ID: 17871275668784455 If you think you've read this before, it's because you have. WE NEED YOUR HELP AGAIN. Our wine, restaurant, and retail industry is suffering enough right now, additional tariffs will only hurt more.
Way back in December 2019 thanks to your help and an outpouring of comments from people in the wine business as well as American consumers we were able to avoid additional or expanded tariffs on European wine. Now during a global pandemic the issue is back up for public comment (they revisit this every six months). The comment portal is different than before, they're hoping that making commenting more difficult will dissuade people from voicing their opposition. Please take 5 minutes to help us! LINK IN OUR PROFILE & PLEASE SHARE
Recently the US government imposed new 25% tariffs on many of the wines that we import from Europe and it's already had a devastating effect on our business. And the dispute was about airplane subsidies! It had nothing to do with wine.
Now there is a new item on the docket to increase import tariffs on *all* wines from Europe up to 100%. This would likely put me out of a job, thousands of businesses would close, and tens of thousands of people could lose their jobs when the products they depend upon double in price overnight.
Yes, there are loads of truly great wines from the USA, South America, South Africa, Australia, etc but the bang you get for your buck isn't the same.
That $12 weeknight bottle of Loire Valley white wine you grab at the store would now cost $24. And that $12 bottle of Central Valley conventional wine with loads of additives or Australian wine with a bird on the label is going to be terrible.
Besides, freedom of choice is an integral part of our identity and by essentially erasing European products from the market will have a profound effect on our daily life.
And this isn't just about wine! Cheese, fish, meat, handbags, salt, olive oil, fruit, pasta, jams, brandy, whiskey, yarn, ceramics, metals ... all would be included in new tariffs.
The regulations are now up for public comment.
2 weeks 13 hours ago
ID: 17861876350954156 Here we go again. The Trump administration via the USTR is proposing to renew and increase current wine tariffs from the existing 25% on French, German and Spanish wines and expand its application to all types of wines, spirits, liqueur and cordials from all European Union countries due to an ongoing dispute between Airbus and Boeing. This at a time when our country is already confronting one of the worst pandemics the world has seen, civil protests against police brutality and racial inequality 13.3% unemployment
What can we do? USTR is accepting public comment on its DST investigation. The docket number is USTR-2020-0022. See link in bio: @bowlerwine to leave your comments. #winetariffs #notariffsonwine #votetrumpout #wto #wine
2 weeks 2 days ago
ID: 17877777871699213 #masksup
Stay safe out there friends, as you start to reopen.
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Greetings from Spaceship Gunderloch#1: The vineyards look amazing! #alwayslookonthebrightsideoflife #plantprotection #dontpanicitsorganic #gunderloch #rheinhessen #vdp_wasfuerweine
2 weeks 3 days ago
ID: 17878666954685188 Morning vineyard work @arnoux_lachaux with a bit of a view.
Silice morning sunrise.
#vineyard #landscape #sunrise #goodmorning #beauty #organic #biodynamic #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #passion #dedication #arnouxlachaux
2 weeks 4 days ago
ID: 17851682660113584 A lovely morning in Maranges where we can see the recent work @pab_chevrot has done braiding the vine growth in the vineyard.
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Pas de mildiou en cette belle anne 2020 pour les vignes. On tente le tressage des branches pour ne pas cim et favoriser laration des grappes. Pratique exigeante mais dont lefficacit a t dmontre par de nombreux grands vignerons !
No mildew in this beautiful year 2020 for the vines. We try the braiding of the branches so as not to topped and favor the ventilation of the bunches. Demanding practice but whose effectiveness has been demonstrated by many great winemakers!
#maranges1ercrulafussire #domainechevrot #vinsdebourgogne #happyvines
2 weeks 6 days ago
ID: 17895669766524414 Our @julietterpope s Dinner last night, straight outta the greenmarket (and the ocean off S Jersey via a fish market by us) per usual and my first taste of the first-ever bottling of Renardat-Faches dry Chard pet nat. The wine is delicious (dinner didnt suck either)
3 weeks 2 days ago
ID: 17853223412088232 Juneteenth - our country's true Independence Day. To honor those that laid down the amazing groundwork to liberate Black Americans, Bowler will be making a donation to the NAACP.
