The 105th China Food and Drinks Fair Autumn edition kicked off in Tianjin on October 15 (picture credit: Xinhua)

The 105th China Food and Drinks Fair Autumn edition kicked off in Tianjin on October 15 (picture credit: Xinhua)

Derided by trade professionals as "Disneyland of fakes", the scale of knockoffs seen at this year's Autumn edition of China Food & Drinks Fair in Tianjin is staggering. We have rounded up some of the worst offenders here from fake DRC to counterfeit Petrus.

Bordeaux in Chateauneuf du pape?

Bordeaux in chateauneuf du pape bottle (picture supplied)
Bordeaux in chateauneuf du pape bottle (picture supplied)

Another novelty at the fair is the strange marriage between Bordeaux and Rhone Valley’s Chateauneuf du Pape.

Spotted at the fair is a Vallee Hapelle Vin de Bordeaux red wine bottled in a Chateauneuf-du-pape bottle.

This is of course an obvious fake as no legitimate producers would fill their Bordeaux reds in a a wine bottle engraved with Chateauneuf du pape. Still, that did not stop producers of counterfeiters.

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