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Three given suspended sentences for massive Champagne fraud

zin1953 Jan 8, 2013 06:56 AM


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    collioure RE: zin1953 Jan 13, 2013 05:30 AM

    Slaps on the wrist for outrageous wine crime. Of course, I doubt anyone who frequents the discount supermarket chain Ed would know the diffrence.

    BTW I happen to live in the region whence the Midnight Express shipments arrive in Bordeaux during really bad vintages.

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      therealdoctorlew RE: zin1953 Jan 13, 2013 06:30 AM

      If it wasn't vintage Champagne, what was it? The article didn't say.

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        zin1953 RE: therealdoctorlew Jan 13, 2013 08:57 AM

        "Fake vintage Champagne" could be anything -- from labeling non-vintage cuvées of "true" Champagne as vintage, to labeling (e.g.) Crémant d'Alsace as vintage Champagne, to . . .

      2. TraderJoe RE: zin1953 Jan 13, 2013 06:36 AM

        I guess they got all the justice they could afford.

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