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Three British businessmen used pre-Millennium fears of a Champagne drought as a means to pocketing a £2m fortune, a court in London heard yesterday. The men allegedly plied potential customers with "slick" sales patter and glossy brochures to convince them to invest large sums in supposedly top quality Champagne in return for a financial killing in the run-up to the biggest party in 1,000 years.


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