Consumers and collectors vulnerable to fakes.
Big money draws clever criminals who can be very good at separating you from your money. Counterfeit wine is no exception and has bilked consumers out of millions of dollars. It’s a simple scam — bottle an inexpensive wine with a counterfeit label, or purchase old empty fine wine bottles, refill them with wine and sell them at a high price to collectors and consumers.
All consumers, not just collectors, should be aware of the ease and simplicity of re-bottling any wine and creating a counterfeit wine – inexpensive to vintage collectable.