Eelco van Wieringen is a freelance investigative journalist for Buro Publieke Werken

Background in the wine industry as buyer, seller, sommelier, educator and advisor. Studied  post-academic investigative journalism in Utrecht and the Wine Academy in Holland. Many journalistic publications on wine and gastronomy, amongst others for Proefschrift, Bouillon Magazine, Horeca Entree and Financieel Dagblad. Two previous productions in the field of alcoholic beverages are "Advertising code for Alcoholic Beverages is on its last legs" and "Alcohol industry price war looming". These where published in the Financieel Dagblad Holland. These articles were about self-regulation in the alcoholic beverage sector without the legal obligation to comply with it and the consequences thereof. Amongst other factors, these publications led to the Dutch authorities taking over the self-regulation and put it in Dutch legislation.

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Deception with Port

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PORTO - Research by journalists Eelco van Wieringen (Buro Publieke Werken, Holland), Micael Pereira (Expresso Portugal) and Twan Kroon (researcher, Holland) shows that the age of port wines is often incorrect. They commissioned scientific research into the actual age of 10 and 20 year old Tawny ports. In more than half of the cases, the bottles appear to contain too young port.