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Heritage protection is the main issue for French Winemakers

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Aug 2017

Heritage protection is the main issue for French Winemakers

BÉZIERS, France — On a late evening in March, a group of winegrowers wearing black balaclavas forced their way into one of France’s largest wine brokerages and ignited three Molotov cocktails. Within minutes, the business, Passerieux Vergnes Diffusion, was in flames. Vigilante vignerons had previously raided two big wine distributors nearby, in the Languedoc wine-producing region, smashing offices and dumping a river of red wine into the...

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40 million-bottle fake French wine scam probed

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Aug 2017

40 million-bottle fake French wine scam probed

French wine routed through bulk wine trading company Raphael Michel is under investigation for an alleged multi-million-pound fraud operation involving as much as 30 million litres of the alcohol. It is alleged that cheap red table wine was being relabelled and passed off as premium wine. Head of Raphael Michel, Guillaume Ryckwaert (39), was arrested at the end of June and later released on a...

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