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  • Article Don't quote me

    Book reviews – stories 2

    Truth can be stranger than fiction. We have a bit of both in these two final book reviews. For all the rest, see Book reviews 2017 – a guide.  In Vino…

    5 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Free for all

    Sour Grapes - the movie

    22 September We are republishing free Tam's review of this new documentary film currently shown in UK cinemas (see below) and presumably elsewhere. It…

    22 Sep 2016 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Alder on America

    Premier Cru, Premier Fraud?

    In the early 2000s, when my aspirations to own wine began to move beyond the small rack of a dozen bottles in my kitchen, a winemaker friend of mine…

    20 Jan 2016 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Free for all

    Downey - routing the fakers

    A slightly shorter version of this article was also published in the Financial Times.When she wanted hands-on winemaking experience, Maureen Downey…

    5 Jul 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Antique Wine Co responds

    The following is a statement by Stephen Wlliams of The Antique Wine Company in response to the lawsuit described in British fine-wine merchant sued…

    22 Apr 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    British fine-wine merchant sued over 1787 Yquem

    Later that same day: Stephen Williams responds here.Lawyers acting for Atlanta real-estate developer Julian LeCraw Jr filed a 59-page complaint last…

    22 Apr 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alder on America

    What did Rudy ruin?

    Not since the Mondavi brothers faced each other in a San Francisco courtroom has there been so much drama in the world of fine wine. Like many of my…

    16 Jan 2014 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Inside information

    Security innovation at Le Pin

    See Julia's notes on Pomerol 2012s on Monday.At the en primeur tasting earlier this month in their very fine new cellar (never mind the size, feel the…

    25 Apr 2013 Julia Harding MW
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    How Rudy did it

    15 May - Read a racy 4,000-word account of the story of Rudy to date by Benjamin Wallace, author of The Billionaire's Vinegar, just published in New…

    15 May 2012 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    A tale of Moueix and Lafite, Chinese style

    More jaw-dropping images from China via Nick Bartman, who is trying to galvanise the wine trade into action against fraud and fakery via his Wine…

    29 Jul 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Wine fraud in the UK?

    Even before we published the recent MW dissertation on counterfeit wine and before Mike Steinberger's long expose of yet more likely fraud in the US…

    17 Jun 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Counterfeit wine - an MW dissertation

    Should you by any chance manage to pass the challenging final Master of Wine exams - and Richard's recent account relates only to the exams at the end…

    16 Jun 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Fighting fraud in China

    Lawyer Nick Bartman, who supplied all the photographs in our recent revealing series on the sort of questionable business practices now commonplace in…

    20 May 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    China 5 - Real v fabricated wine

    Lawyer Nick Bartman reports that one big problem in the burgeoning Chinese wine market is the prevalence of liquids being sold as wine that are not…

    18 May 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Chinese ingenuity 4 - appellations

    This week we continue our series showcasing some of lawyer Nick Bartman's finds during a five-week tour of China. The market is obviously very…

    17 May 2010 Jancis Robinson