Fraud

Fraud scandal rocks France’s leading bulk bottler

One of France's biggest bulk bottlers, Raphaël Michel, is at the centre of a serious wine scandal following the arrest of its chairman on fraud charges this June.

Wine fraudster sentenced in absentia

An Italian wine fraudster who smuggled millions of pounds worth of wine into the UK has been sentenced to 14 years in jail – even though he has fled the country.

10 stories that our readers couldn’t resist

We round up the week’s most irresistible articles on the drinks business including 10 grape myths and legends and a fortunate feline saved from certain death by a bottle of vodka. 

Fake fine wine trader jailed after £100k scam

Lasse Hartmann has been sentenced to four years in prison for masterminding a £100,000 scam in which he pretended to be a multi-millionaire businessman trading in fine wine and Champagne. 

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