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THE UNDERGROUND HISTORY AS WE BRIEFLY LOOK BACK AND THEN CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON THE FUTURE

  Third Anniversary The Underground is now celebrating its 3rd anniversary on line and over 33 years since it first appeared as a print publication. So Happy Anniversary to us! From the beginning the Underground was focused on the wine consumer. In the first issue (Volume I Number 1 August-September 1979) I wrote a One Winedrinker’s […]

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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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THE WINE FRAUD STORY – THE BEAT GOES ON!

    “CHATEAU SUCKER”     In the first story about the current Rudy Kurniawan alleged wine fraud since his indictment, (To read the story of the indictment click here)  The New York Magazine has just published an article by Benjamin Wallace, the author of Billionaires Vinegar, entitled “Chateau Sucker” in its May 21, 2012 […]

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ONE WINEDRINKER’S OBSERVATIONS OVER NEARLY 30 YEARS: TWO FACES OF FRAUD? MORE TO COME?

  So now we have charges against Rudy Kurniawan (To read that article click here).  Although he may have been a late comer to the wine fraud party, he is the first to be charged. Still waiting in the wings is Hardy Rodenstock who looks to be one of the first in the modern wine […]

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GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS

 Yes, I have good news and bad news. But, let’s take the bad news first. Here’s what I said in my article Lightning Strikes Twice: “Is it just a coincidence that shortly after my first article on fraud appeared that the Underground website was hacked?”  (To view the article click here)    So the bad […]

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WINE FRAUD – LIGHTNING STRIKES!

Within weeks of publishing the Underground wine fraud article (To read that article click here),  a small group of people lead by Geoffrey Troy, an Underground contributing editor, and Don Cornwell, a diligent investigator of wine fraud and preoxidation or Premox in White Burgundies, discovered discrepancies in an up coming wine auction. Don posted the […]

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WINE FRAUD – CAVEAT EMPTOR!

WINE FRAUD – CAVEAT EMPTOR!   PART II UPDATE  FEBRUARY 6, 2012 The fast breaking story on wine fraud has a completely new revelation on the possibility of  fraud in a large number of Domaine Romanee Conti wines being offered for sale at auction. The discrepancies on the bottles has now been specifically identified. The […]

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