Jon Bonné pens an op-ed for CNN covering how Trump’s proposed wine tariffs will hurt Americans, not the French. “Even wholesalers that distribute American wines are likely to still face devastating economic impacts, since the same trucks, same drivers, same logistics are used for both domestic and imported wine. Estimates by some wine industry professionals are dire: Tariffs could carve $10 billion out of the US economy, at a potential risk of 78,000 jobs.”
Alder Yarrow does a deep dive into what happened during the wine tariffs hearings last week.
In Wine Spectator, Mitch Frank reports on the two days of public testimony over 100 percent tariffs last week.
Elsewhere in Wine Spectator, Aaron Romano talks to Randall Grahm about his decision to sell Bonny Doon Vineyard. “He said the 35,000-case winery will continue to represent great value and stylistic diversity, but hopes the investment will help grow the brand and provide Bonny Doon with an opportunity at a long, robust life.”
Americans drank less wine last year for the first time in 25 years, reports the Wall Street Journal.
In Meininger’s, Felicity Carter talks to Stuart Pigott about why winemakers should not wait to adapt to climate change.
In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery offers a wine guide to Turku, Finland’s oldest city.
In Wine-Searcher, Vicki Denig does a Q&A with Master Sommelier Emily Wines.
Source : https://www.terroirist.com/2020/01/daily-wine-news-final-words/