The NAACPs mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. This will become a tradition and an official company holiday going forward.
We urge others to take part in making the changes necessary to ensure justice and equality for all. Today, we celebrate our country "officially" ending slavery in all 50 states, despite the fact that there is still so much work to be done.
Link in our bio if you would like more information about the work of the NAACP.
3 weeks 3 days ago
ID: 17856300047044707 Todays virtual field trip took the Bowler crew to Washington and @gramercycellars where we visited Les Collines vineyard with winemaker Brandon Moss, drank 2 Lower East Cuves and Columbia Valley Cabernet. We also found out we will start to see more Picpoul come our way, as a new vineyard planting is growing up quickly!
3 weeks 4 days ago
ID: 17950065700344985 Looks like another terrible evening in Walla Walla. Not sure how our friends @leonetticellar stand it.
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Leonetti ~ Mill Creek Upland. .
#wallawalla #wallawallawine #vineyard #viticulture #cabernetsauvignon #sunset
3 weeks 5 days ago
ID: 17865196747882619 Another amazing note from @cara.rutherford !
I inherited the estate and quickly understood that the vines can and will outlive me and the fact that today I am responsible for them is random and limited in time; being a custodian to the land and preserving the environment rather than imposing myself on nature was a spontaneous choice. -Elena Pantaleoni
Grapes are from vines with an average age of 30 years. Grapes are destemmed and macerated with the skins for about 30 days; a cap of skins and seeds forms and is not broken but is kept moistened with the fermenting wine. Fermentation is with native yeasts only in steel tank; malolactic fermentation occurs naturally as well. The wine is aged for a year, half in stainless steel and half in used French oak, followed by two years in bottle before release- @bowlerwine
Copper-bronze in colour, very aromatic; with evolving layers of peach, apricot, amber resin, marigold, chamomile, ginger, white pepper, spearmint, trace of hay and wisp of campfire smoke.
Apricot, mango, pear, peach, earth, citrus blossom, orange zest clover honey fuse with Yunnan black tea tannins and fresh acidity.
Lemon, chamomile, candied ginger and smoky minerality linger between each silky sip.
Complex, engaging, with an esoteric edge.
90% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, 10% Ortrugo & Trebbiano Toscano
La Stoppa Ageno Bianco Emilia IGT2013
#vinobiologico #vinvivant #vinnaturel #vinbiologique #lowintervention #organicwine #skinfermented #vinnaturel #skincontactwine #drinkbetterwine #emiliaromagna #vinoitaliano #italianwinelover #orangewine #naturalwine #winereview #instavino #winestagram #italianwine #biancoemilia #malvasiadicandiaaromatica #lastoppa #ageno13 #caravino
4 weeks 6 hours ago
ID: 17847397118162353 Do you know what we love most about wine? That good wine is made by good people. And good people love to drink good wine made by good people.
We are all going through such a difficult period right now.
Talking about wine seems silly and insignificant compared to the challenges we are all being asked to recognize and overcome in a very immediate manner.
But we truly believe that our circle of passionate, caring, smart, wine people can do the work to make our world a more just and sustainable place.
We are thankful you are with us on this mission, and are here for you if you need support and someone to talk to.
And for a little glimmer of hope for our future, look at some of our dear Italian winemakers, on vacation together.
@elenapanta @ariannaocchipinti @francescapad
We really hope we get to hug them and all of you in person soon.
Repost from @elenapanta
La vacanza perfetta #amicizia #sicilia
1 month 1 day ago
ID: 17880020566635223 We are so honored that we have been able to work with Lisa and Philip Togni for so many years!
