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Italian police break up counterfeit wine ring

Oct 15, 2020 - CNN
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Italian police have broken up a ring producing counterfeit Sassicaia wine, a variety considered among the finest in the world that sells for hundreds of euros a bottle, authorities said Wednesday.

Bolgheri Sassicaia red wine comes from an area on the coast of Tuscany and has become one of Italy's best known fine wines since it appeared on the market in the 1970s.

Officials from the Guardia di Finanza said the sophisticated counterfeit operation bottled inferior wine from Sicily in a ...