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160,000 litres of fake Tuscany red wine were seized in €5 million fraud

Another major scandal for Italian wine this summer

Siena, Italy — An unnamed wine consultant has been unmasked as a fraud after officials seized 160,000 liters (220,000 bottles) of wine under suspicion of false labeling. The wines, labeled as Rossi di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino, a high end, sought after wine, were actually cheap reds and not nearly the quality the label denotes. The consultant and several other members of the area wine community are under investigation for forgery, embezzlement, and theft. No names have been released by the Italian authorities yet.

Statements describe allegations that the wines were sold from 2011-2013 and that about ten wineries are impacted by the criminal activity. This is not the first counterfeit wine scam to rock Tuscany. In May, cheap reds were relabeled as fine Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, selling for ten times their worth.
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10 Biggest Things You Should Know About Wine

Wine is an extraordinarily complex subject to discuss. As well as the actual product of wine itself, there is the culture, history, geology, genetics, and agriculture to consider. It might seem like a simple task to start reading, and learn about wine. However, when you begin probing, you will discover a seemingly endless amount of different information.

How can you learn about wine, without being bombarded with details that are not essential?

For a long time, different wines were learned in relation to different regions. This was a simple enough system, and it worked for generations. However, these days there is wine being produced in practically every place on the planet. It should go without saying that these regional lines, which were once in place, have been blurred. What is a modern wine enthusiast to do? Luckily, this guide will tell you the 10 most important things that you should know about wine.
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