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Friday, February 19, 2010

On 9:44 AM by The Bloggers @ 67 Wine   No comments
Hi all,
Some interesting news in the wine trade over the last several days about some large wine companies buying Pin-no No-ior grapes. Apparently there are some suppliers for two of the largest wine groups in the world sold them wine that was supposed to be Pinot Noir, and in fact was Syrah! While the wine trade is not new to scandal (Brunello with Cabernet in it, Beaujolais that has been chapitalized, Sauvignon Blanc with fake aromas . . . ) or these types of fraud and manipulation; there are protections supposedly in place within the DOC and AOC structures. Sometimes these fail, or are manipulated by producers . . . Still, its the best we have in place now. Here are a few articles about the scandal:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j6NPLZsjfEpPDe3r1j53EdzXmPjA

http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/french-winemakers-convicted-for-duping-e-j-gallo/19361466

As I said, Interesting reading.
Thanks,
Ben
02/19/2010

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