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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Counterfeiting Ring Uncovered

Suzanne Mustacich
Issue: February 28, 2014

The first hint that something was awry, says Aubert de Villaine, co-director of Burgundy's Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, was when wine connoisseurs showed his staff suspicious-looking bottles of DRC Romanée-Conti. Those suspicions proved well-founded. On Oct. 16, police officers across Europe swooped down on 20 houses and companies, seizing evidence and hauling in seven people for questioning. Wine Spectator's Suzanne Mustacich reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 28, 2014.

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