WINE WOMEN Presents: Combating Wine Fraud, with Maureen Downey

Date(s) - 09/09/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Viansa Winery

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Fake wine is a $3 billion market and there are ways to identify them. This Wine Fraud and Counterfeiting Presentation is for all those interested understanding the basics of what counterfeiters do to expose the frauds. It begins with a global look at the scale of wine fraud and the various types of wine fraud permeating markets today. We discuss Wine Fraud from ancient times through the recent cases of Hardy Rodenstock, Rudy Kurniawan and Alexander Iugov as well as many cases currently under investigation.

Join us on Wednesday, September 9th at 5 PM for a wine reception followed by Maureen Downey’s presentation and Q&A session at beautiful Viansa Sonoma. Socially distanced, limited seating is available.

Maureen Downey, DWS, CWE, FWS, Fine Wine Expert is the Leading Global Expert on Wine Fraud, Counterfeiting and Authentication of Fine Wine and is the founder of and Chai Consulting LLC.

With over 25 years of wine industry experience, Maureen Downey stands out as an independent expert on fine wine, is the foremost authority on counterfeit wine and authentication, and has compiled the largest database on the subject in the world. Maureen has assisted and testified for many cases involving wine fraud and wine valuation, always working for the defrauded, supporting the victims.

The need for wine and spirits fraud education and authentication training is critical in the fight against the rampant, and ever-growing, blight of wine and spirits counterfeiting and fraud occurring around the globe. Maureen will provide a glimpse of her authentication training methods and anti-fraud technologies to WINE WOMEN members and supporters of the organization at this unique appearance.

SPECIAL REMINDER: Please wear a mask and respect social distancing protocols to make this in-person presentation a safe and valuable experience for everyone. Tickets are limited based on Sonoma County COVID regulations. WINE WOMEN looks forward to seeing you for this rare opportunity!

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