Daily Wine News: “A Pervasive Feeling of Fragility”

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In the New York Times, Eric Asimov reports on the Trump administration’s threat to impose 100 percent tariffs on all wines imported from the EU. “Make no mistake, a tariff of that size, or any number close to that, would be catastrophic for Americans in the beverage and hospitality industry. A 100 percent tariff would double the price of wines in shops and restaurants, with disastrous ripple effects… Nobody knows exactly what the outcome will be, or when it will be decided. The administration has a pattern of issuing dire threats and not always following up. Even so, the prospect has conjured up a pervasive feeling of fragility.”

In Wine Spectator, Gillian Sciaretta remembers Georges Duboeuf. “A masterful marketer, Duboeuf in the 1980s elevated the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau wines, which occurs on the third Thursday of November, from a local event to a worldwide celebration. His other Beaujolais wines, many with vibrant floral labels designed by Duboeuf himself, introduced many Americans, Japanese and others to the region and its Gamay wines.”

Jancis Robinson highlights ways to help those affected by the Australian bushfires.

“Father of Ampelography” Dr. Pierre Galet died last week in France, reports WineBusiness.com.

Lauren Mowery explores the new generation of fruit wines—made from wild blueberries, apples, cherries and more—in Wine Enthusiast.

In Decanter, Alex Maltman delves into the scientific progress made in understanding the perception of minerality in wine.

On SevenFifty Daily, Paul Grieco shares his tips for running a wine bar.

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