Wine Spectator's Suzann Mustacich reports that there's no law to stop Chinese wineries from producing "Bordeaux," but the French are trying to change that. Fake bottles of Lafite-Rothschild grab headlines, but a much bigger worry for Bordeaux is wine labeled with fictitious châteaus using Bordeaux AOCs. But Bordeaux has little recourse against these Chinese-made Bordeauxs, because Bordeaux is not a protected geographic indication (GI) in China.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2012.
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