BEVERAGES: The Screw Cap Gave It Away

The Screw Cap Gave It Away

Montrachet, a white wine produced by the French vintner Domaine de la Romanee- Conti, features a penetrating yet silky fragrance, a rich and robust fruit -- and a price tag that will knock your socks off. For $500 a bottle, oenophiles who purchase the world-famous Chardonnay expect to enjoy one of the world's great wines. Now it seems that some of them would have been better off with a bottle of Chateau Toledo. Attracted by the bouquet of easy profit, wine counterfeiters have produced bogus bottles of DRC Montrachet, which have turned up in California and as far away as Tokyo.


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