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News: "King of Beaujolais" charged with wine scam

by Randy Buckner » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:47 pm

The man who almost single-handedly created the Beaujolais nouveau phenomenon went on trial yesterday on charges that his company topped up prestigious vintages with cheap wines.

Georges Duboeuf, the self-styled "King of Beaujolais" who is president and director-general of the company that bears his name, is accused of "deception and attempted deception over the origin and quality of wines".

The story continues at:

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=521622006
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Re: News: "King of Beaujolais" charged with wine s

by Paul Winalski » Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:58 am

Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

So it was only playing fast and loose with blending appellations. I was haf expecting to read that bananas had surreptitiously been sneaked into the fermenting vats. DuBoeuf Beujolais has always tasted as though that were the case. :)

The real King of Beuajolais is Brun, who produces some of the best of the best.

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Re: News: "King of Beaujolais" charged with wine s

by Manuel Camblor » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:40 am

Paul Winalski wrote:Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

So it was only playing fast and loose with blending appellations. I was haf expecting to read that bananas had surreptitiously been sneaked into the fermenting vats. DuBoeuf Beujolais has always tasted as though that were the case. :)

The real King of Beuajolais is Brun, who produces some of the best of the best.


Paul, Paul, Paul... It's "Bananaberry Syrup 12X-A", haven't you heard?
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Re: News: "King of Beaujolais" charged with wine s

by Thomas » Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:04 pm

Paul Winalski wrote:Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

So it was only playing fast and loose with blending appellations. I was haf expecting to read that bananas had surreptitiously been sneaked into the fermenting vats. DuBoeuf Beujolais has always tasted as though that were the case. :)

-Paul W.


Or maybe a vat of isoamyl acetate, amyl acetate, nitrocellulose falls in every so often...

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