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Maureen Downey Presents at Society of Wine Educators Annual Conference

August 22, 2012

It was a standing room only crowd for Maureen Downey’s CWE, DWS presentation  titled: Growing Older: Not All Wines are Created Equal at the Society… Read more

Winesearcher Columnist Maureen Downey on Wine Fraud

August 9, 2012

Wine Fraud – NOT a Wine Auction Problem In the past months, the issue of wine fraud in the fine and rare wine industry has… Read more

Maureen Downey to Write Column for WineSearcher Website!

May 2012 – Owner and founder of Chai Consulting, Maureen Downey has teamed up with WineSearcher.com to write a monthly column on the inner-workings of… Read more

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March 16, 2012

pictures from Decantations   At Last! In case any of you didn’t know – The world of wine fraud was catapulted into the news last… Read more

The La Paulee Auction Starts Thursday! View Zachys Download Center Below

February 21, 2012


2011-3 Camp Schramsberg 021

Camp Schramsberg

December 20, 2011

Earlier this year I attended ‘Camp Schramsberg’ in Napa Valley. The following is my personal recount of the experience. As we are in the midst… Read more

Auction Tips

Auction Tips on JancisRobinson.com

December 9, 2011

After posting in the Jancis Robinson forum about buying wine at auction the Jancis Robinson team turned it into an article. Click here to read… Read more


Get ready for Thanksgiving

November 15, 2011

I love Pinots for quaffing and light hors d’oeuvre noshing and I love the rich, full flavors of many Spanish wines for Thanksgiving dinner. With so… Read more


A dinner to celebrate 1961′s half century

November 3, 2011

by Al Buchanan & Maureen Downey Purple pagers Al Buchanan of Chicago (left) and Maureen Downey of San Francisco met at a wonderful 1961 dinner… Read more

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