March 31, 2018 – Lagos, Nigeria Benjamin Ojuku travelled to China to study how to make wines and spirituous liquor. The 55-year-old alcohol entrepreneur returned to Nigeria in 2015 to start his business in Nnewi, Anambra state. Mr. Ojukwu was arrested on March 30, 2018 by the Lagos State Police Command for selling adulterated wines…

March 28,2018 – Zhengzhou, China Central China Police have raided a warehouse in Zhengzhou, China uncovering more than 50,000 bottles of Fake Wine. The wine in question was labeled as the prestigious Australian Penfolds brand. The value of the 8300 cases of fake wine, branded as Penfolds was estimated at $3.7 Million. Treasury Wine Estates…

March 26, 2018 – Jalisco, Mexico The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) known in English as the Tequila Regulatory Council has issued a warning that the Tequila industry is riddled with corruption and bribery. The CRT was established in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1994 as the ONLY organization to certify Tequila conformity to the Mexican…

Saudi Arabia – February 16, 2018 In Saudi Arabia alcohol possession and consumption is illegal, punishable by up to 500 lashes. Yet, it has been rumored that the Kingdom is one of the largest consumers of Johnnie Walker Black Label in the Middle East. In a country where liquor is illegal, the only way the…

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – 12-25-17 At least twelve people have died and double that have been hospitalized from alcohol poisoning after consuming bootleg Clairin. The first deaths occurred on the week of December 15th, with a second wave occurring among those attending the funerals for the first to die from drinking the methanol laced…

December 17, 2017 – Washington D.C. Three days after the United States Inspector General’s Office announced a probe into the State Department protocol for tracking reports of tainted alcohol incidents in Mexico, the procedures will change. The U.S. state Department will now begin tracking reports of blackouts and injury related to tainted alcohol reports by…

December 15, 2017 – Jersey City, New Jersey The U.S. Office of Inspector General has opened an investigation into the response or lack thereof, by the U.S. State Department into hundreds of complaints by United States Citizens of tainted alcohol in Mexico. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican Representing Wisconsin received a letter from Inspector General…

December 8, 2017 – New York City, New York In an all-out publicity campaign aimed at the busy holiday resort season, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Enriaue de la Madrid Cordero, made the rounds on American Media. Speaking on Power Lunch, a CNBC financial show, Mr. Cordero reiterated the message, “There is no evidence about tainted…

Beijing, China – December 7, 2017 In an unusual twist of fake wine, Chinese Officials for the Administration of Industry and Commerce paid a visit to a company called Shanghi Haotuo International Trading Company Ltd, located in the Fengtai District of Beijing. They were acting on a complaint by the luxury conglomerate, LVMH Moët Hennessy…

November 27, 2017 – Heyuan, Guangdong, China Twenty-two people were reported poisoned by Counterfeit Alcohol in China at the Muse Bar in the sprawling city of Heyuan. Thirteen people were hospitalized with four still unconscious and being treated in the ICU. It has been determined by tests that all twenty-two people were poisoned by methanol…