Beware fake Jacob's Creek wine!

6 April 2011

jacobs creekIf you're some kind of alcoholic, this news won't mean squat to you because you'll pretty much drink anything.

However, if you're middle class, and therefore, one of those people with a problem with alcohol that seems more refined in some way, you might want to know about a load of fake Jacob's Creek bottles hitting the market.

Basically, if you slowly sozzle yourself every night with cheapish plonk, it'll be worth checking it isn't a fake.

Apparently, these knock-off versions have a pretty glaring spelling mistake on the label, saying 'Austrlia' on them.

Trading standards have warned us plebs that these bottles are being sold in off-licences all over the country. Seized thus far are bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Merlot 2009, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Chardonnay 2009 and Semillon Chardonnay 2009.

Another clue is that the wine itself tastes vile, which has seen some customers complaining to Jacob's Creek, thinking they've bought the real thing.

Jacob's Creek man Ricard Simon Thomas says: "Tests indicate the content is not harmful but anyone with doubts concerning the authenticity should not consume it."

TOPICS:   Scams   Restaurants

6 comments

  • Mr P.
    I've been selling fake Tennants Super at £9 for four cans to a local alkie for years and the twat's never noticed yet. Snarf!
  • Grassy T.
    Wine from 2008, its a bit out of date isnt it?
  • 8ace
    if i drunk jacobs creek wine and it tasted like piss i would have presumed it was the real thing. surely this fake stuff must be an improvement?
  • Jocky W.
    You are a bad man, Mr Patel.
  • 8 A.
    It wuzz one forteh-nine ya bb-b-b-b-b-bastah
  • Hugh J.
    Austrlia, wheres that, down under or Europe? Anyway, Mr Patel, HIGH FIVE!! local alkies all need that sort of viable option. SHNARF!

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