Counterfeit wines are not just an issue in Asia. In fact, Europe including France and Belgium are seeing an uptick in the quantity of counterfeits that are flooding the marketplace. Most recently, two men were arrested in France for trying to sell 36 bottles of wine worth 20,000 €. The two men were charged and will serve 18 months in prison.

You can read more here. Professional Members receive Fraud Alerts when we hear of fraud throughout the world from our vast network of partners. In this case, our members heard about this case (complete with pictures highlighting a few bottles) on September 8th, over a month before the story was first reported. To get Fraud Alerts, become a Professional Member.