October 6, 2015 | Filthy Rich Guide
Maureen Downey covers not all expensive wines are authentic and the three main ways to tell if a bottle of wine is fake or real. Maureen begins at 12:12.
February 11, 2015 | Bloomberg News
First she helped the FBI bring Kurniawan down, now Maureen Downey will help the wine world battle fraud with the first-of-its-kind tool against counterfeit wine. Elin McCoy explains how wine collectors, restaurants, producers, and vendors will benefit in “New Wine Fraud Website Will Help You Avoid Fake Bottles.”
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 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.”
February 14, 2014 | The Drinks Business
Lucy Shaw asks Maureen Downey fun questions made famous by Marcel Proust in “The Proust Q&A”. Topics include Maureen’s wine fraud database, Deer Valley, and sharks.
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″
December 15, 2013 | Vanity Fair France
Maureen Downey answers questions about Kurniawan’s fakes and how his trial will affect the fine and rare wine market in “Les acheteurs ont perdu confiance dans les vieilles bouteilles” by Karim Lebhour.
March 24, 2013 | The Guardian
Matt Williams interviews Maureen Downey as a rare-wine expert to give evidence for Koch’s lawsuit in “Wine Fraud Lawsuit is Test of Bottle for Billionaire Bill Koch” highlighting widespread counterfeiting in the world of fine and rare wines.
December 8, 2013 | AP on Yahoo News
Maureen discusses how the wine industry is fighting wine counterfeiting with Sarah DiLorenzo in “As Wine Fakers Get Sharper, Industry Fights Back.”