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Saturday Wine Seminar: Tariff Alternatives
January 18, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
It’s getting increasingly harder to ignore the consternation in the wine world surrounding two separate, recently proposed tariffs. The first would impose tariffs of up to 100% on champagne as well as French cheese, handbags and various other goods. The second would levy a 100% tariff on all European wines. These additional proposals come on the recently imposed 25% tariff increase on French, German, Spanish and English still wines under 14% alcohol (plus Scotch and Irish whiskey) already causing problems for American importers, distributors, retailers and drinkers.
These newly proposed tariffs would likely double the price of all European wines and will change the landscape of American wine drinking. The boutique wine industry is predicated on small scale producers, hand crafting bottlings with passion and hard work. Not to mention the fact that there can be no substitute for Sauvignon Blanc grown in the terre blanche of Sancerre, or Pinot Noir from the limestone of Burgundy. For our tasting we will celebrate the skills of our European counterparts in the wine world and compare them in a blind tasting to the alternatives inspired by their craftsmanship. Through the spirit of competition, we aim to recognize the differences in the global wine cultures, and celebrate what they have in common. After all, EU wine might be hard to come by in the years to come.
The Seminar begins promptly at 2pm.
Includes an appropriately paired snack.
Seating is limited.
Tickets can be reserved by calling 505.983.2100.
Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are non-refundable.
$20 Seminar Fee, credited with a $200 purchase.