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Stolen grapes, lost labels in Napa's high-end wine country

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Recently, the wine industry has been hit by a fair amount of crime.

Recently, the wine industry has been hit by a fair amount of crime.

Last summer, a Southern California man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for defrauding wealthy clients by selling bottles of purportedly rare wines that were actually a home brew of much lesser vintages.

Late last week, 76 bottles stolen from the famous wine country restaurant French Laundry mysteriously turned up thousands of miles away at a cellar in Greensboro, North Carolina.

And now, another case in California's Napa County, involving a man accused of stealing grapes from other wineries for his own vintages.

Reporter Vindu Goel, reporter for the New York Times' San Francisco bureau, wrote about this for the Times.
 

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