Wine Industry News

February, 13, 2020 Possible 100% Tariffs Loom Large Over U.S. Wine Industry

(WineMag) - This week, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will make another decision regarding  the 25% tariffs it imposed  on certain European Union (E.U.) wines and goods last year. It might opt to maintain them, reduce them, levy a 100% tax on all E.U. wines or any combination thereo...

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February, 11, 2020 California Crushed About 3.9 Million Tons of Winegrapes in 2019

(WB) - California crushed fewer wine grapes last fall than in 2018, according to the preliminary 2019 grape crush report released Monday. California crushed roughly 3.9 million tons of grapes in 2019 – or 8 percent less than in 2018, according to data the California Agricult...

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February, 02, 2020 Confusion reigns supreme over proposed 100% wine tariffs

(OregonLice) -A recent tweet by French President Emmanuel Macron  cooled one potential trade conflict  with the United States, while  muddying the waters of another . The confusing fallout has everyone in the wine world scrambling to make sense of it all. On Jan. 20, Macron tweete...

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January, 28, 2020 Washington Winery Cayuse's Insurer Sues Cork Producer for $3.5 Million

(Winespectator) - In fall 2017, leading Washington winery  Cayuse  informed its customers that  faulty corks had ruined  the majority of its wines from the 2015 vintage. The winery did not release the affected bottles and worked with its insurance company to reimburse its custom...

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January, 23, 2020 Up to 96,000 gallons of wine spills at Rodney Strong Vineyards, most leaks into Russian River

(PD) - he Russian River flowed with a cherry red tint Wednesday after tens of thousands of gallons of fresh cabernet sauvignon wine poured into the largest tributary in Sonoma County. The wine — enough to fill more than 500,000 bottles — spilled from a Rodney Strong Vineyards&rs...

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January, 13, 2020 Wine vs. Big Tech in Government Hearings over Tariffs on French Bubbly

(WineSpectator) - It was Google versus Veuve Clicquot at the U.S. International Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C., earlier this week, as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer held two days of hearings over whether the government should impose 100 percent tariffs on French sparklin...

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January, 13, 2020 U.S. wine consumption drops for first time in 25 years

(TheHill) - The number of Americans drinking wine dropped for the first time since 1994, according to industry tracker IWSR. IWSR, a leading source of data and analysis on the global beverage alcohol market,  issued a report  Monday that showed that the volume of wine consumption&...

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January, 13, 2020 Randall Grahm Sells Bonny Doon Vineyard

(WineSpectator) - Randall Grahm, one of California's most innovative vintners and the founder of  Bonny Doon Vineyard , has sold the brand to WarRoom Ventures LLC after 35 years in business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Grahm will remain as winemaker and a partner with WarRoom. Bo...

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