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vinID calling - large scale fraud in Bordeaux

Eleven people, including the owner of a Médoc château and several wine merchants, were arrested last week on suspicion of fraud. Nine other people were questioned. The arrests are related to a suspected wine fraud, which probably involves several hundred thousand counterfeit bottles of wine. This is reported by several French media, among them the France 3 broadcaster and the Sud-Ouest regional newspaper.


Read the full article by Alice Gundlach on Vinum.


While an unpopular topic this shows the need for a new authenticity and transparency standard. It is paramount to equip each bottle of wine with a unique identity (UID) to prevent this kind of wine fraud, where hundred of thousands of bottles are counterfeited.


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By the way authenticity and transparency is only of many features.