SHOPPERS are being warned to be extra vigilant with the products they buy after 40 bottles of counterfeit wine were found on sale in a shop.
The wine, labelled as Jacob’s Creek, was seized from an independent off-licence in north Nottinghamshire following a series of visits to shops as part of crackdown on counterfeit alcohol.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards officers realised the wine was fake when they spotted a spelling error on the label.
The labels were a good quality copy of official Jacob’s Creek bottles, but the wine inside was described as ‘very low quality and of substandard taste’.
Samples have been sent off for laboratory tests to check if it presents any danger if consumed.
The retailer found selling the wine is to be interviewed and Trading Standards officers are urging other businesses only to buy their products from reputable retailers or wholesalers.
Coun Mick Murphy, said counterfeit alcohol was a growing problem.