Billionaire Killed by Champagne Cork
– Candy Champagne

It is true. A billionaire in Hong Kong was killed when he was hit in the temple by a cork that caused a fatal brain hemorrhage. According to police, the champagne bottle could have been a Chinese counterfeit, an explanation that seems plausible for the exceptionally high level of carbon dioxide contained in it.

Billionaire Killed by Champagne Bottle Cork:

This got me to thinking about counterfeits and the alarming increase of counterfeit wines. Attached is an interesting article from Wine Spectator – wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison – the first person to be tried and convicted in US federal counter for counterfeiting wine. A very interesting read:

From what I have read, it seems that champagne counterfeits are mostly an issue in China right now. But a note to Champagne Addicts -continue to buy your champagnes from reputable establishments.


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