20,000 bottles fake wine seized. Pea alcohol to be sold to restaurants
Italy’s state forestry corps and the customs agency seized 20,000 bottles of fake wine and grappa ready for market distribution from a Florence-area warehouse, officials announced on Friday.
Bottle containing pea-, sorghum-, rice- and prune- distilled alcohol were found on the premises of a company that distributed Chinese products and were labeled as grappa and wine for market and restaurant sales.
According to officials,the company owner reportedly had been sued for business fraud and consumer product safety code violations. The alcohol will undergo further tests by Customs labs to establish exact composition. Also seized were 3000 pieces of electrical equipment with no security nor compliance certification.