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  • Max Allen
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  • Max Allen
2 Dec 2015

Australian winemakers have been diluting overripe grape juice with water for decades. The practice is forbidden - but that doesn't stop people doing it.

I've heard countless nudge-nudge, wink-wink stories of 18 Baumé Shiraz must being given a bit of the 'black snake' treatment to drop it back to 14 (not all winery water hoses are black…