Daily Wine News: Talk About Tariffs

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-07-2019

(Source: Wikimedia)

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“By isolating current and future American winemakers from the most powerful wine markets in the world, the U.S. is endangering the industry’s creative, technical, and economic futures in ways that are both abstract and very, very real.” In VinePair, Emily Saladino reacts to the news that there will be a 25 percent tariff on wine imports from France, Spain, Germany, and the United Kingdom, effective Oct. 18.

In Bloomberg, Charles Penty talks to wineries, cheesemakers, and other producers about how the tariffs will affect exports.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray reports on the reasons why California wineries are planning price hikes. “Currently, 2017 California red wines are hitting stores. Because of fires that year, there are fewer wines available, and a supply shortage usually allows wineries to raise prices. The timing is perfect to cash in, because 2018 was a huge crop year and 2019 is shaping up to be another, so much so that wineries are reporting leaving grapes on the vines because their tanks are full. Wineries could raise prices in this short-supply year and reap tremendous benefits next year.”

Jancis Robinson offers a survey of the 2019 northern hemisphere vintage.

Lisa Denning explores Rioja’s best wine tourism experiences in Grape Collective.

In Decanter, Simon Woolf highlights Bordeaux’s top biodynamic and organic producers. (subscription req.)

On WineBusiness.com, Jim Gordon explores “wine’s apathy problem.”

On his Good Vitis blog, Aaron Menenberg pairs wines with Goldfish and suggests some other unexpected combos.

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