Tag Archives: Counterfeit

• Unintended consequences. Counterfeit booze recycled to make electricity

Unintended consequences. Counterfeit booze recycled to make electricity

Counterfeit alcohol seized by Trading Standards from across Lincolnshire is being recycled to generate electricity, in a project thought to be the first of its kind in the country. 8 tonnes of illegal alcohol has been seized by Trading Standards since March 2011. The counterfeit booze is being sent to a recycling plant in Sheffield, […]

• An Insider’s Guide to Counterfeiting Wine

An Insider’s Guide to Counterfeiting Wine

Illustration by Luke McGarry Last week the FBI arrested a 35-year-old millionaire wine dealer suspected of trying to sell $1.3 million in counterfeit wine. The high-profile case is just the latest illustration of a fraud that has spread to every corner of the wine world in the past few decades, from the booming Chinese market […]

• Wine makers suffer from rip-offs in China

Wine makers suffer from rip-offs in China

Small wineries looking to tap into the $170 million Chinese market are under threat from an increasingly sophisticated counterfeit industry, experts have warned. The warning from South Australian law firm Finlaysons comes as more independent wineries look to sell their products in China – the world’s fastest-growing market for wine – in a bid to […]

• Spotting fake wine & spirits with a scan of the bottle

Spotting fake wine & spirits with a scan of the bottle

As customs officers in the UK raid an illegal vodka plant and the FSA sends out a warning about fake bottles of Jacob’s Creek wine, scientists in Leicester claim to have developed a counterfeit wine and spirit detector that works on unopened bottles. Researchers from the Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester are […]

• Christie’s Wins Dismissal of Koch’s Counterfeit Wine Suit

Christie’s Wins Dismissal of Koch’s Counterfeit Wine Suit

Booze News: You can read all about the incredible story that led to the suit: The Billionaire’s Vinegar (Updates with judge’s comments beginning in the fourth paragraph.) March 18 (Bloomberg) — Christie’s International Plc won dismissal of a lawsuit filed by billionaire collector William Koch that claimed the auction house “induced” him into buying counterfeit […]

• Chinese fake it with counterfeits of Australian wines

Chinese fake it with counterfeits of Australian wines

The Australian wine industry’s $143 million trade with China could be threatened following the discovery of fake Australian wines in China. Chinese entrepreneurs are counterfeiting Australian wine, including knock-offs of one of our best-known brands, Penfolds, and promoting the fakes as quality wines in shops and trade fairs throughout the country.