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Winemakers wary of impending tariffs

Jan. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Most years, January is a month of glory for the wine industry — celebrating the harvest and holiday sales of the previous year and gearing up for the next season. But for U.S. winemakers, January 2020 is a time of panic as the industry girds itself for the Trump...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., laughs while answering a question during a town hall, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at North Central Junior High School in North Liberty, Iowa. ( Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

Warren's souvenir wine bottle pops up in big-donor debate

Dec. 21, 2019 7:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a Saturday evening in June 2018, with temperatures in the 70s and the Red Sox playing at Fenway Park, supporters of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren gathered at the City Winery Boston for a fundraiser. They were treated to songs by the Grammy-winning artist Melissa Etheridge and...

Kathryn and Craig Hall, owners of Hall Rutherford Winery, stand inside the “wine cave” dining room where they held a fundraising dinner for Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Rutherford, Calif.  They say their most expensive bottle of wine costs $350 and wasn't served at the fundraiser. (AP Photo/Terence Chea)

Buttigieg backers defend 'wine cave' fundraiser

Dec. 21, 2019 8:10 AM EST

RUTHERFORD, Calif. (AP) — The California winemakers who hosted a dinner at a “wine cave” for Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg are defending the fundraising event. Buttigieg's political rivals used the recent fundraiser to criticize the South Bend, Indiana, mayor for soliciting...

Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a town hall, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the Coralville Marriott & Conference Center, in Coralville, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

Swarovski crystals, $900 cabernet and a Buttigieg fundraiser

Dec. 13, 2019 7:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900. It is also where Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2009, file photo, Bernard Roques, a refiner of Societe company, smells a Roquefort cheese as they mature in a cellar in Roquefort, southwestern France. The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports, from Roquefort cheese to handbags,  retaliation for France’s tax on American tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says France’s new digital services tax discriminates against U.S. companies and says that the tariffs could reach 100%.(AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

France to retaliate if US doubles Champagne, cheese prices

Dec. 3, 2019 11:56 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is bristling at a U.S. threat to slap 100% tariffs on French cheeses, Champagne and other products, with the French leader telling President Donald Trump on Tuesday that the move would amount to an attack on all of Europe. The U.S. Trade Representative proposed the tariffs on $2.4...

President Donald Trump throws a hat as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Trump will join the rest of his family and spend the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 27, 2019 6:12 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IMPEACHMENT FIGHT NOT MOVING THE NEEDLE Voter attitudes in the swing county of Racine in the swing state of Wisconsin echo public polls that suggest that, nationwide, impeachment is having little effect on...

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, barrels of wine are moved into storage at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. From less than 20 wineries in 1981, the Washington wine industry has grown to more than 1,000 this year. And the growth is likely to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

From modest beginnings, Washington now a force in wine world

Nov. 27, 2019 1:28 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When Craig and Vicki Leuthold opened the Maryhill Winery in 2001, there were about 100 wineries in the state of Washington. That number has since exploded to more than 1,000 wineries this year, and the remarkable growth is likely to continue. Maryhill Winery, just south of the remote...

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, barrels of wine are moved into storage at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. From less than 20 wineries in 1981, the Washington wine industry has grown to more than 1,000 this year. And the growth is likely to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

From modest beginnings, Washington now a force in wine world

Nov. 27, 2019 1:09 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When Craig and Vicki Leuthold opened the Maryhill Winery in 2001, there were about 100 wineries in the state of Washington. That number has since exploded to more than 1,000 wineries this year, and the remarkable growth is likely to continue. Maryhill Winery, just south of the remote...