August 6, 2018 – Laganas, Greece Laganas is a party town favored by young Brits. It is also a town that seems to be a home to dodgy booze. Featuring a main strip that is lined with clubs and bars, this beach town on the Greek Island of Zakynthos draws underage teenagers with its large…

August 8, 2018 – Zakynthos, Greece Alcohol destined to be served in the bars on Zakynthos was confiscated by police for testing. The Police seized approximately 300 liters of alcohol in hand labeled 5-liter plastic bottles. The simple printed stick on labels applied to the plastic containers included the words, gin, vodka, rum and other…

August 1, 2018 – Tel Aviv, Israel The Department of Enforcement and Supervision of the Israeli Ministry of Health conducted a raid on a liquor warehouse in Holon after receiving a tip. The warehouse raided had a trading name of 5-Star Liquor located at 10 Bar Kochba, Holon, Israel. Cases of vodka bottles were seized…

August 1, 2018 – Madrid, Spain The Guardia Civil (Spanish Guard) in Spain is certainly living up to its name by guarding Spaniards from consuming fake Alcohol. On July 31, 2018, Euro Weekly News in a story filed by Dilip Kuner, it was reported than due diligence by the Spanish Guard led to the seizure…

July 25, 2018 – Galicia, Spain A highly rated exclusive restaurant was the cover for a million-dollar wine fraud operation. Downstairs diners who had to be on the list of registered clients or be invited by a friend of the house relished the gourmet delicacies at the Don Alex Multibart Restaurant. Upstairs was a counterfeit…

July 24, 2018 – Jersey City, NJ There is a National everything day according to one calendar or another, so is it any wonder that the USA would celebrate National Tequila Day on Tuesday July 24, 2018. Over the past decade Tequila has gained in popularity throughout the world. Tequila, once a specialty liquor served…

July 20, 2018 – Kent Town, South Australia Dalefold Wines Australia Pty Ltd has been issued a suspension of its wine export license by The Board of Wine Australia. Wine Australia was formed as a statutory authority of the Australian Government under the Wine Australia Act of 2013. The suspension of the export license of…

East Rutherford, NJ – July 14, 2018 FanDuel Group opened their first SportsBook at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ this morning. The sports book accepted its first legal bet in North Jersey just before 11am. Honorary first bets were placed by State Senators and former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey. The Meadowlands which…

July 2, 2018 – Jalisco, Mexico The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) is the agency charged with overseeing that tequila is produced in accordance with regulatory standards. Tequila produced in the protected regions of Mexico rely on the indigenous plant Azul, Blue Agave. The CRT certifies tequila using two classifications, 100% agave, and Tequila. To qualify…

July 1, 2018 – Jersey City, New Jersey, USA The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), issued a report ‘Alcohol in the Shadow Economy’ in June 2018. IARD is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing harmful drinking and promoting responsible drinking. The Washington, DC based organization is supported by member companies from the alcohol industry. The…