31 Jan Counterfeit Wine Epidemic Hits China
While 2010 saw China become the world’s largest Bordeaux consumer, it also unleashed a market in counterfeit wines.
Counterfeits include bottles of Bordeaux wine that have been diluted with sugared water and had coloring agents and artificial flavorings added, before being sold for exorbitant prices. Good vintage wines sold for unusually low prices with brand new labels are a warning sign, as are bottles marked “Laffite” or “Lafitte” — wrong spellings for the famous Bordeaux winery that may go unnoticed in China.
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