I don't hear much noise from my fellow wine community members. Is everyone aware of what is going on? If not, here are some current articles to help sober you up! Everyone's livelihoods are threatened here. Please voice your concern to your local congressman. The more noise me make, the less likely it will go through. Let's permanently block this tariff now! Could impact 17,000 jobs, 2 Billion loss to our economy, millions of dollars generated from state taxes on wine sales, loss of consumer choice, cost-prohibitive pricing, and of course, a threat to free trade and our rights as citizens.
Write a letter to your congressmen and women today!
Yes, thanks everyone. The court has a well-researched statement on their website, which is great to see. https://www.mastersommeliers.org/press/action-needed-%E2%80%93-oppose-tariffs-european-wines-and-spirits
The most current source for up-to-date information is the facebook group "Organizing Wine Tariff Response" They have people in Washington fighting on our behalf. We got a letter signed by the California congressmen and women to block this, so that is great. You can find a copy on the facebook group. Sounds like we are trying to get a committee hearing on this issue so that the government wakes up to the gravity of it.
YES - everyone should please head over to the FB "Organizing Wine Tariff Response" page. You have to request to join because it's limited to people in the trade who are fighting to prevent/overturn tariffs. It's filled with great up to date info.