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Wine Spectator: White House Holds Off On French Sparkling Wine Tariffs For Now, French Officials Say

French officials announced yesterday that the U.S. government has agreed to hold off on 100% tariffs on French luxury goods, including handbags, cheese, Le Creuset cookware, and sparkling wine as retaliation for France’s tax on large global technology firms. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 21, 2020

Cape Classics Expands French Portfolio, Warily Eyes Tariff Situation

New York-based importer Cape Classics has built its reputation over the years as a champion of South African wines, but more recently the company has expanded its portfolio with a variety of French offerings from the Loire, Burgundy, and Roussillon, among other regions. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2020

Drinks Industry Groups Say Tariffs Already Impacting The Business

With the trade battle between the United States and the European Union ongoing—and the U.S. currently considering extending tariffs to all E.U. wines and key spirits categories like whiskies and Cognac—drinks industry organizations say that the negative effects are already being felt across the business and are urging that the two sides ratchet down trade tensions. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 15, 2020

News Briefs for January 13, 2020

•It was Google versus Veuve Clicquot at the U.S. International Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C., last week, as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer held two days of hearings over whether the government should impose 100% tariffs on French sparkling wines, handbags, cookware, and other goods. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 13, 2020

Wine Spectator: Restaurants Brace For Potentially Devastating Wine Tariffs

Though the politics have nothing to do with dining, the U.S. government’s ongoing battle with the European Union over aircraft-industry subsidies has the restaurant industry on edge. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 10, 2020

Wine Spectator: Industry Members To Testify Today On Proposed Tariffs

It’s an unusual witness list for Washington, D.C. Nearly two dozen members of the wine industry, including Barkley Stuart of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Zachy’s president Jeff Zacharia, Weygandt-Metzler Importing’s Peter Weygandt, and other wine importers, distributors, and retailers, will testify today at a hearing of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 7, 2020

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