BUSINESS ABROAD: End of a Bad Mixer

To the noble wines of West Germany's Rhineland, Valentin Korn, 44, added a sour grape. For mixing water, sugar, grape juice and drugstore chemicals to make 1,500,000 quarts of such famed wines as Liebfraumilch and Niersteiner Domthal, Korn was jailed (TIME, Sept. 9) and charged with defrauding customers of more than $500,000. Last week at Korn's trial, industry experts testified that Korn had made Germans so wary of wine that he helped to cut i liter per capita from German wine consumption last year. "The faith of the entire world in German wines has been shaken to the depths,"...

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