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ENCORE: DEAR SANTA, WE’VE GOT A LITTLE LIST

  In the very early days of the online Underground I posted an article I had published in 1983 in the print version of  The Underground Wineletter (Volume V, Number 5) and added a postscript with some new wines to add to that list. Just to show that great old wines never fade away, the […]

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FAKE WINES IN CHINA – THE BEAT GOES ON

For many years the Underground has been reporting on wine fraud. This began in the early 80s (to read that article click here).   Interestingly, in the early 80s I talked with the owners of Chateau Lafite Rothschild about the issue of wine fraud and they felt that it would not be a problem. At […]

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COUNTERFEIT WINE AND THE ROLE OF CHINA

If you are a buyer or drinker of old or expensive wine or even if you are just curious about some of the things going on in China, consider this recent article from an Australian newspaper (remember Australia is in close proximity to China and is involved in a lot of trade with them both […]

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THE PERFECT WINE?

The prefect wine? This is the question posed in Forbes Life Summer 2012 edition. Often wines are pronounced perfect for reasons that may not be perceptible to many of us. Consider the following: Now we have another proclamation of the perfect wine, but this time with no number!  So just maybe it could be creditable.  Well, […]

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