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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

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: 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

News Briefs for January 17, 2020

•In a bit of welcome news on the international trade front, the U.S. senate has passed the new North American trade deal USMCA, which is now set to be signed by the president. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2020

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