Yekaterinburg officials warn of Georgian wine
Officially, the sale of Georgian wine in Russia was banned in 2006, but police officials are reporting that residents in Yekaterinburg continue to buy, drink and discuss on the quality wine on the internet, according to E1.ru.
The wine, which is being sold for $6.50 to $9 a bottle, contains too high a percentage of sulfur or other fixers instead of grapes, and officials and wine experts are recommending people not drink it.
Police are urging citizens to report instances of illegal sales of the wine by calling the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Ekaterinburg by at 220-94-94.
In the sale of alcoholic beverages that are considered dangerous to life and health, the person carrying out the sale will be prosecuted in accordance with Art. 238 of the Criminal Code, E1.ru reports.
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