Daily Wine News: Tariff Loophole

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In NPR, Scott Horsley reports on a Florida company that has found a loophole in the new French wine tariff. “Florida Caribbean Distillers has begun importing truckloads of bulk wine from France and bottling the product at its plant between Tampa and Orlando. That conveniently sidesteps the 25% levy imposed last week…its bulk importing strategy gives the company a serendipitous cost advantage, because the new tariffs apply only to wine in bottles of 2 liters or less.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the wineries that have been impacted by the Kincade Fire, and provides live updates of evacuations and power outages.

In Wine Spectator, Kim Marcus and Mitch Frank offer ongoing updates on the Kincade Fire affecting the Sonoma wine community.

In the third of a four-part series on winemaking and climate change in the New York Times, Eric Asimov looks at how Spain’s Familia Torres, a global producer, is fighting climate change by lowering its emissions and adapting in the vineyards.

In Food & Wine, Kat Kinsman talks to A Balanced Glass co-founder Rebecca Hopkins about why she wants to recalibrate the wine industry into a healthier, happier place to work.

In Wine-Searcher, Tom Hyland praises Ian D’Agata’s latest book Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs. “Not only is this a must-read book for students of Italian wine, it’s also a work I can recommend to almost anyone interested in wine in general, thanks to the author’s engaging writing style. It’s one thing to pinpoint soils and clones, while it’s another to describe these topics in a lively fashion.”

Anna Archibald makes a case for drinking wine in Oklahoma City in Wine Enthusiast.

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