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Wine Spectator: White House Spares European Wines from 100% Tariffs for Now

The Trump administration sent wine consumers a decidedly mixed Valentine late Friday. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 18, 2020

News Alert: U.S. Holds Off On Further E.U. Wine And Spirits Tariffs For Now

The wine and spirits industry appears to have dodged a bullet today, with the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) electing to hold off on further tariffs on European Union products for the time being. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 14, 2020

U.S. Decision On E.U. Wine And Spirits Tariffs Could Be Imminent

Since December, when the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initially threatened tariffs as high as 100% on all E.U. wines as well as on spirits ranging from whiskies to Cognac to liqueurs, American importers and distributors have been holding their collective breath, waiting to see where the chips will fall. An answer could come as soon as today. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 14, 2020

Distilled Spirits Council Touts Upscale Growth But Warns On Tariff Impact

The Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS) reports that supplier sales increased 5.3% to $29 billion last year on a volume increase of 3.3% to 239 million cases, but the trade group warned that spirits tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic are presenting significant headwinds for the industry. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 13, 2020

Wine Spectator: Tariffs Dramatically Impacting French Wines In The U.S.

American wine merchants, importers, distributors, restaurateurs, and consumers are fighting a two-front war when it comes to the trade battle between the United States and the European Union over airplane manufacturing subsidies. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 11, 2020

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‚Äôs tax on large global technology firms. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 21, 2020

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