Here's a little note received from one of our friends:
“We currently have serious doubts about a pending order for a client based in China, forwarded by a Chinese shipping company who is supposed to pick the wines up in Bordeaux. Problem: we are unable to find any information on the internet on neither the customer nor the shipping company!
According to our terms for such a case, the payment for the wine + transport is supposed to be made by credit card, for the total amount of wine purchased + transport (approximately EUR 1000). According to their request, it is our responsibility to pay the Chinese shipping company, after the money from the Chinese client's card has been credited to our account.”
It is in fact a scam, the same one we experienced before, where the client was supposedly Japanese. It's actually a scam instigated from Africa.