A joint operation carried out by Interpol and Europol seized 26.4 million litres of counterfeit alcohol and more than 9,800 tonnes of fake food worldwide worth an estimated €230 million, Interpol announced on its website.
Ever heard about Petrus' second label or Château Cheval Blanc's commemorative 'Clos du Cheval Blanc'? You shouldn't have because neither exists, but that did not stop them from making an appearance at the Chengdu Wine Fair.
Police in Songjiang District in Shanghai recently uncovered roughly 300 cases of counterfeit Carlo Rossi, worth about 800,000 RMB (US$116,262), underlining that forgers are also targeting mass-produced wines to mislead customers.
China’s leading e-commerce company, JD.com, has quietly taken down a page where a retailer was trying to sell a Bordeaux wine under the pretence that it was Château Lafite Rothschild.