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Following the 2001 vintage, over 1.1 million cases of Beaujolais wine (most of it Beaujolais Nouveau) had to be destroyed or distilled due to lackluster sale as part of a consumer blacklash against the popularity of Beaujolais Nouveau. French wine critic [[François Mauss]] claimed, in an interview giving to a local newspaper ''[[Lyon Mag]]'', that the reason for the blacklash was the poor quality of Beaujolais Nouveau that had flooded the market in recent decades. He claimed that Beaujolais producers had long ignored the warning signs that such a backlash was coming and continued to produce what Mauss termed as ''vin de merde'' ([[shit]] wine). This triggered an outcry among Beaujolais producers followed by an association of 56 cooperative producers filing a lawsuit against the ''Lyon Mag'' for publishing Mauss comments. Rather than sue for [[libel]], the producers sued under an obscured French law that prevented the denigration of French products. A court in Villefranche-sur-Saône found in the Beaujolais producers favor and awarded [[USD]]$350,000 which would put the small, employee owned publication out of business. The bad publicity garnered from the "Shit wine case" and its fall out prompted the producers to settled for reduce damages and legal expenses of $2,800.<ref name="Sotheby pg 165-168"/>
The Vins Georges Duboeuf company was charged in 2005 with mixing low-grade wine with better vintages after a patchy 2004 harvest.<ref name="samuel2006">Samuel, Henry. ([]-[[07-05]].) [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/07/05/wine05.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/07/05/ixnews.html "King of Beaujolais is convicted over adulterated wines."] (News website.) ''Telegraph.co.uk''.
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