Bordeaux name protected in China
China, a country re-knowned for counterfeit and fraud in wine, has agreed to protect the legal status of all still wine appellations within the Bordeaux region. It is the first wine region to receive recognition of such a large number of names - 50 in total. Only five other international wine and spirits names have been accorded the same protection in China - Cognac, Champagne, Napa Valley, Scotch Whisky and Tequila. Whilst this may be insignificant for the wine drinker in China, those involved in the selling of Bordeaux wine in China are rather more excited about the new Geographical Indication. For them they can now call a fraud a fraud!