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Claims of a Famous French Wine Fraud

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Claims of a Famous French Wine Fraud

The top executives at a famous french wine company have been questioned over claims that bottle of Burgundy were topped up with other much cheaper wines.

The Telegraph reports that prosecutors are claiming Laboure-Roi, a wine company that has existed since 1832, could have made tens of millions of pounds from a scam that ran for four years and other reports suggest that over a million bottles of Nuits St Georges wine were topped up with normal table plonk.

The prosecutors also claim that workers at the company regularly changed the bottles on their wine to make up for replenished stock when certain wines were running low.

Officials are still investigating the allegations but if found to be true it will yet again pose the important question of how to know which wines are real and which ones are a scam.

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