Tips and trends for averting a wine crisis

Mar 25, 2020

(StarTribune) - Best prices found on imported wines over 14% alcohol. But more U.S.- produced wines are coming on the market. 

This is a difficult time for those in the wine trade. But the effects on wine consumers should be negligible, and in many cases positive. Especially if they know where to look.

First the tariffs, which amount to 25% for table wines below 14% alcohol from Spain, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. That means sparkling wines and those with alcohol levels at 14% or above should not be affected.

In addition, wineries and importers are taking measures to avert the levies. Not many European vintners can suddenly ratchet up alcohol levels after years or even generations of making lighter wines. 

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