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China Is Facing An Epidemic Of Counterfeit And Contraband Wine

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Sep 2017

China Is Facing An Epidemic Of Counterfeit And Contraband Wine

In 1985, a single bottle of wine was sold for a record-breaking $157,000 at Christie’s in London. The purchaser was Christopher Forbes, who was bidding on behalf of his father Malcolm Forbes, the founder of this publication. The bottle was the so-called Thomas Jefferson bottle, a 1787 Lafite. It was thought to have the founding father’s initials ‘Th.J’ carved on to the amber green glass. Other...

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6000 bottles of fake wine busted in China

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Sep 2017

6000 bottles of fake wine busted in China

More than 6,000 bottles of counterfeit Chinese wines were busted in Xianyang city in China’s northwestern Shaanxi province, highlighting the problem of fake wines that affects the country’s well-known domestic brands, which still constitute the majority of wine consumption on the mainland. Police in Xiangyang uncovered more than 6,030 bottles of fake wines worth about RMB 300,000 (US$45,180) – including imitations of more than 10...

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Wine counterfeiting. What are the real risks?

31

Jul 2017

Wine counterfeiting. What are the real risks?

How much the the French market is affected by the counterfeiting of wines and spirits? How to protect against it? Some  explanations of Aymeric de Clouet, wine expert in Paris. Wines from the estate of Romanée Conti, bottles of Mouton Rothschild, Petrus … Those famous names are also the victims of counterfeits all around the world, and it’s getting worst with the development of Internet...

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Fakes still a problem in China

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Jul 2017

Fakes still a problem in China

Despite increased scrutiny from authorities, fake wines still litter the supply chain in China, undermining consumer confidence. Wine which claims to be something that it is not, whether it’s plonk passing itself off as premier cru or simply a forgery or a well known label, has existed as long as wine has been drunk. It’s also widely documented that in recent years there has been...

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