It is estimated that 20% of all wine currently circulating the globe is fake (which is in line with all luxury goods) and it’s not just rare wines that are impacted, some ‘commercial’, household labels and wines are now also being counterfeited.
Minimize your chances of buying fakes. Purchase direct from the producer; Only purchase from merchants who have zero history of selling counterfeits;
Only buy from vendors (auction houses, retailers etc) who can prove the stories of provenance they are telling or have trained authenticators either directly employed or who are a third party consulting to them.
Remember a piece of paper claiming provenance can easily be counterfeited too and this generally is NOT enough proof!
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