Fake wines fined
As opposed to French find fake wines.
Crucial to good faking is believability. Note that the court found
.. . . the amount of Pinot Noir being sold to Gallo was far more than
the region produced.
Joseph Coulter Cruises and Vacations
Re: Fake wines fined
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Joseph Coulter <[email protected]> wrote:
> As opposed to French find fake wines.
> Crucial to good faking is believability. Note that the court found
> . . . the amount of Pinot Noir being sold to Gallo was far more than
> the region produced.
> Joseph Coulter
> Joseph Coulter Cruises and Vacations
It does seem very odd to me that a professional set up either did not
taste the wine before buying or could not tell the difference between
the blended product and unadulterated Pinot Noir. Perhaps it is time
for the person responsible for the purchase to be getting on his (or
her) Bicyclette, of whatever colour, and looking for either his palate
or his common sense.
I suppose it might be said in mitigation of the offences that, in the
unlikely event that properly trained professional buyers did taste but
could not tell the difference, little actual harm has been done for I
suspect that most of those buying this wine would not then know the
I personally do not for a moment think that justifies the fraud but it
does make me wonder again whether the oft repeated request that
varieties be put on bottle labels would be of real assistance to
anybody who claims that they need that help.