‘20% of all wine in the world is fake’ – this expert’s guide will save you a fortune

The original post is from ‘The Wine Wankers’.

I haven’t really encountered any fake wines… or did I???

This is useful information, my friends.

Please read on for your personal benefit.  Thanks!

The Wine Wankers

Last month we placed the fake wines coming out of China under the microscope, asking our followers if they could spot the two fakes from the real deal. Alarmingly, very few people could tell the difference. Counterfeits are a big concern for all wine brands, and not just for Australia’s most iconic brand Penfolds. According to fraud experts, 20% of all wine currently circulating the globe is fake.

With that in mind, I reached out to Australia’s Scott Evers of www.wineauthentication.com.au to help us understand the world of counterfeit wine. Scott is one of only eight people globally  to be mentored by the world’s leading wine fraud expert, Maureen Downey. When fully qualified, Scott will become a TCM Licensed Wine Authenticator. With Maureen’s unparalleled training backing him up, Scott offers this invaluable advice every winelover in the world should heed.

Drew (Wine Wankers): How prevalent are fake wines these days?

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Growing trees out of books! — Blookup Blog

I am a self-confessed book lover.  I’ve always loved reading and collecting books since I was a child.  Sad to say that over the past couple of years, I have not been reading as much as I want to due to work commitments.  Hopefully, one of these days, I’ll be able to find the time to read again.

This post from BlookUp is truly inspiring.  A publishing house from Argentina made an organic book that can grow into a tree.  I’ve seen a lot of wasted papers and old books end up in the trash, so this method of recycling is a big aid to our environment.   It is time to give back to nature.


A small publishing house in Argentina recently made a totally organic book that gives back to nature what it took from it by growing into a tree (Which might remind you of our previous article about the Japanese blooming newspapers). What’s their secret? Well first, unlike the majority of books, this one is made using…

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