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Top Burgundian négociant implicated in “massive” wine fraud

on 15/06/12 at 10:43 am


One of Burgundy’s leading négociant, Labouré-Roi, has become embroiled in a wine scam.

Reports state that four of the négociant’s directors, including the owners Armand and Louis Cottin, have been taken into custody in the wake of a wine scam that came to light last week.

According to local paper Le Bien, the four are accused of wilfully mislabelling bottles, mixing wines from appellations and using incorrect medals on bottles.

The newspaper said that over the past 18 months the gendarmerie in Dijon had been conducting an investigation into the house alongside the direction de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes (DGCCRF).