The Industry Fights Back as Wine Counterfeiting Gets More Sophisticated

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Let's face it: In life, we're all faking it in some way. Unfortunately, some take it to a whole other level (the interpreter at Nelson Mandela's funeral, for example). And then there are connoisseurs of wine bottle fraud. Having become an art of its own, this type of counterfeiting has grown more popular with the rise of technology, as well as the increase in bottle prices in new markets.

To combat this, industry professionals are making their mark to ensure this type of fraud decreases. Things like laser-engraving and unique serial numbers are being put in place. The issue has gotten so out of hand, there is even a lab in France run by the French Finance Ministry solely devoted to sniffing out the fakes. Read More