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    Joseph Coulter Guest

    Default Fake wines fined

    As opposed to French find fake wines.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8520980.stm

    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
    www.josephcoulter.com

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    Timothy Hartley Guest

    Default Re: Fake wines fined

    In message <[email protected]>
    Joseph Coulter <[email protected]> wrote:

    > As opposed to French find fake wines.
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8520980.stm


    > 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
    > www.josephcoulter.com

    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
    difference either.

    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.

    Tim Hartley

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