French Wine Executive Arrested for Allegedly Turning Cheap Wine Into Châteauneuf-du-Pape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 27, French police in Marseille took Guillaume Ryckwaert, the chairman of the giant bulk-wine merchant Raphaël Michel, and several company managers into custody in Marseille. They were held for 48 hours, and then Ryckwaert was indicted on criminal charges before a tribunal in Carpentras, accused of fraud and deception and violations of the consumer and tax codes.

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