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German supermarkets selling impure wine

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German supermarkets selling impure wine
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08:34 CEST+02:00
German supermarkets are openly selling impure wines from Italy, according to a report from broadcaster ARD’s “Report München,” released late Monday evening.

The news-magazine show conducted tests that revealed three of six red and white wines were impure, and added sugar and acids could not be ruled out.

“In at least three of the tests, the water content was below the average expected for authentic wine,” said Andreas Rossman, from Isolab, the firm that tested the wine.

Just weeks ago there was a scandal over impure wine in Italy. According to “Report München,” the Italian health ministry has a blacklist of those who have sold the adulterated wine, and German discount stores have sold the same wine.

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