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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

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

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

U.S. Threatens To Add Tariffs To French Sparkling Wines

The U.S. is proposing to hit more European wines with tariffs, this time targeting French sparkling wines over France’s digital service tax aimed at tech companies. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 3, 2019

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