NEWS: Uncorked 240-year-old wine angers Ukraine

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NEWS: Uncorked 240-year-old wine angers Ukraine

Postby StarNews » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:42 am

Uncorked 240-year-old wine angers Ukraine
19 September 2015

Ukrainian authorities have opened a criminal case into the alleged uncorking of a 240-year-old bottle of wine for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, in Crimea.

The director of the Massandra winery - which was run by the state of Ukraine until Crimea was annexed by Russia last year - has been accused of embezzlement for allegedly opening a 1775 bottle of sherry, valued at $US100,000 ($A139,400) to $US150,000, the Centre for Journalistic Investigations said on Wednesday.

The bottle, a Spanish Jerez de la Frontera, was one of five remaining at the winery since it was founded in the 19th century, according to the report. ... raine.html
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