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Fraud in Burgundy - La Vigne (French)

It seems that hardly a day goes by without another case of wine fraud. This time it's in Burgundy.

 

A wine merchant in Beaune, unnamed in this article, has been idicted for deceptive marketing practices and breaching AOC rules. He is charged with changing the labels on bottles and using wines from the South.

 

Bottles known to be sold include the rather pricey Vougeot 1er Cru.

 

Send him down!

 

(This article translates well using Google)

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Fine wine really can be a con - NZ Herald News

Fine wine really can be a con - NZ Herald News | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Read how Simon Mickelson duped investors and ran a NZ$1.3m (US$1.06m) scam.

 

"Plausible and well-connected" are words that crop up in this tale of wine skullduggery. Switching labels on bottles of Laffite, robbing one client to pay another and driving around in flash motors pretending his grandmother had died. All in a day's graft it seems.

 

It shows just how easy it is to be taken in by a conman. Bang him up, I say.

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