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New Food Crime Unit Targets Wine Fraud

A new Food Crime Unit is setting itself against rising levels of wine fraud, as some experts claim drinks companies aren’t doing enough to help prevent crime. 182 more words

The Drinks Business

Authenticating icewine: closer, if not quite close enough

Scenario #1 – You’re sitting next to your fire after dinner, relaxed, with a few ounces of fine Canadian or German icewine, maybe a few slices of blue cheese and a ripe comice pear, and the current evening reading book. 672 more words

New Research

Wine Conmen Strike Again

A London merchant has become the third UK business victim this month of major wine theft, after fraudsters conned the firm out of almost £50,000-worth of stock. 119 more words

The Drinks Business

C&B: Buyers Need To Sort ‘Charlatans’ From The Genuine

Sales director, Oliver Hartley, recently told the drinks business that the merchant is keen to be more vocal about the way it operates and the measures it takes to offer its clients genuine cases of fine wine – in an understated sort of way. 272 more words

The Drinks Business

UK Wine Merchant Rejects Suspect 1947 Burgundy

Corney & Barrow has raised the alarm after being offered suspicious bottles of a rare Burgundy wine that has previously fetched thousands of pounds at auction. 238 more words


Three Arrested Over £80M Alcohol Fraud

More than 70 HMRC officers swooped on properties in London, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire on 17 October as part of a series of co-ordinated dawn raids. 81 more words

The Drinks Business

How Billionaire Bill Koch Fights Fake Wine

The University of Bordeaux campus resembles a weekend estate in the Gironde: sprawling gardens suffused with the smell of geraniums, scattered chateaux co-opted as classrooms or labs. 169 more words