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A Wine That Wins No Awards

A significant amount of fraudulent Super-Tuscan wine was discovered near Milan. Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (GDF) had a case of wine fraud essentially fall into their lap when a crate of fake prestigious Tuscan wine was found at the side of a road. Scammers repackaged and mislabelled cheap wine, which would have fetched almost half a million dollars in revenue. The fraud was carried out with a high level of sophistication, including identical labels, bottle caps, bottle wrappers and wooden crates, and the wine was already reserved by customers in several countries.

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Posted on 28 October 2020