Bij een trouwpartij in het Chinese Shandong heeft de politie de tot nu toe grootste fraude met Bordeauxwijnen ontrafeld.Er is naar schatting zo’n 46.5 miljoen Amerikaanse dollars mee gemoeid. Op het etiket van de vervalste wijn stond de naam van een verzonnen Frans château.
De collega’s melden:
A wedding banquet in China’s eastern Shandong province has led police to uncover a whopping haul of RMB 300 million (US$46.5 million) worth of counterfeit Bordeaux wines churned out by a Chinese company that went as so far to fabricate a fictitious war with Château Lafite Rothschild for its Bordeaux estate’s back story. Searches in news indicate the scale and value of the fake Bordeaux wines involved in the case is the biggest yet reported in China ever since the renowned French wine region successfully obtained a Geographic Indication (GI) recognition in the Chinese market in 2012. The wines (10 cases) were purchased by a groom who intended to serve the wines at his wedding banquet through a WeChat contact for a total of RMB 3000 (US$465). Suspicion was raised after guests at the banquet questioned the wine’s authenticity.