Chinese ingenuity 2 – Lafite accoutrements


Yesterday in Fakes in China 1 – Lafite of course we saw some instances of bottles of wine on sale in China purporting, rather vainly, to be the ever-popular Ch Lafite (see Lafite in China explained).

Below are more photographs taken by lawyer Nick Bartman on his recent five weeks of travel round the wine stores of China. This time they show more ingenious attempts to create goods that seem to have come from Domaines Barons de Rothschild, the holding company of Ch Lafite.


Here we see good old Chinese craftsmanship put to work creating copies of Lafite wooden...