Chinese fake it with counterfeits of Australian wines

on 25/08/10 at 4:44 pm


Emanuel Skorpos with a selection of Flinders Run wines alongside a counterfeit Chinese copy, on the right. Photo: David Mariuz

The Australian wine industry’s $143 million trade with China could be threatened following the discovery of fake Australian wines in China.

Chinese entrepreneurs are counterfeiting Australian wine, including knock-offs of one of our best-known brands, Penfolds, and promoting the fakes as quality wines in shops and trade fairs throughout the country.

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