Spotlight China: 13,000 cases of counterfeit Bordeaux wines – One of the biggest worth nearly USD 50 million

on September 28, 2021

As reported by Vino Joy, a wedding banquet in China’s eastern Shandong province has led police to uncover the biggest counterfeit Bordeaux wine case in China. An elaborate web of deception that fabricated a fictional Baron and a fictitious war with Chateau Lafite Rothschild.

Counterfeit Bordeaux History

According to the producer’s Chinese website, Chateau Shunyilifei was originally founded in France in 1758 by the fourth-generation member of J.D. Segur family, Baron Shunyi, after he triumphantly acquired 15 ha of top quality vineyards in a war with Château Lafite Rothschild in 1755. Please visit Vino Joy for the complete story.

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About Sebastian

Sebastian is Managing Director of vinID. Sebastian holds the WSET Level 3 and is currently completing his "Weinakademiker Diploma". Prior to his engagement with fine wine Sebastian has worked in the investment bank and wealth management industry for 15 years. He holds a double diploma in European Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University and the University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg.
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