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Chinese Authorities Release American Wine Importer

ASC partner Don St. Pierre Jr. released after officials investigate suspected falsification of reported wine prices

Posted: April 21, 2008  By Mark Graham

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Brunello and Shakespeare

Posted: April 11, 2008  By James Suckling

In recent days, wine producers and government officials in Tuscany have been meeting behind closed doors. They are trying to decide what to do about “Brunellopoli” – the highly publicized investigation swirling around Italy’s famous red, Brunello di Montalcino.

News & Features  :  News

Chinese Authorities Detain Wine Importer

Don St. Pierre Jr. held as part of investigation into wine industry

Posted: April 4, 2008  By Mark Graham

News & Features  :  News

Brunello Under Fire

Italian authorities impound wines as part of an investigation

Posted: April 3, 2008  By Jo Cooke

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Collector Accuses Chicago Companies of Wine Fraud

William Koch files his latest in a series of lawsuits

Posted: April 1, 2008  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

Frescobaldi Vows to Fight Fraud Charge

Investigation of Italian wine producer began in 2005, with allegations that the winery used grapes from southern Italy in estate wines

Posted: March 12, 2008  By Jo Cooke

News & Features  :  News

"Jefferson Bottle" Collector Strikes Back

William Koch refiles court case against German wine dealer after recent dismissal

Posted: February 12, 2008  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

Collector's "Jefferson Bottle" Fraud Lawsuit Dismissed

Judge rules that the court has no jurisdiction over embattled German wine dealer Hardy Rodenstock, but plaintiff William Koch will refile

Posted: January 17, 2008  By Eric Arnold

Nov. 30, 2007 Issue  :  News

The Battle Against Fraudulent Wines

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

Posted: November 30, 2007  

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Lawsuit Alleges $340,000 of Bordeaux Wine is Fake

California collector and New York auction house targeted in new lawsuit by billionaire collector

Posted: October 30, 2007  By Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Big Bottle Pétrus Mystery

Posted: September 6, 2007  By James Suckling

I was looking at the comments from my blog of Aug. 30 on Hardy Rodenstock and Jefferson bottles and it made me go back and read an article I wrote in 1998 on counterfeit wines. It was called “ A Taste of Deception : An exclusive look at counterfeit wine – a multimillion-dollar business.

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

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

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2007 Issue  :  News

Right Bottle, Wrong Wine

Counterfeit bottles multiply as global demand for collectible wines surges

Posted: February 28, 2007  By Mitch Frank

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.

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