vinID calling – large scale fraud in Bordeaux

on July 4, 2022

vinID solves real world challenges

Eleven people, including the owner of a Médoc château and several wine merchants, were arrested last week on suspicion of fraud. Nine other people were questioned. The arrests are related to a suspected wine fraud, which probably involves several hundred thousand counterfeit bottles of wine. This is reported by several French media, among them the France 3 broadcaster and the Sud-Ouest regional newspaper.

Read the full article by Alice Gundlach on Vinum.

While an unpopular topic this shows the need for a new authenticity and transparency standard. It is paramount to equip each bottle of wine with a unique identity (UID) to prevent this kind of wine fraud, where hundred of thousands of bottles are counterfeited.

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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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