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Owner/vigneron: An eponymous, family-owned winery, with Philip joined by his wife Birgitta and daughter Lisa
Wines produced: Two Cabernet Sauvignon-based bottlings; a grand vin from the estate's older vines, and a second cuvee called Tanbark Hill derived from younger vines. There's also a a small amount of sweet Muscat called Ca'Togni
Profile: The grand vin is textbook Mountain-grown Cabernet. The 2016 (shown here) comes from Togni's vineyard located atop Spring Mountain. It's a cooler microclimate with low vigor soils, resulting in a rugged-when-young profile of bay, chestnut, warm earth and steeped black currant fruit that slowly melds over time. These are wines that age exceptionally well, delivering extra tobacco, mineral and menthol notes as they evolve over two decades
Bonus info: Philip Togni has seen just about everything. He worked in Bordeaux in the mid-1950s before moving to California, where he signed on with the large Gallo operation in the Central Valley. From there he quickly dialed down in scale, working at the boutique Mayacamas winery in its debut 1959 vintage and following that with stints at Sterling, Inglenook, Chappellet and Cuvaison. He then planted his own vineyard in 1981.
Pair with: I actually like pairing Togni's Cab with duck. Just a simple duck breast, rendered first (spoon the fat over the top repeatedly for about 15 minutes), then slow roast at about 225 for 20 minutes (watch it plump up!)...The sweetness of the duck meat absorbs this wine perfectly. Add in a little Fela Kuti And The Africa '70 "With Ginger Baker Live!" (1971) and that should get things rolling. As with the wine, it starts strong and doesn't let up...
#winespectator #wine #WW411 #WSeducate #WSlifestyle #winewednesday #vinoandvinyl #notesontasting #winelover #winetasting #vino #winetime #winery #winestagram #winelovers #wineoclock #winewriter #winegeek #winelife #wineporn #tastingnotes #winephotography #winedown #winenot #tastingnotes #blindtasting #KingCabe
1 month 3 days ago
ID: 18133887736072045 Attention NY, Brooklyn, Queens and everyone nearby, we hope to see you this afternoon.
Repost from @sierraechegaray
a call to coalesce. urging our colleagues in the food and wine industry to march with the thousands of others, and stand up for the black community. time to raise our voices to support black lives and livelihoods, to dislodge the brutal grip the police force has on them, and do our part to dismantle the systemic racism in the foundations of American life. join us in marching on saturday June 6th at grand army plaza by the arch. wear a mask, and share this post
1 month 1 week ago
ID: 17859111733963034 We stand in solidarity with our Black American friends, colleagues, neighbors, and countrymen, the protesters across the United States, and with people of color all over the world.
Racism has no place in any part of society. We have a system that needs immediate change.
We make noise today, and protest and post and sign and donate and anything else we can think of. Then we will continue to listen, support, and grow to help give a voice to those who have been left voiceless. We will continue to show up and hold ourselves accountable, and be a part of the solution.
Audre Lorde said it best: Revolution is not a one time event. Black. Lives. Matter.
1 month 1 week ago
ID: 17853870245016521 Visit @leonandsonwine Instagram Live today! Friday May 29 at 2PM ET for a chat with @bodegabermejo
1 month 2 weeks ago
ID: 17953423879328977 Looking for some PINK to chase your blues away? Weve got you covered!
- Le Chant Baron Grolleau Gris
- Jean Paul Brun Le Rose dFolie
- Josef Ehmoser Vom Zweigelt Rose
- Hasselbach Rose Dry
- Morisfarms Rosamundi
*** not pictured: 100s more delicious choices.
1 month 2 weeks ago
ID: 17857221292984997 Head over to @leonandsonwine Instagram Live this afternoon at 2PM ET for a chat with Clemens Busch!
1 month 2 weeks ago
ID: 17895660808503224 Greetings from Corton and @chandon.de.briailles ! *
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Horse ploughing the chalas Corton Clos du Roi
1 month 2 weeks ago