Nick Bartman, counterfeit-specialist lawyer, as a follow-up to his shocking discoveries in 2010, writes a riveting five-part account of his sometimes dangerous adventures trying to rout wine counterfeiters in China.
Here are the links to all five articles. Seatbelts on.
Fighting fakes in China - part 1 (Free for all) 4 Nov
Fighting fakes in China - part 2 (Free for all) 5 Nov
Fighting fakes in China - part 3 (Inside information) 6 Nov
Fighting fakes in China - part 4 (Inside information) 7 Nov
Pictured above left, these numbered bottles supposedly from the Lafite stable carry exactly the same number, heavy with lucky eights, at the bottom of each label.