vintage wine can be more expensive?A bottle of wine in 1971 the supreme Roman, kande winery Domaine DE la Romanee Conti - red wine, can easily fetch $10000 or more;A bottle of 1787 Chateau d 'Yquem, can sell for 100000 dollars;The world's most expensive champagne, than 1907 Heidsieck Shipwrecked, price near $300000 a bottle.But did you know that, circulation of the vast majority of vintage wine in the world, are all elaborate fake.In these counterfeiters, one of the most famous one is Chinese master Rudy library ernie.
Rudy library ernie than Rudy Kurniawan, born on October 10, 1976 in Jakarta, Indonesia, birth name is Zhen Wang Huang (transliteration Huang Zhenwang), is a wine collector, and the world's most famous wine counterfeiters.
in his fraud was uncovered in 2006, the library ernie than was once known as the world's greatest wine collector.Kurt, bought a lot of cheap wine, after repackaging as expensive wine to sell, such as the wine sovereign Roman, kande chateau Domaine DE la Romanee Conti.He used to concoct a batch of famous vintage wine, nominal from Clos St Denis chateau, than the wine recorded the founding year of zhuang.Only 2006 a year, Kurt all sold more than $35 million in antique wine.
vintage wine is a every year billions of dollars in big business.However since before world war ii there are few written records of the wine for the wine flavor, packaging, labels, style, etc are not very clear, this is for the library ernie than represented by the counterfeiters provided ample space.
the early ernie thousands of fraud in the library, he once with a home inkjet printer in Roman, kande antique bottle label, so rough fraud didn't be see through, sold for thousands of dollars a bottle of high prices.The most ridiculous is, auction and the market is filled with fake antique red wine, but because too rare and ancient, not can use a taster taste identify true and false.Even more paradox, because the tasters used to identify the ancient wine taste, is based on a series of library ernie than making fakes, so it's really an antique wine instead identified as false, and Kurt, such as fake but big line of its market in the market.
library ernie was arrested on March 8, 2012, is charged at the auction sale of counterfeit high-end wine.The following year, he was convicted and sentenced to 12 years.Kurt, all events, the world's largest wine auction house chairman John capone, well-known wine critic Alan meadows, etc are to blame.Many people question master professional wine.Some people even believe that for a long time, people are red wine experts "misleading" to believe in tasty unparalleled high quality red wine, but in fact, cheap and expensive wine tasting wine may be similar.
there are many fake fine wine?
famous detective fakes Maureen Downey preliminary estimates of the global wine market worth about $304 billion ($2.09 trillion), in which fine wine market, which are sold on a secondary market wine accounts for 5% of the proportion of the total, so approximately $15 billion ($103.1 billion).From reliable sources said within the global high-quality goods market, 20% of the wine is false, this means that the market value of the fakes as much as $3 billion ($20.6 billion).