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Albert Givton

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A GRAND WINE & FOOD DINNER IN VANCOUVER

    FEATURING GREAT OLD CHAMPAGNE, BORDEAUX, AND DESSERT WINES   The Event This article is an account of a wonderful wine and food dinner I attended in December of last year. It was hosted and arranged by Albert Givton and featured superb wines from his cellar. The location was in Vancouver at the La […]

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VANCOUVER RARITIES DINNER FEBRUARY 3, 2015 FEATURING BURGUNDY

VANCOUVER RARITIES DINNER FEATURING BURGUNDY FEBRUARY 3, 2015 HOSTED BY ALBERT GIVTON   The excellent Blue Water Café in Vancouver with renowned Chef Frank Pabst on February 3 was the site for another always interesting wine rarities event organized by Albert Givton featuring this time top Burgundy. As a long time good friend of Albert’s […]

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LOOKING FOR OLD WINE WITH IMPECCABLE PROVENANCE?

I am often asked about acquiring old wines. My answer is always to be very careful and know the provenance. Remember the Undergound was the first to talk about wine fraud (to read that article click here) So if you are one of those who is looking to buy old wines with great provenance here is your […]

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FINE WINE AND FINE PRINT

Background In my first article on wine fraud (to read that article click here) I outlined the sequence of installments for the article. That included an installment on the discovery of fraudulent wines over the last 30 or so years and a listing of the various pending lawsuits alleging wine fraud. But then a new […]

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THE SORDID STORY OF WINE MANIPULATION & WINE FRAUD COVERING OVER 40 YEARS OF TASTING OLD WINES

PART I WINE MANIPULATION  & WINE FRAUD – THE EARLY STORY Introduction One of my predictions for 2012 (to read the predictions click here) was that disclosures would be made this year relative to the allegations of fraud contained in several lawsuits that have been pending for the last few years. In the Underground view, […]

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