Warning over fake Blossom Hill

21 December, 2011

Counterfeit Blossom Hill wine has been discovered in Glasgow and East Renfrewshire.

Counterfeit Blossom Hill wine has been discovered in Glasgow

and East Renfrewshire.

The wine, labelled as White Zinfandel, can be identified by

the misspelled “Great Britan” on the back label. Tests are being carried out to

determine whether the liquid presents a health hazard.

Brand owner Diageo has been made aware of the issue and

urged its customers and the public to buy wine through standard channels rather

than from opportunistic sellers.

The fake wine was spotted by a member of the public.

East Renfrewshire councillor Mary Montague said: “I am so

glad to hear this resident brought this to the council’s attention. Conning the

public by selling an inferior product by using a well known brand name is

despicable. This sort of thing needs to be stamped out as we need to protect

our residents from being relieved of their hard earned cash in this manner.”

Fellow councillor Eddie Phillips added: “I commend the good

work being undertaken by our alert Trading Standards and environmental health

officers. We must protect the public from these unscrupulous people who are

only interested in making a fast buck.”

The wine, labelled as White Zinfandel, can be identified by the misspelled “Great Britan” on the back label. Tests are being carried out to determine whether the liquid presents a health hazard.

Brand owner Diageo has been made aware of the issue and urged its customers and the public to buy wine through standard channels rather than from opportunistic sellers.

The fake wine was spotted by a member of the public.

East Renfrewshire councillor Mary Montague said: “I am so glad to hear this resident brought this to the council’s attention. Conning the public by selling an inferior product by using a well known brand name is despicable. This sort of thing needs to be stamped out as we need to protect our residents from being relieved of their hard earned cash in this manner.”

Fellow councillor Eddie Phillips added: “I commend the good work being undertaken by our alert Trading Standards and environmental health officers. We must protect the public from these unscrupulous people who are only interested in making a fast buck.”




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