Friday, 14 October 2011
Jacob's Creek Joins the Club
What has Australian wine Jacob's Creek has in common with brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Rolex? It joins a long list of many exclusive brands of goods that have been counterfeited.
According to the brand owner, Pernod Ricard, the fake wine is not harmful to health. However, it is of a very low quality and substandard taste. Luckily the contraband is easy to spot. The lower back label reads "Wine of Austrlia" missing the 'a'.
Hundreds of the fake bottles were seized in UK earlier this year. According to press reports, the fake wines are thought to have originated from China.