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Burglars Steal $350,000 of Champagne

Alison Napjus
Issue: June 15, 2013

A Champagne house is missing $350,000 worth of bubbly after an audacious burglary, and its owners are worried that counterfeiting may have been part of the motive. Thieves broke into the cellars of Jacques Selosse, in the village of Avize, on the night of March 21 and stole more than 300 cases of sparkling wine. Also taken were labels and caps, leaving owner and chef de cave Anselme Selosse worried that the intruders may be attempting to produce knockoff bottlings. Wine Spectator's Alison Napjus reports.

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