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French Nailed for Selling Fake Pinot to Gallo

E and J Gallo unwittingly sold fake Red Bicyclette

(Newser) - French winemakers have been convicted in a massive scam to dupe unwitting Yanks by passing off 18 million bottles of a cheaper wine as Pinot Noir. The French producers sold the wine to major US buyer E and J Gallo for its popular Red Bicyclette brand. By calling a cheaper... More »

A Vintage Year for Wine Exports

California vintners take advantage of a weak dollar to expand overseas market

(Newser) - The dollar’s decline is a boon for California winemakers, who’ve turned the greenback’s challenges into opportunities, expanding exports of everything from top vintages to bulk table wines, reports the Los Angeles Times. California wine exports, 95% of the wine the US sends overseas, jumped 9% to nearly... More »

Martha Uncorks Wine Venture

Home diva teams up with California winemaker to market $15 bottles

(Newser) - Martha's Stewart's next move might sound a little tipsy. The home diva is teaming with California wine magnate Gallo to launch Martha Stewart Vintage, which will distribute $15 bottles of Sonoma County chardonnay, cab, and merlot. The initial 15,000 cases will be released in cities where Stewart has a... More »

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