25 April 2016 | Refusing transparency to avoid fuelling "media lynching"

At the end of 2014, Dominique Giroud was cleared by the courts of the suspicion that he had put Fendant in his St-Saphorin. Stunned and disappointed, the journalists who had campaigned against him for a year refused to believe it. In their eyes, Dominique Giroud could not be innocent. Several of them asked to see the court order exonerating Dominique Giroud. Giroud vehemently opposed this, all the way to the Federal Court, knowing full well that the document would have been read in the usual bad faith of journalists, with the sole aim of finding new excuses to continue 'lynching' him in the media (to use the expression used impartially by the Federal Department of Finance). This opposition may have come as a surprise: why is he refusing to publish a document that is favourable to him? Now that the Federal Court has decided to place transparency above all other considerations, it's time to explain, and that's what the wine-maker's spokesperson did at length in L'Agefi of 25 April 2016.

AGEFI 25 April 2016

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Dominique Giroud

I'm facing a media storm. I've been wrongly accused of tampering with my wines to make money. Journalists have overdramatised and criticised without any nuance. In so doing, they have tarnished and perhaps ruined forever my reputation as an oenologist. Faced with these accusations, I have decided to publish my version of events on this website.

Readers will be the judge.

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