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Magazine Archives: Jan. 31, 2012 - Feb. 29, 2012

Fighting Fake Bordeaux

Suzanne Mustacich
Issue: February 29, 2012


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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