# Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I drink rather a lot of wine but was unaware that more than a quarter of alcohol sold in licensed premises is counterfeit alcohol. According to this article fake alcohol is a growing problem with organised gangs making it on an industrial scale. In many cases the alcohol sold is simply a cheaper version of what you think you are purchasing with cheaper wine often being poured into more expensive bottles, however, some also contain dangerous levels of chemicals. One way to avoid getting caught out is to check the label more carefully. In the video that accompanies the article we are shown a bottle of wine which looks very much like the real thing but upon closer inspection it contains several spelling errors. I personally, don’t check the label that carefully as wine is often an impulse buy driven by a special offer, however, I will paying more attention with future purchases.