Wine Industry News

December, 02, 2019 French Wine Could Face 100% Tariffs as Trump Confronts France Over Tech Taxes

(NYTimes) - The Trump administration said on Monday that a new French tax that hit American technology companies discriminated against the United States, a declaration that could lead to retaliatory tariffs as high as 100 percent on French wines. It could also jeopardize international efforts to...

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(TDB) - LVMH  bought Provençal estate Château Galoupet  in May this year in order to bolster its own rosé wine portfolio and now has gone a stage further by buying a controlling stake in d’Esclans While LVMH’s own wine and spirit stable includes names su...

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November, 24, 2019 What Makes French Wine So Great?

(Frenchly) - More than 50 countries now produce quality wines that can compete with French wines. However, France is still considered the best winemaker in the world thanks to its status as a mecca of vins de terroir, affected by more than two thousand years of history. Terroir is the ...

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November, 21, 2019 Trump’s trade battle with Europe puts a damper on enthusiasm for a celebrated French wine

(CNBC) - Every year on the third Thursday of November, at exactly 12:01 a.m., the French release their celebrated first wine of the harvest — the crisp and fruity Beaujolais Nouveau. This year, for American drinkers, the pleasure of sipping the young wine — which is meant to be consu...

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November, 21, 2019 Chinese Glass Imports Face Anti-Dumping Duties

(WB) - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has found "a reasonable indication" that Chinese glass manufacturers have illegally dumped glass containers in the U.S. market, according to a notice published in the Federal Register Monday. This has prompted the Department of Commerce to p...

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November, 20, 2019 West Coast wineries who are making amazing sustainable wines

(10best) - The terms "sustainability" and "earth-friendly" no longer apply to a small, niche market. They have become drivers for many consumers, and many West Coast vintners have been engaging in sustainable practices in their vineyard and wineries long before it became fashionable. Their effor...

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November, 20, 2019 Does It Make Any Difference If Wine Is Aged In Stainless Steel, Concrete, Wood Or Egg Tank?

(Forbes) - The short answer is: Yes, it does make a difference what kind of container is used for ageing. The taste will be different. Winemaking has its fashions and trends, just like any other business. Some of the fashions and trends are maybe of the rather obscure kind. But if you look ...

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November, 20, 2019 Wine Moguls Destroy Land And Pay Small Fines As Cost Of Business, Say Activists

(NPR) - After California wine industry mogul Hugh Reimers illegally destroyed at least 140 acres of forest, meadow and stream in part to make way for new vineyards sometime last winter, according to a  report  from state investigators, state officials  ordered  the former execut...

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