American Wine Tariffs Stand to Hurt American Businesses as Trade War Drags On

In the latest chapter of President Trump’s war on Free Trade, Small Businesses at home and abroad are the most likely victims of the ongoing trade spat between Boeing and Airbus. Wine is an easy political target for populist rants despite the widespread democratization of wine consumption in America. Recent data indicates that wine’s shareContinue reading “American Wine Tariffs Stand to Hurt American Businesses as Trade War Drags On”

Right Bank Dinner 😋

Leading off the Reds for the night, a 1985 Ch. Beau-Séjour Bécot was lovely, light and balanced tension. 1971 Ch. Figeac was not-surprisingly dense and brooding with the fleshy nose it’s known for. Hints of exotic scents, freshly cut grass, mushrooms and dried blood. 1986 Ch Cheval Blanc was tight and linear, great notes ofContinue reading “Right Bank Dinner 😋”

Devastating Wildfires and Heatwave Pummeling Multiple Australian Producing Regions

Over 20 wineries, 700+ homes, are sustainaning damage from 70+ Wildfires in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia Australia is reeling from a new record 3 day high temperature streak. Parts of The Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, Mt. Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island are grappling with encroaching wildfires. Hunter Valley Wineries areContinue reading “Devastating Wildfires and Heatwave Pummeling Multiple Australian Producing Regions”

Tumultuous Year in Wine Leads to more personnel changes

Slowing imports and sales in Asia have taken another casualty. Craig Aldous announced that he has left Summergate, their third CEO in the past five years. This follows major shakeups at Cofco and ASC. Over 2000 importers have been reported to have gone out of business in the first half of 2019 according to ChinaContinue reading “Tumultuous Year in Wine Leads to more personnel changes”