Daily Wine News: New Year, New Tariffs

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“The Trump administration said it will target more French and German wine and spirits with 25% tariffs starting Jan. 12,” reports the Wall Street Journal. “Among the new levies, the U.S. will for the first time apply the 25% levies on wines from France and Germany that exceed 14% alcohol, which had previously been exempt, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre talks to winemakers about 2020, the year that “dropped us to our knees” faced with the twin crises of the pandemic and wildfires.

Jancis Robinson looks at the progress being made on ingredient listings on wine labels.

In Wine-Searcher, James Lawrence reports on how sugar-free styles of Champagne are rising during the age of climate change.

Also in Wine-Searcher, Vicki Denig surveys the rise of resurrected wine.

In Forbes, Liza B. Zimmerman talks to Paul Mabray about how the wine world is changing.

Alder Yarrow highlights the wines that helped him survive 2020.

In VinePair, Larissa C. Dubose explains why now is the time to try wines around the world

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