February 09, 2009

Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Wine Fraud Article

Please - get to know your retailer -understand how the US market works.

Here is the link to the Wine Enthusiast Article - Link

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September 16, 2008

Wine Authentication

This service is a must know for any serious wine collector. exists because wine counterfeiting has become a greater and greater problem for buyers and sellers of wine. Individual collectors such as myself have discovered that some rare bottles purchased from supposedly trustworthy vendors are not what they seem. I'm sure that most of you have seen the large number of articles that have appeared this past year regarding the subject. Up until now, there was no easily accessible resource available to help people determine the authenticity of these bottles. is the very first website to offer help, advice and a community to share experiences and ideas with.

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September 05, 2008

Wine Fraud

And So It Begins - The Fight Against Fraud

Written By: Kasey Carpenter on Thursday, September 4, 2008

More and more wines are being proven fraudulent, robbing collectors of hundreds to thousands of dollars. Chemists have decided to step in and create a potential early warning system.

With all the talk of wine fraud these days, it is no wonder that many scientists have been applying themselves to the task of inventing a device that will detect fraudulent wines. Well here is today's latest iteration. As reported on by no less that the Royal Chemistry Society, Cecilia Jiménez-Jorquera from the Barcelona Institute of Microelectronics and others not credited in the report, have made a portable device that can detect and identify a given wine. Based on the language in the report this is done by referencing a database of tastes that the device has already "learned" over time, much like a human taster does, building upon years of tasting to develop a "library" of experiences and references that can be accessed for comparative purposes. ...(more)

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August 03, 2008

A WSJ article worth reading - Inflation Hits the Bottle* This article will be available to non-subscribers of the Online Journal for up to seven days after it is e-mailed.
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February 03, 2008

Taste3 David Molyneux-Berry

I am not sure how I missed this earlier, but it is still relevant. It runs about 20 minutes. David, is a Master of Wine and is discussing the state of wine fraud in the industry today.

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