Don Cornwell – the fine-wine bidder's hero


We are publishing Alder's February contribution a little early this month, in time for the controversial wine auction scheduled for tomorrow* night (Wed 8 Feb) in London by Spectrum Wine Auctions of California and Vanquish Wine of London. See details of these two companies here, and some worrying observations about some of the 177 lots on offer in this thread of our forum.

Don Cornwell may well be a wine fraudster's worst nightmare – a highly motivated, highly educated and extremely experienced collector who is tired of seeing people pay outrageous sums for fake wine and of auction houses...