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China's Tariffs Are Sobering News for California’s Wine Country

  • China is one of California’s biggest importers of wine
  • China just announced plans to add a 15% tariff on U.S. wine
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China Tariffs May Hit Wine Country Revenue

Just three days ago, a trade group representing California’s vintners issued a report showing China was among the top importers of the Golden State’s wine, bringing in almost $79 million worth of U.S. wine last year.

“China has a rapidly growing middle class that is traveling outside the country and adopting many Western tastes,” Christopher Beros, the Wine Institute’s trade director for China and Pacific Rim, said at the time. “We expect this trend to continue for the foreseeable future.”