Faking it part II: tell-tale signs

Following on from last month’s post on wine forgery, Fine Wine Quality and Authentication Manager Philip Moulin gives us his top tips on how to spot the tell-tale signs of “fake wine” Authentic age Does it look and feel as old as it says it is? Is there a consistent amount of “wear and tear” […]

2014 Bordeaux: “The Southwold Tasting”

Each year, Fine Wine Quality & Authentication Manager, Philip Moulin, joins The Southwold Tasting – a chance to sound out the best of the latest Bordeaux vintage. Here, he reports on his findings of the 2014s Every year in early February, a tasting group representing the core of the UK fine wine trade with a […]

Faking it: the dark side of wine

Our in-house authentication expert Philip Moulin examines the dark side of wine, digging up stories on first-class forgeries and exploring what makes wine an easy mark Zhen Wang Huang is not a name, I suspect, that will mean much to readers of No.3. To his brash, wealthy, West Coast friends, he was sometimes known as […]

Southwold on Thames: tasting Bordeaux 2013

Philip Moulin reports on an annual tasting of the newly bottled Bordeaux vintage, this year focused on 2013; a hard vintage, for both producers and consumers For the last three years I have been privileged to have taken part in what is arguably the most comprehensive annual tasting of fine wine in the UK – […]