- The Italian wine market is suffering from a huge fraud scandal. Hundreds of merchants are investigated by justice for the dilution of pinot grigio with inferior wines.
Three hundred people are examined according to the Italian justice, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The charges relate to bribery and forgery of documents to prove the authenticity of documents of the wine.
In total there would be fraud to € 20 million.
Dilution fits into a tradition of lower domestic and foreign merchants to be addressed. Italian wine merchants complain that many foreign players to spoil the market with cheap and landscaped wines.
Recently, for 400 000 bottles of wines in Lombardy destroyed in a large wine cellar. Also, as put open according to the Telegraph tanks with riesling and pinot grigio.\n \n \n advertisement