A preliminary investigation into Vin & Sprit's role in Sweden's Systembolaget scandal has begun. The Swedish state alcohol monopoly, which held its own review of the matter, is under investigation for its suspected involvement in the bribery case against Systembolaget.

Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported yesterday that the Vin & Sprit report, which was released on 16 January, shows that Vin & Sprit systematically gave out samples to store managers at Systembolaget against existing rules, to persuade them to stock their products more prominently.