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Tip-offs needed on fake tipple

Gloucestershire County Council's Trading Standards Service is urging wine connoisseurs in the county to be on the lookout for illegal wine.

The request comes after officers, acting on a complaint from a member of the public, seized a quantity of illegal wine after visiting a Cheltenham restaurant.

The wine is labelled as Pinot Grigio produced in Bulgaria.

All wine should have the producer details given and the region, and this information is not listed on the illegal bottles.

Eddie Coventry, Head of Gloucestershire County Council's Trading Standards, said: 'The origins of this wine are unknown and it is unlikely to have gone through normal testing. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been sold or supplied with illegal wine. Call us through Consumer Direct on 08454 040506 to report it.'

Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, Gloucestershire County Council Cabinet Member for Communities, said: "The county council's Trading Standards team does a great deal of good work to ensure that people in the county are not exploited. Please call if you have been supplied with this illegal wine to help us in our investigation.'

The investigation is ongoing and we are not able to name the restaurant at this time.