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Faked Out? (Tales of a Possibly Faked Wine)

Vinted on August 10, 2009 binned in commentary, wine appreciation, wine bloggers conference

It’s often said that imitation is flattery in its most sincere form.

Imitation is also a way of making a quick buck, and in the case of wine has sometimes been used to dupe even the world’s most influential palates and wine writers.

Counterfeiting, in the U.S. alone, is about a $200 billion a year business, and it’s been estimated by Wine Spectator (yeah, yeah, I know…) that 5% of old/rare wine sold on the “secondary market” is fake.  Faking a wine isn’t necessarily easy, but somewhat ironically the job gets a bit easier for those trying to fake rare, older wines – simply because most people haven’t had them, so there are few barometers to judge how they should or shouldn’t taste.  In some cases, as detailed in Benjamin Wallace’s The Billionaire’s Vinegar, the rock stars of the wine tasting world may in fact have based their tasting notes of older, rarer wines on fakes.  Examining a bottle to determine if it’s a fake can be a time-consuming and difficult process.

The reason I’m telling you all of this?

I think I recently just may have had my first faked wine…

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1WineDude TV Episode 6: The Bloggers of WBC 2009

Vinted on August 6, 2009 binned in 1WineDude TV, wine bloggers conference

Joe "interviews" some of the way-cool bloggers attending the 2009 Wine Bloggers Conference in Napa & Sonoma.  We learn about wine battling monsters, smoking the hookah, and inappropriate cleavage shots.  Oh, yeah, and wine.

 

 

Cheers!

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1WineDude TV Episode 5: The Winemakers of WBC 2009

Vinted on August 4, 2009 binned in 1WineDude TV, interviews, wine bloggers conference

Joe "interviews" some of the winemaking peeps that took part in the 2009 Wine Bloggers Conference, including Quintessa, Ladera, and John Tyler Wines.

Chaos ensues, as does the Macarena.  It’s better if you’re drunk.  I promise…

 

 

Cheers!

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