December 8, 2014 | Robb Report
Dan Fredman, examines how much of the evidence against wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurnaiwan came from Maureen Downey, proprietor of Chai Consulting, a cellar management firm in San Francisco with particular expertise in fraudulent bottles. in “Expert Eye December 2014″

September 16, 2014 | Drinks Business
In the wake of Rudy Kurniawan’s sentencing, Tom Bruce Gardyne gets Maureen Downey’s take on the fake wine world, including refilled bottles and caveat emptor in “A Word About Fakes.”

September 5, 2014 | Groupon
Wine expert Maureen Downey shares tales of being body-slammed and threatened for shining light on wine fraud in Charles Austin’s “The Surprisingly Dangerous World of Wine Fraud.

August 28, 2014 | The Drinks Business
Fake wine expert Maureen Downey explains who has been most victimized by the crime of wine fraud in Tom Bruce Gardyne’s “The Big Fake Fall Out.”

August 25, 2014 | SFWeekly SFoodie
Maureen Downey documents losses of Napa’s wine producers in Anna Roth’s “Damage From Napa Quake Could Top $1 Billion” after she warned wineries and collectors to install earthquake protection in 2012.

August 22, 2014 |
The top 16 counterfeited wine producers and how only certain vintages are targeted.

August 20, 2014 | Details Magazine
“The Sherlock Holmes of Wine” Maureen Downey counsels fine wine buyershow to be sure you’re drinking the real thing with Anthony Giglio in “Fraud Prevention 101: What to Know Before You Spend $100K on Wine.”

August 17, 2014 | The Independent
Ralph Blackburn identifies Maureen Downey as one of the few people in the world able to tell an expertly faked wine from the real thing in “The Wine Detective: Meet the go-to expert for exposing fake vintages.”

August 8, 2014 | Decanter Magazine
The real tragedy in the world of fine and rare wines per Maureen Downey in Chris Mercer’s “Wine Fraudster Rudy Kurniawan Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison.”

August 7, 2014 | MarketWatch
Expert tips from Maureen Downey on avoiding wine fraud, including checking the label, cork, size, age, source, and cost in “You may be drinking fake wine” by Priya Anand.