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Oeno Anti-Fraud Unit

The very first dedicated in-house Anti-Fraud department among wine investment companies, the team implements a comprehensive assessment process, which includes checking the glass, capsule, corks and labels against our comprehensive database using tools like electron microscopes and professional-grade UV lights, techniques employed by leading wine fraud experts over the globe.

“After a year of intensive research and development, Oeno has achieved an industry-first with the launch of our Anti-Fraud Unit. Our stringent certification process incorporates techniques employed by leading wine fraud experts over the globe. We have made it our mission to give our clients complete peace of mind with every investment they make with us, as well as committing to fighting wine fraud to make the wine industry a safer place for everyone.”

Mattia Tabacco, Head of Buying and Rare Wines

Impeccable Provenance

Impeccable Provenance

Wine has now grown as one of the most popular asset-backed investments and is transacted around the globe more frequently than ever. Very often in this process are the authenticity and value of rare wines put at stake. While it’s hard for investors to identity extremely well-made counterfeits, wine investment companies ought to take it upon themselves to protect investors’ portfolio. At Oeno, every step of wine acquisition is meticulously carried out to ensure authenticity and impeccable provenance.

First and foremost, Oeno sources top-grade investment wines directly from wineries worldwide. A rarity among wine companies based in the U.K., Oeno embraces the virtue of diversity and is made up of a team of international wine experts from France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Australia, and even South Africa. Our varied expertise offers us excellent connections and insights into the wineries from all over the world.

In cases where Oeno sources extremely rare bottles from auction houses or private collectors, wines are inspected by Oeno’s Anti-Fraud Unit. The very first dedicated in-house Anti-Fraud department among wine investment companies, the team implements a comprehensive assessment process, which includes checking the glass, capsule, corks and labels against our comprehensive database using tools like electron microscopes and professional-grade UV lights, techniques employed by leading wine fraud experts over the globe. A true testament to the industry-first standard Oeno upholds.

The Oeno anti-fraud unit works tirelessly to mitigate risk by utilizing the expertise of highly experienced individuals in the market, although that’s not to say that wine is an investment without its risks.

How it works

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1. Purchase

Our fine wine team source top-quality investment grade wines direct from wineries all over the globe, as well as selected bottles from trusted collectors. At every stage of the process strict anti-fraud procedures are applied to ensure impeccable provenance and authenticity.

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2. Inspection

Measures used by the anti-fraud team in their assessment process include checking the glass, capsule, cork and labels against our comprehensive database using tools like electron microscopes and professional-grade UV lights.

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3. Certification

Bottles which meet our stringent criteria are approved by the wine team and issued with OenoFuture certification. Each approved bottle is given a unique numbered label which cannot be removed as a guarantee of their provenance and authenticity.

Our investment in these stringent measures demonstrates Oeno’s commitment to offering an outstanding service to each and every one of our clients.

If you would like to arrange for our Anti-Fraud Unit to inspect your wine cellar or a particular bottle, please contact us for more information.

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