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Counterfeit Wine In China: Can You Smell That Fake Bordeaux?

As wine grows in popularity with a new Chinese elite, some shady sellers are hocking "French" wine made with artificial flavors and colors. But the labels look great!

Some bottles of the real stuff
Some bottles of the real stuff

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SHANGAI – China's unmatched counterfeiting skills seemed to reach a new peak with the recent discovery of an entirely fake Apple Store in Kunming. But other shady salesmen are now taking the faking in another high-end direction: the counterfeiting of vintage French wines.

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Welcome to Wednesday, where 21 are killed in a school shooting in Texas, Davos focuses on Ukraine, and a vertigo-inducing world record is broken at Mont-Saint-Michel. Die Welt also offers a psychoanalyst’s perspective on how war survivors pass trauma onto their children.

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