I recently posted the story of the fictional restaurant in Italy that received a real award from Wine Spectator magazine ("Presenting the first Wine Spectator Sting Award").
On its blog, the magazine responds to the situation thus:
"This act of malicious duplicity reminds us that no one is completely immune to fraud. It is sad that an unscrupulous person can attack a publication that has earned its reputation for integrity over the past 32 years. Wine Spectator will clearly have to be more vigilant in the future."
If you want to read the magazine's lengthy overall statement, just click here.
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