Archive for March, 2007

U.S. Investigates Counterfeiting of Rare Wines

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Good article in WSJ about issues surrounding counterfeit wine sales and the increased scrutiny wine sellers are under to prove authenticity of wine sales. Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed the auction arms of Christie’s in London and Zachy’s in NY. Have these companies engaged in a don’t ask, don’t tell policy of selling knowingly questionable wines? Time will tell…

The passing of Ernest Gallo

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Wine Magazine has a nice write-up (including one from the publisher) of the passing of Ernest Gallo, a legend in the wine industry and one who is often credited with commercializing wine sales in the United States.