The French prosecute wine producers who have been passing off Spanish rosé wine as French
Around 5 million of bottles of Spanish rosé wine imported into France, have been sold as French wine.
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French authorities have begun prosecutions after finding that around five million of bottles of Spanish rosé imported into France have been sold fraudulently as French wine.
Following a two year investigation to check wines were being properly labelled, it was found around 5 million bottles of wine were potentially sold illegally. One producer already faces fines and possible imprisonment. Of the 179 establishments audited in 2016, 22% were accused of confusing labelling while some were blatantly passing off Spanish wine as French, known as Francisation.
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