Canada's Fake Ice Wine
The Chinese used to be big fans of Canadian ice wine. The exotic story of frozen harvesting made the wines a hot commodity. Unfortunately it also created a booming business for wine pirates who plaster fake ice wines with labels proclaiming "Whistler Estates," "Canada ice wine," "Niagara Fall Pensula" and "Rocky Mountain ice wine." The swill marketed as ice wine has damaged China's taste for the real thing. The pirates use the distinctive slim ice wine bottle but add extra sugar to cheap wine. This makes me worried for what will happen when the pirates decide they can make a fortune selling fake whisky to China's growing market of whisky drinkers.