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Title : NZ winery charged with wine fraud in landmark case
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Source : The Drinks Business
Year : 2017
Link : https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/08/nz-winery-charged-with-wine-fraud-in-landmark-case/
Country : New Zealand
Commodity: AB-Wines, musts
Abstract: Southern Boundary Wines Ltd, based in Waipara in New Zealand, and three of its directors are facing a total of 156 charges of alleged wine fraud, having been accused of selling tens of thousands of bottles overseas with false information regarding vintage, variety and origin. Southern Boundary Wines Ltd director Scott Berry. (Source: Stuff.co.nz) Southern Boundary Wines, based in Waipara in North Canterbury, was founded in the early 1980s and owns five wine labels: Waipara Springs, Premo, Waipara Downs, Bascand and The Springs. The case was brought by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and is the first time charges have been laid under New Zealand’s Wine Act. The winery’s three directors including vineyard manager and winemaker Scott Charles Berry, winemaker Rebecca Junell Cope, and operations and export manager Andrew Ronald Moore are alleged to be behind the fraud.