Ep. 702 Chris Scott Interviews Maureen Downey | Wine2wine 2021 Clubhouse Marathon

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Welcome to Episode 702 in which we bring you an episode from the wine2wine 2021 Clubhouse Marathon. In this episode, Chris Scott host of the UK Wine Show interviews Maureen Downey.

Listen in and enjoy. The wine2wine 2021 Clubhouse Marathon was a collaboration between the Italian Wine Podcast, The UK Wine Show, Interpreting Wine & Bevology Inc.
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About today’s host:
Chris Scott was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and studied at Canterbury University where he graduated with first class honours in electrical engineering. He was a keen rower and was proud to have rowed for the New Zealand junior team at the age of 16. As a student he worked hands-on in the vineyards of Canterbury but it wasn’t until after he had settled in London that his interest in wine developed. He met Jane his wife in 1999 and they married in 2001, the year they began their wine studies before setting up ThirtyFifty in 2002.

About The UK Wine Show
The UK Wine Show is all about wine and the UK wine scene. They interview winemakers, consumers, wine bar owners, scientists, you name it, if it is about wine in the UK they will cover it. Almost all good wine from around the world washes up on these shores so listeners find out more about the people behind the wines that are making a splash.

If you want to learn more about today’s guest, you can by visiting:
https://www.thirtyfifty.co.uk/uk-wine-show.asp

About today’s guest:
Maureen Downey is the foremost global authority on wine fraud, counterfeit wine and fine wine authentication. She has advised the FBI and the US Department of Justice in a number of high-profile counterfeit cases, including that of Rudy Kurniawan. With a degree in Hospitality Administration from Boston University and her sommelier certification in hand, Downey spent five years managing some of New York’s top restaurants including Lespinasse, Felidia and Tavern on the Green. In 2000, Maureen joined auction house Morrell & Company as a fine and rare wine specialist, with subsequent stints at Zachys, and Bonhams & Butterfields. She founded Chai Consulting in 2005, providing wine collection authentication and management services. In 2012, industry magazine Drinks Business named Maureen one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Wine.”

If you want to learn more about today’s guest, you can by visiting:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureen-downey-dws-cwe-1817305
https://www.chaivault.com/

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