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Italian police seize thousands of bottles of counterfeit “super Tuscan” wine | Boing Boing

Italian police busted two individuals and seized more than 4,000 bottles of counterfeit wine that would have been worth around $1.7 million if sold to unsuspecting marks. The wine, Bolgheri Sassicaia by Tenuta San Guido, is considered one of the globe’s best bordeaux-style red wines and can sell for $420 depending on the vintage. The fake wine apparently came from Italy, was put into perfectly-labeled bottles from Turkey, and finally packed into Sassicaia-branded wooden boxes from Bulgaria. The police operation was called “Bad Tuscan.” Salute! From The Guardian:
“The investigation started by chance when two members of the Guardia di Finanza …

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