Tasting sized pours – all counterfeiting edition!

The FBI may be targeting the big boys, but does Eric Asimov sound the death knell for winecommune.com and winebid.com?

Ordinary wine lovers, even those who buy a few cases of great wines each year, are unlikely to be affected by scammers, unless they buy old wines or buy their wines from secondary sources, like brokers or through Internet auctions. [NYT]


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  • Winemakers Deploy Chips, Codes to Battle Fake Bottles [Elin McCoy, Bloomberg]
  • What You Need to Know When Buying Wine at Auction [John Mariani, Bloomberg]
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One Response to “Tasting sized pours – all counterfeiting edition!”

  1. Let’s recap you can buy fakes put those in your cellar, insure them as real and then conviniently have them stolen and collect from the insurance.
    Great little way to make an extra buck.
    Buona Bevuta a Tutti


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