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…

June 3, 2018 – Quanzhou City, China The Police in Quanzhou City are doing their part to ensure the safety of alcoholic beverages. In a three-prong raid, investigators were able to take down three counterfeit alcohol workshops along with 15 suspects. This was not a sophisticated counterfeit alcohol scheme, even though police estimated that the…

May 09, 2018 – Guangdong, China Guangdong Police have made it a strike out, busting the 3rd Fake Penfolds wine counterfeiting ring in the last six months. This counterfeit wine ring did it the easy way, buying cheap domestic wine at $4 a bottle, pouring it in to counterfeit wine bottles and applying forged Penfolds Wine…

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…

Guizhou, China – January 10, 2018 Police in Guizhou announced the destruction of 7,488 bottles of fake Moutai that has been seized throughout the year from fake Moutai workshops throughout the cities and provinces of Beijing, Chongqing, Zhejang, Hunan, Guizhou and Renhuai. In March of 2016 the local police became aware of an ongoing enterprise…

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…

August 29,2017 – Xiangyang, China The Xiangyang police began to investigate when suspicions were aroused by the inconsistency of wine bottles that were appearing in alcohol and tobacco shops throughout the city. The bottles in question were domestic wine – Changyu, which along with the Great Wall brand are often a target of fraudulent fake…