five-figure five-finger discount in Hungary, a premium Cali Pinot gets the turducken treatment and a sparkling wine in honor of a pharaoh

Posted: August 13, 2009  

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