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
Fighting fakes in China - part 5 (Inside information) 8 Nov
Wine v other counterfeits in China (Don't quote me) 13 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.