Issued By
Cumbria County Council


If you’ve bought a bottle of Australian Creston Bay brand Cabernet Shiraz 2002, you are advised not to drink it! The wine has been sold in Lidl UK’s supermarkets.

The warning comes after high levels of sulphur dioxide were found in the wine. Sulphur dioxide, which can cause asthma attacks, has been found up to 17 times the permitted level in this wine.

The wine, bottled in 2002 and priced at £2.99, was stocked at Lidl stores from 10th October this year. The company has withdrawn the product from sale.

Phil Ashcroft, Head of Cumbria Trading Standards, said:

“If any member of the public has a bottle at home, I advise them to return it to the store and to obtain a full refund”.

Notes for Editors:

1. There are 7 Lidl stores in Cumbria.

2. For more information on this product and pictures of the wine, visit

3. For more information on this press release, contact Eamonn Quinn on 01229 894522 or Pat Thomas on 01539 773591 at Cumbria County Council Trading Standards Department.