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Wine adulteration

Wine adulteration (colloquially known as "pantschen") is understood to be the deliberate, incorrect manipulation of wine-making processes in violation of wine law, carried out with deceptive or fraudulent intent. The aim is to "improve" the taste or quality by means of prohibited additives and thus falsely pretend a certain or better quality, to increase the quantities of high-quality wines by mixing them with simple, cheaply produced mass wine or simply by adding water, and to market wines under prestigious names or vintages by means of false labelling using real labels and/or bottles.

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